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Extra sessions for super-size Van Goghs in TSB Arena

Press Release – Live Nation
New dates have been added to Van Gogh Alive’s Wellington season due to popular demand, from Friday 29th – Sunday 31st January. The large-scale, indoor experience is in Wellington at TSB Arena, ahead of opening in Christchurch at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand on February 18th, then Auckland at Spark Arena on 14th April. Read more »

Unique NZ horror film at the Roxy soon

Press Release – Admit One
The New Zealand gothic horror THE TURN OF THE SCREW gets its highly anticipated nationwide cinematic release on 21 January. Read more »

City Council supporting summer entertainment for everyone

2021 Fringe Festival – Nuestro Mundo

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The next couple of months will see events happening on and off the water and in and out of the city – so there’s something for everyone wherever you are. Read more »

Zodiac art trail for Wellington Chinese New Year Festival

Yin-Ju Chen, work in progress for Pig zodiac sign 2021, Chinese New Year Festival Zodiac Art Trail 2021, courtesy the artist.

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation
Organisers of Wellington’s Chinese New Year Festival (13-14 February) have added an exciting new component to the 2021 festival. From 1 February the public will be treated to the Chinese New Year Zodiac Art Trail, an installation of specially commissioned artworks by locally and internationally based artists around Wellington’s CBD. Read more »

Whānau Summer Day brings the backyard to a regional park

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Kaitoke Regional Park will be everybody’s big backyard this Saturday as the council hosts Whānau Summer Day, a free event for the family. Read more »

Three weeks of free music in Botanic Garden

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The iconic Gardens Magic 2021 event brings music to the ears as the three-week whānau-friendly festival kicks-off on Tuesday at the Botanic Garden ki Paekākā. Read more »

‘No, I’m Not Australian’ at Fringe Bar

Press Release – Ocean Denham

Fresh faced Songbird and stand up comedian Ocean Denham has exploded onto the New Zealand comedy scene. Graduating from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA) in 2018, Ocean promptly jetted off to Europe and began slinging jokes around some of the top UK comedy spots. Read more »

Fireworks, food and music on the waterfront

News from WCC
Come down to Whairepo Lagoon on 31 December and get ready to see in the New Year with a night of entertainment, kai and activities for all to enjoy. Read more »

QC finds bullying and sexual harassment in “pockets” of Weta Digital

Report from RNZ
The independent review by Miriam Dean QC of Weta Digital, the Wellington company founded by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, has found that staff were not protected from bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination. Read more »

Dartz and Wiri Donna at San Fran in January

Dartz photo by Vanessa Cone

News from Under the Radar
DARTZ (the band from Wellington, New Zealand) are kicking off 2021 with a four-date summer tour, starting the year with a hometown soiree at San Fran in Wellington before taking their frothy live set of party punk bangers on the road to Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin with fellow Pōneke pals Wiri Donna. Read more »

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