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The Rabbits

Enjoy local young band The Rabbits at Matawhero Wines, Sunday, 1pm.

Rangatahi Performance Workshop

Head High actors Te Huamanuka Luiten-Apirana and Te Ao o Hinepehinga Rauna are hosting a workshop for aspiring actors. From January 17 to 28. For more information or to sign up, anyone between ages 14 and 19 can get in touch on tehuamanuka6@hotmail.com or through instagram at @teenocoffee or @manukaluitenapirana.


Sit Down in Front

To celebrate the release of Sit Down in Front's new EP, Fuelling My Rage, the band will be playing at Smash Palace on Friday, January 21, 7.30pm.

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, 7.30pm.

Clash Tribute Show

Aotearoa's premier Clash tribute show is touring New Zealand to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album Combat Rock and 20 years of Wazzo Clash, an authentic tribute to the legend that is, The Clash. Smash Palace, Thursday, February 17, 8.30pm. Tickets from undertheradar or $30 at the door.

Kendall Elise: Let The Night In

Kendall Elise and her band The Belgraves will be touring the North Island in celebration of the release of her new album, Let The Night In. Supported by Maorissey. Dome Room, Friday, February 25, 8pm. Presales at the Aviary and limited door sales. Tickets from undertheradar.co.nz

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

Diablos Caravan

An evening of acoustic guitar performed by three of New Zealand's finest players. Dome Room, Friday, March 25. Tickets from undertheradar.co.nz


Annie: The Musical

Musical Theatre Gisborne presents Annie. War Memorial Theatre, April 22 to 30. Tickets from ticketek or i-SITE.


Jo + Todd Exhibition

A collection of past and recent harakeke and glass work from Todd Sheridan and Jo Tito. The exhibition will be on from Saturday, January 15 – Friday, January 21 from 10am – 1pm and 3pm – 5.30pm. To attend, register at http://eepurl.com/hRHD81 and the address will be sent to you. All Covid guidelines will be followed.

The Creative Gene

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

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.

Pride Tairawhiti

To coincide with Pride Month in February, Tairāwhiti Rainbow Collective and Tairāwhiti Museum have come together to showcase stories and experiences of some of our LGBTQIA+ community members who have lived and grown up in Tairāwhiti. Opening January 28.

Odeon Multiplex

King Richard

Will Smith won a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Richard Williams, father and coach of Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena (Demi Singleton). Armed with his 78-page plan for the girls' success, Richard Williams drives them to stardom.

The 355

A group of female international spies must work together to stop a terrorist organisation from starting another world war. Stars Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong'o, Édgar Ramírez and Sebastian Stan.


Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and targets a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town's past.

The King's Man

Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Harris Dickinson, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance star in a Kingsman prequel. The Duke of Oxford, a pacifist, sees the need for a group that will prevent major conflicts. As war clouds gather in the early 20th century, he stands against some of the world's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds.

The Addams Family 2

Morticia and Gomez decide to recapture the family spirit by taking their children and relatives on a road trip.

House of Gucci

Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family. Her unbridled ambition triggers a spiral of betrayal, 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.

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, Christina Ricci and Neil Patrick Harris.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Peter Parker's life was turned upside down when Mysterio exposed him as Spider-Man. 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 who previously fought other versions of Spider-Man.

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 a 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.


Best Sellers

Michael Caine plays booze-addled, cantankerous 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

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 Berlin International Film Festival, but was withdrawn at short notice due to “technical difficulties encountered during post-production”.

Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

A look at the tortured life of MacGowan, best known as the songwriter and lead singer of the Pogues, who combined traditional Irish music with the visceral energy of punk rock.