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Film Festival announces full 162-film programme; Jane Campion to be a guest

News from NZIFF
The New Zealand International Film Festival tonight revealed the full programme for Wellington and confirmed that Jane Campion will attend Top of the Lake: China Girl. Read more »

Four Nations Lions’ Choir to sing in Thorndon car park on test day

Press Release – Black Boot Company
WHO The Four Nations Lions’ Male Choir from the UK, some 50+ members
WHAT Free public performance
WHEN 11.00am Saturday, 1 July, Test Day
WHERE New World Thorndon main entrance from top carpark. Read more »

Support band announced for Undertones at San Fran

Press Release – Joint Press Release
Mishap (Wellington) will play their hometown support slot for legendary Irish punks The Undertones at San Fran on July 11. Read more »

Dublin’s Irish Tenors & Celtic Ladies at Opera House

Press Release – Stetson Group
Two of Ireland’s best-loved groups DUBLIN’S IRISH TENORS and THE CELTIC LADIES combine to present one beautiful concert tour of New Zealand this November. Read more »

25 new films from Cannes to premiere at film festival in Wellington

News from NZIFF
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) today announced that 25 films from last month’s Cannes Film Festival will screen at the festival, which starts in Wellington on 28 July. All the major Competition winners from Cannes are confirmed to screen.
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All aglow for the runway show

Press Release – Project Glow Wear
Tickets are now on sale for a high impact runway show in Wellington for the second annual Project Glow Wear reflective fashion design competition. This will be followed by an Auckland show a fortnight later. Each night will see a spectacular showcase of finalists in the competition with winners of the 13 categories announced. Read more »

Fan Zone opens in Odlins Plaza

News from WCC
To celebrate the two sold-out Lions matches, Wellington will be offering a packed schedule for locals and visitors. Read more »

Praise for new Treaty exhibition at National Library

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs
Called ‘’unbelievably beautiful’’, and ‘’absolutely stunning’’ by visitors and a must-see by the Dominion Post, He Tohu is Wellington’s newest permanent exhibition of three of New Zealand’s iconic constitutional documents: Read more »

Ciaran McMeeken at Meow

Press Release – Noise PR
Ciaran McMeeken is proud to announce a nationwide tour in support of the release of his self titled debut album set for release on August 4th. Read more »

Onslow College band wins regional final of rockquest

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest
Indie rock band Retrospect from Onslow College took out the Wellington regional final of Smokefreerockquest in front of a crowd of 350 at Wellington Opera House on Friday night. Read more »

Live theatre back at Capital E in July

Press Release – Capital E
This July School Holidays Capital E welcomes live theatre into our indoor playspace, with Peter Wilson’s much-loved Little Kowhai Tree and Jamie McCaskill’s ingenious Mata and the Mysterious Musical Maunga catering for children aged 2-6 and 7+ respectively. Read more »

Holiday learning adventures at Te Papa

Press Release – Te Papa
Te Papa’s new innovative learning lab, Hīnātore, is hosting a school holiday learning programme during the July holidays that will see kids creating their own claymation movies, inventing a new musical instrument, building worlds in virtual reality, and developing a game from scratch. Read more »

Kuijken Quartet bringing fresh look at early music to Wellington

Press Release – Chamber Music New Zealand
“…truly exceptional, exquisitely fresh and uncomplicated…” BBC Music Magazine Read more »

Grand Tease heat at Fringe Bar

Press Release – Grand Tease NZ
The dynamic duo who are Ruby Ruin & Bonita Danger Doll, two of New Zealand’s premier Burlesque performers from their hugely successful “Tease and Trouble Productions,” are pleased to bring you the 2017 “Grand Tease New Zealand” burlesque competition. 2017 will be the competition’s 3rd year. Read more »

Natraj School of Dance presents Indian classic

Press Release – Natraj School of Dance
Natraj School of Dance is proud to present “Tamil,” a thematic classical Indian dance production on the Saturday of 15 July at 6.30 pm at the Sacred Heart College, Laings Road, Lower Hutt. Read more »

Businesses will help make Lower Hutt light spectacular special

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt businesses are joining the Hutt City Council to deliver HighLight: Carnival of Lights later this year. Read more »

Interactive exhibition to build our city

Press Release – wellynextdoor
Come along to the #wellynextdoor exhibition opening at the Wellington Museum Flux space next week, as we start building a paper version of our city – with every picture telling a different story. Read more »

Matariki fireworks launch winter celebrations

News from Wellington City Council
Wellingtonians and visitors will be treated to a jam-packed programme of events to celebrate the annual Māori festival and welcome the New Zealand Lions Series. Read more »

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