Exhibitions

Find out what exhibitions are coming to Napier, Hawke's Bay.

Hawke's Bay At War 1914-1918

Hawke's Bay At War 1914-1918. Monday 24th April 2017
From the Uttermost ends of the earth, this takes us on a journey from the excitement of the men signing up for war to the reality of life in the harsh deserts of Palestine and the Sinai and the nightmare of the Western Front, The Somme and Passchendale. Memorabilia from the soldiers' families...

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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Monday 24th April 2017
“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...

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Tenei Tonu Exhibition

Tenei Tonu Exhibition. Monday 24th April 2017
Tēnei Tonu can be interpreted as “always here” and this new exhibition shares stories of those who have always been here - Tangata Whenua. These are the kaitiaki custodians not only of this land but also of the connections to whakapapa genealogy and to culture. Taonga on display will include...

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Indra's Bow

Indra's Bow. Monday 24th April 2017
This collaborative artwork was made by Tiffany Singh and local artist Jo Blogg, who employs similarly meticulous and ritualistic processes in her artworks. The two artists joined forces to transform the gallery space into a powerful sensory art environment. Indra’s Bow was inspired by the...

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A Glimpse of India

A Glimpse of India. Monday 24th April 2017
A Glimpse of India features a rich and diverse group of Indian objects and artworks from the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi collection. Initially purchased as tourist souvenirs, or collected for their cultural and religious significance, these were brought back to provincial New...

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Out of The Box

Out of The Box. Monday 24th April 2017
A public art collection is a rich source of shared cultural heritage with close ties to the place and people around it. This exhibition presents a broad selection of artworks from the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-Rangi collection, which has developed through a combination of generous...

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Tūturu

Tūturu. Monday 24th April 2017
Tūturu showcases both established and emerging artists with connections to the Hawke’s Bay iwi tribe of Ngāti Kahungunu. This exhibition is a celebration of Kahungunutanga, the rich cultural heritage of Ngāti Kahungunu, and was developed in collaboration with local arts collective Iwi Toi...

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Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa. Monday 24th April 2017
For most New Zealanders, gathering together over the comfort of a cuppa has always been a vital part of daily living: whether sitting companionably in the whare kai, around the kitchen table, or in the formal setting of the drawing room. Many homes had a china cabinet in which to showcase...

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Bringing China Home

Bringing China Home. Monday 24th April 2017
This exhibition explores Hawke’s Bay’s engagement with China through travel, trade, collecting, and conflict. It features photographs, diaries, letters, art and objects from China (and about China) from the HBMT collection and tells a vivid story of the province’s engagement with that country...

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Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden

Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden. Monday 24th April 2017
The story of two visionary sisters, whose dedication, generosity and lifelong love of art has left a lasting impression on the Hawke’s Bay region. Their purchase of Kereru Station in 1946 enabled them to establish and support a range of local causes and organisations, and the charitable trusts...

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Faces and Figures

Monday 24th April 2017
Painting and Ceramics by Susie King. Susie grew up in Napier, in a home where everyone liked to draw and loved to make music. As a result, her two loves are art and music. Her formal training consists of Ardmore Teacher’s college in Auckland, 1969 to 1971, where Susie majored in Art in her...

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150 Years of Waipukurau

150 Years of Waipukurau. Monday 24th April 2017
Celebrating 150 Years of Waipukurau 1867 - 2017. Waipukurau History is pretty unique in New Zealand. It was established as a "model village" a utopian community concept of Henry Robert Russell, who purchased part of the Waipukurau Block in 1853. He became very influential and was being referred...

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MTG Open Day

MTG Open Day. Tuesday 25th April 2017
Entry is free to the museum on ANZAC Day. Take the opportunity to view From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth - Hawke's Bay at War 1914-1918 before it closes, as well as our newest exhibitions Time for Tea and Two Sisters. Families can hear ANZAC Day stories told on the hour every hour from...

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Dead Hill Presents: Asylum

Dead Hill Presents: Asylum. Friday 28th April 2017
Come walk the halls of one of New Zealand's most haunted buildings and live the tales of our Lunatic Asylum. Pass through our deranged surgery, and hear the screams through the walls of the suffering patients. This isn't for the faint of heart. Don't fear the living... Fear the dead. "Some...

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Open Day Hawkes Bay Woodturners Guild and Sales On the Day

Saturday 29th April 2017
Friendly environment with skilled woodturners at work and happy to answer any of your questions. Try out using a scroll saw. Sausage Sizzle and a variety of items for sale such as platters, bowls and toys.

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Hot Rod and Classic Car Festival

Sunday 7th May 2017
600 + hot rods and classic cars and bikes on display, this year featuring the iconic model T Ford, an automotive swap meet, vintage aero engine start-ups, car from crane drop, trade displays, automotive antique auction, model boats and radio control cars and many other displays. A fun...

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New Zealand Craft and Design Show

New Zealand Craft and Design Show. Saturday 13th May 2017
Shop for the best of craft and design from all over New Zealand. Be inspired this Mothers Day weekend by New Zealand's leading craft suppliers and artisans. Sunday afternoon activity, craft with mum for just $5, workshops and demonstrations available throughout. If you are an artist and would...

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Napier Municipal Theatre

Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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Napier Aquatic Centre

Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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Napier City Council

For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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Parklands Residential Estate

Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Par2 MiniGolf

Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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National Aquarium of New Zealand

Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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The Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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Napier Libraries

strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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Kennedy Park Resort Napier

We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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MTG Hawke's Bay

Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery - MTG is home to a significant collection of objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions, a world-class research facility and the MTG Theatre.
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William Colenso

Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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Napier Conference Centre

We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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Bay Skate

Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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