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Zealandia named by Time magazine as one of the world’s greatest places

News from Zealandia
Zealandia has today been named one of the “greatest places” on earth, in Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019. Read more »

Mayoral candidate wants sinking lid policy for city’s poker machines

Media release from Conor Hill
Mayoral candidate Conor Hill today announced his plan to reduce the harm caused to people by problem gambling in Wellington. Hill wants to see Wellington adopt a sinking lid policy for pokie machines. Read more »

Wellington takes over from Dublin for next science fiction convention

Press Release – CoNZealand
As Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon ended its five-day run, Wellington took the reins as host of the next World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). Read more »

Cry-Baby – the Musical to premiere at Te Auaha

Press Release – Whitireia Musical Theatre
The full cohort of Whitireia’s musical theatre students are rehearsing their bobby socks off in preparation for New Zealand’s first season of Cry-Baby The Musical. Adapted from the John Waters film of the same name, this campy and wickedly subversive show will run for eight outrageous nights at Te Auaha – the NZ Institute of Creativity – from 5-14 September. Read more »

Mousey at Moon in October

Press Release – NicNak Media
One of the most exciting new acts in New Zealand music, Mousey, has just announced her first nationwide tour to celebrate the release of her debut album LEMON LAW due for release on October 4. Read more »

Randy Newman at the Opera House in February

Press Release – Blackout Music Management
Few songwriters can cut to the quick the way Newman does. He remains a great American songbook unto himself.’ – Guardian Read more »

Te Aro Wines hosting a comedy wine tasting

Press Release – Te Aro Wine
Teaming up with The Humorous Arts Trust, Wellington urban winery Te Aro Wine is hosting Funny Wine – A Comedy Wine Tasting on Friday 13 September. Read more »

Dancers express more than words in Body Language showcase

Press Release – NZ Institute of Creativity

Words have the power to name, to define, to embolden, to challenge. Body Language (Te Auaha, 29-31 August) is a one-hour showcase of original choreography that pairs the essential power of language with the captivating physical expression of dance. Read more »

The Pink Hammer at Circa

Press Release – Circa Theatre
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Wellington composers are finalists for contemporary music award

Press Release – SOUNZ
SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, with APRA AMCOS NZ, is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2019 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha, celebrating excellence in contemporary composition: Read more »

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