Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Lorde is here tomorrow

Lorde will be in town on Friday night. Read more »

Silver Scroll music awards to be presented in Wellington

News from APRA – AMCOS
The 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards will be held on Thursday night at Wellington’s TSB Arena. Read more »

Te Papa opening an exhibit about Shrek the sheep, a “lovable southern rogue”

News from Te Papa
The children of Central Otago’s Tarras School will be in Wellington on Friday to see their favourite southern rogue, Shrek the sheep, make his debut at the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Read more »

The Great Wellington Hunt – a race through city history on Sunday

News from the Great Wellington Hunt
How well do you know Wellington? On Sunday at 12:30pm, you can test your knowledge at The Great Wellington Hunt. Read more »

Stellar writers will spin true stories at LitCrawl event

News from New Zealand Book Council
Writers Nicky Hager, Mandy Hager, Phillip Mann, Lotta Dann, Danyl Mclauchlan and Paul Diamond are the stellar line-up at the New Zealand Book Council’s True Stories Told Live event on 15 November in Wellington. Read more »

Comedy and music combined to explore whakapapa

Press Release – Taki Rua Productions
New Taki Rua Work Combines Comedy and Music to Explore Identity
Written and performed by Hayley Sproull
Directed by Jo Randerson Read more »

Pop-up gig: Mel Parsons and James Nokise in Wellington

Press Release – Touring Tales
Singer/songwriter Mel Parsons and award winning comedian James Nokise present a fantastic night of comedy and music with a one-off pop-up gig this Sunday 2nd November at the Vaudevillian Clubhouse, Left Bank off Cuba Street. Read more »

Exploring local treasures for Conservation Week in Wellington

Press Release – Department of Conservation
Conservation Week is 1-9 November 2014. This year’s theme is “discover the world where you live”. This is about encouraging New Zealanders to explore their ‘local treasures’ – the scenic reserves, tracks, campsites, forests, wetlands, and marine reserves on their doorstep. Read more »

Red Riding Hood – Christmas pantomime at Circa

News from Circa Theatre

It’s the Christmas season again. And this year Roger Hall’s wonderfully high-spirited pantomime Red Riding Hood is back to delight audiences of all ages, and bring a smile to your face. Read more »

$2 Zoo entry for children

News from Wellington Zoo
Celebrate Conservation Week with Do at the Zoo on Saturday 8 November – a fun-filled day at Wellington Zoo for the whole family, with $2 entry for kids. Read more »

Vintage vibes: Great Eclectic Jumble Sale returning to Newtown

Press Release – The Great Eclectic Jumble Sale
Wellington’s favourite jumble sale is back and packed to the brim with vintage and retro furniture, bric-a-brac, fabric, clothing and collectables – well over 5000 items. Read more »

Performers wanted for summer shows in Dowse Square

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Free lunchtime shows are being planned in Dowse Square, Lower Hutt from 24 Jan – 22 March. Read more »

Aston Rd Sessions # 7

Press Release – Aston Road
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Whales from Wellington coming to the streets of Picton

Press Release – National Whale Centre
Picton’s streets will become the setting for Wellington theatre collective Binge Culture’s live performance of ‘Whales’ on Sunday, November 16. Read more »

Weta Workshop’s global footprint: “even larger and more impressive”

As the Weta brand expands, its global footprint gets even larger and more impressive. That’s yesterday’s verdict from the US edition of the international entertainment newspaper Variety, in an article about the prolific output of Wellington’s Weta Workshop. Read more »

Wanganui to celebrate the centenary of its unique Dublin Street Bridge

News from Wanganui District Council

Images courtesy of H&A Memories Collection

There is to be a public celebration of the centenary of the Dublin Street Bridge. It was opened on 3 November 1914 “for traffic, trams, vehiculars, and the people of Wanganui.” Read more »

Toi Whakaari students present Sondheim’s greatest musical at Te Whaea

Press Release – Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School
Before Into the Woods arrives as a Disney movie, you can experience it live in Wellington. Read more »

20,000 expected at Christmas in the Hutt, with a singing and dancing Santa

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Les Mills Christmas in the Hutt is to take place on Saturday 6 December at the Hutt Recreation Ground, and will be the largest in the district. Read more »

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