Entertainment

Top Choice Cinema in Gisborne

Dome Cinema

The excellent Dome is inside the charming old Poverty Bay Club building (1874): beanbags and art-house flicks now occupy the glass-domed ballroom. There's a cool bar next door (occasional live music and pasta nights…
Top Choice Live Music in Oamaru

Penguin Club

Tucked down an atmospheric alley off a 19th-century street, the Penguin’s unusual location matches its acts: everything from touring Kiwi bands to punky/grungy/rocky/country locals.
Top Choice Live Music in Wellington

Bodega

Proudly displaying its 'since 1991' credentials, the good-old 'Bodge’ has demonstrated admirable endurance and remains at the fore of Wellington's live-music scene. Expect a varied program of gigs – including freque…
Top Choice Live Music in Masterton & Around

King Street Live

Lures a diverse range of performers into its properly outfitted, professionally run, acoustically excellent, groovalicious, complete-with-garden-bar music room: alt-country, jazz, rock, metal and jam nights.
Cinema in Napier

Globe Theatrette

A vision in purple, this boutique 45-seat cinema screens art-house flicks in a sumptuous cinema lounge with ready access to upmarket snacks and drinks.
Live Music in Port Chalmers

Chick's Hotel

Chick's is the archetypal grungy rock-and-roll pub, hosting everything from US alt-country bands to local metal noise merchants.
Live Performance in Rotorua

Mitai Maori Village

This family-run outfit offers a popular three-hour evening event with a concert, hangi and glowworm bushwalk. The experience can be combined with a tour of Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park next door, with coloured…
Live Performance in Rotorua

Tamaki Maori Village

Tamaki does a twilight tour to a marae (meeting house) and Māori village 15km south of Rotorua. Buses collect from the Hinemaru St booking office and local accommodation. The experience is very hands-on, taking you …
Live Music in Wellington

Meow

Truly the cat’s pyjamas, Meow goes out on a limb to host a diverse range of gigs and performances: country, ragtime, DJs, acoustic rock, jazz, poetry... At the same time the kitchen plates up good-quality, inexpensi…
Cinema in Martinborough

Circus

Lucky old Martinborough has its own stylish art-house cinema. This mod, micro-size complex has two comfy studio theatres and a cafe opening out on to a sunny, somewhat Zen garden. Reasonably priced food (mains $22 t…