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Film festival breaks records in Wellington – 84,000 admissions over 20 days

Photo: Victoria Vincent

News from NZIFF
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) has broken records with 84,218 attendances in Wellington – the biggest ever total since the event began in 1972. It has exceeded the previous record by more than 5,000 admissions. Read more »

City Council ends its support for Jackson’s movie museum


News from WCC
The Wellington City Council and the Movie Museum Limited have today announced a mutually-agreed parting of the ways for a joint project between the Council’s Convention Centre and TMML’s Movie Museum, which were proposed for Cable Street in central Wellington. Both parties remain optimistic for the future of their respective projects. Read more »

Te Papa’s Mahuki welcomes ten teams of technology entrepreneurs

Press Release – Te Papa
Ten teams of technology entrepreneurs from across New Zealand have been selected by Te Papa to develop their innovations in this year’s residency programme at the national museum. Read more »

Music School and NZSO sign agreement to strengthen the Town Hall

VIC and WCC Signing Ceremony on Auditorium Stage in Wellington Town Hall

VUW Pro Vice Chancellor Jennifer Windsor, Wellington City Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery, NZSO Chief Executive Christopher Blake, Mayor Justin Lester, Cr Nicola Young – the City Council’s Associate Arts and Culture Portfolio Leader.

News from WCC
Wellington’s Town Hall is a step closer to being a centre for civic and cultural events in the city – after the signing of a binding agreement with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Victoria University’s New Zealand School of Music Te Kōkῑ. Read more »

Joy Cowley to talk about telling stories, at Te Papa

News from Book Council
This year’s Book Council Lecture will be given by beloved children’s author Joy Cowley at Te Papa on October 4. Read more »

The fire and fury of Verdi’s Requiem

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington

Orchestra Wellington’s music director Marc Taddei is conducting Verdi’s magnificent Requiem.

Orchestra Wellington’s music director Marc Taddei is conducting Verdi’s magnificent Requiem.

Orchestra Wellington and the Orpheus Choir are joining forces to perform one of the most thrilling pieces of music you’re ever likely to hear. Read more »

Havelock North wants more of us to visit their village

Left to right: Havelock North Business Association president Jane Mackersey with executive members Rachel Sedger and Dale Cooley get set to make their Ultimate pitch to Wellington

News from Havelock North Business Assn
Havelock North is making a special trip to Wellington to get behind its Win the Ultimate Week in the Village domestic tourism campaign aimed at getting more people to visit, eat, shop and stay in the village. Read more »

Another record for film festival in Wellington

Attendances at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival in Wellington have reached another record. Read more »

Jazz great Steve Gadd in concert with Rodger Fox Big Band

Press Release – Rodger Fox Big Band
One of the greatest jazz musicians of all time is visiting Wellington for the first time. Read more »

Kapiti Parents Centre celebrating 50 years

Press Release – Kapiti Parents Centre
Kapiti Parents Centre is celebrating fifty years of supporting new and expecting parents in the Paekakariki to Te Horo area with a full-day of family fun on Saturday, 1 September at St Pauls Church Hall, Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu. Read more »

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