What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

Quiz Nights

Tuesday 31st March 2015
To all you brainy people out there! Every Tuesdays we hold quiz nights here, At The Dram & Cock whiskey bar so If you think you have what it takes to beat every other team come down and give it your best...

Primary Sector Awards Dinner

Wednesday 1st April 2015
Primary Sector Awards Dinner. The Hawke’s Bay A&P Society and Napier Port are delighted to bring you the Napier Port Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards. This event brings together a range of awards and competitions that recognise excellence in the primary sector within Hawke's Bay.

Quiz Night

Wednesday 1st April 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,...

The Eggcellent Trio Wine Tasting

Thursday 2nd April 2015
The Eggcellent Trio Wine Tasting. Hop into Easter weekend with the decadent Eggcellent Trio Wine Tasting at the beautiful New Zealand Wine Centre. Three premium wines, eggspertly matched with three sweet Easter treats. The perfect Easter delight for yourself, or an indulgent Easter gift for someone special...

HBSRC Easter Open Squash Tournament

Thursday 2nd April 2015
Open Squash Tournament held in round robins of 5 players so guaranteed 4 matches over the weekend, to finish on Sunday.

Hastings City Night Market

Thursday 2nd April 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....

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...


Thursday 2nd April 2015
Karaoke. Every Thursday night at the dram and cock whiskey bar we hold karaoke for those who love to sing and for those that just want to have fun so come along and have a song or two.

Music with Ruby Shooz

Thursday 2nd April 2015
Music with Ruby Shooz. Come and join The Roses favorite duo Ruby Shooz for Live Music every Thursday.

School Holiday Activity

Friday 3rd April 2015
School Holiday Activity. It is all about art at MTG this school holidays! Our new exhibitions have opened, including Dick Frizzell’s fabulous artist proofs. Come along and create your own Frizzell-inspired artwork incorporating some of his famous techniques. Try your hand at matching together pieces of art in a memory...

The Big Easy Warm-up Ride

Friday 3rd April 2015
The Big Easy Warm-up Ride. Try our brand new cycle pathway and warm up for the Big Easy this Easter Friday! Dust off the lyrca, or maybe just pull on your stubbies and head to Russell Park, Waipukurau this Easter Friday to start exploring Hawke’s Bays newest cycle trail for the official Big Easy Warm Up, Central Hawke’s...


Saturday 4th April 2015
Q-Quest. Q-Quest is a hunt for QR-Codes hidden around the Ahuriri Estuary Walkway. The QR-Codes are hidden in various locations and each one contains a challenge and the code to where the next one is hidden. You can entre as a team or individual. There a great prizes to be won. There is no cost and you can...

Hastings City Growers Market

Saturday 4th April 2015
Hastings City Growers Market. The Hastings City Growers Market will run every Saturday morning in the Hastings CBD Mall. Launching on 29th November, the market will run from 8am til 12.00pm. Vendors will sell locally grown or produced food products and ready to eat food items. A community stall space, music and café style...

HB Easter Highland Games

Saturday 4th April 2015
NZ Solo Bagpipe Competitions.

Urban Food Market

Saturday 4th April 2015
Urban Food Market. Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke's Bay experience. This is where the locals shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, devine treats and all the produce you need to cook up a true locavore's meal. Shop local and enjoy some of the best produce from...

Craft & Design Market

Saturday 4th April 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.

The Big Easy 2015

Saturday 4th April 2015
The Big Easy 2015. 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...

Saturday Session

Saturday 4th April 2015
Saturday Session. Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while sipping away on some of our boutique wines and beers in the vines. We've booked Ian Munro, international class live performer and recording artist for 8 Saturday sessions in Feb, March and April. Bring your family and...

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 4th April 2015
Easter Egg Hunt. Bring the kiddies along for a little spot of hunting... egg hunting that is. We'll even do some coloring in and face painting. Mums and Dads can enjoy some live music from 2pm with Liam and full menu available all day. We want you and your little bunnies to have a fun day, but please remember...

Liam Farris

Saturday 4th April 2015
Liam Farris. Enjoy a lazy Saturday afternoon under the amazing Jacaranda trees while listening to Napier local Liam Farris.

Barrel Hall Degustation

Saturday 4th April 2015
Welcome to Unison Vineyard & Unwined Cafes Dinner Dining series. Dine in the Barrel Hall by Candlelight. Celebrate vintage in our Barrel hall with a 5 course degustation matched with Unison handcrafted wines. A delightful dinner, with very limited numbers . Dine in style with wines to match. Book...

Farmers' Market

Sunday 5th April 2015
Farmers' Market. One of New Zealand's largest and longest running Farmers' Markets offers a complete shopping experience, every Sunday of the year. Shop for the ingredients to make a delicious meal while you savour locally roasted coffee, freshly baked breads, sweet treats and live music, all in a relaxed,...

First Sunday Funday

Sunday 5th April 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 5th April 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...

Music with The Bold Deceivers

Sunday 5th April 2015
Music with The Bold Deceivers. Authentic Irish Music with The Bold Deceivers . Feel free to bring an instrument and join in the fun.

The Rude Boyz - Easter Reggae Resurrection

Sunday 5th April 2015
The Rude Boyz - Easter Reggae Resurrection. The Rude Boyz are a home grown reggae band from Maraenui, Napier. In the last 12 months they have supported national reggae acts like 1814, Herbs and Chad Chambers and recording material for their forthcoming debut album. The Rude Boyz pay homage to the founding fathers of Jamaican reggae with...

Quiz Night for Dummies

Monday 6th April 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...

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...

Aquarium School Holiday Programmes

Tuesday 7th April 2015
Aquarium School Holiday Programmes. April Holidays at the National Aquarium! Kids can have a jaw-some time at the Aquarium these school holidays by joining us for a SHARKS holiday programme session! Week 1: Swim with the Sharks - 7, 8 and 9 April (These sessions are now fully booked) Week 2: Shark Inspections! – 14, 15 and 16...

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...

Acoustic Music with Neil Matcheson

Tuesday 7th April 2015

Green Drinks

Wednesday 8th April 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...

Make Like a Tree

Wednesday 8th April 2015
Make Like a Tree. Make Like a Tree is a quintessention of travels expressed in music and photography created by Sergey Onischenko - vagabonder from Ukraine who is hitch-hiking round the world and spreading his indie-folk tunes with a touch of non-conformism and Beat Generation ideas and exhibiting his minimalistic...

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...


Friday 10th April 2015
Generator. Tearing the roof off at Provedore on Friday 10th April from 10pm onwards. Available for weddings, corporate events, private partys, and pubs/clubs - Generator is Hawkes Bays top all-rock covers show, bringing you music from Queen, Weezer, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, 3 Doors Down,...

Acoustic Music with Ross Turner

Saturday 11th April 2015
Acoustic Music with Ross Turner. Live Acoustic music from Ross Turner in the coolest garden bar in Napier.

Specsavers Hastings Half Marathon

Sunday 12th April 2015
Specsavers Hastings Half Marathon Welcome to the specsavers half marathon – on line entries are open . Course: We offer an interesting, picturesque fast course of 21.1km, starting and finishing at the Havelock North Rugby Clubrooms at Anderson Park on Te Aute Rd with the half marathon winding...

Annual Duck Shooters Shoot

Sunday 12th April 2015
Annual Duck Shooters Shoot. All Welcome. $40 Entry - please Contact Dave Hern 06 858 6061, Mike McCormick 027 460 8796 or Darryl Remnant 027 488 2398 for information and to Register Heaps of Prizes including $500 Farmlands Voucher drawn on Ticket number Lunch, Refreshments and Ammo available. Cash- No Eftpos. Winners must...

Last of the Summer Platters

Sunday 12th April 2015
Last of the Summer Platters. The Old Church create your own platters have been a great success. Over 34 items on the menu guarantees a perfect meal for everyone. It is time to say goodbye to Summer and the platters will have their last outing for this season on Sunday 12th April. Enjoy a last platter at The Old Church.

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...

An Evening with Oliver Horovitz

Tuesday 14th April 2015
An Evening with Oliver Horovitz. Oliver Horovitz - writer, filmmaker and caddie at the Old Course in St. Andrews, is coming to Hastings Golf Club, all the way from the US of A! Everyone is welcome to attend this special evening, and hear his unique stories. His book, 'An American Caddie in St. Andrews' became a New York Times...

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...

New Zealand Wine Centre - Wine Club

Wednesday 15th April 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...

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...

The Jews Brothers

Thursday 16th April 2015
The Jews Brothers. Jews Brothers Band rides again with one handed saxophonist, Neill Duncan It’s 20 years since the Jews Brothers Band was born – one of the zaniest and most original bands on the planet. JBB is celebrating with a new album and a nationwide tour with Arts On Tour NZ, complete with ace...

Motherhood Out Loud

Thursday 16th April 2015
Motherhood Out Loud. Motherhood Out Loud is written by a dazzling collection of celebrated writers. The result is a joyous, moving, hilarious and thrilling play. Whether you are mother or have a mother (whatever you perceive this to be) you will find much to connect with in this play. The illuminating insight,...

Waiwhare RD9 Annual Hunt & Gather Competition

Friday 17th April 2015
Waiwhare RD9 Annual Hunt & Gather Competition. April 17-19th 2015 - Last weekend of the school holidays Dust off the rifle. Its time to go hunting. $1000's sponsored prizes Team and Open Section Heaviest Pig, Deer, Hare, Eel and Goat for the open section and team event Average weight cash prize for the Average Weight Stag Sweepstake...

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...

Fellas & Fillies Mamacita Mexican Fiesta

Saturday 18th April 2015
Fellas & Fillies Mamacita Mexican Fiesta. Fellas & Fillies Country Club - Launch Party Mamacita Mexican Fiesta @ The Races Saturday 18th April - 12pm Early Bird $35 (ends April 1st) $50pp Price includes: - Course & club room admission - Two complimentary beverages - Mexican inspired dishes by Mamacita - Hunt & Seek best dressed...

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...

Sunday Session

Sunday 19th April 2015
Sunday Session. Sunday 8 March - Big Sky Sunday 19 April - Final Sunday Session for the season with Professor Dynamite & the Banditos 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...

Jazz Vespers

Sunday 19th April 2015
Jazz Vespers. Trinity Methodist Church’s summer season of Jazz Vespers continues. Each month the hour-long Vespers uses Jazz Music to explore spirituality alongside short reflections and prayer. Jazz is not only as played at Vespers as performance art, but as spiritual music. 22 February 2015: Jazz Vespers...

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.

Movie Premiere - Te Mana o te Moana - The Pacific Voyagers

Thursday 23rd April 2015
Movie Premiere - Te Mana o te Moana - The Pacific Voyagers. Te Matau a Maui Voyaging Trust / Waka Experience, Napier invites you to see the movie premiere 'Te Mana o te Moana - The Pacific Voyagers' see this exclusive premiere first, meet and talk with the crew of this voyage. The fundraising proceeds made from the ticket sales will help the waka and...

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.

Cabaret Royale

Friday 24th April 2015
Cabaret Royale. Cabaret Royale is a show created by Miss Burlesque New Zealand to tour its headliner and this year we are proud to present "Dirty Martini" all the way from New York USA a true Burlesque Icon & Miss Exotic World 2004: The “definition of burlesque”, Miss Dirty Martini, is one of the most...

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!

Shaun Preston

Friday 24th April 2015
Shaun Preston.

Lest We Forget

Friday 24th April 2015
Lest We Forget. A celebration of the 100 years of ANZAC featuring the Napier Jazz Band and Melody Inc.

Anzac Day 2015: Hastings Remembers

Saturday 25th April 2015
Anzac Day 2015: Hastings Remembers. Civic Square will be the focal point for Anzac Day services in the Hastings District this year. 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign and the forging of the greatly admired ANZAC spirit. The programme for Anzac Day 2015 includes the traditional dawn (5am – 6am) and civic...


Sunday 26th April 2015
The Hawke's Bay Today Country2Coast combines a non-competitive family fun event and a more competitive 20km run that utilises the Hawke's Bay Trails between three start points and Farndon Park in Clive. The event will be timed, but it is not a race (except for the Hillmac Electrical Dash) and...

Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Sunday 26th April 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...

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...

Magpie Market @ Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Saturday 2nd May 2015
Magpie Market @ Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts. The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held at the Meeanee Hall, Napier on the first Saturday of every month is an event not to be missed. This regular monthly market is mostly indoors, providing something interesting for everyone. Besides the numerous interesting craft and collectibles stalls...

J Day Cannabis Law Reform Rally

Saturday 2nd May 2015
J Day Cannabis Law Reform Rally. J Day is a global protest against cannabis prohibition, and celebration of our cannabis culture, that now happens in over 200 cities around the world. If you are not one of New Zealand's half-million cannabis consumers, then you know one of them or have been affected by our insane drug war....

Hot Rod & Classic Car Festival and Swap Meet

Sunday 3rd May 2015
Marineland Street Rods 23rd annual festival and swap meet. 600 plus hot rods and classics on display, plus this year the event is commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War 1. There will be military themed displays, and vehicles etc, the popular and famous car from crane drop, kids rides,...

Tradies Raceday

Thursday 7th May 2015
Tradies 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

Mel Parsons 'Drylands' Release Tour with Christof (NL)

Friday 8th May 2015
Mel Parsons 'Drylands' Release Tour with Christof (NL). After dashing through the snow on a six-week North American winter tour, Fly My Pretties star and well loved kiwi singer/songwriter Mel Parsons is back in NZ and heads out on the road to celebrate the release of her new album ‘Drylands’ this April & May. Parsons will take in 22 dates tip to...

The Rude Boyz - Roots Radicals

Friday 8th May 2015
The Rude Boyz - Roots Radicals. The Rude Boyz are a roots reggae band from Maraenui, Napier. They are returning to the popular live music venue The Sideline Sports Bar in Napier to unleash their revisionist 70s style Jamaican roots reggae on the local Hawkes Bay audience. Over the last 12 months they have supported 1814, Herbs...

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...

2° Comedy Convoy

Tuesday 12th May 2015
2° Comedy Convoy. Steve Wrigley (7 Days) is back from the US, to host the 2degrees Comedy Convoy, as it tours to Napier with a hilarious line-up of top comedians in the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider, from across the world and right here in the pearl of the Pacific. Showing...

Toshiba Hastings Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Wednesday 13th May 2015
Toshiba Hastings Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Put the dates in your diary now! 13, 14, 15 May...the Toshiba Hastings Pro-Am is a tournament that you will not want to miss in 2015. Enjoy playing 36 holes with some of New Zealand’s top professional golfers in a fun and relaxed event. Our highly acclaimed course offers a thrilling day out...

Open Stage

Wednesday 13th May 2015
Open Stage. In 2015, Chamber Music New Zealand is encouraging amateur musicians from all over New Zealand to get together to play music. Open Stage is our version of an Open Mic event. If you’ve always wanted to try a certain quartet or trio, miss the fun of making music with a group of friends, or even if...

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

Foster & Allen

Saturday 16th May 2015
Foster & Allen. Legendary Irish folk music duo, Foster and Allen are number one stars across the globe, scoring 30 new-release charting albums over a 30-year career, the only act in the world to do so. They have amassed record sales in excess of 20 million, due to their loyal fan-base, spanning their native...

Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 17th 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...

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...

Ed Byrne - Roaring Forties

Wednesday 20th May 2015
Ed Byrne - Roaring Forties. A self-confessed "miserable old git" since the age of 23, Ed Byrne is now in his forties. While for others this might result in a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sports car, Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him, as he truly comes of age and gives out his clarion cry: "I am...

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,...

The Joe Cocker Tribute Show Featuring Col Jones

Saturday 23rd May 2015
The Joe Cocker Tribute Show Featuring Col Jones. Whether performing with his own blues band Fat Mouse or as Joe Cocker tribute, Col always delivers a polished performance. Originally from London, he was around in the heyday of the pub rock scene which gave birth to such influential artists as Dr Feelgood, Dire Straits, Ian Drury and the...

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...

High Spirits & Whisky Business

Saturday 6th June 2015
High Spirits & Whisky Business. Get ready for a weekend of the finest drinks and rarest whiskies, complemented by The Farm at Cape Kidnappers' fabulous food! Spirit aficionado and all round fun guy Frankie Walker is the weekend host, and he’s scoured the world for some wonderful gems for this warming winter event. From...

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

Bring Your Party to The Mid Winter Christmas Party

Saturday 20th June 2015
Bring Your Party to The Mid Winter Christmas Party. Bring your party to "The Mid Winter Christmas Party" at No.5 Cafe & Larder. Festive decorations, great buffet, and a fantastic band - "Hidden Agenda" Treat yourself, your friends, or your staff/colleagues to a excellent night out at No.5. Doors open from 6:00pm. Each Group / Table will be...

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...


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...

The Fitwear Art-Deco Grand Prix- NABBA/WFF

Saturday 27th June 2015
The Fitwear Art-Deco Grand Prix- NABBA/WFF. Join us for what will no doubt be an amazing event and the first year for NABBA/WFF in Hawkes Bay! Watch the clash of titans and amazons as they battle it out to claim the overall titles, amazing trophies and fantastic prizes- no competitor goes away empty handed! We offer all divisions from...

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...

CKNZ - Return of Legends

Saturday 4th July 2015
CKNZ - Return of Legends. CKNZ The Return of Legends We are bringing the big show back to Hawke's Bay with Pro MMA, Kickboxing and more entertainment then you can handle. Headlined with a clash of world champion kickboxers as Chris 'The Sniper" Johnson defends his title against Charles 'The Heat' August. Reigning...

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.

Alan Davies - Little Victories

Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Alan Davies - Little Victories. Following the sell-out success of his long-awaited return to stand up in 2013, Alan Davies - star of QI and Jonathan Creek - returns to New Zealand with his critically acclaimed follow up show ‘Little Victories’ touring to ten centres this July. A stand up veteran of 25 years, Davies’...

EnviroWaste Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Friday 24th July 2015
EnviroWaste Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge. The EnviroWaste Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge series is back in 2015 across six North Island cities. This is a chance for kids to experience the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge in a version tailored especially for them with the same amazing perks as the original adult Tough Guy and Gal, such as...

Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Saturday 25th July 2015
Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge. The original Mud Run series, the Tough Guy & Gal Challenge, is coming back to the Hawkes Bay! 6km and 12km event options, open to both male and female competitors who are 13 years of age and older. Challenge yourself on a course that includes swamp crossings, a spiders web net climb, crawl under...

Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons

Saturday 25th July 2015
Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons. Melbourne Storm welcomes you to this historic match versus the St George Illawarra Dragons. Come and see Storm Kiwi internationals Jesse Bromwich, Kevin Proctor, Matt Duffie and Hawkes Bay local Tohu Harris go up against the Dragons Kiwi internationals Benji Marhsall, Gerard Beale and Jason...

Fink About It

Saturday 25th July 2015
Fink About It. Don’t miss the latest offering from one of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts.  The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai has been touring New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific islands, the United Kingdom and the United States for more than ten years now...

Diabetes HB Inc. Cooking Demo & Charity Auction

Saturday 8th August 2015
This event is to fundraise for Diabetes Hawkes Bay Inc. Our chef is Hayley Atkinson. Hayley has been the dessert chef for Simon Gault. Hayley has type 1 diabetes so her cooking reflects how you need to cook for someone with diabetes. Hayley gives some great tips on cooking and advice. An...

Swan Lake - Russian National Ballet

Sunday 16th August 2015
Swan Lake - Russian National Ballet. Beautiful full length performances of two of the most cherished classical ballets of all time. The Russian National Ballet Theatre commences a tour of full-length classical performances of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty in over 15 cities in New Zealand and over 30 cities across Australia from...

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...

Redefine - love your op shop

Saturday 5th September 2015
Redefine - love your op shop. If you have a passion for Op shopping, then make sure you get involved with our Redefine event! Presbyterian Support East Coast (PSEC) is thrilled to encourage creativity with an exciting new event Redefine, being held on Saturday September 5th from 10am to 5pm at East Pier, Ahuriri, Napier....

Isla Grant - Farewell Concert Tour

Sunday 6th September 2015
Isla Grant - Farewell Concert Tour. Scotland's legendary singer/song writer Isla Grant, returns to New Zealand for her "Farewell Concert Tour". Isla is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, her beautiful voice combining country folk songs to easy listening presenting an unforgettable evening. Isla's spellbinding...

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...

New Zealand Edible Garden Show

Saturday 12th September 2015
New Zealand Edible Garden Show. The New Zealand Edible Garden Show is a “must attend” event celebrating all aspects of the “edible garden” from garden to table. This event will appeal to everyone from seasoned gardeners to complete novices, enthusiastic cooks, lifestylers, families, youth and anyone who wants to embrace a...

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...

Poukawa Lake Challenge

Sunday 20th September 2015
Poukawa Lake Challenge. The Poukawa Lake Challenge is an event organised and run by Poukawa School. This is will be our second year running this event and will be a major fundraiser for the school. Situated 20km south west of Hastings in the Poukawa district, this event has something for everyone. The course is mostly...

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...

Trans-Tasman Test Series

Tuesday 13th October 2015
Trans-Tasman Test Series. Come along to Niven Street's Hawkes Bay Squash Rackets Club to see New Zealand's best masters squash players take on their foes from across the ditch! This fiercely contested biennial event is free to attend for spectators, and is sure to produce some highly entertaining squash. After...

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...

Masters Squash Champs

Friday 16th October 2015
Masters Squash Champs. The annual New Zealand Masters Squash Champs are back in sunny Hawkes Bay for the first time since 2012. Immediately following the Trans Tasman Test Series, the titles will be interestingly contested, with plenty of strong Australian influence. Age groups are organised in bands of five years,...

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...

Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner

Tuesday 20th October 2015
Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner. The Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards are now in their 15th year. An Awards Dinner at the Waikoko Gardens to celebrate Hawke's Bay as a region and the 2015 competition Wines. The Awards objective is to identify, promote and celebrate excellence in wine making in the Hawke’s Bay region as...

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...

Swan Lake - Imperial Russian Ballet Company

Friday 27th November 2015
Swan Lake - Imperial Russian Ballet Company. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand with Swan Lake...the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet is presented in three acts and follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and variations have been introduced by Gediminas Taranda, Artistic...

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...

Future Primitives

Thursday 31st December 2015
Future Primitives. ThermoBee (Kinetic Rec. London UK) Thirty Three (Napier) OwL (Napier) DJ Hat (Napier) Little Bastard (Napier) Hare (Napier) many more dj’s to be confirmed Tickets strictly limited to 500 tickets The time has come to gather the tribe, Step forward into the past, A reconnection with what once...

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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