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Six60 play record-breaking show in Hastings, and soon in Wellington


News from Six60
Six60 Saturdays 2021 arrived in Hastings tonight for the biggest show the town has ever seen. 22,000 Six60 fans jammed into Tomoana Showgrounds to witness New Zealand’s biggest band play an energetic and hit filled two-hour set. Tonight’s ticket sales surpassed last week’s show in Waitangi to become the largest attended concert of 2021. Read more »

Saving, and creating, theatres

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Bill Sheat (1930 – 2021)

by Lindsay Shelton
“We’ve got to save the Embassy,” said Bill Sheat, when he phoned me in 1996. “We don’t want it to become a used car yard.” Read more »

Death of Bill Sheat, a major influence on our cultural life

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William (Bill) Sheat, who died in Lower Hutt this week, completed more than seven decades as an innovative leader in the creative arts, not only in Wellington but also throughout New Zealand. Read more »

Basics for redesign of Civic Square

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Opinion from Inner-City Wellington
It is vital that any redesign of Te Ngākau – Civic Square recognises that inner-city residents now make up the largest suburb in Wellington in terms of population (in the smallest area of land in Wellington) and, as this population is expected to grow considerably, it is essential that, as well as being developed as the Civic heart and cultural hub of the city, the Square can also be seen as the heart of the inner city community. Key to this is retention of outdoor space, especially green space, and inclusion of surrounding internal community amenities at ground floor of ‘new’ buildings. Read more »

Fringe Festival: psychiatrist by day, comedian by night

Press Release – Joanna Prendergast
Wellingtonian Joanna Prendergast returns home to perform her debut solo comedy show “The Cool Mum” at New Zealand Fringe Festival. Read more »

Fringe Festival: Out of this world

Press Release – New Zealand Fringe Festival
Celestial Nobodies is an exciting new educational polylogue that brings gravity to universal experiences through a lens of black comedy. Read more »

Hundreds of things to do in Wellington – fireworks tonight

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Hundreds of events and activities are happening in Wellington over the next few months, encouraging Wellingtonians to come to town, shop local, eat out, and get entertained. Read more »

French Film Festival in June

Press Release – French Film Festival

New Zealand lifts the curtain on the 2021 French Film Festival Aotearoa after the 2020 season was halted due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Returning under new management for its 15th year, the country’s second largest film festival invites Kiwis to come along for a glass of red and a very French night at the movies. Read more »

Celebrating local stories: Upper Hutt Libraries to host author Angela Robertson

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt Libraries is starting its 2021 programme of speakers with an author talk, hosting Angela Robertson on Saturday, 30 January, 2.00 pm at its Central branch. The afternoon event marks the launch of a series of events focussed on celebrating writers, local community stories, and storytelling. Read more »

Metlink offering buses as well as trains to the races at Trentham

News from Metlink
Metlink is putting on special direct bus services to and from Trentham Racecourse over the next few weeks so punters won’t miss starting orders and get saddled with delays while essential track and station upgrades are underway on the Hutt line. Read more »

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