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Zoo’s chimps move into their new $1.2m home

Photo from Wellington Zoo

RNZ report by Kroline Tuckey
Wellington Zoo visitors can observe 10 chimpanzees settle into their new $1.2 million enclosure this weekend. Read more »

Eight terracotta warriors now on show at Te Papa

News from Te Papa
Following an incredible 200 strong karakia and pōwhiri, Te Papa’s landmark Terracotta Warriors exhibition will officially open to the public on Saturday. Read more »

Gas Hub’s Parks and Places returning to Upper Hutt

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
The Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is partnering with The Gas Hub for a 4th year to provide the Parks and Places summer programme. Read more »

NZSO to offer more Shed Series concerts next year

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra

NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppännen and NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish
McKeich. Credit: Stephen A’Court

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will tour a new baroque music series in 2019 and expand its innovative Shed Series concerts in Wellington. Read more »

Wallis Bird at San Fran in March

Press Release – Wallis Bird
Wallis Bird’s expressive vocals and driving guitar rhythms have been taking audiences by storm in the UK, Australia, Japan and Europe. For the first time in March 2019 she will be bringing her thrilling stage show to Wellington. Read more »

West Side Story at the Opera House next year

Press Release – Sandra Roberts
One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, West Side Story, will play a limited season at Wellington’s Opera House in 2019. Read more »

Trying, trying and trying again


by Lindsay Shelton
When Wellington city councillors vote next Thursday on whether to spend $154m on a convention centre, it’ll be the city’s fourth attempt to green light what is an expensive and controversial project, and the fourth version of the plan. Read more »

Hamerkop perform surround-sound sculpture experience at observatory

Press Release – Susie Says
Hamerkop is a pair of Baltimore-based sound nerds, one of whom hails from Christchurch. Annabel Alpers (formerly of Bachelorette) is a composer, singer and instrumentalist; Adam Cooke is a Baltimorean drummer and audio engineer. Read more »

Connan Mockasin at the Opera House

Press Release – The Label
Witness the world’s first absurdist drama as Connan Mockasin presents an exclusive screening of an episode of his film ‘Bostyn ‘n Dobsyn’, featuring material from his new concept album ‘Jassbusters’, the follow up to 2013’s critically acclaimed album ‘Caramel’. Read more »

WREDA acclaims local film industry’s earnings of $3.5b in five years

News from WREDA
With the latest Wellington-made Hollywood blockbuster Mortal Engines about to be released, a new report has revealed some of the figures behind the region’s powerhouse screen sector. Read more »

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