What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

U3A Mah Jong Group

Wednesday 31st August 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 31st August 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 31st August 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 31st August 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...


Barnum - The Greatest Showman On Earth

Wednesday 31st August 2016
Barnum - The Greatest Showman On Earth. See why “The Greatest Show On Earth” is welcomed with open arms all over the world. With songs like There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute, The Colors of My Life, I Like Your Style and Love Makes Such Fools of Us All. Barnum is certain to be a huge success with your group, too. There will only...


Taniwha Daffodils

Thursday 1st September 2016
Taniwha Daffodils. Taniwha Daffodils are back for 2016 - Come to pick, walk, ponder or picnic! We will be open from Thursday 1st September - Friday 30th September (season dependent), open 7 days a week, 8:30 am - 5 pm. Taniwha Daffodils can be seen alongside State highway 2, ten minutes from Waipukurau with drifts...


New Zealand International Film Festival 2016

Thursday 1st September 2016
New Zealand International Film Festival 2016. The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) returns this year to bring you an exciting array of over 40 feature films and documentaries to enjoy. The latest and brightest of international cinema direct from premier festivals in North America, Australia and Europe as well as world premieres...


New Zealand International Film Festival 2016

Thursday 1st September 2016
New Zealand International Film Festival 2016. The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) returns this year to bring you an exciting array of over 40 feature films and documentaries to enjoy. The latest and brightest of international cinema direct from premier festivals in North America, Australia and Europe as well as world premieres...


Central Hawke's Bay - The Festival

Thursday 1st September 2016
Central Hawke's Bay - The Festival. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. ‘Central Hawke’s Bay, The Festival’, held at Pukeora Estate, Waipukurau, is a four-day hilltop celebration with over 100 quality craft stalls, art, wine tasting and gourmet...


History & High Tea At Oruawharo

Thursday 1st September 2016
History & High Tea At Oruawharo. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. Once you have purchased your ticket please contact Oruawharo Homestead on 06 855 8274 to book your time slot for your high tea. Oruawharo Homestead & Gardens is one of the...


Storytime

Thursday 1st September 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 1st September 2016
A club at Havelock North Library for older adults, with monthly activities and presenting new books.


Blossom Festival Concerts

Thursday 1st September 2016
Blossom Festival Concerts. Why not bring your lunch and join us at the Hastings iconic St Matthews church and enjoy beautiful, inspiring music and a wealth of local talent. - Thursday 1 Sept: Te Aute College - Friday 2 Sept: Hastings Boys High School - Monday 5 Sept: Havelock North High School - Tuesday 6 Sept: Lindisfarne...


Minecraft Club

Thursday 1st 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.


Film Festival Opening Night: Miss Sharon Jones

Thursday 1st September 2016
Film Festival Opening Night: Miss Sharon Jones. Academy Award-winning documentary maker Barbara Kopple delivers definitive proof, from show-stopping testimony in a small South Carolina church to Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre, that nobody raises the roof like Sharon Jones. “The incendiary soul singer Sharon Jones already had a few fans in the...


Engelbert Humperdinck - The King of Romance

Thursday 1st September 2016
Engelbert Humperdinck - The King of Romance. Music legend Engelbert Humperdinck returns to New Zealand in August and September performing live with his nine-piece band. Best known here for New Zealand’s unofficial anthem Ten Guitars, Engelbert has sung his way into the lives of millions around the world with timeless hits – (Please)...


JR Acoustic Sessions

Thursday 1st September 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!


Dawn in the Daffodils

Friday 2nd September 2016
Dawn in the Daffodils. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. Taniwha Daffodils are a mainstay on the Central Hawke’s Bay Spring Calendar with visitors, group and families picking, pondering and picnicking in the daffodils every September...


U3A Table Games Group

Friday 2nd September 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.


Black & White Business Belles Charity Auction and Lunch

Friday 2nd September 2016
Black & White Business Belles Charity Auction and Lunch. Hawke’s Bay business women will be joining forces to support a cause close to every mother’s heart – the Child Cancer Foundation. Tickets are now on sale for the "Business Belles’ Charity Lunch and Auction”. Individual tickets include lunch, glass of wine, live music from Hawke’s...


The Innocents

Friday 2nd September 2016
The Innocents. Based on a true story from post-World War II Poland, this satisfying drama follows a young female French doctor who finds herself caught up in the lives of nuns, traumatised and shamed by their wartime suffering. Anne Fontaine’s (Coco avant Chanel) compelling and affecting drama The Innocents...


High-Rise

Friday 2nd September 2016
High-Rise. In Ben Wheatley's ambitious, wildly disorienting adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel, tenants of a high-tech skyscraper slip into a literal class war. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Elisabeth Moss. “A savage and utterly brilliant satire of both '60s social idealism...


The Spring Fling Launch Party

Friday 2nd September 2016
The Spring Fling Launch Party. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. Grab a glass of fizz and join us as we launch the Spring Fling with flare at Artmosphere Gallery, Waipawa. The night will include a glass of fizz on arrival, nibbles, a cash bar,...


Smoke and Mirrors

Friday 2nd September 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!


Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Saturday 3rd September 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 3rd September 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...


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...


NZ Wine Centre Spring Toast

Saturday 3rd September 2016
NZ Wine Centre Spring Toast. We are flinging open our gorgeous Art Deco doors to celebrate the beautiful arrival of Spring! Come along and taste some of Hawke's Bay’s premium wines, enjoy cheese platters, a canapé demonstration by the talented Head Chef from The County Hotel (1pm), exclusive wine discounts, giveaways and...


New Zealand's Best 2016

Saturday 3rd September 2016
New Zealand's Best 2016. Help give the year’s best New Zealand short films the homegrown recognition they deserve by voting for your favourite at this screening. For this year’s New Zealand’s Best short film competition, NZIFF programmers Bill Gosden and Michael McDonnell viewed 81 submissions to make a shortlist of...


Like Crazy

Saturday 3rd September 2016
Like Crazy. “This high-energy romp is a superb showcase for its two lead actresses as they impetuously extend a group outing from the residential clinic into a two-character outlaw adventure.” - Lisa Nesselson, Screendaily. Two institutionalised women help themselves to a break from psychiatric care in...


I, Daniel Blake

Saturday 3rd September 2016
I, Daniel Blake. This often funny and ultimately intensely moving tale of the friendship between an out-of-work Newcastle carpenter and a young single mother won for Britain’s Ken Loach a second Palme d’Or for Best Film at Cannes this year. British cinema’s social realist enters his eighties with a second...


BBQ Extravaganza: CANCELLED

Saturday 3rd September 2016
BBQ Extravaganza: CANCELLED. Give Dad what he really wants this father's day weekend BBQ and beers. Taste a variety of grilled, broiled & smoked foods prepared on a range of BBQs and smokers.


Fiesta Latina with Madera Fina (Cuban Band)

Saturday 3rd September 2016
Fiesta Latina with Madera Fina (Cuban Band). Fiesta Latina, Latin American, Cubano theme with an art deco twist (Art Deco Dress optional) with special Cubano Band Madera Fina. Live DJ plus Brazilian Drum Group and special dance performances. Cuban cocktails, Cuban rum and craft beer and wine the flavours of the night! RSVP your place with...


CF Casino Night - Gangster

Saturday 3rd September 2016
CF Casino Night - Gangster. Put on your best Gangster look and step into our Speakeasy in Havelock North. We'll be offering up the best gambling establishment in town and hoping to fill it with some of our most Notorious Gangsters. We will transform the venue into an "illegal" gambling and drinking establishment. You will...


Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Sunday 4th September 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 4th September 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...


First Sunday Funday

Sunday 4th September 2016
First Sunday Funday. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. This one is for the adventurous among us, great for those looking for a spot of exercise, or wanting to give the kids a true farm experience. Perhaps you’ll be ready to stretch...


Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 4th September 2016
Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series. Come trail running! The winter months are when most of the world hibernates. But not here in Hawke’s Bay where winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun – just like the summer sun only a little cooler. The Hammer Nutrition Hawke’s Bay Trail Run and Walk Series takes you to places...


Friends of A’Deane’s Bush Annual Community Planting Day

Sunday 4th September 2016
Friends of A’Deane’s Bush Annual Community Planting Day. Join the Friends of A’Deane’s Bush, The Conservation Company and the Department of Conservation for the Annual Community Planting Day to plant 300 or so trees at A’Deane’s Bush, Makaretu Road, Central Hawke’s Bay. Come along and join us, we would love your help! This event is part of...


Long Way North

Sunday 4th September 2016
Long Way North. Long Way North is a beautifully animated historical fantasy about a 19th-century Russian girl who embarks on a hazardous adventure to the North Pole to find her grandfather’s ship and save her family’s honour. Recommended for ages 9 years and above. Long Way North is a beautifully told,...


Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Sunday 4th September 2016
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. Returns to New Zealand – August-September 2016 Bringing their vintage twist to modern pop songs & this time with more shows! Following their sold-out 2015 Australia/NZ tour and upon the demand of their passionate New Zealand fan base, Nice Events is proud to announce that Scott Bradlee’s...


Free to Run

Sunday 4th September 2016
Free to Run. Rich with clips and lively interviews, this doco traces the running movement over the past 50 years – the struggle for the right to run, especially for women, then the explosion of grassroots road races and marathons. This illuminating, clip-laden account of the history of running over the last...


Minecraft Club

Monday 5th 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.


Truman

Monday 5th September 2016
Truman. Argentine Ricardo Darín and Spaniard Javier Cámara are beautifully paired in the most garlanded Spanish film of the year, a warm and humorous drama of male friendship shaded with imminent mortality. Since the success of the Argentinian thriller The Secret in Their Eyes actor Ricardo Darín has...


Bakers' Club

Tuesday 6th September 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 6th September 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!


Perfect Strangers

Tuesday 6th September 2016
Perfect Strangers. A gathering of old friends accepts the challenge to share all incoming calls and messages. It’s a game you won’t want to emulate at your next dinner party, but dammit, you’ll be thinking about it. Named Best Film at the Donatellos, ‘the Italian Oscars’, Perfect Strangers offers a...


Teen Book Club

Tuesday 6th September 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


Things to Come

Tuesday 6th September 2016
Things to Come. Isabelle Huppert essays a self-possessed woman confronting unexpected changes in her life and work in Mia Hansen-Løve’s heartfelt and perceptive portrait of middle age. Isabelle Huppert is in mesmerising form as Nathalie, a philosophy teacher in her '60s withstanding a succession of hurtful...


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...


U3A Book Group

Wednesday 7th September 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.


The Country Doctor

Wednesday 7th September 2016
The Country Doctor. French box-office star François Cluzet (The Intouchables) is a doctor reluctantly introducing a younger female trainee to his country practice in this touching and funny drama from doctor-turned-director Thomas Lilti. This gentle, good-humoured film about a doctor (François Cluzet) facing...


Neruda

Wednesday 7th September 2016
Neruda. Not your conventional biopic, this enthralling dramatic exploration of the legacy of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda conjures up a fiction in which he is pursued into political exile by an incompetent detective played by Gael García Bernal. In this dense and scintillating mix of fact and fantasy, Gael...


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,...


Flaxmere Young Readers Book Club

Thursday 8th September 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.


Junior Book Club

Thursday 8th September 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...


Tomorrow

Thursday 8th September 2016
Tomorrow. In ten countries around the world this stimulating French doco (and box office hit) finds concrete examples of solutions to environmental and social challenges in agriculture, energy, economy, education and governance. Think globally, act locally: you’ve heard it before, but this stimulating...


HBYP Annual Quiz 2016

Thursday 8th September 2016
It’s that time of the year again! The great HBYP quiz night, last time we got around 50 people that came along. Hopefully, we’ll get even more this time around! Hosted by the wonderful team at EastPier in Napier again. The quiz itself will start at 6:30 pm so make sure you arrive before then!...


Entertaining Angels

Thursday 8th September 2016
Entertaining Angels. Don't miss this wonderful local production with tickets available at Colourplus, Ruataniwha Street, Waipukurau. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. For a taste of local talent, The Little Theatre, Waipukurau is...


Gish & Mincer

Thursday 8th September 2016
Gish & Mincer. Are you ready for a night of comedy? Are you in need of a good crack up? Gish: The Rockstar of New Zealand Comedy is without doubt one of the funniest bro-fessional comedians in NZ today. Mincer of Mangamuka is accompanying and trying to pass himself off as the body double for "Gish" as he's...


After the Storm

Friday 9th September 2016
After the Storm. A formerly successful novelist tries to reconnect with his ex-wife and young son in this affectionate, shrewdly observed drama of family life from Japan’s unassuming master, Kore-eda Hirokazu (Our Little Sister). This characteristically worldly, affectionate and wryly amusing family drama was...


Midnight Special

Friday 9th September 2016
Midnight Special. Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst and newcomer Jaeden Lieberher star in this dazzling, genre-defying sci-fi and chase movie from the director of Mud and Take Shelter. “Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) is a distinctively Texas filmmaker; his work is giant yet personal,...


Mike Savage & Wild Horses

Friday 9th September 2016
Come dine & dance with Mike and the band. Walk ups welcome, talk to Mike - 02102903411.


One One One

Friday 9th September 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...


Takapau Community Market

Saturday 10th September 2016
Takapau Community Market. Mid Winter Xmas 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. Wood...


Heretaunga Women's Centre Suffragette Blossom Parade

Saturday 10th September 2016
Come and join the fun of the Hastings blossom parade with a suffrage-themed float and marchers. Please contact the centre if you are interested in joining us. The more the merrier!


Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2016

Saturday 10th September 2016
Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2016. Check out the latest and best Māori and Pasifika short films as selected for NZIFF by Leo Koziol, Director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, and Craig Fasi, Director of the Pollywood Film Festival. A collection of Māori and Pasifika short films curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti...


Grand Ole Opry

Saturday 10th September 2016
This event is a celebration of Cactus Jacks 1st Birthday. It is a musical stampede of various artists including Jon Fletcher singing Glen Campbell and a tribute to the late great Merle Haggard by Lance Pene. BYO food available. Tickets selling now from our ticket office.


Supertonic - Sojourn - Taradale

Saturday 10th September 2016
Supertonic - Sojourn - Taradale. Supertonic is delighted to be visiting Church Road Winery as part of its 2016 tour of Hawke’s Bay. The Winery's beautiful cellar will be transformed into an intimate concert venue, providing a memorable concert experience for audience members. Comprising of 56 Wellington singers in their 20s...


Personal Shopper

Saturday 10th September 2016
Personal Shopper. Kristen Stewart reunites with Clouds of Sils Maria director Oliver Assayas to play a young American in Paris, buying haute couture for her celebrity boss, and seeking contact with the spirit of her dead twin brother. Olivier Assayas shared Best Director Award at Cannes this year for his open-ended...


Flying Chefs Charity Dinner

Saturday 10th September 2016
Flying Chefs Charity Dinner. Four delicious courses with canapés created and cooked by Logan Brown’s Steve Logan and Executive Chef Shaun Clouston. Tickets are available through the Brain Injury Association (HB) Inc. Office: Phone - 06 878 6875 Email - admin@braininjuryhb.co.nz Dress Code - Hawke’s Bay Collar.


Puahanui Bush Annual Ivy Pulling

Sunday 11th September 2016
Join "No Ivy League NZ" for the 7th Annual Puahanui Bush Ivy Pulling Day organised by The Conservation Company and the Department of Conservation at Puahanui Bush, Tikokino. Here is a chance to see some of this magnificent lowland podocarp forest so come along and join the team in the fight...


Supertonic - Sojourn - Waipawa

Sunday 11th September 2016
Supertonic - Sojourn - Waipawa. Supertonic is delighted to be visiting the iconic CHB Municipal Theatre as part of its 2016 tour of Hawke’s Bay. The beautifully restored theatre, with its renowned soaring acoustic, will make for an unforgettable concert experience. Comprising of 56 Wellington singers in their 20s and 30s, the...


The Eagle Huntress

Sunday 11th September 2016
The Eagle Huntress. A 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl breaks a gender barrier to follow her father and train hunting eagles in this spectacular and entertaining documentary. Recommended for ages 12 and above. "Thirteen-year-old falconry prodigy Aisholpan is ready to train her very own eagle to catch foxes in The...


A Quiet Passion

Sunday 11th September 2016
A Quiet Passion. Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle and Keith Carradine star in Terence Davies’ lively, witty and ultimately intensely moving dramatisation of the sheltered life of 19th-century New England poet Emily Dickinson. Script to Screen host a conversation with Terence Davies, chaired by Fiona Samuel in the...


Dance the Night Away With Mike Savage & Wild Horses

Sunday 11th September 2016
Dance the Night Away With Mike Savage & Wild Horses. Come dance the night away with Mike & Sheryl Savage & Wild Horses - you will enjoy an evening of music and dance, from invited guests and spotlight artists.


Le Ride

Sunday 11th September 2016
Le Ride. Amazing Race supremo Phil Keoghan jumps onto a 1928 bike to ride the Tour de France as experienced by Kiwi Harry Watson, one of the first English-speaking cyclists to enter, let alone complete the race. Phil Keoghan will be in attendance for a Q&A at the 1 August session. Louise Keoghan and Ben...


The Red Turtle

Monday 12th September 2016
The Red Turtle. Studio Ghibli’s first international co-production is a ravishing castaway fable that combines beauty, mystery, drama and heartbreak – with not a word spoken. It’s a triumph for animator Michael Dudok de Wit. “‘If one day Studio Ghibli decides to produce an animator from outside the...


Lo and Behold: Reveries of The Connected World

Monday 12th September 2016
Lo and Behold: Reveries of The Connected World. Werner Herzog, director of such notable classics of the non-fiction realm as Grizzly Man, turns his inimitable eye on the galloping evolution of the internet, its geniuses and its ominous implications for creation at large. For his latest trick, the tirelessly curious Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo,...


U3A Book Group

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


Hastings Teen Book Club

Tuesday 13th September 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


Aquarius

Wednesday 14th September 2016
Aquarius. Brazilian actress Sonia Braga has the role of her life in this engrossing and richly surprising portrait of a fiercely intelligent and independent woman fighting to save the apartment she loves from demolition. In a year worth noting for the number of strong women behind and in front of the...


Third Thursday Book Club

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


Life, Animated

Thursday 15th September 2016
Life, Animated. This incredibly moving and fascinating doco takes us into the interior life of autistic Owen Suskind, and explores how his love of Disney animated features gave him the tools as a child to communicate with the world. Director Roger Ross Williams received a Sundance directing prize for this dynamic...


Oh What a Night!

Thursday 15th September 2016
Oh What a Night!. Oh What a Night! awaits all music fans. During the '60s and '70s, the No. 1 hits Sherry, December, 1963 (Oh What A Night), Walk Like A Man, Silence Is Golden, Dawn (Go Away), Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled to super stardom. Direct...


ACCA DACCA - The Australian AC/DC Show + Skelter

Thursday 15th September 2016
ACCA DACCA - The Australian AC/DC Show + Skelter. ACCA DACCA - The Australian AC/DC Show with 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 is AC/DC reincarnated. Not...


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...


Elle

Friday 16th September 2016
Elle. Genre subversive Paul Verhoeven, director of Basic Instinct and Black Book, teams up with the great Isabelle Huppert to craft this provocative, blackly comic thriller. Isabelle Huppert delivers a standout performance in this electrifying comeback from master genre disrupter Paul...


The Clan

Friday 16th September 2016
The Clan. Delivered with muscularity and verve, Pablo Trapero’s 80s true crime drama unravels the exploits of a well-connected Buenos Aires businessman and his rugby-star son and their ruthless kidnapping and ransom operation. In Argentina everybody knows about the Puccio Clan case. In 1985 it was...


Dusk in the Daffodils

Friday 16th September 2016
Dusk in the Daffodils. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. See Taniwha in a whole new light. Rug up the family and spend an evening having dinner amongst the daffodils and for the first time see the Taniwha Daffodil field lit up with a...


Zeal HB - Paint Party

Friday 16th September 2016
Zeal HB - Paint Party. It has been 2 long years Hawkes Bay, you have asked for it. Zeal & Napier and Hastings Youth Council promises this will be the best event this year! In order to avoid any health risk, we use 100% non-toxic paint. This allows our guests to be drenched in the paint without any major...


Jharmony

Friday 16th September 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...


St Patricks School Gala

Saturday 17th September 2016
St Patrick's School Napier has their annual School Gala 17 September 2016. Starting at 10 am - Clothing stalls, book stalls, cake stalls, white elephant, auctions, tombola, face painting, plants raffles, kids zone, ice creams, sausage sizzle, hot dogs.


Windsor Park Plate - Bostock New Zealand Spring Racing

Saturday 17th September 2016
Windsor Park Plate - Bostock New Zealand Spring Racing. Gates Open: 10:30 am First Race: TBC Track: TBC As the spring sunshine keeps streaming in, the racing action moves up a notch with one of New Zealand’s highest rated races, the Group 1 Windsor Park Plate. This day is regarded as one of the pivotal races of spring and this year will be no...


Ants On a Shrimp: Noma In Tokyo

Saturday 17th September 2016
Ants On a Shrimp: Noma In Tokyo. Copenhagen-based Noma and celebrated chef-owner René Redzepi relocate the restaurant and its entire staff to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo for five sold-out weeks of spectacular lunches and dinners with specially created menus. The worship of food has reached an elevated plain at...


Sunset Song

Saturday 17th September 2016
Sunset Song. “Terence Davies’s Sunset Song is a movie with a catch or sob in its singing voice: a beautifully made and deeply felt adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 novel of rural Scotland.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian A long-cherished project for director Terence Davies, Sunset Song tells...


The Merry Widow

Saturday 17th September 2016
The Merry Widow. Ticketek: The Merry Widow is a famous and heart-warming romantic musical tale of the wiles and foibles of would-be lovers entangled with diplomatic intrigue. It is set in the Parisian embassy of Pontevedro (a fictitious Balkan country) and at a party at the mansion of a wealthy expatriate widow....


The 5th Eye

Saturday 17th September 2016
The 5th Eye. This densely-packed doco from the directors of Operation 8 questions the price of New Zealand’s involvement in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, and relates the improbable tale of its 2008 sabotage by the Waihopai Three. If our PM or the relevant public servants feel truly comfortable about...


All That Jazz

Saturday 17th September 2016
An intimate night of Jazz with the International Jazz pianist David Paquette with Lindsay Meech on Trumpet. BYO. Tickets include a platter on your table. Available now from our ticket office.


Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

Sunday 18th September 2016
Hatuma Lime Half Marathon. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. The Hatuma Half Lime Marathon with its breath-taking country backdrop and rural vistas is a great way to ring in, and run into, Spring 2016 in Central Hawke's Bay. Starting and...


Spring Fling - Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

Sunday 18th September 2016
Spring Fling - Hatuma Lime Half Marathon. The Hatuma Lime Half Marathon which enjoys a scenic country backdrop has been running for over 30 years and has become a highlight in the Central Hawke’s Bay calendar. The picturesque 21.1km course takes in the entire circumference of Lake Hatuma with the start and finish at the Waipukurau...


Pipe Organ Recital with Ron Newton PhD

Sunday 18th September 2016
Pipe Organ Recital with Ron Newton PhD. Ron Newton BA, PhD studied the pipe organ in Christchurch and was Organist and Director of Music in Parishes in New Zealand and California. Ron has a PhD in Organ building and is curator of the New Zealand Organ Trust Museum. A Musical Saw will also be played by Michael Gribben. Part proceeds to...


Heretaunga Women's Centre Movie Screening of Suffragette

Monday 19th September 2016
The screening of an exciting and interesting movie with a star studded cast. Social hour starts is at 6 pm followed by the movie at 7 pm, ticket cost includes nibbles and drinks. Tickets are available from the Heretaunga Women’s Centre.


Flaxmere Creative Writers' Group

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


Wine, Books and More Book Club

Tuesday 20th September 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 2016 Church Tour

Tuesday 20th September 2016
The 2016 Church Tour. Sharon O'Neill, Shona Laing, Debbie Harwood & Hammond Gamble The 2016 Church Tour presents four legendary New Zealand songwriters, recording artists, and performers together on stage in a unique concert collaboration: Sharon O'Neill, Shona Laing, Debbie Harwood & Hammond Gamble. Their songs...


Knit and Natter

Wednesday 21st September 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 September 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.


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...


Cinderella an Rockerfella

Thursday 22nd September 2016
Cinderella an Rockerfella. With audience participation from the outset – goodies to cheer, badies to boo – and some very corny jokes the stage is set for the tale of Cinderella to unfold. For one night only, artist formally known as Prince Charming is appearing live in concert and the town is brimming with anticipation...


Decode Your Diva

Thursday 22nd September 2016
Decode Your Diva . Learn the secrets of being a powerful, happy woman. This night is not about clothes - this is a night of motivation for women who want to love their lives. Lisa O’Neill is coming to Hastings to bring out your inner Diva! Lisa is a speaker, author, and motivator who is dedicated to personal and...


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...


Verdant Blue

Friday 23rd September 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...


Spring Golf Croquet Tournament

Saturday 24th September 2016
Level: Singles' entries close 21 September. Entries $20. Spectators welcome. Phone - 875 0157 for information. Sponsored by Yummy Fruit Co.


Bumps Bubs and Beyond Expo

Saturday 24th September 2016
Bumps Bubs and Beyond Expo. Bumps, Bubs and Beyond - baby, child and parenting Expo is coming to the people of Hawkes Bay again! BBB 2016 promises to be an exciting event bringing everything you need to one awesome location so you can get all the information, shopping & experiences you want from a huge variety of exhibitors....


Knit and Natter

Saturday 24th September 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.


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...


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...


Walk 2 D'Feet MND

Sunday 25th September 2016
Walk 2 D'Feet MND. Walks 2 D’Feet MND are being held all over New Zealand as the main annual fundraiser for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of NZ. Half of the funds we raise will go towards supporting MND research in New Zealand and the other half will go to MND NZ to continue its crucial work providing...


DanceLife Studios - End of Year Recital 2016

Sunday 25th September 2016
DanceLife Studios - End of Year Recital 2016. DanceLife Studios End of Year Recital is now on sale! This year we have spectacular performances from our Hip Hop students, followed by Rumpelstiltskin - the pantomime - performed by our Glee and Stars of Tomorrow students. Get in quick as seating is limited!


Friendly Dental Race Series No. 5 - Revolution Bikes Duathlo

Sunday 25th September 2016
Friendly Dental Race Series No. 5 - Revolution Bikes Duathlo. Online entries close: 1 pm Friday before the event. Registration: 9 am Start time: 10 am Registration: Peak Fitness and Health Event pricing: - Tri HB Members $20 (Enter on the Day $10 late entry fee – $30) - Non Members $30 (Enter on the Day $10 late entry fee – $40) - Teams – $30 per...


Walk 2 D'Feet MND

Sunday 25th September 2016
Walk 2 D'Feet MND. Walks 2 D’Feet MND are being held all over New Zealand as the main annual fundraiser for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of NZ. Half of the funds we raise will go towards supporting MND research in New Zealand and the other half will go to MND NZ to continue its crucial work providing...


Tiko/Onga Children's Hunting Competition

Sunday 25th September 2016
Tiko/Onga Children's Hunting Competition. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. The Onga-Tiko Hunting Club Children's Hunting competition is one for the kids and the best way to kick off the school holidays. As soon as the bells rings for the end of term on...


Do You Wanna Dance With Mike Savage & Wild Horses

Sunday 25th September 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.


Beatlemania On Tour

Sunday 25th September 2016
Beatlemania On Tour. Returning to New Zealand, September-October 2016! We're back New Zealand, relive the heyday of the world’s favourite Pop act with Beatlemania – On Tour, the complete live tribute show that recreates a true Beatles experience - authentic costumes, replica instruments and all songs performed...


Greg Copeland & Steve 'Guitar' Gilles

Wednesday 28th September 2016
Greg Copeland & Steve 'Guitar' Gilles. Greg Copeland was born Gregory Andre Copeland in Portsmouth, Virginia (USA). There was always music being played in the Copeland household. Greg´s mother Delores Copeland was a Gospel Singer with an excellent voice. "I can still remember as a small child how my Mother used to sing me a song...


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...


Greg Copeland & Steve 'Guitar' Gilles

Thursday 29th September 2016
Greg Copeland & Steve 'Guitar' Gilles. Greg Copeland was born Gregory Andre Copeland in Portsmouth, Virginia (USA). There was always music being played in the Copeland household. Greg´s mother Delores Copeland was a Gospel Singer with an excellent voice. "I can still remember as a small child how my Mother used to sing me a song...


Friends of Hastings District Libraries Book Sale

Friday 30th September 2016
The Friends of Hastings District Libraries Book Sale will take place in the Havelock North Function Centre, next to the Havelock North Library. All books .50c, all magazines .10c unless otherwise marked.


CMNZ Presents: QuintEssence

Friday 30th September 2016
CMNZ 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 quintet, he created a new sound world that he continued...


The Rude Boyz

Friday 30th September 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...


Various Vintages & Vinyls

Saturday 1st October 2016
Various Vintages & Vinyls. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. It's the season for cellar door openings and in Central Hawke's Bay no one does it quite like Lime Rock Wines in Waipawa - Rosie and Rodger are dusting off some rare vintages and...


Spring Fling Picnic

Saturday 1st October 2016
Spring Fling Picnic. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. The Spring Fling Picnic at Te Paerahi Beach Porangahau is a day of family fun. Head along from 10am, bring a picnic basket, beach blanket and gran a spot on the 5km stretch to the...


Livamol Classic - Bostock New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival

Saturday 1st October 2016
Livamol Classic - Bostock New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival. Hawke’s Bay’s most stylish spring event. Course Admission: Early bird, ends 28th September. We have a superb range of hospitality packages available, catering to your group’s size, style and budget. For further details and bookings visit our website. All packages include course admission....


Hi-5 House Hits

Monday 3rd October 2016
Hi-5 House Hits. It will be the biggest Hi-5 concerts yet and not only that, they will feature all of Hi-5's best loved songs for you to sing and dance to. We asked what your favourite Hi-5 hits were and put them all together to create a sing-a-long, dance-a-long concert that the whole family can join in...


Daffodils (A Play With Songs)

Tuesday 4th October 2016
Daffodils (A Play With Songs). This is far more than boy meets girl. This is real-life romance – Kiwi cabaret style. Pull the cover off your favourite vinyl and discover a rich sonic world in the award-winning hit Daffodils. Travel through a landscape of live music and heart-aching theatre in this beautiful love story about a...


I Do As the Tune Tells Me

Wednesday 5th October 2016
I Do As the Tune Tells Me. Innovator and inventionist Bill Manhire’s writing has never behaved; playful on the surface, his stories and poems are often finely phrased acts of rebellion. The Godfather of inventive writing, Bill is famous for founding the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML). Famous for winning...


State Highway 48

Wednesday 5th October 2016
State Highway 48. It's raw and real, has lots of laughs and a few tears. State Highway 48 is a New Zealand original work, starring television star Shane Cortese and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's favourite performers, Delia Hannah. It tracks the life and times of an everyday family and their friends as they...


On the Wild Side

Thursday 6th October 2016
On the Wild Side. The most famous poet in New Zealand shares the stage with three debut poets. Bill Manhire is internationally acclaimed as an experimental, innovative and playful poet; Hera Lindsay Bird is one of the most startling and exciting new talents on the block; Gregory Kan uses the poetry app he invented...


Dido & Aeneas

Thursday 6th October 2016
Dido & Aeneas. Dido and Aeneas is a passionate and tragic story of love, power, treachery and inescapable disaster. Thirty outstanding students of the renowned Project Prima Volta will present this most famous of Purcell’s operas, with direction and staging by Lisa Jane Easter. Conducted by Jose Aparicio and...


Mikelangelo & the Black Sea Gentlemen

Thursday 6th October 2016
Mikelangelo & the Black Sea Gentlemen. Early-mid 20th century Europe was a hotbed of musical styles and modernity, with the old world of waltzes, polkas and mazurkas crashing headlong into the new world of swing, rhythm’n’blues and rock’n’roll. Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen take this musical landscape as their jumping...


Nigel Kennedy - The Hilarious Hypnotist

Friday 7th October 2016
Nigel Kennedy - The Hilarious Hypnotist. No.5 Cafe & Larder are bringing Nigel Kennedy's Hilarious Hypnosis Show to Hawkes Bay. 90 minutes of side splitting fun, a show that will have you in fits of laughter guaranteed! The volunteers will have the time of their life as they become the STARS of the show. This is a unique performance...


Songs for The Fallen

Friday 7th October 2016
Songs for The Fallen. On January 15th, 1847, Marie Duplessis – courtesan, party girl, liar and legend – got out of bed, put on a dress, ordered a bottle of champagne, and sat alone in her Paris apartment to celebrate her birthday. She died 18 days later, aged 23, but Mademoiselle is not done yet. Songs for the...


Groove Foundation

Friday 7th October 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...


Mike Nock Trio - Plugged In

Friday 7th October 2016
Mike Nock Trio - Plugged In. Kick off the weekend with a late-night jazz session in the Spiegeltent! Plugging in and presenting the funkier, electric side of their music, the Mike Nock Trio will deliver an exciting night of strong grooves and memorable melodies, played with instrumental virtuosity and inspired...


The Original Gypsy Fair

Saturday 8th October 2016
The Original Gypsy Fair. The Original gypsy fair will be holding our third fair for the 2016-17 Season and first in the Hawke's Bay (as we have done for more than a quarter century) in the wonderful Anderson Park. Please note this year we will beat little earlier in the season, However as always its set to be a great two...


Waipawa Spring Festival

Saturday 8th October 2016
Waipawa Spring Festival. Aka Duck Day. Lots of fun for the whole family. A fair culminating in the annual duck race. All funds raised to Ronald McDonald House. Stalls, tug-o -war, entertainment. For a stall please contact: Alan White - 06 8578 397 or 021 022 91016 Allen Vickress - 06 8578 544.


Gwavas Garden, House & Puahanui Bush Tour: SOLD OUT

Saturday 8th October 2016
Gwavas Garden, House & Puahanui Bush Tour: SOLD OUT. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. For the first time, Gwavas Garden and Homestead will open their private Puahanui Bush for two very special guided tours across the weekend of the 8th & 9th of October. This...


WW1 Voices

Saturday 8th October 2016
WW1 Voices. Inspired by a folder of letters, a notebook and a set of handmade postcards, Anna Mackenzie followed a family story into the trenches and archives of the Great War. She shares her journey into and beyond the war, focusing particularly on the war stories often ignored: the role of the medical...


25 April

Saturday 8th October 2016
25 April. Using graphic novel-like animation, 25 April brings First World War experiences out of the usual black-and-white archive pictures and into vibrant, dynamic colour. 25 April tells the story of New Zealand’s involvement in this flawed and brutal campaign, which led to the deaths of thousands of...


Trash Test Dummies

Saturday 8th October 2016
Trash Test Dummies. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. The Trash Test Dummies are coming to CHB Municipal Theatre for one show only! Winners of the best Children’s presentation at the Adelaide fringe festival 2015, the Trash Test...


You've Never Had It So Good

Saturday 8th October 2016
You've Never Had It So Good. Theatre has never been so strong, varied, and exciting as it is right now. There are new shows being presented in New Zealand almost every day, from the mighty Civic in Auckland and the Pop-Up Globe, to a thirty-seat theatre in a suburban café. 70 Years a Theatre-goer; 50 years a writer; 40 years...


Wine Dine and Dance

Saturday 8th October 2016
Wine Dine and Dance. Get your dancing shoes on and join us for an evening of fabulous food and live band, Pulse.


Vicissitudes

Saturday 8th October 2016
Vicissitudes. Jazz and classical music come together with two of Australasia’s best-loved trios in this special mash-up of superlative talent, featuring Mike Nock's work Vicissitudes. A musical celebration of the worlds of jazz and classical music, Vicissitudes reflects on our shared ability to overcome dire...


The White Guitar

Saturday 8th October 2016
The White Guitar. “I represent the thousand souls that never made it this far.” - Scribe Following standing ovations and sell-out seasons in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, comes The White Guitar. Renowned hip-hop artist Scribe features with his father John and brother Matthias in this stunning new play...


Don Juan

Saturday 8th October 2016
Don Juan. Five crazy ‘french’ actors meet you at the door. They bring you in, they get you a drink, they flirt with you. Maybe they fall a little bit in love with you. Then they tell the story of Don Juan - with you. Don Juan the character is the boldest and greatest of men. He does whatever he...


Trash Test Dummies

Sunday 9th October 2016
Trash Test Dummies. The Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. This award-winning, sidesplitting, slapstick comedy routine takes the household wheelie bin to new heights, and delivers a dump truck full of hilarity! Three highly skilled circus performers prove they can trash talk...


25 April

Sunday 9th October 2016
25 April. Using graphic novel-like animation, 25 April brings First World War experiences out of the usual black-and-white archive pictures and into vibrant, dynamic colour. 25 April tells the story of New Zealand’s involvement in this flawed and brutal campaign, which led to the deaths of thousands of...


La Vie Dans Une Marionette

Sunday 9th October 2016
La Vie Dans Une Marionette. The hilarious White Face crew returns to the Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival with their award winning show, La Vie Dans Une Marionette. Performed with charm by Justin Haiu, Tama Jarman and well-known Shortland Street actor, Jarod Rawiri, the White Face Crew combines physical theatre,...


A Fair Go

Monday 10th October 2016
A Fair Go. In the face of child poverty, homelessness and social inequality, what’s happened to giving everyone a fair go? We prided ourselves on being an egalitarian nation, on being world leaders in addressing welfare. How can we get back to being a dynamic and healthy society that works for...


No Holds Bard

Monday 10th October 2016
No Holds Bard. Driven to the brink by the infidelity of his wife and the lack of acting opportunities, an ageing thespian confronts his demons in what he hopes will be a final “dark night of the soul.” The problem is, his demons are as crazy as he is. Michael Hurst brings years of craft and a consummate...


Life On the Wild Side - An Evening With Davey Hughes

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Life On the Wild Side - An Evening With Davey Hughes. Join us for a delicious dinner and a yarn about Davey’s latest exploits exploring and hunting in the Arctic Circle. A great night of discovery from the man behind the highly-successful Swazi outdoor clothing label. Davey is a passionate conservationist, not only supporting work within New...


Graphic Inventions

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Graphic Inventions. Graphic novels and comics have evolved as a serious literary form - subversive but somehow optimistic. If you’re thinking action heroes, think again. Graphic illustrators Dylan Horrocks and Sarah Laing discuss this powerful and wide-reaching way to communicate in the age of images and explore...


Hinepau

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Hinepau. An enchanting tale that celebrates diversity and the importance of being true to yourself. Hinepau is different from other members of the hapū. She looks different and she weaves differently too - back to front, inside out, and she just doesn’t seem to fit in. The fear and mistrust of the...


Ben Hurley's Earth Planet World

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Ben Hurley's Earth Planet World. Ben Hurley needs no introduction to lovers of New Zealand comedy. As head writer and panelist on TV’s 7Days, Ben is a familiar face in living rooms up and down the country. In this, his first solo show in 2 years, Ben takes on the monstrous task of traversing the globe in search of the...


The Magic Pen Workshop

Wednesday 12th October 2016
The Magic Pen Workshop. When he’s not making comics, award winning graphic illustrator Dylan Horrocks is travelling internationally at the request of fans. Fresh back from Russia, his workshop will explore the process of making comics: from ideas to finished art. Whether you're a total beginner or halfway through the...


Word Murder

Wednesday 12th October 2016
Word Murder. From the Gutenberg Bible to Pokemon Go – what’s coming next? When Facebook claims that in five years’ time we’ll use images instead of text because the best way to tell stories and ‘digest information’ is by video, are we looking at the end of the written word? Novelist Charity Norman...


Triumphs and Other Alternatives

Wednesday 12th October 2016
Triumphs and Other Alternatives. Premiering to critical acclaim in 2015, Triumphs and Other Alternatives is original, experimental dance theatre that will leave you breathless. Acclaimed dancer, Ross McCormack, from Belgium’s Les Ballets C de la B, performs the work’s central character. He is a maker, creator, builder and...


Little Shop of Horrors

Wednesday 12th October 2016
Little Shop of Horrors. The ultimate live film experience. Live Live Cinema takes four actors and musicians and pushes their multi-tasking skills to the limit in Little Shop Of Horrors. While Roger Corman’s cult 1960 film plays on stage, four performers work at break-neck speed to re-voice multiple characters in...


Mahara

Wednesday 12th October 2016
Mahara. Mahara meaning ‘memory’ is a one-woman performance based on Kristyl Neho’s experience with her grandmother’s journey into Alzheimer's. Transporting us to the heart of Hastings, Kristyl plays 17 different characters to sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreakingly poignant effect. It is a...


The Scene of The Crime

Thursday 13th October 2016
The Scene of The Crime. In everyday lives in ordinary streets, things can go horribly wrong. Moments of madness led to the notorious court cases of ordinary citizens like Mark Lundy and Steve Braunias sat in on them. He joins Hamish Crafar to discuss his reports from the badlands and the strange psychologies of people who...


SolOthello

Thursday 13th October 2016
SolOthello. Maori performance mask (Te Mata Kokako o Rēhia)
 comes to life as Regan Taylor unfolds an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello as a solo performance. SolOthello weaves together Shakespeare’s original prose, modern English and Te Reo Māori to deliver a dynamic and cheeky interpretation of...


Out of The Box

Thursday 13th October 2016
Out of The Box. Aotearoa’s top hip-hop choreographers and dancers come together in a fabulous fusion of street and contemporary dance forms. This is competition level dancing without competition rules. It’s hip-hop with no limitations, no regulations and no time limits, allowing choreographers and dancers to...


The Gruffalo

Friday 14th October 2016
The Gruffalo. Based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler published by Macmillan Children's Books A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark woods. After sell-out seasons throughout the world, including the West End and Broadway, and throughout New Zealand in 2010 – 11,...


Margot Wuts and The Duchess Club

Friday 14th October 2016
Margot Wuts and The Duchess Club. After the sell-out success of her Nina Simone Tribute 'I Put A Spell On You!' Margot Wuts is back to transport you to the sumptuous decadence of late-night speakeasy jazz joint. The Duchess Club, an all-women ensemble of first-class musicians will delight, challenge and inspire audiences with...


Edge of A Raindrop

Friday 14th October 2016
Edge of A Raindrop. Beneath 150 years of settlement and dreams, struggles and endeavour, lies a past whose memory continues to trickle into the present. The Heretaunga Plains, which now embody the city of Hastings, was once a water world filled with rivers, streams, lagoons, swamps and pools. Weaving this body of...


No More Dancing In the Good Room

Friday 14th October 2016
No More Dancing In the Good Room. Chris is putting on another one of his little dance shows. It’s 1999 and he’s not allowed to do it in the ‘Good Room’ - Mum says his limbs are getting too long and Dad thinks he should keep a lid on it. An unruly mash-up of theatre, dance and home videos, this is a hilarious and moving...


Six Chairs Missing

Friday 14th October 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...


March of The Dirty Wizards 2016

Friday 14th October 2016
March of The Dirty Wizards 2016.


Manos Del Chango

Friday 14th October 2016
Manos Del Chango. Spanish Sagas of love and betrayal, Swiss parables of adoration and revenge, Southern Gothic Blues and '40s Mexican Bolero Cabaret trash! The flicker of the old cinema, an old projector, a dark room and a white sheet. Delaney Davidson presents his world debut show combining live music with the...


Gypsy Fair - The Original

Saturday 15th October 2016
Gypsy Fair - The Original. The Original gypsy fair will be holding our fourth fair for the 2016-17 Season (as we have done for more than a quarter century) in the wonderful Windsor Park "Sylvan Road" Hastings. Please note this year we will not be in Havelock North due to the redevelopment of the Domain, however, we are...


Crafters Destash Market

Saturday 15th October 2016
Crafters Destash Market. This market is for crafters to sell off supplies they no longer use. Yarn, wool, buttons, beads, fabric, vintage items,craft books and magazines, mosaic tiles, scrape booking, anything craft related. Fundraiser for your club, organisation, group or charity. Refreshments available. Just call for...


Sidelined

Saturday 15th October 2016
Sidelined. Back in the day, books aimed at a female audience were tagged ‘cozy’, ‘a beach read’, a ‘cardy read’. Even today, books are likely to be marketed to female audiences as ‘romance’ or ‘chick-lit’ and to male audiences as a ‘thriller’. Are we diminishing great writing by...


Guji Guji

Saturday 15th October 2016
Guji Guji. Guji Guji is a simple and beautiful story about being different, bullying and family love. A strange egg rolls into a duck’s nest. Mother Duck hatches the egg and the strangest looking duck you have ever seen emerges from the egg. His first words are Guji Guji and that becomes his name. Based on...


Tangata Whenua: Writing New Zealand History

Saturday 15th October 2016
Tangata Whenua: Writing New Zealand History. Winner of multiple book awards, Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History charts the sweep of Māori history from ancient origins to the twenty-first century. Tryphena Cracknell leads a discussion with authors Professor Atholl Anderson and Dr Aroha Harris on the research underpinning it together with...


Under Milk Wood

Saturday 15th October 2016
Under Milk Wood. Guy Masterson brings Dylan Thomas’ timeless masterpiece vividly to life in an astonishing, award-winning solo performance that has gained worldwide acclaim. Celebrating a day in the life of 'Llareggub' - a small seatown somewhere in Wales - all 69 inhabitants are hilariously recreated in an...


Edge of A Raindrop

Saturday 15th October 2016
Edge of A Raindrop. Beneath 150 years of settlement and dreams, struggles and endeavour, lies a past whose memory continues to trickle into the present. The Heretaunga Plains, which now embody the city of Hastings, was once a water world filled with rivers, streams, lagoons, swamps and pools. Weaving this body of...


Don McGlashan & Shayne Carter

Saturday 15th October 2016
Don McGlashan & Shayne Carter. Two of New Zealand’s greatest singer/songwriters, Don McGlashan and Shayne Carter come together for one very special performance in the Spiegeltent. Mining through each other’s extensive songbooks, McGlashan and Carter have picked out a selection of songs to perform together. From well-loved...


The Waters We Live In

Sunday 16th October 2016
The Waters We Live In. Dame Anne Salmond is patron of Te Awaroa: 1000 Rivers, a riparian restoration project which aims to restore degraded waterways through networks made up of scientists, young people, farmers, iwi and other residents, local businesses and councils taking care of our rivers together. One of these...


The Tukituki Trail Walk Run Ride Monster Treasure Hunt

Sunday 16th October 2016
The Tukituki Trail Walk Run Ride Monster Treasure Hunt. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. Head to Russell Park for a whole lot of fun at the Tukituki Trail Walk Run Ride Monster Treasure Hunt. There will be walking, running and cycling courses, both long and short...


Paper Shaper

Sunday 16th October 2016
Paper Shaper. Paper Shaper is a charming story about a mischievous little man who lives in a rubbish bin. The story springs straight from the realms of imagination and curiosity that children inhabit. What happens to that little man on the side of the rubbish bin when no-one is looking? He creates a whole...


Edge of A Raindrop

Sunday 16th October 2016
Edge of A Raindrop. Beneath 150 years of settlement and dreams, struggles and endeavour, lies a past whose memory continues to trickle into the present. The Heretaunga Plains, which now embody the city of Hastings, was once a water world filled with rivers, streams, lagoons, swamps and pools. Weaving this body of...


Graeme James News From Nowhere

Sunday 16th October 2016
Graeme James News From Nowhere . In celebration of the release of his first album of original tunes, Graeme James is heading out on tour with his unique folk/alt-pop stylings. Starting his career busking on the streets of Wellington in 2012 his captivating live show has been key to building a large and loyal fan base. Armed with...


Shylock

Sunday 16th October 2016
Shylock. Shylock has always divided opinion. Is he a villain or a victim? Or someone even more intriguing. There is no doubt Shylock is hard done by in The Merchant of Venice, but does he bring it on himself? As one of only two Jewish men in all of Shakespeare’s works, his portrayal reflects how Jews...


Tami Neilson & Her Hot Rockin' Band of Rhythm

Sunday 16th October 2016
Tami Neilson & Her Hot Rockin' Band of Rhythm. With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of country and rockabilly music, Tami Neilson has been described as "A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.” (Nick Bollinger, NZ National Radio) Singing...


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...


Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner

Tuesday 18th October 2016
Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner. The 2016 Awards night will be held in a spectacular silk lined marquee in the beautiful and historic Waikoko Gardens. The highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the trophy winners, as selected by our International and National Judges. A four course meal prepared by four of Hawke's...


2016 Royal A&P Show - Hawke's Bay Show

Wednesday 19th October 2016
2016 Royal A&P Show - Hawke's Bay Show. This is an action packed three-day event. The Royal Show is the premier agricultural Show in New Zealand featuring animals of all shapes and sizes, hundreds of trade sites, Taste Hawke's Bay Pavilion, Animal World and Mahons Amusements. The Hawke's Bay Show is when town and country are at the...


Bad Manners - 40 Years of Fun

Wednesday 19th October 2016
Bad Manners - 40 Years of Fun. To celebrate 40 years on stages all over the world, Bad Manners are embarking on their most extensive run of Australian and New Zealand shows ever. Six Kiwi shows and ten Aussie gigs will give every dancehall fan the night of their life. Bad Manners are a non-stop party band and promise to excite...


Naked Gun

Thursday 20th October 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...


2016 Indo Pacific Trampoline & Tumbling Championships

Friday 21st October 2016
2016 Indo Pacific Trampoline & Tumbling Championships. GymSports New Zealand is privileged to host the 2016 Indo Pacific Trampoline and Tumbling Championships. Returning to New Zealand for only the second time since the first Indo Pacific Championships were held in Australia in 1991, the event will be a spectacle of top Trampoline talent. Come and...


The Spring Splash

Friday 21st October 2016
The Spring Splash. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. Take a 'Spring Splash' and celebrate the official opening of Russell Park's Splash Pad - the newest and one of the biggest Splash Pad's in New Zealand. Take a dip, grab a...


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...


Old English Garden Party

Saturday 22nd October 2016
Old English Garden Party. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. Step back in time at an Old English Garden Party at Chapelwick Coastal Estate, relax, take in some history, enjoy a classic high tea and explore the homestead. Enjoy a glass of...


Beachfront Inn Spring Fling Coastal Walk

Sunday 23rd October 2016
Beachfront Inn Spring Fling Coastal Walk. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. The Beach Front Inn Coastal walk is for those with a good level of fitness and good walking boots or trail trainers to tackle the walk from Whangaehu to Porangahau Beach. The...


Opiango Hills Coastal Horse Trek

Sunday 23rd October 2016
Opiango Hills Coastal Horse Trek. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. This very special offering from Opiango Hills gives trekkers the chance to experience Coastal Hills, Riding alongside The River to the River Mouth where the river meets the sea,...


Tom Lee-Richards

Sunday 23rd October 2016
Tom Lee-Richards. After nurturing a dedicated and loyal following in his adopted home of Australia, New Zealand-born Tom Lee-Richards is bringing his unique blend of alt-folk/pop home for his first-ever Kiwi tour this October. The Melbourne-based singer’s ‘Madness’ tour, coincides with the release of his...


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...


Hidden Agenda

Friday 28th October 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...


National Eventing Championships

Saturday 29th October 2016
National Eventing Championships. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. This wonderful event is returning to Arran Station, Takapau in 2016. Eventing is the triathlon of equestrian sport and an Olympic sport at which New Zealand excels - this is your...


Wairoa Halloween Drag Queen Ball

Saturday 29th October 2016
Wairoa Halloween Drag Queen Ball. A fun night out with your girls or a Halloween night out. Come and have fun with the drag queen's from Family bar in Auckland. You will be provided with a yummy roast dinner, sides buffet and desert. This is a BYO event however you will be given a wine with dinner.


The Final Fling

Saturday 29th October 2016
The Final Fling. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. We're closing this Spring Fling with a bang, one final knees up at the Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre featuring Hawke's Bay's premier cover bands “Naked...


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...


'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Friday 4th November 2016
'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons. “A world-class, quintessentially Kiwi show full of heart and humour…guaranteed a great night out. Do NOT miss it”” - Theatreview. Farmstrong in association with ANZCO proudly present: 'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons - a brand new double bill show that'll blow your ears back! Following...


F.A.W.C! Launch Party & 5th Birthday Celebration

Friday 4th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Launch Party & 5th Birthday Celebration. Not only is it the F.A.W.C! Summer Series Launch Party, but it’s also our 5th birthday! We haven’t been this excited about a birthday since we started school. We’re confident this will be better than your average 5th birthday party. For starters there’ll be no marmite sandwiches or fairy...


F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Insiders Art, Shop, Wine & Food Tour

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Insiders Art, Shop, Wine & Food Tour. Begin your day at Bibby and Brady where interior design duo, Vic Bibby + Dael Brady, will take you on a whirlwind insider’s tour of arts, shopping, wines and dining in Hawke’s Bay. First stop coffee at F.G Smith and decadent treats from the delectable Picnic, rounded off with a spot of shopping...


F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass Series

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass Series. A rare chance to get up and personal with the creme de la creme of New Zealand’s culinary superstars and learn some of their tricks and secrets firsthand. Each chef will cook something from their repertoire - from scratch right in front of you. They’ll talk you through each stage so you can...


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...


F.A.W.C! Art In the Olives Festival

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Art In the Olives Festival. A casual, family-friendly event with a focus on all things olive related. Meet the local producers of the finest extra virgin olive oils, olives and gourmet food products Aquiferra, Telegraph Hill Lyonmark Estate and others. Snack on tantalising tapas or try the gourmet hangi. After a stroll...


F.A.W.C! Say Cheese@ Three Cheese Making Workshop

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Say Cheese@ Three Cheese Making Workshop. Impress your friends, and invite them over for wine and homemade cheese made by - YOU! That’s right, this practical workshop will teach you everything you need to know about making three of the world’s most popular cheeses: Mozzarella, Feta and Ricotta. You’ll be guided through the steps...


F.A.W.C! Marine Parade Brews with B.A.D. & DC BBQ

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Marine Parade Brews with B.A.D. & DC BBQ. For the beer aficionado or just the beer curious, join 5 local brewers as they pour old favourites and one-off botanically themed brews crafted exclusively for this event. Chat with the brewers, test your blind tasting skills and match your beers with some mouthwatering dishes from the Design...


F.A.W.C! Seafood with Al Brown

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Seafood with Al Brown. Last year Al and Black Barn took guests to a spectacular secret location above the Tuki Tuki River. This year Al Brown returns to Black Barn and heads for the beach. The Beach House, at Waimarama will be an amazing location for an extraordinary Black Barn F.A.W.C experience. Get set for an...


F.A.W.C! Burst of Citrus

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Burst of Citrus. Taking inspiration from the citrus family, St Georges Restaurant head chef, Francky Godinho, will awaken your senses. Your taste buds will be tingling with delight as you devour five sublime courses, especially designed to showcase the versatility of different citrus fruit. F.A.W.C! Food and...


F.A.W.C! Chardonnay's the Name of our Game

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Chardonnay's the Name of our Game. Chardonnay's the name of our game and this is your chance to see why. Join Vidal’s head winemaker Hugh Crichton as he takes you through the latest releases of this golden liquid goodness with a special tasting of the newly released 2015 Vidal's Reserve and Legacy Chardonnays. If you're lucky...


F.A.W.C! Al Fresco Feast in the Olive Grove

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Al Fresco Feast in the Olive Grove. Transport yourself to the Mediterranean for this fun, relaxed al fresco feast showcasing seasonal Mediterranean-inspired food. Grab a group of friends and make the most of the longer days during this late afternoon lunch featuring platters of delectable food shared down the middle of the table set...


F.A.W.C! Glory Days with Rod McDonald Wines

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Glory Days with Rod McDonald Wines. Join Rod for an eclectic tasting of great historical significance! Glory Days will take you on a journey through some of the defining moments in Rod’s wine-making life. Perhaps it's a drop from the year he gained vineous enlightenment, or maybe a life-changing and thought redirecting wine, or...


F.A.W.C! Sotheby's Soiree with Nadia Lim

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sotheby's Soiree with Nadia Lim. Spend the afternoon in one of Hawke's Bay's finest homes with your own private chef Nadia Lim, courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty. Nadia became a household name after taking out the title of Masterchef, with the philosophy of “eat food from the ground, the sea and the sky- and less...


F.A.W.C! Chardonnay in the Park

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Chardonnay in the Park. If you like your chardonnay, then this one is for you. We think our wines foot it pretty well with their international counterparts - and this is your chance to see if you agree. It’s not a competition, but just a bit of fun as we compare for of our legendary chardonnays to some of their...


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

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Secret World of Sourdough. 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! The VCP Oyster Bar

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The VCP Oyster Bar. The VCP Oyster Bar brings the special magic of Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin and freshly shucked oysters together. Under the watchful eye of Chef Martin Bosley, oysters and seafood influenced street food will be on the menu, while the Advintage Pop-Up Bar will be pouring VCP and other premium...


F.A.W.C! Giant's Garden Party

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Giant's Garden Party. As the days draw out and the weather gets warmer it’s time to celebrate the Hawke’s Bay summer. Join us under the escarpment of the mighty Te Mata Peak in the Giant’s Garden at Craggy Range for a feast of sorts and delicious wines. Enjoy a selection of summer dishes and new release wines...


'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Saturday 5th November 2016
'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons. “A world-class, quintessentially Kiwi show full of heart and humour…guaranteed a great night out. Do NOT miss it”” - Theatreview. Farmstrong in association with ANZCO proudly present: 'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons - a brand new double bill show that'll blow your ears back! Following...


F.A.W.C! Get Your Groove On

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Get Your Groove On. We’re clearing away the tables, so bring your dancing shoes and singing voice to groove the night away. We’ve enlisted some home-grown musicians to entertain you, we’ll have you grooving away in no time. Enjoy a welcome drink and canapés in our open air courtyard before heading in to a...


F.A.W.C! Sacred Chardonnay, Pacifica & Friends

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sacred Chardonnay, Pacifica & Friends. Think of chardonnay as a set of pearls: versatile enough to wear with your favourite pair of jeans and elegant enough for the most formal black tie affair. Tonight, along with the dream team of chef Jeremy Rameka and winemaker Tony Bish, chardonnay will be the star of the show. With five divine...


F.A.W.C! Getting Jazzy

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Getting Jazzy. Put your glad rags on for this decadent Deco style dinner at the historic Mission Estate. It’s a ‘roaring 20’s’ themed night so dust off those sequins and blazers, and get fancy. With a stompin' jazz band playing throughout the night as you enjoy a four course meal with Mission Estate...


F.A.W.C! BBQ with Josh Emett

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! BBQ with Josh Emett. Spend the evening with celebrity chef Josh Emett for a BBQ like no other set in the stunning location of Millar Road. Thanks to sponsors Jeff Gray BMW, guests can expect a showcase of exquisite food and wine with their ambassador Josh Emett at the culinary wheel. Arrive for a glass of wine and...


F.A.W.C! Blissed Out Yoga & Wholefood Brunch with Nici Wicke

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Blissed Out Yoga & Wholefood Brunch with Nici Wicke. NZ Woman’s Weekly presents brunch with Nici Wickes. Join Nici Wickes for brunch as she shares her journey from feeling fatigued and burnt out, back to health, vitality and balance and the recipes that got her there. This wonderful event will start with a yoga class suitable for all followed by a...


F.A.W.C! Sunday Brunch Session with Francky Godinho

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sunday Brunch Session with Francky Godinho. If only every Sunday could be like this. Picture this: renowned chef Francky Godinho of St. George’s Restaurant, a stunning vineyard setting, and a seat at a table with your name on it. Relax in the sunshine as Francky dishes out four courses of amazingness - all perfectly matched with Ash...


F.A.W.C! Little Locavores Lunch

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Little Locavores Lunch. The “Little” Locavores Lunch is back. Hosted by Ray McVinnie, this classic F.A.W.C! event allows you time to stroll the Farmers Market and gather your goodies before Ray and local chef extraordinaire Paolo Pancotti whip up a delightful 3 course lunch served in a relaxed alfresco style in the...


F.A.W.C! Picnic in the Vines

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Picnic in the Vines. A gourmet fun day for the whole family. Give the babysitter a break and have a picnic with a difference. Trust us, there’ll be no egg sammies and thermoses of tea at this event. Think homemade pate, local cheese, rustic terrine, olives, fresh bread, condiments and something sweet to finish. All...


Hastings Christmas At the Races

Sunday 6th November 2016
Hastings Christmas At the Races. Enquire. Book. Party sorted - for your best Christmas party yet! Christmas at the Races is your one-stop Christmas Party shop, with each of the 47 events nationwide promising fine festive food, live entertainment, exciting racing action and the chance to dress up and toast the season. Simply...


F.A.W.C! A Flaming Fabulous Christmas with Raymond van Rijk

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! A Flaming Fabulous Christmas with Raymond van Rijk. Grab a bunch of mates and watch the action of the races in your own Christmas themed VIP marquee where you’ll have Mr Barbecue himself, Raymond can Rijk, cooking up a storm. He’ll be dishing up three courses via his wood fired spit, wine barrel smoker and large charcoal barbeques. Wash it all...


F.A.W.C! S.A.S. - Session Ales & Sliders with B.A.D.

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! S.A.S. - Session Ales & Sliders with B.A.D.. Join the crew from B.A.D. (Beer Appreciation Day) and Deliciosa for another Sunday Session of epic proportions. Sample the latest offerings from local Hawke's Bay breweries Brave, Sneaky, Giant and Zeelandt whilst munching on a menu of gourmet sliders from the Deliciosa kitchen. With DJ Ben Wright...


F.A.W.C! Eat Hawke's Bay

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Eat Hawke's Bay. After receiving nationwide accolades for his new Napier restaurant Bistronomy, chef James Beck has come up with the ultimate experience for passionate foodies. Inspired by the food on offer in the Hawke’s Bay and James’ experiences foraging, hunting and gathering fresh produce in diverse...


F.A.W.C! Go the Whole Hog with Bareknuckle BBQ

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Go the Whole Hog with Bareknuckle BBQ. Make a pig of yourself at Bareknuckle’s whole hog BBQ. Taste the difference of locally farmed heritage breed pork, smoked nose to tail on our genuine Texas Pitt Barrel BBQ. Served up in true Carolina 'pig pickin’, finger lickin' style, this will be a fun afternoon. We’ll also be serving...


F.A.W.C! The Evolution of Syrah

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Evolution of Syrah. We see Hawke’s Bay as the best place in New Zealand to grow Syrah. Join us on a tasting journey with Chief Winemaker Matt Stafford to find out why the Gimblett Gravels is the sweet spot for this delicious varietal. You will track the evolution of Syrah and why it has become treasured for its...


F.A.W.C! White Night with Trinity Hill

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! White Night with Trinity Hill. Modeled on a cult dining phenomenon that started in Paris, this is a dinner with a difference. The rules are simple; the location is not revealed until the morning of the event, and all diners must be dressed in white from head to toe. The menu is devised by you - it’s a BYO picnic affair,...


'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Sunday 6th November 2016
'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons. “A world-class, quintessentially Kiwi show full of heart and humour…guaranteed a great night out. Do NOT miss it”” - Theatreview. Farmstrong in association with ANZCO proudly present: 'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons - a brand new double bill show that'll blow your ears back! Following...


F.A.W.C! The Manse Meat Master Class

Monday 7th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Manse Meat Master Class. In New Zealand we are spoilt for choice with our cuts of meat, the trick is all in the preparation. In a special one off event, join The Manse owner and chef Gary Grootelaar as he explores how we should be preparing meat in New Zealand, including a meat bonning demonstration from the Village...


F.A.W.C! Bistronomy Meets Hiakai

Monday 7th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Bistronomy Meets Hiakai. A fusion of minds and ideas. Bistronomy’s chef James Beck is thrilled to have the talented chef Monique Fiso, founder of Hiakai, commandeering his kitchen for one night only at Bistronomy. Monique blends traditional Maori cooking knowledge and ingredients with cutting-edge culinary ideas and...


F.A.W.C! Quiz Master Meets Wine Master

Monday 7th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Quiz Master Meets Wine Master. A super fun night out - grab a team of four and join us as your irreverent quiz master host Trinity Hill’s John Hancock puts your wine knowledge to the test. Do you know your Verdicchio’s from your Verdelho’s & your Fromage from your Football players??? If you don’t take life too...


F.A.W.C! The Hapi Breakfast

Tuesday 8th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Hapi Breakfast. At Hapī, we believe the old adage “you are what you eat”, that physical and mental wellbeing is a true reflection of how you fuel your body. Join Gretta and Fleur (B.Nat) for an interactive breakfast demo covering everything you and your family needs for a superfood start to the day including:...


F.A.W.C! Yappie Hour

Tuesday 8th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Yappie Hour. Nobody puts poochie in the corner, well not anymore thanks to the good folks at Trinity Hill. It’s a BYO dog affair of fun in the sun with your favourite four-legged friend. Relax with a wine and catch up with friends as the dogs to do the same. Ticket price includes a doggy degustation menu...


F.A.W.C! The Bourbon BBQ Club

Tuesday 8th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Bourbon BBQ Club. With a nod to the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, the birthplace of bourbon, Emporium bring you The Bourbon BBQ Club. Your sole with be sated with rich, smoky, smooth flavours as Executive Chef Damon McGinniss demonstrates the sinfully smoky delights of BBQ’d dishes matched perfectly with the smooth...


F.A.W.C! Tapas and Toreadors

Wednesday 9th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Tapas and Toreadors. Transport yourself to Spain for this night of tapas and opera. Mix and mingle as you enjoy tapas dishes and carafes of hearty Spanish wine. MC and local opera legend Anna Pierard and the talented team from Prima Volta will create an unforgettable ambience filling the night with harmony and...


F.A.W.C! Homage to Hawke’s Bay; Launch of 2014 Homage

Wednesday 9th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Homage to Hawke’s Bay; Launch of 2014 Homage. We’re paying homage to Homage. It’s the official release party for Trinity Hill’s 2014 Homage Syrah and we’ve heard via the grapevine that it’s a pretty awesome drop. Join us as we give it the old sniff test while also indulging in delicious canapés from Kate Lester. An exhibition by...


F.A.W.C! Saigon Alley

Wednesday 9th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Saigon Alley. Grab your passports and join us for a night of street food and fun in Saigon Alley. Festooned with lanterns and street stalls offering Vietnamese-inspired food, let the team from Hugo Chang escort you to Saigon for the night. Aromatic cocktails and crisp, chilled ales will be flowing. Your ticket...


'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Wednesday 9th November 2016
'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons. “A world-class, quintessentially Kiwi show full of heart and humour…guaranteed a great night out. Do NOT miss it”” - Theatreview. Farmstrong in association with ANZCO proudly present: 'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons - a brand new double bill show that'll blow your ears back! Following...


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. ...


F.A.W.C! Raw Food for the Soul with Hapi & Organic Ash

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Raw Food for the Soul with Hapi & Organic Ash. Join Gretta & Fleur from Hapī and Organic Ash for a raw food workshop that will fuel your soul. Here is your introduction to eating raw. Have fun and get interactive with the experts as they demonstrate how to create an amazing three course, Italian inspired lunch from raw plant based foods that...


F.A.W.C! Eat Street

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Eat Street. This summer we’re making progressive dinner parties cool again! Your Urban Gourmet experience begins with some seriously good Chardonnay with Winemaker, Tony Bish, in the historic ambience of the old tobacco factory. Then head down the road to F.G. Smith Eatery to share delicious street food...


F.A.W.C! Waste Not, Want Not: Class with Paolo Pancotti

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Waste Not, Want Not: Class with Paolo Pancotti. Join owner and chef from the Molto Italian Kitchen, Paolo Pancotti, as he runs a masterclass for the resourceful. Paolo will demonstrate 3 dishes in this interactive cooking class including whipping up a healthy and taste meal in 10 minutes, how to utilise leftovers and meals for the kids that will...


F.A.W.C! The Underground Reserve

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Underground Reserve. This is your chance to enjoy an exclusive wine tasting in Elephant Hill’s breathtaking underground barrel cellar. Join winemaker Steve Skinner as we celebrate the release of the 2014 Reserves - and given all signs are indicating that 2014 has followed on from 2013 as an epic Hawke’s Bay...


F.A.W.C! Sin City's Seven Deadly Sins

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sin City's Seven Deadly Sins. Are you a sinner? Set in the forgotten and previously forbidden venue in the depths of Napier’s historic Art Deco Masonic Hotel this unique, out of the box degustation experience is not to be missed. The seven deadly sins sets the scene for this night of mystery. A sumptuous menu by chef Damon...


Celtic Illusion - Witness the Magic

Thursday 10th November 2016
Celtic Illusion - Witness the Magic. From the promoters of the hugely successful The Rhythms of Ireland comes Celtic Illusion. Following sell-out shows all over Australia, Celtic Illusion, the original dance and magical illusion sensation that has been taking Australian audiences by storm, will tour thirteen New Zealand cities this...


F.A.W.C! Judging a Cheese by its Cover

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Judging a Cheese by its Cover. A rare opportunity to join Juliet Harbutt, world renowned cheese guru and Black Barn’s Awarding winning winemaker Dave McKee at a “cheese & wine” Masterclass-dinner. Taste some unique and unusual New Zealand artisan cheeses alongside Black Barn’s latest wine releases. Guests will enjoy a...


"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...


F.A.W.C! Pipi 'At Home' at home

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Pipi 'At Home' at home. 11:30am-1:30pm - $120 (includes lunch and book to take home) $150 (includes wine as well) Alexandra Tylee will be letting you into her rambling country home, giving insights into the inspiration and production of her recently published Random House cookbook Pipi ‘At Home’. You will receive a...


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

Friday 11th November 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! Electric Ladyland with Kent Baddeley

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Electric Ladyland with Kent Baddeley. Owner and chef of Ten Twenty Four, Kent Baddeley, has a reputation for harnessing the goodness of local seafood, meat and seasonal produce to create outstanding fare with unexpected culinary twists. This event will deliver no less, with 5 delectable courses of Hawke’s Bay produce with...


F.A.W.C! Reunion Dinner

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Reunion Dinner. Sean Burns and Head Chef Hayden Esau bring together old Hospo colleagues, Brandon Nash and Dale Gartland, to create a unique food and wine evening with a twist. These guys go way back…Brandon Nash and Sean worked together at Craggy. Brandon left to start his own wine distributor business...


F.A.W.C! The Kiwi OE

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Kiwi OE. Join us as we take you on a jaunt around Europe with the chefs of tomorrow from EIT. In anticipation of their own gastronomical journey to come, our final-year students have designed an eight course degustation menu focusing on the cuisines of Europe but putting their own Kiwi twist on it along the...


F.A.W.C! A Melody of Flavours

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! A Melody of Flavours. Enjoy a glass of wine and finger food on the patio as you take in the stunning Linden Estate, surrounded by rolling hills and vines in the picturesque Esk Valley. Send your taste buds wild as Linden Estate Head Chef Greg Miller cooks up a BBQ storm of succulent seafood and game meats all served up...


F.A.W.C! Green Gastronomy in the Gravels

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Green Gastronomy in the Gravels. Set in the stunning location of the Stonecroft Winemaker’s House, enjoy an intimate organic food and wine experience with chef Paolo Pancotti and Stonecroft’s winemaker Dermot McCollum. The Winemaker’s House is perched at the top of Roy’s Hill with almost 360 degree views over the Gimblett...


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...


F.A.W.C! Pork to Fork

Saturday 12th November 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! New Zealand Artisan Cheese Market

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! New Zealand Artisan Cheese Market. “Cheese – a combination of mans ingenuity and one of Mother Nature’s finest miracles – Milk.” A chance to meet your maker! The New Zealand Artisan Cheese Market is a collection of New Zealand’s smaller cheesemakers who make their cheese by hand, often using milk from their own herds,...


F.A.W.C! School for Big Cheeses

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! School for Big Cheeses. Sign up for a Masterclass with cheese Master Juliet Harbutt to discover how to identify a cheese by its rind or smooth away the excesses of the day with a round of Cheese Tossing or Skittles! If you want to know how to iron a cheese, hold back a brie and taste amazing cheeses, then this is for...


F.A.W.C! Secret Location with Fat Freddy's Drop

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Secret Location with Fat Freddy's Drop. Food-loving troubadours, Fat Freddy’s Drop join Black Barn to take you on an extraordinary secret location lunch. Transport yourself to Lisbon as they re-imagine the food they’ve discovered in the back streets of Barrio Alto but using the freshest and best seasonal produce from Hawke’s Bay. ...


F.A.W.C! Kai Moana at the Park

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Kai Moana at the Park. A casual event celebrating the abundance of goodness we have on offer here in Hawke’s Bay. A team of chefs will be showcasing some tasty seafood dishes and our head winemaker Dan Barker will be on hand to introduce you to Moana Park’s natural, low-sulphite wines. New Zealand Craft Breweries...


F.A.W.C! Sweet, Sinful & Shameless

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sweet, Sinful & Shameless. NOTHING beats a good dessert wine. Don’t miss this opportunity to savour an enticing flight of stickies selected by master of dessert wine, Peter Gough. You’ll taste wines from both hemispheres and learn about what dessert foods best match your favorite varietals. Share the pleasures in the...


F.A.W.C! A Strawberry Affair

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! A Strawberry Affair. Held in the stunning setting of the award-winning Mangapapa Hotel, this exclusive event pays homage to the ultimate summer delicacy - the humble, yet utterly divine strawberry. An afternoon for romantics or a group of girlfriends, you’ll feel like royalty as you enjoy a champagne laden High Tea...


Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

Saturday 12th November 2016
Hawke's Bay Wine Auction. Forty talented Hawke's Bay winegrowers offering unique wine lots. This is your opportunity to walk away with a parcel of never to be repeated wines. Grab some friends and form a syndicate or it alone in the auction. The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction celebrates 25 years in 2016 with Hawke’s Bay’s...


F.A.W.C! Endemic - An Artisan Collboration

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Endemic - An Artisan Collboration. Themed around our precious native flora, this stylish cocktail party brings together some of Hawke’s Bays most interesting folk for a night of music, art, good times, and ‘slow food’ morsels. You’ll hear from the chefs about what inspires them and the importance of eating ‘real’ food....


Seafood Banquet

Saturday 12th November 2016
Seafood Banquet. Fresh off the boat. A delicious array of the ocean's bounty.


F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes. The Lodge at Craggy Range is New Zealand’s newest premier winery accommodation located at the iconic Giants Winery in Havelock North. You’re invited to join us for an exclusive event at The Lodge for a memorable dinner under the stars. Start by selecting your own produce from the abundant...


F.A.W.C! Childhood Memories

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Childhood Memories. Let St Georges Restaurant’s head chef, Francky Godinho, take you on a trip down memory lane, dishing up a delectable five course dinner inspired by childhood memories. Evoke your senses and delight in some old favourites that conjure up memories from your cherished youth. F.A.W.C! Food and Wine...


F.A.W.C! Paolo’s Kids Cooking Classes

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Paolo’s Kids Cooking Classes. Calling all budding junior cook-stars – here’s your chance to learn from the best. Join award-winning chef and owner of Molto Italian Kitchen, Paolo Pancotti, for a fun, hands-on cooking workshop just for kids. Discover what a fun space the kitchen can be, as you work with Paolo to learn the...


F.A.W.C! Baa Baa Black Sheep Have Ewe Any Wine?

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Baa Baa Black Sheep Have Ewe Any Wine?. Yes sir, Yes sir three barrels full … of great wine matched with amazing local produce. Join the Masters and Dames at Kiwiesque Lodge for a long, lazy alfresco lunch. A variety of dishes focused on the best of spring, including our specialty lamb by chef Terry Lowe. Enjoy a selection of new and...


F.A.W.C! Naturally Amazing High Tea

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Naturally Amazing High Tea. Ever wondered how to make delicious treats that are also good for you? The talented team at Farmhouse Kitchen are collaborating with a BePure Nutritionist to bring you and fun, hands-on afternoon. Learn how to create an indulgent High Tea featuring treats that are both gluten free and sugar free-...


F.A.W.C! “Hello Summer!” Garden Lunch

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! “Hello Summer!” Garden Lunch. "Hello Summer!" is a celebration of the gloriousness of Summer*. The sun is shining, the food is fresh and bountiful. Ditch your homespun winter woolies, put on your favourite frock or summer chinos and join us in Mission Estate’s magical garden setting. This four course lunch will celebrate...


F.A.W.C! Pranzare with Pask & Michael Van de Elzen

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Pranzare with Pask & Michael Van de Elzen. Acclaimed chef Michael Van de Elzen has designed a long, leisurely Italian-style lunch for those who like the finer things in life. Dine al fresco in the beautiful grounds of The Old Church, with Pask Winery winemaker Kate Radburnd on hand to talk you through the wine matches as the team from...


F.A.W.C! Sunday Worship

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sunday Worship. Head chef Ashley Jones serves up a heavenly selection of fresh seasonal produce matched with Elephant Hill’s renowned wines. With a sensational setting overlooking the vines, the ocean and the Kidnapper Cliffs, this is the ultimate altar of happiness. Stroll around the food stations and savour...


F.A.W.C! Llaneros Bravos with B.A.D.

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Llaneros Bravos with B.A.D.. Hitch up your burro and ride into Deliciosa for an afternoon of Venezuelan arepas in the grandest tradition. Match your choice with a selection of local beers chosen especially for the occasion by B.A.D. with an accompanying soundtrack of Latin beats from the extensive collection of DJ Ben Wright....


F.A.W.C! Summer Tapas in San Sebastien

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Summer Tapas in San Sebastien. Known for its plethora of Michelin-starred restaurants, Spain’s San Sebastien region is a food-lovers slice of heaven. To save you the long flight, Mister D is bringing Spain direct to you. Feast on a variety of intriguing, tasty tapas and imbibe a selection of Spanish wines as guitarist David...


The Nutcracker - Imperial Russian Ballet Company

Wednesday 16th November 2016
The Nutcracker - Imperial Russian Ballet Company. Following their sell-out 2015 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia & New Zealand to perform The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is famous for Tchaikovsky’s music. The genius of Tchaikovsky created one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores...


Peak Trail Blazer

Sunday 20th November 2016
Peak Trail Blazer. Peak Trail Blazer - $500 Cash for the Fastest Dash! The 7th annual Peak Trail Blazer is home to the Rod McDonald Wines King of the Peak, Hawke’s Bay Orthodontics Queen of the Peak and The Scorchers sub-50 minutes club & Hall of Flames sub-60 minutes club. Current reigning champs are Eric...


The Pipes & Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Sunday 20th November 2016
The Pipes & Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Presales have started. GP on sale to start soon. 25 musicians, dancers and singers live on-stage performing in full ceremonial uniform. The world famous Pipes & Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards announce a seven-venue tour of New Zealand this November. 25 musicians in full ceremonial...


The ABBA Show

Wednesday 23rd November 2016
The ABBA Show. Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute – The ABBA Show – is coming to town! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring 2.5 hours of live musical...


Inner Bubble

Saturday 26th November 2016
Inner Bubble. From sunset to sunrise, it's a music festival you won't want to miss...kick start the summer in a massive way, pitch up your tent and enjoy the amazing collaborations of artists we have for you. With over 14 hours of non-stop music, bringing you the best in Electronic / DnB / Rap / Hip Hop /...


Waihua Christmas Fete

Sunday 27th November 2016
Waihua Christmas Fete. Be enticed into your Christmas shopping in the beautiful, relaxed surroundings of Waihua Station homestead gardens. Enjoy a whitebait fritter and a glass of wine with friends; peruse the superb array of artisan wares, food, and beverages; and be sure to stop and smell the roses. Gather the family,...


The Christmas Shoppe

Tuesday 29th November 2016
The Christmas Shoppe. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in this gorgeous environment. The Christmas Shoppe is unique. It is a 'pop up shop' that is open for one week only and everything we do is all for the festive season. We start with a blank community hall and transform it into Christmas treasure...


The Troggs

Wednesday 30th November 2016
The Troggs. Sixties Giants the Troggs to Tour NZ In November / December On the 50th anniversary of Wild Thing All their Greatest Hits Live in Concert including Wild Thing, With A Girl Like You, I Can't Control Myself, Love Is all Around and many more. The Troggs are British Beat Legends. With those immortal...


Grease

Thursday 1st December 2016
Grease. Get out your leather jackets and pull on your bobby socks with Rydell High’s senior class of 1959. Grease is touring New Zealand - Just in time for your Christmas Party for 2016! Featuring all those unforgettable songs from the movie, and dazzling costumes, Grease is the original High-School...


Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival

Friday 2nd December 2016
Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival. Sanctuary Sounds is a music oriented Not-For-Profit initiative which holds music workshops, festivals and alternative events in Central Hawke's Bay. It is sited on a 2.02ha property at Pukehou. Join us for a truly grass roots festival in rural NZ! Featuring: - Brendon Thomas & the Vibes...


Bring Your Party to The Christmas Party 2016

Friday 2nd December 2016
Bring Your Party to The Christmas Party 2016. Bring your party to "The Christmas Party" at No.5 Cafe & Larder. Festive decorations, great buffet, and a fantastic band. Treat yourself, your friends, or your staff/colleagues to an excellent night out at No.5. Doors open from 6:00pm. Each Group / Table will be invited one by one to the...


Fawlty Towers Show and Dinner: SOLD OUT

Saturday 3rd December 2016
Fawlty Towers Show and Dinner: SOLD OUT. Back by popular demand! Prepare yourself to be amused and abused. Includes a 3 course set menu and live entertainment. Please let us know if your group books separately so we can seat you together.


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...


Waipukurau Christmas At the Races

Sunday 4th December 2016
Waipukurau Christmas At the Races. Enquire. Book. Party sorted - for your best Christmas party yet! Christmas at the Races is your one-stop Christmas party shop, with each of the 47 events nationwide promising fine festive food, live entertainment, exciting racing action and the chance to dress up and toast the season. Simply...


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...


Marley - NZ All-Stars

Saturday 10th December 2016
Marley - NZ All-Stars. New Zealand’s greatest musical talents come together in two sensational concerts this summer to pay homage to one of the greatest influences on NZ music, Bob Marley. Marley – NZ All-stars Celebrate the Legend will be staged at Wharepai Domain, Tauranga, on Friday, 9 December and Black Barn...


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...


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...


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...


European Food Fair

Saturday 4th February 2017
European Food Fair. 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.


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...


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....


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...


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...


GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race

Friday 31st March 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...


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...


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...


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