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Young, gifted and Bach: two special concerts for Wellington

Press Release – NZSO
Wellington will host special performances over two nights in February with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra celebrating some of Bach’s best-loved works, followed by a summer concert by the NZSO National Youth Orchestra. Read more »

Coastella Music Festival to focus on men’s mental health

Press Release – Coastella
Coastella Music Festival is to shine a light on men’s mental health awareness this year by supporting Kāpiti charity Whirlwind. Read more »

Michael Jackson History Show returning

Press Release – Showtime
Michael Jackson fans will be moonwalking their way to the theatre as the Michael Jackson HIStory Show makes its return to Wellington. Tickets are on sale now. Read more »

Aro Creative has waterfront music plans for Anniversary Day

Press Release – Aro Creative
Aro Creative is anchoring a stage on Wellington’s waterfront to beat the drum on Wellington Anniversary Day. The first regional public holiday of 2018 shells out the freedom to appreciate the city, the ocean, multiple music stages, kids’ rides, coffee, a supervised cardboard craft area for kids, food, and hopefully lots of sun. Read more »

Construction company invests in NZ Festival’s Waka Odyssey

After more than a week of sailing day and night from Vanuatu the fleet of Te Mana o Te Moana arrives in the Solomon Islands. The fleet of 7 Vaka Moana reef their sails and await the dawn welcoming ceremony with thousands of locals gathered on the beach. Conch shells are blown and haka performed announcing the arrival.

News from NZ Festival
New Zealand Festival and Southbase Construction today announced a new partnership, as the company comes on board to invest in one of the 2018 Festival’s flagship projects, A Waka Odyssey. Read more »

50,000 people in 35 days: Lego models are popular at Te Papa

Children from Arakura School look at a Lego model of Moscow’s St Basil’s Cathedral. Photo: Kate Whitley, Te Papa

News from Te Papa
By this weekend 50,000 people will have visited Brickman: Wonders of the World in the 35 days since opening at Te Papa. Read more »

Maori thrash-metal band to play at Pipitea Marae music showcase

Press Release – The Public Good
Internationally-acclaimed, APRA Maioha Award-winning Māori thrash metal band Alien Weaponry are joining the Pao Pao Paoline-up, with a host of newly-announced acts confirmed to perform at the 17th installment of the annual Māori musical showcase on Saturday 17th February at Pipitea Marae in Wellington. Read more »

The shrinking Music Hub


by Lindsay Shelton
Strange that a council employee is pretending it’s only a “hiccup” that Victoria University has pulled out of the plan to use the Municipal Office Building for teaching and administrative rooms for the proposed Music Hub. Read more »

Shade shortage in Wellington playgrounds – risks identified

Press Release – University of Otago
Children visiting Wellington playgrounds this summer may be at high risk of sunburn, according to a new study from the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more »

Cashmere Avenue School Fair

Press Release – Cashmere Avenue School (Khandallah)
Cashmere Avenue School Fair and Jumble
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