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Celebrating our steps


by Alana Bowman
This week has seen the launch of a website dedicated to the outdoor steps found all around Wellington. This little project is the result of my coming across the steps as I walked around the city – I was surprised by where they led and that there were so many of them. Read more »

American/Kiwi author, educator and explorer returns to NZ

Press Release – Jo Patti
Author, educator and explorer Jo Patti returns to New Zealand this week to tour her new book and give back to the Kiwis who have a special place in her heart. Read more »

WoW reveals its creative team

Press Release – WOW Awards
Some of the best and brightest creative minds from both sides of the Tasman have been brought together to create this year’s World of WearableArt® (WOW) Awards Show. Read more »

Brecht or bust at Te Auaha

Press Release – Te Auaha
Te Auaha is proud to present its season of The Collective (Tāpere Nui, 14-22 June), Wellington playwright Jean Betts’ award-winning theatrical adaptation of John Fuegi’s shattering 1994 exposé Brecht & Co. Read more »

Neil Young’s Live Rust 40th anniversary concert tour

Press Release – Sandra Roberts

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Neil Young’s 1979 Live Rust album that captured the best of his Rust Never Sleeps Tour, a super group of New Zealand artists will come together to perform live in concert, the album in its entirety, track-by-track. Read more »

Jazz Gala Tour – overseas stars with Rodger Fox

Press Release – Rodger Fox Big Band
Don’t Miss the 2019 New Zealand Jazz Gala Tour
featuring renowned rock drummer Gregg Bissonette, vocalist Glenn Walters, and UK trumpet star Louis Dowdeswell in concert with the Rodger Fox Big Band Read more »

Virtuoso violinist joins NZSO for winter concerts

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
One of the most versatile and exciting violinists of the decade makes her New Zealand Symphony Orchestra debut in June. Read more »

NZTrio celebrates Aotearoa with 2019 programme

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
NZTrio is thrilled to announce its 2019 programme, with the newly established permanent trio; Ashley Brown (cello), Amalia Hall (violin), and Somi Kim (piano). The 2019 series will explore the fundamental forces that shape our land, our population, and our society in the Tectonic series, a final performance of The Americas series, and Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Matariki celebrations. Read more »

Film festival and film society planning a Great Film Poster Sale


News from NZIFF
The New Zealand International Film Festival is a Wellington-based national event that has drawn New Zealanders to a stunning selection of films for more than four decades. Over the years, the NZIFF has accumulated a substantial collection of both film and festival posters, and it is now planning to make more room on its shelves and to share these cinematic treasures with the public. Read more »

Wellington’s newest Festival to celebrate creativity

Press Release – WLG-X
New Zealand’s most creative and innovative minds are set to collide in Wellington later this year at WLG-X: A Festival of Creative Collisions. Over five days in September, WLG-X brings together the worlds of technology, design, film and music in an eclectic array of events, experiences, gigs, film screenings, and a programme of top notch international and local speakers. Read more »

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