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Award-winning Celtic musicians at Third Eye

Press Release – Gillian Boucher
Featuring new material from their highly anticipated forthcoming album, fiddler Gillian Boucher (Canada) and singer/guitarist Bob McNeill (Scotland) will be delighting audiences in Kapiti and Wellington this month before heading to Canada and the USA to perform at some of the largest Celtic festivals in the world. Giving audiences a ‘taste’ of what’s to come is their way of showing appreciation to both communities, where Gillian and Bob, respectively, call home. Read more »

Heritage Week launches its new programme – over 30 events

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News from Wellington Heritage Week
The festival program for Wellington Heritage Week 2019 launches today, featuring over 30 events across the region between 28 October to 3 November. Read more »

Science fiction convention increasing adult fees in October

Press Release – Worldcon World Science Fiction Convention
CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, Wellington, New Zealand.
July 29 – August 2, 2020
CoNZealand has announced that the cost of Adult Attending Memberships will increase from NZ$400 to NZ$425, as at 11:59PM on October 1. Read more »

Upper Hutt planning storybook Christmas parade

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt’s Santa Parade will be back for 2019 with a brand new theme of a ‘Storybook Christmas’, bringing a literary spectacular to Main Street on Sunday 1 December at 3:00 pm. Read more »

Church & AP drop new single ahead of show at San Fran

Press Release – Great Things
Listen to ‘ Roulette

Complex U.K. say they’re the future of New Zealand hip hop, and there’s no doubt that Church & AP are the most played and most talked about local rap act of the moment. With a national tour just weeks away, Church & AP share the brand new single ‘Roulette’, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan. Read more »

Bret McKenzie to be one of three curators for NZ Festival next year

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Photo of Bret McKenzie by Sara Tansy

News from New Zealand Festival
Academy Award-winning composer, musician, actor, and comedian Bret McKenzie has been announced as a Guest Curator for the 2020 New Zealand Festival in Wellington. Best known as one half of Grammy Award-winning Flight of the Conchords and musical supervisor for The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted movies, he is joining Lemi Ponifaso as the second of three Guest Curators as part of the New Zealand Festival’s fresh approach to the 2020 programme. Read more »

Book of the Year for young readers: “The Bomb”

Press Release – New Zealand Book Awards
A sparkling story of courage and transformation has been judged the best book for young readers at this year’s national children’s book awards. Read more »

Canadian pianist Louis Lortie with NZSO in Wellington

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
One of the world’s best pianists returns after 25 years to perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in September. Read more »

JessB at Meow

Press Release – Great Things
One day out from the release of her anticipated second EP New Views, Auckland rapper JessB announces a series of live shows in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland next month. Read more »

One performer tackles 5 shows in 1 week

Press Release – George Fenn
From the 3rd to the 7th of September, NZ Spirit of the Fringe George Fenn will be attempting 5 different shows over 1 week at BATS Theatre. Read more »

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