What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

Market

Sunday 29th May 2016
A great market to visit with a wide range of stalls,new and old.Lots of bric a brac. Sadly we have to relocate to car park other side of ocean spa in April as our car park is being redeveloped. Market will still be as good as we have now,alot more trees and great area for customers to sit and...


Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Sunday 29th May 2016
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Shop Local ... One of New Zealand's largest and longest running Farmers' Markets offers a complete shopping experience, every Sunday of the year. Shop for the ingredients to make a delicious, regionally produced meal while you savour locally roasted coffee, freshly baked breads, sweet treats and...


Feel Good for Fundraiser - Clipping & EquissageTM day

Sunday 29th May 2016
Feel Good for Fundraiser - Clipping & EquissageTM day. Book your horse in for a Feel Good Equissage session and feel the love! Equissage's unique ‘vibration therapy technology’ stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic system drainage improving muscle stimulation, increasing dynamic joint mobility, reducing musculoskeletal dysfunction and...


The Great Hawkes Bay Garage Sale

Sunday 29th May 2016
The Great Hawkes Bay Garage Sale. This event has a little bit of something for everyone whether you are there to buy or sell! Household items, handmade crafts, community fundraising events (sausage sizzle, bake sale, white elephant), food vendors, businesses promoting their goods and services and much more. At 1pm Stu MacDonald...


Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2016

Sunday 29th May 2016
Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2016. Enhance Your Lifestyle at the Better Home and Living Show! Packed with hundreds of products and inspiration for the home, the Better Home & Living Show will inform and inspire anyone wanting to improve their lifestyle in a sustainable way by showcasing tomorrow’s ideas, today. Featuring the...


Cyclocross Hawkes Bay 2016 Series

Sunday 29th May 2016
Cyclocross Hawkes Bay 2016 Series. Cyclocross (CX) takes elements from both road and mountain bike racing and presents as a spectator friendly, short, fast race that all ages and skill levels can enjoy. It’s typically raced on an off road circuit, each lap takes about 4-6 minutes to complete. Riders complete several laps in each...


Minecraft Club

Monday 30th May 2016
Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels.


Stage Challenge

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


Hastings Scrabble Club

Tuesday 31st May 2016
Meets in the Activities Area of the Hastings Library every Tuesday 1pm - 4.30pm. Ring Yvonne (027 629 6659) or Joan (878 2418) - or just come along!


Fit Fast Functional Frosty Fiver

Tuesday 31st May 2016
Fit Fast Functional Frosty Fiver. Friendly 5km or 2.5km Fun Run/Walk Come and enjoy some exercises with friends or get to know new friends! Tuesday nights 5:30pm registration at the Loading Ramp Havelock North - 6pm start. Paynters Cider sponsor 1st place male and female and other spot prizes to be won. Also hand your number in...


U3A Book Group

Wednesday 1st June 2016
Havelock North U3A host two book discussion groups at Havelock North Library. One group meets on the first Wednesday of the month and the other group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please call HN U3A Secretary Trish Loye 06 878 5920.


U3A Mah Jong Group

Wednesday 1st June 2016
U3A Mah Jong Group meets on Wednesday mornings in the Hastings War Memorial Library. For more information please call Caryl Boyle 878 4458.


Storytime

Wednesday 1st June 2016
Storytime . Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Hastings Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in...


Storytime

Wednesday 1st June 2016
Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Havelock North Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video...


Clan of Coders Club

Wednesday 1st June 2016
Love computer games? Want to learn basic coding skills? Want to learn coding skills by playing a computer game? Then our Clan of Coders Club is for you! You can join our Clan of Coders club anytime and participate from home and/or in the library when we meet weekly at Flaxmere Library on...


Storytime

Thursday 2nd June 2016
Storytime. Join us on Thursdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and activities session in the Children's Area at Flaxmere Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video...


Young at Heart

Thursday 2nd June 2016
A club at Havelock North Library for older adults, with monthly activities and presenting new books.


Junior Book Club

Thursday 2nd June 2016
If you are an enthusiastic reader aged 8 - 12 years join us in the Children's Section to make new friends, share what you've been reading, learn about libraries, enjoy fun activities and see our new books. For more information contact: Kristen Clothier @ Hastings Library, ph. 06 871 5000, email...


U3A Table Games Group

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


Wairoa Maori Film Festival

Friday 3rd June 2016
Wairoa Maori Film Festival. Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai! Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2016! Join us for the 11th annual Wairoa Maori Film Festival, to be held at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, and Gaiety Theatre. Wairoa, from Friday June 3 to Monday June 6. We have a full weekend of films in Nuhaka, and an exciting Wairoa Maori...


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

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


F.A.W.C! Better with Age: SOLD OUT

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


F.A.W.C! The Dark Horse: SOLD OUT

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


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

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


Fraser MacKenzie: An Acoustic Evening

Friday 3rd June 2016
Fraser MacKenzie: An Acoustic Evening . Singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Fraser MacKenzie, is well-known round the Bay for his unique acoustic style as well as complex electric skills. Although he also performs with his band Bowyang and is lead guitar for Soul Funkin' What!, this evening you will be treated to just Fraser and his...


Napier Jazz 2016 - Linn Lorkin & the Jews Brothers

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


Six Chairs Missing

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


Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Saturday 4th June 2016
Napier Urban Farmers' Market. Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke's Bay experience. This is where the local shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the produce you need to cook up a true locavore's meal. Shop local and enjoy some of the best produce from...


Magpie Market @ Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Saturday 4th June 2016
Magpie Market @ Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts. The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held at the Meeanee Hall, Napier on the first Saturday of every month is an event not to be missed. This regular monthly market is mostly indoors, providing something interesting for everyone. Besides the numerous interesting craft and collectibles stalls...


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

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


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

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


F.A.W.C! An Afternoon with TOM: SOLD OUT

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Napier Jazz 2016 - Karrin Allyson & Tom Warrington Trio

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


Let's Dance

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


Petrol Head Breakfast

Sunday 5th June 2016
Petrol Head Breakfast. Classic Cars & Hot Rods on display Public welcome Buffet Breakfast 9 till 10 am Check out the cars on display and enjoy the hospitality and breakfast at the Westshore Beach Inn 1st Sunday of every month There is no charge to attend (charge for buffet breakfast) There are a good variety of...


Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 5th June 2016
Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series. Come trail running! The winter months are when most of the world hibernates. But not here in Hawke’s Bay where winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun – just like the summer sun only a little cooler. The Hammer Nutrition Hawke’s Bay Trail Run and Walk Series takes you to places...


Locals Day

Sunday 5th June 2016
Locals Day. Napier i-SIte Locals Day 2016 Welcome to the ‘i-Spy Fun Challenge’. Napier i-Site Visitor Centre are excited to host this event and offer qualifying teams the opportunity of entry to win Spot Prize’s, Fancy Dress Prize’s and the Major Prize draw of The Ultimate Family Napier Experience...


Mud and Guts Obstacle Challenge

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


F.A.W.C! Beggars Banquet: SOLD OUT

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


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

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


Napier Jazz 2016 - The Jazz Gala With Hollie Smith

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


Bakers' Club

Tuesday 7th June 2016
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 11.30am to share your baking experiences and recipes. All welcome. Hastings District Libraries ‘Baker in Residence’ will provide the tasty samples/goodies for the first session. For future meetings attendees should bring a sample of...


Teen Book Club

Tuesday 7th June 2016
Ages 12+ welcome. Join us to share book reviews, book quiz, book hunts, see the new books and make new friends. 3.45pm on the first Tuesday of the month (term time only). For more information contact Lynette @ Havelock North Library, Ph. 06 871 5000, Email lynettek@hdc.govt.nz


Hastings Teen Book Club

Tuesday 7th June 2016
Join us for library fun and friendship in the Sir James Wattie Memorial Room upstairs. Snacks and drinks are provided! 4.00pm every second Tuesday - ages 12+ are welcome. For more information contact: Mya Robertson @ Hastings Library, ph. 06 871 5000, email myar@hdc.govt.nz


Flaxmere Young Readers Book Club

Thursday 9th June 2016
Young Readers Book Club meets in Flaxmere Library at 3.15 on the second Thursday of each month. School term only. This is a great opportunity for all you young bookworms aged 8 years and over to get together to talk about books and hear about the newest items on our library shelves.


Minecraft Club

Thursday 9th June 2016
Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels.


F.A.W.C! Napier Night Fiesta

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


Te Aute College Matariki Festival

Friday 10th June 2016
Te Aute College Matariki Festival. Wrap up warm and join us for this annual mid-winter festival to celebrate the rise of the Matariki star cluster heralding the arrival of the Maori New Year. Light a candle lantern in thanksgiving for the harvest and new year planting season. There's soloists, bands, kapa haka and hip hop dancers....


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

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


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

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


Callum Gentleman EP Tour

Friday 10th June 2016
Callum Gentleman EP Tour. Callum Gentleman drops his new EP on the world and is celebrating with a national tour! Join him for a Friday night set at Hasting's finest music venue. There be banter, blues shouts & songs. There will definitely be whisky. Like Tom Waits sharing a bottle of moonshine with Leonard Cohen at 4am!


Midlife Crisis

Friday 10th June 2016
Come along to this feel good performance and dance the night away to well known rock and pop anthems.


Demon Energy BOTB 2016 National Championship Heat

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


Verdant Blue

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


Takapau Community Market

Saturday 11th June 2016
Takapau Community Market. Mid Winter Xmas Market. Lots of new and used goods, pendants, fossils and crystals, green stone jewelry, hair clips and key rings, baking to take home for later, blankets and toys lots of good quality bric a brac, house hold goods, plants for your garden and cloths, come and find a Bargain. Local...


F.A.W.C! The Brothing Session

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


1st Annual Men's Day Out Golf Tournament

Saturday 11th June 2016
1st Annual Men's Day Out Golf Tournament. It's here a day dedicated to you, the men of Hawke's Bay! The 1st Annual Men's Day Out Golf Tournament at Hastings Golf Club proudly supported by Radio Hauraki & Oakley NZ Ambrose Golf Tournament with over $8,000 worth of prizes up for grabs! Whiskey, craft beer and cider tastings and roast...


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

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


F.A.W.C! Relaxed & Rustic: SOLD OUT

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


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

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


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

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


Hastings Pak’nSave Edible Fashion Awards

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


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

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


Avalanche City: The Little Fire Tour

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


The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Wizard of Oz - RNZB

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


F.A.W.C! Pork it Up

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


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

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


Jesse Morris (Byron Bay)

Sunday 12th June 2016
Jesse Morris (Byron Bay). Acoustic global roots music. Globe trotting, dub-conscious, acoustic soul, roots & reggae troubadour ‘Jesse Morris’ sets off on a national solo tour of New Zealand throughout June. With shows in Whakatane, Rotorua, Waihi, Gisborne, Hastings, Wellington, Blenheim, Little River, Methven,...


Wild World - The Music of Cat Stevens

Sunday 12th June 2016
Wild World - The Music of Cat Stevens. An evening of acoustic soulful interpretations of the songs by Cat Stevens performed on acoustic guitars by NZ highly acclaimed singer/songwriter Bryce Wastney, accompanied by Ryan Beehre (Minuit). Invite your friends to enjoy a trip down memory lane. Featuring all of his classic hits and some...


U3A Book Group

Tuesday 14th June 2016
Havelock North U3A host two book discussion groups at Havelock North Library. One group meets on the first Wednesday of the month and the other group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please call HN U3A Secretary Trish Loye 06 878 5920.


Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Tuesday 14th June 2016
Flaxmere Book Chat Group meets at Flaxmere Library every second Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am. All welcome!


Flaxmere Creative Writers' Group

Tuesday 14th June 2016


Menopause - Naturally

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


Hastings Library Bookchat

Wednesday 15th June 2016
Come along at 10:30am on the third Wednesday of each month and share books you have enjoyed and hear from other readers. All welcome.


Napier Repertory Players - Eugenia

Wednesday 15th June 2016
This is written by New Zealand Playwright, Lorae Parry and is Inspired by the book “Eugenia” by Suzanne Falkiner. This drama moves from the past to the present in presenting a view of the life of Eugenia Falleni who dressed and lived as a man and was accused of murdering his wife in Sydney in...


Third Thursday Book Club

Thursday 16th June 2016
Discuss your recent reads and peruse our new books. 10.30am - 11.30am on the third Thursday of each month.


The Great Gatsby Era

Thursday 16th June 2016
The Great Gatsby Era. Revel in the glitz and glamour of The Great Gatsby Era! This Daytime Concert will evoke the excess and euphoria of the 20s and 30s with music made famous by iconic performers like Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fred Astaire and written by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and George Gershwin and...


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

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


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

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


Menopause - Naturally

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


Flaxmere Matariki Festival

Friday 17th June 2016
Flaxmere Matariki Festival. Dress up warm and come along to this popular free Maori new year family celebration that attracts thousands of delighted families. There's singers, dancers, kapa haka, bands and hip hop dancers. Free kiddies rides and hot kiwi kai are on offer. The show ends with a spectacular fireworks...


F.A.W.C! California Cruising

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


F.A.W.C! The Dumpling Den

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


F.A.W.C! Cape Coast Dinner

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


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

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


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

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


Generator

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


F.A.W.C! The Fermenting Session

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


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

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


Napier Matariki Festival

Saturday 18th June 2016
Napier Matariki Festival. Come along to the free Māori new year family celebration at the Napier Soundshell, Marine Parade. There's singers, dancers, kapa haka, bands and more. Free kiddies rides and hot kiwi kai are on offer. Walk through the maze of candle lanterns. Sky lanterns will float skywards to give thanks for...


F.A.W.C! One Love

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


F.A.W.C! New York Michelin Minute: SOLD OUT

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


F.A.W.C! Dîner de Prestige: SOLD OUT

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


Soul Funkin' What

Saturday 18th June 2016
Soul Funkin' What. Come listen to the distinctive sound that is Soul Funkin' What as they cover bands you know well with songs you might not have heard for a while - Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Joe Cocker and many more. It is always a great night for grooving and dancing so join Michael, Dan, David, Pete and Fraser...


Landslide - The Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Saturday 18th June 2016
Landslide - The Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show. A Professional live band delivering a top quality musical experience celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. This act has toured the country playing at top clubs, major corporate events and festivals to sold out shows. This is a the full Fleetwood Mac Tribute show with lighting...


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

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


Flaxmere Creative Writers' Group

Tuesday 21st June 2016
Join us in the Talanoa Room at Flaxmere Library for our Creative Writers Group.


Wine, Books and More Book Club

Tuesday 21st June 2016
Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library for Wine, Books and More on the third Tuesday of every month. This is a book club with a difference: no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books we've read and liked, or otherwise! Drinks and snacks are provided.


The Variety Show

Wednesday 22nd June 2016
The Variety Show. With a talented line up of performers, we’re celebrating the Hawke’s Bay Volunteer Excellence Awards 2016. Volunteering Hawkes Bay is organising the Show to acknowledge and celebrate the generous efforts of people who give their hearts and souls to our communities. Winners of the Awards will be...


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

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


Wairoa Matariki Festival

Friday 24th June 2016
Wairoa Matariki Festival. Come along and celebrate the Matariki Maori new year in our region's biggest winter event. There's a whole week of activities with a major family concert finale. There's a kiddies karaoke contest, bands and singers. Great kiwi kai by local groups is on offer. The night ends with a spectacular...


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

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


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

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


Bowyang

Friday 24th June 2016
Bowyang. Bowyang formed in 2015 with a focus of creating great sounds and giving the audience more than what they expect. Brothers Fraser and Rory MacKenzie, together with Ella Louise and Matty C, will be rocking out a selection of covers and originals. Expect to hear rock classics from Springsteen, Jimmi...


Smoke and Mirrors

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


Hawkes Bay Open Billiards Championship

Saturday 25th June 2016
Hawkes Bay Open Billiards Championship. Champion Hawkes Bay Billiard Player Paul Stocker organises and runs this Tournament. Stocker has won numerous Championships around the provinces in New Zealand . His Championships wins include, several times NZ `Open' Billiards, NZ Billiards Champion and a 9x North Island Billiards Champion...


F.A.W.C! Pork to Fork

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


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

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


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

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


F.A.W.C! Jabulani Africa: SOLD OUT

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


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

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


F.A.W.C! Asian Paradise

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


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

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


Now Bay Urban Adventure Race

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


F.A.W.C! Bonfire in the Gravels: SOLD OUT

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


New Zealand Doctors' Orchestra Concert

Sunday 26th June 2016
New Zealand Doctors' Orchestra Concert. Come and hear two great music masterpieces and help the local hospice. The NZDO, conductor José Aparicio and soloist Kiarash Taghavi, present Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Mahler’s 1st Symphony. The orchestra is made up of over 80 doctors and medical students from throughout New Zealand....


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

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


'Tahi Ao' by the Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre

Thursday 30th June 2016
'Tahi Ao' by the Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre. One World, right? Is it really? Why is it that we continue to push not only each other but our world to its limits? Who is in control? Should we want to be in control? Tahi Ao (One World) is a confronting but humorous morality play and explores these questions deeply. Twelve teenagers have...


Tahi Ao By the Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre

Friday 1st July 2016
Tahi Ao By the Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre. One World, right? Is it really? Why is it that we continue to push not only each other but our world to its limits? Who is in control? Should we want to be in control? Tahi Ao (One World) is a confronting but humorous morality play and explores these questions deeply. Twelve teenagers have...


Mozart - Napier Civic Choir

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


Jharmony

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


Bring Your Party to The Mid Winter Christmas Party 2016

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Bring Your Party to The Mid Winter Christmas Party 2016. Bring your party to "The Mid Winter Christmas Party" at No.5 Cafe & Larder. Festive decorations, great buffet, and a fantastic band - Hidden Agenda. Treat yourself, your friends, or your staff/colleagues to a excellent night out at No.5. Doors open from 6:00pm. Each Group / Table will be...


Live At Lindisfarne

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Live At Lindisfarne. An evening of pipe band entertainment from world class and aspiring musicians with special guest Celtic dancers. Come and join Manawatu Scottish as they prepare for another assault on the World Pipe Band Championships this year in August and support locally run City of Hastings Pipe Band as they...


Brahms - An Orchestral Concert

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


North Island Championships

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


Sound Intention

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


CMNZ presents: Suyeon Kang & Stephen De Pledge

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


National Brass Band Championships

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


A Spit And Polish

Friday 15th July 2016
A Spit And Polish. There is nothing like stepping out in shiny new shoes! But if your shoes just aren’t up to it, then pop in to Overland Footwear for a shoeshine! Donation and/or a can of pet food for SPCA Napier is appreciated.


Art Deco Highlights Vintage Car Tour - HB Toyota Winter Deco

Friday 15th July 2016
Art Deco Highlights Vintage Car Tour - HB Toyota Winter Deco. Enjoy a mini tour of Art Deco Napier’s world famous landmarks including one of New Zealand’s most photographed building, the Louis Hay designed National Tobacco Building. Your highlight tour is in a 1930s vintage Packard and includes plenty of opportunities for photographs! Session Times: -...


One Hour Guided Morning Walk - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Friday 15th July 2016
One Hour Guided Morning Walk - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. This fascinating walk takes in the heart of Napier’s Art Deco Quarter, revealing the story of the 1931 earthquake and introducing the Art Deco style that the city is recognized for world wide. Includes a complimentary viewing of the 20 minute earthquake film.


Wearable Deco

Friday 15th July 2016
Wearable Deco. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to view a collection of original 1920s and 1930s Art Deco Fashion and accessories from the private collections of Lee-Anne Freeman and Jeanette Houston. Exhibited for the very first time. Entry by gold coin donation.


Royal Doulton High Tea and Bubbles - HB Toyota Winter Deco

Friday 15th July 2016
Royal Doulton High Tea and Bubbles - HB Toyota Winter Deco. Enjoy either a High or Devonshire Tea accompanied by non-alcoholic bubbles at these mystically themed tearooms. An enchanting event at a venue where you can step back to yesteryear.


Two Hour Guided Afternoon Walk - HB Toyota Winter Deco

Friday 15th July 2016
Two Hour Guided Afternoon Walk - HB Toyota Winter Deco. Enjoy the most complete Art Deco tour of Napier on this extended guided walk through Napier’s Art Deco Quarter. The tour concludes at 4:00pm with a complimentary tea or coffee and viewing of a short film about our world famous Art Deco Festival. Book by calling 0800 427 833.


Hawke's Bay Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Friday 15th July 2016
Hawke's Bay Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. High teas, hot toddies, coats, hats and fur wraps are on the agenda as Napier swings into Roaring '20s and '30s party mode for its annual winter time celebration of the city’s Art Deco architecture. Ride on the traditional 1938 railcar, revel in a glitzy casino evening, swoon at an afternoon...


Movie: Philadelphia Story 1940 - HB Toyota Winter Deco

Friday 15th July 2016
Movie: Philadelphia Story 1940 - HB Toyota Winter Deco. This screwball comedy has Katharine Hepburn charmed by three men on the weekend of her wedding: Her dashing ex-husband (Cary Grant), a nosy journalist (James Stewart) - and her fiancé. Tickets includes a sweet treat.


The Winter Deco Welcome - HB Toyota Winter Deco

Friday 15th July 2016
The Winter Deco Welcome - HB Toyota Winter Deco. Join the Art Deco family for the official opening of the Hawke’s Bay Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. The event location is the Gatsby Room in the Art Deco Masonic Hotel. Enjoy a snapshot of the weekend’s entertainment with displays from the Red Delicious Burlesque, Encore Dancers and Jon Fletcher....


Piano Man - HB Toyota Winter Deco

Friday 15th July 2016
Piano Man - HB Toyota Winter Deco. Dine on a Deco inspired two course menu at the Hawke’s Bay Club accompanied by the sophisticated and elegant sounds of Stephen Millar on piano. Great food, great music, great company. Cash bar operating.


Red Hot Martini Club - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Friday 15th July 2016
Red Hot Martini Club - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Experience the Martini Club as it was meant to be upscale and entertaining! We are proud to bring you this new event from within the County Hotel. Classic 1930s glamour, live performances and martini cocktails done your way, shaken, stirred, dirty or virgin – you choose!


Hammers & Horsehair

Friday 15th July 2016
Hammers & Horsehair. Douglas Mews - fortepiano & Robert Ibell - cello Enjoy lively music-making in a candlelit performance of five virtuosic works for fortepiano and cello. Two well-known New Zealand musicians perform a programme of Classical and early Romantic pieces on period instruments, transporting the audience...


One One One

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


Speakeasy Burlesque - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Friday 15th July 2016
Speakeasy Burlesque - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. For two nights only Glory Days and Red Delicious Burlesque present the sultry side of Deco. Featuring a cast of international performers, Speakeasy Burlesque offers you a truly decadent evening of gin and jazz, hoofers and swells. Paint your face, leave Mrs Grundy behind and remember the secret...


Brunch With MTG Hawke's Bay - HB Toyota WDW

Saturday 16th July 2016
Brunch With MTG Hawke's Bay - HB Toyota WDW. Lalique: Art Nouveau to Art Deco Enjoy a cooked English or continental breakfast in this stunning heritage building while curator Jessica Mio from the MTG Hawke’s Bay takes you through Rene Lalique’s journey from pre-eminent Art Nouveau jeweller to international master of Art Deco...


Vintage Car Rides - HB Toyota Winter Deco

Saturday 16th July 2016
Vintage Car Rides - HB Toyota Winter Deco. Wrap up warm in your Deco duds and have a ride in one of the magnificent cars from the Hawke’s Bay Vintage Car Club. Gold coin donation will go to Napier Community Patrol. This event will be held outside Art Deco Masonic Hotel, 2 Herschell Street.


Hot Toddy - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Saturday 16th July 2016
Hot Toddy - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Warm up with a hot toddy after the days activities at the intimate snug bar of the County Hotel. Your hot toddy will be served with a trio of finger cheese toasties.


Family of Twelve Wine Dinner

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


Speights Ale House Express - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Saturday 16th July 2016
Speights Ale House Express - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Join us on board the vintage RM31 Railcar for a progressive dinner adventure! On the run from Napier Station to Hastings and back to Ahuriri, you will enjoy an entree by Orton tailored Cuisine and a drink, thanks to Sileni Estates. The Speights Ale House is your destination for your main and...


Movie Magic Dinner - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Saturday 16th July 2016
Movie Magic Dinner - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Live out your dream of being a star of the silver screen! Dress as your 1930s idol and enjoy a delicious two course meal at Charlies Art Deco Restaurant. There will be a prize for the best dressed of the evening! Entertainment by Ali Beal. Cash bar operating.


The Royal Flush Casino Night - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Saturday 16th July 2016
The Royal Flush Casino Night - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. This event is back by popular demand! A night not to miss! Step behind closed doors into the world of glamorous gambling and fun of the Roaring 20s era. Your ticket includes canapés and ‘Deco Money’ for gambling. The evening concludes with a unique auction and time to cash-in your winnings....


Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge

Sunday 17th July 2016
Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge. The Norsewood and Takapau Lions club in conjunction with Sport Hawke’s Bay are pleased to annouce that the 11th annual Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge this July. Enjoy a fun, family and friends event along scenic country roads. Starting from the historic Norsewood Village, take the back roads...


Jazz Brunch - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 17th July 2016
Jazz Brunch - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Enjoy an A-la-carte breakfast and tunes from a bygone era performed by piano virtuoso Stephen Millar.


Vintage Railcar Shuttles - HB Toyota Winter Deco

Sunday 17th July 2016
Vintage Railcar Shuttles - HB Toyota Winter Deco. This beautiful railcar which entered NZ service in 1938 will take you on a trip down memory lane on this run to Hastings and back.


Tea Dance Amongst the Art - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 17th July 2016
Tea Dance Amongst the Art - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Enjoy a tea dance and light fingerfood lunch in a stunning heritage building in the city of Hastings. Your entertainment and music for dancing provided by the very popular Men In Black. Option to take the return railcar transfer from Napier Station. The Encore Dancers will be on hand to get the...


Hot Roast Railcar Lunch - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 17th July 2016
Hot Roast Railcar Lunch - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Enjoy a scenic trip on the vintage railcar RM31 as it takes you from Napier to Hastings then makes its way back to West Quay in Ahuriri for a delicious lunch. A hot roast with all the trimmings will be served at The Gintrap. Entertainment by Claire Broth and Luc Warmpuke. Cash bar operating.


Auto Ramble - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 17th July 2016
Auto Ramble - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. A fun town and around car run plus challenges to test your observation skills. This run will finish with a Show and Shine and charity rides from the front of the Art Deco Masonic Hotel. A cuppa, prize giving and extra treat for participants will be held at the Art Deco Centre Theatre. Register by...


Farewell Soiree - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 17th July 2016
Farewell Soiree - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. What better way to end the Hawke’s Bay Toyota Winter Deco Weekend than with a glass of wine or two whilst reminiscing of the fun had with fellow Weekenders. A glass of wine on arrival and delicious small bites will be served. Tunes by Jon Fletcher and farewell wave by Encore Dancers. Cash bar...


The Wiggles - Wiggle Town Tour

Monday 18th July 2016
The Wiggles - Wiggle Town Tour. The Wiggles are celebrating their 25th birthday in the best way possible! Emma, Simon, Anthony and Lachy will be performing in 7 cities across New Zealand in both the North and South Island! Wiggle Town is the name of a brand new tour as well as the new Wiggles CD and DVD. The Wiggle Town tour...


Tribute to the Rat Pack

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


The Colliers Rural Grape Debate

Friday 22nd July 2016
The Colliers Rural Grape Debate. Come along and enjoy some great food, great wine and great entertainment at The Colliers Rural Grape Debate Watch the Hawkes Bay winemakers battle it out against Marlborough's with TV comedian Jeremy Corbett keeping them all in line ! The moot for the evening is Hawke’s Bay; riding...


The Rude Boyz

Friday 22nd July 2016
The Rude Boyz. In the mood for some down right reggae? Then the Rude Boyz are just the ticket! The Rude Boyz are a roots reggae band from Hawkes Bay Aotearoa/New Zealand. The band was formed as a result of the members love of Jamaican roots reggae and covers the diverse range of reggae from some of the founding...


CMNZ presents: Julian Bliss & NZTrio

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


Motel California NZ Tribute Eagles Show

Saturday 30th July 2016


Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Sunday 31st July 2016
Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge. If you want to get down and dirty and have a whole lot of fun, then these unique off-road running events are for you. The events are open to both male and female competitors who are 13 years of age and older. Challenge yourself on a course that includes swamp crossings, a spiders web net climb,...


Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

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


Hello World Wearable Creations

Saturday 6th August 2016
Hello World Wearable Creations. Helloworld Wearable Creations is not a fashion show, it's a multi media performance where your model becomes a living, breathing canvas. Contestants will be delving deep into their imaginations to create a wearable piece of art inspired by Mother Nature! Schools and individuals can get involved...


Ultimate Bowie

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


Naked Gun

Friday 12th August 2016
Naked Gun. Head on down to the Sideline Bar Friday Night! For naked gun! Naked Gun is a dynamic 4-piece rock/dance band who are one of the leading acts in the Bay. Featuring the strong versatile vocals of Ursula Williams and the experience of the core band playing together for over 20 years, Naked Gun...


Hammond Gamble An Intimate Evening With a NZ Legend

Saturday 13th August 2016
Hammond Gamble An Intimate Evening With a NZ Legend. Unassuming and self-effacing, Hammond Gamble has always been an unlikely star. During the heyday of Street Talk and the Hammond Gamble Band, performing to adoring fans, he wouldn’t even leave the stage at night’s end, hanging around in case an encore was demanded. England-born guitarist and...


The Pinnacle of Interior and Garden Design

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


Giselle - Royal New Zealand Ballet

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


Hidden Agenda

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


Redefine - Love Your Op Shop

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


Menopause the Musical - On Fire

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


Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones Tribute

Saturday 20th August 2016
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones Tribute. Introducing Brown Sugar..The Rolling Stones Tribute Band.. Created in mid 2014 by a passionate group of musos with extensive experience across various bands over many years. Brown Sugar is an exciting new project on a mission to deliver a professional and carefully tailored showcase of the most...


Groove Foundation

Friday 26th August 2016
Groove Foundation. Groove Foundation is a 4 piece covers band based here in the beautiful Bay. They play a huge range of great songs. Depending on your tastes Groove can play everything from Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) to ...Killing In The Name Of (Rage Against The Machine)! Now that makes for an entertaining...


Craft & Design Market

Saturday 3rd September 2016
Craft & Design Market. The Craft & Design Market is a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing the work of a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. The new season will commence on 5th September 2015 and run on the first Saturday of every month until 7th May...


Women's Lifestyle Expo

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


CF Casino Night - Gangster

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


Postmodern Jukebox

Sunday 4th September 2016
Postmodern Jukebox. Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox reworking 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles. Transforming Miley Cyrus' "We...


NZSO presents: Swing into Spring

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


When Irish Eyes are Smiling

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


ACCA DACCA - The Australian AC/DC Show + Skelter

Thursday 15th September 2016
ACCA DACCA - The Australian AC/DC Show + Skelter. ACCA DACCA - The Australian AC/DC Show with Skelter. OK - I wanna tell ya a story... You've seen all the claims, The ultimate, the biggest, Australia's # 1 and so on. Well, we're here to tell you "you aint seen nothin" unless you've seen ACCA DACCA. ACCA DACCA is AC/DC reincarnated. Not...


Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2016

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


Spring Fling - Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

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


B Grade SuperChamps

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


Brahms & Rossini - Napier Civic Choir

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


Bumps Bubs and Beyond Expo

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


Sibelius: An Orchestral Concert by Napier Civic Choir

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


Versus - Zeal HB

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


Minecraft Club

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


Beyond the Barricade

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


CMNZ presents: QuintEssence

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


The Gruffalo

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


CMNZ presents: London Conchord Ensemble

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


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

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


Bad Manners - 40 Years of Fun

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


2016 Indo Pacific Trampoline & Tumbling Championships

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


Sherenden & Districts School Centenary

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


Jim Jefferies

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


The Great Mario Lanza

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


Hawkes Bay 4-Course Golf & Wine Classic

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


NZSO presents: Mozart & Beethoven

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


Go for Gold Gala

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


Hospice Holly Trail

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


"Through The Looking Glass" CHB Boulevard Day

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


Staples Rodway Challenge

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


Peak Trail Blazer

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


Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

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


Operatunity's 15th Anniversary Gala

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


Handel's Messiah - Napier Civic Choir

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


Vivaldi & Bach - An Orchestral Concert by Napier Civic Choir

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


The Man Expo: CANCELLED

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


NZ National Finals Rodeo

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


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