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Oh What a Night

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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $65.00 each Earlybird ONLY until 12 May,

then $75.00 each

Duration:  2 hours (incl. interval)








“The Boys Are Back” for their fourth New Zealand tour this October!

Returning from Las Vegas, and incredible sold out concerts around the world, Oh What A Night! is the kind of evening that has toes tapping to the infectious songs of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. The smiles on audience faces as they enjoy reliving the songs of their lives is so heart-warming.


As the Otago Daily Times reviewer wrote “Any act which can get a Dunedin crowd clapping and singing within a few minutes of starting deserves a standing ovation, which is exactly what happened at the Regent Theatre last night.”


Experience 2 hours of superb entertainment from these stars from Vegas.

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The Great White Man-Eating Shark

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9.30am & 11.30am

Monday, 30th July 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $19.00 Adult/Student/Child; $17.00 Sen Citz;   

$17.00 Groups 10+; $69.00 Family of 4;

Special Prices available for school groups 25+ (enquire at the Box Office)

Duration:  Approx 50 mins (no interval)





Tim Bray Productions


The Great White Man-Eating Shark

and other stories



Three quirky tales by Margaret Mahy come to life on stage.  Norvin loves swimming in the bay but wishes he could swim as fast as he can without other swimmers getting in his way. He finds a novel way to have the water all to himself.  But is he alone?

Also featuring Mahy’s The Boy with Two Shadows  (having your own shadow is one thing, but when you agree to look after a witch’s one then the troubles begin) along with The Boy who was Followed Home  (ever been followed home by a hippo, or two? Imagine what Mum says when she finds them in your front garden!)



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The Cat in the Hat

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10.00am & 12.30pm

Sunday, 21st October 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  Earlybird until 8.30am, 8 May 2018

$25.00 each; $20 each Groups 10+,

then $27.50 each; $20 each Groups 10+; $100 Family of 4

Duration:  45 mins (no interval)








Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat.


In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children’s book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children’s literature classic and now a zany, imaginative play coming to the Bay of Islands on October 21. The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Britain.


The Cat in The Hat interrupts this rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother’s cosy home. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”


Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill the theatre with mischievous humour and madcap style. Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before our very eyes.


Spoiler alert: Things run amuck, and quickly.








Jeanette Wilson – Psychic

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Venue:  Downstairs

Tickets:  $40.00 Adults; $30.00 Sen Citz  (R16)

Duration:  2.5 hours (Incl. interval)






From Bank Manager to Psychic Medium


As a bank manager working for Lloyds Bank in the UK Jeanette never imagined that one day she would be on stage passing on messages from loved ones who have departed their earthly bodies. 

Prior to Jeanette’s spiritual awakening at 31 Jeanette did not believe in ghosts nor the afterlife although she liked to believe that there would be something. 

Jeanette’s first spiritual encounter was with her late grandfather, a while later she met her grandmother, also in spiritworld and within hours she was then seeing spirits she did not know. Jeanette’s remarkable experiences are told in her first book Medium Rare. There have been three more books since then, a TV series DARE TO BELIEVE on TV3 & Spirit Medium Jeanette Wilson on SKY TV. 

Jeanette now mainly works as a healer & psychic surgeon from her home in Orewa. Jeanette’s appearance at the Turner Centre is a rare opportunity to see what Jeanette is best known for in her TV series – passing on messages from loved ones to show that we really do live on. It’s an inspiring and uplifting evening that you are likely to remember for a long time to come. 

Jeanette recommends to bring along a piece of jewellery belonging to you, or to a loved one in Spirit for the Psychometry part of the show.


Preview here







It’s Showtime

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Friday, 22nd June 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $20.00 Adults; $14 Students/Children (15 & under)

Duration:  90 mins (incl. interval)






It’s Showtime


Mike Lindsay (Magician)



It’s Showtime Magic and Illusion Spectacular is New Zealand’s freshest magic show, packed with grand illusions, hilarious comedy, live animals and audience participation.  The show will have you on the edge of your seat and leave you in absolute amazement as you witness one of New Zealand’s youngest professional magicians perform the impossible!


2018 has a revamped show with new illusions, more magic and more laughs!


Mike has been doing magic for just over 10 years, after picking it up as a childhood hobby, at 16 he started performing regularly and at only 18 it became his full-time career. A couple years ago Mike developed ‘It’s Showtime’ to fulfil his goal of having his own touring stage show. He brings a lot of energy, fun and astonishment to the performance!












Tipi Haere Tour

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8.00pm (doors open 7.00pm)

Friday, 15 June 2018

Venue:  Plaza

Tickets:  $40.00 each

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Tipi Haere Tour – Tiki Taane, Ria Hall & Laughton Kora


Tiki Taane, Ria Hall & Laughton Kora are set to combine for the Tipi Haere Tour, a special run of four shows in the Northland region. These shows will see all three artists perform three solo sets from their own bodies of work, and undoubtedly some special collaborations only to be witnessed in person.


This run of shows will be the first Northland performances in some time for each of these artists.They are no strangers to working together,with both Taane and Kora playing a part in the making of Hall’s album Rules Of Engagement.


Tiki Taane will be showcasing his amazing one-man-band set, which he has been perfecting over countless festival performances across Australasia. He is set to release new material later in 2018, and these shows will offer a preview of this, along with tracks from his epic back catalogue.


“I’m so excited and amped to be playing back up North for these shows, and with great friends too!” says Taane of the tour. “I have so much love and respect for Ria and Laughton, and every time we jam together, it’s always off the Richter.”


A big 2017 saw Ria Hall release her much-anticipated debut album Rules Of Engagement. Described as an album about “culture and colonization, conflict and compromise, love and war”, it represents over five years of hard work from Hall. These shows will be the first time Hall performs her work in the Northland region.


Hall will perform live with Iraia Whakamoe alongside Laughton Kora, who will also perform his own solo set. Famous for his days in Kora, he is hard at work on new material, which will be the first under his own name.


Note:  All Earlybird tickets are now sold out but there are still tickets available at the standard rate.


Preview here:


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Tiki and Ria on her new album:


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100 x 100mm Art Exhibition

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5.00pm-7.00pm (Opening)

Wednesday, 4th April 2018, then

9.00am-4.00pm daily (phone first to avoid clashes) until end April 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar







100mm x 100mm Art Exhibition


100×100 ART SHOW returns to The Turner Centre, Kerikeri.


The uniqueness of the show is each artwork measures 100mm X 100mm and priced at $100.


Once again there has been an overwhelming response from Northland artists. The show features 109 artworks by 109 artists. A special feature this year is art by three generations of the Irving Family.


Within such a small format the artist’s creativity and ingenuity is put to the test. The artworks include: Painting, drawing, photography, etching, monoprint, collage, fibre art and original prints.


The 100×100 Art Show was made possible with generous sponsorship from Annie Ulyate.


Note:  The show opens at The Turner Centre on Wednesday 4 April from 5 to 7pm.

Exhibition ends April 30



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The Bootleg Beach Boys

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Tuesday, 14th August 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $79.90 Adults; $55.00 Student/Child (18 & under)







World’s greatest Beach Boys

tribute band announces NZ tour 


20 locations nationwide


Fresh from their sold out world tour including Australia, France, London and Holland (to name a few) The Bootleg Beach Boys announce a 20-venue tour of New Zealand this July and August.

A fully costumed show that takes you right from the very beginning of The Beach Boys and through their career will feature classic hits and cult favourites from California’s most famous band.

From surf themed anthems such as Surfin’ Safari & Surfer Girl to muscle car memorables like Shut Down & Fun Fun Fun, the band have gathered a truly impressive repertoire of West Coast, harmony-laden songs, that evoke the spirit and essence of the pursuit of the 1960s American dream.

The band tackle such classics as In My Room, God Only Knows, Good Vibrations and Help Me Rhonda in their hit heavy set, but also pay homage to the genius of Brian Wilson in the form of selections from the seminal Pet Sounds, and cult favourites from the legendary Smile album.

This blend of five vocals and infectious sun-soaked gems makes for a memorable night to celebrate some of the finest music committed to tape over four decades.

Check out this promo from their recent Olympia Theatre show in Dublin Preview here

As seen on TV Preview here

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The Spanish-French Connection

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Friday, 20th July 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Tickets:  $30.00 Adults; $27.00 KIPC Friends; FREE 18 & under

Note:  KIPC Friends tickets available ONLY at Box Office

Duration:  2 hours (incl. interval)





Kerikeri International Piano Competition



Marta Zabaleta and Lorelle McNaughton


The Spanish-French Connection


Piano solo and duets


New Zealand pianist and former KIPC contestant Lorelle McNaughton returns to Kerikeri with her Spanish teacher Marta Zabaleta to perform an exciting programme of Spanish and French music. 

Music by Debussy; Granados;  Albéniz;  Ravel, de Falla and Mompou.

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DDf Dance Concert

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6.30pm-8.30pm (doors open 6.00pm)

Friday, 13 April 2018

Venue:  Plaza

Tickets:  $10.00 each or $35.00 per family (2Ad/2Ch)

CASH Door Sales ONLY (2 Intervals)




Great night out for the family (kids love to dance)


Come and check out DDF Dance Concert – we have some really talented dancers from the Far North Kerikeri and Hikurangi classes.


End of 8 week workshop performance, with our Kerikeri kids,kids exp, teenagers, advance, int new, int exp, int adv classes 

Hikurangi beg, int and adv class will all be performing


DDF dance studios just went to Regionals 2018 in Whangarei and qualified 6 crews to Nationals and took home 7 awards:-


* 1st place DDF Mega Crew

* 1st Place SOULFUL adults crew

* 1st place Diamond Divas Varsity crew

* 3rd place Diva dance crew

* 2nd place Mini Divas Junior section

* 3rd place New Divas 

* Best music arrangement SOULFUL


If you would like to be a part of this or get dancing then our 8 week workshop is the best place to start at our studio, No 12 Sammaree Pl, Kerikeri. Beg, int or adv levels –  we have classes for you.








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Mwangaza Children’s Choir – Light Up Tour

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Venue:  Plaza








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Mwangaza Children’s Choir – Light Up Tour


At Tearfund we believe changing an impoverished child’s life and outlook is foundational to creating real change.

When an individual sponsors a child, they help empower a local church in the developing world to reach out to the poorest in their community.  Sponsorship provides a place where children receive spiritual encouragement and teaching, nutritional support, medical assistance and emotional and social nurturing.  As the church pours into children, broadening their vision for the future, their dreams and aspirations come to life and the chains of poverty begin to break.  Health, confidence and faith in Christ ignite the drive and imagination of children to be free from the bondage of poverty.

The Mwangaza Children’s Choir (pronounced m-wahn-GAH-zah) is an inspiring  group  of  talented  children  aged  8-12 who  are  dedicated  to sharing  the  Gospel  of  hope  through  song,  dance  and  their testimonies.

The choir, based in Gaba, Uganda was established in 2004 as a ministry outreach of Africa Renewal Ministries (ARM).  They have extensively toured the USA, Holland and Germany and are now coming to Australasia in 2018.

Through traditional African worship songs and dance they raise awareness and support for the churches, schools, medical clinics and orphanages ARM establishes throughout Uganda.  As Tearfund ambassadors, the choir also promotes our Child Sponsorship Programme.  It’s all about shining the light of Jesus throughout Uganda and the world!





Capital E – Odd One Out

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9.30am & 11.00am

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $9.00 each; (One free adult per 10 paying students) 

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Duration:  45 minutes






Capital E


Odd One Out



Three curious characters live a busy life in a world where everything has a purpose and place… until one day, an Odd character arrives and things start to change. Suddenly their world is full of things that don’t belong anywhere! What will the Odd One Out do next and will anything ever be the same again?


In this non-verbal performance your tamariki will experience a new world through the vibrant and bubbly characters and discover with the characters that being different isn’t bad. In fact, it can be exciting!




I Am Unbreakable

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5.30pm & 7.30pm

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre











I AM UNBREAKABLE is an inspirational tour and social media campaign that exists to raise awareness around depression and anxiety with young people throughout New Zealand. Today founders The Social Experience announce the wellbeing initiative with elite partners, The Lowdown, which is set to tour in May-June this year.

Positive messages are communicated through multi-media, real time social media engagement, talk show text in panel, and an all-star line-up which includes world hip hop champion dance company – Identity Dance Company and top New Zealand artists Nathan Phillips, Marley Sola, Jason Aileone and Grace Ikenasio. The text in talk show in Auckland will have MC Clinton Randell from The Edge breakfast show ‘Dom, Meg and Randell’, and Northland and Christchurch will have Raven Addei from Mai Nights.

It exists to build strength, resilience and to inspire hope, empowering young people to discover their identity and purpose. We hope to encourage young people, their whānau and communities to reach out for help.

 It aims to give young people the tools that they need to cope with or overcome depression and anxiety, as well as educate those closest to them, their whānau and friends on how to help. We hope to remove some of the barriers that limit young people experiencing these issues to reach out for help”says founder Natalie Williams.

The free 30-minute high school show is high energy and dynamic and will be touring South Auckland, Northland and Christchurch in May and June. Free community shows will be held in each region after each high school tour.

The events utilise one of the most powerful art forms in the world, hip hop, to engage young people in an effective way that resonates with them. All the content is clinically reviewed and approved by mental health professionals, and links to support services provided after the shows.

Key campaign messages include: 

-          It’s ok not to be ok, you are not alone

-          there is always hope

-          reach out for help by telling your friends and whānau

-          talk to your high school counsellor

-          free text 5626 or call 1737, visit, reach out to a local community support group

-          there is no shame in asking for help

For friends and family, the key messages are that it’s good to support a friend or family member going through depression and anxiety, and let your loved ones know that you are there for them.

The concept was piloted by the founder in eight cities and reached over 25,000 young people, seeing a significant increase in young people reaching out for face to face help, text and phone support.

The talent involved is exceptional. Nathan Phillips runs artist development in New Zealand with NPV Vocals, Grace Ikenasio has been a finalist on x-factor and has been crowned the Beyoncé of New Zealand, Marley Sola and Jason Aileone were successful on The X-factor with boy band Moorhouse and have now launched solo careers. IDentity Dance Company have won multiple world titles and developed one of the leading dance companies in New Zealand with 80 dancers and have been in demand in Dubai, China, Japan and Europe.


The Social Experience is an agency that specialises in social influencer campaigns, digital strategies, partnerships, public relations and event management.

The Lowdown ( is a website to help young New Zealanders recognise and understand depression or anxiety. The Lowdown is part of the National Depression Initiative, which aims to reduce the impact of depression on the lives of New Zealanders. The programme is delivered by the Health Promotion Agency.


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Bay of Islands Singers

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Saturday, 26th May 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $30.00 Adults; $12.00 Students (18 & under)

Duration:  2 x 45-mins halves plus 20 min interval)







Bay of Islands Singers


Soloists: Tania Priebs (Soprano) Helen Acheson (Mezzo-Soprano) Michael Burch (Baritone)

Orchestra – Leader Emily Allen

Organ – Michael Bell

Conductor – John Jackets


The Bay of Islands Singers’ first concert of the year includes music of two very contrasting genres. The first half is of French music and the second of more popular works from the baroque period.


Gigout and Duruflé were both prominent organists in Paris in the 19th and 20th century respectively and also ‘minor’ composers. The concert begins with the celebratory choral arrangement of Gigout’s Grand Choeur Dialogue (the ‘dialogue’ being between choir and organ). This is followed by the reflective Requiem by Duruflé (1947), a piece often regarded as a contemporary version of the better known Requiem by Fauré.


The second half includes William Boyce’s joyous Symphony No 5, a duet for Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano attributed to Caccini and Vivaldi’s ever popular Gloria


Gigout – Grand Choeur Dialogue

Duruflé – Requiem




Boyce – Symphony No 5

Caccini – Ave Maria 

Vivaldi – Gloria  

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Thursday, 20th December 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $59.00 Adults; $30.00 Child (12 yrs & under); $54.00 Groups 6+












Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute – The ABBA Show – is coming to town!


Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring more than 2 hours of live musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.


Starring incredibly detailed performances from internationally acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely fABBAulous, The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!


Preview here


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Aroha Music Society – Mazzoli Trio

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Friday, 8th June 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Tickets:  $30.00 Adults; $25.00 Friends; 18 & under FREE

 (Friends and 18 & under FREE tickets available ONLY at the Box Office)





Aroha Music Society


The Mazzoli Trio


The Mazzoli Trio formed in 2015 by University of Auckland Head of Music, Allan Badley, and Artistic Director of the Pettman National Junior Academy of Music, Edith Salzmann, consists of Shauno Isomura (violin), Julie Park (viola) and Sally Kim (cello).

The group quickly gained international attention after being invited to perform in the 2nd International PAMS Music Summit held in Beijing, China and the Mazzoli Trio performed concerts at the 2017 International Akaroa Music Summer Festival as the official ensemble in residence.

Their recital in Beijing was celebrated with a standing ovation for their engaging performance and were praised for presenting the most unique selection of works of the summit. Members of the group have individually gained success in their solo and chamber music field, taking them to perform concerts and recital tours all over the globe includingGermany, France, Italy, Scotland, China, Thailand, UK, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Malta and throughout New Zealand, very recently collaborating in concert with Jonathan Morton (Scottish Ensemble, UK) and Stephen De Pledge as a sextet, and Clio Gould (Royal Academy of Music, UK) in a Chamber Ensemble.

Members of the group are winners of all major chamber music competitions in New Zealand including the Pettman/Royal Overseas League Scholarship Competition (2013), CMNZ Secondary School Chamber Music Contest (2011 and 2012), the CMNZ Auckland Chamber Music Society Prize Competition (2014, 2015 and 2016) and are recipient of the Carl & Alberta Rosenfeldt Chamber Music Prize. Members have appeared as a concerto soloist with orchestras including the Baden Philharmonia Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra.

The Mazzoli Trio will be playing a wide ranging programme: 

Anthony Ritchie, Schubert, Haydn, Françaix, the Dohnanyl serenade and Missy Mazzoli.                       

 The Anthony Ritchie is simple and tuneful as one expects from a homage to Spring, the Schubert miniature dances along in a distinctly classical fashion while Françaix wrote a ‘Trio à cordes’ that can be spiky and frenetic – but at its heart is playful and perky. Missy Mazzoli has been described as one of the foremost female composers of our time and although little known here is highly regarded in the USA. The evening includes a serenade by Dohnanyi, a composer who dominated Hungarian music in the first half of the 20th Century and influenced the likes of Bartók and Kodály.

For more information about these players-

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Aroha Music Society – Hammers & Horsehair

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Thursday, 26th April 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Tickets:  $30.00 Adults; $25 Friends; FREE 18 yrs & under

(Friends and 18 & under FREE tickets available ONLY at the Box Office)






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Hammers & Horsehair



Douglas Mews (square piano) and Robert Ibell (cello) join with well-known Wellington soprano Rowena Simpson to present a rich and varied programme of German and Bohemian Romantic music for voice, piano and cello, in an intimate, relaxed candlelit setting: three beautiful but rarely heard songs, excerpts from Schumann’s evocative ‘Scenes from Childhood’, two special Lieder by Schubert and one of the best-loved sonatas for piano and cello, Beethoven’s Sontata in A major Op 69.

The musical pieces will be linked by short readings that reflect the era or the mood of the music, including reflections on the contribution of German musicians to life in New Zealand.

Robert plays an 18th Century cello by an unknown Italian or German maker, gifted to him by Judith Hyatt.

Douglas will perform on a square piano made by Broadwood in 1843.



Kalivoda – Three Songs for Soprano, Piano & Cello Op 91 (11’)

Beethoven – Sonata in A major Op 69 for Piano & Cello (25’)

Schumann – ‘Scenes from Childhood’ for Piano Op. 15 (10’)

Schubert – ‘Suleika No 1′ D720 & ‘Im Haine’ D738 for Soprano & Piano (10’) Schubert – ‘Shepherd on the Rock’ D965 for Soprano, Cello & Piano, arr. D. Mews (12’)

The musical pieces will be linked by short readings that reflect the era or the mood of the music, including reflections on the contribution of German musicians to life in New Zealand.




About the Artists

Rowena Simpson grew up in Wellington, Hamilton and London and began her performing career as a cellist, chorister and dancer. She studied singing with German soprano Rosemary Gordon and graduated with degrees in musicology and linguistics from Victoria University before leaving for The Netherlands in 1997, where she studied singing and historical performance practice at the Royal Conservatoire.

While based in Europe, she performed with professional chamber ensembles and was a soloist in the baroque and classical repertoires. Since returning to NZ in 2006, Rowena has developed a freelance career in chamber music and opera, performing for many organisations including Chamber Music NZ (Barocca & Tōku Ao), Stroma New Music Ensemble, NZ Barok, CBS Music Trust, Pinchgut Opera (Sydney), Days Bay Opera and as a member of the NZ Opera chorus.

Douglas Mews studied organ and harpsichord with the late Anthony Jennings at Auckland University (New Zealand) followed by harpsichord studies with Bob van Asperen at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague.

He is now a freelance musician, teaching at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington and directing the music at St Teresa’s Catholic Church. In 2010 he recorded a CD on the Wellington Town Hall 1906 Norman and Beard organ for Priory Records’ ‘Great Australasian Organs’. His most recent CD (released in 2012) is ‘The Lost Chord’, also recorded at the Wellington Town Hall.

In these concerts Douglas will perform on a square piano made by Broadwood in 1843.

 Robert Ibell was born in Dannevirke and brought up in Palmerston North. While training there as a school teacher he learned cello from Judith Hyatt in Wellington.

From 1986 to 1992 Robert lived in London, studying cello with Tania Hunt, Derek Simpson and Christopher Bunting. He played at music schools and in masterclasses (where his teachers included Alexander Baillie, Steve Doane, Anner Bylsma and Steven Isserlis), taught, gave recitals and played in professional and amateur orchestras.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is also an experienced chamber musician, touring regularly for Chamber Music New Zealand. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. He also plays in contemporary music group Stroma New Music Ensemble and is a Recording Artist for Radio NZ Concert.

Robert plays an 18th Century cello by an unknown Italian or German maker, gifted to him by Judith Hyatt.


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Heaven and Earth

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10.00am & 12.00 noon daily

Thursday, 7th June & Friday, 8th June 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $7.50 each (suitable for all ages)

Duration:  40 mins plus 20 mins Q&A after show







Little Green Man Productions



Rangi & Papa



HEAVEN and EARTH – RANGI and PAPA is an original concept by Sarah Burren, Director of Little Green Man Productions.


This magical, glow-in-the-dark puppet show sold out over Matariki 2017 with rave reviews!  And with great anticipation LGM Productions is bringing the show back with a Far North to South Auckland Tour 2018!


HEAVEN and EARTH – RANGI and PAPA explores the seven sisters and the legend of MATARIKI, with great supporting characters. The original music score is sung by leading emergent artists from South Auckland as they operate over 25 glow in the dark puppets.

Perfect for primary and intermediate school groups!

“CHARMING, FUN AND NOT TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD” Reviewed by Lexie Mathieson (Theatreview)

Click here for full Theatreview review

Click here to Preview


Note:  Photography/Video is not permitted.


Produced by Sarah Burren and Chantelle Brader

Directed by Shadrack Simi

Music by Midge Perez and Dez Brown

Choreographed by Te One Matthews

Performers: Ani Nuku, Mita Tupaea, Te Keepa Aria, Vai Tupaea


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Note:  The theatre will be fully ‘blacked-out’ for glow-in-the-dark puppets.







Art Exhibition – ‘Alchemy’

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5.30pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 17th January (Opening Function)

9.00am-4.00pm daily (phone first to avoid clashes)

Wednesday, 17th January through end March 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar








by Lee Brogan


Limited Edition Archival Digital Prints,

Collage, Screenprint and Sculpture


“a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination”


This exhibition is a retrospective of work created in various media which reflect the idea of “alchemy”- where a base substance is transformed or combined to create something new. 


With collage works this is an obvious process as existing material from books, magazines, newspapers etc is used to create new often surreal imagery, unrelated to the original source. In a further transformation, the collages themselves are again transformed to screen print.


The making of glass itself is an alchemical process where sand is heated with oxides transforming the material to glass which is again transformed by the casting process into whatever the maker can imagine and create.


The large scale digital prints represent the transformation from one state to another and from one substance to another – but in this case the transformation is an illusion via abstraction.  Through altered and enhanced imagery we can slip sideways into a parallel universe, closely aligned to our own, but where the microcosm becomes the macrocosm and vice versa. We are never really sure what we are seeing so the imagination searches for meaning in the abstract. Macrocosm and microcosm refers to a vision of cosmos where the part (microcosm) reflects the whole (macrocosm) and vice versa. These works are deliberately ambiguous, water could be stone, stone could be water, ice, mist, ocean.


Click here to view Savvy Magazine feature


Click here to view NZ Herald feature



Note:  An Opening Function will be held from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Wednesday, 17th February 2018 – ALL WELCOME


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Aroha Music Society – Behn String Quartet

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Saturday, 14th April 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Tickets:  $30.00 Adults;

$25.00 Friend of Aroha Music Society (avail ONLY at the Box Office);

FREE 18 yrs & under (avail ONLY at the Box Office)





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Behn String Quartet


Rising talent/fresh/new voices of the string quartet


Aroha Music Society presents Behn String Quartet in association with Chamber Music New Zealand. 


The Behn Quartet is formed of players from England, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Wales.   Lydia Abell is the violist, Ghislaine McMullin is currently playing on a c.1760 Gagliano cello, Alicia Berendse has a 1775 Thomas Carcassi violin, and Kate Oswin plays on a 1780 Gagliano violin – all kindly lent to them by the Royal Academy of Music as holders of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Fellowship there.


These young women have been earning rave reviews since they formed only two years ago and violinist, Christchurch-born Kate Oswin, brings the string quartet home to perform a programme of chamber music favourites. The folk song influences in Dvorak’s, ‘American’ quartet ensure it is one of the most loved in the repertoire, while the classical restraint of Ravel’s String Quartet in F major reveals devastating depths of emotion.


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Kerikeri Theatre Company – Auditions

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Sunday, 4th February 2018

Venue:  Plaza








Kerikeri Theatre Company – AUDITIONS

Billy Goes to War


As a commemoration of the last year of the 1914-18 War, the Kerikeri Theatre Company is staging the acclaimed WW1 drama Billy Goes to War, on the eve of Anzac Day, next April.


The production follows the wartime journey of young Kiwi soldier Billy Smith from the disaster of Gallipoli to the muddy, bloody trenches of the Western Front. It tells of the nurses who braved the casualty stations, the life of the families back home, and the progress of the war through the nations involved.


All this, accompanied by famous wartime songs.


The Theatre Company already has a strong ensemble of actors for this show, but because of its special nature we’re looking for new people to join the cast, as young soldiers, nurses, civilians, and family members.


Auditions will be at the Turner Centre on Sunday February 4 at 2.30pm.


Performances will be at the end of April next year.


If you want to find out more you can contact David Crewe, the writer/director, on my email or phone 022 0322 898.


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NZSO – Classical Hits

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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

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Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759, ‘Unfinished’
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Turanga-nui (World Premiere)
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

NZSO Newsletter Tile 120 x 90 _0014NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich leads the orchestra on a country-wide tour, presenting a Classical Hits programme for the whole family.

Gillian Whitehead completes our series of commissions to acknowledge the future landfall celebrations.

NZSO’s Andrew Joyce features as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme – Tchaikovsky’s most famous piece for cello.

Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony – which combines romantic, lyrical impulses with dark melancholic undertones – is instantly recognisable.

We also feature Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, two works that never lose their power to bewitch audiences.


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Adult (A Reserve)


Adult (B Reserve)


Senior 65+ (A Reserve)


Senior 65+ (B Reserve)


Students 18 & under (A Reserve)


Students 18 & under (B Reserve)


Groups 4+ (A Reserve)


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Royal New Zealand Ballet

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Duration:  1.5 hours (incl. Interval)

Ticket prices:  Please refer table below





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Tutus on Tour 2018


The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s much-loved regional touring programme continues in 2018. Supported by Ryman Healthcare, Tutus on Tour brings dancers from the RNZB into seven regional centres including Kerikeri, with performances tailor-made for smaller venues, and suitable for all ages.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national ballet company performing highlights from their extensive repertoire, including classical and contemporary favourites and new works.  

RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker is honoured to lead the company as the second female director in its history. “My vision is for the Royal New Zealand Ballet is to be celebrated for commissioning works by the brightest young choreographers, while meticulously maintaining the highest standards of traditional classics. The RNZB will continue to embody the elegance, grandeur, grace and strength that I have already seen in New Zealand’s landscapes and the people that I have met. We are a cultural ambassador and an important artistic export, sharing the spirit and creativity of our country at home and beyond our borders.”


Tutus on Tour Programme



Choreography: after Marius Petipa

Music: Alexander Glazunov

Staging: Patricia Barker

Petipa’s Raymonda, first staged in St Petersburg in 1898, is rarely seen in its entirety. The third act, from which the Pas de Dix is taken, is a wedding celebration for the heroine Raymonda and the noble Jean de Brienne. Featuring four couples and a principal pair, this is a wonderful opportunity for the dancers to display their classical technique and artistry.



Choreography: Mário Radačovský

Music: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Staging: Nicholas Schultz

Originally created in 2012 for Grand Rapids Ballet (Michigan USA) under the directorship of Patricia Barker.

‘Meet the Swan’ is a stylish, witty, contemporary excerpt from one of ballet’s most beloved stories, Swan Lake. Slovak choreographer Mário Radačovský’s full-length work Black & White, transforms one of ballet’s greatest love stories of innocence and betrayal into a creative, provocative and powerful Swan Lake of our times. ‘Meet the Swan’, with original music from Act II of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, brings a new perspective to Siegfried’s first encounter with the Swan as she reveals herself to be a beautiful woman cursed by an evil magician.



Choreography: Loughlan Prior

Music: Mikhail Glinka, Ottorino Respighi, Marco Enrico

Bossi, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Borodin

Aussie/Kiwi choreographer Loughlan Prior, RNZB Choreographer in Residence and a member of the company since 2010, created The Long and the Short of It in 2017. It is an attempt at deconstructing a daydream, from the dreamer’s point of view. The work begins with Sir Jon Trimmer sitting ever so peacefully, before his mind begins to travel away to a place filled with colourful and mischievous characters.

A playful work full of subtle humour, energy, youth and wonder, The Long and the Short of It highlights that we are never too old to go out and dance. Sir Jon, a part of the RNZB for 60 years, continues to inspire a new generation of choreographers.



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Please note:  Tickets for Unwaged, Groups 6+ (Adult) & Groups 6+ (Student) are ONLY available at the Box Office (i.e. no web sales)


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Antiques & Collectables Fair

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10.00am-5.00pm, Friday 29 December 2017

10.00am-4.00pm, Saturday 30 December 2017

Venue:  Downstairs

Entry by Gold Coin Donation






We will be hosting a travelling group of Antique Dealers who put on shows around New Zealand, this will be their 3rd annual fair at the Turner Centre at Kerikeri after their very successful initial show last January.

There will be an extensive range of Antiques, collectables and curios on offer for sale including China, Glassware, Linen, Jewellery, a small amount of furniture, quirky collectables including tools etc. and the dealers will also be available to purchase items that people may wish to sell.

 All donations at the door will be donated to Altzheimers Northland.


Excite Impact

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6.30pm (doors open at 5.45pm)

Saturday, 17th March 2018

Venue:  Plaza












The lineup of acts for March’s IMPACT is as follows:


Ps Levi Marychurch, together with his wife Nadia, are the youth pastors of Arise Church in New Zealand. They have four children, Ryder, Mika, Hugo & Jovie and will be moving, shortly, to Canada.  He has a great humorous gift of communication particularly with the young people.  We are blessed to have Levi come to Impact Northland this year and share the message that God has put on his heart for the amazing youth of Northland, New Zealand. Come and be set aflame by his message!


IDentity Dance Crew have been hitting the stage since 2008 when they won the Varsity section of the Australasian Battlegroundz competition. Since then they have continued their winning legacy on both National and International soil, bringing home silver from abroad multiple times. They are an inspiration for young people and continuously push the standard of excellence for hiphop dancers around the globe.


In 2017, The Revolution Tour presented its Programmes to more than 100,000 young people in up to 250 schools throughout New Zealand, bringing a transformational message of hope. The material presented is tailored to suit your school’s needs and is based on a topic or issue your school is focusing on. Our aim is to give young people strategies for solving problems, handling stress, building resilience and positive relationships.


Impact Northland’s very own worship team will be bringing the heat with an intro not to be missed.  They will also be calling down the kingdom of God with their heart felt worship and inspiring their listeners to enter into worship no matter where they are at in life. Whether you’re a Christian or not, we invite you to take part in praising our Lord for all He has done.


Are you up for something a little different? Impact Northland is all about getting into the crowd, getting to know you and having a little fun. This year, our Youth Co-ordinator, Roxy will be leading some games and challenges that are sure to have you and your mates in stitches.  Don’t be shy, get involved and have a great time!


For more info please contact Ruth 021 439650.





Impact Youth Night

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Saturday, 11th March 2017

Venue:  Plaza


Suitable Ages 13+


IMPACT is back for 2017 and the team at Excite are kicking off in style! They invite you to the biggest youth night yet! Gather your mates and groups for one epic party! for Ages 13+
Impact is held on Saturday March 11th from 5.45pm till about 8.30pm and contains music, prizes, games, speakers, food and more! And it’s all FREE!


Pre-Register so you can fly past the doors upon entry, you can register at (Just scroll down to the form)  Enquiries:

LIVE Broadcast thanks to Excite TV

Snapchat: excitechurch

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The Jazz Club

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Doors Open 5.00pm

Bar Opens 5.30pm-9.30pm

Live Jazz from 6.00pm

Friday, 27th April 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Entry $5.00 each








The John Leigh Calder Quartet



The Turner Centre, Kerikeri, presents a night of top International Jazz Sounds. Our Jazz Club is very excited to have the John Leigh Calder Quartet with John Leigh Calder (Bass and Vocals), who is about to leave our shores for gigs in the jazz clubs of London. Featured with him for the first time at our Jazz Club is saxophonist Walter Bianco. We also welcome back two of our favourite musicians, Matt Watson (Piano) and Matt Hennessy (Drums) for a night of cool Jazz on Friday 27 of April. Our bar opens at 5.30 pm with live Jazz from these well accomplished, world class musicians starting at 6.00pm in the relaxed New World TheatreBar.

John Leigh Calder;International Vocalist/Double Bass Player/Song writer and Recording Artist.  

CR2A1271.jpgJohn performs dynamic sophisticated, smooth Jazz, to up tempo swinging funky grooves.   Originating from Whangarei where he started his musical career with school friend Billy Taikoko, (Billy T James) and following on he has played with many other New Zealand musical identities before pursuing a musical career overseas. John has worked throughout the UK and Europe with top UK Musicians including John Critchinson (Ronnie Scott’s Pianist) and Colin Wood (Acker Bilk’s pianist).  Credits include: Record of the week on BBC Radio 1, the Power Play Luxembourg and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He has been a regular guest at many London Jazz haunts including The Pizza Express Jazz Club, Pimlico Jazz Wine Bar and Booties Jazz Bar along with numerous International festivals. He has also played in Australia making a name for himself alongside many of Sydney’s best known musicians such as Col Nolan, Errol Buddle and been vocalist with Galapagos Duck appearing at numerous top Jazz Clubs and festivals.  John has composed music for feature films such as “Bitter and Twisted” and 3D Film – “Stood Still“.  He has recorded four albums of his own and has worked as a session musician on many others.

Walter Bianco;Saxophone

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Walter was born in Italy and spent his early musical career working on cruise ships around Europe and the Mediterranean. He came to New Zealand in the 1970s and has since played in many Auckland night clubs and bars. He has been a session musician on many NZ recordings for over 30 years. He has played with Herbs, Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch, Howard Morrison, Prince Tui Teka, Hello Sailor, The All Stars Play The Blues, and Prima Swing, to name a few.  Since retiring to Whangarei Walter says he has enjoyed the privilege of playing music with John Leigh Calder. We at the Jazz Club welcome the soulful sounds of Walter’s saxophone.


Matt Watson;Piano 

Matt Watson smallv2who many of you know is a Whangarei based jazz pianist/trumpet and French horn player and is involved in many different groups and events across Northland and Auckland.  Matt regularly accompanies instrumental and vocal soloists and groups including the Bay of Islands Singers and performs with his own jazz trio “About Time” as well as The Whangarei Theatre Company for shows such as Miss Saigon and Chicago.  He is also actively involved in Whangarei Youth Music, Northland Sinfonia and the Basin City Big Band.  Matt is the favourite musician for many other musicians and listeners alike. 

Matt Hennessy; – Drum set/Tablas/Percussion

Matt Hennessy smallhas gigged and recorded with many well known New Zealand jazz and blues groups. Originally from USA, Matt has lived in New Zealand for the past 30 years. He is an ex-Northlander now based on Auckland’s North Shore. Some may remember Matt in the early days of the Bay of Islands Jazz Fest playing with Mike Nettmann, Kokomo, Roy Philips (“The Peddlers”), Red Wilson, “Smokestack”, “Viva Jazz”, and has backed musically many other international artists. More recently he has played around Northland with “Lounge Sweet” and “About Time Jazz Trio”. His roots are in St Louis – playing all genres from his most loved modern jazz to his first influences, the three Bs: Bach, Brubeck, and Beatles.  He is most at home with jazz, funk, fusion, rock, and blues. This man has rhythm!


Queenstown Resort – Culinary – will be providing a delicious selection of tapas.

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Bar opens on Friday, 27th April 2018 at 5.30pm with Live Jazz from 6.00pm. Doors Open 5.00pm.  See you there!

Note: A reasonable standard of dress is required.



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Friday Lunchtime Concert

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Suggested donation:  $5.00 each







Friday, 6 April 2018


Featuring Tania Priebs & Daniel Morrison



Tania and Daniel sing from some Micaela, Mimi, a grand bullfighter, some from Kiss Me Kate, In the Still of the Night, a great duet and arias from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin…a challenging and romantic selection.  These two are very good together and two of our community’s very best from early years to now….”I am delighted by these greatly talented performers and urge them to share their musical interpretations with you, their audience.”  Carol Maher




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