Category Archives: Uncategorized

An Evening with Kelvin Cruickshank

KC Panel image

7.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

Friday, 15 December 2017

Venue:  Downstairs

Tickets:  $60.00 each (R16)

Duration:  2.5 hours (incl. interval)






Kerikeri Gymnastics present:

An Evening with Kelvin Cruickshank


NZ Medium Kelvin Cruickshank is appearing for the second time this year at the Turner Centre, this time as a fundraiser for Kerikeri Gymnastics’ to build their new gymnasium.

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.








Jazz Club Anniversary Ball

Jazz Ball Panel Image


Saturday, 9th December 2017

Venue:  Plaza

Tickets:  $49.00 each (incl. Buffet Dinner)






The Turner Centre Jazz Club

Presents in the Plaza:



Big Band image croppedv2


The Basin City Big Band is an 18 piece orchestra playing hits from the 40s’ 50s’ and 60s’ including tunes from Glen Miller, and Ella Fitzgerald, through to the more modern singers’ repertoires of Robbie Williams and Michael Buble.  The band will swing with four vocalists entertaining you with songs you will love. You may want to watch and listen… or you can get up and dance!

The vocalists are; Chris Townshend, Cat Green, Tanya Maich and a special guest appearance by Makareta Umbers.

Chris Townshend – combines his powerful vocals and theatrical experience to give you a night of music that will keep you on your feet.  A soloist for Whangarei’s Opera North, he has been vocally trained by the legendary Joan Kennaway.  You may have seen him on stage as the lead male in Whangarei’s Mamma Mia and Miss Saigon. Be ready for a vast repertoire from artists including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble, Robbie Williams, Dean Martin, Tom Jones and more.

Cat Green - After gaining a diploma in performing arts, Cat moved to NZ from the UK in 2005, and has been appearing on the stage in Whangarei ever since her first role in ‘Cabaret’ back in 2007. Performing in Mamma Mia as ‘Sophie’ earlier this year was Cat’s second major role in a musical to date, after playing Roxie Hart in Whangarei Theatre Company’s ‘Chicago’ in 2014, in which she received a NAPTA nomination for best actress in a leading role. Cat joined the Basin City Big Band as vocalist earlier this year and will be singing classics like ‘All That Jazz’ and ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

Tanya Maich - Tanya first started singing with the Basin City Big Band when she was 18 years old. She loves singing and has been building up her repertoire and skill with Jazz standards. She loves being a part of a big band and enjoys the connection with the audience.

Tanya will be performing a wide range of songs including Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Tisket a Tasket,’ and the Barbra Streisand hits ‘Evergreen’ and ‘The Way We Were.’

Makareta Umbers - Northland singer/songwriter/percussionist/actor/performing arts tutor, with a passion for mentoring talented youth. Margaret Umbers (Makareta) has performed throughout Australasia in film, television, theatre and a countless variety of music groups. Velvet-voiced and a consummate entertainer, she sings swing, bossa, blues, ballads, waiata and soul. She is also a self confessed ukulele addict. Her original jazz album ‘Love on a Swing’ was released in 2014.

We experienced her polished, velvet voice at our Jazz club earlier this year with her own band ‘Blue Pearl.’


Come along in either 20s-60s costume or formal attire.  This will be a night to remember!


Proudly sponsored by:  Stay Kerikeri

STAY Kerikeri logo






Michael Jackson HIStory Show

Michael Jackson Panel Image


Monday, 12 February 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $49.00 Adults Early Bird (ONLY until 26 November 2017)

then $59.00 Adults; $30.00 (18 & under); $54.00 Groups 6+

Duration: 2.5 hrs (incl. interval)








The Michael Jackson HIStory Show


Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Celebrate Jackson’s creative genius and unsurpassed talent with riveting live performances spanning his early days as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreaking theatrics in the 80s and his continued domination of Pop culture into the 21st century.

Songs include Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It, ABC, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Human Nature, PYT, They Don’t Really Care About Us and many more.

Get the full Michael Jackson concert experience with accomplished impersonator Dantanio – electrifying in his role as Jackson – plus a live band, choreographed dancers, authentic costumes, state-of-the-art sound and theatrical lighting, vision and effects. Truly a mind-blowing stage production – do not miss it!



Promo Trailer:


Instagram: MJHistoryShow

Twitter: @Dantanio

Tag: #mjhistoryshow




Showtime Logo








World Championships of Performing Arts Auditions

WCOPA Panel Image


Saturday, 25th November 2017

Venue:  Plaza



WCOPA (World Championships of Performing Arts) is often cited as the official “Olympics” for aspiring performing artists.


Celebrating its 22nd year, this is the only international meet of its kind annually held in “Hollywood, California,” the entertainment capital of the world. Contestants from the USA and over 50 countries compete for the “GOLD” in dancing, singing, modeling, acting, instruments and variety artists.  A total of $380,000 in scholarships is awarded.  Team New Zealand (Black Stars) has been part of this exciting event for the past 10 years.


The competition is hosted in Long Beach Los Angeles. The venue is at the beach front which makes it a wonderful holiday experience with many restaurants and things to do in the area.


Over one hundred persons from the entertainment industry (agents, managers, producers, casting directors, music industry reps) are invited to judge.  Headlining the prestigious global event is a one-ofa-kind “World Stars Boot Camp,” featuring top entertainment industry experts providing priceless entertainment industry information and tips exclusively to these chosen competitors.  A colourful Opening Ceremonies Parade of Nations features contestants in each of the countries proudly marching in their respective national costumes.  Through rounds of eliminations, the best of the best will compete for the coveted world titles in a spectacular live global webcast!  All in all, this indeed is a rare opportunity for a privileged few.    Team New Zealand (Black Stars) will represent New Zealand for the 12th time at the 22nd World Championships for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California.  The Black Stars will be leaving for Hollywood on 02 July 2018 and return to New Zealand on the 15th of July 2018.  This is a very special opportunity to compete internationally. Why audition & attend WCOPA:


1. Network with like-minded performing artists from over 50 countries

Develop relationships and have fun with people of different cultural backgrounds from other countries. Many past contestants have developed and maintained meaningful relationships, and stay in touch with friends they met at WCOPA from a range of other countries.


2. Perform on a World Stage in the ‘entertainment capital of the world’

Test your performance capabilities against the best in your age group from diverse countries. How good am I in the global context? What new skills can I learn from international competitors? How do I stay at the top?


3. Personal growth and development.

Experience international travel to USA as part of a high spirited New Zealand Team, visiting Hollywood, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Universal Studios, Walk of Fame, Disneyland and NY Film Academy to name a few.


4. Attend International standard Boot Camp conducted by world renowned professionals

Professionals from Millennium Dance Complex, LA Models, New York Film Academy, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts – Film, Television & Theatre, Top vocal coaches, CSM Records, etc. conduct workshops and boot camps to sharpen your skills and teach new techniques.


5. Potential to win Scholarships – NY Film Academy, NYCDA and Millennium Dance Complex.

Over the past 11 years, New Zealand contestants have won over 60 scholarships to attend these prestigious institutions in USA for world class training.


6. Be seen by, and potential to meet Industry Professionals from New York, Nashville, Los Angeles:

Casting Directors, Film Producers and Directors – Talent Managers & Agents – Music Producers, Music publishers, recording studios, engineers – Talent Scouts for Actors, Singers, Dancers, Models, Musicians – Performing Arts Coaches and Mentors – Entertainment Lawyers


7. Develop an understanding of the USA Entertainment Industry

Meet with professionals from Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Houston, Nashville and Los Angeles- Hollywood and talent scouts representing companies such as Disneyland, Cirque De Soleil, Warner Brothers to name a few.


For further information visit the website of WCOPA – as well as the New Zealand Facebook Page:  Aimtofame NZ(WCOPA).



True Legends

True Legends Panel Image


Saturday, 4th November 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $49.90 Adult; $45.00 Senior Citz/Student (18 & under)

/Groups 10+

or $99.50 each includes Meet & Greet from 6.30pm, CD, and show ticket (limited to 50 tickets)








The Heartbeat of the Country – New Zealand’s Superstars!

Gray Bartlett – Eddie Low

Jodi Vaughan – Brendan Dugan



This National Tour of their home Country…follows the amazing success of Highway of Legends tours in 2005/6/8/9 and the True Legends tours in 2010/11/12.

Gray Bartlett/Brendan Dugan, Jodi Vaughan and Eddie Low, have played to a remarkable 450,000 New Zealanders in that time! Surely a record for such a short time frame of 12 years.

Albums by this group of stars have been regularly up to No 1 on the NZ National Charts…and continue to flourish at the concerts in person!

The magic ability of this team of stars to bring together a magnetism and emotional experience, which draws of years of playing with their hearts and minds focussed on the very best performances each night…is truly amazing!

It says much of the way they understand that ALL audiences worldwide, love to hear the songs and tunes they know and love…and performed with a magic that only Gray, Brendan, Jodi and Eddie can deliver.

You will never hear better versions of Somewhere over the Rainbow, Apache,or the Johnny Cash hits, and Dolly Parton winners, plus Roy Orbison hits like ‘Cryin’..done with impeccable style by Eddie Low.

Gray Bartlett

rob pine photos GB (38)Born in 1942, the youngest of 8 children, Gray learnt to play on his brother’s Tex Morton guitar and by mowing lawns and delivering the NZ Herald, was able to save for his own guitar.  By 1973 Gray had teamed up with Brendan Dugan and Jodi Vaughan, and toured extensively as a trio and solo.

Some of Gray’s career highlights include playing to over 200,000 fans in Guangzhou, China during the 80s; record sales in excess of 1.4 million, and heading up the biggest selling Country Music ‘Highway of Legends’ tour in New Zealand in 2005-2009.  His ‘La Playa’ album is still the biggest selling guitar instrumental ever by any New Zealand artist (sold 410,000 in Japan alone).

Gray has received numerous accolades and awards including Male Artist of the Year in 1981 by the Countrywide Music Awards.  In 1983 he was voted Top Country Instrumentalist and in 1987 was awarded an MBE for his services to NZ entertainment and contribution to charity.


ledgend photo doogie (2)Brendan Dugan

Brendan completed his first album ‘Country’s Greatest’ at the tender age of 14, having already recorded a couple of singles.  At 16 he won TVNZ’s ‘New Faces’ talent quest, which became the springboard to his illustrious career as a Country Artist.  After two more LPs (‘Can’t Get You Out of My Heart’ and ‘The Ballad of Ol’ Brendan Dugan’), he teamed up and toured with Gray Bartlett and Jodi Vaughan.  In 1974 Brendan was voted Male Vocalist of the Year at the Australian Country Music Awards.  With several more successful albums, Brendan still makes a living doing what he likes best “…but what I love, is what I love, and that’s Country Music.”


Jodi Vaughan

Jody imageJodi, the eldest of 5, inherited her father’s talent for music.  In 1976, after emerging as runner-up in TV1’s ‘The Entertainers’, Jodi teamed up with Gray Bartlett, who offered to help develop her singing career.  The musical journeys of Jodi and Gray have been closely linked ever since.  Her first solo LP ‘Jodi Vaughan’ was released in 1978.  In 1982 her duet album with Brendan Dugan, ‘Fair Weather Friends’ achieved gold.  Jodi appeared with Brendan on TV’s ‘That’s Country’ in 1983 and since then has released a string of albums and teamed up with Tom Sharplin, Freddy Fender, Suzanne Prentice and John Grenell.  She also performed in ‘Girls Talk’ supporting Kenny Rogers at Mission Vineyard.  In 2002 Warner Brothers released a CD of her strongest work, ‘All the Best’.





Eddie Low

eddielowThe silky smooth country ballad singer was born blind and spent many arduous years in the Auckland blind institute where he learnt to play numerous instruments.  After a career spanning decades of extensive touring solo and with other famous NZ performers, including John Rowles and the Quinn Tiki Maori Show band, Eddie has received a number of accolades including the National Country Awards ‘Country Legend Award’ in 2009.  Eddie was inducted into the Rockonz Hall of Fame along with the late Howard Morrison, Mark Williams and Dragon in 2010 and in 2006 was bestowed with the NZ Order of Merit for his services to music.

Dont miss this show when it comes to the Turner Centre and keep an eye out on The Project on TV3 on Friday 27 October for their interview.


And meet and greet these stars as well…(special tickets are available).


View Youtube Preview


View Here








Kids for Kids

KfK Panel Image


Thursday, 23rd November 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $24.50 Adults; $18.00 Sen Citz/Students/Children;
$68.00 (2 Adults/2 Children)






World Vision Kids for Kids – ‘Kiwi As’

with MC Nathan King


Kids for Kids is back for 2017 with its iconic mass choir performances. This year Kids for Kids brings a new show ‘Kiwi As’ that looks back over the last four years and brings together some old favourites, including a few new ones. This show will be fronted by Nathan King and showcasing our own talented kiwi kids as the stars.

Thank you for supporting World Vision Kids for Kids. We’re big on transparency at World Vision, so we want you to know exactly where your money is going.  By purchasing a ticket, you are helping to cover the costs of bringing this awesome event to your community, thank you very much! It’s important to note though that the ticket cost doesn’t go towards World Visions development work around the world. To find out more about this work and how you can continue your child’s journey to becoming a true Global Citizen please see a World Vision rep at the event.

Facebook page:


Instagram page:















Kevin Bloody Wilson

KBW Panel Image


Monday, 26th February 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $59.90 each


Duration:  2.5 hours (incl. interval)






Kevin Bloody Wilson

Almost Awesome Tour


With Special Guest Jenny Talia from Australia


The outrageously funny KEVIN BLOODY WILSON returns to New Zealand with his “Almost Awesome Tour” in February featuring special guest artist, Jenny Talia from Australia.

The Kevin Bloody Wilson show is not just a concert, for many it’s a full-on special event providing the chance to laugh and sing along again with an hilariously familiar friend, while for others it’s the opportunity to put a tick against “see Australia’s most unique international comedy legend” on their Bucket Lists.

Since releasing his first hugely popular album “Your Average Australian Yobbo” in 1984 and hit songs like “Hey Santa Claus”, Kevin has become a comedy institution around the globe, with so many of his songs from over 21 gold and platinum albums of politically incorrect musical humour becoming the soundtrack to many childhoods.  He’s irrepressible and irreverent but guaranteed to make you laugh with his unique brand of humour.  Two and a half hours of side splitting humour has to be the best value laugh in town and a must-see for anyone wanting to see absolute original Australian comedy.

Note:  Show restricted to 18 yrs and over.  Contains adult themes –  music, comedy involving sexual references.








Fashion ‘N’ Show 2017

Colour Me in Style Panel Image


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)








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)

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

KTC Trial Panel Image

7.00pm, Friday 10th November 2017

2.00pm & 7.00pm Saturday 11th November 2017 – Sorry 2.00pm show is now cancelled, BUT there are still good seats available for all other performances.

4.30pm Sunday 12th November 2017

7.00pm Friday 17th November 2017 – This show is now SOLD OUT

4.30pm Sunday 19th November 2017- Tickets are selling fast, so be quick!

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!


Preview here


KTC logo 1









Bay of Islands Singers – Musical Allsorts

BOIS Panel Image


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

Bay of Islands Singers Logo 2016







Aroha Music Society – Lin/Bouterey-Ishido Piano Duo

Aroha Panel Image 2


Friday, 3rd November 2017

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Tickets:  $30.00 Adults; 18 & under FREE






Aroha Music Society


Lin/Bouterey-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.


Aroha Music Society Logo-new





New World logo 2






Dr Welby Ings

Dr Welby Panel Image

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.


Visit: Facebook


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



Kerikeri Quilters Exhibition

KK Quilters Panel Image

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:





Excite Impact

Excite Panel Image September

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.





Te Waka Huia

TWH Panel Image


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.


Preview here



NZ Herald article


Radio NZ interview article




“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


Theatre Scenes Review





sponsor logos









Forsyth Barr Investment Seminar

FB Panel Image


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.


For more information visit:



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

SNF Panel Image



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, backed by a LIVE BAND.


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

SOM Panel Image


Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $79.90 each

Duration:  2.5 hrs (incl. interval)






The hills are alive with



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

Impact March Panel Image


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

Jazz Club Panel Image

Bar Opens 5.30pm-9.30pm

Live Jazz from 6.00pm

Friday, 24th November 2017

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Entry $5.00 each






The Turner Centre Jazz Club presents:


A very special evening of Jazz


featuring well known, well respected artist and musician,


Mike Nettmann


Mike Nettmann photo 01Mike has been a true Bay of Islands/Kerikeri identity for many years and we are excited to have him perform at our next Jazz Club night on the 24th of November. Mike has been a professional pianist for most of his working life. In South Africa he was a touring musician with hit makers; “Four Jacks and a Jill”, and Sonja Herholdt.

After arriving in New Zealand from South Africa in 1979 Mike entertained patrons at the THC Waitangi Resort Hotel for ten years. He has played at many festivals and in many concerts over the years and has been featured at the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues festival alongside many other great musicians.

For many years Mike has also painted, tutored and promoted art here in the Far North.

A real gentleman artist in music and art, we feel very honoured to have him perform for us on Friday 24th.

Mike will be joined by three of our regular Jazz Club musicians. We welcome back;


Matt Watson, a Whangarei based Jazz Pianist/Trumpet and Flugelhorn player.

A masterful musician, Matt regularly accompanies instrumental and vocal soloists, including the “Bay of Islands Singers” and performs in the 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”, the “Basin City Big Band” and his latest venture is pianist with The John Leigh Calder Trio.


Matt Hennessy – Drum set/Tablas/Percussion – has 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 backed many other international artists. More recently he played around Northland with “Lounge Sweet” and “About Time Jazz Trio” and also performs with “The John Leigh Calder 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!


John Fraser - Bass guitar – 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 other aspiring bassists. In his musical career he has played a wide variety of styles with a number of great musicians including Mike Nettmann who he joins again for this performance. He also plays in, “About Time,”  “Lounge Sweet,” and “The Basin City Big Band.”


Collectively they are calling themselves; ‘3M’s & a J’ and will be performing an eclectic mix of jazz.



Tapas Menu – Click here for this month’s menu

A delicious variety of tapas by ‘Special Occasions’ will be available for your selection.  

Bar opens on Friday, 24th November 2017 at 5.30pm with Live Jazz from 6.00pm. See you there!


A reasonable standard of dress is required.




Jazz Club no 82 cropped small

Jazz Club no 63








New World logo 2

STAY Kerikeri logo



DDf Dance Concert

DDf Panel Image

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

Friday, 8th December 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 studios will have local talented students perform from all over the Far North – Kerikeri/ Taipa (East Coast area)/Whangarei and Kaikohe dance classes. They will be showcasing their end of term dances learnt over the 8 week workshop. Taught by tutors Alannah Curtis, Sarah Barnard, Christelle Alexander and Meja Tubman. The show will also have Diamond Diva Dance crew perform and possibly some other special guest like Northland College students.

Heaps of awesome music and live dance performances, a show not to be missed.

Great live family entertainment for the whole family.

Raffles will be on sale at the concert to win a FREE workshop with DDF dance term 1, 2018 – $2 each or 3 for $5.

DDF dance studio – will have 8 week workshops start again 2018 term 1,2,3 and 4.


To contact DDF dance or find out more information please go to

or contact Alannah Curtis on 027 2225574



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.  If you would like footage please buy a DVD, which you can order at the concert door.  DVDs available to buy of concert – sign up for one at the door – $15 each.  (Apologies for those waiting for dvds we are still in the process of using our new camera with AMAZING footage and quality, thank you for your patience.)

3)  There will be two intervals.








Friday Lunchtime Concert

LT Concert 2015 Panel Image



Friday, 10th November 2017

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Suggested donation:  $5.00 each







Friday, 10 November 2017


Featuring Students of Jill Cottle



This enjoying-piano concert will present students doing classical and jazz pieces.  It is interesting to observe the “differences” and the challenges both styles demand. Our  players represent several teachers and show us more of our community talented young people.

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




New World logo












Post 3 Info


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
gpt, yjr nsdom.


zog frdrtsyr pmr eoovl yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj str mpy tr. syrf
yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foggrtrmy. eptlomh sy yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj
str mpy tr. syrf yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foohm vp, pggovr od brtu movr
eoyj s hpppiy ppl. 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 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.


Post 2 Info


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
gpt, yjr nsdom.


zog frdrtsyr pmr eoovl yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj str mpy tr. syrf
yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foggrtrmy. eptlomh sy yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj
str mpy tr. syrf yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foohm vp, pggovr od brtu movr
eoyj s hpppiy ppl. 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 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.


Post 1 Info


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
gpt, yjr nsdom.


zog frdrtsyr pmr eoovl yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj str mpy tr. syrf
yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foggrtrmy. eptlomh sy yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj
str mpy tr. syrf yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foohm vp, pggovr od brtu movr
eoyj s hpppiy ppl. 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 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.