What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

Quiz Night

Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Quiz Night. Quiz Night – from 7:30pm More good-natured trivia fun – this time for the more competitive! And Wash all that down with a $20 bottle of wine – sure to make the quiz team perform and for the sweet tooths an $8 Ice-cream Sundae. You can also keep you focus with the Quiz Night Steinlager...


The Doric String Quartet

Wednesday 23rd July 2014
The Doric String Quartet. “These are performances that make you fall in love with the music all over again” – Gramophone The quartet with the golden touch. The Doric String Quartet returns to New Zealand with Haydn’s ‘Emperor Quartet’: music fit for a king. Alex Redington, violin Jonathan Stone, violin Hélène...


Ruby Shooz

Thursday 24th July 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).


Friendly Fridays

Friday 25th July 2014
Friendly Fridays. Come & unwind by the sea at Clearview Estate's Friendly Fridays Nestled between the sea and the vines our red shed restaurant offers a delicious menu of pizzas, platters & sides accompanied by our award winning Clearview Estate wines and local boutique brewed beer & lager. Our ever popular Open...


Elephant Hill Degustation Dinner Series: SOLD OUT

Friday 25th July 2014
Elephant Hill Degustation Dinner Series: SOLD OUT. We would like to invite you to join us for the second of our Winter Degustation Dinners for the 2014 season, on Friday 25th July at Elephant Hill. One long table will be set for a sumptuous 7 course dinner paired with very special Elephant Hill wines, hand selected by our Winemaker to match each...


Napier Urban Food Market

Saturday 26th July 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...


Arataki Honey Kids Cooking Bee - Cook Off

Saturday 26th July 2014
Arataki Honey Kids Cooking Bee - Cook Off. Will you be crowned head BEE chef in this year’s Arataki Honey Kids Cooking Bee? Our recipe finalists from The Arataki Honey Kids Cooking Bee Challenge will be cooking up a storm down at The Arataki Honey Visitor Centre from 10am - Noon. Why not come down and see them in action along with...


Rags to Riches Disco

Saturday 26th July 2014
Rags to Riches Disco All your favourite music from 80's, 90's to today Supper provided Cash Bar Early bird tickets $20 before 19th July. $25 after. Available Waipawa Fish Supply, Mitre 10 Waipukurau & Waipawa Primary School Waipawa Primary School PTA


Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Sunday 27th July 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'...


Friendly Dental Duathlon Series

Sunday 27th July 2014
Friendly Dental Duathlon Series. Shoe Clinic Team Tag Duathlon Relay This is a brand new event for the 2014-15 Season. 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 duathlon yourself and then tag your team mate who...


Climb for Cancer

Sunday 27th July 2014
Climb for Cancer. One Day for Child Cancer Choose just a day in July to raise funds for children with cancer What will you do the the One Day Challenge? We're taking up the challenge in July, what will you do? The newly re-opened Napier Climbing Wall is opening its doors on Sunday the 27th of July with all money...


Cyclocross Hawkes Bay Round 4

Sunday 27th July 2014
Cyclocross Hawkes Bay Round 4. Cyclocross Hawke's Bay invite you to come and have some muddy fun this winter in our 6 race series. We have 3 categories: A grade (riders who like riding fast), B grade (riders who like having fun) and the Future Stars Kids grade (open to any child with a bike) and compete for free! It's a...


The Bold Deceivers Sunday Jam

Sunday 27th July 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.


Quiz Night for Dummies

Monday 28th July 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.


Acoustics with Neil

Tuesday 29th July 2014
Acoustics with Neil. Live Acoustic Music with Neil – from 8pm He's a favourite here at the Rose, and bound to keep you grooving on a Tuesday from 8pm. Plus all day $12 Esk Valley Sausages, Creamy Mash, Onion & Marmalade Gravy


Cheese Making Workshop

Wednesday 30th July 2014
Cheese Making Workshop. In this three-hour long workshop you will learn how to make feta and ricotta. You will be taught by Inacio Guimares, award winning cheesemaker at Hohepa and Chris van der Have of Farmhouse Kitchen. All equipment and ingredients to make cheese are provided, and a beginners Italian Kit (valued at...


Charity Dinner

Wednesday 30th July 2014
Charity Dinner. Wednesday 30th July will be a night to celebrate life and raise awareness for suicide prevention in the heart of Havelock North. Be entertained by guest speakers, live music, auction and enjoy dinner which is supplied by Pure Catering. This is set to be entertaining mid week evening to support...


Devilskin We Rise NZ Tour

Wednesday 30th July 2014
Devilskin We Rise NZ Tour. The Rock FM Presents Devilskin We Rise NZ Tour After stomping the NZ rock scene with the infectious Little Pills and Never See The Light singles, and racking up over 410,000 YouTube hits, Devilskin return with their highly anticipated debut album We Rise to be released 11 July 2014 and the band...


Havelock Handmade Market

Saturday 2nd August 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 &...


Japanese Cultural Festival

Saturday 2nd August 2014
Japanese Cultural Festival. The Japanese Association of Napier is organising a festival to celebrate its formation under the umbrella of the Japan Society of Hawkes Bay. The event will include items of traditional Japanese dance, as well as a demonstration by two Kendo exponents of traditional Japanese fencing. Organisers...


Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Saturday 2nd August 2014
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. From the producers of last year's sensational Glenn Miller Orchestra tour of NZ, now presenting one of the greatest big bands of the big bands of the swing era! The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra NZ Tour 2014 - starring in The Kings of Swing and fFeaturing a special tribute to Benny Goodman, Harry James...


Nick - An Accidental Hero

Saturday 2nd August 2014
Nick - An Accidental Hero. Nick: An accidental hero is an inspiring and often hilarious true story about an ordinary man overcoming extraordinary challenges. Nick Chisholm was a typical kiwi bloke. In fact, better than typical. A successful architect, star rugby player, wild and fearless mountain bike rider and to top...


Pasta Making Class

Wednesday 6th August 2014
Pasta Making Class. Learn how to make fantastic fresh pasta and traditional Italian sauces from expert pasta maker Danny Brown. You will knead, cut and roll fettucini, orichietti and tortellini using a rolling pin or pasta machine. The recipes are all based on freshness, high quality ingredients, tradition and, most...


European Romance

Thursday 7th August 2014
European Romance. Imagine swirling through the ballrooms of Vienna, standing on the banks of the Volga River or the Rhine, wandering the cobbled streets of Europe or gazing on a moonlit sky immersing yourself in romantic European music all without leaving your home town! We present an Andre Rieu style concert with...


Grease

Thursday 7th August 2014
Grease. Dust off your leather jackets and pull on your bobby-socks, walk the halls of Rydell High as a cast member of Grease. The music of Grease was recently celebrated on the TV series Glee, now it’s your chance to live out your high school fantasies as you sing and dance your way through this fun...


Allegro

Friday 8th August 2014
Allegro. Tickets will go on sale on 12 November 2013 The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Allegro - a powerhouse of five dynamic ballets from leading international choreographers. Allegro Brillante Precision, musicality, virtuoso technique - Russian classicism meets New York flair in a breathless display...


Mana Wahine

Friday 8th August 2014
Mana Wahine. The power, strength and beauty of women is at the heart of Okareka Dance Company’s new work Mana Wahine. Acclaimed as one of New Zealand’s most dynamic dance companies, Okareka Dance Company presents the world premiere season of Mana Wahine. This all-female contemporary dance performance...


Magpies v Waikato - Pre Season Game

Saturday 9th August 2014
Watch the Magpies take on the Waikato team in a pre season fixture before the ITM Cup competition starts for both teams.


The Peak Howler

Saturday 9th August 2014
The Peak Howler. A fun end of winter event at the amazing Te Mata Peak. You can choose to enter the 3 hour or the 6 hour event. You can do it as an individual or as a team. You can dress in fancy costume (or not!). See how many laps you can do of the 3km course in the time limit. Tents provided and some outdoor...


Kolohe Kai Paradise Tour

Saturday 9th August 2014
Kolohe Kai Paradise Tour. One Love Presents Kolohe Kai / Paradise Tour NZ Performing live Kolohe Kai (Hawaii) Tomorrow People Dj Jayrasik +more acts TBA All ages event with 2 zones R18 Area with own bar U18 Area (alcohol free) Thanks to FLAVA PATO Entertainment visit www.onelovenz.com


Bad Moon Rising - The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute

Saturday 9th August 2014
Bad Moon Rising - The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute. Bad Moon Rising The NZ CCR Tribute show.. A Professional live band delivering a top quality musical experience celebrating the music of Creedence Clearwater revival (also know as CCR) This act has toured the country playing at top bars, wine and food festivals, corporate events, and lots more,...


Cyclocross Hawkes Bay Round 5 - Endura National Champs

Sunday 10th August 2014
Cyclocross Hawkes Bay Round 5 - Endura National Champs. Cyclocross Hawke's Bay invite you to come and have some muddy fun this winter in our 6 race series. We have 3 categories: A grade (riders who like riding fast), B grade (riders who like having fun) and the Future Stars Kids grade (open to any child with a bike) and compete for free! It's a...


New Zealand Wine Centre Wine Club

Wednesday 13th August 2014
New Zealand Wine Centre Wine Club. The New Zealand Wine Centre is hosting its fabulous wine club and we would like you and a bunch of friends to join us! This is a great opportunity to meet new people, sample some fabulous wines from the region and soak up some knowledge about Hawke’s Bay’s finest export – the wine! This is...


Royal Shakespeare Company Live - Henry IV Part 2

Wednesday 13th August 2014
Royal Shakespeare Company Live  - Henry IV Part 2. Tickets go on sale Friday 4 July. MTG Hawke’s Bay, in association with RSC Live, presents limited seasons of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 & 2. Filmed live in Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon and broadcast across the globe, this is an unmissable opportunity to see...


Winter Wonderland Ball

Friday 15th August 2014
Winter Wonderland Ball. Let's get the ball rolling The Shed 2 Ball is back. Three weeks to the AB's and Argentina big week in the Bay. It all starts at your Shed 2 West Quay, Ahuriri. Entertainment all night long from Auckland's Peter Urlich and the Bay's very own Stolen Records. Continuous canapé's served. After...


Peter Pan - The Musical

Friday 15th August 2014
Peter Pan - The Musical. Presented by: Woodford House Woodford House proudly presents Peter Pan the musical at the Municipal Theatre in Napier. The enchanting tale of Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys is a rollicking tale, full of adventure, love, battles, laughter and pixie dust. Eighty Woodford students take to the stage...


Cheese Making Workshop

Saturday 16th August 2014
Cheese Making Workshop. In this three-hour long workshop you will learn how to make haloumi, mozzarella and quark. You will be taught by Inacio Guimares, award winning cheesemaker at Hohepa and Chris van der Have of Farmhouse Kitchen. All equipment and ingredients to make cheese are provided, and a beginners Italian Kit...


Katchafire

Saturday 16th August 2014
Katchafire. Fresh from their International tours of the US and Australia, Katchafire return to New Zealand for their annual Winter tour! Don’t miss out on one of the biggest and best tours the band have undertaken as they showcase their favourite hits over the years, as well as road testing new material...


Hammer Nutrition Hawkes Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 17th August 2014
Hammer Nutrition Hawkes Bay Trail Run Series. Stay in the Bay. Play in the Bay. Fun in the Sun in Winter. The winter months are when most of the world hibernates. But not here in Hawke’s Bay. In Hawke’s Bay, winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun – just like the summer sun only a little cooler. The Hawke’s Bay Trail Run...


NZ International Film Festival

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


Taki Rua presents Ngunguru - Te Ao - Te Po

Wednesday 20th August 2014
Taki Rua presents Ngunguru - Te Ao - Te Po. The story of the children of Tangaroa (atua of the sea) features in a new play touring to marae around Aotearoa as part of Taki Rua Productions' Te Reo Māori Season. Written by Auckland playwright Noa Campbell (Te Rarawa/Ngapuhi), Ngunguru I Te Ao I Te Po is at Te Aho a Maui Marae on Wednesday...


Up the Mountain: Old-time Music Festival

Friday 22nd August 2014
Up the Mountain: Old-time Music Festival. A festival to celebrate and support Old-time Appalachian Mountain music and dance in New Zealand. Traditional tub-thumping and hollering fiddle and banjo driven string band music, sweet old-time songs and harmonies and spooky mountain ballads. On the Schedule: Workshops in fiddle, banjo,...


Magpies v Taranaki - ITM Cup

Friday 22nd August 2014
Magpies v Taranaki - ITM Cup. The Magpies take on traditional for Taranaki in their first home match of the ITM Cup.


Lead Zeppelin

Friday 22nd August 2014
Lead Zeppelin. The greatest Zeppelin show in the world to tour New Zealand. Promising an absolutely stunning show featuring Zeppelin’s legendary 1973 concert “The Song Remains the Same” performed in it’s entirety. Over two and half hours of music from the iconic 70’s super group, Lead Zeppelin will be...


Friendly Dental Duathlon Series

Sunday 24th August 2014
Friendly Dental Duathlon Series. The Duathlon series is designed for all categories from beginners to advanced. There are 3 different distances at each event: Peak Fitness Duathlon 2km run, 14km cycle, 2km run, or Horleys Duathlon 4km run, 21km cycle, 2km run, or More FM Duathlon 4km run, 21km cycle, 4km run So you will be able...


Mi-Sex

Wednesday 27th August 2014
Mi-Sex. Mi-Sex to blow roof off iconic Napier Venue There are few bands in New Zealand music history that can be described as genuinely influential but award-winning new-wave act Mi-Sex fits the bill. They’re on a winter ‘mini-tour’ of the country, playing their many hits including Computer Games,...


Rhythm and Resonance

Thursday 28th August 2014
Rhythm and Resonance. Two grand pianos and glowing percussion – the most vibrant of all of the sound-worlds and a spectacular combination to see on stage. Diedre Irons, piano Michael Endres, piano Thomas Guldborg, percussion Lenny Sakofsky, percussion Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion is one of the...


NZ Mountain Film Festival 'Best of the Fest' Tour

Friday 29th August 2014
NZ Mountain Film Festival 'Best of the Fest' Tour. The 'Best of the Fest' 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. One Screening Only The screening will be at 6.30pm, Friday 29th August at the Lecture Theatre...


Ladi6 with Team Dynamite

Saturday 30th August 2014
Ladi6 with Team Dynamite. Released last year to great acclaim, their third album Automatic was recorded between Detroit's legendary Studio and Revolver Studios in Waiuku. It was hailed by the NZ Herald in a breathless five-star review as a 'sonic stunner', and even professional curmudgeon Simon Sweetman declared it "the...


Makfi Challenge Stakes

Saturday 30th August 2014
Makfi Challenge Stakes. General Admission: $10 Members Stand: $30 Gates Open: 10.30am First Race: Tbc Track: Tbc The first day of the trifecta of racing is the day when the sound of hoof beats awakens us all from the slumber of winter. The excitement of Group I racing rings the bell and the racing fraternity get their...


Salon Series

Saturday 30th August 2014
Salon Series. Whether you’re a long-time chamber music lover or just discovering this beautiful form of music, you’ll love the New Zealand String Quartet’s brand new ‘Salon Series’. Transporting you back to the days of musical soirees, and performing in intimate spaces and gracious settings, the...


New Zealand String Quartet Salon Series

Saturday 30th August 2014
New Zealand String Quartet Salon Series. Whether you’re a long-time chamber music lover or just discovering this beautiful form of music, you’ll love the New Zealand String Quartet’s brand new ‘Salon Series’. Transporting you back to the days of musical soirees, and performing in intimate spaces and gracious settings, the...


Pukehamoamoa School Mud Run

Sunday 31st August 2014
Pukehamoamoa School Mud Run. No Eftpos available on the day. The Pukehamoamoa School Mud Run has returned for a third year to a new venue with new challenges. Test yourself within a rural environment around a New Zealand Jet Sprint Track. Race run rain or shine. All under 17 year olds need a signed parental consent. Hot...


Havelock North Spring Fair

Sunday 31st August 2014
Havelock North Spring Fair. The action is on the big playing fields between the High and Intermediate Schools in Havelock North this August 31st. Our Spring Fair combines traditional games and activities with traders' stalls, an auction, white elephant and exhibitions. Stalls will be collected around a large, central food...


Cyclocross Hawkes Bay Round 6

Sunday 31st August 2014
Cyclocross Hawkes Bay Round 6. Cyclocross Hawke's Bay invite you to come and have some muddy fun this winter in our 6 race series. We have 3 category's: A grade (riders who like riding fast), B grade (riders who like having fun) and the Future Stars Kids grade (open to any child with a bike) and compete for free! It's a...


Cooking Class - East Mediterranean Tapas

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


Rodgers & Hammerstein and Friends

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


2014 Blossom Festival Lunchtime Concert Series

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


All Blacks vs Argentina

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


Oklahoma!

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


Peter Gilmore & Felton Road

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


NZ Edible Garden Show

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


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

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


Magpies v Otago - ITM Cup

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


Gluten-free Baking Class

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


Neil Finn

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


Nelson Park School Centenary

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


Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver

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


Stratocaster Hero's 2 Tribute Show

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


Windsor Park Plate - Ladies Day

Saturday 20th September 2014
Windsor Park Plate - Ladies Day. General Admission: $10 Members Stand: $30 Gates Open: 10.30am First Race: Tbc Track: Tbc Ladies Day Celebration: We are bringing back ladies day at the races - a celebration of all things for the ladies! More details to come.. On the track, racing action moves up a notch with the second leg...


Magpies v BOP - ITM Cup

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


Eggner Trio with Amihai Grosz

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


Poukawa Lake Challenge

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


Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

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


Friendly Dental Duathlon Series

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


Hastings Pak'n Save - Battle For Life

Saturday 27th September 2014
Hastings Pak'n Save - Battle For Life. Hawke’s Bays premier charity event the Hastings Pak'n Save Battle For Life returns Saturday 27th September. Currently the longest boxing promotion in the region, expect another high quality action packed night of entertainment and an explosive fight card of charity boxing. Out of necessity...


Mamma Mia

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


Hurricanes Under 16 Rugby tournament

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


Children's Holiday Cooking Classes

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


Magpies v Wellington - ITM Cup

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


Staples Rodway Cape Kidnappers Challenge

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


Rush Munro's Spring Carnival - The Spring Classic

Saturday 4th October 2014
Rush Munro's Spring Carnival - The Spring Classic. General Admission: $20 Members Stand: $45 Gates Open: 11.00am First Race: TBC Track: TBC Tradition, fashion, style and heart stopping excitement all meet in a glorious setting at one of the most anticipated racedays on the calendar. The quality of horseracing is simply outstanding, with...


Hawkes Bay Diwali - Festival Of Lights

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


The MayJah RayJah 2014 NZ ft Rebel SoulJahz and Anuhea

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


The Irish Rovers: Farewell to Rovin' Tour

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


Hits of the 50s & 60s

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


Bad Moon Rising - The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute

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


Magpies v Southland - ITM Cup

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


Vegetable Fermentation Class

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


Ode To Joy - Beethoven Choral Symphony

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


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

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


Tour of the Bay

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


Cheese Making Workshop

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


Borodin Quartet

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


Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards

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


Hawke's Bay Show

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


The Topp Twins in The Grand Ole Topp'ry

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


Couples Golf Tournament Hosted by Josh Emett

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


Battle of the Bands 2014 National Championship Heat

Friday 24th October 2014
Battle of the Bands 2014 National Championship Heat. Press release - June 2014 - calling all bands! Entries are now open for the Battle of the Bands 2014 National Championship With a huge prize pool up for grabs plus new regions and venues added; the 2014 event is shaping up to be a huge year for the annual nationwide band contest now in its 19th...


Multiple Steps for Multiple Sclerosis

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


Summer F.A.W.C! 2014

Friday 31st October 2014
Summer F.A.W.C! 2014. F.A.W.C! is a delicious event series of “out of the box” food and wine experiences, set in stunning locations around Hawke’s Bay twice a year. There’s a summer and winter series and they offer you a chance to get up close and personal with chefs, food producers, winemakers and all the...


Haumoana Market Day

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


Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition Gala Opening

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


Hospice Holly Trail

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


Home & Garden Show

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


Wildflower Sculpture at Twilight

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


Megawalk

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


Hastings Christmas at the Races

Sunday 9th November 2014
Hastings Christmas at the Races. Want a seriously good Christmas party this festive season? Get your crew on-course for Christmas at the Races! There are a range of hospitality packages to suit any group’s size, style and budget. Book in, sit back and take credit for your best social soiree yet. Too easy! Enquire before 31...


Gilbert & Sullivan Highlights

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


Russian International Dance Show "Kostroma"

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


Taikura Fête

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


Show Me Shorts Film Festival

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


Christmas At the Proms

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


NZSO 2014: Tuscan Summer

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


Napier Central School Gala

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


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...


Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival

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


Black Barn Growers' Market

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


Waipukurau Christmas at the Races

Sunday 7th December 2014
Waipukurau Christmas at the Races. Want a seriously good Christmas party this festive season? Get your crew on-course for Christmas at the Races! There are a range of hospitality packages to suit any group’s size, style and budget. Book in, sit back and take credit for your best social soiree yet. Too easy! Enquire before 31...


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


Messiah - A Handel Choral Concert

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


Christmas Baking for Kids

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


Peta Mathias Gastronomic Tour of New Zealand

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


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Pakistan v United Arab Emirates

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


Maraekakaho Country Market Day

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


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand v Afghanistan

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


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: West Indies v UAE

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


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