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For the full list of events, times and venues check out
WellingtonNZ2011.com, pick up an event guide or look
for the red information beacons around the CBD.
Wellington's Festival of Carnivale is proud to be part
of the nationwide REAL New Zealand Festival.
9 September--9 October
Thurs 22--Wed 28 September events
Civic Village (Town Hall and Civic Square)
The Town Hall is the perfect venue for warm and dry,
family-friendly, free entertainment. All weekend matches are
showing live on the big screen as well as plenty of pre-match
entertainment. Bring the kids!
Sat 24 Sep: Romania v England (6pm) and NZ v France (8.30pm)
Sun 25 Sep: Fiji v Samoa (3.30pm), Ireland v Russia (6pm)
and Argentina v Scotland (8.30pm)
Highlights include: caricaturist Gerard Gargouil, Argentinean
Milonga, Rippa Rugby, World Food Fair, Galina Ballet Studio
(Russian Dance) and Scottish Cultural Performance.
Rugby Village FANZONE entertainment
All Rugby World Cup 2011 matches will be live on the big
screen at the licensed Rugby Village FANZONE (Wharewaka,
Wellington waterfront). The official FANZONE is the heart of
the celebrations. Arrive early as capacity is limited -- if it's full,
try the Civic Village (Town Hall).
Highlights include: School groups, Afterglow Arcade, Afro
Beat, Kapa Haka, Footnote Dance, The Beat Girls, Twinset,
Jedi's Stage Show, Wososi Acapella Choir, Thomas Oliver,
French crepe eating competitions, Ati-atihan Filipino Dance
Group, Afrofusion, and Welsh Choir, Toni Huata.
On the streets
Highlights include: Spring Festival music, Argentina Tango
Bus, Bridal Race, Illuma lighting and projection show,
Batucada, Wellington Community Choir, Niko Ne Zna, City
of Wellington Pipe Band, French Village at Dominion Building.
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FROM THE TURNBULL LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
Sea funeral: Cook Strait, September 27, 1933. Photographer: Sydney Charles Smith. 1/2-047740-G, Alexander Turnbull Library.
Island Bay funeral
at sea in 1933
Early one morning in September
1933, the Island Bay fishing
fleet suffered its worst tragedy.
Several boats were working
off Baring Head. As dawn broke
a southerly gale struck and they
One, the Santina, had an
engine breakdown and the crew
insisted on staying with the
Later that morning, amid
huge seas, the harbour tug tried
to find her, but there was no
trace. The bodies of the four
crewmen were never found.
Two days later a sea funeral
was held, the first ever at Island
Bay. On a fine, still day 27
boats, flags at half-mast, headed
to where the Santina was last
The Evening Post described
the scene: Soon the launches
were strung out in a great curve
extending for over a mile as the
Prince Umberto led the way out
beyond the Heads.
Here, in the warm sun and on
a long and easy swell from the
south, it was hard to imagine
that a few days before the sea
had engulfed the Santina.''
The large photograph shows
the service on the Prince
Umberto, seen from one of the
boats surrounding it.
It was a dual service, Catholic
(for the three Italians, all family
men) and Anglican, for an Eng-
lish 15-year-old who had just
joined the crew.
See previous entries at
Performing arts showcase takes off
A temporary stage has been set up at Wellington
airport for a five-and-a-half week showcase of
performing art. The StageSpace hosts live music,
dance, fashion and interactive displays to welcome
international visitors to Wellington. The stage
opened on September 9 with a Diwali celebration
and there will be performances until October 11.
Enrol to vote at general election
Cantabrians who relocated to Wellington after the
February earthquake are being asked to check
their electoral enrolment details. Information is
available at elections.org.nz.
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