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$15m to help post-covid production of movies and TV shows

News release from NZFC
The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) welcomes the Screen Sector Recovery Package announced today by Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni. Read more »

No 8 Wire Week in Kapiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
No8 Wire Week 2020 is packed full of events to encourage community resilience, DIY resourcefulness and environmental responsibility through fun, hands-on activities and workshops. Read more »

A Matariki to remember in Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council
This year’s Matariki celebrations in Porirua are the perfect chance to gather and reconnect after challenging times. Read more »

NZSO to play Beethoven and Bach in two July concerts

Pastoral – Pianist Diedre Irons. Credit: Debbie Rawson

News from NZSO
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is to stage two special Beethoven and Bach concerts in Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre in July, and livestream each performance. Read more »

Women’s World Cup football games in Wellington in 2023

News from WREDA (aka WellingtonNZ)
Wellington is to host a number of games in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ as a result of a successful joint bid for the event by Australia and New Zealand. The 32-team tournament is to be staged in July and August 2023. Read more »

They’ve forgotten us: Reading fail to report on empty Wellington cinemas

The American owners of the ten empty cinemas in Courtenay Place have today reported on their international business, without any mention of Wellington. The Reading building has been empty for more than ten years, leaving a large gap in Wellington’s entertainment district. Attempts to find out whether the owners intend to reopen the cinemas, or not, have never been answered. Read more »

New-format film festival announces its programme of premieres for July

News from NZIFF
The full programme for Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival has been revealed today, with 79 feature films and seven collections of short films from 41 countries screening online and in selected cinemas and venues from 24 July to 2 August. Read more »

Film society resumes its big screen movies after covid-19 lockdown

News from WFS
A crowd of 326 film fans gathered at the Embassy Theatre last Monday night as the Wellington Film Society (WFS) resumed its 2020 season. With COVID-19 forcing a break to the Film Society’s scheduled programme since March, the ice was broken by the screening of Icelandic adventure thriller Arctic. Read more »

Roxy Cinema launches movie streaming service

Press Release – The Roxy Cinema
>Wellington’s beloved Roxy Cinema has launched its very own movie streaming service, containing their meticulously curated library of incredible films. Read more »

Wellington joining Global Pride online event

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Three Pride Festivals from around Aotearoa will celebrate with their international partners on Saturday as Auckland Pride, Wellington International Pride Parade, and Winter Pride Queenstown join Global Pride – an ambitious online event curated by Pride organisations after the COVID19 pandemic caused the cancellation or postponement of hundreds of Pride events worldwide. Read more »

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