Wellington Opera House – Wellington

Construction work on the building, originally known as the “Grand Opera House”, began in 1911. William Pitt, the architect, was based in Melbourne, Australia, and much of the work was overseen by local architect Albert Liddy. The Opera House has three levels: stalls, circle and grand circle. It has fine moldings and an ornate dome.… Continue reading Wellington Opera House – Wellington

St James Theatre, Auckland – Exploratory Session One

The Haunted Auckland team is privileged to have been granted rare access to the St James and Regent Theatres, now under renovations and major construction, to document the location in its current condition, its history and any possible paranormal activity that may be evident within the buildings. We intend carrying out a few research visits within these buildings… Continue reading St James Theatre, Auckland – Exploratory Session One

St James / Regent / Odeon theatres – Auckland

TWO SESSIONS : Sat 22 August 2015 & Fri 18 September 2015 I hadn’t set foot in this stunning central Auckland city landmark for a good twenty something years. as a kid I would save my pocket money and mow a few lawns, to raise enough to jump on a bus and go spend a day… Continue reading St James / Regent / Odeon theatres – Auckland

St James Theatre, Wellington

The St James Theatre, (previously known as His Majesty’s Theatre, and the Westpac St. James Theatre from 1997–2007) (shortened to “St. James” by locals) is a stage theatre located in the heart of NZ’s capital city, Wellington. The present theatre was designed in 1912 by Australian theatre designer Henry Eli White. The theatre currently faces… Continue reading St James Theatre, Wellington

Russell Hotel, Sydney

The Rocks is one of Sydney’s most historic areas, a favourite of tourists and locals alike. As the oldest area of Sydney, The Rocks features a wonderful mix of past and present. The Russell was one of the first hotels in The Rocks and maintains our emphasis on old world charm and personable service to… Continue reading Russell Hotel, Sydney

Ghostly goings on in Hastings [Hawkes Bay Today]

An alleged ghost sighting in the Hawke’s Bay Today Hastings office has inspired a raft of claims surrounding other potentially haunted buildings in the city. A contract cleaner was working in the Hastings office on Thursday night when she was “notified about a presence in your building”. She had been working in the building for… Continue reading Ghostly goings on in Hastings [Hawkes Bay Today]

Eerie events at Embassy theatre

Embassy Theatre manager Damianos George in the foyer of the new cinema. CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ The supernatural raised its ghostly head during the construction of the Embassy Theatre’s two new 70-seater boutique cinemas which open to the public tomorrow. The site of the new fully-digital theatres beneath the upstairs auditorium still resembled a building site… Continue reading Eerie events at Embassy theatre