Lots of school holiday entertainment for children, and economics and music for adults.
Nau mai haere mai te kite Moana Reo Māori. Nga Taonga Sound & Vision (84 Taranaki Street, Te Aro) are working with Matewa Productions and Disney Studios to present free screenings of Moana Reo Māori, the Te Reo translation of the Disney blockbuster, during the school holidays. So that the whole whānau can enjoy the movie together (and to cater for adult Te Reo learners) there are two evening screenings (10 and 11 October from 6:00pm to 7:45pm) in addition to the usual school holiday daytime screening times (10:30am to 12:15pm today and tomorrow, then 8 to 11 October, and Saturday 13 October). Entry to the screenings is free, but book tickets through Eventfinda to secure your seats.
Grab your bow and arrows and head to the forest in the Tararua Tramping Club Clubrooms, 4 Moncrieff Street in Mt Victoria, for a new take on an old story written by Guy Langford and directed by Fingal Pollock for KidzStuff. Robyn Hood and Her Merry Gals is the tale of the best archer in the land who always gets her target; she’s on a mission to right the wrong and help those in need. Showtimes are 10:00am to 10:45am and 11:30am to 12:15am daily to Friday 12 October, with just one show at 10:00am on Saturday 6 October, and no shows Sunday. Tickets are $10.50, and children under two get in free. Book tickets here, or phone 027 567 5664.
Ann-Droid: The Wonderful Adventures of Robot Girl also updates a classic tale, with Pinocchio in the 21st century. In this 50-minute show that combines theatre with the newest digital technologies, a little robot girl feels at home in the virtual world by using the digital devices children use today. Her goal is to turn into a real human; therefore, she needs to learn the most important virtues: bravery, loyalty, honesty and joy of useful activities. The show, from Hungarian visual dance theatre company Bandart Productions, is presented in association with Capital E, for just two shows in Wellington, today at 11:00am (just eight seats left last night) and 1:00pm. Tickets are $12.00, or you can Pay-it-Forward or –Further – all details here.
The Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs invite you to a discussion with His Excellency José Gerardo Traslosheros Hernández, Ambassador of the United Mexican States, and His Excellency Rodrigo Espinosa Marty, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile. Mexico and Chile are active players and close partners for New Zealand in the evolving Asia-Pacific regional integration initiatives, including the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Both countries are members of the Pacific Alliance, established in 2011. New Zealand is an observer country with the Alliance, and is now engaged in free trade agreement negotiations with a view to becoming an associate member. This will deepen New Zealand’s engagement with like-minded countries in Latin America. The Pacific Alliance in a Changing Regional Context and its Relevance for New Zealand runs from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at LT 1, Old Government Buildings (Law Faculty), Victoria University Pipitea Campus, 55 Lambton Quay. Admission is free, but you should register here.
The New Zealand School of Music Orchestra is proud to present Three Centuries, featuring the 2018 NZSM Concerto Competition winner, Claudia Tarrant-Matthews, one of the School’s star violinists. Claudia’s win at the competition saw her perform Béla Bartok’s Violin Concerto #2, one of the works central to this programme, which includes works written in three different centuries. Bartok’s contribution is accompanied by works from Anton Bruckner (Finale from Symphony #8) and the NZSM’s Michael Norris (Claro), who has recently been nominated for the SOUNZ contemporary award. Come along and hear these compositions in a performance helmed by conductor Kenneth Young from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at St Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace. Phone sales ($16.00 and concession $10.00) are available on 0800 BUY TIX, with limited door sales on the night ($20.00/$15.00; EFTPOS only).