Phoenix Foundation sign with FMR

Local lads The Phoenix Foundation continue their well-paced rise to the top of the musical pile, with the news that they’ve signed a deal with Festival Mushroom Records (FMR). The band have apparently been the subject of a ‘bidding war’ amongst at least a couple of the bigger Auckland-based labels, with some fine wining and […]

Somes Island Weeding Mission

The ongoing effort by the Department of Conservation, the Council, and ordinary people like you and me to regenerate native flora and fauna around the city continues next month with a bit of a weeding mission out on Somes Island (aka Matiu). DOC are calling for volunteers for a big weed-busting day on Saturday March […]

Bodega vigil

Those of you who reminisce about the old, smokey, smelly, loud and generally run-down Bar Bodega of yore are encouraged to head down to the old venue from about 5pm tonight (15th Feb), to participate in a evening vigil. The bypass bulldozers have been slowly working their way up from Webb St, along Abel Smith […]

Box @ Fringe Festival

Wellington’s Fringe Festival is up and running, and the one event we highly recommend you get along to see is the extremely complicated-sounding multimedia and performance extravangza which goes by the very simple name of ‘Box’. Doubtless there will be many more events of quality and acclaim, but when you put dozens of dancers, musicians, […]

Island Bay Festival

If you missed the last ever Whopper Chopper down at Island Bay, then be sure to make the most of the incredibly warm weather with a day by the beach this weekend, when the 21st Annual Island Bay Festival gets under way. There’s all sorts of good stuff for young and old. The suburb’s main […]