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Posts Tagged ‘ music ’

NZ Music Month timely for computer musician’s first album

May 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Lower Hutt musician grew up with piano and guitar and is now playing the computer



Blues music for lunch the first of regular student music in city

May 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Te Auaha musicians held their first Wednesday gig today, the first of many open to the public



Mayor gets all dressed up for the CubaDupa 2018 party

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Justin Lester dressed up to promote CubaDupa thanks to make-up artistry tutors from Te Auaha



CubaDupa returns to Wellington streets

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Cuba Dupa is returning to the streets of Wellington this weekend and is promising plenty of the weird, delightful and unexpected. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



PHOTO ESSAY: Notes from the Darkest Times

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

The 2017 Kristallnacht Memorial Concert was captured by photographer SAPEER MAYRON at the St James Theatre last month.



Playwright draws on personal experience in new work

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A personal experience of racism is the inspiration behind a new cabaret,  Christ (Church) Almighty. Victor Rodgers, a well known playwright and occasional Shortland Street actor, was in Wellington on Saturday, talking about his most recent work. The piece was inspired by an incident which saw him verbally attacked  for speaking Te Reo Maori by […]



Wellington ‘Jammers’ preparing for annual concert

Nov 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Next week young Wellingtonians will take to the stage in a celebration of diversity



Tribute concert to mark the night of broken glass

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Wellington band finishes tour in hometown

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Radio News

Wellington band New Age Leper finished their North Island tour with a final show in their hometown, Wellington, on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to frontman Bjorn Christenson



Marama Te Kira brings Te Reo to Te Papa and her life

Sep 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

As Te Reo in schools added to the political debate in the elections, AIMEE EASTWOOD listens to her experience.



REVIEW: Five women figure out The First Time at Circa Theatre

Jun 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Play a must-see for young New Zealanders for whom life continues to confuse



WATCH: Wellington CBD lit up by Lux Light Festival

May 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Student Features

Wellington’s Lux Light Festival returned to the CBD this year. AIMEE EASTWOOD captures the dazzling artworks and performers.



WW1 musical film experience comes to Wellington Museum

Apr 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

The Nudge are performing live before showing of film, music commemorating World War 1



Female harmonies meet loud guitars on stage

Mar 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Student Features, Top Picture

Wellington band HEX who played CubaDupa, are making an album. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks with bass player Kiki Van Newtown.



NewsWire gets low-down on Cuba Dupa 2017

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Cuba Dupa’s Brianne Kerr talks to NewsWire about the festival.



Changing the rhythm to ease your stress

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Upper Hutt’s gone to the dogs for its 50th birthday celebration

Oct 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Parading dogs were among the drawcards to the city’s weekend celebrations



Kiwi quartet set sights on New Orleans

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Trust has $6000 up for grabs for children in capital’s Eastern Ward

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Students are missing out on scholarships by not applying to a local charitable trust.



African musician sings Newtown’s praises

Jun 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Wellington musician Sam Manzanza keeps African music alive.



Te Auaha NZ Institute of Applied Creativity launched in capital

May 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

NewsWire.co.nz graduate and student reporters covered the event live.



Countries in conflict to come together at WOMAD 2016

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

China, Greece, USA, Mali and Syria are among the countries represented on stage at WOMAD 2016.



Young Saxophonist wins Alex Lindsay music Award

Sep 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment

A broken saxophone didn’t stop a young musician from winning the Alex Lindsay music award.



Big dreams for Bigfoot Music’s website launch

Aug 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Andy Mauafua hopes with the launch of his website can create a community space for Kiwi music.



A Victorian Gaiety raising funds for the The Basin Reserve appeal

Apr 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

Dress up as a servant, maid, low society or high society to fight Transit in High Court



Wellington gets jazzed up for its annual music festival

Apr 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Capital Jazz festival will have about 100 local and international acts in June.



Maori and Brazilian ‘chucked in a pot’ for Cuba Dupa festival

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Tutakitaki blends Maori and Brazilian music for the Cuba Dupa street festival.



McDonalds Young Entertainers star guiding the next generation

Jan 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Ainslie Allen has gone through several stages of performing life since the 90s hit TV show.



WATCH: Soul star leads a new pack of stars at Whitireia Music School

Sep 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

The gig by Wellington-based soul singer Bella Kalolo and music students is captured on video.



Gareth Watkins says Farewell as Nga Taonga launches new era

Sep 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News

The merged national media archive’s first Curator-at-Large talks with YC LEE about his love of sound and vision.



Bella Kalolo draws on the soul of Whitireia musicians for big gig

Aug 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Award-winning soul musician Bella Kalolo is guiding Whitireia music students and will join them on stage. MATTHEW LAU reports.



A new generation of musicians pushing the boundaries

Apr 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout

Young artists are challenging studios using little more than the internet and a laptop. LIAM MACANDREW meets two of them.



Acting novice lands major role in popular show

Mar 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Wainuiomata Little Theatre has a new leading man for its production of Jesus Christ Superstar.



From Wellington to New York and back again with Louis Baker

Mar 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

OREN OAARIKI and LAUREN MANN talk to Wellington musician Louis Baker about his upcoming self titled EP.



Fizz free, smoke free, alcohol free Creekfest attracts thousands

Mar 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, Multimedia, News, Other, Picture story

Porirua’s annual Creekfest health festival brought 25,000 people together.



REVIEW: DJ Stickybuds rocks the boat

Feb 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Student Features, Top Picture

Stickybuds entertained crowds at Wellington’s Tugboat, and having experienced him live once before, OREN OAARIKI went along for more.



Taking a walk down Laneway 2014 at Auckland’s Silo Park

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News, Opinion

In a roundup of Laneways in Auckland, LIAM MACANDREW features six of the more prominent acts, and photos



Wellington goes crackers for Christmas in streets

Dec 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Picture story, Student Features

The annual Christmas parade had Wellington city dancing in the streets. PENNY SCOTT captured the day in pictures.



New Zealand Youth Choir bringing harmony to US

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Olivia Sheat typical of the hard-working singers preparing for their choir’s 10th international tour.



Documentary traces roots of unity through cultural dance

Nov 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Director Bronwyn Judge premieres her documentary on African dance at dance festival in capital.



FLUME will be back for more Kiwi fans at the La De Da festival

Oct 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, Multimedia, News

Australian music producer FLUME entertains thousands of fans at Trentham Racecourse.



Top Wellington musicians join 40 students on stage for Blues Express

Sep 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Thomas Oliver, Lisa Tomlins and John O’Connor contribute to stars of future.



Shaking and swaying a way to fitness with Pacific flavour

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Performing arts graduates stimulate the community into fitness with dance routines in Lower Hutt.



Vic Uni buys a music label to add to its creative businesses

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story

Victoria University expects its purchase of a record label to give students a richer arts experience. BETHANY PEARSON attends a celebration concert to hear about the deal.



Final rewind for Wellington dance venue

Jul 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

After a decade of late night dance parties, music venue Sandwiches is closing its doors for good.



Going animal for the animals at charity gig

Jul 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Wellington musicians are flocking to raise money for Wellington Zoo’s animal hospital, reports LIAM MACANDREW.



Going animal for the animals at charity gig

Jul 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Wellington musicians are flocking to raise money for Wellington Zoo’s animal hospital, reports LIAM MACANDREW.



Multi-Fest a colourful celebration of Lower Hutt’s diverse cultures

Mar 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

Lower Hutt celebrated its diversity last weekend with food, fashion and dance from around the world.



Four rejections motivated Tongan scholarship winner

Mar 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

‘It was like winning the lottery’, says new Victoria University student Sione Hapa.



Newtown Street Festival attracts thousands

Mar 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

New Zealand’s largest open-air street fair kicks off the start of the 2013 Newtown Festival.



War of words between Wellington band and Tauranga music festival

Feb 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Signs and some bands at festival labelled homophobic, sexist and fascist.



Mina wants global recognition of music in te reo

Nov 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

MAORI LANGUAGE musician Mina Ripia says that there isn’t enough global recognition of music in te reo Maori – and she hopes to change that. Mina Ripia and her band WAI will be performing at the Australasian World Music Expo in Melbourne this week.



Southern folk stars at home in Paekakariki

Sep 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Touring Lyttelton group feel like locals in sister town.



CD a slice of nostalgia for unique student radio station

Aug 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article

Human FM’s collection has five years of Blah Blah Blah open mic shows, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL



Cuba St rally shows opposition to asset sales far from fading

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Music, speeches, and impromptu dancing in Cuba St showed the fight against sales is strong, reports VICTORIA COTTERELL



Outgoing champions to sing as opening act

Aug 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Barbershop fundraiser for The Fource to sing in Denver, USA.



Celebrating grass roots of city community

Jul 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington radio and art unite to boost local awareness.



A night out for locals, new books for pupils

Jul 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Pukerua Bay School annual community event boosts library.



Hutt band fundraises for record contract

Jul 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Velvet Regime setting their sights high to raise $2,000



Wellington sister act raising money for Malawi

Jul 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Song goes from New York to Africa to Wellington and back.



Plimmerton plans more boat club jam nights

May 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Local musicians joined by others from as far afield as Upper Hutt



Local band using social networks to make mark

May 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Hollywoodfun Downstairs do video, marketing themselves



Whitireia music students show their talent on stage

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Blind guitarist and his fellow musicians get taste of reality.



Wellington magazine’s eye on future of the arts

Apr 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

“You only live once,” says magazine editor, Ron Hanson.



Newtown farewells muso who makes a difference

Apr 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Local dinner show send-off for community minded Fraser Ross.



Fred’s home for art and music closes its doors

Mar 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

City council finds the historic building an earthquake risk.



Hare Krishnas not what they seem from other side of the street

Mar 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article

Hare Krishnas are not widely understood in Western society, so SARA GREIG finds out what all the noise is about.



Laneway rocks despite hot sun, soul-less venue

Feb 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Music festival celebrated art at its loudest, most raucous.



Bogans and rascals to rock PN’s Tankapalooza

Nov 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Third Tankapooloza gig grows to 10 bands and two stages.



Popular moustache survives brush with razor in capital mo-town

Sep 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, News

The moustache is back and clearly visible on the faces of young Wellingtonian males.



Journalist’s dream job on new music magazine

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Whitireia graduate gets to make mark profiling local talent.



Six months in a leaky boat upsets some WINZ clients

Aug 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Some WINZ clients have had enough of listening endlessly to the same old tunes while waiting for a human voice.

Their new Facebook page calls for Work and Income NZ to change the music on its phone lines, reports CALLUM VALENTINE.



Poets to pitch poetry to Rugby World Cup fans

Aug 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Pacific poets will run workshops in the Cup fanzone.



Bush giant leads anthropologist down mysterious sidetrack

Aug 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Student Features

Paul Wolffram’s film festival documentary shows PNG myth is a reality, reports KATIE McALISTER.



Record day for music lovers worldwide

Apr 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellingtonians gear up to support independent record shops.



Hanggai Mongolian folk and punk captures the WOMAD spirit

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Taranaki’s festival brings world music to New Zealand. RODNEY BROWN experiences the event for the first time, and it won’t be the last.



Singer-guitarist ‘stoked’ to get festival gig

Nov 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Local 19-year-old rises to Toast Martinborough challenge.



PHOTO ESSAY: Busking – is it all about the money?

Oct 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington buskers share the music behind the loose change



Cultural mash-up as New York meets Cuba St

Sep 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

US Christian dance group right at home in the Capital.



City housing tenants display artistic talents

Jun 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Show with a difference marks Toi Poneke’s birthday