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Local production of Agatha Christies 'The Mousetrap' celebrates the 70th Birthday of the play with opening night on the 19th of May.

Wednesday 11th May 2022 | Gemma Goldstein | R1 News Reporter |

Zac Henry, a UoO student studying theatre and media is involved in a local production of the Agatha Christie play 'The Mousetrap'. Rarely performed outside of the westend where it has been for 70 years, they hope to put on this iconic murder mystery to honour the play.

News Bulletin: Rāapa Wednesday 11th May

Wednesday 11th May 2022 | Eileen Corcoran | R1 News Manager | Digital Content Editor |

Single Fin Mingle

Wednesday 11th May 2022 | Athina Koncke | R1 News Reporter |
Photo: Single Fin Mingle


The single Fin Mingle festival is on in Ōtautahi, Christchurch starting May 12th  until the 15th, this festival features a film festival, live music, an art exhibition, surfing competitions, and more.

Creature of the Week: Kākāpō

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | Seb Rice-Walsh | R1 News Reporter |
Image: Amy Doran

This week on Creature of the Week, Seb Rice-Walsh catches up with budding zoologist Andy Johnstone to chat about the dramatic history of the world's largest species of parrot - the kākāpō.

News Bulletin: Rātū Tuesday 10th May

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | Eileen Corcoran | R1 News Manager | Digital Content Editor |