What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

Deadhill Ghost Tour

Saturday 18th April 2015
Deadhill Ghost Tour. The Prison is spooky enough in the day, but at night it gets even creepier. Come see the place after dark and get a guided tour, complete with ghostly stories and tales of infamous murders who were hung here. Jump and scream as ghosts jump out of dark corners and even get locked in a cell on death...


Waiwhare RD9 Annual Hunt & Gather Competition

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


Sunday Market

Sunday 19th April 2015
Every Sunday, wide range of items and excellent food.


Festival of Hockey

Sunday 19th April 2015
Festival of Hockey. Hawke's Bay Festival of Hockey 2015 is an exciting event which involves three tournaments the Affiliates Tournament, Furnware Cup and Hawke's Bay Cup. The Festival will run from the 7th-19th April 2015 at two venues. Park Island in Napier and the Hastings Regional Sports Park. The Hawke's Bay...


Farmers' Market

Sunday 19th April 2015
Farmers' Market. One of New Zealand's largest and longest running Farmers' Markets offers a complete shopping experience, every Sunday of the year. Shop for the ingredients to make a delicious meal while you savour locally roasted coffee, freshly baked breads, sweet treats and live music, all in a relaxed,...


Karena & Kasey Book Signing

Sunday 19th April 2015
Karena & Kasey Book Signing. Karena and Kasey Bird are returning to the Hastings Farmers market to share their cook book with you! They are lovers of food, family, their community and New Zealand. They have created a cookbook that is vibrant, stylish and filled with easy and delicious recipes. Paired with beautiful scenic...


Otane Market

Sunday 19th April 2015
Otane Market. The Otane Market is open every Sunday from 9am - 1pm. Just a quick turn off State Highway 2 at Otane and you'll find a gorgeous country market with a little something for everyone. Come and check out our wide variety of stalls – fruit, vegetables, organics, jewellery, children’s clothing and...


School Holiday Activity

Sunday 19th April 2015
School Holiday Activity. It is all about art at MTG this school holidays! Our new exhibitions have opened, including Dick Frizzell’s fabulous artist proofs. Come along and create your own Frizzell-inspired artwork incorporating some of his famous techniques. Try your hand at matching together pieces of art in a memory...


Sunday Session

Sunday 19th April 2015
Sunday Session. Sunday 8 March - Big Sky Sunday 19 April - Final Sunday Session for the season with Professor Dynamite & the Banditos While away the afternoon lounging on the lawn listening to local music and supping the odd drop from Rod McDonald Wines and Renaissance Beer. Pizzas hot from the oven, platters a...


Acoustic Music with Eilish Rose

Sunday 19th April 2015
Acoustic Music with Eilish Rose. What is better than spending a beautiful day listening to a talented young lady fill the air with amazing sounds. Eilish will be playing in the Garden bar this Sunday, (weather permitting) but if its to chilly out then will bring the good tunes inside where its warm and cozy.


Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers

Sunday 19th April 2015
Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers. Start the old Model T and brew up some bathtub gin! The Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers are at Hawke's Bay Jazz Club after whirlwind tours of the South Island, Waiheke Island and Tauranga; primed and ready to deliver the most scintillating swing, the most dapper Dixieland and the nastiest...


Music with The Bold Deceivers

Sunday 19th April 2015
Music with The Bold Deceivers. Authentic Irish Music with The Bold Deceivers . Feel free to bring an instrument and join in the fun.


Jazz Vespers

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


Quiz Night for Dummies

Monday 20th April 2015
Quiz Night for Dummies. Quiz Night for Dummies – from 7pm We don’t take things too seriously around here. Drag a team together and bring them along for some quiz banter. Cash bar prizes on offer! Kick-off at 7pm. Butter chicken curry, fresh "in house" curry served with rice and flat bread, only $15 from 4pm -7pm...


Acoustic Music with Neil Matcheson

Tuesday 21st April 2015


Quiz Night

Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Quiz Night. Quiz Night – from 7:30pm More good-natured trivia fun – this time for the more competitive! And Wash all that down with a $20 bottle of wine – sure to make the quiz team perform and for the sweet tooths an $10 Ice-cream Sundae. Plus 4pm -7pm $15 pork Schnitzel with onion gravy, apple sauce,...


ANZAC Storytime

Thursday 23rd April 2015
A special ANZAC themed storytime. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our promotional material.


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

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


Motherhood Out Loud

Thursday 23rd April 2015
Motherhood Out Loud. Motherhood Out Loud is written by a dazzling collection of celebrated writers. The result is a joyous, moving, hilarious and thrilling play. Whether you are mother or have a mother (whatever you perceive this to be) you will find much to connect with in this play. The illuminating insight,...


Crimson Sound: An Anzac Day Commemoration Concert

Thursday 23rd April 2015
A concert of music, visual art, and readings in commemoration of the first Anzac Day. These days, Anzac Day holds many meanings for New Zealanders. This concert seeks to provide a space for reflection, as well as telling the story of Gallipoli, both on a national and local level. Join members of...


Music with Ruby Shooz

Thursday 23rd April 2015
Music with Ruby Shooz. Come and join The Roses favorite duo Ruby Shooz for Live Music every Thursday.


Movie Screening: Gallipoli: The Frontline Experience

Friday 24th April 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a screening of the World War One documentary Gallipoli: The Frontline Experience. Classification - PG war footage. Running Time - 119 mins.


Wartime Memories Commemorative Concert

Friday 24th April 2015
A concert to mark the centenary of Anzac. Featuring Tribute Andrews Sisters, sing a long and comedy skits. There is a ramp at the venue for wheelchairs. Tickets are $5, available at the door or from Penny Lane Emporium Waipawa. You can contact Lee for details on 06 8577988.


New Zealand Wine Centre - Wine Club

Friday 24th April 2015
New Zealand Wine Centre - Wine Club. Love wine...? Silly question! The fun and friendly team from the New Zealand Wine Centre, invite you and your friends to join them for their monthly wine club meet - a fabulous opportunity to meet new people who all share a common interest and passion for wine. Sip, savour and explore the many...


Cabaret Royale

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


Lions Clubs of New Zealand Convention

Friday 24th April 2015
Lions Clubs of New Zealand Convention. The Lions Club Multiple District 202 convention is the annual general meeting of all Lions Clubs in New Zealand. The 2015 convention will be held in Napier, the art deco capital of New Zealand. Come join the Razzmatazz!


Shaun Preston

Friday 24th April 2015
Shaun Preston.


Lest We Forget

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


Anzac Day 2015: Hastings Remembers

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


Urban Food Market

Saturday 25th April 2015
Urban Food Market. Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke's Bay experience. This is where the locals shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, devine treats and all the produce you need to cook up a true locavore's meal. Shop local and enjoy some of the best produce from...


Acoustic Music with Ross Turner

Saturday 25th April 2015
Acoustic Music with Ross Turner. Live Acoustic music from Ross Turner in the coolest garden bar in Napier, weather permitting music will be moved indoors where its warm and cozy.


Special Anzac Weekend Screenings of Gallipoli (1981)

Saturday 25th April 2015
Special Anzac Weekend Screenings of Gallipoli (1981). Gallipoli (1981) - Digitally re-mastered and re-released. Come along to The Picture House, Waipukurau to commemorate the Anzac spirit with this fantastic movie digitally re-mastered for one weekend only! Two sessions only: Saturday 25 April: 3:00pm Sunday 26 April: 2:30pm Synopsis: Mel Gibson...


Country2Coast

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


On Shank's Pony - Napier Riding for Disabled Fun Run/Walk

Sunday 26th April 2015
On Shank's Pony - Napier Riding for Disabled Fun Run/Walk. To celebrate RDA (Riding for Disabled) Awareness Week, Napier RDA are hosting a fun run/walk around Anderson Park. The track is wheelchair and pushchair friendly and everyone is invited! Our real horses won't be able to make this event but children (and adults) are invited to bring along a...


Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Sunday 26th April 2015
Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. Welcome to the County Hotel's Premier High Tea. On the last Sunday of every month, our beautiful dining room will transform into a girly girl’s dream, adorning plush pinks, fine china & floral blooms. Sweet tea aromas fill restaurant in anticipation of your arrival. We are proud to serve...


Tangata Whenua event

Monday 27th April 2015
Tangata Whenua event. Atholl Anderson and Aroha Harris talk about new perspectives on Maori history, drawing on their work for Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History. About the authors Atholl Anderson CNZM, FRSNZ, FAHA, FSA (Ngai Tahu), brings to this project the experience of many years’ research throughout the...


Dennis Locorriere presents Dr Hook

Friday 1st May 2015
Dennis Locorriere presents Dr Hook. Sylvia’s Mother * When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman *Sexy Eyes * * The Cover of The Rolling Stone * The Ballad of Lucy Jordan * A Little Bit More* * Sharing the Night Together * Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk * Walk Right In * Two No. 1 Albums, Three No. 1 Singles and Eleven Top 20...


An Evening with Allyson Gofton

Friday 1st May 2015
An Evening with Allyson Gofton. If you've ever dreamt of living in France for an extended period or simply have an enduring love affair with France, don't miss this delightful evening with foodie Allyson Gofton as she talks about her fabulous new book " Recipes from my French Kitchen". Part Cookbook, part travel memoir,...


Craft & Design Market

Saturday 2nd May 2015
Craft & Design Market. Our first market of 2015 will bring you many of your favourite stalls as well as a number of newbies. Come browse and be tempted by all manner of beautiful hand-crafted items while enjoying the delicious coffee and treats from our wonderful hosts at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters.


Magpie Market @ Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

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


J Day Cannabis Law Reform Rally

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


Hot Rod & Classic Car Festival and Swap Meet

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


First Sunday Funday

Sunday 3rd May 2015
First Sunday Funday. Enjoy a mountain bike ride, go for a run or have a walk. See the animals in the Petting Zoo, or have a go at Archery, Golf Challenge, Paint Ball & the 70metre Water Slide. Please Note: Cash only, No EFTPOS. There are a variety of tracks available for you to choose from, which means you can make...


Tradies Raceday

Thursday 7th May 2015
Tradies Raceday. General Admission: Free Members Stand: Free Gates Open: 11.00 Am First Race: Tbc Track: Tbc Package options available for groups of all sizes contact greg@hawkesbayracin.co.nz


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

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


The Rude Boyz - Roots Radicals

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


The Armed Man

Saturday 9th May 2015
The Armed Man. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War 1, Crows Feet Dance Collective from Wellington comes to the Hawkes Bay in May to present a full length dance work to a recording of Karl Jenkins’ famous evocative score The Armed Man. With over 40 dancers depicting men leaving for war,...


Demon Energy Battle of the Bands National Championship Heat

Saturday 9th May 2015
Demon Energy Battle of the Bands National Championship Heat. Calling all bands! Entries are now open for the Demon Energy Battle of the Bands 2015 National Championship This year, Demon Energy Battle of the Bands National Championship celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The event has been helping New Zealand bands establish themselves year after year;...


Mega Mohaka Trail Event

Sunday 10th May 2015
Mega Mohaka Trail Event. Welcome to the Mega Mohaka Trail Run 2015, join us if you dare..... for a truly breath-taking coastal trail run or walk. This is an opportunity to run over the rugged East Coast hills of Waiotia Station, which is located at Mohaka, 90 mins north of Napier, 35 mins south of Wairoa. You can enter...


2° Comedy Convoy

Tuesday 12th May 2015
2° Comedy Convoy. Steve Wrigley (7 Days) is back from the US, to host the 2degrees Comedy Convoy, as it tours to 10 hotspots with a hilarious line-up of top comedians in the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider, from across the world and right here in the pearl of the...


Toshiba Hastings Pro-Am Golf Tournament

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


Composer Connections: New Zealand Chamber Soloists

Wednesday 13th May 2015
Composer Connections: New Zealand Chamber Soloists. "We've had a 20 year relationship with works by John Psathas and are constantly drawn to his energy and passionate compositional style. We've also embraced both the Rachmaninov and Babajanian Trios for their full blown romantic expression. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the emotional...


Hawke's Bay Sports Awards

Saturday 16th May 2015


Foster & Allen

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


Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 17th May 2015
Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series. Stay in the Bay. Play in the Bay. Fun in the Sun in Winter. The winter months are when most of the world hibernates. But not here in Hawke’s Bay. In Hawke’s Bay, winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun – just like the summer sun only a little cooler. The Hawke’s Bay Trail Run...


An Evening With Sir Richard Hadlee

Tuesday 19th May 2015
An Evening With Sir Richard Hadlee. Remember when as a kid in your backyard you would be charging in to bowl at your best mate. You imagined that you were New Zealand’s greatest ever bowler as you bowled to Richards or Botham or the underarm devil Trevor Chappell. You and your mates always wanted to be him. That smooth action. That...


NZSO presents: Into the Storm - Britten and Sibelius

Tuesday 19th May 2015
NZSO presents: Into the Storm - Britten and Sibelius. The forces of nature rush into the concert hall to engulf all in their path when the NZSO performs three monumental works of the twentieth century repertoire. Taste the salt of a bitterly cold ocean voyage with Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from his masterpiece opera, Peter Grimes. Then...


Ed Byrne - Roaring Forties

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


The Pink Floyd Experience

Thursday 21st May 2015
The Pink Floyd Experience. Nearly 40 years ago Pink Floyd released their 9th studio album. Titled ‘Wish You Were Here”, the album covered themes such as absence, the record industry and the madness of one of their own members. Regarded by many as one of Floyd’s finest works, it went on to be #1 in both the UK and US...


Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2015

Friday 22nd May 2015
Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2015. Packed with hundreds of products and services for the home, the Better Home & Living Show will inform and inspire anyone wanting to improve their lifestyle in a sustainable way. Featuring the latest eco-trends and innovations for indoors and out, massive show-only specials, free daily seminars,...


The Joe Cocker Tribute Show Featuring Col Jones

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


Wairoa Maori Film Festival

Friday 29th May 2015
Wairoa Maori Film Festival. Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai! Wairoa Maori Film Festival Join us for the 10th annual Wairoa Maori Film Festival, to be held at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, from Friday May 29 to Monday June 2. Kai, korero, cinema! New maori short Films, New Maori features! Friday May 29th 3 pm Official Festival...


Sleeping Beauty by Moscow Ballet La Classique

Friday 29th May 2015
Sleeping Beauty by Moscow Ballet La Classique. Moscow ballet La Classique return down-under with their Spectacular masterpiece Sleeping Beauty ballet's most loved fairytale. The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet. Established in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov, with their internationally acclaimed...


Mud and Guts Challenge Event

Sunday 31st May 2015
Mud and Guts Challenge Event. Mud and Guts is the ultimate mud run challenge, featuring a 9km obstacle course with 50+ gruelling, unpredictable purpose-built obstacles. Amongst the new obstacles added this year are a river crossing and fire challenge. Entry Categories: Open Men and Women: Open to male and female competitors...


F.A.W.C! Winter Wine Bar

Friday 5th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Winter Wine Bar.


F.A.W.C! El Fiesta de Invierno

Friday 5th June 2015
F.A.W.C! El Fiesta de Invierno. Following the sell out success of this event in 2014, El Fiesta de Invierno returns to Winter F.A.W.C! in 2015, for one night only. El Fiesta de Invierno is a Spanish Winter Fiesta brought to you by Deliciosa and Advintage. Kick off your weekend with a selection of delicious Spanish wines and...


F.A.W.C! Winter Feasting

Friday 5th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Winter Feasting.


F.A.W.C! Why Sherry is the new Gin

Friday 5th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Why Sherry is the new Gin.


Truth Dubstep

Saturday 6th June 2015


F.A.W.C! The Scent of It

Saturday 6th June 2015
F.A.W.C! The Scent of It. The ‘swirl and sniff’ - is it all just for show? Turning the traditional wine tasting on its head a little, The Scent of It will focus not so much on the taste of the wines, but rather the aroma, smell, whiff, pong or nose! While you certainly won’t be denied a taste of 10 gorgeous wines, ...


F.A.W.C! High Spirits & Whiskey Business with Frankie Walker

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


F.A.W.C! A Trip to Italy

Saturday 6th June 2015
F.A.W.C! A Trip to Italy.


F.A.W.C! Medieval Winter Feast

Saturday 6th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Medieval Winter Feast. Lordes and Ladyes are invited to a medieval banquet in the majestic opulence of The Old Church. Be wined and dined by Court Jesters and serving wenches as you make merry on long tables massed with candles, groaning under the weight of the bounty gathered locally to delight your palate. Mucky chins...


F.A.W.C! Ngatarawa Unplugged

Saturday 6th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Ngatarawa Unplugged.


Six60

Saturday 6th June 2015
Six60. Six60 are back! After over a year away from New Zealand stages, the band returns for what will be their biggest and most exciting tour to date! 11 of New Zealand’s premiere venues will play host to Six60 as they celebrate the release of their sophomore album - proudly presented by The Edge, Mai...


F.A.W.C! The Grill on Gimblett

Saturday 6th June 2015
F.A.W.C! The Grill on Gimblett.


F.A.W.C! High Spirits & Whisky Business with Frankie Walker

Saturday 6th June 2015
F.A.W.C! High Spirits & Whisky Business with Frankie Walker.


F.A.W.C! One Swazi Night

Saturday 6th June 2015
F.A.W.C! One Swazi Night.


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

Sunday 7th June 2015
F.A.W.C! For the Love of Opera. A celebration of opera, love, food and wine. Guest starring Anna Pierard (Soprano) and Jose Aparicio (Tenor) a husband and wife duo who will serenade you during the afternoon. A sumptuous two course late lunch will be served by Orton Tailored Cuisine, set in the leafy surrounds of Sileni Estates...


Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble

Sunday 7th June 2015
Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble. Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand. Wilma Smith (director/violin) Natalie Lin (violin) Justine Cormack (violin, viola) Lara Hall (violin, viola) Gillian Ansell (viola) Bryony Gibson-Cornish (viola) Ashley Brown (cello) Victoria Simonsen (cello) Victoria Jones (double bass) Bridget Douglas...


Green Drinks

Wednesday 10th June 2015
Green Drinks. Green Drinks is a movement undertaken worldwide, but is decentralised - interested organisers from any place in the world can start Green Drinks. A gathering of people interested in the environment, green drinks is an apolitical forum for people to discuss local, national or international...


NZCT Chamber Music Contest: Hawke's Bay District Rounds

Friday 12th June 2015
NZCT Chamber Music Contest: Hawke's Bay District Rounds. Experience young NZ talent in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest Jubilee Year. The NZCT Chamber Music Contest is the longest running youth music competition in New Zealand and is the only nationwide chamber music competition for young secondary school musicians and composers in the country. Hundreds...


F.A.W.C! Food Lover's Club

Friday 12th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Food Lover's Club.


F.A.W.C! Game Meets Spirits

Friday 12th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Game Meets Spirits.


F.A.W.C! Trinity Hill Goes Bollywood

Friday 12th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Trinity Hill Goes Bollywood. Trinity Hill is teaming up with award winning restaurant Namaskar to bring you an authentic taste of India. Putting the age old theory that a curry is best accompanied by a pint, Trinity Hill are out to prove how versatile Hawke’s Bay’s aromatic wines can be with range of different curries and...


PAKn'Save Edible Fashion Awards

Saturday 13th June 2015
PAKn'Save Edible Fashion Awards. The Hastings PAK’nSAVE Edible Fashion Awards for 2015 will be held on Saturday 6th June 2015 at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. It will involve two day time competitions with 32 finalists featuring in the Evening Extravaganza. - Junior and Intermediate designers will be showcased in...


F.A.W.C! Mid Winter Christmas with Ruth Pretty

Saturday 13th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Mid Winter Christmas with Ruth Pretty.


F.A.W.C! The Bollinger Brunch with James Beck

Saturday 13th June 2015
F.A.W.C! The Bollinger Brunch with James Beck. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why shouldn’t we celebrate it? Join Chef James as he lovingly whips up a light five course, fine dining brunch set in the relaxed luxury of Haumoana House at Millar Road. Enjoy a glass or two of Bolly chatting with other guests and...


F.A.W.C! Wine Makers Long Table Lunch

Saturday 13th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Wine Makers Long Table Lunch. Clearview 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. This year, head chef Pete Hallgarth has designed a four course lunch showcasing the flavours of the four corners of the...


F.A.W.C! Cider House Rules

Saturday 13th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Cider House Rules.


F.A.W.C! Truffle Kerfuffle

Saturday 13th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Truffle Kerfuffle.


F.A.W.C! My Syrah Rules

Saturday 13th June 2015
F.A.W.C! My Syrah Rules.


F.A.W.C! Taste Your Knowledge

Saturday 13th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Taste Your Knowledge. What better excuse to taste wine than to learn about it? Enter a team or fly solo in this fun wine quiz run by the Te Awa viticulture team. You’ll go through a flight of reds and whites to see if you can recognize the varietal but don’t worry if you get it wrong, round two will be to re-taste...


F.A.W.C! eatdrinkshare italy

Saturday 13th June 2015
F.A.W.C! eatdrinkshare italy.


Meeting Karpovsky

Saturday 13th June 2015
Meeting Karpovsky. Meeting Karpovsky with Helen Moulder and Sir Jon Trimmer Sylvia once travelled the world and visited its famous ballet theatres. Now she spends time alone in her attic, filled with her daughter's unwanted possessions and photographs of her favourite ballet dancer, Alexander Karpovsky - she has...


Trinity Roots 'Citizen' Tour

Saturday 13th June 2015
Trinity Roots 'Citizen' Tour. Trinity Roots are taking to the road to celebrate the release of their third studio album ‘Citizen’ with a national tour this May and June. The Wellington-based platinum-selling trio launched the powerful follow-up to 2004’s Home, Land and Sea as part of their live performance at WOMAD 2015...


F.A.W.C! Food Alley

Thursday 18th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Food Alley.


F.A.W.C! The Helicopter Trust Cocktail Party

Friday 19th June 2015
F.A.W.C! The Helicopter Trust Cocktail Party.


F.A.W.C! Southern Love

Friday 19th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Southern Love.


F.A.W.C! Chefs in Home

Friday 19th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Chefs in Home. Chefs in Homes is a series of intimate dinners held in some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest homes. Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invites you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven course dinner matched with Elephant...


F.A.W.C! WBC & HC in H.B

Friday 19th June 2015
F.A.W.C! WBC & HC in H.B.


F.A.W.C! Hops & Grapes - Sacred Hill Meets Zeelandt Brewery

Friday 19th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Hops & Grapes - Sacred Hill Meets Zeelandt Brewery.


F.A.W.C! Oh, How You've Aged

Friday 19th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Oh, How You've Aged. Some things really do get better with age and this can surely be said about Syrah. Chris Wilcock, owner of Ashridge Winery will take you through a vertical tasting of their Syrah, starting with 2009 and finishing with tier new release 2013 Reserve Syrah. Mixing old with new is Head Chef Francky...


Puccini - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series

Friday 19th June 2015
Puccini - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series. Our second choral concert in this Contrasts concert series is dedicated to Giacomo Puccini. Warm to the Preludio sinfonico in A. Relish the opera excerpts including the famous Nessun Dorma, and arias from Tosca. Soloists are Hawke's Bay's own Soprano Anna Pierard with Tenor - Matthew Reardon,...


F.A.W.C! Learn to Nourish & Flourish

Saturday 20th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Learn to Nourish & Flourish.


F.A.W.C! Vive La Revolution

Saturday 20th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Vive La Revolution.


F.A.W.C! Left Field: Burlesque Di Vino

Saturday 20th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Left Field: Burlesque Di Vino.


F.A.W.C! Fire It Up

Saturday 20th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Fire It Up. Flames and fire are the order of the night as you relax in front of Crab Farms blazing fire pit to feast on your three course dinner with wine matches to each course. Crab Farm Winemaker Hamish Jardine will present his wines and share a wine tip or two. Live music will add to the scene, which has...


Bring Your Party to The Mid Winter Christmas Party

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


F.A.W.C! Murder Mystery - Death by Dessert

Saturday 20th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Murder Mystery - Death by Dessert.


F.A.W.C! Bee Prepared with Martin Bosley

Saturday 20th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Bee Prepared with Martin Bosley.


Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 - Contrasts Concert Series

Saturday 20th June 2015
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 - Contrasts Concert Series. This Romantic programme features the wonderful Helene Pohl of the New Zealand String Quartet as soloist, in a concert which compliments Napier Civic Choir's concert of Puccini's opera and choral music. Mendelssohn Overture 'Ruy Blas' Bruch Violin Concerto 1 in G major Tchaikovsky Symphony 5...


Katchafire

Saturday 20th June 2015
Katchafire. Before embarking on their European and Australian tours in July, August and September, Katchafire will first go on their annual New Zealand Winter tour! Don’t miss out on seeing the band showcase their favourite hits over the years, as well as showing off a few new band members to the line up. ...


NZCT Chamber Music Contest: Central Regional Final

Sunday 21st June 2015
NZCT Chamber Music Contest: Central Regional Final. Experience young NZ talent in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest Jubilee Year. The NZCT Chamber Music Contest is the longest running youth music competition in New Zealand and is the only nationwide chamber music competition for young secondary school musicians and composers in the country. The...


NZCT Chamber Music Contest: National Finals

Sunday 21st June 2015
NZCT Chamber Music Contest: National Finals. Experience the best of young NZ talent in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest Jubilee Year. The NZCT Chamber Music Contest is the longest running youth music competition in New Zealand and is the only nationwide chamber music competition for young secondary school musicians and composers in the...


F.A.W.C! Tuatara II

Sunday 21st June 2015
F.A.W.C! Tuatara II.


Salute

Wednesday 24th June 2015
Salute. They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years...


Best Musicals of All Time

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


F.A.W.C! Food for Thought...

Friday 26th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Food for Thought....


F.A.W.C! Ciao Bella

Friday 26th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Ciao Bella.


F.A.W.C! Molto and Montepulciano with Trinity Hill

Friday 26th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Molto and Montepulciano with Trinity Hill.


The Fitwear Art-Deco Grand Prix- NABBA/WFF

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


F.A.W.C! Steeples, Steak & Syrah

Saturday 27th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Steeples, Steak & Syrah. Steeples, Steak & Syrah is a celebration of fine wine, great steak and heart stopping jumps racing action. This one off special event is situated in the finest lounge Hawke’s Bay Racing has to offer with a view of the entire racetrack at the top of the park. Guests are encouraged to don their...


Hawke's Bay Hunt Raceday Mid-Winter Christmas at the Races

Saturday 27th June 2015
Hawke's Bay Hunt Raceday Mid-Winter Christmas at the Races. Hawkes Bay Hunt Raceday not only plays host to some spectacular jumps racing action but will again this year feature the annual Mid-Winter Christmas party! Reserve a space for your Social Club, workmates or friends and we’ll brighten up your winter with warming festive treats, live entertainment...


F.A.W.C! Modernism by Pask

Saturday 27th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Modernism by Pask.


F.A.W.C! A French Affair: Farmers & Foragers

Saturday 27th June 2015
F.A.W.C! A French Affair: Farmers & Foragers.


F.A.W.C! Mutton Dressed as Lamb Ball

Saturday 27th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Mutton Dressed as Lamb Ball.


F.A.W.C! Winter Warmer Wind Down

Sunday 28th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Winter Warmer Wind Down.


F.A.W.C! Goat's Head Soup

Sunday 28th June 2015
F.A.W.C! Goat's Head Soup. From the street food stalls of Marrakesh to a love of the Rolling Stones, Mister D Dining and Monica Loves in conjunction with "3 shots to the Head" present "The Goat's Head Soup" extravaganza. A varietable feast of Moroccan delicacies beginning with cocktails and mezze in Monica Loves where...


CKNZ - Return of Legends

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


Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge

Sunday 12th July 2015
Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge. The Norsewood and Takapau Lions club in conjunction with Sport Hawke’s Bay are pleased to annouce that the 10th annual Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge will be held on Sunday 12th of July 2015. Enjoy a fun, family and friends event along scenic country roads. Starting from the historic...


3 Mad Fiddlers... and the Odd Singer

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


Hawke's Bay Toyota Deco Winter Weekend

Friday 17th July 2015
Hawke's Bay Toyota Deco Winter Weekend. The Hawke's Bay Toyota Deco Winter Weekend has evolved out of the mid-winter DIY Deco concept used over the past few years. The programme for this July celebration will be released in early May and will include a number of new events along with all the old favourites.


Dry River 30th Anniversary Dinner

Saturday 18th July 2015
Dry River 30th Anniversary Dinner. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed wines, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is hosting a very special wine weekend with Dry River! Join winemaker and host Wilco Lam for a superb dinner, where wine matches will include the celebration 2013 Dry River Estate...


Alan Davies - Little Victories

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


EnviroWaste Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

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


Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

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


Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons

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


Fink About It

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


Diabetes HB Inc. Cooking Demo & Charity Auction

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


Swan Lake - Russian National Ballet

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


Magic of the Mediterranean with Rick Stein & Esk Valley Wine

Friday 21st August 2015
Magic of the Mediterranean with Rick Stein & Esk Valley Wine. Rick Stein needs little introduction to his many fans worldwide. His passion for using quality ingredients and local produce and his talent for creating delicious flavour combinations in his books, TV series’ and restaurants have won him a host of accolades and fans. He’s also great fun, and...


CLiK the ensemble

Friday 21st August 2015
CLiK the ensemble. Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand. John Chen (piano) Natalie Lin (violin) Edward King (cello) Emerging stars and youthful ambassadors with a worldly vision. Committed to representing New Zealand in the arts, CLiK share a Kiwi musical upbringing, and trace their love of chamber music back...


Redefine - love your op shop

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


Isla Grant - Farewell Concert Tour

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


Legendary Vocal Groups

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


Elijah - Contrasts Concert Series

Friday 11th September 2015
Elijah - Contrasts Concert Series. We are delighted to have soprano Anna Leese back in Napier performing with us in Mendelssohn's oratorio 'Elijah'. This dramatic music is the best example of 19th century oratorio and has retained its popularity since its premiere. Anna Leese , Soprano Elizabeth Harris, Mezzo-soprano Declan...


New Zealand Edible Garden Show

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


Dvorak Symphony 8 - Contrasts Concert Series

Saturday 12th September 2015
Dvorak Symphony 8 - Contrasts Concert Series. Matteo Napoli joins us again this year, this time to perform the virtuosic Chopin second piano concerto. This will be one of the highlights of this Eastern European musical evening. Weber Overture from 'Der Freischutz' Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G Major


Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2015

Friday 18th September 2015
Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2015. Beautify your house and garden by gathering inspiration and advice at a venue packed with the latest ideas, products and services for your home. Save with massive show-only specials, go in the draw to win a fabulous show prize, listen to free daily seminars, preview the hottest trends and...


The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday 19th September 2015
The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Never harm, nor spell, nor charm, Come our lovely Lady nigh. So good night with lullaby.* In an unprecedented artistic coup, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is thrilled that Liam Scarlett, one of the most sought-after choreographers working today, will create his first full-length, main stage...


Poukawa Lake Challenge

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


NZSO presents: Classical Hits

Wednesday 23rd September 2015
NZSO presents: Classical Hits. It’s a mouth-watering selection of classical music’s greatest hits when our much-loved NZSO Music Director Emeritus James Judd returns for a special national tour. Indulge in a delicious assortment of popular melodies, from Rossini’s toe-tapping William Tell Overture to Johann Strauss...


Inspired by Bach: Michael Houstoun (piano)

Wednesday 30th September 2015
Inspired by Bach: Michael Houstoun (piano). Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand. “Harmony, polyphony, rhythmic pulsation and vitality, music as testament of faith, of all this JS Bach is the supreme master and his legacy is infinite.” Michael Houstoun Discover the musical influence of Johann Sebastian Bach in the form of piano...


U13 Central Regional Championships

Wednesday 7th October 2015
U13 Central Regional Championships. The 2015 U13 Central Regional Championships will showcase the best Basketball players of that age group from the Centre to the lower half of the North Island.


Dinner with Matt Moran, Anthony Puharich & Felton Road

Saturday 10th October 2015
Dinner with Matt Moran, Anthony Puharich & Felton Road. Calling all carnivores! Celebrity Chef and Cookbook author Matt Moran will join with “beef supplier extraordinaire” Anthony Puharich for a fabulous weekend at the Farm, destined to delight devoted beef lovers. For guests wanting to make a weekend of it by staying Friday night, there will be...


Trans-Tasman Test Series

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


The Many Faces of Gilbert & Sullivan

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


Masters Squash Champs

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


Vienna Piano Trio

Sunday 18th October 2015
Vienna Piano Trio. Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand. Stefan Mendl (piano) Bogdan Božovic (violin) Matthias Gredler (cello) "These performances are, quite simply, stunning” - BBC Music Magazine Capturing the spirit of chamber music, the Vienna Piano Trio is a polished gem steeped in the grand Central...


Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner

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


Royal Show - Hawke's Bay Show

Wednesday 21st October 2015
Royal Show - Hawke's Bay Show. The Hawke’s Bay A&P Society is delighted to host the 2015 Royal Show - the premier Agricultural Show in New Zealand at the 2015 Hawke's Bay A&P Show. Hawke’s Bay on Show is an iconic event steeped in history. It's as close as town and country will ever get! We are working to deliver a...


Central Hawke's Bay Sports Awards

Friday 6th November 2015


Cooking Demo & Lunch with Eleanor Ozich

Sunday 8th November 2015
Cooking Demo & Lunch with Eleanor Ozich. As the creator of the hugely successful blog Petite Kitchen, Eleanor Ozich willingly confesses to being hopelessly in love with every aspect of food: where it comes from, how it’s grown, its health benefits and how to make it taste amazing. The simplicity of her food is inspirational - she takes...


Snow White & the 3 ½ Dwarfs

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


Taikura Fete

Sunday 15th November 2015
Taikura Fete. Experience the atmosphere and excitement of Hawkes Bay’s most colourful and unique fête. With over 120 extra-ordinary activities and stalls, find a treat for yourself and your family a midst the fabulous atmosphere of Taikura Fête: Six areas include: - Real food market - fresh wholesome food...


Swan Lake - Imperial Russian Ballet Company

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


Lunch with Designer Collette Dinnigan

Saturday 5th December 2015
Lunch with Designer Collette Dinnigan. Join Australia’s most well-known international fashion designer, Collette Dinnigan for a beautiful lunch at Cape Kidnappers to celebrate her gorgeous book, Obsessive Creative. Against a superb backdrop overlooking the Farm’s rolling hills to the sea beyond, Collette will share her imaginative...


Messiah - Contrasts Concert Series

Friday 11th December 2015
Messiah - Contrasts Concert Series. The 'Messiah' announces our Christmas celebrations. The choir traditionally performs this as a Christmas highlight for our audience. This year it will be in combination with an orchestral concert of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons' - a seasonal not-to-be missed ... buy tickets as an early...


The Four Seasons - Contrasts Concert Series

Saturday 12th December 2015
The Four Seasons - Contrasts Concert Series. We end the year and our Contrasts Concert Series with 'The Four Seasons' a selection of beautiful Baroque Christmas concertos coupled with Vivaldi's famous music featuring soloist Amalia Hall, one of the foremost emerging young violinists. Why not buy tickets as an early Christmas present for...


Future Primitives

Thursday 31st December 2015
Future Primitives. ThermoBee (Kinetic Rec. London UK) Caustic (Australia) Little Bastard (Napier) DJ Hat (Napier) Hare (Napier) OwL (Napier) Thirty Three (Napier) Al G (Hastings) many more dj’s to be confirmed performances by Flaming Maniacs Full Moon Productions Tickets strictly limited to 500 tickets The time...


Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 18th February 2016
Tremains Art Deco Weekend. We welcome you to the 2016 Tremains Art Deco Weekend full of Art Deco festivities matched with some Hawke's Bay sunshine, food and wine. Now in its 28th year we are delighted to bring you over 200 fantastic events that celebrate the Art Deco heritage of Napier City and across the entire...


National Brass Band Championships

Wednesday 13th July 2016
New Zealand's finest brass players and bands performing in a contest environment. The first two days involve solo's and party events at the Eastern Institute of Technology. Band events will be held in the Napier Municipal Theatre on the Friday and Saturday.


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