The Museum Theatre Gallery (MTG) on Hawke’s Bay in Napier, New Zealand.

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MTG Hawke’s Bay


The beating cultural heart of Napier is the smart-looking MTG – a gleaming-white museum-theatre-gallery space by the water. The MTG showcases live performances, film screenings and regularly changing gallery and museum displays (earthquake gallery, Māori heritage, social history), along with touring and local exhibitions. Napier's rather lovely public library ( is here too (free wi-fi).

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