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Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa. Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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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Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden

Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden. Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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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He Manu Tīoriori

He Manu Tīoriori. Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Traversing 100 years of Ngāti Kahungunu’s love affair with music, 'He Manu Tīoriori' features church and brass band influence through to parlour music, ragtime, jazz, rock and roll as well as country and western. The exhibition explores how Ngāti Kahungunu has been at the forefront of it...

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Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place

Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place. Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Touch, tap, strike and slap on these photographs to trigger the sounds of each place. From birdsong and cascading water to the roar of a train and the chatter of people, the sounds that you discover bring the images of Hawke’s Bay to life. Recordings and contact technology by Campbell Burns,...

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Yuki Kihara: Te Taenga Mai o Salome

Yuki Kihara: Te Taenga Mai o Salome. Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Poetic and visually alluring photographs and video works from leading interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara place the symbolic figure of Salome in the landscape of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga - Hawke’s Bay. Kihara was inspired to set her works in the Hawke’s Bay region after reading an...

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Deco Kimono: From The Jack C Richards Collection

Deco Kimono: From The Jack C Richards Collection. Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Presenting six kimono from the time of Art Deco in Japan, when innovations in silk fabric production led to the first mass-produced, inexpensive silk kimono. The modern kimono fashions became accessible to a wide sector of society, with designs that featured bold colours, striking geometric...

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S.O.S - An Exhibition By 3 Women

S.O.S - An Exhibition By 3 Women. Tuesday 23rd January 2018
SOS is an exhibition that presents three local women with a passion for making art, each in their own unique way. Gail Davidson: Gail is a Napier artist and has exhibited in a number of exhibitions in Hawke’s Bay over the years. She also has had her work accepted for invitation only exhibitions...

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Fibre to Fabulous

Fibre to Fabulous. Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Fibre to Fabulous is an exhibition of Fibre Art by Elaine Macgregor and Kath O'Halloran. Kath O’Halloran and Elaine Macgregor are fibre artists and have been friends for about 10 years. They meet regularly at Napier Weavers. Their shared passion for creating results in many hours together...

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Emma Rodger - Photography and Flowers

Emma Rodger - Photography and Flowers. Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Emma Rodger is 16 years old and a student at Napier’s Sacred Heart College. Flowers mean family to Emma. Her Mum always has flowers in their house and most of the ones she has photographed for this series are from her Granny’s garden. The vases are hers too. Emma is passionate about...

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Paratene Matchitt: Hui

Paratene Matchitt: Hui. Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Paratene Matchitt is one of New Zealand’s most prominent senior artists. Matchitt’s 60-year career has seen his work in most public art gallery collections in this country. The gallery is thrilled to present new work in ‘Hui’ Matchitt’s first major exhibition in three years.

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Ben Pearce: Life Will Go on Long After Money

Ben Pearce: Life Will Go on Long After Money. Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Holt Gallery. Hawke's Bay-based sculptor Ben Pearce has installed a large-scale work in the gallery. Based on the true story of a man who built himself a get-away off the boulder bank of Nelson’s inlet, Pearce’s sculpture is a fascinating revisit of the event in which Ben himself played a...

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SEED Sculpture Symposium

SEED Sculpture Symposium. Wednesday 24th January 2018
Hastings Sculpture Symposium. Nine sculptors wielding everything from small chisels to chainsaws will descend on Hastings’ Albert Square for the Hastings Sculpture Symposium later this month. The event will see the participating artists produce sculptural works in a public setting, giving...

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Vanessa Arthur: To Be Everywhere At Once Yet Nowhere At All

Vanessa Arthur: To Be Everywhere At Once Yet Nowhere At All. Saturday 27th January 2018
Vanessa Arthur is a jeweller-based in Hawke’s Bay who has exhibited throughout New Zealand and internationally. Moving seamlessly between sculpture and jewellery, Arthur makes objects inspired by spaces within the built urban environment – the spaces that occur between ‘planning’.

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Raewyn Tauira Paterson: Koroua Whare – Home Sweet Home

Raewyn Tauira Paterson: Koroua Whare – Home Sweet Home. Saturday 27th January 2018
Raewyn Paterson is an artist and designer of Ngāti-rere, Ngāi Tūhoe descent. Paterson’s work creating interior spaces that utilise Māori design elements for wallpapers and furnishings will delight visitors in this installation.

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State of Alliance

State of Alliance. Friday 2nd February 2018
Synergy through Art. An exhibition of mixed media work by five women who are five teachers, and five creative artists in synergy with art for arts sake. Teaching in an academic world at Sacred Heart College, Napier calls them to find balance and to align with a common desire to communicate...

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Journey. Friday 2nd February 2018
‘Journey’ is an exhibition that presents real people from Hawke’s Bay and their journey. The Lighthouse is a day centre that allows those on their journey of well being to take part in programmes, access support and most importantly connect with others. The Lighthouse is a service of...

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1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Tours

Wednesday 14th February 2018
Meet in the Main Foyer at MTG.

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1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Exhibition Tours

Wednesday 14th February 2018
Meet in the Main Foyer at MTG.

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New Paintings

New Paintings. Friday 16th February 2018
Matt Davidson’s paintings align abstraction with processes of layered construction to create a rhythmic balance between colour and space. Using rollers, brushes, and palette knives, he layers paint into strict geometries that create visual tension and harmony. His paintings are spatial, even...

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Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition 2018

Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition 2018. Friday 9th March 2018
Join us for the Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition 2018, an annual fundraiser for Napier Girls' High School. The exhibition features over 300 artworks for $1000 or less by more than 80 professional artists from around New Zealand. The event will be held on 9-11 March 2018 at Napier Girls' High...

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Model Expo

Model Expo. Saturday 7th July 2018
An exhibition of model kit sets and hobbies from around Hawkes Bay will be on display in the school hall on Chambers Street. There will be a feature of radio controlled trucks in the hall, and surrounding the walls will be model railways, model cars, boats and planes, doll houses, model castles,...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Conference Centre

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