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Made to Move

Made to Move

11.00am & 6.30pm

Saturday, 28th October 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $20.00 Adults; $10.00 Children (13 & under)







Northern Dance Academy


Made to Move




Over 120 Northland dancers performing 20+ items of a variety of different dance styles including ballet, contemporary, modern and national.


Northern Dance Academy are joined by guests from the wider Northland dance community to bring more opportunities for performers to experience dancing on the stage at the John Dalton Theatre.







Hospice Mid-North Art & Collectables Auction

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Friday, 27th October 2017

Venue:  Downstairs

Tickets:  $350.00 per table of 10; or $35.00 each

available from the Hospice Office, 424 Kerikeri Rd






Hospice Mid-North Art & Collectables Auction


Featuring MC Shane Jones

with Guest Speakers Belinda Watkins & Eric Rush

Auctioneer Sabine Davison


Hospice have some very fine Art and Collectables to auction on the night.

Belinda Watkins and Eric Rush will be the guest speakers with Shane Jones as M/C and Campbell Live Duo playing.  There will be plenty of live music, wine and canapés.  All money raised will stay within the Mid-North community.




6.00pm – Welcome

6.15pm – Belinda Watkins

6.30pm – Dinner

7.00pm – Eric Rush

7.30pm – Auction set 1with Sabine Davison (Bayleys)

8.30pm – Auction set 2 with Sabine Davison (Bayleys)

Tickets are going fast so be in quick!




Proudly sponsored by:  Bayleys Real Estate

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Fashion ‘N’ Show 2017

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Thursday, 2nd November 2017

Venue:  Plaza

Tickets:  $15.00 Adults; $10.00 Students (15 yrs & under);

under 6 yrs FREE (only available at the Box Office)

(includes a free surprise pack to all ticket-holders)







Kerikeri Community Child Care Trust




Kerikeri Community Child Care Trust in association with Colour Me n-Style and Nutrimetics invite you to attend this premiere fundraising event.  The program includes:-

* Fashion Parade (Male and Female fashion.  Retailed and locally made clothing in Kerikeri)

* “90% Recycled Wearable Arts Competition”

* Special guests “Demonstr8 Da Flow” dance group

* Solo dance performance by Rui Sousa (from Portugal)

This fun event will include a FREE surprise pack for each ticket-holder.

The winner of the “90% Recycled Wearable Arts Competition” will be announced.  First prize winner will receive $150.00 PLUS a Nutrimetics gift pack and portfolio photograph.  Second prize winner will receive $75.00 PLUS a Nutrimetics gift pack and portfolio photograph.

If you would like to enter the “90% Recycled Wearable Arts Compeition” or would like to volunteer as a model, please contact:-

Debbie or Jeanie on m: 021-13 777 23 or e: or visit Facebook: Colour Me n-style  Applications for entries close on 28 September 2017.


All proceeds to go to Kerikeri Community Child Care Trust.










KTC – The Trial of Dr Millicent Malville

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7.00pm, Friday 10th November 2017

2.00pm & 7.00pm Saturday 11th November 2017

4.30pm Sunday 12th November 2017

7.00pm Friday 17th November 2017

4.30pm Sunday 19th November 2017

Venue:  Downstairs

Tickets:  $25.00 each

Duration:  approx 2 hours plus interval

Note:  Contains Adult Content




Kerikeri Theatre Company presents:


The Trial of Dr Millicent Malville


Written and directed by David Crewe


The action in this comedy drama takes place in a court of law, in which Dr Millicent Malville is accused of murdering her doctor husband with a lethal shot of morphine.


At the start of the trial, the audience is ‘sworn in’ as the jury and will listen to the evidence from the prosecution and the defence and from witnesses. At the conclusion they must decide whether Dr Malville is innocent or guilty. His Honour Judge Loosely has a hard time keeping the Court under control!


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Bay of Islands Singers – Musical Allsorts

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Sunday, 3rd December 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

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

Duration:  1 hr 30 mins (plus 20-minute interval)





 Musical Allsorts

 Guest Orchestra (leader Emily Allen)

Narrators: Jane Jackets and Michael Burch

Conductor – John Jackets

As the title suggests, this concert has something for all ages with music ranging from a magnificent choral piece by Vaughan Williams to the lively Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs.


For both young and old, there is a performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf for orchestra and narrator. This a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ and one of the most frequently performed works in the entire classical repertoire.


There will also be a chance for audience participation, both vocal and percussive (!) and a great deal of fun.




Toward the Unknown Region – Vaughan Williams

Peter and the Wolf – Prokofiev

Two opera choruses – Verdi

Medley from The Sound of Music – Rogers & Hammerstein

Radetzky March – Strauss

Fantasia on British Sea Songs – Wood

Jerusalem – Parry

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Inversion NZ Exhibition

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Saturday, 7th October 2017

Venue:  Downstairs








Inversion Teeter Table


Inversion NZ invite you to come along and experience how the Inversion Teeter Table works to relieve back, neck and muscle pain.  If you have resigned yourself to having back or neck pain for the rest of your life, then chances are you will be pleasantly surprised.


Inversion helps to:


* Relieve back pain

* Relieve neck pain

* Relieve muscle tension

* Stimulate blood and lymph flow

* Improve posture

* Increase flexibility

* Reduce the effects of ageing caused by gravity.


How the Inversion Teeter Table Works:-


Discs - It uses gravity to apply traction to gently open the discs and as they open up they create suction, this suction draws fluid from the surrounding tissue back into the discs, re-hydrating them.  This is the key!


Muscles - A lot of pain is muscular.  When muscles are stressed they become tight which restricts the flow of blood and lymph through the muscles so toxins build up (CO2 and Lactic Acid).  Traction opens up the muscles, rhythmic traction is a gentle rocking motion that stimulates circulation and encourages blood flow through the muscles, which clears the lactic acid into your lymph system.  Most people with serious neck issues see a large improvement after only one treatment.


Posture - Poor posture is one of the major causes of pain and is a major contributor to the deterioration of the body with age.  Trying to correct posute is extremely difficult due to muscle memory, as it constantly pulls the muscles back to where they were.  At a level of 40 degrees or more on the Teeter, the muscle groups open up and eventually come back into alignment.  Using the table daily, does not allow the muscle memory to pull them back out of alignment and slowly the muscles start to lose their memory and go with the flow, allowing the body to come back into correct posture.




“In 2008 I had been living with a serious lower back pain for many years due to two discs with serious degeneration and was scheduled for a double spinal fusion at a cost of $48,000.  The Specialist had recommended many lifestyle changes including changing my profession, which was not practical as I own my own business.


At the Waikato Home Show I experienced a demonstration on a Teeter Inversion Table by Dave and Nancy Hare.  To me the effect was amazing.  I actually experienced some serius relieve which lasted for an hour or two.  I was told that the relief would last longer with time as long as I used the table regularly, so with the surgery scheduled for 12 weeks time, having nothing to lose and a lot to gain, I purchased a Teeter.


Four years on I still use my table on a daily basis, my back is as strong as ever with very little or completely no pain, I am still at my same profession and working as hard as ever and most importantly I did not have the surgery.  I consider the purchase of my Teeter has been one of my greatest investments, not only has it enabled me to avoid serious and costly surgery, it has kept my in my profession and it has brought my health back.


Thank you very much for the opportunity.”  (Paul Gordon, Cambridge)




Enquiries:  Dave Hare, e:







Aroha Music Society – Lin/Boutery-Ishido Piano Duo

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Friday, 3rd November 2017

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Tickets:  $30.00 Adults; 18 & under FREE






Aroha Music Society


Lin/Boutery-Ishido Piano Duo


They’re back!


Aroha Music Society is bringing the two top prize-winners in the 2008 Kerikeri National Piano Competition, Jun Bouterey-Ishido and Tony Lin, to play a concert of music for four hands at one piano in the New World bar at 7.30pm on Friday the 3rd of November.

Jun will be familiar to NZ audiences from the concert stage and his competition successes, including 1st  Prize at the 2008 Kerikeri International Piano Competition. Since then his studies have taken him to the Liszt Academy, Budapest, to Stuttgart, where he graduated in 2014 with Distinction from the Konzertexamen (Soloist Diploma) programme, and Basel, where he completed a Masters in Chamber Music with his Calvino Trio, in 2016. He has also studied in masterclasses with renowned pianists including Michael Houstoun, Piers Lane, Peter Frankl and Alfred Brendel. Currently he is on the faculty at the University of Music in Hannover.

Tony won first prize at the NZ National Concerto Competition in 2007,  and second prize and the “Best Classical Sonata Performance Award” at the 2008 Kerikeri National Piano Competition. He is a four-time recipient of the Lilburn Trust Student Composition Award  (2006–2009) as well as the 2007 NZSO Todd Young Composer Award. He moved to Europe in 2012, and he also recently graduated with Distinction from his Soloist Diploma, studying with Andreas Immer in Freiburg as well as with Balázs Szokolay at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.

Jun and Tony are playing Schubert’s Grand Duo, some Bach, Stravinsky’s own four-hand version of the Rite of Spring, and Ravel’s La Valse.


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Miss Far North 2017

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Saturday, 14th October 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $40.00 Adults; $35.00 Sen Citz/Students (13-18 yrs);

$30.00 Child (12 & under)






Miss Far North 2017


This competition is an event of Style and Glamour where young women from Whangarei north to Cape Reinga are empowered to bring a new meaning to the Beauty Pageant and an opportunity that doesn’t often come along for them living so far away from main cities.


We take great pride in the fact that this is not just a cat walk type of beauty pageant but a full choreographed show featuring the contestants in dance routines.  The show also features supporting performers, a full night of entertainment.



Dr Welby Ings

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6.30pm (doors open 5.45pm)

Wednesday, 18th October 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $20.00 each.  (Registration essential)

To register and purchase tickets contact: or ph: 021-02900416







Productive Disobedience:  Why Creative Parents and Teachers Matter

A Presentation by Dr Welby Ings


This talk looks at unique teachers and students who think and learn in unusual ways. Drawing on his best-selling book Disobedient Teaching, Professor Welby Ings is critical of our education system’s obsession with marking performance. He will discuss how teachers and students can survive and influence an education system that does staggering damage to potential.

He argues that it is the humanity of teaching that makes schools effective, not the nation’s micromanaged, anxious, preoccupation with reporting and competition.

Professor Ings says that ‘disobedient teaching’ describes the creative power of teachers who change things for the better because they refuse to become passive. They take risks, they think … and act … and question because they understand what lies at the human heart of learning.

Welby Ings is a Professor in Design at Auckland University of Technology. He has taught at all levels of the New Zealand Education system. He is an elected fellow of the British Royal society of Arts and a consultant to many international organisations on issues of creativity and learning.

Welby is also an award winning academic, author, designer, and filmmaker. In 2001 he was awarded the Prime Minister’s inaugural Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence and his new book ‘Disobedient Teaching’ has garnered critical acclaim both in New Zealand and internationally. But until the age of 15, Welby could neither read nor write. He was considered “slow” at school, and he was eventually expelled. He was later suspended from Teachers’ College. Welby is an outspoken critic of micro-managed approaches to education and policies that place assessment at the centre of learning and teaching. He argues for the transformative humanity of teachers and greater flexibility in what we recognise and reward as intelligence in schools.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to Kerikeri Kindergarten.


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Enquiries and to register:  Contact or phone: 021-029-00416 



Kerikeri Quilters Exhibition

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10.00am-4.00pm daily

Thursday, 19th October – Saturday, 21st October 2017

Venue:  Downstairs

Entry:  $2.00 each; Children accompanied by an Adult FREE






Kerikeri Quilters Club is a live and active group in Kerikeri.  Their Committee organise regular monthly meetings to share ideas, new techniques and inspiration from other members or guest speakers.


Their members also have access to a library of quilting books and magazines and special quilting tools. Twice yearly, they hold quilting ‘retreats’ at nearby Lonsdale Park, where members can be in a quilters paradise for a weekend of continuous quilting without any interruptions, except the pleasant hum of other quilters working and chatting.


From time to time they embark on ‘community quilting’ projects and exhibitions, where members create a quilt to be raffled to raise funds along with exhibition proceeds to benefit community organisations.  Last year they donated $2,000 to Hospice.  They also make and donate quilts to other charities, including children’s quilts to Women’s Refuge.



At this exhibition there will be quilt sales, merchants tables and raffle tickets for sale, with raffle proceeds going to the Northland Emergency Services Trust and the Tourettes Charity.




Enquiries:  contact Judy Ramsy email:





Orchid & Bromeliad Show

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9.30am-4.30pm, Friday 6th October 2017

9.30am-3.30pm, Saturday 7th October 2017

Venue: Plaza

Entry:  $4.00 Adults; Children under 12 years old accompanied by an adult FREE





The Bay of Islands Orchid Society & the Far North Bromeliad Group

Annual Spring Show


This Show is a marvellous opportunity for everyone to see the wide and varied plants and flowers within these two ancient horticultural families.

Orchid flowers are among the ‘glamour’ flowers and are beautiful either inside the home or providing colour in a sheltered patio.   Some will flourish outdoors in a garden setting, against a fence, under trees and most will have foliage when not in flower.

Bromeliads make beautiful garden plants and give a wonderful sculptural effect to any garden.   They offer a focal point whether in flower or not and add that something special or exotic to any garden environment.

There will be excellent raffles, potting demonstrations, quality orchid and bromeliad plants for sale by local growers as well as growers from Auckland, Whangarei and elsewhere.

Club members will be happy to answer any growing queries you may have or give advice on how to get the best out of your plant.   These shows provide a great opportunity to see Orchids & Bromeliads many of which are seen now only in private collections.

The Turner Centre offers ease of access to The Plaza and free parking.   So come along and support these two local clubs.


Orchids phone Lorna – 407 3424

Bromeliads phone Dot – 405 7607

Excite Impact

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6.30pm (doors open at 5.45pm)

Saturday, 30th September 2017

Venue:  Plaza












Impact Northland is happening again on Saturday 30th September.  Doors open at 5.45pm and start time is 6.30pm – 8.00pm.  Its going to be an awesome night with a great line up!


Excite have a Rapper all the way from Wellington, along with some freestyle and hiphop dance, and a local kapahaka group.  Trent Membrey from Auckland will be sharing his story, how he came to be free from drugs to live a victorious life.


This event is for the youth of Northland and Adults.  Come and join us for an amazing free evening at the Turner Centre.


Supper provided.


For more info please contact Ruth 021 439650.





Be Free & The Music Place Community Concert

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Saturday, 16th September 2017

Venue:  Plaza

Entry:  $5.00 each; Children FREE







Be Free Youth

& The Music Place

Spring Community Concert


Enjoy this wonderful evening of music as students from The Music Place and Be Free Youth Mentoring Programme entertain you with numbers that span the genres.


It’s a great opportunity to have a night out and to support and celebrate the accomplishments of our local youngsters.




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Kerikeri Garden Club Spring Flower Show

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1.30pm-5.00pm Friday, 8th September 2017

9.00am-3.30pm Saturday, 9th September 2017

Venue:  Downstairs/Plaza

Entry:  $3.00 Adults; $1.00 Child (12 & under); $5.00 Family (up to 6)








Special Exhibition by Kerikeri Floral Art Club

Also featuring Sandy Wright (Painter of Native Flora and Birds)

and a Display of Wooden Furniture by Local Craftsman Peter Lebl



The annual spring flower show has been running over 50 years.  Seasonal spring changes do not deter the exhibitors who always able to give the judges a challenge to decide on the best blooms, fruit and vegetables worthy of trophies. Local schools have regularly entered in the special classes and their wall art is enjoyed by everyone.


The theme this year is KIWIANA.


Public Entries are invited prior to 10am Friday 8th September 2017

Phone Wendy 09-407 1474

or      Heather 09-407  7380











Auckland Youth Orchestra

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Saturday, 7th October 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $25.00 Adults; $20.00 Sen Citz; $12.00 Students (18 & under)

Duration:  100-120 mins (incl. interval)

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BEETHOVEN – Egmont Overture

JOHN WELLS – Organ Concerto No. 2 (Premier)

BERLIOZ – Symphonie Fantastique





Be inspired by the heroism of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture.

Be excited by the glorious sounds of the organ in the premiere of a new organ concerto by Auckland’s John Wells.

Be drawn into a world of turbulent emotions and the feverish dreams of a romantic poet, with the fantastic symphony of Berlioz.

AYO’s finest young Auckland musicians are talented, skilful players, brimming with energy, enthusiasm and passion. Under the baton of Maestro Antun Poljanich, the orchestra opens the door on spine‐tingling music-making!

This October, AYO is performing one of the most thrilling pieces of symphonic music in the world – Bizet’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’, together with Beethoven’s ‘Egmont Overture’ and a world premiere of John Wells’ 2nd Organ Concerto.

 Symphonie Fantastique, by Berlioz

The composer’s infatuation with an actress whom he had never met drove him to compose this mesmerizingly romantic, autobiographical work. The symphony was a resounding success and two years later the actress finally agreed to be introduced to Berlioz; the result? – marriage!

Being revolutionary at the time, it still stuns audiences with its gigantic scale, wild and beautiful melodies and orchestrations.    Written for a huge orchestra, (when did you last see two tubas, two sets of timpani, two harps and four bassoons together on stage?), the music vividly conveys the ecstasy and despair of Berlioz’s unrequited love.

Organ Concerto No.2, by John Wells    Premiere

Wells needs little introduction to NZ’s concert-going public and is highly-regarded internationally for his work in connection with the organ as performer, composer, teacher and examiner.  As Auckland’s City Organist, he instigated the project to rebuild the Auckland Town Hall organ (John tells us that the largest pipe there can reputedly hold 3,466 bottles of wine!)  but the out-of-Auckland performances will use an amazing Roland C330 digital organ with its incredibly authentic pipe organ sound.  Wells is an accomplished composer and his organ compositions reflect his personal mastery of the instrument.  This recently-completed new organ concerto is sure to thrill audiences.

 Organ Soloist – Rebecca Lee

South Korean-born Rebecca Soojung Lee immigrated with her family to New Zealand in 2007.  She began to learn the violin in 2009 and she obtained her ATCL Diploma in piano in 2013 along with  Grade 8 violin.

Towards the end of 2014, Rebecca was captivated with the sound of the organ and began her organ studies under Miran Park, continuing her studies with Dr John Wells in 2016. Rebecca graduated from Westlake Girls High School in 2016 and currently studies organ at the University of Auckland under James Tibbles.

MUSIC DIRECTOR   Antun Poljanich

Born in Croatia, Antun studied piano and theory at Dubrovnik School for Musical Education then studied conducting at the University of Ljubljana. Following post-graduate studies in Austria, he won a scholarship which took him to Leningrad for a three-year Master Course in Conducting at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He has since worked with the Leningrad State Symphony Orchestra, the Veneto Philharmonia, the Slovene and Croatian National Orchestras and other prominent orchestras in Russia and Europe.   Antun is the Orchestra’s fourth Musical Director.

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“The Thames Music Group excelled itself today with a wonderful concert in St George’s by the 80 player Auckland Youth Orchestra – back here for the first time since 1998. The 100 or so who attended were entertained to a varied programme including the Tchaikovsky’s  Romeo & Juliet Overture, and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.”  Bill Barclay, BillBarcBlog

“The Auckland Youth Orchestra once again delivering so much more than expected As one concertgoer said at the end of the Auckland Youth Orchestra (AYO) concert in the Whitianga Town Hall last Saturday evening, “I come every year, and these guys [the AYO] blow my mind every time!”     Suzanne Hansen, Mercury Bay Informer


View AYO here






McDonald Vague Seminar

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Friday, 18th August 2017

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

FREE ADMISSION – Registration Essential

Contact: e: or m: 021 210 6903 to register




Getting it Right – Options on Insolvency


Introductory basics, with insolvency case histories, and question and answer sessions


Presenters: Boris van Delden, Iain McLennan and Dalwyn Whisken of McDonald Vague Limited


Of Interest to: business owners and professional business advisors, such as accountants and lawyers.


About the speakers:


Boris van Delden:

BorisBoris van Delden is a highly experienced insolvency practitioner, culminating with his appointment as Partner at McDonald Vague in 2005. Boris thrives on the energy and vibrancy of McDonald Vague, but mostly enjoys maintaining close contact with his clients. In his twelve years with the team he has run a large number of liquidations, receiverships, turnaround management projects and business evaluations and appraisals.

Boris is a Chartered Accountant, and licenced Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) Accredited Insolvency Practitioner. He is also a member of special interest group RITANZ (Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand).


Iain McLennan

IainIain joined McDonald Vague in 2001, became a consultant to the firm in 2004, and was appointed as a director in July 2010. He has over 20 years’ experience in business recovery and insolvency. Iain is a licenced RITANZ Insolvency Practitioner accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a member of NZCFI (The New Zealand Credit and Finance Institute).

Iain has developed extensive experience in technical liquidations and receiverships for companies in a wide variety of industries. He has conducted forensic investigations and has provided expert evidence in cases of suspected corporate fraud and in matrimonial proceedings. He also has considerable experience providing “work out” and recovery advice as alternatives to receivership/liquidation.


Dalwyn Whisken

DalwynDalwyn holds degrees in business and law, and started as a lawyer specialising in credit related litigation, before spending 15 years in the industrial sector. He has hands on experience owning, managing and advising companies in various business sectors.

Drawing from the above background, he started his career in insolvency management in 2011 and has managed a wide range of insolvency assignments across a variety of industries including manufacturing, property and construction, clothing and accessories wholesale and retail, wine making, hospitality, automotive electrical, and information technology.


Bookings: Seat reservation is essential as there are limited places available. If you’re interested in attending, kindly contact Dalwyn Whisken on 021 210 6903 or by email to


Note:  The views, beliefs and opinions expressed in this event are those of the Promoter and do not necessarily reflect those of the Turner Centre.


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Kelvin Cruickshank (Psychic Medium) – Soul Food

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7.00pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Thursday, 12th October 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $65.00 each  (R18)

Duration:  2.5 hrs (incl. interval)






Kelvin Cruickshank (Psychic Medium) – Soul Food


By popular demand NZ Medium Kelvin Cruickshank has put on a show for his home town of Kerikeri.

Passing on messages from people who have died and are in spirit is what Kelvin was put on earth to do. However, since the incredible success of Sensing Murder there’s been such a great demand from people on this side wanting private readings that it is just not physically possible for him to do them anymore. The best way for Kelvin to be able to put people in touch with the loved ones they’ve lost – and also help them to understand how the afterlife works – is through his live shows.

When you come to his Soul Food shows, please come with an open heart and an open mind. Kelvin tries to read for as many people as possible but what happens on the night is up to spirit, not Kelvin. If there is a lot of expectation from the audience it can create a barrier. So relax, chill out and enjoy the show, and you never know – it could be your loved ones who show up. And even if they don’t, hopefully the evening will open your eyes to the fact those we’ve lost are now in the white light, and their spirit lives on.


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Te Waka Huia

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Sunday, 17th September 2017

Venue:  Plaza

Duration:  70 mins (no interval)

Tickets:  $20.00 Adults; $15.00 Sen Citz/

Students (18 yrs & under)/Children






Te Waka Huia


A new play

written by:  Naomi Bartley   directed by:  Chris Molloy

A bus crash.  A love story.  

An unlikely place to call home.


“There’s no place like home.  But if everyone leaves and the place is empty . . . is it still home then?”


Te Waka Huia is a play inspired by the 1963 Brynderwyn bus crash.  It is a fictional tribute to those who died in NZ’s worst road accident, and to those who have lived with the loss ever since.

The play takes place in the present day.  Pahi – accompanied by his ghosts -  is the sometime resident of a derelict bus in an abandoned paddock on the outskirts of small town Helensville.  When two teenagers move in, drawn by their own sense of homelessness, Pahi’s tangled worlds of past and present collide.  As his secrets unravel, and the threat of losing the bus becomes clear, the three discover a truth: whatever it looks like, home is worth fighting for.


Director Chris Molloy

Chris Molloy is an award winning writer, director and actor. A creative entrepreneur that has spent the last 7 years residing in and working within the South Auckland arts community and national Maori lead arts organisations, as a freelance producer, arts manager, writer, director, actor, musician and educator, specialising in Maori and pacific theatre, film and TV.


Playwright Naomi Bartley

Naomi Bartley is a theatre practitioner with a focus on meaningful community theatre.  After spending 6 years overseas in a touring repertory theatre company, she returned to New Zealand and settled in Helensville where she continued her passion for theatre in a local context. In 2010 she attained her MA Drama Studies from Auckland University, and was shortlisted in Playmarket’s, “Plays for the Young” competition with her transpositional play, based on Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. Her latest play-writing endeavour, Te Waka Huia, is a work dedicated to the process of healing, and bringing to public attention a little known, but hugely impacting event – the 1963 Brynderwyn bus crash, which remains New Zealand’s worst road tragedy.


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“We knew nothing of this tragedy until seeing the play, and it really highlighted a historically important event. We felt Naomi dealt with the subject with great empathy and care. The acting by the 4 readers was marvellous, and really brought the characters to life.  It  showed how an event such as this impacted people in differing walks of life. We felt privileged to view this reading and I think it crystallised the loss and grief that many people felt.”

-          Nicholas Ward, Helensville

“As one who is not so much into the performing arts, nor movies, I still found myself captivated by the Te Waka Huia reading. It was clearly a very “simple performance” compared to a full blown play yet it reflected a deep, cleverly written story line that held a wonderful balance of meaningfulness and well scripted humour…both informative and entertaining as it cut to the heart.”

-          Geoff Smith, Waimauku

“My wife and I attended the reading of Te Waka Huia and were extremely impressed by not only the performance itself, but the brilliant way the play had been written to help raise awareness of the tragic events that occurred in February 1963 and help a community continue to grieve those lost. The play was sensitive to the whanau involved; rich with metaphor; creatively written; evoked a wonderful array of emotion; and will no doubt go a long way to help the community heal after such tragic loss. I cannot endorse it highly enough!”

-          Samuel Schuurman, Kumeu


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Forsyth Barr Investment Seminar

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Tuesday, 4th July 2017

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

FREE ADMISSION (Registration essential)

RSVP by Thursday, 29th June 2017

to Michelle Hynes, (09) 986 5180 or e-mail





Investing for income in a low interest rate environment

What are the investment options other than bank deposits?


Craig-Alexander-Investment-ResearchHear from Craig Alexander, Head of Funds Management, as he discusses the various options that are available to investors. Craig will also cover the concept of building well-diversified investment portfolios that align an investor’s return with their risk profile. The presentation will involve local Forsyth Barr Authorised Financial Advisers, Truman Macarthy and Monique Swanepoel, as they highlight the possible returns, as well as the investment risks, associated with fixed interest, listed property and shares in general.


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RSVP by Thursday 29th June 2017 to Michelle Hynes  (09) 986 5180

or e-mail


Disclosure Statements for Forsyth Barr Authorised Financial Advisers are available on request and free of charge.


Saturday Night Fever

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Thursday, 16th November 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $79.90 each  (R13)









The greatest dancefloor musical of all time, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, will tour Arenas and Theatres in New Zealand this November and December.


This announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film starring John Travolta — spawning a decade of disco, fuelled by Bee Gees hits including Stayin Alive, Disco Inferno, More than a Woman, You Should Be Dancing and Jive Talkin.


SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is the iconic coming-of-age story of young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970s Brooklyn. By day he is a humble paint store clerk but at night he turns into the polyester-clad king of the local discotheque. He uses the dance floor as an escape from the reality of his dead-end job, clashes with his unsupportive and squabbling parents, racial tensions in the local community, and his association with a gang of dead-beat friends.


This contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of talented actors, singers and dancers meets a new generation of theatre-goers to explore the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age disco fantasy.


Combining some of the most groundbreaking choreography ever with the best-selling motion picture soundtrack of all time, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER will be staged in 24 arenas and theatres around New Zealand as the ultimate end of year party event.


“Hit song after hit song, bright lights and dancing to blow you away.” —BBC







The Sound of Music

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Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $79.90 each

Duration:  2.5 hrs (incl. interval)






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One of the world’s best-loved musicals, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, will tour New Zealand this September and October.

From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South Pacific, THE SOUND OF MUSIC will be performed in 20 cities throughout New Zealand.

This legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.

The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony Awards – including “Best Musical”. The show opened in London in 1961 and became the longest-running American musical of its generation. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, THE SOUND OF MUSIC remains the most successful movie musical in history.

This show features an all-star cast including Damian Avery as Captain von Trapp.  Avery, has become a familiar face on television and stage, appearing in series including Underbelly, Legend of the Seeker and Power Rangers.

Playing his love interest Maria is popular musical theatre star Tizane McEvoy while Admiral von Schreiber will be played by Andrew Laing, also a regular on television, appearing in Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune and Spartacus.

Former Shortland Street star Geraldine Brophy — also a popular contestant on Dancing with the Stars — plays Frau Schmidt as well as directs.

  • The young actress playing Louisa recently played the lead in Into The Woods. Her mother Julie is also in Sound of Music and recently toured with Grumpy Old Women.  
  • The actor playing Kurt recently performed as Michael in Billy Elliot.


Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of THE SOUND OF MUSIC has led to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”.










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

Leaders / Parent Information:






The Jazz Club

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Bar Opens 5.30pm-9.30pm

Live Jazz from 6.00pm

Friday, 29th September 2017

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Entry $5.00 each






The New World Theatre Bar Jazz Club is proud to present: 




featuring Matt Watson (Piano)

Matt Hennessey (Drums)

& John Fraser (Bass Guitar)


Friday, 29th September 2017


At this month’s Jazz Club we are pleased to showcase Matt, John and Matt with their own trio performing classic tunes by Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Bill Evans to name a few and also tunes written by Matt Watson himself.

These guys are truly masters of their music and we know you will thoroughly enjoy their evening’s performance.

About Time Jazz Trio SignatureMatt Watson is a Whangarei based Jazz Pianist/Trumpeter and French horn player who regularly accompanies instrumental and vocal soloists including the Bay of Islands Singers and the Whangarei Theatre Company for shows such as Miss Saigon and Chicago. He is also actively involved in Whangarei Youth Music, Northland Symphony and the Basin City BigBand.

Matt Hennessy – Drum set/Tablas/Percussion, has gigged and recorded with many well known New Zealand jazz and blues groups. Some may remember Matt in the early days of the Bay of Islands Jazz Festival playing with Mike Nettmann, Kokomo, Roy Philips (“The Peddlers”), Red Wilson, “Smokestack”, “Viva Jazz”, and he has also backed many other international artists.

Originally from the USA 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.

John Fraser has been playing various musical instruments since early childhood, but it was the sound of the bass that really caught his attention. More than forty years later he says “Once you go bass, it’s hard to go back”.

Now living in Whangarei, John plays jazz and teaches aspiring bassists. In his musical career he has played a wide variety of styles with a number of musicians including Kerikeri based musicians Mike Nettmann and Lounge Sweet.


Tapas Menu 

Our chef tonight James Coleman of The Fig Café will be providing an exciting menu of tapas options.  James and family moved up to Kerikeri in 2000 and owned the Rocket Café for 5 years, then became the head chef for Marsden Estate and recently runs The Fig Café in Kerikeri. The food is wonderful and will add to the night’s atmosphere of Jazz and good food.  

Bar opens on Friday, 29th September at 5.30pm with Live Jazz from 6.00pm. See you there!


A reasonable standard of dress is required.




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DDf Dance Concert

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6.30pm-8.30pm (doors open at 6.00pm – door sales cash only)

Friday, 15th September 2017

Venue:  Plaza

Tickets:  $10.00 each or $35.00 per family (2 Adults/2 Children)

Cash Door Sales ONLY







End of 8-week Workshop Dance Concert

with Special Guests – Diamond Divas Dance Crew




DDF Dance studio have amazing local talent and talent from the Whangarei area ready to showcase.


Over the 8week workshop each age group from 5yrs through to 25yrs+ learn 2-3 dance routines which will be performed.  Each class will have their own style, flavour, hair and costume. Dancing to all the best hits off the radio and some old school jams e.g. Rihanna, Love on the Brain, Rolex, Bruno Mars, Chunky, Gwen Stefani, Ciara Goodies.


Its going to be one fun musical night. Suitable for the whole family.


Great Live Entertainment for the whole family

DDF are ready to blow your minds!



Be inspired by dance teacher/owner of DDf, Alannah Curtis – listen in to iWahine radio on Friday, 4th August.  Here’s a snippet from Alannah’s story:-

“I love to dance! My main goal is to give the opportunity of dance to our Far North community as when I grew up here in Kaikohe “I wanted to be a dancer” but there were no dance programs as such to explore these options in my childhood.

I started the first Hip Hop Business in Kaikohe 2008.  I was 18 years old, I had just had my first child and needed to provide for her. I was currently working for Analise Morris Hardcore Dance Company from the age of 14 years old. However, it wasn’t enough to support my wee little family and I did not want to be on a benefit. My mum said to me to start your own dance business, “I’ll give you 2 weeks”. So I did. I was well known in the area and my first business name was Alannah’s Hip Hop Dance Classes, which were held at The Kaikohe East School Hall, my full-time childhood Primary School.

I had many goals and dreams as a young child, and over the last 9 years I have managed to achieve most of all the goals I dreamed about in Kaikohe as a young child. I have managed to slowly build and get the tools I need to run my dance business as I started with nothing but a hall and my mum’s stereo. I have achieved this on my own with no financial support.”

Check DDF out on……



DVDs available to buy of concert – sign up for one at the door – $15 each.




1)  No person under the influence of alcohol or BYO alcohol will be admitted.


 No filming allowed due to the privacy of our students and the choreography belonging to DDF Dance under the Privacy Act 1993.

3)  There will be two intervals.








Friday Lunchtime Concert

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Friday, 13th October 2017

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Suggested donation:  $5.00 each







Friday, 13 October 2017


Featuring Moira Pascoe, Georgia Davies and Bella Mason



Our next concert on October 6, at 12:30 will feature 3 very talented young students from our community.  Moira Pascoe, Georgia Davies and Bella Mason will perform together a variety of musical treats from:

* Tales of Hoffman

* Hansel and Gretel

* Traditional folk songs;

* and their favourite solos.

Moira has become a wonderful accompanist and supports new performers Georgia, our mezzo, and Bella, our soprano.

Our enthusiastic Lunchtime friends work as a great audience for these special performers and we look forward to seeing you there.




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Celebrate your wedding or special
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Make our place your place for the day, knowing we’ll do all we can to make it
special for you and your guests.


We provide flexible venue opptions to suit your guest numbers and function
style. We put you in touch with experienced local planners and caterers to cover
all the details of organising your event.




Their support and attention to detail


make all the difference in the smooth running of that special occasion. Ejrm
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Celebrate your wedding or special
occasion at The Turner Centre Kerikeri


Make our place your place for the day, knowing we’ll do all we can to make it
special for you and your guests.


We provide flexible venue opptions to suit your guest numbers and function
style. We put you in touch with experienced local planners and caterers to cover
all the details of organising your event.




Their support and attention to detail


make all the difference in the smooth running of that special occasion. Ejrm
om fpiny pg yjr vpttrvy ejsiu yp yur pm s gimmu lrwnpstf oy od s hppf ofrs yp
tr rnrt yjr vsyd. Yjr hrmrts trsdpm od yjsy yjru eo ftrml esyrt piy pg yjr ys fotrvy
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piy pg yjr ys fotrvy gpt, yjr nsdom. zog frdrtsyr pmr eoovl yjr g pertd. zip smf
g;sdj str mpy tr. syrf yp.

Let us look after your next function: Call us on 09 0260 or get in touch through
our enquiry form.