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Three January Events You Need To Go To

Dec 21, 2017  ·  2 min read

Bring on January. A few weeks of kicking back good and proper. A fleeting moment to enjoy the freedom of summer after the chaos of Christmas and the nuttiness of New Year’s, and before the things turn back to total normality. It’ll come around quicker than you think, so now is the time to start sniffing out some January events to lock yourself into.

We look at three January events that you just have to go to.

Six60 with Nico & Vinz

Surely you’ve heard what is arguably the song of the summer, Roots by Six60. To put it simply – it’s super catchy. It’s been a big few years for the popular neo-soul-R&B-pop-electronic-whatever-else outfit. They’ve recently been hitting the studio with Pharrell, and Tuatara have just brewed a “summer brew for music lovers and beer lovers” in their honour.

They’re playing in Wellington as part of the New Waves World Tour. Give in to the pre-emptive FOMO and get involved.

Six60 will perform with Nico & Vinz January 8 at TSB Arena.

Wine & Food & Craft Beer Festival

What would you like, sir? Just shove all my favourite things into one heaving festival, please … and that’s what they did.

The Wellington Food & Wine Festival brings together the best local grub, local wineries and local breweries, and whacks it all together with live music in a grassy park during the sunniest time of year.

Keep an eye out for the Shanghai free-range pork and Savoy Cabbage dumplings from House of Dumplings, the Coconut Milk Stout from The Whistling Sisters Beer Co., and the Pinot Meunier Rose from Luna Estate.

Wine & Food & Craft Beer Festival will take place January 27 at Waitangi Park.

Wellington Pasifika Festival

The festival highlights New Zealand’s tight-knit Pacific communities. Attracting over 15,000 people each year, the Wellington Pasifika Festival is an opportunity for all Pacific people to celebrate and share their knowledge, values and beliefs.

Wellington Pasifika Festival will take place Jan 20 at Odlins Plaza.

words by niall roeder


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