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Central Otago

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Community HU - Singing the Sound of Divine Love
"If you want to lift yourself to a higher state of consciousness - so that the political issues, the family issues, the social issues of the.... >>more
Dunedin Community House, Dunedin
Saturday 17th September to Sunday 17th December 6.15 pm
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The Belgians Have Not Forgotten
The Belgians Have Not Forgotten is an exhibition created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, with funding and support from the Federal Gov.... >>more
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin
Thursday 21st September to Sunday 19th November 5.00 pm
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Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour
The aim of the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour is to connect like-minded women and build a community of supportive adventurous women. By sho.... >>more
Rialto Cinemas, Dunedin
Saturday 18th November to Sunday 19th November 10.00 pm
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Vintage High Tea With a View
What better way to treat yourself than enjoying our Vintage High Tea on the Terrace looking out over the lake, dressed in your Sunday best. .... >>more
Wakatipu Grill, Queenstown
Saturday 28th October to Sunday 19th November 7.00 pm
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Half Price Pizza Day
Family day on Sunday? Enjoy your favourite pizza for half the price while you make yourself comfortable by the cosy fire outside on the su.... >>more
Stacks Pub, Queenstown
Saturday 4th November to Sunday 26th November 6.00 pm
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Lets Get Quizzical
2-4-1 Burger deal..... >>more
Mint Bar, Wanaka
Sunday 23rd July to Monday 8th 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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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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Arrowtown Boutique Christmas Market Day
A great family day out. Get in some last minute Christmas shopping, or spend time browsing the wide array of stalls for something for yours.... >>more
Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown
Saturday 18th November to Sunday 19th November 3.00 pm
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Show Me Shorts Film Festival - The Sampler
Show Me Shorts Film Festival is New Zealand’s leading international short film festival. The regional touring programme, The Sampler, is.... >>more
Ruby's Cinema and Bar , Wanaka
Saturday 18th November to Sunday 19th November 10.30 pm
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Eliza Southwood - Coffee Peloton & Cycling Screenprints
Eliza practiced as an architect for ten years before deciding to take up a career as an artist and illustrator full-time in 2010, she has co.... >>more
Cycle Higher, Queenstown
Thursday 9th November to Tuesday 12th December 10.00 pm
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Spring Catalogue (2017)
Just announced Wallace Award 2017 Paramount Winner Andy Leleisi’uao paintings may at first seem somewhat enigmatic, as if narratives witho.... >>more
Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown
Friday 29th September to Wednesday 22nd November 4.00 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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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. Unfolding .... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Wednesday 20th September to Tuesday 5th December 5.00 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
Wednesday 20th September to Tuesday 5th December 5.00 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
Friday 13th October to Tuesday 5th December 4.00 pm
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Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs
Francis Upritchard's sculptures and paintings reverberate with possible histories, both ancient and imagined. Come face-to-face with enigmat.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Wednesday 4th October to Sunday 26th November 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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World Toilet Day
DCC Archivist, Alison Breese, will talk about the history of public conveniences in Dunedin, covering the often overlooked structures that a.... >>more
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin
Saturday 18th November to Sunday 19th November 7.00 pm
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All Aboard for Portside
Train Trip and Portside Breakfast Start Fete Day with a sumptuous breakfast at Portside. Catch the train out and fortify yourself for a fu.... >>more
Oamaru Steam and Rail Society, Oamaru
Saturday 18th November to Sunday 19th November 1.15 pm
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Michael Hight: Recent Paintings (2017)
Michael Hight’s art is an excellent example of how paintings can seem to be simple, beautiful landscapes, whilst simultaneously being deep.... >>more
Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown
Thursday 26th October to Wednesday 22nd November 11.00 pm
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Duntroon Gaol and Nichol's Blacksmith
Come and be gaoled and bailed at the Duntroon Gaol, visit the Duntroon Wetlands and Brewery Hole and be taken back in time by Nicol’s Blac.... >>more
Oamaru, North Otago
Wednesday 15th November to Sunday 19th November 3.00 pm
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Royal Overseas League Arts Concert
Ferio Saxophone Quartet: A varied programme by this sensational UK Quartet. Works by J.S. Bach, Jean Francaix, Ferenc Farkas, Astor Piazol.... >>more
St Lukes Anglican Church, Oamaru
Saturday 18th November to Sunday 19th November 9.30 pm
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Fete Day Anti-Climax Buster!
Miscreant Raconteurs; Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey and Skyscraper... in conjunction with the finale of 'Sly and Sordid, 'a Heritage Week Ex.... >>more
The Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru
Sunday 19th November 1.00 am
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Headstones and Stories
Twilight walk through Oamaru’s oldest cemetery with conservation Historian Helen Stead. Discover the stories of the lost graves..... >>more
Oamaru Cemetery, Oamaru
Saturday 18th November to Sunday 19th November 6.00 pm
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Hudson & Halls
Move over My Kitchen Rules, this is NZ’s original kitchen reality drama! Prepare to be transported to a 1980s television studio for big .... >>more
Fortune Theatre, Dunedin
Saturday 18th November to Saturday 16th December 12.30 am
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Tai Chi Sessions
Tai Chi Sessions: With experienced qualified coach Master Haogui Chen, the winner of a number of Tai Chi competitions in China. *Weather pe.... >>more
Dunedin Chinese Garden, Dunedin
Friday 3rd November to Sunday 26th November 2.30 pm
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North Otago Masonic Charity Golf Tournament
Come along to the North Otago Masonic Charity Golf Tournament Kurow Golf Club. Light meal provided. All proceeds to Whalan Lodge..... >>more
Kurow Golf Club, Oamaru
Saturday 18th November to Sunday 19th November 5.00 pm
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Earth Rising - Hamish Horsley (Paintings & Sculpture)
Born and raised in Whanganui, Horsley moved to London in 1975, where he later graduated from the Royal College of Art. Remaining in London f.... >>more
Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin
Friday 10th November to Wednesday 6th December 3.00 pm
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Purakaunui School Fair
Fun, food, entertainment, white elephant stall etc... It's Purakaunui's big day out! Purakaunui's annual school fairs are always a lovely .... >>more
Purakaunui School, Dunedin
Saturday 18th November to Sunday 19th November 4.00 pm
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Hyzlander Disc Golf Tournament
Disc Golf Dunedin is hosting the first inaugural Hyzlander Disc Golf Tournament at the beautiful Waiora Scout camp at Whare Flats. This is a.... >>more
Waiora Scout Camp, Dunedin
Thursday 16th November to Sunday 19th November 5.00 pm
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Dunedin Sister Circle
Hello sisters! This Sunday we will gather for our last new moon women's sharing circle and meditation for the year, on Sunday the 19th of N.... >>more
Studio Tula, Dunedin
Saturday 18th November to Sunday 19th November 10.15 pm
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After the People Have Gone by Libby McColl
The New Zealand countryside is the inspiration behind Libby's warm, emotive paintings. Born and raised in Auckland, Libby has always held a.... >>more
Artbay Gallery, Queenstown
Monday 13th November to Wednesday 13th December 3.00 pm
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Nejat Kavvas and Ilya Volykhine Art Exhibition
An exhibition of the works of two prominent contemporary artists, painter Ilya Volykhine and glass artist and sculptor Nejat Kavvas. About.... >>more
Artbay Gallery, Queenstown
Thursday 16th November to Thursday 30th November 3.00 pm
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Ferio Saxophone Quartet
Ferio Saxophones - Royal Overseas League Winners 2015 The Wanaka Concert Society is joined by the Royal Overseas League in presenting Ferio .... >>more
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Monday 20th November 12.30 am
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Ceroc Dancing
Ceroc is... a great way to learn in a social, fun and friendly atmosphere! From a complete beginner with two left feet to those with previ.... >>more
St Peters Church, Queenstown
Monday 12th June to Monday 18th December 2.00 am
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Parlez-vous Français? Celebrating France and The French
This exhibition reflects the country’s variety: French printing; the reign of Louis XIV; works by dramatists Corneille and Dumas; an origi.... >>more
University of Otago Library, Dunedin
Thursday 14th September to Friday 8th December 3.30 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 Itali.... >>more
La Piccola Italia, Dunedin
Sunday 15th October to Monday 4th December 3.30 pm
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Advanced Italian Language Class 2
This is an advanced class in the Italian language and culture taught in an enjoyable and communicative way. Some previous knowledge of Itali.... >>more
La Piccola Italia, Dunedin
Sunday 15th October to Monday 4th December 11.45 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 16th October to Monday 4th December 1.00 am
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The Hope Art Exhibition
The Hope Exhibition will be a celebration of artistic creativity and the beauty of life. Art, creativity and self-expression are an integral.... >>more
Community Gallery, Dunedin
Sunday 19th November to Monday 20th November 11.00 pm
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Walkers, Wheelers and Beyond: What Will Footpaths Look Like?
Urban planning and policy is falling behind the expanding range of personal mobility devices (mobility scooters, skateboards, dogs, pushchai.... >>more
St David Lecture Theatre Complex, Dunedin
Sunday 19th November to Monday 20th November 10.30 pm
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Site 2017
Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin School of Art will again be transformed into an art gallery for the annual Site exhibition, opening its door t.... >>more
Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin
Friday 17th November to Thursday 23rd November 3.00 pm
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Caroline Earley: Same - Difference (2017)
Caroline Earley’s ceramics look as if they are made to be held and caressed. They are intimate studies of shape and form, and the thick,.... >>more
Milford Galleries Dunedin, Dunedin
Thursday 2nd November to Wednesday 29th November 11.00 pm
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Aiko Robinson: Intimate Whispers Hidden In the Shadows
Almost a year into her two-year Master’s programme at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts, Aiko Robinson’s printmaking practice is looking.... >>more
Milford Galleries Dunedin, Dunedin
Thursday 2nd November to Wednesday 29th November 11.00 pm
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Neil Dawson: Reflections (2017)
Neil Dawson distills everyday elements to essential forms and uses these as the building blocks for his sculptural works. Removed from the.... >>more
Milford Galleries Dunedin, Dunedin
Wednesday 8th November to Wednesday 29th November 2.00 pm
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Big Night Out Pub Crawl
Join the Big Night Out Pub Crawl as we take over Queenstown, New Zealand in an epic party you will never forget! The Big Night Out Pub Crawl.... >>more
Vinyl Underground, Queenstown
Tuesday 20th June to Saturday 30th December 4.00 am
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The Role of Mind-body In Resolving Chronic Illness
Mel Abbott is an acclaimed mind-body trainer who is getting around 90% recovery rates from over 250 different chronic health conditions. Now.... >>more
Mornington Presbyterian Church, Dunedin
Monday 20th November to Tuesday 21st November 10.00 pm
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Communication and Lip Reading Class
Free communication and lip reading class with a specialised tutor. This is designed for people of all ages suffering from hearing loss. It.... >>more
Hearing Support Otago, Dunedin
Monday 18th September to Tuesday 19th December 5.30 pm
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Intermediate Italian Language Class 1
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 16th October to Tuesday 5th December 3.30 pm
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