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POLITICS vs ENTERTAINMENT Here in NZ, the entertainment sector has been largely decimated by the Government strategy of “elimination”; hence no prospect for international artists to perform here, which combined with harsh social distancing rules in venues, makes the...

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Are you YOUNG AT HEART? Ten years ago we had a fabulous tour of New Zealand with over 30 members of the US group calling themselves ‘YOUNG AT HEART’.  In order to be a member the individuals had to be over 70! Many were quite a bit older, and not in the greatest of...

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How long do we have to wait?

How long do we have to wait?   I accept that there are differing views on the matter of restraints to business due to the lockdowns imposed by various governments due to the Covid pandemic. Some people are comfortable in their ‘bubble’ and are content to accept...

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NINE – what’s that?

NINE – what’s that? How about 8½+ ½?   Actually Nine is a musical, initially created and written by Maury Yeston as a class-project in 1973. It was later developed with a book by Mario Fratti, and then again with a book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury...

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6 years ago

6 years ago today We were in New York so took the bus down to the HIGH LINE and walked north back along it. We love it - since we last did it the woodland flowers and plants have grown enormously and are beautiful. The High Line is a 1-mile (1.6 km) New York City...

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3 Years Ago

3 years ago today (19 August 2017) Tricia and I were in New York, and saw a great show called The GREAT COMET or it’s fuller title – Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. We expected to see Josh Groban in the leading role, but he had just been replaced by the actor...

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13 August 2020

Earlier this week Tricia and Stewart spent a day in Auckland at a conference arranged by NZME (NZ Media & Entertainment) at which we were entertained first thing by an impromptu 20 minutes or so “chat” by Mike Hosking, and then some fun stuff with Toni Street and...

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What has been our favourite show?

What has been our favourite show?   Having produced, presented or promoted well over 600 shows in our history so far, we keep getting questions about “what was your favourite show” or “who has been your most successful Artist” etc., and it is extremely difficult...

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Are you ‘California Dreaming’?

Are you ‘California Dreaming’? Very hard for any of us to go there right now, and would we want to? Regardless, the star cast of YESTERDAY ONCE MORE are working on their moves for when they come to NZ next March/April. Not only will they be performing the California...

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The Stetson Group is on the move!

The Stetson Group will soon be on the move, and this office will be re-shaped and re-designed into a new home/office building at 18 Stetson Rise, Waikanae.  The current home at 206 Ngarara Road, Waikanae has just been put up for sale by Richard Dow of Ray White, and...

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The Stetson Group would like to acknowledge the following Partners for their continued support.


Tony Richardson – superb business input over 40 years as well as  XERO support. Thanks Tony – we enjoy the friendship and care.

PETER van GENT:   

Thanks Peter and Loren. Your touring production values are special and  appreciated. Thanks for that ‘extra mile’ each tour.


Thanks Greg – we’ve climbed many mountains over these last 42 years – been fun doing it with you guys.  A special man.


Thanks Bill for your support and care with all our Apple products.  Your keeping us ‘in touch’ as we move around on the tours and overseas is much appreciated.


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