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April 2019

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The House of Webb

The House of Webb

The House of Webb: a Victorian family's journey to Ormondville. Follow the unusual journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. As a group of 14, they voyaged on board a vermin-infested ship to Napier, then onwards to...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 28 April
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters

Five Pākehā Painters

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

“Every so often, in a distant place, there comes into existence someone with individuality and refined genius. They live their life, not in a great city, at the centre of power. Instead in a quiet town… they choose to do their work: to solve problems with imagination, to create buildings of...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection


Free
Project Banaba

Project Banaba

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba


Free
Birds of A Feather; A Joint Exhibition

Birds of A Feather; A Joint Exhibition

Birds of a Feather is a joint exhibition by local artists Penny Madden and Becky McEwen. Penny is an experienced ceramic artist who has been potting and decorating for over 30 years. Becky is an emerging artist, with this being her first exhibition. Becky McEwen is a multi-disciplined Graphic...

Date: Thursday 25 April
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Judy Woodhead - Recent Work In Watercolour

Judy Woodhead - Recent Work In Watercolour

Judy Woodhead started painting about 20 years ago at Keirunga Gardens in Havelock North. She had a lot of help at the beginning and attended courses with Frank Bacon. She also joined Saint Matthews Art Group. Judy found watercolour was what she enjoyed most as the water and colours flow. Her art...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 30 April
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Judy Woodhead - Recent Work In Watercolour


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Impressions; Photography by Liam Farris

Impressions; Photography by Liam Farris

Liam Farris is better known in Hawke’s Bay as a musician, having gigged around the region over the last 30 years. However, as a child he compulsively drew and painted, and in his teens tried his hand at sculpting in clay and carving in wood. Since fooling around with pinhole cameras at...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 30 April
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Impressions; Photography by Liam Farris


Free
Meltdown; The New Arctic: Textile Art by Clare Plug

Meltdown; The New Arctic: Textile Art by Clare Plug

This thought provoking exhibition features works inspired by the effects of climate change on the Arctic region. Clare Plug is a local award-winning textile artist with a national and international reputation. A zoology graduate from Massey University who briefly taught high school science,...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 30 April
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Meltdown; The New Arctic: Textile Art by Clare Plug


Free
HB Woodturners' Guild Exhibition

HB Woodturners' Guild Exhibition

The annual sale and exhibition of woodturning from the HB Woodturners Guild is a must see. Noting that we have to be closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and on the morning of ANZAC Day 25th April, we'll otherwise look forward to seeing you here!

Date: Thursday 25 April to Saturday 27 April
Where:
Hastings Community Arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - HB Woodturners' Guild Exhibition


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Into the Light - Rex Jones

Into the Light - Rex Jones

Rex Jones' wonderful watercolour paintings are on show again upstairs at the Hastings Community Art Centre. Featuring original paintings from his popular 'Hawke's Bay in Watercolour' series Calendars throughout the years, from 2012-2020. Some of these gorgeous pieces are coming 'Into the Light'...

Date: Friday 26 April to Saturday 27 April
Where:
Hastings Community Arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Into the Light - Rex Jones


Free
Ross Pfeffer; Paintings in Oil

Ross Pfeffer; Paintings in Oil

Once every four or five years during Ross Pfeffer's working life, he painted during the summer break, just enough to know he loved it. But he was frustrated, and it was clear to Ross that the only way for him to paint really well, was to do it all the time. Since retiring Ross now happily paints...

Date: Friday 26 April to Thursday 2 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ross Pfeffer; Paintings in Oil


Free
The Golden Age of Radio

The Golden Age of Radio

Enter the world of radio – and a bygone era when the radio was the only connection to the outside world and the main source of entertainment. In the Small Gallery you will find a small collection of radios dating from the 1930’s to 1950’s, not only as a reminder of how radios looked in those...

Date: Friday 26 April to Thursday 9 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Golden Age of Radio


Iris Back In Town

Iris Back In Town

Napier local, Iris Dunn, has been hard at work, crushing the music scene in LA. For one night only, see IRIS at the Urban Winery for a special performance and catch a glimpse of this rising star. Happy Hour from 4-6. Music from 6-8.

Date: Friday 26 April
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Iris Back In Town


Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

The Ashton Family Circus bring grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza Fair. Comprised of a wannabe strong man, a pole-dancer extraordinaire, a princess aerialists and 5 year old twin tigers. This show is something you can't miss!!! The family travel with The...

Date: Saturday 27 April to Sunday 28 April
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show


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The Karl Austin Experience

The Karl Austin Experience

Playing all throughout the day on our beautiful Extravaganza Fair Stage - with guest appearances also from Ashton Family Circus, Miss Dylan Daisy's Magic Show & guest musicians. Perhaps you have heard of Karl through word of mouth? Or you may support local Taranaki Music, have followed The...

Date: Saturday 27 April to Sunday 28 April
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Karl Austin Experience


The Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night

Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you. Showcasing our 2019 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is...

Date: Saturday 27 April
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Big Bike Film Night


Saturday Night Session with Tim Hansen

Saturday Night Session with Tim Hansen

This week's live music session features local rockstar Tim Hansen! Tim has a unique spin on tunes that follow a lurching path from Tom Waits, Radiohead, and Lou Reed all the way to Jessie J--with a few detours all the way. He will be rocking the guitar from 7:30 pm so come along! Come in and...

Date: Saturday 27 April
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Saturday Night Session with Tim Hansen


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Adam Hattaway and The Haunters

Adam Hattaway and The Haunters

A.H & the Haunters are playing the Common room for the first time on April 27 and they can't wait! Having just recorded their second album, they're keen as to unveil the new stuff for you ASAP! Tha Haunters: Should a little head down minor chch student radio favourite (RDU Round up winners...

Date: Saturday 27 April
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Adam Hattaway and The Haunters


The Boston's / Boston Tea Party

The Boston's / Boston Tea Party

The Boston's Acoustic guitar originals and jazz vocals with Dave Boston guitar, Naomi Fenwick guitar and Sean Boston vocals. Boston Tea Party featuring Chrissie Atkinson. For a second half of jazz, blues and instrumentals, The Boston's are joined by Matiu Whiting bass, Cameron Budge drums and...

Date: Sunday 28 April
Where:
Napier Sailing Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Rhythms of Ireland – 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Rhythms of Ireland – 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Ireland's most celebrated show, The Rhythms of Ireland, returns to NZ in 2019, for the first time since their sell-out tour in 2010. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, New Zealand is privileged to welcome back Ireland's most outstanding and elite company of dancers to perform this...

Date: Tuesday 30 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Rhythms of Ireland – 10 Year Anniversary Tour


May 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters

Five Pākehā Painters

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

“Every so often, in a distant place, there comes into existence someone with individuality and refined genius. They live their life, not in a great city, at the centre of power. Instead in a quiet town… they choose to do their work: to solve problems with imagination, to create buildings of...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection


Free
Project Banaba

Project Banaba

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba


Free
Ross Pfeffer; Paintings in Oil

Ross Pfeffer; Paintings in Oil

Once every four or five years during Ross Pfeffer's working life, he painted during the summer break, just enough to know he loved it. But he was frustrated, and it was clear to Ross that the only way for him to paint really well, was to do it all the time. Since retiring Ross now happily paints...

Date: Friday 26 April to Thursday 2 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ross Pfeffer; Paintings in Oil


Free
The Golden Age of Radio

The Golden Age of Radio

Enter the world of radio – and a bygone era when the radio was the only connection to the outside world and the main source of entertainment. In the Small Gallery you will find a small collection of radios dating from the 1930’s to 1950’s, not only as a reminder of how radios looked in those...

Date: Friday 26 April to Thursday 9 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Golden Age of Radio


Free
Sybille Schlumbom

Sybille Schlumbom

Sybille Schlumbom is a first generation immigrant from Northern Germany; ‘My place of belonging is the ocean. My clan are the bird people’. Sybille studied graphic design at the Lazie Academy in Esslingen, Germany, and holds a BA in Illustration Design from the BildKunst Akademie in...

Date: Wednesday 1 May to Friday 31 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sybille Schlumbom


Free
Well Travelled; A Collection of Fine Art Prints

Well Travelled; A Collection of Fine Art Prints

This exhibition includes a large body of artwork collected by Angela Lalonde that spans several years and crosses the globe. While attending Alberta University of Art & Design in Canada (AUAD) (formerly Alberta College of Art & Design) Angela had the opportunity to participate in a print...

Date: Wednesday 1 May to Friday 31 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Well Travelled; A Collection of Fine Art Prints


Cats: SOLD OUT

Cats: SOLD OUT

One of the world’s best-loved musicals, Cats, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019. This new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece will visit 16 cities nationwide in April and May. As of 2018, Cats is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway...

Date: Thursday 2 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cats: SOLD OUT


Free
City Treasures from Japan; An Exhibition of Napier Treasures

City Treasures from Japan; An Exhibition of Napier Treasures

Join us to celebrate the CAN Japanese Festival during the month of May, as we highlight the rich variety of traditional and contemporary arts and culture of Japan. There will be exhibitions for you to visit, plus events and workshops to experience during the whole month. ‘City Treasures from...

Date: Friday 3 May to Thursday 30 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - City Treasures from Japan; An Exhibition of Napier Treasures


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Sea Mouse 'Rattle Your Bones' Tour

Sea Mouse 'Rattle Your Bones' Tour

After 2 years of recording and performing in Wellington, the ferociously energetic band Sea Mouse are taking their hard-hitting, modern blues rock ‘n’ roll to throughout New Zealand over March, April and May 2019 on the ‘Rattle Your Bones’ tour. Sea Mouse is the fully fledged platform...

Date: Friday 3 May
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sea Mouse 'Rattle Your Bones' Tour


Graeme James 'The Long Way Home' NZ Tour

Graeme James 'The Long Way Home' NZ Tour

After a breakthrough year of international shows, one of New Zealand’s most streamed indie artists Graeme James returns to NZ to tour his Nettwerk label debut album The Long Way Home. The Long Way Home is an album that explores time and space through the motif of the journey. In keeping with...

Date: Friday 3 May
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Graeme James 'The Long Way Home' NZ Tour


DJ Static Live

DJ Static Live

Static Entertainment brings to you Hawkes Bay's hottest talent to rave under one roof! DJ Static loves to light up the dance floor with his oldskool grooves mixing it up with the baddest beats of today! Rezpect Dance Crew Wows the world with their explosive moves and God given creativity! DJ...

Date: Saturday 4 May
Where:
Oasis, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - DJ Static Live


The Beatles Tribute Band Abbey Road

The Beatles Tribute Band Abbey Road

Come together, right now! Join us on this journey back in time to celebrate one of the greatest bands ever - The Beatles! The incredibly talented Abbey Road will be performing an amazing musical selection; great music with stunning costume changes. Limited space available so book your...

Date: Saturday 4 May
Where:
Taradale Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Beatles Tribute Band Abbey Road


Free
Vinyl Night

Vinyl Night

BYO vinyl or pick from our collection! We're spinnin' it old school tonight! Kicks off at 7pm.

Date: Saturday 4 May
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Vinyl Night


Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

Saturday Night Music Sessions with Jess Atkin! Saturday live music session with one of our favourite musical families. Jess Atkin and her talented family will be performing from 7:30 pm! They will be performing on the first Saturday of the month all summer long! Come in and enjoy some of...

Date: Saturday 4 May
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin


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Landslide - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show

Landslide is an Auckland based, live 5 piece band, who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks all over the North Island for the past 6 years. Covering well-known classics from Fleetwood Mac and also Stevie's solo hits. Dreams, Sara, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Seven...

Date: Saturday 4 May
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Landslide - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show


Jazz Sundays

Jazz Sundays

Four dates. Four amazing bands. Four afternoons well spent. Join us the first Sunday of the month, May through August, for some soulful, heart pumping jazz. 2-4 pm May 5th--Trio Nouveau June 2nd--Blues Deluxe July 7th--Trio Nouveau and special guest saxophonist and singer Wendy Caldwell...

Date: Sunday 5 May to Sunday 4 August
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Jazz Sundays


Hastings Choral: Folk Memories

Hastings Choral: Folk Memories

A Concert of Folk Songs and Songs derived from Folk Songs, presented by Hastings Choral (a 70 strong adult Choir), conducted by Joseph Christensen, accompanied by pianist Anna Hansen with Soprano Soloist, Giselle Clements.

Date: Sunday 5 May
Where:
Taikura Rudolph Steiner School, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Choral: Folk Memories


My name is Moana

My name is Moana

My Name Is Moana with electro-wizard Paddy Free is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the Ocean led by singer and songwriter Moana Maniapoto. This music, which is so interwoven with New Zealand’s identify, has taken her from garage parties in South Auckland to exotic stages right around the...

Date: Tuesday 7 May
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - My name is Moana


Bog Log III with Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 NZ Tour

Bog Log III with Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 NZ Tour

One man band & party 'Bob Log III' is headin' to our shores and if you have never seen this spectacle, then get on board. If you have seen him before, well, best you be gettin' your tickets as you know he's a sell out one man party! Joining 'Bob Log' will be NZ's favourite International Rock n...

Date: Wednesday 8 May
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Bog Log III with Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 NZ Tour


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Julia Deans

Julia Deans

From honey-sweet falsetto to menacing growl, the voice of Julia Deans has offered light and shade to a variety of musical endeavours over the years. Beginning her career as front-woman for Fur Patrol, Julia has cemented her place as one of Aotearoa’s most iconic performers, and her solo...

Date: Thursday 9 May
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Julia Deans


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Sophie Mashlan - Perfect Disaster New Zealand Tour 2019

Sophie Mashlan - Perfect Disaster New Zealand Tour 2019

Sophie Mashlan has just announced a New Zealand tour to support the release of her debut full-length album Perfect Disaster, out on April 23. The Auckland-based indie-alt-folk artist will play Anthology Lounge in Auckland on the day of the album’s release, Tuesday, April 23; Nivara Lounge in...

Date: Thursday 9 May
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sophie Mashlan - Perfect Disaster New Zealand Tour 2019


Free
Japanese Kimono by Chieko Hayashi

Japanese Kimono by Chieko Hayashi

Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment. Traditionally they were woven in silk, and cotton for summer. To create kimono required a long process of skilled artisan work. Everyday use kimono were usually woven with patterns (like Inkatha in Indonesia). For the wealthy they could be hand painted,...

Date: Friday 10 May to Thursday 23 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Japanese Kimono by Chieko Hayashi


The Road That Wasn't There

The Road That Wasn't There

This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world… In New Zealand, there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors’ maps. Or do they? A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. It...

Date: Friday 10 May to Saturday 11 May
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Road That Wasn't There


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A.U.R.A. - The SIL Album Tour

A.U.R.A. - The SIL Album Tour

A.U.R.A is the solo project of New Zealand born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Albert Mikolaj. At age 19, Mikolaj travelled to Argentina in a quest to delve into his spirituality, and it was that the foundation of A.U.R.A was formed. The ideas that were born in Buenos Aires...

Date: Friday 10 May
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A.U.R.A. - The SIL Album Tour


Saturday Night Session with Model A

Saturday Night Session with Model A

The 50's and 60's have returned with this live, classic Rock 'n Roll band! Doo-wop girls included.

Date: Saturday 11 May
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Saturday Night Session with Model A


The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers

Popular visitors to Kiwi shores - Scotland’s The Proclaimers – will perform a very special show early evening at the Black Barn amphitheatre to conclude their New Zealand tour. Special guest Mel Parsons will open the show. Twins Craig and Charlie Reid and their talented band bring their...

Date: Sunday 12 May
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Proclaimers


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Bittercup + Emily Riordan: The Quieter Tour

Bittercup + Emily Riordan: The Quieter Tour

Bittercup and Emily Riordan present The Quieter Tour 2019, showcasing their debut EPs, “Negative Space” and “Waves” respectively. Bittercup is the personal catharsis machine of Callum Wagstaff. He hates himself and has found people enjoy the fruits of his shameful confessions, related in...

Date: Wednesday 15 May
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Bittercup + Emily Riordan: The Quieter Tour


Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Based on the epic French novel of revolution and turmoil published in 1862 by Victor Hugo, it was first staged as a musical with French lyrics in 1980. The English language adaption opened in London on 8th October 1985 was an immediate public success. This massive musical, or pop opera, is sung...

Date: Thursday 16 May to Saturday 1 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Les Miserables


Salsa Bueno

Salsa Bueno

The Urban Winery is partnering with Latin Roots Hawkes Bay Salsa Academy to bring you a night of dancing, music, and Latin fun! Come in and learn beginner's Salsa with the best in Hawkes Bay or sit back and enjoy the dancing demonstrations and music breaks. Participation is at your discretion!

Date: Friday 17 May
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Salsa Bueno


Black Grace presents 20for20

Black Grace presents 20for20

Back by popular demand, Black Grace presents 20for20, a 20-centre tour of NZ from Kaitaia to Christchurch for $20 a ticket. Led by Neil Ieremia, internationally renowned dance company, Black Grace, shares a mix of iconic favourites and brand new works presented in the relative comfort of your...

Date: Friday 17 May
Where:
Henry Hill School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Black Grace presents 20for20


Hastings Bird Club Annual Show

Hastings Bird Club Annual Show

Bird Show and Exhibition Special Roller Show in Memorial of Ru Davis a life Long Member of the Hastings Bird Club. Different Breeds of birds from around the country judged by Excellent Judges. Come and have a look at all the different Breeds, Budgies, Lovebirds, Cockatiels, Canaries and...

Date: Saturday 18 May to Sunday 19 May
Where:
Ebbett Park School, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Bird Club Annual Show


Adam McGrath - Ragged Ramble Tour

Adam McGrath - Ragged Ramble Tour

Adam McGrath, Lead singer and songwriter from mythical mongrel Christchurch folk/country band The Eastern, returns again to the state highways and byways of these long isles as part of his Autumn 'Ragged Ramble' Tour. Described by influential country magazine No Depression as One of the best...

Date: Saturday 18 May
Where:
EastEnd Cafe & Bar, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Adam McGrath - Ragged Ramble Tour


Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands

Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands

Welcome to the Hawkes Bay festival of bands featuring over 15 bands travelling in from all over the North Island for this event, from smaller school bands to large semi-professional bands all are welcome.

Date: Sunday 19 May
Where:
Lindisfarne College Performing arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands


Saturday Night Session with Fuego Latino

Saturday Night Session with Fuego Latino

Our favourite Latin band is back! Fuego Latino brings the heat so make sure to bring your friends and your dancing shoes, and get your groove on. $15 for seated tickets or $10 entry at the door.

Date: Saturday 25 May
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Showquest - Napier

Showquest - Napier

Come and support an impressive line-up of schools from Napier! Showquest is a new performing arts competition for schools and students years 1–13. It’s a nationwide series of events produced by Rockquest Promotions, with the support of the Ministry of Education.

Date: Monday 27 May
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The 2019 Hawke's Bay Art Review

The 2019 Hawke's Bay Art Review

The Hawke’s Bay Art Review is a selected biennial regional exhibition and award, showcasing art excellence in Hawke’s Bay. Submissions are invited from local emerging and established artists in printmaking, painting and drawing, sculpture, photography, multi-media, design and ceramics from...

Date: Friday 31 May to Thursday 27 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Five Pākehā Painters

Five Pākehā Painters

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

“Every so often, in a distant place, there comes into existence someone with individuality and refined genius. They live their life, not in a great city, at the centre of power. Instead in a quiet town… they choose to do their work: to solve problems with imagination, to create buildings of...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Project Banaba

Project Banaba

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The 2019 Hawke's Bay Art Review

The 2019 Hawke's Bay Art Review

The Hawke’s Bay Art Review is a selected biennial regional exhibition and award, showcasing art excellence in Hawke’s Bay. Submissions are invited from local emerging and established artists in printmaking, painting and drawing, sculpture, photography, multi-media, design and ceramics from...

Date: Friday 31 May to Thursday 27 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The 2019 Hawke's Bay Art Review


Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Based on the epic French novel of revolution and turmoil published in 1862 by Victor Hugo, it was first staged as a musical with French lyrics in 1980. The English language adaption opened in London on 8th October 1985 was an immediate public success. This massive musical, or pop opera, is sung...

Date: Thursday 16 May to Saturday 1 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Schizophonics

The Schizophonics

San Diego trio The Schizophonics announce their first New Zealand tour for May/June this year. NZ Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTC79-hrw0I&feature=youtu.be The wild, gyrating, and down-right gymnastic, guitarist Pat Beers is joined by his wife Lety on drums and bass player Blake...

Date: Saturday 1 June
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jazz Gala: Gregg Bissonette, Louis Dowdeswell, Glenn Walter

Jazz Gala: Gregg Bissonette, Louis Dowdeswell, Glenn Walter

The Jazz Gala 2019. Featuring from the USA Drummer Gregg Bissonette , Vocalists Glenn Walters and UK Trumpet Star Louis Dowdeswell. Gregg Bissonette drummer for the Maynard Ferguson, David Lee Roth and Ringo Star’s Allstar Band. One of Bissonette's first recordings is Brandon Field's The...

Date: Sunday 2 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Matariki Glow Show

Matariki Glow Show

“Only 30 seconds gone and all of us are captivated, spellbound and lapping it up.” - Alan Scott-Theatre Review 15,000+ children saw this extraordinary show in 2017/18. 700 schools will hear about it in 2019. 20,000+ children will see it in 2019. What Is the Matariki Glow Show? It’s...

Date: Wednesday 5 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Father

The Father

The most acclaimed new play of the decade, The Father is an honest, profoundly moving, darkly comic and quietly devastating masterpiece Doors open at 7pm (matinee: doors open at 4pm) Note: There is no interval. Bar operating (EFTPOS available). A community theatre production of The Father...

Date: Wednesday 5 June to Saturday 15 June
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Pink Floyd Experience

The Pink Floyd Experience

After 2017’s hugely successful Animals tour, which featured three entire albums, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to New Zealand and Australia in 2019 with an exciting new show. To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s album The Wall, a selection of the band’s own favourites...

Date: Saturday 8 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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White Winter Ball

White Winter Ball

White Winter Ball Sat 15th June. Theme: White Tickets $15pp Mixed dance styles: Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue, Swing, R'n'R, Salsa & more. Hosted by Evan & Sandy, Munro Dance Studio Salsa Hawkes Bay

Date: Saturday 15 June
Where:
Taradale Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Saturday Night Session with Joe Cole

Saturday Night Session with Joe Cole

From 7:30-9:30 - muso Joe Cole will be delighting and enthralling guests at the Urban Winery with his acoustic grooves and original songs. Cozy up with us this winter and enjoy the best wines in Hawkes Bay along with the best musical talent. Only $5 at the door.

Date: Saturday 15 June
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Versus Talent Quest - Zeal HB

Versus Talent Quest - Zeal HB

Calling all young musicians, comedians, dancers, poets and creatives, we want you. Versus is Hawkes Bay’s largest Talent Quest with over $1000 of cash and prizes up for grabs. Get excited! Saturday 15th June, the day will be divided into two parts with auditions from 10am - 3pm, and the...

Date: Saturday 15 June
Where:
Lindisfarne College, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Hendrix Project - Jimi Hendrix Tribute

The Hendrix Project - Jimi Hendrix Tribute

Performing electrifying versions of songs from Hendrix's albums: Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland and Band of Gypsys, The Hendrix Project deliver a show you don't want to miss! From Monterey to Woodstock and beyond. You'll love The Hendrix Project's renditions of Hey...

Date: Saturday 22 June
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Motel California Eagles Tribute Band

Motel California Eagles Tribute Band

Motel California Eagles Tribute Band. Don't miss out The Eagles Tribute Show, regularly selling out venues across the country, and the first time at the Cabana. Enjoy all the Eagles' main hits with vocal harmonies and guitar parts just as the Eagles do them. Motel California, Take it Easy,...

Date: Saturday 29 June
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Room On the Broom

Room On the Broom

CDP presents Tall Stories’ production of Room On the Broom adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…...

Date: Sunday 30 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Music Academy - Mid Year Showcase

Napier Music Academy - Mid Year Showcase



Date: Sunday 30 June
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ String Quartet: National Tour 2019

NZ String Quartet: National Tour 2019

Join the New Zealand String Quartet on their 2019 National Tour this June and July for a concert of ravishing works from the 18th to 20th centuries. Haydn’s elegant String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5 opens a vivacious programme. This work inspired Mozart and impressed royalty, and Haydn’s...

Date: Sunday 30 June
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Five Pākehā Painters

Five Pākehā Painters

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

“Every so often, in a distant place, there comes into existence someone with individuality and refined genius. They live their life, not in a great city, at the centre of power. Instead in a quiet town… they choose to do their work: to solve problems with imagination, to create buildings of...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Project Banaba

Project Banaba

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

The Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre are delighted to present 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare, script adapted by former Australian Shakespeare company director and actor, Phil Sumner, directed by Peter Cottrell and Champa Maciel. With Costumes by Angela Elliott, the show will feature physical...

Date: Friday 5 July to Saturday 6 July
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Model Expo

Model Expo

Model and Hobby show with displays of collections of kitsets and miniature dioramas created by students and adults throughout Hawkes Bay. There will be radio controlled car and truck displays, as well as model railways. Other hobbies on display will be gem-stone collections and board gamers....

Date: Saturday 6 July to Sunday 7 July
Where:
Napier Boys' High School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bring Your Party to The Mid-Winter Christmas Party 2019

Bring Your Party to The Mid-Winter Christmas Party 2019

Festive decorations, great buffet, and a fantastic band. Treat yourself, your friends, or your staff/colleagues to an excellent night out at No.5. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Each Group / Table will be invited one by one to the main buffet station from 7:30 pm. A desserts buffet station will...

Date: Saturday 6 July
Where:
No.5 Cafe & Larder, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Auditions: Avenue Q

Auditions: Avenue Q

Auditions for Napier Operatic Society's production of "Avenue Q" are coming soon! Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud, puppet-filled musical comedy tells the story of a...

Date: Sunday 7 July
Where:
Port Ahuriri School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Good Vibes

Good Vibes

After debuting to great success this year as the warm-up party to the famed reggae festival One Love in Tauranga, GOOD VIBES is hitting the road this winter. Presented by Mai FM and Pato Entertainment, the GOOD VIBES Winter Tour will feature some of Aotearoa’s most-loved acts, including...

Date: Saturday 13 July
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mātauranga

Mātauranga

Carlos Kalmar - Conductor Steven Osborne - Piano Mendelssohn - The Hebrides Overture Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Michael Norris - Mātauranga Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D major Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s...

Date: Wednesday 17 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Urzila Carlson - Token African

Urzila Carlson - Token African

Multi award-winning South African-Kiwi Urzila Carlson is set to wreak havoc on New Zealand with her brand-new show, Token African, as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Featuring all new material and poking fun at her birth country, Urzila laughs that Africans have become the...

Date: Thursday 18 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ Guitar Quartet

NZ Guitar Quartet

Four uniquely accomplished guitarists, Christopher Hill, Jane Curry, John Couch and Owen Moriarty, bring an infectious energy to the concert stage. Recently returned from concerts in Australia and China, the NZGQ is building an international reputation that transcends borders both geographically...

Date: Saturday 20 July
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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R18
Australasias Top Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show

Australasias Top Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show

Introducing Tony Painting and the Power Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show. Tony Painting and The Power have become firm favourites with the music loving public and musicians alike. Fronted by UK born guitarist and vocalist Tony Painting their special brand of blistering guitar based boogie...

Date: Saturday 27 July
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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August 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Five Pākehā Painters

Five Pākehā Painters

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

“Every so often, in a distant place, there comes into existence someone with individuality and refined genius. They live their life, not in a great city, at the centre of power. Instead in a quiet town… they choose to do their work: to solve problems with imagination, to create buildings of...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Project Banaba

Project Banaba

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba


Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show

Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show

Cliff Richard & The Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Cliff Richard & The Shadows. Performing all the classic hits including “Do You Want to Dance”, “Move It”, “Lucky Lips”, “Summer...

Date: Friday 2 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

A date for your diaries! Our 2019 exhibition will take place 3-11 August at the Havelock North Function Centre. Come along and see some amazing quilts made by our members. Our raffle this year will be the choice between a lovely quilt or a box of goodies with proceeds going towards Stage 3 of...

Date: Saturday 3 August to Sunday 11 August
Where:
Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hamlet - The Most Famous Play In the World

Hamlet - The Most Famous Play In the World

The most towering achievement in the dramatic canon, Hamlet combines all the swashbuckling action of a revenge tragedy with profound and poetic questions about the nature of life and death. See Shakespeare’s most iconic character in his most famous play in this exciting and existential...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Experience Moulin Rouge, Shakespeare style with this all-singing, all-dancing cast as they take a wild romp through the seedy streets of 17th century Vienna, meeting larger-than-life characters who will charm you even as they pick your pocket. In a city of brothels, louche lads-about-town and...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Pop-up Globe NZ Tour

Pop-up Globe NZ Tour

Tickets on sale now. After playing to over 600,000 people across Australasia in just three years, Auckland’s smash-hit sensation Pop-up Globe hits the road in New Zealand for the first time, taking their critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Measure for Measure to...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Magic of Pop Up Globe

The Magic of Pop Up Globe

After playing to over 600,000 people across Australasia in just three years, Auckland’s smash-hit sensation Pop-up Globe hits the road in New Zealand for the first time, taking their critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Hamlet to theatres around the...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Sunday 25 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Five Pākehā Painters

Five Pākehā Painters

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection


Free
Project Banaba

Project Banaba

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba


R18
Renèe Geyer

Renèe Geyer

The One The Only Renèe Geyer Premier Artist. Final Show In New Zealand after doing 4 shows this 5th show is going to go off with love. So let's show Renèe our love so she comes back real soon. Don't miss out.

Date: Tuesday 3 September
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bold Moves

Bold Moves

The stage will be flooded with colour and light. George Balanchine’s Serenade is one of the few ballets that can truly be held iconic. Conceived in 1934, it is American ballet’s founding document, the foundation on which all later works must stand and against which they will be judged. 28...

Date: Saturday 14 September to Sunday 15 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters

Five Pākehā Painters

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection


Postmodern Jukebox 2019

Postmodern Jukebox 2019

TEG Dainty, Nice Events and David Roy Williams Entertainment are excited to announce that Postmodern Jukebox will return to New Zealand in September and October 2019 following four hugely successful tours in as many years. The multi-talented collective will bring their re-imagined contemporary...

Date: Tuesday 15 October
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Angus and Julia Stone, Jack River + Special Guests

Angus and Julia Stone, Jack River + Special Guests

Update: Postponement announcement Jan 21. Angus and Julia Stone postpone Napier performance. Rescheduled for Labour Weekend. Award-winning Australian folk rock/indie duo Angus and Julia Stone fly our way in March to headline the Harvest Moon concert series across Nelson, Napier and New...

Date: Saturday 26 October
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Five Pākehā Painters

Five Pākehā Painters

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Faint starlight peeps through the dark forest canopy. It is midnight: the witching hour. Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart. But all is not as it seems… For Christmas 2019,...

Date: Saturday 16 November to Sunday 17 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection


January 2020

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


February 2020

Mission Concert ft. Elton John: SOLD OUT

Mission Concert ft. Elton John: SOLD OUT

Mission Members Concert Club Exclusive Pre-sale for 2nd concert on Waitangi Day, 6 February starts today at midday at missionconcert.co.nz. 8 February concert sold out. Sir Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, will deliver his...

Date: Thursday 6 February to Saturday 8 February
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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