Afternoon Show (12:30pm – 5:15pm)

Local Acts include:

  • Kawerau Combined Choir (made up of students from Kawerau Putauaki, Kawerau South, Te Whata Tau o Putauaki and Tarawera High School)
  • Kawerau South School Music Group
  • Duet Wairata & Hamone and soloist Raukura Munro of Tarawera High School
  • Kawerau D4I Zumba Fitness
  • Hinerongonui Kingi

Plus Performers from around the Bay of Plenty including:


  • Elise Adlam
  • Noel Young
  • Jess Walker


  • Made Alive
  • Feenix Band
  • Tait Kora
  • Dunamis


  • Urban Dance
  • Steps Dance Crew

Kawerau Christmas in the Park Community Show is proud to support “Keeping it Local”

Evening Show (7:15pm – 10:00pm)

  • Chris Powley (NZ Promotions Ltd)

    Chris Powley (NZ Promotions Ltd)

    Is one of those rare commodities you find in the music industry that can sing, dance, entertain and has that charismatic factor. Chris is a musician who’s learnt the ins and outs of the business in the glare of the spotlight.

    Awarded the New Zealand Scroll of Honour for his years of dedication and contribution within the entertainment industry and even closer to date the “NZ Comedy Award & Top Male Vocalist Award”

  • Dr. Stephen Small

    Dr. Stephen Small

    Stephen Small is a multi-instrumentalist/producer/arranger. He studied classical piano with Tamas Vesmas in New Zealand, and with Nelly Ben-Or at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England.


    Stephen’s rock band Autozamm recorded its 2009 album 5th Degree with renowned LA-based producer/engineer Krish Sharma. Autozamm has performed as the opening act for such international acts as The Black Crowes, INXS, Seether, Silverchair and Powderfinger. Stephen has a Master of Arts in musicology and a Doctor of Musical Arts in genre studies.

  • Howie Morrison Jnr (MC)

    Howie Morrison Jnr (MC)

    Howie has had years of experience as an MC & guest speaker both nationally & abroad. His sense of humour, quick wit & ability to communicate & entertain is what attracts people from all walks of life to continue booking Howie on a regular basis.

  • Herbs


    It all began with a bunch of friends in a Garage in south Auckland playing acoustic guitars.. And it’s great to see after all the success here and abroad that heartland New Zealand get the opportunity to see and hear Herbs in their Unplugged format, stripped back as it was in the beginning. You will hear the true essence of there sound and witness close up the powerful songs they have been made famous for…

  • Annie Crummer

    Annie Crummer

    Involved in the New Zealand entertainment industry since the mid-1980s, legendary singer and songwriter.

    Annie Crummer has been named in the Queen’s birthday honors list as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to music.

  • Eddie Low

    Eddie Low

    Known as the “Voice In A Million” Eddie Low began his entertainment career in the early 1960s. Not only did he possess extraordinary vocal talents, but was also master of an impressive array of musical instruments, including piano, trumpet, flute, most of the brass instruments, guitar, string bass, violin and piano accordion, making him one of New Zealand’s most versatile entertainers.

  • Hisptamatics


    Hipstamatics embrace the current vogue of funking up pop and soul covers from ‘Creep’ and ‘Misty Frequencies’ to ‘Hotel California’. With two male vocalists and one female vocalist they have a knack of creating arrangements that surprise, and in cases surpass, the originals. They have taken the Otis Redding trashing of the Beatles’ ‘Day Tripper’ and made it work and their take on Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Move On Up’ adds a cool vocal twist.”

  • Taisha


    Taisha’s voice and delivery are unique and she is an incredibly engaging singer to watch perform. She has enjoyed a huge career on stage, performing with her own bands and acts including a ten-day sell-out tour of the United States.