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Inside Auckland’s Growing Chinese Music and Arts Subculture


“This is not just a one-off thing, it’s just the start,” musician and designer Wade Wu says.

Karangahape Road’s Thirsty Dog Tavern is full, a couple of middle-aged regulars at the bar, the melodic strains of Chinese folk flute dissonantly floating through the last of the classic Kiwi pubs left on the street. A mahjong table, noisily competed over, completes the picture.

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