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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. Neighbourhood Pizzeria, tomorrow, 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, tomorrow, 8pm. Tickets from eventbrite.co.nz


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

NYE Smash

Welcome in 2022 in style at Smash Palace with live music from East Coast legend T-Bonez. Entry $5 on the door, vaccine passport required. Smash Palace, tomorrow, 9pm.

Supreme Brother Sound

Supreme Brother Sound will be playing live for the second time at the Rangatira Tavern in Te Karaka. Tomorrow, 9.30pm. Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz


Tyson Smith

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

Second Helping

Smash Palace is launching into the New Year with a tasty showcase of local music. Uni-Fi, Lazy Fifty, The NGO's, Keira Coogan and Psylon will perform. Bring a non-perishable food item to support Gizzy Kai Rescue. Entry $15 on the door. Smash Palace, Sunday. Doors open at 3pm.

Poverty Bay Blues Night

The Blues Club will host Strummin Dog Night on January 4 at the Dome. $5 door charge or free to Poverty Bay Blues members and participating musicians.

SmashFest 9.5

Inverted Entertainment presents SmashFest 9.5, the almost 10th anniversary edition. Featuring Metaltower, Imperial Slave, Abysm, Flesh Merchant and Gizzy rockers Uni-fi. Smash Palace, January 7, 5pm. Tickets from eventfinda.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.


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.


House of Gucci

Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family. Her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge and murder. Stars Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Irons.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

A single mother and her two children move to a new town and discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters. Stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd and Bill Murray.

The Matrix Resurrections

Sequel to The Matrix Revolutions (2003) and the fourth instalment in The Matrix film series. Stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris and Christina Ricci.

The French Dispatch

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 follows three different storylines as the French foreign bureau of the fictional Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun newspaper creates its last issue.

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.

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 rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks.

Sing 2

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

Clifford the Big Red Dog

A magical animal rescuer gives Emily a small red puppy that overnight turns into a three-metre canine giant in her small New York apartment. With her single mother away, Emily embarks on an adventure with her impulsive uncle.


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.


Best Sellers (January 5)

Michael Caine plays reclusive, cantankerous, booze-addled author Harris Shaw, and Aubrey Plaza is would-be editor Lucy Stanbridge, who has nearly sunk her inherited publishing house with failing titles. Decades earlier, Harris put the company on the map, and Lucy discovers he still owes them a book. Harris produces one, and he and Lucy go on a tour to promote it.

One Second (January 6)

Chinese film about a man who escapes from a farm-prison during the Cultural Revolution. The film was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, but was withdrawn shortly before it was due to be screened. “Technical difficulties encountered during post-production” were blamed.