Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Wellington Opera House performance adjusts ticket prices to reflect gender pay gap

Wellington Opera House performance adjusts ticket prices to reflect gender pay gap
September 12, 2017

Organisers of a political rock musical running at the Wellington Opera House have adjusted ticket prices to reflect New Zealand’s apparent gender pay gap.

Promoters of the musical, ‘That Bloody Woman’, which honours the work of Kate Sheppard, the most prominent member of the women’s suffrage movement in New Zealand, announced that tickets for those who identify as women will cost 9.4% less than tickets for men.

Earlier this year, Statistics NZ revealed that the gender pay gap in the country sits at 9.4% – which is reflected in the ticket pricing offer.

A statement from the Show’s promoters explained that continuing pay gap is “a fact undeniably relevant to this show touring at a vital time for female leaders.

“Kate Sheppard didn’t fight to win women the right to vote so that well over a hundred years later we’d still be fighting for equality. A gender pay gap of 9.4% is an improvement, but it’s not enough.”

After a stunning debut season That Bloody Woman were invited to join 2017's Auckland Live's International Cabaret Season after the outstanding response to its debut, hailed by critics as; "a kick ass punk rock musical full of infectious tunes that is unafraid to have fun, but just as unafraid to bring intelligence and insight to this powerful and important moment in history" -
The Press.

Since New Zealand was the first country to introduce universal suffrage in 1893, Sheppard’s work has had a considerable impact on women’s suffrage movements in several other countries. She also appears on the New Zealand $10 dollar note.

‘That Bloody Woman’ is at the Wellington at the Opera House from 13th to 16th September.

For more information go to tourmakers.co.nz/show/that-bloody-woman/

17th May 2017 - PROMOTERS SLAM EXCLUSIVE WELLINGTON VENUES TICKET DEAL 

16th September 2016 - NEW REPORT SHOWS ‘HUGE’ GENDER GAP IN SPORTING PAY

2nd June 2016 - $11.6 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR LEADING NEW ZEALAND ARTS ORGANISATIONS

11th May 2016 - MAIDEN VOYAGE THEATRE COMPANY AIMS FOR GENDER PARITY IN THEATRE

18th February 2016 - CREATIVE COMMUNITIES SCHEME SUPPORTS DIVERSE ARTS PROJECTS


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Envibe

With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology

 
 

SLE WORLDWIDE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…

read more

Insurance / Venues

 
 

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Aflex Inflatables

Aflex Inflatables are the leaders for obstacle courses, pool toys, waterparks and land-based watersides and fitness runs. They are industry leaders offering the widest range of pool, lake and beach…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport

 
 

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business