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    • More Matangi in service
      • 6 Dec 2011
      • Tranz Metro
      • Twenty new Matangi trains are now in service on the Hutt Valley and Kapiti lines. These trains are operating thirty-one return trips every weekday. In addition to a number of off-peak services, the Hutt line has Matangi operating on seven return services during the morning peak and five return services during the evening peak. The Kapiti line has seven evening peak services and five morning peak services delivered by Matangi.
      • Tagged as:
      • hutt valley
      • kapiti
      • matangi trains
      • Geotagged Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

    • Circa Theatre 2012 Season
      • 5 Dec 2011
      • Circa Theatre
      • Circa Theatre 2012 SeasonBrief Synopsis of Productions Circa One Roger Hall’s Aladdin, the PantomimeSongs by Paul Jenden and Michael Nicholas WilliamsDirected by Susan Wilson3-14 JanuaryBack by popular demand for the first two weeks in January, those of you who missed out on seeing this spectacular treat before Christmas can hiss, boo, and aww along with Aladdin, Widow Twankey and the gang! The Motor CampA comedy by Dave ArmstrongBased on a story by Danny MulheronDirected by Danny Mulheron21 January – 18 FebruaryAfter the panto we have another return season by popular demand: The Motor Camp! Director Danny Mulheron once again helms this cracker Kiwi camping comedy by NZ playwright Dave Armstrong, bringing together the talented cast from the sell out 2011 season. Tickets are available now – get yours early to avoid disappointment! PeninsulaBy Gary HendersonDirected by Jane Waddell25 February – 31 MarchUp next is Circa’s contribution to the New Zealand International Arts Festival, Peninsula, by the award-winning team who scooped the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in 2007 with Home Land.  A touching, bitter-sweet look at life in the 60s, Peninsula provides a richly emotional journey amid childhood games and adventures and adult issues and events. Roger Hall’s A Shortcut to HappinessDirected by Ross Jolly14 April – 28 MayA fabulous new comedy about the lives, loves and misadventures of a folk-dancing class, A Shortcut to Happiness has all of the usual Hall trademarks: shrewd observations, much mocking of Kiwis’ curious customs and of course, plenty of laughs. All My SonsBy Arthur MillerDirected by Susan Wilson2 June – 7 JulyThe director who brought us the epic dramas August: Osage County and When the Rain Stops Falling in 2011, takes on this powerful Miller classic for 2012. A brilliant and compelling family drama of love, guilt and the corrupting power of greed, All My Sons was the first great success of Arthur Miller’s supremely influential career. SpectorWith the BeatGirlsDevised, written and choreographed by Andrea Sanders14-28 JulyA musical tribute to one of pop’s legendary producers, Spector showcases the best work from Phil’s career and recounts the stories around the music. Starring the always entertaining BeatGirls (performing for the first time in Circa One!) and featuring hit songs such as ‘Be My Baby’, ‘Da Do Ron Ron’, ‘Unchained Melody’ and ‘River Deep Mountain High’. West End GirlsAdapted for the stage by Ken DuncumFrom the bestselling book by Barbara TateDirected by David O’Donnell4 August – 1 SeptemberWest End Girls is a world premiere adaptation of Barbara Tate’s autobiographical bestseller, brought to you by the writer/director team behind the 2010 Circa hit, The Great Gatsby. An eye-opening, hilarious and moving story of love, life, laughter and sex. Clybourne ParkBy Bruce NorrisDirected by Ross Jolly8 September – 6 OctoberDirector Ross Jolly presents the NZ premiere of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. A very sharp, clever and wickedly funny study of modern manners, Clybourne Park probes the contemporary fault line between property and prejudice. It is startling, unsettling and outrageously entertaining! The Truth GameBy Simon CunliffeDirected by Danny MulheronProduced by Howard Taylor13 October – 10 NovemberSex, lies and the semicolon. The Truth Game is a fast-moving contemporary drama about journalism and the very “soul” of the news, which freeze-frames the crises of the age, while traversing universal themes of ambition, loyalty, love and betrayal. Roger Hall’s Cinderella, the PantomimeDongs by Paul Jenden and Michael Nicholas WilliamsDirected by Susan Wilson17 November – 22 DecemberThere he is! Oh no he isn’t. Oh yes he is! The team that brought you Aladdin, Robin Hood, Dick Whittington and his Cat, Jack and the Beanstalk and Red Riding Hood returns to the beginning to bring you the pantomime that started it all, Roger Hall’s Cinderella. A glittering fairytale with dazzling costumes and lots of fun and laughter – the perfect Christmas treat. Circa Two Esencia del FlamencoWith special guests from Barcelona Christina Lopez and Paul Bosauder31 January – 5 FebruaryFirst up in the 2012, Desde Sevilla Flamenco Dance Company returns to Circa Two with Esencia del Flamenco, which captures the essence of flamenco: haunting song, intense emotions and mesmeric rhythms. Meeting KarpovskyWith Helen Moulder and Sir Jon TrimmerDirected by Sue Rider10-25 FebruaryOriginally produced to rapturous response in 2002, Meeting Karpovsky toured New Zealand in 2003/4 and won Listener Best New Play and Chapman Tripp Actress of the Year. By popular demand, it returns in 2012 for a strictly limited season. Floral NotesWritten by Geraldine BrophySong book adapted by Jane Keller4 -28 AprilA blooming micro musical about friendship, life and love, starring all-time theatre favourites, Geraldine Brophy and Jane Keller. Floral Notes is a glorious evening of super songs and first-rate entertainment. Chekhov in HellBy Dan RebellatoDirected by Eleanor Bishop12 May – 9 JuneDirector Eleanor Bishop brings us a bitterly comic new play that drops nineteenth century playwright, author and pitiless observer of Russian society Anton Chekhov in twenty-first century London. This New Zealand premiere asks where have we come from, how did we get here and what do we do now? Sunset RoadWritten and directed by Miria George20 June – 7 JulyBrought to us by Tawata Productions, the award-winning team behind 2011 favourites I, George Nepia and He Reo Aroha, Sunset Road is a beautiful story of family, personal history and coming of age. World premiere. The Year of Magical ThinkingBy Joan DidionDirected by Susan Wilson11 August – 8 SeptemberStarring Catherine DownesA NZ premiere, this dramatic adaptation of Joan Didion’s award-winning best-selling memoir transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and only daughter into a stunning and powerful one woman play. ManawaWritten and directed by Jamie McCaskill15 September – 13 OctoberThis world premiere play by playwright Jamie McCaskill (He Reo Aroha) examines the New Zealand justice system and the idea of community. The Mourning AfterBy Ahi KarunaharanDirected by Miria George16-27 OctoberAnother contribution to the 2012 Circa Two programme from Tawata Productions, The Mourning After is a story of loss, love and family that travels from the shores of New Zealand to a village in Sri Lanka. The Tigers of WrathBy Dean ParkerDirected by Jane Waddell3 November – 1 DecemberA world premiere, The Tigers of Wrath is an intriguing play about the strange twists of life, about hopes and reams, about a developing and then disintegrating relationship. In the background run two astonishing political trajectories: The People’s Republic of China and The New Zealand Labour Party. And threaded throughout the Circa Two programme, The Improvisors continue their 22-year tradition of providing hilarious improv comedy for Circa audiences. We have Theatresports (29 April – 1 July), History Never Repeats (1-6 May), Improv Cage Match (19 August – 7 October) and three school holiday improvised shows just for kids (10-21 April, 2-14 July, 1-13 October). Don’t miss them! Visit Circa to pick up your copy of the 2012 brochure today!
      • Accepted from drama* on the waterfront posts 34 months ago by feedreader
      • Tagged as:
      • tawa
      • Geotagged Circa Theatre, Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington Region, 6011, New Zealand

    • SCC Ninga Knitters recognised
      • 4 Dec 2011
      • Saint Catherines College
      • On the sunny afternoon of 29th November, St Catherine’s Year 10 Art students or ninja knitters, set out on the Wellington waterfront to show case their Guerilla knitting skills.
      • Accepted from St Catherines Colleges news 34 months ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • art
      • waterfront
      • Geotagged Saint Catherines College, Upper Bourke St, Kilbirnie, Wellington, Wellington Region, 6022, New Zealand

    • Men's Junior Singles
      • 4 Dec 2011
      • Johnsonville Bowling Club
      • The semi-Final and Final of the Men's Junior Singles were played on Sunday 4 December. Semi Finals were played between Pat Walklin & Lachlan Gordon and Dave Carr & Gareth Evans. The winners from these, Lachlan and Gareth then played the final with Lachlan Gordon winning 21-17.
      • Accepted from JBC news 34 months ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • match reports
      • Geotagged 34 Frankmoore Avenue, Johnsonville

    • Pearce match report. HRV Karori de-saddled by Upper Hutt.
      • 3 Dec 2011
      • Karori Cricket Club
      • Karori 255-8 (50 overs)  lost to Upper Hutt 256-3 (46.1 overs) by 7 wickets Baker 71. Sewell 54. Allan 34.  McLean 2-35 There was to be no Great Escape this time, despite the game having all the hallmarks of a now-typical ‘poor win’ after again getting ourselves into trouble early on. But with some crucial missed chances in the field proving costly, Upper Hutt were deserved winners today.
      • Accepted from Karori Cricket Club news 34 months ago by feedreader
      • Tagged as:
      • karori
      • Geotagged Karori, Wellington, New Zealand

    • Cheshire Lad Painted Over
      • 1 Dec 2011
      • Keith Johnson
      • Two year ago, on December 4, 2009, when this Web Log was just Web Twig, I ran an early story under the heading 'Love will tear us apart' - the Wellington link’, about our ‘Ian Curtis Wall’ in Mt Cook.
      • Accepted from Keith Johnson posts 34 months ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • mount cook
      • art
      • Geotagged Wallace Street, Wellington

    • Island Bay's Creative Talent - Two More Stunning Examples
      • 1 Dec 2011
      • Keith Johnson
      • Jordan is a typical multi-facetted, multi-tasking Gemini from Canada. Immaculately qualified, with degrees from Queen’s University at Kingston and Windsor University, Ontario and a PhD from the University of Auckland, she has held a number of high level public service research and management posts in the transport and housing sectors here in Wellington. She is also one of Island Bay’s irrepressible entrepreneurs, embracing innovation and constant personal reinvention.
      • Accepted from Keith Johnson posts 34 months ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • island bay
      • Geotagged Island Bay

    • Vessels entangled on swing moorings
      • 1 Dec 2011
      • Coastguard Mana
      • Operation Details Date/Time:  Thu, 01/12/2011 - 18:00 - 19:00 Operation Type:  CG Operation (good samaritan) People Assisted:  2 Total Volunteer Hours:  5 Assisting the Harbour Master and the owners of two yachts that had swung onto each other and become entangled on their swing moorings by the bridges at Mana. The dinghy davits on one vessel had caught on the stays of another and they were pushing against each other in the strong current. Both vessels moved under the guidance of the Harbour Master and owners. Resources Attendees:  Chris Darch james bass Mark Presling Peter Feely Rod Hall CRV's Used:  CRV Pelorus
      • Accepted from Coastguard Mana news 34 months ago by feedreader
      • Automatically tagged as:
      • emergency services
      • places
      • kapiti
      • sport
      • boating
      • Geotagged -41.103358, 174.866694


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