Exhibitions

Our exhibitions are drawn primarily from the Hawke's Bay Museum's Trust collection. Permanent exhibits on the 1931 earthquake and the region’s stunning Taonga Māori are supported by changing exhibitions in seven additional gallery spaces.

August 2018

Free
Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

For most New Zealanders, gathering together over the comfort of a cuppa has always been a vital part of daily living: whether sitting companionably in the whare kai, around the kitchen table, or in the formal setting of the drawing room. Many homes had a china cabinet in which to showcase...

Date: Friday 17 August to Sunday 21 October
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 17 August to Tuesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom

Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom

As a teenager in the 1950s, Nyree Dawn Porter inspired her ballet students by painting graceful dancers directly onto the living room walls of her family’s Napier home, where she held lessons. Now you can follow Nyree’s journey to international success in theatre, film and television when...

Date: Friday 17 August to Sunday 27 January
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 17 August to Monday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke's Bay Shipping

Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke's Bay Shipping

Taking pride of place in this new exhibition titled Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke’s Bay Shipping are four beautiful scale models of Hawke’s Bay steamers: the Hawke’s Bay and Marere steamers were commissioned specifically for the frozen meat market; the Nora Niven as a fishing trawler...

Date: Friday 17 August to Sunday 25 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The House of Webb

The House of Webb

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 17 August to Sunday 28 April
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Ensemble Zefiro

CMNZ Presents: Ensemble Zefiro

The extraordinary colours of 17th and 18th century woodwind instruments have lent Italy’s Ensemble Zefiro a cult following. Founded by Maestri dei legni, Alfredo Bernadini and Alberto Grazzi, this period-instrument ensemble have won numerous awards including the Grand Prix du Disque and...

Date: Thursday 16 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118

George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118

Imagine the world in the year 2118, a world covered in endless ocean and populated by new forms of marine life that adapt in response to the proliferation of plastic. This is the strange and beautiful world conjured within artist George Nuku’s ‘Bottled Ocean’ exhibition, created in...

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

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Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn

Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn

“There’s a tale in my bones, fighting to be told.” Delving into the lawless outpost of 1800s Russell, Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn introduces a heroine created from the rich and vibrant true stories of New Zealand women. Maggie Flynn, a fiery and unforgettable Irish woman...

Date: Friday 24 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF)

New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF)

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is a celebration of film on the finest screens in New Zealand. The event is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities around the country, making a great occasion out of movie-going by presenting the latest and best films from...

Date: Thursday 30 August to Sunday 16 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF Opening Night - Disobedience

NZIFF Opening Night - Disobedience

Rachel Weisz stars as a black sheep drawn back to her London Orthodox Jewish home, rekindling sparks with a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams) in the English-language debut of the director of Gloria and A Fantastic Woman. “Set inside the conservative community of Orthodox Judaism, Sebastián...

Date: Thursday 30 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Yellow is Forbidden

NZIFF - Yellow is Forbidden

Kiwi director Pietra Brettkelly takes us into the opulent world of show-stopping Chinese designer Guo Pei as she prepares to make her Paris debut and seeks admission into the exclusive club of haute couture. Chinese designer Guo Pei made fashion headlines around the world when Rihanna wore her...

Date: Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - The Guilty

NZIFF - The Guilty

A suspended police officer assigned to dispatcher duty is caught in a web of intrigue in this pulsating Danish thriller, jam-packed with mystery and suspense despite never leaving a cramped emergency call centre. This innovative debut from Danish filmmaker Gustav Möller has racked up audience...

Date: Friday 31 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2018

NZIFF - New Zealand's Best 2018

NZIFF - New Zealand's Best 2018

For this year’s New Zealand’s Best short film competition, NZIFF programmers Bill Gosden, Sandra Reid and Michael McDonnell viewed 84 submissions to make a shortlist of 12 from which director and cinematographer Leon Narbey selected these six finalists. A jury of three will select the winner of...

Date: Saturday 1 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Speak Up

NZIFF - Speak Up

The struggle and power in finding one’s own voice is celebrated in this inspirational doco as a diverse group of French students undergo intensive training for a prestigious public speaking competition. Every year there’s a breakout film at NZIFF that reminds us of the importance of being...

Date: Saturday 1 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Burning

NZIFF - Burning

A love triangle and mystery based on a Murakami Haruki short story, Korean great Lee Chang-dong’s (Secret Sunshine, Poetry) latest was the best-reviewed film at Cannes, an unforgettable now-or-never must-see on the big screen. By critical consensus a masterpiece, and the highest ever rated...

Date: Saturday 1 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Juliet, Naked

NZIFF - Juliet, Naked

Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd are perfectly cast in this romcom, based on Nick Hornby’s novel about an indie rock obsession that leads to romance. Annie (Rose Byrne) has long tolerated her partner Duncan’s (Chris O’Dowd) obsession with the obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan...

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

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NZIFF - Māui’s Hook

NZIFF - Māui’s Hook

The new film by Māori psychologist and filmmaker Paora Joseph (Tātarakihi: Children of Parihaka) invites open discussion of suicide through the brave testimony of five grieving families travelling to Cape Reinga. Invoking the skills, cunning and defiance of the legendary tupuna, the title of...

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

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NZIFF - Loveling

NZIFF - Loveling

In a role written with her director husband, Brazilian actress Karine Teles (The Second Mother) is utterly captivating as a full-time wife, sister, aunt, and mother (of four) with chaos management skills to match. Certain travails of motherhood are embraced with buoyant good humour and poignancy...

Date: Monday 3 September to Tuesday 4 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Ága

NZIFF - Ága

An exquisitely shot and very moving film about an aging couple who appear to exist alone on the edge of the world, stoically surviving on the Arctic tundra in a way of life that may be about to end. Writer/director Milko Lazarov’s second feature spotlights an aging Yakut couple whose lifestyle...

Date: Monday 3 September to Wednesday 5 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Exhibition Tour With Curator Gail Pope

Exhibition Tour With Curator Gail Pope

Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our recently opened 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...

Date: Tuesday 4 September to Tuesday 4 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Disobedience

NZIFF - Disobedience

Rachel Weisz stars as a black sheep drawn back to her London Orthodox Jewish home, rekindling sparks with a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams) in the English-language debut of the director of Gloria and A Fantastic Woman. “Set inside the conservative community of Orthodox Judaism, Sebastián...

Date: Tuesday 4 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Leave No Trace

NZIFF - Leave No Trace

New Zealand actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie is mesmerising as 13-year-old Tom living off the grid with her war vet father (Ben Foster) in this haunting new film from the director of Winter’s Bone. Director Debra Granik introduced Jennifer Lawrence to the world in Winter’s Bone. In Leave...

Date: Wednesday 5 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Three Identical Strangers

NZIFF - Three Identical Strangers

‘Stranger than fiction’ doesn’t come close. In an age of hot takes and hype machinery, this mind-blowing doco is the rare WTF true story entirely worthy of its breathless hyperbole. In 1980 a college freshman named Bobby arrives at his new campus for the first time, only to be immediately...

Date: Thursday 6 September to Saturday 8 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Beirut

NZIFF - Beirut

A taut, twisty hostage thriller with shades of Le Carré, Beirut brings Jon Hamm and his brand of suave, world-weary charisma to war-torn Lebanon. Co-starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike bring swagger in spades to this cracking, old-fashioned spy thriller from the...

Date: Thursday 6 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - The Heiresses

NZIFF - The Heiresses

Financial crisis proves to be the crack that lets the light into the lives of a high-living lesbian couple, together for 30 years, in this superb first film from Paraguay. Winner, Best Actress Award, Berlin Film Festival In a NZIFF abounding with lesbian characters, this richly modulated tale...

Date: Friday 7 September to Tuesday 11 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

NZIFF - Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

A fast, funny documentary on the life, looks and times of the British fashion designer, business woman, environmental activist – and unreconstructed punk – Vivienne Westwood. Dame Vivienne Westwood, Britain’s most iconic and iconoclastic fashion designer, emerged from the punk movement in...

Date: Friday 7 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2018

NZIFF - Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2018

A collection of Māori and Pasifika short films curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), Director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, with guest co-curator Craig Fasi (Niue), Director of the Pollywood Film Festival. Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2018 Directors: Hiona...

Date: Saturday 8 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Woman At War

NZIFF - Woman At War

Iceland’s Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) winningly mixes absurdist comedy and tense thriller, with Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir as a fearless eco-warrior, juggling environmental action and foster motherhood. Meet Halla, Icelandic superwoman in a woolly jumper. At 49 and single, she...

Date: Saturday 8 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - The Price of Everything

NZIFF - The Price of Everything

How did the contemporary art market become so lucrative? In this hilarious and unnerving documentary filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn (My Architect) elicits revealing answers from buyers, sellers, critics and the artists themselves. An eye-opening, entertaining ride through the contemporary art market,...

Date: Sunday 9 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Shoplifters

NZIFF - Shoplifters

This year’s surprise Cannes Palme d’Or winner is one of Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu’s finest films, about a loving, unconventional family making ends meet on the margins of Tokyo. Few filmmakers are as delicate observers of family units – and especially of children – as...

Date: Sunday 9 September to Monday 10 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Wings of Desire

NZIFF - Wings of Desire

Two angels watch over a divided Berlin in Wim Wenders’ visually astonishing city symphony from 1987–restored 30 years later, under his direction, to look and sound better than ever in this glorious 4K presentation. For many the highlight of this year’s Berlinale was the premiere of this...

Date: Sunday 9 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Paul Callaghan: Dancing With Atoms

NZIFF - Paul Callaghan: Dancing With Atoms

Shirley Horrocks, cine-biographer of many notable New Zealand artists, delivers an invaluable survey of the work and legacy of one of our most exceptional scientists and public figures. Sir Paul Callaghan, physicist, science communicator, entrepreneur and 2011 New Zealander of the year, died in...

Date: Monday 10 September to Tuesday 11 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Birds of Passage

NZIFF - Birds of Passage

The ancient traditions of Colombia’s indigenous Wayuu are shaped by an ambitious matriarch to stake a place for her clan in the burgeoning drug economy of the 1970s. This spectacularly original film opens NZIFF18. A vibrant Colombian indigenous culture that’s survived centuries of...

Date: Wednesday 12 September to Sunday 16 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

NZIFF - Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

Merata Mita, pioneering Māori filmmaker and international champion of women in indigenous film, is celebrated by her youngest son, archivist Heperi Mita, collaborating with his siblings to deliver a richly personal portrait. By the time the pioneering indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata...

Date: Wednesday 12 September to Friday 14 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Cold War

NZIFF - Cold War

Winner of the Cannes Best Director award, Paweł Pawlikowski (Ida) has crafted a brilliant, kaleidoscopic vision of 1950s Europe, bursting with music, dance and the turbulent love of two musicians caught between East and West. This dazzling Cannes winner from Paweł Pawlikowski, the director of...

Date: Thursday 13 September to Friday 14 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - The Miseducation of Cameron Post

NZIFF - The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Chloë Grace Moretz delivers a heartbreaking and nuanced performance as a queer teen shipped off to a gay conversion camp in Desiree Akhavan’s touching drama, this year’s Sundance Grand Jury winner. It’s 1993 in small town America and as Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) prepares for prom,...

Date: Thursday 13 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

NZIFF - Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

“Half biopic, half career showcase, Mark Noonan’s Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect examines the life and work of its titular Pritzker Prize-winning architect.” — Luke Maxwell, Dublin Inquirer Filmmaker Mark Noonan profiles a contemporary icon in this lovely, life-affirming portrait of...

Date: Saturday 15 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Puzzle

NZIFF - Puzzle

When Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) receives a jigsaw for her birthday, it opens a surprising new avenue in her life and leads her to meet Robert (Irrfan Khan), an avid competitive puzzler who triggers a reassessment of her situation. When Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) receives a jigsaw for her birthday, it...

Date: Saturday 15 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - The World Is Yours

NZIFF - The World Is Yours

Isabelle Adjani is the safe-cracking matriarch and Karim Leklou is her son who longs for a Mr Freeze franchise and a quiet life in this Cannes hit, a rollercoaster crime caper from writer-director Romain Gavras. Louche and charming in a distinctly Gallic fashion, this star-studded,...

Date: Saturday 15 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Kusama - Infinity

NZIFF - Kusama - Infinity

Now, at 89 years old the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame family opposition, sexism, racism and mental illness to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. Escaping a traumatic family upbringing in Japan, a young female artist hit 1960s New York...

Date: Sunday 16 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Petra

NZIFF - Petra

In this constantly surprising, exquisitely appointed drama, a young painter secures a residency at a large family estate in the Catalan countryside to study under the ageing artist and owner she suspects is her father. Petra (Bárbara Lennie), a painter in her 20s, arrives to take up a...

Date: Sunday 16 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Soundbites

Soundbites

A series of 30 minute recitals by students from Project Prima Volta. Entry by Koha - no bookings required. Project Prima Volta empowers young people to believe in themselves, to dream big, to seize opportunities and to thrive into adulthood. In turn, they go on to lead rewarding and...

Date: Monday 24 September to Friday 28 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2018

CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ

CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ

Try googling “the ten most popular chamber music works of all time”. There are lots of lists but you’ll find Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet is on every one of them and it justly forms the centrepiece of this exquisite exploration of aquatic themes. Programmed alongside Schubert and...

Date: Sunday 7 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Emily Sun & Gamal Khamis

HBAF 2018 - Emily Sun & Gamal Khamis

Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as an emerging soloist. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the 2016 Royal Over- Seas League Music Competition UK, the first violinist to win the award since 1981. She will be joined by pianist Gamal Khamis who, with a...

Date: Wednesday 17 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Cuentos de España

HBAF 2018 - Cuentos de España

Cuentos de España (Stories of Spain), presented by Festival Opera, explores the fount of inspiration criss-crossing the globe between Spain and New Zealand through the conduit of music and Spanish composition. Pianist Lorelle McNaughton returns from studies in Barcelona with her award-winning...

Date: Thursday 18 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Still Life With Chickens

HBAF 2018 - Still Life With Chickens

When Mama discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie garden her first instinct is to reach for the spade. But what starts out as a skirmish over the silverbeet develops into an unlikely friendship. A comedy unafraid of the uncomfortable truths of life, award-winning...

Date: Friday 19 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Finding My Way Home (Readers & Writers)

HBAF 2018 - Finding My Way Home (Readers & Writers)

Helen Brown’s life was torn apart when her son Sam, aged nine, was run over and killed. Amazingly, a little black cat called Cleo would help heal the shattered family. The story of Cleo touched hearts all around the world. Many years and books later, Helen brings us Bono, the rescue cat who...

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

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HBAF 2018 - Between the Lines (Readers & Writers)

HBAF 2018 - Between the Lines (Readers & Writers)

Family letters can hold a wealth of stories as well as clues to how the New Zealand we know today evolved. Among his elderly mother’s effects, Peter Wells discovered a cache of letters that trace his family’s history from the 1890s to recent times – a family that experienced the war...

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

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HBAF 2018 - The Shrieking Sisterhood (Readers & Writers)

HBAF 2018 - The Shrieking Sisterhood (Readers & Writers)

125 years since New Zealand women gained the priceless right to vote, we proudly present three of this country’s foremost historians to engage and stimulate you. Historians Barbara Brookes, Angela Wanhalla and Lachy Paterson have much to say about the dramatic progress and inspiring...

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

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HBAF 2018 - MAMiL (Remounted)

HBAF 2018 - MAMiL (Remounted)

Achingly funny and poignant, MAMIL (Remounted) explores the male midlife crisis, where the super bike and cycling culture reign supreme. Bryan Cook (Mark Hadlow) is a property developer who has accumulated a small fortune building leaking homes. He’s a stressed out, self-medicating,...

Date: Sunday 21 October to Monday 22 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Jane Doe

HBAF 2018 - Jane Doe

A powerful theatre show reflecting on rape culture in our communities, Jane Doe is an original work created and directed by Eleanor Bishop, drawing on real-life cases and verbatim research. Actor Karin McCracken leads a public reading of a rape trial transcript, where audience members read as...

Date: Thursday 25 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Duck, Death and The Tulip

HBAF 2018 - Duck, Death and The Tulip

From true heroes of children’s theatre, Little Dog Barking (Guji Guji and Paper Shaper), comes a whimsical, heart-warming story about an unlikely friendship between a duck, a character called Death and their journey through time. Together they drink tea, go swimming, climb a tree, and provide...

Date: Saturday 27 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2018

PechaKucha 20x20

PechaKucha 20x20

Join us for Pecha Kucha in the beautiful Century Theatre on Tuesday 13th November 2018. Come along and hear about the hopes, dreams and passions of a bunch of fabulous locals. Presentations begin at 6pm sharp. Cash only please.

Date: Tuesday 13 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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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Napier Municipal Theatre

Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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