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Givealittle campaign triggers mailout of popular children’s Annual 2

Press Release – The Fledge Trust
Naenae Intermediate in Lower Hutt is one of 450 low-decile full primary and intermediate state schools across Aotearoa which have received a free copy of the much-lauded children’s book Annual 2 published in Wellington. Read more »

Lawn & Order at St Johns for summer

Press Release – St Johns Bar and Eatery

St Johns Bar & Eatery are proving not all heroes wear capes as they roll out the green carpet and adorn the lawn for catch ups with mates and hot dates this summer in Wellington. Read more »

Orange: in or out?

Upper Hutt has become an outlier. It’s taking a different approach to protecting its communities under the Orange Traffic Light system, and isn’t requiring a vaccination pass for entry to its libraries, pools and council offices. Which means it’s admitting non-vaccinated people to these venues. Read more »

Asta Rangu & Space Bats, Attack! at San Fran in February

Press Release – Foundry Music
Dunedin noise-pop band Asta Rangu and space-doom collective Space Bats, Attack! are teaming up for a four date tour of Aotearoa in February, to celebrate the release of Asta Rangu’s new single ‘Too-Zooma’ and Space Bats, Attack!’s sophomore album ‘Oort’. Read more »

Summer City covid changes: no fireworks or Gardens Magic or Pasifika

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Council is changing its summer events programme for the safety and well-being of our community – but still with a focus on celebrating Christmas. Read more »

Performance Arcade: highlights for February

Press Release – The Performance Arcade
The Performance Arcade is a beloved free, award-winning summer festival of live art, music and performance that delights art enthusiasts and passers-by and visitors to Te Whanganui-a-Tara every year. Read more »

City of Wind short story competition seeking entries

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Entries for the 2021 Absolutely Positively Wellington short story competition are now open. Read more »

US company completes takeover of Weta Digital’s Tools, Pipeline, and engineering talent

Press Release – Joint Press Release
Closed transaction marks the beginning of democratizing Weta Digital’s exclusive tools for millions of creators and artists. Read more »

Taurite – Haka Dance Theatre in Wellington in March

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Celebrated Māori performance company Hawaiki TŪ return to the stage in 2022 with their award-winning work Taurite. Following delays presented by recent lockdowns, Hawaiki TŪ and Auckland Live are delighted to announce that Taurite will return to the stage in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in February. This exciting evolution of Taurite premieres at the Aotea Centre’s Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre from 16 – 17 February, before playing at the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts in Wellington on 11 March. Read more »

YHA closing its 11 hostels – “financially unsustainable”

Press Release – Youth Hostel Association
The Youth Hostel Association of New Zealand (YHA) has been left with no option but to permanently close the doors on its 11 managed hostels on 15 December. The extended Auckland lockdown and no prospects of an international visitor market this summer has created market conditions that place YHA in an unsustainable financial position. Read more »

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