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Central Otago

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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 Sunday 15th October 4.00 am
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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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New Zealand Photography Tour – 17 Days
17-day New Zealand photography tour capturing some of the country’s best-untouched wilderness and the Te Wahipounamu world heritage area. .... >>more
Queenstown Airport, Queenstown
Thursday 14th September to Sunday 1st October 4.00 pm
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David Sparshott - Bicycle Prints
David Sparshott’s work is truly stunning. “Not many illustrators can boast a portfolio as prolific as hugely-popular David Sparshott. H.... >>more
Cycle Higher, Queenstown
Thursday 31st August to Tuesday 31st October 5.00 pm
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That Bloody Woman
New Zealand’s smash hit rock musical That Bloody Woman is back. Our favourite daughter, suffragist, activist and cyclist Kate Sheppard is .... >>more
Fortune Theatre, Dunedin
Tuesday 26th September to Sunday 8th October 12.00 am
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Bill Massey's Tourists
Jan Bolwell’s ‘Bill Massey’s Tourists’ – 31 August – 30 September 2017. A granddaughter tells her grandfather’s story. Consu.... >>more
Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru
Tuesday 26th September 1.30 am
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Miranda Parkes: The Merrier
Saturday 22 July, 2pm Exhibition floor talk: Join artist Miranda Parkes with curator Andrea Bell for a tour of ‘the merrier’. Drawing o.... >>more
Hocken Collections, Dunedin
Thursday 20th July to Saturday 28th October 5.00 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
Friday 11th August to Saturday 30th September 5.00 pm
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The Review (2017)
The Review 2017 features numerous new works: Charlotte Handy’s perceptive, revealing, portraits; Peter James Smith’s intriguing combinat.... >>more
Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown
Friday 4th August to Wednesday 27th September 5.00 pm
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Quiz Night
Every Tuesday the greatest minds in Dunedin come together in the Stuart Street Brew Bar and do battle for the coveted prize of Big Brain. N.... >>more
Mac's Brew Bar Stuart St, Dunedin
Tuesday 1st August to Tuesday 3rd October 2.00 am
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Sketched In Stone
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum’s art collection includes many fine examples of the art of lithography (a method of printing an image from a f.... >>more
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin
Thursday 17th August to Tuesday 31st October 5.00 pm
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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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Regency Law and Medicine
Jane Austen 200 Dunedin commemorates 200 years since the death of England's best-loved novelist. The third event in this series is two talk.... >>more
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin
Monday 25th September to Tuesday 26th September 11.30 pm
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Moon Festival Poetry Competition
Help celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival by writing a poem based on the theme ‘Once In A Blue Moon’ There are three age categories Chil.... >>more
Dunedin Chinese Garden, Dunedin
Sunday 27th August to Sunday 15th October 7.00 am
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Simon Edwards: The Great Unknown (2017)
Just as every new work by Simon Edwards reveals new wonders of landscape, so too every new exhibition reveals further evidence of his consid.... >>more
Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown
Friday 1st September to Wednesday 27th September 5.00 pm
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Christine Cathie: Signatures (2017)
Glass has a paradoxical nature. Ostensibly a notoriously fragile solid, its structure flows like a slow liquid, and well-worked glass sculpt.... >>more
Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown
Friday 1st September to Wednesday 27th September 5.00 pm
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Terry Stringer: That Certain Smile (2017)
For decades Terry Stringer has explored the transformation of abstract ideas into concrete forms, how the figure can occupy space, and the w.... >>more
Milford Galleries Dunedin, Dunedin
Friday 8th September to Wednesday 4th October 6.00 pm
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Studio 18D (2017)
Each of the artworks in Studio 18D is emblematic of the theory, style, subject matter, and process of its maker. Whether it is Ralph Hotere.... >>more
Milford Galleries Dunedin, Dunedin
Friday 8th September to Wednesday 4th October 6.00 pm
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Di ffrench - Theatre of the Non-Body
ffrench’s Theatre of the Non-Body works date from 1990 (towards the end of her Trustbank residency in the Christchurch Art Centre). “.... >>more
Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin
Friday 8th September to Wednesday 4th October 5.00 pm
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That's Pep - Gordon Crook, Pat Hanly, Eion Stevens
That's Pep is an exhibition of Gordon Crook tapestries, Pat Hanly screenprints and Eion Stevens paintings..... >>more
Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin
Friday 22nd September to Thursday 12th October 12.30 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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By Purchase, Gift Or Bequest
From the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection: By purchase, gift or bequest... Since its inception in 1884, the Gallery's permanent collec.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Thursday 21st September to Tuesday 24th October 5.00 pm
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Marie Shannon: Rooms Found Only In the Home
Sensitive, funny and wry. Marie Shannon's photography and moving-image works present contemporary art as an intimate and immediate occupatio.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Wednesday 20th September to Monday 23rd October 5.00 pm
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Loveliness Extreme
Sentimentality is a word which not only describes feelings of tenderness, sadness or nostalgia but suggests an excess of these feelings - an.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Wednesday 20th September to Monday 23rd October 5.00 pm
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Eve Armstrong: China and Hardware
This monumental collage on the DPAG Big Wall, China and Hardware (2017) is one result of Eve Armstrong's 2017 Visiting Artist project. As p.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Wednesday 20th September to Monday 23rd October 5.00 pm
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Somewhere Up Country: Landscapes From the Collection
Taking its title from William Sutton's 1944 painting, Somewhere Up Country explores the genre of landscape painting within the Dunedin Publi.... >>more
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Wednesday 20th September to Monday 23rd October 5.00 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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Tiger Murdoch - The Insider
Opening Preview: Tuesday 26 September, 5:30pm. All welcome. Unpacking the definition of ‘insider’ within the publicly funded contempor.... >>more
Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
Monday 25th September to Saturday 21st October 11.30 pm
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Teresa Andrew - Give Us This Day...
Opening Preview: Tuesday 26 September, 5:30pm. All welcome. Teresa Andrew presents new work as a critique on social responsibilities and d.... >>more
Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
Monday 25th September to Saturday 21st October 11.30 pm
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The Black Seeds 'Fabric' Album Release Tour
With special guests P Digsss-Peacekeeper & KillaManRaro. With their brand new singles 'Back To You', 'Better Days' & 'Freakin'' now release.... >>more
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Wednesday 27th September 1.30 am
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The Real Life of War Victims and Refugees
Dunedin journalist Steve Addison has been working on a project with New York freelance photographer Tim Eastman to bring the stories of war .... >>more
The Rees Hotel, Queenstown
Tuesday 26th September to Wednesday 27th September 11.30 pm
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French Playgroup for Toddlers (Pre-Schoolers) 0-5 Years
Did you know experts claim that the best time to learn a language is between 0-3 years and 4-7 years old so why not get your toddler to deve.... >>more
Alliance Française, Dunedin
Tuesday 25th July to Wednesday 27th September 11.00 pm
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Raw! The King's High School Festival of Arts and Culture
Visual art exhibition and live performances celebrating the best of King's High School art and culture. Experience our students' achievement.... >>more
Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, Dunedin
Wednesday 27th September 12.00 am
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The Big Bike Film Night
The Big Bike Film Night returns to Alexandra, riding back to Central Otago to entertain bike lovers young and the not so young. What’s t.... >>more
Central Cinema, Alexandra
Wednesday 27th September 1.30 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
Tuesday 12th September to Wednesday 27th September 5.00 pm
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Glenfalloch Golden Night Garden
An enchanted evening stroll amongst gorgeous glowing artworks. Glenfalloch will glow with golden light as installations and sculptures are .... >>more
Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, Dunedin
Wednesday 27th September to Friday 29th September 1.30 am
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Big Love With Lisa O'neill: CANCELLED
Imagine being able to say that you really truly loved who you are? Big Love is about learning the tools that will start you on your self-lo.... >>more
The Dunedin Centre, Dunedin
Wednesday 27th September 1.30 am
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The New Zealand School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Improsaurus is Dunedin's very own live improvised comedy troupe and we will be creating a world of kiwi magic. As every show is made up on t.... >>more
Allen Hall Theatre, Dunedin
Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 1.30 am
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Wilma Smith and Friends
The Wanaka Concert Society with Chamber Music New Zealand presents Wilma and Friends - a quartet of top international performers - violinist.... >>more
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Thursday 28th September 1.30 am
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Black Estate Winemaker's Dinner
Indulge in a flavour filled the evening with delicious, elegant wine matched with Wakatipu Grill’s specially created 3-course menu with a .... >>more
Wakatipu Grill, Queenstown
Thursday 28th September 12.30 am
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French Adult Conversation Classes
Come bring your lunch and improve your French with Marine Brianne, a native speaker, in a friendly, welcoming, interactive environment. Ca.... >>more
Alliance Française, Dunedin
Wednesday 26th July to Thursday 28th September 7.30 pm
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Open Mic Night
The ever popular Open Mic Night at Craft Bar. Come do something entertaining and receive a free beverage for your troubles. Every performe.... >>more
Craft Bar, Dunedin
Thursday 3rd August to Thursday 28th September 3.00 am
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Cycle Chic Film Tour
Catering for a strong demand by female bike riders to have their stories told on the big screen, these short cycling films have been careful.... >>more
Rialto Cinemas, Dunedin
Thursday 28th September 2.00 am
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Made In the Waitaki
Part of the inaugural Waitaki Arts Festival. This event will showcase the talented people of the Waitaki District – people who have achie.... >>more
Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru
Thursday 28th September 1.30 am
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Google Analytics Course - Fully Day Workshop
Want to learn how to boost your online presence and track the right metrics to measure your success? This full day 'bring your own device' .... >>more
Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown
Wednesday 27th September to Thursday 28th September 3.00 pm
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The Black Seeds - Fabric NZ Tour
New Zealand, get ready. This September, the almighty Black Seeds will be bringing it to a town near you onboard their nationwide New Zealan.... >>more
Re:Fuel Bar, Dunedin
Thursday 28th September to Friday 29th September 2.00 am
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The Big Bike Film Night
The 3rd annual Big Bike Film Night, sees us get bigger, better and riding into Oamaru to entertain bike lovers young and the not so young as.... >>more
Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru
Friday 29th September 1.30 am
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Otago Peninsula Trust Reunion
Otago Peninsula Trust Staff and Trustees past & present are invited to the Trust Reunion to celebrate our 50 year anniversary. Let your Tru.... >>more
Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, Dunedin
Thursday 28th September to Friday 29th September 11.30 pm
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Amiria Grenell & Flip Grater - Southern Ranges Tour
Kiwi songbirds Amiria Grenell and Flip Grater are hitting the road together this Spring for a brief South Island tour. They will be performi.... >>more
Bellamys Gallery, Dunedin
Friday 29th September 1.00 am
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