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Saturday’s ‘Vaxathon’ on TV3 and Maori TV

News from Ministry of Health
New Zealand’s first ‘Vaxathon’ will take place this weekend on ‘Super Saturday’ (16 October) – a national day of action that calls on every remaining eligible New Zealander to get their shot. Read more »

Whitireia Musical Theatre tutors excelling on big stages

News from Whitireia
Whitireia is offering students a unique opportunity to work with the musical theatre industry in New Zealand through their New Zealand Diploma in Performing Arts – Musical Theatre (Level 6). Read more »

Terror-Fi Film Festival celebrating 5th anniversary at the Roxy

Press Release – Terror-Fi Film Festival

The Terror-Fi Film Festival turns five this year and launched its 2021 line-up this week, with Wellington tickets on sale now. Read more »

Wellington venues ready for Melbourne Cup

News from Undertow Media
All bets are on this Melbourne Cup Day (2nd November) at Wellington’s favourite watering holes, with some safe bets sure to have you winning hands down. Read more »

NZ Ballet making covid changes in Opera House for its Wgtn season

News from Royal New Zealand Ballet
With a little Kiwi ingenuity, Wellington’s Opera House has made a swift pivot for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s (RNZB) Ryman Healthcare season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, opening 28 October. Read more »

James Bond and the pandemic

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by Lindsay Shelton
I went to see Daniel Craig’s last film as James Bond at the Embassy the other night. The big 700 seat theatre was sold out – there were about 300 of us, spaced out in all directions. Read more »

Full programme announced: 164 features in Wellington’s 50th film festival next month

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News from NZIFF
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) today announced its full programme for Wellington, with the festival beginning here on Thursday 4 November. Read more »

Kita announce Tiny Concert at San Fran

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

Image credit: DIG DEEP music video, KITA, Dir. Kelly Gilbride.

Wellington synth-pop trio KITA are emerging from Aotearoa’s lockdowns ready to reconnect with audiences. The trio are to release a new visual for album track DIG DEEP, and have announced their Tiny Concert at San Fran on Saturday, with limited tickets available now via Eventbrite. Read more »

Entertainment lineup for Kāpiti Food Fair

Press Release – Kapiti Food Fair
While the Kāpiti Food Fair may be known as one of the hottest foodie tickets for summer, they’re also known for bringing an entertainment line-up that is sure to please every music-lover. The team behind the December 4th event are determined to get everyone up on their feet for a toe-tapping, good time. Read more »

Film Festival confirms Wellington, but cancels Auckland

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The New Zealand International Film Festival today confirmed that its fiftieth annual event in Wellington can go ahead next month, under Level 2 rules. The 50th Wellington Film Festival is due to start at the Embassy on November 4 with the premiere of Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, which won best director at the Venice Film Festival. However NZIFF has had to cancel this year’s Auckland Film Festival, because Level 3 restrictions make it impossible. Read more »

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