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Sunset CinemaSunset Cinema

Screening dates for 2017:  Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, June 9, July 7, Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3 and Dec 1

Sunset Cinema is back with a new year of astonishing international and local films, kicking off with our opening night party on Friday 3rd February! 

Come along and be welcomed in by the glam-rock stylings of band “In for a Penny” and the delights of Paulownia wine, Regent 58 beer, home-crafted brew by Tony Faulkner, and Forecast Cider from Mela Juice, all complemented by home-made focaccia, pizza and other delicacies. Smiling people will gather to drink, eat, gossip and be merry in kicking off a new year of cinematic delights!

For 2017, all movies are moving to Friday evenings. Doors now open at 7pm and movies begin at 7.30pm. Depending on length, most nights we will show a short film before the feature. 

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A night with Keith Quinn and Grant Nisbett

Friday 26 May  6.30pm - 12am

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To celebrate the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour of NZ, join NZ's most eminent rugby commentators for tales of past British and Irish Lions tours and All Blacks victories.

Live and silent auctions

3 courses of Wairarapa's finest fare

Historic Lions and All Blacks footage on the big screen

Campaign fundraiser for Kieran McAnulty. 
Authorised by Andrew Kirton, 160 Willis Street, Wellington.

Tickets on Sale!

Operatunity - From Phantom to Les Mis

Friday 9 June 11am- 1.00pm


A showcase of modern musicals - Phantom, Les Miserables, Evita, Miss Saigon Cats and so much more…

All concerts start at 11am and include lunch.

Tickets on Sale

Charles Rooking Carter Awards 

 Saturday 10 June 6.00 pm-10.30pm.


Charles Rooking Carter Awards - Celebrating Carterton's Coolest People! 
The Charles Rooking Carter Community Awards was created by the Carterton District Council in 1994 to publicly acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding volunteer work, 
business innovation and achievements of members in the community. 
To date over 130 Charles Rooking Carter Community awards have been given to people who generously provide time , passion and commitment to making Carterton a caring and thriving place to live.

Doors Open at 6pm, complimentary drink on arrival. 
Awards begin at 7pm. 
Two Course Meal 
Guest Speaker.

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Smokefree Rockquest 

 Saturday 24 June 7.00 pm-10pm.

Smokefree rockquest

Smokefreerockquest is New Zealand’s only nationwide, live, original music, youth event. Now in its 27th year, the series of over 40 events reaches audience numbers in excess of 10,000 every year. It aims to motivate young musicians to prove their ability and realise the heights they can reach in their music careers.

If you wish to encourage and support original New Zealand music get your tickets here.

Earthcare Environmental Oversew Fashion Awards 

Awards Night - Saturday 22nd July 7.30pm-10.30pm. Matinee - Sunday23rd July 1.30pm-3.30pm


This show promotes 'upcycled' fashion by recognising talented, aspiring designers who recreate, revamp and redesign pre-loved clothing into sustainable fashion garments.

There are Awards for each category, Young Designer, People's Choice (presented at the Sunday Matinee, as voted by the Saturday night audience), NZ Fashion Tech Scholarship, Massey University Internship and the Award of Excellence.

Oversew Fashion Awards 2017 
2017 is a Time for Change at The Oversew Fashion Awards. 

The Categories are:

Menswear – upcycled fashion for guys rocking the catwalk 
Street / Daywear – cool everyday wear, think upcycled scalability and saleability 
Haute Couture / High-end Fashion – exclusive custom fitted upcycled clothing for special occasions 
Mini Collections – two to four outfits, creating your own ‘upcycled collection'

Tickets for the Awards will go on sale 12th June 2017.

The Sound of Music

Saturday30 September 3pm-5pm and  7pm-9pm

Sound of Music

One of the world's best-loved musicals, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, will tour New Zealand this September and October.

This legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.

 The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony Awards - including “Best Musical”. The show opened in London in 1961 and became the longest-running American musical of its generation. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, THE SOUND OF MUSIC remains the most successful movie musical in history.

Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of THE SOUND OF MUSIC has lead to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”.

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