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by Lindsay Shelton
You should now have made your bookings for the NZ International Film’s Wellington season which starts on July 24 in eight city cinemas. Read more »

50,000 expected at Petone Winter Carnival

Press Release – Hutt City Council
It’s only one month until the Petone Winter Carnival on Saturday 1 August, the best day out this winter. Read more »

Edo de Waart named as new music director for NZ Symphony Orchestra

Press Release – NZSO
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that esteemed Dutch conductor Edo de Waart will assume the role of NZSO Music Director from 2016. Read more »

Two Wellington musicians selected for Red Bull Academy in Paris

Press Release – Red Bull
The Red Bull Music Academy is proud to announce the 61 participants of the 2015 Academy edition at la Gaîté lyrique in Paris. For the first time ever, two New Zealand participants have been selected for the Academy, including Race Banyon/Lontalious (Eddie Johnston) and k2k (Katherine Anderson) – both reigning from our creative capital, Wellington. Read more »

Under 20? Free entry for Zealandia’s 20th anniversary this weekend

Press Release – Zealandia
Wellington’s local wildlife safe-haven ZeLnsi turns 20 this weekend, and will be celebrating with free entry to anyone younger than the sanctuary. It has achieved many conservation milestones over the last 20 years, including the reintroduction of over a dozen species, some of which had been extinct from mainland New Zealand for generations. Read more »

Footnote Dance launching new show in Wellington

Press Release – Footnote Dance Company
Audiences are invited to discover new Kiwi dance talent when four very different choreographers present their brilliant new works on Footnote New Zealand Dance. Read more »

Burlesque: who will be crowned Wellington’s “Supreme Grand Tease”?

Press Release – Tease and Trouble
Celebrating New Zealand’s burlesque talent, Grand Tease New Zealand 2015. 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 inaugural “Grand Tease New Zealand 2015.” Read more »

Comedian brings two shows to Bats

Press Release – Bats Theatre


Comedian Freya Desmarais is returning to her roots, bringing two shows in as many weeks to Wellington’s Bats Theatre. Read more »

Abseiling down a 9-storey building; fundraiser in Lambton Quay today

News from NZ Police
It’s well known that employees can be sent over the edge by their bosses but a local charity The Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Wellington is encouraging employees to turn the tables and drop their bosses off a local landmark to support the region’s young people. Read more »

Duncan and Heather promise to “keep them honest” in Wellington

Press Release – Mediaworks
Heather du Plessis-Allan and Duncan Garner will host Story, TV3’s new current affairs show at 7pm which is to replace Campbell Live. Read more »

Don’t be bored these holidays—H2O Xtream has you covered

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
H2O Xtream has you covered these school holidays with plenty on offer to keep the kids entertained. Read more »

Two Wellington groups in semi-finals of NZ chamber music Contest contest

Press Release – Chamber Music New Zealand
Two Wellington ensembles are semi-finalists in the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest. Read more »

Council planning 150th birthday party for Wellington next month

Press Release – Wellington City Council
On 25 and 26 July, Wellington will celebrate 150 years as New Zealand’s capital with Capital 150. To mark this occasion, the City Council is preparing to present an unforgettable show in Parliament grounds. Read more »

APRA’s Silver Scroll awards planning golden anniversary

Press Release – Maiden New Zealand
This year the APRA Silver Scroll Award celebrates its 50th anniversary. The prestigious songwriting award was first presented in 1965, the same year that the Wellington to Auckland express was hauled by steam locomotives for the last time, seatbelts became compulsory for all new cars and New Zealand’s population of 2.6 million was guided by Prime Minister Keith Holyoake. Read more »

Bic Runga at Opera House in July – hear her new single now

Press Release – The Label
Listen to the Brand New Bic Runga Single
“I Dreamed a Dream”
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Tickets for AC/DC’s Stadium show in Wellington now being sold

News from Van Egmond Group
Tickets to AC/DC’s Rock or Bust Wellington stadium show go on sale at midday on Monday. The Wellington show is on Saturday, 12 December at Westpac Stadium. www.ticketek.co.nz Read more »

Hip Hop at Te Papa this Matariki

Press Release – Te Papa
Te Papa’s kicking off the Māori New Year with a weekend dedicated to rangatahi (youth) and home-grown Hip Hop. Read more »

Busking choir coming in from the cold

Press Release – Gale Force Gospel
Gale Force Gospel, who can be found busking in Courtenay Place once a month, are coming in from the cold for their annual concert at St Peter’s Church Willis Street on Saturday 27 June at 5pm. Read more »

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