Onward to Invercargill

Wellington actor Bret McKenzie will co-star with Australian television and radio personality Hamish Blake in a New Zealand feature film, Two Little Boys, which is due to start filming in January in Southland. Based on the novel of the same name written by Duncan Sarkies, it will be directed by Robert Sarkies and produced by Vicky Pope and Tim White. McKenzie said: “The Sarkies brothers have written a brilliant script and I’m really excited to be involved. There’s only so much time you can spend in New York before you wake up and think ‘Take me to Invercargill’. I can’t wait to get down there and make a New Zealand film about New Zealanders, and an Australian.”


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New has studied under conductors whose names are familiar well beyond the cloistered halls of classical music: Dudamel, Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas. The 35-year-old New Zealand native, recently made her…