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Kuranui College wins top prize in Showquest

News from Showquest
Kuranui College from Wellington have taken out the top spot in the National Final for Showquest, the country’s largest performing arts competition for schools. Read more »

Wellington-made video game world’s #1 seller

Press Release – NZGDA
Dinosaur Polo Club, Wellington-based makers of the critically-acclaimed video game Mini Metro, has released their second title Mini Motorways onto PC to huge success. Read more »

Wellington band Voodoo Bloo create their own beer

News from Voodoo Bloo
Wellington-based indie rock bandVoodoo Bloo have joined forces with Boneface Brewery to create a beer of their own, a hazy pale ale. Read more »

Fur Patrol postpones NZ tour

Press Release – NikNak Media

Due to COVD restrictions recently re-introduced around travel between New Zealand and Australia, Fur Patrol regrettably have postponed the PET 21st Anniversary tour. Read more »

DHB staff joining in orchestral performances for Matariki

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Musicians and singers from Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs came together last year to play music as Manawa Ora – the 2DHB orchestra. Now they are putting on three concerts in DHB hospitals to mark the Māori New Year festival of Matariki. Read more »

Upgraded Pukehuia Park to be opened with a pre-dawn blessing

News from Wellington City Council
The newly upgraded Pukehuia Park will be officially opened next Saturday with a pre-dawn blessing and ceremony. Read more »

French Film Festival increases admissions

Press Release – French Film Festival

The curtain has now closed on the successful 2021 run of the French Film Festival Aotearoa, which saw Kiwi audiences flocking to theatres in record numbers for a slice of cinéma français. Read more »

No public money given to They Are Us, says new NZFC chief executive

News from NZFC
Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) today confirmed that no Government money has been given or promised to the They Are Us project, and the NZFC has had no role in the development of the concept or script. Read more »

Fur Patrol ending 21st Anniversary tour at San Fran

News Release – NikNak Media

Fur Patrol are throwing a 21st party like no other this September. The iconic Kiwi rockers have just announced a seven-date tour of New Zealand in celebration of their landmark debut album, PET. Read more »

Three-day Festival of Fashion starts on Friday

Press Release – Wellington Festival of Fashion

It’s been a year in the making and now the frocks are finished, models selected, and bubbles delivered ready for the opening shows of the inaugural Wellington Festival of Fashion, starting this Friday. Read more »

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