Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

15,000 expected at Wellington Cup Day

News from Wellington City Council
Over 15,000 people are expected to attend Wellington Cup Day on Saturday. Read more »

Avoiding the weather: Fly My Pretties moving from Garden into TSB Arena

Press Release – Civic Events
Due to the extreme weather forecast for Wellington this Sunday, and in the interests of public and artist safety and comfort, the Fly My Pretties Botanical Garden show is moving indoors to the TSB Bank Arena. Read more »

Rain or shine: Pasifika Festival on Waitangi Park on Monday

Press Release – Pasifika Festival
Wellingtonians can celebrate the capital’s anniversary with a taste of the Pacific at the annual Wellington Pasifika Festival at Waitangi Park this Monday. Read more »

Sevens select an official broadcaster

Press Release – Te Upoko o Te Ika
Te Reo Irirangi o Te Upoko o Te Ika Trust is delighted to announce that it will be the Official Radio Broadcaster for Round 3 of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to be played at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on 28 and 29 January. Read more »

Swimming against the current: Te Rakau’s ‘The Undertow’


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Scoop review by Howard Davis
Photos by Aneta Pond

Written by Helen Pearse-Otene and produced by Jim Moriarty’s Te Rakau Theatre, ‘The Undertow’ presents four dramatic episodes depicting the lives and loves of ordinary people from Wellington as they endure a series of historical hardships. Read more »

Family Day at Maclean Park

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Looking for a fun day out with entertainment, food and activities – come along to next week’s Maclean Park Experience.   Read more »

Too late to save the Sevens?

by Ian Apperley
There are signs that the Sevens Wellington brand is dying. After last year’s dismal turnout, this year isn’t looking much better. It may be too late to save this event, and the city should be considering moving on rather than flogging a dead horse. Read more »

French Film Festival names films for opening and closing nights

Press Release – Alliance Francaise
The Alliance Française French Film Festival announces Opening and Closing Night films and the 2017 Education Outreach Programme Read more »

Avalanche City with Doobie Brothers at TSB Arena in April

Press Release – Blackout Music Management
AVALANCHE CITY will join California rock legends – multi Grammy Award winners and Vocal Group Hall of Famers THE DOOBIE BROTHERS this April 20th at Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena. Read more »

Fabricate Collective in Thistle Hall

Press Release – Fabricate Collective
Fabricate Collective presents FABRICATE
It Starts From Nothing…
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Zoo’s “walk-through Kea experience” opens this weekend

Press Release – Wellington Zoo



Wellington Zoo’s walk-through Kea habitat is to open to visitors this weekend, with themed talks and activities planned for the occasion. Read more »

NZ Jazz Awards coming to Wellington

Press Release – APRA
The 2017 New Zealand Jazz Awards are heading to the capital, in a new partnership with the Wellington Jazz Festival, 7-11 June. Read more »

Judges including Hurricanes’ partners announced for Cup Day fashion contest

Press Release – NZ Racing Board
The scene is set for Wellington’s biggest annual celebration of fashion with the announcement of the judges for the Rydges Wellington Fashion in the Field on Cup Day, Saturday 21 January. Read more »

2000 motorcyclists expected at Bike Fest on Kapiti Coast

Press Release – Shiny Side Up Bike Fest
Shiny Side Up Bike Fest returns to Southward Car Museum on the Kapiti Coast on Sunday 29 January, promising a great day out for riders. Read more »

‘Best in Fringe’ nominee Sameena Zehra returning to Bats

Press Release – GoldFish Creative
New Zealand Fringe 2016’s ‘Best in Fringe’ nominee, UK comedian Sameena Zehra, is making a much-anticipated return to Wellington, with her critically acclaimed solo comedy show Tea With Terrorists. Read more »

Farm fun at Battle Hill includes “romp in the hay”

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Fun on the farm will be the order of the day on 21 January at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park near Pauatahanui as the regional community is invited into the park to find out what farming is all about. Read more »

Rare double bill at Meow

Press Release – Martyn Pepperell
On Friday the 17th of February at Meow, Los Angeles electro hip-hop pioneer The Egyptian Lover will make his live debut in Wellington in a special double bill with Brian Shimkovitz’s Awesome Tapes From Africa cassette tape DJ set extravaganza. Read more »

Bigger and more expensive in Los Angeles – with all costs paid by George Lucas

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by Lindsay Shelton
Peter Jackson’s Movie Museum in Wellington is facing competition from Star Wars creator George Lucas, who this week announced a billion dollar movie museum to be built in Los Angeles. Read more »

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