Category Archives: New Zealand

Folk Festival features Kiwi, Aussie talent

The 2015 Winnipeg Folk Festival presented a surprising number of Australian and New Zealand musical acts at workshops and stages throughout the weekend. One stage collected all but two of them to a single dedicated audience.


All photos by Brian Hydesmith

Oz and NZ at the Winnipeg Fringe!

fringe logoIf you are looking for some Fringe productions from down under, check these out.

The Fringe runs from July 15 to 26.

For more information, visit the Winnipeg Fringe online and click on “show listings”:

The Orchid and the CrowButton Eye Productions – Melbourne, Australia – performed by Daniel Tobias

TrampolineWeeping Spoon Productions – Perth, Australia – performed by Shane Adamczak, Patrick Hercamp and Natalie Holmwood Continue reading

FIFA soccer: see Canada and New Zealand play!

Soccer fans are invited to celebrate the kick-off to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ at Winnipeg Stadium’s FREE “Fan Zone” on Saturday, June 6.

The festivities begin at 15:00 and feature a live broadcast of both matches including the opening match featuring Canada v. China PR followed by New Zealand vs Netherlands. The Fan Zone will also feature a DJ, mini soccer pitch, face painters, photo booth and a special appearance by the tournament’s Official Mascot Shuéme. Food and drink will be available for purchase on site and free parking will be available in U Lot.

Read all the details here:

Get your soccer fix!

world cup trophyThe FIFA Women’s World Cup is coming to Winnipeg and there are several opportunities to see Australia and New Zealand in action.

Unfortunately, Canada isn’t playing here, but we can cheer on our other home countries.

Games will be played at the Winnipeg Stadium, and you can see Australia and New Zealand on the following dates:

June 8 — Australia vs. United States at 6:30 pm
June 12 — Australia vs. Nigeria at 4:00 pm
June 15 — New Zealand vs. China at 6:30 pm

There are other countries also playing on those dates, as well as on June 16, so check out the schedule and get your soccer fix today.

Tickets are already on sale and range from $30 to $80, and there are “ME + 3” deals that bring the price down even more.

For more information, visit the official website.

NZ vamp movie comes to Polo Park

movie 2SilverCity Polo Park is screening the brilliantly funny NZ movie “What We Do In The Shadows“. It’s running from today until at least next Thursday March 5 (check the theatre’s website for further dates)‎.

The 1hr 26min comedy horror follows the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement), three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles – being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection, modern society has them struggling with the mundane – paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. Continue reading