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This week

NOise Vacancy

A conceptual sound art project by Tairāwhiti artists and musicians. Public Trust Building, 40 Childers Road, tonight. There are five sessions starting at 6pm. Tickets from iticket.co.nz. Koha on the door.

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Sit back and enjoy some of the best and most vibrant short films from Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. Dome Room, Saturday, 7pm.

Sunshine Soul Sessions

Featuring award-winning musician Tyna Keelan, Kirsten Te Rito, Ora Taukamo and Raiha Moetara. Lawson Field Theatre, Sunday, 6pm. Tickets from iticket.co.nz

Coming up

Peter Shaw

Fundraiser for Family Works Guardian Angels. St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, October 25, 4pm. Donation on entry.

The Lazy-Fi Rock Show

Lazy Fifty and UNI-FI join forces to celebrate the release of their new albums with the Lazy-Fi Rock Show. Smash Palace, Friday, November 12, 8pm.

Michael Llewellyn

Dome Room, Saturday, November 13, 8pm. $13.00+bf from undertheradar.


A One Night Stand

An evening of stand-up comedy featuring members of The Comedy Hub from Manawatu. Evolution Theatre, Saturday, November 20, 7pm. Tickets $20 from KiwiTicket or $30 on the door.

Visual arts

Weathered Beauty

Sarah Gordon's Weathered Beauty is an expression of rural thoughts and memories of two Manutūkē farms, and their family. Tairawhiti Museum until November 28.


Hononga connects an, as yet, unconnected group of indigenous artists through their experience of indigenousness and creative practice. Hoea! Gallery, open daily 2pm–7pm, October 9–17.

We Can't Stop Now

Handmade prints by 31 past and present members of the Gisborne Printmakers Group celebrate 45 years of printmaking in the Lysnar House Studios. Tairawhiti Museum until December 5.


Curated by multi-disciplinary artist Tāwera Tahuri, Tinana is an exciting exhibition of life drawings by Tā Derek Lardelli KNZM (Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Konohi (Ngai Te Riwai), Ngāti Kaipoho (Ngai Te Aweawe). Te Pūwaha Gallery, 4 Pitt Street. October 7–21.

Year Of The Mask

Tupara Gallery will host an exhibition of paintings by Walter (Bub) Dewes (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu) — from his collection named, Year Of The Mask. Tupara Gallery, 66 Gladstone Road. October 9–25.

Worlds of Wonder

Artist Julia Rae's self-portrait morphs into a character of dreams creating imagined worlds and illustrating ideas through photographic images.Tairawhiti Museum until November 21.

At the movies


Show Me Shorts

A selection of some of the best short films from around the world.

The Ice Road

Liam Neeson plays a long-haul trucker hired to get a wellhead to a collapsed mine where 26 miners are trapped. With him is his brother, a war veteran with post-traumatic stress, and a young female driver whose brother is among those trapped. People with bad intentions don't want them to make it. They're crossing fast-melting ice roads, and the thaw is an ever-present threat.


Alex (Alexandre Wetter) has always wanted to become Miss France. But while Alex does not lack the necessary beauty, kindness, or desire for world peace, one snag remains. Alex is a boy. When he bumps into a childhood friend who has become a boxing champion due to hard work and belief, Alex tells himself that perhaps everything is possible. In French, with subtitles.



“Use rivets not bolts, Eiffel orders, so it cannot be torn down.” This quote — from an online review of the film — encapsulates both the attention to detail and the visionary approach of engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose love life and most famous project are the twin subjects of the film Eiffel. Having just finished collaborating on the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel is in demand. The French government has asked him to create something spectacular for the Exposition Universelle of 1889 in Paris, but Eiffel is only interested in the city's subway project. His life is turned upside-down when the great lost love from his youth reappears. Their secret love affair will inspire him to change the face of Paris. In French, with subtitles.


In rural Iceland, a childless couple discover a strange and unnatural newborn in their sheep barn. They decide to raise her as their own, but sinister forces work to return the creature to the wilderness that birthed her.

Honsla Rakh

An Indian Punjabi-language romantic comedy film set in Canada and starring Diljit Dosanjh and Sonam Bajwa.

No Time to Die

James Bond, having left active service with MI6, is recruited by the CIA to rescue a kidnapped scientist, which leads to a showdown with a powerful adversary. This is the 25th movie in the Bond series produced by Eon Productions, the company formed in 1961 by Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. It marks Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as Bond and also stars Rami Malek, Lashan Lynch, Billy Magnussen, Rory Kinnear and Ralph Fiennes.

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Now adults, Tim Templeton is a stay-at-home dad for two daughters, while his estranged brother Ted is a big-shot chief executive. They come together in an unexpected way when they take a magical formula that transforms them into babies for 48 hours.

Ainbo: Amazon Princess

A young hero and her animal spirit guides — Dillo, a cute and funny armadillo, and Vaca, a goofy tapir — embark on a quest to save their home in the Amazon rainforest from loggers and miners.

PAW Patrol: The Movie

Humdinger, the biggest rival of the PAW Patrol, has become mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc. Ryder and the heroic pups kick into action to face the challenge.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel Cinematic Universe offering that stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who — when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organisation — must confront the past he thought he had left behind.

Free Guy

A bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) realises he is a background character in a video game that will soon go offline.

Artist Sarah Gordon with her art from the exhibition Weathered Beauty, which is on now at the Tairawhiti Museum. Picture supplied