Upcoming Events

 

December 2018

Free
FAFSWAG: Code Switch

FAFSWAG: Code Switch

MTG Hawke’s Bay is proud to present FAFSWAG: code switch, an exhibition of art by three members of the South Auckland based FAFSWAG Arts Collective. Jermaine Dean, Akashi Fisi’inaua and Walters Prize nominee Pati Solomona Tyrell each work across a range of performative and photographic art...

Date: Monday 17 December to Saturday 19 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - FAFSWAG: Code Switch


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

Read more » - Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom


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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 3 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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

Read more » - The House of Webb


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Monday 17 December 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
Public Art Guided Tour with Art Curator - Jess Mio

Public Art Guided Tour with Art Curator - Jess Mio

Join our Art Curator - Jess Mio for a lunch time walk discussing highlights of Napier City’s public art works. Artworks included: - Gold of the Kowhai - Pin Wall - Pania - MTG Sea Wall - 3 Sea Walls down by Rabbit Room - Wave in Time art deco bronze sculpture - Jacob Scott’s Napier...

Date: Thursday 20 December to Thursday 21 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Public Art Guided Tour with Art Curator - Jess Mio


Free
Late Night At the Museum

Late Night At the Museum

We’ll be joining the Napier CBD retailers on 20 December for a special late night opening. Enjoy a glass of Esk Valley wine and some nibbles in our main foyer as you shop for those last-minute Christmas presents. Get a 10% discount on gifts purchased between 5.30 and 7pm. Napier Library will...

Date: Thursday 20 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Late Night At the Museum


January 2019

Free
FAFSWAG: Code Switch

FAFSWAG: Code Switch

MTG Hawke’s Bay is proud to present FAFSWAG: code switch, an exhibition of art by three members of the South Auckland based FAFSWAG Arts Collective. Jermaine Dean, Akashi Fisi’inaua and Walters Prize nominee Pati Solomona Tyrell each work across a range of performative and photographic art...

Date: Monday 17 December to Saturday 19 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - FAFSWAG: Code Switch


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

Read more » - Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom


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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 3 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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

Read more » - The House of Webb


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


Summer Cycling Carnival - The Cycle Chic Film Tour

Summer Cycling Carnival - The Cycle Chic Film Tour

Prepare to be inspired! The Cycle Chic Film Tour showcases a captivating selection of short cycling films to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike. Emerging and established independent film-makers form the collection with eleven super feisty, cheerful, empowering films that has...

Date: Friday 4 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Summer Cycling Carnival - The Cycle Chic Film Tour


House of Webb - Twilight Art Classes

House of Webb - Twilight Art Classes

Explore various mediums used by the Webb family throughout their journeys, taught by experienced educators and professional artists in a unique setting. Develop your art skills and find your own style during these two-hour twilight sessions at the museum. 6 November 2018 - Sketching 4...

Date: Tuesday 8 January to Tuesday 5 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - House of Webb - Twilight Art Classes


NZ Singing School Classics

NZ Singing School Classics

"Classics at the MTG" is presented by the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. Tickets go on sale 1 October 2018. Service charges apply. Come along and hear performances from the Advanced Classics students of the 2019 New Zealand Singing School. The NZ Singing School enables auditioned students...

Date: Friday 11 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZ Singing School Classics


Free
Public Art Guided Tour with Art Curator - Jess Mio

Public Art Guided Tour with Art Curator - Jess Mio

Join our Art Curator - Jess Mio for a lunch time walk discussing highlights of Napier City’s public art works. Artworks included: - Gold of the Kowhai - Pin Wall - Pania - MTG Sea Wall - 3 Sea Walls down by Rabbit Room - Wave in Time art deco bronze sculpture - Jacob Scott’s Napier...

Date: Thursday 20 December to Thursday 21 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Public Art Guided Tour with Art Curator - Jess Mio


PPV Growing Opera Stars

PPV Growing Opera Stars

Growing Opera Stars will see teenage singers perform alongside international stars here for the 2019 Festival Opera season of La Traviata in an eclectic selection of duets, trio and solo acts. Tickets will be on sale from 14 December and can be purchased through Ticketek, Napier Municipal...

Date: Saturday 19 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - PPV Growing Opera Stars


Napier Hill Cemetery Tours

Napier Hill Cemetery Tours

Discover tales of tragedy and bravery as the tour winds its way through the historic cemetery guided by MTG’s Curator of Social History Gail Pope. Tickets: $15 per person (plus booking fee, please note that there will be an additional charge added for credit card payments). Bookings are...

Date: Sunday 27 January to Sunday 24 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Hill Cemetery Tours


Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale

From the creative team who brought you 2018's wild and wacky “The Marriage of Figaro” comes Wanderlust Opera’s lastest offering “Don Pasquale”. In this comic opera by bel canto master Donizetti, a miserly bachelor gets more than he bargained for when he enters into an arranged...

Date: Wednesday 30 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Don Pasquale


February 2019

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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 3 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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

Read more » - The House of Webb


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


House of Webb - Twilight Art Classes

House of Webb - Twilight Art Classes

Explore various mediums used by the Webb family throughout their journeys, taught by experienced educators and professional artists in a unique setting. Develop your art skills and find your own style during these two-hour twilight sessions at the museum. 6 November 2018 - Sketching 4...

Date: Tuesday 8 January to Tuesday 5 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - House of Webb - Twilight Art Classes


Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A.Louis Hay - ADF19

The Architectural Legacy of J.A.Louis Hay - ADF19

Louis Hay set up his architectural practice in the beautiful seaside town of Napier. There he stamped his mark with a range of buildings, embracing current international architectural innovations, particularly assimilating the modernist style of American Frank Lloyd Wright. After the...

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Architectural Legacy of J.A.Louis Hay - ADF19


The Kings of Swing - HB Jazz Club Big Band Concert - ADF19

The Kings of Swing - HB Jazz Club Big Band Concert - ADF19

Big bands and swing music dominated the musical sounds of the Art Deco era, and many influential writers and performers surfaced during this time. This concert with the HB Jazz Club Big Band will take you back to the hits of Basie, Miller, Sinatra, Ellington, Porter, Simone and many more....

Date: Wednesday 13 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Kings of Swing - HB Jazz Club Big Band Concert - ADF19


Free
Napier's Marine Parade 1957 to 2017 - ADF19

Napier's Marine Parade 1957 to 2017 - ADF19

Following on from his outstanding 2018 talk about Post 1931 Marine Parade, renowned Art Deco historian Michael Fowler will explore the developments since 1957 on the Parade and reveal how one of its Art Deco treasures was nearly demolished. Michael’s 50 minute talk will discuss how after the...

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier's Marine Parade 1957 to 2017 - ADF19


Free
1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Exhibition Guided Tour - ADF19

1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Exhibition Guided Tour - ADF19

Discover highlights and hidden stories through our 1 hour, free guided tour of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Gallery. Tours will be run daily at 11am & 2pm Thursday to Saturday during Art Deco Festival. Learn about the experiences of four survivors in the 'Survivor Stories’ Earthquake...

Date: Thursday 14 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Exhibition Guided Tour - ADF19


Soothe Me - Debbie Harwood In Concert - ADF19

Soothe Me - Debbie Harwood In Concert - ADF19

Join New Zealand music legend Debbie Harwood as she performs a concert of her acclaimed Jazz album ‘Soothe me’. This is a concert that celebrates the golden era of Jazz using the thread that is love and weaving its way through good times and bad, war and peace. It celebrates what holds us...

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Soothe Me - Debbie Harwood In Concert - ADF19


Free
Lacy & Racy: Lingerie & Boudoir Wear of The 1920's & 30's

Lacy & Racy: Lingerie & Boudoir Wear of The 1920's & 30's

From practical to playful and romantic to racy, this talk covers both staid foundation garments and fanciful boudoir wear. Ever wondered just how you rolled your stockings down or what put the snap in your garters? Join social historian and vintage clothing collector Inger Sheil as we take a...

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Lacy & Racy: Lingerie & Boudoir Wear of The 1920's & 30's


Miss Jean Batten - ADF19

Miss Jean Batten - ADF19

Presented by: Kabarett Tempestuous, inspirational and utterly fearless, Pioneer aviator Jean Batten was the very model of a strong New Zealand woman. Her 1936 flight from England to New Zealand, navigating with just a compass and a watch, is one of the extraordinary feats of the last...

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Miss Jean Batten - ADF19


Haven't a Clue - Presented by Kabarett - ADF19

Haven't a Clue - Presented by Kabarett - ADF19

If you're looking for a murderous cabaret experience, you've come to the right place. With an all singing, all dancing, oftentimes burlesquing cast of local and international performers, Haven't a Clue pays cheeky homage to those classic mystery stories of the 1930s with a double helping of...

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Haven't a Clue - Presented by Kabarett - ADF19


Free
Public Art Guided Tour with Art Curator - Jess Mio

Public Art Guided Tour with Art Curator - Jess Mio

Join our Art Curator - Jess Mio for a lunch time walk discussing highlights of Napier City’s public art works. Artworks included: - Gold of the Kowhai - Pin Wall - Pania - MTG Sea Wall - 3 Sea Walls down by Rabbit Room - Wave in Time art deco bronze sculpture - Jacob Scott’s Napier...

Date: Thursday 20 December to Thursday 21 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Public Art Guided Tour with Art Curator - Jess Mio


Napier Hill Cemetery Tours

Napier Hill Cemetery Tours

Discover tales of tragedy and bravery as the tour winds its way through the historic cemetery guided by MTG’s Curator of Social History Gail Pope. Tickets: $15 per person (plus booking fee, please note that there will be an additional charge added for credit card payments). Bookings are...

Date: Sunday 27 January to Sunday 24 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Hill Cemetery Tours


March 2019

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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 3 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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

Read more » - The House of Webb


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


House of Webb - Twilight Art Classes

House of Webb - Twilight Art Classes

Explore various mediums used by the Webb family throughout their journeys, taught by experienced educators and professional artists in a unique setting. Develop your art skills and find your own style during these two-hour twilight sessions at the museum. 6 November 2018 - Sketching 4...

Date: Tuesday 8 January to Tuesday 5 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - House of Webb - Twilight Art Classes


Lifting the Blues 2019

Lifting the Blues 2019

Ben Waters has become a legend in the Hawke’s Bay with his virtuoso piano skills and high energy performances. He has the audience dancing in the aisles and rocking the MTG like never before, leaving no one in doubt as to why he is considered to be one the best pianists of all time. Come...

Date: Friday 22 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Lifting the Blues 2019


Ben Waters and Support

Ben Waters and Support

Ben Waters has become a legend in the Hawke’s Bay with his virtuoso piano skills and high energy performances. He has the audience dancing in the aisles and rocking the MTG like never before, leaving no one in doubt as to why he is considered to be one the best pianists of all time. Come...

Date: Friday 22 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ben Waters and Support


Napier Hill Cemetery Tours

Napier Hill Cemetery Tours

Discover tales of tragedy and bravery as the tour winds its way through the historic cemetery guided by MTG’s Curator of Social History Gail Pope. Tickets: $15 per person (plus booking fee, please note that there will be an additional charge added for credit card payments). Bookings are...

Date: Sunday 27 January to Sunday 24 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Hill Cemetery Tours


April 2019

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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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

Read more » - The House of Webb


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


May 2019

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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


June 2019

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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2019

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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


August 2019

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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Monday 17 December to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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


September 2019

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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


October 2019

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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


November 2019

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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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: Monday 17 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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