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Wairoa Maori Film Festival

June 3 – 7 at venues in Wairoa, Nuhaka and Iwitea. For information and programme visit http://maorimovies.com

The NGOs + Paul Jackson

Smash Palace, Friday, 8pm. Entry $5 on the door.

Queen Bee

The popular Lynette Stankovich and Wally Te Ua duo sing requests. Outside Elliott Travel, 183 Gladstone Rd, Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Men’s choir

Sound out the idea of forming a men’s choir in Gisborne at a meeting at the St Andrew’s Church Community Centre lounge, Sunday at 5pm.

Elton John tribute

Cosmopolitan Club, Saturday, 8pm. Tickets $20, available from the club office.

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert Series — Piano Extravaganza XI

Pianists Bronwen and Samantha Holdsworth, Coralie Hunter, Isaac Hughes, Catherine Macdonald, Beverley Peach, Sean Scanlen and Trish Tattle, with students Sabine Lapointe, Willow Lawton, Rikki Noble and Sophie Roseman, playing two, three, four (and even more) at a time, on one or two (or more) pianos. Tea/coffee at door. Bring your lunch. Admission free or koha for performers and piano maintenance fund. St Andrew’s Church, Monday, June 7, 12.30pm.


Jordan Luck Band plus Ekko Park

Smash Palace, Friday, June 11, 6pm. Tickets www.jordanluckband.com/tour

In Winters Darkness - Slayer and Death Tribute

Slayer tribute by Ghosts of War. Death tribute by Misanthropy plus support act Flay the Apostle. Smash Palace, Saturday, June 12. Tickets $15+bf from www.trybooking.co.nz/GXZ, door $20.



Performed by Catherine Delahunty and Sarah Delahunty, Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, Saturday, June 12, 7.30pm. Entry $20 at door.


Presented by Centre Stage. War Memorial Theatre, June 18 – 26. Tickets from i-SITE or ticketek.

The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams’ evocation of loneliness and lost love. July 1 - July 11, 7.30pm shows plus two 4pm Sunday matinees. Adults $30+bf, youth $25+bf, drama/lit educators (with ID) $25+bf, seniors $25+bf. Book at trybooking.com via this shortcut https://tinyurl.com/ebwjt292. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St.

Blackadder lll

Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd. Opens Thursday July 8 - July 11, 7.30pm plus two matinees. Tickets from eventfinda, $25+bf.


Te Hau Tahito – The old breeze. The new old, the old new

Works by kai whakairo Eru Brown, Tamanay Tuhou, Houston Pekin, Meka Mauriri, Kiwa Mihaka and Matthew Randall in a show that revisits the origins of these ‘artforms’ engineered for the practice of survival. Tairawhiti Museum, opens tomorrow 5.30pm.

Te Po Uriuri: The Deep Darkness

Poutu Puketapu’s installation that retells the legend of Uru, eldest child of Ranginui and Papatuanuku. Tairawhiti Museum.

Geologica — Margaret Hansen

Tairawhiti Museum until July 25.

Paul Nache Gallery

Works by Melanie Tangaere Baldwin, and Matthew Couper.

Hoea! Gallery

Ko Wai! Works by Steve Gibbs, Maia Gibbs, Maia Keane, Rina Kerekere, and Jual Toroa.


Finding You

A violinist visiting an Irish village for a semester of overseas study falls in love with an actor shooting scenes for an adventure fantasy. Forces linked to his stardom threaten to crush their hopes.

The Artist’s Wife

The wife of a famous artist tries to contact his estranged family before his dementia worsens. Stars Lena Olin and Bruce Dern.


Three Maori cousins are separated in childhood when one of them is taken away and raised in an orphanage, but the two still at home never stop hoping that the cousin who left will return.

The Father

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in a drama about a father who refuses help.

Odeon Multiplex

Dream Horse

True story of racehorse Dream Alliance, bred by a small-town Welsh bartender (Toni Collette) and raised with the help of weekly contributions from the meagre earnings of friends.


Johnny Depp plays American war photographer W. Eugene Smith, who in 1971 travelled to Minamata, Japan, to document the effects of mercury poisoning on people.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Another case from the files of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. It features the first case in US history where a murder suspect claimed demonic possession as a defence.

No Man’s Land

The son of a border vigilante accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy, and flees on horseback across the Rio Grande. He becomes a gringo “illegal alien” in Mexico as he seeks forgiveness from the father of the dead boy.

Spirit Untamed

Jake Gyllenhaal and Julianne Moore are in the voice cast for a computer-animated film about Lucky, whose aunt moves her to a small town where her adventurous spirit won’t get her into scrapes. It’s too quiet for Lucky until she meets a wild mustang she must protect.

A Quiet Place Part II

A family venture out into a post-apocalyptic world where blind monsters with acute hearing roam. Stars Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy.


Oscar winners Emma Stone and Emma Thompson star in a live-action film about the rebellious early days of the 101 Dalmatians bad egg, Cruella de Vil, or Estella as she was known in her youth.

Those Who Wish Me Dead

A smoke jumper and a 12-year-old boy fight for their lives as two assassins pursue them through the wilderness. Stars Angelina Jolie.


An emotionally scarred woman retreats to the wilds of the Rockies, where a hunter brings her back from the brink of death.

James & Isey

Isey and her son invite a filmmaker into their lives in the week leading up to Isey’s 100th birthday.

Wrath of Man

A new security guard for a cash truck surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. Soon the marksman takes dramatic steps to settle a score.

Tom and Jerry: The Movie

The cat-and-mouse stars of the short-film series get another feature-film outing.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Peter can’t seem to shake off his reputation for mischief. Once he ventures out of the garden, Peter finds a world where mischief is appreciated.

#UsTwo, performed by Catherine Delahunty and Sarah Delahunty, Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, Saturday June 12, 7.30pm.