What's on in Hawke's Bay

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


Sunday 1st May 2016
A great market to visit with a wide range of stalls,new and old.Lots of bric a brac. Sadly we have to relocate to car park other side of ocean spa in April as our car park is being redeveloped. Market will still be as good as we have now,alot more trees and great area for customers to sit and...

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Sunday 1st May 2016
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Shop Local ... 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, regionally produced meal while you savour locally roasted coffee, freshly baked breads, sweet treats and...

Petrol Head Breakfast

Sunday 1st May 2016
Petrol Head Breakfast. Classic Cars & Hot Rods on display Public welcome Buffet Breakfast 9 till 10 am Check out the cars on display and enjoy the hospitality and breakfast at the Westshore Beach Inn 1st Sunday of every month There is no charge to attend (charge for buffet breakfast) There are a good variety of...

Moet & Chandon Ladies Golf Classic

Sunday 1st May 2016
Moet & Chandon Ladies Golf Classic. Moet & Chandon and Golf - how is this combo for a weekend getaway with the girls! Come on your own or bring some friends for a fun and "friendly-competitive" golf event over two days at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, combined with plenty of activities and good times. Ladies will check in at...

'Get Crafty & Creative' Market

Sunday 1st May 2016
'Get Crafty & Creative' Market. ‘Get Crafty & Creative’ Market @ Mangapapa 10 am – 3pm Free parking Come & enjoy our creative hub with stalls full of local handmade crafts, delectable goodies, live music and all set in the stunning gardens of Mangapapa Hotel, Havelock North. Gold coin donation to raise money for the...

Jesus Christ Superstar

Sunday 1st May 2016
Jesus Christ  Superstar. The greatest story ever told. The most famous rock opera of all time. With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is loosely based on the Gospel's account of the last week in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, beginning with his arrival into Jerusalem and ending...

Minecraft Club

Monday 2nd May 2016
Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels.

Bakers' Club

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 11.30am to share your baking experiences and recipes. All welcome. Hastings District Libraries ‘Baker in Residence’ will provide the tasty samples/goodies for the first session. For future meetings attendees should bring a sample of...

Hastings Scrabble Club

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Meets in the Activities Area of the Hastings Library every Tuesday 1pm - 4.30pm. Ring Yvonne (027 629 6659) or Joan (878 2418) - or just come along!

Teen Book Club

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Ages 12+ welcome. Join us to share book reviews, book quiz, book hunts, see the new books and make new friends. 3.45pm on the first Tuesday of the month (term time only). For more information contact Lynette @ Havelock North Library, Ph. 06 871 5000, Email lynettek@hdc.govt.nz

Fit Fast Functional 5km/2.5km Fun Run

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Fit Fast Functional 5km/2.5km Fun Run. Come and run or walk in a friendly locally run 5km or 2.5km fun run or walk (dogs and children welcome!!) Series run over 5 weeks at a time on a Tuesday Registrations from the Loading Ramp Havelock North, from 5.30pm race start at 6pm. $5 entry that gets you a race number, a time to compare from...

U3A Book Group

Wednesday 4th May 2016
Havelock North U3A host two book discussion groups at Havelock North Library. One group meets on the first Wednesday of the month and the other group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please call HN U3A Secretary Trish Loye 06 878 5920.

U3A Mah Jong Group

Wednesday 4th May 2016
U3A Mah Jong Group meets on Wednesday mornings in the Hastings War Memorial Library. For more information please call Caryl Boyle 878 4458.


Wednesday 4th May 2016
Storytime . Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Hastings Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in...


Wednesday 4th May 2016
Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Havelock North Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video...

Clan of Coders Club

Wednesday 4th May 2016
Love computer games? Want to learn basic coding skills? Want to learn coding skills by playing a computer game? Then our Clan of Coders Club is for you! You can join our Clan of Coders club anytime and participate from home and/or in the library when we meet weekly at Flaxmere Library on...


Thursday 5th May 2016
Storytime. Join us on Thursdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and activities session in the Children's Area at Flaxmere Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video...

Young at Heart

Thursday 5th May 2016
A club at Havelock North Library for older adults, with monthly activities and presenting new books.

Quintessentially Kiwi

Thursday 5th May 2016
Quintessentially Kiwi. This concert is a unique celebration of all the sounds we have grown up with. It encompasses and embraces many of the classic Kiwiana songs and acts, made famous by our iconic local stars such as Sir Howard Morrison, Dinah Lee, John Rowles, Fred Dagg, the Topp Twins, Ray Columbus, Patsy Riggir and...

Junior Book Club

Thursday 5th May 2016
If you are an enthusiastic reader aged 8 - 12 years join us in the Children's Section to make new friends, share what you've been reading, learn about libraries, enjoy fun activities and see our new books. For more information contact: Kristen Clothier @ Hastings Library, ph. 06 871 5000, email...

Christian Science Lecture

Thursday 5th May 2016
International speaker Mary Beattie, from Canberra, Australia is giving a free talk on Christian Science entitled 'The Comforter Today - though impacts experience' at 7.30 pm Thursday 5 May 2016 at the Christian Science Society, 126 Tennyson Street Napier. Discover how radical changes in thought...

The Churchill Tour - Hastings

Thursday 5th May 2016
The Churchill Tour - Hastings. New Zealand folk musician, ALBI (From Albi and The Wolves) & Australian folk musician, kyle taylor have announced tour dates for The Churchill Tour. ALBI recently performed at The 2016 Auckland Folk Festival with his band. Kyle Taylor has just rounded out an Australian Tour and is looking forward...

U3A Table Games Group

Friday 6th May 2016
The U3A Table Games group meets at the Hastings War Memorial Library on the 1st and 3rd Friday morning of each month. For further information contact Mary Pattullo 877 5065.

Le Tour

Friday 6th May 2016
Le Tour. Racing is hitting the road on Le Tour in support of Misbehaving in May. They’ll play shows in Auckland, Napier, Wellington and their first foray across the ocean to Christchurch! Misbehaving is available on iTunes for pre-purchase from April 18th and everywhere else digital on Monday April 25th.

Frank Burkitt and James Geluk

Friday 6th May 2016
Frank Burkitt and James Geluk. Following on from The Frank Burkitt Band's amazing night in Hastings back in December as part of their national tour, Frank Burkitt and James Geluk will be performing all new material as an exciting duo of guitar, vocals and double bass. Jazz, blues, folk and some great songwriting are all thrown...

The Rude Boyz

Friday 6th May 2016
The Rude Boyz. In the mood for some down right reggae? Then the Rude Boyz are just the ticket! The Rude Boyz are a roots reggae band from Hawkes Bay Aotearoa/New Zealand. The band was formed as a result of the members love of Jamaican roots reggae and covers the diverse range of reggae from some of the founding...

Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Saturday 7th May 2016
Napier Urban Farmers' Market. Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke's Bay experience. This is where the local shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine 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 7th May 2016
Craft & Design Market. The Craft & Design Market is a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing the work of a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. The new season will commence on 5th September 2015 and run on the first Saturday of every month until 7th May...

Magpie Market @ Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Saturday 7th May 2016
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

Saturday 7th May 2016
J Day. Stop the War - Start the Healing! A worldwide protest against prohibition, a celebration of Kiwi cannabis culture, and this year is marking 40 years of enforcement of the Misuse of Drugs Act, 25 years of J Day, and 20 years of the ALCP! J Day is a Day of Action for Cannabis Law Reform, held on...

James Viles & Pyramid Valley

Saturday 7th May 2016
James Viles & Pyramid Valley. Join us at Cape Kidnappers for what promises to be much more than a dining experience! Chef James Viles from Biota in Bowral, NSW lives and breathes local and artisanal. Claudia Weersing and her husband Mike are equally meticulous and passionate in their winemaking principles at Pyramid Valley...

Coridian Autumn Tour

Saturday 7th May 2016
Coridian Autumn Tour. Coridian is hitting Napier for the first time as part of our four date North Island tour. We are being joined by our friends Diamond Doll and other guests. Coridian is inspired by heavyweights such as Deftones, Incubus and Karnivool. They incorporate groove, big guitar tones and complex song...

Mother's Day Premier High Tea

Sunday 8th May 2016
Mother's Day Premier High Tea. Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with a beautiful Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. Our beautiful dining room will transform into a girly girl’s dream, adorning plush pinks, fine china & floral blooms. Sweet tea aromas will fill restaurant in anticipation of your arrival. We are proud to serve...

Concord Strings

Sunday 8th May 2016
Conductor Vincent James and lead by Norma Smith, will be performing compositions by: Ritchie, Mozart, Handel, Holst and Elgar.

Sunday RnR Jams - Mother's Day

Sunday 8th May 2016
Sunday RnR Jams - Mother's Day. Join us for an evening of live music by White Chapel Jak, a buffet dinner, dessert & a glass of Crab Farm wine for $55 per person. Bookings are essential please contact us direct to book.

U3A Book Group

Tuesday 10th May 2016
Havelock North U3A host two book discussion groups at Havelock North Library. One group meets on the first Wednesday of the month and the other group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please call HN U3A Secretary Trish Loye 06 878 5920.

Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Tuesday 10th May 2016
Flaxmere Book Chat Group meets at Flaxmere Library every second Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am. All welcome!

Hastings Teen Book Club

Tuesday 10th May 2016
Join us for library fun and friendship in the Sir James Wattie Memorial Room upstairs. Snacks and drinks are provided! 4.00pm every second Tuesday - ages 12+ are welcome. For more information contact: Mya Robertson @ Hastings Library, ph. 06 871 5000, email myar@hdc.govt.nz

Shu's Song - Capital E National Theatre for Children

Wednesday 11th May 2016
Shu's Song - Capital E National Theatre for Children. We invite you to step inside the imaginary world of our engaging character; Shu, and watch the ordinary world become extraordinary. This live show will delight and inspire young people as Shu discovers the secret life of everyday objects in a home office. Shu’s imagination brings these objects...

Flaxmere Young Readers Book Club

Thursday 12th May 2016
Young Readers Book Club meets in Flaxmere Library at 3.15 on the second Thursday of each month. School term only. This is a great opportunity for all you young bookworms aged 8 years and over to get together to talk about books and hear about the newest items on our library shelves.

Minecraft Club

Thursday 12th May 2016
Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels.

Seeking Sense - Hope From Three Cities - Rod Oram

Friday 13th May 2016
Seeking Sense - Hope From Three Cities - Rod Oram. Beijing, London and Chicago, each in their own way, offer many and varied insights into how people and their economies could live more within the constants of the ecosystem in, say, 10 years time. While the pressures in three cities are intense and the risks of failure high, the people journalist...

The Lost 45's

Friday 13th May 2016
The Lost 45's. Love the sound of Foreigner, Heart, Pink Floyd, The Cars, Pat Benatar, The Eagles? All those covers and more from Hawkes Bay Vocal covers band trio The Lost 45s. True 3 part harmony and a rockin great sound. Head on down to the Sideline to check these guys out if you haven't seen them live...

Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon

Saturday 14th May 2016
Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon. Run away to the Hawkes Bay for an all new running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options. Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, vineyards , olive groves, and quiet country roads - all finishing at the impressive...

Takapau Community Market

Saturday 14th May 2016
Takapau Community Market. Lots of new and used goods, pendants, fossils and crystals, green stone jewelry, hair clips and key rings, baking to take home for later, blankets and toys lots of good quality bric a brac, house hold goods, plants for your garden and cloths, come and find a Bargain. Local Artist has some of her...

Health and Wellbeing Expo

Saturday 14th May 2016
Health and Wellbeing Expo. Join members of the Hawke's Bay Health Collabortaive at this wonderful health and wellbeing expo. . Stalls include Healthy Eating, Massage, Chiropractic, Reflexology, Yoga - and much more! Talk to our practitioners about therapies and treatments that can keep you in the best of health. Your $5...

Saturday Night Sessions

Saturday 14th May 2016
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. We have a bar service for our delicious range of Crab Farm wines and also beers and spirits available. Our gourmet snack menu operates for the duration of the event. The...

Grafia jazz rock revue

Saturday 14th May 2016
Grafia jazz rock revue. The show coming to Waipawa's Cactus Jack is a revue of jazz / rock classics plus the release of the first Grafia album of eight original songs. Grafia, an acronym for "get right away from it all", is a band of musicians working with artists, photographers, video/film makers and songwriters who...

John Wells Organ Concert

Saturday 14th May 2016
John Wells Organ Concert. Concert Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Fantasia & Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 Leo Sowerby (1895-1968) Fantasy for Flute Stops (from Suite for Organ) Percy Whitlock (1903-1946) Folk Tune Divertimento Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) From Karelia-suite, Op.11: Alla Marcia, arr....

Dave Dobbyn & Band

Saturday 14th May 2016
Dave Dobbyn & Band. Ahoy! I'll be taking my band on the road to Record Store Day! All shows with my good friend & bandmate Jesse Sheehan.

Dave Dobbyn & Band

Sunday 15th May 2016
Dave Dobbyn & Band. Ahoy! I'll be taking my band on the road to Record Store Day. Details below: - April 13th at Yot Club, Raglan *sold out - April 14th at Mayfair, New Plymouth - April 15th at Civic Events Centre, Feilding *sold out - April 16th at Record Store Day, SlowBoat Records - April 16th at St. Peter's...

Speights Quiz Night Fundraiser- Bay City Cheerleaders

Sunday 15th May 2016
Speights Quiz Night Fundraiser- Bay City Cheerleaders. Quiz night fundraiser to benefit the athletes and coaches of Bay City Cheerleaders. Come enjoy a fun night with us at Speights Ale House Napier. Mystery prizes, Boobie Prizes and Raffels. This is a fun event you do not want to miss! Food and Beverages available for purchase. Tables/teams of...

Lumina - 2016 North Island Tour

Sunday 15th May 2016
Lumina - 2016 North Island Tour. Presented by The New Zealand Dance Company Lumina features three incomparable pieces of contemporary dance that explode off the stage in a “ground-breaking” and “hypnotic” (NZ Herald) spectacle of light, sound and movement. Malia Johnston (WOW Arts Stage Director, Principle Choreographer...

Flaxmere Creative Writers' Group

Tuesday 17th May 2016
Join us in the Talanoa Room at Flaxmere Library for our Creative Writers Group.

Flaxmere Creative Writers' Group

Tuesday 17th May 2016

Wine, Books and More Book Club

Tuesday 17th May 2016
Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library for Wine, Books and More on the third Tuesday of every month. This is a book club with a difference: no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books we've read and liked, or otherwise! Drinks and snacks are provided.

The Ten Tenors - The Power of Ten

Tuesday 17th May 2016
The Ten Tenors - The Power of Ten. Most people believe that opera and rock music are at opposite ends of the music spectrum. The Ten Tenors are not 'most people'. The Power of Ten is a celebration of the exhilarating and unique sound for which The Ten Tenors are now world-renowned. In this spectacular new show, The Ten Tenors...

Hastings Library Bookchat

Wednesday 18th May 2016
Come along at 10:30am on the third Wednesday of each month and share books you have enjoyed and hear from other readers. All welcome.

What a Woman Wants - Featuring Lisa O'Neill

Wednesday 18th May 2016
What a Woman Wants - Featuring Lisa O'Neill. What a Women Wants - Learn what to wear & how to dress. Featuring Lisa O'Neill stylist and motivator. Lisa has 21 years of experience dressing women of all ages and body shapes. Treat yourself and your friends to a great night out! Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival,...

A Night of Hope With World Vision

Wednesday 18th May 2016
A Night of Hope With World Vision. In partnership with churches in the Lower North Island, we’re excited to present the event this May. Olipa Chimangeni, a woman from rural central Malawi in Southern Africa, is coming to share the inspirational story of how she journeyed from living in extreme poverty to becoming the first female...

Third Thursday Book Club

Thursday 19th May 2016
Discuss your recent reads and peruse our new books. 10.30am - 11.30am on the third Thursday of each month.

Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side

Friday 20th May 2016
Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side. Answers from the Other Side is the sensational live show from gifted psychic medium Sue Nicholson. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who have passed over to the...

Richard Gilewitz

Friday 20th May 2016
Richard Gilewitz. A perfect venue for an intimate concert with Richard Gilewitz as he fills the hall with tunes, tales, and twitters. He's fresh from a tour in Germany with a bit of a break in between and ready to try out some new stories and songs. Always a delight to see and hear, Richard brings to the stage a...

Naked Gun

Friday 20th May 2016
Naked Gun. Head on down to the Sideline Bar Friday Night! For naked gun! Naked Gun is a dynamic 4-piece rock/dance band who are one of the leading acts in the Bay. Featuring the strong versatile vocals of Ursula Williams and the experience of the core band playing together for over 20 years, Naked Gun...

69th Hawkes Bay Bird Club Annual Bird Show and Sales

Saturday 21st May 2016
69th Hawkes Bay Bird Club Annual Bird Show and Sales. Display of yorkshire, norwich, border, colour fed/non colour fed, gloster, lizard and roller canaries, budgerigars, zebra finches, bengalese finches, british birds, foreign finches, foreign hook-beaks and lovebirds. Bird and bird accessories for sale. Expert advice on any bird related...


Saturday 21st May 2016
Sparkle. Sparkle16 is Hawke’s Bay’s finest black tie charity dinner in aid of Enliven. Buy your tickets now to be a part of this spectacular event! Saturday 21 May 2016 from 5.00pm until midnight Church Road Winery, 150 Church Road, Taradale Individual tickets – $220 each Table of 10 –...

Sport Hawke's Bay Sportsperson of the Year Awards

Saturday 21st May 2016
Sport Hawke's Bay Sportsperson of the Year Awards. The Hawke's bay Sportsperson of the Year Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate Hawke's Bays sporting success from the past 12 months.

John Brown (Big John)

Saturday 21st May 2016
Big John Tribute show singing all those great songs we know and love such as Cliff Richard,Neil Diamond,Engelbert Humperdink and many more.This is a BYO event and food is available.

Masquerade Youth Ball - Zeal HB

Saturday 21st May 2016
Masquerade Youth Ball - Zeal HB. Hastings Youth Council & Zeal invite you to: Masquerade - Youth Ball Girls... only worn your ball dress once this season? Guys... splashed out on a suit for only one night? Whats that?... Your school doesn't even have a ball?!!!! Well this event ticks all those boxes! Date: Sat 21st...

The Two Men In Black

Sunday 22nd May 2016
Please note this is the corrected date for this show. Brendan Dugan is Johnny Cash and Tony Wellington is Roy Orbison. Awesome entertainers! Food available from 5pm. (Paella a spectacle in itself) This is a BYO venue.

Into The East

Sunday 22nd May 2016
Into The East. New Zealand Folk/Alt. Country duo Into The East are coming to Central Hawke's Bay for one show only!

CMNZ presents: Ensō String Quartet

Tuesday 24th May 2016
CMNZ presents: Ensō String Quartet. Chamber Music New Zealand presents: Ensō String Quartet Maureen Nelson, violin Ken Hamao, violin Melissa Reardon, viola Richard Belcher, cello The Ensō String Quartet return to New Zealand following their successful 2012 tour with an exciting series of concerts. One of the United States’ most...

Grease - The Musical

Wednesday 25th May 2016
Grease - The Musical. This is the ultimate 1950's musical including film hits "Hopelessly Devoted", "Grease Lightning", "You're The One That I Want" and "Grease Is The Word", the directors have assembled a hugely talented cast who will take you back to 1959 with style and attitude. Grease the Musical hit...

Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2016

Friday 27th May 2016
Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2016. Enhance Your Lifestyle at the Better Home and Living Show! Packed with hundreds of products and inspiration for the home, the Better Home & Living Show will inform and inspire anyone wanting to improve their lifestyle in a sustainable way by showcasing tomorrow’s ideas, today. Featuring the...

Groove Foundation

Friday 27th May 2016
Groove Foundation. Groove Foundation is a 4 piece covers band based here in the beautiful Bay. They play a huge range of great songs. Depending on your tastes Groove can play everything from Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) to ...Killing In The Name Of (Rage Against The Machine)! Now that makes for an entertaining...

CHB Service Day (Community Day)

Saturday 28th May 2016
CHB Service Day (Community Day). This event is for all clubs, health services, groups, charity groups to have a stall in the main street of town to promote what they have to offer. This event is for promoting so limit of stalls can have raffles, and food stalls. Sausage sizzle is offer to the Fire Brigade. Message Denise Skilton...

Good Vibes - Zeal HB

Saturday 28th May 2016
Good Vibes - Zeal HB. Youth Week Event: Ft. Suzy Blue . Zereda . Headlock . The Heck . Mahina Lawrence . Manaia Munro . Teilah Ferguson . Dj Hurricane - more to be announced! Free Event Saturday 28th May . 11am Albert Square Park Cnr Heretaunga & Karamu Rd Family event - No alcohol. drugs or smoking Presented by...

Hastings Orphans Club Variety Show

Saturday 28th May 2016
This is an annual event at Cactus Jacks Music Saloon Waipawa.A 2 hour Variety show featuring Comedy and Music.

The Two Men In Black

Saturday 28th May 2016
The Two Men in Black featuring Brendan Dugan as Johnny Cash and Tony Wellington as Roy Orbison.This is a BYO event and food is available.

Craig Adams and the Rustlers

Saturday 28th May 2016
Craig Adams is a great Country Music Performer.He has won music awards in the USA.Performing with his band The Rustlers he is on a NZ tour launching his new CD.This is a BYO event with Food available from 6pm

Stage Challenge

Monday 30th May 2016
Stage Challenge. The 2016 Stage Challenge and J Rock is a nationwide dance, drama and design spectacular which will see thousands of young people take the stage. New Zealand's largest and longest running youth performing arts events event is kicking off its 24th National Tour this May. Napier: Monday 30th...

F.A.W.C! The Secret World of Chocolate

Friday 3rd June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Secret World of Chocolate. Chocolate is a magic medium and one that takes special care and attention. Join us for a workshop with our head baker and chocolate maestro Chris Mirams. Chris will show you some tricks of the trade, give you inside tips on working with chocolate and talk you through a tasting of different types of...

F.A.W.C! Better with Age

Friday 3rd June 2016
F.A.W.C! Better with Age. You’ve heard the saying “Everything gets better with age” and what better place to test the theory than Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery? The culinary team will be serving a delectable five course degustation dinner of preserved and cured goodies, charcuterie specials, aged meats...

F.A.W.C! The Dark Horse

Friday 3rd June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Dark Horse. The Dark Horse is typically the unexpected winner, but there is nothing unexpected about Elephant Hill’s premium 2013 Gimblett Vineyard Syrah. At times dark and brooding and at others white pepper scented liquid gold, Syrah is at the heart of Elephant Hill. The 2013 Gimblett Vineyard Syrah was...

F.A.W.C! The Last Crush 2016

Friday 3rd June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Last Crush 2016. It’s been another epic Vintage for Hawke's Bay so join the folk from Hawke's Bays vineyards and wineries for celebration and chatter about 2016 Vintage whilst soaking up some fine food and wine in the Black Barn Market Round. The braziers will be lit, the BBQ blazing and the DJs turntables will...

Napier Jazz 2016 - Linn Lorkin & the Jews Brothers

Friday 3rd June 2016
Napier Jazz 2016 - Linn Lorkin & the Jews Brothers. Celebrating their 20th year, this lively group brings an exciting eclectic mix: Swing to Klezmer and beyond! Chanteuse extraordinaire - Linn Lorkin piano/vocals - Hershal Herker accordion/vocals - Nigel Gavin guitar /mandolin - Ex 6 volts Neill Duncan saxophone Peter Scott bass Support artist The...

Six Chairs Missing

Friday 3rd June 2016
Six Chairs Missing. Six Chairs Missing are a three-piece band from Palmerston North. With over 50 combined years of musical experience and knowledge, these guys definitely know how to please an audience. The foundation is set up by drummer Anthony MacDonald, whose solid grooves and 'in-the-pocket' style rhythms...

F.A.W.C! The Chilli Pepper Session

Saturday 4th June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Chilli Pepper Session. Put some fire in your belly with local artisan producer Orcona Chillis and Peppers. This practical hands-on workshop will teach you how to make three winter warming dishes using Orcona’s home-grown chillis and peppers, award winning sauces, dips, dried good and marinades. Under the guidance of...

F.A.W.C! The Secret World of Sourdough: SOLD OUT

Saturday 4th June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Secret World of Sourdough: SOLD OUT. Sourdough is a healthy and delicious bread that can easily be made at home with just a little expert help and encouragement. Come along to our Sourdough Workshop at The Picnic and learn from head baker Chris Mirams. Chris will introduce you to his "no-knead" method and walk you through all the...

F.A.W.C! An Afternoon with TOM

Saturday 4th June 2016
F.A.W.C! An Afternoon with TOM. Celebrate the much anticipated release of Church Road’s 2013 TOM range and join the winemaking team for a relaxed late afternoon cocktail party. TOM is named in honour of Church Road Winery Patriarch and Hawke’s Bay wine pioneer Tom McDonald and is only made in exceptional vintages. 2013 has...

F.A.W.C! That was then, This is now

Saturday 4th June 2016
F.A.W.C! That was then, This is now. A lot has happened at Te Awa in the last 19 years so join us for this special night of reminiscing about the old days whilst celebrating the present. We’ve dug into the archives for dining inspiration and Chef Rick Rutlidge-Manning will be taking over the kitchen to prepare for you four courses...

F.A.W.C! James Stapley & Pegasus Bay Wines: SOLD OUT

Saturday 4th June 2016
F.A.W.C! James Stapley & Pegasus Bay Wines: SOLD OUT. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers welcomes one of New Zealand’s star chefs, James Stapley. Formerly of Whare Kea Lodge, UK trained James is now creating a big name for himself in Wanaka at Bistro Gentil, where his amazing vegetable garden, berry house and greenhouse form the basis of his super fresh...

F.A.W.C! The Commoner's Session: SOLD OUT

Saturday 4th June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Commoner's Session: SOLD OUT. Commoners Unite! Rod McDonald Wines is taking their world-famous-in-Te-Awanga Sunday Session, giving it a F.A.W.C! twist and heading under cover for winter to the legendary Common Room in Hastings on Saturday 4 June. In tow will be Giant Brewing Co, Rae Gaddum and local musos The Inquiry (Ben...

Napier Jazz 2016 - Karrin Allyson & Tom Warrington Trio

Saturday 4th June 2016
Napier Jazz 2016 -  Karrin Allyson & Tom Warrington Trio. Direct from the USA Five-time Grammy Nominated Vocalist Karrin Allyson is an American jazz vocalist. She has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, and has received positive reviews from several prominent sources, including the New York Times, which has called her a "singer with a feline touch...

Let's Dance

Saturday 4th June 2016
Let's Dance. Let's Dance is a night of fun with '70 and '80 Dance Music. Expect Soul, Funk, Boogie, Pop, Disco and all those songs you (used to) dance to. Why not get a group together, dress up in your favourite outfit, "put on your red shoes and dance the blues"? Tickets are $50 each, or buy 10 and pay...

Mud and Guts Obstacle Challenge

Sunday 5th June 2016
Mud and Guts Obstacle Challenge. Extreme 9km Fun Run, muddier than ever with 50+ obstacles including 2 electrified and 1 fire pit. Individual entry $60 per person - Team entry $250 per team of 5 pers Place and spot prizes, on site accommodation, spectators welcome, registration available on the day. This event is suitable...

F.A.W.C! Beggars Banquet

Sunday 5th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Beggars Banquet. Her Majesty the Queen invites you to a Beggars Banquette. Celebrating the roots of rock we bring you a finger food feast of Southern delicacies that would turn any creole rocking Rolling Stone on. From crab cakes to green fried tomatoes, jambalaya to pecan pie you can feast on it all. No...

F.A.W.C! Gimblett and Game: SOLD OUT

Sunday 5th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Gimblett and Game: SOLD OUT. Its game on at Trinity Hill so don your Hunting tweeds and get ready for an intimate evening of wild foods and great wine. It all starts with a mulled wine in the cosy candlelit cellar door before the kitchen catch of the night; James Beck from Bistronomy, serves up a mind blowing four course...

Napier Jazz 2016 - The Jazz Gala With Hollie Smith

Sunday 5th June 2016
Napier Jazz 2016 - The Jazz Gala With Hollie Smith. Jazz Gala - Borrowed, Blue, Old But New This unique concert format presents a programme that fuses jazz, blues and pop. Rodger is redeveloping some classic New Zealand pop songs into jazz standards and has engaged three top pop/rock, jazz and blues artists exploring the crossover world of jazz...

F.A.W.C! Napier Night Fiesta

Friday 10th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Napier Night Fiesta. Roll up to the winter edition of the popular Napier Night Fiesta. For one night only, Emerson Street will be alive with a mass of street vendors offering up warming, tasty street eats to enjoy as you wander with friends and family. There will be live music to entertain and lots of activities for...

F.A.W.C! The Hawke's Bay Wine Super Classics: SOLD OUT

Friday 10th June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Hawke's Bay Wine Super Classics: SOLD OUT. Get ready for what will be the ultimate Hawke’s Bay wine experience; a grand tasting of eleven “super classic” wines from eight of Hawke’s Bays most noted wineries. This special evening will take place in the elegant surrounds of the Art Deco Masonic Hotel, winner of the coveted 2015-16...

F.A.W.C! Reds, Ribs & Rocks

Friday 10th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Reds, Ribs & Rocks. In true southern style, indulge in a dinner of delicious authentic Texan BBQ matched with rocking red wines and live boot-stomping blues. Pask Winery, founder of Gimblett Gravels, matches the big flavours of its Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah with low-n-slow smoked ribs and brisket by Bareknuckle BBQ,...

Demon Energy BOTB 2016 National Championship Heat

Friday 10th June 2016
Demon Energy BOTB 2016 National Championship Heat. Demon Energy Battle of The Bands 2016 National Championship – 21st Year of the event kicks off in April, with heats nationwide throughout April, May and June with regional and national finals held in July at NZ’s best live music venues. You can see the schedule of events here:...

Verdant Blue

Friday 10th June 2016
Verdant Blue. Check out Verdant Blue live at the sideline Friday night! Verdant Blue is rated R for ridicoulously amazing! They have been together for more than 10 years. Playing a wide variety of music including top rock hits from the 70’s 80’s 90’s and today. A band that knows how to get you off your...

F.A.W.C! The Brothing Session

Saturday 11th June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Brothing Session. Have you heard, Brothing is the new black?! Full or nutrients, broth is widely acclaimed as the new health superfood all around the world served up as delicious Mediterranean bouillabaisse, wonton soup with chicken broth or a good old fashioned consommé. . Winter is the perfect time for cooking...

F.A.W.C! Heaven & Hell: SOLD OUT

Saturday 11th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Heaven & Hell: SOLD OUT. Come and enjoy our angelic Sacred Hill HALO range of wines presented by our winemaking archangel, Tony Bish. With hellishly amazing food matches from the devilish Kent Baddeley of 1024, this five course lunch is informative, fun and designed for laughter and mischief. Ticket price includes a...

F.A.W.C! Relaxed & Rustic

Saturday 11th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Relaxed & Rustic. At Crab Farm, we have Relaxed & Rustic down to a fine art so get set for a night of fabulous feasting in front of our heart warming fires. Indoors and outdoors, you’ll be warm as toast as you sample the winter fare prepared for you by Head Chef Lisa Jardine. It’s a family affair with Chief...

F.A.W.C! The Johnnie Walker Story

Saturday 11th June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Johnnie Walker Story. Immerse yourself in an evening of all things Whisky with your highly entertaining host Chase Bickerton, Lion’s Spirits Ambassador. The story of Johnnie Walker begins - naturally enough - with the man who gave our whisky his name. Discover more about the history as you explore the Johnnie...

F.A.W.C! The Gimblett Gravels Rock Star Reveal

Saturday 11th June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Gimblett Gravels Rock Star Reveal. If you thought the Oscars were a big deal then get ready to party Gimblett Gravels style. Tonight we announce the “Rock Stars” of the 2014 Gimblett Gravels vintage – the Annual Vintage Selection. 12 red wines will be selected by highly acclaimed palate Andrew Caillard, Master of Wine, as the...

Hastings Pak’nSave Edible Fashion Awards

Saturday 11th June 2016
Hastings Pak’nSave Edible Fashion Awards. Hastings Pak’nSave Edible Fashion Awards Evening Extravaganza: Saturday 11 June 2016, 6.30pm Enter a fantastical world where anything is possible…as the light’s dim, the stage will be transformed into a riot of colour and vitality. Fabulous creations will be matched by jaw-dropping...

F.A.W.C! A French Twist: SOLD OUT

Saturday 11th June 2016
F.A.W.C! A French Twist: SOLD OUT. It’s time for a little French affair, old school style. Chef Daniel Pistone and the Black Barn Bistro team are taking classic French winter dishes and re-creating them with a modern twist. Preserving traditional flavours mixed with an element of culinary surprise, the team promise a four course...

Avalanche City: The Little Fire Tour

Saturday 11th June 2016
Avalanche City: The Little Fire Tour. Avalanche City will tour throughout New Zealand this May and June on the ‘Little Fire’ tour, with support from singer/songwriter Ciaran McMeeken. The run will celebrate Avalanche City’s latest single of the same name, which has been quickly gaining favour across New Zealand as a most-added...

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Wizard of Oz - RNZB

Saturday 11th June 2016
The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Wizard of Oz - RNZB. The Royal New Zealand Ballet is proud to present the world premiere of a new production of The Wizard of Oz, created by RNZB Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia in Florence in 2010. Through an accident of fate, this charming two act ballet based on L. Frank Baum’s much-loved story of love,...

F.A.W.C! Pork it Up

Sunday 12th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Pork it Up. Bring out your inner butcher with a hands on demonstration on how to break down, cut and cure a whole swine. You’ll make, package and label your own pork sausages and leave with an in-depth knowledge of home butchery with full course notes and handbook and a linen “ham bag” for good measure....

F.A.W.C! For the Love of Opera II

Sunday 12th June 2016
F.A.W.C! For the Love of Opera II. For The Love of Opera is a celebration of food, wine and song all bundled up to showcase the very best of Hawke’s Bay talent. A late lunch from Orton Tailored Cuisine set in the picturesque surrounds of Sileni Estates Winery set to the sounds of operatic melodies. Renowned soprano Anna Perard...

Menopause - Naturally

Tuesday 14th June 2016
Menopause - Naturally. Please join me, holistic nutritionist Alison Cowell with naturopath and medical herbalist Michele Nysse for this informative evening to discover simple, natural ways to see you through the menopausal years. Investing in your health involves expanding your knowledge to know what is available –...

The Great Gatsby

Thursday 16th June 2016
The Great Gatsby. In the 20s and 30s, when clothing,architecture and styles were elegant, lyrics were poetic and music had melody came some of the best songs ever written from some of the greatest artists. We feature composers like Gershwin, Berlin, Kern, Novello and Noel Coward and artists like Bing Cosby, Billie...

F.A.W.C Food Alley - Eat on the Street

Thursday 16th June 2016
F.A.W.C Food Alley - Eat on the Street. For one FAWCing night we’re closing off Napier Rd in the Heart of the Village so you can eat on the street. It’s street food, Village style – a celebration of artisan takeaways and food truck classics. We’ve assembled the Bay’s best food vendors and, for a few hours, they‘re all in one...

F.A.W.C! Seriously Syrah: SOLD OUT

Thursday 16th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Seriously Syrah: SOLD OUT. Join Elephant Hill winemaker Steve Skinner for an exclusive evening of serious Syrah celebration! Held in the underground candlelit barrel room, indulge in the distinctive, complex and mesmerising flavours of Syrah, matched with a selection of canapes prepared by our award winning...

Menopause - Naturally

Thursday 16th June 2016
Menopause - Naturally. Please join me, holistic nutrionist Alison Cowell with naturopath and medical herbalist Michele Nysse for this informative evening to discover simple, natural ways to see you through the menopausal years. Investing in your health involves expanding your knowledge to know what is available – there...

F.A.W.C! California Cruising

Friday 17th June 2016
F.A.W.C! California Cruising. Cruise into a Californian vibe with a wine tasting hosted by purveyor of fine wines Dhall & Nash. Together with Opera Kitchen's Jennifer Le Comte, Brandon Nash will walk you through a comparison between the Californian drop and our home-grown delights. The similarities, the differences, the...

F.A.W.C! The Dumpling Den

Friday 17th June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Dumpling Den. This winter we’re turning down the lights, draping everything in red velvet, and transforming Milk & Honey into a dumpling den. Think siu mai, cheong fun, gyoza, steamed buns, and dumplings all with a luxe twist. Served table side, you will enjoy a selection of all of the above and more with...

F.A.W.C! Cape Coast Dinner

Friday 17th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Cape Coast Dinner. Make way for a celebration of food and wine inspired by the history and people of the Cape Coast. From pre European Maori fare dating back to Captain Cook’s first sighting of Cape Kidnappers, through to contemporary cuisine, dinner will be exquisite. Five courses of locally sourced ingredients,...

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Home with Elephant Hill Winery: SOLD OUT

Friday 17th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Chefs in Home with Elephant Hill Winery: SOLD OUT. Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invites you to an exclusive evening at The Lodge, an exclusive private home. The award winning Restaurant will prepare a sublime seven course dinner perfectly matched with Elephant Hill wines. Positioned on the hill behind the winery, The Lodge is an elegant...

F.A.W.C! Something Old, Something New: SOLD OUT

Friday 17th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Something Old, Something New: SOLD OUT. It’s the age old battle of “old versus new” and the never ending discussion whether modern beats tradition. Chef Francky Godinho is calling in Ashridge Winery and together they will try to settle the score once and for all. Dinner will be four courses of modern and traditional elements,...


Friday 17th June 2016
Generator. Live at Sideline Bar! A Rock Show Not to Be Missed All Rock - All Night Generator is one of Hawkes Bays top all-rock covers show, bringing you music from Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Weezer, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, 3 Doors Down, Fuel, Bon Jovi, Kings of Leon, AC/DC, Pink...

F.A.W.C! The Fermenting Session

Saturday 18th June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Fermenting Session. Did you know that pro-biotic foods and drinks play a starring role in a nutritious and delicious diet? In this fermenting workshop we will make a delicious batch of fresh Farmhouse Kraut (a cross between Kimchi and traditional sauerkraut), a fermented tomato ketchup to go with delicious fresh...

F.A.W.C! Plate up like a Pro: Tips from a Michelin Kitchen

Saturday 18th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Plate up like a Pro: Tips from a Michelin Kitchen. Grab the opportunity to join an exclusive cooking class with internationally acclaimed New Zealand chef Monique Fiso. Monique has spent the last seven years honing her craft in some of New York’s top restaurants, many of them Michelin starred including PUBLIC and the Musket Room and for one class...

F.A.W.C! One Love

Saturday 18th June 2016
F.A.W.C! One Love. Little Black Bird has matched up eight local producers with eight local chefs who together will craft the ultimate pairing of daring flavours, and your job is to find the one you love the most. But you can only pick one. One love. So at this one event, on this one Saturday we will find one...

F.A.W.C! New York Michelin Minute

Saturday 18th June 2016
F.A.W.C! New York Michelin Minute. Sileni Estates are over the moon to bring internationally acclaimed New Zealand chef Monique FIso to F.A.W.C! From an after school job as a sandwich hand at the tender age of 14 to the Michelin starred kitchens of New York City, Monique Fiso’s rise in the culinary world has been meteoric. Having...

F.A.W.C! Dîner de Prestige: SOLD OUT

Saturday 18th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Dîner de Prestige: SOLD OUT. The icons of the Prestige Collection express a unique combination of their terroir and the winemaker’s art. Join Chief Winemaker Matt Stafford as he takes you on a journey and explains what makes these wines so special. You’ll enjoy a tasting of the newly released 2014 ‘Le Sol’,...


Saturday 18th June 2016
Bowyang. Bowyang formed in 2015 with a focus of creating great sounds and giving the audience more than what they expect. Brothers Fraser and Rory MacKenzie, together with Ella Molly and Matty C, will be rocking out a selection of covers and originals. Expect to hear rock classics from Springsteen, Jimmi...

F.A.W.C! The Feast of Saturnalia

Sunday 19th June 2016
F.A.W.C! The Feast of Saturnalia. Saturnalia was an ancient Roman Winter Solstice carnival feast where social norms were upturned and Masters provided table service for their slaves. So, on Sunday 19th June, the day before our Winter Solstice, Millar Road will host a hedonistic salute to this astronomical phenomenon where frivolity...

F.A.W.C! Panettieri Passion: SOLD OUT

Friday 24th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Panettieri Passion: SOLD OUT. Join Dee Defina, the creator of Panettieri – authentic Italian cuisine, for a delightful Italian lunch at the luxurious Greenhill Lodge. This is a unique opportunity to experience Greenhill Lodge and immerse yourself in authentic and delicious Italian cuisine created from family recipes handed...

F.A.W.C! Super Secret Chardonnay Symposium

Friday 24th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Super Secret Chardonnay Symposium. We’re pouring 10 super sexy Chardonnays priced from $15 to $300+ per bottle but we’re not telling you which one is which. They’ll range from simply ‘good’ to OMFG but your job is to rank them in price order from 1-10. Don’t panic. No one is going to put you on the spot and we’ll...

F.A.W.C! Whiskey, Wine & Wild Food

Friday 24th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Whiskey, Wine & Wild Food. Find the dram of your dreams with the experts from Whisky Galore who will host this entertaining evening of whisky, wild food and wine. These Scots know a thing or two about good grain. All of which they will share over a delicious four course degustation dinner perfectly matched to the very best...

Smoke and Mirrors

Friday 24th June 2016
Smoke and Mirrors. Smoke & Mirrors Live At the Sideline Bar! Smoke & Mirrors are a 4 piece rock band playing classic tunes from the 70's to today. With many years of combined experience and the heart and soul to do it this band is a must see! Let Mikey and the Boys get your party pumping! See you at the Sideline!

F.A.W.C! Pork to Fork

Saturday 25th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Pork to Fork. The Vogtherr family from Holly Bacon have been pork butchers for more than four generations, and can count over 100 years of bacon and ham curing here in Hawke’s Bay. Every now and then they let a lucky few in to learn their trade secrets and today is your lucky day. Get down and dirty for the...

F.A.W.C! Look Good and Eat Wright

Saturday 25th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Look Good and Eat Wright. This unique and special afternoon is one for the ladies. An educational event to “Look good and Eat Wright” where you will pick up some insider beauty tricks, how to dress for your body shape as well as some handy nutritional tips, all the while enjoying endless tasty nibbles with a twist from...

F.A.W.C! Don't forget your Roots

Saturday 25th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Don't forget your Roots. New Zealand boasts a supreme plant bounty in its backyard and all these delicious resources are the star of the dinner show. Sourcing from his own garden, local farmers and suppliers and the occasional roadside patch, Chef Francky Godinho is putting vegetables to use in ways beyond your wildest...

F.A.W.C! Jabulani Africa

Saturday 25th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Jabulani Africa. Jabulani is the Zulu word for “rejoice” and that is exactly what your Zimbabwean hosts have in-store for you on this special night. You will be welcomed in true African tradition with a greeting and celebratory drink before pulling up a chair at the communal table inside Birdwoods Gallery,...

F.A.W.C! Exclusive & Iconic: Church Road TOM

Saturday 25th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Exclusive & Iconic: Church Road TOM. Enjoy a memorable evening at one of New Zealand’s most luxurious lodges; The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. It will be a night of celebration as award-winning winemaker Chris Scott from Church Road Winery takes centre stage to present Church Road’s iconic TOM wines. Chris will share his passion for...

F.A.W.C! Asian Paradise

Saturday 25th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Asian Paradise. Its Thai time so gather up for a dinner themed around one of the world’s most enjoyed cuisines. In a casual dining setting, Chef Paul Wilson will be serving dinner Asian Hot Pot, for everyone to savour exciting ingredients, fantastic flavours and learn about the unique Thai cooking style. Dinner...

F.A.W.C Mid-Winter Christmas Market

Sunday 26th June 2016
F.A.W.C Mid-Winter Christmas Market. Wrap up for some mid-winter cheer as the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market celebrates the end of a busy growing season and bountiful harvest with a twist of Christmas magic. Santa’s little helpers will be busy offering free gifts from stallholders and spot prizes for lucky shoppers. Treat...

Now Bay Urban Adventure Race

Sunday 26th June 2016
Now Bay Urban Adventure Race. The NOW Bay Urban Adventure Race (BUAR) is a team based (2 or 4 people) three hour race around an urban area combining both physical (running/walking and cycling) and mental challenges. Each year there is a brand new course in a new Hawkes Bay urban location, and as with all adventure races the...

F.A.W.C! Bonfire in the Gravels

Sunday 26th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Bonfire in the Gravels. Wrap up for a fiery field trip with a bonfire among the vines in the Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Vineyard. Wander the vine rows with a winemaker in tow and learn about the uniqueness of the vineyard and why the Gimblett Gravels is such a special spot for growing grapes. Round off your relaxed...

F.A.W.C! Noma - My Perfect Storm with Rod McDonald Wines

Sunday 26th June 2016
F.A.W.C! Noma - My Perfect Storm with Rod McDonald Wines. Feed the mind with a screening of “Noma, My Perfect Storm”, an award winning food documentary that follows Chef Rene Redzepi and his journey from ugly duckling to the genius who created Noma the restaurant. The culinary underdog, he took Noma from zero to hero and now reigns supreme over the...

Mozart - Napier Civic Choir

Friday 1st July 2016
Mozart - Napier Civic Choir. Conductor Jose Aparicio. Napier Civic Choir and Hawke's Bay Orchestra. Soloists - Lisa Harper-Brown - soprano; Carleen Ebbs - soprano; Declan Cudd - tenor Schubert's Stabat Mater in G minor, D 175; Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder; Mozart's 'Great' Mass in C minor, K 427. Lisa Harper-Brown...


Friday 1st July 2016
Jharmony. JoIn us at the Sideline Bar Friday for a night of entertainment with Jharmony! Jharmony is a 5 piece harmony covers and original music band based in Hawke's Bay. ... sweet harmony's and clever musical variations to well known crowd loving covers both old and new – mainly roots and reggae but...

Bring Your Party to The Mid Winter Christmas Party 2016

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Bring Your Party to The Mid Winter Christmas Party 2016. 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...

Brahms - An Orchestral Concert by Napier Civic Choir

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Brahms - An Orchestral Concert by Napier Civic Choir. Conductor Jose Aparicio, and pianist Jian Liu with Hawke's Bay Orchestra present an exciting programme. Beethoven's Leonore Overture No 3; Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54; Brahms' Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 it took Brahms 21 years to write this first symphony. Aware of...

North Island Championships

Friday 8th July 2016
The North Island Championships are contested annually, and are the premier North-Island based national event on the calendar. Men play for the Wyndham Hooper Memorial Cup, and women contest the Hamilton Club Cup.

Sound Intention

Friday 8th July 2016
Sound Intention. Sound Intention for their first time live at the Sideline Bar! Sound Intention is a 5 Piece Classic Rock band based here in Hawkes Bay! With a massive Variety of music and one thing that you can guarantee - you will know every song, well we think you'll know every song! Midnight train, wish you...

CMNZ presents: Suyeon Kang & Stephen De Pledge

Sunday 10th July 2016
CMNZ presents: Suyeon Kang & Stephen De Pledge. Chamber Music New Zealand presents: Suyeon Kang & Stephen De Pledge In 2015 Suyeon Kang became the first Australian to win the coveted Michael Hill International Violin Competition and also took home the Audience Prize. New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge joins Suyeon Kang on her NZ tour, with...

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.

One One One

Friday 15th July 2016
One One One. One One One is a good time rock band which started 10 years ago by Colin Williams. Having moved to New Zealand from Australia and having a wealth of experience including hits in the charts, tours all over Australia and Europe. One One One has built a loyal fanbase in all the venues they play at...

Family of Twelve Wine Dinner

Saturday 16th July 2016
Family of Twelve Wine Dinner. Imagine a wine weekend that showcases not one but Twelve of the most prestigious and enduring artisanal wineries of New Zealand in one breathtaking setting. Join host William Hoare from Fromm Winery as he shares wines from the twelve wineries that spread the full breadth and depth of New...

Tribute to the Rat Pack

Thursday 21st July 2016
Tribute to the Rat Pack. Complete with our brass ensemble, we present to you our tribute to the Rat Pack. Maybe we should be calling ours the Brat Pack as Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Rutene Spooner and Robert Enari croon and clown their way through songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr,...

CMNZ presents: Julian Bliss & NZTrio

Saturday 23rd July 2016
CMNZ presents: Julian Bliss & NZTrio. Chamber Music New Zealand presents: Julian Bliss & NZTrio British clarinet prodigy Julian Bliss in partnership with our own adventurous NZTrio; an opportunity to hear one of the finest living clarinettists with one of New Zealand's leading ensembles. At the heart of this collaboration is...

Motel California NZ Tribute Eagles Show

Saturday 30th July 2016

Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Sunday 31st July 2016
Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge. If you want to get down and dirty and have a whole lot of fun, then these unique off-road running events are for you. The events are 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,...

Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Monday 1st August 2016
Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge. This is a chance for primary and intermediate aged kids to get involved in New Zealand’s biggest mud run series in a version tailored especially for them! The programme will include many of the same amazing perks as adult version, such as outstanding goodie bags, challenging obstacles, incredible...

Ultimate Bowie

Thursday 11th August 2016
Ultimate Bowie. On January 10, 2016, the world was shocked when news of the passing of David Bowie hit the headlines. The legacy he left his New Zealand fans is the superb catalogue of music from a stellar 40+ year career and memories of his many visits to New Zealand shores for concerts that have gone down in...

The Pinnacle of Interior and Garden Design

Friday 19th August 2016
The Pinnacle of Interior and Garden Design. Interior and Garden Design With Paul Bangay, Thomas Hamel and Craggy Range Wines. For garden and design aficionados, it doesn’t get better than this. In Australia, Paul Bangay is widely regarded as the foremost garden designer, yet his many projects span the globe from New Zealand to Europe and...

Giselle - Royal New Zealand Ballet

Friday 19th August 2016
Giselle - Royal New Zealand Ballet. Former Royal New Zealand Ballet Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel’s classic production of Giselle first toured New Zealand in 2012, to critical acclaim and sell-out audiences. Subsequently performed by the RNZB in China, the USA, the UK and Italy, and turned into a feature film by New Zealand...

Hidden Agenda

Friday 19th August 2016
Hidden Agenda. Hidden Agenda Live at the Sideline Bar! Hidden Agenda is a Four-Piece Covers Band with a wide variety of music from the 70's to today! Hidden Agenda is made up of; Lead Vocals: Winky- Drums & Lead Vocals: Dave Bon Giovanni- Lead Guitar: Paul Bon Giovanni- Bass: Graham Coumbe- So if you haven't...

Redefine - Love Your Op Shop

Saturday 20th August 2016
Redefine - Love Your Op Shop. Redefine 2016 will be a fantastic day out for the whole family, Items for each category will be on display along with a range of activities for everyone, including pop-up charity shops, workshops demos, raffles and more! 1. Enter Registrations open 1 April 2016 Registrations close 30 June 2016 A...

Menopause the Musical - On Fire

Saturday 20th August 2016
Menopause the Musical - On Fire. What’s a hot flush between friends!? Frickin’ hilarious that’s what! Ladies – and brave men keen to avoid domestic meltdowns by not attending – Menopause the Musical is set to pour more blood, sweat (think buckets) and tears on New Zealand as this award-winning, box office...

Hinepau - Capital E National Theatre for Children

Monday 29th August 2016
Hinepau - Capital E National Theatre for Children. Hinepau is different from other members of the hapū. She looks different, weaves back to front and inside out, and just doesn’t seem to fit in. Hinepau’s attempts to hide her uniqueness fail and, through fear and prejudice, she is cast out. As time moves on, the influence of the tētē ara...

Women's Lifestyle Expo

Saturday 3rd September 2016
Women's Lifestyle Expo. Come join us at NZ's special event for women! The Hawke's Bay Women's Lifestyle Expo is a two day event for women of all ages. With more than 120 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & information, crafts, fitness, food & wine sampling and...

NZSO presents: Swing into Spring

Tuesday 6th September 2016
NZSO presents: Swing into Spring. Principal Partner Ryman Healthcare Hamish Mckeich Conductor Rodger Fox Big Band (Featuring Allen Vizutti) Concert duration: TBC Visiting 12 centres throughout New Zealand from Kerikeri to Invercargill, Swing into Spring is our most extensive tour of the season. This year, we are excited to...

When Irish Eyes are Smiling

Thursday 8th September 2016
When Irish Eyes are Smiling. We bring sunshine into your heart and set your feet a dancing in a sizzling celebration of all that is Irish. St Patrick's Day has come a bit late this year but we all have a little Irish in us. With mad Marian fiddling, Irish dancing, Irish jokes, some great singalongs with great Irish music,...

ACCA DACCA - The AC/DC Show + Skelter

Thursday 15th September 2016
ACCA DACCA - The AC/DC Show + Skelter. ACCA DACCA - The Australian AC/DC Show w/ Skelter. OK I wanna tell ya a story! You’ve seen all the claims , The ultimate, the biggest, Australia’s # 1 and so on. Well we’re here to tell you “you aint seen nothin” unless you’ve seen ACCA DACCA! ACCA DACCA hit NZ in September 2016 for a...

Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2016

Friday 16th September 2016
Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2016. Transform Your Surroundings at the Home & Garden Show! The Home & Garden Show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to transform your surroundings into the place you’ve always dreamed of. Be thrilled by the variety, amazed by the innovations and impressed by the expert...

B Grade SuperChamps

Wednesday 21st September 2016
The District and National Superchamps events are played to identify the strongest club in the country for each grade. Teams are composed of five players per club that are in the same grade (B, C, D, E and F/J for both men and women). At the District Superchamps clubs in a single district play off...

Brahms & Rossini - Napier Civic Choir

Friday 23rd September 2016
Brahms & Rossini - Napier Civic Choir. Conductor Jose Aparicio; Soloists Martin Snell - bass; Lilia Carpinelli - soprano Napier Civic Choir with Hawke's Bay Orchestra present - Rossini's Stabat Mater with Brahms' Begrabnisgesang, Op 13, Nanie Op 82 and Gesang der Parzen Op 89 After the Stabat Mater was performed complete for the...

Sibelius: An Orchestral Concert by Napier Civic Choir

Saturday 24th September 2016
Sibelius: An Orchestral Concert by Napier Civic Choir. Conductor Jose Aparicio; Hawke's Bay Orchestra; Solo violinist Vesa-Matti Leppanen Nielsen - Helios Overture, Op 17; Sibelius - Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op 47; Sibelius - Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 43 This Scandinavian (culturally and geographically) programme is one of...

Versus - Zeal HB

Saturday 24th September 2016
Versus - Zeal HB. We are looking for bands, singers, poets event comedians for our annual talent quest! Win your share of $1000 in cash & prizes at Hawke’s Bay’s biggest youth talent quest! Download our entry form today! Sat 24th September Auditions start 10am Concert starts 7.30pm $5 door sales Presented...

Minecraft Club

Thursday 29th September 2016
Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels.

Beyond the Barricade

Thursday 29th September 2016
Beyond the Barricade. Featuring past and principal performers from the West End's Les Miserables Songs from the world's greatest musicals in concert The UK’s critically-acclaimed show Beyond the Barricade – a glittering concert of musical showstoppers - will make its New Zealand debut on a 21-city tour from...

CMNZ presents: QuintEssence

Friday 30th September 2016
CMNZ presents: QuintEssence. Chamber Music New Zealand presents: QuintEssence - The Mozart and Brahms Experience The New Zealand String Quartet is joined by Grammy-nominated American violist James Dunham for this special concert highlighting masterpieces from Brahms and Mozart. When Mozart wrote his first double-viola...

CMNZ presents: London Conchord Ensemble

Monday 17th October 2016
CMNZ presents: London Conchord Ensemble. Chamber Music New Zealand presents: London Conchord Ensemble The London Conchord Ensemble is one of Europe’s leading chamber ensembles. They are known for their imaginative programming, which has won them many accolades in their twelve-year history. This is their debut New Zealand tour, taking...

Sherenden & Districts School Centenary

Saturday 22nd October 2016
Sherenden & Districts School Centenary. Sherenden and Districts School is celebrating its centennial year in 2016 with celebrations to be held on 22 & 23 October 2016. More information will follow but, if you're a past pupil/teacher and interested in taking part, see our FB page Sherenden School Centenary 2016 or email...

Jim Jefferies

Monday 24th October 2016
Jim Jefferies. With his May headline shows already completely sold out, it’s clear that Kiwis cannot get enough of Australian comedian Jim Jefferies. Due to overwhelming demand, Frontier Comedy and More Comedy are thrilled to announce that Jefferies will be returning to New Zealand this October to undertake a...

The Great Mario Lanza

Thursday 27th October 2016
The Great Mario Lanza. We celebrate the life and artistry of colourful, charismatic Mario Lanza, whose portrayal of The Great Caruso inspired The Three Tenors and untold others to pursue singing careers. We are delighted to welcome broadcaster Lindsay Perigo, a world-renowned authority on Mario as we sing his greatest...

Hawkes Bay 4-Course Golf & Wine Classic

Monday 31st October 2016
Hawkes Bay 4-Course Golf & Wine Classic. Come join us in the fabulous Hawkes Bay to play in a NEW golf tournament in the NZ golfing calendar. The inaugural Hawkes Bay 4-Course Golf & Wine Classic is 4 rounds of golf over 4 days of fun and with 4 food and matching wine experiences. The tournament dates are Monday 31 October to Thursday 3...

NZSO presents: Mozart & Beethoven

Tuesday 1st November 2016
NZSO presents: Mozart & Beethoven. Principal Partner Newstalk ZB Edo De Waart Conductor Ronald Brautigam Piano Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor Beethoven Symphony No.7 in A Major Concert duration: Approx. 1 hr 40 min In this closing programme of the...

Go for Gold Gala

Saturday 5th November 2016
Waipawa Primary School is situated in the beautiful Central Hawke's Bay. In the Olympic year, Waipawa Primary School will host the Go for Gold Gala. Stalls, entertainment, food, games and much much more. MOre details will follow but if you would like to reserve a stall site $20 for a 4X4 site...

Hospice Holly Trail

Thursday 10th November 2016
Our 2016 Hospice Holly Trail brings a truly Christmas feel to the gorgeous homes and venues we have on our very special Ninth Trail showcasing Hawke's Bay in its Spring glory. We are delighted that Craggy Range Winery will be hosting our Spring Fete and Lunch on the three days of the Trail. ...

"Through The Looking Glass" CHB Boulevard Day

Friday 11th November 2016
This is our second part of our amazing year boulevard day. Last year we did "Alice in Wonderland" and it was great!. Boulevard has been running in Waipukurau for years!, however the CHB Retailers Association work hard now for our second year of our group to put a fun theme to this event. Last...

Staples Rodway Challenge

Saturday 12th November 2016
Staples Rodway Challenge. The Staples Rodway Challenge is now regarded as one of the most popular sporting events in the region. It takes in some of the Bay’s most stunning landscapes on a course that is mainly on private land and includes windswept beaches, native forest, waterfalls, river gorges and stunning coastal...

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Saturday 3rd December 2016
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. Tracing their roots back to 1993, the Innocent Criminals (percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates and guitarist Michael Ward) were involved in many Ben Harper projects before going on hiatus in 2008. The band toured nonstop, earning legions of...

Operatunity's 15th Anniversary Gala

Thursday 8th December 2016
Operatunity's 15th Anniversary Gala. Come to our birthday party as Operatunity turns 15! To celebrate we combine our Christmas concert with all the fabulous different styles we have presented over the past 15 years including musicals, music hall, proms, skits, panto, comic songs and sentimental ballads presented by our favourite...

Handel's Messiah - Napier Civic Choir

Friday 16th December 2016
Handel's Messiah - Napier Civic Choir. Artistic Director Jose Aparicio conducts Napier Civic Choir, with Hawke's Bay Orchestra, in yet another splendid performance of Handel's Messiah. Soloists Anna Leese - soprano; Christie Cook - alto; Frank Carter - tenor. Handel turned to English oratorio in the 1730s in response to changes in...

Vivaldi & Bach - An Orchestral Concert by Napier Civic Choir

Saturday 17th December 2016
Vivaldi & Bach - An Orchestral Concert by Napier Civic Choir. Conductor Jose Aparicio A truly 'made in Hawke's Bay' concert. Our final orchestral evening of the year will feature five local soloists in highly varied baroque concertos. Our Artistic/Music Director Jose Aparicio will perform and conduct a flute concerto with our fabulous Hawke's Bay...


Saturday 11th March 2017
The Man Expo: CANCELLED. The Premier Men's Lifestyle Show in Hawke's Bay A good excuse for a great day out full of interesting stuff and entertainment for everyone, whether that be a day out with your mates, the family or a father and son outing. Meet hundreds of exhibitors displaying the latest and greatest products...

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