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Explore virtual realities with experts – events at Te Papa

News Release – Te Papa
The ways virtual and augmented reality are changing the way we live, work and play will be explored during a four-day public programme at Te Papa. Read more »

Wellington Pride Parade’s fantasy theme – 25 years in the making

Press Release – Wellington Pride Festival
This Saturday the Wellington Pride Parade will be dazzling Wellington with glitz, glamour and fantasy to celebrate the LGBTIQ community. Read more »

Top musicians to join Cosmic Shambles

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
We can’t keep it in the bag any longer. Cosmic Shambles LIVE bring their one-night-only tasting menu of witty stand-up, fascinating scientific explorations and big name musicians to Wellington this April. Read more »

Sad by Sad South lineup announced

Press Release – Papaiti Records
Lesstalk and Papaiti Records are proud to bring you SAD by SAD SOUTH, a festival about embracing emotion in music & life and recognising and appreciating our immediate space and communities. The Wellington festival will take place over 3 days, 4 shows and feature: Read more »

Fire & Grace in Wellington

Press Release – Roaring Girl Records
Fire & Grace: Virtuoso Violin Meets Celtic Guitar – Edwin Huizinga, Virtuoso Classical Violinist & William Coulter, Grammy Award Winning Celtic Guitarist bend and blend genres and explore unique arrangements of classical and traditional folk music. They are bringing their musicality and virtuosity to New Zealand March 29th – April 10th. Read more »

Thomas Oliver on tour

Press Release – The Label
New Album, Floating In The Darkness
Out April 28
Pre-order album on iTunes HERE Read more »

Kiwi favourite Mel Parsons at San Fran

Press Release – NicNak Media

Mel Parsons has spent the last few years dividing her time between touring the world and performing her solo show in some of New Zealand’s remotest woolsheds. But this May, the Kiwi favourite will embark on her first tour with a full band since 2015, taking in the main centres. Read more »

Midge Ure at San Fran

Press Release – Plus1
Midge Ure and band have landed! The voice of Ultravox (and co-founder of Band Aid) will be at SanFran in Wellington on Saturday. Read more »

Bombing, backflipping and diving on the waterfront this weekend

Press Release – Welly Bomb Comp

The first ever Welly Bomb Comp is going down on the waterfront this weekend. Head to Wellington’s jump platform to show off your manus, cheer your friends, and compete for over $2000 of prizes.
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Avatar 2 release date put back again: “2018 isn’t happening,” says Cameron

There’s been another delay to the release of Avatar 2. The news was revealed by director James Cameron in an interview this week with the Toronto Star. Read more »

Marsden’s Thomasin McKenzie to star in US movie


Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 12 student Thomasin McKenzie is going to the US to star in the movie “My Abandonment”. She leaves for Portland, Oregon at the end of March to play the role of Caroline in the movie directed by Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone) and co-starring Ben Foster (Angel in X-Men). Read more »

The Food Show in May

Press Release – The Food Show
If you’re looking for ways to fire up your creative juices in the kitchen, look no further. The Food Show Wellington is on at Westpac Stadium from 26 – 28 May, and it’s bringing everything you need to turn yourself from uninspired and unenthused to culinary genius. Read more »

Mitch James at Meow

Press Release – Sony Music
Mitch James has been catapulted into the hearts, minds and playlists of Kiwis with the recent success of his debut #1 New Zealand airplay single MOVE ON, and to celebrate Mitch will embark on his very first nationwide tour, playfully named HUMBLE ROADIE TOUR presented by Spark and Spotify. Read more »

Lake South at Caroline for release of debut album

Press Release – Home Alone Music
Home Alone Music is proud to announce the release of Lake South’s debut album If You’re Born On An Island The Ocean Heals You. Read more »

Slice Of Heaven – Dave Dobbyn in Wellington in April

Press Release – Dave Dobbyn
Bonafide Kiwi legend Dave Dobbyn is celebrating 40 years as a songwriter, recording artist and performer with a nationwide tour taking in twelve centres this April. Read more »

Fortunes coming to Caroline

Press Release – Paint It Gold
Paint It Gold are excited to announce Fortunes’ return to New Zealand this May, playing Wellington’s Caroline on May 5 – following their appearance at Laneway Festival earlier this year. Read more »

Marching to musicians from Japan

Press Release – Narashino High School Symphonic Band
Wellington audiences will be spellbound by several free Symphonic Band shows performed by 120 young Japanese musical artists in late March. Read more »

Rhys Darby adds an extra Wellington show

Press Release – Awesomeness International
Tickets are flying out the door to Rhys Darby’s new show Mystic Time Bird. Extra shows have now been added in Wellington and Christchurch, and Darby has added two new towns to the list too. He will take his new show to Westport and Ashburton, both towns that he has not toured to before. Read more »

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