Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Weta Workshop’s global footprint: “even larger and more impressive”

As the Weta brand expands, its global footprint gets even larger and more impressive. That’s yesterday’s verdict from the US edition of the international entertainment newspaper Variety, in an article about the prolific output of Wellington’s Weta Workshop. Read more »

Wanganui to celebrate the centenary of its unique Dublin Street Bridge

News from Wanganui District Council

Images courtesy of H&A Memories Collection

There is to be a public celebration of the centenary of the Dublin Street Bridge. It was opened on 3 November 1914 “for traffic, trams, vehiculars, and the people of Wanganui.” Read more »

20,000 expected at this year’s Christmas in the Hutt event, plus Santa

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Les Mills Christmas in the Hutt is to take place on Saturday 6 December at the Hutt Recreation Ground, and will be the largest in the district. Read more »

Hobbit fans coming to Wellington for preview screening with Sir Peter

News from Tourism New Zealand
Gearing up for the 11 December release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, four of New Zealand’s most passionate and dedicated Hobbit fans are about to set off for a real life Middle-earth experience they would once have only dreamed possible. Read more »

Fortnight of dance films at Nga Taonga

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News from Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
November’s all about dance in the Capital, and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is waltzing in on the act with a world premiere and a fortnight of films. Read more »

Beer Expo organisers reveal details of this weekend’s “adventurous” festival

Press Release – Pacific Beer Expo
With just days left until the 4th Pacific Beer Expo in Wellington, organisers Hashigo Zake and Beer Without Borders can announce more details about what will be on offer. Read more »

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra sells out its first Auckland show

Press Release – Noise PR
Making great Kiwi songs even more singalongable, the wildly popular Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra today announce that their first Auckland show at Civic Theatre’s Wintergarden has sold out. Read more »

Backyard bird-feeders spending millions, but not cleaning the containers

Press Release – University of Auckland
The first-ever study of New Zealanders’ bird-feeding habits – carried out in six cities including Wellington – has found more than 5 million loaves of bread per year are fed to birds, with an estimated $12.3 million spent annually on bird food, according to researchers at the University of Auckland. Read more »

African-inspired fashion showcase at Opera House in November

Press Release – Africa on my Sleeve
Africa on My Sleeve will be hosting their annual fashion showcase at The Opera House, Wellington on Saturday 29 November. Read more »

Buggy Walk heads to Whitby

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Hundreds of buggies are expected to stroll through Whitby on Thursday 6th November for Sport Wellington’s monthly Buggy Walk. Read more »

Topp Twins bringing country music tour to Opera House

Press Release – SWPR
The Topp Twins tour is coming to Wellington on Saturday 1 November. Read more »

WIN two tickets to the Silver Scrolls awards show in online charity auction

Press Release – New Zealand Music Foundation
To mark the adoption of The NZ Music Foundation as the official charity of the Silver Scroll Awards 2014, organisers APRA AMCOS announced today that they have made a double pass to the awards ceremony in Wellington available in an online charity auction. Read more »

Darren Watson launching new album at San Fran in November

Press Release – Delia Shanly
Wellington musician Darren Watson is releasing his new album Introducing Darren Watson on 7 November. He plans to celebrate this with a launch party at San Fran in Wellington on 13 November. Read more »

Eddie Izard at the MFC in February

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon. Eddie Izzard is all of these things and more. He breaks all the rules in comedy. Read more »

‘Devil’s tongue’ lilies put on a smelly double-act in the Begonia House

News from WCC
Two devil’s tongue lilies are making their smelly presence felt by flowering together and doubling the stench of rotting meat in the Wellington Botanic Garden’s Begonia House. Read more »

Three more international guests coming to Improv Festival in Wellington

News from NZ Improv Festival
For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity to involve even more international guests in an already jam-packed programme. Read more »

Lorenzo Bresolin has shaved off his spectacular moustache for Movember

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Lorenzo Bresolin, judge of the Great Food Race and bearer of one of New Zealand’s most spectacular moustaches, has shaved it off all in the name of Movember and men’s health. Read more »

New Jakob album released; tour starting at San Fran

Press Release – Olivia Young
One might expect a band’s return to the spotlight following an eight year hiatus to be a little quiet. Not so (nor possible) when it comes to New Zealand’s world-renowned post-rock trio Jakob. Read more »

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