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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 »

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 »

Change of plan for Level 2: Lions vs Canterbury open for fans at the Stadium – with masks

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News from Sky Stadium
NPC returns to Sky Stadium on Friday, with the Wellington Lions taking on Canterbury. We have worked together with Wellington Rugby to allow fans at this event, following revised guideliness from the Government after Monday’s Covid-19 update. Read more »

Wellington’s Diwali Festival going online – covid restrictions

News from Wellington City Council
The Diwali Festival of Lights is going online this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. In line with other major events around the country, the difficult decision to cancel the live event and go online was made so it could still be celebrated in a safe and responsible way. Read more »

Special screening of Fassbinder classic to mark 50 years of film festival in Wellington

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News from NZIFF
The New Zealand International Film Festival will celebrate 50 years of the film festival in Wellington with a special screening event at the Embassy. In addition to commemorating its golden anniversary, NZIFF will also pay tribute to its former Director Bill Gosden with a curated programme of retrospective films. Read more »

Hui for rangatahi to say what they want in the council’s Youth Hub

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is developing a new Youth Hub in the central city, and is hosting a hui for the younger community to voice their views on what the space should look like. Read more »

Homegrown announces first acts for next year

Press Release – Jim Beam Homegrown
The original all-Kiwi music festival, Jim Beam Homegrown has just announced a diverse mix of Kiwi greats and fresh new faces, in their first line-up release for next year.

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TEDxPipitea in Cuba Street in November

Press Release – TEDxPipitea
A new TEDx experience is coming to Central Wellington. Read more »

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