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May 2019

Free
Youth Art Symposium

Youth Art Symposium

Book now: Limited space available for youth art symposium This symposium is designed for Secondary School students. They will explore ideas and key themes of identity and nationhood as emphasized in the gallery’s exhibition Kauri Hawkins: Red vs Blue which is a Tuia-Encounters 250...

Date: Friday 24 May
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
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: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sybille Schlumbom

Sybille Schlumbom

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 28 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Japanese Kimono by Chieko Hayashi

Japanese Kimono by Chieko Hayashi

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 28 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
City Treasures from Japan; An Exhibition of Napier Treasures

City Treasures from Japan; An Exhibition of Napier Treasures

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Thursday 30 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Well Travelled; A Collection of Fine Art Prints

Well Travelled; A Collection of Fine Art Prints

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Friday 31 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Linda Rawlings - Recent Work in Oils

Linda Rawlings - Recent Work in Oils

Linda Rawlings' paintings are on display in the foyer of Creative Arts Napier for the month of May. After many years of living in Napier, Linda Rawlings retired to Marton and soon after joined the Feilding Art Group. She began painting about 9 years ago with the group of beginner and fully...

Date: Friday 24 May to Friday 31 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Great Race

The Great Race

John Brown. SPA_CE is pleased to present our first solo show with artist John Brown. Conventional history asserts that Tasman, 1642-1643AD, was the first European to find New Zealand. However, ancient European skulls found at different locations around New Zealand are positive evidence that...

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 22 June
Where:
SPA_CE Gallery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Taradale High School Quiz Night

Taradale High School Quiz Night

THS Quiz Night fundraising for new school equipment. Grab a team of 8 or buy single tickets and join a table. Compete to win prizes, spot prizes and bid on exciting auction items. Bring your own platter of food to share with your table. Wine, beer and non alcoholic drinks are available to...

Date: Friday 24 May
Where:
Taradale High School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 1 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cuban Duo Madera Fina Returns to Napier

Cuban Duo Madera Fina Returns to Napier

Roberto Rodriguez and Rafael Ferrer Noel a.k.a. Madera Fina are really looking forward to being back in the beautiful Napier playing their music for you on Marine Parade. Cuban fusion is great to dance to! *There is a group of 30 booked in for dinner so places are really truly limited. Don't...

Date: Saturday 25 May
Where:
Hawkes Bay Latin Dance Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Saturday Night Session with Fuego Latino

Saturday Night Session with Fuego Latino

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

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

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Aron Ottignon and Myele Manzanza

Aron Ottignon and Myele Manzanza

For one night only, Hastings gets treated to a one off collaboration with Paris/Berlin based piano virtuoso Aron Ottignon (Blue Note France) and Wellington based drummer & composer Myele Manzanza (First Word Records, Sound Signature). Expect a mix of African dance rhythms, European flair and an...

Date: Saturday 25 May
Where:
Hastings Community Arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Rude Boyz - Reggae Party

The Rude Boyz - Reggae Party

Hawkes Bay's favourite reggae band - The Rude Boyz - are bringing the 'reggae love' back to The Common Room. Their gigs are always a 'Reggae Party' and draw a diverse crowd ready to dance and sing the night away. Their last 2 shows at The Common Room were all sold out. So bring your...

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

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Schubert and The Animal Kingdom

Schubert and The Animal Kingdom

Schubert and the Animal Kingdom, the next Linden Singers concert’s name could have easily been sub-titled: From the sublime to the ridiculous. The concert starts in sublime fashion with two works accompanied by the Cathedral Strings lead by Norma Smith and organist Elizabeth...

Date: Sunday 26 May
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Showquest - Napier

Showquest - Napier

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

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

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Raiza Biza - Napier

Raiza Biza - Napier

Raiza Biza returns to the central North Island for May NZ Music Month 2019. With support from Nat Lover, The Godfather of Aotearoa Hip Hop Darryl 'DLT' Thompson and more very special guests/ local support acts to be announced along the way. Limited early bird tickets available and student...

Date: Thursday 30 May
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The 2019 Hawke's Bay Art Review

The 2019 Hawke's Bay Art Review

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

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

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


Free
Hawke's Bay Art Review Gala Opening and Floor Talk

Hawke's Bay Art Review Gala Opening and Floor Talk

Come along to celebrate the Gala Opening of the long anticipated Hawke's Bay Art Review 2019 at Creative Arts Napier. You are also invited to the Selector Bill Milbank's Floor Talk on the following day. If you love Hawke's Bay Art or you're involved in the Arts Community, come along and enjoy...

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

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Art Review Gala Opening and Floor Talk


DeadHill - Mayhem!!

DeadHill - Mayhem!!

DeadHill bring you their 'Mayhem' Show!!! Welcome to our house of fun!!! Matron's ghouls are out to play.....in the creepy darkened hallways of the oldest prison in New Zealand. What's new this month??? It's just a state of wild, pandemonium and chaotic activity. What will you see??? ...

Date: Friday 31 May
Where:
Napier Prison, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Chris Cain Blues Allstars - Napier Jazz 2019

Chris Cain Blues Allstars - Napier Jazz 2019

World Blues Revue ‘19. Featuring from the USA: Chris Cain: Guitar & vocals: Chris Cain’s bio is long, from touring New Zealand with the World Blues Revue, to being nominated for 6 “W.C. Hardy” awards, which is the blues world equivalent of receiving a Grammy nomination. Joe...

Date: Friday 31 May
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Raiza Biza - Hastings

Raiza Biza - Hastings

Rap sensation Raiza Biza returns to The Common Room, Hastings for what is anticipated to be another sellout show this May - NZ Music Month. With special guests Nat Lover, Aotearoa Hip Hop Godfather Darryl DLT Thompson and more local acts to be announced this will be an unforgettable show at an...

Date: Friday 31 May
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2019

Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection 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: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


Free
The Great Race

The Great Race

John Brown. SPA_CE is pleased to present our first solo show with artist John Brown. Conventional history asserts that Tasman, 1642-1643AD, was the first European to find New Zealand. However, ancient European skulls found at different locations around New Zealand are positive evidence that...

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 22 June
Where:
SPA_CE Gallery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Great Race


Free
The 2019 Hawke's Bay Art Review

The 2019 Hawke's Bay Art Review

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

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

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


Free
Hawke's Bay Art Review Gala Opening and Floor Talk

Hawke's Bay Art Review Gala Opening and Floor Talk

Come along to celebrate the Gala Opening of the long anticipated Hawke's Bay Art Review 2019 at Creative Arts Napier. You are also invited to the Selector Bill Milbank's Floor Talk on the following day. If you love Hawke's Bay Art or you're involved in the Arts Community, come along and enjoy...

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

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Art Review Gala Opening and Floor Talk


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Selector’s Floor Talk; Hawke’s Bay Art Review

Selector’s Floor Talk; Hawke’s Bay Art Review

Creative Arts Napier is hosting the 2019 biennial Hawke’s Bay Art Review – a selected exhibition showcasing art excellence in Hawke’s Bay. At 10.30am on Saturday 1 June, join Selector Bill Milbank at Creative Arts Napier for an informative and highly interesting floor talk about the...

Date: Saturday 1 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Selector’s Floor Talk; Hawke’s Bay Art Review


Les Miserables

Les Miserables

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 1 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Les Miserables


Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

Saturday live music session with one of our favourite musical families. Jess Atkin and her talented family will be performing from 7:30 pm! They will be performing on the first Saturday of the month all summer long! Come in and enjoy some of Hawke's Bays best wines, craft beer on tap, delicious...

Date: Saturday 1 June to Saturday 3 August
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Jazz Club Big Band & Bella Kalolo Jazz 2019

Hawkes Bay Jazz Club Big Band & Bella Kalolo Jazz 2019

The Hawkes Bay Jazz Club Big Band With Special Guest Bella Kalolo. Bella has worked with numerous perfromers both locally and internationally, added her vocal skill to projects featuring Renee Gayer, Nathan Haines, John Rowles, Dave Dobbyn, Delta Goodrem, Tina Cross, Frankie Stevens, Hollie...

Date: Saturday 1 June
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Schizophonics

The Schizophonics

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

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

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Queens Birthday Bash

Queens Birthday Bash

If you experienced last years you already know, an epic night of hilarity and great music, SEVEN acts of epic proportions, a slick shambles in a very British way. British music all night!

Date: Sunday 2 June
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jazz Gala: Gregg Bissonette, Louis Dowdeswell, Glenn Walter

Jazz Gala: Gregg Bissonette, Louis Dowdeswell, Glenn Walter

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

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

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Free
House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. Learn...

Date: Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Matariki Glow Show

Matariki Glow Show

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

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

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The Father

The Father

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

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

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BEE GEES Las Vegas Show

BEE GEES Las Vegas Show

Golden medallions, steaming disco boots, flares, discotheque mania: the Bee Gees are the icons of this magic era, firmly cemented into our minds as the men of “Night Fever.” This is all brought back to realistic life when New Zealand’s answer to the Bee Gees steps onto the stage and delivers...

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

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The Walsh Brothers

The Walsh Brothers

Tribute Show to, Billy T James, Prince Tui Teka, The Condors (Maori Showband). Come and enjoy the music and comedy from the Walsh Brothers, that was the trademark of these great, Iconic, kiwi entertainers. Tickets available from the Taradale & Districts RSA, as well as door sales on the...

Date: Saturday 8 June
Where:
Taradale RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dusty Rhodes and the Bluesmobile

Dusty Rhodes and the Bluesmobile

Biography Dusty Rhodes and the Bluesmobile began back in 1987 born from the seeds of two legendary Hawkes Bay bands, "Bluebeard" and "The Hoochie Coochie Blues Band". Members share a passion for blues and blues/rock music, and while the band has had some personal changes over the years the nucleus...

Date: Saturday 8 June
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Pink Floyd Experience

The Pink Floyd Experience

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

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

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Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Waipawa M & D present the smash hit musical "Mamma Mia!" Make an evening of it; dress up in your retro finery, Mamma Mia! style. Waipawa M & D will be awarding spot prizes every night. We would love you to join the fun! Opening night - Gala Night, ticket includes Tapas & a drink. Saturday...

Date: Wednesday 12 June to Saturday 22 June
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Hollie Smith - Intimate New Song Showcase: SOLD OUT

Hollie Smith - Intimate New Song Showcase: SOLD OUT

Songstress Hollie Smith is taking her talent across the North Island in a special new showcase, hosted at intimate venues with new material to share. Hollie Smith will be performing solo, highlighting the power of one of New Zealand’s most loved voices. With years of experience and a tasteful...

Date: Friday 14 June to Saturday 15 June
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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White Winter Ball

White Winter Ball

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

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

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Saturday Night Session with Joe Cole

Saturday Night Session with Joe Cole

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

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

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Versus Talent Quest - Zeal HB

Versus Talent Quest - Zeal HB

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

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

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NZDC - NZ's No.1 ACDC Experience

NZDC - NZ's No.1 ACDC Experience

NZDC are New Zealand’s newest and most exciting experience. School-boy suit and all, they offer mind-blowing resemblance to the legendary ACDC. Supported by rock legends Madhouse, It's bound to be a huge night.

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

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Lady Larisa Latin for Lovers & Tango Night

Lady Larisa Latin for Lovers & Tango Night

Excite the senses with this hot night of cool sexy jazz and the vibrant excitement of tango (Milonga). Lady Larisa will present a jazz / Latin fusion repertoire accompanied by guitarist Arahi and there will be tango dance breaks throughout the evening and a fiesta atmosphere. Step out to...

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

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Francesco Turrisi

Francesco Turrisi

A true “musical alchemist,” Francesco Turrisi is one of the most striking pianists to come out of the European jazz scene in the past decade. Collaborations with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, The King’s Singers, Philippe Jaroussky, and Rhiannon Giddens illustrate a remarkable versatility....

Date: Friday 21 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Hendrix Project - Jimi Hendrix Tribute

The Hendrix Project - Jimi Hendrix Tribute

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

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

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Free
East Side Story 3; A Celebration of Hawke's Bay Printmaking

East Side Story 3; A Celebration of Hawke's Bay Printmaking

Join the Hawke’s Bay Inkers and friends to celebrate the opening of what promises to be an exciting exhibition jam-packed with beautiful fine art prints; Friday 28 June at 5pm – 7pm. All welcome! Celebrate the diversity of printmaking with ‘East Side Story 3’… and this is a story;...

Date: Friday 28 June to Thursday 11 July
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jazz Night with Lady and the Tramps

Jazz Night with Lady and the Tramps

The Urban Winery is proud to welcome back hot jazz group Lady and the Tramps! Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of beautiful wines, delicious snacks, entertainment, and soulful jazz. This dynamic group brings talent and skill together with groove and passion to create an interactive,...

Date: Friday 28 June
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Motel California Eagles Tribute Band

Motel California Eagles Tribute Band

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

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

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Room On the Broom

Room On the Broom

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

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

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Napier Music Academy - Mid Year Showcase

Napier Music Academy - Mid Year Showcase



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

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NZ String Quartet: National Tour 2019

NZ String Quartet: National Tour 2019

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

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

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July 2019

Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
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: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
East Side Story 3; A Celebration of Hawke's Bay Printmaking

East Side Story 3; A Celebration of Hawke's Bay Printmaking

Join the Hawke’s Bay Inkers and friends to celebrate the opening of what promises to be an exciting exhibition jam-packed with beautiful fine art prints; Friday 28 June at 5pm – 7pm. All welcome! Celebrate the diversity of printmaking with ‘East Side Story 3’… and this is a story;...

Date: Friday 28 June to Thursday 11 July
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. Learn...

Date: Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

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

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

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United States of Show Tunes

United States of Show Tunes

The Boomb Funk variety performers are back in action! We are pleased to bring you 'United States of Show Tunes' our twist on celebrations for the American Independence Day. This year we are using show tunes and songs made famous from movies so there is something for everyone. All our performers...

Date: Friday 5 July
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Model Expo

Model Expo

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

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

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Bring Your Party to The Mid-Winter Christmas Party 2019

Bring Your Party to The Mid-Winter Christmas Party 2019

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

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

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Free
Auditions: Avenue Q

Auditions: Avenue Q

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

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

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Free
Author Event: Getting Off The X with Jo Patti

Author Event: Getting Off The X with Jo Patti

Join American author, educator, explorer and New Zealand citizen, Jo Patti, as she returns to Aotearoa for a special book tour event. Author of two books, Kismet, a volume of poetry, and Getting Off The X, a collection of non-fiction stories about risk-taking and getting out of danger -...

Date: Monday 8 July
Where:
Taradale Public Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Good Vibes

Good Vibes

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

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

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Mātauranga

Mātauranga

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

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

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Urzila Carlson - Token African

Urzila Carlson - Token African

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

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

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Free
Bob Jahnke: Lamentation

Bob Jahnke: Lamentation

In Lamentation Bob Jahnke commissions new work by six poets including Witi Ihimaera and Tina Makereti. Drawing on their texts, Jahnke laments the destruction of our natural world. Anchoring this collaborative project is Hone Tuwhare’s Rain. This visceral poem echoes Jahnke’s reference to...

Date: Saturday 20 July
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ Mountain Film Festival – 'Best Of' Hawke's Bay Screening

NZ Mountain Film Festival – 'Best Of' Hawke's Bay Screening

Returning to the Bay, we have the popular NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour with its amazing films celebrating outdoor adventurers getting out there and doing it! Internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events an audience can expect up-close...

Date: Saturday 20 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ Guitar Quartet

NZ Guitar Quartet

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

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

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Napier Tech Band Mid Winter Concert

Napier Tech Band Mid Winter Concert

Bring your family along to this popular annual concert performed by the Napier Tech Band. Tea, coffee and refreshments are provided during the interval.

Date: Sunday 21 July
Where:
Napier Salvation Army Citadel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Australasias Top Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show

Australasias Top Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show

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

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

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Carnivorous Plant Society

Carnivorous Plant Society

Four of Auckland's brightest musicians combined with a spell-binding backdrop of custom animations penned by band-leader / multi-instrumentalist / genius; Finn Scholes, they use a plethora of instruments to perform what can only be described as Mexican Fantasy Music. Music that will leave your...

Date: Tuesday 30 July
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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August 2019

Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
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: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show

Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show

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

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

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Free
Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

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

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

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Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

Saturday live music session with one of our favourite musical families. Jess Atkin and her talented family will be performing from 7:30 pm! They will be performing on the first Saturday of the month all summer long! Come in and enjoy some of Hawke's Bays best wines, craft beer on tap, delicious...

Date: Saturday 1 June to Saturday 3 August
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. Learn...

Date: Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue

Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue

If you’re reading this notice, then you’ve been drawn to my seminar event for a very special reason. I have been told that the universe certainly works in mysterious ways, and we are often guided to certain people and places for reasons beyond our comprehension to assist with our soul’s...

Date: Friday 9 August
Where:
Hawkes Bay Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue

Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue

If you’re reading this notice, then you’ve been drawn to my seminar event for a very special reason. I have been told that the universe certainly works in mysterious ways, and we are often guided to certain people and places for reasons beyond our comprehension to assist with our soul’s...

Date: Monday 12 August
Where:
East Pier Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hamlet - The Most Famous Play In the World

Hamlet - The Most Famous Play In the World

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

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

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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

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

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

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The Magic of Pop Up Globe

The Magic of Pop Up Globe

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

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

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Pop-up Globe NZ Tour

Pop-up Globe NZ Tour

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

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

Read more » - Pop-up Globe NZ Tour


September 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection 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: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


Free
House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. Learn...

Date: Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - House of Webb: Exhibition Tour


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Renèe Geyer

Renèe Geyer

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

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

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Bold Moves

Bold Moves

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

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

Read more » - Bold Moves


October 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection 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: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. Learn...

Date: Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Postmodern Jukebox 2019

Postmodern Jukebox 2019

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

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

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Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer

Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer

The One The Only Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer Grayson Hugh is an internationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter, who grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut. After moving to New York in 1986 in search of a record deal, he was "discovered" in an elevator on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The other...

Date: Friday 25 October
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Angus and Julia Stone, Jack River + Special Guests

Angus and Julia Stone, Jack River + Special Guests

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

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

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November 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
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: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Swan Lake – Imperial Russian Ballet Company

Swan Lake – Imperial Russian Ballet Company

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand with Swan Lake... the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and variations have been introduced by Gediminas Taranda, Artistic Director...

Date: Friday 8 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

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

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

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The Bee Gees Night Fever

The Bee Gees Night Fever

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dance floor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience in...

Date: Monday 18 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection 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: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


January 2020

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


February 2020

Mission Concert ft. Elton John: SOLD OUT

Mission Concert ft. Elton John: SOLD OUT

Sir Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, will deliver his famed songbook to spellbound audiences, on his very last tour of New Zealand in our very own Mission Estate Winery in Napier. Beginning in Pennsylvania, USA in September...

Date: Thursday 6 February to Saturday 15 February
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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