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Waitaki Arts Festival: Street Art

Free community event / Badger & Mackerel Messhall, Ōamaru / Across both festival weekends, 16 - 24 October

Come and witness the creation of a street mural! Five local artists - Wicksey, Al Bell, Philina Den Dulk, Luzette Crossan & Dave Kingan - are joining forces to turn a bland, beige wall behind the Badger & Mackerel …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Burns Memorial Art Exhibition

Free community event / Forrester Gallery, Ōamaru / SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER - MONDAY 25 OCTOBER: TUESDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4PM; WEEKENDS 1.30PM-4PM

THE FORRESTER GALLERY’S MOST POPULAR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR! Named after Ōamaru journalist George Burns (1903-1970). This exhibition celebrates the creativity and …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Was There Something in the Water?

Free community event / Forrester Gallery, Ōamaru / SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER - MONDAY 25 OCTOBER: TUESDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4PM; WEEKENDS 1.30PM-4PM

FRAME, LILBURN AND MCCAHON IN ŌAMARU. The Forrester Gallery is excited to present this mini-exhibition celebrating three of New Zealand’s most significant arts figures …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Janet Frame House

$5 / Eden Street, Ōamaru / Open daily 2pm-4pm throughout the festival.

Visit the childhood home of writer Janet Frame at 56 Eden Street, Ōamaru. ‘Life at Ōamaru with all its variety of new experiences was a wonderful …

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Guy Montgomery By Name, Guy Montgomery By Nature

Friday 15th October 7.30pm

Tickets (+ fee): Concession $25.00; Admission $30.00 / Ōamaru Opera House / 7.30pm

Friday
15
October
7.30pm

PART OF THE WAITAKI ARTS FESTIVAL. “I am Guy Montgomery and anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar. This is my latest hour-long stand up comedy show in which I …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Explore the Ōamaru Opera House

Saturday 16th October 10am,

Free community event / Ōamaru Opera House / 10am, 11am & 12pm

Saturday
16
October
10am,

TOUR YOUR CULTURE, WAITAKI. GUIDED TOURS AND FUN EXPERIENCES AT YOUR CULTURE WAITAKI FACILITIES. Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside the deep recesses of the …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Experience ‘The Way of Tea’

Saturday 16th October 10.30,

Free community event / Ōamaru Opera House / 10.30, 11.30am & 12.30pm

Saturday
16
October
10.30,

The Japanese Tea Ceremony (chanoyu or chado) is a cultural tradition involving very particular places, procedures, and equipment for drinking green tea, and is considered nothing less than an art form. Join chanoyu expert …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: ‘A Regional Art History Story’ at Forrester Gallery

Saturday 16th October 12pm

Free community event / Forrester Gallery, Ōamaru / 12pm

Saturday
16
October
12pm

TOUR YOUR CULTURE, WAITAKI. GUIDED TOURS AND FUN EXPERIENCES AT YOUR CULTURE WAITAKI FACILITIES. Join Forrester Gallery Curator Imogen Stockwell to go behind the scenes and…

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Waitaki Arts Festival: ‘Art & Objects’ at Waitaki Museum

Saturday 16th October 1pm

Free community event / Waitaki Museum, Ōamaru / 1pm

Saturday
16
October
1pm

TOUR YOUR CULTURE, WAITAKI. GUIDED TOURS AND FUN EXPERIENCES AT YOUR CULTURE WAITAKI FACILITIES. Join Waitaki Museum Curator Chloe Searle for an arts focused tour of the …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: ‘Old vs. New Technology’ at Ōamaru Library

Saturday 16th October 10.15

Free community event / Ōamaru Library / 10.15

Saturday
16
October
10.15

TOUR YOUR CULTURE, WAITAKI. GUIDED TOURS AND FUN EXPERIENCES AT YOUR CULTURE WAITAKI FACILITIES. 10.15am - 10.45am: Steampunk motorcycle display and talk …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Beer & Wine on Harbour

Saturday 16th October 11am

$20 / Harbour Street, Ōamaru / 11am

Saturday
16
October
11am

THE HARBOUR STREET JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL PRESENTS: October! Spring has sprung and it’s a great time to be enjoying the week long Waitaki Arts …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Meet the Author Morning Tea

Sunday 17th October 10.30a

$20 / River-T Estate Winery, Kurow / 10.30am

Sunday
17
October
10.30a

JOIN NOVELIST BECKY MANAWATU FOR MORNING TEA AT RIVER-T ESTATE WINERY. Experience the gateway to the stunning Waitaki Valley on your drive out to Kurow. …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Miss Jean Batten

Sunday 17th October 7.30pm

Tickets (+fee): Concession $25; Adult $30 / Ōamaru Opera House / 7.30pm

Sunday
17
October
7.30pm

THE LEGEND THAT IS JEAN BATTEN IS FASCINATING AND POWERFUL. Tempestuous, inspirational and utterly fearless, pioneer aviator Jean Batten was the very model…

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Poetry Slam

Tuesday 19th October 7pm

Tickets (+fee): Admission $10; Entrants free / Ōamaru Opera House / 7pm

Tuesday
19
October
7pm

WRAP YOURSELF IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PREPARE FOR A HURRICANE OF WORDS. We’re calling all poets to compete in the Waitaki Arts Festival Poetry Slam, hosted …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: A View from Puketapu

Wednesday 20th October 7pm

Free community event / St James Church, Palmerston / 7pm

Wednesday
20
October
7pm

SHELTER UNDER THE SPIRE. The St James spire draws your eye and on this evening you can come indoors and enjoy a little taste of Palmerston talent with …

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Wonderland Glow Show – New date!

Wednesday 20th October 10am

Tickets: $13.50 (+ fee) / 10am

Wednesday
20
October
10am

The GLOW SHOW team is back with a 'kiwified' interpretation of Alice in Wonderland with WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW! Let your imagination soar as you are transported into another world of giant scale glow in the dark puppetry for …

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Wonderland Glow Show – new date!

Wednesday 20th October 11.30a

Tickets: $15.50 (+ fee) / 11.30am

Wednesday
20
October
11.30a

The GLOW SHOW team is back with a ‘kiwified’ interpretation of Alice in Wonderland with WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW! Let your imagination soar as you are transported into another world of giant scale glow in the dark puppetry …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: A Marriage of Science & Art

Thursday 21st October 6pm

Free community event / Ōamaru Library / 6pm

Thursday
21
October
6pm

AN ARTIST WITH A VIVID IMAGINATION LOOKS THROUGH A SCIENTIST’S LENS AT THE EARTH. He meets deep time and the wondrous complexity of evolution. And it all…

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Michael Houstoun | Rodger Fox Big Band

Friday 22nd October 8pm

Tickets (+ fee): Adult $57.70; Student $32.10; Senior $47.40 / Ōamaru Opera House / 8pm

Friday
22
October
8pm

PART OF THE WAITAKI ARTS FESTIVAL. Two of New Zealand's best-loved musicians - classical pianist Michael Houstoun and foremost jazz trombonist and big band leader Rodger …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Poetry & Music in the North Otago Landscape

Saturday 23rd October 7pm

Tickets (+fee): Concession $25; Adult $30 / Ōamaru Opera House / 7pm

Saturday
23
October
7pm

FRAME, LILBURN AND MCCAHON IN ŌAMARU. Here is a true story that is stranger than fiction: Douglas Lilburn attended Waitaki Boys High School in Ōamaru …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Meet the Maker

Saturday 23rd October

Across the weekend / Labour Day Weekend / Free community event / Koha welcome /

Saturday
23
October

CREATIVE WAITAKI STUDIO TOUR Waitaki is a maker’s paradise, with more artists, photographers and crafters than you can shake a stick at (please don’t …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Organ Recital – A Tribute to Douglas Lilburn

Saturday 23rd October 12pm

Free community event / Columba Church, Ōamaru / 12pm

Saturday
23
October
12pm

Lilburn Organ Prelude and Fugue on the Columba Pipe Organ - Ron Newton, Organist. COLUMBA CHURCH33 WANSBECK STREET, ŌAMARU …

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Waitaki Arts Festival: Meet the Maker

Sunday 24th October

Across the weekend / Labour Day Weekend / Free community event / Koha welcome /

Sunday
24
October

CREATIVE WAITAKI STUDIO TOUR Waitaki is a maker’s paradise, with more artists, photographers and crafters than you can shake a stick at (please don’t …

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Postponed: Voices Love Opera

Sunday 24th October 7.30pm

Tickets (+ fee): Adult $49.00; Student $20.00; Senior $45.00; Child under 12 $0.00 / Ōamaru Opera House / 7.30pm

Sunday
24
October
7.30pm

PART OF THE WAITAKI ARTS FESTIVAL. We are head over heels with opera, wide eyed for Monteverdi and smitten for Britten. With the alert levels changing for the better, we …

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Hotel California: The Eagles Experience

Tuesday 26th October 8pm

TICKETS (+ FEE): ADULT $61.70; CHILD 12 YEARS AND UNDER $32.10; GROUPS (6+) $56.70 / 8pm

Tuesday
26
October
8pm

It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. …

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The Bee Gees Night Fever

Tuesday 2nd November 8pm

TICKETS (+ FEE): ADULT $61.70; CHILD 12 YEARS AND UNDER $32.10; GROUPS (6+) $56.70 / 8pm

Tuesday
2
November
8pm

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! …

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Four Seasons | NZSO

Saturday 6th November 7.30pm

Tickets (+ fee): Adult $35.00; Child $15.00 / 7.30pm

Saturday
6
November
7.30pm

Enjoy a taste of foreign climes in this programme of beloved string works. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is a favourite, and famously paint each of the Italian seasons in vibrant sound and instrumental colour.Astor …

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Tom Sainsbury – Snapchat Dude

Wednesday 17th November 7.30pm

Tickets: $69 (+ fees) / 7.30pm

Wednesday
17
November
7.30pm

Comedian, Snapchat satirist and now unmasked as the dancing Alien on The Masked Singer NZ, Tom Sainsbury is about to add another string to his bow: comedian on the loose! He’s hitting the road with his brand new …

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A Celtic Christmas

Tuesday 30th November 7.30pm

Tickets (+ fee): Adult $79.90 to $99.90; Child $64.90 to $84.90; Senior/Student $74.90 to $94.90; Group 10+ $79.90. / 7.30pm

Tuesday
30
November
7.30pm

“Jingle Jigs, Reels a Treat.”Ken Longworth – The Newcastle HeraldAfter breaking touring records in 2019 and following a further sell-out tour of…

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Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U.P.C NZ Tour

Wednesday 20th April 7.30pm

Tickets: Standard 61.90 (+ fees); A Reserve $65.90 (+ fees) / 7.30pm

Wednesday
20
April
7.30pm

The outrageously funny KEVIN BLOODY WILSON returns to NZ in September, bringing Kiwis another side-splitting dose of his original fair-dinkum Aussie humour supported by Jenny Talia from Australia. …

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World of Musicals – NEW DATE!

Thursday 30th June 7.30pm

Tickets (+ fees): Adult $79.90; Child $59.90; Senior $74.90; Family of four $249.00; Group ten+ $74.90 / 7.30pm

Thursday
30
June
7.30pm

The Musical Gala with an international cast brings London's West End and New York's Broadway to New Zealand for the first time.World of Musicals brings …

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