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The Turner Centre Jazz Club Presents – ViVa Jazz Quartet and special guests, Take 5 with Mike Nettmann on piano


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

Proudly sponsored by STAY Kerikeri



The music we will hear is from a mixture of older Jazz Standards to modern jazz played by ViVa Jazz Quartet, along with the songs of Manhattan Transfer, Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66 performed by Take 5.


Yes, we have a double treat this month for you, with first the exciting talent and musical abilities of ViVa Jazz. Matt Hennessy is bringing his own band of very experienced jazz musicians that is ViVa Jazz to the Turner Centre featuring:


Miles Tremlett, Saxophone/Flute; Miles is a versatile, soulful and experienced performer who’s musicality has seen him play many genres including classical music and jazz. This seasoned musician has played in various bands throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty and more recently Auckland in ViVa Jazz Quartet and the Auckland Saxophone Quartet.
In the Bay of Plenty he played in Cruize (a corporate stage band), Miles Ahead, Sax Appeal (saxophone quartet) and Trevor Braunias Jazz Band plus many more whilst playing in and leading the Tauranga Big Band.

Dean Tremlett, Bass; This talented, stylish and versatile musician who plays 5 string electric and upright basses also originated from the Bay of Plenty. Dean’s musical career has included the Bay of Plenty Big Band, representing Bay of Plenty in the National Youth Rock Quest and bassist in the NZ Symphonic Youth Orchestra. Over the years he has played in jazz, rock, blues and originals bands, plus Pit Orchestras in the Bay of Plenty and Auckland. Dean has also been a key member of Miles Ahead and presently, ViVa Jazz Quartet.

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Darren Smith, Piano; Originally from Tauranga and now based in Auckland, Keyboard player Darren Smith has a long association with the Jazz scene and with Miles and Dean having worked together in bands and been friends for over 30 years. From Musical Director of Tauranga’s Bay Big Band in the 80’s to professional piano and Keyboard demonstrator for international brands Yamaha and Technics. Darren has spent the last 30 years as a professional in the music industry, which has included setting up one of New Zealand’s largest contemporary keyboard schools in the late 80’s with over 3000 students. Darren is still involved in the music education scene today, running teacher clinics on contemporary playing, and is one of the musical directors of the Wellington Band and Orchestral festival and also he is a founding member of ABODA.

Matt Hennessy, Drums/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 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 B’s: Bach, Brubeck, and Beatles.  He is most at home with jazz, funk, fusion, rock, and blues. This man as we know has rhythm!

We also present: Take 5, with Mike Nettmann on piano.


As you know the Turner Centre would not exist without the dedication and hard work of all our volunteers. So we thought why not invite a couple of them plus some of our Jazz Club supporters who are all vocalists with the Bay of Island Singers to do a short floor show for us.

We present to you Take 5, with Mike Nettmann on piano, backed by ViVa Jazz.  They will be singing a repertoire from the song books of The Manhattan Transfer and Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66.

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The Turner Centre Jazz Club invites you to a fine night of entertainment.

Also, a delicious selection of tapas will be available on the night.

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Signature Series Photographic Exhibition

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Date: Ongoing from 2 October
Note: Free exhibition opening and artist discussion – 9 November, 5:30pm


Through the generosity of the Dalton Trust, the Turner Centre is holding a free exhibition from the work of international photographer Denis Orme, from his Signature Series. Images from places around the world; and Northland.

Proceeds from the sale of his images will benefit the Performing Arts at the Turner Centre.

About the artist;

Denis has had a highly successful and visible international business career across the USA, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore and Samoa.

His photographic training and interest permeated his entire business career.

Images have been published in airline magazines and calendars; and until recently Denis owned the Seductions of Kauai Gallery at the Marriott Resort, Kauai, Hawaii.




Denis has had a highly successful and visible international business career across the USA, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore and Samoa.

His photographic training and interest permeated his entire business career.

Images have been published in airline magazines and calendars; and until recently Denis owned the Seductions of Kauai Gallery at the Marriott Resort, Kauai, Hawaii.

The Sydney Hotshots Live

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Date: Wednesday, 31 October

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: $40 each

Note: Happy Hour on the bar starts from 7:00pm



The Sydney Hotshots Live!


Ever evolving and adapting, the Sydney Hotshots (the sexiest men in Sydney!) have launched their latest show, the My Love tour featuring dance tributes to Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake plus special choreographed dance moves celebrating Fifty Shades of Grey and Magic Mike!

Sydney Hotshots are renowned nationwide for their high energy routines, spectacular six packs, their audience attention and the screaming ladies that pack out every show. The audience will enjoy a memorable range of entertainment during the two hour show, including a variety of games and competitions, plus some up close and personal attention on stage with the boys!



Lunchtime Concert presents Kate Sheldon: Tempest

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Date: Friday, 12 October 2018
Time: 12:30pm
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Tickets: Suggested $5 donation at door


Emerging artist Kate Sheldon will delight audiences with piano solos by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, and Bartok. Kate is an ex student of Larry Jenkins and Jill Cottle, and is currently studying Classical Performance at the University of Auckland under the guidance of Stephen De Pledge.

Donations from previous Lunchtime Concerts have significantly helped to fund Kate’s music tuition. We are pleased to welcome her back home.





Photo credit: Chris Penny

The Turner Centre Jazz Club presents – Jazz Attack 4

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

Proudly sponsored by STAY Kerikeri



The world of Jazz comes to Kerikeri


We at the Jazz Club are very proud to bring to you the exciting, world-class lineup of musicians who are Jazz Attack 4


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Jazz Attack 4: Is the quartet line-up of the infamous Jazz Attack sextet, founded in 2016 by band leader Olivier Holland. Jazz Attack will present you with a very special treat – Finest jazz performed by not one, but two great vocalists – Nick Dow and Heidi Alter – on the same show. They are supported by NZ and International jazz legends Ron Samsom (drums) and Olivier Holland (bass)!

Nick Dow: is an accomplished Auckland vocalist/pianist who has recently released his debut solo album ‘Layers’ and has been recognized as one of the leading talents on the NZ music scene today. He is described as “one of the most current fresh sounds and with his ‘pure as fresh water’ voice, he is now becoming a rising-star song-writer.” Nick has performed in concert at most major venues across NZ. Through commendable instrumental ability and influence from the greats, Nick excels in musical prowess and is a “must-Google”, or a “must-check-out” for any serious music lover.

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Heidi Alter: is the new and upcoming talent on the NZ jazz horizon. She has already performed at CJC (Creative Jazz Club), Auckland Music in the Parks Series and the Auckland Jazz and Blues Club. Her crystal clear voice brings a sparkle to every tune she sings; having also worked as a vocal duo with Nick, the night at Kerikeri Jazz Club promises to be one that will be well remembered.

Olivier Holland: Bassist, composer, arranger, band leader and music educator. Olivier has performed at major festivals and venues in Europe, Australasia and the USA, with artists such as Geoffrey Keezer, (two-time Grammy award, nominated pianist), Terreon Gully, Joscho Stephan, Danny Weiss, Djamel Laroussi, Nathan Haines, Whirimako Black, Stefon Harris, and Doug Lawrence, (Tony Bennett, Count Basie Orchestra) – to name a few. 2017 also saw him perform and present at the ISB (International Society of Bassists) world convention in New York. He has to date contributed to 25 CD releases, 3 of which are his own projects. His current CD recording projects include ‘GJAZZ’ featuring Geoffrey Keezer, Terreon Gully, Joscho Stephan, Denis Gaebel, to be released late 2018, as well as ‘DOG+1’ which was released in June 2018, winning Jazz Album of the year, in the NZ Music awards..
He has published an article entitled “The Personalisation of Jazz Bass Pizzicato” in the USA magazine “Bass World” in 2016.

Ron Samsom: Drums, is an active performer, composer and researcher in the area of improvised music and his work features on many local and international recordings. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Ron’s career began in Canada after completing a Diploma in Music at Grant MacEwan College, a BMus from St Francis Xavier and a MMus from McGill University. Ron’s unique approach to performing has made him highly regarded in the musical communities here and abroad. With many ongoing collaborations and projects such as the ‘Samsom Nacey Haines Trio’, ‘DOG’ and ‘Neutrino Funk’, Ron has established a strong publishing relationship with Rattle records and shares a similar goal of producing a rich tapestry of improvised music featuring New Zealand based musicians. Recent performances with visiting international artists include: Marc Isaacs (AUS), Benny Lackner (GER), Mike Nock (NZ/AUS/USA), Barney McAll (USA), Chris Cody (FRA), James Muller (AUS) Jef Nev (BELGIUM), George Garzone (USA).


A selection of delicious tapas will be available to order on the night


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Hospice Presents – Art & Collectables 2018

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Date: Friday, 12 October 2018

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm – public viewing  |  5:30-10:30pm – event

Venue: Plaza & Event Centre

Tickets: To purchase, visit Hospice Mid-Northland Office, 464 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri.
All enquiries please phone 09 407 7799, or email




Set to be wowed with this year’s donated artworks from both local artists and Northland Regional Correctional Facility in our Live Art auction.

Included in the evening  is our silent and digitalized auction with 140 items that have been collected and selected over the past 11 months, primarily from our Hospice processing Centre.

Buffet dinner and a show with NZ comedian/Hypnotist Guy Cater and hosted by local MC favourite Rick Palmer, this auction will have it all.

Tickets are $50pp and are available at Hospice Offices, 464 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri (09) 407 7799

Be Pure – Why Your Gut Health Matters


Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Venue: Plaza + Event Centre

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Why Your Gut Health matters


Bloating? Food repeating on you? Uncomfortable digestion? Constipation, loose bowels and a feeling that ‘something’s just not quite right’ when you eat? These are all experiences related to our digestion and gut.

The latest research is teaching us just how integral our gut is to our health, with the likes of our mood, behaviour, skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis, autoimmunity, liver health, hormone imbalances and more now being linked to aspects of our gut health.

Join leading clinical nutritionist Ben Warren to start understanding your precious gut, why the modern world is providing so many challenges for its health and how you can naturally support its balance.



Over this 2hr seminar Ben will share;

  • Why the gut is so central to our health
  • What damages our gut health
  • What leaky gut is
  • What gut bacteria imbalance or ‘gut dysbiosis’ is
  • Common gut-related health concerns
  • What probiotics, pre-biotics and gut loving foods are
  • Lifestyle advice to support your great gut health




This seminar is designed to support you if you are experiencing any of the below;

  • Digestive discomfort
  • Bloating or food repeating on you
  • Brain fog
  • Low or unstable moods related to the gut-brain connection
  • Uncomfortable skin issues
  • Autoimmunity
  • Constipation
  • IBS
  • SIBO
  • Candida, parasites or bacterial overgrowth
  • Signs of leaky gut
  • Behavioural issues
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Low energy


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The University of Auckland Concert Band Presents – Kerikeri Band Invitational



Date: Sunday, 16 September

Time: 3:00pm

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: $15 Adults/Senior/Students | $10 Child (under 18)




Kerikeri Band Invitational


Recently returned from a successful trip to the NZCBA National Festival in Wellington, the UoACB brings a performance of top tier repertoire, including works on a scale rarely heard in New Zealand. Local Northland-based bands and students will be performing alongside this band, and is a musical experience not to be missed!

Young wind and percussion players are invited to participate in a day of workshops and concerts. The day will include;
- workshops and masterclasses from expert tutors and performers

- professional style performance opportunity alongside a national award-winning band

- comprehensive demonstration of musical opportunities beyond school


Workshops held 9.30am-2.30pm // UoACB and Combined Performance 3-5pm


Individual and School Registration information, contact Secretary –

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The Bay of Islands Orchid Society & The Far North Bromeliad Group Annual Spring Show


Dates & Times:
- Friday, 5 October, 9:30am-4:30pm
- Saturday, 6 October, 9:30am-3:30pm
Venue: Plaza
Admission: $4 Adults  |  Free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult


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Once again these two local clubs are combining to produce a Show at The Turner Centre in Kerikeri.   This Show is a rare opportunity for everyone to see the wide and varied plants and flowers within these two ancient horticultural families.

Orchid flowers have throughout history been the pride of many floral collections and many are now rare in nature and may be seen only in private collections.   They are considered to be among the ‘glamour’ flowers and are beautiful either inside the home or providing colour in a sheltered patio.  Others will do equally well and flourish outdoors in a garden setting, against a fence, under trees and most will have foliage when not in flower.

Bromeliads also make beautiful garden plants and give a wonderful sculptural effect to any garden.   They are noted for their structural beauty whether in flower or not and add that something special or exotic to any garden environment.   They are absolutely stunning in decorative pot, among rocks or as a focal point.

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

Club members will be happy to answer any growing queries you may have or give advice on how to get the best out of your plants. Large shows such as these may become a “thing of the past” so come along and give your support to these two local horticultural clubs.

The Turner Centre offers ease of access to The Plaza and free parking.

For all enquiries;

> Regarding Orchids, phone Lex on 401 7141.

> Regarding Bromeliads, phone Dot on 405 7607.




Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $59 Adult   $54 Student/Child   $54 Senior (65+)   $57 Groups 10+





The hit musical, Godspell, is coming to Kerikeri! This Tony nominated musical phenomenon will rock the Turner Centre in Kerikeri from the 18th to the 20th of October.

The story of Godspell follows Jesus and his disciples, and his teachings mainly based around the Gospel of Matthew, told through parable, song, and dance. Most will know Godspell for some of the chart-smashing songs, such as “All for the Best”, “Bless the Lord”, and “Day by Day” (written by PEGGY GORDON and the lyrics thereof by JAY HAMBURGER.)

With performances from some of Auckland and New Zealand’s finest performers, live band, stunning set and technical elements, Godspell is set to dazzle and amaze! Don’t miss what is set to be the musical theatre event of 2018. Four performances only, book now!



Friday Lunchtime Concert – Making More Memories


Date: Friday, 7 September

Time: 12:30pm

Venue: New World Theatre Bar

Suggested donation: $5 each, at the door



Friday Lunchtime Concert is proud to present John Boulter


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John Boulter is a noted and loved performer. Many of you will remember his career with Black and White Minstrels, and be delighted to see and hear him again. He will be introduced by Carol Maher, with several memorable melodies, along with Georgia Davies and Bella Mason, aspiring, lovely new voices. Georgia and Bella are the start of making memories and John, the continual memory. We are fortunate to have these performers in our community!



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 Students (18 & under) & 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

A delicious tapas menu for the night can be viewed here




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 tapas menu for the night can be viewed here


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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

The Stage Door presents Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood Pantomime


Panel Image RobinHood PantomimeDates & Times: 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


Stage Door Auditions

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


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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





Meridian Energy and Nanogirl Labs are proud to present Nanogirl Live! “Out of this World!” – a Live Science Spectacular.


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


Bay of Islands Singers Logo 2016

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: Doors open from 8:00pm

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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