What's on in Kāpiti

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Tiaho Mai Exhibition

Coastlands Mall, Coastlands Parade, Paraparaumu

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Tiaho Mai showcases authentic traditional and contemporary Māori artworks featuring renowned Toi Iho artists, Ngā Aho Whenua Residency Weavers – Pip Devonshire and Sonia Snowden, artists of the ART Confederation of Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Toa Rangatira as well as invited leading and emerging artists.

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Tineli Kapiti Cycling Club Winter Series

School Road, Te Horo

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The Kapiti Cycling Club presents the Tineli Winter Series of graded road races and welcomes all riders. Races will be run for grades A through to D plus the Social Circuit grade (see below). Points will be awarded for placings in all grades. After the final event (7th August), a Prizegiving and afternoon tea will be held at the Hall and prizes will be awarded (Tineli gift vouchers). If you pre-register and pay for all 4 races before 7pm Saturday 10 July, pay only $80 for non-members and $40 for KCC members. Pre-register at Kapiti Cycling Club's website. Course is the same as previous years and is a 20km loop. Social Circuit* = 1 lap 20km* D grade = 2 laps 40km C grade = 2 laps 40km B grade = 3 laps 60km A grade = 3 laps 60km Please register before 12.30pm, Te Horo Beach Community Hall, School Rd, Te Horo. After the ride, please join us for coffee and cake (only $8) at Ruth Pretty's Garden Room, School Rd. Winners will be announced there, along with Ruth's Rider of the Day - sponsored by Ruth Pretty - a voucher for coffee and cake for two. *Social Circuit - is a no-drop group ride over one lap until 1km to go, then an optional sprint finish!

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Waikanae Community Market

Park Ave, Waikanae

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Large community market with over 70 stalls. Three fruit and vegetable trucks, five bakery stalls, plant stalls, olive oil, cheeses and meats, avocados, raw honey, bric-a-brac, coffee beans, soaps, candles, crafts, vinyl records, preserves, crackers, books, cards and much more. Different stalls each week.

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The Makers Basket POP-UP Shop

32 Tutere Street, Waikanae

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The Makers Basket POP-UP SHOP is a creative exhibition where we will be showcasing and selling a range of our works, including: clay polymer art and prints, preserved flower jewellery and frames, naturally and botanically dyed textiles for the home and family, heirloom children’s clothing and play pieces, vintage keepsake block puzzles, and more. The Makers Basket is a unique blend of five local businesses here on the Kapiti Coast that share a love of nature and craft: @werunwild @rosiseironcreates @dannyraedesign @skylarkcreationsnz, and @foraged.and.found We will be running two weekends, back to back. We will accept payment via cash or EFTPOS.

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Māoriland Presents Anika Moa

68 Main St, Otaki, Ōtaki

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Anika Moa is an Aotearoa multi-award winning recording artist, children’s entertainer, television and radio presenter and māmā of four! In a career spanning over 20 years, Anika Moa has released six studio albums, including two wildly successful children’s albums, TV shows ‘All Talk with Anika Moa’ and most recently, ‘Anika Moa Unleashed’. ‘Māoriland Presents’ is a series of unique live performances held in the Māoriland Hub, a former department store based in Ōtaki. Designed with fans of Aotearoa’s best musicians in mind, each performance holds two sets exclusive to the one headlining artist. Each show is hosted by Māoriland, the organisation who produce the annual Māoriland Film Festival, who speak with the artist about their inspirations and motivations before each performance and allow a limited capacity audience to submerge into the artists work.

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Olga Shanina - Russian Soprano in Concert

Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu

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Olga Shanina - Renowned Russian Soprano. Olga will be supported by Guy Davidson at the grand piano. 75 minutes of superb:- Arias from Operas, operettas, musicals and cinema. Olga was born in Ulyanovsk in the family of a military pilot. As a graduating student in the Rimsky- Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory she performed the role of Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, and this was to become her signature role, having performed it over 100 times. She has also performed leading roles in Rigoletto, Un ballo in maschera, La Boheme, Die Fledermaus, and Carmen, as well as roles in a number of Russian operas less well known in the West. From 2004 until 2008 she was a senior lecturer at the Herzen State University Vocal Department as well as presenting master classes in Kazakhstan. Olga has been invited to perform in Japan, Finland, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Tatarstan and China. Her connection with New Zealand has been by way of a social cultural exchange visit to this country.

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/olga-shanina-russian-soprano-in-concert/paraparaumu/tickets?tref=p%3Awellingtonnz

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NATIVE Minds: The Power of Music to Change Your Life

68 Main St, Otaki, Ōtaki

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We know that vibrations have the power to heal. Music is a universal language for a reason. It consists of sounds and frequencies that interact with our bodies and our emotions, because of our culture. The right music at the right time will change your life. Guest speakers to be announced soon! Session #4 from the series 'NATIVE MINDS -  Māori Beacons Of Our Time' This series of interactive discussions takes you up close and personal with a selection of Native Minds whose personal passions serve as beacons for all people of Aotearoa. A chance to take some light with you as you enter the Māori New Year.    This event is part of Matariki Lighting The Beacons Festival - a month-long arts festival stretching right across Kāpiti during the month of July 2021 to celebrate Matariki.

https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2021/jul/power-of-music

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The Look Of Love

Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu

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Spend an evening with award-winning Ali Harper as she showcases Burt Bacharach’s hit songs – 'Close To You', 'Alfie', 'That’s What Friends Are For', 'Walk On By', 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' and reminds us 'What The World Needs Now' in 'The Look Of Love'. The king of love songs in the 60s and 70s, Bacharach’s music has stood the test of time and continues to touch millions of hearts all over the world. The Look Of Love will transport you back through the ages celebrating a long line of Bacharach muses, from Marlene Dietrich to Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick to Aretha Franklin and Cilla Black. If you have enjoyed Ali’s previous shows ‘A Doris Day Special,’ ‘Legendary Divas,’ ‘Songs for Nobodies,’ ‘Bombshells’ and the more recent NZ Tour ‘Yesterday, then you won’t want to miss this musical feast for the heart and soul alongside Musical Director and pianist Tom Rainey and guitarist Harry Harrison. “A non-stop parade of hits... I would encourage anyone who enjoys good music and good cabaret to buy a ticket!” Backstage Review, Christchurch “If you are looking for a night of nostalgia, musical enrichment and exceptional entertainment, then look no further than The Look of Love.” Theatreview, Wellington 'Ali Harper lights up every room she enters, owns every stage she steps upon, steals every heart that hears her sing’ - Alex Rybeck, New York ‘Harper transcends the “star” label to prove herself a true artist’ - John Smyth, Theatreview

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/the-look-of-love/paraparaumu/tickets?tref=p%3Awellingtonnz

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Sin City Live & Dangerous

Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St, Paekākāriki

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Lock your doors and hide your beers because the Sin City boys are hitting the road this July!! The country soul duo have been tearing up stages around Auckland since returning from lockdown in Alicante, Spain late last year and now they're taking the show around the North Island with a full band in tow. Having spent the last five years touring the world in their previous rock 'n' roll outfit The Cavemen, Sin City sure know their way around a crowd and with a Delaney Davidson produced album in the works these louts are surely heading places. Though they may have traded buzzing guitars and pounding drums for cowboy balladry and soul crooning, the live show still packs a punch with 13th Floor describing it as 'Blues and Country mixed in a bar-room style, with a loose but tight feel.' So don't fear winter's bitter chill, because like a smooth Tennessee bourbon Sin City are here to keep you warm and rowdy...

https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/

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Kāpiti Concert Orchestra – Showcasing Young Musicians

Coastlands Theatre, 32 Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu

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The Kāpiti Concert Orchestra will return to Te Raukura ki Kāpiti to present their next concert on Saturday 31 July at 2pm. The Orchestra conducted by Donald Armstrong, Associate-Concertmaster of the Zealand Symphony Orchestra, will play works by Liszt, Brahms, Beethoven and Vivaldi. Lizst's popular Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 for Orchestra was originally written as one of 19 for piano but was later adapted for Orchestra by a colleague and has become a firm concert favourite ever since. Brahms took his time writing his first symphony - about 21 years. He lived and worked under the shadow of Beethoven's legacy but following the premiere of the First Symphony in 1876 he finally emerged as a composer in his own right. This concert also gives the Orchestra the opportunity to showcase the talents of the next generation of young musicians to a wider audience by providing two Kāpiti College students with the chance to play, rehearse and interact with a professional conductor and a large group of experienced musicians in a well-appointed and modern performance venue. Clara Satherley will perform "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Lucia Vidiella-Lopez will play the First Movement from Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1.

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/ka-piti-concert-orchestra-showcasing-young-musicians/paraparaumu/tickets?tref=p%3Awellingtonnz

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Stretch - Last Call for the Road Tour

34 Poplar Ave, Raumati South, Raumati

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Renowned for unforgettable performances and his connection with audiences, acclaimed singer/songwriter ‘Stretch’ is stripping back the production and presenting a series of intimate solo shows on the ‘Last Call for The Road’ tour. From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses, Stretch has a passion that sets shows alight. This sound has seen him open for some of the world’s greatest songwriters; Damien Rice, Jeff Tweedy, Angus & Julia Stone and Elton John... Stretch is an artist that plays his heart out, whether it’s opening at Mission Estate to 20,000, bringing the Hawke’s Bay Opera House to a standing ovation, or filling the room with that same energy up close at his solo shows. With his seductive mix of moody acoustic folk/soul music and a gift for truly original songwriting, this tour is a chance to catch one of New Zealand’s most engaging performers up close...  'Stretch held an audience in his hands for the next couple of hours, performing in the ultimate stripped-back format. Get along and witness this latest stage in the evolution of a truly great talent from right here on our own doorstep.’ - Ambient Light

https://www.stretchsongs.com/

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Lixin Zhang - Piano

7 Pehi Kupa St, Waikanae

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Waikanae Music Society is thrilled to introduce one of New Zealand’s most exciting young talents – pianist Lixin Zhang. Currently studying at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles (remotely at present because of Covid-19), Lixin also studies with Michael Endres and Neville Baird while at home in Christchurch. His first major prize was winning the Wallace National Junior Piano Competition and the special award for Best Performance of a Classical Sonata. Since then, he has gone on to win each of the major New Zealand piano competitions including the National Young Performer Award, Wallace National Piano Competition and the National Concerto Competition. He has also received recognition in various international competitions. Lixin has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Gina Bachauer Young Artists International Piano Competition (postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19). He has extensively toured New Zealand and has given performances in Asia and Europe, as well as participating in numerous international music festivals. Lixin's first CD, released by Rattle Records in 2018, promptly shot to first place in Radio NZ’s Classical Charts. Programme Chopin: Ballade No 1 Chopin: Sonata No 3 Mozart: Sonata in C, K 330 Chopin: Nocturne in C minor Op 48, No 1 Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann Door sales will be available for this concert, or tickets can be purchased from Waikanae New World, Moby Dickens Books in Paraparaumu Beach or through the website.

http://www.waikanaemusic.org.nz

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Sound Splash

10 Brett Ambler Way, Paraparaumu

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Kids only event, Sound Splash returns to the Coastlands Aquatic Centre on Saturday 7 August from 5pm - 8pm for kids aged 8 to 13! The evening will include DJ’s from PaePae Soundsystem, the Dunk Tank and entry to the Spa and Hydroslide! Tickets are just $6 or $12 with a meal and are available now from the Coastlands Aquatic Centre. Please note: Due to this event, the Coastlands Aquatic Centre will be closed to the public on Saturday 8 May from 4pm.

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I Was Glad

Coastlands Theatre, 32 Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu

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Orpheus Choir Wellington is delighted to present a programme featuring an all-star lineup of soloists with Music Director Brent Stewart. I Was Glad is a programme of two halves. Accompanied by an instrumental ensemble, the programme first explores awe-inspiring works from Parry’s glorious anthem, I Was Glad, to Hopkin’s mysterious Past Life Melodies - featuring harmonic overtone singing. To finish, Orpheus Choir Wellington is thrilled to bring together soprano Madeleine Pierard, mezzo Margaret Medlyn, and bass Wade Kernot in a performance of Szymanowski’s masterpiece, Stabat Mater. This work combines traditional liturgical text with Polish folk music, fluctuating between powerful drama and poignant sorrow.

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/i-was-glad/paraparaumu/tickets?tref=p%3Awellingtonnz

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Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

Coastlands Theatre, 32 Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu

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Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence - of life, love…. and ice cream! This glorious production is inspired by Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer prize winning “Denial of Death,” and the vibrant, life–filled chaos of India’s most cosmopolitan city, Mumbai. Jacob Rajan delivers a dazzling solo performance as he channels seven characters, weaving the afterlife and a dash of Bollywood disco into the real-life mystery of India’s vanishing vultures. A man trying desperately to avoid death is flung between limbo and his past where a rebellious young woman holds the key that may guide him to paradise. Infused with serious laughter, exquisite puppetry and inspired sound design this show is guaranteed to blow your mind and melt your heart. "Flawless" - Theatrescenes "A joy to see" - Theatreview

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/paradise-or-the-impermanence-of-ice-cream/paraparaumu/tickets?tref=p%3Awellingtonnz

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It's Showtime!

Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu

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Classical and modern music, Scottish Bagpipes, Solo singing, DAPA, Irish Dancers, Jazz, and the Paraparaumu College Amadeus Orchestra will inspire you and fill your heart with love. You will leave singing and dancing all the way home. It is the opportunity for our young people to give back to the community, lift the spirits of everyone and fundraise for three very important charities.

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/its-showtime/paraparaumu/tickets?tref=p%3Awellingtonnz

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Winter Urban Foraging Workshop - Learn To Forage For Edibles

9 Leinster Avenue, Raumati

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Join Felicity (seasoned forager & folk herbalist) for a wander around her magical wild garden to learn about commonly found, wild, edible weeds. The garden is packed full of fruit, vege, medicinal herbs, berries, natives, wildflowers, spring bulbs etc. Many wild weeds are springing up, creating quite a magical garden space, overflowing with food, beauty & wonder. Step into this magical wonderland, as we wander around discussing all the edible weeds which you very likely have growing in your own backyard or local neighbourhood. By the end of the workshop you will: - understand the basic principles of foraging, including sustainable harvesting - feel confident in identifying 10-15 wild edible plants - know about their nutritional & medicinal benefits - know about common toxic/dangerous plants to avoid when foraging - know about the best ways to prepare your foraged greens for maximum nutritional benefit & flavour - feel empowered to include foraged greens in your everyday diet Walk away with hands-on, practical skills & knowledge that you can use in your own life. Investment of $65 includes wild weed walk & discussion, a cup of herbal tea & a foraged wild taster, which varies with the seasons. Secure your place on the website. Places limited, first in first served. 

http://www.homegrownbotanica.co.nz

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Wonderland Glow Show

Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu

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The GLOW SHOW team is back with WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW, a ‘kiwified’ interpretation of the classic ‘Alice in Wonderland' tale for tamariki, educators and whanau! Let your imagination soar as you're transported by the magic of giant scale glow-in-the-dark puppetry. The mega edu-taining WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW promotes literacy and Te Reo Mãori, celebrates the exquisite art of ultraviolet puppetry, and demonstrates “Being your most creative self! Hei tino auaha koe! ”WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW is an upbeat, engaging show that dives headlong into a weird and wonderful world of dancing flamingos, shuffling cards, an 8-metre caterpillar and giant flowers. But it’s not all rosy… there’s a march hare on the loose! Shows are created specifically for your age groups: 10 am session for 0-5 year-olds – suits ECEs and Year 1 Puppetry-music-dancing-moving! Meet puppets! 40 minutes! 11.30 am session for 6-12 year-olds – suits Years 2-8 Puppetry-story-music! Meet actors with patai (Q and A) 55 minutes! Adults the same price as children, service fees apply

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/wonderland-glow-show/paraparaumu/tickets?tref=p%3Awellingtonnz

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You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Operatunity

Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu

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Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as we sing and dance the day away to your favourite hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Starring the amazing artists Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Bruce French, Grant Winterburn, Ray Eade and Suzanne Lynch.

https://www.operatunity.co.nz/concert/YouMakeMeFeelLikeDancing2021/

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Mary Poppins - The Broadway Musical

Te Raukura ki Kāpiti - Performing Arts Centre, 32 Raumati Rd, Raumati

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Join Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane, Michael, George and Winifred Banks and the many other beloved and colourful characters for the spectacular production of Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s global sensation! Featuring the songs you love including Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, A Spoonful of Sugar, Feed the Birds, Jolly Holiday, Step in Time and Anything Can Happen – Te Raukura ki Kapiti is set for a truly magical experience! This is a family theatrical event you don’t want to miss so book now!

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Kāpiti Arts Trail

175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu

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Every year the two weekends of art immersion offer a rare glimpse into the studio spaces and workings of artists - all of whom are listed in the Kāpiti Arts Guide and can be visited year-round.

There's always something for everyone on the Arts Trail: painting in oils, watercolour or mixed media; fibre arts; ceramics; jewellery; photography; street art; digital art; tattoo; glass; and wood. Many artists demonstrate their creative process, and all have their art available for sale, it is a great way to support quality New Zealand artists.

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Kapiti Food Fair 2021

Mazengarb Rd, Paraparaumu

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Kāpiti Food Fair is a fun foodie day out with good friends, good times & good food that makes a lasting impression in the minds & bodies of all foodies.

The Fair exists to showcase New Zealand packaged food & beverage, other related F&B products and the united nations of ready-to-eat food, in Kāpiti.

This is accompanied by a licensed Bar & professionally managed stage and FREE kids’ zone, face painting, parading performers, buskers, Christmas magic and much more, meaning we are a destination event for a variety of visitors & foodies to enjoy all day long.

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