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    August 2022

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

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

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

    Date: Tuesday 16 August to Sunday 28 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


    Free
    Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

    Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

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

    Date: Tuesday 16 August to Sunday 16 October
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


    Nature Culture

    Nature Culture

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

    Date: Tuesday 16 August to Sunday 20 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Nature Culture


    Free
    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

    Date: Tuesday 16 August to Thursday 26 January
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


    Free
    Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

    Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

    Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

    Date: Tuesday 16 August to Saturday 12 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


    Free
    Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

    Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

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

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

    Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori 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: Tuesday 16 August to Wednesday 1 February
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


    Free
    BA5

    BA5

    MTG Hawke’s Bay is an award-winning museum, home of the region's taonga and other treasures. Museum, Theatre and Gallery showcases a regional museum and art gallery as well as the Century Theatre. Laura Vodanovich, Director, has led a team of experienced curators, collections specialists,...

    Date: Wednesday 17 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - BA5


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

    This stunning documentary portrait of French volcanologists Maurice and Katia Krafft is skilfully constructed from their amazing archival footage collected from numerous volcanic expeditions in the 1970s and 80s. As the opening night of the NZIFF in Napier, the ticket price to this screening...

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

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    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Good Boss

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Good Boss

    Javier Bardem, renowned for his memorable portrayals of villains in No Country for Old Men and Skyfall, adds another sinisterly charming, immoral character to his repertoire as the titular “good boss” in this dark Spanish satire which bagged all the top awards at the 2022 Goyas (the Spanish...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Good Boss


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Navalny

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Navalny

    This staggering, fly-on-the-wall portrait of the charismatic anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, filmed in secret following an assassination attempt on his life, is one of the year’s most electrifying films. Direct to-the-camera interviews with Navalny and his inner circle, including his...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Navalny


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Forgiven

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Forgiven

    Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain headline a star cast dealing with the fallout from a debauched weekend in Morocco in John Michael McDonagh’s blackly comic skewering of privilege. “Based on a 2012 Lawrence Osborne novel that might well have been set (with only small changes) many decades...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Forgiven


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Ngā Whanaunga

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Ngā Whanaunga

    Check out the best Māori and Pasifika short films in this year's Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts Competition. Six short films from Aotearoa and the Pacific have been selected by co-curators Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), Director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, and...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Ngā Whanaunga


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Godland

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Godland

    Icelandic filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason follows up A White, White Day (NZIFF 2019) with this stunning historical epic which recalls the grandeur and madness of Herzog at his best. “A young priest travels from Denmark to Iceland in the late 19th century, where his mission is mocked by nature and...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Godland


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Good Boss

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Good Boss

    Javier Bardem, renowned for his memorable portrayals of villains in No Country for Old Men and Skyfall, adds another sinisterly charming, immoral character to his repertoire as the titular “good boss” in this dark Spanish satire which bagged all the top awards at the 2022 Goyas (the Spanish...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Good Boss


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Punch

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Punch

    Seventeen-year-old boxer Jim carries the hopes and dreams of his father on his shoulders, but his growing relationship with local takatāpui Whetu forces him to confront the truth about his sexuality and choose his own future. Parental pressure, sexual perplexity and small-town bigotry are the...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Punch


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Alcarràs

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Alcarràs

    A Catalonian, peach-growing family face upheaval in this moving and nuanced reflection on identity, place and time by Carla Simón (Summer 1993 NZIFF 2017), awarded the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2022. For generations, Quimet Solé’s family has spent every summer harvesting peaches in their...

    Date: Sunday 21 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Alcarràs


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

    This stunning documentary portrait of French volcanologists Maurice and Katia Krafft is skilfully constructed from their amazing archival footage collected from numerous volcanic expeditions in the 1970s and 80s. “There are only so many times you can shout ‘woah!’ at yourself during one...

    Date: Sunday 21 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Fest; Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Fest; Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen

    Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song (2021) Directed by Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine - Portrait of an Artist. A documentary deep-dive into the life and legacy of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen told through the prism of his most anthemic and well-known...

    Date: Sunday 21 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Fest; Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; You Won't be Alone

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; You Won't be Alone

    In 19th century Macedonia, a young shapeshifting witch learns what it means to be human by inhabiting the lives of others in this one-of-a-kind feature debut from Australian-Macedonian filmmaker Goran Stolevski. “Writer-director Goran Stolevski brings something fresh to the folk horror genre...

    Date: Sunday 21 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; You Won't be Alone


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Ali & Ava

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Ali & Ava

    This refreshingly authentic depiction of finding love right on your doorstep, and from unlikely directions, abounds with humour and the transformative power of song. Time-worn Ava, an Irish-British teacher’s assistant, single mum and grandmother, has been round her hard-scrabble block enough...

    Date: Monday 22 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Ali & Ava


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

    “There are only so many times you can shout ‘woah!’ at yourself during one film, but this documentary about two French daredevil volcano chasers pushes that number up. Maurice and Katia Krafft spent the 70s and 80s married both to each other and to the pursuit of being right there in the heat...

    Date: Monday 22 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Kurt Vonnegut

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Kurt Vonnegut

    An unconventional portrait of an unconventional author that not only chronicles the extraordinary life, work and legacy of Kurt Vonnegut but also his decades long friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it. Many years in the making, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time proves a worthy...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Kurt Vonnegut


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; One Fine Morning

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; One Fine Morning

    Léa Seydoux stars as a busy single mom, juggling caring for her daughter and her ailing father, who finds love in unexpected circumstances in Mia Hansen-Løve’s nimble romantic drama. After Bergman Island (NZIFF 2021), French auteur Mia Hansen-Løve returns to Parisian home-turf and...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; One Fine Morning


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Forgiven

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Forgiven

    Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain headline a star cast dealing with the fallout from a debauched weekend in Morocco in John Michael McDonagh’s blackly comic skewering of privilege. “Based on a 2012 Lawrence Osborne novel that might well have been set (with only small changes) many decades...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Forgiven


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Fest; Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Fest; Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen

    Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song (2021) Directed by Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine - Portrait of an Artist. A documentary deep-dive into the life and legacy of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen told through the prism of his most anthemic and well-known...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Fest; Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Both Sides of the Blade

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Both Sides of the Blade

    Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon and Gregoire Colin form a turbulent love triangle as old flames endure in Claire Denis’ sexy and volatile relationship drama. “Claire Denis delivers an understated yet psychologically vivid romantic drama, co-written with her Let the Sunshine In collaborator...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Both Sides of the Blade


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; We are Still Here

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; We are Still Here

    To sit, to listen to witness. Starting points for a multi-layered journey bring you to the brink of interaction between cultures, then, now, and what may be. Set in various flashpoints in time. Ten indigenous filmmakers from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand deliver a cinematic response to the...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; We are Still Here


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Full Time

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Full Time

    Single mum Julie (Laure Calamy, Call My Agent!) races against time in this forceful, authentic drama underpinned by a thriller momentum. From the moment the clock alarm rings in the early-morning dark, Julie’s life is a headlong rush. Two pre-teen kids need mustering before she commutes from...

    Date: Friday 26 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Stars at Noon

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Stars at Noon

    Based on Denis Johnson’s cult novel, Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn star in this heady and alluring romantic thriller from NZIFF fave Claire Denis, directing her second English-language feature. Sharing the Grand Prix at Cannes this year, Claire Denis’s newest film (and second this year) is...

    Date: Friday 26 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Stars at Noon


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Triangle of Sadness

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Triangle of Sadness

    Gilded privilege comes a cropper when abruptly confronted by less luxurious reality in this brilliantly orchestrated satire awarded the Palme d’Or 2022. Enjoy the latest film by social satirist supreme Ruben Östlund – his fourth title to play in NZIFF, and the second to have won the Palme...

    Date: Friday 26 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Triangle of Sadness


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Lost Illusions

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Lost Illusions

    Reaping top awards at the 2022 Césars, this majestic, lavish fresco adapted from Balzac’s masterpiece paints a cruel portrait of 19th century Parisian society and the burgeoning world of the press, which has startling contemporary overtones. Lucien, an idealistic young poet, harbours...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Lost Illusions


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Full Time

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Full Time

    Single mum Julie (Laure Calamy, Call My Agent!) races against time in this forceful, authentic drama underpinned by a thriller momentum. From the moment the clock alarm rings in the early-morning dark, Julie’s life is a headlong rush. Two pre-teen kids need mustering before she commutes from...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Full Time


    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Close

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Close

    Belgian director Lukas Dhont follows up his award-winning debut Girl (NZIFF 2018) with this deft exploration of the fragile world of childhood bonds, which has already picked up major prizes at Cannes and Sydney. Inspired by his own childhood and teenage friendships, Lukas Dhont explores the...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Close


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Decision to Leave

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Decision to Leave

    Park Chan-wook makes a welcome return to NZIFF with this masterful and seductive romantic thriller about an insomniac detective investigating a mysterious widow oddly unconcerned with her husband’s death. While investigating a possible murder case, a detective who employs idiosyncratic...

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

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Decision to Leave


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Where is Anne Frank?

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Where is Anne Frank?

    A gloriously animated fantasy reimagining of Anne Frank’s story from the lauded director of The Congress (NZIFF 2013) and Waltz with Bashir (NZIFF 2008). When lightning strikes the world’s most famous journal at the Anne Frank Museum, the spirit of Anne’s imaginary friend Kitty (voiced by...

    Date: Sunday 28 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Where is Anne Frank?


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; NZ's Best 2022

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; NZ's Best 2022

    Check out the year’s best New Zealand short films as chosen by guest selector, Florian Habicht. A total of 62 films were submitted for this year’s New Zealand’s Best short film competition. NZIFF Head of Programming, Michael McDonnell, and Senior Programmer Sandra Reid viewed them all to...

    Date: Sunday 28 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Corsage

    Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Corsage

    Marie Kreutzer’s bold and subversive costume drama features an imperious Vicky Krieps as the restless Empress Elisabeth of Austria, struggling to break free from the restrictive confines of courtly life. “Phantom Thread star Vicky Krieps puts in a terrific performance as Empress Elisabeth of...

    Date: Sunday 28 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Corsage


    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Triangle of Sadness

    Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Triangle of Sadness

    Gilded privilege comes a cropper when abruptly confronted by less luxurious reality in this brilliantly orchestrated satire awarded the Palme d’Or 2022. Enjoy the latest film by social satirist supreme Ruben Östlund – his fourth title to play in NZIFF, and the second to have won the Palme...

    Date: Sunday 28 August
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Triangle of Sadness


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