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MTG Hawke’s Bay plays host to an array of art deco delights as part of the Art Deco Festival running from 14-18 February 2018. We have exhibition tours and floor talks, free music concerts, a deco photo booth as well as ticketed performances in the Century Theatre. See below for an overview of activities and events.
Deco Kimono from the time of Art Deco in Japan.
Time for Tea explore the history of tea and New Zealand’s love affair with this popular drink.
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition Tour: Wed 14 – Fri 16 February, 11am and 2pm.
Singing tour through He Manu Tioriori Exhibition with Charles Ropitini: 11am Thursday 15 and Saturday 17 February.
Pianist, John Barrett: 1.30pm, 14, 15 and 16 February (Century Theatre Foyer).
John Barrett will be performing a range of Gershwin pieces in the Century Theatre Foyer. Free Event.
I’m in the Mood – Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Concert: 7.30pm, Wednesday 14 February (Century Theatre). Join the Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band as they play a special Valentines Day concert designed to make the heart skip a beat! Click here to read more.
Cole: 7.30pm, Thursday 15 February; 4.00pm, Friday 16 February (Century Theatre). Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the colourful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter. Click here to read more.
Post 1931 Marine Parade - The Beginning of Napier’s Playground: 10.00am, Friday 16 February (Century Theatre), free event sponsored by Resene. Local Art Deco historian Michael Fowler will explore the development of Marine Parade. Click here to read more.
Falling in Love Again: 7.30pm, Friday 16 February; 6.00pm Saturday 17 February (Century Theatre). Jennifer Ward-Lealand bringsto life the sultry perfomances of screen goddess, Marlene Dietrich, with sizzling physicality. Click here to read more.
Kabarett – Nacktmusic: 9.00pm, Saturday 17 February (Century Theatre). A newly formed troupe, Kabarett pays homage with Nacktmusik, a truly jumbled pastiche of burlesque, humour and song. Click here to read more.
Download our Art Deco Festival flyer here.
5 February 2018
Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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Strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
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We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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