What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

Greendale Bingo

Monday 12th December 2016
Bingo! Winners will always receive a prize, come and join us...


Minecraft Club

Monday 12th December 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.


Quiz Night for Dummies

Monday 12th December 2016
Quiz Night for Dummies. Quiz for Dummies is a fun night for those who want to have a bit of a laugh, silly answers are encouraged, and beware our quiz master can get a little silly. Free to enter and bar tabs to win.


U3A Book Group

Tuesday 13th December 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 13th December 2016
Flaxmere Book Chat Group meets at Flaxmere Library every second Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am. All welcome!


Hastings Scrabble Club

Tuesday 13th December 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!


Nanogirl In Little Bang, Big Bang - Science Show

Tuesday 13th December 2016
Nanogirl In Little Bang, Big Bang - Science Show. Presented by Nanogirl Labs with Spark NZ and the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering Join Nanogirl (Dr. Michelle Dickinson MNZM) and Boris her trusty lab assistant for science as you have never seen it before. Explosions (lots of explosions), liquid nitrogen ice-cream, hovercraft, smoke...


Pool Competition

Tuesday 13th December 2016
Pool Competition. Pool Competition for all skill levels, $2 entry fee. some nibbles will be provided. $100 Bar tab for 1st place. Pool table is free all day Tuesday so be sure to get some practice in.


U3A Mah Jong Group

Wednesday 14th December 2016
U3A Mah Jong Group meets on Wednesday mornings in the Hastings War Memorial Library. For more information please call Caryl Boyle 878 4458.


Storytime

Wednesday 14th December 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...


Storytime

Wednesday 14th December 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 14th December 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...


Drag Queen Bingo - Hosted By Felicity Frockaccino

Wednesday 14th December 2016
Drag Queen Bingo - Hosted By Felicity Frockaccino. Get excited! This fabulous bingo night is balls dropping at 7:30pm. If you've never played Bingo before - it's a fun night of number calling & raunchy fun. Drag Bingo adds the element of surprise, comedy & glamour to an otherwise mundane game, enjoyed through the ages. Ticket includes a house...


Quiz Night

Wednesday 14th December 2016
Quiz Night. Come along on Wednesday and join in on our "Believe it or not" Trivia night. Free to join, no limit on how many members in a team and Bar Tabs to win. Sure to see you at The Rose.


Greendale Knitting Club

Thursday 15th December 2016
Time to come together with those who love to give anything a go, knitting. Come and join us.


Storytime

Thursday 15th December 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...


Third Thursday Book Club

Thursday 15th December 2016
Discuss your recent reads and peruse our new books. 10.30am - 11.30am on the third Thursday of each month.


Summer Music Sessions

Thursday 15th December 2016
Summer Music Sessions. At midday every Thursday over summer, come down to Clive Square and enjoy music by talented local musicians. Bring a picnic, chill out with friends or escape the office with your workmates and enjoy the Hawke's Bay weather. We hope to see you there!


Junior Book Club

Thursday 15th December 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...


Hastings City Night Market

Thursday 15th December 2016
Hastings City Night Market. The Harcourts Hastings City Night Market celebrates the best of local live music and artists and provides a wide variety of delicious and ethnically diverse street food. Stop by the market after work to buy dinner for the family or pic up fresh veggies. The food is diverse and full of flavour with...


JR Acoustic Sessions

Thursday 15th December 2016
JR Acoustic Sessions. Singer-songwriter JR performs Alice in Chains to Zeppelin and everything in between, good tunes, great beer, tasty food and fine company!


U3A Table Games Group

Friday 16th December 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.


Christmas At Masonic

Friday 16th December 2016
Christmas At Masonic. Don't miss the party of the year. We’ll provide the festive atmosphere; arrival drink, 3 course buffet style feast, along with famous covers band Groove Foundation, to dance the night away. You just need to come dressed for a party and bring your friends or work colleagues. Mix and mingle with...


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...


McDonald's Super Smash Central Stags vs Volts

Friday 16th December 2016
McDonald's Super Smash Central Stags vs Volts. Be part of the excitement that is McDonald's Super Smash T20. This is Cricket on the edge. This is pressure. This is tension. This is where the extraordinary happens to create legends. Support your team to show your pride with your people to experience the colourful crowds, the fun, the big...


Temple of The Grunge

Friday 16th December 2016
Temple of the Grunge a real tribute to the Gods of 90's Grunge Rock, expect to hear hits from Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, STPs and much more.


Albi and The Wolves One Eye Open Tour with Julia Morris

Friday 16th December 2016
Albi and The Wolves One Eye Open Tour with Julia Morris. On December 16th Albi and The Wolves are hosting the hoedown of the year at The Common Room to celebrate the release of their Debut Album "One Eye Open" that is being released on December 9th. This hard working Auckland trio will take you on a journey with grand highs and dynamic lows that can...


Naked Gun

Friday 16th December 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...


Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market

Saturday 17th December 2016
Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market. Made In Wairoa is a place where Wairoa Produce Growers, Artisan Producers and Artists can sell their wares directly to the consumer. It is a place for the sale of quality fresh produce, genuine artisan food products and showcasing local art.


Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Saturday 17th December 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...


Black Barn Growers' Market

Saturday 17th December 2016
Black Barn Growers' Market. New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 13 years and has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer. Open from 9 till noon every Saturday of summer, just follow the line of cars down Black...


Knit and Natter

Saturday 17th December 2016
Knit and Natter. Come and join our friendly knitting group at the Napier Library. Share a cuppa and some chat while working on your project. Other forms of stitch craft very welcome.


Santa's Wonderland

Saturday 17th December 2016
Santa's Wonderland. Come into Hastings for some Christmas shopping then take time to stroll around Santa's Wonderland, open daily from 10am - 4pm, then 10am -2pm on Saturdays. Hundreds of trees and lights to see and meet Santa himself and take a photo! Also, make your own Christmas decorations at out little elves...


Summer Sessions

Saturday 17th December 2016
Summer Sessions. Professor Dynamite & The Banditos with Willie D and Margot on the vocals and Guitar on Saturday with Akina Vinyl Apprec, Society. Ian Munro on Sunday. 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...


Frozen: The Snow Queen and La Bayadere

Saturday 17th December 2016
Frozen: The Snow Queen and La Bayadere. The Briar Horrocks Studio of Dance presents 'Frozen: The Snow Queen.' An adorable adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s magical fairy tale The Snow Queen and Disney’s Frozen. The two stories collide and Kay and Gerda, and Anna and Elsa must battle the elements and the Snow Queen in a...


Cox Partners Christmas At the Park

Saturday 17th December 2016
Cox Partners Christmas At the Park. Family-friendly Christmas event, this year features Avalanche City and Nomad. Free face painting, free confidence course and fairground rides (fee applies for fairground). Gates open at 2pm, children's entertainment starts at 4pm, stage entertainment begins at 5pm. The evening finishes at 9:30pm...


Xmas In the Park

Saturday 17th December 2016
Bring your family and have some fun and listen to some really cool music!


Little Black Dress: CANCELLED

Saturday 17th December 2016
Little Black Dress: CANCELLED. Diva Bar & Bistro proudly presents - Little Black Dress! Ladies, it's your time to take time, get dressed up and enjoy yourself with you and yours. Men, black suit (or at least a black tie) for this event. Ticket rewards are as follows... Complimentary Bubbles on Arrival! Photo Booth Access...


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...


Swamp Thing in Napier

Saturday 17th December 2016
Swamp Thing in Napier. Ahead of their Woodford Folk Festival QLD appearances Swamp Thing return to The Cabana with excited anticipation to showcase new material and feature guest keyboard wizard Ben Wilcock.


The Blues Shack

Saturday 17th December 2016
The Blues Shack. We need a bass player to take on 10 dates including NYE 31 Dec. So if you are into the Blues come to our Tuesday Night Rehearsals and say Hi and we can take it from there. I'll list all our performance dates in advance so you know when we are open for business. We are proud to announce a new...


Fiesta of Lights

Saturday 17th December 2016
Fiesta of Lights. There's so much more to see and do so make plans to get involved in the fun. Dazzling lights displays scattered along a tree-lined trail are surrounded by thousands of sparkling fairy lights. Started in 1998 this holiday event has grown in size and popularity and offers an interactive and fun...


Soul Funkin' What!

Saturday 17th December 2016
Soul Funkin' What!. Soul Funkin’ What! - A butt kicking night of soul, funk, R&B fusion with great vocal harmonies and a sound as tight a banker in a recession. This 4-piece ensemble of local and internationally seasoned musicians deliver… go on… you know you want to! Join the guys at the sweetest little bar in...


Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Sunday 18th December 2016
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Delight in a shopping event of taste sensations at one of New Zealand’s oldest and largest traditional Farmers’ Markets. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market offers a complete shopping experience. Discover the diverse range of locally grown or artisan produced products. There is nothing like...


Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing Sunday

Sunday 18th December 2016
Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing Sunday. This is a group for sewers, dressmakers, quilters and fabricaholics. We love beautiful fabric and making things out of it for ourselves, our friends and our families. We'd like to inspire and be inspired by others who share our passion, find out about fabric-related activities and sew together...


Rod McDonald Wines Sunday Sessions

Sunday 18th December 2016
Rod McDonald Wines Sunday Sessions. Join us for a Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 12 are free, bring a picnic rug, sit back and relax. No BYO thanks or we'll be in troubs, pizza and platters all day long. 18 December - The Rude Boyz 15...


Acoustic In the Trees

Sunday 18th December 2016
Acoustic In the Trees. See you at The Filter Room - a great selection of boutique beer, cider and ginger beer, accompanied by mouth-watering food. All products are locally made in Hawke's Bay. Live music is a regular part of the ambience and today its Fraser MacKenzie!


The Bold Deceivers

Sunday 18th December 2016
The Bold Deceivers. Napier's one and only Authentic Irish band The Bold Deceivers making some noise in The Rose every Sunday from 6pm. This is a great night for all, be sure to bring the family, including the kids. All musicians wanting to join in are more than welcome.


Christmas Jazz Vespers

Sunday 18th December 2016
Christmas 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. Music for this evening will...


Flaxmere Creative Writers' Group

Tuesday 20th December 2016
Join us in the Talanoa Room at Flaxmere Library for our Creative Writers Group.


Hastings Teen Book Club

Tuesday 20th December 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


Wine, Books and More Book Club

Tuesday 20th December 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.


Knit and Natter

Wednesday 21st December 2016
Knit and Natter. Come and join our friendly knitting group at the Taradale Library. Share a cuppa and some chat while working on your project. Other forms of stitch craft very welcome.


Hastings Library Bookchat

Wednesday 21st December 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.


Minecraft Club

Thursday 22nd December 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.


Leonard Cohen - a Tribute Evening

Thursday 22nd December 2016
Leonard Cohen - a Tribute Evening. Leonard cohen tribute evening featuring many great NZ muso’s paying tribute to the wonderful, beautiful and inspiring songs and words of the great. Doors at 7pm. The show starts 8pm.


Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market - Christmas Twilight Market

Friday 23rd December 2016
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market - Christmas Twilight Market. Finish your Christmas Shopping with us... purchase your fresh Christmas produce and last minute gifts. Relax with live music, entertainment for the kids and plenty to eat.


Soul Funkin' What!

Friday 23rd December 2016
Soul Funkin' What!. Soul Funkin’ What! - A butt-kicking night of soul, funk, R&B fusion with great vocal harmonies and a sound as tight a banker in a recession. This 4-piece ensemble of local and internationally seasoned musicians deliver… go on… you know you want to! The Sideline Bar Napier - a place where the...


Do You Wanna Dance With Mike Savage & Wild Horses

Sunday 25th December 2016
Do You Wanna Dance With Mike Savage & Wild Horses. Come along and enjoy an evening of music and dance from invited guests. A lovely evening enjoyed by all ages at the Napier RSA.


Cape Estate Secret Garden Party

Monday 26th December 2016
Cape Estate Secret Garden Party. Boxing day at the Cape Estate. Cape Estate is located on the elevated terrace of Te Awanga Downs overlooking sweeping vineyards, glistening sea and the spectacular Hawkes Bay coastline landmark Cape Kidnappers. With its beautiful secret garden, tennis court and swimming pool this is set to be one...


Jazz In the Vines

Tuesday 27th December 2016
Jazz In the Vines. What better than some Jazz music in the midst of the vines in Summer. The awesome No Engine featuring Margot Wuts takes the stage at Abbey Winery & Brewery. We describe our music as 'Neo-cubist-psychedelic-groove'. Fane Flaws - guitar & vocals, Tony Backhouse -guitar & vocals, Margot Wuts...


Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Tuesday 27th December 2016
Black Barn OpenAir Cinema. Media Release. Black Barn OpenAir Cinema - A Festival of Film under the Stars. Hawke’s Bay is in full planning mode for its 13th OpenAir Cinema season starting on December 27th 2016 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. For the first time this year, it will dedicate an entire screening...


Road to Rhythm Hawke's Bay - Netsky, S.p.y & Trei

Wednesday 28th December 2016
Road to Rhythm Hawke's Bay - Netsky, S.p.y & Trei. You on the Road to Rhythm? You may want to pay a visit to Hawkes Bay on your way up to Gisborne as we have a little surprise for you. After hosting dance music legends Pendulum in 2015, Etiquette + Rhythm and Vines are bringing 'Road to Rhythm' back to Hawke's Bay! This year we have secured...


Shapeshifter with Ladi6, Sunshine Sound System & The Upbeats

Thursday 29th December 2016
Shapeshifter with Ladi6, Sunshine Sound System & The Upbeats. Shapeshifter is set to take new album Stars on the road this summer, announcing a series of outdoor concerts throughout the country this December. Playing Petone Beach, Napier and Riwaka, Shapeshifter will send you into the new year the best way they know how - bringing their stadium-sized sound,...


Common Room New Years Eve

Saturday 31st December 2016
Common Room New Years Eve. Here it is commoners; tickets are now on sale for the best new years eve party in the bay. We are flying our favourite band of the past year, Dunedin's own River Jesters up for the night. Supporting them, we have a Hawkes Bay super group Mysteries of The Gods, featuring Dan Fulton on Bass, JR on...


Crab Farm New Year's Eve 2016

Saturday 31st December 2016
Crab Farm New Year's Eve 2016. Join us for our legendary New Year's Eve Party! This year, we are hosting Raw Collective, Jharmony, Cilla, Tropical Downbeat and Akina Vinyl Appreciation Society. 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...


New Year's Eve On The Balcony

Saturday 31st December 2016
New Year's Eve On The Balcony. The team at Art Deco Masonic Hotel (2015/16 "Supreme Champion" and "Best Accommodation" - Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence) and Emporium Eatery and Bar (A "World's Best Bar") are keen to make it easy for you, your friends and family once again this New Year’s Eve to have a fun...


2017 Celebration - New Beginnings

Saturday 31st December 2016
2017 Celebration - New Beginnings. This event is happening for those of us who wish to bring in the new year with joy, love and community. Collaborative Event: For anyone who wishes to offer their sparkle of delight - be it, dance, movement, song, waiata, games, entertainment and so on, they are most welcome and we would be very...


Napier's Official New Years Eve Community Celebration

Saturday 31st December 2016
Napier's Official New Years Eve Community Celebration. SmokeFree and the Napier City Council are delighted to announce that the main act at the traditional Community New Year’s Eve party at the Sound Shell will be the iconic Lady Killers, with support acts - taken from the young rising stars of our region – Vocal Gold and Olivia Karlsson. The Lady...


Interislander Summer Festival Hastings Races

Sunday 1st January 2017
Interislander Summer Festival Hastings Races. Interislander Summer Festival race days are renowned for being the perfect place to relax. Swap your high heels and suits for shorts and jandals, gather the kids and come along. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, everything is organised for you. All you need to do is pack your...


Blackcaps vs Bangladesh 1st ANZ T20

Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Blackcaps vs Bangladesh 1st ANZ T20. There is nothing quite like the involved experience that is International Cricket. At its heart, it is a day of drama where being in the crowd is as important to the game as the players on the field itself. Grab your friends and family to experience the stadium summer buzz, the costumes, that dad...


Katchafire with Kora, Aaradhna & Sons of Zion

Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Katchafire with Kora, Aaradhna & Sons of Zion. Summer across New Zealand - It's time to fire up the barbie, slip into your jandels and celebrate the year that’s been, and the year to come. It’s also that time again when Katchafire round up their musical family and get their summer tour van fired up to head to some of the country’s most...


Summer Cycling Carnival - Bay Espresso Family Fun Ride

Wednesday 4th January 2017
Summer Cycling Carnival - Bay Espresso Family Fun Ride. Get your family and friends together and come and ride the 1.1km Criterium circuit down the iconic Marine Parade. The road will be closed, so it will be safe for all ages to ride. Dress up your bike or come in your lycra - whatever you want to wear goes. There will be spot prizes and some serious...


Summer Cycling Carnival - Black Barn Vineyards Criterium

Wednesday 4th January 2017
Summer Cycling Carnival - Black Barn Vineyards Criterium. Napier’s iconic Marine Parade will become the track for the Black Barn Vineyards Criterium. This is a high speed and exciting race for spectators to watch as riders tackle the 1.1km circuit, with sprint laps every 10 minutes. Come along watch the action! For cyclists, there’s plenty of reasons...


Summer Cycling Carnival-iWay Fun Ride

Thursday 5th January 2017
Summer Cycling Carnival-iWay Fun Ride. This 40km jaunt from the Showgrounds at 11am is a very pleasant scenic recreational ride along the pathways with riders being rewarded at the half-way point with a delicious lunch and a glass of your favourite tipple at Te Awanga Estate, 376 Parkhill Road. Ride alongside Australian former...


North Island Colgate Games 2017

Friday 6th January 2017
North Island Colgate Games 2017. The Colgate Games are a fantastic event within Children's Athletics. It has been run by New Zealand Children's Athletic Association for over 30 years and a great opportunity for athletes to try their skills against other athletes throughout the North Island and sometimes even the South Island....


Summer Cycling Carnival - Traffic Design Group Flying Lap

Friday 6th January 2017
Summer Cycling Carnival - Traffic Design Group Flying Lap. Get a taste of being a pro cyclist and ride one lap of the Elite time trial course. This 20km time trial is a great test for those keen and fit or a comfortable ride for the recreational cyclist. Course starts and ends at Church Road Winery. Entry is just $10 and limited to a maximum of 30...


Elite Road National Championships - Time Trials

Friday 6th January 2017
Elite Road National Championships - Time Trials. Sponsored by Church Road Winery, the Elite Road National Championships Time Trials involves individual cyclists to race the same course as fast as they can, leaving in two-minute intervals. The Time Trial course starts and finishes at Church Road Winery and travels along Puketapu Road, Dartmoor...


Unwined Fridays

Friday 6th January 2017
Unwined Fridays. Join us on our casual summer Fridays to "unwined" after the working week. There will be live music 5pm to 8pm and a super tasty special Friday night menu of $15 plates. The perfect way to end the week and start the weekend.


Magpie Market at Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Saturday 7th January 2017
Magpie Market at 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,...


Summer Cycling Carnival - Tineli Gran Fondo Ride

Saturday 7th January 2017
Summer Cycling Carnival - Tineli Gran Fondo Ride. If you are a club rider and are looking for a hill challenge, then this is one for you! Ride the hill circuit the elite cyclists will face as they count down their final laps of the course. The ride organised by Ramblers Cycling Club will involve a mass start and the number of laps you will ride...


Elite Road National Championships - Women & U23 Race

Saturday 7th January 2017
Elite Road National Championships - Women & U23 Race. The Elite Road National Championships is New Zealand’s premier national road cycling event, attracting New Zealand’s top professional cyclists. Starting and finishing on the Marine Parade near Scenic Hotel Te Pania, the Women's Road Race covers 112 kilometres of course that travels along both...


Clash of the Titans - Dragon, Mi-Sex & The Feelers

Saturday 7th January 2017
Clash of the Titans - Dragon, Mi-Sex & The Feelers. Dragon, Mi-Sex and The Feelers will go head-to-head in eight rip-roaring rounds of rock ‘n’ roll. It’s the stuff made of legends - the biggest and bloodiest battle of the bands in the southern hemisphere. It is Clash of the Titans. And it’s back! Now in its third year, Clash of the Titans...


Elite Road National Championships - Men & U23 Race

Sunday 8th January 2017
Elite Road National Championships - Men & U23 Race. The Elite National Championships is New Zealand’s premier national road cycling event, attracting New Zealand’s top professional and amateur road cyclists. The highly anticipated Elite Men's Race is on the final day and follows a 169km course over Napier Hill streets and Hawke's Bay rural...


Summer Cycling Carnival-Avanti Dress Your Bike Competition

Sunday 8th January 2017
Summer Cycling Carnival-Avanti Dress Your Bike Competition. Hey kids, do you think you have the best-dressed bike? Then come and enter the competition and you could win some great prizes! Dress your bike in your favourite theme, the louder and bolder the better! Children 12 years and under can participate. Judging will begin at 11:30am and there’s two...


Beer Day Out

Sunday 8th January 2017
Beer Day Out. An awesome Beer Day Out - over 20 taps of beer from: - Abbey Brewery - Brave Brewing Co. - Giant Brewing Co. - Mata Brewing Co. - Fat Monk Brewing Co. - Sneaky Brewing Co. - Guest Breweries around New Zealand on tap Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while...


Sacred Hill Sundaze With the Puketapu

Sunday 8th January 2017
Sacred Hill Sundaze With the Puketapu. Sacred Hill Vineyards and classic country pub The Puketapu have joined forces for Sundaze - wine, food and music in the Bay's beautiful Dartmoor countryside, amongst the established trees and gardens at the original winery site. The Puketapu's popular chefs will create delectable, well-priced...


Summer Cycling Carnival-Legends of Cycling Dinner

Sunday 8th January 2017
Summer Cycling Carnival-Legends of Cycling Dinner. Normally held in Auckland, this is the first time this VIP Legends dinner has been held in Napier. The Legends dinner brings some of the biggest names in world cycling together for an unforgettable night. Share the excitement as these heroes of cycling take to the stage to share their stories...


Hipstamatic's Soul Revue Tour 2017

Sunday 8th January 2017
Hipstamatic's Soul Revue Tour 2017. Hipstamatics will tour their fun and funky live set throughout New Zealand this summer in a musical experience not to be missed! They are a dynamic 11 piece band from Auckland, New Zealand with a distinct flavour that draws inspiration from the classic 70s and newer funk style of artists such as...


IFAC Handa NZ Singing School - Classics In the Village

Wednesday 11th January 2017
IFAC Handa NZ Singing School - Classics In the Village. Come and see performances by the Classical students of the 2017 IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School.


Botanic Beats

Thursday 12th January 2017
Botanic Beats. Make the most of the balmy summer weather at Botanic Beats! Come down and enjoy a relaxing evening out with friends and family! Bring a picnic and enjoy the sweet sounds of Anna Pierard, Margot Wuts Project Prima Volta and friends. Food and coffee will also be available for purchase. We hope to...


IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School - Classics

Thursday 12th January 2017
IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School - Classics. Come and hear performances by the Advanced Classical Students of the 2017 IFAC Handa NZ Singing School.


Napier Night Fiesta

Friday 13th January 2017
Napier Night Fiesta. Make the most of the balmy summer weather at the Napier Night Fiesta. Come and dine on delectable food while relaxing to local tunes and soaking up the fabulous atmosphere of Napier's Clive Square at twilight. Meet your friends, bring your family and your picnic rug and relax at this new weekly...


IFAC Handa NZ Singing School - Cabaret

Friday 13th January 2017
IFAC Handa NZ Singing School - Cabaret. Come and see cabaret performances by the Musical Theatre students of the 2017 IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School.


Takapau Christmas Market

Saturday 14th January 2017
Takapau Christmas Market. Lots of new and used goods, beautiful greenstone pendants also in crystal, jewellery, crystals rough and polished, and key rings, lots of good quality bric a brac, toys and children’s clothes, household goods, plants for your garden, knitting for all ages including homespun come and find a...


Sunday Sessions

Sunday 15th January 2017
Sunday Sessions. Get down to The Puketapu as the Sunday Sessions begin again for the Summer. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of good food, drink accompanied by Fraser and his acoustic guitars. Go to The Puketapu on Facebook to see menu or to make reservations.


Jazz Vespers

Sunday 15th January 2017
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. Jazz Vespers contains elements...


IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School Gala Concert

Sunday 15th January 2017
IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School Gala Concert. The 2017 Gala Concert and Prize Giving will be the culmination of 11 days of hard work by the 2017 New Zealand Singing School students. The programme will feature performances from both the Classical and Musical Theatre genres, with all students participating. The evening will end with the...


Wairoa A&P Show

Thursday 19th January 2017
Wairoa A&P Show. The picturesque show grounds provide a perfect backdrop to the A&P Show - bringing the community together. With open rodeo, competition shearing, dog trials, home industries and equestrian events, we have more to offer than your average family day out. Look out for the Farmlands Rural Ironman...


Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2017

Saturday 21st January 2017
Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2017. Eight Wineries in the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawke's Bay, are once again coming together to run the Third Annual Bridge Pa Wine Festival. All wineries will be connected by Hop On/Hop Off Buses throughout the day, allowing attendees to visit multiple wineries and enjoy a wide range of...


Fly My Pretties National Tour

Saturday 21st January 2017
Fly My Pretties National Tour. After 12 years of incredible collaborative performances, Kiwi icons Fly My Pretties are hitting the road this summer, with a brand new album, playing in some of New Zealand’s most stunning outdoor venues. Following a recent run of nine intimate sold-out shows to record the new album String...


Jim Jefferies

Sunday 22nd January 2017
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 January to undertake a...


NZPGA Golf Pro Am

Monday 23rd January 2017
NZPGA Golf Pro-Am - teams of 3 Amateurs playing alongside 30 of NZ's top golf professionals including NZ's most decorated golfer Sir Bob Charles. Be part of Hawkes Bay most elite golf event. Contact Andrew at Napier Golf Club on 8447970.


The Mockers - Reunion Tour

Tuesday 24th January 2017
The Mockers - Reunion Tour. Kiwi legends The Mockers reform their classic line-up for their first New Zealand tour in 30 years, to perform nine shows from January 19-29. Plus1, The Sound and Phantom Billstickers proudly present The Mockers performing classic hits like Forever Tuesday Morning, Swear It’s True, One Black...


Branded Country Music Festival

Friday 27th January 2017
Branded Country Music Festival. We have some of the best singers from around New Zealand, young and old will be performing and will suit our audience... beautiful weather welcomes you to Hawke's Bay. Very affordable food will be available. Cheap accommodation at a local motel is next door to the venue...


Blackcaps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI

Thursday 2nd February 2017
Blackcaps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI. There is nothing quite like the involved experience that is International Cricket. At its heart, it is a day of drama where being in the crowd is as important to the game as the players on the field itself. Grab your friends and family to experience the stadium summer buzz, the costumes, that dad...


European Food Fair: CANCELLED

Saturday 4th February 2017
European Food Fair: CANCELLED. Authentic flavours from Europe prepared by our team of local chefs. Please let us know if your group books separately so we can seat you together.


Under a Starry Sky

Saturday 4th February 2017
Under a Starry Sky. Under a Starry Sky with Special Guest Hammond Gamble. Following last summer's' incredible sellout concert at the Amphitheatre - Under A Starry Sky returns to Black Barn on Saturday 4 February 2017 for one show only. Under a Starry Sky brings together the much-loved songs and talent of Margaret...


Tattletale Saints Album Release Tour

Saturday 4th February 2017
Tattletale Saints Album Release Tour. Tattletale Saints have built their career on exploring new territory. Currently based in Nashville, the New Zealand born duo takes a unique approach to Americana music, rolling jazz influences, coed harmonies, upright bass, and electric guitar into a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's...


James Taylor

Sunday 5th February 2017
James Taylor. Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor today announced he will return to New Zealand for the first time in seven years for two very special performances. With a career spanning nearly 50 years since first signing to The Beatles’ Apple Records in 1968, James Taylor’s music embodies the art of...


Tattletale Saints Album Release Tour

Tuesday 7th February 2017
Tattletale Saints Album Release Tour. Tattletale Saints have built their career on exploring new territory. Currently based in Nashville, the New Zealand-born duo takes a unique approach to Americana music, rolling jazz influences, coed harmonies, upright bass, and electric guitar into a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's...


Operatunity Presents: Waltz of My Heart

Thursday 9th February 2017
Operatunity Presents: Waltz of My Heart. Sue, John, Bonnie, violinist Jess and Paul on piano celebrate the waltz with famous songs in the tradition of Strauss, Lehar, Romberg and Andre Rieu.


The Winery Tour 2017

Friday 10th February 2017
The Winery Tour 2017. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Winery Tour will be returning in 2017 with an all star lineup featuring two of New Zealand’s most successful artists of all time, Brooke Fraser and Bic Runga, and exciting newcomer Benny Tipene. The Winery Tour 2017 will present twelve shows around New...


Bowyang Rocks It

Saturday 11th February 2017
Bowyang Rocks It. Looking forward to being back at The Common Room... Ella Louise on bass, Matty C on drums and brothers Fraser and Rory on, respectively, lead and rhythm. Music starts after 8pm. Please pay at the bar with your first drink. Our sets are dotted with originals, amidst the classic rock covers from...


Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

Sunday 12th February 2017
Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy. It's a week of firsts for Jimmy Barnes. Not only is the Australian rock icon releasing his first ever book, he’s also announcing his first ever ‘spoken word’ tour throughout New Zealand in February 2017. Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories and Songs will see Jimmy leaving behind the...


Hastings Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

Wednesday 15th February 2017
Hastings Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in Hastings will start with a swim held in the outdoor pool located at Frimley Pools beside the park. The pool is 50m in length, meaning 7 year olds do 1 lap (50m), 8-10 year olds do 2 laps (100m) and 11-15 year olds do 4 laps (200m). TRYathletes are generally able to...


Tremains Art Deco Festival 2017

Wednesday 15th February 2017
Tremains Art Deco Festival 2017. We welcome you to the 2017 Tremains Art Deco Festivital matched with some Hawke's Bay sunshine, food and wine. Now in its 29th year, we are delighted to bring you over 200 fantastic events that celebrate the Art Deco heritage of Napier City and across the entire region. Featuring over the...


Westpac Fabulous Flicks

Wednesday 15th February 2017
Westpac Fabulous Flicks. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a taste of a trip to the movies in the golden years of cinema. In a digitised version of vintage film reels, you’ll see newsreel footage, cartoons, and comedy sketches. And don’t forget to stand for God Save the Queen to kick off proceedings, but don’t drop your...


Masonic Breakfast Lecture

Thursday 16th February 2017
Masonic Breakfast Lecture. He Poa Ata – Māori Art Deco. Enjoy a cooked breakfast while Māori art lecturer, Chris Bryant-Toi, and the crew of local sailing waka, Te Matau a Māui, consider cultural and historical contexts that gave rise to Māori art deco. The presentation will explore Polynesian waka migration, Māori...


Sileni Estates Art Deco Wine Launch - Art Deco Festival

Thursday 16th February 2017
Sileni Estates Art Deco Wine Launch - Art Deco Festival. Join the excitement as the Art Deco Festival's preferred wine partner, Sileni Estates, reveals the wines on offer during the 2017 festival. Wine tasting, entertainment, and food platters included. Be sure to view the newly designed wine label for the Tremains Art Deco Festival. Sponsored by...


Cole - Tremains Art Deco Festival 2017

Thursday 16th February 2017
Cole - Tremains Art Deco Festival 2017. Fresh from his international tour, Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the colourful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter including You’re The Top, It’s De-Lovely, Let’s Do It and Night and Day. Hedonism, grave misfortune, enduring love and a legacy that sparkles with wit and...


Black Tie Ball

Thursday 16th February 2017
Black Tie Ball. It’s with immense pleasure that the Festival returns to one of the most stylish and iconic venues in Hawkes Bay, the Hawkes Bay Opera House Plaza. With a purpose built dance floor, a beautiful meal, outstanding Sileni Estates wine and great music by the Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band, this...


Powhiri - Official Maori Opening Tremains Art Deco Festival

Friday 17th February 2017
Powhiri - Official Maori Opening Tremains Art Deco Festival. Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa paunamu te moana. Kia tere karohirohi i mua i tau huarahi Join local iwi, the Art Deco Trust, Napier City Council and Te Matau a Maui Voyaging Trust for a Powhiri at Napiers Inner Habour to open the Tremains Art Deco Festival. The Powhiri will feature Te Matau a...


MTG Breakfast Lecture

Friday 17th February 2017
MTG Breakfast Lecture. Enjoy an exquisite light finger food breakfast while MTG Art Curator Jessica Mio gives a talk on the development of New Zealand’s unique domestic Art Deco architecture, illustrated by the series of photographs by Richard Wotton on display in Speedlines and Ziggurats: Art Deco Homes of Hawke’s...


Navy Band Charity Concert

Friday 17th February 2017
Navy Band Charity Concert. Join the RNZN Band in a celebration of Napier, the Navy and the connection that the two have shared since HMS Veronica was here on that day in 1931. This concert has become a favourite on the Art Deco Weekend schedule and this year the Napier City Council and the Royal New Zealand Navy are...


Vintage Railcar Shuttles - Art Deco Festival 2017

Friday 17th February 2017
Vintage Railcar Shuttles - Art Deco Festival 2017. This beautiful railcar which entered NZ service in 1938 will take you on a trip down memory lane through Hawke’s Bay. Railcar shuttles operate between Napier Station (Munroe Street, behind Senior Citizens building), Hastings CBD (cnr Russell and Heretaunga Streets), Otane and Waipukurau Station....


Railcar Shuttle and Guided Walk of Hastings

Friday 17th February 2017
Railcar Shuttle and Guided Walk of Hastings. Join Hawke's Bay historian and author Michael Fowler for a Railcar trip to Hastings. He will take you for a guided Art Deco tour around the Hastings CBD to view striking examples of Art Deco, Spanish Mission, and Stripped Classical buildings that Hastings built before and after 1931 Hawke's Bay...


Argentine Tango Classes

Friday 17th February 2017
Argentine Tango Classes. Take to the floor and learn to dance the seductive Argentine Tango with New Zealand Tango Champions John and Felicity Flower. Tango provides a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience and embrace this creative, improvised partner dance. Bring a partner, friend...


Sileni Estates Opening Soiree - Tremains Art Deco Festival

Friday 17th February 2017
Sileni Estates Opening Soiree - Tremains Art Deco Festival. Proudly supported by Orton Tailored Cuisine. Put on your finery and help kick start Napier’s biggest and best weekend. Join His Worship the Mayor, sponsors and dignitaries as we officially open the Tremains Art Deco Festival. Enliven your taste buds with Sileni Estates wine and canapés created...


Depression Dinner - Tremains Art Deco Festival 2017

Friday 17th February 2017
Depression Dinner - Tremains Art Deco Festival 2017. Always a festival favourite! Dress down for this fun event where depression style food is served. Join the procession through the city centre then sing your heart out as a good old fashioned dinner and pudding is served. Sponsored by AMI Insurance.


Brebner Pring Memorial Flying Displays

Friday 17th February 2017
Brebner Pring Memorial Flying Displays. Sponsored by Brebner Print & Pub Charity: You will hear them before you see them! Wonderful vintage aircraft perform spectacular manoeuvres across the sunny Hawke’s Bay sky. Flying displays with the Tiger Moths, Warbirds Display Team and others. Best views at Hawke’s Bay Toyota Sound Shell,...


Prohibition Party - Tremains Art Deco Festival 2017

Friday 17th February 2017
Prohibition Party - Tremains Art Deco Festival 2017. Back by popular demand, the Prohibition Party is sure to stir all your senses. A little party never killed nobody - unless the Federal Police arrive to enforce the prohibition law. Relive the Florida dark underground nightlife during the prohibition period as you experience bootleg liquor, non-stop...


Speakeasy Burlesque - Art Deco Festival

Friday 17th February 2017
Speakeasy Burlesque - Art Deco Festival. For two nights only Glory Days and Red Delicious Burlesque present the seductive side of Deco. Showcasing a cast of international performers, Speakeasy Burlesque is a decadent late night show that features dancing, gin, jazz and plenty of that ol' razzle dazzle. For further information visit...


Napier Port Ocean Swim 2017

Saturday 18th February 2017
Napier Port Ocean Swim 2017. The 7th annual Napier Port Ocean swim takes place at Perfume Point. There are swim distances for everyone - 200m Kids Race, 300m, 1000m, and 2.5km - teams and individual events. All swims are no more than 200m offshore in the sheltered Ahuriri Beach area. Plenty of parking and affordable entry...


Vintage Car Parade - Tremains Art Deco Festival

Saturday 18th February 2017
Vintage Car Parade - Tremains Art Deco Festival. Watch amazing autos sweep through town - from languid limos to cosy coupés. The vintage cars crawl from Clive Square to the Marine Parade via Lower Emerson St and Upper Emerson St finishing at the Hawke’s Bay Toyota Sound Shell ‘Show and Shine’ to flaunt cars and costumes, (See also Vintage...


Costumes and Coiffure and Bathing Belles Competition

Saturday 18th February 2017
Costumes and Coiffure and Bathing Belles Competition. Polish your shoes, preen your feathers and join the fun in these highlights of the festival. Costumes and Coiffure is a Deco costume parade, followed directly by Bathing Belles, a Deco bathing suit costume parade. Both are free to enter. Dress to impress and win a prize. Entry forms can be...


New Zealand Male Choir - Art Deco Festival

Saturday 18th February 2017
New Zealand Male Choir - Art Deco Festival. Spend an afternoon with the New Zealand Male Choir, as they perform Art Deco and choral classics, lead by renowned musical director Joe Christensen. The Choir’s repertoire is broad, ranging from formal choral works, popular, show, folk, NZ Waiata, sacred and gospel. Members come from...


Vintage Brass Plays Deco Music

Saturday 18th February 2017
Vintage Brass Plays Deco Music. Kumeu Vintage Brass is back by popular demand. The 40 musician band will play a blend of 1920's & 30’s songs including Singin' in the Rain, Puttin' on the Ritz, Anything Goes, then WW2 sing-a-long songs,a plus a couple of traditional brass band marches and some 1950s hits recorded by Frank...


Thank God for Navy Commemorative Breakfast

Sunday 19th February 2017
Thank God for Navy Commemorative Breakfast. Sponsored by Brebner Print. This is a commemorative breakfast that recognises the special historical connection between the Navy and the Mission. Join our special guests, defence attaches, officers and ships company from the Royal New Zealand Navy as they celebrate the 75th anniversary of the...


Soap Box Derby - Tremains Art Deco Festival 2017

Sunday 19th February 2017
Soap Box Derby - Tremains Art Deco Festival 2017. One of the festival’s most popular events! The annual Soap Box Derby competition, where children and parents race their home-made carts to the thrills of the thousands who come to watch and cheer them on. Race rules, cart specifications and entry forms available from the Art Deco Trust and...


Veronica Bell Parade - Art Deco Festival

Sunday 19th February 2017
Veronica Bell Parade - Art Deco Festival. Sponsored by Brebner Print. The Veronica Bell is the symbol of the 1931 earthquake and the Navy’s tireless help in its aftermath. Share this morning with us as we install the Veronica Bell with full military ceremony at 12:30pm.


Gatsby Picnic

Sunday 19th February 2017
Gatsby Picnic. Sponsored by Air New Zealand. Gather your friends, Deco finery, gazebo or picnic rug and set up by the seaside for a relaxed Sunday afternoon in the sunshine. Bring your finest tea setting and have it all on display at your picnic site by 1:30pm when the judges will choose the best tea setting and...


Gatsby Picnic VIP Lunch - Tremains Art Deco Festival

Sunday 19th February 2017
Gatsby Picnic VIP Lunch - Tremains Art Deco Festival. Be our special guest during this VIP event at the Gatsby Picnic. Join us for a light lunch, along with complimentary Sileni Estates wine and relax in the shade of the marquee as you soak up the atmosphere and enjoy all the music on offer. Sponsored by Air New Zealand.


21st Flying Fifteen World Championship (Inc NZ Nationals)

Monday 20th February 2017
21st Flying Fifteen World Championship (Inc NZ Nationals). The Napier Sailing Club will host the event in February 2017. This is the pinnacle of the International Flying Fifteen competition and will attract sailors and their families from all over the world starting on 21st February with measuring and registration, this is a nine-day event. The...


Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival. Celebrating Excellence. Te Matatini is a significant cultural festival and the pinnacle event for Māori performing arts. Held every two years, it is one of the most highly anticipated events for performers, their whānau and the mass of passionate Kapa Haka fans throughout the world. The...


New Zealand House and Garden Tours 2017 Hawke's Bay

Friday 24th February 2017
New Zealand House and Garden Tours 2017 Hawke's Bay. A chance to step inside the pages of NZ House & Garden and experience some of the country’s most beautiful homes – and all for a good cause. These self-driven tours (five nation wide) are New Zealand’s largest charity house tours and are run in support of The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. In...


Trinity Hill Garden Party With the Grove

Saturday 25th February 2017
Trinity Hill Garden Party With the Grove. The must-do event for your summer calendar! Back at the Trinity Hill Garden Party for a third year, we are delighted to welcome Michael Dearth and Ben Bayly of the multi-award-winning Auckland restaurant The Grove, - Enjoy canapés on arrival followed by a three-course lunch crafted and served...


The Hollies

Saturday 25th February 2017
The Hollies. Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Legends, The Hollies are back in New Zealand next February 2017 for five shows, a two-hour celebration of their unforgettable hit songs, on their Highway of Hits Tour. The Hollies are one of the best-loved groups from the 1960’s British Rock revolution. Their soaring...


Blackcaps vs South Africa 4th ANZ ODI

Wednesday 1st March 2017
Blackcaps vs South Africa 4th ANZ ODI. There is nothing quite like the involved experience that is International Cricket. At its heart, it is a day of drama where being in the crowd is as important to the game as the players on the field itself. Grab your friends and family to experience the stadium summer buzz, the costumes, that dad...


Relay for Life - Hawke's Bay 2017

Saturday 4th March 2017
Relay for Life - Hawke's Bay 2017. Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to: - Celebrate cancer survivors and carers - Remember loved ones lost to cancer - Fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society. Relay For Life is one of the Cancer Society's key...


PSEC Celebration 2017

Sunday 5th March 2017
PSEC Celebration 2017. Join us for an elegant garden party to celebrate PSEC’s Heritage. Enjoy a champagne high tea in the garden, whilst enjoying classical music. The heritage and history of this long-established, local charity will be a feature of this wonderfully refined afternoon. There will also be raffles and a...


Horse of The Year

Tuesday 7th March 2017
Horse of The Year. The annual Horse of the Year show is New Zealand's premier equestrian competition, featuring a range of horse and rider combinations from multiple disciplines. With over 1,400 riders and 1,800 horses competing for lucrative titles and prize money the show is a feature on most equestrian calendars....


Operatunity Presents: That’s Amore

Thursday 9th March 2017
Operatunity Presents: That’s Amore. We are transported to Italy through famous songs and ballads as the 3 Tenors encapsulate the essence and excitement of this intrinsically musically rich country.


Lifting the Blues Concert

Friday 10th March 2017
Lifting the Blues Concert. Back by popular demand, Ben Waters will be performing over two nights at the Brain Injury Association (HB) Inc annual "Lifting the Blues" Charity Concert. Jools Holland described Ben as being one of his favourite pianists of all time. Ben is proud to count many of the legends of boogie-woogie...


Mary Poppins

Friday 10th March 2017
Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who lives in a big house in London on Cherry Tree Lane. Things are not going well for the family, the children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and are in need of a new nanny. Jane and Michael have their own ideas about what sort of caretaker they...


Triple Peaks Challenge 2017

Saturday 11th March 2017
Triple Peaks Challenge 2017. Triple Peaks Challenge is one of New Zealand’s most picturesque adventure runs or rides. Held in the sunny Hawkes Bay, competitors run, walk or bike the 47km across Mt Erin, Mt Kahuranaki and Te Mata Peaks. If that’s not your cup of tea, try the 12km fun run or get a team of mates together and...


The Man Expo: CANCELLED

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...


CMNZ: L'Arpeggiata - Music For A While

Friday 17th March 2017
CMNZ: L'Arpeggiata - Music For A While. Experience the ingenuity and genius of French baroque superstars L’Arpeggiata in a programme which fuses Henry Purcell’s seventeenth-century theatre and court music with jazz. L’Arpeggiata takes inspiration from the recurring bass patterns on which Purcell built songs, hymns and dances and...


NZ National Finals Rodeo

Friday 24th March 2017
NZ National Finals Rodeo. The Wairoa Rodeo is hosting the 2017 NZ National Final Rodeo attracting hundreds of spectators. This will be a great day to take the family for an entertaining day out. Pack a picnic - or choose from one of the food stalls. Featuring New Zealand's top cowboys and cowgirls from all over the...


Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show

Saturday 25th March 2017
Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show. The Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show is a “must attend” event celebrating all aspects of edible gardens 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...


Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones

Sunday 26th March 2017
Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones. Yes, they're back! This time with magic! Grumpy Old Women bring their Game of Crones to answer the unanswerable. How to fix absolutely everything! They conquered NZ with Grumpy Old Women, took Australia and the Universe by storm with 50 Shades of Beige and now they're in another World....


Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017

Wednesday 29th March 2017
Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017. The Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar. Following more than a seven-fold increase in attendance figures since 2012, the festival is one of the largest and fastest growing French...


Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2017

Sunday 2nd April 2017
Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2017. The race starts and ends in the heart of Napier and takes in the stunning surroundings of Hawke’s Bay and its many attractions. Starting with a sheltered 2km open water swim with Napier Port as its backdrop you will then head out on a 95km bike heading along Marine Parade with the Ocean on your...


Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards Dinner

Thursday 6th April 2017
Napier Port Hawke's Bay 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. So join us for this journey; whether you are an aspiring...


Go-4-12 Youth Adventure Race

Friday 7th April 2017
Go-4-12 Youth Adventure Race. The GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race is The Official New Zealand Secondary School Adventure Racing Championships and the New Zealand Youth Adventure Challenge. It is an authentic adventure race with the core disciplines consisting of mountain biking, walking, running and navigation and may include...


FMG Young Farmer of The Year East Coast Regional Final

Saturday 8th April 2017
Come along to watch and support the 8 regional finalists compete to qualify to go through to the FMG Young Farmer Grand Final. TeenAg and AgriKids competitions - great day out for the whole family. For more information check out our facebook page or website.


Dixie Chicks - Mission Estate Concert

Saturday 8th April 2017
Dixie Chicks - Mission Estate Concert. A record number of people have flooded the Mission Estate Concert site since tickets went on sale on Monday, making the Dixie Chicks one of the hottest tickets in the concert's 25-year history. Traffic to the Mission Estate Concert site has been 15 per cent higher than ever before and sales are...


Taradale Village Fete 2017

Sunday 9th April 2017
Taradale Village Fete 2017. Hawke's Bay's premier market event. 2017 will be the 7th Taradale Village Fete and bigger than ever! Well over 70 quality local and out of town stalls selling a great range handmade goods and entertain: - handmade products - artwork - women's fashion - wood works - plants - baking -...


Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique

Sunday 7th May 2017
Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique. “The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet.” The most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky’s spectacular score masterpiece. From the moonlit lake where elegant swans silently glide to the magnificent opulence of the palace...


Air New Zealand Hawkes Bay Marathon

Saturday 13th May 2017
Air New Zealand Hawkes Bay Marathon. Run away to the Hawke's 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, quiet country roads - all finishing at the impressive Sileni...


CMNZ: Kathryn Stott

Thursday 18th May 2017
CMNZ: Kathryn Stott. “She plays wonderfully, allowing her music fluidity and space; her virtuoso outpourings are formidable.” The Daily Telegraph Renowned for her interpretations of French piano repertoire - full of ‘evanescent colours and shimmering, elusive light’ – British pianist Kathryn Stott will...


Sparkle

Saturday 20th May 2017
Sparkle. Join us for the 3rd year of Sparkle - Hawke’s Bay finest black-tie fundraising dinner in aid of Family Works East Coast, that attracts national guests from NZ. Previous Sparkle guests know how captivating this evening is with layers of surprise throughout. Entering the tree lined avenue at...


Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017

Friday 26th May 2017
Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017. 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...


CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415

Thursday 1st June 2017
CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415. "You could see the joy in the performers' faces and movements as much as you could hear it in the playing." - The New York Times Juilliard415 have established a reputation for combining youthful energy with poise, precision, and a luminous sound. Since The Juilliard School established its...


Operatunity Presents: From Phantom to Les Mis

Thursday 8th June 2017
Operatunity Presents: From Phantom to Les Mis. A showcase of modern musicals - Phantom, Les Miserables, Evita, Miss Saigon Cats and so much more… All concerts start at 11am and include lunch.


CMNZ presents: Kuijken Quartet

Saturday 8th July 2017
CMNZ presents: Kuijken Quartet. "The name Kuijken represent quality. It has become a brand of excellence." Nicole Van Opstal, Radio Klara Sigiswald Kuijken, internationally recognised as a leader in historical performance practice, founded La Petite Bande in 1972 and the Kuijken String Quartet in 1986; his influence on...


One Night of Queen

Saturday 19th August 2017
One Night of Queen. Since winning Stars in Their Eyes in 2000 with a record 864,838 votes, Gary Mullen has toured the world with his breathtaking One Night of Queen. His uncanny vocal resemblance to the late Freddie Mercury has enthralled hundreds of thousands of people throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa...


CMNZ Presents: Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova

Thursday 24th August 2017
CMNZ Presents: Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova. "Every sound she draws is superb." - The Strad Beethoven’s ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano from a transcendent, transformative monument of the duo sonata repertoire: they present a formidable, unique challenge to violinists and pianists. Bella Hristova, winner of the 2007 Michael Hill...


Operatunity Presents: The Last Night of The Proms

Thursday 31st August 2017
Operatunity Presents: The Last Night of The Proms. A variety show of magnificent melodies, singalongs, skits, madness, and mayhem as we all experience a Right Royal time. Cameron Barclay, star of the Ten Tenors joins Sue Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, and Penny Dodd for this fabulously fun show!


Women's Lifestyle Expo

Saturday 2nd September 2017
Women's Lifestyle Expo. Come join us at NZ's special event for women! The Christchurch Women's Lifestyle Expo is a two-day event for women of all ages. With more than 200 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & information, crafts, fitness, food & wine sampling and...


A Festival of Russian Ballet

Monday 11th September 2017
A Festival of Russian Ballet. Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australasia. This diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have performed this...


Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show 2017

Friday 15th September 2017
Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show 2017. Transform Your Surroundings at the Home & Garden Show! The Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to transform your surroundings into the space you’ve always dreamed of. Be thrilled by the variety, amazed by the innovations and impressed by the...


CMNZ presents: Imani Winds

Thursday 28th September 2017
CMNZ presents: Imani Winds. "There's a big, vivacious, steel-belt of a sound Imani gets when playing at the top of its lungs that is most appealing" - Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer The season concludes with fun, fire and flair. Imani Winds bring together European, American, African, and Latin American musical...


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Napier Municipal Theatre

Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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Par2 MiniGolf

Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre

Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
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MTG Hawke's Bay

Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery - MTG is home to a significant collection of objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions, a world-class research facility and the MTG Theatre.
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William Colenso

Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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National Aquarium of New Zealand

Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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Napier Libraries

strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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Napier Aquatic Centre

Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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Napier City Council

For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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Napier Conference Centre

We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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