Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Basin beer festival set to be a hit

Basin beer festival set to be a hit

Wellington’s brand new beer festival, Beers at the Basin, is already proving to be a hit with punters before it has even begun.

To be held at the iconic Basin Reserve on Saturday 9 December, organisers say ticket sales are steadily climbing and expected to reach 4,500-5,000 by event day, a number that the participating breweries are excited about.

Event Manager Thomas Buchanan knows that the crowds are in for a treat.

“We’re stoked with the interest received so far – it’s an awesome concept at a great venue, and we knew we were on to a great thing when we had such good feedback so quickly after announcing. Everything is coming together nicely, and we’ve put extra measures in place to ensure that everyone is catered for – now we just have to trust that Wellington will put on a day of sunshine for us and we’ll be all set!”

While some ticket levels have sold out, there are still a limited number of general admission options available, with corporate group packages on request.

The festival will feature a premium selection of local and national breweries, from Auckland-based The Sawmill Brewery and Urbanaut Brewing Co, to newcomers to the Wellington scene, Whistling Sisters and Heyday.

Attendees will also be able to choose from a range of ciders, wines, and non-alcoholic drinks alongside an extensive selection of street food from some of the region’s favourite vendors.

An exceptional line-up of musicians including headliners The Phoenix Foundation rounds out what looks to be a day of quality entertainment for all.

Further details for the event can be found online at www.beersatthebasin.co.nz.

ENDS.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Big Spenders Are Not Our Tourism Salvation


Covid and climate change have been changing the face of tourism. That’s why it seemed oddly premature last week for Tourism Minister Stuart to announce that New Zealand isn’t interested in mass tourism any more, or in attracting the sort of budget visitors who “travel around our country on $10 a day eating two-minute noodles.” Instead, New Zealand aims to focus its marketing efforts on attracting wealthy, big spending tourists. “In terms of targeting our marketing spin,” Nash said, “it is unashamedly going to be at … High-quality tourists.” Really? The comments have raised a few eyebrows overseas, and a few hackles here at home. Nash’s comments have also been something of a gift to an Opposition adept at portraying the Ardern government as a bunch of liberal elitists out of touch with ordinary people...
More>>




 
 

National: Surgical Wait List Hits New Record
A new record has been set for New Zealanders waiting more than four months for surgery, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says... More>>


School Strike 4 Climate: Intergenerational Climate Strike On September 23rd
Once again School Strike for climate Ōtautahi (Christchurch) is asking all students to unite in a call to all council candidates to #voteclimate. Happening on Friday 23rd of September... More>>

Privacy Commissioner: Public Input Sought To Inform Privacy Rules For Biometrics
Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on the use of biometric information in Aotearoa New Zealand... More>>


Government: Wage Growth Best On Record
Workers’ have experienced their biggest pay hike on record, outstripping inflation. Stats NZ figures show median weekly earnings from wages and salaries jumped by 8.8 percent in the June year... More>>

Human Rights Commission: Urgent Government Action Needed To Support Renters’ Human Rights
An immediate freeze on rent increases could give renters some reprieve during the cost-of-living crisis says Te Kahui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission... More>>


Government: Creating Sustainable Public Transport For All
Workers and public transport users are at the heart of the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels