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Dave Dobbyn is welcoming New Zealanders' freedom to come together in music by hosting a series of shows in August.

“My last performance was on Zoom for the Music Helps charity that provides assistance to all those behind the scenes who have lost work. Now I have the opportunity to open up our horizons again, to put the band and crew on the road and bond through real-life gatherings” said Dobbyn.

“We are keeping it intimate for this run but it still means a team of 10 on the road and we can’t wait to make connections and meet people. Loading in gear and packing out at the end of the night has never been more appealing for the production team!”

Dobbyn will perform some hidden gems from his catalogue alongside much-loved anthems, with his long-standing rhythm section of Jo Barus from Christchurch on bass and drummer Ross Burge from Auckland.

Good Will (Christchurch musician Will McGillivray in his first performances since the split of his band nomad) is playing support on all shows.

Doors open at 7pm,                  Good Will from 8pm                  Dave Dobbyn from 8:45pm

*Bars will close at 8:40pm - Free water station will be available


Rescheduled Date;


Doors from 6pm 

Show starts at 7pm

Tickets from $20

Grab your mates, your neighbours and treat your workers to a cracking night of comedy for a cause!

Enjoy an all-star line featuring Tevia Manukia, Tarun Mohanbhai, Nick Rado & Wilson Dixon.

Supported by Safer CHB Community Resilience and Wellbeing Group.

Head down to support local . Bring cash for your dinner with local food trucks on site!
Eftpos is available at the bar


OCTOBER 8th 7:30pm

Doors open from 6:30pm

Hopetoun Brown light up the night, their antique wind instruments shrieking wildly, evoking the spirit of New Orleans funeral processions or futuristic funk jams.

This is Supergroove’s horn section. Expect electric pianos, vibraphones and a van load of horns playing deep down bass lines and jumping sax licks like you’ve never heard! These New Zealand Music Hall of Fame inductees adore rare and antique acoustic instruments such the vibraphone and the bass clarinet, while embracing the bombastic power of the tuba, the tenor saxophone, trombones and multiple trumpets. They’ve teamed up with Finn Scholes, arguably one of the finest improvisers currently playing trumpet in New Zealand to form a unique and musically diverse act that can be at once tender and soulful while at times, anarchic and heavy.

Bar & Bar Snacks available

Hopetoun Brown is part of the CHB Spring Fling - A series of standout events in Central Hawke's Bay

Tickets $27.50 


FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER  7:30pm

Tell Me on a Sunday is an adaptation of the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black. Featuring the directing talents of Hawke’s Bay local David Coddington with a stellar performance by well-known Hawke’s Bay musical theatre performer Wynne DeLautour (Donna in Waipawa M&D's Mama Mia! 2019), and Ginni Williamson (MD for Napier Operatic productions of Grease and Chess), who directs a five piece orchestra and back up singers.

This is a one-woman show that follows a free-spirited English woman’s acclamation to New York City through musical monologues and letters home to England, while highlighting her dalliances and disappointments with four men. Her romantic misadventures begin in New York City, lead her to Hollywood, and eventually take her back to Manhattan.

Brimming with optimism, she sets out to seek success, companionship and, of course, love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches, she begins to wonder whether – in fact – she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.



Jan Preston Trio comes to Waipawa for first time visit with a brand new album and tour.

Jan was always drawn to the Boogie Woogie style of piano playing, made popular by Black American’s in the 1930’s. So it’s no surprise that her latest CD is called Piano Boogie Woman, Jan singing and playing with energy and passion in the characteristic 8-to-the-bar boogie rhythm.

This is a landmark CD for Jan being her 12th solo album, recorded entirely on her own grand piano, with a protracted song writing period due to the COVID lockdown.

“I had much more listening and thinking time on this CD than any prior, and I’m very excited by the results.” says Jan. “I’m also delighted to be able to come from Sydney (via hotel isolation) to play an extensive tour of the North Island with my trio. We’ll be performing my new material as well as some music that’s been in our set for a while but not recorded until now.”

The boogie groove is said to have originated from the rhythm of the steam train and Jan’s family home in Greymouth was near the train line. Perhaps it’s no coincidence she has an affinity with it, and plays and sings boogie woogie with such style and energy.

Musicians don’t stop because live shows do.
Through wars, pandemics, isolation and suchlike, the music plays on.
Because that’s what musicians do.
It keeps them sane.

Jan’s infectious brand of boogie piano, together with her candid humour, entertaining and energetic personaility, have found a loyal audience throughout Australia, NZ, Germany and the UK.

From a background in classical music with a long-term interest in composition and song writing, her early career began in NZ with the 1980 Hit Band Coup D’Etat.

Winner of 5 music awards, Jan also composes music for film and TV (such as her sister Gaylene Preston’s film My Year With Helen) and performs side by side with the greatest contemporary boogie piano players in the world today.

All Jans cd albums will be available at the show

 Sir Roger Hall's 



"You shall go to the ball Cinderella!"'s exciting news theatre friends!


Waipawa M&D is thrilled that we will be bringing Sir Roger Hall's "Cinderella", written especially for Waipawa M&D, to the stage in November 2020 😮😍🥰


Show dates are:  

Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd November 

 and the following Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th November

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