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Classic horror in 3D to launch film society’s new season


News from WFS
The Wellington Film Society will open its 2020 programme with the 3D restoration of Universal Studio’s classic 1954 monster film Creature from the Black Lagoon. Star Julie Adams died a year ago and WFS is looking forward to honouring her contribution to the genre with the screening. Films will screen on Monday nights at the Embassy Theatre through till 30 November, closing with Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be or Not to Be, the final film of screwball superstar Carole Lombard. Read more »

Regional Council organising a snorkel day – only if you can swim

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Community members are encouraged to dive into summer with the Regional Council’s snorkel day at the Taputeranga Marine Reserve on Saturday. Read more »

NZSO presents a pop and rock-influenced masterpiece

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
For its first 2020 concert the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs a work inspired by pop and minimalist rock from lauded American composer John Adams this Friday. Read more »

Wellington lists big events for summer

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Summer is heating up, and so is the capital’s calendar – with big events all over the city, the waterfront, and around our communities. Read more »

Celebrate Te Rā o Waitangi in the park

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Celebrate our national day, Te Rā o Waitangi, at Waitangi Park on Thursday 6 February with kai, kapa haka and waiata for the whole whānau to enjoy. Read more »

Kāpiti events offer something for everyone

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The major events season continues in Kāpiti with something on offer for everyone. Kāpiti Coast District Council is supporting a number of new and familiar large scale events this summer and encourages locals to get involved in what will be some serious fun. Read more »

New Zealand’s first Drag Brunch at Eva Beva

Press Release – Hugo Grrrl
Say hey to a time-honoured drag tradition: New Zealand’s first Drag Brunch, launching at Eva Beva (Wellington) at midday on Sunday the 16th of February.
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Waitangi Day commemoration in Paekākāriki includes waterslide

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti will commemorate Waitangi Day with a vibrant and diverse community event at Campbell Park, Paekākāriki delivered through a partnership between Ngāti Haumia ki Paekākāriki, Te Whakamimenga ō Kāpiti and Kāpiti Coast District Council. Read more »

Two Wellingtonians join board of NZFC

Press Release – Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Pania Gray and David Wright have been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission board. Read more »

Our buildings and history – how to impress so many tourists

Old Government Buildings in 1877. Alexander Turnbull Library photo Ref: 1/2-070300-F from Wellington City Council

by Lindsay Shelton
When Wellington.Scoop was new, I wrote about tourists (ten years ago there were far fewer of them than now) and why they should be told about our city’s magnificent heritage buildings. With three (!) cruise ships in town today, it’s worth reminding visitors that Wellington offers a far more impressive range of places to see, during their brief stay, than they might realise. Read more »

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