Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Air NZ to mark 75th anniversary with exhibition at Te Papa

Press Release – Air New Zealand Public Affairs
Air New Zealand will commemorate its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at Te Papa in Wellington. Read more »

NZSO performs The Creation with the Orpheus Choir

Press Release – NZSO


One of history’s most famous composers, Joseph Haydn, once confessed, “I want to write a work that will give permanent fame to my name in the world”. Read more »

Direct from the West End: Peppa Pig

Press Release – SWPR
Direct from London’s West End: PEPPA PIG LIVE! TREASURE HUNT.
** Coming to Wellington Friday 29 & Saturday 30 August **


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‘A Vinyl Affair’ – record fair at Southern Cross in August

Press Release – A Vinyl Affair
‘A Vinyl Affair’ is happening next month. It’s been over a year since the last record fair in Wellington and with the vinyl revival in full swing and continuing to build momentum, there is a good buzz building around the event. Read more »

NZ’s eco fashion week designers announced

Press Release – New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed
New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed has announced the full line-up of designers for its extended programme of events, running from Thursday 24 through until Sunday 27 July in Lower Hutt. Read more »

Anti-mining campaign documentary debuts at NZ Film Festival

Press Release – Cap Bocage
Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia, and a telling picture of how deeply divided the French Pacific territory is on the issue of independence. Read more »

NZSO concert with Edo de Waart

Press Release – Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
NZSO concert with Edo de Waart
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4
MAHLER Symphony No. 9

Fri 8 August Michael Fowler Centre 6.30pm
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A date night for fathers and daughters

Press Release – Dad and Daughter Date
Doting dads are encouraging families to take part in the unofficial holiday that celebrates the special bond shared between a father and his daughter/s on Sunday 3rd of August. Read more »

Neil Finn: Dizzy Heights tour at Opera House in September

Press Release – Brent Eccles Entertainment
Brent Eccles Entertainment is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated tour by one of New Zealand’s favourite performers and songwriters, the highly successful and much lauded Neil Finn. Read more »

Ben Wilcock and the Jelly Rolls release debut jazz album

Press Release – Ben Wilcock
Unlike its rounded predecessors ‘Sneaky Weasel’, the debut album from Wellington jazz trio ‘Ben Wilcock and The Jelly Rolls’, is the first (in NZ) to be released as an ultra-modern USB credit-card. Read more »

Release of Dave Dobbyn’s Wellington tribute to Pike River 29

Press Release – Lorraine Barry Management

A live recording of ‘This Love’, Dave Dobbyn’s moving tribute to the Pike River 29, is released on July 25. The first performance featuring the Orpheus Choir of Wellington and Wellington Young Voices was recorded by Radio NZ Concert at a concert attended by members of the miners’ bereaved families. Read more »

World Cup set $2billion betting record for TAB; $560,000 for NZ Football

News from NZ Racing Board
Betting on the Football World Cup 2014 tournament has smashed records for the TAB and pushed it over the $2 Billion revenue mark for the first time in history. Read more »

Topp Twins to entertain at Westpac Stadium before football double-header

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News from Wellington Phoenix
English Premier League teams and fans will be treated to a show by The Topp Twins who are to host the Football United Tour’s double–header at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on July 26th. Read more »

Louis Baker releases side B of “Just Want to Thank You”

Press Release – Red Bull
Viva la vinyl! Louis Baker releases side B of his Red Bull Music Academy 7-inch record “Just Want to Thank You” Read more »

Weta Group celebrating 20 years with starring role at San Diego Comic-Con

Press Release – Weta Workshop
A collection of puppets, some make-up effects and a passion for the film and creative arts were the sum total of the Weta Group’s assets in 1994. Two decades on and the Group has built a globally-competitive film ecosystem in Wellington that has produced or contributed to some of the world’s biggest movies, accumulated a hatful of industry awards, and generated career opportunities for thousands of Kiwis. Read more »

Underweight Tokoeka Kiwi chick, from Haast, being helped by Wellington Zoo

News from Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is caring for a juvenile Haast Tokoeka Kiwi, that was recently admitted to The Nest Te Kōhanga for treatment. Read more »

Upper Hutt’s aquatic centre closing till September; spa to be revamped

News from Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt’s Council-run aquatic centre H2O Xtream is to temporarily close for maintenance from 21 July. The maintenance programme is expected to last for six weeks, with the pool reopening on Monday 1 September. Read more »

Stan Walker to release new song in Te Reo for Maori Language Week

Press Release – Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre
New Zealand’s favourite singer, Stan Walker, is to release his next song ‘Aotearoa’ in Te Reo Māori to celebrate Māori Language Week (July 21-27). And some of the proceeds of the song will go towards the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre. Read more »

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