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January 2023

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Urns for Unwanted Limbs and Other Things: Virginia Leonard

Urns for Unwanted Limbs and Other Things: Virginia Leonard

“An urn to hold a foot, a left leg, a shameful limp, abdominal fat, double chins, in-laws, daughters who are woke, or mothers who are not woke enough. There is an urn for everyone and everything.” - Virginia Leonard Virginia Leonard works with clay, resin, and oozing glazes to create ceramic...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 5 February
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Urns for Unwanted Limbs and Other Things: Virginia Leonard


StoryWalk® - Marine Parade

StoryWalk® - Marine Parade

Napier Libraries is bringing the StoryWalk® Project back to Napier this time with some awesome New Zealand themed stories! StoryWalk® is an innovative way for tamariki, whānau and friends to read, get active and take in the beauty of Napier all at the same time. How does it work? It's...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Friday 10 February
Where:
Marine Parade, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - StoryWalk® - Marine Parade


StoryWalk® - Taradale Park

StoryWalk® - Taradale Park

Napier Libraries is bringing the StoryWalk® Project back to Napier this time with some awesome New Zealand themed stories! StoryWalk® is an innovative way for tamariki, whānau and friends to read, get active and take in the beauty of Napier all at the same time. How does it work? It's...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Monday 27 February
Where:
Taradale Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - StoryWalk® - Taradale Park


Nano Zoo

Nano Zoo

Zoom into the world of nano this summer at the National Aquarium of New Zealand and discover the weird and wonderful, teeny tiny world around us! Did you know that 85% of the world is made up of microscopic species – a world we can’t even see? Even though we can’t see this world, the...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Tuesday 7 February
Where:
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nano Zoo


Nano Lab at National Aquarium of NZ

Nano Lab at National Aquarium of NZ

Four sessions a day - pick a time that suits you Explore the miniature zoo that lives inside the National Aquarium of New Zealand! Shrink down into the world of Nano and discover the weird and wonderful, teeny tiny and sometimes creepy world around us. As part of our Nano Zoo project over...

Date: Sunday 29 January
Where:
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nano Lab at National Aquarium of NZ


Wizards' Academy Escape Room

Wizards' Academy Escape Room

Suitable for ages 7+. Registrations must be for teams of 3-5 participants. Our popular Wizards’ Academy Escape Room returns for all those who missed out last time! Try to escape the Wizards’ Academy library before the cranky caretaker discovers you! Limited spaces. Online registration...

Date: Sunday 29 January
Where:
Napier Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland

Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland

A visit to Marineland was always something special, a treat, an adventure - the first on the agenda when visiting family or holidaying in Hawke's Bay. This exhibition tells the story from beginning to end, from the fun times through to the controversy and the eventual closure. Marineland opened...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Friday 17 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland


Free
Breaking the Frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Breaking the Frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Monday 10 April
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Breaking the Frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison


Free
Operation Grapple; We Were There

Operation Grapple; We Were There

Operation Grapple – We Were There is a powerful photography exhibition by Denise Baynham which tells the story of Operation Grapple through the portraits of 19 NZ nuclear test veterans and their stories. Operation Grapple was a nuclear testing program in the Pacific in 1957-58, which RNZ Navy...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 26 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Operation Grapple; We Were There


Free
Bruce Connew; A Vocabulary

Bruce Connew; A Vocabulary

Over several recent years, photographer and artist Bruce Connew has roamed the many memorials and gravestones of Aotearoa’s colonial wars to seek out the texts on these testaments to folly. A vocabulary of colonisation. These remnants are scattered across mostly Te Ika-a-Māui North Island,...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 19 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Bruce Connew; A Vocabulary


Free
Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai Atareta Rerekohu Black Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngai Tūhoe, Tā Imi Moriori Atareta Rerekohu Black came to Te Matau a Maui to complete research for Ki Uta, Ki Tai. While she was here, she visited the Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust’s collection, getting up...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 23 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black


Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Tuesday 28 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

“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: Sunday 29 January to Tuesday 31 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


Free
'Reasons to Be Cheerful' Exhibition By Peter Miller

'Reasons to Be Cheerful' Exhibition By Peter Miller

Reasons to be Cheerful Exhibition by Peter Miller 20 January, 2023 - 11 February, 2023 Join us for the opening of Peter Miller's latest exhibition 'Reasons to be Cheerful,' at Boyd-Dunlop Gallery, on Friday 20 January from 5 to 7pm. Peter Miller can perhaps best be classified as a...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Saturday 11 February
Where:
Boyd-Dunlop Gallery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Reasons to Be Cheerful' Exhibition By Peter Miller


Beyond the Palette

Beyond the Palette

Nine artists from Otane Arts & Crafts Group collaborated together to show their recent artworks in the museum upcoming exhibition called "Beyond the Palette". Karen Pallesen, Aileen Duckett, Ray Sievert, Lorraine Simmonds, Alison Hume, Tony Hunt, Pam Hales, Bettina Ellis, Donna Dahm and a...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 26 March
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Beyond the Palette


Free
'Sustainability' Exhibition by Rohan Wealleans

'Sustainability' Exhibition by Rohan Wealleans

'Sustainability,' Exhibition by Rohan Wealleans 20 January - 5 March, 2023 at Ahuriri Contemporary Join us for the opening of this exhibition on Friday 20 January, 5 to 7pm. Rohan Wealleans occupies various guises - painter, performer, offender, worldmaker - gleefully infusing his work with...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 5 March
Where:
Ahuriri Contemporary, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Sustainability' Exhibition by Rohan Wealleans


Free
Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

This exhibition shows a history of people and places of Ngāti Kahungunu, telling stories of their time and the events that shaped Te Matau-a-Māui into the region of Hawke’s Bay, events that also helped to shape Aotearoa into New Zealand. Kahungunu was a peaceful man, a producer, provider,...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Wednesday 1 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


Te Awanga Estate Sunday Sessions

Te Awanga Estate Sunday Sessions

World-famous-in-Te Awanga! Join us for a cruisy Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 12 are free, bring a picnic rug, sprawl out, sit back and relax. Pizzas, platters and all-day grazing available from...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 19 February
Where:
Te Awanga Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Te Awanga Estate Sunday Sessions


Free
Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

30 Saturday Spring & Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! Local Artists like - Coastal Rhythm Section - Ariana Henare - Lady Larisa - Hand Picked - Shirt & Skirt - Fraser Mackenzie - The Acoustic Project - Little Big Noise - Ben Throp - Scarlett Eden Kickback and relax...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 12 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Summer Sessions


Free
Icebound: Jonathan Kay

Icebound: Jonathan Kay

Icebound is a photographic exhibition by Jonathan Kay. It contemplates the fragility of our landscapes through surveying of two Te Waipounamu glaciers - Haupapa/Tasman and Te Moeka o Tūawe/Fox. Kay explored these glaciers as a way of making sense of the environments impacted by climate change in...

Date: Sunday 29 January
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Icebound: Jonathan Kay


Free
Waiora: Hemi Macgregor

Waiora: Hemi Macgregor

Hemi Macgregor’s exhibition Waiora presents a body of work which acknowledges stories of environment and the ways our lives are set within it. Macgregor’s painted and sculptural works carry a visual language which explores positive and negative space, balance, tonal shifts, and layered...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 16 April
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waiora: Hemi Macgregor


Free
Mack and The 3 Wise Birds

Mack and The 3 Wise Birds

Come and join Fraser Mack in among Hawkes Bay orchards. Relax, socialise, and soak up the sun while Mack entertains you with his dynamic and distinctive sound influenced by blues, rock, folk and flamenco. The Three Wise Birds is child friendly and also dog friendly. Like what Mack does? If you...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 30 April
Where:
Three Wise Birds Garden Bar, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Mack and The 3 Wise Birds


Free
The Centralines Summer Series 2023

The Centralines Summer Series 2023

Bring your picnic or grab your takeaways for an entertaining afternoon/evening in the park. Like us on Facebook to receive regular updates "Summer Series Nelly Jull Park". Liquor ban applies. Mark these dates on your calendar today: - 29th January the HB Jazz Club Big Band - 19th February-...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 19 February
Where:
Nelly Jull Park, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - The Centralines Summer Series 2023


Summer Holiday Baby Bounce

Summer Holiday Baby Bounce

Suitable for under 2s Baby Bounce is a half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and noisy, wiggly, bouncy, fun. Suitable for children aged 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. Check out our range of programmes and workshops for fun crafts, awesome activities, and exciting events; we have...

Date: Tuesday 31 January
Where:
Taradale Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Summer Holiday Baby Bounce


Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

BOHM Presents Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny Star of the UK’s most-streamed Netflix comedy special of 2021, Jimmy is back on the road with brand new material for 2023. Jimmy’s show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you...

Date: Tuesday 31 January
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny


February 2023

StoryWalk® - Marine Parade

StoryWalk® - Marine Parade

Napier Libraries is bringing the StoryWalk® Project back to Napier this time with some awesome New Zealand themed stories! StoryWalk® is an innovative way for tamariki, whānau and friends to read, get active and take in the beauty of Napier all at the same time. How does it work? It's...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Friday 10 February
Where:
Marine Parade, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - StoryWalk® - Marine Parade


StoryWalk® - Taradale Park

StoryWalk® - Taradale Park

Napier Libraries is bringing the StoryWalk® Project back to Napier this time with some awesome New Zealand themed stories! StoryWalk® is an innovative way for tamariki, whānau and friends to read, get active and take in the beauty of Napier all at the same time. How does it work? It's...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Monday 27 February
Where:
Taradale Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - StoryWalk® - Taradale Park


Nano Zoo

Nano Zoo

Zoom into the world of nano this summer at the National Aquarium of New Zealand and discover the weird and wonderful, teeny tiny world around us! Did you know that 85% of the world is made up of microscopic species – a world we can’t even see? Even though we can’t see this world, the...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Tuesday 7 February
Where:
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nano Zoo


Free
Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland

Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland

A visit to Marineland was always something special, a treat, an adventure - the first on the agenda when visiting family or holidaying in Hawke's Bay. This exhibition tells the story from beginning to end, from the fun times through to the controversy and the eventual closure. Marineland opened...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Friday 17 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland


Free
Breaking the Frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Breaking the Frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Monday 10 April
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Breaking the Frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison


Free
Operation Grapple; We Were There

Operation Grapple; We Were There

Operation Grapple – We Were There is a powerful photography exhibition by Denise Baynham which tells the story of Operation Grapple through the portraits of 19 NZ nuclear test veterans and their stories. Operation Grapple was a nuclear testing program in the Pacific in 1957-58, which RNZ Navy...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 26 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Operation Grapple; We Were There


Free
Bruce Connew; A Vocabulary

Bruce Connew; A Vocabulary

Over several recent years, photographer and artist Bruce Connew has roamed the many memorials and gravestones of Aotearoa’s colonial wars to seek out the texts on these testaments to folly. A vocabulary of colonisation. These remnants are scattered across mostly Te Ika-a-Māui North Island,...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 19 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Bruce Connew; A Vocabulary


Free
Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai Atareta Rerekohu Black Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngai Tūhoe, Tā Imi Moriori Atareta Rerekohu Black came to Te Matau a Maui to complete research for Ki Uta, Ki Tai. While she was here, she visited the Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust’s collection, getting up...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 23 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black


Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Tuesday 28 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


Free
'Reasons to Be Cheerful' Exhibition By Peter Miller

'Reasons to Be Cheerful' Exhibition By Peter Miller

Reasons to be Cheerful Exhibition by Peter Miller 20 January, 2023 - 11 February, 2023 Join us for the opening of Peter Miller's latest exhibition 'Reasons to be Cheerful,' at Boyd-Dunlop Gallery, on Friday 20 January from 5 to 7pm. Peter Miller can perhaps best be classified as a...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Saturday 11 February
Where:
Boyd-Dunlop Gallery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Reasons to Be Cheerful' Exhibition By Peter Miller


Beyond the Palette

Beyond the Palette

Nine artists from Otane Arts & Crafts Group collaborated together to show their recent artworks in the museum upcoming exhibition called "Beyond the Palette". Karen Pallesen, Aileen Duckett, Ray Sievert, Lorraine Simmonds, Alison Hume, Tony Hunt, Pam Hales, Bettina Ellis, Donna Dahm and a...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 26 March
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Beyond the Palette


Free
'Sustainability' Exhibition by Rohan Wealleans

'Sustainability' Exhibition by Rohan Wealleans

'Sustainability,' Exhibition by Rohan Wealleans 20 January - 5 March, 2023 at Ahuriri Contemporary Join us for the opening of this exhibition on Friday 20 January, 5 to 7pm. Rohan Wealleans occupies various guises - painter, performer, offender, worldmaker - gleefully infusing his work with...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 5 March
Where:
Ahuriri Contemporary, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Sustainability' Exhibition by Rohan Wealleans


Free
Urns for Unwanted Limbs and Other Things: Virginia Leonard

Urns for Unwanted Limbs and Other Things: Virginia Leonard

“An urn to hold a foot, a left leg, a shameful limp, abdominal fat, double chins, in-laws, daughters who are woke, or mothers who are not woke enough. There is an urn for everyone and everything.” - Virginia Leonard Virginia Leonard works with clay, resin, and oozing glazes to create ceramic...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 5 February
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Urns for Unwanted Limbs and Other Things: Virginia Leonard


Free
Waiora: Hemi Macgregor

Waiora: Hemi Macgregor

Hemi Macgregor’s exhibition Waiora presents a body of work which acknowledges stories of environment and the ways our lives are set within it. Macgregor’s painted and sculptural works carry a visual language which explores positive and negative space, balance, tonal shifts, and layered...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 16 April
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waiora: Hemi Macgregor


Free
Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

This exhibition shows a history of people and places of Ngāti Kahungunu, telling stories of their time and the events that shaped Te Matau-a-Māui into the region of Hawke’s Bay, events that also helped to shape Aotearoa into New Zealand. Kahungunu was a peaceful man, a producer, provider,...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Wednesday 1 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


Free
Lunch Hour Concert

Lunch Hour Concert

Our free community concerts are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 12.00pm - 1.00pm. They feature talented local performers and range from classical instrumental and opera through all genres of music - jazz, choral, the shows - to folk and pop performances. Our Steinway Concert Grand...

Date: Wednesday 1 February
Where:
Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Lunch Hour Concert


Free
Summer Holiday Baby Bounce

Summer Holiday Baby Bounce

Suitable for under 2s Baby Bounce is a half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and noisy, wiggly, bouncy, fun. Suitable for children aged 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. Check out our range of programmes and workshops for fun crafts, awesome activities, and exciting events; we have...

Date: Friday 3 February
Where:
Napier Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Summer Holiday Baby Bounce


Free
Mack and The Three Wise Birds

Mack and The Three Wise Birds

Come and join Fraser Mack from 7pm by the ocean! Relax, socialise, soak up the atmosphere while Mack entertains you with his dynamic and distinctive sound influenced by blues, rock, folk and flamenco. Like what Mack does? If you would like to support him further, go to Fraser Mack's Patreon page...

Date: Friday 3 February to Friday 7 April
Where:
Three Wise Birds Portside Bar, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Mack and The Three Wise Birds


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Absolute Bowie Tribute.

Absolute Bowie Tribute.

Absolute Bowie Tribute. This show has been selling out venues for the past 5 years. On hold during COVID ..now ready t rock. A 7 piece Band. Absolute Bowie Band: Roy Brown (Guv) Vocals Owen Vickers Guitars./ Vocals Emily Madill Saxophones./ Vocals Andrew Donnelly Bass /...

Date: Friday 3 February
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Absolute Bowie Tribute.


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Temple of the Grunge

Temple of the Grunge

They are back and ready to rock the walls off Paisley Stage, with all the classics of the Grunge era from Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Soundgarden and more. Temple of the Grunge was born in 2012, we have a team of awesome rock n rolling singers who know how to party. Doors open at...

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

Read more » - Temple of the Grunge


Free
Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

30 Saturday Spring & Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! Local Artists like - Coastal Rhythm Section - Ariana Henare - Lady Larisa - Hand Picked - Shirt & Skirt - Fraser Mackenzie - The Acoustic Project - Little Big Noise - Ben Throp - Scarlett Eden Kickback and relax...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 12 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Summer Sessions


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Absolute Bowie Tribute.

Absolute Bowie Tribute.

Absolute BOWIE Tribute. This show has been selling out venues for the past 5 years. On hold during COVID ..now ready t rock. A 7 piece Band. Absolute Bowie Band: Roy Brown (Guv) Vocals Owen Vickers Guitars./ Vocals Emily Madill Saxophones./ Vocals Andrew Donnelly Bass /...

Date: Saturday 4 February
Where:
Spaceship, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Absolute Bowie Tribute.


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Beachware With Haven

Beachware With Haven "it's Only Time" Tour

It’s 2023. That means Beachware finally release their debut album, “It’s Only Time”, on February 2. 

To celebrate, the Tamaki-Makaurau five-piece are climbing into Scottys Toyota Hiace and putting some miles on the clock. The first national tour in four years, the group are elated to...

Date: Saturday 4 February
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Beachware With Haven "it's Only Time" Tour


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IYKYK Brookfields (Long Weekend)

IYKYK Brookfields (Long Weekend)

IYKYK is the coming together of over 80-years of collective electronic music experience. We’re proud to present our first summer instalment at the sun soaked Brookfield Winery in Hawke’s Bay where we’ll be hosting arguably one of Australia’s leading producers and curators of underground...

Date: Sunday 5 February
Where:
Brookfields Vineyard and Restaurant, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - IYKYK Brookfields (Long Weekend)


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Bob Marley 78th Birthday Tribute - Waitangi Day

Bob Marley 78th Birthday Tribute - Waitangi Day

Come and celebrate Bob Marley 78 Birthday Tribute with HB’s favourite reggae band The Rude Boyz. Enjoy the pulsating reggae Rastaman vibrations and sing and dance to you favourite Bob Marley songs It’s going to be a great afternoon and early evening in the HB sun

Date: Monday 6 February
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Bob Marley 78th Birthday Tribute - Waitangi Day


Free
Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Flaxmere Book Chat Group meets at Flaxmere Library every second Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am. All welcome! You can also check out our Readers' Blog to read some reviews of books enjoyed by the group. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

Date: Tuesday 7 February to Tuesday 6 June
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Flaxmere Book Chat Group


A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift

A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift

A prolific, boldly innovative harpist, composer and singer, Esther works across genres as diverse as classical chamber music and free improvisation, and writes for ensembles large and small. Having studied at Edinburgh’s St Mary’s Music School and the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as...

Date: Wednesday 8 February
Where:
Pukehou Christ Church, Pukehou, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift


A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift

A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift

A prolific, boldly innovative harpist, composer and singer, Esther works across genres as diverse as classical chamber music and free improvisation, and writes for ensembles large and small. Having studied at Edinburgh’s St Mary’s Music School and the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as...

Date: Thursday 9 February
Where:
Raukawa Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift


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Shaun Kirk - Holding Onto Hope Tour

Shaun Kirk - Holding Onto Hope Tour

Following his recent sell out ‘Worth the Weight’ tour and mammoth 8 month ‘Holding onto Hope’ tour across his homeland of Australia, alt blues/soul singer- songwriter and troubadour Shaun Kirk is happy to announce he’s bringing the ‘Holding Onto Hope’ tour across the ditch to New...

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

Read more » - Shaun Kirk - Holding Onto Hope Tour


Free
Spirit of Eden - Exhibition by Emma Bass

Spirit of Eden - Exhibition by Emma Bass

Spirit of Eden | Exhibition by Emma Bass 10 February - 3 March, 2023 Opening Friday 10 February, 5-7pm, at Boyd-Dunlop Gallery Spirit of Eden is an exhibition presenting a suite of Emma Bass’ classic Floral Portraits in dialogue with selections from her more recent series, Interrupted...

Date: Friday 10 February to Friday 3 March
Where:
Boyd-Dunlop Gallery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Spirit of Eden - Exhibition by Emma Bass


A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift

A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift

A prolific, boldly innovative harpist, composer and singer, Esther works across genres as diverse as classical chamber music and free improvisation, and writes for ensembles large and small. Having studied at Edinburgh’s St Mary’s Music School and the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as...

Date: Friday 10 February
Where:
Flemington Community Centre, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift


OTT Comedy

OTT Comedy

Check out the newest venue for comedy in Hawke's Bay. Local legend Kajun Campbell Brooking will MC some of the finest local and visiting comics, including HB Comedy's own Queen of Uncool, Karen Leslie as headliner. Adult themes and language. Off The Track Restaurant, A fantastic venue nestled...

Date: Friday 10 February
Where:
Off the Track, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Joffa Presents

Joffa Presents

Joffa presents 3 alluring Wellington bands, promoting new released and upcoming albums. Planet Hunter: In September 2022 Planet Hunter released their debut album, 'Moscovium', named after a highly radioactive and somewhat fleeting element recently discovered in a Russian particle accelerator....

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

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Outfield Music, Food & Arts Festival 2023

Outfield Music, Food & Arts Festival 2023

After a sold-out festival in 2021, Outfield Music, Food & Arts Festival returns on Saturday 11th February 2023. Now in its fourth year, Outfield Music Food & Arts Festival is evolving and growing into a unique experience to ignite the senses. With camping options now available near the festival,...

Date: Saturday 11 February
Where:
Te Awanga Downs, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift

A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift

A prolific, boldly innovative harpist, composer and singer, Esther works across genres as diverse as classical chamber music and free improvisation, and writes for ensembles large and small. Having studied at Edinburgh’s St Mary’s Music School and the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as...

Date: Saturday 11 February
Where:
Elsthorpe Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Church Road Live Gwen Summer Session 2022

Church Road Live Gwen Summer Session 2022

Church Road Winery are excited to be back this Summer with the Live Gwen Summer Sessions. Celebrating the "Summer of Gwen", featuring the Gwen Chardonnay Rose & Pinot Gris, your perfect summer pairing. Entry fee payable at the bar $3 Please note no BYO alcohol, drinks or food, there will be...

Date: Sunday 12 February to Sunday 12 March
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift

A Small Hall Session with Esther Swift

A prolific, boldly innovative harpist, composer and singer, Esther works across genres as diverse as classical chamber music and free improvisation, and writes for ensembles large and small. Having studied at Edinburgh’s St Mary’s Music School and the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as...

Date: Sunday 12 February
Where:
Te Awanga Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

Step into the fairytale world of Mozart’s final opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), with characters who are driven forward by love and hatred, in search of the ultimate truth. Danger, spells, tests of integrity, and actions both honourable and foul sweep us up into an enchanting tale...

Date: Tuesday 14 February to Monday 20 February
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Royal New Zealand Navy Band in Concert

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band in Concert

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band is back for the Art Deco Festival 2023 with an evening concert at the Toitoi Hawkes Bay Arts and Events Centre, 101 Hastings Street, South, Hastings on Thursday the 16th February 2023 from 7pm. Under the direction of Lieutenant Commander Michael Dowrick, the...

Date: Thursday 16 February
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Mack at the Urban Winery

Mack at the Urban Winery

Come along for a great evening immersing yourself in Fraser Mack's distinctive mix of blues, rock, folk, and flamenco! Have you The Urban Winery tapas? Or their craft beer, cocktails and premium Hawke's Bay wine? What are you waiting for?! Great music, excellent food and fine beverages by the...

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

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Peak Comedy

Peak Comedy

Finish your working week with a naughty laugh and relax into the weekend. Peak Comedy presents a handful of the best local and visiting talent. Come along early for a meal and stay for the show. Adult themes and language. The Venue: High on the hill, overlooking the Hawke's Bay is Peak...

Date: Friday 17 February
Where:
Peak House, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer Sessions with MacK at the Abbey

Summer Sessions with MacK at the Abbey

Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while sipping away on some of our boutique wines and beers in the vines. Fraser Mack describes his music as alternative folk-rock, influenced by blues, funk and flamenco. Whether in NZ or Australia, Mack prides himself in...

Date: Saturday 18 February to Saturday 22 April
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hot Potato Band - Napier

Hot Potato Band - Napier

The brass-funk party you've all been waiting for is coming to town! Grab your lover, mother, friend or other and join us for a night of laughter, dancing and singing. For all you HPB fans, we’re excited to showcase some new music, never before heard by an audience. Ticket...

Date: Saturday 18 February
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Te Awanga Estate Sunday Sessions

Te Awanga Estate Sunday Sessions

World-famous-in-Te Awanga! Join us for a cruisy Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 12 are free, bring a picnic rug, sprawl out, sit back and relax. Pizzas, platters and all-day grazing available from...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 19 February
Where:
Te Awanga Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Centralines Summer Series 2023

The Centralines Summer Series 2023

Bring your picnic or grab your takeaways for an entertaining afternoon/evening in the park. Like us on Facebook to receive regular updates "Summer Series Nelly Jull Park". Liquor ban applies. Mark these dates on your calendar today: - 29th January the HB Jazz Club Big Band - 19th February-...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 19 February
Where:
Nelly Jull Park, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Mack at the Filter Room

Mack at the Filter Room

Join Mack at one of the premium ale and cider houses in the Bay and order from a menu packed with plenty of options as you treat yourself to a taste sensation from the wide range of locally crafted beers and ciders. Enjoy Mack's excellent acoustic stylings, influenced by blues, funk, flamenco and...

Date: Saturday 25 February to Saturday 29 April
Where:
The Filter Room, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tutus on Tour

Tutus on Tour

To begin the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 70th birthday year, Tutus on Tour 2023 looks affectionately back at the RNZB’s early days, with performances in some of Aotearoa’s smaller cities and towns and loveliest historic theatres. Patricia Barker has carefully curated a collection of works...

Date: Saturday 25 February
Where:
Toitoi - Opera House, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Mack and The 3 Wise Birds

Mack and The 3 Wise Birds

Come and join Fraser Mack in among Hawkes Bay orchards. Relax, socialise, and soak up the sun while Mack entertains you with his dynamic and distinctive sound influenced by blues, rock, folk and flamenco. The Three Wise Birds is child friendly and also dog friendly. Like what Mack does? If you...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 30 April
Where:
Three Wise Birds Garden Bar, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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March 2023

Free
Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland

Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland

A visit to Marineland was always something special, a treat, an adventure - the first on the agenda when visiting family or holidaying in Hawke's Bay. This exhibition tells the story from beginning to end, from the fun times through to the controversy and the eventual closure. Marineland opened...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Friday 17 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Breaking the Frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Breaking the Frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Monday 10 April
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Bruce Connew; A Vocabulary

Bruce Connew; A Vocabulary

Over several recent years, photographer and artist Bruce Connew has roamed the many memorials and gravestones of Aotearoa’s colonial wars to seek out the texts on these testaments to folly. A vocabulary of colonisation. These remnants are scattered across mostly Te Ika-a-Māui North Island,...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 19 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai Atareta Rerekohu Black Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngai Tūhoe, Tā Imi Moriori Atareta Rerekohu Black came to Te Matau a Maui to complete research for Ki Uta, Ki Tai. While she was here, she visited the Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust’s collection, getting up...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 23 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Beyond the Palette

Beyond the Palette

Nine artists from Otane Arts & Crafts Group collaborated together to show their recent artworks in the museum upcoming exhibition called "Beyond the Palette". Karen Pallesen, Aileen Duckett, Ray Sievert, Lorraine Simmonds, Alison Hume, Tony Hunt, Pam Hales, Bettina Ellis, Donna Dahm and a...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 26 March
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
'Sustainability' Exhibition by Rohan Wealleans

'Sustainability' Exhibition by Rohan Wealleans

'Sustainability,' Exhibition by Rohan Wealleans 20 January - 5 March, 2023 at Ahuriri Contemporary Join us for the opening of this exhibition on Friday 20 January, 5 to 7pm. Rohan Wealleans occupies various guises - painter, performer, offender, worldmaker - gleefully infusing his work with...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 5 March
Where:
Ahuriri Contemporary, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Waiora: Hemi Macgregor

Waiora: Hemi Macgregor

Hemi Macgregor’s exhibition Waiora presents a body of work which acknowledges stories of environment and the ways our lives are set within it. Macgregor’s painted and sculptural works carry a visual language which explores positive and negative space, balance, tonal shifts, and layered...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 16 April
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Spirit of Eden - Exhibition by Emma Bass

Spirit of Eden - Exhibition by Emma Bass

Spirit of Eden | Exhibition by Emma Bass 10 February - 3 March, 2023 Opening Friday 10 February, 5-7pm, at Boyd-Dunlop Gallery Spirit of Eden is an exhibition presenting a suite of Emma Bass’ classic Floral Portraits in dialogue with selections from her more recent series, Interrupted...

Date: Friday 10 February to Friday 3 March
Where:
Boyd-Dunlop Gallery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Lorde

Lorde

For the first time in five years, Frontier Touring and Eccles Entertainment are thrilled to announce formidable pop queen Lorde will return to stages around New Zealand and Australia in February and March 2022. Kicking off in her native New Zealand on Sunday 27 February, Lorde’s Solar Power Tour...

Date: Wednesday 1 March
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Mack and The Three Wise Birds

Mack and The Three Wise Birds

Come and join Fraser Mack from 7pm by the ocean! Relax, socialise, soak up the atmosphere while Mack entertains you with his dynamic and distinctive sound influenced by blues, rock, folk and flamenco. Like what Mack does? If you would like to support him further, go to Fraser Mack's Patreon page...

Date: Friday 3 February to Friday 7 April
Where:
Three Wise Birds Portside Bar, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

30 Saturday Spring & Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! Local Artists like - Coastal Rhythm Section - Ariana Henare - Lady Larisa - Hand Picked - Shirt & Skirt - Fraser Mackenzie - The Acoustic Project - Little Big Noise - Ben Throp - Scarlett Eden Kickback and relax...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 12 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sting

Sting

Sting will return to New Zealand in March 2023 for the first time in 8 years, on his critically acclaimed My Songs tour. Sting’s My Songs is an exuberant and dynamic show featuring his most beloved songs, written throughout the 17-time Grammy Award winner’s illustrious career both with The...

Date: Saturday 4 March
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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U2 Tribute - Blood Red Sky

U2 Tribute - Blood Red Sky

Blood Red Sky NZ's only U2 tribute band are heading to Napier to give you some ear food. Replicating the sounds from U2's famous live album Under a Bood Red Sky and more. Come on down for a dance and a drink. Tickets from https://U2-TRIBUTE.eventbrite.co.nz

Date: Saturday 4 March
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Flaxmere Book Chat Group meets at Flaxmere Library every second Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am. All welcome! You can also check out our Readers' Blog to read some reviews of books enjoyed by the group. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

Date: Tuesday 7 February to Tuesday 6 June
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Ray O'Leary: Everything Funny All the Time Always

Ray O'Leary: Everything Funny All the Time Always

Incredibly funny for someone who looks like an accountant accidentally wandered on stage, Ray O’Leary (7 Days, Have You Been Paying Attention?, two-time Billy T Award loser) will leave you in stitches while he delivers dark and intelligent jokes in his sardonic, deadpan style. Ray will leave...

Date: Wednesday 8 March
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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David Strassman in The Chocolate Diet

David Strassman in The Chocolate Diet

From London to New York, David Strassman's comic genius has shocked and surprised. Now it's your turn to experience Strassman's uproarious comedy with those infamous favourites, the loveable Ted E. Bare and the evil Chuck Wood Strassman's newest show is The Chocolate Diet. Ted E. Bare's health...

Date: Thursday 9 March
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Showgirls @ Paisley

Showgirls @ Paisley

Paisley Stage you’re in for a real treat! We have the beauties Kiki Kisses (Auckland) and Cici von Rouge (New Plymouth) joining us from out of town, as well as another beauty; Katie in the Storm who you haven’t met but we know you’re going to love. As well as the wonderful ladies; Cherry...

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

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Gin Wigmore

Gin Wigmore

Rescheduled from 6th March. Much loved Los Angeles based, New Zealand singer-songwriter GIN WIGMORE is returning home for a five-date regional tour in March 2023. Gin’s unmistakable raw and raspy powerhouse vocals will exhilarate fans with her rollicking stage presence and characteristic...

Date: Saturday 11 March
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Church Road Live Gwen Summer Session 2022

Church Road Live Gwen Summer Session 2022

Church Road Winery are excited to be back this Summer with the Live Gwen Summer Sessions. Celebrating the "Summer of Gwen", featuring the Gwen Chardonnay Rose & Pinot Gris, your perfect summer pairing. Entry fee payable at the bar $3 Please note no BYO alcohol, drinks or food, there will be...

Date: Sunday 12 February to Sunday 12 March
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NGHS Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition 2023

NGHS Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition 2023

Join us for the Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition 2023, an annual fundraiser for Napier Girls High School. The exhibition features over 300 artworks by more than 80 professional artists from around New Zealand. Please see our website profiling the event, the artists and our wonderful fleet...

Date: Friday 17 March
Where:
Napier Girls' High School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Seattle Tribute

Seattle Tribute

Waxstar Touring Presents – Seattle Tribute Come and celebrate a very special night of awesome 90s grunge!! After selling out shows across New Zealand in 2022, The Superunknowns/Sludge Factory and Tom Grant Disciples stunned audiences across Aotearoa with their high energy tributes to Alice...

Date: Friday 17 March
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers

Scottish legends The Proclaimers return to New Zealand in March for their biggest ever tour of Aotearoa. Fans can look forward to hits like I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), I'm On My Way, Sunshine on Leith, Letter From America, plus album favourites including new release Dentures Out. The...

Date: Wednesday 22 March
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Naked At My Age

Naked At My Age

A grandma’s surprising Sexual Renaissance, fraught with difficult choices, leads to risk, lust and healing in the Oldest Profession. Charla seduces you with vulnerable stores from her 20-year pioneering career as Erotic Muse/ Healer. A passionate Fairy Godmother (approaching 70), she brings the...

Date: Thursday 23 March
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Variety Baby!

Variety Baby!

Come and enjoy some Variety Baby! We have some aerials, belly dance, and burlesque, just to name a few. We have put together a fabulous lineup of performers for you. Some experienced, and some new to the stage. Let us show you what Boombfunk is all about! Join us at Paisley Stage where you can...

Date: Friday 24 March
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Veils ...And Out Of The Void Came Love Tour

The Veils ...And Out Of The Void Came Love Tour

The Veils …and Out of The Void Came Love Aotearoa 2023 The Veils will be touring …And Out Of The Void Came Love in New Zealand in March & April 2023. Their first national tour since the sold out Nux Vomica 15th anniversary tour of 2021. Powerfully voiced Australian folk artist, Grace...

Date: Friday 24 March
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Mack at the Filter Room

Mack at the Filter Room

Join Mack at one of the premium ale and cider houses in the Bay and order from a menu packed with plenty of options as you treat yourself to a taste sensation from the wide range of locally crafted beers and ciders. Enjoy Mack's excellent acoustic stylings, influenced by blues, funk, flamenco and...

Date: Saturday 25 February to Saturday 29 April
Where:
The Filter Room, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The D4 6twenty One Tour - Napier

The D4 6twenty One Tour - Napier

The rock & banished music presents: The D4 6twenty One Tour 3 March - Harvest Festival, Blenheim 4 March - San Fran, Wellington 10 March - Loons, Lyttelton 11 March - Dive, Dunedin 17 March - Kaipara Tavern, Helensville* 18 March - Powerstation, Auckland* 25 March - Totara St. Mount...

Date: Saturday 25 March
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Mack and The 3 Wise Birds

Mack and The 3 Wise Birds

Come and join Fraser Mack in among Hawkes Bay orchards. Relax, socialise, and soak up the sun while Mack entertains you with his dynamic and distinctive sound influenced by blues, rock, folk and flamenco. The Three Wise Birds is child friendly and also dog friendly. Like what Mack does? If you...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 30 April
Where:
Three Wise Birds Garden Bar, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Wine Country Quilts Exhibition

Wine Country Quilts Exhibition

Wine Country Quilts are excited to stage our 2023 exhibition at Toitoi, Hawkes Bay Arts and Event Centre. The exhibition showcases the work of quiltmakers up and down the East Coast from Hicks Bay to Cape Palliser. An icon in the quilt exhibition calendar in New Zealand. it includes work from...

Date: Friday 31 March to Sunday 2 April
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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April 2023

Free
Breaking the Frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Breaking the Frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Monday 10 April
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Breaking the Frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison


Free
Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai Atareta Rerekohu Black Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngai Tūhoe, Tā Imi Moriori Atareta Rerekohu Black came to Te Matau a Maui to complete research for Ki Uta, Ki Tai. While she was here, she visited the Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust’s collection, getting up...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 23 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black


Free
Wine Country Quilts Exhibition

Wine Country Quilts Exhibition

Wine Country Quilts are excited to stage our 2023 exhibition at Toitoi, Hawkes Bay Arts and Event Centre. The exhibition showcases the work of quiltmakers up and down the East Coast from Hicks Bay to Cape Palliser. An icon in the quilt exhibition calendar in New Zealand. it includes work from...

Date: Friday 31 March to Sunday 2 April
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Wine Country Quilts Exhibition


Free
Waiora: Hemi Macgregor

Waiora: Hemi Macgregor

Hemi Macgregor’s exhibition Waiora presents a body of work which acknowledges stories of environment and the ways our lives are set within it. Macgregor’s painted and sculptural works carry a visual language which explores positive and negative space, balance, tonal shifts, and layered...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 16 April
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waiora: Hemi Macgregor


Free
Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Flaxmere Book Chat Group meets at Flaxmere Library every second Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am. All welcome! You can also check out our Readers' Blog to read some reviews of books enjoyed by the group. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

Date: Tuesday 7 February to Tuesday 6 June
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

The Ashton Family Circus are a family of five bringing a fast-paced, humorous family show with a message to Aotearoa. Grassroots entertainment for everyone of all ages to enjoy, here at The Extravaganza Fair. Don't miss this year's new hilarious show! This year the Ashton’s are going...

Date: Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Mack and The Three Wise Birds

Mack and The Three Wise Birds

Come and join Fraser Mack from 7pm by the ocean! Relax, socialise, soak up the atmosphere while Mack entertains you with his dynamic and distinctive sound influenced by blues, rock, folk and flamenco. Like what Mack does? If you would like to support him further, go to Fraser Mack's Patreon page...

Date: Friday 3 February to Friday 7 April
Where:
Three Wise Birds Portside Bar, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

One of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music, Rod Stewart is hitting the road in 2023, heading to New Zealand with very special guests, Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens. Irresistibly charming and undeniably talented, Rod Stewart has dabbled in hard rock, lightweight pop, schmaltzy...

Date: Saturday 8 April
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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50 Golden Years of Musicals

50 Golden Years of Musicals

Pioneers of the New Zealand entertainment industry, Stewart and Tricia Macpherson, will celebrate 50 golden years in 2023 and to mark this amazing milestone, they will present a showstopping journey through their greatest musical triumphs. Featuring superb singers and musicians, 50 GOLDEN YEARS...

Date: Thursday 13 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Motel California Eagles Experience

Motel California Eagles Experience

Motel California is the tribute show everyone's talking about. Celebrating the chart topping songs of The Eagles - one of the greatest country-rock acts in music. Motel California are recognised for their accomplished & highly skilled musicianship mimicking the smooth melodic harmonies and spine...

Date: Friday 21 April
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer Sessions with MacK at the Abbey

Summer Sessions with MacK at the Abbey

Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while sipping away on some of our boutique wines and beers in the vines. Fraser Mack describes his music as alternative folk-rock, influenced by blues, funk and flamenco. Whether in NZ or Australia, Mack prides himself in...

Date: Saturday 18 February to Saturday 22 April
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Kita Mean - Delightfully Camp

Kita Mean - Delightfully Camp

Join the winner of season 1, Miss Kita Mean, from RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under on a spectacular 90 minute whirlwind of pop parodies, stand-up hilarities and finally… mental clarities as she gives you a giddy glimpse into the mind of a strange lady! Get to know our quirky queen on a whole new...

Date: Saturday 22 April
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Ten Tenors

The Ten Tenors

Australasia’s longest running stage show (tag artist) The TEN Tenors will return to New Zealand for an 11-date tour in 2023, celebrating the act’s 20th anniversary touring New Zealand. Centred around the shows’ ‘Greatest Hits’, the tour kicks off in April!

Date: Sunday 23 April
Where:
Napier Muncipal Theatre , Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Ten Tenors

The Ten Tenors

Formed in 1995, The TEN Tenors are the world’s longest running classical crossover act. The musical ensemble have toured extensively nationally and internationally, with just under 3,500 shows across 34 countries under their belts. Their signature brand of music featuring 10-part harmonies has...

Date: Sunday 23 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Oasis By Gallagher

Oasis By Gallagher

The UK's Best & Most Authentic - Oasis tribute The best of Oasis - 25+ chart hits. 2 Hour + Show Early Bird & Group Discounts "Gallagher Are The Definitive Oasis Tribute Band ... Anything else is Bollocks ... Absolute bollocks ... touring the anthems that have defined a generation!" (Frankie...

Date: Friday 28 April
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Mack at the Filter Room

Mack at the Filter Room

Join Mack at one of the premium ale and cider houses in the Bay and order from a menu packed with plenty of options as you treat yourself to a taste sensation from the wide range of locally crafted beers and ciders. Enjoy Mack's excellent acoustic stylings, influenced by blues, funk, flamenco and...

Date: Saturday 25 February to Saturday 29 April
Where:
The Filter Room, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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R18
80's Super Band 'Love Shack' Napier

80's Super Band 'Love Shack' Napier

Back by popular demand , New Zealand's 80's Super group 'Love Shack' are bringing their show back to The Paisley Stage, Napier Paisley Stage - 29th April 2023 Doors from 8pm Show starts 8.30pm After lifting the roof off at their last Paisley gig, come and party with Love Shack as they...

Date: Saturday 29 April
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mack and The 3 Wise Birds

Mack and The 3 Wise Birds

Come and join Fraser Mack in among Hawkes Bay orchards. Relax, socialise, and soak up the sun while Mack entertains you with his dynamic and distinctive sound influenced by blues, rock, folk and flamenco. The Three Wise Birds is child friendly and also dog friendly. Like what Mack does? If you...

Date: Sunday 29 January to Sunday 30 April
Where:
Three Wise Birds Garden Bar, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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May 2023

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Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Flaxmere Book Chat Group meets at Flaxmere Library every second Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am. All welcome! You can also check out our Readers' Blog to read some reviews of books enjoyed by the group. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

Date: Tuesday 7 February to Tuesday 6 June
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bjorn Again

Bjorn Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 2022 Tour - A Celebration of the Music of Abba Abba fans get excited as Bjorn Again bring ABBA's timeless hits back to the stage in a sing-along, dance-along extravaganza. Bjorn Again are "One of the most entertaining rock shows in the world today" (Time Out, New...

Date: Thursday 4 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Natural Woman - Celebrating the Music of Carole King

A Natural Woman - Celebrating the Music of Carole King

Carole King - extraordinary, timeless, iconic! Hailed as the greatest singer-songwriter when her landmark album TAPESTRY was released in 1971. Fifty years on it’s timely that we come together and be wowed by the intensity and vigour of Carole King. I Feel The Earth Move, It’s Too Late, So...

Date: Thursday 18 May
Where:
Toitoi - Opera House, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Greatest Love of All

The Greatest Love of All

Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”. Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids – a RiSA chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa - who has performed alongside the...

Date: Tuesday 30 May
Where:
Toitoi - Opera House, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2023

Magic Men Australia - R18

Magic Men Australia - R18

R18 Worldwide sensation – the MAGIC MEN AUSTRALIA are finally coming your way! Australia’s most anticipated men are heating up the town Magic Men’s “FEEL THE MAGIC” showcases it’s most talented men in a heart-stopping live performance. Featuring Will Parfitt, this one-of-a-kind...

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

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Mack at Gods Own

Mack at Gods Own

Mack is always rapt to spend the afternoon at one of his favourite venues, GodsOwn Brewery. Grab a beer and join him as your day winds to a close. About Fraser Mack Mack loves the connection between the audience and the music and he's developed a dynamic and distinctive sound influenced by...

Date: Saturday 3 June
Where:
GodsOwn Brewery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Flaxmere Book Chat Group meets at Flaxmere Library every second Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am. All welcome! You can also check out our Readers' Blog to read some reviews of books enjoyed by the group. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

Date: Tuesday 7 February to Tuesday 6 June
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare’s greatest love story returns to the Royal New Zealand Ballet in May 2023, in a passionate re-telling choreographed by Andrea Schermoly (Stand to Reason, Within Without). Exquisite sets and costumes by Academy Award-winning designer James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous...

Date: Friday 9 June to Saturday 10 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2023

Summerset Dementia HB Matariki Charity Ball and Auction

Summerset Dementia HB Matariki Charity Ball and Auction

Summerset Retirement Villages are proud to be sponsoring Dementia Hawkes Bay first ever charity ball and auction. This event will be held at the Toitoi Assembly Ballroom where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the Edwardian Neo-Baroque architecture. We have guest speaker Wendyl Nissen, MC...

Date: Friday 7 July
Where:
Toitoi - Assembly Ballroom, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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R18
The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac - Napier

The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac - Napier

Gold Dust Woman brings The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac. Celebrating over 45 years of this timeless music, come along and reminisce to all your favourite songs from the 70's, 80's, and 90's. Rachel Williams the Gold Dust Woman who sounds and looks just like Stevie herself teams up with an...

Date: Saturday 15 July
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Creedence Clearwater Collective

Creedence Clearwater Collective

We invite you to join us for a celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival, as we walk through the life and music of one of the world’s most iconic bands – from the songs they wrote, to the songs covered, to the songs they wrote for others. From their album debut in 1968 to their last album...

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

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October 2023

Queen: It's a Kinda Magic

Queen: It's a Kinda Magic

Direct from Australia, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is back by popular demand this October-November for their first nationwide tour in two years! The show is set to again immerse fans in the spectacle, grandeur and extravagance of Queen and Freddie Mercury, but with the incredible Dominic Warren on...

Date: Wednesday 25 October
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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November 2023

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture in to the fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel for an unforgettable evening at the ballet. Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies, this ballet will transport you to a magical world with large-scale cinematic effects, choreography...

Date: Friday 3 November to Saturday 4 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2023

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond - the consummate American singer-songwriter whose deep, resounding voice and timeless tunes have made him one of the world’s most loved and lauded artists, earning him numerous Top Ten hits, Grammy awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now comes The Sweet...

Date: Thursday 7 December
Where:
Toitoi - Opera House, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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