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Miss Far North 2018

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Date: Saturday, 13 October
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $40 Adults | $30 Child (12 years and under) | $35 Seniors (65+)


This competition is an event of Style and Glamour where young women from Whangarei and 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.




Kerikeri Theatre Company presents Bugsy Malone

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Dates: 24, 25, 27, 28 October
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $28 Adults | $15 Student


Kerikeri Theatre Company proudly presents our first Youth Theatre show, a dynamic production of Bugsy Malone, the Paul Williams musical with a cast of 55, aged between 7 and 16. A showcase of our local talent, featuring great singing, dancing and acting. Experience first-hand the amazing team we work with, up-and-coming future stars. Not-to-be-missed, so mark the dates in your calendar!


Kerikeri Garden Club Spring Flower Show



Garden Party theme. Come and meet your friends at our Coffee Corner, featuring trading tables, raffles, plants, cakes and sweets. Local school children’s art will also be on display.



Dates & Times: Friday, 7 September, 1:30-5:30pm | Saturday, 8 September, 9:00am-3:00pm
Venue: Plaza
Note: Free entry

Jazz Club presents Allana Goldsmith Quartet

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Date: Friday, 31 August 2018
Time: 5:00pm – Doors open | 5:30pm – Bar open | 6:00pm – Music starts
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Tickets: $5 door sales only
Note: A reasonable standard of dress is required





The Jazz Club presents

The Allana Goldsmith Quartet


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Allana Goldsmith; Vocals – is a rare gem, the kind of artist one hears for the first time and is immediately captivated. At the age of nineteen Allana was taken under the wing of some of the great jazz musicians of New Zealand. This is learning the old school way, not from a book or sitting in a classroom, but with mentors, handing down their wisdom and experience over a long period of time. Allana has been privileged to work with some of New Zealand’s finest jazz musicians. Allana says, “These gentlemen were highly instrumental in furthering my jazz education.”

Allana has been singing Jazz for over ten years. She completed her Bachelor of Music Degree in 2016, majoring in jazz vocal performance with The NZ School of Music, and she is currently undertaking her honours year at The University of Auckland. Allana also has a number of projects on the go in many different bands and genres of music - including soul and post-modern jukebox.

Mark Bayens; Piano - is a contemporary pianist, accompanist and composer specialising in improvised music which includes Jazz and Latin styles. He has played all around the world including USA, Canada, and Egypt. Artists/musicians who he has worked alongside with are; Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea’s Electrik Band), Mark Kramer, (Eddie Gormez), Cley Jenkens (Buddy Rich and Count Basie Orchestra), and Andy Vargas (Santana). Mark had a role as pianist in the US touring Broadway production of ‘Chicago’. He has been published in the US jazz magazine ‘Down Beat’. In NZ he has played with, the Finn Brothers, Stan Walker, Tina Cross, Jackie Clarke, The Topp Twins and The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to name a few. He has also released his own CDs (Ironic Trio). We welcome this very talented musician to our Jazz Club.

Kim Paterson; Trumpet, Drums and Percussion – is a well-known musician belonging to the New Zealand jazz scene for many years. Among the great musicians he has played with one of note is Mike Nock who is a well-known NZ international jazz musician based in New York for many years. Kim has spent time playing in Australia. He is also a composer of some wonderful music. He plays from rich musical experiences and a long devotion to his art-form. He is also full of rhythm on drums and percussion.

Alex Griffith; Bass – has three decades of performance experience with National and international touring artist including Randy Crawford (USA), Miguel Fuentes (Puerto Rico), Rodger Fox Big Band.


We at The Turner Centre Jazz Club welcome this wonderfully sophisticated vocalist with her very experienced jazz musician line-up. Jazz standards with a mix of Latin is the order of the day.

A delicious selection of tapas will be available for you to enjoy.


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DDF Dance Studio – End of Term Showcase


Date: Friday, 21 September
Time: 6:30-8:30pm (including two intervals)
Venue: Plaza
Tickets: Cash door sales only: $10 each | $35 family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Note: Doors open from 6:00pm.

A fundraiser stall will be available to help get the team to Australia.





DDF Dance Studio – End of Term Showcase


What will we see at your show; Our show is a great show for the whole family to enjoy, great music, family friendly, and dancing from all ages of local talented children. Music; No diggity, Hair (from the Trolls movie), Usher, Plug Walk and so much more.

DDF Dance recently went to World Supremacy Battle Grounds in Hamilton and qualified 5 entries to compete in Australia and represent NZ Kerikeri, this dance competition is the biggest dance competition in the Southern Hemisphere.

Alannah Curtis is the head choreographer and has been teaching for 16 years, also the dance teacher at Northland College. She has just returned from dancing in LA. Assistant Tutor Meja Tubman and Shaylah Harris.

We have 8 week workshops held every school term, for all ages (pre-school, kids, teenagers and adults), male and female. Stay tuned for term 4 dates.


For all enquiries;

Text: 027 222 5574
Call: 0800 123 084

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood Pantomime

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Dates & Time: 7:30pm, Thursday, 22 November | 7:30pm, Friday, 23 November
7:30pm & 2:00pm, Saturday, 24 November | 4:00pm, Sunday, 25 November

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: $25.00 Adults | $15.00 Student/Child (under 18) |
$65.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children)



Robin Hood and the Babes in the wood

A Traditional Pantomime by David Crewe


Robin Hood and his Merry Men and the Merry Maidens rob the rich to feed the poor. The Sheriff of Nottingham has a cunning plan to lock all the village children and Robin’s girlfriend, Maid Marion, in the castle dungeon as a trap to catch him.

Meanwhile Dame Droopydrawers, a nursemaid, arrives in Nottingham with the two Babes, Teeny and Weeny. She tells the Sheriff he now has to look after them, as their parents, who were his relatives, have snuffed it. At first he hates the idea, until he learns that the Babes are fabulously rich. At which point he hatches another cunning plan to get rid of them and inherit the money himself. To do this he engages the services of Slippery Sam and Dangerous Dan, two useless villains from Jim’s Dirty Deeds, who mess the whole plan up after confusion in the haunted bedroom!

Strangely, Red Riding Hood appears in the forest, looking for a different theatre she is supposed to be performing in, also pursued by the wolf.


All ends happily of course!



Top Energy Far North Science and Technology Fair

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Date: Thursday, 30 August, 9:30am-1:30pm | Public viewing

Friday, 31 August, 5:30pm | Prize giving

Venue: Plaza

Tickets: Free admission

Note: Thursday and Friday are open to the public at their respective times.



Top Energy Far North Science and Technology Fair


Year 7-13 students from thirteen schools will participate in the “Top Energy Far North Science and Technology Fair”. The geographical spread of schools ranges from Kaitaia in the north, to Russell in the south, Broadwood in the west and Kerikeri in the east. Schools of all characters will be represented, including Primary, Intermediate, Area and High Schools and include the Private and State sectors along with home schooled students.

There will be about 160 projects on display at the Fair. They are competing for a range of prizes including those from our main sponsor Top Energy and many others from our other sponsors who willingly support the innovation and enthusiasm of our young people in the exploration of science and technology in the Far North.

Each year the diversity and quality of the projects at the fair continues to impress. In previous years, students have gone forward to participate in the National Science Fair, “Powering the Potential”. One of these projects was very successful at this event in 2017. Over past years, the sponsors and organisers have been delighted with both the level of participation and quality of innovation shown in the students’ exhibits.

For more information about this event, visit the website



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Stage Door Auditions – Robin Hood and the Babes in the wood


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Date: Sunday, 5 August 2018
Time: 2:00pm onwards, and 5:00pm onwards
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Note: Free admission





 Robin Hood and the Babes in the wood

A Traditional Pantomime by David Crewe


Robin Hood and his Merry Men and the Merry Maidens rob the rich to feed the poor. The Sheriff of Nottingham has a cunning plan to lock all the village children and Robin’s girlfriend, Maid Marion, in the castle dungeon as a trap to catch him.

Meanwhile Dame Droopydrawers, a nursemaid, arrives in Nottingham with the two Babes, Teeny and Weeny. She tells the Sheriff he now has to look after them, as their parents, who were his relatives, have snuffed it. At first he hates the idea, until he learns that the Babes are fabulously rich. At which point he hatches another cunning plan to get rid of them and inherit the money himself. To do this he engages the services of Slippery Sam and Dangerous Dan, two useless villains from Jim’s Dirty Deeds, who mess the whole plan up after confusion in the haunted bedroom!

Strangely, Red Riding Hood appears in the forest, looking for a different theatre she is supposed to be performing in, also pursued by the wolf. Robin wonders how it is that they both have the same surname.

It turns out that Fanny Firkin, landlady of the local inn, and lady friend of Baron Bedfellow and his daughters, Marion, Milly, Molly and Mandy, knows the secret.

All ends happily of course!


We are looking for actors of all ages for these roles :


  • Robin Hood
  • His Merry Men and Maidens
  • Little John and Little Joan, Alan a’ Dale and Eleanor Hill, Friar Tuck and Sister Sharon, Mitch the Miller and Polly Filla, Will Scarlet and Jill the Varlet
  • Maid Marion, Baron Bedfellow’s daughters
  • Sheriff
  • Captain Crumpet
  • Baron Bedfellow
  • Mandy, Milly, Molly, his other daughters
  • Fanny Firkin, innkeeper
  • Dame Droopydrawers, nursemaid to the Babes
  • The Babes, Teeny and Weeny
  • Dangerous Dan
  • Slippery Sam
  • King Richard
  • Knight in Armour
  • Lord Grabitall
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Wolf
  • Servant Girl
  • Traffic Controller
  • Soldiers
  • Town kids
  • Townspeople


Auditions 2:00pm & 5:00pm on Sunday, 5 August, at the Turner Centre.

Contact Helen on if you wish to audition but cannot make that day.


Aroha Music Society Presents – Cheryl Grice


Panel imgDate: Friday, 2 November 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Tickets: $30.00 Adults | $25 Friends | 18 & under Free
Note: (Friends and Free tickets ONLY available at the Box Office)






Originally from the UK, Cheryl won a scholarship to study at the Royal Manchester College of Music at the age of 16, whilst also studying privately with John Williams in London. She went on to win two prestigious International Guitar Competitions at the age of 20, including the ‘Michele Pitaluga’ competition in Italy.

Cheryl became widely acclaimed for her exquisite and delicate performances of Spanish music, including her performance of Sevilla on BBC’s ‘Masterclass’ series with Julian Bream and a Bach Fugue with Bream on French TV. These broadcasts are available to view on You Tube.

Cheryl toured as a soloist for many years, giving the premier performance of Wilfred Joseph’s ‘Saratoga’ concerto for guitar, harp and harpsichord at the Qeen Elizabeth Hall in London.

In 1997 Cheryl emigrated to NZ with her young family, releasing 3 CD’s – her solo album ‘Un Sueno en la Floresta’ is also available on iTunes. In 2014 she returned to the International stage giving a highly acclaimed tour of Canada and the UK.

  • “A performance of great beauty and sensitivity” “Vital and poised” – London Times
  • “A guitarist of much skill and captivating artistry” Manchester Evening News
  • “Sensitive interpretation, an outstanding performance by a versatile and talented player” Central District Times


Programme includes:


  • Fernando Sor – Variations on Mozart’s Magic Flute
  • Cheryl Grice - Toku Wairua
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos  - Choros No 1
  • Agustin Barrios-Mangore – La Cathedral
  • Cheryl Grice - Celtic Blues
  • Isaac Albeniz – Cadiz Blues Medley
  • G.H. Matos Rodriguez – La Cumparsita

Nanogirl Live in Out Of This World

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Date:Sunday, 9 December
Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: A Reserve $40 | B Reserve $28
Note: Hearing protection recommended for younger children



Following our last two sellout tours, join Nanogirl, Boris (her trusty lab assistant), and CLAIR (Constantly Learning Artificial Intelligence Repository) for science and engineering as you have never seen them before.

This year’s action packed adventure features rockets, explosions, and even a real live tornado – bringing science and engineering to life in the coolest ways possible, right before your eyes.

This international touring science show is suitable for the whole family.  This brand new script evolved from the performance at Auckland Arts Festival 2018 features all-new experiments, and all-new explosions – all inspired by New Zealand’s own space programme!

With two performances available at every theatre, and limited VIP Experiences at each show, make sure you book your tickets now to avoid missing out!

“Educational, Entertaining, and Explosions!” 5 stars

“They promised big bangs, and they delivered…Great to see scientific principles being explained.” 5 stars


New Beginnings


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Date: Sunday, 2 December 2018

Time: 2:30pm

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: Adult $30 | Child/Student (18 and under) $12






Social Climbers

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Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: $79.90 each | Groups 10+ 69.90 each

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Roger Hall’s sparkling comedy




New Zealand’s most celebrated playwright Roger Hall pits a group of female teachers together with a school counsellor and a reluctant daughter for a weekend of bushwalking, sparkling wine and sparkling comedy!

The perfect pre-Christmas party for your friends, social club and work colleagues!


What do you call six women stranded on a mountain in the rain: ridiculous! Or you could call them social climbers … but just not to their faces!

Once at the hut, not only do they unload their packs full of food, wine, and a souvenir rock; their hang-ups get unloaded as well.

Torrential rain and a flooded bridge keep them stranded for three days. What they get up to, to help pass the time, raises a few eyebrows and will have you laughing, tearing up and applauding enthusiastically as they bare all.

Of course, it’s not just souls that are exposed, there’s a little nudity, a cracking thunderstorm, explosions, screaming bloody murder, ghostly stories, a birthday celebration, a séance, a drunken party, confessions, melt downs and revelations that will keep you and your friends entertained throughout.

Perfectly timed for your own social group’s ascent into summer, don’t miss this hilarious play when it comes to a town near you in November.


SOCIAL CLIMBERS, written by Roger Hall, is the first playwright to win a Prime Minister’s Literary Award.




Sons of Zion

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Date: Saturday, 1 September 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Plaza & Event Centre

Tickets: Available at Ticketmaster

Note: This is an R18 event – I.D will be required upon entry



The mighty Sons of Zion are coming to a town near you!


One of New Zealand’s most exciting and renowned live acts, Sons of Zion, have just announced a seven-date nationwide tour.

The announcement comes as the band’s latest hit Drift Away continues to dominate Kiwi radio and smash up the charts.

Watch a live version here of the song recorded for NZ Herald Time Out in celebration of New Zealand Music Month.

The Sons of Zion Tour – presented by Mai FM with support from The Edge – will be in Kerikeri on Saturday, 1 September.

Sons of Zion – consisting of Rio, Sam, Joel, Matt, Ross and Caleb – are, without question, one of New Zealand’s most popular bands. They made their mark in 2009 with their self-titled debut album, which they followed up in 2013 with UNIVERSAL LOVE, which included the smash singles ‘Be My Lady’, ‘Good Love’ and ‘Tell Her’. The hits continued to flow with ‘Stuck on Stupid’, ‘Fill Me Up’, ‘I’m Ready’, ‘Hungover’ and 2017’s critically-acclaimed EP, THE JUKEBOX SUITE, winning over new and old fans alike.

Along with the hits, they have a well-earned reputation for being one of New Zealand’s tightest live acts. It’s a title that Sons of Zion have achieved through consistent international touring, in places like Hawaii, Guam and Australia, and playing at some of the biggest festivals around including Bay Dreams and One Love.

The band’s latest single ‘Drift Away’, which comes from their new full-length album VANTAGE POINT, has been the number 1 most played song on New Zealand radio for three weeks running. It also topped the NZ Top 20 NZ Singles chart and has had close to 3 million streams on Spotify and 130,000 video views.

Now as their star continues to soar, the boys from Sons of Zion are taking the love back to the people, performing up-close-and-personal shows in all corners of the country.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic live.


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The Stage Door


The Stage Door presents Robin Hood and the Babes in the wood, with the opportunity for all ages to audition this August.


2:00pm onwards

Sunday 5 August 2018

Venue:  Plaza

Free Admission


Whangarei Youth Orchestra

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Date: Saturday, 11 August 2018
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $20 Adults | $15 Senior Citz | $10 Students (18 and under) |
Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $50
Note: 1.5 hours duration, including interval





Whangarei Youth Orchestra


The Whangarei Youth Orchestra is currently the largest ensemble in Whangarei Youth Music with around 40 players from across Northland.

The Youth Orchestra rehearses every Friday night in school term time at the Old Library in Whangarei.

Most of the musicians in the orchestra are school age players however they are supported by Whangarei Youth Music committee members and parents who happen to play some of the harder-to-find orchestral instruments.

A primary focus of Whangarei Youth Music is to provide opportunities for young people to experience, enjoy and share the art of performing music in an ensemble. With several of our orchestra players in their final year of school, this year presented an opportunity to showcase the many talents of this unique group of young people before they depart for tertiary study.

The concert programme includes well-known works from the great masters Mozart and Brahms, along with Humperdinck’s Overture to the Opera Hansel & Gretel, and Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens featuring violinist Maia-Dean Martin.

We are delighted to be joined by soloists Daniel Morrison and Tania Priebs who will perform two beautiful duets from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.


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Art – Exhibition – U3A – Bay of Islands

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5.30pm, Wednesday, 20th June 2018 (Opening),

then 9.00am-4.00pm weekdays (phone first to avoid clashes) until end August

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar







U3A Art Exhibition – Bay of Islands


This collection of work by members of U3A Bay of Islands shows that, far from being dimmed, creativity can blossom in ‘the third age’ and, as with fine wine, aging can enhance and perfect. 

Some contributors are seasoned veterans others have been encouraged to enter their work for the first time. They all demonstrate the amazing range of talent and enthusiasm for life and learning common to members of U3A Bay of Islands.


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6.00pm, Wednesday 22nd August 2018

6.00pm, Thursday 23rd August 2018

11.00am & 6.30pm, Saturday 25th August 2018

2.00pm, Sunday 26th August 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $25.00 Adults; $15.00 Student/Child (Under 16);

$65.00 Family (2 Adults/2 Children)




Northern Dance Academy




A delightful comic ballet featuring over 100 Northern Dance Academy students, Kerikeri Little Theatre company actors and guest dancers from Christchurch and Wellington.

First performed in 1850 and originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon to the music of Léo Delibes, Coppelia is a popular ballet that continues to be performed all over the world.

Liz Russell with a wonderful team of dedicated dance parents and community artists are working hard to bring Coppelia to the John Dalton stage for your enjoyment. If you have yet to see a ballet, this is a great one to experience.






KIPC Schedule & Ticket Prices

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Please note, a season pass is available for 2018 which provides access to the entire competition.      Season passes must be booked through the “Finals & Reception” ticketing area. Click here to book a Season pass.





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Kerikeri International Piano Competition

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Dates: Wednesday 26th September – Sunday 30th September 2018


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Please note, a season pass is available for 2018 which provides access to the entire competition. Season passes must be booked through the “Finals & Reception” ticketing area. Click here to book a Season pass.

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Kerikeri International Piano Competition

Competition 2018



Your chance to hear 15 future stars from around the world.


The Kerikeri competition began in 1987 as a national event and became the Kerikeri International Piano Competition in 2012. It has since gained global recognition for its quality and high standard of entry.  It is a member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation for International Competitions and has New Zealand Pianist Michael Houstoun as its Patron

With 61 entries from all corners of the world and a standard of audition exceeding that of previous years, the 2018 competition is set to be more thrilling than ever.

Three international judges from USA, South Korea and Australia will listen to the 15 competitors as they perform a wide range of music from the solo piano repertoire.  All will participate in Rounds 1 and 2 with 4 selected for the Final.

Alumni of the competition include John Chen, Stephen de Pledge, Dan Poynton, Jun Bouterey-Ishido, John-Paul Muir, Yeh Shih Hsien,  Alex Rainieri and 2016 winner Dong-Wan Ha.


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Alice in Wonderland

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Wednesday, 27th March 2019

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $38.00 Adults; $35.00 Sen Citz/Students with ID;

$25.00 Child (Under 16);

$35.00 Groups 8+ Adults





Melbourne City Ballet


Alice in Wonderland



Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate) pay homage to the well-known novel by Lewis Carroll, “Alice In Wonderland”, with this enchanting ballet complimented by one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores.


”Alice In Wonderland” tells the story of a young girl who is whisked away to a magical world of wonder. Falling through a rabbit hole she meets magical creatures both strange and mysterious, including a White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, a Caterpillar, a Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, a Dormouse, The Queen and the eccentric Mad Hatter on her adventure to find her way home.


Experience the enchantment of her adventures through the Caterpillar’s garden of flowers, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, a croquet game and trial in the King and tyrannical Queen’s palace garden and escape with Alice along the riverbank back to the safety of home, just in time for tea.


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Aroha Music Society presents: Richard Mapp

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Friday, 24th August 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

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

Note:  Aroha Friends and FREE tickets avail. ONLY at Box Office







Aroha Music Society presents:

Richard Mapp

in association with Chamber Music New Zealand

and with support from The Dalton Trust



Richard Mapp is a well-known pianist who has toured many times for Chamber Music New Zealand, performed with the major orchestras and appeared as chamber music partner with the New Zealand String Quartet and other leading musicians in this country. He has recorded six CDs and is frequently heard on RNZ Concert.


Richard will be playing a range of seminal works from the invention of Bach to Messiaen’s beautiful meditation on biblical themes, this concert will be a piano lovers fantasy. From the lush and Romantic music of Brahms to the poetic grief of Chopin’s Nocturne the programme explores the full range and power of the piano. In another favourite of the repertoire Schubert is by turns stormy and playful in his delightful set of three pieces for piano, and Catharsis (from Five Pieces for Piano) by well-known New Zealand composer Kenneth Young


After study at Canterbury and Otago Universities with Maurice Till, Richard became a student of Gordon Green at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he later held a teaching fellowship. While based in London and Italy, Richard performed widely in Europe, and gave six recitals at the Wigmore Hall and recorded for BBC Radio 3.

In 1991 he returned to NZ to live, initially in the Far North where he co-founded the Bay of Islands Arts Festival. From 2000-2010 he was Senior Lecturer at the Massey Conservatorium in Wellington, and is now an Artist Teacher at the NZ School of Music. Richard has enjoyed deputising at the Universities of Canterbury and Waikato, and is an experienced adjudicator and dedicated teacher.



BACH | Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Minor, Book 1, BWV 849
KENNETH YOUNG | Catharsis (from Five Pieces for Piano)
SCHUBERT | Three Piano Pieces D.946

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CHOPIN | Nocturne in C Minor, op. 48, no. 1
MESSIAEN | Première communion de la vierge
BRAHMS | Seven Fantasies, op. 116


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Songs for Nobodies

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Tuesday, 30th October 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $28.00 each Early Bird until 1 September 2018,

then $35.00 each








STARRING ALI HARPER (Awarded Best Actress at New York’s United Solo Festival)


Everyone has a story…..

Award-winning actress and singer Ali Harper is bringing the critically-acclaimed one-woman play Songs for Nobodies to Keri Keri.

Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas touch the lives of five every-day women, resulting in stories of life-changing encounters. The singer has her story and the listener hers, and should these touch each other, there can be magic.

A COURT THEATRE PRODUCTION Directed by Ross Gumbley   Musical Direction by Richard Marrett




Take a look at Stuff’s July review of ‘Songs for Nobodies’ here.

“…. truly astonishing acting and singing tour-de-force.”The Christchurch Press

“Profound, ironical, funny, moving and ultimately astonishing, Songs for Nobodies is outstanding entertainment.”Manawatu Standard

“… in this production we are transfixed by a performer at her peak. In fact she is so good at times, I hardly recognise her – she has become the alter egos she represents.”Theatreview NZ


About Ali Harper


Award winning Entertainer Ali Harper is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School.  A career spanning 25 years, Ali has starred in numerous musicals and plays throughout New Zealand. Many highlights which includes numerous shows on The Court Theatre stage are Mary Poppins, Blood Brothers,Mamma Mia, Legally Blond, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, A Shortcut to Happiness, Side by Side by Sondheim, Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris, Jerry’s Girls, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Tell Me on a Sunday.

 Ali recently starred in The Court Theatre’s one woman play Songs for Nobodies in Christchurch and at Centrepoint Theatre in Palmerston North.

 New Zealand Tours include Chess, Evita, Pirates of Penzance, Oklahoma and the one-woman play Bombshells, where Ali wasawarded ‘Best Actress’ at the United Solo Festival in New York in 2014 andChapman Tripp BestActress’ in Wellington in 2008.

 Performing at The Metropolitan Room in New York in 2013 and 2014 with her cabaret show A Down Under Diva!  Ali’s production company Ali-Cat Productions produces and tours her solo shows; A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas and Naughty and Nice throughout NZ. Ali also enjoys time abroad as a Guest Entertainer on Cruise ships.

 Television credits include Hope and Wire, The Strip, Market Forces and resident singer for 4 years on TV One’s Dancing with the Stars as well as Morning Radio Host on Wellington’s Classic Hits.

 Ali’s albums are A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas, Naughty and Nice, Songs for Everybody and Something So Right.









Oh What a Night

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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $75.00 each

Duration:  2 hours (incl. interval)








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

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


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


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


Preview here

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The Cat in the Hat

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10.00am & 12.30pm

Sunday, 21st October 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

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

Duration:  45 mins (no interval)








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


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


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


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


Spoiler alert: Things run amuck, and quickly.









The Bootleg Beach Boys

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Tuesday, 14th August 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

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







World’s greatest Beach Boys

tribute band announces NZ tour 


20 locations nationwide


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

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

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

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

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

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

As seen on TV Preview here

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Thursday, 20th December 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

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












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


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


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


Fans can expect all the dancing they can handle at the concert with everyone welcome to join in on the action. Audience’s will get to move and groove in their seats to classic ABBA hits such as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You, Ring Ring, The Winner Takes It All, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more.


The starring cast of the show, including Brits Hannah Pocock as Agnetha and Jenna Ball as Frida and two new exciting additions to the cast to take on the roles of Bjorn and Benny!


Jenna Ball said, “the show is so much fun which is why audiences across the world love it. We love getting the crowd singing and dancing, and creating an atmosphere that’s truly electric!


Preview here


·  Website:

·  Facebook: @TheABBAShow

·  Instagram: @TheABBAShow

·  Twitter: @TheABBAShow

·  Official Hashtag: #TheABBAShow




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Heaven and Earth

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10.00am & 12.00 noon daily

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

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $7.50 each (suitable for all ages)

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

Note:  All performances now almost SOLD OUT (very limited seats available)







Little Green Man Productions



Rangi & Papa



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


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


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

Perfect for primary and intermediate school groups!

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

Click here for full Theatreview review

Click here to Preview


Note:  Photography/Video is not permitted.


Produced by Sarah Burren and Chantelle Brader

Directed by Shadrack Simi

Music by Midge Perez and Dez Brown

Choreographed by Te One Matthews

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


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







NZSO – Classical Hits

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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: Please refer table below










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

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

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

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

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

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


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Adult (A Reserve)


Adult (B Reserve)


Senior 65+ (A Reserve)


Senior 65+ (B Reserve)


Students 18 & under (A Reserve)


Students 18 & under (B Reserve)


Groups 4+ (A Reserve)


Groups 4+ (B Reserve)








Royal New Zealand Ballet

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Duration:  1.5 hours (incl. Interval)

Ticket prices:  Please refer table below





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Tutus on Tour 2018


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

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

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


Tutus on Tour Programme



Choreography: after Marius Petipa

Music: Alexander Glazunov

Staging: Patricia Barker

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



Choreography: Mário Radačovský

Music: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Staging: Nicholas Schultz

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

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



Choreography: Loughlan Prior

Music: Mikhail Glinka, Ottorino Respighi, Marco Enrico

Bossi, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Borodin

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

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



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


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Antiques & Collectables Fair

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10.00am-5.00pm, Friday 29 December 2017

10.00am-4.00pm, Saturday 30 December 2017

Venue:  Downstairs

Entry by Gold Coin Donation






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

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

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