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Central Otago

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A Solitary Tilt
We welcome you to our first exhibition of 2018 and also our first under our new name Eskdale Gallery. A Solitary Tilt - by Dunedin-based ar.... >>more
Eskdale Gallery, Dunedin
Thursday 18th January to Wednesday 31st January 10.00 pm
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Allure-All Presents #001
The name is new, but the content and intent old. This being the first under the new banner 'Allure-All' and free to you, #001 will be setti.... >>more
Mint Bar, Wanaka
Friday 19th January to Saturday 20th January 2.30 am
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Shayne P Carter - Solo
Shayne P Carter will perform solo at Sherwood on Saturday, January 20, part of a select run of shows around the country this summer. Heâ€.... >>more
Sherwood, Queenstown
Saturday 20th January 2.15 am
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Alan Reid in Concert
Glasgow born Alan Reid has been taking Scottish folk music all over the world since 1975. He joined the fledgling Battlefield Band in 1969 w.... >>more
50Dundas, Dunedin
Saturday 20th January 1.00 am
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Life Before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters
Special exhibition. Step back 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea in Life before Dinosaurs: Permi.... >>more
Otago Museum, Dunedin
Friday 25th August to Sunday 25th February 5.00 pm
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ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018 - England v Canada
In early 2018 the next generation of cricketers will descend upon New Zealand's shores for the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018. This wil.... >>more
John Davies Oval – Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown
Friday 19th January to Saturday 20th January 3.30 pm
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Gordon Walters: New Vision
Gordon Walters: New Vision is a major survey of one of New Zealand's great modernist artists. Walters' abstraction was centred on a decepti.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Friday 10th November to Wednesday 31st January 3.00 pm
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The Minaret Burn MTB
Set in the spectacular Wanaka high country, the Minaret Mountain Bike offers a once a year opportunity to ride in one of New Zealand’s mos.... >>more
Wanaka Lakefront, Wanaka
Friday 19th January to Saturday 20th January 12.45 pm
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Continuity & Change: The Hocken's Art Across Time
Continuity & Change reflects on the evolution of the Hocken’s art collection from its early beginnings through to the present day. It is a.... >>more
Hocken Collections, Dunedin
Friday 8th December to Saturday 27th January 3.00 pm
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Summer Pool Parties - St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool
Time to have a blast at a summer pool party near you! Bring your friends along and be part of the action. With a BBQ, games and prizes for .... >>more
St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool, Dunedin
Friday 19th January to Saturday 20th January 5.00 pm
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Philip Jarvis: Toothpaste Tubes Doing Parkour
Philip Jarvis, a Dunedin-based artist renowned for his off-bat ceramics, has turned the Rear Window Gallery into a bathroom filled with park.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Friday 1st December to Wednesday 28th February 3.00 pm
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Southern Selections: Collecting Frances Hodgkins In Otago
Southern Selections reveals the enduring legacy of Frances Hodgkins in Otago art collections. It offers a view back to Hodgkins's earliest p.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Friday 15th December to Wednesday 28th February 3.00 pm
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World View: Mapping the Dunedin Public Art Gallery
World View takes a journey through the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection, mapping the geographical strengths that have come to shape it .... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Friday 15th December to Wednesday 28th February 3.00 pm
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Summer Holiday Fun
- Dynamic Relations: Visit the exhibition Gordon Walters: New Vision and using the coloured materials supplied in Playspace, create your own.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Thursday 21st December to Sunday 28th January 3.00 pm
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Wunder​kammer (2017)
Inscriptions or Titles of the Most Ample Theater That Houses Exemplary Objects and Exceptional Images of the Entire World, So That One Could.... >>more
Milford Galleries Dunedin, Dunedin
Sunday 3rd December to Wednesday 21st February 2.00 pm
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Sketched In Stone Circus Crafts
Everyone loves the circus, so come into the Museum and make a thaumatrope, a trapeze artist and a pop-up circus. What’s a thaumatrope? You.... >>more
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin
Sunday 31st December to Wednesday 31st January 3.00 pm
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Glen Hayward: Dendrochronology
Glen Hayward is known for replicating and re-contextualizing everyday objects. These sculptures, while seemingly authentic and convincing ar.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Tuesday 5th December to Sunday 18th February 3.00 pm
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Shannon Novak: The Expanded Gallery
In The Expanded Gallery, Shannon Novak explores the capacity of an artwork to extend beyond the physical boundaries of a gallery. Unfoldin.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Tuesday 5th December to Sunday 18th February 3.00 pm
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Andrew Barber: Folly (Stone Carpet)
In this site-specific floor painting, Andrew Barber reclaims the floor as a legitimate site for contemporary art. Folly (stone carpet) taps .... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Tuesday 5th December to Wednesday 28th February 3.00 pm
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Beeswax Wrap Workshop
I had such a great response to the Beeswax wrap workshops I want to hold them monthly, But to keep it at such an affordable price of $10 per.... >>more
Senorita AweSUMO, Dunedin
Wednesday 17th January to Saturday 20th January 10.30 pm
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Bicycle By Ugo Gattoni
A blast from the past! Our new exhibition is the beautiful & infamous ‘Bicycle’ by Ugo Gattoni. This engrossing mad cap scene was ins.... >>more
Cycle Higher, Queenstown
Sunday 7th January to Wednesday 28th February 3.00 pm
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The Earl Street Journal (2018)
The Earl Street Journal - now in the 8th iteration – is a survey exhibition of significance, diverse in character but emphatic as a powerf.... >>more
Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown
Friday 19th January to Wednesday 14th March 3.00 pm
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John Drawbridge - Paintings
This exhibition brings together a collection of some of John Drawbridge's most iconic early prints; a series of homage montages arranged by .... >>more
Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin
Saturday 13th January to Wednesday 14th February 2.00 pm
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Tai Chi Classes
Tai Chi classes: with experienced qualified coach Master Haogui Chen, the winner of a number of Tai Chi competitions in China. Dunedin Chin.... >>more
Dunedin Chinese Garden, Dunedin
Friday 19th January to Sunday 28th January 1.30 pm
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Experience HU: The Sound of Soul
HU is a sacred sound, a love song to God that can uplift people of any religion, culture, or walk of life. HU offers balance, wisdom, and wo.... >>more
Dunedin Community House, Dunedin
Saturday 17th September to Sunday 16th December 6.15 pm
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Dunedin Summer Market
This market is all about the community, and it's mutual support. - you are given more opportunities to be able to "shop local" - local busin.... >>more
Arthur Street School, Dunedin
Saturday 14th October to Sunday 18th March 4.00 pm
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Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market
Opening Day - 22 October. Mark your calendars to come sample local foods, buy local produce, and shop from local artisan crafts stall holder.... >>more
Old Cromwell Town Historic Precinct, Cromwell
Saturday 21st October to Sunday 15th April 3.00 pm
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Skyline Traverse Run
Complete the most challenging stage of Wanaka's Red Bull Defiance by racing the Skyline Traverse, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular sk.... >>more
Wanaka Lakefront, Wanaka
Saturday 20th January to Sunday 21st January 11.00 am
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Robbie Rocks
Robbie Burns may be the greatest songwriter in history. He was certainly the outstanding ‘rock star’ of 18th-century Scotland and love f.... >>more
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin
Saturday 20th January to Sunday 21st January 7.00 pm
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Richter City Rebels
Richter City Rebels are headed to the South Island as part of their summer tour to promote the release of their new album! Hard Work Hard M.... >>more
Yonder, Queenstown
Sunday 21st January 3.00 am
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Jimmy Carr
'The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits.' World Tour 2018. “A comedy hero for our times." - Guardian “Jimmy Carr is a world-class .... >>more
Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin
Monday 22nd January 1.00 am
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Feathered Films: For the Birds (Les Diseaux)
School Holiday films: 2pm daily - free Monday: Happy Feet PG (104min) Tuesday: Rio G (92min) Wednesday: Rio 2 G (101 min) Thursday: Chicken .... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Sunday 21st January to Saturday 27th January 7.00 pm
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Advanced Italian Language Class
This is an advanced class in the Italian language and culture taught in an enjoyable and communicative way. Some previous knowledge of Ita.... >>more
La Piccola Italia, Dunedin
Sunday 21st January to Monday 12th March 10.45 pm
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Italian Language Class for Beginners 1
This is a class designed for those who have already had a minimal exposure to the Italian language and it is taught in an enjoyable and comm.... >>more
La Piccola Italia, Dunedin
Monday 22nd January to Monday 12th March 12.00 am
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Sisu Not Silence
Inspirational young Finnish woman Emilia Lahti is running 50 marathons in 50 days throughout New Zealand starting in January 2018 and will b.... >>more
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Monday 22nd January to Tuesday 23rd January 11.30 pm
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ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 - 1st Group C v 2nd Group B
In early 2018 the next generation of cricketers will descend upon New Zealand's shores for the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018. This wil.... >>more
John Davies Oval – Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown
Monday 22nd January to Tuesday 23rd January 3.30 pm
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Rock Art
Bring your inner artist to the Museum and create artworks in paint and other materials on our river rocks. Take them home and use them as ga.... >>more
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin
Monday 22nd January to Thursday 25th January 3.00 pm
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Intermediate Italian Language Class
This is an intermediate class in the Italian language and culture taught in an enjoyable and communicative way. Some previous knowledge of I.... >>more
La Piccola Italia, Dunedin
Monday 22nd January to Tuesday 13th March 10.40 pm
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Italian Language Class for Beginners 2
This is a class designed for those who have already had a minimal exposure to the Italian language and it is taught in an enjoyable and comm.... >>more
La Piccola Italia, Dunedin
Tuesday 23rd January to Tuesday 13th March 12.00 am
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Italian Language Class for Absolute Beginners
This is an introduction to the Italian language and culture taught in an enjoyable and communicative way. No previous knowledge of Italian.... >>more
La Piccola Italia, Dunedin
Monday 22nd January to Tuesday 13th March 3.45 pm
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Communication & Lip Reading Class
The Hearing Association runs a free weekly class guided by a professional tutor to help individuals communicate with their friends and famil.... >>more
Hearing Support Otago, Dunedin
Monday 8th January to Tuesday 19th June 3.30 pm
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Eliza Southwood - Bicycle Prints and Coffee Painting
We’re super excited to present exhibition wonderful screenprints and coffee paintings by Eliza Southwood. Eliza practiced as an architect.... >>more
Good Rotations, Wanaka
Tuesday 9th January to Thursday 15th February 3.00 pm
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Neil & Liam Finn present Where's My Room?
As everybody should know by now, Finns were bred for touring and music, and this summer Liam and Neil will be happily piling into the van fo.... >>more
Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown
Wednesday 24th January 12.30 am
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The Tapestry Project
Members of the Otago Embroiders Guild will be working on panels for the New Zealand: A History in Stitch project. Come and chat with the lad.... >>more
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin
Saturday 6th January to Wednesday 31st January 3.00 pm
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Enabling Love Launch
Enabling Love is delighted to be launching on the 25th of January at Innov8 HQ in Central Dunedin. This event will offer entertainment, cate.... >>more
Innov8 HQ, Dunedin
Thursday 25th January 12.00 am
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Craig Smith - Wonky Donkey Man - New Book Release Show
This children's show visit to Dunedin City Library sees Craig Smith famed for his award-winning book and song , the million-selling ‘Won.... >>more
Port Chalmers Library, Dunedin
Wednesday 24th January to Thursday 25th January 7.30 pm
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Craig Smith - Wonky Donkey Man - Creative Writing Workshop
This creative writing workshop visit to Dunedin City Library sees Craig Smith famed for his award-winning book and song , the million-sel.... >>more
Port Chalmers Library, Dunedin
Wednesday 24th January to Thursday 25th January 9.00 pm
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Burns Night
Dunedin fans of Robbie Burns have been celebrating the poet’s birthday since 1855. Join Toitū and the Dunedin Burns Club to hear more abo.... >>more
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin
Thursday 25th January 12.00 am
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Italian Language Class for Absolute Beginners
This is an introduction to the Italian language and culture taught in an enjoyable and communicative way. No previous knowledge of Italian.... >>more
La Piccola Italia, Dunedin
Thursday 25th January to Thursday 15th March 12.00 am
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The Raskolnikovs With the Stef Animal Band
The Raskolnikovs: Brute in the brain tour 2018. It's been 15 years can you believe?! 3 EPs; 1 LP; 5 NZ tours; 1 Oz adventure; 1 British imp.... >>more
Dog With Two Tails Cafe and Bar, Dunedin
Thursday 25th January 1.00 am
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