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Time Travellers Ball in Featherston

Featherston’s historic Anzac Hall is once again playing host to an immersive costume ball like no other on Saturday 22nd of June, featuring a gourmet banquet, a well stocked bar, and lively music late into the night.

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May 14th, 2019 at 10:48 pm

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,New Zealand,Wellington

Cork & Canvas Rebrands to Paintvine

New Zealand’s largest paint and sip company Cork & Canvas, is officially changing its name to Paintvine. The vast success of the wine and paint business has prompted founders to rebrand so they can expand on a global scale.

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May 22nd, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Regions & Categories: Arts,Auckland,Entertainment,New Zealand

NZ International Film Awards 2017

New Zealand International Film Awards celebrated a completion of a successful 2017 event. A range of feature and short films were screened to Auckland audiences on 7th September at Rialto Newmarket.

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September 15th, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Awards,Entertainment,New Zealand

Discover the world with the New Zealand Film Awards

The annual New Zealand Film Awards festival will be held at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket 167 – 169 Broadway in Auckland on 7th September 2017. The festival program will showcase modern approach to filmmaking, based on new ideas and directions by independent filmmakers from around the world.

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August 18th, 2017 at 11:18 am

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Awards,Entertainment,New Zealand

NZ Premiere of Pecking Order

Christchurch will host the New Zealand premiere of Pecking Order as part of NZIFF’s Autumn Events film screenings in May.

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April 6th, 2017 at 11:00 am

Regions & Categories: Canterbury,Entertainment,New Zealand

2016 Phenomenal year for NZ Films

Two new publications by the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) show 2016 was a phenomenal year for New Zealand films.

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March 10th, 2017 at 9:49 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,New Zealand

Hamilton Locals Opportunity to Perform in China

Hamilton City Council is calling on local groups of dancers, singers and musicians, to perform on a global stage – as part of the Chengdu International Sister Cities Youth Music Festival in China. The festival, from 26 July to 1 August, aims to promote cultural and art exchanges between Chengdu and its sister cities. Hamilton became a sister city with Chengdu in 2015 after signing a memorandum of understanding in 2014.

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March 6th, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Hamilton,New Zealand

Capital in the 21st Century as a Film

The international bestseller (over 3 million copies sold worldwide) Capital in the 21st Century written by Thomas Piketty will be given a big screen adaptation as Matthew Metcalfe of General Film Corporation and Yann Le Prado of Upside today announce the project has entered into production.

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March 2nd, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,New Zealand

INNO Capital and Stonewood Homes Support Wellington’s Chinese New Year Festival

Chow brothers’ businesses Stonewood Homes and INNO Capital sponsor Wellington’s Chinese New Year festival 11-12 February to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

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January 26th, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Events,Wellington

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City Roots Cocktail

Bill Scott is ready to leave his legacy on the global cocktail stage thanks to his creation City Roots which has made the final three in the Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition. Bill Scott is encouring bars across New Zealand to add his creation to their cocktail menus.

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November 25th, 2016 at 7:47 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,New Zealand


A Mt Eden filmmaker has just gone live on the popular crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, to fund a horror movie with a goal of $10,000. ‘Found footage’ style is big overseas but not in New Zealand; Mikey is looking to change that.

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September 24th, 2015 at 9:04 am

New Zealand’s Find A Band Celebrates Seven Years Online

Launched in 2008, New Zealand’s Find A Band has been connecting audiences and event planners with some of the best musicians in the country for seven years now.

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February 23rd, 2015 at 10:11 am

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Entertainment


Sneaky Weasel – NZ’s first USB credti card album release

Unlike its rounded predecessors ‘Sneaky Weasel’, the debut album from Wellington jazz trio ‘Ben Wilcock and The Jelly Rolls’, is the first (in NZ) to be released as an ultra-modern USB credit-card.

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July 22nd, 2014 at 9:50 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Music,New Zealand

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Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth Film Screening

Two Women’s Centre’s, North Shore and Auckland, are partnering to screen Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth, at The Vic Cinema, Devonport on 13 July 2014.

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July 11th, 2014 at 9:48 am

Regions & Categories: Arts,Auckland,Entertainment

Auckland “Bono” wants the tree back on One Tree Hill

Auckland rocker Jamie Rowe wants a tree planted on One Tree Hill and he’s willing to do it himself.

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February 13th, 2014 at 10:30 am

Wilson announces Russian Redemption II on the horizon

Originally from the UK but now living on the North Shore of New Zealand’s North Island, Andrew Wilson published his first ever novel, Russian Redemption, back in October 2013, when it achieved Amazon Best Seller status in its first week.

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February 7th, 2014 at 8:10 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,New Zealand,Publishing

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U2 Tribute Show to visit North Island towns

Experience U2 is taking their “Best of” U2 tribute show to local theatres around the North Island. The Auckland-based band has been developing their live tribute over the last two years.

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February 4th, 2014 at 11:53 am

X-Tintin Designer Brings Crime to Armageddon

This Labour Weekend, former Weta Workshop designer, Tim Gibson, is previewing his new digital Crime Graphic Novel, ‘Moth City’, to Auckland Armageddon’s pop culture fans.

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October 12th, 2012 at 11:31 am

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Entertainment,New Zealand

Lupus Lunar album release South Island tour 2012

Christchurch band Lupus Lunar are releasing their self-titled, debut album with show’s in Dunedin, Port Chalmers, Lyttleton and Christchurch this Sept/Oct

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September 19th, 2012 at 8:43 am

Claudelands Turns It On For Armageddon Expo

Claudelands in Hamilton passed with flying colours as it was put to the test last weekend when thousands of Twihards, zombies, Dr Who and anime fans converged ready to meet the stars of the biggest pulp culture event in New Zealand – the Armageddon Expo.

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April 22nd, 2012 at 6:22 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Hamilton,New Zealand