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Wellington’s local naked girl spreads her wings (she’s off to Leeds)

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Press Release – Virginia Kennard
Wellington born, bred and based live artist Virginia Kennard, self confessed “local naked girl”, has earned a place on the MA in Performance programme at Leeds Beckett University and flies away in 2 months time. Read more »

New film by Alison Maclean at NZIFF on Saturday

Press Release – 818 Entertainment
Alison Maclean’s vibrant screen adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s debut novel The Rehearsal had its World Premiere at the NZIFF tonight and will screen at the NZIFF in Wellington’s Embassy Theatre next Saturday night. Read more »

Towers releases indie-pop EP

Press Release – Towers
After a year in the making Towers are ready to release their debut EP Brontide. Read more »

Jemaine and Bret apologise, and talk about enjoying their lives

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have apologised at the start of their new US tour – they told more than 9,000 fans in Colorado that they were sorry for having grown older since their last tour three years ago. Read more »

Soul singer Jay Power at Meow

Press Release – NicNak Media
After establishing herself in Australia as an act ‘to watch’, urban soul singer Jay Powerand her award-winning band are bringing their mesmerising live show to Wellington this August. Read more »

Engelbert Humperdinck at the Opera House in August

Press Release – SWPR

International music legend Engelbert Humperdinck returns to Wellington in August. Read more »

Cleverman sold to TVNZ

Press Release – Adele Feletto Publicity
Goalpost Pictures Australia and Wellington’s Pukeko Pictures have announced that Cleverman has been sold to TVNZ. Read more »

Wellington Brass wins fourth national title, by biggest margin

Press Release – Wellington Brass

Wellington Brass won their 4th national title in a row over the weekend at the National Brass Band Championships in Napier, and by their biggest margin yet. The win comes at a good time as the band prepares to take on the best bands in the world at the British Open in Birmingham in September. Read more »

Ladyhawke at Bodega: Martyn Pepperell is support act

Press Release – NicNak Media
Ladyhawke, whose real name is Pip Brown, and her band will perform at Wellington’s Bodega on Friday, July 22 with support from DJ Martyn Pepperell. Pepperell is a well-known and loved Wellington DJ and music identity. Read more »

The Mixtape: story to an audience’s personal soundtrack

Press Release – Best on Tap

The Mixtape creates story to an audience’s personal soundtrack – Your Mixtape. Their story. Read more »

Avalon Studios continuing sponsorship of Tropfest

Press Release – Tropfest NZ
Tropfest New Zealand has today announced Wellington’s Avalon Film & Television Studios will be continuing their sponsorship of the short film festival as the official Studio Partner. Read more »

Lexus Song Quest: the finalists are …

Press Release – Lexus Song Quest
The battle to be crowned New Zealand’s most promising opera singer heated up in Wellington tonight, when four exceptional young singers were told they would be going through to the Lexus Song Quest Grand Final to be held in Auckland next weekend. Read more »

Disney On Ice presenting Ice Festival at TSB Bank Arena

Press Release – Disney Theatrical Productions
Travelling a total distance of over 35,000km across the globe for this tour, it’s finally New Zealand’s turn to experience the wonderland that is Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival!

An all new twist on fairytale fun, this riveting skating production features a superstar cast with adventurous moments from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Tangled and Beauty and the Beast. Plus, for the first time, you’ll see all your favourites from the Academy Award® winning feature film Disney’s Frozen, including Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and more.

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival will be in New Zealand from July 28th to August 21st and will be making stops in Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton, and Christchurch on the tour. For full information about Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival, including information about special concession prices, please visit

Wellington – TSB Bank Arena 28th – 31st July (Thurs – Sun)

Purchase Wellington tickets through Ticketek: 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) or

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Stan Walker’s ‘New Takeover’ tour at Opera House in November

Press Release – 818 Entertainment
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Stan Walker is heading out on the road this November on his ‘New Takeover Tour’ with support from Australian singer songwriter and The Voice AU semi finalist, Fatai. Read more »

Ethan Stiefel returning to Wellington for NZ tour of Giselle

Press Release – Royal NZ Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s internationally acclaimed classic production of Giselle, created in Wellington by ballet superstars Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg, returns to New Zealand this August and September for a seven centre tour. Read more »

British clarinet virtuoso in Wellington

Press Release – Chamber Music New Zealand
At just 27 years old British prodigy Julian Bliss is widely recognised as one of the world’s finest clarinettists. He heads to Wellington this month on his first ever nationwide tour, to perform with NZTrio as part of a 10-centre tour for Chamber Music New Zealand. Read more »

Makeover for Zoo’s ‘nocturnal experience’ is now complete

Press Release – Wellington Zoo

The Twilight Te Ao Māhina, the nocturnal experience at Wellington Zoo celebrating Kiwi and Tuatara, has had a makeover and will open to visitors on Saturday. Read more »

Ali Harper: legendary divas at Circa

Press Release – Ali Harper
Ali Harper sings her love for these inspirational, legendary Divas. Read more »

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