Wellington Scoop

Archive for July, 2010

Car and truck collide on “cold and icy” Desert Road – two men killed

Media release – New Zealand Police
Two men were killed in a road crash on the Desert Road north of Waiouru this morning.

The crash happened around 7.45am when a Toyota sedan car travelling south collided with a truck and trailer unit heading north. Read more »

Police ask for help in tracing movements of murdered Newtown woman

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Police are continuing to investigate the death of 42 year-old Allison McPhee (photo above) and are looking for sightings of her before she died. Read more »

NZSO: charismatic Scottish percussion star “hotly awaited”

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
Turbo-charged Scottish percussion star Colin Currie will rocket around the stage playing as many as 20 instruments in the hotly-awaited Soundscapes national tour with the NZSO in September. Read more »

Chamber music: Piers Lane with Doric String Quartet

Press Release – Chamber Music New Zealand  
Revered London-based Australian pianist, Piers Lane and prize-winning UK string quartet, the Doric String Quartet, head to Wellington in September as part of a New Zealand tour for Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2010 Diamond Anniversary season. Read more »

Afternoon with a cellist – to support waterfront appeal

Media release – Waterfront Watch
Waterfront Watch is presenting “a life of music” – an afternoon with the cellist Christopher Salmon – on Sunday August 8 at 3pm.

The concert is a fundraising event to support the cost of the Waterfront Watch appeal to the Environment Court to preserve open spaces on the waterfront. Read more »

VUW lecture explores untold story of Governor’s wife

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A hundred and fifty years ago, a woman wrote down her thoughts about the land war in Taranaki, an account that wasn’t published until 100 years later. Read more »

Massey lecture series to begin with talk on charcoal

Press Release – Massey University
Charcoal’s changing use over time is the subject of the first talk in a series of public lectures being held at the Wellington campus. Read more »

City Gallery: life in three colours

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
If you are suffering from celluloid withdrawal after the New Zealand International Film Festival, be sure to pay a trip to City Gallery Wellington where there will be a special chance to catch New Zealand filmmaker Nova Paul’s most recent film This is Not Dying from 10 August to 5 September. Read more »

Solander Gallery: two artists

Media release – Solander Gallery
Two new exhibitions featuring works by artists Michele Bryant and Nadine Smith open at Solander on Wednesday 11 August, 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Read more »

Light Opera tour: Die Fledermaus

Press Release – Wellington Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Society

Die Fledermaus
by Johann Strauss
Direction by Dr. David Skinner / Musical Direction by Hugh McMillan

Tour: 19th August – 18th September
Wellington, Kapiti, Palmerston North, Wanganui
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