For one night a month Barnett Hall is transformed into a cinema. Robin Kewell will be screening new and recent films with broad appeal. Tickets are $10 and are PRESALE ONLY so get along and be part of this fun community event. Tickets are available at the West Coast Gallery (strictly CASH ONLY).

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When: Saturday 14th April - 7.30pm

Come down to Barnett Hall for a feast of old home movies from Piha, Karekare and the Waitakeres, narrated by master story teller, Sir Bob Harvey. Includes yachting at French Bay, mucking around at Titirangi, moving the surf club and boats at Piha, bringing the power to Piha, and much more. Bring the family for a fun night of memories, surprises and laughs. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at West Coast Gallery or at the door on the night.


Upcoming films..

Red Dog: True Blue

When: Sat 21st April - 7.00pm

Red Dog: True Blue is a 2016 Australian family comedy film, an iconic Australian story of family, friendship and adventure, between a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind dog that would grow up to become an Australian legend.

When eleven year old Mick (Levi Miller) is shipped off to his grandfather's (Bryan Brown) cattle station in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, he prepares himself for a life of dull hardship, but instead finds myth, adventure, and a friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind dog that will change his life forever.

It is a prequel to the 2011 film Red Dog, detailing the early days of the Pilbara Wanderer.


Directed by Kriv Stenders

Written by Daniel Taplitz

Starring Jason Isaacs, Levi Miller and Bryan Brown.



Sheila Natusch is a highly regarded and well-known New Zealand naturalist, illustrator, historian and author of "30 or 40" books. This documentary charts Sheila's adventurous life from a childhood on Rakiura (Stewart Island) to the present day. The film title is apt - Sheila is no ordinary woman - she's a national treasure.

No Ordinary Sheila, directed by Sheila's cousin Hugh Macdonald, is cleverly structured around a conversation about her life with another formidable New Zealand woman, Kim Hill. We learn about early life on Rakiura, where Shelia's love of flora and fauna and adventurous spirit was nurtured, the years at Teacher's College and Otago University where she befriended Janet Frame, and the later years in Owhiro Bay, Wellington, where she worked for the National Library and Correspondence School.