Murray Burns vividly remembers the night in 1980 when then-prime minister Rob Muldoon attended a Mi-Sex gig in Wellington. At the time there was a bid to have tax taken off local products and it was argued that records by local artists should be included
They share a love of words, and now Wellington poets Jenny Bornholdt and Gregory O’Brien have shared the stage at today’s honours investiture ceremony in Wellington. The couple officially became members of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to poetry and the arts at Government House
One of the newest and biggest success stories in British music this year has been Rudimental. It combines drum and bass with electronica, touches of soul and funk and guest singers.
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is off to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to make new friends and meet some unicorns. With their residency at the world’s largest arts festival, the ukulele ensemble, formed in a Wellington caf
It is a Wednesday night and The Backbencher pub in central Wellington is packed. Unless you have booked a table, it is standing room only and there are some familiar faces in the crowd – Justice Minister Judith Collins shares space with people holding signs calling for the legalisation of cannabis and a fellow who has made a Peter Dunne puppet.
A new dance studio designed to cater for dancers and drop-in students who want to mix with the best, has opened in Wellington.
Watch all the red carpet action from The World’s End premiere tonight in Wellington online. On the guest list are director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg, Nick Frost as well as co-star Martin Freeman who only yesterday finished filming The Hobbit.
After six years together, Electric Wire Hustle have been doing some major re-wiring ahead of the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album #BlackWater/Love Can Prevail.
Picking up where you left after a year is not easy, Peter Jackson’s first The Hobbit production blog of 2013 shows. The clip covers the so called pick-up shooting for which “props, people, and sets” where reunited in Wellington in the last couple of months.