Entertainment News

After film festival acclaim, No Ordinary Sheila returns for a cinema release


A new Wellington feature film which had four sold-out screenings at the recent NZ International Film Festival has just begun its commercial release. Read more »

Goth and the Pixie album release tour

Press Release – The Goth and the Pixies
The Goth and the Pixie are amping up (and sometimes de-amping for acoustic sets) for a mini tour across the North Island promoting their debut album. Read more »

Yelawolf – Alabama superstar at Shed 6

Press Release – Live Nation
Alabama native YELAWOLF announces his return this December. After a hugely successful tour in 2015, the hip-hop extraordinaire is back with two shows in Auckland and Wellington. Read more »

The Dillinger Escape Plan at San Fran

Press Release – The Publicity Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan are one of the most progressive, explosive, inimitable bands in extreme music. Read more »

From Swan Lake to Star Wars – NZ Festival unveils its programme

News from NZ Festival
New Zealand Festival Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza has announced the New Zealand Festival’s programme, which will take place in Wellington over three weeks from 23 February – 18 March 2018. Read more »

Penguins marching in theatre action events for climate change

Press Release – Massey University
Using theatre to turn people into penguins will be a symbolic way to highlight some of the planet’s most vulnerable species in this year’s global Aotearoa Climate Change Theatre Action events in Wellington. Read more »

Break a leg! Stagecraft comedy sheds light on prosthetics

Press Release – Stagecraft
Stagecraft’s season of the New Zealand premiere of “Mr Foote’s Other Leg” by Ian Kelly is knee-deep in humour, as it tells the scandalous but true tale of Samuel Foote, the most famous one-legged comedian you have never heard of. Read more »

Future Islands adds second Wellington show at San Fran

Press Release – Susie Says
The first show at San Fran sold out within a week. This is your second chance. Your only second chance. Never again will be there be another Future Islands second chance in Wellington. Never! Read more »

It’s full steam ahead for Aotea Lagoon’s miniature train

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Full steam ahead – Porirua City Council Project Manager Philip Royle and Lions Club of Aotea Lagoon member and train driver Kevin Wright prepare for the reopening of the miniature train service.

The popular miniature train at Aotea Lagoon in Porirua is back on track. Read more »

Go Green Expo next month

Press Release – Go Green Expo
The annual Wellington Go Green Expo is thrilled to be back for 2017, here to provide an exciting insight into the way you can practice a more healthy, sustainable, environmentally-friendly way of life. With over 250 eco-conscious exhibitors, the Go Green Expo will be bigger and better than ever! Read more »

Churton Park Young Actors become Top Girls

Press Release – Churton Park Young Actors

Churton Park Young Actors are to produce Caryl Churchill’s most famous play Top Girls in the final week of October. Read more »

Homegrown returning to the waterfront in April – 45 acts on 5 stages

Press Release – Homegrown music festival
Jim Beam Homegrown will be back on April 7th and ready to fire on all cylinders. Kiwi music’s biggest party will take over the Wellington Waterfront with 45 acts spread over 5 stages and the first announcement is massive. Read more »

Australian to be next CEO of NZFC


News from NZFC
Annabelle Sheehan is to be the next Chief Executive of the New Zealand Film Commission. Ms Sheehan, who is CEO of the South Australian Film Commission, replaces Dave Gibson, who will depart from the role in January. Read more »

Integrated network of off-road tracks and trails planned as “unique” experience

News from WCC
An ambitious plan to combine the region’s off-road tracks and trails under a single framework and create a uniquely Wellington region experience that enhances regional lifestyle and attract tourists has been unveiled. Read more »

Kokomai Creative Wairarapa Festival starts today

Press Release – Destination Wairarapa
The Wairarapa’s rural halls, churches, theatres and parks will come alive with music, theatre, dance, visual arts, film and literature for the next 10 days following the opening of Kokomai: Creative Festival Wairarapa on Friday. Read more »

Dazzling pianist playing Rachmaninov in Wellington debut with NZSO

Press Release – NZSO
One of the world’s best pianists will perform for the first time with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra this month. Read more »

Orchestra Wellington presents Stravinsky’s ‘Petrouchka’

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
Orchestra Wellington brings to life one of the greatest puppet love stories of all time – one which comes with some serious strings attached. Read more »

Womad named as ‘Best National Event of the Year’

Press Release – The Label
On the win of the prestigious ‘Best National Event of the Year’, TAFT Chief Executive Suzanne Porter, says “This is an award that recognises Taranaki, our partnerships and our loyal WOMAD audience as much as the festival. We thank our WOMADers and partners for their support and look forward to celebrating with them at the 2018 festival” . Read more »

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