What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

Quiz Night for Dummies

Monday 1st September 2014
Quiz Night for Dummies. Quiz Night for Dummies – from 7pm We don’t take things too seriously around here. Drag a team together and bring them along for some quiz banter. Cash bar prizes on offer! Kick-off at 7pm. Plus all day $12 Lamb Curry, Spicy Tomato & Onion Sauce, Coconut Rice & Poppadum.


NZIFF - The Armstrong Lie

Monday 1st September 2014
NZIFF - The Armstrong Lie. Investigative filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron, We Steal Secrets) incorporates amazing all-access footage of the 2009 Tour de France into a comprehensive interrogation of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and the world he dominated. Directed by Alex Gibney


Taniwha Daffodils

Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Taniwha Daffodils. Beautiful daffodils available for picking, proceeds to The CHB Plunket Society. "The daffodils at Taniwha, are a truly magnificent sight with the backdrop of the snow covered Ruahine Ranges." Enjoy the site of many hundreds of daffodil varieties planted in a park-like setting of 20 acres with...


NZ International Film Festival

Tuesday 2nd September 2014
NZ International Film Festival. Every winter the NZ International Film Festival (NZIFF) brings the best and brightest of world cinema straight from the international circuit to the giant screens of New Zealand. NZIFF is run by charitable trust, NZ Film Festival Trust, and held annually in Hawke's Bay (from 20 August) before...


NZIFF - Violette

Tuesday 2nd September 2014
NZIFF - Violette. Emmanuelle Devos is hypnotic as Violette Leduc, the French writer whose fearless memoirs, championed by Simone de Beauvoir, broke new boundaries for women in literature. From the director of Séraphine. Directed by Martin Provost


NZIFF - Still Life

Tuesday 2nd September 2014
NZIFF - Still Life. Actor Eddie Marsan is the steady, purposeful centre of this poignant, slightly stylised drama about a council worker whose job – locating the relatives of the unclaimed dead – is his strongest connection to the living. Directed by Uberto Pasolini


NZIFF - Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

Tuesday 2nd September 2014
NZIFF - Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?. Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mood Indigo) and philosopher-activist Noam Chomsky talk about life and language in a conversation gorgeously illuminated with Gondry’s hand-drawn animations. Directed by Michel Gondry


Acoustics with Neil

Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Acoustics with Neil. Live Acoustic Music with Neil – from 8pm He's a favourite here at the Rose, and bound to keep you grooving on a Tuesday from 8pm. Plus all day $12 Esk Valley Sausages, Creamy Mash, Onion & Marmalade Gravy.


NZIFF - Land Ho!

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
NZIFF - Land Ho!. Two 70-something buddies take a trip to Iceland in this surprisingly funny road movie. If Iceland’s not already on your bucket list, it will be now – possibly even with these two comedians in tow. Directed by Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz


NZIFF - In the Courtyard

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
NZIFF - In the Courtyard. Two anxious old souls – one of them not so old in years – find friendship in this funny and touching tale of Paris tenement life starring Catherine Deneuve and Gustave Kervern. Directed by Pierre Salvadori


Cooking Class - East Mediterranean Tapas

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
Cooking Class - East Mediterranean Tapas. All around the Mediterranean you will find small plates of flavoursome and rustic tapas served as appetizers or meals. In this class you will prepare five tapas dishes,from the Eastern Mediterranean, four savoury and one sweet. Great as party food or evenings in front of the fire – with these...


Quiz Night

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
Quiz Night. Quiz Night – from 7:30pm More good-natured trivia fun – this time for the more competitive! And Wash all that down with a $20 bottle of wine – sure to make the quiz team perform and for the sweet tooths an $8 Ice-cream Sundae. You can also keep you focus with the Quiz Night Steinlager...


NZIFF - The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
NZIFF - The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden. A flamboyant Viennese baroness and her two lovers bring mystery and murder to a lonely Pacific paradise in this lavishly archived, stranger-than-fiction documentary whodunit. Directed by Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller


CHB The Festival

Thursday 4th September 2014
CHB The Festival. If you live in Waipukurau or Waipawa or are just passing through town on your way to The Great Match - make sure you stop for a pre-match coffee and meal and don’t miss the annual celebration of Art, Music & Food on the spectacular hilltop venue of Pukeora Estate - overlooking the beautiful...


Rodgers & Hammerstein and Friends

Thursday 4th September 2014
Rodgers & Hammerstein and Friends. The hills of New Zealand will be alive with the sound of music on our national tour as we present the best of Rodgers & Hammerstein and other great music theatre composers of the 60s and 70s. Re-live those wonderful films and shows made famous by greats like Julie Andrews, Dick van Dyke, Barbra...


NZIFF - The Wonders

Thursday 4th September 2014
NZIFF - The Wonders. This intimate portrait of a marvellously idiosyncratic family of beekeepers in the Italian countryside is a classic picture of children growing up in nature – and won its young director the Grand Prix at Cannes. Directed by Alice Rohrwacher


The Great Match - Legends Dinner

Thursday 4th September 2014
The Great Match - Legends Dinner. Sir Brian Lochore and Ian Kirkpatrick Legends Dinner Book at the Gintrap on 06 835 0199


NZIFF - Yves Saint Laurent

Thursday 4th September 2014
NZIFF  - Yves Saint Laurent. Comédie Française actor Pierre Niney (It Boy) is sensational in this surprisingly frank ‘authorised’ biopic of the fashion designer who took over from Christian Dior at 21 and eventually established his own enduring brand. Directed by Jalil Lespert


NZIFF - Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets

Thursday 4th September 2014
NZIFF - Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets. NZer Florian Habicht’s acclaimed collaboration with Jarvis Cocker fixes the triumphant 2012 concert billed as Pulp’s last ever within a loving portrait of Sheffield and Sheffielders. Directed by Florian Habicht


Ruby Shooz

Thursday 4th September 2014
Ruby Shooz. Live Music with Ruby Shooz – from 9pm Hawke's Bay's best rock duo, playing from 9pm. Plus all day $15 Steak (sirloin served with fries & salad or mash & veg).


Blossom Festival Lunchtime Concert Series

Friday 5th September 2014
Blossom Festival Lunchtime Concert Series. Join us at St Matthew's iconic church and enjoy beautiful, inspiring music from a wealth of local talent. These concerts are part of the Hastings Blossom Festival. Friday 5th September: Woodford House School Monday 8th September: Bay Chimers & The Choralaires Tuesday 9th September: Karamu High...


NZIFF - National Gallery

Friday 5th September 2014
NZIFF - National Gallery. Frederick Wiseman, the grand old man of observational documentary, explores London’s National Gallery, looking in on backroom activities but more interested in examining the enduring power of the paintings themselves. Directed by Frederick Wiseman


Tango and Salsa Ball Deluxe

Friday 5th September 2014
Tango and Salsa Ball Deluxe.


NZIFF - Maps to the Stars

Friday 5th September 2014
NZIFF - Maps to the Stars. David Cronenberg’s gleefully toxic satire of Hollywood vanities stars Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, startling newcomer Evan Bird channelling Justin Beiber; and, in her Cannes-winning role, Julianne Moore. Directed by David Cronenberg


The Rude Boyz - All Blacks Test Warm Up Party

Friday 5th September 2014
The Rude Boyz - All Blacks Test Warm Up Party. The Rude Boyz - HB home grown reggae band kicking off the All Blacks versus Puma Test in Napier with some smooth roots reggae. Come down and join the fun and best HB hospitality has to offer.


Car Boot Sale

Saturday 6th September 2014
Car Boot Sale $10 per site Enquiries 0279444815 All welcome


Napier Urban Food Market

Saturday 6th September 2014
Napier Urban Food Market. Welcome to the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Markets There's nothing fresher or finer than a barrow load of food from The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Markets! Shop for a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, eggs, pickles and preserves straight from the producer. Napier Urban Food...


Havelock Handmade Market

Saturday 6th September 2014
Havelock Handmade Market. A quality handmade market, full of vibrant craftspeople who create their products with care and skill. All stall holders are Hawke's Bay locals who produce their goods themselves. Items you will find: Children's clothing, oil paintings, lavender products, cushions, bunting, jewellery, woollen &...


Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts Market

Saturday 6th September 2014
Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts Market. The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market is getting bigger and better and outgrown the Bay View Hotel so moved to the more central location at Meeanee Hall This regular monthly market is mostly indoors, providing something interesting for everyone. Besides the numerous interesting craft and...


The Great Ypuk Chilli Cook-Off

Saturday 6th September 2014
The Great Ypuk Chilli Cook-Off. The Great Ypuk Chilli Cook-off - Black Out! Bigger Better Hotter! Whether you're local or stopping through on the way to the Great Match be sure to check out the The Great Ypuk Chilli Cook-Off. In it's 10th year the event encourages teams to show off their culinary flare by creating some...


The Great Match - Fan Fiesta

Saturday 6th September 2014
The Great Match - Fan Fiesta. Fan Fiesta will celebrate both Argentinian and New Zealand cultures. The Argentine Embassy along with the Napier City Council has donated an Argentine Barbeque (Asado) Head long and watch the grillers (Parrillero) prepare and cook on this massive six metre long traditional BBQ. Over 1000 will get...


NZIFF - Aunty and the Star People

Saturday 6th September 2014
NZIFF - Aunty and the Star People. In New Zealand, writer Jean Watson is an anonymous elderly woman living in a modest Wellington flat. In southern India she is revered as the famous ‘Jean Aunty’. Gerard Smyth’s documentary explores her fascinating double life. Directed by Gerard Smyth


The Great Match - West Quay HQ Ahuriri

Saturday 6th September 2014
The Great Match - West Quay HQ Ahuriri. It’s going to be black, white and blue all weekend long in Ahuriri! To celebrate The Great Match, Ahuriri has made some great matches especially for you. Savour a steak and a beer special, sample a coffee and muffin deal, splash out on a chic new pair of shoes and matching handbag or a piece of...


The Great Match - Havelock North Village Black Out

Saturday 6th September 2014
The Great Match - Havelock North Village Black Out. Its Black Out time in the Village of Havelock North for the Great Match with a host of offerings at our cafes, restaurants and bars as well as the boutique shopping that the Village is famous for. Havelock North businesses are putting out the welcome mats to make sure you have a great stay and...


NZIFF - Hot Air

Saturday 6th September 2014
NZIFF - Hot Air. In the years since New Zealand politicians began to grapple with climate change our greenhouse gas emissions have burgeoned. Alister Barry’s doco draws on TV archives and interviews with key participants to find out why. Directed by Alister Barry, Abi King-Jones The filmmaker Alister Barry will...


NZIFF - Leviathan

Saturday 6th September 2014
NZIFF - Leviathan. Direct from Competition in Cannes, the new film from the Russian director of The Return is an involving, magnificently envisaged and blackly funny tale of one man’s struggle in a densely corrupt world. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev


All Blacks vs Argentina

Saturday 6th September 2014
All Blacks vs Argentina. Napier will play host to the All Black when they take on Argentina at McLean Park. This will be the first time Napier’s McLean Park has hosted an All Blacks test match since the encounter against Manu Samoa in 1996. A regular host for Super Rugby games, the 20,000 capacity ground attracts a...


The Bold Deceivers Sunday Jam

Sunday 7th September 2014
The Bold Deceivers Sunday Jam. The Bold Deceivers Authentic Irish band from 6 till 9, bring your instruments and join in! Plus all day Sunday Roast – meat varies and it comes with all the trimmings.


Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Sunday 7th September 2014
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Welcome to the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Markets. There's nothing fresher or finer than a barrow load of food from The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Markets! Shop for a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, eggs, pickles and preserves straight from the producer. Hastings Farmers'...


All Blacks After-match Brunch Party

Sunday 7th September 2014
All Blacks After-match Brunch Party. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market invites you and your family to come to the Hastings market on Sunday 7th September for an all blacks after-match brunch party! There will be fun and activities for all - Story teller throughout the day Cheerleaders Junior rugby match Rugby relays Tasty street...


Old Skool Family Day

Sunday 7th September 2014
Old Skool Family Day. Remember as a kid those awesome times spent tackling your way through the stickiest of toffee apples, or falling out of the wheelbarrow as you're racing across the finish line at the school fair? Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market are excited to announce the return of these, & many more at our Old...


Murder at Rutherford House Auditions

Sunday 7th September 2014
Murder at Rutherford House Auditions. Pre—audition meeting is Monday September 1 at 7.00pm at Theatre Hawkes Bay. Auditions are Sunday September 7 commencing at 2.00pm at Theatre Hawkes Bay. If you would like more information please contact the production manager (Jacquie Hills) on 021 365 229 or email admin@futuritvltd.co.nz


Oklahoma!

Sunday 7th September 2014
Oklahoma!. Oklahoma! by the masters of musicals Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, will tour New Zealand in August. Since its premiere on Broadway in 1943, Oklahoma! has been a box-office smash and is now considered the birth of the modern musical. Its multi-million dollar set and costumes are certain to...


NZIFF - Wild Tales

Sunday 7th September 2014
NZIFF - Wild Tales. A surprise Cannes sensation from Argentina, Wild Tales is a compendium of six lavishly produced shorts united by a theme of vengeance – the kind that explodes in spectacular outbursts, sometimes planned, sometimes not! Directed by Damián Szifrón


Style For A Cause

Monday 8th September 2014
Style For A Cause. Charity Fashion Event - An exciting night of fashion, makeup and hair styling - Auction and raffles (cash & eftpos only) - show your support for Child Cancer - Hawke's Bay. Proceeds from the event will support the Hawke's Bay division of Child Cancer Foundation. Year two of this amazing...


Fashion for the Fairways

Wednesday 10th September 2014
Fashion for the Fairways. Do you enjoy a spot of golf – or perhaps are a self confessed fashionista? Gather your girlfriends, book the babysitter and enjoy a fabulous night out! The Hastings Golf Club ‘Fashion for the Fairways’ event is coming up soon. And everyone is welcome! Hastings Golf Club and SpecialTee...


New Zealand Wine Centre Wine Club

Wednesday 10th September 2014
New Zealand Wine Centre Wine Club. The New Zealand Wine Centre is hosting its fabulous wine club and we would like you and a bunch of friends to join us! This is a great opportunity to meet new people, sample some fabulous wines from the region and soak up some knowledge about Hawke’s Bay’s finest export – the wine! This is...


Pasta Making Class

Wednesday 10th September 2014
Pasta Making Class. Learn how to make fantastic fresh pasta and traditional Italian sauces from expert pasta maker Danny Brown. You will knead, cut and roll fettucini, orichietti and tortellini using a rolling pin or pasta machine. The recipes are all based on freshness, high quality ingredients, tradition and, most...


Triple Celebration

Friday 12th September 2014
Triple Celebration. We've got a lot to celebrate right now at Emporium Eatery & Bar and Art Deco Masonic Hotel and we're delighted to invite you to enjoy complimentary cake, fabulous food and drinks, and of course an especially festive atmosphere on September 12 as we mark three exciting milestones: Emporium's...


1814 Mid-Winter Riddims Tour

Friday 12th September 2014
1814 Mid-Winter Riddims Tour. 1814 are pleased to announce that they'll be adding a few more shows to the successful Mid-Winter Riddims Tour. With four sold out shows last month we have included 2 more shows for September. 1814 have been busy over the last 4 months writing new material for the new album due for release early...


Peter Gilmore & Felton Road

Saturday 13th September 2014
Peter Gilmore & Felton Road. This is going to be one fabulous weekend away to gastronomic heaven at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers! The Farm at Cape Kidnappers celebrates the good things in life when multi-awarded chef Peter Gilmore from Sydney's much acclaimed Quay Restaurant prepares a five course dinner, beautifully match...


NZ Edible Garden Show

Saturday 13th September 2014
NZ Edible Garden Show. The New Zealand Edible Garden Show returning to Hawke’s Bay for the second year after a successful inaugural event will showcase all you can do in and with your Edible Garden. This two day event will be open to the public at no charge and will give everyone the chance to come along and learn...


Bay Cities Symphonic Band

Saturday 13th September 2014
Bay Cities Symphonic Band. Come and enjoy great music performed by the Bay Cities’ Symphonic Band at the Clock Tower area in Central Hastings on 13th September from 9 until 11 a.m. Under the Direction of acclaimed musical director Mr John Snowling assisted by the very experience Brian Kennedy the Band performed very...


Hastings Blossom Breakfast Market

Saturday 13th September 2014
Hastings Blossom Breakfast Market. The Hastings Blossom Breakfast is a great way to get you fed and entertained before the Blossom Parade starts at 11.00am. There will be stilt walkers, music, acrobatic performance, bouncy castles and an amazing array of food, arts and crafts. This is the ideal event to bring the whole family before...


Hastings Blossom Festival

Saturday 13th September 2014
Hastings Blossom Festival. On Saturday we have the Blossom Market in the Heretaunga St Mall starting at 9 am. Bouncy castles for the kids and entertainment throughout Heretaunga St. Come along and have breakfast before the parade. The iconic Hastings Blossom Parade starts at 11am and wends its way through the CBD of...


Niko Ne Zna

Saturday 13th September 2014
Niko Ne Zna. If, on the streets of New Zealand, you found yourself arrested by the exotic, yet hauntingly beautiful beat of drums, and slow, mournful cry of trumpet, weaving sounds from faraway lands of Balkans where joys and sorrows march together since the time immemorial, you are certainly in the presence of...


Danny Dangerously and G'n'F'n'R's Guns'n'Roses Tribute Show

Saturday 13th September 2014
Danny Dangerously and G'n'F'n'R's Guns'n'Roses Tribute Show. Returning to Napier after successful shows around NZ, Australia and USA, the 80's most notorious Glam Rock Has Been, Danny Dangerously, is coming back and this time he's brought some friends of equally dubious character…. For the first time ever in Napier, the critically acclaimed...


Circa

Saturday 13th September 2014
Circa. Supported by Acoustic artist Jason Ireland who will put you in a spell with his amazing guitar tricks and mesmerising vocals. Circa will bring the beat with a collection of original songs exploring soul through a fusion of blues, reggae, roots, rock and drum n bass. Koha on the door, we are...


Hammer Nutrition Hawkes Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 14th September 2014
Hammer Nutrition Hawkes Bay Trail Run Series. Stay in the Bay. Play in the Bay. Fun in the Sun in Winter. The winter months are when most of the world hibernates. But not here in Hawke’s Bay. In Hawke’s Bay, winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun – just like the summer sun only a little cooler. The Hawke’s Bay Trail Run...


Puketapu Family Garden Drive

Sunday 14th September 2014
Six country gardens open to explore in the lovely Puketapu/Dartmoor region. Tickets on sale at the Hospice Shops, Hastings, Napier and Waipukarau or on the day outside Puketapu Store. $10 per person, school children free. Bring a picnic, or buy a sausage. Bouncy Castle for the kids, HB Vintage...


Hastings Blossom Ride

Sunday 14th September 2014
Blossom Ride- The ride that grows every year The Blossom Ride is back for its second year in a brand new format, starting from the Waikoko Gardens in the HB A&P Show Grounds, as part of the NZ Edible Garden Show. This year you can choose from a 33km and 20km route. All entries are eligible for...


Magpies v Otago - ITM Cup

Sunday 14th September 2014
Magpies v Otago - ITM Cup. The Magpies take on the Otago lads from the deep south.


Children's Games Fundraiser Evening

Monday 15th September 2014
Children's Games Fundraiser Evening. We're putting the fun in Fundraising and invite you to join us for a special dinner. Legendary former All Black Norm Hewitt will host the evening, which will include an auction and a three course meal. You'll be helping to raise money to send a group of Hawke's Bay kids to the International...


Gluten-free Baking Class

Wednesday 17th September 2014
Gluten-free Baking Class. Eating delicious food is one of life’s great pleasures! But this enjoyment can prove a challenge for people who have to follow gluten-free diets. This hands-on class shows you how to make delicious gluten-free food that everyone will enjoy. You will learn to bake tried and tested recipes that...


Neil Finn

Thursday 18th September 2014
Neil Finn. Brent Eccles Entertainment is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated tour by one of New Zealand’s favourite performers and songwriters, the highly successful and much lauded: Neil Finn. Neil will be accompanied by his latest six piece ensemble. The new band (including wiife Sharon,...


Nelson Park School Centenary

Friday 19th September 2014
Nelson Park School Centenary. The biggest birthday party Nelson Park School has ever seen will be held this year when the school turns 100. A weekend of festivities will celebrate the centenary on September 19, 20 and 21, 2014. A team of volunteers have begun planning the big birthday party, with former students and staff...


Blast from the Past

Friday 19th September 2014
Blast from the Past. Chef Stuart McGechan reinvents and revamps some classic dishes you will remember in a four course set menu with complimentary wine and cheese startup from Cypress Wines and Hohepa Cheeses. Retro Music, waitstaff and more. $60 pay before, $65 pay on night. Bookings essential these monthly evenings...


Young Musician of the Year

Friday 19th September 2014
Young Musician of the Year. The Young Musician of the Year is the major annual scholarship run by the Hawkes Bay Registered Music Teachers. This year 18 students have enrolled, giving recitals of up to 20 minutes on a variety of instruments, including voice. After the Preliminary Round on 6th September in Napier Girls' High...


Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver

Friday 19th September 2014
Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver. Take Me Home – The Music & Life of John Denver takes you on a musical journey of one of the world’s most captivating and celebrated men. Through the exclusive film footage, his love for life, and concerns for the environment are poignantly portrayed in this stage presentation. John’s love...


Stratocaster Hero's 2 Tribute Show

Friday 19th September 2014
Stratocaster Hero's 2 Tribute Show. Picture Promotions presents the "Stratocaster Hero's 2" Tribute Show to four of the greatest "strat cats" that ever played the Iconic" Fender Stratocaster" (60th yr anniversary)! Over three hour's of music from Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher & Robin Trower. Performed by...


South City Playcentre Gala

Saturday 20th September 2014
South City Playcentre Gala. Come and join us for our Playcentre open day. We will have a garage sale, BBQ, bake stall, art & craft, games, live music, face painting and amazing raffle prizes! Morning of fun for everyone! Money raised at this event is going towards renovation of our playground matting.


JB Organics Spring Racing Carnival - Windsor Park Plate

Saturday 20th September 2014
JB Organics Spring Racing Carnival - Windsor Park Plate. 20th September 2014 General Admission: $10 Members Stand: $30 Gates open: 10.30am First Race: tbc As the spring sunshine keeps streaming in, the racing action moves up a notch with New Zealand’s highest rated race, including the headline Windsor Park Plate Group 1 event. This day is regarded...


Magpies v BOP - ITM Cup

Saturday 20th September 2014
Magpies v BOP - ITM Cup. The battle of the bays where the mighty Magpies take on rivals Bay of Plenty.


Diabetes Hawke's Bay Cooking Demonstration & Auction

Saturday 20th September 2014
Join Hayley Atkinson, Simon Gault's Pastry Chef, for a cooking demonstration followed by a fundraising auction for Diabetes Hawke's Bay. Be inspired by Hayley in the kitchen and help support this worthwhile cause. Tickets include light nibbles and a glass of Church Road wine.


Charity Cooking Demonstration and Auction

Saturday 20th September 2014
Charity Cooking Demonstration and Auction. Join us for a fun afternoon of food and wine at Church Road Winery. Our annual charity fundraiser kicks off with a cooking demonstration by Hayley Atkinson, Simon Gault's pastry chef, you even get to sample her delicious fare! Following the cooking demonstration Simon Tremain will take you...


Herbs Unplugged

Saturday 20th September 2014
Herbs Unplugged. It all began with a bunch of friends in a Garage in south Auckland playing accoustic guitars.. And its great to see after all the success here and abroad that heartland New Zealand get the opportunity to see and hear Herbs in there Unplugged format, stripped back as it was in the beginning. You...


Chef and Winemaker Dinner

Saturday 20th September 2014
Chef and Winemaker Dinner. Enjoy an evening of fine food and amazing wines with Winemaker Ant MacKenzie and Head Chef Stephen Tindall! 6.30pm 5 course degustation menu with wine matches. 17 seats only. Reservations only: 06 879 7602 or email rochelled@teawa.com


Eggner Trio with Amihai Grosz

Saturday 20th September 2014
Eggner Trio with Amihai Grosz. Georg Eggner, violin Florian Eggner, cello Christoph Eggner, piano Amihai Grosz, viola Freshness, vitality and romance from three brothers who have been playing together since childhood: and this time joined in New Zealand by one of the finest violists today, Berlin Philharmonic Principal Viola...


Poukawa Lake Challenge

Sunday 21st September 2014
Poukawa Lake Challenge. The Poukawa Lake Challenge is an event organised and run by Poukawa School. This is the first year running this event and will be a major fundraiser for the school. Situated 20km south west of Hastings in the Poukawa district, this event has something for everyone. The course is mostly off road...


Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

Sunday 21st September 2014
Hatuma Lime Half Marathon. The event starts & finishes at the Waipukurau Racecourse; this picturesque venue is able to accommodate ample off street parking, has picnic areas & facilities. The course takes in the entire circumference of Lake Hatuma, going in a clockwise direction. This mostly flat course, with a 5km stretch...


Kids On Bikes

Sunday 21st September 2014
Kids On Bikes. Fun, family focused event to encourage primary and intermediate aged children onto their bikes. Three levels, beginners / intermediate / advanced with opportunities to select tracks suitable for experience. Parents welcome to ride with their kids to offer encouragement. Medals for all with spot...


Friendly Dental Duathlon Series

Sunday 21st September 2014
Friendly Dental Duathlon Series. The Duathlon series is designed for all categories from beginners to advanced. There are 3 different distances at each event: Peak Fitness Duathlon 2km run, 11km cycle, 2km run, or Horleys Duathlon 4.5km run, 22km cycle, 2km run, or More FM Duathlon 4.5km run, 22km cycle, 4.5km run So you will be...


Patoka Spring Fun Run-Walk

Sunday 21st September 2014
A Fun day out in the country for the whole family! Activities, Entertainment, Stunning Views, Great food, Baby Animals, & Mud for the critters that love to get dirty!


Ricotta & Feta Cheese Making Workshop

Wednesday 24th September 2014
Ricotta & Feta Cheese Making Workshop. In this three-hour long workshop you will learn how to make feta and ricotta. You will be taught by Inacio Guimares, award winning cheesemaker at Hohepa and Chris van der Have of Farmhouse Kitchen. All equipment and ingredients to make cheese are provided, and a beginners Italian Kit (valued at...


Atomic Presents: Illuminate Paint Party

Friday 26th September 2014
Atomic Presents: Illuminate Paint Party. Yes we are back, bigger and more colourful than ever! We have proudly teamed up with local Youth Agency Atomic to bring you a huge show with more paint and more action! This event is an R16+ Alcohol/Drug/Smoke free event and Illuminate is excited to get back in the bay and support the growing...


Bulletbelt - Rise Of The Banshee - NZ/Aus Tour

Friday 26th September 2014
Bulletbelt - Rise Of The Banshee - NZ/Aus Tour. Bulletbelt have been striking fear into New Zealand audiences since 2009. The Wellington ­based band craft tunes that draw from black metal’s vicious realms, with traditional metal, torrents of thrash, and biting second ­wave punk all added in, to sharpen the razor. After eviscerating...


Hastings Pak'n Save - Battle For Life

Saturday 27th September 2014
Hastings Pak'n Save - Battle For Life. Hawke's Bays longest running boxing event returns on Saturday the 27th September. This charity fight night will be another action packed evening of entertainment, charity boxing and more excitement then you can handle. The Hastings Pak'n Save Battle for life is staged to celebrate life and...


Mamma Mia

Saturday 27th September 2014
Mamma Mia. On stage from Saturday 27th September to Saturday 11th October Mamma Mia! is based on the songs of ABBA. ABBA was a Swedish pop/dance group active from 1972–1982 and was one of the most internationally popular pop groups of all time, topping the charts again and again in Europe, North America...


Jupiter Project 'With You' NZ Tour

Saturday 27th September 2014
Jupiter Project 'With You' NZ Tour. ZM is stocked to present the Jupiter Project 'With You' NZ Tour! Things have been steadily shining bright for the rising indie R&B duo, Jupiter Project. But now the boys from down-under are ready to make an international statement with the release of their eagerly anticipated debut...


Hurricanes Under 16 Rugby tournament

Monday 29th September 2014
Teams from around the Hurricanes region (East Coast, Poverty Bay, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Wanganui, Wairarapa Bush, Taranaki, Horowhenua Kapiti and Wellington) compete in the Hurricanes Under 16 rugby tournament. Play on days Monday, Weds and Thursday. Come and view the best young talent in these...


Children's Holiday Cooking Classes

Wednesday 1st October 2014
Children's Holiday Cooking Classes. Farmhouse Kitchen is where you can come and learn to cook using the finest and freshest local, seasonal produce. We grow much of the produce in our organic gardens, and we collect the rest from local suppliers and artisan producers. When the children arrive they will don their Farmhouse Kitchen...


Magpies v Wellington - ITM Cup

Wednesday 1st October 2014
Magpies v Wellington - ITM Cup. The Magpies team take on the Wellington lions.


Civic Square Family Fun Fiesta

Thursday 2nd October 2014
Civic Square Family Fun Fiesta. School holidays activities in Civic Square, the Hastings City Art Gallery and the Hastings Library. Bring the family along and enjoy story-time by the Pou, mask-making, lantern-making, chalk drawing, giant chess, a wishing tree, great food and coffee the interactive activities in the Hastings...


Staples Rodway Cape Kidnappers Challenge

Saturday 4th October 2014
Entries are now open for the 2014 Staples Rodway Cape Kidnappers Challenge. Don't miss out, enter as early as possible as entries are limited to 160 teams and 370 individuals due to Department of Conservation and transition point limitations. This is a truly stunning 32km off road running or...


Gypsy Fair Original

Saturday 4th October 2014
Gypsy Fair Original. Welcome to the 2014-2015 season of The Original Gypsy Fair Popular famous fair that comes to town only once a year, featuring thirty Gypsy families in interesting house-trucks and buses. Come check out these fabulous homes. Wooden crafts, tarot reading, palm reading, leather, crystals, herbal...


Summerset Food & Craft Fair

Saturday 4th October 2014
Summerset Food & Craft Fair. Food & Craft Fair Come along and enjoy a mixture of our residents own handmade wares and stalls from local community and businesses. Art and craft, cake stall, sausage sizzle, Devonshire Tea, wine tasting, food stalls, handcrafted jewellery, handcrafted Christmas cards, original art works by our...


JB Organics Spring Racing Carnival - Spring Classic

Saturday 4th October 2014
JB Organics Spring Racing Carnival - Spring Classic. General Admission: $15 Early Bird - $25 Gate Sales Members Stand: $30 Early Bird - $45 Gate Sales Gates Open: 11.00AM First Race: TBC Track: TBC Tradition, fashion, style and heart stopping excitement all meet in a glorious setting at one of the most anticipated racedays on the calendar. The...


Hawkes Bay Diwali - Festival Of Lights

Saturday 4th October 2014
Hawkes Bay Diwali - Festival Of Lights. The Hawkes Bay Diwali - Festival Of Lights this year is on Saturday, 04 October 2014. Brought to you by the Multicultural Association HB Inc and the Indian Community, this is a Free Family Event. It will feature cultural and Bollywood performances and this time there will be many more Indian Food...


Hawke's Bay Races Afterparty

Saturday 4th October 2014
Hawke's Bay Races Afterparty. This Hawke's Bay Spring Racing Carnival we are pleased to provide everyone with a fun alternative to end a great days festivities. Located at The Peak restaurant and lawn up the top of Te Mata Peak Rd this unique location offers brilliant views across the region with the shelter from the...


The MayJah RayJah 2014 NZ ft Rebel SoulJahz and Anuhea

Saturday 4th October 2014
The MayJah RayJah 2014 NZ ft Rebel SoulJahz and Anuhea. Hawaii’s premier reggae festival, The MayJah RayJah, is heading to New Zealand this October and they are bringing two of the country’s hottest artists, Rebel SoulJahz and Anuhea. In Hawaii, the festival is held on four islands and prides itself on stellar line-ups featuring local and...


The Irish Rovers: Farewell to Rovin' Tour

Monday 6th October 2014
The Irish Rovers: Farewell to Rovin' Tour. It has been a long and magical journey for these Irish lads, and the magic continues. Due to YouTube, their Drunken Sailor song reached a new young audience, with over 10,000,000 hits. In 2012, Rovers songwriter/producer George Millar responded by heading back to the studio and recording a new CD...


Hits of the 50s & 60s

Thursday 9th October 2014
Hits of the 50s & 60s. We bring you Hits of the 50s and 60s, a time when songs had real melodies, when romance meant romance with real lyrics, and when composers knew something about rhythm. Re-live those hits with our full band of sax, piano and guitar. Starring the ever popular Bonnie; iconic great, Tom Sharplin and...


Bad Moon Rising - The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute

Friday 10th October 2014
Bad Moon Rising - The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute. The CCR Tribute show... A Professional live band delivering a top quality musical experience celebrating the music of Creedence Clearwater revival (also know as CCR) This act has toured the country playing at top bars, wine and food festivals, corporate events, and lots more, and delivers an...


Gypsy Fair Original

Saturday 11th October 2014
Gypsy Fair Original. Welcome to the 2014-2015 season of The Original Fair Popular famous fair that comes to town only once a year, featuring thirty Gypsy families in interesting house-trucks and buses. Come check out these fabulous homes. Wooden crafts, tarot reading, palm reading, leather, crystals, herbal products,...


Waipawa Spring Festival

Saturday 11th October 2014
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 contact Alan White on 06 8578 397 or 021 022 91016, or Allen Vickress on 06 8578 544. Stalls $20.00


Magpies v Southland - ITM Cup

Saturday 11th October 2014
Magpies v Southland - ITM Cup. The Magpies take on Southland in the last home ITM Cup round robin fixture of the 2014 season.


Colour Dash

Sunday 12th October 2014
Colour Dash. Colour Dash is a 5km fun run, walk (or crawl) with different coloured 'dust' showered over you along the way. It is not a timed event so people of all ages and stages can participate and it is the perfect activity for businesses to enter teams and have a great social gathering. Individuals,...


No Broadcast Album Release Tour

Sunday 12th October 2014
No Broadcast Album Release Tour. No Broadcast are a three-piece alternative post rock group hailing from Christchurch NZ. Their music contains atmospheric, ambient and drone qualities which result in 'filmic' textures, reminiscent of HDU, Jakob and Kerretta. After a name change and much touring of NZ they are heading out on tour...


The Roosters Roadshow 2014

Friday 17th October 2014
The Rooster's Roadshow is a travelling Kiwi music spectacular, with 12 of the most incredible Kiwi acts appearing in 11 venues all across the North Island! 5 bands will feature each night, in a revolving line up showcasing some of the best talent NZ hard rock and heavy metal has to...


Gypsy Fair Original

Saturday 18th October 2014
Gypsy Fair Original. Welcome to the 2014-2015 season of The Original Gypsy Fair Popular famous fair that comes to town only once a year, featuring thirty Gypsy families in interesting house-trucks and buses. Come check out these fabulous homes. Wooden crafts, tarot reading, palm reading, leather, crystals, herbal...


Vegetable Fermentation Class

Saturday 18th October 2014
Vegetable Fermentation Class. Farmhouse Kitchen offers a hands-on workshop where you can learn all about making health promoting fermented foods, incl. sauerkraut and more. You will be able to taste some delicious fermented foods, and take away your creations as well as lots of recipes and tips to try at home. You will be...


Ode To Joy - Beethoven Choral Symphony

Saturday 18th October 2014
Ode To Joy - Beethoven Choral Symphony. To be performed in Napier for the first time, Beethoven's 9th Symphony includes a powerful choral last movement which represents a symbol of the purest human brotherhood. The orchestra is joined by soloists and choir for one of the most played symphonies in the world. Guest soloists...


Beethoven's Choral Symphony (No 9) Ode to Joy

Saturday 18th October 2014
Beethoven's Choral Symphony (No 9) Ode to Joy. To be performed in Napier for the first time, Beethoven's 9th Symphony features a choral section in its final movement. The section is sung by four vocal soloists - Soprano Anna Pierard; Mezzo-soprano tbc; Tenor Philip Griffin; and Bass Jared Holt - and Napier Civic Choir with orchestra. Since...


Tour of the Bay

Sunday 19th October 2014
This iconic cycling event is open to everyone with a bike. Based in Napier from our new venue this year, EIT in Taradale. The new courses will take riders through Taradale, up and over Puketapu Hill to the Puketapu Pub. The modified on road courses will take cyclists through magnificent...


Baby Gouda Cheese Making Workshop

Sunday 19th October 2014
Baby Gouda Cheese Making Workshop. In this five-hour long workshop you will learn to make a delicious Dutch favourite: Gouda cheese. It is a washed-curd, semi-hard cheese with a smooth texture and a deliciously tangy taste. You will be taught by Inacio Guimares, award winning cheesemaker at Hohepa and Chris van der Have of...


Borodin Quartet

Monday 20th October 2014
Borodin Quartet. Ruben Aharonian, violin Sergei Lomovsky, violin Igor Naidin, viola Vladimir Balshin, cello The Borodin Quartet is one of the great chamber music ensembles of our age. Founded originally in 1945 in Moscow, their history maps the history of the Soviet era and beyond. They were colleagues and...


Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards

Tuesday 21st October 2014
Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards. An Awards Dinner at the Waikoko Gardens to celebrate Hawke's Bay as a region and the 2014 competition Wines.


Hawke's Bay Show

Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Hawke's Bay Show. The Hawke's Bay Show, every October is an event not to be missed! The 151st Show is a mix of rural and urban fun! Animals, rides and sideshows, fashion, tractors, hot dogs, clothing and kitchen mops, lots of old things, and lots of new things. As well as big bulls, lots of sheep, equestrian...


The Topp Twins in The Grand Ole Topp'ry

Wednesday 22nd October 2014
The Topp Twins in The Grand Ole Topp'ry. Well-loved New Zealand entertainers Lynda and Jools Topp are back on the road in October and November 2014 with a new show paying homage to country music greats, and celebrating original Kiwi country music. Reminiscent of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, the Topps’ hilarious characters will host...


Jakob

Thursday 23rd October 2014
Jakob. Jakob announce nationwide tour in support of new album Sines; release new single Blind Them With Science Cult post-rock outfit Jakob are awakening from a long slumber to break an eight-year silence with a nationwide tour this October, bringing their formidably beautiful and long-awaited new...


The Rude Boyz - East Coast Rollers

Thursday 23rd October 2014
The Rude Boyz - East Coast Rollers. The Rude Boyz return to the Sideline Sports Bar with their home grown Hawkes Bay reggae. So start off the long Labour Weekend with some live local reggae music - "it'll get you hot around the collar".


Couples Golf Tournament Hosted by Josh Emett

Friday 24th October 2014
Couples Golf Tournament Hosted by Josh Emett. Could this be the ultimate for golf, food + wine lovers? Our annual “couples” golf event – open to just 26 couples, is a fabulous weekend, focused around a friendly competition over two days and 36 holes of exciting golf (Saturday + Sunday) , plus an optional and relaxing practice round...


Battle of the Bands 2014 National Championship Heat

Saturday 25th October 2014
Battle of the Bands 2014 National Championship Heat. Battle of The Bands 2014 National Championship Calling all bands! Entries are now open for the Battle of the Bands 2014 National Championship With a huge prize pool up for grabs plus new regions and venues added; the 2014 event is shaping up to be a huge year for the annual nationwide band...


Multiple Steps for Multiple Sclerosis

Wednesday 29th October 2014
This is a fun fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Hawkes Bay Multiple Sclerosis Society. There is something for everyone - A 5km fun walk/run and a 10km "Gut buster" challenge on the stairs and streets of the Napier Hill. There will be also spot prizes being given out and nibbles at a...


Halloween

Friday 31st October 2014
Halloween. Eat, drink and be scary at The Rose this Halloween Join us for ghoulish fun on Friday, October 31st. We'll have chilling treats and frightful fun for old and young: For the adults: Walk amongst the "dead" this Halloween as we bring the Graveyard to life, celebrating by creeping and crawling...


F.A.W.C! Summer Series Launch Party

Friday 31st October 2014
F.A.W.C! Summer Series Launch Party. The F.A.W.C! Summer Series Launch Party is the show-stopper event that opens F.A.W.C! Audi will once again be backing up its wagons to create the ultimate "Boot Party". The much lauded 2013 Hawke's Bay vintage will be on show (alongside other award winning drops) from several of Hawke’s Bays...


F.A.W.C! The Bread Winner

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! The Bread Winner. We all love bread; especially beautiful hand crafted types like baguette and foccacia. Join our very own esteemed “French baker” Moise Cerson for a day of learning his craft. You’ll be mixing, kneading and shaping all kinds of different breads before sitting down to enjoy lunch which will...


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

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! Art in the Olives Festival. Drop into Telegraph Hill Olives for Art in the Olives Festival, a day where you can meet Hawke’s Bay’s local creative talent and some of their works in this unique and picturesque setting. Whilst you’re there, sample some of the finest olives and olive products in the Telegraph Hill tasting...


F.A.W.C! Game On

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! Game On. It's game on at Outfoxed, Hawkes Bay's ultimate blokes playground. Adding a little FAWC fun to the schedule, we invite you to come out and have a spot of shooting. Well three spots in fact. Try your eye with a simulated duck shoot out of a mai mai on one of the most famous duck shooting spots in...


F.A.W.C! The Winemaker's Long Table Lunch

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! The Winemaker's Long Table Lunch. Clearview Estate is one of Hawke’s Bay’s favourite winery restaurants with a long established reputation for superb wines, great food, and a magical setting on the Te Awanga coast that offers views out to Cape Kidnappers and the Pacific Ocean; a perfect spot to spend the afternoon. Take a seat...


F.A.W.C! Expressionism

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! Expressionism. Pask Winery in conjunction with much awarded Chef Kent Baddeley will be bringing multi-sensory cooking and “food for thought” gastronomy to life in his own stomping ground he lovingly refers to as “Pakowhaishire”. He’s ready to blow your mind and senses through flavours, colours and...


F.A.W.C! Waka Experience: A Voyage into Indigenous Cuisine

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! Waka Experience: A Voyage into Indigenous Cuisine. Waka Experience invites you to discover the gourmet delicacies, stories and history of Te Matau a Māui – the Hawke’s Bay region. Let your senses be wowed as we take you on a unique culinary and cultural journey across Hawke Bay on board Te Matau a Māui, a traditional Polynesian sailing Waka....


F.A.W.C! Battle of the Bottles

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! Battle of the Bottles. Rod McDonald and good friend and fellow winemaker Corey Ryan from Sons of Eden in the Barossa Valley are getting together for a tasting with national pride at stake! Who’s better, the Aussies or Kiwis? Comparing a line up of some of their favourite wine varieties head to head, they plan to let...


F.A.W.C! Bosley’s Burger Bar

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! Bosley’s Burger Bar. Back by popular demand, it’s the Burger Bar of your dreams, and it’s only open for one night. Expect exquisite, easy to eat dishes that pay homage to the Kiwi burger, but operate on a whole new level. The Advintage crew will be serving Champagne and fine wine by the glass at wholesale...


F.A.W.C! Are we the Champions?

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! Are we the Champions?. Three Hawke’s Bay, family owned boutique wineries Bush Hawk, Hawkes Ridge and Tukipo River have travelled the world to bring you the best examples of the wine varietals they produce and tonight you’ll be the judge as they pit these wines against the best Hawke’s Bay has to offer. And to make...


F.A.W.C! An Effervescent Affair

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! An Effervescent Affair. Some say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but tonight we set out to prove it’s Champagne! Set in the magnificent Tom McDonald Cellar, Church Road Winemaker Chris Scott will share the art of crafting Champagne and Méthode Traditionelle. Guests will try their hand at disgorging (removing yeast...


F.A.W.C! Mahia St Twilight Market

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! Mahia St Twilight Market. Mahia St.Kitchen, one of Ahuriri’s newest restaurants is taking you behind the scenes to share the secret of their success; their suppliers. Under their outside pergola, a Twilight Market will showcase a talented mix of eclectic artisans whose produce will be woven into tasty dinner dishes from...


F.A.W.C! Seafood Supper

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! Seafood Supper. Much lauded and applauded local chef Michael Hannah has a new home at Salt in Ahuriri. And he is doing what he does best with a seafood supper to sing for. Guests will get “hands on” as they dine on an abundance of crayfish, mussels, whole fish and other seafood delights. Beverages and wine...


F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes with Elephant Hill Estate Winery

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes with Elephant Hill Estate Winery. Chefs in Homes is a series of intimate dinners held in some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest homes. Cuisine New Zealand 2014 “Best Winery Restaurant” Elephant Hill invites you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven course...


F.A.W.C! James Beck in Six Courses

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! James Beck in Six Courses. The James Beck in Six Courses degustation series is a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy an approachable, affordable degustation from one of Hawke’s Bay’s leading chefs. Applying skills learned in some of Europe’s finest restaurants, James will take you on a culinary experience as he...


F.A.W.C! Vidal tastes of Summer

Saturday 1st November 2014
F.A.W.C! Vidal tastes of Summer. Who doesn’t love summer? Sunshine and blue skies always feel great and tonight summer is the inspiration of a five course dinner at Vidal, Hawke’s Bay’s oldest winery restaurant. Fresh, clean and crisp dishes will be on the menu as the perfect partner to Vidal Legacy and trophy winning...


Voice - Youth Talent Quest

Saturday 1st November 2014
Voice - Youth Talent Quest. Sat Nov 1ST - 7.30PM Bay City, Omahu Rd - $5 Entry Forms From Atomic’s Facebook What is Voice? Voice is a talent quest run by the Atomic team. Held at Bay City Outreach Centre, Omahu Rd Hastings, Voice and is a celebration of youth using their talents in the performing arts. Everyone...


F.A.W.C! Locavore's Lunch

Sunday 2nd November 2014
F.A.W.C! Locavore's Lunch. Not to be confused with a locust, also known for its voracious appetite when it comes to local produce, a “Locavore” is a person who attempts to eat only foods grown locally. For the 3rd successful year, host Ray McVinnie returns with his band of merry mystery chefs to do it all again. Each...


Haumoana Market Day

Sunday 2nd November 2014
Haumoana Market Day is one of the biggest family events in the Hawke’s Bay calendar. Browse the massive range of stalls including art and crafts, clothing and unique gifts. Sample the yummy food on offer, chill to live music and enjoy the entertainment. There’s so much to see and do plus all...


F.A.W.C! Vegies vs Vino: Meet Your Match!

Sunday 2nd November 2014
F.A.W.C! Vegies vs Vino: Meet Your Match!. Break new ground and join acclaimed chef Kent Baddeley on a quest to find the perfect wine/food pairing for a series of exquisite vegetable centred dishes, delivered from the abundant fresh local produce of Hawke’s Bay. Kent’s unique style of agrarian cuisine is renowned for challenging the...


F.A.W.C! A Sense of Place

Sunday 2nd November 2014
F.A.W.C! A Sense of Place. Go on a journey of discovery with this very special grass roots experience. Guests will be greeted by Te Awa Winemaker Ant Mackenzie and taken on a tour through Scott Lawson’s ‘True Earth Organics’ farm. Scott will discuss the biological approach to growing organics and guests will sample...


F.A.W.C! Vintage Garden Party

Sunday 2nd November 2014
F.A.W.C! Vintage Garden Party. With gorgeous views overlooking the vineyard and city beyond, can you think of a better place to enjoy a vintage High Tea than on the lawn of Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery? Wear your most outrageous summer hat and spend the afternoon sipping Mission Fête bubbles and supping a...


F.A.W.C! White Night

Sunday 2nd November 2014
F.A.W.C! White Night. Modelled on a cult dining phenomenon that started in Paris, this is 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. You set the menu by bringing your own picnic for your own pot...


F.A.W.C! The Art of Pizza

Monday 3rd November 2014
F.A.W.C! The Art of Pizza. Paolo Pancotti from Pizza Pazzi is the real deal, originally from Milan and now a Hawke’s Bay local and tonight he will teach you how to make Pizza from inizio to fine (start to finish). Make your dough, tomato sauce and learn the art of a well balanced topping. The class ends with you and your...


F.A.W.C! Wine Lies

Monday 3rd November 2014
F.A.W.C! Wine Lies. Listen very carefully as two of the biggest wine bluffers in the business as they try to convince you they know their vinos. We’ll present them with a selection of local, national or international wines and they’ll give their most earnest explanations of where each is from and what it is....


Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition Gala Opening

Tuesday 4th November 2014
Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition Gala Opening. Join artists, organisers, sponsors and art buyers for the elegant outdoor opening of the fourth biennial Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition. This is a fundraising event for Cranford Hospice and a fabulous opportunity to have first option at purchasing the stunning range of sculpture on sale in the...


F.A.W.C! Winemaker Masterclass - Bordeaux

Tuesday 4th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Winemaker Masterclass - Bordeaux. Geoff Kelly, independent wine writer and reviewer, has been a senior industry wine judge for over 30 years. Wine connoisseurs are in for a very special night as he and Trinity Hill Winemaker Warren Gibson take you through a very special formal blind tasting of ten 2003 Bordeaux wines, including...


F.A.W.C! Soul Kitchen

Tuesday 4th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Soul Kitchen  . Milk & Honey and the Globe Theatrette come together to deliver a little bit of Hamburg with a very special screening of Soul Kitchen. Fatih Akin’s (Head-On, The Edge Of Heaven) comedy is a gritty, sexy and delicious film about a Hamburg restaurant that turns from greasy food shack into funky food...


F.A.W.C! Bang Bang with Gemco at Guy F.A.W.C!'s

Wednesday 5th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Bang Bang with Gemco at Guy F.A.W.C!'s. Around the back of Trinity Hill, a bonafide bonfire will be roaring in the fire pit with the winery team on hand to serve up a glass of Fizz on arrival. The Orton Catering team will be serving up a seriously posh BBQ of locally grown meats, sausages, smoky goodness and swine. As the skies darken,...


F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes with Trinity Hill

Wednesday 5th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes with Trinity Hill. Chefs in Homes is a series of exclusive, intimate dinners held in some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest houses. Trinity Hill has joined up with acclaimed Relais & Chateaux luxury lodge The Farm at Cape Kidnappers to host an exclusive dinner in the spectacular “Owners Cottage”. Dinner for 8 will be a...


Hospice Holly Trail

Thursday 6th November 2014
Hospice Holly Trail. Join us on our 2014 Hospice Holly Trail showcasing gorgeous traditional, contemporary, large and small homes in and around the village of Havelock North. All will be stunningly decorated by floral design teams with Christmas being our dominant theme. We have enticing new workshops to complement the...


F.A.W.C! Hastings City Night Market: F.A.W.C! Fiesta

Thursday 6th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Hastings City Night Market: F.A.W.C! Fiesta. Hastings City comes alive with amazing sights, smells and sounds as we celebrate the Food and Wine Classic Summer Series with our very own Hastings City Night Market F.A.W.C! Fiesta. This FREE entry event is the perfect night out for the whole family. Live music and entertainment flows through the...


F.A.W.C! Game of Rhones

Thursday 6th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Game of Rhones. No Lannisters here, just Nick Picone, Senior Winemaker for Villa Maria, offering up three Rhone varieties for you to taste. The second half gets technical with a blending competition of those wines with the winning team claiming the Iron Throne (well not really but it sounds good). Lashings of...


F.A.W.C! Gin Palace – Milk and Honey One Night Stand

Thursday 6th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Gin Palace – Milk and Honey One Night Stand. Rock up to this pop up alleyway bar for the ultimate Gin buffet, hosted by Milk and Honey. Grab your glass and start with the all important ice before moving along to select your preferred garnish; perhaps a twist of air dried lemon peel, an olive or pickled cucumber? Hook up with the barman to...


F.A.W.C! Asia & Aromatics with Nadia Lim

Thursday 6th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Asia & Aromatics with Nadia Lim. Head out to the perfectly positioned Black Barn “River Room” to join Black Barn Winemaker Dave McKee on a tasting flight of aromatics from Black Barn and abroad. Celebrity Chef and Masterchef 2011 Winner Nadia Lim joins the occasion to offer up delicious Asian infused bites to match the wines....


F.A.W.C! How’s about them Apples?

Thursday 6th November 2014
F.A.W.C! How’s about them Apples?. Everyone knows there’s nothing better than a fresh, crispy Hawke’s Bay apple, and tonight Francky Godinho demonstrates all the clever ways they can be used as ingredients. Dinner will be a five course gastronomic affair, with each course showcasing a different variety. F.A.W.C! Summer Series...


F.A.W.C! Up Close and Personal Dinner

Thursday 6th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Up Close and Personal Dinner. Join the Chefs table for a dinner in the opulent Old Church Villa that will please all the senses. Melt into the extravagant surrounds with a welcome drink, taking in the views and fascinating blend of history and modern indulgence. Highly regarded chef Andy Glover will be right there with you in...


F.A.W.C! Winemaker Masterclass - Definitive Syrah

Thursday 6th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Winemaker Masterclass - Definitive Syrah. Geoff Kelly, independent wine writer and reviewer, has been a senior industry wine judge for over 30 years and in the last of a two night tasting series he and Trinity Hill Winemaker Warren Gibson will take you through a very special formal blind tasting of ten world class Syrahs. These will...


Home & Garden Show

Friday 7th November 2014
Home & Garden Show. Enjoy huge variety from a multitude of exhibitors offering the latest in home and garden products/services. Save with massive show-only specials, go in the draw to win a fabulous show prize, listen to free daily seminars, preview the hottest trends and innovations, gather expert advice, source...


F.A.W.C! Tempting Tempranillo

Friday 7th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Tempting Tempranillo. Trinity Hill Chief Winemaker, Warren Gibson is renowned for making delicious award winning drops. Play hooky for the day and join him to celebrate the launch of the 2013 Tempranillo. Take a seat at the picnic table set high in the winery hills overlooking the Heretaunga Plains for a casual,...


Wildflower Sculpture at Twilight

Friday 7th November 2014
Wildflower Sculpture at Twilight. ‘Wildflower Sculpture at Twilight’ gives visitors the opportunity to experience the stunning sculptural creations set amidst an expansive Mediterranean-style garden, while enjoying live music, local wines and delicious food. Visitors can stay late on the Friday, or venture out to Round Pond...


F.A.W.C! Savour the Sites

Friday 7th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Savour the Sites. Make the most of the gorgeous expansive setting of Mission Estate with a progressive dinner in some of its best secret spots. From picnic blanket to formal table, magical evening vineyard and underground barrel room, no stone will be unturned during this delicious five course, wine matched dinner....


F.A.W.C! Land to Sea with Masterchef Duo Karena & Kasey

Friday 7th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Land to Sea with Masterchef Duo Karena & Kasey. Join the 2014 Masterchef winners, Kasey & Karena and Church Road Winemaker Chris Scott for an evening of sensational food and wine. Dine in the stunning Tom McDonald Cellar, starting with delectable canapés followed by a delicious three course wine-matched dinner showcasing the best of Hawke’s...


F.A.W.C! Shaken & Stirred with Frankie Walker

Friday 7th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Shaken & Stirred with Frankie Walker. Come on up to the top shelf for a session with Frankie Walker, mixologist, luxury drinks ambassador, and front-man television personality from The Mix. He’s here at the Emporium Eatery and Bar to share some of his own secret cocktail combinations, take you through the basics of what goes with...


F.A.W.C! Sacred Hill: Chardonnay Indulgence

Friday 7th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Sacred Hill: Chardonnay Indulgence. We have scoured our cellars then sought out an array of delicious Burgundies to create an unforgettable experience for Chardonnay lovers, hosted by Senior Winemaker Tony Bish and NZ wine expert Bob Campbell, M.W. Beginning at our famous Rifleman’s Vineyard, we’ll walk this stunning cliff top...


F.A.W.C! Tall Tales from the River

Friday 7th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Tall Tales from the River. Zepplin Airship "on fire since 1937" marries Led Zeppelin with "a whole lotta love" in this eclectic funky cafe & gallery. Tonight Chef Stuart McGechan is creating a one off gourmet set menu reflecting the bounty available in the rivers of the Clive area. We start with complimentary wine...


F.A.W.C! Winemakers Dinner

Friday 7th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Winemakers Dinner. Chef Michael Hannah and Winemaker extraordinaire Gordon Russell from Esk Valley Wines are joining forces to present a memorable evening of food and wine in the beautiful setting of Te Mata Peak. F.A.W.C! Summer Series runs October 31st-November 9th, giving you ten glorious days to whet your...


F.A.W.C! Secrets of Pandoras Box

Friday 7th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Secrets of Pandoras Box. Greek mythological artifact 'Pandora's Box' was infact a beautiful jar presented to Pandora as a wedding gift from Zeus that came with the strict instructions not to open it under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity (given to her by the gods), Pandora opened the jar releasing all the...


F.A.W.C! The Wineries Ride 2014

Saturday 8th November 2014
F.A.W.C! The Wineries Ride 2014. Be at Sileni Estate Winery from 10am armed with your bike, sensible cycling attire, and a saddle bag full of thirsty enthusiasm. Enjoy a little pre-ride hype before setting off on The Wineries Ride where you will weave your way around Bridge Pa and Gimblett Gravels, enjoying some of Hawke’s...


F.A.W.C! Magical Mushroom Tours

Saturday 8th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Magical Mushroom Tours. Join The Te Mata Mushroom Company for a journey through the dark and secret life of mushrooms. See the full growing process from the creation of compost all the way through to tasting freshly picked mushrooms. Taste a range of yummy mushroom products and BBQ delights cooked by our resident chef...


F.A.W.C! Just Desserts

Saturday 8th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Just Desserts. Ngatarawa is a highly regarded New Zealand producer of dessert wine. Join senior winemaker, Peter Gough, for a fun presentation and tasting of five glorious stickies from around the world, including a rare tasting of Ngatarawa’s own Noble Riesling. The event includes platters with a selection of...


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

Saturday 8th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Picnic in the Vines. Te Awa is yours for a day at this gourmet picnic extravaganza. Dot down on the lawn or between the vines and soak up some Hawke’s Bay sun as you feast on one of our hampers filled with a local line-up of homemade, homegrown surprises – to be enjoyed over a bottle Left Field Rose or Pinot Gris...


F.A.W.C! Ssshh Secret Location Lunch

Saturday 8th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Ssshh Secret Location Lunch. Last year our secret location lunch took guests to a spectacular private location on the banks of the Tuki Tuki River. This year be prepared for a completely different but even more extraordinary location with very limited numbers. (Bit of a hint, dress for a garden party) Martin Bosley will be in...


F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Charity Fine Wine Auction

Saturday 8th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Charity Fine Wine Auction. For the very first time, the esteemed Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Charity Fine Wine Auction appears in the F.A.W.C! programme. Now in its 23rd year, this special charity event entails Hawke’s Bay wineries contributing unique wines and special blends, mostly by the barrel, for auction. All proceeds...


The Ultimate Pink Floyd Tribute Show

Saturday 8th November 2014
The Ultimate Pink Floyd Tribute Show. The Ultimate Pink Floyd Tribute Show featuring classics from The Wall, Wish You Were Here, Momentary Lack Of Reason, The Division Bell and the entire Dark Side Of The Moon. Eclipse is a Pink Floyd Tribute show specialising in replicating the live sound of Pink Floyd as closely as possible. Loosely...


F.A.W.C! Rob Roy Goes Fishing

Saturday 8th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Rob Roy Goes Fishing. Rob Roy goes fishing is a seafood dining experience in the old historic dining room of Balquhidder house, owned by artists in residence Brian & Leanne Culy. Upon arrival you’ll be greeted with a welcome drink and nibble as you head out to the veranda for a mingle. Tune into the Scottish theme as...


F.A.W.C! #eatdrinkdance

Saturday 8th November 2014
F.A.W.C! #eatdrinkdance. F.G.Smith love an excuse to party so are turning up the tunes for a modern dinner and dance. There’s room for eighty food and music lovers to enjoy a seated, shared multi-course dinner of the tantalising dishes Smiths are renowned for whipping up at their gigs. Buy your preferred tipple at the...


Megawalk

Sunday 9th November 2014
Megawalk. This is a social event designed to get people out for a walk along the Rotary Pathway, there will be prizes for each man and woman who comes first and second in The Mega and HB Today Half Mega who enter The Hogs Breath Cafe Challenge. Only participants who enter The Challenge will be timed. All...


Hastings Christmas at the Races

Sunday 9th November 2014
Hastings Christmas at the Races. Want a seriously good Christmas party this festive season? Get your crew on-course for Christmas at the Races! There are a range of hospitality packages to suit any group’s size, style and budget. Book in, sit back and take credit for your best social soiree yet. Too easy! For more information...


F.A.W.C! Sunday Savour

Sunday 9th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Sunday Savour. Come and experience a fantastic food and wine experience at Elephant Hill, winner of the Cuisine Good Food Guide’s Best Winery Restaurant of 2014. With a sensational setting overlooking the vines, the ocean and the Kidnapper Cliffs we’ll be turning on the very best of Hawke’s Bay food and...


F.A.W.C! Truck Off

Sunday 9th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Truck Off. Te Awanga Estate is the spot for Sunday Sessions and this one will be no exception. Punters can expect a trucking good food and wine time, with a host of Food Truck vendors parking up to sell their wares. While away the afternoon lounging on the lawn listening to local music and supping the odd...


F.A.W.C! Greek BBQ Under the Vines

Sunday 9th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Greek BBQ Under the Vines. The Black Barn Team invites you to a relaxed and casual family style lunch in our beautiful bistro courtyard. This summer we are bringing Greece to sunny Hawke’s Bay to compliment our Mediterranean style weather. The chefs will get the BBQ’s out on the lawn to work their magic before your very...


F.A.W.C! Vegestation

Sunday 9th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Vegestation. Exactly as it sounds, this long table garden party lunch at St.George’s Restaurant is a super duper degustation of entirely vegetarian dishes. Chef Francky Godinho is oh so proud of his garden and will be showcasing his lovingly grown organic produce in this four course degustation lunch....


Gilbert & Sullivan Highlights

Sunday 9th November 2014
Gilbert & Sullivan Highlights. Gilbert, who wrote the words, created fanciful, 'topsy turvy' worlds for their many operas, while Sullivan contributed the memorable melodies that could convey both humour and pathos. A stylish summer's Sunday afternoon with your favourite G&S choruses and tunes! Piano - Freya Hodgson


F.A.W.C! Hair of the Parrot Dog

Sunday 9th November 2014
F.A.W.C! Hair of the Parrot Dog. Sticking with what they do best, Westshore Beach Inn has drafted another crafty beer brewing co in to whet your whistle. Parrot Dog Brewing is a craft brewing company located in the heart of Wellington, but they are jumping in the car and heading north to Hawke’s Bay to give us a hopping malty...


Special Olympics NZ Ambrose Golf Tournament

Friday 14th November 2014
Special Olympics New Zealand is on a mission to provide opportunities for school age children with an intellectual disability in the Hawke's Bay to develop confidence and fitness through sport. We aim to do this by building a strong schools programme within the community where there is a growing...


Russian International Dance Show "Kostroma"

Saturday 15th November 2014
Russian International Dance Show Performed by the world-renowned Russian National Dance company. "Kostroma" is a spectacular and beautiful evocation in dance of ancient Russian culture. This mesmerising event unites centuries of dramatic musical and dance tradition. This dazzling masterpiece featuring 45 elite dancers, masterly...


The Rude Boyz - Bringing the Roots Back

Saturday 15th November 2014
The Rude Boyz - Bringing the Roots Back. The Rude Boyz bringing their local brand of HB reggae to legendary The Cabana, Napier.


Peak Trail Blazer

Sunday 16th November 2014
Peak Trail Blazer is the home of the Quarter Acre King of the Peak & Hawke's Bay Orthodontic Queen of the Peak - $400 cash for the fastest dash. Also earn your spot in the highly respected Hall of Flames for all those who manage the 12km course Sub 60 minutes...it's a gut-buster, but it can be...


Taikura Fête

Sunday 16th November 2014
Taikura Fête. Experience the atmosphere and excitement of Hawkes Bay’s most colourful and unique fête. With over 100 extra-ordinary stalls, find a treat for yourself and your family amidst the fabulous atmosphere of Taikura Fête, incorporating: - Real food market - savour fresh wholesome local food and...


Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Sunday 16th November 2014
Show Me Shorts Film Festival. Show Me Shorts is New Zealand's annual film festival showcasing the best new short films from New Zealand and around the world. The ninth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival will take place this November (2014) in cinemas throughout New Zealand. Choose from six themed session screenings of 6-7...


Christmas At the Proms

Tuesday 18th November 2014
Christmas At the Proms. Both Christmas and the Last Night of the Proms are synonymous with some of the world’s best loved songs and more than their share of fun and frivolity. We combine music from these two great festivals into a gala concert, full of famous Christmas carols and songs, flag waving classics like...


NZSO 2014: Tuscan Summer

Friday 21st November 2014
NZSO 2014: Tuscan Summer. Presented by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Rossini - Barber of Seville Overture Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto Britten - Soirées Musicales (after Rossini) Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 ‘Italian’ Junichi Hirokami - conductor Stefan Jackiw - violin Concert duration: 1h29 Rossini’s Overture...


Mozzarella & Halloumi Cheese Making Workshop

Saturday 22nd November 2014
Mozzarella & Halloumi Cheese Making Workshop. In this three-hour long workshop you will learn how to make haloumi, mozzarella and quark. You will be taught by Inacio Guimares, award winning cheesemaker at Hohepa and Chris van der Have of Farmhouse Kitchen. All equipment and ingredients to make cheese are provided, and a beginners Italian Kit...


Napier Central School Gala

Sunday 23rd November 2014
Napier Central School's Gala is back in 2014! Keep the date free as more details will follow!


Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Tuesday 25th November 2014
Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Be Mine Tonight album release tour! Music-comedy powerhouse Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra take their instant party on the road to celebrate their long-anticipated new album, Be Mine Tonight, a winning collection of beloved Kiwi tunes made...


Bayview Market Day

Saturday 29th November 2014
Eskdale School's major fundraiser is the Bay View Market Day! Held on the last Saturday in November, it attracts thousands of people. This Year We Have Over 130 Stalls! Description: The variety of high quality crafts offered is varied and unique and with over 130 stalls you are sure to find...


The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol

Saturday 29th November 2014
The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol. A dazzling retelling of Dickens' classic yuletide tale, perfect for family celebrations and festive treats. Ebenezer Scrooge lives up to his name until one Christmas Eve he is visited by four ghosts, one a remorseful ex-business partner, the others, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and...


The Christmas Shoppe

Monday 1st December 2014
The Christmas Shoppe. In the first week of December the Christmas Shoppe opens its doors for one week only to a room filled with 24 individually decorated Christmas trees adorned with exquisite decorations, tables filled with beautiful centrepieces, wreaths, gorgeous gifts and festive candles. The Christmas Shoppe...


Bring Your Party to The Party

Friday 5th December 2014
Bring Your Party to The Party. Bring your party to "The Christmas Party" at No.5 Cafe & Larder. Festive decorations, great buffet, and a fantastic band - "Hidden Agenda" Treat yourself, your friends, or your staff/colleagues to a excellent night out at No.5. Doors open from 6:00pm. Each Group / Table will be invited...


Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival

Friday 5th December 2014
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. The Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival has been running for 8 years! We invite you to come out this year...


Black Barn Growers' Market

Saturday 6th December 2014
Black Barn Growers' Market. New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 10 years and has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer. Open from 9 till noon every Saturday of summer, just follow the line of cars down Black...


Waipukurau Christmas at the Races

Sunday 7th December 2014
Waipukurau Christmas at the Races. Want a seriously good Christmas party this festive season? Get your crew on-course for Christmas at the Races! There are a range of hospitality packages to suit any group’s size, style and budget. Book in, sit back and take credit for your best social soiree yet. Too easy! For more information...


Great Gatsby Christmas Party Revue

Tuesday 9th December 2014
Great Gatsby Christmas Party Revue. Mention the name Gatsby and it conjures images of parties, excesses of every kind, glamour, glitz and a society fuelled by impulse and desire. It was 1920s New York and Gatsby’s parties were legendary. That legend continues this Christmas in New Zealand with a cabaret show that recreates the...


Cox Partners Christmas at the Park

Saturday 13th December 2014
Cox Partners Christmas at the Park. Free, family friendly community event. Featuring local artists and a nationally recognised artist/band. Watch this space for a band announcement. Fireworks display, Santa Claus, free face painting and kids' confidence course.


Messiah - A Handel Choral Concert

Saturday 13th December 2014
Messiah - A Handel Choral Concert. This music was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and has become one of the best known and most performed choral works in western music. Guest soloists: Soprano - Carleen Ebbs Mezzo-Soprano - TBC Tenor - Frank Carter Bass - Joel Amosa


Fiesta of Lights - A Million Watts of Family Fun

Saturday 13th December 2014
Fiesta of Lights - A Million Watts of Family Fun. Stroll along the one kilometre light trail of 500,000 sparkling lights that envelope lake-side walkways. Meander under a wonderful canopy of fairylit trees and enjoy the trail of more than 40 different light animations and instalments made by local artists Christ Edmonds, Jil of Aotearoa, Mike...


Messiah - A Handel Choral Concert

Sunday 14th December 2014
Messiah - A Handel Choral Concert. This music was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and has become one of the best known and most performed choral works in western music. Guest soloists: Soprano - Carleen Ebbs Mezzo-Soprano - TBC Tenor - Frank Carter Bass - Joel Amosa


Christmas Baking for Kids

Monday 22nd December 2014
Christmas Baking for Kids. In this class you will be baking delicious Christmas treats, all nicely wrapped to take home for the festive season. Bake a batch of delicious almond cookies, dust with icing sugar, tie with festive ribbon and hang from the Christmas tree; make Christmas mince pies and package them up to give as...


Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Saturday 27th December 2014
Black Barn OpenAir Cinema. Hawke’s Bay is in full planning mode for its eleventh OpenAir Cinema season starting on December 27th 2014 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will again be a cornerstone with its selection of amazing outdoor and extreme sport shorts. Whilst the...


The Big Band Era

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


Peta Mathias Gastronomic Tour of New Zealand

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


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Pakistan v United Arab Emirates

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


Maraekakaho Country Market Day

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


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand v Afghanistan

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


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: West Indies v UAE

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


Memories are Made of This

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


Opera's Greatest Hits

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


Best Musicals of All Time

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


3 Mad Fiddlers... and the Odd Singer

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


Legendary Vocal Groups

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


The Many Faces of Gilbert & Sullivan

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


Snow White & the 3 ½ Dwarfs

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


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