Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival 2020

14 Mar 2020


Save the date for the 2020 Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival!

This event has been getting bigger and better over the last few years and 2020 is shaping up to be another corker!

There will be more great bands, delicious food, great beer and wine and of course celebrity chefs.

More details coming soon...

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Sport Tasman Marlborough Muddy Buddy

07 Mar 2020

Havelock Marina, Cook St, Havelock, Sounds, Marlborough

Sign up for the best Adventure Run in the region.

The Sport Tasman Marlborough Muddy Buddy offers all the fun that can be found on an estuary. Buddy up with a friend, your school mate, work colleague, family member, get your costume sorted and head on down to the Kaituna Estuary off “The Mole” for loads of mud. Be one of those fleet footed dare devils who will navigate the water, mud, slippery slide and hurdles to complete a loop of absolute fun!

Get yourself muddy but get your buddy even muddier!

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Marlborough Wine and Food Festival 2020

08 Feb 2020

Brancott Estate, Brancott Rd, Brancott, Blenheim, Marlborough


It's time to save the date for the 2020 Marlborough Wine and Food Festival, New Zealand's original an longest running wine festival held in a world-renowned wine producing region.

Festival-goers will get the opportunity to sample a unique selection of world-class wines, enjoy delicious local cuisine and dance to their heart's content with music from some of New Zealand's top bands all in the heart of one of Marlborough's oldest and most picturesque vineyards, Brancott Vineyard.

More information to come but for now... save the date!

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Te Pātaka o Wairau Māori Night Market

05 Feb 2020

Seymour Square, 92 High St, Blenheim, Marlborough

 After two hugely successful markets, Te Pātaka o Wairau Māori Night Market is back on Wednesday 5 February 2020 from 4-8pm at Seymour Square!

What better way to recognise the signing of Te Tiriti ō Waitangi and celebrate all things Te Ao Māori, than with your whānau in the surrounds of Seymour Square in Blenheim. This event, showcases Māori businesses, products and entertainment and has proved popular with locals and visitors.

“Amazing atmosphere beautiful people and excellent entertainment must make an effort whanau, well worth it.”

“Te Pataka o Wairau Maori night market in Blenheim was incredible, Performances were awesome, such a vibrant atmosphere, stunning crafts and yummy kai."

“A great place to see people you don’t see often. A variety of great stalls. I particularly like the Taamoko, taonga, Rongoa and Mirimiri as well as all the Kai stalls.”

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Tune Up for Mind, Body & Soul Yoga Retreat

29 Dec 2019

Fri 29 Nov 2019, 6:00pm–9:00pm 
Sat 30 Nov 2019, 7:00am–6:00pm 

Sun 1 Dec 2019, 7:00am–5:30pm 

Marlborough Vintners Hotel190 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, Marlborough

Rejuvenate from the inside out during this special weekend retreat designed to recharge your body, mind and spirit through yoga, song, dance, storytelling, meditation and community. Not to mention staying in the stunning setting of the Marlborough vineyards with nutritious food to nurture!  

 

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Christmas Parade, Christmas Festival & Ignite Marl

01 Dec 2019

Join us after the mistletoe markets in the town square for our annual Christmas parade.

Chloe Vitae will be singing some of your favourite Christmas tunes. The parade will begin at 3:30pm and there will be many floats creatively decorated! Santa will make an appearance!

Plus some yummy food stalls!

Tuia 250 ki Tōtaranui - Meet, Explore & Learn

24 Nov 2019

Picton Foreshore, London Quay, Picton, Marlborough

A once in a lifetime opportunity to explore historic tall ships, double hulled waka and other vessels which celebrate the exceptional feats of navigators and voyagers from Māori and Pākehā history.

- There will be opportunities for the public to go on board the vessels. 
- National Science Technology Roadshow about Pacific and European voyaging. 
- Activities by waka hourua crew to instruct the public including education around navigation and sailing mātauranga, and activities from Tahitian crew about Tahitian/va’a voyaging traditions.

The Tuia 250 flotilla includes: 
- Two waka hourua (double-hulled canoes) - the Haunui and Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti 
- The Fa’afaite i te Ao Mā’ohi, a va’a moana from Tahiti. 
- The HMB Endeavour replica from the Australian National Maritime Museum 
And the Spirit of New Zealand.

Lots more information to come... see you there.

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Tuia 250 ki Tōtaranui - First Encounters

23 Nov 2019

Picton Foreshore, London Quay, Picton, Marlborough

The public will have access to the flotilla vessels, meet the crew, visit a stardome and science and conservation exhibits.

Live stage with kapa haka and other cultural groups throughout the day. 
BYO picnic, or enjoy a range of delicious food stalls offering local kai and other multicultural delights.

Into the night there will be free live music and a spectacular light show.

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Tuia 250 ki Tōtaranui - Welcome to Waitohi/Picton

22 Nov 2019

Picton Foreshore, London Quay, Picton, Marlborough

Everyone in Marlborough is encouraged to take a day off work and come to the Waitohi/Picton foreshore to give the Tuia 250 flotilla an enormous welcome.

This will be followed by a civic ceremony to welcome the crews from Tahiti, Aotearoa and Australia.

The vessels include: 
The Haunui from Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland 
Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti from Tauranga 
Fa’afaite i te Ao Mā’ohi, a va’a moana from Pape'ete, Tahiti. 
The HMB Endeavour replica from the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney 
The Spirit of New Zealand from Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland.

More details to come... see you there!

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Ducati Adventure Tour

20 Nov 2019

Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Sunday 24 November 2019 8:00am – 5:00pm

Beatnik Motorsport HQ, 49 Main St, Blenheim, Marlborough 

Ducati Australia/New Zealand is proud to present the first ever Ducati Adventure Tour - New Zealand. This exclusive 5 night, 4-day Ducati experience will take riders through some of the best riding and scenery that New Zealand has to offer. Get your Multistrada or Desert Sled down and dirty as the DAT explores the “Top of the South” in true Ducati style.

Top quality riding, luxurious accommodation, epic meals and a few exclusive surprises are all part of the experience with this all-inclusive package. Take yourself to new heights and build your ADV resume with confidence as you ride this amazing part of the planet led by world class guides and support teams.

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Russian Ballet - Swan Lake

19 Nov 2019

ASB Theatre Marlborough , 2 Hutcheson St, Blenheim, Marlborough

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand with Swan Lake... the most loved classical ballet of them all.

This masterpiece ballet is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and variations have been introduced by Gediminas Taranda, Artistic Director of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company.

Swan Lake crosses the world of magic and mystical creatures with that of the real world. It is a story where the virtues of love and forgiveness in the end conquer evil and betrayal.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994, headed by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia.

“Bold, Brave Russians” 
"In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can't help be swept up by the sheer panache of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company dancers." - The West Australian

“The Russians Know Best.” - Jenny Stevenson, Dominion Post

“Perhaps it is true after all that only the Russians can do the classic Swan Lake.”

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The Molesworth Run

16 Nov 2019

Molesworth Station, Acheron Rd, Blenheim, Marlborough

General description: 
The gravelled road climbs Ward Pass 1145m and descends into Isolated Flat - 250 hectares of expansive grass and tussock lands, bounded by rolling mountains and massive scree slopes.

Once at Red Gate the road loosely follows the Acheron River through to the historic Acheron Accommodation house and the confluence of the Acheron and Clarence rivers, from here we follow the Clarence to Jack’s Pass - and there into the North Canterbury town of Hanmer Springs - finishing at Chisholm Park, in Chisholm Crescent, just off Jack's Pass Road, Hanmer. A total distance of 84km.

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Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough 2019

07 Nov 2019

Garden Marlborough, 92 High Street, Blenheim, Marlborough

Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough, the nationally renowned garden festival, was dreamt up by gardeners for gardeners. A celebration of Marlborough's stunning landscape, it showcases the very best the region has to offer with garden tours, garden themed workshops and social events.

The full-day and half-day garden tours encompass everything from compact designer gardens in the heart of town to breath-taking country estates. Take the opportunity to brush up on your skills and horticultural knowledge by learning from New Zealand and international experts.

Mingle with like-minded gardeners and our guest speakers at the Garden Party held on the Saturday night.

The festival culminates on the Sunday with the Stihl Shop Garden Fête with over 200 stall holders offering the very best New Zealand produce. Entrance to the Fête is free so bring the family and enjoy a full day's entertainment.

With the stunning Marlborough Sounds on its doorstep, rugged mountain ranges, fertile plains and world class Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough has a lot to offer – so stay for the whole weekend, or longer! This year New Zealand’s premier garden event runs from 7-10 November.

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Descendants Muster

25 Oct 2019

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, 1 Auckland St, Picton, Sounds, Marlborough

Descendants of the original passengers of The Edwin Fox will congregate over the long weekend. There will be a program of events listed in the future.

 

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Te Pātaka o Wairau Māori Night Market

25 Oct 2019

Seymour Square, 92 High St, Blenheim, Marlborough

After three hugely successful markets, Te Pātaka o Wairau Māori Night Market is back to start off Marlborough Anniversary Weekend!

What better way to celebrate all things Te Ao Māori than with your whānau in the surrounds of Seymour Square in Blenheim. This event is designed to showcase Māori businesses and products within our community and has proved popular with locals and visitors.

A fantastic night of entertainment with awesome kapa haka roopu and individual local singing talent. Here's what some of the public said about the market!

“Te Pataka o Wairau Maori night market in Blenheim was incredible, performances were awesome, such a vibrant atmosphere, stunning crafts and yummy kai."

“Amazing atmosphere beautiful people and excellent entertainment must make an effort whanau, well worth it.”

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Marina 2 Marina 2019

19 Oct 2019

London Quay, London Quay, Picton, Sounds, Marlborough

 
Now in its seventh year, Marina 2 Marina is a much-anticipated annual sporting event. This unique competition utilises the picturesque trails around Picton and with a variety of walking or running courses to choose from, is suitable for the whole family and for all levels of fitness. 

In 2019 we are introducing two new events. The first is The Link, a 24km run (with optional boat cruise) from Anakiwa to Picton along the new Link Pathway. The second new event is the walking race on The Snout. In previous years, this route was only open to runners. We heard your feedback, juggled some resources and now walkers can enjoy the stunning views across the Marlborough Sounds from Victoria Domain.

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Club Walk - A Tour of Local Clubs - Walk 14

18 Oct 2019

An introduction to the heart of the Russell community, walk between the clubs, stopping for a drink and some fascinating stories. Visit the Boating club, sitting right on the water’s edge, threatening to float way with sea level rising. The Swordfish club located upstairs on the waterfront which is the oldest game fishing club in New Zealand is a must do when you visit the Bay of Islands. The RSA is full of its own history of fighting for survival. And of course, we have the Bowling Club which is an integral part of the community. Take in the photographic history and hear the stories behind the memorabilia which help keep our town alive. Once you have visited each club and appraised each menu you can return for dinner and a cosy night in with the locals.

Fri 18th Oct 3:30 pm 
Duration – 4 hour 
Distance 2km 
Cost - free 
GRADE: easy 
Category - Family friendly – Children 10 years plus 
Maximum walkers - 20

Loved Ones Wedding Fair

13 Oct 2019

The Vines Village, 193 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, Marlborough

Loved Ones is a bespoke wedding fair held in the beautiful wine region of Marlborough offering inspiration & support for everything nuptials based for modern brides and grooms to-be.

The perfect outlet for engaged creative couples to meet sought after vendors, gain inspiration, and connect with wedding professions who they would like to help create their perfect wedding day.

Pick up a ticket for your day of next-level wedding planning via Event Brite, this is a day out you won't want to miss!

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A Festival of Beer 2019

13 Oct 2019

The Vines Village, 193 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, Marlborough

Book your calendar for the best little Beer Festival in Marlborough! Join in on a classic afternoon of both sessionable & craft beers from Golden Mile Brewing and other Marlborough breweries with the new addition of Roots Dry Gin in 2019!

There is some some fantastic food to match - Slow cooked BBQ meats & BBQ cheese from Cranky Goat. Plus live local sounds - what a combo! The Beer Festival is free and runs from 12pm til 5pm.

Also on amongst the beautifully styled marquees around the Vines Village Grounds is the incredible 2019 Loved Ones Wedding Fair. It is the wedding supplier one stop shop for everything you need while planning your wedding or event in Marlborough.

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Whanga Vega Extra Vaganza

28 Sep 2019

A wonderful evening to celebrate our cultural diversity through fashion, design, entertainment and so much more.

There are two shows with entertainment scattered through the evening.

Show 1: Ethnic Fashion Parade 
We invite you to showcase your Unique Ethnic Cultural Costumes in our Ethnic Fashion Parade celebrating our diverse cultures of Whanganui.

Show 2: Wearable Arts Competition 
Wearable Arts Categories 2019

1. Recyclables – Junk to Funk 
2. Cultural Fusion 
3. Whanganui Sceneries 
4. Fluoro Frenzy

There are 3 age categories: 
Tamariki: U13yrs 
Youth 13yrs – 18yrs 
Adults 18yrs+

Ticket price includes entry and refreshments.

Queen Charlotte Relay

21 Sep 2019

Waitohi Domain, Dublin Street, Picton, Sounds, Marlborough

This event is a 5-person relay starting at Waitohi Domain, Picton finishing in Havelock outside the Havelock Hotel.

The relay was for runners only until 2002 when due to popular demand we introduced a walkers grade. The walkers are not referred so it is social walking.

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The Extravaganza Fair

21 Sep 2019

Blenheim A&P Park, Maxwell St, Redwoodtown, Blenheim, Marlborough

Roll up. Roll up. Roll up!!!

Welcome to Season 5 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair!

The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something for everyone.

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NZ Mountain Film Festival - 2019 National Tour

09 Sep 2019

The Elim Centre, 26 Burleigh Rd, Blenheim, Marlborough

The Best Of Wanaka.

Internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events, an audience can expect up-close adventures, emotive and insightful cultural content, and the usual fast-paced, action packed adrenaline entertainment making for an impressive programme that will have you inspired and entertained.

Tickets $15 from Mitchell Sports (cash preferred) or online. 
Proceeds to The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter. Spot prizes.

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Truffle Dinner by Two Rivers & Karaka Cuisine

08 Aug 2019

Rowley Estate, 100 Rowley Crescent, Blenheim, Marlborough

Discover something new with this exclusive truffle degustation dinner” brought to you by Two Rivers and Karaka Cuisine.

 

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Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

07 Aug 2019

Top Town Cinemas, 4 Kinross St, Blenheim, Marlborough

Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough are pleased to bring an exclusive screening of the acclaimed 'Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf'. A feature-length documentary on Piet Oudolf directed by Thomas Piper.

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Southern Jam: Jazz Concert

07 Aug 2019

Oxley's Bar & Kitchen, 1 Wellington St, Picton, Marlborough

If you’re looking for a great outing in August (or several for that matter…) look no further than the Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival!

 

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Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show

05 Aug 2019

ASB Theatre Marlborough , 2 Hutcheson St, Blenheim, Marlborough

Cliff Richard & The Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Cliff Richard & The Shadows.

 

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Bikefit 2019 Cyclocross Marlborough Series

04 Aug 2019

Yealands Estate, Seddon, Seaview road, Seddon, Blenheim, Marlborough

Don’t miss Marlborough’s 8th Cyclocross Series hosted over 6 Sundays this winter. We are promoting this new sport and want to give everyone the opportunity to have a go and experience the fun, thrill and laughs – riders and spectators alike!

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Tour De Gravel

03 Aug 2019

Take on the elements and the hills in this four stage seal and gravel one day epic challenge.

Flat bars or drop bars (one bike for the whole ride). See Marlborough from a different angle. Enjoy the company of your fellow riders and sample the delights of a gourmet pie and locally roasted coffee at our lunch stop. Highly acclaimed by the inaugural field, be a part of this landmark event in 2019.

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Grove Arm Winter Challenge

03 Aug 2019

Beachcomber Cruises, Cnr of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, Marlborough

Grove Arm Jetty to Picton - Self-guided.

Distance: 16km walk or bike. 
Departing Picton by boat at 7:30am you will arrive in Grove Arm Jetty at approximately 8:00am.

Disembark the boat, enjoy the beautiful surrounds then walk along the beach before following the signs to join the link pathway.

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Jacky Pearson's 2 Day Watercolour Painting Worksho

03 Aug 2019

The Marlborough Art Society, 204 High St, Blenheim, Marlborough

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Marlborough Comedy Night

02 Aug 2019

Woodbourne Tavern, 88 High Street, Blenheim, Marlborough

Stand Up at The Woodbourne Tavern and Motels with special guest Tessa Waters.

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The Art of Wellbeing Workshops

01 Aug 2019

Care Marlborough, 26 Percy St, Blenheim, Marlborough

Free weekly Art Classes, open to the public, run by Caroline Della Porta, come and try your hand at all kinds of art and crafts.

CARE Marlborough invites artists to submit original artwork for an exhibition being held for Mental Health Awareness week, 23-29 September 2019.

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Entrepreneur Social | Stephen Leitch, SWE

29 Jul 2019

The Wine Station, 2 Sinclair Street, Blenheim, Marlborough

 Join us for this special Marlborough Entrepreneur Social, an evening of great networking, inspiration and support with guest speaker Stephen Leitch,

Stephen Leitch is the Managing Director and lead design engineer at SWE, designing and project managing water-related projects in Marlborough.

Stephen consistently champions sustainability, culminating in SWE's carboNZero accreditation, numerous awards, and ‘Living Wage Employer’ status.

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Ghost the White Dolphin

29 Jul 2019

E-Ko Tours, 1 Wellington St, Picton, Marlborough

Come and see Ghost the White Dolphin before he vanishes.

A 4 hours Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise to Motuara Island Sanctuary and on the way looking for Ghost.

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Aotearoa - The New Zealand Story Floor Talk

28 Jul 2019

Millennium Public Art Gallery, Corner of Seymour and Alfred Streets, Blenheim, Marlborough

Floor talk with Gavin Bishop based on his major 2018 picture book 'Aotearoa - The Story of New Zealand' and the current exhibition of his most recent book, 'Cook's Cook - The Cook Who Cooked for Captain Cook'.

Gavin Bishop (ONZM) is a celebrated New Zealand children’s writer and illustrator, based in Christchurch of Ngati Awa and Tainui descent. He has produced more than 70 highly acclaimed New Zealand children’s books and has received numerous fellowships and national books prizes including Book of the Year several times - most recently for his book Aotearoa, in 2018.

He has an Honorary Doctorate in Education from the University of Canterbury, a Sir Kingi Ihaka Award for lifetime contribution to Maori art and is dedicated to supporting future generations of children’s book writers and illustrators through Penguin’s Gavin Bishop Award (www.gavinbishop.com).

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Best of Broadway: Cole Porter & Beyond

28 Jul 2019

Wesley Centre, 3 Henry Street, Blenheim, Marlborough

 A concert featuring all the well-known songs from your favourite Broadway shows, including Les Miserables, West Side Story, Paint Your Wagon, and medleys from Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Great fun.

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Marlborough Thermette Society

28 Jul 2019

Wairau River, Wairau River, Blenheim, Marlborough

 

Family friendly boilups at the Wairau River on the last Sundays in June, July and August downstream from the Firth plant by the SH 1 bridge. Bring some food to share, a chair, a cup and a thermette if you have one. It’s not necessary to have a thermette.

Dogs welcome.

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Marlborough Farmers' Market

28 Jul 2019

Marlborough A&P Showgrounds, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, Blenheim, Marlborough

Every Sunday 9am-12pm

The Sunday Marlborough Farmers' Market is based on supporting local, fresh and seasonal produce and products.

There are great prices and bargains to be found with freshness and taste because you know it has been picked, grown, farmed, fished, produced and made by the people selling it at the market.

Come down and support your local growers and producers and help them support you in your local community.

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Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

27 Jul 2019

5Tapped Bar, 30 Scott St, Blenheim, Marlborough

Cori brings his soldout show to Blenheim for one night only!

Deadpan, sarcastic and self deprecating, Cori's unique comedy will have you in stitches and/or actual sad tears.

As seen on 7Days, What We Do In The Shadows and Wellington Paranormal

"The future of NZ comedy" - NZ Herald