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April 2019

SGCNZ Otago Uoswsf 2019

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bay View Rd
Dunedin, 9012 New Zealand
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Want to see reinterpreted and revitalised renditions of the Bard’s classics being  played by Otago’s secondary school students? Then the 10th of April is your lucky day; for excerpts of Shakespeare’s plays are being showcased at King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre for the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival, with doors opening at 9am and tickets available at the door.

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Prawn Machine Hubris

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on April 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Allen Hall Theatre, 90 Union Street East
Dunedin, 9016 New Zealand
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Pop along to the Allen Hall theatre at 1pm on the 11th and 12th of April for Prawn Machine Hubris, a riotous show where one glam-rock lead-singer’s last performing days are made worse by the loss of his favourite hairspray. Tickets $3, or $5 unwaged.

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Easter Carnival

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dunedin Elim Church, 67 Harrow Street
Dunedin, 9016 New Zealand
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We are excited to bring you our annual Easter Carnival. Start your school holidays with this great family event packed with fun activities for kids ages 2-10yrs. * Bouncy castles * Laser Tag * Crafts * Carnival Games * Colouring competition * 1x bag of Popcorn & candy floss for every child (2-10yrs) * 1x bag of Easter eggs for each child (2-10yrs) * Chance to win our GIANT chocolate Easter egg and other prizes 10:00am - Carnival opens 11:30am…

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Dunedin Gypsy Fair

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until April 22, 2019

The Oval, Princes St
Dunedin, New Zealand
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For almost thirty years The Original Gypsy Fair has been travelling NZ and we will be back in Dunedin for the 2018-2019 season. As always we will be bringing an expansive range of handcrafted products that are sold exclusively at The Original Gypsy Fair, some of which will be made before your eyes. Our wonderful homes that we travel in are part of the largest fleet of privately owned heritage vehicles continuously touring NZ. See you there! Find us on…

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Upcycled Clothing Seminar Dunedin

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon
Dunedin, 9016 New Zealand
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Seminar run by Kirsten Koch as part of a sociology masters at the University of Otago. Designed to mark 'Fashion Revolution Day' (April 24th) by showcasing local designers who create clothing from upcycled and discarded textiles

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Ferngully: The Last Rainforest

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:50 pm
$10 – $15

Celebrate Wild Dunedin with a musical adventure through FernGully on the big screen in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. Bring your kids or enjoy the nostalgia of being a 90s kid! Crysta is a fairy who lives in FernGully, a pristine rainforest, and she's never seen a human before. But when a logging company comes near the rainforest, she sees that they do exist, and even accidentally shrinks one of them: a boy named Zak. Now her size, Zak sees the…

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Dirty Punk at Musos

April 30 @ 10:00 pm - May 10 @ 12:00 am
Dunedin Musos club Dunedin, New Zealand + Google Map

Punk-a-dilly-do!! 'Rock on' down to the Dunedin Musos Club on the 10th at 10 pm to see the sick as frick Sugarcoated Bullets who are boosting up the BASS and absolutely blasting music straight to Your Face with three other down-and-dirty punk bands.

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May 2019

Fundraising Car Wash

May 5 @ 10:00 am
Beaurepaires, 353 Anderson Bay Rd
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Fundraising car wash - Otago U15 boys basketball Beaurepaires - 353 Andersons Bay Road Money raised will go towards trip to Invercargill for regional qualifying tournament

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The Nook & Cranny Music Festival 2019

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Nook & Cranny Music Festival, 230 Moray Place
Dunedin, 9016 New Zealand
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DUNEDIN: Your FREE one-stop shop for original NZ music will take over the Dunedin Public Libraries on Sunday 5th May 2019! More than 40 performances from amazing local artists will be hidden throughout four floors of the City Library; In elevators, between book stacks, on tables... classical, contemporary, conventional & experimental, there is something for everyone - including the kids! Completely FREE to attend. If you are an artist or group who would like to take part in this year's…

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Jazz at the Savoy

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Savoy, 50 Princes St
Dunedin, New Zealand
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$25

OAR FM Dunedin presents Jazz at the Savoy with Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra and OAR FM’s Gentlemen of Jazz. Join musical director Calder Prescott and MC Lou McConnell, at the Savoy - Sunday, May the 5th at 2pm. Swinging jazz at its best, and a light afternoon tea, at Dunedin’s premiere venue. Tickets are $25, available from OAR FM, Community House, 301 Moray Place, and from eventbrite.co.nz. You’ll also find a link to ticket sales on OAR FM Dunedin’s Facebook…

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Fluro Friday St Kilda Beach

May 10 @ 7:15 am - 9:30 pm
St Kilda Surf Life Saving Club Dunedin, 25 John Wilson Ocean Drive
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Free the funk with newfound friends and ride a wave to St Kilda in your best fluro-coloured clothing on the 10th to support Silverline Otago and OneWave, a non-profit surf community tackling mental health issues.

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Berg/Prescott Jazz Duo

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come along at 2'oclock on the 12th where Totiu Otago Settlers Museum will be hosting the delectable Berg/Prescott jazz duo for FREE. Bop to Berg on that double BASS, and pop along and see Prescott pour piano tunes straight, out of the great American Songbook

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Dunedin Astronomical Society

May 14 - May 21
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

The Dunedin Astronomical Society is hosting Saturday open nights at the Beverly-Begg observatory. Pick a clear saturday evening, dress warmly and come up to see some beautiful astronomical sights with their telescopes. Children are only $3 and Adults are $5.

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Youth Week Volunteering for Araiteuru Marae

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland St
Dunedin, New Zealand
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This 'Youth Volunteer for Araiteuru Marae event connects our young people to Araiteuru Marae, the matawaka/urban marae of Otago, giving them an insight in to Maori culture, an understanding of the purpose of the Marae and how they might like to get involved. It further provides youth with an opportunity to positively contribute to the Marae which is 100% reliant on volunteers through working on various projects at the event including: - planting of 300 natives; - building of 5…

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Millie Lovelock is releasing her first single

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Paul’s Cathedral, 228 Stuart St
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin’s Repulsive Woman Millie Lovelock is releasing her first single and playing shows, accompanied by her band, in Dunedin. The performance will be held in the Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral on the 18th of May from 7pm to 10pm.

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Fisher & Paykel Engineering Challenge

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - May 24 @ 5:00 pm

What's it all about? Design, build & demonstrate a projectile launching device Students from High Schools in the Dunedin area will be given basic materials and instructions to design and build a device to launch.   The aim: safely launch a device delivering the longest distance, with a safe landing. This is a competitive event where the team that safely delivers the device, with the longest distance wins.  There will be prizes and of course, kudos!   This will involve…

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OCHO Tour & Tasting

May 21 - May 25

Learn about chocolate making right from where cacao is grown to how it is crafted into bars. Walk inside the factory and see the OCHO team roast, grind, temper and wrap chocolate by hand. Taste the difference between cacao from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Fiji and walk away feeling good about craft chocolate. Much of the craft chocolate making process is considered 'low-tech.' In an industry that considers automation the key to greater margins and profitability for…

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Game ON! An insight into the massive global gaming industry and the growing role of NZ as a game dev hub

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

What's it all about? The global gaming industry is currently worth USD$139 billion, and in 2018 NZ Game Development Revenue hit NZ$143 Million, a whopping 43% Rise on the previous year. Hear from local and overseas game developers and studio heads on what this huge growth industry does, and how to be part of this global boom! Find out what is happening in our local Dunedin game studios, plus get an insight into the skills that will give you an…

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Tips on How to Improve Your Time Management Skills Using the GSuite Online Tools

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

What's it all about? Share Your Skills is a workshop series powered by the social enterprise, Share Your Gold Ltd. Our workshops cover a range of professional and personal development topics and have been created with parents in mind. They are only 1 hour long, always $20 per person and have childminding available onsite. We are thrilled to be running a workshop at Regus Dunedin as part of Techweek 2019. Vanessa Leota will be sharing her expert knowledge on how to best utilise…

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Learner Capability and Employability

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A presentation to employers about the capabilities they've told us they want graduates to have on starting employment, and how technology (an e-portfolio) can help employers have confidence that job applicants actually have the soft skills, or capabilities, that they claim, and also capture ongoing learning by employees. In the first phase of this project, academic staff interviewed employers from a wide range of industries and professions to test and validate our identified learner capabilities. The results will reveal how employer priorities differ…

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Launch!

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Launch event builds on the success of last year when 100 intermediate and secondary female students designed software to solve problems in their communities. We were thrilled with the calibre of ideas and working prototypes. We can't wait to see what our new group of change makers come up with this year! If you’re a girl in Years 7-13, get a team together of up to four students who love to think creatively. It doesn’t matter if you don’t…

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Dunedin – School Strike 4 Climate NZ

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us in The Octagon in Dunedin from 1pm - 3pm on Friday 24th May to come together and demand climate justice! ♥ Adults, teachers, parents and members of the community are welcome to come and support us and meet us in The Octagon. School students can join us on the march to The Octagon at the Dental School at around 12:50pm. UNI/Polytech students are free to join us at Union Lawn at around 12:45pm. We’ll be marching along the…

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Youth Week Quiz Night

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hutton Theatre – Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Come along to the second Dunedin Youth Council Quiz Night, held at the Hutton Theatre (in the Otago Museum) on the 24th of May from 6pm. Further info: - This event is for 18 and under. - Teams of four and six - Please no alcohol - Try not to bring a bag, that's a hassle for both of us - Most importantly, snacks and drinks are provided :)

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Dunedin TEXpo 2019

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Otago University Dunedin, New Zealand + Google Map

Dunedin TEXpo is our free, collaborative, cross campus showcase of innovative tech research, products and industries in our great city. With two sites on Union St East: The University of Otago Business School and the Otago Polytechnic Hub, there will be loads of interesting tech on display, from business exhibits and demonstrations, emerging technologies and hi-tech innovations produced by staff and students at each institution. Things to get your hands on, something for the whole family! - Robots, Minecraft, VR, drones and…

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The Dunedin Youth Orchestra presents Stage and Screen

May 25 @ 7:30 pm
Knox Church, Dunedin, 449 George Street
Dunedin, 9016 New Zealand

The 60-strong Dunedin Youth Orchestra will be pulling out all the stops for a sure to please night of Stage and Screen. The DYO will be playing show tune hits from West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as big screen classics from Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars and more surprises. This is the perfect concert if you want to introduce friends and family to classical music and is open to all, including children.

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