Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Limited edition wine (4 bottles) and design combine for WOW factor

Press Release – Brancott Estate
To celebrate their continued support of World of WearableArt (WOW), Brancott Estate is releasing four limited edition bottles in the lead up to the 2014 World of WearableArt Awards Show season. Read more »

TrinityRoots share Haiku, their new single and video (album due soon)

Press Release – The Label
Seminal Aotearoa musical roots triptych TrinityRoots unveil a fresh-off-the-press offering. Haiku which is the first single release off the new yet to be named TrinityRoots album due to be released in true TrinityRoots style; when it’s ready. Read more »

Mary Prichard’s 27 years helping to organise Artsplash

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Artsplash kicks off next month and behind the scenes of New Zealand’s biggest primary and intermediate event is the energetic Mary Prichard who has been helping to organise and coordinate it for 27 years. Read more »

NZ String Quartet bringing chamber music into intimate settings

Press Release – New Zealand String Quartet
Featherston Concert: Sunday 31 August
Wellington Concerts: Fri 19 & Sat 21 September

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The Creation 216 years after it brought fame to its composer

Press Release – NZSO

One of history’s most famous composers, Joseph Haydn, once confessed, “I want to write a work that will give permanent fame to my name in the world”. The Creation is this work. Read more »

Powertool Records release ‘Election EP’ asking its listeners to vote

Press Release – Powertool Records
We at Powertool Records – and our indefatigable artists – are not a team that sits still for long, especially when something big is looming. So we’re sticking it to the ballot box with the release of ‘The Election EP’: 8 artists with few stylistic similarities, but each with a passionate request that we vote – or at least think about what this election means to you. Read more »

Rodriguez coming to Opera House in October

Press Release – Olivia Young
Legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez will tour New Zealand prior to his Australian tour; playing a show in Wellington (Thursday 16 October). Tickets are on sale on Thursday 28 August – go to (Wellington) for pre-sale details. Read more »

Opera bringing education benefits for young artists

Press Release – NZ Opera
The involvement of young artists and students in and around the NZ Opera production of Don Giovanni has been delivering benefits in music, technology and drama education in Auckland this week, and some of the initiatives will be repeated in Wellington in advance of the opera’s season in the capital during October. Read more »

Long Cloud Youth Theatre: The Mountebank

Press Release – Long Cloud Youth Theatre
NO SHOW SUNDAY 7TH Read more »

Lorde coming to Wellington in October

News from Frontier Touring
Lorde, New Zealand’s #1 award winning artist is finally coming home. In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring her epic all ages concert to Wellington, and also to Christchurch, Dunedin and Auckland. Read more »

Lux turns on the lights tonight

News from Lux
Wellington LUX which begins on Friday is a free public light festival that turns Wellington’s waterfront and laneways into a celebration of light, art, technology and design. Read more »

Shapeshifter and Upbeats coming to James Cabaret

Press Release – Muchmoremusic
This September New Zealand will shake when two of the mightiest powers in New Zealand dance music combine for an EP and national tour. Shapeshifter and The Upbeats have forged a partnership stretching back years – now they’re preparing to take their mutual admiration to another level with the release of an epic collaborative recording, the SSXUB EP. Read more »

Japan Festival in Wellington on Saturday

Press Release – Embassy of Japan
Japan Festival
11am – 6pm, Saturday, 23 August
TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Free Admission Read more »

Weta Workshop and Roxy Cinema organising “food in film” event

Press Release – The Roxy Cinema
Wellington’s Roxy Cinema is turning into a movie set next week as part of the Wellington on a Plate festival. Read more »

Poets “invited to perform” on Wellington bus routes today

Press Release – NZ Bus
National Poetry Day is being celebrated on Friday with poets on board some of Wellington’s main bus routes. Read more »

Buggy Walk along Hutt River

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Hundreds of buggies are expected to stroll along the Hutt River in Upper Hutt on Thursday 4th September for Sport Wellington’s monthly Buggy Walk. Read more »

Lynn McKenzie’s celebratory dinner

Press Release – Zonta

Celebrating 25 years of service – Lynn McKenzie ONZM

What a happy occasion. Zontians, guests, family and friends from all around New Zealand gathered to celebrate 25 years of service by Lynn McKenzie ONZM, devoted to Zonta not just in New Zealand but around the world. Read more »

Eggner Trio returns with soloist from Berlin Philharmonic

Press Release – SWPR

Vienna’s acclaimed family ensemble, The Eggner Trio, returns to Wellington in September during a 10-centre tour, bringing with them Berlin Philharmonic principal viola player Amihai Grosz. Read more »

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