What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

A Cappella Gospel Choir Explosion

Saturday 29th November 2014
A Cappella Gospel Choir Explosion. Three a cappella gospel choirs raise the roof: locals Napier Gospel Choir (led by Tony & Marianne Backhouse), and visitors Gale Force Gospel Choir from Wellington (led by Carol Shortis) and Kapiti Gospel Choir (led by Shona McKee McNeil). $10/$5, students free. Door sales only.


The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol

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


The Underarm

Saturday 29th November 2014
The Underarm. This is the story of two brothers ripped apart by the most infamous act in trans-Tasman sport. When the Aussies committed what Rob Muldoon later described as ‘An act of cowardice appropriate to a team that wears a yellow uniform’, The MCG ignited: Kiwis v Aussies, Aussies v Aussies, and Colin...


Murder at Rutherford House

Saturday 29th November 2014
Murder at Rutherford House. A fun filled event where the audience helps solve the mystery. Outrageous characters, outrageous performances, and an outrageously entertaining way to end the year. This is not a dull theatrical event and will please regular theatre goers and those who just want a fun night out. If you are looking...


Pauline Scanlon with Keeva

Saturday 29th November 2014
Pauline Scanlon with Keeva. Top Irish musicians collaborate with Trinity Roots and perform in NZ. This November, three of Ireland’s most celebrated Irish musicians; Pauline Scanlon, Tola Custy and Alan Doherty travel to New Zealand to to play shows in New Plymouth, Raglan, Auckland and Hastings, as well as two very...


Into Orbit w/ Heterodox & Antipodal Oneiromancy

Saturday 29th November 2014
Into Orbit w/ Heterodox & Antipodal Oneiromancy. Into Orbit is a Wellington based duo of guitar and drums whose immersive, genre-defying sound contains aspects of post rock, polished prog, ambient drones and technical wizardry. In August 2014, they released their full-length debut album Caverns to immediate critical acclaim, receiving high...


Deadhill Ghost Tour

Saturday 29th November 2014
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...


The Bold Deceivers Sunday Jam

Sunday 30th November 2014
The Bold Deceivers Sunday Jam. The Bold Deceivers Authentic Irish band from 6 till 9, bring your instruments and join in! Plus all day Sunday Roast – meat varies and it comes with all the trimmings.


Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Sunday 30th November 2014
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Welcome to the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Markets. There's nothing fresher or finer than a barrow load of food from The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Markets! Shop for a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, eggs, pickles and preserves straight from the producer. Hastings Farmers'...


PTA Car Boot Sale

Sunday 30th November 2014
PTA Car Boot Sale. Parkvale PTA are having a Car Boot Sale @ Parkvale School. Gates open from 7am-8am for cars to set up, sales start from 8.30am-12.00pm. $10.00 per car entry for Boot sales. Book early for a guaranteed site by phoning Sharyn on 8734576


Central Hawke's Bay Rotary River Pathways Opening

Sunday 30th November 2014
Join us to celebrate the opening of Hawke's Bays newest cycle trail - the Central Hawke's Bay Rotary River Pathway! The pathway is 14km long, runs down both sides of the Tukituki river and links Waipawa. Cycle, walk, run or mountain bike - come an explore the beautiful new pathway. Here's...


Enjoy Sunday Lunch

Sunday 30th November 2014
Enjoy Sunday Lunch. No need to cook for the entire family, enjoy your Sunday at our place! Every Sunday we will prepare a limited number of ever-changing platter- style family meals, from slow cooked legs of lamb to other sumptuous winter cuisine - all topped off with something sweet. $40.00 per adult/$20.00 for...


The Christmas Shoppe

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


Quiz Night for Dummies

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


Julian Temple Band

Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Julian Temple Band. Having spent the last year on the United States' West Coast, alt-blues and folk-noir artist Julian Temple and his band are back together to raise funds for a new album with an extensive New Zealand summer touring schedule. The band's last album, Upsidedownbackwards, reached No 7 on the New...


Lunch Hour Concert

Wednesday 3rd December 2014
A varied programme of talented local performers. The first Wednesday of every month. Cafe lunch available after the concert for $10.


BikeNZ Intro to Road & Everyday Cycling Adult Programme

Wednesday 3rd December 2014
BikeNZ Intro to Road & Everyday Cycling Adult Programme. Cycle Skills Training for Adults – Hawkes Bay Summer Special – free with iWay voucher If you are new to riding, haven’t been on a bike for a while, or lack confidence, this is for you. “BikeNZ Intro to Road & Everyday Cycling” helps you learn about safe cycling. Experienced, qualified...


Weekly Test & Try: Younique Mineral Makeup & Skincare

Thursday 4th December 2014
Weekly Test & Try: Younique Mineral Makeup & Skincare. This is one of a series of casual makeup/skincare clinics where we focus on how to use/apply one set of makeup and/or skincare items every week. Pop up for a makeup play and chat about any skincare concerns you may have and see what the fuss is all about for this new mineral makeup and...


Hastings City Night Market

Thursday 4th December 2014
Hastings City Night Market. On Thursday night from 5–9pm, Hastings City is transformed into an exciting evening destination for the whole family. Stop by the market after work to buy a few fresh flowers, or some groceries for dinner. The prepared food is diverse and full of flavor with something for everyone to enjoy....


The Great KidsCan Santa Run/Walk

Thursday 4th December 2014
The Great KidsCan Santa Run/Walk. The Great KidsCan Santa Run/walk is all set to go in 18 centres throughout New Zealand. A major fundraiser for KidsCan, the Santa Run concept is simple - a 2-3km fun run/walk in a Santa suit! Each adult receives a free Santa suit as part of their entry fee. Kids under 13 will get a Santa Hat...


AAFF - Presents Rad Company

Thursday 4th December 2014
AAFF - Presents Rad Company. Aotearoa Adventure Film Festival is back and better than ever for 2014! Presented by Rotorua NZ.com, Torpedo7 and Spoke Magazine. We are pleased to announce a Napier screening of the epic Red Bull/Freeride Entertainment film: Brandon Semenuk's Rad Company. Thursday December 4th, Globe...


Ruby Shooz

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


Live Like Lions: NZ Spring Tour

Thursday 4th December 2014
Live Like Lions: NZ Spring Tour. Blend funk drums, jazz bass and blues guitar with soul harmony singing. Infectious songs, a timeless and warming sound. Live Like Lions have spent the last year touring extensively through the landscape of their homeland, racking up an impressive and formidable reputation throughout New Zealand as...


Bring Your Party to The Party

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


Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival

Friday 5th December 2014
Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival. Sanctuary Sounds is a music oriented Not-For-Profit initiative which holds music workshops, festivals, and alternative events in Central Hawke's Bay. It is sited on a 2.02ha property at Pukehou. The Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival has been running for 8 years! We invite you to come out this year...


Live Like Lions: NZ Spring Tour

Friday 5th December 2014
Live Like Lions: NZ Spring Tour. Blend funk drums, jazz bass and blues guitar with soul harmony singing. Infectious songs, a timeless and warming sound. Live Like Lions have spent the last year touring extensively through the landscape of their homeland, racking up an impressive and formidable reputation throughout New Zealand as...


Hastings City Growers Market

Saturday 6th December 2014
Hastings City Growers Market. The Hastings City Growers Market will run every Saturday morning in the streets of the 100 and 200 blocks of Heretaunga St East. Launching on 29th November, the market will run from 7am til 10.30am. Vendors will sell locally grown or produced food products and ready to eat food items. A community...


Car Boot Sale

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


Napier Urban Food Market

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


Black Barn Growers' Market

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


Havelock Handmade Market

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


Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts Market

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


Guided Prison Tour

Saturday 6th December 2014
Guided Prison Tour. The historic prison is located on Napier’s Bluff Hill at 55 Coote Rd overlooking the Pacific Ocean and beautiful Centennial Gardens. View the old quarry where the inmates used work their hard days’ labour to build the walls that would keep them imprisoned. Napier Prison is just a few minutes...


For the Love of Dance

Saturday 6th December 2014
For the Love of Dance. Dance Express 2014 recital "For the Love of Dance" presents high energy, colourful and entertaining dance featuring Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and Ballet items. This will be a most enjoyable family show.


Christmas Costume Parade

Saturday 6th December 2014
Christmas Costume Parade. After a few years without a city parade we are excited to bring back a new, rejigged Santas Workshop Costume Parade. With hundreds of dollars in prize money up for grabs for the best costumes we encourage you all to get together with your friends, family, schools, sports teams etc and join the...


Central Hawke's Bay Community Christmas Parade

Saturday 6th December 2014
Central Hawke's Bay Community Christmas Parade. Community Christmas Parade 2014 Saturday 6th December, 2pm Waipukurau Be part of the 2014 "Rockin around the Christmas Tree" Christmas Parade on Saturday 6th December. This year the parade starts at Kitchener Street and moves down the main Street and then on to Russell Park where there will be...


Christmas Festival

Saturday 6th December 2014
Christmas Festival. Once the costume parade arrives at Clive Square the area will come alive with Napier’s very own Christmas Festival. Kids will have the opportunity to have a photo with Santa in his grotto, take a ride with the family on the Hawke’s Bay Express, dance along to a live Christmas concert, have...


Fruit Bowl Craft Jam

Saturday 6th December 2014
Fruit Bowl Craft Jam. Join us for our 5th birthday. Hawke's Bays biggest handmade craft market. Over 60 stalls selling high quality craft and design, all set up under the sails in the amazing Hawke's Bay Opera House Plaza. Come shopping for Christmas, cruise the stalls and chat to our amazing makers. On Saturday...


Fawlty Towers Dinner

Saturday 6th December 2014
Fawlty Towers Dinner. Back by popular demand Fawlty Towers Dinner Manuel, Basil, Cybil and Polly at Ellwood Function Centre, Hastings. We have a 3 course dinner prepared by BBQ Gourmet, entertainment and one free drink.


Old Skool Family Day

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


First Sunday Funday

Sunday 7th December 2014
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...


Craft Market & Boot Sale

Sunday 7th December 2014
PTA School fundraiser featuring local hand crafters - woodwork, chocolates, knitting, clothing, oils, jewellery etc - also incorporating a boot sale with garage sale/second hand type items. Cafe with hot drinks and cakes etc on site, plus sausage sizzle and cold drinks. Free entry. No EFTPOS...


Waipukurau Christmas at the Races

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


Chillpill

Sunday 7th December 2014
Chillpill. Introducing chillpill pop up - following on from the success of having an individual winery’s wines featured each month last season, we are going one step further with a ‘pop up’ format this Summer. We will be moving from venue to venue at random during the season to keep things fresh and...


Hawkes Bay United Vrs Wellington Phoenix

Sunday 7th December 2014
Hawkes Bay United Vrs Wellington Phoenix. Head on down to Bluewater Stadium to catch New Zealand's top footballing competition as your very own Hawkes Bay United takes on the Wellington Phoenix in the ASB Premiership, Sunday the 7th of December with Kick-Off at 2pm. This is a great opportunity to catch the very best players in the Hawkes...


Marilyn Swan Academy of Dance Recital - The Little Matchgirl

Sunday 7th December 2014
Marilyn Swan Academy of Dance, present a Dramatic Ballet, The Little Matchgirl, for their Annual Recital. The story is about a child's hopes and dreams and was first published in 1845 by Danish Poet and Author,Hans Christian Anderson. Each time Marilyn Swan, presents the story, her fourth since...


Film: Uenuku

Sunday 7th December 2014
Film: Uenuku. MTG is thrilled to bring another pioneering kiwi film to the big screen as part of the public programme for our exhibition Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan –Travel in Style. Uenuku is a short drama depicting the story of Uenuku, god of the rainbow, and his pursuit of the mist maiden Hinepukohurangi. ...


Things Are Swingin'

Sunday 7th December 2014
Things Are Swingin'. Peggy Lee - the Woman and Her Music Sultry jazz songstress Erna Ferry invites you to join her for an intimate evening celebrating the life and music of legendary vocalist Peggy Lee, at the Hawke's Bay Jazz Club. Miss Peggy Lee - vocalist, actress, songwriter and lyricist - irrefutably hip and the...


Great Gatsby Christmas Party Revue

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


Christmas Canapés and Bubbles Masterclass

Wednesday 10th December 2014
Christmas Canapés and Bubbles Masterclass. Join us at the New Zealand Wine Centre for a bubbilicious tasting sensation! 5 fabulous bubbles with a gorgeous selection of Christmas canapés! Watch the County Hotel's Head Chef Ian Hodgson prepare these mouth-watering canapés for your enjoyment. Great Christmas ideas for you to share with your...


Flaxmere Library - Late Night Christmas Craft

Wednesday 10th December 2014
Late Night Christmas Craft - with local artist Gina Guerin. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Hastings Christmas at the Races

Thursday 11th December 2014
Hastings Christmas at the Races. Want a seriously good Christmas party this festive season? Get your crew on-course for Christmas at the Races! There are a range of hospitality packages to suit any group’s size, style and budget. Book in, sit back and take credit for your best social soiree yet. Too easy! For more information...


Celebrate The Hobbit

Thursday 11th December 2014
Join us at Flaxmere Library for the Young Readers Book Club and The Hobbit movie release celebration. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


King George Christmas Craft Market

Thursday 11th December 2014
King George Christmas Craft Market. Making Magic in Christmas Shopping! Come along, have an entertaining evening and do your Christmas shopping in a magical setting. Over 25 vendors selling unique handcrafted goods - A great ladies night out! King George Christmas Craft Market is a magical shopping evening for all things...


Bellyful Napier Fundraiser - Shopping Evening at TFE

Thursday 11th December 2014
Come and enjoy a Christmas evening at 'Total Food Equipment Napier'. To purchase tickets (limited number only) or for more information contact Sharne Ramsay: 021479373 or sharne.ramsay@bellyful.org.nz - Free Gift Bag - Barista Made Beverages - Supper Provided - 20% off products (excluding...


The Beat Girls

Friday 12th December 2014
The Beat Girls. Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theater Proudly Presents, The Beat Girls! One night only, join us for an amazing Christmas Extravaganza! The show starts at 8.30am. Tickets available from Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theater.


HB Berry Festival

Saturday 13th December 2014
Join us in celebrating all things Berry for a day of family fun. Free bouncy castle, jam making demos, face painting and of course fresh fruit ice creams. Coffee, tea and juices will be available along with other produce, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and boysenberries all grown locally....


Christmas High Tea at The County Hotel

Saturday 13th December 2014
Christmas High Tea at The County Hotel. Looking for something a little special this Christmas Party Season? Premier High Tea at the County Hotel. Our beautiful dining room will transform into a girly girl’s dream, adorning plush pinks, fine china & floral blooms. Sweet tea aromas will fill restaurant in anticipation of your arrival....


Cox Partners Christmas at the Park

Saturday 13th December 2014
Cox Partners Christmas at the Park. Free to enter, family friendly community event. Entertainment includes New Zealand's first X-Factor winner Jackie Thomas, local band Pulse and the Christmas carols band. Fireworks display, Santa Claus, free face painting and kids' confidence course.


Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 13th December 2014
Sleeping Beauty. Pupils from the “K” Studio of Dance ranging in age from 3 to 18 years join together to perform their recital. This year they will perform the enchanting Ballet “Sleeping Beauty”. Supporting items will include Jazz and Contemporary choreographed by Liz Davey.


Messiah - A Handel Choral Concert

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


Fiesta of Lights - A Million Watts of Family Fun

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


Sunday Session

Sunday 14th December 2014
Sunday Session. 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 plenty, good vibes, sea views....where waiting for ya!


Messiah - A Handel Choral Concert

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


Christmas in Cornwall Park

Sunday 14th December 2014
Christmas in Cornwall Park. Celebrate Christmas in Hastings District with the 129th edition of Christmas in Cornwall Park. This free family fun day features games and activities, bouncy castles, food stalls and the ever popular 'Splash Pad' from 2pm-6pm. Santa arrives at 5pm for photos with kids in his Grotto, then its...


Strathmore Highland Dancing

Sunday 14th December 2014
Strathmore Highland Dancing. Strathmore Highland Dance Presents, Trendy vs Traditional! Join us at the Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theater for an afternoon of dancing delight - Highland Dance, Tap and Cheerleading as you have never seen before. To book your tickets phone 06 857 8117 or email chbtheatre@xtra.co.nz


Christmas Preschool Story Time

Wednesday 17th December 2014
Christmas fun at our preschool story time! All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Christmas Preschool Party

Wednesday 17th December 2014
Christmas fun at our preschool story time! All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Christmas Story Time

Thursday 18th December 2014
Christmas story time and celebration of the Paddington Bear movie release. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Christmas Movies at the Library

Friday 19th December 2014
We are having a Christmas movie marathon at Hastings Library! Movie start times are: 9:30 am (running time 93mins) 11:30 am (running time 114mins) 2:00 pm (running time 100mins) For information about the films ask at the library. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


No Bones About It (USA/NZ)

Friday 19th December 2014
No Bones About It (USA/NZ). Since picking up the banjo at age 12, Catherine (BB) Bowness has travelled throughout New Zealand, Australia and the United States playing and teaching bluegrass music. At age 15, she received the Frank Winter memorial award at the Auckland Folk Festival allowing her to travel to the USA, where she...


Shed 2 Triathlon Series

Sunday 21st December 2014
Shed 2 Triathlon Series. Well when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are six events this summer and at each event there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from the...


Christmas Baking for Kids

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


Christmas Card Making

Monday 22nd December 2014
Call into the library anytime during opening hours and get crafty making Christmas cards. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


The Datsuns

Monday 22nd December 2014
The Datsuns. The Datsuns have announced some NZ summer tour dates hot of the heels of the release of their sixth studio album - Deep Sleep Seizing the opportunity of being in the same city, Deep Sleep was written and recorded in a blistering fast ten days at Roundhead Studios in Auckland last summer. The...


Lit Quiz For Kids (11-18yrs)

Tuesday 23rd December 2014
Test your book knowledge at our Lit Quiz. For youth aged 11-18yrs. Make your own quiz team or just come along and join one. There will be prizes & chocolate!


OpenAir Cinema

Saturday 27th December 2014
OpenAir Cinema. Hawke’s Bay is welcoming its eleventh OpenAir Cinema season starting on December 27th at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. The festival organisers, Doris and Urs Blum, have again chosen plenty of variety to more than satisfy a broad range of film appetites. NZ made or produced movies make...


Porangahau Beach Polo Event

Sunday 28th December 2014
Porangahau Beach Polo Event . A day on the beach, one off in New Zealand, family fun beach polo. Free event for those wanting to come and watch for the day and enjoy the ambiance. Tickets are also available to purchase to the VIP marquee, with a complementary drink, food served during the afternoon and followed by an...


New Year's Eve

Wednesday 31st December 2014
New Year's Eve. Come and celebrate New Year's Eve at Crab Farm Winery. For New Year's Eve 2014 we are hosting Tropical Downbeat Orchestra, Jharmony, Ben Throp & the Intimate Strangers and Akina Vinyl Appreciation Society. This will be a night not to be missed! This is a relaxed informal event where we have...


New Year's Eve On The Balcony

Wednesday 31st December 2014
New Year's Eve On The Balcony. Celebrate New Year's Eve here on the Balcony! The team at Emporium Eatery and Bar and Art Deco Masonic Hotel are keen to make it easy for you and your friends to have a fun and memorable New Year's Eve Celebration here on our fabulous balcony, overlooking the action on Marine Parade. New...


Napier's Official New Year's Eve Party and Fireworks Display

Wednesday 31st December 2014
Napier's Official New Year's Eve Party and Fireworks Display. Napier's annual New Year's Eve celebration is brought to you by Napier City Council and Hawke's Bay Today. This year the concert will feature the ever-popular Tina Cross with support artists Leon Wharekura and Sharon Emirali. The concert begins at 8.30pm and the evening will conclude with The...


The Rude Boyz - Funky Reggae Party

Wednesday 31st December 2014
The Rude Boyz - Funky Reggae Party. The Rude Boyz will be bringing their Funky Reggae Party to Shed2 new years eve.


Interislander Summer Festival Hawke's Bay Races

Thursday 1st January 2015
Interislander Summer Festival Hawke's Bay Races. Nothing says summer like a family day out at the races. Family picnics, jandals, deck chairs and chilly bins - it’s a classic kiwi summer’s day out. Interislander Summer Festival provides the festive atmosphere to enjoy racing action, local food, free kids entertainment and live music. There is...


Arts'n'Beats Festival in the Pines

Friday 2nd January 2015
Arts n Beats is a Music and Arts festival showcasing local musicians and local artists over a two day period. The event is smokefree and alchohol free. JGeeks are the feature group with a line up of many talented musicians including a top DJ from Melbourne. The artists will have many of their...


Gish vs. Mincer Outdoor BBQ show

Sunday 4th January 2015
Gish vs. Mincer Outdoor BBQ show. Napier here we come with our Big Outdoor BBQ Show in association with Valley D'vine at Linden Estate Winery. BBQ & Show Tickets - $55pp up to Xmas Day or $60pp after Xmas Day. Price includes a complimentary house wine, beer or soft drink. Tickets avail from: www.lindenestatewinery.co.nz Show...


Amazing Village Race

Monday 5th January 2015
Grab your friends or family and join in this fun filled race around Flaxmere Village. See you at the starting line at Flaxmere Library! All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Tanya Batt Story Time

Tuesday 6th January 2015
Tanya Batt @ Flaxmere Library - Word warbler and story stitcher Tanya Batt entertains us with her playful repertoire. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Tanya Batt Story Time

Wednesday 7th January 2015
Tanya Batt @ Hastings Library - Word warbler and story stitcher Tanya Batt entertains us with her playful repertoire. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Tanya Batt Story Time

Wednesday 7th January 2015
Tanya Batt @ Havelock North Library - Word warbler and story stitcher Tanya Batt entertains us with her playful repertoire. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Hastings District Libraries - Story Time

Friday 9th January 2015
Join us for a fun filled storytime and Summer Reading Programme report-in event at William Nelson Skate Park, Hastings. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Elsthorpe Sports Annual Meeting

Saturday 10th January 2015
A century old celebration of all that is best in country living in New Zealand. The Elsthorpe sports combines community involvement, town and country interaction with traditional outdoor pursuits such as horse riding, dog trials and athletics with the opportunity for the locals to mix and mingle...


Sundazes with The Puketapu

Sunday 11th January 2015
Sacred Hill Vineyards and classic country pub The Puketapu have joined forces for Sundaze - wine, food and music in the Bay’s beautiful Dartmoor countryside., amongst the established trees and gardens at the original winery site. “At Sacred Hill we make wines to be enjoyed with food, family...


Captain Festus McBoyle

Monday 12th January 2015
Captain Festus McBoyle @ Flaxmere Library - NZ's ultimate rotten pirate entertainer presents songs, stories and games. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Captain Festus McBoyle

Tuesday 13th January 2015
Captain Festus McBoyle @ Hastings Library - NZ's ultimate rotten pirate entertainer presents songs, stories and games. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Captain Festus McBoyle

Tuesday 13th January 2015
Captain Festus McBoyle @ Havelock North Library - NZ's ultimate rotten pirate entertainer presents songs, stories and games. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Zappo the Magician

Wednesday 14th January 2015
Zappo the Magician @ Havelock North Library. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Zappo the Magician

Wednesday 14th January 2015
Zappo the Magician @ Hastings Library. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Zappo the Magician

Thursday 15th January 2015
Zappo the Magician @ Flaxmere Library. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


A&P Show

Friday 16th January 2015
A&P Show. Something for every one to enjoy - whether as a competitor or for a fun family day out. Top class Rodeo and Shearing action, including the Annual Wairoa A&P Speed Shears on Friday night. The Farmlands Rural Ironman and Eastland Farm and Building Supplies Fencing competition are back for 2015. ...


Festival of Song - Gala Concert

Saturday 17th January 2015
Festival of Song - Gala Concert. The culmination of 10 days at the NZ Singing School. Featuring the best up and coming talent that New Zealand has to offer in the fields of classical and musical theatre singing.


Tour de Beautiful Cycle Challenge

Sunday 18th January 2015
Tour de Beautiful Cycle Challenge. Turfrey's Tour de Beautiful Cycle Challenge 2015 Sunday 18th January 2015 At the CHB College, Waipukurau. There are 4 events. Please ensure when you register you select the correct event you wish to take part in! - Ruahine Ford 100 - Raisey's 55 - Central Suzuki 25 - Bike n Mow/Merida 10 Enter...


Back to School Bash

Monday 19th January 2015
Flaxmere Library Back to School Bash - Games, crafts and prizes. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Bridge Pa Wine Festival

Saturday 24th January 2015
Bridge Pa Wine Festival. The Bridge Pa Wine Festival. Eight Wineries in the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawke's Bay are running a collective wine festival. All wineries will be connected by Hop On/Hop Off Buses throughout the day, allowing patrons to visit multiple wineries and enjoy a multitude of wine...


Andrew Fagan & The People

Friday 30th January 2015
Andrew Fagan & The People. Summer tour celebrating 30 years of the Mockers / the People / solo - plus new EP Ancestor. Andrew Fagan & The People will perform up and down the country this summer in celebration of something old and something new. The nine-date tour covers Auckland, Northland, Napier, Masterton, Wellington,...


Burger King 3X3 National Basketball Tour

Saturday 31st January 2015
Burger King 3X3 National Basketball Tour. National 3X3 basketball tour, in 12 venues around New Zealand. Beginning 9 November 2014 through until 14 March 2015. Online registrations strongly recommended. On day registrations ($50/team, cash only) between 7.30-8.30am.


Pask Great Long Celebration

Saturday 31st January 2015
Pask Great Long Celebration. The Pask "Great Long Celebration" is Hawke's Bays longest running event, and has undergone a transformation in recent years from a lunch to dinner. Come along to join the "great long table" to savour a three course meal designed by the 2014 MasterChef winners - Kasey & Karena Bird (in...


Eclipse - Pink Floyd Tribute

Saturday 31st January 2015
Eclipse - Pink Floyd Tribute. Earlier this year 3000 people witnessed Eclipse pay homage to Pink Floyd with a sight and sound spectacular staged aside a full-sized replica of ancient Stonehenge in the rolling hills of Wairarapa. Lights and lazers lit the night sky as NZ's ultimate Floyd tribute show entertained the crowd with...


Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan: NZ Fashion Museum

Sunday 1st February 2015
Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan: NZ Fashion Museum. NZ Fashion Museum – Pop-up Photography Studio. Bring along your New Zealand-made fashion items – vintage or more recent labels, to be photographed for inclusion in the NZ Fashion Museum online collection. Share your special story with the NZ Fashion Museum team. Free event in MTG Foyer,...


Opera at Oruawharo

Sunday 1st February 2015
Opera at Oruawharo. Join us for a magical evening at Central Hawke’s Bay’s beautiful Oruahwaro Homestead, Takapau. Opera at Oruawharo is now in its 10th year, and to celebrate this event will feature Ileana Otto-Johansen, who was part of the original event, as well as an amazing line up of Opera artists...


The Rude Boyz - Bob's Birthday Bash

Friday 6th February 2015
The Rude Boyz - Bob's Birthday Bash. The Rude Boyz are doubling up the celebration of Bob Marley's Birthday and Waitangi Day. They will be doing a special set of Bob Marley's songs. Come down and celebrate the King's birthday.


Bay MC One Night Stand

Saturday 7th February 2015
Bay MC One Night Stand. The Bay MC's annual celebration of motorcycles and music. All day entertainment including games, bike games & burnouts. Featuring bands Dusty Rhodes & The Bluesmobile and Verdany Blue. All motorcycles welcome, bring your tent and stay all night with camping onsite. Bar and food vendors onsite,...


Avanti Plus Team Tag Triathlon Relay

Sunday 8th February 2015
Avanti Plus Team Tag Triathlon Relay. This concept merges your own individual ability and also having fun with a team at the same time. The course is short, sharp and full of fun. You do the whole triathlon yourself and then tag your team mate who does the same. Teams have three people in each. 200m Swim, 7km Cycle, 2km Run then tag...


Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

Wednesday 11th February 2015
Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. Courier Option Close: Monday 26th January 2015 School Group Registrations Close: Monday 26th January 2015 Online Registrations Close: Thursday 5th February 2015


The Big Band Era

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


The Winery Tour 2015

Friday 13th February 2015
The Winery Tour 2015. The Winery Tour is proud to be back for 2015, headlined by the iconic Dave Dobbyn & Don McGlashan, performing together, followed by the legendary Supergroove and the Queen of the Winery Tour, Anika Moa. The Winery Tour is about three things that are great about New Zealand: our music, our wine and...


Raymond Crowe - The Unusualist

Friday 13th February 2015
Raymond Crowe - The Unusualist. Raymond Crowe - The Unusualist Illusionist * Magician * Hand Shadow Artist Ventriloquist * Mime Artist * Comedian Fresh from travelling the world with a sell-out tour of 50 performances with the prestigious international production The Illusionists 2.0 -The Planets Largest Touring Magic Show,...


Peta Mathias Gastronomic Tour of New Zealand

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


Powhiri - Official Maori Opening for the Tremains ADW

Tuesday 17th February 2015
Powhiri - Official Maori Opening for the Tremains ADW. Join local Iwi, the Art Deco Trust, Napier City Council and Te Matau a Màui Voyaging Trust for a Powhiri at Napier’s Inner Harbour to open the Tremains Art Deco Weekend. The Powhiri will feature Te Matau a Màui (traditional designed Polynesian sailing waka) being welcomed into the Marina by...


The Elixir of Love

Tuesday 17th February 2015
The Elixir of Love. Sometimes love just needs a helping hand. Witness the powerful effects of the Elixir of Love, taken by bashful Nemorino in his quest for beautiful Adina's affections. All appears to be going to plan, but like any good story there are twists and turns, including a macho love rival, a dubious...


Luxury Luncheon - Tremains ADW

Wednesday 18th February 2015
Luxury Luncheon - Tremains ADW. Enjoy a fine-dining experience at Cape Kidnappers. Revel in this 3-course set menu luncheon with each course perfectly matched with Askerne wines. You can also choose to be transferred to and from the Cape in a vintage car – an optional extra. Numbers are limited.


Fabulous Flicks - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Wednesday 18th February 2015
Fabulous Flicks - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sit back, relax and enjoy a taste of a trip to the movies in the golden years of cinema. In a digitised version of vintage film reels, you’ll see newsreel footage, cartoons and comedy sketches from the likes of Laurel & Hardy and Abbot & Costello. And don’t forget to stand for God Save the...


Let's Face the Music and Dance - Tremains ADW

Wednesday 18th February 2015
Let's Face the Music and Dance - Tremains ADW. The Workshop Singers again present their tribute to The Golden Age of Art Deco with songs from the 20's and 30's. This will be their 11th year entertaining visitors and locals with the wonderful music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and other notable musicians of that era. A large...


Art Deco Guided Walks - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 19th February 2015
Art Deco Guided Walks - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Discover why Napier is the most complete Art Deco city in the world on a guided walking tour. Led by a local guide you’ll discover the Art Deco Quarter and some of the city’s best examples of the Art Deco style. You’ll also hear about the devastating 1931 earthquake that destroyed the...


Deep in the Art of Deco Walk - Tremains ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
Deep in the Art of Deco Walk - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by Mackersey Construction. Discover Napier’s Art Deco interiors on this exploration of some of the city’s best kept secrets. This 2 hour walking tour takes you inside eleven buildings, most of them not normally accessible to the public. Interiors include the neon-lit Municipal...


Antique Fair - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 19th February 2015
Antique Fair - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. The original Art Deco Weekend Antique Fair, with antique dealers from throughout NZ, exhibiting and selling everything from Victorian to Retro. The perfect place to find your original Art Deco accessories, collectables and souvenirs. Adults ticket include tea/coffee, free re-entry, accompanied...


Club Tour and Tea - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 19th February 2015
Club Tour and Tea - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Enjoy the opportunity to learn the story of the famous Hawke’s Bay Club. Collect your self-guided notes on arrival, explore this Edwardian treasure, learn its history and then finish with a special High Tea served on the lawn.


Art Deco Guided Walk of Hastings CBD - Tremains ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
Art Deco Guided Walk of Hastings CBD - Tremains ADW. Join Hawke’s Bay historian and author Michael Fowler for a guided Art Deco tour around the Hastings CBD, which is 20 minutes from Napier. The tour views striking examples of Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Stripped Classical buildings that Hastings built before and after the 1931 Hawke’s Bay...


Deco Bus Tours - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 19th February 2015
Deco Bus Tours - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Here’s your opportunity to discover the heritage of Napier outside of the city centre. Your 90 minute tour from the comfort of a minibus, includes the Inner Harbour, Marewa the Art Deco suburb, and a visit to the National Tobacco Company building. To book contact walks@artdeconapier.com or,...


Port Promenade - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 19th February 2015
Port Promenade - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. On this 90 minute guided walk through the historic port town of Ahuriri you’ll discover Napier’s early history and see how the 1931 earthquake changed the landscape, lifting huge areas of land from the sea. Your tour includes a visit to the old Customs House with its huge collection of historic...


What's All the Fuss About Deco? - Tremains ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
What's All the Fuss About Deco? - Tremains ADW. Wondering what on earth Art Deco Weekend is all about? Join a short 30 minute guided walking tour to discover why Napier is so proud of its heritage and learn about the earthquake that destroyed the original town in 1931 and led to the rebuild in the Art Deco style. Bookings recommended, but check...


Hastings City Art Deco Night Market - Tremains ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
Hastings City Art Deco Night Market - Tremains ADW. Stroll along for free live Art Deco entertainment along with the Twin City Stompers and the Flukes, vintage cars, dancing and beautiful costumes. Take your appetite for the amazing variety of food on offer as well as arts and crafts and local produce. Kids - Costume Capers fashion parade is at 6:30...


Black Tie Ball in the Church Hall - Tremains ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
Black Tie Ball in the Church Hall - Tremains ADW. Start the most elegant weekend of the year in style in the stylish St Andrew’s Church Hall in Hastings. An excellent meal, with some outstanding Hawke’s Bay wine supplied. Great music by the HB Jazz Club Big Band. What a night! Strictly black tie. Adjacent parking available. As this venue is...


Repertory Players - The End of the Golden Weather - ADW

Thursday 19th February 2015
Repertory Players - The End of the Golden Weather - ADW. Written by Bruce Mason and adapted by Raymond Hawthorne. Directed by Mason Price. This quintessential Kiwi classic chronicles the friendship between a 12-year-old boy and the wild-limbed Firpo. Through the boy’s eyes we see the wonder of life on a perfect beach, in a perfect 1930s New Zealand,...


Brunch with Style at the County Hotel - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Brunch with Style at the County Hotel - Tremains ADW. Revel in the delights of a gourmet brunch. Break all the rules and enjoy “French bubbles with brunch” to celebrate the start of your Deco Day. Enjoyed with exceptional service matched with Art Deco fun and frivolity!


Plus Fore Golf Tournament - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Plus Fore Golf Tournament - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Air NZ & The Duke of Gloucester Restaurant & Bar. This 18 hole Ambrose competition is at the Napier Golf Club’s Waiohiki course. Art Deco ensemble preferred. On course food and refreshments available, along with great music and a huge prize table. Swing it sweet.


Steam Train to Otane - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Steam Train to Otane - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by the Art Deco Trust What a day it will be! A steam-powered run through the Hawke’s Bay countryside to Otane where you’ll have a 60 minute break to stretch your legs, then it’s back on board for the run home. Take a picnic hamper with you or buy your sustenance from the nearby...


Art Deco Magnum Walk - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Art Deco Magnum Walk - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Mackersey Construction. Explore the entire Art Deco Quarter in depth on this extended version of the world famous Art Deco Guided Walk. Your 3 hour tour includes a 30 minute introduction and High Tea on the lawn of the elegant Edwardian style Hawke’s Bay Club. Actual walking time is...


Showmans Engine - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Showmans Engine - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Built in 1922, this Burrell 20 ton Showman’s Engine was used to drive sideshow attractions in England. Sold for scrap in 1948 it was bought by a Dorset local who painstakingly restored her to her former glory. Currently in NZ, this huge, magnificent engine can be seen during the weekend on Marine...


Madness in the Mall - Art Deco Clothing Market - ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Madness in the Mall - Art Deco Clothing Market - ADW. "Doing Deco" this year? Bowl along to the Hastings City Mall, browse the masses of clothes and Deco goodies on offer, and get yourself "all togged up" for this year's big weekend. For stall space, ring Barb Speers 8789848.


Promenade Walk - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Promenade Walk - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Stroll beneath the Norfolk Island pines lining Marine Parade, hearing tales of the ‘Brighton of the South Seas’ and discovering the elegant buildings of old Napier. This 2 hour guided walking tour introduces you to Napier’s Art Deco front garden built on the rubble of the great catastrophe of...


Tea with the Stars - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Tea with the Stars - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Join us at the Holt Planetarium for either morning or afternoon tea and a scone and a visit with the stars. Enjoy a fantastic display of astrophotography on the big screen followed by a tour of the wondrous night sky in the Planetarium’s dome room. See the sky as it appeared on the night of the...


Marewa Meander - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Marewa Meander - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Take a wander through Napier’s Art Deco suburb, a gift from the sea when the 1931 earthquake uplifted Napier by 2 meters. Admire Art Deco houses and gardens, stopping off at a prime example for afternoon tea. Assemble at the corner of Logan Avenue and Georges Drive, Marewa. Tickets inclusive of...


Out Of Africa Partridge Shoot - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Out Of Africa Partridge Shoot - Tremains ADW. Join the gentlemen and ladies of the HB Sporting Shooters Club in rural Hawke’s Bay for a 3 station/15 target clay shoot. Dress is Deco era country attire, tweeds for the men and day time country picnic for the ladies. All equipment is provided. Tickets for both shooters and spectators include a...


Par 2 Mini Golf - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Par 2 Mini Golf - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Putt Putt On Parade. Don your Art Deco attire - plus fours an advantage but not a necessity, to swing a round of Seaside ‘Putt -Putting on the Parade’ at Par2 Marine Parade MiniGolf. Every player over Tremains Art Deco Weekend is eligible to enter in the draw for a special Art Deco prize....


Steam Supreme - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Steam Supreme - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Eastern Boiler Services. Steam - that wispy wonder that powered the industrial revolution. Join the lads and lasses who love their steam as they use their vintage engines to create a steam screen to dramatise the World War 2 searchlight as it punches the night sky. Enjoy the ambience...


Art Deco Extravaganza

Friday 20th February 2015
Art Deco Extravaganza. A stalwart of the celebrations at Napier's Annual Art Deco Weekend, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band will lift the roof off the Napier Municipal Theatre with two special concerts on Friday 20th February; for schools at 11am and the public 1.30pm. The Navy Band is regarded as one of the country's...


"Carefree" - Globe Movie - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Three times Oscar-nominated film Carefree reunites Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in a musical screwball comedy with songs by Irving Berlin. Centering upon a love-struck psychiatrist (Astaire) and his beautiful patient (Rogers) who can’t decide between her impatient fiancé and her doctor,...


Harbour Views Coach Tour - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Harbour Views Coach Tour - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. On 3rd February 1931 an Act of God reclaimed 3000 hectares of seabed in two and a half minutes. Napier’s aquatic playground was no more, but its history since then is also a fascinating story. This tour will take you around the fringes of the Inner Harbour, also known as the Ahuriri Lagoon, to a...


Steam Train Huff'n'Puff - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Steam Train Huff'n'Puff - Tremains ADW. Ride the rails in genuine heritage carriages drawn by Steam Locomotive Ja1271. Travel to Hastings and back with the clickety-clack of the wheels and the whiff of smoke. Deco dress encouraged. There is no opportunity to get off the train at Hastings.


Opening Soiree - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Opening Soiree - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Everybody who’s anybody will be showing off their finery at the traditional Friday night gathering, which officially opens Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Renew acquaintances from past Weekends, make new friends and meet the sponsors. Deco dress is de rigueur. A complimentary glass of wine and...


'Stage Door' - Globe Movie - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
'Stage Door' - Globe Movie - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Stage Door is director Gregory La Cava's superb behind-the-scenes film about show business, female camaraderie, and the lives of aspiring, tough-talking rival actresses who are looking for a break into show business on the New York theatre stage. The comedy features snappy dialogue and acting from...


Charleston at Brookers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Charleston at Brookers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Brookfields Vineyards. Charleston at Brookers is a night of dance. Buses will collect you from the Municipal Theatre in Napier. On arrival at Brookfields, you will receive a free glass of bubbles and dinner will be a set menu (breads, mains and dessert). Drinks are your own...


Gatsby's Intimate Affair - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Gatsby's Intimate Affair - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. “I like large parties, they’re so intimate. Small parties, there isn’t any privacy.” You are invited to an evening of intimacy and great excitement. When you arrive at The Old Church Restaurant you will be transported back to the Jazz Era … a time of madcap merriment. Expect the...


Depression Dinner - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Depression Dinner - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by AMI Insurance. They were grim days - but you’ll eat well at this popular dinner event. Start at the Marine Parade Soup Kitchen, then pack up all your cares and woes and trudge to Memorial Square with a stop for “shakin’ the blues away, unhappy news away”! At Tin Town you’ll...


Jazz, Baby - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Jazz, Baby - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Let your toes tap and your fingers snap as Lyrica take you on a trip through the age of Jazz. With sassy hits from the 20’s through to the 40’s, premier vocal entertainment group Lyrica evoke all the glamour, style and heady pleasure that was Deco. Dinner 7-8pm. Show starts at 8pm.


Waka Experience - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Waka Experience - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. This Waka Experience offers a unique 2 hour cultural and sailing experience on board Te Matau a Màui a traditional Polynesian designed sailing waka. Enjoy the beauty of Hawke Bay, and the hospitality of the crew as they take you on a journey back in time. Hear stories of local Màori history and...


Beach Banquet - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Beach Banquet - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Air New Zealand. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet dinner by the beach with toe tapping jazz. You can also enjoy a fabulous view of the flying displays in the sky above the beach from 7.45pm. Gate opens at 7.15pm to the War Memorial Marquee beside the War Memorial Centre, Marine Parade,...


Beat the Retreat - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Beat the Retreat - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Supported by Brebner Print A Ceremonial Sunset or "Beat The Retreat" is a tradition in the military which is often used to remember those who have fallen in conflict. The military band will play the sunset hymn followed by the Retreat sounded on the trumpet or bugle. During the sounding of the...


Sara Klotz De Aguilar - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Sara Klotz De Aguilar - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. All the way from California, pianist/singer Sara Klotz de Aguilar comes to entertain with popular songs of the 1929s and 30s. Sara has performed for the Art Deco Societies of California, Los Angeles and New York, and is a regular feature performer at the Queen Mary Art Deco Festival each year....


Brebner Print Memorial Flying Displays - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Brebner Print Memorial Flying Displays - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by Brebner Print & Pub Charity Watch the skies over the City and foreshore as our visiting aircraft swoop and turn in the blue sky. Flying displays with the RNZAF, the Warbirds Display Team and others. These are not to be missed! If the weather is nice why not have a picnic on the lawns...


Art Deco Youth Ball - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Art Deco Youth Ball - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Here’s the social event of the year for the High School aged. Organised by the Napier City Council Youth Council the inaugural Art Deco Youth Ball will provide an opportunity to round up your friends, put your best Art Deco outfit, and party the night away. This is a drug/alcohol free event and...


Big Sound Tonight - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Friday 20th February 2015
Big Sound Tonight - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Art Deco Masonic Hotel. A real show-stopper. Catch all the hits from the 1930s with the Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band plus The Dave Atkin Band, in an 8.15pm to 11.30pm free concert at the Hawke's Bay Toyota Sound Shell. Dress up and mingle with the smart crowd and vintage cars on...


The Jazz Age - Classic Jazz Ensemble - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
The Jazz Age - Classic Jazz Ensemble - Tremains ADW. This group of talented musicians present live Classic American Songbook jazz with a touch of vintage glamour. Exceptional songstress Georgia Duder-Wood is a remarkable chanteuse and raconteur who relates to her audience with warmth and ease. She is joined by some of Auckland’s most respected jazz...


Town and Country House Tour - Tremains ADW

Friday 20th February 2015
Town and Country House Tour - Tremains ADW. Visit some remarkable houses in Hastings, Napier and the Hawke’s Bay countryside. Includes a catered lunch at Belmount, information sheets and the following houses – Kopanga, Havelock North (Louis Hay, 1914), Hawke’s Bay’s first concrete house which celebrates its centenary on Art Deco...


Hastings City Art Deco Growers Market - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Hastings City Art Deco Growers Market - Tremains ADW. Recharge your energy reserves with the best of Hawkes Bay produce direct from the farm to you. The weekly Hastings City Growers Market goes Deco with live entertainment and special deals just for deco. Come down for breakfast or brunch at one of the many market stalls or just stock up with fresh...


Bubbly Breakfast by the Beach - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Bubbly Breakfast by the Beach - Tremains ADW. Start your day in style to the swing of the band and the sparkle of a complimentary glass of bubbly with your buffet breakfast by the beach. Breakfast served 9am - 9.30am.


Snap, Crackle and Pops Jazz Breakfast - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Snap, Crackle and Pops Jazz Breakfast - Tremains ADW. Kick start your fun-filled Saturday with a hearty breakfast, at the Gatsby Room at the Art Deco Masonic Hotel whilst a Jazz Band sets your feet tapping.


Church Garden Party Fete - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Church Garden Party Fete - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Enjoy all the traditional fun of a Church Fete as St Paul's Presbyterian Church holds its Art Deco Garden Party Fete in the Church Grounds. Devonshire teas, lunch, barbecue and other stalls for home baking, jams & pickles, handcrafts, jewellery and collectables.


Napier Urban Food Market - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Napier Urban Food Market - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Hot freshly roasted coffee and a choice of fine fare feed the body while the senses take in the live music, the smells of cooking and the produce so fresh it looks straight back at you.


Bicycle Belles - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Bicycle Belles - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Blokes, Belles and even families are welcome to join this leisurely cycle along Marine Parade on the Rotary Pathway around to the Ahuriri Waterfront. There you can enjoy light refreshments before biking back to Marine Parade. Old bikes a must - and your deco duds of course! For more event details...


Deco Sale - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Deco Sale - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. This huge Deco Sale features top quality items at the best prices. Select from vintage and Deco clothing, furs, jewellery, hats, gloves, shoes, accessories and more, plus a great range of Deco collectibles.


Dilmah High Tea - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Dilmah High Tea - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Dilmah. Enjoy an early morning vintage style High Tea with International Tea Aficionados Merrill and Dilhan Fernando; be amazed at the complexities of tea at this event where you will get to taste and learn as Merrill and Dilhan discuss one of the most consumed beverages on earth. A...


Deco Dancers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Deco Dancers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Born to Move Studio’s Deco Dancers will once again be performing iconic Art Deco style dance throughout the City over the Weekend. As a special treat they will have a presentation of their Razzamatazz Showcase which includes a selection of music and dance celebrating the Deco era.


Flying Down to Deco - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Flying Down to Deco - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Relive the pioneer days of aviation with a rare chance to see WW1, WW2 and vintage aircraft in static display. Crew and support staff will be available to answer your questions. Entry is through the main airport entrance off SH2.


National Tobacco Company Building - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
National Tobacco Company Building - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by Big Save Furniture. Visit one of New Zealand’s most famous and most photographed buildings, the National Tobacco Company building in Ahuriri. Admire the spectacular entryway and doors, as well as two of the magnificent interior rooms that have been restored to their original 1930’s...


Traction Trundle - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Traction Trundle - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. The rattle of the machinery, the smell of the coal smoke and unbridled power! One of the Weekend thrills is to take a ride behind our old traction engine. All aboard! Marine Parade by the Hawke’s Bay Toyota Sound Shell, Napier.


How to Gatsby - Clothing and Accessories - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
How to Gatsby - Clothing and Accessories - Tremains ADW. Not sure on what clothes and accessories you should bring to an Art Deco Weekend? Join us for this informative lecture by social historian, author and vintage fashion enthusiast Inger Sheil from Australia who will look at what was actually worn during the deco era and show how to translate some...


Art Deco Explorer for Children - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Art Deco Explorer for Children - Tremains ADW. Kids, bring your parents along and join a local guide who’ll take you exploring through Napier on a fun discovery trail! You’ll be having fun and discovering Napier’s history along the way. Your walk includes an activity book for you to do afterwards, and there are prizes for the best...


Deco Dawdle Tour - Tremains Art Deco Weekend 2015

Saturday 21st February 2015
Deco Dawdle Tour - Tremains Art Deco Weekend 2015. Sponsored by Metro Rentals. This 90 minute guided coach tour makes it possible for you to explore in comfort Napier’s unique historic areas away from the city centre. The coach travels over Napier Hill to the port town of Ahuriri, the oldest part of Napier, then to Marewa (the Art Deco suburb)...


Saturday Street Party - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Saturday Street Party - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. It’s party time in Emerson Street with the Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club, local singers and entertainers. Admire the polished perfection of the vintage cars in Automobilia, from snooty Packards to chummy Austin Sevens and thrill to the roar of vintage motorcycles in Once Were Wild Ones. Then applaud...


Jitterbug Dance Lessons - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Jitterbug Dance Lessons - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Take this opportunity to spend an hour polishing up your Charleston and learning the essentials of swing dancing. The Jitterbugs Dance Team will put you through your paces and prepare you for a terpsichorean treat as you revel in the Saturday evening festivities. Sat 21 Feb 11am - 40s Charleston...


Learned Lecture - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Learned Lecture - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. He Toi Whakarākei Kaitiaki Taonga Maori at MTG Hawke's Bay, Tryphena Cracknell Curator Taonga Maori, will look at how traditional Māori kōwhaiwhai patterns became a part of the story of Art Deco architecture in 1920-1940s Aotearoa. Tickets include Museum entry. NB! Tickets for this event...


Wonderful Welsh Choir - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Wonderful Welsh Choir - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Auckland Welsh Choir is delighted to be part of Tremains Art Deco Weekend. For this very special event, the choir has incorporated some choral pieces of the Swinging Thirties, as well as offering the most loved of their cornerstone Welsh repertoire - songs known and sung by many generations....


Automobilia - Vintage Car Parade - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Automobilia - Vintage Car Parade - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by Progressive Meats. Watch amazing autos sweep through town - from languid limos to cosy coupés. The vintage cars crawl from Clive Square to the Marine Parade via Lower Emerson St and Upper Emerson St, finishing at the Sound Shell Show and Shine to flaunt cars and costumes. (See also...


Sound Shell Show and Shine - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Sound Shell Show and Shine - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Marvellous vintage cars, spectacular costumes and fine jazz on the Hawke’s Bay Toyota Sound Shell stage. Stop to view Costumes and Coiffure and Bathing Belles competitions on the Sound Shell stage starting at 2pm.


Once Were Wild Ones - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Once Were Wild Ones - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Saturday Street Party. Hell raisers - once upon a time! Gasp as the Wild Bunch of the 20s and 30s roars through the City Centre on vintage motorcycles. Catch the flying helmets and goggles brigade in this parade of rerfection past. Gleaming chrome, hot oil and leather!


Vintage Car Rides - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Vintage Car Rides - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sedans and Convertibles, Aoogah Horns and Rumble Seats. Here is your chance to take a ride in one of the fabulous vintage cars that will be in Napier for Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Support the HB Vintage Car Club by making a generous donation to help them fund Club projects. Donations are usually...


Costumes & Coiffure & Bathing Belles Competitions - ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Costumes & Coiffure & Bathing Belles Competitions - ADW. Sponsored by Glory Days Magazine. Polish your shoes, preen your feathers and join the fun in these highlights of the Weekend. Costumes and Coiffure is a glorious glimpse of glitz, followed directly by Bathing Belles where you can boggle at the bewilderingly beautiful bathers in a torrent of...


Death by Chocolate - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Death by Chocolate - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Join us for the complete ‘Death By Chocolate’ Deco afternoon tea experience as we enjoy a scrumptious selection of Silky Oak crafted chocolate treats and a solemn cup of tea or coffee. In a building surrounded by vintage hearses you will have your very own undertaker at your table – and the...


A Celtic Connection - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
A Celtic Connection - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. 'Here's To The Heroes'- Vartiety Concert Drones and Sticks Pipe Band’s tribute to 100 years since our brave soldiers hit the beaches of Gallipoli. Join us for an afternoon of tributes to these brave heroes. Sing along, clap your hands, stomp your feet and listen to the stirring sound of the...


Dilmah Tea Lovers Lecture - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Dilmah Tea Lovers Lecture - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Hosted by Dilhan Fernando of Dilmah Tea. Let the Dilmah Team along with one of New Zealand`s most creative “Mixologists” teach you how to mix and present tea cocktails and mocktails reminiscent of the Art Deco era. Tea will be showcased in a most innovative way – a tea for everyone! Ticket...


Steam Train Pea Pie and Pud Run

Saturday 21st February 2015
Steam Train Pea Pie and Pud Run. Sponsored by Hawke’s Bay Today This is a family excursion, with a stop in Otane for the traditional Pea, Pie and Pud meal plus a variety of entertainments. Our steam loco will depart Napier Station at 4pm and Hastings Station around 4.50pm heading to Otane. The train returns to Hastings at around...


Cafe Crawl De Luxe - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Cafe Crawl De Luxe - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Deco City Motor Lodge. We have given our cornerstone event a makeover and now you’ll get to enjoy the culinary masterpieces from the restaurants in Ahuriri. This event is not BYO – however a full bar service is available at the restaurants. Deco dress obligatory. Gather in the...


Trivial Quiz Night - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Trivial Quiz Night - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by HB Technologies. Fancy yourself as an Art Deco buff? Join us for this 3 course dinner quiz night where Quiz Master Shane Cortese will put your knowledge to the test. Guaranteed fun there will be nothing trivial about this brand new Art Deco weekend event. Cash bar will be open. No...


Swing's the Thing

Saturday 21st February 2015
Swing's the Thing. Be ready for a night of dance. Buses will collect you from the Municipal Theatre in Napier at 6.15pm. On arrival at Brookfields, you will receive a complimentary drink and dinner will be a set menu (breads, mains and dessert). Drinks are your own responsibility. The Kawekas will keep you dancing...


Masonic Hotel Black Tie Dinner - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Masonic Hotel Black Tie Dinner - Tremains ADW. Gather your group and don your finery for this sumptuous, glittering evening of fine wine, food, music and company. Make this exclusive event part of your weekend of festivities and frivolity. Enjoy a delectable four-course dinner matched with the new release Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels range...


Twilight Toe Tap - Street Jazz - Tremains ADW

Saturday 21st February 2015
Twilight Toe Tap - Street Jazz - Tremains ADW. Foxtrot on the footpath, quickstep on the cobbles, ragtime on the road, tango on the tarmac, black bottom in the boulevard. Please yourself, but join in one of the Weekend’s most magical spectacles and dance to live jazz in Emerson Street from 6.30pm. Bring a folding chair if you wish.


Art Deco Secrets - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Art Deco Secrets - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. You will start your dining experience viewing an exclusive exhibition of Art Deco secrets in the Roland Hipkins Suite and Sunken Garden at the MTG. This will be accompanied by a chat with the curator, your entrée, and a complimentary glass of wine. Then it’s a short walk to Te Pania Hotel for...


Beachcomber Ukulele - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Beachcomber Ukulele - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Here’s the chance to rack your brains and dig to the deepest corners of your wardrobe to find the Deco outfit you would wear on a desert island. Enjoy a beach buffet and while a ukulele is not compulsory, if you have one, bring one for the sing-along. This fun night is back by popular demand. War...


Speakeasy - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Speakeasy - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Dive into the illicit world of the 1930s speakeasy at Salt Restaurant Ahuriri. Your dining experience will feature a copious flow of plattered foods including Salt’s celebrated seafood delights plus a non-stop supply of beer, wine and, of course, prohibition-style cocktails - all included in the...


Alfresco Munch - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Alfresco Munch - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Dress in your Deco best and enjoy a barbeque meal on the verandah of the elegant Hawke’s Bay Club before strolling off to your evening’s entertainment. Drinks are your own responsibility. Deco dress recommended.


Dinner with the Raj - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Dinner with the Raj - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Transport your Deco taste-buds to the Indian sub-continent for Dinner with the Raj. Enjoy a complimentary wine upon arrival and then settle down to a taste-bud-tingling three course banquet meal. Dress code is normal Deco but any authentic Indian 1930s outfit would be absolutely spiffing! Watch out...


Silver Slipper Ball - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Silver Slipper Ball - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Foxtrot and quickstep to the sounds of the big bands of the 30s. Featuring the splendid Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band, elegance is the keyword, and formal Art Deco dress is compulsory for this signature event. Doors open 7.30pm. Band starts and dinner is served at 8pm, then swing on till...


Saturday Night at the Shell - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Saturday Night at the Shell - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by TC Systems. A rousing conclusion to the Twilight Toe Tap. The Royal NZ Navy Band performs on the Hawke’s Bay Toyota Sound Shell stage. Just sit back and relax on the lawn under the stars.


Late Night Libation - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Saturday 21st February 2015
Late Night Libation - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. If you don’t want the night to end, then stroll down to the Hawke’s Bay Club for a late night libation to send you home with a glow. The first drink is included in the ticket and then a cash bar is available. Note! No door sales, pre sold tickets only. Last entry time 11pm.


Thank God for the Navy - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Thank God for the Navy - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Brebner Print You are invited to attend a breakfast to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of HMS Veronica at West Quay Ahuriri. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and the company of uniformed officers at each table. Special guests will include NZ Chief of Navy and the...


Art Deco Church Service - ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Art Deco Church Service - ADW. Art Deco Weekend Mass with Gatsby Morning Tea to follow. Deco dress encouraged.


Steam Train Family Foodie Special - Tremains ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Steam Train Family Foodie Special - Tremains ADW. Sponsored by Coast 1584AM This Sunday outing will involve a full-speed run from Napier to Waipukurau where the first course of your lunch, made from locally produced gourmet products, will be loaded on board. The train will then start to travel slowly back to Napier while you enjoy your food...


Art deco Church Service - ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Art deco Church Service - ADW. Art Deco Weekend Mass. Choral Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir - Art Deco Liturgy written by local composer Bill Bennett.


Art Deco Church Service - ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Art Deco Church Service - ADW. A special Art Deco themed service - wear your Art Deco Sunday Best.


How to Gatsby - Get the Gatsby Look - Tremains ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
How to Gatsby - Get the Gatsby Look - Tremains ADW. The team from Glory Days magazine will be on hand to provide practical information and demonstrations of how to achieve the ‘Gatsby look’ with hair, makeup and styling tips. Devonshire morning tea included.


Soap Box Derby - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Soap Box Derby - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Pit Stop Napier and Gemco Construction. You’ll be off your trolley watching home-made carts whizz down Tennyson Street. Splendid fun for all the family and a big hit at previous Weekends. Why not build one and join the Parent & Child race? Race rules, cart specifications and entry...


Art Deco Church Service - ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Art Deco Church Service - ADW. Deco Dress and lusty singing encouraged.


Veronica Bell Parade - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Veronica Bell Parade - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Brebner Print One of the most moving moments of the Weekend. We install the Veronica Bell with full military ceremony at 12.30pm, then the Sea Scouts stand guard over it through the afternoon. At 4.30pm, we parade it to the Cathedral for Swing and a Prayer. Sun 22 Feb at 12.30pm....


BBQ Beachside - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
BBQ Beachside - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Enjoy the Gatsby Picnic in style at our Hawke's Bay Toyota Sound Shell Marquee. The food will be gourmet BBQ, the bar will be open, and the glamorous Gatsby Picnic crowd will be promenading past your door. It’ll be a great spot to watch the aircraft from too! Cash bar open - not BYO.


Gatsby Picnic - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Gatsby Picnic - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Air New Zealand. Join the throng of elegantly attired ladies and gents as they picnic in style at everybody’s favourite Weekend event. Listen to the jazz bands as you sip your Earl Grey or bubbly. Bring your finest tea setting and have it all on display at your picnic site by...


Classic Dry Boat Racing - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Classic Dry Boat Racing - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Sponsored by Classic Sheepskins. Absolutely cracking - a chance to race boats on the beach whilst nowhere near the water, and there’s no need to get wet. What a wheeze! Join in the fun - you may even win a prize.


Swing and a Prayer Memorial Service - Tremains ADW

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Swing and a Prayer Memorial Service - Tremains ADW. Supported by Brebner Print It is one hundred years this year since HMS Veronica was laid down, built and launched in Glasgow. Her and her crew’s role in helping the people of Hawke’s Bay in the aftermath of the 1931 earthquake is legendary. Our service features notes from the crew of the...


Cheerio to Deco - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Cheerio to Deco - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Relax with us after the rigours of the Weekend with a languid liquid libation at the Hawke’s Bay Club overlooking Napier’s seafront promenade. Light meal included, drinks at your own expense.


Grand Ol' Country - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Grand Ol' Country - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. We invite you to mosey along to this ol’ time Country Concert and enjoy some international quality country performances. By popular request Roger Tibbs returns along with other new artists. This concert will have you wishin’ for more.


Jazz Vespers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Jazz Vespers - Tremains Art Deco Weekend. A jazz concert with a difference – round off your weekend with an evening service where we let the spirituality of jazz music set the rhythm. Jazz has its roots in the church, and with Vespers it returns home. Local musicians performing in the historic pre-earthquake church. Supper to...


Sol3 Mio: SOLD OUT

Tuesday 24th February 2015
Sol3 Mio: SOLD OUT. Following the unprecedented success of their album tour earlier this year and a whirlwind of international releases, Civic Events is proud to present the return of opera sensations Sol3 Mio to New Zealand. Sol3 Mio will play a very special hometown outdoor concert in Auckland at Villa Maria Winery...


Legends of Cricket Art Deco Match - Tremains ADW

Wednesday 25th February 2015
Legends of Cricket Art Deco Match - Tremains ADW. Clifton County Cricket Club will play host to the first ever Legends of Cricket Art Deco Match. This twenty-twenty cricket match will be played on a perfectly turned international worthy pitch on one of Hawke's Bays oldest farms at Te Awanga Downs. This will be a show-stopper event during the...


National Masters Tournament

Sunday 1st March 2015
National Masters Tournament. The National Masters Tournament will be held at Park Island from Sunday 1st March to Saturday 7th March 2015. This event will attract in excess of 60 teams, both Mens and Womens to Hawke's Bay for this seven day tournament. This will be a great event and acts as for runner for the April Festival...


Dry Triathlon

Sunday 1st March 2015
Dry Triathlon. Whats a Dry Triathlon I hear you say? Well, the sea isnt close enough and the ponds on the farm arent big enough for a swim, so you wont be getting wet. The Dry Triathlons consist of a Road Ride, Mountain Bike Ride and finishes with a Farm Run. Road Ride 30km Mountain Bike Ride 6.5km...


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Pakistan v United Arab Emirates

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


Weekly Test & Try: Younique Mineral Makeup & Skincare

Thursday 5th March 2015
Weekly Test & Try: Younique Mineral Makeup & Skincare. This is one of a series of weekly, casual events where the focus is on one set of items each week, plus you get to test out any other Younique Mineral Makeup items you find interesting. Pop up for a makeup play and see what the fuss is all about for this new mineral makeup and natural-based...


Sea, Sky and Bush Walk

Saturday 7th March 2015
Sea, Sky and Bush Walk. Sea Sky and Bush Walk March 7, 8, 9 - 2015 Come and spend three days, or just one or two! This unique event is back in for it’s 15th year in the beautiful Central Hawke’s Bay. Presented by Waipukurau Rotary Club, the Sea, Sky and Bush Walk fundraiser promises a weekend of walks, fun and...


Maraekakaho Country Market Day

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


NZSO presents: Freddy Kempf's Beethoven

Saturday 7th March 2015
NZSO presents: Freddy Kempf's Beethoven. The Piano Concertos Principal Partner Newstalk ZB Freddy Kempf Conductor | Piano Beethoven Egmont Overture Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major It’s a Beethoven extravaganza with the NZSO and fearless British piano star Freddy Kempf, who...


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand v Afghanistan

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


The King is Back - Ben Portsmouth World Tour

Friday 13th March 2015
The King is Back - Ben Portsmouth World Tour. Early Bird Special until 31st December. Great for a Christmas Present Presented by: Winn Winn Events Ben Portsmouth looks like Elvis; sings like Elvis, and has an extraordinary stage presence that makes you temporarily believe you might be watching the "King himself"! Ben began his Elvis...


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: West Indies v UAE

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


Memories are Made of This

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


Alliance Française French Film Festival

Thursday 19th March 2015
Alliance Française French Film Festival. Proudly sponsored by L’Oréal Paris, the Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar. Following a six-fold increase in attendance figures since 2012, the festival is now one of the...


Brodsky Quartet

Friday 20th March 2015
Brodsky Quartet. “The players gave unstintingly of their passion and energies, playing with a spirit so transformational you felt they were actually improving the world.” - The Strad, October 2012 The Brodsky Quartet’s spirited and virtuosic artistry has ensured them a place at the very forefront of the...


Napier Port Ocean Swim

Saturday 21st March 2015
Napier Port Ocean Swim. 2015 is the 5th year of the Napier Ocean Swim and we are expecting another great day for the event. Ocean swimming is fast becoming a popular summer sport. We have races for all ages and distances. 200m Kids Classic, 300m Dash, 1km Classic and 2.5km Ultimate. Team races (3 swimmers) for the...


Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Tuesday 24th March 2015
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Seen by over 22 million people worldwide “The show you will never forget” - Daily Mail “Joyous! I love this show” - Sunday Express Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story will tour New Zealand in March and April 2015, taking in 21 venues around the country. Experience the drama, passion and...


Faure Requiem

Friday 27th March 2015
Faure Requiem. A concert with choir and orchestra featuring soprano Lisa Harper-Brown and baritone (TBC) Faure, Pavane in F-Sharp Minor Op50 Berlioz, Les Nuits d'ete Op 7 Faure, Cantique de Jean Racine Faure, Requiem in D minor Op 48


Adventure Race

Sunday 29th March 2015
Adventure Race. This is a great opportunity for you to have a go at an entry level adventure race down in Central Hawke's Bay in the Flemington District on the 29 March 2015. Teams are required to negotiate and navigate from checkpoint to checkpoint using only a topographical map. Disciplines between...


Brooke Fraser 'Brutal Romantic' Tour

Tuesday 31st March 2015
Brooke Fraser 'Brutal Romantic' Tour. Brooke Fraser’s fourth album Brutal Romantic is released 14 November and she returns to New Zealand in March 2015 on the tour of the same name. This album saw Fraser take a nomadic journey to record in London via songwriting sojourns in Stockholm, Los Angeles, New York and on the Island of...


The Big Easy

Saturday 4th April 2015
The Big Easy. The Big Easy on the Hawke's Bay Trails - Saturday April 4th 2015 The Big Easy on the Hawke’s Bay Trails is the ultimate antidote to all those serious lycra laden cycling events held across the country. The Big Easy ride is 45kms and we encourage you to take all day and enjoy the many tasty...


Opera's Greatest Hits

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


Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 3rd 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


Legendary Vocal Groups

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


The 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...


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...


The Many Faces of Gilbert & Sullivan

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


Snow White & the 3 ½ Dwarfs

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


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...


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Napier Aquatic Centre

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

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

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