What's on in Hawke's Bay

Find out the latest upcoming events in Hawke's Bay.

First Sunday Funday

Sunday 1st February 2015
First Sunday Funday. Enjoy a mountain bike ride, go for a run or have a walk. See the animals in the Petting Zoo, or have a go at Archery, Golf Challenge, Paint Ball & the 70metre Water Slide. Please Note: Cash only, No EFTPOS. There are a variety of tracks available for you to choose from, which means you can make...


Otane Market

Sunday 1st February 2015
Otane Market. The Otane Market is open every Sunday from 9am - 1pm. Just a quick turn off State Highway 2 at Otane and you'll find a gorgeous country market with a little something for everyone. Come and check out our wide variety of stalls – fruit, vegetables, organics, jewellery, children’s clothing and...


Gypsy Travellers Fair

Sunday 1st February 2015
Gypsy Travellers Fair. Hi Wairoa we the gypsy travellers will be back at Alexandra Park by the bridge for the week end of 31st Januray and 1st feburay this year with our crafts and entertainment for you. We have food, candy floss, bouncy castle, clothing, wood work. garden things, reader,and lots more. This is a free...


NZ Fashion Museum - Pop-up Photography Studio

Sunday 1st February 2015
NZ Fashion Museum - Pop-up Photography Studio. NZ Fashion Museum – Pop-up Photography Studio We are excited to have the team from the New Zealand Fashion Museum in Napier on Sunday February 1st, to host a pop-up photography studio at MTG Hawke’s Bay. As an online museum, the New Zealand Fashion Museum works to record and shares the...


Chillpill

Sunday 1st February 2015
Chillpill. We are taking chillpill 'pop up' to Moana Park Winery for our February event, as we continue to move from venue to venue over summer to keep things fresh, interesting and also helping to spread the chillpill vibe around. Moana Park, challenge age-old wine-making habits to produce wines that are...


Napier Hill Cemetery Walks

Sunday 1st February 2015
Napier Hill Cemetery Walks. MTG’s popular Tours of the Napier Hill Cemetery return for another summer season. Join MTG Collections Assistant - Archives, Gail Pope and award winning New Zealand author Peter Wells on a guided tour and discover the stories of some of Napier’s early colonists, from the famous to the...


Summer in the Park - Show Tunes and Opera

Sunday 1st February 2015
Summer in the Park - Show Tunes and Opera. Show tunes and opera return to Cornwall Park and will feature all local talent. Artists include - Tessa- May Brown, Kerry Unsworth, Jeff Foley, Dave Richardson and Mike Sheely as well as Laura Jeffares (Sophie in the recent production of Mamma Mia), and Karl Perigo who played the title role...


Fashion on Film

Sunday 1st February 2015
Fashion on Film. Nga Taonga Sound & Vision presents an engaging compilation of archival footage that may make you laugh and cringe at the same time as we look at New Zealand’s changing attitudes to fashion. From delicate hand-painted films from the early years of cinema, to parading finalists for the Hutt Valley...


Opera at Oruawharo

Sunday 1st February 2015
Opera at Oruawharo. Join us for a magical evening at Central Hawke’s Bay’s beautiful Oruahwaro Homestead, Takapau. Opera at Oruawharo is now in its 10th year, and to celebrate this event will feature Ileana Otto-Johansen, who was part of the original event, as well as an amazing line up of Opera...


Quiz Night for Dummies

Monday 2nd February 2015
Quiz Night for Dummies. Quiz Night for Dummies – from 7pm We don’t take things too seriously around here. Drag a team together and bring them along for some quiz banter. Cash bar prizes on offer! Kick-off at 7pm. Butter chicken curry, fresh "in house" curry served with rice and flat bread, only $15 from 4pm -7pm...


Napier Earthquake Anniversary Guided Tour

Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Napier Earthquake Anniversary Guided Tour. February 3rd 1931 an earthquake rocked Hawke's Bay and devastated the community. Considered the worst earthquake in New Zealand's history still today, Napier has rebuilt itself into a vibrant community. Join us in the anniversary of the February 3rd earthquake for a walk through the Napier city...


Commemorate the Quake

Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Commemorate the Quake. Remember those who lost their lives in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. Local historian, Michael Fowler, will speak on the evens that unfolded that morning of the 3rd of February 1931. Mayor Lawrence Yule will lay a wreath at the Hastings Clock Tower with the survivors.


Blackcaps v Pakistan ANZ ODI Series

Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Blackcaps v Pakistan ANZ ODI Series. Presented by: New Zealand Cricket This is it! The Blackcaps run up to World Cup glory. In their final hit out before taking on the world, they are pitting their skills against the mercurial Sri Lankans in a two Test, seven ODI series plus a further two, one-day clashes with Pakistan. This is...


Who Owns Women's Bodies

Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Mantle of Thought Lecture Tour by Zara Faris.


Lunch Hour Concert

Wednesday 4th February 2015
A varied programme of talented local performers. Featured on the first Wednesday of every month (except January and public holidays). $2 general admission with a Cafe lunch available after the concert for $10.


Quiz Night

Wednesday 4th February 2015
Quiz Night. Quiz Night – from 7:30pm More good-natured trivia fun – this time for the more competitive! And Wash all that down with a $20 bottle of wine – sure to make the quiz team perform and for the sweet tooths an $10 Ice-cream Sundae. Plus 4pm -7pm $15 pork Schnitzel with onion gravy, apple sauce,...


Weekly Test & Try: Younique Mineral Makeup & Skincare

Thursday 5th February 2015
Weekly Test & Try: Younique Mineral Makeup & Skincare. This is one of a series of casual makeup/skincare clinics where we focus on how to use/apply one set of makeup and/or skincare items every week. Pop up for a makeup play and chat about any skincare concerns you may have and see what the fuss is all about for this new mineral makeup and...


Hastings City Night Market

Thursday 5th February 2015
Hastings City Night Market. On Thursday night from 5–9pm, Hastings City is transformed into an exciting evening destination for the whole family. Stop by the market after work to buy a few fresh flowers, or some groceries for dinner. The prepared food is diverse and full of flavor with something for everyone to enjoy....


Music with Ruby Shooz

Thursday 5th February 2015
Music with Ruby Shooz. Live Music from 9pm every Thursday with Napiers best rock Duo Ruby Shooz Are you a sit back and relax, or a get up a dance kind of person? Bring your dancing shoes down every Thursday for some live entertainment. Seafood chowder hotpot, freshly made thick and creamy chowder with a pastry top and...


Waitangi Family Festival

Friday 6th February 2015
A free Waitangi family festival celebration with an emphasis on unity with a multi cultural mix of all peoples, starting with a welcoming ceremony at the Riverside in Clive at 9am by our Mayors, Councillors, M.P.s, Te Aute College students and invited guests. A pageant on the river re-enacting the...


The Big 9 Kahungunu Waitangi Day Celebrations 175

Friday 6th February 2015
The Big 9 Kahungunu Waitangi Day Celebrations 175. Kia ora and welcome to the 175th anniversary of Waitangi Day. This free event will attract thousands to a showcase of nine food, sports, arts and music events at the spectacular 30 hectare Hawke's Bay Sports Park in Hastings from 8am to 4pm. There's something for everyone . There's no better...


Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts Market

Friday 6th February 2015
Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts Market. The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market is getting bigger and better and outgrown the Bay View Hotel so moved to the more central location at Meeanee Hall This regular monthly market is mostly indoors, providing something interesting for everyone. Besides the numerous interesting craft and...


Waitangi Day

Friday 6th February 2015
Waitangi Day. Waitangi Day screening of Canvassing The Treaty This documentary follows the story of six New Zealand artists, including as they learn about the Treaty of Waitangi from well-known educators Moana Jackson and Ingrid Huygens. The group explores stories of New Zealand’s history, and relationships...


The Rude Boyz - Bob's Birthday Bash

Friday 6th February 2015
The Rude Boyz - Bob's Birthday Bash. The Rude Boyz are doubling up the celebration of Bob Marley's Birthday and Waitangi Day. They will be doing a special set of Bob Marley's songs. Come down and celebrate the King's birthday.


Hastings City Growers Market

Saturday 7th February 2015
Hastings City Growers Market. The Hastings City Growers Market will run every Saturday morning in the streets of the 100 and 200 blocks of Heretaunga St East. Launching on 29th November, the market will run from 7am til 10.30am. Vendors will sell locally grown or produced food products and ready to eat food items. A community...


Taradale Rotary Market

Saturday 7th February 2015
Taradale Rotary Market. The Taradale Rotary Market brings a unique market experience right to the heart of the Taradale shopping precinct.and is a regular destination for customers and stallholders alike. Be drawn in by the aroma of Fresh Artisan Breads and baking, sample delicious Jams & condiments, Cheeses and...


Craft & Design Market

Saturday 7th February 2015
Craft & Design Market. Our first market of 2015 will bring you many of your favourite stalls as well as a number of newbies. Come browse and be tempted by all manner of beautiful hand-crafted items while enjoying the delicious coffee and treats from our wonderful hosts at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters.


Guided Prison Tour

Saturday 7th February 2015
Guided Prison Tour. The historic prison is located on Napier’s Bluff Hill at 55 Coote Rd overlooking the Pacific Ocean and beautiful Centennial Gardens. View the old quarry where the inmates used work their hard days’ labour to build the walls that would keep them imprisoned. Napier Prison is just a few minutes...


Bay MC One Night Stand

Saturday 7th February 2015
Bay MC One Night Stand. The Bay MC's annual celebration of motorcycles and music. All day entertainment including games, bike games & burnouts. Featuring bands Dusty Rhodes & The Bluesmobile and Verdany Blue. All motorcycles welcome, bring your tent and stay all night with camping onsite. Bar and food vendors onsite,...


Trinity Hill Garden Party with The Grove

Saturday 7th February 2015
Trinity Hill Garden Party with The Grove. Delight in a Summer afternoon of friends, fine wine, good food and entertainment. Enjoy canapés on arrival followed by a two course sit down lunch crafted and served by award winning chefs Michael Dearth and Ben Bayly of Auckland's The Grove restaurant. Indulge in Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels...


Gemco Jazz featuring the Hawke's Bay Jazz Club Big Band

Saturday 7th February 2015
Gemco Jazz featuring the Hawke's Bay Jazz Club Big Band. The Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band This will be a fantastic opportunity to see Hawke's Bay's very own Jazz Big Band as part of the inaugural Gemco Jazz, the free summer concert Jazz series History The Band was reformed by Ernie Rouse in 1991, and the tradition of big band swing music has been...


Book Fair

Sunday 8th February 2015
Book Fair. Opening at 9am the public will be able to buy books at bargain basement prices. Books are priced at only $1 and are all expected to sell. They have been donated by Hawkes Bay residents to assist students at our school travel to Japan with their Japanese language class. There is very little...


Avanti Plus Team Tag Triathlon Relay

Sunday 8th February 2015
Avanti Plus Team Tag Triathlon Relay. This concept merges your own individual ability and also having fun with a team at the same time. The course is short, sharp and full of fun. You do the whole triathlon yourself and then tag your team mate who does the same. Teams have three people in each. 200m Swim, 7km Cycle, 2km Run then tag...


Sundaze with The Puketapu

Sunday 8th February 2015
Sundaze with The Puketapu. Sacred Hill Vineyards and classic country pub The Puketapu have joined forces for Sundaze - wine, food and music in the Bay’s beautiful Dartmoor countryside., amongst the established trees and gardens at the original winery site. “At Sacred Hill we make wines to be enjoyed with food, family...


Sunday Session

Sunday 8th February 2015
Sunday Session. While away the afternoon lounging on the lawn listening to local music and supping the odd drop from Rod McDonald Wines and Renaissance Beer. Pizzas hot from the oven, platters a plenty, good vibes, sea views....where waiting for ya!


The Old Vic's The Crucible

Sunday 8th February 2015
The Old Vic's The Crucible. From London's West End - Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, based on Salem’s infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber. In a small tight-knit community in Salem,...


Summer in the Park Kawekas and friends

Sunday 8th February 2015
Summer in the Park Kawekas and friends. The Kawekas return with a fantastic lineup of musicians including singer songwriter Ian Munro, Lorna Gibson and Taylor Vercoe. The Kawekas are a long established Hawke's Bay band with a large repertoire of songs. Their music covers most genres from 1930's swing jazz through folk, country, rock...


Commuter Challenge

Monday 9th February 2015
Commute to school, work, to the shops or a friend’s house by bike and receive a free breakfast along the way! iWay and Sport Hawke's Bay have teamed up with some great local supporters of Bike Wise Month who will make you a hearty breakfast on your daily commute. Every day we will be giving...


BikeNZ Intro to Road & Everyday Cycling Adult Programme

Tuesday 10th February 2015
BikeNZ Intro to Road & Everyday Cycling Adult Programme. Cycle Skills Training for Adults – Hawkes Bay Summer Special – free with iWay voucher. If you are new to riding, haven’t been on a bike for a while, or lack confidence, this is for you. “BikeNZ Intro to Road & Everyday Cycling” helps you learn about safe cycling. Experienced, qualified...


Music from France - Trumpeter & Organist

Tuesday 10th February 2015
Music from France - Trumpeter & Organist. Brilliant French trumpeter Nicolas Planchon - “Premier Prix” of the Paris Conservatoire and winner of various prestigious competitions - will join forces with well-known NZ organist Christopher Hainsworth, now living in France in a varied programme arranged for trumpet and organ. Concertos...


Dÿse

Tuesday 10th February 2015
Dÿse. German experimental noise-rock band Dÿse are heading to Kiwi shores for shows across the country this January and February. Founded in May 2003 by Andrej Dietrich (guitars & vocals) and Jarii van Gohl (drums & vocals), DŸSE have gone on to play over 600 shows worldwide including slots at coveted...


Go By Bike Breakfast

Wednesday 11th February 2015
On day three of the Hawke’s Bay Commuter Challenge, visit the Hastings Clock Tower for the ever-popular, iWay Go By Bike Breakfast. The biggest breakfast of them all, we’ll have hundreds of bacon butties, fruit, muffins and other yummy treats for everyone who bikes or walks past us on your...


Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

Wednesday 11th February 2015
Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. Courier Option Close: Monday 26th January 2015 School Group Registrations Close: Monday 26th January 2015 Online Registrations Close: Thursday 5th February 2015


New Zealand Wine Centre - Wine Club

Wednesday 11th February 2015
New Zealand Wine Centre - Wine Club. Love wine...? Silly question! The fun and friendly team from the New Zealand Wine Centre, invite you and your friends to join them for their monthly wine club meet - a fabulous opportunity to meet new people who all share a common interest and passion for wine. Sip, savour and explore the many...


Green Drinks

Wednesday 11th February 2015
Green Drinks. Green Drinks is a movement undertaken worldwide, but is decentralised - interested organisers from any place in the world can start Green Drinks. A gathering of people interested in the environment, green drinks is an apolitical forum for people to discuss local, national or international...


Tattletale Saints

Wednesday 11th February 2015
Tattletale Saints. Winners of the New Zealand Music Award for Folk Album of the Year 2014, Tattletale Saints are led by guitarist/vocalist Cy Winstanley and double bassist/vocalist Vanessa McGowan. Fresh off the back of their Tui win in January 2014, Tattletale Saints relocated to Nashville Tennessee to embark on a...


The Big Band Era

Thursday 12th February 2015
The Big Band Era. Discover the Era of the Big Band as our singers and 'Glen Miller' band present hits from big band icons: Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Henry Mancini and greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. Featured...


The Winery Tour 2015

Thursday 12th February 2015
The Winery Tour 2015. The Winery Tour is proud to be back for 2015, headlined by the iconic Dave Dobbyn & Don McGlashan, performing together, followed by the legendary Supergroove and the Queen of the Winery Tour, Anika Moa. The Winery Tour is about three things that are great about New Zealand: our music, our wine and...


Deadhill Ghost Tour

Friday 13th February 2015
Deadhill Ghost Tour. The Prison is spooky enough in the day, but at night it gets even creepier. Come see the place after dark and get a guided tour, complete with ghostly stories and tales of infamous murders who were hung here. Jump and scream as ghosts jump out of dark corners and even get locked in a cell on death...


Raymond Crowe - The Unusualist

Friday 13th February 2015
Raymond Crowe - The Unusualist. Raymond Crowe - The Unusualist Illusionist * Magician * Hand Shadow Artist Ventriloquist * Mime Artist * Comedian Fresh from travelling the world with a sell-out tour of 50 performances with the prestigious international production The Illusionists 2.0 -The Planets Largest Touring Magic Show,...


Generator

Friday 13th February 2015
Generator. Friday and Saturday Night! The rock show to rev up your weekend. Good entertaining rock at its finest, with no slow jams (okay.. There's exactly one, but you'll love it!), no James Blunt, no Will Smith, and certainly no Taylor Swift!! We're on at 10pm sharp. Bring your mates, rock out, drink...


Peta Mathias Gastronomic Tour of New Zealand

Saturday 14th February 2015
Peta Mathias Gastronomic Tour of New Zealand. Join prolific New Zealand chef, author and broadcaster Peta Mathias for her inaugural New Zealand tour in February 2015. New Zealand produces some of the best wine in the world but you may not know about our sophisticated, clean, beautifully cooked food and produce. On Peta's tour we divide our...


Tiki Taane

Saturday 14th February 2015
Tiki Taane . Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talent followed by Tiki Tanne. This is a Valentines day with a difference book today. Enjoy this Valentines day acoustic set. All tickets include transport Vip tickets available


Gemco Jazz featuring Ben Wilcock and the Jelly Rolls

Saturday 14th February 2015
Gemco Jazz featuring Ben Wilcock and the Jelly Rolls. Ben Wilcock and the Jelly Rolls will be a fantastic treat at the Gemco Jazz on the Village Green Free concert series. (Ben Wilcock, John Rae and Dan Yeabsley A little about Ben... He is one third of the Jelly Rolls, with the debut album out in August 2014! Ben is also the keyboardist for soul...


Saturday Night Sessions

Saturday 14th February 2015
Saturday Night Sessions. Every 6 weeks or so Crab Farm comes alive with our Saturday Night Sessions. This is an informal, relaxed event where we take most of the tables out of the main room to make room for all the dancing. Outside our fire pits will be blazing to keep everyone toasty and warm. We have a bar service for...


Rud Stewart - The Rod Stewart Tribute Show

Saturday 14th February 2015
Rud Stewart - The Rod Stewart Tribute Show. Rud Stewart is the 2nd best Rod Stewart who performs between England, Sweden and Majorca Spain. Often mistaken for the real Rod Stewart. Catch him on one of his tours. This is his first time ever in New Zealand. Rud, originally from Yorkshire England has been performing his tribute shows to Rod...


Swamp Thing 'Let's Get Live'

Saturday 14th February 2015
Swamp Thing 'Let's Get Live'. Ahead of their USA tour in April, Swamp Thing play one Napier show to promote the release of their live DVD & Album 'Let's Get Live'. Come and join us Feb 14 and get it on swamp style!


Summer in the Park with Matiu Dallas Te Marie, Luke Burns

Sunday 15th February 2015
Summer in the Park with Matiu Dallas Te Marie, Luke Burns. Ruakituri Valley born and raised exhibition artist and musician Matiu Dallas Te Maire is cased with traditionally self-crafted Taonga Puoro, psychedelically looped through foot pedals and infused with the deep eerie sounds of the 70’s Rhodes keys styles. An all-rounded artist, Matiu now allows...


The Centralines Summer Series

Sunday 15th February 2015
Bring your picnic or grab your takeaways for an entertaining afternoon/evening in the park. Liquor ban applies. Mark these dates on your calendar today: 13th January - Zappo the Magician 25th January - the HB Jazz Club Big Band 15th February - Savornine - The...


Powhiri - Official Maori Opening for the Tremains ADW

Tuesday 17th February 2015
Powhiri - Official Maori Opening for the Tremains ADW. Join local Iwi, the Art Deco Trust, Napier City Council and Te Matau a Màui Voyaging Trust for a Powhiri at Napier’s Inner Harbour to open the Tremains Art Deco Weekend. The Powhiri will feature Te Matau a Màui (traditional designed Polynesian sailing waka) being welcomed into the Marina by...


The Elixir of Love

Tuesday 17th February 2015
The Elixir of Love. Sometimes love just needs a helping hand. Witness the powerful effects of the Elixir of Love, taken by bashful Nemorino in his quest for beautiful Adina's affections. All appears to be going to plan, but like any good story there are twists and turns, including a macho love rival, a dubious...


Luxury Luncheon - Tremains ADW

Wednesday 18th February 2015
Luxury Luncheon - Tremains ADW. Enjoy a fine-dining experience at Cape Kidnappers. Revel in this 3-course set menu luncheon with each course perfectly matched with Askerne wines. You can also choose to be transferred to and from the Cape in a vintage car – an optional extra. Numbers are limited.


Westpac's Fabulous Flicks - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Wednesday 18th February 2015
Westpac's Fabulous Flicks - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Westpac. Sit back, relax and enjoy a taste of a trip to the movies in the golden years of cinema. In a digitised version of vintage film reels, you’ll see newsreel footage, cartoons and comedy sketches from the likes of Laurel & Hardy and Abbot & Costello. And don’t forget to...


Let's Face the Music and Dance - Tremains ADW

Wednesday 18th February 2015
Let's Face the Music and Dance - Tremains ADW. The Workshop Singers again present their tribute to The Golden Age of Art Deco with songs from the 20's and 30's. This will be their 11th year entertaining visitors and locals with the wonderful music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and other notable musicians of that era. A large...


Art Deco Guided Walks - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 19th February 2015
Art Deco Guided Walks - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Discover why Napier is the most complete Art Deco city in the world on a guided walking tour. Led by a local guide you’ll discover the Art Deco Quarter and some of the city’s best examples of the Art Deco style. You’ll also hear about the devastating 1931 earthquake that destroyed the...


Deep in the Art of Deco Walk - Tremains ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
Deep in the Art of Deco Walk - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by Mackersey Construction. Discover Napier’s Art Deco interiors on this exploration of some of the city’s best kept secrets. This 2 hour walking tour takes you inside eleven buildings, most of them not normally accessible to the public. Interiors include the neon-lit Municipal...


Antique Fair - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 19th February 2015
Antique Fair - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. The original Art Deco Weekend Antique Fair, with antique dealers from throughout NZ, exhibiting and selling everything from Victorian to Retro. The perfect place to find your original Art Deco accessories, collectables and souvenirs. Adults ticket include tea/coffee, free re-entry, accompanied...


Club Tour and Tea - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 19th February 2015
Club Tour and Tea - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Enjoy the opportunity to learn the story of the famous Hawke’s Bay Club. Collect your self-guided notes on arrival, explore this Edwardian treasure, learn its history and then finish with a special High Tea served on the lawn.


Art Deco Guided Walk of Hastings CBD - Tremains ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
Art Deco Guided Walk of Hastings CBD - Tremains ADW. Join Hawke’s Bay historian and author Michael Fowler for a guided Art Deco tour around the Hastings CBD, which is 20 minutes from Napier. The tour views striking examples of Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Stripped Classical buildings that Hastings built before and after the 1931 Hawke’s Bay...


Deco Bus Tours - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 19th February 2015
Deco Bus Tours - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Here’s your opportunity to discover the heritage of Napier outside of the city centre. Your 90 minute tour from the comfort of a minibus, includes the Inner Harbour, Marewa the Art Deco suburb, and a visit to the National Tobacco Company building. To book contact walks@artdeconapier.com or,...


Port Promenade - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 19th February 2015
Port Promenade - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. On this 90 minute guided walk through the historic port town of Ahuriri you’ll discover Napier’s early history and see how the 1931 earthquake changed the landscape, lifting huge areas of land from the sea. Your tour includes a visit to the old Customs House with its huge collection of historic...


What's All the Fuss About Deco? - Tremains ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
What's All the Fuss About Deco? - Tremains ADW. Wondering what on earth Art Deco Weekend is all about? Join a short 30 minute guided walking tour to discover why Napier is so proud of its heritage and learn about the earthquake that destroyed the original town in 1931 and led to the rebuild in the Art Deco style. Bookings recommended, but check...


Hastings City Art Deco Night Market - Tremains ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
Hastings City Art Deco Night Market - Tremains ADW. Stroll along for free live Art Deco entertainment along with the Twin City Stompers and the Flukes, vintage cars, dancing and beautiful costumes. Take your appetite for the amazing variety of food on offer as well as arts and crafts and local produce. Kids - Costume Capers fashion parade is at 6:30...


Black Tie Ball in the Church Hall - Tremains ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
Black Tie Ball in the Church Hall - Tremains ADW. Start the most elegant weekend of the year in style in the stylish St Andrew’s Church Hall in Hastings. An excellent meal, with some outstanding Hawke’s Bay wine supplied. Great music by the HB Jazz Club Big Band. What a night! Strictly black tie. Adjacent parking available. As this venue is...


Repertory Players - The End of the Golden Weather - ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
Repertory Players - The End of the Golden Weather - ADW. Written by Bruce Mason and adapted by Raymond Hawthorne. Directed by Mason Price. This quintessential Kiwi classic chronicles the friendship between a 12-year-old boy and the wild-limbed Firpo. Through the boy’s eyes we see the wonder of life on a perfect beach, in a perfect 1930s New Zealand,...


Brunch with Style at the County Hotel - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Brunch with Style at the County Hotel - Tremains ADW. Revel in the delights of a gourmet brunch. Break all the rules and enjoy “French bubbles with brunch” to celebrate the start of your Deco Day. Enjoyed with exceptional service matched with Art Deco fun and frivolity!


Plus Fore Golf Tournament - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Plus Fore Golf Tournament - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Air NZ & The Duke of Gloucester Restaurant & Bar. This 18 hole Ambrose competition is at the Napier Golf Club’s Waiohiki course. Art Deco ensemble preferred. On course food and refreshments available, along with great music and a huge prize table. Swing it sweet.


Steam Train to Otane - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Steam Train to Otane - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by the Art Deco Trust What a day it will be! A steam-powered run through the Hawke’s Bay countryside to Otane where you’ll have a 60 minute break to stretch your legs, then it’s back on board for the run home. Take a picnic hamper with you or buy your sustenance from the nearby...


Art Deco Magnum Walk - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Art Deco Magnum Walk - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Mackersey Construction. Explore the entire Art Deco Quarter in depth on this extended version of the world famous Art Deco Guided Walk. Your 3 hour tour includes a 30 minute introduction and High Tea on the lawn of the elegant Edwardian style Hawke’s Bay Club. Actual walking time is...


Showmans Engine - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Showmans Engine - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Built in 1922, this Burrell 20 ton Showman’s Engine was used to drive sideshow attractions in England. Sold for scrap in 1948 it was bought by a Dorset local who painstakingly restored her to her former glory. Currently in NZ, this huge, magnificent engine can be seen during the weekend on Marine...


Madness in the Mall - Art Deco Clothing Market - ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Madness in the Mall - Art Deco Clothing Market - ADW. "Doing Deco" this year? Bowl along to the Hastings City Mall, browse the masses of clothes and Deco goodies on offer, and get yourself "all togged up" for this year's big weekend. For stall space, ring Barb Speers 8789848.


Promenade Walk - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Promenade Walk - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Stroll beneath the Norfolk Island pines lining Marine Parade, hearing tales of the ‘Brighton of the South Seas’ and discovering the elegant buildings of old Napier. This 2 hour guided walking tour introduces you to Napier’s Art Deco front garden built on the rubble of the great catastrophe of...


Tea with the Stars - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Tea with the Stars - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Join us at the Holt Planetarium for either morning or afternoon tea and a scone and a visit with the stars. Enjoy a fantastic display of astrophotography on the big screen followed by a tour of the wondrous night sky in the Planetarium’s dome room. See the sky as it appeared on the night of the...


Marewa Meander - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Marewa Meander - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Take a wander through Napier’s Art Deco suburb, a gift from the sea when the 1931 earthquake uplifted Napier by 2 meters. Admire Art Deco houses and gardens, stopping off at a prime example for afternoon tea. Assemble at the corner of Logan Avenue and Georges Drive, Marewa. Tickets inclusive of...


Out Of Africa Partridge Shoot - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Out Of Africa Partridge Shoot - Tremains ADW. Join the gentlemen and ladies of the HB Sporting Shooters Club in rural Hawke’s Bay for a 3 station/15 target clay shoot. Dress is Deco era country attire, tweeds for the men and day time country picnic for the ladies. All equipment is provided. Tickets for both shooters and spectators include a...


Par 2 Mini Golf - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Par 2 Mini Golf - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Putt Putt On Parade. Don your Art Deco attire - plus fours an advantage but not a necessity, to swing a round of Seaside ‘Putt -Putting on the Parade’ at Par2 Marine Parade MiniGolf. Every player over Tremains Art Deco Weekend is eligible to enter in the draw for a special Art Deco prize....


Steam Supreme - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Steam Supreme - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Eastern Boiler Services. Steam - that wispy wonder that powered the industrial revolution. Join the lads and lasses who love their steam as they use their vintage engines to create a steam screen to dramatise the World War 2 searchlight as it punches the night sky. Enjoy the ambience...


Art Deco Extravaganza

Friday 20th February 2015
Art Deco Extravaganza. A stalwart of the celebrations at Napier's Annual Art Deco Weekend, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band will lift the roof off the Napier Municipal Theatre with two special concerts on Friday 20th February; for schools at 11am and the public 1.30pm. The Navy Band is regarded as one of the country's...


"Carefree" - Globe Movie - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Three times Oscar-nominated film Carefree reunites Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in a musical screwball comedy with songs by Irving Berlin. Centering upon a love-struck psychiatrist (Astaire) and his beautiful patient (Rogers) who can’t decide between her impatient fiancé and her doctor,...


Harbour Views Coach Tour - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Harbour Views Coach Tour - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. On 3rd February 1931 an Act of God reclaimed 3000 hectares of seabed in two and a half minutes. Napier’s aquatic playground was no more, but its history since then is also a fascinating story. This tour will take you around the fringes of the Inner Harbour, also known as the Ahuriri Lagoon, to a...


Steam Train Huff'n'Puff - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Steam Train Huff'n'Puff - Tremains ADW. Ride the rails in genuine heritage carriages drawn by Steam Locomotive Ja1271. Travel to Hastings and back with the clickety-clack of the wheels and the whiff of smoke. Deco dress encouraged. There is no opportunity to get off the train at Hastings.


Opening Soiree - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Opening Soiree - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Everybody who’s anybody will be showing off their finery at the traditional Friday night gathering, which officially opens Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Renew acquaintances from past Weekends, make new friends and meet the sponsors. Deco dress is de rigueur. A complimentary glass of wine and...


'Stage Door' - Globe Movie - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
'Stage Door' - Globe Movie - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Stage Door is director Gregory La Cava's superb behind-the-scenes film about show business, female camaraderie, and the lives of aspiring, tough-talking rival actresses who are looking for a break into show business on the New York theatre stage. The comedy features snappy dialogue and acting from...


Charleston at Brookers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Charleston at Brookers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Brookfields Vineyards. Charleston at Brookers is a night of dance. Buses will collect you from the Municipal Theatre in Napier. On arrival at Brookfields, you will receive a free glass of bubbles and dinner will be a set menu (breads, mains and dessert). Drinks are your own...


Gatsby's Intimate Affair - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Gatsby's Intimate Affair - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. “I like large parties, they’re so intimate. Small parties, there isn’t any privacy.” You are invited to an evening of intimacy and great excitement. When you arrive at The Old Church Restaurant you will be transported back to the Jazz Era … a time of madcap merriment. Expect the...


Art Deco Friday Night On the Balcony

Friday 20th February 2015
Art Deco Friday Night On the Balcony. Take in the jazzy vintage fun from up high on the evening of February 20 (the Friday of Art Deco Weekend). Tickets are $70 per person, which gives you a seat at the long table, a welcome glass of bubbles and a delicious selection of platter style food both savoury and sweet throughout the...


Depression Dinner - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Depression Dinner - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by AMI Insurance. They were grim days - but you’ll eat well at this popular dinner event. Start at the Marine Parade Soup Kitchen, then pack up all your cares and woes and trudge to Memorial Square with a stop for “shakin’ the blues away, unhappy news away”! At Tin Town you’ll...


Jazz, Baby - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Jazz, Baby - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Let your toes tap and your fingers snap as Lyrica take you on a trip through the age of Jazz. With sassy hits from the 20’s through to the 40’s, premier vocal entertainment group Lyrica evoke all the glamour, style and heady pleasure that was Deco. Dinner 7-8pm. Show starts at 8pm.


Waka Experience - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Waka Experience - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. This Waka Experience offers a unique 2 hour cultural and sailing experience on board Te Matau a Màui a traditional Polynesian designed sailing waka. Enjoy the beauty of Hawke Bay, and the hospitality of the crew as they take you on a journey back in time. Hear stories of local Màori history and...


Beach Banquet - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Beach Banquet - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Air New Zealand. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet dinner by the beach with toe tapping jazz. You can also enjoy a fabulous view of the flying displays in the sky above the beach from 7.45pm. Gate opens at 7.15pm to the War Memorial Marquee beside the War Memorial Centre, Marine Parade,...


Beat the Retreat - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Beat the Retreat - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Supported by Brebner Print A Ceremonial Sunset or "Beat The Retreat" is a tradition in the military which is often used to remember those who have fallen in conflict. The military band will play the sunset hymn followed by the Retreat sounded on the trumpet or bugle. During the sounding of the...


Sara Klotz De Aguilar - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Sara Klotz De Aguilar - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. All the way from California, pianist/singer Sara Klotz de Aguilar comes to entertain with popular songs of the 1929s and 30s. Sara has performed for the Art Deco Societies of California, Los Angeles and New York, and is a regular feature performer at the Queen Mary Art Deco Festival each year....


Brebner Print Memorial Flying Displays - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Brebner Print Memorial Flying Displays - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by Brebner Print & Pub Charity Watch the skies over the City and foreshore as our visiting aircraft swoop and turn in the blue sky. Flying displays with the RNZAF, the Warbirds Display Team and others. These are not to be missed! If the weather is nice why not have a picnic on the lawns...


Art Deco Youth Ball - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Art Deco Youth Ball - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Here’s the social event of the year for the High School aged. Organised by the Napier City Council Youth Council the inaugural Art Deco Youth Ball will provide an opportunity to round up your friends, put your best Art Deco outfit, and party the night away. This is a drug/alcohol free event and...


Big Sound Tonight - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Big Sound Tonight - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Art Deco Masonic Hotel. A real show-stopper. Catch all the hits from the 1930s with the Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band plus The Dave Atkin Band, in an 8.15pm to 11.30pm free concert at the Hawke's Bay Toyota Sound Shell. Dress up and mingle with the smart crowd and vintage cars on...


The Jazz Age - Classic Jazz Ensemble - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
The Jazz Age - Classic Jazz Ensemble - Tremains ADW. This group of talented musicians present live Classic American Songbook jazz with a touch of vintage glamour. Exceptional songstress Georgia Duder-Wood is a remarkable chanteuse and raconteur who relates to her audience with warmth and ease. She is joined by some of Auckland’s most respected jazz...


Town and Country House Tour - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Town and Country House Tour - Tremains ADW. Visit some remarkable houses in Hastings, Napier and the Hawke’s Bay countryside. Includes a catered lunch at Belmount, information sheets and the following houses – Kopanga, Havelock North (Louis Hay, 1914), Hawke’s Bay’s first concrete house which celebrates its centenary on Art Deco...


Hastings City Art Deco Growers Market - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Hastings City Art Deco Growers Market - Tremains ADW. Recharge your energy reserves with the best of Hawkes Bay produce direct from the farm to you. The weekly Hastings City Growers Market goes Deco with live entertainment and special deals just for deco. Come down for breakfast or brunch at one of the many market stalls or just stock up with fresh...


Bubbly Breakfast by the Beach - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Bubbly Breakfast by the Beach - Tremains ADW. Start your day in style to the swing of the band and the sparkle of a complimentary glass of bubbly with your buffet breakfast by the beach. Breakfast served 9am - 9.30am.


Snap, Crackle and Pops Jazz Breakfast - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Snap, Crackle and Pops Jazz Breakfast - Tremains ADW. Kick start your fun-filled Saturday with a hearty breakfast, at the Gatsby Room at the Art Deco Masonic Hotel whilst a Jazz Band sets your feet tapping.


Ovation NZ - Go-Kidz Triathlon Series

Saturday 21st February 2015
Ovation NZ - Go-Kidz Triathlon Series. Ovation NZ - Go Kidz Triathlon Series for all children aged 7-13 years. Race entry this year, is just $10 for an individual and $25 for a team, with special series discounts. Those who pre-register and participate for the series also go in to a special prize draw drawn at the final race for a...


Church Garden Party Fete - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Church Garden Party Fete - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Enjoy all the traditional fun of a Church Fete as St Paul's Presbyterian Church holds its Art Deco Garden Party Fete in the Church Grounds. Devonshire teas, lunch, barbecue and other stalls for home baking, jams & pickles, handcrafts, jewellery and collectables.


Napier Urban Food Market - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Napier Urban Food Market - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Hot freshly roasted coffee and a choice of fine fare feed the body while the senses take in the live music, the smells of cooking and the produce so fresh it looks straight back at you.


Hawkes Bay Pop Up Shop

Saturday 21st February 2015
Hawkes Bay Pop Up Shop. The idea behind our pop up shop is that we don't have a fixed premises that way we can pop up where ever, either an empty shop, a garden or a community hall, we can go where ever and when ever. This pop up shop will be held over Art Deco Weekend; Saturday 21 February from 9am to 4pm and then...


Bicycle Belles - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Bicycle Belles - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Blokes, Belles and even families are welcome to join this leisurely cycle along Marine Parade on the Rotary Pathway around to the Ahuriri Waterfront. There you can enjoy light refreshments before biking back to Marine Parade. Old bikes a must - and your deco duds of course! For more event details...


Deco Sale - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Deco Sale - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. This huge Deco Sale features top quality items at the best prices. Select from vintage and Deco clothing, furs, jewellery, hats, gloves, shoes, accessories and more, plus a great range of Deco collectibles.


Dilmah High Tea - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Dilmah High Tea - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Dilmah. Enjoy an early morning vintage style High Tea with International Tea Aficionados Merrill and Dilhan Fernando; be amazed at the complexities of tea at this event where you will get to taste and learn as Merrill and Dilhan discuss one of the most consumed beverages on earth. A...


Deco Dancers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Deco Dancers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Born to Move Studio’s Deco Dancers will once again be performing iconic Art Deco style dance throughout the City over the Weekend. As a special treat they will have a presentation of their Razzamatazz Showcase which includes a selection of music and dance celebrating the Deco era.


Flying Down to Deco - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Flying Down to Deco - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Relive the pioneer days of aviation with a rare chance to see WW1, WW2 and vintage aircraft in static display. Crew and support staff will be available to answer your questions. Entry is through the main airport entrance off SH2.


National Tobacco Company Building - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
National Tobacco Company Building - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by Big Save Furniture. Visit one of New Zealand’s most famous and most photographed buildings, the National Tobacco Company building in Ahuriri. Admire the spectacular entryway and doors, as well as two of the magnificent interior rooms that have been restored to their original 1930’s...


Traction Trundle - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Traction Trundle - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. The rattle of the machinery, the smell of the coal smoke and unbridled power! One of the Weekend thrills is to take a ride behind our old traction engine. All aboard! Marine Parade by the Hawke’s Bay Toyota Sound Shell, Napier.


How to Gatsby - Clothing and Accessories - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
How to Gatsby - Clothing and Accessories - Tremains ADW. Not sure on what clothes and accessories you should bring to an Art Deco Weekend? Join us for this informative lecture by social historian, author and vintage fashion enthusiast Inger Sheil from Australia who will look at what was actually worn during the deco era and show how to translate some...


Art Deco Explorer for Children - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Art Deco Explorer for Children - Tremains ADW. Kids, bring your parents along and join a local guide who’ll take you exploring through Napier on a fun discovery trail! You’ll be having fun and discovering Napier’s history along the way. Your walk includes an activity book for you to do afterwards, and there are prizes for the best...


Deco Dawdle Tour - Tremains Art Deco Weekend 2015

Saturday 21st February 2015
Deco Dawdle Tour - Tremains Art Deco Weekend 2015. Sponsored by Metro Rentals. This 90 minute guided coach tour makes it possible for you to explore in comfort Napier’s unique historic areas away from the city centre. The coach travels over Napier Hill to the port town of Ahuriri, the oldest part of Napier, then to Marewa (the Art Deco suburb)...


Saturday Street Party - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Saturday Street Party - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. It’s party time in Emerson Street with the Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club, local singers and entertainers. Admire the polished perfection of the vintage cars in Automobilia, from snooty Packards to chummy Austin Sevens and thrill to the roar of vintage motorcycles in Once Were Wild Ones. Then applaud...


Jitterbug Dance Lessons - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Jitterbug Dance Lessons - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Take this opportunity to spend an hour polishing up your Charleston and learning the essentials of swing dancing. The Jitterbugs Dance Team will put you through your paces and prepare you for a terpsichorean treat as you revel in the Saturday evening festivities. Sat 21 Feb 11am - 40s Charleston...


Learned Lecture - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Learned Lecture - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. He Toi Whakarākei Kaitiaki Taonga Maori at MTG Hawke's Bay, Tryphena Cracknell Curator Taonga Maori, will look at how traditional Māori kōwhaiwhai patterns became a part of the story of Art Deco architecture in 1920-1940s Aotearoa. Tickets include Museum entry. NB! Tickets for this event...


Wonderful Welsh Choir - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Wonderful Welsh Choir - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Auckland Welsh Choir is delighted to be part of Tremains Art Deco Weekend. For this very special event, the choir has incorporated some choral pieces of the Swinging Thirties, as well as offering the most loved of their cornerstone Welsh repertoire - songs known and sung by many generations....


Automobilia - Vintage Car Parade - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Automobilia - Vintage Car Parade - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by Progressive Meats. Watch amazing autos sweep through town - from languid limos to cosy coupés. The vintage cars crawl from Clive Square to the Marine Parade via Lower Emerson St and Upper Emerson St, finishing at the Sound Shell Show and Shine to flaunt cars and costumes. (See also...


Sound Shell Show and Shine - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Sound Shell Show and Shine - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Marvellous vintage cars, spectacular costumes and fine jazz on the Hawke’s Bay Toyota Sound Shell stage. Stop to view Costumes and Coiffure and Bathing Belles competitions on the Sound Shell stage starting at 2pm.


Once Were Wild Ones - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Once Were Wild Ones - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Saturday Street Party. Hell raisers - once upon a time! Gasp as the Wild Bunch of the 20s and 30s roars through the City Centre on vintage motorcycles. Catch the flying helmets and goggles brigade in this parade of rerfection past. Gleaming chrome, hot oil and leather!


Vintage Car Rides - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Vintage Car Rides - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sedans and Convertibles, Aoogah Horns and Rumble Seats. Here is your chance to take a ride in one of the fabulous vintage cars that will be in Napier for Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Support the HB Vintage Car Club by making a generous donation to help them fund Club projects. Donations are usually...


Costumes & Coiffure & Bathing Belles Competitions - ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Costumes & Coiffure & Bathing Belles Competitions - ADW. Sponsored by Glory Days Magazine. Polish your shoes, preen your feathers and join the fun in these highlights of the Weekend. Costumes and Coiffure is a glorious glimpse of glitz, followed directly by Bathing Belles where you can boggle at the bewilderingly beautiful bathers in a torrent of...


Death by Chocolate - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Death by Chocolate - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Join us for the complete ‘Death By Chocolate’ Deco afternoon tea experience as we enjoy a scrumptious selection of Silky Oak crafted chocolate treats and a solemn cup of tea or coffee. In a building surrounded by vintage hearses you will have your very own undertaker at your table – and the...


A Celtic Connection - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
A Celtic Connection - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. 'Here's To The Heroes'- Vartiety Concert Drones and Sticks Pipe Band’s tribute to 100 years since our brave soldiers hit the beaches of Gallipoli. Join us for an afternoon of tributes to these brave heroes. Sing along, clap your hands, stomp your feet and listen to the stirring sound of the...


Dilmah Tea Lovers Lecture - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Dilmah Tea Lovers Lecture - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Tea and wine have so much in common – now here’s your chance to hear first-hand Master of Wine Bob Campbell and International Tea Aficionado`s Merrill & Dilhan Fernando discuss the surprising similarities between the two most consumed beverages on earth. Then a little while later the Dilmah...


Steam Train Pea Pie and Pud Run

Saturday 21st February 2015
Steam Train Pea Pie and Pud Run. Sponsored by Hawke’s Bay Today This is a family excursion, with a stop in Otane for the traditional Pea, Pie and Pud meal plus a variety of entertainments. Our steam loco will depart Napier Station at 4pm and Hastings Station around 4.50pm heading to Otane. The train returns to Hastings at around...


Gemco Jazz featuring Caitlin Smith and The Fondue Set

Saturday 21st February 2015
Gemco Jazz featuring Caitlin Smith and The Fondue Set. The Fondue Set featuring Caitlin Smith one of NZ best jazz vocalist, Nigel Gavin and Steve Gerrish on guitars and Jason Orme on drums. The last of five jazz concerts this one will be a fantastic treat for the finale of the inaugural Gemco Jazz Concert series.


Cafe Crawl De Luxe - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Cafe Crawl De Luxe - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Deco City Motor Lodge. We have given our cornerstone event a makeover and now you’ll get to enjoy the culinary masterpieces from the restaurants in Ahuriri. This event is not BYO – however a full bar service is available at the restaurants. Deco dress obligatory. Gather in the...


Trivial Quiz Night - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Trivial Quiz Night - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by HB Technologies. Fancy yourself as an Art Deco buff? Join us for this 3 course dinner quiz night where Quiz Master Shane Cortese will put your knowledge to the test. Guaranteed fun there will be nothing trivial about this brand new Art Deco weekend event. Cash bar will be open. No...


Swing's the Thing

Saturday 21st February 2015
Swing's the Thing. Be ready for a night of dance. Buses will collect you from the Municipal Theatre in Napier at 6.15pm. On arrival at Brookfields, you will receive a complimentary drink and dinner will be a set menu (breads, mains and dessert). Drinks are your own responsibility. The Kawekas will keep you dancing...


Masonic Hotel Black Tie Dinner - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Masonic Hotel Black Tie Dinner - Tremains ADW. Gather your group and don your finery for this sumptuous, glittering evening of fine wine, food, music and company. Make this exclusive event part of your weekend of festivities and frivolity. Enjoy a delectable four-course dinner matched with the new release Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels range...


Twilight Toe Tap - Street Jazz - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Twilight Toe Tap - Street Jazz - Tremains ADW. Foxtrot on the footpath, quickstep on the cobbles, ragtime on the road, tango on the tarmac, black bottom in the boulevard. Please yourself, but join in one of the Weekend’s most magical spectacles and dance to live jazz in Emerson Street from 6.30pm. Bring a folding chair if you wish.


Art Deco Secrets - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Art Deco Secrets - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. You will start your dining experience viewing an exclusive exhibition of Art Deco secrets in the Roland Hipkins Suite and Sunken Garden at the MTG. This will be accompanied by a chat with the curator, your entrée, and a complimentary glass of wine. Then it’s a short walk to Te Pania Hotel for...


Beachcomber Ukulele - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Beachcomber Ukulele - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Here’s the chance to rack your brains and dig to the deepest corners of your wardrobe to find the Deco outfit you would wear on a desert island. Enjoy a beach buffet and while a ukulele is not compulsory, if you have one, bring one for the sing-along. This fun night is back by popular demand. War...


Speakeasy - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Speakeasy - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Dive into the illicit world of the 1930’s Speakeasy at Wild Olive Restaurant, upstairs at the Bluewater, in Ahuriri. Your dining experience will feature a copious flow of plattered foods, including Chef’s celebrated seafood delights, plus a complimentary glass of house beer or wine on arrival....


Alfresco Munch - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Alfresco Munch - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Dress in your Deco best and enjoy a barbeque meal on the verandah of the elegant Hawke’s Bay Club before strolling off to your evening’s entertainment. Drinks are your own responsibility. Deco dress recommended.


Dinner with the Raj - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Dinner with the Raj - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Transport your Deco taste-buds to the Indian sub-continent for Dinner with the Raj. Enjoy a complimentary wine upon arrival and then settle down to a taste-bud-tingling three course banquet meal. Dress code is normal Deco but any authentic Indian 1930s outfit would be absolutely spiffing! Watch out...


Silver Slipper Ball - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Silver Slipper Ball - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Foxtrot and quickstep to the sounds of the big bands of the 30s. Featuring the splendid Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band, elegance is the keyword, and formal Art Deco dress is compulsory for this signature event. Doors open 7.30pm. Band starts and dinner is served at 8pm, then swing on till...


Saturday Night at the Shell - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Saturday Night at the Shell - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by TC Systems. A rousing conclusion to the Twilight Toe Tap. The Royal NZ Navy Band performs on the Hawke’s Bay Toyota Sound Shell stage. Just sit back and relax on the lawn under the stars.


Late Night Libation - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Late Night Libation - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. If you don’t want the night to end, then stroll down to the Hawke’s Bay Club for a late night libation to send you home with a glow. The first drink is included in the ticket and then a cash bar is available. Note! No door sales, pre sold tickets only. Last entry time 11pm.


Shed 2 Triathlon Series

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Shed 2 Triathlon Series. Well when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are six events this summer and at each event there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from the...


Thank God for the Navy - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Thank God for the Navy - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Brebner Print You are invited to attend a breakfast to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of HMS Veronica at West Quay Ahuriri. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and the company of uniformed officers at each table. Special guests will include NZ Chief of Navy and the...


Art Deco Church Service - ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Art Deco Church Service - ADW. Art Deco Weekend Mass with Gatsby Morning Tea to follow. Deco dress encouraged.


Steam Train Family Foodie Special - Tremains ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Steam Train Family Foodie Special - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by Coast 1584AM This Sunday outing will involve a full-speed run from Napier to Waipukurau where the first course of your lunch, made from locally produced gourmet products, will be loaded on board. The train will then start to travel slowly back to Napier while you enjoy your food...


Art deco Church Service - ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Art deco Church Service - ADW. Art Deco Weekend Mass. Choral Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir - Art Deco Liturgy written by local composer Bill Bennett.


Art Deco Church Service - ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Art Deco Church Service - ADW. A special Art Deco themed service - wear your Art Deco Sunday Best.


How to Gatsby - Get the Gatsby Look - Tremains ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
How to Gatsby - Get the Gatsby Look - Tremains ADW. The team from Glory Days magazine will be on hand to provide practical information and demonstrations of how to achieve the ‘Gatsby look’ with hair, makeup and styling tips. Devonshire morning tea included.


Soap Box Derby - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Soap Box Derby - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Pit Stop Napier and Gemco Construction. You’ll be off your trolley watching home-made carts whizz down Tennyson Street. Splendid fun for all the family and a big hit at previous Weekends. Why not build one and join the Parent & Child race? Race rules, cart specifications and entry...


Art Deco Church Service - ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Art Deco Church Service - ADW. Deco Dress and lusty singing encouraged.


Veronica Bell Parade - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Veronica Bell Parade - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Brebner Print One of the most moving moments of the Weekend. We install the Veronica Bell with full military ceremony at 12.30pm, then the Sea Scouts stand guard over it through the afternoon. At 4.30pm, we parade it to the Cathedral for Swing and a Prayer. Sun 22 Feb at 12.30pm....


BBQ Beachside - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
BBQ Beachside - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Enjoy the Gatsby Picnic in style at our Hawke's Bay Toyota Sound Shell Marquee. The food will be gourmet BBQ, the bar will be open, and the glamorous Gatsby Picnic crowd will be promenading past your door. It’ll be a great spot to watch the aircraft from too! Cash bar open - not BYO.


Gatsby Picnic - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Gatsby Picnic - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Air New Zealand. Join the throng of elegantly attired ladies and gents as they picnic in style at everybody’s favourite Weekend event. Listen to the jazz bands as you sip your Earl Grey or bubbly. Bring your finest tea setting and have it all on display at your picnic site by...


Classic Dry Boat Racing - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Classic Dry Boat Racing - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Classic Sheepskins. Absolutely cracking - a chance to race boats on the beach whilst nowhere near the water, and there’s no need to get wet. What a wheeze! Join in the fun - you may even win a prize.


Summer in the Park with the City of Hastings Pipe Band

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Summer in the Park with the City of Hastings Pipe Band. The City of Hastings Pipe Band will return for the finale of the Summer in the Parks concerts at Cornwall Park. Don't miss this treat from our gold award winning pipe band. For the Cornwall Park performance a full contingent will be playing (20) and guest artists will include dancers from the...


Swing and a Prayer Memorial Service - Tremains ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Swing and a Prayer Memorial Service - Tremains ADW. Supported by Brebner Print It is one hundred years this year since HMS Veronica was laid down, built and launched in Glasgow. Her and her crew’s role in helping the people of Hawke’s Bay in the aftermath of the 1931 earthquake is legendary. Our service features notes from the crew of the...


Cheerio to Deco - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Cheerio to Deco - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Relax with us after the rigours of the Weekend with a languid liquid libation at the Hawke’s Bay Club overlooking Napier’s seafront promenade. Light meal included, drinks at your own expense.


Grand Ol' Country - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Grand Ol' Country - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. We invite you to mosey along to this ol’ time Country Concert and enjoy some international quality country performances. By popular request Roger Tibbs returns along with other new artists. This concert will have you wishin’ for more.


Jazz Vespers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Jazz Vespers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. A jazz concert with a difference – round off your weekend with an evening service where we let the spirituality of jazz music set the rhythm. Jazz has its roots in the church, and with Vespers it returns home. Local musicians performing in the historic pre-earthquake church. Supper to...


Sol3 Mio: SOLD OUT

Tuesday 24th February 2015
Sol3 Mio: SOLD OUT. Following the unprecedented success of their album tour earlier this year and a whirlwind of international releases, Civic Events is proud to present the return of opera sensations Sol3 Mio to New Zealand. Sol3 Mio will play a very special hometown outdoor concert in Auckland at Villa Maria Winery...


The Legends of Cricket Art Deco Match

Wednesday 25th February 2015
The Legends of Cricket Art Deco Match. The Legends of Cricket Art Deco Match will be a Twenty-Twenty game of gentle spectator cricket. Picture this: some of the biggest names in cricketing history; a pitch in the middle of lush Hawke's Bay farmland surrounded by rolling hillside, ocean views and vineyards. Could life get any...


Gish vs. Mincer

Wednesday 25th February 2015
Gish vs. Mincer. The Bros are Kicking off the next leg of their run in Hastings as they head to the South Island during the month of March Gish: The Rockstar of New Zealand Comedy is without doubt one of the funniest bro-fessional comedians in NZ today. Mincer of Mangamuka is accompanying the tour and trying to...


Nine and Dine

Friday 27th February 2015
Nine and Dine. Finish off your working week in style! Unwind on a Friday evening at Hastings Golf Club, with their monthly Nine and Dine events. Delicious food, 9 holes, balmy summer temperatures, a thirst-quenching drink in the bar with friends – sound good to you? At only $20 per person, both members and...


Triple Peaks Challenge

Saturday 28th February 2015
Triple Peaks Challenge. Triple Peaks Challenge is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful adventure race. Held in the sunny Hawkes Bay, competitors run, walk or bike the 47km across Mt Erin, Mt Kahuranaki and Te Mata Peaks. If that’s not your cup of tea, try the 12km fun run or get a team of mates together and do a...


Little Avondale Lowland Stakes ft The Hits Family Zone

Saturday 28th February 2015
Little Avondale Lowland Stakes ft The Hits Family Zone. The Hits Kiwiana Family Fun Day This raceday is all about kids, families, BBQ's, games, music and of course some of the best Thoroughbred racing action our fine country has to offer. Bring your own BBQ setup and cook for the family. We have loads of picnic tables and umbrellas for you and the...


National Masters Tournament

Sunday 1st March 2015
National Masters Tournament. The National Masters Tournament will be held at Park Island from Sunday 1st March to Saturday 7th March 2015. This event will attract in excess of 60 teams, both Mens and Womens to Hawke's Bay for this seven day tournament. This will be a great event and acts as for runner for the April Festival...


Beneful® Bark In the Park®

Sunday 1st March 2015
Beneful® Bark In the Park®. Head down to Anderson Park (York Avenue Entrance, Greenmeadows) in Napier for a morning full of fun in the sun! The Beneful® Bark in the Park® Summer Tour is visiting doggie hot spots all around NZ this summer and promises to be a woofing woof-load of fun! Be sure to head down with your fur...


Lindisfarne College Gala

Sunday 1st March 2015
Lindisfarne College Gala. Huge fun day for all the family.....Food Stalls, Entertainment, Activities, Clothing, White Elephant & General Stalls, Giant Auction.


Dry Triathlon

Sunday 1st March 2015
Dry Triathlon. Whats a Dry Triathlon I hear you say? Well, the sea isnt close enough and the ponds on the farm arent big enough for a swim, so you wont be getting wet. The Dry Triathlons consist of a Road Ride, Mountain Bike Ride and finishes with a Farm Run. Road Ride 30km Mountain Bike Ride 6.5km...


Motere Angus Otane Extreme Bullriding

Sunday 1st March 2015
Motere Angus Otane Extreme Bullriding. It's back!!! After a 4 year break the bulls will be rocking Buckin Acres for the Otane Extreme Bullriding! The event is part of the national 'Parklee Bullride Series' and will attract some of the top bullriding talent from across NZ, as well as up an coming junior riders. This year we are also...


Beat Girls Concert

Sunday 1st March 2015


iWayTripSwitch

Monday 2nd March 2015
iWayTripSwitch. It's back! By signing up to TripSwitch you’re pledging to switch one car ride a day over seven consecutive days for walking or cycling. There are tonnes of prizes to be won each day and the benefits are endless – you will make new friends, get fitter and heck you’ll even get to enjoy fresh...


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Pakistan v United Arab Emirates

Wednesday 4th March 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Pakistan v United Arab Emirates. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand with the world’s best 14 teams doing battle across 14 venues over 44 days. It’s going to be a huge event on and off the field.


Weekly Test & Try: Younique Mineral Makeup & Skincare

Thursday 5th March 2015
Weekly Test & Try: Younique Mineral Makeup & Skincare. This is one of a series of weekly, casual events where the focus is on one set of items each week, plus you get to test out any other Younique Mineral Makeup items you find interesting. Pop up for a makeup play and see what the fuss is all about for this new mineral makeup and natural-based...


Sea, Sky and Bush Walk

Saturday 7th March 2015
Sea, Sky and Bush Walk. Sea Sky and Bush Walk March 7, 8, 9 - 2015 Come and spend three days, or just one or two! This unique event is back in for it’s 15th year in the beautiful Central Hawke’s Bay. Presented by Waipukurau Rotary Club, the Sea, Sky and Bush Walk fundraiser promises a weekend of walks, fun and...


Maraekakaho Country Market Day

Saturday 7th March 2015
Maraekakaho Country Market Day. Lying on the banks of the Ngaruroro, nestled in between world class wineries, prime lambs, and lovingly tended rural gardens you will find the small country settlement of Maraekakaho. A great day out with a true country feel – a variety of high-quality goods, fresh fruit and produce, old...


International Cultures' Day

Saturday 7th March 2015
International Cultures' Day. A day of performances and food from the diverse cultures of Hawke's Bay. 2015 will welcome the Afghani Cricket World Cup team with a group from Auckland and one of the World Cup Ambassadors.


NZSO presents: Freddy Kempf's Beethoven

Saturday 7th March 2015
NZSO presents: Freddy Kempf's Beethoven. The Piano Concertos Principal Partner Newstalk ZB Freddy Kempf Conductor | Piano Beethoven Egmont Overture Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major It’s a Beethoven extravaganza with the NZSO and fearless British piano star Freddy Kempf, who...


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand v Afghanistan

Sunday 8th March 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand v Afghanistan. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand with the world’s best 14 teams doing battle across 14 venues over 44 days. It’s going to be a huge event on and off the field.


Movie Screening: Beneath Hill 60

Monday 9th March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a movie screening of the World War One drama Beneath Hill 60 (2010). Classification - M Violence and offensive language. Running Time - 117 mins.


Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour

Friday 13th March 2015
Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour. Facebook crack up falla , Jimi Jackson steps out on to his debut stand up comedy tour 'let's talk shit' featuring his unique outlook what it's like to be a maori in this world today. Opening performance by Jgeeks R16 unless accompanied by a guardian Language may offend. R16 Content


The King is Back - Ben Portsmouth World Tour

Friday 13th March 2015
The King is Back - Ben Portsmouth World Tour. Early Bird Special until 31st December. Great for a Christmas Present Presented by: Winn Winn Events Ben Portsmouth looks like Elvis; sings like Elvis, and has an extraordinary stage presence that makes you temporarily believe you might be watching the "King himself"! Ben began his Elvis...


Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour

Saturday 14th March 2015
Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour. Facebook crack up falla, Jimi Jackson steps out on to his debut stand up comedy tour 'let's talk shit' featuring his unique outlook what it's like to be a maori in this world today. Opening performance by Jgeeks Under 18’s welcome must be over 18 to buy alcohol Language may offend. R16...


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: West Indies v UAE

Sunday 15th March 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: West Indies v UAE. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand with the world’s best 14 teams doing battle across 14 venues over 44 days. It’s going to be a huge event on and off the field.


Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour

Sunday 15th March 2015
Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour. Facebook crack up falla, Jimi Jackson steps out on to his debut stand up comedy tour 'let's talk shit' featuring his unique outlook what it's like to be a maori in this world today. Opening performance by Jgeeks R16 unless accompanied by a guardian Language may offend. R16 Content


Movie Screening: Lawrence of Arabia

Monday 16th March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a movie screening of the classic World War One film Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Rating - PG Running Time - 225 min


Mitre 10 MEGA Tough Kid

Thursday 19th March 2015
Mitre 10 MEGA Tough Kid. The Mitre 10 MEGA Tough Kid® is a fun and challenging obstacle course designed for primary & intermediate school children. The aim of the day is participation and fun in a “challenge by choice” philosophy that promotes confidence-building and personal achievement. Students compete for a place...


Memories are Made of This

Thursday 19th March 2015
Memories are Made of This. We celebrate melody and memories with timeless classics we know and love, as well as famous war songs that commemorate the centenary of Anzac and 70 years since the end of the Second World War. Featuring: Scot Hall Susan Boland Karl Perigo Tessa-May Brown John Cameron Accompanied by Penny...


Alliance Française French Film Festival

Thursday 19th March 2015
Alliance Française French Film Festival. Proudly sponsored by L’Oréal Paris, the Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar. Following a six-fold increase in attendance figures since 2012, the festival is now one of the...


Child Cancer Foundation Beads of Courage Street Collection

Friday 20th March 2015
Child Cancer Foundation Beads of Courage Street Collection. Our Annual 'Beads of Courage' Street Collection is happening, with volunteers hitting the streets of Hawke's Bay and Gisborne for 2 days in March. Please give generously to support the work we do with children with cancer and their families. We are in need of volunteers so please contact Vicky...


Brodsky Quartet

Friday 20th March 2015
Brodsky Quartet. “The players gave unstintingly of their passion and energies, playing with a spirit so transformational you felt they were actually improving the world.” - The Strad, October 2012 The Brodsky Quartet’s spirited and virtuosic artistry has ensured them a place at the very forefront of the...


Napier Port Ocean Swim

Saturday 21st March 2015
Napier Port Ocean Swim. 2015 is the 5th year of the Napier Ocean Swim and we are expecting another great day for the event. Ocean swimming is fast becoming a popular summer sport. We have races for all ages and distances. 200m Kids Classic, 300m Dash, 1km Classic and 2.5km Ultimate. Team races (3 swimmers) for the...


Ricotta & Feta Cheese Making Workshop

Saturday 21st March 2015
Ricotta & Feta Cheese Making Workshop. In this three-hour long workshop you will learn how to make feta and ricotta. You will be taught by Inacio Guimares, award winning cheesemaker at Hohepa and Chris van der Have of Farmhouse Kitchen. All equipment and ingredients to make cheese are provided, and a beginners Italian Kit (valued at...


Metallicover - The Real Metallica Covers Band

Saturday 21st March 2015
Metallicover - The Real Metallica Covers Band. NZ's best Metallica covers act to play 1 show at the River Park Event Centre in Waipawa; Central Hawkes Bay. Gates open at 5:30 pm. Overnight camping available. Bar and food available on site. Buses will run from Napier through to the venue and return, and from Palmerston North through to venue...


Movie Screening: A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Monday 23rd March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a movie screening of the classic World War One romantic drama A Farewell to Arms (1957). Classification - PG Low level violence Running Time - 146 mins.


Women's Autumn Foursomes

Tuesday 24th March 2015
Women's Autumn Foursomes. Join PaR nz Directors Denise Langdon and Kim Buckley in the sunny Hawkes Bay for the annual Autumn Foursomes Tournament. The highest tournament quality and professionalism is ensured with PaR nz, the leading amateur golf tournament and golf event management company in New Zealand. PaR nz has a...


Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Tuesday 24th March 2015
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Seen by over 22 million people worldwide “The show you will never forget” - Daily Mail “Joyous! I love this show” - Sunday Express Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story will tour New Zealand in March and April 2015, taking in 21 venues around the country. Experience the drama, passion and...


Peta Mathias

Wednesday 25th March 2015
Peta Mathias. Red Head Media presents Peta Mathias Live - A Woman’s Recipe for Life - A Comedy Show from one of New Zealand’s best loved personalities. This brand new stage offering sees the return of "Her Fabulousness" with "A Woman's Recipe for Life". Following the success of Peta Mathias’...


SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSW Shakespeare Festival

Thursday 26th March 2015
SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSW Shakespeare Festival. 5500 high school actors, directors and designers will present scenes and excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays in 23 regions throughout the country, from Northland to Southland! Performances are 5 minutes (student directed) or 15 minutes (adult or student directed). One student directed and one...


Faure Requiem - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series

Friday 27th March 2015
Faure Requiem - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series. We open our 2015 Contrasts Concert Series with a French styled concert featuring the wonderful soprano Lisa Harper-Brown who returns to Hawke's Bay to perform the gloriously scented and atmospheric 'Les nuits d'ete' with us. The concert culminates with the famous Faure Requiem, a truly unique...


Vegetable Fermentation Class

Saturday 28th March 2015
Vegetable Fermentation Class. Farmhouse Kitchen offers a hands-on workshop where you can learn all about making health promoting fermented foods, incl. sauerkraut and more. You will be able to taste some delicious fermented foods, and take away your creations as well as lots of recipes and tips to try at home. You will be...


Eroica - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series

Saturday 28th March 2015
Eroica - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series. This concert features Weber's operatic and exuberant clarinet concerto with Auckland based clarinetist Rowan Meade. This is followed by the musical masterpiece that is Beethoven's third symphony which changed the course of music forever. This concert complements the Napier Civic Choir...


Adventure Race

Sunday 29th March 2015
Adventure Race. This is a great opportunity for you to have a go at an entry level adventure race down in Central Hawke's Bay in the Flemington District on the 29 March 2015. Teams are required to negotiate and navigate from checkpoint to checkpoint using only a topographical map. Disciplines between...


More Fm Big Dig

Sunday 29th March 2015
More Fm Big Dig. Bring the family along for a fun filled morning with a chance to win amazing prizes. Dig in the sand to find a token and claim your prize. Sausage sizzle, face painting and a bouncy castle, fun for everyone! Bring a picnic, your togs for a dip in the ocean and $5 for your 'dig' All proceeds...


Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Sunday 29th March 2015
Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. Welcome to the County Hotel's Premier High Tea. On the last Sunday of every month, our beautiful dining room will transform into a girly girl’s dream, adorning plush pinks, fine china & floral blooms. Sweet tea aromas fill restaurant in anticipation of your arrival. We are proud to serve...


Movie Screening: Forbidden Ground

Monday 30th March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a movie screening of the World War One drama Forbidden Ground (2013). Classification - R13 Violence and content that may disturb Running Time - 95 mins.


Napier Performing Arts Competitions Society Easter Festival

Thursday 2nd April 2015
Performing Arts competitions held over Easter 2015 in Dance (including ballet, tap, modern, contemporary), Instrumental, Vocal (Junior and Senior), Aria, Speech and Drama. Approximately 200 competitors from all over New Zealand, aged from 3 years to adults. Prizes and scholarships awarded over the...


The Big Easy

Saturday 4th April 2015
The Big Easy. The Big Easy on the Hawke's Bay Trails - Saturday April 4th 2015 The Big Easy on the Hawke’s Bay Trails is the ultimate antidote to all those serious lycra laden cycling events held across the country. The Big Easy ride is 45kms and we encourage you to take all day and enjoy the many tasty...


Golden Slipper Saturday

Saturday 4th April 2015
Golden Slipper Saturday. General Admission: Free Members Stand: Free Gates Open: 11am First Race: Tbc Track: Tbc The Raceday... This is the second time we have been lucky enough to host the Golden Slipper Saturday Raceday here at Hawke's Bay Racing. This is a day which celebrates some first class racing here at Hawke's...


Festival of Hockey

Tuesday 7th April 2015
Festival of Hockey. Hawke's Bay Festival of Hockey 2015 is an exciting event which involves three tournaments the Affiliates Tournament, Furnware Cup and Hawke's Bay Cup. The Festival will run from the 7th-19th April 2015 at two venues. Park Island in Napier and the Hastings Regional Sports Park. The Hawke's Bay...


Movie Screening: Valiant

Tuesday 7th April 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a movie screening of the animated film Valiant (2005). Rating - G Running Time - 73 min All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our...


Interviewing Grandad: A Wartime Childhood Experience

Thursday 9th April 2015
Hear what it was like to be a child growing up in New Zealand during the time of World War Two. Think of some questions that you might like to ask. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may...


Go-4-12 New Zealand Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Champ

Friday 10th April 2015
Go-4-12 New Zealand Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Champ. The GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race is The Official New Zealand Secondary School Adventure Racing Championships and the New Zealand Youth Adventure Challenge. The race is 12 hours in duration and the teams of four will face both physical and mental challenges while covering a picturesque course...


Boot Camp for Kids

Tuesday 14th April 2015
Join us for a boot camp style exercise circuit for kids. In Civic Square if the weather is nice. Otherwise we will be in the activities area of the library. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes...


Letter to a Soldier

Wednesday 15th April 2015
Write a letter to a soldier currently serving in the New Zealand armed forces and hear about how New Zealand soldiers have been involved in different wars. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes...


ANZAC Storytime

Thursday 16th April 2015
Join us for a special ANZAC Storytime. Plant a poppy and see a real donkey. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our promotional material.


Opera's Greatest Hits

Thursday 16th April 2015
Opera's Greatest Hits. Opera's Greatest Hits are used in everyday life in movies and TV. That's because they are simply great songs. We bring you a selection of the most popular opera hits from such composers as Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Donizetti and Mozart. Featuring: Derek Hill Elisha Fa'i-Hulton Susan...


Epically Awesome Return of Awesome Epicness

Friday 17th April 2015
Epically Awesome Return of Awesome Epicness. After successful shows in Las Vegas (yes, that Las Vegas… really…) and a lovely, restful holiday in Europe (the continent…not the band) by popular demand, and despite several restraining orders, Iconic 80's Glam Metal Has-Been, Danny Dangerously, makes his dubious return to Napier. Join...


Hawke's Bay Gold Cup

Saturday 18th April 2015
Hawke's Bay Gold Cup. The Hawke’s Bay Gold Cup is one of New Zealand’s oldest Racedays, first run over 150 years ago! This outstanding Raceday has a long standing tradition of top thoroughbred racing action. We have live music, kids activities, free sausage sizzle and much more on offer for the day. Gather your...


Mozzarella & Halloumi Cheese Making Workshop

Saturday 18th April 2015
Mozzarella & Halloumi Cheese Making Workshop. In this three-hour long workshop you will learn how to make haloumi, mozzarella and quark. You will be taught by Inacio Guimares, award winning cheesemaker at Hohepa and Chris van der Have of Farmhouse Kitchen. All equipment and ingredients to make cheese are provided, and a beginners Italian Kit...


ANZAC Storytime

Thursday 23rd April 2015
A special ANZAC themed storytime. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our promotional material.


Crimson Sound: An Anzac Day Commemoration Concert

Thursday 23rd April 2015
A concert of music, visual art, and readings in commemoration of the first Anzac Day. These days, Anzac Day holds many meanings for New Zealanders. This concert seeks to provide a space for reflection, as well as telling the story of Gallipoli, both on a national and local level. Join members of...


Movie Screening: Gallipoli: The Frontline Experience

Friday 24th April 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a screening of the World War One documentary Gallipoli: The Frontline Experience. Classification - PG war footage. Running Time - 119 mins.


Lions Clubs of New Zealand Convention

Friday 24th April 2015
Lions Clubs of New Zealand Convention. The Lions Club Multiple District 202 convention is the annual general meeting of all Lions Clubs in New Zealand. The 2015 convention will be held in Napier, the art deco capital of New Zealand. Come join the Razzmatazz!


Dennis Locorriere presents Dr Hook

Friday 1st May 2015
Dennis Locorriere presents Dr Hook. Sylvia’s Mother * When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman *Sexy Eyes * * The Cover of The Rolling Stone * The Ballad of Lucy Jordan * A Little Bit More* * Sharing the Night Together * Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk * Walk Right In * Two No. 1 Albums, Three No. 1 Singles and Eleven Top 20...


Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 3rd May 2015
Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series. Stay in the Bay. Play in the Bay. Fun in the Sun in Winter. The winter months are when most of the world hibernates. But not here in Hawke’s Bay. In Hawke’s Bay, winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun – just like the summer sun only a little cooler. The Hawke’s Bay Trail Run...


Fruitfed Supplies Raceday

Thursday 7th May 2015
Fruitfed Supplies Raceday. General Admission: Free Members Stand: Free Gates Open: 11.00 Am First Race: Tbc Track: Tbc Package options available for groups of all sizes contact greg@hawkesbayracin.co.nz


Battle of the Bands 2015 National Championship Heat

Saturday 9th May 2015
Battle of the Bands 2015 National Championship Heat. Calling all bands! Entries are now open for the Battle of the Bands 2015 National Championship This year, Battle of the Bands National Championship celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The event has been helping New Zealand bands establish themselves year after year; providing a platform for up and...


Composer Connections: New Zealand Chamber Soloists

Wednesday 13th May 2015
Composer Connections: New Zealand Chamber Soloists. "We've had a 20 year relationship with works by John Psathas and are constantly drawn to his energy and passionate compositional style. We've also embraced both the Rachmaninov and Babajanian Trios for their full blown romantic expression. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the emotional...


Hawke's Bay Sports Awards

Saturday 16th May 2015


NZSO presents: Into the Storm - Britten and Sibelius

Tuesday 19th May 2015
NZSO presents: Into the Storm - Britten and Sibelius. The forces of nature rush into the concert hall to engulf all in their path when the NZSO performs three monumental works of the twentieth century repertoire. Taste the salt of a bitterly cold ocean voyage with Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from his masterpiece opera, Peter Grimes. Then...


The Pink Floyd Experience

Thursday 21st May 2015
The Pink Floyd Experience. Nearly 40 years ago Pink Floyd released their 9th studio album. Titled ‘Wish You Were Here”, the album covered themes such as absence, the record industry and the madness of one of their own members. Regarded by many as one of Floyd’s finest works, it went on to be #1 in both the UK and US...


Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2015

Friday 22nd May 2015
Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2015. Packed with hundreds of products and services for the home, the Better Home & Living Show will inform and inspire anyone wanting to improve their lifestyle in a sustainable way. Featuring the latest eco-trends and innovations for indoors and out, massive show-only specials, free daily seminars,...


Sleeping Beauty by Moscow Ballet La Classique

Friday 29th May 2015
Sleeping Beauty by Moscow Ballet La Classique. Moscow ballet La Classique return down-under with their Spectacular masterpiece Sleeping Beauty ballet's most loved fairytale. The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet. Established in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov, with their internationally acclaimed...


Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble

Sunday 7th June 2015
Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble. Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand. Wilma Smith (director/violin) Natalie Lin (violin) Justine Cormack (violin, viola) Lara Hall (violin, viola) Gillian Ansell (viola) Bryony Gibson-Cornish (viola) Ashley Brown (cello) Victoria Simonsen (cello) Victoria Jones (double bass) Bridget Douglas...


NZCT Chamber Music Contest: Hawke's Bay District Rounds

Friday 12th June 2015
NZCT Chamber Music Contest: Hawke's Bay District Rounds. Experience young NZ talent in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest Jubilee Year. The NZCT Chamber Music Contest is the longest running youth music competition in New Zealand and is the only nationwide chamber music competition for young secondary school musicians and composers in the country. Hundreds...


PAKn'Save Edible Fashion Awards

Saturday 13th June 2015
PAKn'Save Edible Fashion Awards. The Hastings PAK’nSAVE Edible Fashion Awards for 2015 will be held on Saturday 6th June 2015 at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. It will involve two day time competitions with 32 finalists featuring in the Evening Extravaganza. - Junior and Intermediate designers will be showcased in...


Puccini - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series

Friday 19th June 2015
Puccini - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series. Our second choral concert in this series is dedicated to Giacomo Puccini. Preludio sinfonico in A Opera excerpts Messa di Gloria


Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 - Contrasts Concert Series

Saturday 20th June 2015
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 - Contrasts Concert Series. This Romantic programme features the wonderful Helene Pohl of the New Zealand Strong Quartet as soloist, in a concert which compliments our choral concert of Puccini's music. Mendelssohn Overture 'Ruy Blas' Bruch Violin Concerto 1 in G major Tchaikovsky Symphony 5 in E minor.


NZCT Chamber Music Contest: Central Regional Final

Sunday 21st June 2015
NZCT Chamber Music Contest: Central Regional Final. Experience young NZ talent in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest Jubilee Year. The NZCT Chamber Music Contest is the longest running youth music competition in New Zealand and is the only nationwide chamber music competition for young secondary school musicians and composers in the country. The...


NZCT Chamber Music Contest: National Finals

Sunday 21st June 2015
NZCT Chamber Music Contest: National Finals. Experience the best of young NZ talent in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest Jubilee Year. The NZCT Chamber Music Contest is the longest running youth music competition in New Zealand and is the only nationwide chamber music competition for young secondary school musicians and composers in the...


Salute

Wednesday 24th June 2015
Salute. They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years...


Best Musicals of All Time

Thursday 25th June 2015
Best Musicals of All Time. Iconic artist Helen Medlyn leads our team of music theatre exponents in a show that highlights the best musicals of all time featuring showstoppers from the Golden Age of Musicals through to the modern era. Featuring: Helen Medlyn Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua Lynette Martin Hamish McGregor Rory...


Hawke's Bay Hunt Raceday Mid-Winter Christmas at the Races

Saturday 27th June 2015
Hawke's Bay Hunt Raceday Mid-Winter Christmas at the Races. Hawkes Bay Hunt Raceday not only plays host to some spectacular jumps racing action but will again this year feature the annual Mid-Winter Christmas party! Reserve a space for your Social Club, workmates or friends and we’ll brighten up your winter with warming festive treats, live entertainment...


3 Mad Fiddlers... and the Odd Singer

Thursday 16th July 2015
3 Mad Fiddlers... and the Odd Singer. It's triple trouble as mad fiddler Marian Burns is joined by two other mad fiddlers and two odd singers, Sue & John (can't get much odder than that) in a hilarious concert guaranteed to make you laugh till you cry! Featuring: Marian Burns Susan Boland John Cameron Violinists: Vanessa...


Hawke's Bay Toyota Deco Winter Weekend

Friday 17th July 2015
Hawke's Bay Toyota Deco Winter Weekend. The Hawke's Bay Toyota Deco Winter Weekend has evolved out of the mid-winter DIY Deco concept used over the past few years. The programme for this July celebration will be released in early May and will include a number of new events along with all the old favourites.


CLiK the ensemble

Friday 21st August 2015
CLiK the ensemble. Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand. John Chen (piano) Natalie Lin (violin) Edward King (cello) Emerging stars and youthful ambassadors with a worldly vision. Committed to representing New Zealand in the arts, CLiK share a Kiwi musical upbringing, and trace their love of chamber music back...


Legendary Vocal Groups

Thursday 10th September 2015
Legendary Vocal Groups. From a time when harmony and vocals were king, our singers, Suzanne Lynch, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Pat Urlich and band delight you with great vocals and harmonies from legendary groups like the Drifters, Platters, Temptations, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Beatles and The...


Elijah - Contrasts Concert Series

Friday 11th September 2015
Elijah - Contrasts Concert Series. We are delighted to have soprano Anna Leese back in Napier performing with us in Mendelssohn's oratorio 'Elijah'. This dramatic music is the best example of 19th century oratorio and has retained its popularity since its premiere. Anna Leese , Soprano Elizabeth Harris, Mezzo-soprano Declan...


Dvorak Symphony 8 - Contrasts Concert Series

Saturday 12th September 2015
Dvorak Symphony 8 - Contrasts Concert Series. Matteo Napoli joins us again this year, this time to perform the virtuosic Chopin second piano concerto. This will be one of the highlights of this Eastern European musical evening. Weber Overture from 'Der Freischutz' Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G Major


Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2015

Friday 18th September 2015
Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2015. Beautify your house and garden by gathering inspiration and advice at a venue packed with the latest ideas, products and services for your home. Save with massive show-only specials, go in the draw to win a fabulous show prize, listen to free daily seminars, preview the hottest trends and...


The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday 19th September 2015
The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Never harm, nor spell, nor charm, Come our lovely Lady nigh. So good night with lullaby.* In an unprecedented artistic coup, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is thrilled that Liam Scarlett, one of the most sought-after choreographers working today, will create his first full-length, main stage...


NZSO presents: Classical Hits

Wednesday 23rd September 2015
NZSO presents: Classical Hits. It’s a mouth-watering selection of classical music’s greatest hits when our much-loved NZSO Music Director Emeritus James Judd returns for a special national tour. Indulge in a delicious assortment of popular melodies, from Rossini’s toe-tapping William Tell Overture to Johann Strauss...


Inspired by Bach: Michael Houstoun (piano)

Wednesday 30th September 2015
Inspired by Bach: Michael Houstoun (piano). Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand. “Harmony, polyphony, rhythmic pulsation and vitality, music as testament of faith, of all this JS Bach is the supreme master and his legacy is infinite.” Michael Houstoun Discover the musical influence of Johann Sebastian Bach in the form of piano...


The Many Faces of Gilbert & Sullivan

Thursday 15th October 2015
The Many Faces of Gilbert & Sullivan. In our Gilbert and Sullivan Extravaganza, our five stunning singers showcase all the fabulous, funky, fun and famous G & S characters from The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, The Gondoliers, HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe and The Yeoman of the Guard. Featuring: John Cameron Kerry Scurr Mary...


Vienna Piano Trio

Sunday 18th October 2015
Vienna Piano Trio. Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand. Stefan Mendl (piano) Bogdan Božovic (violin) Matthias Gredler (cello) "These performances are, quite simply, stunning” - BBC Music Magazine Capturing the spirit of chamber music, the Vienna Piano Trio is a polished gem steeped in the grand Central...


Royal Show - Hawke's Bay Show

Wednesday 21st October 2015
Royal Show - Hawke's Bay Show. The Hawke’s Bay A&P Society is delighted to host the 2015 Royal Show - the premier Agricultural Show in New Zealand at the 2015 Hawke's Bay A&P Show. Hawke’s Bay on Show is an iconic event steeped in history. It's as close as town and country will ever get! We are working to deliver a...


Central Hawke's Bay Sports Awards

Friday 6th November 2015


Snow White & the 3 ½ Dwarfs

Wednesday 11th November 2015
Snow White & the 3 ½ Dwarfs. The Operatunity famous and infamous panto puts a smile on the face and a lilt in our step as we romp through our own slightly twisted story of Snow White and with budget constraints, 3 and a half dwarves, plus a few other characters thrown in for good measure! Featuring: Susan Boland Bonaventure...


Taikura Fete

Sunday 15th November 2015
Taikura Fete. Experience the atmosphere and excitement of Hawkes Bay’s most colourful and unique fête. With over 120 extra-ordinary activities and stalls, find a treat for yourself and your family a midst the fabulous atmosphere of Taikura Fête: Six areas include: - Real food market - fresh wholesome food...


Messiah - Contrasts Concert Series

Friday 11th December 2015
Messiah - Contrasts Concert Series. The 'Messiah' announces our Christmas celebrations. The choir traditionally performs this as a Christmas highlight for our audience. This year it will be in combination with an orchestral concert of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons' - a seasonal not-to-be missed ... buy tickets as an early...


The Four Seasons - Contrasts Concert Series

Saturday 12th December 2015
The Four Seasons - Contrasts Concert Series. We end the year and our Contrasts Concert Series with 'The Four Seasons' a selection of beautiful Baroque Christmas concertos coupled with Vivaldi's famous music featuring soloist Amalia Hall, one of the foremost emerging young violinists. Why not buy tickets as an early Christmas present for...


National Brass Band Championships

Wednesday 13th July 2016
New Zealand's finest brass players and bands performing in a contest environment. The first two days involve solo's and party events at the Eastern Institute of Technology. Band events will be held in the Napier Municipal Theatre on the Friday and Saturday.


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