HBAF Troy Kingi & Delaney Davidson:  Black Sea Golden Ladder

HBAF Troy Kingi & Delaney Davidson: Black Sea Golden Ladder

Aug 10

Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi) has arrived at the halfway point of his 10 10 10 Series: ten albums, ten genres, ten years. Following on from…

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HBAF - Che Fu and the Kratez: Return of the Navigator

HBAF - Che Fu and the Kratez: Return of the Navigator

Aug 12

Che Fu is one of the best-selling hip hop acts to ever come out of Aotearoa, but his commercial success is only part of his achievement. When…

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HBAF 2022 Taster Series - Reb Fountain IRIS Tour

HBAF 2022 Taster Series - Reb Fountain IRIS Tour

Aug 27

Flying Nun Records and HBAF Presents Reb Fountain IRIS Tour With touring plans curtailed in 2021, Reb Fountain welcomes the opportunity to…

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HBAF 2022 - UKU Clay Ceramics Awards 2022

HBAF 2022 - UKU Clay Ceramics Awards 2022

Oct 3 - Oct 29

Join us for the much-anticipated return of Uku Clay Hawke’s Bay – the Biennial National Ceramics Exhibition. Hosted by Arts Inc. Heretaunga,…

Hastings Community Arts Centre

HBAF 2022 - Wāhine

HBAF 2022 - Wāhine

Oct 4 - Oct 30

Weaving together intimate sound stories and powerful portrait photography, Wāhine is an immersive multi-media arts exhibition that amplifies…

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HBAF 2022 - Frazey Ford and the Quiet Revolution

HBAF 2022 - Frazey Ford and the Quiet Revolution

Oct 14

Vancouver-based Frazey Ford inhabits an entire world of shapeshifting rhythm, elevating every beat and groove with the subtle magnetism of her…

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HBAF 2022 - Thinning

HBAF 2022 - Thinning

Oct 15

A play about growth and gravity. In the limbo time between the end of high school and ‘real life’, a group of teenagers leave their city…

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HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

Oct 15

THE REAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS - Tell Me on a Sunday. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Don Black. Tell Me on a Sunday is a delightful…

Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre

HBAF 2022 - Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark

HBAF 2022 - Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark

Oct 15

After a one year hiatus Napier’s Arts Quarter will once again come alive to play host to Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark. A night of brilliant…

Napier CBD

HBAF 2022 - Whiria!

HBAF 2022 - Whiria!

Oct 15

Whiria means to plait, a call to bring people together, so we are weaving and encouraging interaction. A call to people to come and see what…

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HBAF 2022 - Ko Au by Projekt Team

HBAF 2022 - Ko Au by Projekt Team

Oct 16

Inspired by the personal stories of their diverse cultures, KO AU meaning ‘I am’ is Projekt Team’s first full-length work. Projekt Team…

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HBAF 2022 - Thoroughly Modern Māui

HBAF 2022 - Thoroughly Modern Māui

Oct 16

METRO MĀORI PRODUCTIONS & PANNZ PRESENT Thoroughly Modern Māui Many moons ago, a superhero of a different kind ruled this side of the Pacific.…

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HBAF 2022 - Skin Tight

HBAF 2022 - Skin Tight

Oct 18

A muscular piece of poetry. The searing and sensual romance of Elizabeth and Tom. Dark secrets, deep passions, and heart-breaking truths…

MTG Century Theatre

CMNZ presents Letters from Iraq

CMNZ presents Letters from Iraq

Oct 19

“Unique combination of traditional and innovative performance techniques. AlHaj’s spontaneous inventions are constantly fascinating.” …

Blyth Performing Arts Centre

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

Oct 19 - Oct 20

THE REAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS - Tell Me on a Sunday. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Don Black. Tell Me on a Sunday is a delightful…

The Urban Winery

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

Oct 19

In Association with The Small Hall Sessions. Homegrown chanteuse Jackie Clarke (When The Cat’s Been Spayed, The Lady Killers) turns her…

Meeanee Hall

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

Oct 20

In Association with The Small Hall Sessions. Homegrown chanteuse Jackie Clarke (When The Cat’s Been Spayed, The Lady Killers) turns her…

Ongaonga Community Hall

HBAF 2022 - Pax Assadi - Handsome Boy

HBAF 2022 - Pax Assadi - Handsome Boy

Oct 20

After an impressive 11 year career in the NZ comedy scene and hot off the heels of his critically acclaimed sitcom on NEON, Raised By Refugees,…

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HBAF 2022 - Anthonie Tonnon - Leave Love Out of This

HBAF 2022 - Anthonie Tonnon - Leave Love Out of This

Oct 20

Winner of the coveted 2022 Taite Music Prize, kiwi singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon presents his third album, Leave Love Out of This, out now…

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HBAF 2022 - WE WILL RISE AGAIN  Mahler's Symphony No. 2

HBAF 2022 - WE WILL RISE AGAIN Mahler's Symphony No. 2

Oct 21

Festival Opera Presents: We Will Rise Again Mahler's Symphony No. 2 - 'Resurrection' The Resurrection Symphony is an appropriate collaboration…

Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

Oct 21

In Association with The Small Hall Sessions. Homegrown chanteuse Jackie Clarke (When The Cat’s Been Spayed, The Lady Killers) turns her…

Twyford Community Hall

HBAF 2022 - Teremoana Rapley:  Daughter of a Housegirl

HBAF 2022 - Teremoana Rapley: Daughter of a Housegirl

Oct 21

A world premiere of thoughtfully curated songs, more than 30 years in the making, award-winning musician Teremoana Rapley performs her long-awaited,…

MTG Century Theatre

HBAF 2022 - Back to Square One?

HBAF 2022 - Back to Square One?

Oct 21 - Oct 22

Inga has seen world wars, cold wars, civil wars. In real life and on TV. And when you’re close to 100 you know a thing or two about a thing…

Keirunga Creative Arts Venue

HBAF 2022 - ROFL (Rolling on the Floor Laughing)

HBAF 2022 - ROFL (Rolling on the Floor Laughing)

Oct 21

Back by Poopular demand! Join Rich and Matt for a comedy extravaganza jam packed with magically stupid stuff. ROFL sees The Listies tackle…

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HBAF 2022 - Waiohiki Creative!

HBAF 2022 - Waiohiki Creative!

Oct 21 - Oct 24

A warm welcome awaits visitors to the thriving arts hub that is Waiohiki Creative Arts Village. A community of more than 100 potters, painters,…

Waiohiki Creative Arts Village

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

Oct 22

In Association with The Small Hall Sessions. Homegrown chanteuse Jackie Clarke (When The Cat’s Been Spayed, The Lady Killers) turns her…

Elsthorpe Community Hall

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

Oct 22

THE REAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS - Tell Me on a Sunday. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Don Black. Tell Me on a Sunday is a delightful…

Blyth Performing Arts Centre

HBAF 2022 - Hello Darkness

HBAF 2022 - Hello Darkness

Oct 22

While receiving treatment for prostate cancer, writer Peter Wells – an intensely private person – reached out to the world via Facebook,…

MTG Century Theatre

HBAF 2022 - Mrs Krishnan's Party

HBAF 2022 - Mrs Krishnan's Party

Oct 22 - Oct 23

It’s Mrs Krishnan’s Party and you’re invited! Step into the back room of Mrs Krishnan’s corner dairy where garlands decorate the ceiling,…

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HBRW 2022 - Shelter by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins

HBRW 2022 - Shelter by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins

Oct 22

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins’ first novel is an intense love story and a love song to Auckland’s vanishing past, depicting the myriad complexities…

MTG Century Theatre

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

Oct 23

In Association with The Small Hall Sessions. Homegrown chanteuse Jackie Clarke (When The Cat’s Been Spayed, The Lady Killers) turns her…

Maraekakaho Hall

HBAF 2022 - Sharing the Dream

HBAF 2022 - Sharing the Dream

Oct 23

Festival Opera, in association with The Dame Malvina Major Foundation, Present - Sharing the Dream. A gala concert to celebrate Dame Malvina…

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HBAF 2022 - A Boy Called Piano

HBAF 2022 - A Boy Called Piano

Oct 25

Auckland 1963. Three eleven year old boys meet in a cell in the Family Court. Two Māori and one Samoan: Wheels, Piwi, and a boy called Piano.…

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HBAF 2022 - Don McGlashan & The Others

HBAF 2022 - Don McGlashan & The Others

Oct 26

Someone once said that if New Zealand music was a house, Don McGlashan would be a load-bearing beam. From Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, through…

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HBAF 2022 - Rebel

HBAF 2022 - Rebel

Oct 27

Rebel is a live circus rock tribute to the original rebel, David Bowie. Stage dive into the mosh pit for a night of live music, glittering glam…

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HBAF 2022 - Urzila Carlson:  It's Personal

HBAF 2022 - Urzila Carlson: It's Personal

Oct 28

Welcome to the days of mind your own business and don’t comment on others' business. Not their gender, sexuality, body, hair, education or…

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HBAF 2022 - The Most Naked

HBAF 2022 - The Most Naked

Oct 28

Fearlessly sinking its teeth into cultural mores around nudity, strip tease and the flashing of skin, The Most Naked is a compelling, wild, and…

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HBRW 2022 - Hot Gossip

HBRW 2022 - Hot Gossip

Oct 28

Lets Talk Menopause with Nicky and Niki Mood changes, hot flushes, insomnia, anxiety, libido, what is perimenopause and how long is it bloody…

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HBRW 2022 - Wawata: Moon Dreaming with Dr Hinemoa Elder

HBRW 2022 - Wawata: Moon Dreaming with Dr Hinemoa Elder

Oct 29

Dr Hinemoa Elder shows us how to reclaim intimacy with others, with ourselves and with our planet using the energies of Hina, the Māori moon.…

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HBAF 2022 - Werk It

HBAF 2022 - Werk It

Oct 29

WERK IT by Circus Trick Tease is an all-new, hilarious, high-energy, acrobatic comedy romp. Celebrating spandex, high-vis, vitality and vigour…

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HBRW 2022 - A Life Lived in Fiction - Charlotte Grimshaw

HBRW 2022 - A Life Lived in Fiction - Charlotte Grimshaw

Oct 29

'It's material, make a story out of it,' was the mantra Charlotte Grimshaw grew up with in her literary family. But when her life suddenly turned…

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HBAF 2022 - Tröll

HBAF 2022 - Tröll

Oct 29

It’s 1998. Otto is twelve but online he’s thirteen and he’s pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives in an old wooden house with his…

MTG Century Theatre

HBRW 2022 - How Does She Do It? Writing Workshop

HBRW 2022 - How Does She Do It? Writing Workshop

Oct 29

Want to know the secrets of writing a successful novel? Join bestselling author Nicky Pellegrino who will take you through the art of plotting,…

Hastings District Council

HBRW 2022 - Vā: Stories from Women of the Moana

HBRW 2022 - Vā: Stories from Women of the Moana

Oct 29

This groundbreaking work, compiled and edited by award-winning writers Sisilia Eteuati and Lani Wendt Young, is the first of its kind - an anthology…

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HBRW 2022 - Ready for Action: Writing Workshop

HBRW 2022 - Ready for Action: Writing Workshop

Oct 29

Action sports are full of risk and are exciting to watch. They also make for the perfect canvas to tell stories. Aaron Topp shares features from…

Hastings District Council

HBRW 2022 - Too Much Money - Max Rashbrooke

HBRW 2022 - Too Much Money - Max Rashbrooke

Oct 29

Today, someone in the wealthiest 1% – a club of some 40,000 people – has a net worth 68 times that of the average New Zealander. Max Rashbrooke…

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HBAF 2022 - The Trojan War

HBAF 2022 - The Trojan War

Oct 29 - Oct 30

Following the success of Don Juan and Jekyll & Hyde, A Slightly Isolated Dog brings you the third instalment in the trilogy of very sexy works:…

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HBRW 2022 - Imagining Decolonisation

HBRW 2022 - Imagining Decolonisation

Oct 29

Decolonisation – the word alone invokes discomfort and unease for many; but the concept plants a seed of hope in others that we can work towards…

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HBRW 2022 - To the Sea

HBRW 2022 - To the Sea

Oct 30

What is it about the ocean that calls to us? In weaving their stories in and around the sea Aaron Topp and Keryn Powell explore mythology, humankind’s…

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HBRW 22 Tarquin's Dungeons & Dragons Multiverse Extravaganza

HBRW 22 Tarquin's Dungeons & Dragons Multiverse Extravaganza

Oct 30

In a Hawkes’ Bay, possibly world first, Gareth Ward brings together as many Dungeon Masters and their teams as will fit into an Opera House…

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HBRW 2022 - Two Raw Sisters: Simple Fancy

HBRW 2022 - Two Raw Sisters: Simple Fancy

Oct 30

Margo and Rosa Flanagan keep cooking simple yet fancy, and they show you new and inventive ways to make plants the star of the show using familiar,…

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HBRW 2022 - Damn Good Yarns

HBRW 2022 - Damn Good Yarns

Oct 30

What are the ingredients to an unputdownable, page turning story? Romance, drama, tragedy? Yes, but how much is too much and what are the magic…

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HBAF 2022 - Arahi - The Revelator

HBAF 2022 - Arahi - The Revelator

Oct 30

‘Behold I am making all things new…these words are trustworthy and true.’ Revelations 21:5 Utterances dropped from the lips of visionary…

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HBRW 2022 - Launch of Tarquin the Honest

HBRW 2022 - Launch of Tarquin the Honest

Oct 30

Join Gareth Ward to celebrate the launch of Tarquin the Honest: The Hand of Glodd, a comic fantasy adventure featuring the universe’s most…

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