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Whangarei Youth Orchestra

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 2.00pm Saturday 11 August 2018

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Senior Citz; $10 Students (18 and under); Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $12.50 each

Duration: 1.5 hours (includes 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.






Kerikeri International Piano Competition

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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.

Competition schedule & pricing information





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.


The names of the selected competitors will be announced on the competition website


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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Mac’s Patch – ‘Take Something Simple’

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10.00am, 1.00pm & 6.00pm

Friday, 13th July 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $15.00 Adults/Sen Citz/Student/Child; $10.00 Groups 10+






Mac’s Patch – ‘Take Something Simple’


The wonderful puppet characters from the online series Mac’s Patch are brought to you LIVE in this heart-warming and inspirational performance. 

An unexpected opportunity has blown into Old Mac’s farm with the arrival of a mysterious cardboard box.  What will the animals do with it?  With some inspiration from little Chicken, and plenty of imagination, each of the characters will find a way to let their creative light shine with spectacular results.

This beautiful show incorporates hand and shadow puppets made by Kylie Penn from Far North Company, The Magic Play House, and is specially made with 3-7 year olds in mind. Take Something Simple has a little something to light up the child inside all of us and a great community message that offers some ideas about how to celebrate the simple things during big events. 


Produced and Directed by: Kylie Penn for the Illumination Workshop 

Music Composed by:  Jo Slack


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Hospice Mid-North – Battle of the Ballroom

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11.00am-1.30pm (Matinee Session)

Saturday, 23rd June 2018

Venue:  Event Centre and Plaza

Tickets:  $40.00 each; Tables of 10 Group bookings $300.00 (discounted)









Battle of the Ballroom

Showcasing of our evening event – Not a competition

Includes all adult dancers and 5 kids dancing their ballroom dances


Bravely accepting the challenge and to support Hospice Mid-Northland, 16 locals have given up their time and put their fear aside to put on an incredible show for our Community.


Paired together, then given 12 weeks to learn 1 dance, 8 couples, mostly newly met, will compete in a fundraising event to have the ultimate moves on the dance floor.

Hospice Mid-Northland receives 46% of its funding from the Northland District Health Board, but in order to continue to provide its free palliative care service in the community, they need to fundraise to meet the shortfall.

Our hope is that this event will not only raise $40,000, but that it also raises the awareness of how important and vital Hospice Services are in our Community.



Note:  Enquiries/Bookings:

All tickets for the evening session event have now sold out


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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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Be Free and The Music Place

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6.45pm (Pre-Show) for 7.00pm (Main Show)

Saturday, 12th May 2018

Venue:  Plaza

Tickets:  $5.00 Adults at the door (CASH ONLY); Under 13s FREE






with Special Guests: Te Rina,

Jimmy Colbert from 1814

and DDf Dance


Be Free Youth and The Music Place are proud to present their Autumn Concert, with Special Guests Te Rina and Jimmy Colbert from 1814, and DDF Dance.

Come and listen to awesome music by Reflecks, Jinx and Friday Night Special – all amazing young bands made up of talented Be Free Youth and students from The Music Place.

And hear the results of what the Be Free kids have been up to this year so far in their mentored sessions. Our aim at Be Free Youth is to promote resilience, coping strategies and self-confidence in our young people. We just happen to create some great music at the same time!

A Pre-Show for younger Music Place student performances starts at 6:45 p.m, and the Main Show begins at 7:00 pm.


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Sunday, 10th June 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $40.00 Adults; $20.00 Sen Citz/Unwaged/Student (18 & under)/

Child; $30.00 Groups 6+

Note:  Unwaged tickets available ONLY at Box Office with ID

Duration:  55 minutes (no interval)






an Autobiographical performance by Rodney Bell (Ngati Maniapoto)



Meremere is a powerful autobiographical work from Rodney Bell | Ngati Maniopoto.  Meremere is a courageous response to a incredible series of life events; an inspirational performance with live music from Eden Mulholland.  The multimedia work was developed in collaboration with director Malia Johnston’s performance design company Movement of the Human (MOTH). Meremere has won Rodney the 2017 Arts Access Artistic Achievement Award, and the 2016 Attitude Artistic Achievement Award in what has been an extraordinary career.

A critically acclaimed dancer and performer, Rodney is internationally renowned for his physically integrated performance.  He began performing in 1994 as a founding member of Touch Compass Dance Trust.  Rodney relocated to California in 2007 to join AXIS Dance Company as principal dancer, touring to 32 states until 2012.  He faced many challenges after finishing with AXIS before his return to New Zealand, including a period of homelessness on the streets of San Francisco; a life changing experience that inspired the creation of Meremere.

The work is insightful, surprisingly very personal and incredibly engaging.

Rodney and Malia performed together between 1999-2003 and Rodney has worked closely with Malia since his return to Aotearoa.  They recently created a work, Hurihuri, for the Commonwealth Games Festival 2018 and Rodney performed with Brydie Colquhoun at the inaugural Asia pacific festival ‘True Colours’ in Singapore.  Malia has a 20-year background in choreography and performance direction, she has collaborated with an incredibly diverse range of performers and arts organisations, creating new work for both the national and international stage.

Meremere promises to be an inspirational night of  performance.


Live music is performed by Eden Mulholland.


Meremere will appeal to those who enjoy quality theatrical experiences.  It is original and compelling.




 “Meremere is an incredibly moving autobiographical work”Theatreview

“Rodney’s dancing is moving and absorbing, sculptural and full of emotion…”NZ Herald

“…it is an intrinsically New Zealand story of great courage and achievement…”DANZ


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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




“…. 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.









Art Exhibition – ‘Negotiating Space’

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Friday, 4th May 2018 (Opening Function), then

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

until Tuesday, 19th June 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar







Art Exhibition – ‘Negotiating Space’

featuring works by artist Catherine Dunn


Catherine Dunn is the fulltime practicing Artist and co-owner at Studio 19 in Kerikeri.

“Negotiating Space” is a series of work that explores visual space through complex layers of colour and texture in order to arrive at a relatively simple and seemingly uncomplicated result.

On another level, we humans are constantly navigating our way through our thoughts and emotions in an attempt to rationalise our existence in a seemingly chaotic and multifaceted world.

 Ultimately,we emerge from this often disordered process with a clearer, more assured vision for our future and in retrospect it doesn’t seem that complicated at all.  However, we can’t arrive at a conclusion without first having gone through the process.

In part, and on a personal level, this series is a reflection on that process.



Not Even Once – Saying No the Meth (P)

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7.00pm-9.00pm (no interval)

Monday, 25th June 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre  (R13)

Tickets:  $20.00 Adults; $12.00 Students (13-18 yrs);

$50.00 Groups 4 (2 Adults/2 Students)





Not Even Once – Saying No to Meth (P)


A community event for families and the public, providing quality education regarding Methamphetamine (P) and the dangers that it poses to our communities.

MethCon presentations are extremely visual and hard hitting, exposing the real truth behind this drug. You will laugh, you may cry, you could be horrified, but you will definitely be enlightened by the experience. This is an ‘eye opener’ like no other, and if you are looking for food for thought, this is a feast like no other you will have experienced.  

Dale Kirk is a former Police Drug squad detective and leading educator on the subject. He has spoken to thousands of people including High School students, community groups, Government departments and private sector companies throughout New Zealand. He is passionate about eliminating demand for Meth in New Zealand.


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“Hi Dale and a huge thank you for an outstanding presentation yesterday afternoon in Timaru. I found it invaluable.” Kate Moulsen

 “We attended your talk in Timaru yesterday – WOW it was so informative, eye opening & empowering. Just really wanted to say how much we enjoyed it & keep up the amazing work.”  Michelle

 “Our students commented very favourably on the presentation, and went away with a very clear understanding of methamphetamines and their effects which they did not have before, previously relying on their often misconceptions of what could happen to them if they did not keep themselves safe. The repeated message of not to even try once, and the poem at the end stuck in their minds the most. Our staff also appreciated the presentation, giving them the facts and a basis on which to answer some of the questions that the students later came out with. Knowledge is power, and our staff and students now have the power to make the right choices in keeping themselves safe.” Jacky Young (Deputy Principal) Aranui High School







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 Great White Man-Eating Shark

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9.30am & 11.30am

Monday, 30th July 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

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

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

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

Duration:  Approx 50 mins (no interval)





Tim Bray Productions


The Great White Man-Eating Shark

and Other Stories



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

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


Gift a Seat to Accessible Performances to children from BLENNZ, (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), Kelston Deaf Education Centre, Make-A-Wish NZ and low decile schools CLICK HERE to GIFT A SEAT



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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.









It’s Showtime

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Friday, 22nd June 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

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

Duration:  90 mins (incl. interval)








It’s Showtime


Mike Lindsay (Magician)



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


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


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












Tipi Haere Tour

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8.00pm (doors open 7.00pm)

Friday, 15 June 2018

Venue:  Plaza

Tickets:  $40.00 each; Groups 5+ $35.00 each; Groups 10+ $30.00 each

Click here to book tickets from Eventfinda or phone or call into the Turner Centre Box Office ph: 09-407-0260








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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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The Bootleg Beach Boys

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Tuesday, 14th August 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

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







World’s greatest Beach Boys

tribute band announces NZ tour 


20 locations nationwide


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

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

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

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

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

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

As seen on TV Preview here

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The Spanish-French Connection

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Friday, 20th July 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

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

Note:  KIPC Friends tickets available ONLY at Box Office

Duration:  2 hours (incl. interval)





Kerikeri International Piano Competition



Marta Zabaleta and Lorelle McNaughton


The Spanish-French Connection


Piano solo and duets


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

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

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DDf Dance Concert

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6.30pm-8.30pm (doors open 6.00pm)

Friday, 6 July 2018

Venue:  Plaza

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

CASH Door Sales ONLY (2 Intervals)






DDF Dance Studio

End of Term Dance Showcase



At the end of every 8 week workshop all our classes perform at an end of term performance to showcase what they have learnt over the 8 weeks.  We have classes from kids, teens and adults, from beginners to intermediate and advanced dancers from Kerikeri and Hikurangi area. 

The purpose of the workshop is to help grow self-confidence as a dancer and a performer. It also teaches you how to be in a full choreographed routine with formations to perform on stage for a live audience.

 Dance choreography, hip hop and music. 

 GREAT NIGHT out for the whole family to enjoy. DDF can’t wait to blow your mind

Make sure you come along and see what awesome work is produced from DDF Dance studio who have been established since 2008. 

 DDf hold dance classes every term and 4 showcases a year at the Turner Centre.

 DDF also hold many awards from Dance Competitions such as HHI Regionals and Nationals, Battle in the Bay, Project Tauranga and much more.








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Capital E – Odd One Out

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9.30am & 11.00am

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

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

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Duration:  45 minutes






Capital E


Odd One Out



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


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




I Am Unbreakable

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5.30pm & 7.30pm

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre











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

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

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

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

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

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

Key campaign messages include: 

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

-          there is always hope

-          reach out for help by telling your friends and whānau

-          talk to your high school counsellor

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

-          there is no shame in asking for help

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

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

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


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

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


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Bay of Islands Singers

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Saturday, 26th May 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

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

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







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

Orchestra – Leader Emily Allen

Organ – Michael Bell

Conductor – John Jackets


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


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


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


Gigout – Grand Choeur Dialogue

Duruflé – Requiem




Boyce – Symphony No 5

Caccini – Ave Maria 

Vivaldi – Gloria  

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Thursday, 20th December 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

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












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


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


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


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


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·  Facebook: @TheABBAShow

·  Instagram: @TheABBAShow

·  Twitter: @TheABBAShow

·  Official Hashtag: #TheABBAShow




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Aroha Music Society – Mazzoli Trio

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Friday, 8th June 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

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

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





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The Mazzoli Trio


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

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

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

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

The Mazzoli Trio will be playing a wide ranging programme: 

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

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

For more information about these players-

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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.







Aroha Music Society – Behn String Quartet

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Saturday, 14th April 2018

Venue:  New World Theatre Bar

Tickets:  $30.00 Adults;

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

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





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Behn String Quartet


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


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


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


Click here to preview to Behn Quartet playing Ravel


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Kerikeri Theatre Company – Auditions

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Sunday, 4th February 2018

Venue:  Plaza








Kerikeri Theatre Company – AUDITIONS

Billy Goes to War


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


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


All this, accompanied by famous wartime songs.


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


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


Performances will be at the end of April next year.


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


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