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April 2018

Robin Hood

April 10 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
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To kick start the Fortune theatre's 2018 season Robin Hood written by the award-winning play write Zac Nicholls is coming to the theatre from the 21st until the 28th of April. The classic play has been given a modern day twist and is ready to delight audiences of all ages.   All tickets are just $12 and you can purchase them from the fortune theatre box office, 231 Stuart Street Dunedin or you can visit their website fortunetheatre.co.nc for more…

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An Iliad

April 10 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare based in Homer's The Iliad is coming to the Fortune theatre from the 7th until the 21st of April. They are performing the classic in a new and intimate way in a part play and part music gig way, this is not a show to be missed! The performance stars Michael Hurst and the music is composed by Shayane P Carter. Tickets are $17.50 to $45 and are available now to book…

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Great White Shark

April 14 @ 11:30 am - April 29 @ 4:30 pm

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the great white shark is an iconic predator – the creature we love to fear. Screening daily at the Otago Museum's Planetarium with three sessions 10.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm from Saturday 14 to Sunday 29 April as part of the Wild Dunedin Film Festival. Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark explores the great white’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Experience the…

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Wild Dunedin Film Festival

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - April 24 @ 4:00 pm
Rialto Cinemas Dunedin, 11 Moray Place
Dunedin, 9016 New Zealand
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The Wild Dunedin Film Festival theme this year is OCEANS. A part of the Wild Dunedin festival of nature, this is a chance to celebrate and spread awareness of our incredible wildlife in New Zealand and beyond! Best of all, proceeds go to the new Dunedin Wildlife Hospital.* By coming along to watch a film you are helping Dunedin’s endangered yellow-eyed penguins and other wild locals. The Wild Dunedin Film Festival will take place on 21st – 24th April and…

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Relax Kids Holiday Programme – Time Travel Adventures

April 23 @ 11:00 am - April 27 @ 1:00 pm
Relax Kids NZ, 286 Princes St
Dunedin, 9001 New Zealand
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Bookings are now open for our ever-popular Holiday Relaxation Programme. This holidays we are going on a Time Travel Adventure! WHY RELAX KIDS? Your child will love our fun-packed Relax Kids holiday sessions. They will have lots of fun playing games, stretching, learning about their own important qualities and skills. They will also learn breathing techniques to help to stay calm, take part in peer massage, practice growth mindset and enjoy RELAXING! We always have daily art/craft activities too. We…

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National Flash Fiction Day Competition

April 24
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 30, 2018

April 30 deadline Submit your best 300-word story by 30 April to: https://nationalflash.org/competition/ Adult (19+) First Prize: $1000, Second Prize: $400, Third Prize: $100 Judges: Tracey Slaughter and Sue Wootton Youth (18 and under) First Prize: $200, Second Prize: $100, Third Prize: $50 Judges: Tim Jones and Patrick Pink Te Reo Māori Adult Prize: $250, Youth: $100 Judge: Vaughan Rapatahana Winners announced June 22 at National Flash Fiction Day celebrations Ōtepoti Dunedin’s regional event is with support from Dunedin Public…

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Love The Leith River Trail

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Come explore Dunedin’s very own river, the Water of Leith! It is a small but mighty river that flows through the city and over the years, it has had a huge influence on the landscape. This self-guided trail has been made for kids and families to get out into local nature and connect with the Leith. The start of #loveyourleith River Trail is at the lower entrance to Ross Creek Trail, Rockside Road, Woodhaugh. The 4 km walk finishes up…

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Wild Nature – Otago Art Society Exhibition

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Otago Art Society, 22 Anzac Ave, 1st Floor Dunedin Railway Station
Dunedin, 9016 New Zealand
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Open every day over the festival from 10am-4pm. An exhibition of creative artworks in an array of media depicting Dunedin's 'Wild Nature' by members of the Otago Art Society, 1st floor, Dunedin Railway Station. Members of the Otago Art Society are contributing to a mini-exhibition 'Wild Nature' in mixed media that depict the flora, fauna, landscapes and seascapes of Wild Dunedin. The artworks will be for sale in the Gift Shop Gallery at the Otago Art Society's premises, 1st floor,…

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Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street
Dunedin, 9016 New Zealand
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Explore the natural world through the finest images and videos from Otago's talented amateur photographers and videographers in Otago Museum’s 2018 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition. Open daily 10am-5pm in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. Free.

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Nature HQ – open daily throughout the festival!

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

From Saturday 21 April to Tuesday 24 April NatureHQ will be in operation in the Community Gallery (20 Princes St) just up from the Octagon towards Moray Place. There will be events, activities, videos, displays, competitions, surprises and festival programme information. Check the programme to see what is happening over the festival at NatureHQ on Saturday/Sunday 10-4pm and Monday/Tuesday 10-3pm. NatureHQ is the festival base and venue and it will be located in the DCC Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street…

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Blue Penguins Pukekura Exhibit

April 24 @ 11:15 am - 8:00 pm
The Royal Albatross Centre, 1260 Harington Point Road Taiaroa Head
Dunedin, 1260 Harington Point Road New Zealand
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Every day of the festival 10.15am until dusk at the Royal Albatross Centre, Taiaroa Head, learn how you can get involved with the penguin monitoring and research programme in 2018. This exhibit is located inside the Royal Albatross Centre and will be open to the public from 10.15am until dusk every day of the festival, from Friday 20 April – Wednesday 25 April. It's a FREE exhibit and no booking required. Visit our website: http://www.bluepenguins.co.nz

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Royal Albatross Express Tours

April 24 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Royal Albatross Centre, 1260 Harington Point Road Taiaroa Head
Dunedin, 1260 Harington Point Road New Zealand
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Join us at the tip of the Otago Peninsula for a special 30min express tour to see our albatross chicks. Tours run every day over the festival from 10.30am - 3pm, as well as fun-filled activities for the kids. Want to see giant fluffy chicks? Interested in seeing the world’s largest seabird – with its huge wingspan of three metres? Our Royal Albatross Colony is famous as the world’s only mainland albatross breeding colony. Here you might see adult albatross…

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Children’s Movies at Otago Museum!

April 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

As part of the Wild Dunedin Film Festival, the Otago Museum will have free screenings in the Barclay Theatre at 10.30am and 2pm on Monday 23 April to Tuesday 24 April. Two films will be screened at each session "My Haggan Dream" and "Junior’s Bath Time Special - ZooMoo". "My Haggan Dream" (9min)- On the island of Saipan, a young girl's mysterious dream about a haggan, or green sea turtle, leads her to investigate the sea turtles that live around…

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Wild Origami at NatureHQ

April 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Make wildlife out of folded paper and find out about Dunedin’s Wildlife Hospital at NatureHQ on Tuesday 24 April from 12.30 - 2pm. We wanted to find a way of using our leftover festival programmes. Kevin Wauters from our festival team has created a set of origami animals and we were so impressed we thought he should do a workshop at NatureHQ. He will fold one of his wild origami critters for you to take home and can teach you…

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Wild Badge Making – Waikouaiti

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come and make a gorgeous badge to celebrate the Wild Dunedin Festival on Tuesday 24th April, 2pm-4pm at Waikouaiti Library FREE event. NOTE: This event is not in the printed programme.

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Get Crafty: Free School Holiday Activities

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us over the School Holidays for fun activities at the South Dunedin Community Pop-up and Library. Children under the age of 14 years should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. FREE Monday 16 – Friday 27 April | 2pm – 3pm South Dunedin Community Pop-Up Library 199 Hillside Road, South Dunedin

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Children’s Movies at Otago Museum!

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As part of the Wild Dunedin Film Festival, the Otago Museum will have free screenings in the Barclay Theatre at 10.30am and 2pm on Monday 23 April to Tuesday 24 April. Two films will be screened at each session "My Haggan Dream" and "Junior’s Bath Time Special - ZooMoo". "My Haggan Dream" (9min)- On the island of Saipan, a young girl's mysterious dream about a haggan, or green sea turtle, leads her to investigate the sea turtles that live around…

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Meet Manawa – The Jewelled Gecko

April 24 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street
Dunedin, 9016 New Zealand
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Meet Otago Museum’s living treasure the Jewelled Gecko - Moko Kākāriki. Learn about its lifestyle and cultural significance to local iwi in this fascinating talk at 2.15pm in the Atrium, level 1 daily. A FREE event.

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Penguin Place 90 Minute Guided Tours Discounted

April 24 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Penguin Place – conservation reserve, 45 Pakihau Road, Otago Peninsula
Dunedin, 9077 New Zealand
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Every day during the festival there will be a 25% discounted tour at 3.45pm at Penguin Place. Observe the shy Yellow Eyed Penguins through a unique system of covered trenches and viewing hides. Penguin Place is a private conservation effort to help save the world’s most endangered penguin and the guided tours to see the Yellow-Eyed Penguin fund 100% of our project. The penguin tour begins with a short talk outlining the issues Yellow Eyed Penguins are facing, their lifecycle…

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Break The Silence

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burns Hall, 415 Moray Place
Dunedin, New Zealand
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We are once again BREAKING THE SILENCE in Dunedin with a robust discussion and meeting with our community regarding the upcoming mental health inquiry. If you want to contribute to this discussion then please come along and share your opinion. Your voice is important to us. Our panel will include people that have lost loved ones to suicide, people who have struggled with the system and also our youth. Light supper afterwards. Organiser Name: Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust Contact…

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How Can We Help Children To Live Meaningful And Satisfying Lives In The 21st Century?

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon
Dunedin, 9016 New Zealand
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This seminar will help parents to think of ways to engage their children in activities that make their lives interesting and meaningful and assist children to seek out experiences that enrich their relationships and their lives. Organiser Name: Heike Albrecht, New Zealand Psychological Society Contact Email: pd@psychology.org.nz

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Bare Essentials: DIY zero waste body care workshop

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dunedin Public Libraries, 230 Moray Place
Dunedin, 9058 New Zealand
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*** There is now a registration for this event. You can register here: http://www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/whats-on/events/literary2/adults/bare-essentials-diy-zero-waste-body-care-products As part of the Wild Dunedin Festival, Hannah and Liam, the Two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, show you how to make a range of bathroom body care products, zero waste! From toothpaste and deodorants to face cleansers and body scrubs. BYO containers if you would like to take home samples. This workshop is part of The Rubbish Trip's travelling project, taking the zero waste…

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The Rubbish Trip – roaming zero waste roadshow

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dunedin Public Libraries, 230 Moray Place
Dunedin, 9058 New Zealand
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Imagine living since 2015 without a rubbish bin! Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince have managed what seems an impossible feat. They are called the No Waste Nomads and as part of their national tour will be here for the Wild Dunedin festival. Two free workshops at the Dunedin City Library will give you easy and practical tips for waste reduction drawn from research and their own experience. The Rubbish Trip website contains resources for low-waste living. In particular, compiled regional…

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Thirst for Knowledge

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon St
Dunedin, 9016 New Zealand
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This month, Dr. Helen Taylor, from the Department of Anatomy, will tell us how conservation by numbers can be misleading when we’re trying to save our threatened species. From inbred kiwi to dodgy bird sperm, find out why genetics is an important tool for conserving New Zealand’s unique wildlife. Tuesday 24th April, 5.30pm Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar 10 Clarendon Street Dunedin Stop by Ombrellos after work for an opportunity to engage with science professionals in a casual and informal setting.…

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Dunedin Scrabble Club

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, happening 26 times

Coastal Unity Church, 61 Thorn St
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin Scrabble Club meets at Coastal Unity Church, 61 Thorn Street, Caversham. When: Every Tuesday 7pm to 10 pm Contact: Chris Handley (03) 464 0199 Why: Play Scrabble against players with a wide range of abilities (so no need to be scared). Beginners welcome.

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