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Hate us? Love us?

Plenty of people have leapt to the defence of Wellington since Andrea Vance’s weekend essay about why she hates the city. Read more »

Olympian music as Orchestra Wellington completes a record-breaking season

News from Orchestra Wellington
Orchestra Wellington will see 2020 off in style with a final concert of Olympian proportions. And when the capital’s orchestra takes the stage to perform John Psathas’ View from Olympus on Saturday 5th December it will become the only one in the world to complete its 2020 season. Read more »

New musical work for 18-piece ensemble at Futuna Chapel


News from Pyramid Club
Daily Deaths is a new work by Daniel Beban that literally allows audiences to experience the unfolding days, weeks and months of the Covid19 pandemic in sound. Featuring an 18 piece ensemble of woodwinds, brass and strings, the concert will take place in the awe-inspiring acoustics of the Futuna Chapel, an icon of New Zealand avant garde architecture. Read more »

Early Christmas celebrations in Lambton Quay this weekend

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The annual A Very Welly Christmas event will take over the CBD for two days of whānau friendly fun and festivities this weekend. – and everyone’s invited. Read more »

Hollywood star helps to sell out a session at the Roxy


An early evening session at the Roxy tonight had only a small number of bookings, till a Hollywood star announced that he’d be attending. Read more »

Wellington’s Theatre Awards going ahead, after a “devastating year”

Press Release – Wellington Theatre Awards
The Wellington Theatre Awards will go ahead despite a devastating year for New Zealand’s creative sector. Read more »

Daily J at San Fran, with debut album

Press Release – NicNak Media
Indie rockers Daily J have released their greatly-anticipated debut album, VENUS ATE MARS Read more »

The Wiggles in Wellington in April

Press Release – Live Nation Entertainment

Wellington, it’s time to get ready to Wiggle! Read more »

Guns N’ Roses at the Stadium next November

Press Release – TEG Dainty

Guns N’ Roses made our collective rock’n’roll dreams come true with 2017’s Not In This Lifetime tour and now Paul Dainty AM, President & CEO of TEG DAINTY is thrilled to announce one of the greatest bands of all time will return to Wellington in November 2021. Read more »

300 tourism leaders at Te Papa summit to revive tourist industry

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa
More than 300 tourism leaders and stakeholders will gather in Wellington tomorrow to focus on the revival and revitalisation of New Zealand’s tourism industry. Read more »

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