Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Maritime Museum Backs Team NZ Red Socks Campaign



Put on your red socks and race down to The NZ National Maritime Museum this weekend, and you'll get in to the Museum for just $2 ! (Usual entry cost per adult $12.00, children $6.00, Family pass $28).

The National Maritime Museum Red Sock $2 weekend is just one of the key initiatives planned to add pzazz to the first weekend of the AMERICA's Cup defence.

Marketing Manager Roger Smith says, "The Maritime Museum has had record numbers of overseas visitors this summer, well up on previous seasons and we have had a wonderful response to the AMERICA's Cup exhibition from these visitors, We wish more locals were finding the time to get down here and see it as the display finishes at the end of the Cup regatta. With the red socks campaign kicking off this weekend, we are thrilled to be able to offer patriotic kiwis an opportunity to see the Museum and the AMERICA's Cup exhibition for only $2, further demonstrating that we are wholly behind the Cup and Team New Zealand."

The first fifty visitors on both Saturday and Sunday will also receive an official Team New Zealand poster, so don't miss out on this great opportunity to be the best informed Team New Zealand fan in town.

For just $2 and wearing your red socks, you will have the opportunity to unique historic footage of the AMERICA's Cup, all that remains of the original yacht America, and enjoy "Sailing Kiwis and the Cup" which traces kiwis long love affair with the water from P Class yachts to Black Magic.

Plus The ELIZA HOBSON - the Museum's latest historic steam cruiser will be on the harbour this weekend to view The Endeavour from the sea. The Salty Sam luncheon cruise will be available both days, departing at the sound of the midday cannon and not forgetting that old Seadog Salty Sam himself, who brings NZ's maritime history alive.

Other initiatives planned for this weekend include a Red Socks Salute organised by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron with already more than 350 vessels scheduled to be on the harbour Friday at 4.30pm. The Museum's own heritage icons The TED ASHBY and The BREEZE will participate.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

Negotiations Begin: Equal Conditions For Men & Women In Professional Football

The trade union representing New Zealand's professional footballers has initiated bargaining for an agreement securing equal terms and conditions for men and women. If negotiated, it will be the first agreement of its kind in the world. More>>


New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Conflict & Resistance - Ria Hall's Rules of Engagement

From the aftermath of war through colonisation to her own personal convictions, Hall's new CD addresses current issues and social problems on multiple levels, confirming her position as a polemical and preeminent voice on the indigenous NZ music scene. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland