Coming Up – June


31 May – 01 June 2014
Tauranga Arts Festival
a weekend of fun. Laughter,discussion, argument, music, books theatre…and more Phone 07 577 7188
38 Durham Street, Tauanga, 3110
email Phone + 64 (07) 577 7189
Bookings: Ph 0800 842 538

Sun 01 June 2014 10am – 4pm
Waihi Beach Art and Craft Fair
Loads of stalls For info phone 07 863 5571

04- 21 June 2014
Run for Your Wife
The dilema of the mult-wifed
For info phone 578 5068

04 June 0214 7pm
Kevin Hague, Green MP
Health Promotion, Diseae Prevention & Health Policy
Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga
For info email

05 – 08 June 2014
Guys and Dolls
Every second year Otumoetai College mounts a major production. In alternate years there are the junior and senior school plays. This year it’s Guys and Dolls with Head of Drama, Mandy Rowe the Production Manager and Directors Dave & Lisa Wilson. Costumes for this 1950’s tale of attraction of opposites and the development of the influence of good on bad have been hired from the Tauranga Musical Theatre.

It’s an all College production combining the varied talents of the school including the Student Art Department which has created the designs for posters and programmes and Technology Teacher Steve Gilvear and students who have created the production’s sets.

This afternoon four of the leading members of the cast take time out of their lunch hour to costume up and talk with ARTbop. I meet Callista who is Mission Sarah; Josh the gambler Sky; Ella as Adelaide the long suffering dancer girlfriend of Nathan played by James. Mandy lines up the costumed players for a unique photo for ARTbop.

How do these four young people ranging in age from 15 – 17 years do all the things they tell me they are doing and also for James, a school leader, maintain leadership roles and studies. It’s obviously hardwork with an outstanding level of time management. They all talk about the comradeship of the theatre family and how they enjoy performing. They assure me this show will be fabulous and provide memories for them and us for a long time to come.
38 Durham Street, Tauanga, 3110
email Phone + 64 (07) 577 7189
Bookings: Ph 0800 842 538

05-08 June 2014 10am-4pm
“Colour Up” a Tauranga Creative Fibre Exhibition
Guest Exhibitors: Rene Corder Evans & Tauranga Potters
38 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110
email Phone +64 (07) 577 7189

06 June 2014
Stand Up Comedy with Ben Hurley, James Nokise, James Roque, Tarun Mohanbhai

06 June 2014 from 5pm
Matariki: Mariane Hodge and Robyn Williams
A live performance from 5.30pm
Rotorua Arts Village 1240 Hnemaru Street, Rotorua
email Phone + 64 7 348 9008

06 June – 13 July 2014
Troy Baker Photography
Whakatane Community Board Gallery
Weekdays 9am-5pm Sat and Sun 10-2pm
49 Whakahoroa Drive, Whakatane 3120 Phone + 64 7 306 6509

07 June 2014 8.30am -to 5pm
Art in the Park
Tauranga Society of Artists

08 June 2014, 5pm, door sales from 4.3pm
The Entertainers Club, Showtime Spectacular with Off Broadway.
This stunning quartet has been entertaining for 18 years and brings together a collection of the best loved songs from memorable musicals presented with ultra sound, lighting and costuming for a gala show. Door sales $10. Full Bar Service and Restaurant meals available.
Citz Club, 13th Avenue, Tauranga. Enquiries Phone Bruce Lannam 027 473 5644

08 June 2014 and 18 June 2014, 4.00pm
Met Opera Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte
100 The Strand, Whakatane 3120
Phone + 64 (07) 308 7623

12 June 2014
Lloyd Cole and special guest Greg Johnson
UK legend Lloyd Cole will perform eight concerts across New Zealand from early June with NZ master songwriter Greg Johnson. A unique not to be missed opportunity to hear Cole and Johnson in Tauranga.
38 Durham Street, Tauanga, 3110
email Phone + 64 (07) 577 7189
Bookings: Ph 0800 842 538

Thursday 12 June 2014
Richard Wolfe, art historian, talks about NZ portraiture
Drinks from 6pm, talk starts 6.30pm Cost: $10 Friends of Rotorua Museum, $15 non-Friends members email
The Rotorua Museum Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua is open daily from 9am – 5pm during the months of March to November. Phone + 64 7 350 1814

13 June – 09 August 204
Midwinter Mystery Dinner Show
Interactive Murder Mystery. For info Phone + 64 7 574 1672

14 June 2014 daily 10am-4.30pm
Encouraging curiousity about art. Drawing on Tauranga Art Gallery and other New Zealand public and private galleries collections
108 Willow Street, Tauranga Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated Phone +64 7 578 7933

16 -17 June 2014
ASB Stage Challenge and J Rock
don’t miss this youth focussed highpowered music, dance and drama
38 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110
email Phone +64 (07) 577 7189

18 June – 05 July 2014
Hay Fever
A house party with a difference
For information phone + 64 7 571 0752

19 – 21 June 2014
Kiwicoast Lions Te Puke Annual Book Fair
For information Phone + 64 7 573 3325

• 21 June 2014 7.00am
• Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga

25 June 2014 7pm
Tauranga Monthly Film Night
Documentary: The Promise
Dangers and Risks of Mamagrams and Thermography as an alternative
Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga. For information Phone Ron + 64 7 544 5360

27 – 28 June 9am-5.30pm and 29 June 9am-4pm
Tauranga Society of Artists Incorporated
Annual Supreme Exhibition
This exhibition represents works which have been selected for public display by the Society. The work represents works considered by the Society itself to be of a high standard of artistic workmanship. The exhibition is always varied and interesting and an annual Tauranga must see.
38 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110
email Phone +64 (07) 577 7189

28 June 2014 daily 10am-4.30pm
Black Rainbow
A Te Papa touring exhibition of the work of
Ralph Hotere and Michael Parekowhai
108 Willow Street, Tauranga Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated Phone + 64 7 578 7933

28June 2014
Matariki Whanau Night
Bringthe family down to Rotorua Museum to share in some fun Matariki celebrations. With storytelling, arts and crafts, star gazing, Starlab (inflatable planetarium) and more there will be something to keep the whole family entertained from 5pm.
The Travelling Tuatara’s will captive young audiences with two interactive performance adventures during the evening. Matariki is a star cluster which reappears in the Southern skies during the cold months of winter’ signalling the beginning of the Māori New Year. About 500 stars make up the cluster, but only seven can be seen clearly with the naked eye here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Traditionally Matariki was celebrated by gathering with whanau (family) and reflecting on the past. The festival’s connection to the stars provided an opportunity for families to remember their whakapapa (genealogy) and those ancestors who had passed away. During the Museum’s Matariki whanau nights the Bathhouse Café will be open for refreshments throughout the evening.
ADVANCED BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – there are only limited number of Starlab sessions available to the first people that book. Adults $5, children $3 and under 5’s free.Tickets will be sale at Rotorua Museum reception.
28 June 2014 – 07 September 2014
Phantom City is a contemporary art exhibition that suggests alternate visions of the future and the past. It sifts through the sheer overwhelming weight of human history and offers up some curious remnants for visitors to discover.
The Rotorua Museum Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua is open daily from 9am – 5pm during the months of March to November. Phone + 64 7 350 1814

Monday 30 June – Friday 11 July 2014 · 9am – 5pm
TOP ART Featuring top secondary school Visual Art portfolios, toured by NZQA
FREE with admission
29 June 2014 and 02 July 2014
Met Opera Rossini La Cenerentola
100 The Strand, Whakatane 3120
Phone + 64 (07) 308 7623

02 July 2014, 10am
The Wiggles Apples & Bananas Tour
03 July 2014, 7.30pm
NZSO 2014: Wounded Hearts
14 July 2014, 8pm
Take me Home: The Music and Life of John Denver
03 August 2014, 2.30pm
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
30 August 2014, 8pm
Laughing Samoans present FreshOff Da Blane
06 September 2014, 4pm & 8pm
11 November 2014, 7.30pm
Russian National Dance Show-Kostroma
28 Novemer 2014, 7.30pm
NZSO 2014: Tuscan Summer
38 Durham Street, Tauanga, 3110
email Phone + 64 (07) 577 7189
Bookings: Ph 0800 842 538

02 July – 02 November 2014
Great War War Stories Rotorua Remembers World War One.
This exhibition tells some of the many powerful and diverse stories from World War One through objects and memories contributed by the Rotorua Community
13 July 2014, 10.3am
Storytime at Rotorua Museum
In conjunction with Rotorua Library
FREE with admission
20 July 2014 · 2pm
War One floor talk with Chris Rapley
FREE with admission
Every Sunday in August 2014 · 10am – 3pm
Phantom City interactive art space
FREE with admission
Thursday 7 August 2014 · 10am
Phantom City floor talk with Karl Chitham
FREE with admission
The Rotorua Museum Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua is open daily from 9am – 5pm during the months of March to November. Phone + 64 7 350 1814

15- 19 July 2014
Creation Fest
Mind-blowing wearable art, breathtaking live performance and innovative short films.
5 shows. 3 elements Phone + 64 7350 2199

18 July 2014 – 31 August 2014
Christopher George Caisley Photographer
18 July 2014 – 07 September 2014
Patricia Long & Heather Hourigan
Sheaff Family Gallery Theme Undertow
August 2014
Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Award
Biennial Exhibition promoting excellence in 3 dimensional form
Weekdays 9am-5pm Sat and Sun 10-2pm
49 Whakahoroa Drive, Whakatane 3120 Phone + 64 7 306 6509

20 July 2014
Tauranga Musica 2014 Concert Series continues Phone + 64 7 576 6774

08 August 2014, 7.30pm
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Sentimental Music from the Frank Sinatra Songbook
Short Street, Whakatane
Bookings: Ph 0800 842 538

08 August – 12 October 2014
The Miles Art Award 2014
108 Willow Street, Tauranga Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated Phone + 64 7 578 7933

Saturday 9th August, 7.30 pm
Sunday 10th August, 2 pm
Legacy Trust ‘Major Keys’
In its next concert series on August 9th and 10th, the Bay of Plenty Symphonia returns to a classical programme under its Musical Director Justus Rozemond. All the pieces to be played are in major keys: Beethoven’s lively 7th Symphony in A major, Wagner’s beautiful lullaby ‘Siegfried Idyll’ in E major, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Concerto for marimba and orchestra in D major. The marimba is a remarkable keyed percussion instrument, with a mellow and deep sound. In this performance the solo part will be played by Yoshiko Tsuruta, who is the only dedicated marimbist in New Zealand, and the winner of a number of prestigious prizes. The Bay of Plenty Symphonia is proud to have the opportunity to accompany Yoshiko in what will be a wonderful visual as well as auditory experience

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF)
Tauranga NZIFF screenings 21 August – 14 September 2014

The first four festival films are confirmed for 2014. All four films have a musical theme and are the first insight into the latest international cinema planned for screenings in July, August and September around New Zealand with NZIFF.

“Music has always been a crucial part of the celebration at NZIFF. The evidence to date makes it very clear that 2014 will be no exception. The first films are:

Referring to the number of days he has been alive, this engrossing experimental documentarytakes a sly, sideways look at the musician and sometimes filmmaker Nick Cave. Cave plays subject, narrator and master of ceremonies, with directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard following as he talks to his on-screen shrink, discusses meaningful ife-changing events and chauffeurs friends around Brighton. Winner – Sundance Film Festival 2014, Directing Award and Editing Award (World Cinema)

Kiwi director Florian Habicht (Love Story) collaborates with Jarvis Cocker as UK pop rockers Pulp head in to their triumphant 2012 concert, giving a career best performance documented exclusively by the film. Weaving together the band’s personal offerings, Habicht accosts down-to-earth Sheffielders with questions about fame, love, mortality and the meaning of Jarvis. Pulp is a music-film like no other – by turns funny, moving and life-affirming.
In this offbeat comedy a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the bizarre and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head. A knowing satire of its wilfully obscure musicians, Irish director Lenny Abrahamson’s film ultimately comes down very much in their favour.

Described as one of the most rarely told stories in rock history, Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) shows us Jimi Hendrix before he was Jimi Hendrix. In a portrait of the icon as a young man from 1966–1967, charismatic hip-hop star Andre Benjamin (one half of Outkast) stars as Jimmy James, an unknown backup guitarist playing New York’s Cheetah Club. The film presents an intimate portrayal of the sensitive, struggling guitarist on the verge of becoming a rock legend.

Further announcements will continue to follow in May and June, with the latest information updated regularly on NZIFF’s new website

Confirmed dates are:

Auckland 17 July – 3 August
Wellington 25 July – 10 August
Dunedin (with Gore) 31 July – 17 August, Gore 13 – 24 August
Christchurch (with Nelson) 7 – 24 August, Nelson 6 – 24 August
Central North Island: 20 August – 14 September
(Napier 20 August – 7 September | Tauranga 21 August – 14 September |
Hamilton 21 August – 14 September)
Lower North Island: 3 – 21 September
Masterton 3 – 17 September | New Plymouth and Palmerston North 4 – 21

The NZIFF programme for Auckland will be announced on Monday 23 June and for Wellington on Thursday 26 June. Tickets will be on sale in Auckland from Friday 27 June via Ticketmaster, and in Wellington from Tuesday 1 July via the NZIFF website. For NZIFF updates and register to receive e-newsletters.

August-September 2014
The Bethlehem College Art Exhibition
Dive Crescent, Tauranga

AND GOING ON in June 2014

until 03 August 2014
Terry Stringer: Landscape of the Head
until 15 June 2014
Miranda Parkes: Whopper
until 08 June 2014
Horatio Gordon Robley with works by Bob Kerr & Elizabeth Kyle: A Lasting Legacy
Dave Roy: Lest We Forget
Bob Kerr: Number 1 Field Punishment
108 Willow Street, Tauranga Open daily 10am – 4.30pm. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated Phone+ 64 7 578 7933

until 03 June
the work of husband and wife artists Adele Crawford-Frank and Brian Frank
Corner Wharf & Willow Streets, Downtown Tauranga Open weekdays 9am-5pm Phone+ 64 7 928 5270

The Early Years of Nikolai Eaglestone AKA RayGun Rex
An on-going unique project of original drawings by artist and photographer Ken Wright and associated artefacts and artwork.
Until 30 June 2014
Boys Toys another quirky, fun and eclectic group exhibition.
Lightwave Gallery, 31 Totara Street, Mount Maunganui Look for Gallery signage on the right of Totara Street going towards the Mount. Parking available immediately outside the Gallery. Outdoor seating also available. + 64 7929 7573 021 995 092

Until 08 June
Te Ara: Maori Pathways of Leadership
A Continuous Line: The Art of Dennis K. Turner
Until13 July 2014
Safety in Numbers: John Roy suite of installations
Until 24 August 2014
His Own Steam: The Work of Barry Brickell
“A new exhibition celebrating one of New Zealand’s most enduring potters is now showing at the Rotorua Museum. His Own Steam: The Work of Barry Brickell is the first significant survey of Brickell’s work and brings together about 50 works that span more than 60 years of making…The exhibition follows Brickell’s other passions notably his staunch enthusiasm for both trains and environmental restoration…” His Own Steam was curated by Dowse Art Museum Senior Curator Emma Bugden and Sociologist David Craig in close partnership with Barry Brickell. The exhibition is toured by The Dowse Art Museum. (Exhibition information provided by the Rotorua Museum.)
The Rotorua Museum Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua is open daily from 9am – 5pm during the months of March to November. Phone +64 7 350 1814

Until 08 June 2014
Adornment Personal treasures from the Museum Collection
Opus Gallery
Weekdays 9am-5pm Sat and Sun 10-2pm
49 Whakahoroa Drive, Whakatane 3120 Phone + 64 7 306 6509


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