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  • Thu 8 Aug, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Thu 8 Aug, 7:00pm – 8:00pm


Oamaru Opera House, 94 Thames St, Oamaru


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • CSS Holder (+ service fees): $15.00
  • Senior/Student - ID required (+ service fees): $25.00
  • Adult (+ service fees): $35.00

Performed by critically acclaimed dancer and performer, Rodney Bell (Ngati Maniapoto), Meremere merges spoken word, music, dance and multimedia design to tell his story.

"This autobiographical, multi-disciplinary and life-affirming survival story drew the cheering opening night audience to its feet" – Dominion Post, June 23, 2018

"Meremere is a complex work of art where design, AV and lighting play as significant a role as storytelling, music and dance" – NZ Herald, October 2016

This is Rodney’s story – from a childhood spent in Te Kuititanga to scaling the heights of an artistic career and living rough on the streets of San Francisco. Meremere explores the human response to the ebbs and flows of fortune, the transformative journey to inner strength and peace, and the immutable call of home.

Uplifting, surprising, intimate and incredibly engaging – this powerful performance features live music from the exceptional Eden Mulholland as well a mesmerising multimedia collaboration from Malia Johnston and Movement of the Human.


The Oamaru Opera House TicketDirect box office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 12pm to 1pm. The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval.

Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.

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