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Mistletoe, Mayhem and Murder

The “usual suspects” are at it again. Can you solve this whodunnit? Unity Theatre, tonight, tomorrow and Saturday 7.30pm. Tickets from eventfinda.

She Kills Monsters

Directed by Qui Nguyen, She Kills Monsters is Evolution Theatre's latest production. Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, tonight, until December 12. Tickets available from trybooking.com


Summer Frequencies

Summer Frequencies Festival will host some of the biggest names in Kiwi music including House Of Shem, DJ Noiz, Tomorrow People, Ardijah, Herbs, Scribe, Che Fu and Three Houses Down. January 7 and 8, Gisborne Soundshell. Tickets from ticketspace.co.nz

SmashFest X 2022

The tenth instalment brings the best underground metal and rock acts New Zealand has to offer, over a festival weekend at an exclusive campground with an array of unique and eclectic festival entertainment that will blow your minds. January 7 and 8, Smash Palace. Tickets from eventfinda.


Rock of Ages auditions

Gisborne Centrestage clubrooms, 260 Childers Road, Saturday and Sunday, from 10am.

Secret Garden auditions

Open auditions for The Secret Garden, directed by Charli Haskel and Nikki Henderson. Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, Saturday, December 11, 10am.


Be the Taniwha

Tai and Kaaterina Kerekere's exhibition is a tribute to leaders who challenged the status quo, paved pathways of empowerment and broke barriers by bringing issues to the surface. Tairawhiti Museum, opening Saturday 10am.

The Creative Gene

Heather Van Wyk and Raymond Crafts. Tairāwhiti Museum, until January 23.

Faces of the Coast

Exhibition to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. All proceeds to support the Mahia Wave Warriors. JBC Cafe, 14 Lowe Street, 7.30am to 2 or 3pm Monday to Saturday.


Hononga connects an, as yet, unconnected group of indigenous artists through their experience of indigenousness and creative practice. Hoea! Gallery until December 4.

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. Tairāwhiti Museum until December 5.

Pae Kouka — Beyond the Gate

A celebration of artwork created by Tauira at the Whirikoka campus. Artworks available for purchase, cash only. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Whirikoka campus, 10am to 2pm weekdays, 6pm to 8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.



Paul Atreides, a gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.


The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift — every child except Mirabel. However, soon she may be the Madrigals' last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger.

Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea

The story of Kunjali Marakkar IV and his epic war against the Portuguese, told in about three hours. In Malayalam and Tamil languages.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Woody Harrelson plays a deranged serial killer who hosts an alien symbiote. Tom Hardy's Brock and his symbiote, Venom, respond.Scenes after closing credits reportedly worth the wait.

A Boy Called Christmas

Nikolas goes to the snowy north searching for his father, who was looking for the village of the elves. Taking with him a reindeer and a pet mouse, Nikolas meets his destiny. Stars Maggie Smith, Kristen Wiig and Toby Jones.

Petite Maman

After her grandmother dies, Nelly is taken to her mother's childhood home. While her parents clean out the house, Nelly explores the surrounding woods and meets Marion, to whom she bears a striking resemblance. While they become fast friends, their eerie similarities yield revelations that merge events of the past with those of the present.

Falling for Figaro

An American fund manager (Danielle Macdonald) realises one day in a shower that she has a beautiful voice. Leaving her job and long-time boyfriend, she travels to Scotland, where she undergoes intense training with a former opera diva (Joanna Lumley) and fierce competition from other singers.

The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in a modern western film written and directed by Jane Campion and based on the 1967 Thomas Savage novel. A domineering rancher responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and her son.


After the return of half the population in Avengers: Endgame ignites “the emergence”, the Eternals — an immortal alien race created by the Celestials and secretly resident on Earth for over 7000 years — must reunite to protect humanity.

Ron's Gone Wrong

A socially awkward schoolboy receives a robot named Ron that's supposed to be his best friend. When Ron starts to malfunction, a shady executive sets out to protect his company's stock price.

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.


Breaking Bread

Jewish and Palestinian chefs take part in a unique food festival in the Israeli city of Haifa. Dr Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Arab to win Israel's Masterchef, hosts a journey where the goal is social change through food.

Falling for Figaro

An American fund manager, convinced she has a beautiful voice, quits her job and long-time boyfriend and travels to Scotland to undergo intense training with a former opera diva and fierce competition from other singers.