Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Third Thursday featuring Songwriter Circle at Wellington Museum

Press Release – Museum Of Wellington City and Sea
The Museum of Wellington City & Sea hosts its second Songwriter Circle, part of its popular Third Thursday Series. From 7pm on Thursday 15 October, the Museum turns the spotlight on folk music with New Zealand musicians Sam Prebble, Mark Sommerville and Norman McClennan. Read more »

Hang Out with the Julie Lamb Band

Press Release – Julie Lamb
Celebrate the launch of Julie Lamb’s third album, When We Hang Out, with a free performance on Sunday 19 October at Wellington’s San Fran on Cuba Street. Read more »

Hutt City’s Discovery Day aiming for ‘arty, sporty and young’ participants

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Whether you’re arty, sporty and young or old there’s something for everybody at Hutt City’s family friendly Discovery Day event. Discovery Day runs from 10am-4pm on Sunday 12 October. Read more »

Wellington High School dub-roots band wins $10,000 national contest

News from smokefreerockquest
Dub-roots four piece HeadChef from Wellington High School took out first place in this year’s finals of Smokefreerockquest at Auckland’s Q Theatre tonight. Read more »

A dinner party with issues

News from Sustainable Business Network
The Good Food Feast will be a dinner party with issues, where you’ll need to bring an appetite for innovation. Read more »

NZ Ballet’s season of A Christmas Carol at the St James in October

Press Release – Royal New Zealand Ballet
The heart-warming magic of Charles Dickens will leave audiences spellbound as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol to New Zealand in its final season for 2014. Read more »

PHOTOS: WoW’s $30,000 supreme award won by Poly Nation from Hawke’s Bay

wow winner
Photo from World of Wearable Art

News from WoW
For the second year in a row a New Zealand designer has taken out the top prize at the World of WearableArt Awards Show in Wellington. Hawkes Bay-based Kate MacKenzie walked away the 2014 Brancott Estate Supreme WOW® Award, taking home $30,000 in prizes. Read more »

PHOTOS: Shaolin Kungfu Monks delight crowds on waterfront

Scoop report and photos by Elizabeth Beattie


Drawing gasps from onlookers, the Shaolin Kungfu Monk Troupe performed today outside the TSB Arena on the Wellington waterfront. Read more »

Inner city street fair returning to Tennyson Street in Te Aro

Press Release – Tennyson Street Fair
Wellington’s fastest growing little street fair is returning to Te Aro’s Tennyson Street on 19 October and is set to be bigger and better than ever. Read more »

World wars inspire VUW student to be creative with entry in WoW

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington


Troy with a poppy, made from a spent bullet shell, which is part of his family’s entry in this year’s World of Wearable Arts show

A Victoria University of Wellington student has used a family connection as inspiration for an entry in this year’s World of Wearable (WoW) Arts show. Read more »

Ed Sheeran returning to Wellington in April

Press Release – Frontier Touring Company
Frontier Touring are delighted to confirm that Ed Sheeran will be returning to our shores next year on his biggest tour to date Read more »

Huia Pool closed for maintenance during school holidays

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Huia Pool will be closed from Saturday 4 October to Sunday 12 October for annual maintenance. Read more »

Yumi Zouma announced as support act for Lorde in Wellington

Press Release – Mushroom Group
Lorde’s first headline tour of New Zealand will commence late October as she brings her largest stage production to Wellington. Read more »

35,000 visitors expected for WoW: “a sound investment,” says Jo Coughlan

News from WCC
Wellington is looking forward to welcoming more than 35,000 WoW visitors to the city over the next three weeks. Read more »

Summer Shakespeare auditions on Saturday

Press Release – Wellington Summer Shakespeare
Victoria University Summer Shakespeare 2015 Director Brett Adam is looking for adventurous actors with strong vocal ability, a passion for Shakespeare and carnival flair. Auditions for Timon of Athens are being held in Wellington on Saturday. Read more »

Bats: The F Word – sex without the ‘ism’

Press Release – Best on Tap

Best on Tap presents at Bats:
The F Word
Sex without the ‘ism’
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An insight into the work of a literary translator

Press Release – Goethe-Institut
Even translators have a patron saint – Saint Jerome. The 30th of September is the day he is commemorated. The Goethe-Institut in cooperation with The National Library of New Zealand, NZTC International Translation Centre and The New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation combine to host “The Transparent Translator “, an event to celebrate translation and translators. The first, in a world-wide event, will be held here in Wellington. Read more »

Technology and research in Te Papa’s tyrannosaurs exhibition

Press Release – Te Papa
Cutting edge technology has been combined with the latest research for Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family; opening on Saturday at Te Papa. An immersive multimedia experience for visitors of all ages, it showcases the latest revisions of the tyrannosaur’s family tree. Read more »

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