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Gisborne Beer Festival

Dust off your Lederhosen and warm up your beer bellies, because it's Gisborne Beer Festival and Neighbourhood Pizzeria proudly present Oktoberfest, New Year's Eve Edition. If you have tickets for the postponed event, they are valid for this. Over 10 kegs on tap, including Oktoberfests, Helles, Hefeweizen, Prosts, Lagers, Pilsners, APA's, light beer and ciders, as well as the usual drinks from Neighbourhood. Friday, December 31, 6pm.

Réveillon at The Globe

Farewell the year that was and celebrate new beginnings by dancing under the stars in the beautiful riverside garden bar. Music from Brazilbeat Sound System and DJosé. VIP tickets include one free glass of bubbly on entry. Limited tickets so get in quick. Globe, 1 Vogel Street, Friday, December 31, 8pm. Tickets from eventbrite.co.nz


Three-piece Tauranga band playing all your favourite covers. Cosmopolitan Club, Friday, December 31, 8.30pm, free entry.


Tyson Smith

Wellington-based musician Tyson Smith is bringing his unique sound to Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Road. Sunday, January 2, 1pm. Bookings essential at cellardoor@matawhero.co.nz


Come and enjoy the acoustic sounds of local talent T-Bonez at Matawhero Wines, Sunday, January 9, 1pm. Bookings essential at cellardoor@matawhero.co.nz

Skram Summer Tour

After a hectic and unexpected year of epic releases and fun times, Skram bring their debut Summer Tour to the North Island. Smash Palace, Friday, February 4.

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. Postponed to March 4 and 5. Gisborne Soundshell. All tickets valid for new date. Tickets from ticketspace.co.nz

Gin Wigmore

Singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore is returning home for a five-date regional tour in March 2022. Smash Palace, Friday, March 18. Tickets from livenation.co.nz


A Skull in Connemara auditions

Unity Theatre's production of Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara. Auditions on January 9, Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Road.


Walter ‘Bub' Dewes

A collection of Walter “Bub” Dewes' work is on display at Tupara Gallery, 66 Gladstone Road.

Koaka o Whakaaro

Kōaka o Whakaaro is an exhibition of new works by the students and staff from Toihoukura School of Māori Visual Art and Design, showcasing the latest in emerging talent. Tairāwhiti Museum, until February 13.

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, until March 20.

The Creative Gene

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


Hononga connects an, as yet, unconnected group of indigenous artists through their experience of indigenousness and creative practice. Hoea! Gallery until December 31.



A Dome Christmas special (tonight) in which Audrey Tautou stars as a waitress who, despite being caught in her own imaginative world, decides to help people find happiness. Her quest to spread joy leads her on a journey where she finds love.

Odeon Multiplex

The Matrix Resurrections

A science fiction action film produced, co-written, and directed by Lana Wachowski. It is the sequel to The Matrix Revolutions (2003) and the fourth installment in The Matrix film series. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lambert Wilson and Jada Pinkett Smith reprise their roles from previous films in the series. They are joined by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Christina Ricci. To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, Mr Anderson, aka Neo, will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. Neo already knows what he has to do, but what he doesn't yet know is that the Matrix is stronger and more dangerous than before.

The French Dispatch

An American anthology comedy film written, directed, and co-produced by Wes Anderson from a story he conceived with Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness, and Jason Schwartzman. The film features a large ensemble cast, and follows three different storylines as the French foreign bureau of the fictional Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun newspaper creates its final issue. The outstanding cast features Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Léa Seydoux, Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Christoph Waltz, Henry Winkler, Anjelica Huston, Liev Schreiber, Griffin Dunne, Kate Winslet and Natalie Portman.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

After Peter Parker's identity as Spider-Man was exposed by Mysterio at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, his life was turned upside down. Parker asks Dr Stephen Strange to help restore his secret identity with magic, but this breaks open the multiverse, allowing the arrival of five supervillains — from alternative realities — who previously fought other versions of Spider-Man. Stars Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch.

West Side Story

Steven Spielberg directs the second film version of the stage musical, itself inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Love at first sight strikes when Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps fuel the fire between the Jets and Sharks — two rival gangs vying for control of the streets.

Sing 2

Can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch a stage extravaganza in the entertainment capital of the world. But he has to find the world's most reclusive rock star and persuade him to join them.


Paul Atreides, a young man born into a destiny he doesn't understand, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.


The Madrigal family 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, except Mirabel, with a unique gift. However, soon she may be the Madrigals' last hope.

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.

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.