Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Manukau to celebrate opening of new arts centre

Manukau to celebrate opening of new arts centre

Manukau’s much-anticipated new arts facility, Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, will be officially opened on Friday 3 September.

The opening will be followed by a full weekend of celebrations, with more than 40 performances featuring over 300 performers.

The centre’s theatre and courtyard will be packed with activity including dance, music, comedy and poetry by acts including Kila Kokonut Krew, Tony T Band, Grace Ikenasio, Moana Ete, MBrace Pacific Dance, Anonymouz, Manukau City Concert Band and many more.

The inaugural exhibition in the gallery, manu toi; artists and messengers, curated by Nigel Borell, will also be open for viewing. The exhibition features pieces by an impressive lineup of artists with a connection to the Mangere area, working in a range of disciplines including photography, installation art, moving image and more.

Naomi Singer, Manager of Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, welcomes the community to join the celebrations.

“We are very excited to share this beautiful new facility with the people of Mangere and Manukau; the opening weekend will be the first of many wonderful community events at the centre. Join us in celebrating creativity and talent from across Manukau, Aotearoa and the Pacific.”

For a full schedule of the opening weekend, go to www.manukau.govt.nz/mangereartscentre

Opening Celebration Weekend
When: Saturday 4 September, 10am - 11pm
Sunday 5 September, 12pm - 4pm
Where:Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue
Mangere
Cost: Free

Note: Part of the southern motorway, around the Newmarket viaduct, will be closed over this weekend, so please allow extra time for travel anywhere in Auckland.

ends



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

National Terrorism Threat Level Moves To Medium
Medium is defined as a terrorist attack is assessed as feasible and could well occur. The new level remains higher than it was before the 15 March terrorist attack when the threat level was low. More>>

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Environment Aotearoa 2019: Report Warns Environment In Serious Trouble

The report is jointly produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand, and is a follow on from the last report in 2015.

The report says the way New Zealanders live and make a living is having a serious impact on the environment, and the benefits New Zealanders get from being in nature, though not measured or quantified, could be lost. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Scrapping The Capital Gains Tax

As PM Jacinda Arden said yesterday, there was no point in Labour bringing a proposal into the House that it didn’t have the votes to get passed. Looking back, maybe she always felt this outcome to be inevitable... More>>

ALSO:

City Rail Link: Billion Dollar Cost Rise (And Preferred Bidder)

The revised cost envelope for completing the entire Auckland City Rail Link project now totals $4.419 billion. The revised cost has yet to be endorsed by the project’s sponsors (the Crown and Auckland Council). More>>

ALSO:

Meth Scare: Debt Write-Off For HNZ Meth Testing Evictions

People living in Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties who were wrongly evicted because of flawed methamphetamine contamination policies will have their related debts with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) written off. More>>

ALSO:

RNZ Report: Fears Grow For NZ Nurse Kidnapped In Syria

A New Zealand nurse working for the Red Cross was captured by Islamic State (IS) in Syria more than five years ago, and there are now public pleas for any information that could help bring her home. More>>

ALSO:

Streets Blocked In London: Climate 'Extinction Rebellion' Reaches Aotearoa

Across the world, thousands of people are taking part in a rebellion to avert climate, ecological and human catastrophe. This begins in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels