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    December 2022

    Free
    Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland

    Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland

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

    Date: Wednesday 7 December to Friday 17 March
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    Operation Grapple; We Were There

    Operation Grapple; We Were There

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

    Date: Wednesday 7 December to Sunday 26 February
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

    Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

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

    Date: Wednesday 7 December to Sunday 23 April
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


    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: Wednesday 7 December to Thursday 26 January
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

    Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

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

    Date: Wednesday 7 December to Saturday 24 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

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

    Date: Wednesday 7 December to Tuesday 31 January
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    Free
    Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

    Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

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

    Date: Wednesday 7 December to Wednesday 1 February
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


    Never Forget Tibet

    Never Forget Tibet

    This inspirational feature-length documentary tells the incredible true story of the Dalai Lama’s escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet in 1959, with His Holiness Dalai Lama telling his story in his own words for the first time on film. Never Forget Tibet celebrates Tibetan culture and its...

    Date: Wednesday 7 December
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    Bruce Connew; A Vocabulary

    Bruce Connew; A Vocabulary

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

    Date: Saturday 10 December to Sunday 19 March
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Bruce Connew; A Vocabulary


    MTG Christmas Movie Club; Gremlins

    MTG Christmas Movie Club; Gremlins

    Celebrate Christmas with two feel-good movies, great for the whole family! First up is 'Gremlins' A father brings home an unusual pet, a Mogwai, as gift for his son. The rules for looking after this pet are simple: Keep your Mogwai away from water, bright lights and, most importantly, never...

    Date: Saturday 10 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - MTG Christmas Movie Club; Gremlins


    MTG Christmas Movie Club; Doctor Zhivago

    MTG Christmas Movie Club; Doctor Zhivago

    Join us for the Christmas Movie Club - snuggle up and enjoy the second movie of the day which is Doctor Zhivago. In the midst of World War I, Doctor Yuri Zhivago finds himself in an affair with Lara Guishar, the wife of a Bolshevik revolutionist. While the war alters their country and puts the...

    Date: Sunday 11 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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