9 October

Plank outta the blue!

Aidee Walker (aka Draska) and a bunch of other fabulous folks are riding the length of the country (2500km from Bluff to Cape Reinga) to raise money and awareness to combat the issues of depression and suicide in New Zealand.

You can support the amazing Ride Out of the Blue team (without getting on yer bike) by planking outta the blue…you just have to ‘plank’ every day for 21 days and be sponsored. Check this link for deets and support this great cause!

21 August

Red Nose Day reunion

Tune in to TV3’s (NZ) Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids special on Friday August 23, 2012 at 7.30pm for a westie reunion of sorts.
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22 November

Aidee Walker (Draska) lights up Hospice

Aidee Walker will be MC’ing the annual Light Up Hospice event. Hospice West Auckland celebrates and remembers the lives of people who have passed away, and enjoys the spirit of Christmas with the Waitakere community at ‘Light Up Hospice’. Last year the free, family event attracted over 1000 people.

For more information visit the Hospice website

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2 September

Station to Station (starring Antonia Prebble) goes to the South Island

The Top of the South Arts Touring and Passenger presents

STATION TO STATION is a theatrical hit crackling with wit and intelligence by Bruce Mason Award winning playwright,
Michael Galvin.

When was the last time you saw New Zealand’s ‘star’ actors in a play that made you think and laugh, and held you spellbound?

North Island audiences who saw Station to Station in 2011 said…

” Absolute quality acting. Loved the deep layers of the story.”

” … Donogh Rees’ laugh and lines are particularly memorable …”

” Well written, well constructed and well acted, one of the best plays I have seen.”

“Enjoyed it very much. Provoked lots of stimulating discussion in the car on the way home.”

“Awesome! Fantastic! Thought provoking.”

Station to Station is the first of Michael’s plays to tour the South Island and is made possible through Creative New Zealand funding.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy New Zealand theatre at its finest.

Not to be missed!

Station to Station tour dates:

Blenheim – Marlborough Civic Theatre
Saturday September 10 at 7.30pm
Tickets: 03 520 8558

Nelson – Theatre Royal
Monday September 12 & Tuesday September 13 at 7.30pm
Tickets: 03 548 3083

Ashburton – Ashburton Events Centre Trust
Thursday September 15 & Friday September 16 at 7.30pm
Tickets: 03 307 2010

7 June

Outrageous Fortune: double episode Saturdays!

Hey New Zealand fans, TV3 is going right back to the beginning! From Saturday June 11 onwards, Outrageous Fortune will play at 8:30pm on TV3, starting from series one.