Date: 22 March 2014 - 22 June 2014
Black Rainbow features works by Ralph Hotere alongside Michael Parekowhai’s Venice Biennale 2011 entry, He Korero mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand River - an ornately carved red Steinway grand piano.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a selection of significant poetic works by Hotere from the collection of Te Manawa will be displayed as well as some of his working drawings from the Hocken Library, Dunedin.
The exhibition was developed as a tribute to Ralph Hotere who passed away last year, and to acknowledge Michael Parekowhai and his standing as a contemporary artist.
Well known for his collaborative work with poets such as Bill Manhire, Ian Wedde and Hone Tuwhare, poetry became an integral part of Hotere’s method and style and greatly influenced the development of his art. His minimal black paintings contrast Parekowhai’s intricately carved piano. Playing the piano is an essential part of this exhibition and the public is invited to play as well as attend an extensive programme of events and performances.
Developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Date: 29 March 2014 - 20 July 2014
Greg Semu is an Auckland born, now Sydney-based artist. This exhibition is an archetype of salvation, a symbolic gesture of hope for cultural kind battling against colonial oppression, confiscation of resources and land grabs.
Date: 29 March 2014 - 22 June 2014
Mauri Ora: A Story of Creation is a glass and light installation by contemporary Maori artist Jaime Boynton.
The exhibition explores universal themes of creation through the Maori creation tradition, depicting the formation of Ranginui (Sky Father) and Papatuanuku (Earth Mother).
Date: 14 March 2014 - 20 December 2014
Supreme soundselectors, d-Fresh, Mr Mixwell & A Token Whitey are 'The Sochop Discotech'.
Playing the most lavish electronic soul - future funk - & classic cuts palmy ears can hear.
The Fish (Regent Arcade Palmerston North) every Friday night from 9 till late.
Date: 25 April 2014
‘You speak an infinite deal of nothing’
Enjoy nightly revels at this Shakespeare focused improvisational panel game, including a sonnet challenge, Shakespeare's plays re-imagined in a variety of film and theatre styles (think King Lear as a screwball comedy, or Romeo and Juliet as Comedia del Arte). Imagine the worst Shakespeare concepts and Shakespearean characters in 21st century situations among other things.
Presented by Properjob Productions and directed by Joy Green.
Date: 26 April 2014
Classic Jowett cars, from all over North and South Islands, are coming to Palmerston North for the Jowett Club's National Rally. Everyone is very welcome to view these historic models, rarely seen in large numbers, meet the owners and learn about the Jowett Car Club. Comprising Javelin saloons, Jupiter sports cars, Bradford trucks and vans, all from the 1948 - 53 era. All cars have the traditional Jowett horizontally opposed engine.
The weekend consists of Concours d'elegance, gymkhana, local tours and prize giving dinner. The group is staying at the Econo lodge, The Villas.
The best place to see all the cars on display is the city Square, Sat 26th April, 10:00 to 11:30am.
Email for further information: jowett @xtra.co.nz or: www.jowettnz.net or phone: 021 827 148
Date: 26 April 2014
Back to knock some sense back into the nation, the Grumpy Old Women return with a 21 date New Zealand tour of their brand spanking new show Fifty Shades of Biege!
This jam-packed show comes from the original authors, Jenny Éclair and Judith Holder, and stars three of New Zealand’s favourite theatre actresses Geraldine Brophy, Jude Gibson and Lynda Milligan. It includes all the most Grumpy topics... learning the art of 'Grumpy Grooming', the joy of large pants, a free nagging master class (how to get your own way without him even noticing), beards for women, which style will suit you?
Complimentary Anger Management workshop, middle-aged drinking: the rules, navigating the smorgasbord of worry, voluntary euthanasia vs. retirement, how to customise an unwanted pole dancing kit and a mercifully brief Zumba demonstration. All this and more!
Inspired by the ratings-busting BBC Two series and best selling Grumpy old Women handbook, Grumpy Old Women Live, is a celebration of the pre-, peri- and post-menopausal female condition. Three live and rather furious females take to the stage for an orgy of middle aged mayhem, 90 minutes of theatrical HRT with not a thong in sight. Don't forget your bifocals.
Come and bask in an orgy of fury and big laughs in this glorious live version of the hit TV show.
What the Press have said about Grumpy Old Women:
“An evening of Olympic-class whingeing about the state of the world, the collapse of good manners and the general ineptitude of men... Some of the mediations on mortality and the fading of desire could almost have been lifted from a Beckett play.” - The Times
“The writing is stiletto sharp. Great gales of laughter greet every admission and shared middle-aged secret.” - Daily Mail
“Warmhearted, witty, empathetic and, dare I say it, rather empowering.” - The Observer
“The show is simply uproarious. It is big, brash and colourful, riding on a wave of warmth and empathy.” - The Stage
Date: 26 April 2014 - 27 April 2014
The chrysanthymum flower show is named "Autumn Magic" simply because gardening enthusiasts know the chrysanthymum to be an Autumn Beauty.
The show will feature exhibitors from all over the North Island. Chrysanthymum blooms come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes and in a wide range of colours. The general meaning of the flowers revolves around expressions of joy optimism and a long life, the colours denoting different meanings
Traditionally a red bloom signifies love, the white bloom truth and a loyal love and the yellow bloom slighted love. The Chrysantymum is the second most prefered flower to the rose.
The Chrysanthymum flower show will have appeal to all horticulture enthusiasts but it is also a chance to enhance and promote an awareness of horticulture to the wider public and has the potential to turn a casual gardener into an avid hobbyist. On display will be the older cultivars alongside the newly developed chrysanthymum hybrids.
The show is held over two days and open to the public, you don't have to be an avid gardener to be inspired by natures magic and be drawn in by some Autumn Beauty.
Date: 26 April 2014
Kite flying at Te Pātikitiki Library on Monrad Park
Come and have some holiday fun!
Kite demonstrations by local enthusiasts!
Bring your own kite or make one on the day
See if you can spot kite related books to borrow from the library.
Robert from http://www.softkites.com/ will be there to answer any kite flying questions.
Bring your kite, family and a picnic lunch and we will see you there
Date: 26 April 2014
Indigo Mountain is Husk’s debut EP, recorded to tape in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges by Jonathan Pearce (Tiny Ruins, Anthonie Tonnon) in Spring of 2013.
Beginning in April, Husk are taking their psychedelic-rock live show on the road around New Zealand – dates below:
Christchurch – Friday 11th April – Dux Live
Dunedin – Saturday 12th April – Chicks Hotel
Wellington – Friday 25th April – Bodega
Palmerston North – Saturday 26th April – The Royal
Auckland – Saturday 3rd May – Galatos Ballroom