Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Peter Jackson wins top award for tourism development

News from Tourism Industry Association
The tourism industry’s most prestigious individual award, the Sir Jack Newman Award, has been given to Wellington film director and producer Sir Peter Jackson. The judges called him Destination New Zealand’s number one marketer. Read more »

Arriving early: Wellington’s first cruise ship of the new season

Press Release – Cruise New Zealand
New Zealand’s biggest ever cruise season gets underway on Saturday when the Diamond Princess arrives in Wellington. Read more »

The Angry Brigade

Press Release – The Angry Brigade
The Angry Brigade is a bold new play by James Graham Read more »

Halloween show at Fringe Bar

Press Release – The Menagerie
As the days in Wellington get progressively longer, monthly variety show The Menagerie embraces the dark with their special Halloween show on Saturday 31 October at 8 pm at The Fringe Bar. Read more »

Planning a white elephant

by Lindsay Shelton
This week’s release of cheap seats ($99) for AC/DC at the Stadium is a reminder that there’s only a limited number of touring groups who are able to ask and obtain high prices for their shows. Read more »

New Loop select mixtape – Berlin to LA via Wellington

Press Release – Loop Recordings Aotearoa
Released just in time for the end of September, the new Loop Select Mixtape!LPMT004 is another labour of love from us to you, all for free. Read more »

Halloween Extravaganza at Capital E

Press Release – Capital E
Capital E’s Big Halloween Extravaganza will be bigger and bolder than ever. Read more »

7 Days, awards, collaborations and a debut single for Wellington band

Press Release – Towers
Last month the Wellington band Towers performed on comedy show 7 Days, the next day they competed in the national Battle of the Bands competition and came away with awards for Best Vocals and Best Songwriting, and in May they had a month long feature on Stuff covering famous kiwi tunes for New Zealand music month. Somewhere in there they also found time to record a track with New Zealand’s Got Talent winner Clara van Wel. On Friday the group release their first single ‘Suede & Leather Dreams’. Read more »

Wellington company delivers 1918 diorama for French museum

Press Release – WW100
A Wellington company is behind a different kind of New Zealand rugby talent which will be on display in France in October, but these historical forwards and spectators are only 17 centimetres tall. Read more »

More tickets for AC/DC ($99.90) at Westpac Stadium on sale

Press Release – Skip Ink
Promoters of AC/DC’s New Zealand concert tour today announce that a new area for Westpac Stadium in Wellington will be opened up. The tickets to Arena Two Zone at Westpac Stadium are $99.90 and go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Tuesday). Read more »

One-woman comedy show at Bats

Press Release – Pat-A-Cake Productions
Pat-A-Cake Productions kicks off the second half of their national tour of the award-winning, trolley-spinning physical comedy The Things We Do at Bats Theatre this October. After a sell out season in the 2015 Fringe Festival (at Bats) and a successful South Island tour, this vivacious one-woman show continues on delighting audiences throughout the North Island. Read more »

Nelson designer wins top award in World of WearableArt contest

wow winner 2015
Photo: WoW

News from WoW
For the third year in a row a New Zealand designer has taken out the top prize at the World of WearableArt Awards Show. Nelson based designer Peter Wakeman has walked away with the 2015 Brancott Estate Supreme WOW® Award at tonight’s 27th show, taking home $30,000 in prizes. Read more »

Two Canterbury composers win Douglas Lilburn tribute competition

Press Release – University of Canterbury
Two University of Canterbury composers are among the winners of the inaugural NZTrio Composing Competition 2015: Celebrating Lilburn. Read more »

Randell Cottage open day to end Spring Festival

Press Release – Randell Cottage Writers Trust
One of Wellington’s ten oldest colonial buildings will open its doors to the public on Sunday, 4 October. Randell Cottage, at 14 St Mary Street, Thorndon, was built in 1867 by English migrant William Randell as a home for himself, his wife Sarah and their children. Read more »

Groeni release new single and music video; and soon a new EP

Press Release – Groeni
Hotly-tipped Wellington live electronic trio Groeni have just released their new single ‘Hedre’ and its music video. They’re also announcing the release of their new EP Hinde on the 1st of October and several New Zealand shows soon afterwards. Read more »

Sunken Seas at Valhalla in October

Press Release – The Maple
With the blistering new album ‘Glass’ hitting the digital shelves around the world today, Auckland-based post-punk upstarts Sunken Seas are charting their most impressive and intense territory yet. Read more »

A good month for film books

by Lindsay Shelton
It’s a good month for Wellington books about the New Zealand film industry. Read more »

Luna at the Moon Bar – a perfect fit

Scoop Review by Gordon Campbell
Last night’s gig in Newtown by 1990s semi-legends Dean Wareham and his beloved indie band Luna was a perfect fit for the neighbourhood’s tiny Moon Bar … in name, as well as in execution. Wareham is Island Bay’s native son, a lad from the ‘hood who made good. Read more »

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