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Gordon Webster and a NY swing band at Meow

Press Release – Full Swing Vintage Dance Company
Bringing with him an 8 piece swing band from New York to make his New Zealand debut at Meow before playing a dance event, Full Swing is thrilled to present Gordon Webster! Read more »

Delaney Davidson at Meow

Press Release – Arts on Tour New Zealand
Remember the slide show of the returned traveller? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living room? See these old-time images combined with evocative music in Delaney Davidson’s homage to lost ways of storytelling. Read more »

WEiRdO – comedy with music at Bats

Press Release – Bats Theatre
Waylon and William are waging a war on the past. Their weapons are guitars, suits, a security pass to a government department, and 60 minutes of sometimes uncomfortable self-reflection about racial identity in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

Intrepid Bazaar (from Sydney) at Improv festival

Press Release – NZ Improv Festival
You step forward with a giddy nervous excitement, your palm already on the door handle. You turn it, not quite sure what to anticipate on the other side of the threshold. You emerge, soon after, your mind racing as fast as your heart. This is The Intrepid Bazaar. Read more »

Roni Size at San Fran

Press Release – Logic Touring Agency
Roni Size
Wednesday 1st November: San Fran, Wellington
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Seniors’ Week offers fun for older citizens

News from Wellington City Council
Te Wiki Kaumātua Seniors’ Week is to be a festival of community events and activities planned with older residents in mind, and it starts in the Capital this Wednesday. Read more »

Katya’s cabin fever – NZ Opera’s Katya Kabanova

Review by Max Rashbrooke
NZ Opera’s production of Katya Kabanova starts with the eponymous heroine standing as a tiny figure against a vast, dark backdrop which gradually reveals thousands of stars; reflected in the stage floor, they appear to surround and even flow through her. Read more »

Diwali celebrations in Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Diwali will be celebrated in Porirua this weekend, bringing together communities and cultures at the vibrant festival of lights. Read more »

Moody Blues soloist at MFC

Press Release – Sandra Roberts


Wellington 14-Oct Michael Fowler Centre
One of the world’s most celebrated prog-rockers, Justin Hayward – the legendary voice of THE MOODY BLUES – begins his New Zealand tour this week. Read more »

A search for French food

The croissant aux amandes from Le Moulin.

by Rachel Pommeyrol
When you come from another country, you search for links with home. A French person in Wellington compares the pretend cheeses in supermarkets with the ones in France – first, the local products are expensive, and second, they look fake. Here there’s no difference between what are pretentiously called “brie” and “camembert”. Read more »

National Library’s He Tohu exhibition wins seven national design awards

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs
The new permanent exhibition He Tohu at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa won seven awards in the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards on Friday. Read more »

Estere to sing with Bic Runga

Press Release – Susie Says
Estère has given TEDx talks; toured South Korea, Africa and conquered Europe; and continually, excitingly pushes creative boundaries. Read more »

Eat, drink and be crafty in Paekakariki

Press Release – Mana Lions
Enjoy the very best of handmade crafts, artisan food and drink, and family entertainment in a rural setting at the Eat Drink & Be Crafty Fair. Read more »

Pseudo Echo and The Narcs at San Fran

Press Release – Kurt Shanks
Pseudo Echo and The Narcs turn back the clock in December for a fabulous 80s-flavoured concert in Wellington. Read more »

Breakfast Klub presents: Road to Rhythm

Press Release – Road to Rhythm
Wellingtonians get ready – your Road to Rhythm starts at McEwan Park on December 27th, with bass heavyweights Netsky (DJ Set) and Camo and Krooked set to hit the capital. Read more »

Show Me Shorts Film Festival next month

Press Release – Show Me Shorts
The line-up has been unveiled for Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2017, New Zealand’s premier international short film festival. Read more »

Winery Tour coming to Days Bay in January

Press Release – Winery Tour
The iconic summer tour refreshes for its 11th year with a new format featuring Annie Crummer, Che Fu, Jason Kerrison (Opshop), Betty-Anne Monga (Ardijah), Hollie Smith and Tami Neilson Read more »

Adventure Park planned for Porirua, with chairlift, trails and two cafés

The location of the park on Rangituhi / Colonial Knob and what the park will like when built.

News from Porirua City Council
New Zealand’s newest adventure park, offering an exciting array of activities, will be built on the hills and surrounding area of Porirua’s Rangituhi / Colonial Knob. Read more »

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