Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Thunderbirds are go, again – second series to be made in Wellington


News from Pukeko Pictures
ITV Studios and Wellington’s Pukeko Pictures have been commissioned by CITV to make a second series of Thunderbirds Are Go, the major new reinvention of the iconic children’s show, ahead of the premiere of series one. Read more »

AirNZ marking 75th anniversary with free exhibition at Te Papa

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News from Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand will kick off its 75th anniversary celebrations with the launch of an exhibition at the country’s national museum Te Papa in Wellington tonight. Read more »

US horror comedy about yuletide ghoul to be shot in Wellington next year

News from Film New Zealand
An American horror comedy is to begin principal photography in Wellington early next year. Read more »

Freddie Gibbs at James Cabaret in February

Press Release – The Maple
Astral People in association with Robin Fernando presents the uncompromising and fearless Freddie Gibbs. As an uncut distillation of his surrounds, Gibbs will set foot in Wellington for a show next year in February. Read more »

Marlon Williams coming to San Fran in February

Press Release – Mushroom Group
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Following a sold-out solo tour in July, 2-time New Zealand Music Award winner Marlon Williams has announced a full band national tour in February to celebrate the release of his new single Dark Child. Read more »

Town Hall must be saved – a world-class auditorium, says Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson says that Wellington’s 100-year-old Town Hall must be saved, because its a world-class auditorium with exceptional acoustics and acclaimed sound qualities. Read more »

Jackson’s final Hobbit is the top of the international box office

Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” was the one film to rule them all at the international box office over the weekend, grossing a massive $US117.6million, according to a report in Variety. Read more »

Dwarves, elves, a hobbit and a wizard pop up in Wellington

News from Tourism New Zealand
Fans from around the world whizzed into Wellington for a costume party and special screening of the third and final Hobbit movie. They trekked from far and wide to watch and celebrate the newly released The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at Wellington’s Roxy Theatre, in a special event that was held by film tour specialists Red Carpet Tours at midnight on 10th December. Read more »

Events will bolster Wellington’s summer season, say hoteliers

News from Tourism Industry Association
Wellington city hoteliers say an exciting programme of events is going to make Wellington a vibrant place to be this summer – and visitors need to book early to avoid missing out. Read more »

Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards – all the winners

Press Release – Chapman Tripp theatre awards

Another fantastic year of the Cultural Capital’s theatrical excellence was celebrated on Sunday at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in the Paramount Cinema. Read more »

Greg Johnson at Meow

Press Release – Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson returns in March 2015 for eight North Island late-summer concerts including Wellington – showcasing favourite songs from his 10 albums, radio hits, and a preview of new material. Read more »

Midge Ure at Bodega in April

Press Release – Kurt Shanks

The voice of Ultravox, Midge Ure will perform four New Zealand shows in April 2015 – remarkably his first concerts here since electro-pop legends Ultravox visited our shores for the Sweetwaters festival in 1982. Read more »

“Into the East’ in Raumati and Wellington

Press Release – Arts on Tour New Zealand
AOTNZ 2015 programme opens with award winning duo, Into the East Read more »

Students from Beijing to join Santa parade today

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News from WCC
Beijing’s largest student cultural group to visit Wellington has flown in to the Capital to join in the Wellington Santa Parade this weekend. Read more »

Keys – a childhood dream realised

Press Release – Huia Publishers
New author Sacha Cotter has had a dream come true. Her first book Keys, along with the te reo Māori version Ngā Kī, was launched at the Wellington City Library today, to an enthusiastic audience of children from local Kōhanga Reo and Kindergarten. Read more »

Unique stage work inspires fight against arthritis

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand
Arthritis New Zealand is pleased to announce the all new stage show, Orange, in which a talented group of young people, aged 17 to 24 years, with arthritis, will articulate the struggles, alongside the strengths and resilience experienced by young people with arthritis. Read more »

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks at James Cabaret

Press Release – The Maple
“He’s the longest-running rock artist who’s never made a weak record.”
– Rolling Stone

Wellington will host songwriting genius Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks next year; the man who defined an era of music with his band PAVEMENT will perform here in March. Read more »

An Evening with Noel Fielding at MFC

Press Release – Adrian Bohm Presents
An Evening With Noel Fielding
“Freewheeling, Contagious and Delightful” – The Guardian
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