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Monthly artist Programme

Art is something we appreciate hugely at Neck of the Woods (along with music and good vibes of course!) and we have made it one of the foundations of our venue since day one.

We are excited to have launched our official NOTW local artist programme; a monthly collaboration between a local artist, illustrator or designer, handpicked by the Neck of the Woods team every four weeks. We will collaborate with each artist on our weekly and monthly poster artwork, as well as a handful of limited edition stickers.

Collaborating with these creatives on a monthly basis is about celebrating the talented creatives around us, and having refreshing artwork for your eyes and ours.

September : Dune Terrace


Indi Martin-Wells creates art under the name Dune Terrace, inspired by a past illustration she drew inspired by Whatipu Beach. Indi is one of the two directors behind local art community GOOD EXPOSURE. She has collaborated with the likes of Happy Boy Eatery and Allpress Coffee, as well as being involved in numerous group shows, the most recent being Monster Valley’s The Experiment. We chat to Indi from her new spot in Orewa, where she will be basing herself for the summer.


August : Msmeemo

Painter, graphic designer and embroidery artist Toni Gillis the force behind our April artwork. Chances are high you know Toni or have seen her work first hand. She is actively involved in the local art scene holding current residencies at both Studio One Toi Tū and Karangahape’s Inky Palms, as well as working in-house as a graphic designer at Monster Valley.


Neck of the Woods puts good vibes first. We are committed to creating a safe, friendly and inclusive community environment, that extends beyond our venue and throughout Karangahape Road.

The Woods does not tolerate any kind of bad buzz behaviour; including sexual harassment, racism, transphobia, homophobia, fatphobia or discrimination against disabled people. Behaviour that makes people feel unsafe or uncomfortable is not welcome in here.

If you are feeling unsafe in any situation, we ask you please to reach out to our friendly bar staff and security team for help - they are fully on board with our Safe & Sound policy.


If you have any queries or feedback regarding this policy, please email our Safe & Sound representative Rebekah at

tā mātou tikanga haumaru

Ki te Neck of the Woods ka tū te wairua pai i te tuatahi. Kia manawanui mātou ki te hanga he ahuru mōwai, kia aio te iwi. Ka whakauru mātou ki tō mātou hapori, e toro atu ana ki tua atu o tō mātou whare whakaari, puta noa i te huarahi o Karangahape.

Kaore mātou e whakaae ki ngā whanonga kino kātoa; tae atu ki te pāwhera, te aukati iwi hoki.  

Kāore mātou e whakaae i te whakahāwea ki ngā tāngata takatāpui, whakawahine, tāngata ira tāne hoki, te whakahāwea ki ngā tāngata whaikaha, ngā tāngata mōmona hoki. Kāore mātou e whakaae ki ngā tūkino katoa o te ao. Kāore mātou e rāhiri ngā whanonga kino i te kia kore e pai, kia kore e haumaru i ngā tangata. 

I te mea mena kore koe i noho haumaru ana, kua pā mai te anipā, te mōrearea i a koe, me whakaatu atu koe ki ngā kaimahi inu, ngā tautiaki ranei - kua whakaakona rātou katoa i tā mātou Tikanga Haumaru, ka manawanui rātou i te awhi ki a koe. 

Mehemea kei a koe nga patai, he awangawanga ranei, tukuna mai he īmēra ki a Rebekah, te kaitiaki o tā matou Tikanga Haumaru me te Kaiwhakahaere Hapori ō Neck of the Woods, i