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May 2022

'The Unseen' Art & Science Exhibition

'The Unseen' Art & Science Exhibition

Patterns bring 'The Unseen' to life Gabby O’Connor’s bright idea bringing art and science together came to her when she was in Antarctica, watching measuring instruments being lowered into the icy ocean depths. The result is The Unseen, an art-science collaboration and work of the unseen...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Friday 10 June
Where:
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

MTG Hawke’s Bay, Tai Ahuriri’s latest exhibition is by Russ Flatt. Te ahua, te wa, te atea (2022) is a video installation that gives us a hawk-eye view of significant sites in Te Matau a Māui. Otatara Pā, Te Awarua o Porirua, Pākowhai, Roto a Tara and Ōmārunui are wāhi tapu and...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt


Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


Free
A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business: the history of five Hawke’s Bay freezing works explores the effect the frozen meat processing industry had on the socio-economics of the Hawke’s Bay region using as illustration five significant meat works: Tomoana (1884), Hawke’s Bay & North British (1887), Thomas...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 24 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Bloody Business


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: Thursday 26 May to Wednesday 1 June
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

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 26 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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: Thursday 26 May to Friday 1 July
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: Thursday 26 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


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: Thursday 26 May to Friday 30 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Thursday 26 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Emotions: Napier Youth Council Art Exhibition

Emotions: Napier Youth Council Art Exhibition

Calling young Napier Artists! Tap into your emotions and enter The Napier Youth Council’s Youth Week Art Competition. Competition opens today Thursday 14 April and closes Sunday 1 May. Finalists artwork will be displayed at Creative Arts Napier from May 6 – May 31. Can be any displayable...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Tuesday 31 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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‘The Moth and the Olive Branch’ Julia Godfree

‘The Moth and the Olive Branch’ Julia Godfree

The Puriri moth is known as the messenger of the forest. The olive branch represents peace and harmony. The message: Peace and harmony is being restored on earth! An exhibition of ceramic and NZ Oamaru stone, each sculptural art piece is adorned with fine detail. The artist expresses that...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Tuesday 31 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Inga Fillary: What's the Matter

Inga Fillary: What's the Matter

We live in a time of anxiety; trouble lurks at every turn. Under the ongoing shadow of biological insecurity, we are constantly brought face-to-face with the real or speculative extinction of humankind. Inga Fillary’s installation, What’s the Matter, plays with psychic discomfort and damaged...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Monday 6 June
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Katrina Webster

Katrina Webster

Katrina Webster is a mixed media artist originally from rural town Dannevirke now residing in Hastings. Her early years involved with art where 3 years of secondary level with school certificate. After a number of years away from painting, Katrina was drawn back into achieving a lifelong goal of...

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

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Free
Hawkes Bay Photographic Society Exhibition

Hawkes Bay Photographic Society Exhibition

Showcasing an extraordinary body of photographic work by the members of the Hawke’s Bay Photographic Society. The club encourages exploring visual storytelling by way of workshops and taking part in the photographic evaluations and biannual print competitions throughout the year. These...

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

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Art from Paul Hunter Centre

Art from Paul Hunter Centre

Celebrate with us the Art from Paul Hunter Centre - a participation and inclusion service for adults with disabilities. Bright and colourful art to light up your soul. The clients of Paul Hunter Centre attend art classes with an art tutor once per week. Over many years different subject and forms...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Tuesday 14 June
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Art from Paul Hunter Centre


A Small Hall Session with We Mavericks

A Small Hall Session with We Mavericks

They're folk that resemble everything else: Bringing captivating originals, entertaining stories and incredible energy, they pack punches but have songs to heal your scars. Featuring a foot-stomping Kiwi girl and an Australian country boy, We Mavericks make music that is more than the sum of its...

Date: Thursday 26 May
Where:
Sherenden Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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We Mavericks - The Small Halls Sessions

We Mavericks - The Small Halls Sessions

We Mavericks top off their North Island album release tour with 5 exclusive & intimate performances in Hawkes Bay: WED 25 MAY - FLEMINGTON COMMUNITY HALL THU 26 MAY - ASHLEY CLINTON COMMUNITY HALL FRI 27 MAY - POUKAWA COMMUNITY HALL SAT 28 MAY - ELSTHORPE COMMUNITY HALL SUN 29 MAY -...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 29 May
Where:
The Small Halls Sessions, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Wheeler's Luck

Wheeler's Luck

This zany and fun New Zealand play is set in a small coastal community on the South Island of New Zealand, and when a land developer from Auckland arrives and attempts to buy up the town there is much tension and protest. After a tied vote at a meeting to decide the future of the town, the...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Friday 27 May
Where:
Lowe Family Performing Arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Old People Are Revolting

The Old People Are Revolting

** PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATES ** The residents of the Sunshine Retirement Village have their own villas in beautifully manicured grounds filled with mature shrubs and trees. They have a central community lounge where they can meet and pass the time of day. They are mostly happy and...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Saturday 28 May
Where:
Waipukurau Little Theatre, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Sam Savage 'Love Letters

Sam Savage 'Love Letters

Sam Savage is an artist operating in the world of abstract typography. The collection on display for this exhibition will be exploring the space in-between aesthetics and communication. Visit the hub of Napier’s Community Arts in a beautiful historic building a short stroll from the heart of...

Date: Friday 27 May to Thursday 9 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sam Savage 'Love Letters


Free
'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED

'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED

This will be a solo based exhibition consisting of a variety of works rendered in Charcoal, Indian ink, and Acrylic on board and hung within the Main Gallery space of Creative Arts Napier. The exhibition is intended to be a show of works consisting mainly of new and (some) existing images to be...

Date: Friday 27 May to Thursday 9 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED


Free
[RES]ORB

[RES]ORB

Creative Arts Napier is proud to again showcase a fantastic and unique collection. Designed and made by Napier artist Gary Brooks, each concrete orb was then supplied to selected local artists to embellish the interior surface in their own individual styles. Come and absorb the diversity of...

Date: Friday 27 May to Thursday 9 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - [RES]ORB


Free
Mack and The Three Wise Birds

Mack and The Three Wise Birds

Come and join Fraser Mack from 4pm 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 27 May
Where:
Three Wise Birds Portside Bar, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Happy Hour with Scarlett Eden

Happy Hour with Scarlett Eden

Come join us for happy hour specials from 5pm and stick around for a free live acoustic set from Scarlett Eden from 6pm. This Friday let singer-songwriter Scarlett Eden take you on a journey with her storytelling abilities and soul-filled vocals. Having completed her studies in musical arts as a...

Date: Friday 27 May
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Happy Hour with Scarlett Eden


A Small Hall Session with We Mavericks

A Small Hall Session with We Mavericks

They're folk that resemble everything else: Bringing captivating originals, entertaining stories and incredible energy, they pack punches but have songs to heal your scars. Featuring a foot-stomping Kiwi girl and an Australian country boy, We Mavericks make music that is more than the sum of its...

Date: Friday 27 May
Where:
Poukawa Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Small Hall Session with We Mavericks


R18
MEINIAK - Hell's Wrath

MEINIAK - Hell's Wrath

Meiniak always put out a Hell of a Pantera performance. Channelling Phil, Dime, Vinnie and Rex... for a Goddamn kickass metal show "No, no dinner for me... only fluids, the doctor said" Opening Hell's Gate.... HARBINGER... with 4 decades of METALLICA... from Kill 'Em All to Hardwired

Date: Friday 27 May
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - MEINIAK - Hell's Wrath


Free
Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

This free three day workshop offers theatre training for young people aged 14-24 years. Suitable for all levels of experience, it’s led by professional teaching artists from the Massive Company teaching team. You will learn a wide range of theatre foundation skills and techniques, and explore...

Date: Saturday 28 May to Sunday 29 May
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Soul Choir Workshop Concert

Hawke's Bay Soul Choir Workshop Concert

Every year Hawke's Bay Soul Choir meets for a workshop day. This year it's on Saturday, May 28th. New songs, techniques and improving the sound are what we singers are working on. And at the end, you're invited to join us in a public workshop concert to share the results. Sing along and enjoy...

Date: Saturday 28 May
Where:
St Andrews Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Small Hall Session with We Mavericks

A Small Hall Session with We Mavericks

They're folk that resemble everything else: Bringing captivating originals, entertaining stories and incredible energy, they pack punches but have songs to heal your scars. Featuring a foot-stomping Kiwi girl and an Australian country boy, We Mavericks make music that is more than the sum of its...

Date: Saturday 28 May
Where:
Elsthorpe Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Small Hall Session with We Mavericks


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IYKYK 2.0 - House & Techno

IYKYK 2.0 - House & Techno

Welcome to the 2nd instalment of IYKYK. This time we are bringing Wattsson down from Auckland for Haydn's birthday plus some of the usual suspects. Fork & Noise will be setup in the back carpark from 4pm and doors will open to the gig at 7pm. If you like dance floor friendly house and techno, this...

Date: Saturday 28 May
Where:
Spaceship, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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R18
Squealer: New Zealand's Premier AC/DC Experience Band

Squealer: New Zealand's Premier AC/DC Experience Band

Squealer are New Zealand's premier AC/DC experience band. Paying tribute to the biggest band in rock and roll with hours of AC/DC gems. The Cabana is our most preferred venue to play and Napier are our favourite crowd of people. You guys know how it goes, hours of loud and live AC/DC...

Date: Saturday 28 May
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Badger

Badger

Local Hawke's Bay covers band Badger are getting set to party at Urban Winery on Saturday May 28th. These guys have opened for the Dixie Chicks, Phil Collins, and Elton John. They don't take themselves too seriously and are in it for the love of good music and having a bloody good time doing...

Date: Saturday 28 May
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Badger


A Small Hall Session with We Mavericks

A Small Hall Session with We Mavericks

They're folk that resemble everything else: Bringing captivating originals, entertaining stories and incredible energy, they pack punches but have songs to heal your scars. Featuring a foot-stomping Kiwi girl and an Australian country boy, We Mavericks make music that is more than the sum of its...

Date: Sunday 29 May
Where:
Haumoana Hall Pavilion, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Small Hall Session with We Mavericks


Social Rock N Roll Club

Social Rock N Roll Club

Come along to a great night of rock n roll every Tuesday night for beginners and experienced dancers this is a social rock n roll club, we welcome those who want to learn rock n roll and we will assist you. Become a member of the rock n roll club for $10.00 a year which this financial year has only...

Date: Tuesday 31 May to Tuesday 5 July
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Social Rock N Roll Club


June 2022

'The Unseen' Art & Science Exhibition

'The Unseen' Art & Science Exhibition

Patterns bring 'The Unseen' to life Gabby O’Connor’s bright idea bringing art and science together came to her when she was in Antarctica, watching measuring instruments being lowered into the icy ocean depths. The result is The Unseen, an art-science collaboration and work of the unseen...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Friday 10 June
Where:
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'The Unseen' Art & Science Exhibition


Free
'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

MTG Hawke’s Bay, Tai Ahuriri’s latest exhibition is by Russ Flatt. Te ahua, te wa, te atea (2022) is a video installation that gives us a hawk-eye view of significant sites in Te Matau a Māui. Otatara Pā, Te Awarua o Porirua, Pākowhai, Roto a Tara and Ōmārunui are wāhi tapu and...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt


Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


Free
A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business: the history of five Hawke’s Bay freezing works explores the effect the frozen meat processing industry had on the socio-economics of the Hawke’s Bay region using as illustration five significant meat works: Tomoana (1884), Hawke’s Bay & North British (1887), Thomas...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 24 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Bloody Business


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: Thursday 26 May to Wednesday 1 June
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

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 26 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection 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: Thursday 26 May to Friday 1 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


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: Thursday 26 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


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: Thursday 26 May to Friday 30 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Thursday 26 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward


Free
Sam Savage 'Love Letters

Sam Savage 'Love Letters

Sam Savage is an artist operating in the world of abstract typography. The collection on display for this exhibition will be exploring the space in-between aesthetics and communication. Visit the hub of Napier’s Community Arts in a beautiful historic building a short stroll from the heart of...

Date: Friday 27 May to Thursday 9 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sam Savage 'Love Letters


Free
Inga Fillary: What's the Matter

Inga Fillary: What's the Matter

We live in a time of anxiety; trouble lurks at every turn. Under the ongoing shadow of biological insecurity, we are constantly brought face-to-face with the real or speculative extinction of humankind. Inga Fillary’s installation, What’s the Matter, plays with psychic discomfort and damaged...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Monday 6 June
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Inga Fillary: What's the Matter


Art from Paul Hunter Centre

Art from Paul Hunter Centre

Celebrate with us the Art from Paul Hunter Centre - a participation and inclusion service for adults with disabilities. Bright and colourful art to light up your soul. The clients of Paul Hunter Centre attend art classes with an art tutor once per week. Over many years different subject and forms...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Tuesday 14 June
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Art from Paul Hunter Centre


Free
'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED

'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED

This will be a solo based exhibition consisting of a variety of works rendered in Charcoal, Indian ink, and Acrylic on board and hung within the Main Gallery space of Creative Arts Napier. The exhibition is intended to be a show of works consisting mainly of new and (some) existing images to be...

Date: Friday 27 May to Thursday 9 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED


Free
[RES]ORB

[RES]ORB

Creative Arts Napier is proud to again showcase a fantastic and unique collection. Designed and made by Napier artist Gary Brooks, each concrete orb was then supplied to selected local artists to embellish the interior surface in their own individual styles. Come and absorb the diversity of...

Date: Friday 27 May to Thursday 9 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - [RES]ORB


Free
Lunch Hour Concert

Lunch Hour Concert

A varied programme by talented local performers: Peter Berry, Baritone; Amy Dunn, Soprano with Campbell Lovatt, Guitar; Kirsty McMinn-Collard, Soprano, accompanied by Corrie Hughes; Clarinet Trio - Frances Morgan, Rolf Remin & Simon Walters. Cafe style lunch available after the concert for...

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

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R18
Badong by James Roque

Badong by James Roque

Badong by James Roque You may have seen him on TV (Have You Been Paying Attention, The Masked Singer NZ, The NZ Comedy Gala, 7 Days), now catch the Filipino stepson of NZ Comedy live! Ever since he was a little kid, James has always been called by his family by his Filipino nickname "Badong"....

Date: Thursday 2 June
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Badong by James Roque


Free
Happy Hour with JMD

Happy Hour with JMD

Come join us for happy hour specials from 5pm and stick around for the free live music by JMD from 6pm. Some of Hawkes Bays most versatile jazz musicians have slimmed down their usual larger show to bring a more relaxed, easy listening atmosphere. This eclectic trio is made up of Justin Lindsay...

Date: Friday 3 June
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Happy Hour with JMD


R18
Divas & A Piano 4.

Divas & A Piano 4.

Another wonderful night of Piano and Vocals by the cream of Hawkes Bay Divas. These nights have been huge so get your tickets now. Featuring some great great voices..........a truly wonderful night !

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

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Badong by James Roque

Badong by James Roque

You may have seen him on TV (Have You Been Paying Attention, The Masked Singer NZ, The NZ Comedy Gala, 7 Days), now catch the Filipino stepson of NZ Comedy live! Ever since he was a little kid, James has always been called by his family by his Filipino nickname "Badong". Now, after turning 30,...

Date: Friday 3 June
Where:
Spaceship, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Badong by James Roque


Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

'We are each made up of one hundred million million cells, none of which have any idea who we are.’ - Marcus Chown For over 30 years, Wellington-based sculptor/installation artist Elizabeth Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific knowledge such as botany, micro-biology, oceanography and...

Date: Saturday 4 June to Wednesday 7 September
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson


Swan Lake: CANCELLED

Swan Lake: CANCELLED

Considered the greatest of all classical ballets, Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of music and dance. We are thrilled to be able to present this important revival of Russell Kerr's timeless production, our first since 2013, with the support of colleagues from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra...

Date: Saturday 4 June to Sunday 5 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Swan Lake: CANCELLED


Jess Atkin & The Urban Cats

Jess Atkin & The Urban Cats

Jess Atkin has become renowned for her distinctive, powerful yet soulful voice, which slips well into the Rock and R&B vibe yet transitions smoothly into the Jazz & Blues genres. She takes well known standards from a range of styles and puts her own distinctive slant on them. Something special to...

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

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INXS and Joe Cocker Tribute Featuring Mark Taipari: CANCELLED

INXS and Joe Cocker Tribute Featuring Mark Taipari: CANCELLED

INXS and Joe Cocker Tribute Featuring Mark Taipari. Mark Taipari is back after his last amazing show in February. Mark has been in the music business for around 30 years has always been a very professional performer. And everything to do with his music is done with real passion. INXS and...

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

Read more » - INXS and Joe Cocker Tribute Featuring Mark Taipari: CANCELLED


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TinkerBalls - Queens Birthday Special

TinkerBalls - Queens Birthday Special

Hello fabulous Kweeens & Kings, Princes & Princesses... We are celebrating all that we love through dance and glamour this Queens birthday weekend. Come dance with some of the bays most sexiest DJs to celebrate (every) queen's birthday, international pride month and YOU, you beautiful being....

Date: Saturday 4 June
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Social Rock N Roll Club

Social Rock N Roll Club

Come along to a great night of rock n roll every Tuesday night for beginners and experienced dancers this is a social rock n roll club, we welcome those who want to learn rock n roll and we will assist you. Become a member of the rock n roll club for $10.00 a year which this financial year has only...

Date: Tuesday 31 May to Tuesday 5 July
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Social Rock N Roll Club


Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live

Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live

Tom is hitting the road with SNAPCHAT DUDE LIVE! and no stone will be unturned in his quest to poke fun at New Zillunders. Famous for his take offs of politicians like Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges, as well as his parallel life as Gingerbread the cat, Tom will be plumbing the depths of our...

Date: Tuesday 7 June
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live


The Raft

The Raft

The Raft by Carl Nixon Directed by Cefyn Gauden Set over a rainy weekend in a West Coast bach, a family try to pick up the pieces and wrestle with the things that have remained submerged for too long. A strong, bold drama that gets to the emotional rub of a family dealing with a deep...

Date: Wednesday 8 June to Saturday 18 June
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Raft


Theatre Workshop for Teachers and Practitioners

Theatre Workshop for Teachers and Practitioners

This Massive Company Professional Development workshop is designed for teachers working with rangatahi, and theatre practitioners with a particular interest in developing their devising practice. The workshop is run by Artistic Director Sam Scott (known and trusted for her long-standing work with...

Date: Thursday 9 June
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Theatre Workshop for Teachers and Practitioners


Free
'Perspectives' Cap Jacobs

'Perspectives' Cap Jacobs

In the main gallery from 10-23 June. Join us for the opening on Friday 10 June 5pm-7pm. By request of the artist no refreshments will be served at this opening. Abstract art has always had the greatest appeal for Cap Jacobs. His artistic goal is to create visually arresting abstract paintings in...

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

Read more » - 'Perspectives' Cap Jacobs


Free
Happy Hour with Liberty

Happy Hour with Liberty

Come join us for happy hour specials from 5pm and stick around for free live music set from Liberty at 6pm. Liberty is a young local singer-songwriter. With a love for music and performing she spends most of her time with a guitar in hand. Liberty plays anything from The Beatles to Billie...

Date: Friday 10 June
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Happy Hour with Liberty


Free
Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri is an immersive experience retelling the pūrakau/legend of Uru, the eldest child of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. This installation embodies the safe haven, Te Kahutuanui-a-Rangi, the cloak of Uri’s father, where he fled, seeking refuge as he withdrew from his whānau. Uru sits here...

Date: Saturday 11 June to Sunday 28 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu


Groove Foundation

Groove Foundation

Groove Foundation are a local 4 piece covers band with some very talented musicians, known for their upbeat grooves and high energy on stage it's normal for them to keep everyone on the dance floor till the wee hours. If you haven't seen these guys yet, then make sure you come down this Saturday...

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

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Hot Gurl Hotline

Hot Gurl Hotline

*Ring ring ring*… Hello..? Did you hear? The Queens are hitting Napier! Two of Auckland’s fabulous drag queens are heading to The Cabana this June, and they’re bringing to the stage a few other wonderful performers too. So why not gather your pals and head out for an entertaining night full...

Date: Saturday 11 June
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hot Gurl Hotline


Hastings Music Society Concert

Hastings Music Society Concert

Each month the Hastings Music Society presents varied concerts that feature a selection of predominantly classical music from local Hawkes bay musicians, singers, soloists, chamber groups, choirs, big bands and orchestras. These concerts are held March through November in the beautiful St Matthews...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 13 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Music Society Concert


CMNZ presents Goldner String Quartet - Mendelssohn & Dvorak

CMNZ presents Goldner String Quartet - Mendelssohn & Dvorak

GARETH FARR Te Kōanga FELIX MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12 ROSS EDWARDS White Cockatoo Spirit Dance ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’ With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the...

Date: Sunday 12 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - CMNZ presents Goldner String Quartet - Mendelssohn & Dvorak


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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic


The Big Sing 2022

The Big Sing 2022

Annual Choral Showcase featuring student choirs from East Coast secondary schools. Come along and hear students from Havelock North High School, Sacred Heart College, Napier Girls High School, Karamu High School, Hastings Boys High School, Iona College, Taradale High School and Woodford...

Date: Wednesday 15 June
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Big Sing 2022


Legally Blonde: The Musical

Legally Blonde: The Musical

SO MUCH FUN, IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL! Legally Blonde: The Musical is an action-packed, feel-good musical based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name. The story follows the transformation of a fashion-savvy, UCLA sorority girl, Elle Woods, as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit...

Date: Thursday 16 June to Saturday 2 July
Where:
Theatre Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Legally Blonde: The Musical


Free
Happy Hour with Rachel

Happy Hour with Rachel

Come join us for happy hour specials from 5pm and stick around for the free live music by Rachel from 6pm. Rachel is new to the acoustic solo scene after many years of singing in musicals. She covers folk, jazz, country and pop in a light and sweet tone that is easy listening. Come along and...

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

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You Should Be Dancing

You Should Be Dancing

You Should Be Dancing is a giant DISCO celebration! A club night of super danceable disco hits. A Boogie Wonderland featuring classic tunes groovy enough to make even a statue move! We are very excited to be back after a long break from the dance floor. Tell your friends and see you there! ...

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

Read more » - You Should Be Dancing


Pride Poetry Slam with Motif Poetry

Pride Poetry Slam with Motif Poetry

Motif Poetry and Hastings Library are excited to present a special, one-night-only, free Pride Poetry Slam right here in the Bay! Hosted by UK Slam Champion Sara Hirsch and featuring wordsmiths from around Hawke's Bay, this will be spoken word at its biggest and best. Come and watch poets...

Date: Saturday 18 June
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Pride Poetry Slam with Motif Poetry


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Led Zeppelin by LEAD ZIPLINE

Led Zeppelin by LEAD ZIPLINE

Lead Zipline – Are Coming to Napier ! Sat 18 June 2022 Enjoy a world-class tribute evening of the Greatest Ever Hard Rock Music that was Led Zeppelin! Lead Zipline is a global collaboration of professional music session artists from the UK, Europe and New Zealand. The acclaimed vocal...

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

Read more » - Led Zeppelin by LEAD ZIPLINE


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Tropical Downbeat Orchestra

Tropical Downbeat Orchestra

Tropical Downbeat Orchestra are known for delivering the deepest of grooves and smoothest soul. It's been two years since the Tropics were last booked to play at Urban Winery however they had to cancel due to the pandemic. Behold! On June 18 the Tropics are ready to bring the fire to Urban Winery...

Date: Saturday 18 June
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tropical Downbeat Orchestra


7 Days Live

7 Days Live

The 7 Days Live tour is now officially an annual tradition. And this year our (not very) brave comedians will smash out 13 shows in 13 towns around New Zealand with (nearly) no fear at all. Jeremy Corbett, Dai Henwood, Paul Ego, and the team will jump in a van and bring much-needed comedy to the...

Date: Thursday 23 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 7 Days Live


JASON KERRISON (Opshop) - Someone Should Love You Tour

JASON KERRISON (Opshop) - Someone Should Love You Tour

Jason Kerrison is an award-winning recording artist with a lifetime love for the sacred power of sound. So in the spirit of his new single ‘Someone Should Love You’ featuring Leigh Franklin, Jason is holding an evening retreat workshop before his gig to demonstrate how we can use sound as a...

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

Read more » - JASON KERRISON (Opshop) - Someone Should Love You Tour


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The Rude Boyz - Rocking the Room

The Rude Boyz - Rocking the Room

Hawkes Bay's favourite reggae band The Rude Boyz are making a long-awaited return to the best bar in the Bay - The Common Room, Hastings. It’s always a reggae party with The Rude Boyz who attract an eclectic audience who come to dance, mingle and have fun. These gigs always sell out so grab...

Date: Saturday 25 June
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Rude Boyz - Rocking the Room


July 2022

Free
'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

MTG Hawke’s Bay, Tai Ahuriri’s latest exhibition is by Russ Flatt. Te ahua, te wa, te atea (2022) is a video installation that gives us a hawk-eye view of significant sites in Te Matau a Māui. Otatara Pā, Te Awarua o Porirua, Pākowhai, Roto a Tara and Ōmārunui are wāhi tapu and...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt


Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


Free
A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business: the history of five Hawke’s Bay freezing works explores the effect the frozen meat processing industry had on the socio-economics of the Hawke’s Bay region using as illustration five significant meat works: Tomoana (1884), Hawke’s Bay & North British (1887), Thomas...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 24 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Bloody Business


Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

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 26 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection 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: Thursday 26 May to Friday 1 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


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: Thursday 26 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


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: Thursday 26 May to Friday 30 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Thursday 26 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward


Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

'We are each made up of one hundred million million cells, none of which have any idea who we are.’ - Marcus Chown For over 30 years, Wellington-based sculptor/installation artist Elizabeth Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific knowledge such as botany, micro-biology, oceanography and...

Date: Saturday 4 June to Wednesday 7 September
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson


Free
Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri is an immersive experience retelling the pūrakau/legend of Uru, the eldest child of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. This installation embodies the safe haven, Te Kahutuanui-a-Rangi, the cloak of Uri’s father, where he fled, seeking refuge as he withdrew from his whānau. Uru sits here...

Date: Saturday 11 June to Sunday 28 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu


Legally Blonde: The Musical

Legally Blonde: The Musical

SO MUCH FUN, IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL! Legally Blonde: The Musical is an action-packed, feel-good musical based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name. The story follows the transformation of a fashion-savvy, UCLA sorority girl, Elle Woods, as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit...

Date: Thursday 16 June to Saturday 2 July
Where:
Theatre Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Legally Blonde: The Musical


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Black Smoke Trigger Live In Concert W/ Fyveyes

Black Smoke Trigger Live In Concert W/ Fyveyes

Tickets available for the 2nd show on Saturday 2nd July For the first time in 2022, rock band BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER is performing live and set to blow the doors off the legendary Cabana in Napier. New Zealand quartet BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER is a band on a mission, constantly challenging...

Date: Friday 1 July
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Black Smoke Trigger Live In Concert W/ Fyveyes


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The Black Seeds - Love And Fire Tour 2022

The Black Seeds - Love And Fire Tour 2022

BANISHED MUSIC, MADCAP & MAI FM PRESENTS: The Black Seeds - Love and Fire Tour 2022 Aotearoa eight-piece The Black Seeds have today announced a 7-date Aotearoa tour in support of their upcoming new album, LOVE & FIRE (released June 17). This is The Black Seeds’ first national tour in...

Date: Saturday 2 July
Where:
Woolbrokers Pavilion, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Black Seeds - Love And Fire Tour 2022


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Black Smoke Trigger Live In Concert W/ Fyveyes - 2nd Show

Black Smoke Trigger Live In Concert W/ Fyveyes - 2nd Show

[Second Show Added - Venue Capacity Sold Out for Friday Night] BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER is performing live and set to blow the doors off the legendary Cabana in Napier, two nights in a row - after selling out Friday 1st July, Saturday 2nd July has just been added. New Zealand quartet BLACK SMOKE...

Date: Saturday 2 July
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Black Smoke Trigger Live In Concert W/ Fyveyes - 2nd Show


Social Rock N Roll Club

Social Rock N Roll Club

Come along to a great night of rock n roll every Tuesday night for beginners and experienced dancers this is a social rock n roll club, we welcome those who want to learn rock n roll and we will assist you. Become a member of the rock n roll club for $10.00 a year which this financial year has only...

Date: Tuesday 31 May to Tuesday 5 July
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Social Rock N Roll Club


NZ String Quartet | First Light

NZ String Quartet | First Light

FIRST LIGHT Reflection, Regeneration, Release Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year. Familiar...

Date: Friday 8 July
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZ String Quartet | First Light


Killer Queens / The Bowie Show - Double Header

Killer Queens / The Bowie Show - Double Header

Two great bands. One unforgettable show. Killer Queens combine with The Bowie show to bring you an evening of fun, nostalgia, sing-a-longs and arm-waving anthems. KILLER QUEENS are not a tribute band, there are no cheap wigs and fake moustaches here. They pay homage to the music, influence...

Date: Friday 8 July to Saturday 9 July
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Killer Queens / The Bowie Show - Double Header


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Connected - Drum and Bass Party

Connected - Drum and Bass Party

Connected Vol.1 brings tasty Drum and Bass to Napier with a bang! Random Four and Mac Summer bring another night of good vibes and excitement. Come and join the party celebrations of your favourite Drum & Bass, Jungle & Retrowave tunes! ­ Taking place at The Cabana from 9pm. Early Bird $10...

Date: Friday 8 July
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Connected - Drum and Bass Party


Afro Music Experience

Afro Music Experience

Sam Manzanza will be performing with Afrobeat Band, his infectious high energetic music to make you dance on the floor nonstop. Satisfaction is guaranteed. You can feel the band's Charisma all next day long. Sam will make you feel the magic, love, and surreal touch of imagination. Your music...

Date: Saturday 9 July
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Afro Music Experience


Hastings Music Society Concert

Hastings Music Society Concert

Each month the Hastings Music Society presents varied concerts that feature a selection of predominantly classical music from local Hawkes bay musicians, singers, soloists, chamber groups, choirs, big bands and orchestras. These concerts are held March through November in the beautiful St Matthews...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 13 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Music Society Concert


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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic


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Raw Comedy Quest 2022 - Hawke's Bay

Raw Comedy Quest 2022 - Hawke's Bay

The Raw Comedy Quest is back for 2022! The search is on for the funniest new comedian in Aotearoa, and we reckon that person is right here, in Hawke's Bay! (Or Whanganui, Taranaki, Manawatū... We're hedging our bets a little) 12 people will eventually battle it out for the Central Region crown,...

Date: Sunday 10 July
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Raw Comedy Quest 2022 - Hawke's Bay


Matariki Glow Show

Matariki Glow Show

The MATARIKI GLOW SHOW is back with an all-new, giant-scale puppet show for tamariki, educators and whãnau. The Glow Show’s magical glow-in-the-dark characters are getting ready to celebrate with you at 40 theatres around Aotearoa, alongside the first-ever nationwide Matariki holiday! ...

Date: Thursday 14 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Open Call 3

Open Call 3

We are back! It’s the third instalment of our super fun show Open Call! Come and watch the local talent of Hawkes Bay step into the spotlight and share their talents with you! This show we are lucky enough to have a not so local, special guest performer coming to join us. So stay tuned to...

Date: Friday 22 July
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Open Call 3


80's Super Band 'Love Shack'

80's Super Band 'Love Shack'

Not to be missed, New Zealand's 80's Super group 'Love Shack' are bringing their show to The Paisley Stage, Napier Limited tickets remain for the Napier show Paisley Stage - 23rd July 2022 Doors from 8pm Show starts 8.30pm Come and party with Love Shack as they bring their Ultimate 80's...

Date: Saturday 23 July
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 80's Super Band 'Love Shack'


Anita Wigl'it - The Life Of A Funny Girl

Anita Wigl'it - The Life Of A Funny Girl

Get to know Anita Wigl'it, star of 'RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under' in this kooky, hilarious and tell all one-woman show, 'The Life of a Funny Girl!'. Over a fabulous 90 minutes, travel back in time to 1989 when a little boy with a big personality was born. Then follow him as he grows up into the...

Date: Friday 29 July
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Anita Wigl'it - The Life Of A Funny Girl


Free
HBAF 2022 Taster Series - Mana Wahine

HBAF 2022 Taster Series - Mana Wahine

Mana Wahine - Ōkāreka Dance Company [Note: If you had already registered for the January 2022 date of this event, we'll move your Registration to July 30th, 2022 and be in touch soon.] Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival are delighted to partner with the Napier Municipal Theatre and local...

Date: Saturday 30 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - HBAF 2022 Taster Series - Mana Wahine


T-Bone

T-Bone "Good 'n Greasy Release Tour"

T-Bone - Good 'n Greasy Tour T-Bone have brought their influences of zydeco, old-time, blues, bluegrass and folk to this debut album, which although has strong Americana flavours, also has a distinct Kiwi folk feel. The close vocal harmonies and fiery instrumentals on guitars, mandolin, banjo...

Date: Saturday 30 July
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - T-Bone "Good 'n Greasy Release Tour"


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The Feelers - COMMUNICATE 21st Anniversary Tour

The Feelers - COMMUNICATE 21st Anniversary Tour

The Feelers announce their COMMUNICATE 21st Anniversary NZ Tour, in celebration of their massive hit album COMMUNICATE. Released in 2001, COMMUNICATE debuted at Number 1 and went on to great success as a Triple Platinum selling Number 1 album. Many tracks achieved huge radio rotation and single...

Date: Saturday 30 July
Where:
Bev Ridges on York, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Feelers - COMMUNICATE 21st Anniversary Tour


August 2022

Free
'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

MTG Hawke’s Bay, Tai Ahuriri’s latest exhibition is by Russ Flatt. Te ahua, te wa, te atea (2022) is a video installation that gives us a hawk-eye view of significant sites in Te Matau a Māui. Otatara Pā, Te Awarua o Porirua, Pākowhai, Roto a Tara and Ōmārunui are wāhi tapu and...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt


Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

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 26 May to Thursday 26 January
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: Thursday 26 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


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: Thursday 26 May to Friday 30 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Thursday 26 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward


Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

'We are each made up of one hundred million million cells, none of which have any idea who we are.’ - Marcus Chown For over 30 years, Wellington-based sculptor/installation artist Elizabeth Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific knowledge such as botany, micro-biology, oceanography and...

Date: Saturday 4 June to Wednesday 7 September
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson


Free
Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri is an immersive experience retelling the pūrakau/legend of Uru, the eldest child of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. This installation embodies the safe haven, Te Kahutuanui-a-Rangi, the cloak of Uri’s father, where he fled, seeking refuge as he withdrew from his whānau. Uru sits here...

Date: Saturday 11 June to Sunday 28 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu


Sensational 60's

Sensational 60's

Introducing Concerts of Note... Concerts of Note is our new boutique concert series! These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity. Our Concerts of Note series will be held in iconic venues giving you a special bespoke feel: Sensational 60s in wedding...

Date: Tuesday 2 August
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gentle Man - The Best of Chris Parker

Gentle Man - The Best of Chris Parker

NEW DATE - RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY.   Join award-winning comedian Chris Parker on tour for a night of his greatest hits.   A rising star of the New Zealand comedy scene, Chris has been seen on TV on 7 Days, Jono and Ben, Funny Girls and Have You Been Paying Attention as well as making a...

Date: Friday 5 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Gentle Man - The Best of Chris Parker


Troy Kingi with Delaney Davidson:  Black Sea Golden Ladder

Troy Kingi with Delaney Davidson: Black Sea Golden Ladder

Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi) has arrived at the halfway point of his 10 10 10 Series: ten albums, ten genres, ten years. Following on from his remarkable performance of The Ghost of Freddie César at the 2020 Hawke's Bay Arts Festival, Kingi now swaps out his soul styling for folk twang and...

Date: Wednesday 10 August
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Troy Kingi with Delaney Davidson: Black Sea Golden Ladder


Che Fu and the Kratez: Return of the Navigator

Che Fu and the Kratez: Return of the Navigator

Che Fu is one of the best-selling hip hop acts to ever come out of Aotearoa, but his commercial success is only part of his achievement. When he arrived as a solo act in the mid-90s, local hip hop and R&B survived within a small underground scene and there seemed little chance of it crossing to...

Date: Friday 12 August
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Che Fu and the Kratez: Return of the Navigator


CMNZ presents Barley & De Pledge - Beethoven & Brahms

CMNZ presents Barley & De Pledge - Beethoven & Brahms

The resonance of the cello pulls at the heartstrings, a compelling soundtrack for star crossed lovers and deep longings for that beyond our reach. Few have not yearned to be with loved ones in the last two years. This tour reunites two friends, and musical accomplices that have made their homes on...

Date: Saturday 13 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - CMNZ presents Barley & De Pledge - Beethoven & Brahms


CMNZ presents Van Diemen's Band - Borderlands

CMNZ presents Van Diemen's Band - Borderlands

Borders divide us. Yet in the meeting places between one thing and another is sometimes found the greatest variety and vitality. From Tasmania comes a group of performers that revel in the liveliness and intrigue of borderlands. Playing music of composers who lived and worked, as fluid borders...

Date: Saturday 13 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - CMNZ presents Van Diemen's Band - Borderlands


Hastings Music Society Concert

Hastings Music Society Concert

Each month the Hastings Music Society presents varied concerts that feature a selection of predominantly classical music from local Hawkes bay musicians, singers, soloists, chamber groups, choirs, big bands and orchestras. These concerts are held March through November in the beautiful St Matthews...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 13 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic


Cinderella

Cinderella

From the ‘dream team’ who brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel, comes a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre followed by a national tour. Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a...

Date: Saturday 20 August to Sunday 21 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cinderella


The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection, bringing you a 3-hour world-class show featuring the entire 'Born In The USA'...

Date: Tuesday 23 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show


September 2022

Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

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 26 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


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: Thursday 26 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


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: Thursday 26 May to Friday 30 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Thursday 26 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward


Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

'We are each made up of one hundred million million cells, none of which have any idea who we are.’ - Marcus Chown For over 30 years, Wellington-based sculptor/installation artist Elizabeth Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific knowledge such as botany, micro-biology, oceanography and...

Date: Saturday 4 June to Wednesday 7 September
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson


Hastings Music Society Concert

Hastings Music Society Concert

Each month the Hastings Music Society presents varied concerts that feature a selection of predominantly classical music from local Hawkes bay musicians, singers, soloists, chamber groups, choirs, big bands and orchestras. These concerts are held March through November in the beautiful St Matthews...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 13 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Music Society Concert


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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic


Bret McKenzie Songs Without Jokes Tour

Bret McKenzie Songs Without Jokes Tour

Bret McKenzie—whom you know from such modern musical treasures as comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, the Muppets movie reboots and other ace family-friendly soundtracks, Lord of the Rings fan blogs, guest songs for The Simpsons, cycling around the streets of Wellington, and more— has a new...

Date: Tuesday 13 September
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Bret McKenzie Songs Without Jokes Tour


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Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U.P.C NZ Tour

Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U.P.C NZ Tour

The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to NZ, bringing Kiwi’s another side-splitting dose of his original fair-dinkum Aussie humour supported by Jenny Talia from Australia. Since releasing his first hugely popular album “Your Average Australian Yobbo” in 1984 and hit songs like...

Date: Friday 16 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U.P.C NZ Tour


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Blindspott Volumes Tour 2022

Blindspott Volumes Tour 2022

After 16 years since Blindspott's last recording, the band have returned to the recording studio with a bang ! Releasing their first single R.I.P.(Rest In Pieces) on the 2021 Rock 2000 which entered the chart at #60 the first time ever an unheard of song has ever been voted into the chart let alone...

Date: Saturday 24 September
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Blindspott Volumes Tour 2022


Free
Fotofest 2022 Hastings Hawke's Bay

Fotofest 2022 Hastings Hawke's Bay

FOTOFEST 2022 is launching into Hastings, Hawke's Bay on Friday 30th September. Hastings City will host this event for all ages, from exhibitions, workshops and competitions throughout the city with something for everyone to enjoy and get involved in (with or without a camera). A special...

Date: Friday 30 September to Friday 7 October
Where:
Hastings CBD, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Motel California

Motel California

Motel California is the Eagles Tribute you've been hearing about, selling out gigs across the country. A stylistically and authentic Live Band of professional musicians who sing, play and perform like they've been together for decades - just like the original. Playing all the best loves Eagles...

Date: Friday 30 September
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Motel California


October 2022

Free
Fotofest 2022 Hastings Hawke's Bay

Fotofest 2022 Hastings Hawke's Bay

FOTOFEST 2022 is launching into Hastings, Hawke's Bay on Friday 30th September. Hastings City will host this event for all ages, from exhibitions, workshops and competitions throughout the city with something for everyone to enjoy and get involved in (with or without a camera). A special...

Date: Friday 30 September to Friday 7 October
Where:
Hastings CBD, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Fotofest 2022 Hastings Hawke's Bay


Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

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 26 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


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: Thursday 26 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Thursday 26 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward


Music for Inspiration

Music for Inspiration

Introducing Concerts of Note... Concerts of Note is our new boutique concert series! These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity. Our Concerts of Note series will be held in iconic venues giving you a special bespoke feel: Sensational 60s in wedding...

Date: Tuesday 4 October
Where:
St Luke's Anglican Church, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Music for Inspiration


TINA Simply the Best

TINA Simply the Best

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists...

Date: Wednesday 5 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - TINA Simply the Best


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Garageland - Last Exit to Garageland 25th Anniversary Tour

Garageland - Last Exit to Garageland 25th Anniversary Tour

Banished Music & Under The Radar presents Garageland “Last Exit to Garageland” 25th Anniversary Tour Citizens, it’s been roughly 9125 days since Flying Nun chart invaders Garageland released Last Exit to Garageland to the world and the band are happy to announce their return Take...

Date: Friday 7 October
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Garageland - Last Exit to Garageland 25th Anniversary Tour


Hastings Music Society Concert

Hastings Music Society Concert

Each month the Hastings Music Society presents varied concerts that feature a selection of predominantly classical music from local Hawkes bay musicians, singers, soloists, chamber groups, choirs, big bands and orchestras. These concerts are held March through November in the beautiful St Matthews...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 13 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Music Society Concert


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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic


CMNZ presents Letters from Iraq

CMNZ presents Letters from Iraq

“Unique combination of traditional and innovative performance techniques. AlHaj’s spontaneous inventions are constantly fascinating.” – Los Angeles Times Love and loss. Home and hope. Grammy-winning Iraqi-American composer and oud player, Rahim AlHaj leads the New Zealand String...

Date: Wednesday 19 October
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - CMNZ presents Letters from Iraq


November 2022

Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Thursday 26 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

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 26 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


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: Thursday 26 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out...

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

Read more » - Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show


SIX60 2022 - Napier

SIX60 2022 - Napier

SIX60 SATURDAYS is back for 2022. SIX60 announce a triumphant return with New Zealand’s first-ever nationwide stadium tour. SIX60 will once again be paving the way as the first-ever live concert at Napier’s McLean Park. VIP tickets available. Tickets - on sale now.

Date: Saturday 5 November
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - SIX60 2022 - Napier


CMNZ presents The Seasons

CMNZ presents The Seasons

German-born British composer Max Richter takes us on a journey through his re-imagined landscape of Vivaldi’s pictorial masterpiece The Four Seasons. “The Four Seasons is something we all carry around with us,” says Richter. “It’s just everywhere. This project is about reclaiming this...

Date: Thursday 10 November
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - CMNZ presents The Seasons


Hastings Music Society Concert

Hastings Music Society Concert

Each month the Hastings Music Society presents varied concerts that feature a selection of predominantly classical music from local Hawkes bay musicians, singers, soloists, chamber groups, choirs, big bands and orchestras. These concerts are held March through November in the beautiful St Matthews...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 13 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Music Society Concert


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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic


Christmas Garden Gala

Christmas Garden Gala

Introducing Concerts of Note... Concerts of Note is our new boutique concert series! These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity. Our Concerts of Note series will be held in iconic venues giving you a special bespoke feel: Sensational 60s in wedding...

Date: Tuesday 29 November
Where:
Duart House, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Christmas Garden Gala


December 2022

Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

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 26 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

Postponed from 21st June 2022 The Musical Gala with an International cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to New Zealand for the first time. The World of Musicals brings the very best of Musical theatre to life. This incredible production is a wonderful revue of all...

Date: Monday 5 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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World of Musicals

World of Musicals

The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of “The Phantom of the Opera”...

Date: Monday 5 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - World of Musicals


The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of “The Phantom of the Opera”...

Date: Wednesday 7 December
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The World of Musicals


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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic


Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA

Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA

It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of...

Date: Monday 12 December
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA


A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

Now coming in 2022 "Jingle Jigs, Reels a Treat.” Ken Longworth – The Newcastle Herald After breaking touring records in 2019 and following a further sell-out tour of Australia in 2021 with A Taste of Ireland, the all-singing, all-dancing, family-friendly treat, ‘A Celtic Christmas by A...

Date: Sunday 18 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland


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A Summer’s Day Live ft. UB40, Jefferson Starship & Dragon

A Summer’s Day Live ft. UB40, Jefferson Starship & Dragon

We are back! The A Summer's Day Live Tour kicks off January 2023 with a few of our favourite acts: UB40, Jefferson Starship & Dragon! Spark presale at 12pm on Thursday April 21 from www.trademarkgroup.co.nz General public on sale on sale at 12pm on Tuesday April 26 from...

Date: Thursday 29 December
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Summer’s Day Live ft. UB40, Jefferson Starship & Dragon


January 2023

Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

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 26 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 12 June to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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March 2023

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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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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