What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

Screwed for Money - Book Launch

Saturday 30th July 2016
Screwed for Money - Book Launch. Come along to the launch of "Screwed for Money", the third book in Andrene Low's "Excess Baggage Series". It's Chick Lit with a twist in that it's set in the late 1970s, a time when pants were wide and high-waisted and hair was as big and 'Farah-like' as you could make it. Andrene's...


The Haunting - Napier Prison Scare Tour

Saturday 30th July 2016
The Haunting - Napier Prison Scare Tour. Think you can handle the insane? How about if they have been dead for at least 100 years? Come feel the presence of Spirits and Ghosts in the old Insane Asylum and Hanging Yard. Maybe even leave as a different person to who came in. The Napier Prison is hosting a Dead Hill Scare Tour through our...


Motel California NZ Tribute Eagles Show

Saturday 30th July 2016


Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Saturday 30th July 2016
Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. A Musical Thriller. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler From an adaptation by Christopher Bond Originally directed by Harold Prince This dramatic show details the return to London of Sweeney Todd after 15 years in exile. He wishes to exact revenge on the judge who exiled...


Katchafire

Saturday 30th July 2016
Katchafire. Katchafire annual winter tour of Aotearoa/New Zealand is back for 2016! After one of the biggest NZ summers playing at Homegrown, One Love, Splore, East Coast Vibes, Rhythm and Alps, WOMAD, Electric Avenue and Summer shows with Kora, Blackseeds, and Sons Of Zion, its time to hit the road again in...


Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Sunday 31st July 2016
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Shop local. One of New Zealand's largest and longest running Farmers' Markets offers a complete shopping experience, every Sunday of the year. Shop for the ingredients to make a delicious, regionally produced meal while you savour locally roasted coffee, freshly baked breads, sweet treats and...


Cyclocross Hawkes Bay 2016 Series

Sunday 31st July 2016
Cyclocross Hawkes Bay 2016 Series. Cyclocross (CX) takes elements from both road and mountain bike racing and presents as a spectator friendly, short, fast race that all ages and skill levels can enjoy. It’s typically raced on an off road circuit, each lap takes about 4-6 minutes to complete. Riders complete several laps in each...


Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

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


Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

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


Minecraft Club

Monday 1st August 2016
Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels.


Bakers' Club

Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 11.30am to share your baking experiences and recipes. All welcome. Hastings District Libraries ‘Baker in Residence’ will provide the tasty samples/goodies for the first session. For future meetings attendees should bring a sample of...


Hastings Scrabble Club

Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Meets in the Activities Area of the Hastings Library every Tuesday 1pm - 4.30pm. Ring Yvonne (027 629 6659) or Joan (878 2418) - or just come along!


Teen Book Club

Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Ages 12+ welcome. Join us to share book reviews, book quiz, book hunts, see the new books and make new friends. 3.45pm on the first Tuesday of the month (term time only). For more information contact Lynette @ Havelock North Library, Ph. 06 871 5000, Email lynettek@hdc.govt.nz


Hastings Teen Book Club

Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Join us for library fun and friendship in the Sir James Wattie Memorial Room upstairs. Snacks and drinks are provided! 4.00pm every second Tuesday - ages 12+ are welcome. For more information contact: Mya Robertson @ Hastings Library, ph. 06 871 5000, email myar@hdc.govt.nz


U3A Book Group

Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Havelock North U3A host two book discussion groups at Havelock North Library. One group meets on the first Wednesday of the month and the other group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please call HN U3A Secretary Trish Loye 06 878 5920.


U3A Mah Jong Group

Wednesday 3rd August 2016
U3A Mah Jong Group meets on Wednesday mornings in the Hastings War Memorial Library. For more information please call Caryl Boyle 878 4458.


Storytime

Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Storytime . Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Hastings Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in...


Storytime

Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Havelock North Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video...


Clan of Coders Club

Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Love computer games? Want to learn basic coding skills? Want to learn coding skills by playing a computer game? Then our Clan of Coders Club is for you! You can join our Clan of Coders club anytime and participate from home and/or in the library when we meet weekly at Flaxmere Library on...


Storytime

Thursday 4th August 2016
Storytime. Join us on Thursdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and activities session in the Children's Area at Flaxmere Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video...


Young at Heart

Thursday 4th August 2016
A club at Havelock North Library for older adults, with monthly activities and presenting new books.


Minecraft Club

Thursday 4th August 2016
Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels.


The Air Force

Thursday 4th August 2016
The Air Force. The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band is winging its way to Napier for the first time in four years! This one-off concert in Napier's classic Municipal Theatre promises something for everyone. With a range of music from classical masterworks through to contemporary pop hits, jazz, and everything...


JR Acoustic Sessions

Thursday 4th August 2016
JR Acoustic Sessions. Singer-songwriter JR performs Alice in Chains to Zeppelin and everything in between, good tunes, great beer, tasty food and fine company!


U3A Table Games Group

Friday 5th August 2016
The U3A Table Games group meets at the Hastings War Memorial Library on the 1st and 3rd Friday morning of each month. For further information contact Mary Pattullo 877 5065.


Dance NZ Made - Interschool Hawkes Bay Regional

Friday 5th August 2016
Dance NZ Made - Interschool Hawkes Bay Regional. Schools bring their best dance to the stage performing their hearts out, competing for regional titles and a place at the grand finals- a unique showcase for the whole family to enjoy!


Shed 2 Masquerade Ball 2016

Friday 5th August 2016
Shed 2 Masquerade Ball 2016. Shed 2 turned 20 years old on May the 8th 2016 and to celebrate Dennis and the team are hosting the Shed 2 Masquerade Ball and you are invited! Proudly supported by Boulevard Services we’re offering continuous canapes, a brilliant selection of local & international beverages and entertainment by...


At the Cabana With Local Artists

Friday 5th August 2016
At the Cabana With Local Artists. Join Eilish Rose, Sebastian K and Fraser MacKenzie from 8:30 pm til late for a selection of covers and originals.


Six Chairs Missing

Friday 5th August 2016
Six Chairs Missing. Six Chairs Missing are a three-piece band from Palmerston North. With over 50 combined years of musical experience and knowledge, these guys definitely know how to please an audience. The foundation is set up by drummer Anthony MacDonald, whose solid grooves and 'in-the-pocket' style rhythms...


Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Saturday 6th August 2016
Napier Urban Farmers' Market. Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke's Bay experience. This is where the local shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the produce you need to cook up a true locavore's meal. Shop local and enjoy some of the best produce from...


Saturday Night Sessions

Saturday 6th August 2016
Saturday Night Sessions. This is an informal, relaxed event where we take most of the tables out of the main room to make room for all the dancing. We have a bar service for our delicious range of Crab Farm wines and also beers and spirits available. Our gourmet snack menu operates for the duration of the event. The...


Game of Thrones

Saturday 6th August 2016
Game of Thrones. Winter is coming. When you play the game of thrones you win or you die or dine. The Grand Winter Feast is coming to the Cheval Room. Which house do you belong to? Prizes for the best costumes. Grand Winter Feast features: - Delicious Feast. - Special FX by BodyFX. Will you sit on the...


Hello World Wearable Creations

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


Concord Strings - A Winter Concert

Saturday 6th August 2016
Concord Strings - A Winter Concert. Concord Strings ensemble will highlight the beautiful sound of Dana Parkhill (flute) in their 'Mixtures' winter concert. They will play music by Bach, Debussy, Vivaldi, Ritchie and Delius. Conductor Vincent James has masterfully created this 'Mixtures' programme to feature Dana, a talented...


Petrol Head Breakfast

Sunday 7th August 2016
Petrol Head Breakfast. Classic Cars & Hot Rods on display Public welcome Buffet Breakfast 9 till 10 am Check out the cars on display and enjoy the hospitality and breakfast at the Westshore Beach Inn 1st Sunday of every month There is no charge to attend (charge for buffet breakfast) There are a good variety of...


Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 7th August 2016
Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series. Come trail running! The winter months are when most of the world hibernates. But not here in Hawke’s Bay where winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun – just like the summer sun only a little cooler. The Hammer Nutrition Hawke’s Bay Trail Run and Walk Series takes you to places...


The Life and Music of Vera Lynn

Sunday 7th August 2016
One of NZ'S finest entertainers Vicki Lee performs The life and music of Vera Lynn. Afternoon tea included in the ticket price.


Almost Spring Sing

Sunday 7th August 2016
Almost Spring Sing. Experience the fun, dynamic and uplifting sound of 28 talented Hawke's Bay Singers delivering beautiful four-part harmonies in a performance which will include many well known songs from pop, gospel, folk and classical roots. If you have never heard Four's Company before, don't miss out! They...


Asians In the Bay

Monday 8th August 2016
Join us for a fun-filled evening with food, friendship, performances and celebrate our Asian communities in Hawke's Bay. The following awards will be given: - Best Asian Business 2016 - Best Asian Community 2016 - Best Asian Restaurant 2016 - Best Asian Tertiary Student 2016 - Best Asian...


U3A Book Group

Tuesday 9th August 2016
Havelock North U3A host two book discussion groups at Havelock North Library. One group meets on the first Wednesday of the month and the other group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please call HN U3A Secretary Trish Loye 06 878 5920.


Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Tuesday 9th August 2016
Flaxmere Book Chat Group meets at Flaxmere Library every second Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am. All welcome!


Flaxmere Young Readers Book Club

Thursday 11th August 2016
Young Readers Book Club meets in Flaxmere Library at 3.15 on the second Thursday of each month. School term only. This is a great opportunity for all you young bookworms aged 8 years and over to get together to talk about books and hear about the newest items on our library shelves.


Junior Book Club

Thursday 11th August 2016
If you are an enthusiastic reader aged 8 - 12 years join us in the Children's Section to make new friends, share what you've been reading, learn about libraries, enjoy fun activities and see our new books. For more information contact: Kristen Clothier @ Hastings Library, ph. 06 871 5000, email...


Ultimate Bowie

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


Taradale Terror Amazing Race

Friday 12th August 2016
The Taradale Terror Adventure Race was introduced in 2014 as an opportunity for primary and intermediate students in the Napier and Taradale regions to discover adventure racing in a fun teamwork situation. Now in its third year the event has grown to include over 300 competitors. Students compete...


NZ Mountain Film Festival 'Best of The Fest' Tour

Friday 12th August 2016
NZ Mountain Film Festival 'Best of The Fest' Tour. The 'Best of the Fest' National Tour offers an outstanding collection of unique adventure films from around the world featuring Kiwis and other adventurers push their limits and challenge natures playgrounds. The screening will be at 7:30 am at the MTG Century Theatre and will run for just over...


Acoustic Evening With Fraser

Friday 12th August 2016
Acoustic Evening With Fraser. Come join Fraser MacKenzie at The Common Room for an evening of acoustic covers and originals. You might have heard him during the Hawkes Bay Summer in wineries and cafes. You may have seen him in pubs this year with his band, Bowyang, or as lead guitar for Soul Funkin' What! Fraser always...


Naked Gun

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


Takapau Community Market

Saturday 13th August 2016
Takapau Community Market. Mid Winter Xmas Market. Lots of new and used goods, pendants, fossils and crystals, green stone jewelry, hair clips and key rings, baking to take home for later, blankets and toys lots of good quality bric a brac, house hold goods, plants for your garden and cloths, come and find a Bargain. Wood...


Wild West Hoedown

Saturday 13th August 2016
Wild West Hoedown. Book a babysitter, dust of your cowboy boots and join us for a boot kicking, gun slinging hoedown. Live music, great food and a fun venue! Limited to 100 tickets. BYO Beverages. Final details have been sorted. Menu: Roast Beef, Roast Chicken, Confit Pork Belly, Gourmet Roast Potatoes, Green...


Hammond Gamble

Saturday 13th August 2016
Hammond Gamble . This event has been cancelled. Please contact event owner for full refund 0273520476


Michael Houstoun Recital

Sunday 14th August 2016
Michael Houstoun Recital. A unique opportunity to see a world-class pianist in a world-class auditorium - The Blyth Performing Arts Centre. Enjoy a programme of music by JS Bach, Brahms, Poulenc and Fauré as New Zealand’s foremost concert pianist honours the late Sir Rodney Gallen, a much loved and respected member of...


New Zealand Chefs - The Olympic Feast

Sunday 14th August 2016
New Zealand Chefs - The Olympic Feast. A 5-course dinner with matching wines. Tickets are strictly limited, get in quick!


Flaxmere Creative Writers' Group

Tuesday 16th August 2016
Join us in the Talanoa Room at Flaxmere Library for our Creative Writers Group.


Wine, Books and More Book Club

Tuesday 16th August 2016
Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library for Wine, Books and More on the third Tuesday of every month. This is a book club with a difference: no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books we've read and liked, or otherwise! Drinks and snacks are provided.


Knit and Natter

Wednesday 17th August 2016
Knit and Natter. Come and join our friendly knitting group at the Taradale Library. Share a cuppa and some chat while working on your project. Other forms of stitch craft very welcome.


Hastings Library Bookchat

Wednesday 17th August 2016
Come along at 10:30am on the third Wednesday of each month and share books you have enjoyed and hear from other readers. All welcome.


Third Thursday Book Club

Thursday 18th August 2016
Discuss your recent reads and peruse our new books. 10.30am - 11.30am on the third Thursday of each month.


Billy Graham - Make it Happen

Thursday 18th August 2016
Billy Graham - Make it Happen. Billy is New Zealand’s best loved motivator and is famous for his establishment of and achievements with at-risk youth and the setting up of the Naenae Boxing Academy. He has received numerous awards including The Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Local Hero Award 2011 and is an honorary Paul...


The Pinnacle of Interior and Garden Design

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


Giselle - Royal New Zealand Ballet

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


Hidden Agenda

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


Temple of The Grunge

Friday 19th August 2016
Temple of The Grunge. Tribute to the Grunge rock gods of the '90s, authentic and loud!


Knit and Natter

Saturday 20th August 2016
Knit and Natter. Come and join our friendly knitting group at the Napier Library. Share a cuppa and some chat while working on your project. Other forms of stitch craft very welcome.


Redefine - Love Your Op Shop

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


Classic Hits

Saturday 20th August 2016
Glenn Murch and Brenda Anderson Coley performing the Classic Hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s. This is a BYO venue, food is available from 6 pm.


A Night At Long River Starring Whirimako Black

Saturday 20th August 2016
A Night At Long River Starring Whirimako Black. We are so excited to welcome internationally renowned Māori musician and artist Whirimako Black back home in Wairoa. You won't want to miss a chance to attend this remarkable event, New Zealand's Soul Diva creates a truly unique and intimate presence in her performances. Whirimako's...


Menopause the Musical - On Fire

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


Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones Tribute: POSTPONED

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


Sons of Zion: Hungover Tour

Saturday 20th August 2016
Sons of Zion: Hungover Tour. As their popularity continues to soar around the globe, Kiwi band Sons of Zion are bringing the love home to Aotearoa with an extensive nationwide tour. The six-piece - consisting of Rio Panapa, Samuel Eriwata, Joel Latimer, Zane Graham, Caleb Haapu and Matt Sadgrove - kick off their road trip...


Rock Out With Bowyang

Saturday 20th August 2016
Rock Out With Bowyang. Bowyang take it to the big stage! Four hours of music! R18 unless with a parent. Come prepared for your favourite old-school rock songs, bring your dancing shoes! See our Facebook page for the opportunity to choose what we play and go in the draw for free entry for yourself & your 3 friends!


Friendly Dental Race Series No. 4 - The Hub 2 Up Duathlon

Sunday 21st August 2016
Friendly Dental Race Series No. 4 - The Hub 2 Up Duathlon. This is a new event for 2016. With this event you can only race as a 2 person team (any distance) no individuals can race so if you are looking for a teammate Facebook could be a good place to start. During the event you must stay together as a pair and if you arrive at transition without your...


The Toner Sisters - Full Circle

Sunday 21st August 2016
The Toner Sisters - Full Circle. The Toner Sisters were raised on Country Music as The Toner Family. Eventually, they each took their craft in other directions and each has had amazing national and international musical careers. Lynne, Celine and Adrienne have finally come Full Circle, together in a collaboration that excites...


Commander Claire & the Pirates of Provence

Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Commander Claire & the Pirates of Provence. Also performing at the MTG Century Theatre, 25th - 27th August at 11am and 1pm. Something sinister is afoot. New Zealand is under attack from the infamous French Pirate Captain Langlois and his fiendish Gallic rooster Napoleon. From the Hauraki Gulf to Foveaux Strait, nowhere is safe from his...


Siemens Navy Player Tour

Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Siemens Navy Player Tour. From the arrival of Captain Cook in 1769 through to protecting trades routes against piracy around the Horn of Africa in 2015, The Complete History of the Royal New Zealand Navy navigates it way around the world’s oceans through song, satire and silliness. Don’t expect a history lesson but...


Commander Claire & the Pirates of Provence

Thursday 25th August 2016
Commander Claire & the Pirates of Provence. Something sinister is afoot. New Zealand is under attack from the infamous French Pirate Captain Langlois and his fiendish Gallic rooster Napoleon. From the Hauraki Gulf to Foveaux Strait, nowhere is safe from his piratical plundering. When all else fails New Zealand turns to the Royal New Zealand...


Rock N Roll Party with Black Snapper

Thursday 25th August 2016
Rock N Roll Party with Black Snapper. Beat Not Fish Music presents Black Snapper. An evening of pure Rock N Roll with NZ Legend Al Dawson on Guitar and Vocals with The Lioness Loraine on Double Bass, Denis Maunder on Drums and Roy Brown Vocals and Piano. Songs From: Elvis / Chuck Berry / the Stray Cats / Gene Vincent / Johnny Cash...


Siemens Navy Player Tour

Thursday 25th August 2016
Siemens Navy Player Tour. From the arrival of Captain Cook in 1769 through to protecting trades routes against piracy around the Horn of Africa in 2015, The Complete History of the Royal New Zealand Navy navigates it way around the world’s oceans through song, satire and silliness. Don’t expect a history lesson but...


NZME Hastings City Business Awards

Friday 26th August 2016
NZME Hastings City Business Awards. Come and celebrate with Hastings City's finest business's and see who will be the 2016 NZME Hastings City Bussiness Associations business of the year.


Barnum - The Greatest Showman On Earth

Friday 26th August 2016
Barnum - The Greatest Showman On Earth. See why “The Greatest Show On Earth” is welcomed with open arms all over the world. With songs like There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute, The Colors of My Life, I Like Your Style and Love Makes Such Fools of Us All. Barnum is certain to be a huge success with your group, too. There will only...


Groove Foundation

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


Makfi Challenge Stakes Daffodil Raceday

Saturday 27th August 2016
Makfi Challenge Stakes Daffodil Raceday. General Admission: By donation with all proceeds supporting the Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society Gates open: 10:30 am First Race: TBC Track: TBC Special guest's announced soon! Purchase tickets here. After raising $20,000 in 2014 and 2015 we are again teaming up with Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society to...


Tironui Sensational Six Wine Vertical Tasting & Food Match

Saturday 27th August 2016
Tironui Sensational Six Wine Vertical Tasting & Food Match. Join us for this very special opportunity to taste premium Red wines from Tironui Estate; a beautiful boutique Hawke's Bay winery, paired with divine food matches created by the talented Head Chef from The County Hotel. Settle down in the gorgeous Art Deco ambiance of the New Zealand Wine Centre....


Soul Funkin' What

Saturday 27th August 2016
Soul Funkin' What. Come listen to the distinctive sound that is Soul Funkin' What as they cover bands you know well with songs you might not have heard for a while - Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Joe Cocker and many more. It is always a great night for grooving and dancing so join Michael, Dan, David, Pete and Fraser...


Central Hawke's Bay - The Festival

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


History & High Tea at Oruawharo

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


Engelbert Humperdinck - The King of Romance

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


Dawn in the Daffodils

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


Black & White Business Belles Charity Auction and Lunch

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


The Spring Fling Launch Party

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


Smoke and Mirrors

Friday 2nd September 2016
Smoke and Mirrors. Smoke & Mirrors Live At the Sideline Bar! Smoke & Mirrors are a 4 piece rock band playing classic tunes from the 70's to today. With many years of combined experience and the heart and soul to do it this band is a must see! Let Mikey and the Boys get your party pumping! See you at the Sideline!


Craft & Design Market

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


Women's Lifestyle Expo

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


BBQ Extravaganza

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


Fiesta Latina with Madera Fina (Cuban Band)

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


CF Casino Night - Gangster

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


First Sunday Funday

Sunday 4th September 2016
First Sunday Funday. The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay. Think back to your school camp days and you'll have a picture of what's on offer at Ranui Farm Park! This one is for the adventurous among us, great for those looking for a...


Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

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


NZSO presents: Swing into Spring

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


When Irish Eyes are Smiling

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


Entertaining Angels

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


One One One

Friday 9th September 2016
One One One. One One One is a good time rock band which started 10 years ago by Colin Williams. Having moved to New Zealand from Australia and having a wealth of experience including hits in the charts, tours all over Australia and Europe. One One One has built a loyal fanbase in all the venues they play at...


Flying Chefs Charity Dinner

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


Oh What a Night!

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


ACCA DACCA - The Australian AC/DC Show + Skelter

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


Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2016

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


Dusk in the Daffodils

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


Zeal HB - Paint Party

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


Jharmony

Friday 16th September 2016
Jharmony. JoIn us at the Sideline Bar Friday for a night of entertainment with Jharmony! Jharmony is a 5 piece harmony covers and original music band based in Hawke's Bay. ... sweet harmony's and clever musical variations to well known crowd loving covers both old and new – mainly roots and reggae but...


Windsor Park Plate - Bostock New Zealand Spring Racing

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


The Merry Widow

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


Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

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


Spring Fling - Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

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


The 2016 Church Tour

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


B Grade SuperChamps

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


Brahms & Rossini - Napier Civic Choir

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


Verdant Blue

Friday 23rd September 2016
Verdant Blue. Check out Verdant Blue live at the sideline Friday night! Verdant Blue is rated R for ridicoulously amazing! They have been together for more than 10 years. Playing a wide variety of music including top rock hits from the 70’s 80’s 90’s and today. A band that knows how to get you off your...


Bumps Bubs and Beyond Expo

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


Versus - Zeal HB

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


Sibelius: An Orchestral Concert By Napier Civic Choir

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


Friendly Dental Race Series No. 5 - Revolution Bikes Duathlo

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


Tiko/Onga Children's Hunting Competition

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


Beatlemania On Tour

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


Greg Copeland & Steve 'Guitar' Gilles

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


Minecraft Club

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


Beyond the Barricade

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


Greg Copeland & Steve 'Guitar' Gilles

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


CMNZ Presents: QuintEssence

Friday 30th September 2016
CMNZ Presents: QuintEssence. The Mozart and Brahms Experience. The New Zealand String Quartet is joined by Grammy-nominated American violist James Dunham for this special concert highlighting masterpieces from Brahms and Mozart. When Mozart wrote his first double-viola quintet, he created a new sound world that he continued...


The Rude Boyz

Friday 30th September 2016
The Rude Boyz. In the mood for some down right reggae? Then the Rude Boyz are just the ticket! The Rude Boyz are a roots reggae band from Hawkes Bay Aotearoa/New Zealand. The band was formed as a result of the members love of Jamaican roots reggae and covers the diverse range of reggae from some of the founding...


Various Vintages & Vinyls

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


Spring Fling Picnic

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


Livamol Classic - Bostock New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival

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


Hi-5 House Hits

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


State Highway 48

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


Waipawa Spring Festival

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


Gwavas Garden, House & Puahanui Bush Tour

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


Trash Test Dummies

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


Wine Dine and Dance

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


Life On the Wild Side - An Evening With Davey Hughes

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


The Gruffalo

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


March of The Dirty Wizards 2016

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


The Tukituki Trail Walk Run Ride Monster Treasure Hunt

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


CMNZ presents: London Conchord Ensemble

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


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

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


Bad Manners - 40 Years of Fun

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


2016 Indo Pacific Trampoline & Tumbling Championships

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


The Spring Splash

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


Sherenden & Districts School Centenary

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


Old English Garden Party

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


Beachfront Inn Spring Fling Coastal Walk

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


Opiango Hills Coastal Horse Trek

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


Jim Jefferies

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


The Great Mario Lanza

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


National Eventing Championships

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


Wairoa Halloween Drag Queen Ball

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


The Final Fling

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


Hawkes Bay 4-Course Golf & Wine Classic

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


NZSO presents: Mozart & Beethoven

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


Go for Gold Gala

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


Pukehamoamoa School Garden Tour - Rain or Shine

Sunday 6th November 2016
Pukehamoamoa School Garden Tour - Rain or Shine. The RD9 District hosts some of the most beautiful gardens in the Hawkes Bay Region. On Sunday November 6th 2016, Pukehamoamoa School invites you to explore 5 carefully selected gardens at your leisure. (The magnificent Mangawhare Homestead on Glenross Road & Okawa Homestead on Taihape Road are...


Hastings Christmas At the Races

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


Hospice Holly Trail

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


"Through The Looking Glass" CHB Boulevard Day

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


Staples Rodway Challenge

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


Seafood Banquet

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


The Nutcracker - Imperial Russian Ballet Company

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


Peak Trail Blazer

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


The Christmas Shoppe

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


Grease

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


Fawlty Towers Show and Dinner

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


Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

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


Waipukurau Christmas At the Races

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


Operatunity's 15th Anniversary Gala

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


Marley - NZ All-Stars

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


Handel's Messiah - Napier Civic Choir

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


Vivaldi & Bach - An Orchestral Concert by Napier Civic Choir

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


European Food Fair

Saturday 4th February 2017
European Food Fair. Authentic flavours from Europe prepared by our team of local chefs. Please let us know if your group books separately so we can seat you together.


21st Flying Fifteen World Championship (Inc NZ Nationals)

Monday 20th February 2017
21st Flying Fifteen World Championship (Inc NZ Nationals). The Napier Sailing Club will host the event in February 2017. This is the pinnacle of the International Flying Fifteen competition and will attract sailors and their families from all over the world starting on 21st February with measuring and registration, this is a nine-day event. The...


Horse of The Year

Tuesday 7th March 2017
Horse of The Year. The annual Horse of the Year show is New Zealand's premier equestrian competition, featuring a range of horse and rider combinations from multiple disciplines. With over 1,400 riders and 1,800 horses competing for lucrative titles and prize money the show is a feature on most equestrian calendars....


The Man Expo: CANCELLED

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


NZ National Finals Rodeo

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


Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2017

Sunday 2nd April 2017
Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2017. The race starts and ends in the heart of Napier and takes in the stunning surroundings of Hawke’s Bay and its many attractions. Starting with a sheltered 2km open water swim with Napier Port as its backdrop you will then head out on a 95km bike heading along Marine Parade with the Ocean on your...


Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017

Friday 26th May 2017
Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017. Enhance your lifestyle at the better Home and Living Show! Packed with hundreds of products and inspiration for the home, the Better Home & Living Show will inform and inspire anyone wanting to improve their lifestyle in a sustainable way by showcasing tomorrow’s ideas, today. Featuring the...


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National Aquarium of New Zealand

Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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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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The Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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MTG Hawke's Bay

Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery - MTG is home to a significant collection of objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions, a world-class research facility and the MTG Theatre.
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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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