What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

Nine and Dine

Friday 27th February 2015
Nine and Dine. Finish off your working week in style! Unwind on a Friday evening at Hastings Golf Club, with their monthly Nine and Dine events. Delicious food, 9 holes, balmy summer temperatures, a thirst-quenching drink in the bar with friends – sound good to you? At only $20 per person, both members and...


Keith Lewis: A Kiwi Singer's Journey

Friday 27th February 2015
Keith Lewis:  A Kiwi Singer's Journey. A Kiwi Singer’s Journey Song recital by internationally acclaimed tenor Keith Lewis and pianist Susan Melville in support of the New Zealand Singing School, Te Wānanga Toi Waiata. Keith and Susan first performed together in the early 1970’s in Christchurch, at concerts given by young...


Repertory Players - The End of the Golden Weather - ADW

Friday 27th February 2015
Repertory Players - The End of the Golden Weather - ADW. Written by Bruce Mason and adapted by Raymond Hawthorne. Directed by Mason Price. This quintessential Kiwi classic chronicles the friendship between a 12-year-old boy and the wild-limbed Firpo. Through the boy’s eyes we see the wonder of life on a perfect beach, in a perfect 1930s New Zealand,...


Brian Ernst - Soul/folk/roots (USA)

Friday 27th February 2015
Brian Ernst - Soul/folk/roots (USA). “Acoustic, soul, roots” - Brian Ernst layers and creates his songs live with a looping pedal and an array of instruments including acoustic guitars, didgeridoo’s, a weissenborn guitar, and many small percussion instruments. His passion is contagious, his lyrics positive and his stories...


Triple Peaks Challenge

Saturday 28th February 2015
Triple Peaks Challenge. Triple Peaks Challenge is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful adventure race. Held in the sunny Hawkes Bay, competitors run, walk or bike the 47km across Mt Erin, Mt Kahuranaki and Te Mata Peaks. If that’s not your cup of tea, try the 12km fun run or get a team of mates together and do a...


Hastings City Growers Market

Saturday 28th February 2015
Hastings City Growers Market. The Hastings City Growers Market will run every Saturday morning in the streets of the 100 and 200 blocks of Heretaunga St East. Launching on 29th November, the market will run from 8am til 12.00pm. Vendors will sell locally grown or produced food products and ready to eat food items. A community...


Taradale Rotary Market

Saturday 28th February 2015
Taradale Rotary Market. The Taradale Rotary Market brings a unique market experience right to the heart of the Taradale shopping precinct.and is a regular destination for customers and stallholders alike. Be drawn in by the aroma of Fresh Artisan Breads and baking, sample delicious Jams & condiments, Cheeses and...


Ovation NZ - Go-Kidz Triathlon Series

Saturday 28th February 2015
Ovation NZ - Go-Kidz Triathlon Series. Ovation NZ - Go Kidz Triathlon Series for all children aged 7-13 years. Race entry this year, is just $10 for an individual and $25 for a team, with special series discounts. Those who pre-register and participate for the series also go in to a special prize draw drawn at the final race for a...


Urban Food Market

Saturday 28th February 2015
Urban Food Market. Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke's Bay experience. This is where the locals shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, devine treats and all the produce you need to cook up a true locavore's meal. Shop local and enjoy some of the best produce from...


Monster Gala/ Scout Expo

Saturday 28th February 2015
Come along for a Gala occasion. Something for everyone - includes Hangi, Stalls and exhibits. For further information or to book a Stall, Contact Tania 06 855 8505 or 027 693 2265.


Bright Futures 21st Birthday Celebration

Saturday 28th February 2015
Bright Futures 21st Birthday Celebration. Pop on over and celebrate Bright Futures 21st Birthday Celebration and Open Day. We would love for you to attend; we’re planning a great party for children, whānau and community. The event is free and open to the public. Help us celebrate 21 years, providing quality home based childcare in...


Hui with Kotare Eco-Village

Saturday 28th February 2015
Hui with Kotare Eco-Village. Embrace a Regenerative Future​ with Kotare Village​: The Koanga Institute​, home of New Zealands largest heritage seed collections​ is moving its focus towards becoming a leading centre for regenerative living​.​ Our latest project, Kotare Village, is looking for like-minded people...


Seaweek Movie

Saturday 28th February 2015
Seaweek Movie. Come along and watch this amazing film by renowned Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand to launch Seaweek. This is a visual spectacular that talks about the role of the oceans and the human impacts on them and what we can do to take more care of this vital part of earth's ecosystem. Suitable for all...


Guided Prison Tour

Saturday 28th February 2015
Guided Prison Tour. The historic prison is located on Napier’s Bluff Hill at 55 Coote Rd overlooking the Pacific Ocean and beautiful Centennial Gardens. View the old quarry where the inmates used work their hard days’ labour to build the walls that would keep them imprisoned. Napier Prison is just a few minutes...


Little Avondale Lowland Stakes ft The Hits Family Zone

Saturday 28th February 2015
Little Avondale Lowland Stakes ft The Hits Family Zone. The Hits Kiwiana Family Fun Day This raceday is all about kids, families, BBQ's, games, music and of course some of the best Thoroughbred racing action our fine country has to offer. Bring your own BBQ setup and cook for the family. We have loads of picnic tables and umbrellas for you and the...


Saturday Session

Saturday 28th February 2015
Saturday Session. Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while sipping away on some of our boutique wines and beers in the vines. We've booked Ian Munro, international class live performer and recording artist for 8 Saturday sessions in Feb, March and April. Bring your family and...


Eskview United Football Open Day

Saturday 28th February 2015
Eskview United Open Day - We're looking for more keen players to join our family-friendly club. All interested, new and existing players are welcome. We have 2 Women's teams and 4 Men's teams ranging from Division 1-4, and a Junior Club. We'll have awesome entertainment with Action Inflatables!...


Ross Turner

Saturday 28th February 2015
Ross Turner. Enjoy a Sunny Saturday afternoon in our amazing Garden Bar sipping on some cold beer or a glass of Bubbles perhaps, while listening to some relaxed acoustic music with our local musician Ross Turner.


Glenn Shorrock

Saturday 28th February 2015
Glenn Shorrock.


Not the Mission Concert

Saturday 28th February 2015
Not the Mission Concert. An afternoon of our sort of Live Music - a variety of groups and individuals playing the songs you love from the deck of Zepplin Cafe - Gallery Clive. Food, cold beer and fine wines available till late - Join us in the courtyard or on the lawn. Last gig sold out - book a table 6505299


National Masters Tournament

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


Farmers' Market

Sunday 1st March 2015
Farmers' Market. One of New Zealand's largest and longest running Farmers' Markets offers a complete shopping experience, every Sunday of the year. Shop for the ingredients to make a delicious meal while you savour locally roasted coffee, freshly baked breads, sweet treats and live music, all in a relaxed,...


Beneful® Bark In the Park®

Sunday 1st March 2015
Beneful® Bark In the Park®. Head down to Anderson Park (York Avenue Entrance, Greenmeadows) in Napier for a morning full of fun in the sun! The Beneful® Bark in the Park® Summer Tour is visiting doggie hot spots all around NZ this summer and promises to be a woofing woof-load of fun! Be sure to head down with your fur...


Lindisfarne College Gala

Sunday 1st March 2015
Lindisfarne College Gala. Huge fun day for all the family.....Food Stalls, Entertainment, Activities, Clothing, White Elephant & General Stalls, Giant Auction.


First Sunday Funday

Sunday 1st March 2015
First Sunday Funday. Enjoy a mountain bike ride, go for a run or have a walk. See the animals in the Petting Zoo, or have a go at Archery, Golf Challenge, Paint Ball & the 70metre Water Slide. Please Note: Cash only, No EFTPOS. There are a variety of tracks available for you to choose from, which means you can make...


Dry Triathlon

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


Otane Market

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


Ongaonga School Trailbike Ride

Sunday 1st March 2015
35k Looped Track suitable for experienced riders - it's big country with river crossings. No bikes under 80cc. Ride starts 5k up Lookout Rd off Wakarara Rd west of SHW 50. Registration of $30 per rider includes Lunch and cool/hot drinks Enquiries P Robottom 06 856 6636 or A Campbell 06 856 6777


Motere Angus Otane Extreme Bullriding

Sunday 1st March 2015
Motere Angus Otane Extreme Bullriding. It's back!!! After a 4 year break the bulls will be rocking Buckin Acres for the Otane Extreme Bullriding! The event is part of the national 'Parklee Bullride Series' and will attract some of the top bullriding talent from across NZ, as well as up an coming junior riders. This year we are also...


Napier Hill Cemetery Walks

Sunday 1st March 2015
Napier Hill Cemetery Walks. MTG’s popular Tours of the Napier Hill Cemetery return for another summer season. Join MTG Collections Assistant - Archives, Gail Pope and award winning New Zealand author Peter Wells on a guided tour and discover the stories of some of Napier’s early colonists, from the famous to the...


Acoustic Music with Eilish Rose

Sunday 1st March 2015
Acoustic Music with Eilish Rose. What is better than spending a beautiful day listening to a talented young lady fill the air with amazing sounds.


Film: To Love a Maori

Sunday 1st March 2015
Film: To Love a Maori. Due to public demand this is a repeat screening of this movie. Described by director Rudall Hayward as “a romantic documentary made on half a shoestring”, To Love a Maori tells the story of two young Maori men who travel from their country marae to Auckland. There they face racial...


Beat Girls Concert

Sunday 1st March 2015


iWayTripSwitch

Monday 2nd March 2015
iWayTripSwitch. It's back! By signing up to TripSwitch you’re pledging to switch one car ride a day over seven consecutive days for walking or cycling. There are tonnes of prizes to be won each day and the benefits are endless – you will make new friends, get fitter and heck you’ll even get to enjoy fresh...


Quiz Night for Dummies

Monday 2nd March 2015
Quiz Night for Dummies. Quiz Night for Dummies – from 7pm We don’t take things too seriously around here. Drag a team together and bring them along for some quiz banter. Cash bar prizes on offer! Kick-off at 7pm. Butter chicken curry, fresh "in house" curry served with rice and flat bread, only $15 from 4pm -7pm...


Lunch Hour Concert

Wednesday 4th March 2015
A varied programme of talented local musicians and singers centred around the Grand Piano. $2.00 entry. A cafe lunch is available after the concert $10.00


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.


Quiz Night

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


Weekly Test & Try: Younique Mineral Makeup & Skincare

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


Hastings City Night Market

Thursday 5th March 2015
Hastings City Night Market. On Thursday night from 5–9pm, Hastings City is transformed into an exciting evening destination for the whole family. Stop by the market after work to buy a few fresh flowers, or some groceries for dinner. The prepared food is diverse and full of flavor with something for everyone to enjoy....


An Evening with Author Charity Norman

Friday 6th March 2015
An Evening with Author Charity Norman. Charity Norman will be in-store to sign copies of her new book 'The Secret Life of Luke Livingstone'. In 'The Secret Life of Luke Livingstone' respected solicitor and family man Luke Livingstone struggles with an unbearable secret. Luke must either end his life, or become the woman he knows...


Sea, Sky and Bush Walk

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


Craft & Design Market

Saturday 7th March 2015
Craft & Design Market. Our first market of 2015 will bring you many of your favourite stalls as well as a number of newbies. Come browse and be tempted by all manner of beautiful hand-crafted items while enjoying the delicious coffee and treats from our wonderful hosts at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters.


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...


International Cultures' Day

Saturday 7th March 2015
International Cultures' Day. A day of performances and food from the diverse cultures of Hawke's Bay. 2015 will welcome the Afghani Cricket World Cup team with a group from Auckland and one of the World Cup Ambassadors.


Arthur Miller School Family Movie Night

Saturday 7th March 2015
Arthur Miller School Family Movie Night. Movie: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (the original version) Plus - receive a golden ticket at the gate and you could win a $500 Pak 'n Save Grocery Voucher!!! Pre-move entertainment for the kids (Pony rides, bouncy castle etc), Lots of food and drinks available from on-site...


NZSO presents: Freddy Kempf's Beethoven

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


Aik 'N' Sides - Fringe to Fringe to Fringe Tour

Saturday 7th March 2015
Aik 'N' Sides - Fringe to Fringe to Fringe Tour. After a stand out show at the Christchurch Fringe Festival, Wellington’s Aiken Hutcheson along with Christchurch lads Cameron McLeod and Snap presented by RuseWebsites are taking their stand up show, Aik ‘N’ Sides, around the country. The show has been accepted into the Dunedin and Auckland...


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.


Sunday Session

Sunday 8th March 2015
Sunday Session. While away the afternoon lounging on the lawn listening to local music and supping the odd drop from Rod McDonald Wines and Renaissance Beer. Pizzas hot from the oven, platters a plenty, good vibes, sea views....where waiting for ya!


The Centralines Summer Series

Sunday 8th March 2015
Bring your picnic or grab your takeaways for an entertaining afternoon/evening in the park. Liquor ban applies. Mark these dates on your calendar today: 13th January - Zappo the Magician 25th January - the HB Jazz Club Big Band 15th February - Savornine - The...


Movie Screening: Beneath Hill 60

Monday 9th March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a movie screening of the World War One drama Beneath Hill 60 (2010). Classification - M Violence and offensive language. Running Time - 117 mins.


New Zealand Wine Centre - Wine Club

Wednesday 11th March 2015
New Zealand Wine Centre - Wine Club. Love wine...? Silly question! The fun and friendly team from the New Zealand Wine Centre, invite you and your friends to join them for their monthly wine club meet - a fabulous opportunity to meet new people who all share a common interest and passion for wine. Sip, savour and explore the many...


Shao Lin Kung Fu Performance

Wednesday 11th March 2015
Shao Lin Kung Fu Performance. A group of kung fu fighting monks is to perform a free concert in Hastings on Wednesday 11 March The monks heil from the Shaolin Monastery, the most famous temple in China. Shaolin is one of the four holy Buddhist temples of China and in addition to being the birthplace of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, is...


Women's Heath Series

Wednesday 11th March 2015
Women's Heath Series. Registered Dietician Diane Stride, along with Dr Ole Schmiedel & Dr Keith Harrison will be providing information around: Diet and health; hormones and their effect on your weight and health; and menopause. The speakers are donating all the proceeds to child cancer, so please support the first of...


Death by Dessert - The Globe Theatre Version

Friday 13th March 2015
Death by Dessert - The Globe Theatre Version. The Artistic Director of the Hawke’s Bay Youth Theatre (HaBYT) and Director of the Drama Workshop, Peter Cottrell, has been accepted into the SGCNZ intensive Shakespeare course at the Globe Theatre London. The two week course is in July this year & Expertease Theatre are putting on a special...


Deadhill Ghost Tour

Friday 13th March 2015
Deadhill Ghost Tour. The Prison is spooky enough in the day, but at night it gets even creepier. Come see the place after dark and get a guided tour, complete with ghostly stories and tales of infamous murders who were hung here. Jump and scream as ghosts jump out of dark corners and even get locked in a cell on death...


Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour

Friday 13th March 2015
Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour. Facebook crack up falla , Jimi Jackson steps out on to his debut stand up comedy tour 'let's talk shit' featuring his unique outlook what it's like to be a maori in this world today. Opening performance by Jgeeks R16 unless accompanied by a guardian Language may offend. R16 Content


The King is Back - Ben Portsmouth World Tour

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


Eb and Sparrow

Friday 13th March 2015
Eb and Sparrow. Eb & Sparrow play The Common Room Hastings! Please don't delay with presale tickets, last time this little gig sold out completely! After a successful national tour of their self titled album, Eb & Sparrow will keep touring till the cows come home. Eb & Sparrow is a genre-defying, five-piece...


Movie Screening: The Black Stallion

Saturday 14th March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for this special screening of the classic family movie The Black Stallion (1979). Classification - G Running Time - 118 mins. This event is part of our special public programmes to support Horse of the Year 2015.


Beer Appreciation Day V

Saturday 14th March 2015
Beer Appreciation Day V. B.A.D. V brings the craft back to Hawke's Bay with a vengeance. There have been a lot of exciting developments on the local scene with the likes of HBIB, Zeelandt and Fat Monk being joined by Brave, Giant and two brand new additions: Godsown and Sneaky. This year's event will bring you the best...


Japanese Drum Performance

Saturday 14th March 2015
Japanese Drum Performance. A rare opportunity to see IPC Kodama Japanese Drum Team performing in Napier for Free. It’s a great chance to enjoy a slice of Japanese culture right here in Hawkes Bay. Bring family and friends, Kick back and enjoy their cool sounds. There will also be some Martial Arts demonstrations, a...


Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour

Saturday 14th March 2015
Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour. Facebook crack up falla, Jimi Jackson steps out on to his debut stand up comedy tour 'let's talk shit' featuring his unique outlook what it's like to be a maori in this world today. Opening performance by Jgeeks Under 18’s welcome must be over 18 to buy alcohol Language may offend. R16...


Tremains Triathlon

Sunday 15th March 2015
Tremains Triathlon. The Tremains Triathlon is the second largest multi-sport team event in Hawke’s Bay and is to be held Sunday 15th March 2015. Last year marked the 21st birthday of the event and saw over 1116 people competing and many more supporters. Organised in partnership with Triathlon Hawke’s Bay and...


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.


Jan Preston's Boogie Circus

Sunday 15th March 2015
Jan Preston's Boogie Circus. Roll up. Roll up. The circus is coming to town. No animals will be harmed. There’ll be no grandstand seating nor tigers jumping through blazing hoops but there’ll be at least one cheeky monkey. Piano extraordinaire Jan Preston today announces Jan Preston's Boogie Circus will tour New...


Christopher Hainsworth - Ancient & Modern

Sunday 15th March 2015
Christopher Hainsworth - Ancient & Modern. After hosting an all day master-class on Saturday 14th March (where observers are welcome) Chris will perform an eclectic mix of ancient and modern organ music filled with fun and virtuosity. Based in France, Christopher has become a regular visitor back to his home country of New Zealand,...


Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour

Sunday 15th March 2015
Jimi Jackson Let's Talk Sh*t Tour. Facebook crack up falla, Jimi Jackson steps out on to his debut stand up comedy tour 'let's talk shit' featuring his unique outlook what it's like to be a maori in this world today. Opening performance by Jgeeks R16 unless accompanied by a guardian Language may offend. R16 Content


Movie Screening: Lawrence of Arabia

Monday 16th March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a movie screening of the classic World War One film Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Rating - PG Running Time - 225 min


Create a Horse Montage

Monday 16th March 2015
Get cutting and pasting to create your own horse montage artwork at our art station. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our promotional material.


Hoy in the City

Tuesday 17th March 2015
Hoy in the City. Get a taste of Farmlands Horse of the Year (HOY) Show in the Hastings City Centre at 'Hoy in the City' Hoy Box 17- 21 March Hastings Clock Tower The ‘HOY Box’ is a pop-up information box open 12pm to 4pm during Horse of the Year and late night Thursday 19 March. Games, activities, Hoy 101...


Movie Screening: This Way of Life

Tuesday 17th March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for this special screening of the New Zealand documentary This Way of Life . Classification - PG Running Time - 86 mins. This event is part of our special public programmes to support Horse of the Year 2015.


Movie Screening: Black Beauty

Tuesday 17th March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for this special screening of the classic family movie Black Beauty (1971). Classification - PG Running Time - 100 mins This event is part of our special public programmes to support Horse of the Year 2015. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library...


The Merchant of Venice

Tuesday 17th March 2015
The Merchant of Venice. The Merchant of Venice follows the story of Bassanio a Venetian noblemen, who wishing to woo Portia, a wealth heiress, approaches his good friend Antonio, a merchant, for money. Antonio is cash poor, but he agrees to act as a guarantor for Bassanio to take out a loan from the Jewish Usurer Shylock....


The Lonesome Pine Specials with Archer (Aus)

Tuesday 17th March 2015
The Lonesome Pine Specials with Archer (Aus). 'The Lonesome Pine Specials' are an old-time music revival. They bring songs steeped in the musical tradition of Southern Americana. They lift their voices with an unadorned purity reminiscent of The Carter Family, and with an honest love of simplicity, they weave their banjo's and fiddle's...


Celebrating Horses Storytime

Wednesday 18th March 2015
A special horse themed storytime to celebrate Horse of the Year 2015. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our promotional material.


Celebrating Horses Storytime

Wednesday 18th March 2015
A special horse themed storytime to celebrate Horse of the Year 2015. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our promotional material.


Movie Screening: Racing Stripes

Wednesday 18th March 2015
Join us at Flaxmere Library for this special screening of the family film Racing Stripes (2005). Classification - G Running Time - 98 mins. This event is part of our special public programmes to support Horse of the Year 2015.


Mitre 10 MEGA Tough Kid

Thursday 19th March 2015
Mitre 10 MEGA Tough Kid. The Mitre 10 MEGA Tough Kid® is a fun and challenging obstacle course designed for primary & intermediate school children. The aim of the day is participation and fun in a “challenge by choice” philosophy that promotes confidence-building and personal achievement. Students compete for a place...


Movie Screening: Hidalgo

Thursday 19th March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for this special screening of the cowboy drama Hidalgo (2004). Classification - M Running Time - 136 mins. This event is part of our special public programmes to support Horse of the Year 2015.


Celebrating Horses Storytime

Thursday 19th March 2015
A special horse themed storytime to celebrate Horse of the Year 2015. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our promotional material.


Memories are Made of This

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


Alliance Française French Film Festival

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


Child Cancer Foundation Beads of Courage Street Collection

Friday 20th March 2015
Child Cancer Foundation Beads of Courage Street Collection. Our Annual 'Beads of Courage' Street Collection is happening, with volunteers hitting the streets of Hawke's Bay and Gisborne for 2 days in March. Please give generously to support the work we do with children with cancer and their families. We are in need of volunteers so please contact Vicky...


Movie Screening: The Man from Snowy River

Friday 20th March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for this special movie screening of the classic Australian drama The Man From Snowy River (1982). Classification - PG Running Time - 102 mins. This event is part of our special public programmes to support Horse of the Year 2015.


Brodsky Quartet

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


Napier Port Ocean Swim

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


Ricotta & Feta Cheese Making Workshop

Saturday 21st March 2015
Ricotta & Feta 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...


Metallicover - The Real Metallica Covers Band

Saturday 21st March 2015
Metallicover - The Real Metallica Covers Band. NZ's best Metallica covers act to play 1 show at the River Park Event Centre in Waipawa; Central Hawkes Bay. Gates open at 5:30 pm. Overnight camping available. Bar and food available on site. Buses will run from Napier through to the venue and return, and from Palmerston North through to venue...


The Ezza Rose Band Tour

Saturday 21st March 2015
The Ezza Rose Band Tour. Direct from Portland Oregon The Ezza Rose Band are on tour in New Zealand! Fresh from touring Alaska and releasing their new album When the Water’s Hot The Ezza Rose Band (Portland, USA) hits the ground running with an 23 date nationwide NZ tour supported by some of New Zealand’s finest folk...


Anthonie Tonnon, Golden Curtain and James Rochester

Saturday 21st March 2015
Anthonie Tonnon, Golden Curtain and James Rochester. Narrative rock songwriter Anthonie Tonnon and his full band take on an extensive tour of New Zealand in March, to celebrate the release of 'Successor' on Canapé King Records and Southbound Distribution on March 6th 2015.


Jazz Vespers

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


Bella Kalolo

Sunday 22nd March 2015
Bella Kalolo. Bella’s Soul Sessions – Bella Kalolo Tour 5-29 March 2015 If you’re not acquainted with Bella Kalolo, then you’ve not experienced New Zealand soul at its finest! This Samoan, Tongan and Maori (Ngati Porou) singer songwriter has been handpicked to work with artists as diverse as Fat...


Movie Screening: A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Monday 23rd March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a movie screening of the classic World War One romantic drama A Farewell to Arms (1957). Classification - PG Low level violence Running Time - 146 mins.


Women's Autumn Foursomes

Tuesday 24th March 2015
Women's Autumn Foursomes. Join PaR nz Directors Denise Langdon and Kim Buckley in the sunny Hawkes Bay for the annual Autumn Foursomes Tournament. The highest tournament quality and professionalism is ensured with PaR nz, the leading amateur golf tournament and golf event management company in New Zealand. PaR nz has a...


Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Tuesday 24th March 2015
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Producers of Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story announce that the star of the show will come direct from playing the role in the United Kingdom. Musical theatre veteran Glen Jospeh has just completed a 48-week tour of the production and will begin a 21-venue tour of New Zealand starting next...


Peta Mathias

Wednesday 25th March 2015
Peta Mathias. Red Head Media presents Peta Mathias Live - A Woman’s Recipe for Life - A Comedy Show from one of New Zealand’s best loved personalities. This brand new stage offering sees the return of "Her Fabulousness" with "A Woman's Recipe for Life". Following the success of Peta Mathias’...


SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSW Shakespeare Festival

Thursday 26th March 2015
SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSW Shakespeare Festival. 5500 high school actors, directors and designers will present scenes and excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays in 23 regions throughout the country, from Northland to Southland! Performances are 5 minutes (student directed) or 15 minutes (adult or student directed). One student directed and one...


Faure Requiem - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series

Friday 27th March 2015
Faure Requiem - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series. Napier Civic Choir & orchestra open our 2015 Contrasts Concert Series with a French styled concert featuring the wonderful soprano Lisa Harper-Brown who returns to Hawke's Bay to perform the gloriously scented and atmospheric 'Les nuits d'ete' with us. The concert culminates with the famous...


Vegetable Fermentation Class

Saturday 28th March 2015
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...


Eroica - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series

Saturday 28th March 2015
Eroica - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series. This concert features Weber's operatic and exuberant clarinet concerto with Auckland based clarinetist Rowan Meade. This is followed by the musical masterpiece that is Beethoven's third symphony which changed the course of music forever. This concert complements the Napier Civic Choir...


Adventure Race

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


Shed 2 Triathlon Series

Sunday 29th March 2015
Shed 2 Triathlon Series. Well when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are six events this summer and at each event there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from the...


More Fm Big Dig

Sunday 29th March 2015
More Fm Big Dig. Bring the family along for a fun filled morning with a chance to win amazing prizes. Dig in the sand to find a token and claim your prize. Sausage sizzle, face painting and a bouncy castle, fun for everyone! Bring a picnic, your togs for a dip in the ocean and $5 for your 'dig' All proceeds...


Taradale Village Fete

Sunday 29th March 2015
Taradale Village Fete. Taradale's premier gala event. 2015 will be the 5th Fete and bigger than ever! Well over 50 quality stalls selling a great range handmade goods and entertain: - handmade products - women's fashion - plants - baking - cakes, biscuits, breads and mores - handmade lollies - art work - rides for...


Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Sunday 29th March 2015
Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. Welcome to the County Hotel's Premier High Tea. On the last Sunday of every month, our beautiful dining room will transform into a girly girl’s dream, adorning plush pinks, fine china & floral blooms. Sweet tea aromas fill restaurant in anticipation of your arrival. We are proud to serve...


Movie Screening: Forbidden Ground

Monday 30th March 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a movie screening of the World War One drama Forbidden Ground (2013). Classification - R13 Violence and content that may disturb Running Time - 95 mins.


Napier Performing Arts Competitions Society Easter Festival

Thursday 2nd April 2015
Performing Arts competitions held over Easter 2015 in Dance (including ballet, tap, modern, contemporary), Instrumental, Vocal (Junior and Senior), Aria, Speech and Drama. Approximately 200 competitors from all over New Zealand, aged from 3 years to adults. Prizes and scholarships awarded over the...


The Big Easy Warm-up Ride

Friday 3rd April 2015
The Big Easy Warm-up Ride. Try our brand new cycle pathway and warm up for the Big Easy this Easter Friday! Dust off the lyrca, or maybe just pull on your stubbies and head to Russell Park, Waipukurau this Easter Friday to start exploring Hawke’s Bays newest cycle trail for the official Big Easy Warm Up, Central Hawke’s...


HB Easter Highland Games

Saturday 4th April 2015
NZ Solo Bagpipe Competitions.


The Big Easy 2015

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


Golden Slipper Saturday

Saturday 4th April 2015
Golden Slipper Saturday. General Admission: Free Members Stand: Free Gates Open: 11am First Race: Tbc Track: Tbc The Raceday... This is the second time we have been lucky enough to host the Golden Slipper Saturday Raceday here at Hawke's Bay Racing. This is a day which celebrates some first class racing here at Hawke's...


Festival of Hockey

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


Movie Screening: Valiant

Tuesday 7th April 2015
Join us in the Activities Area for a movie screening of the animated film Valiant (2005). Rating - G Running Time - 73 min All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our...


Green Drinks

Wednesday 8th April 2015
Green Drinks. Green Drinks is a movement undertaken worldwide, but is decentralised - interested organisers from any place in the world can start Green Drinks. A gathering of people interested in the environment, green drinks is an apolitical forum for people to discuss local, national or international...


Interviewing Grandad: A Wartime Childhood Experience

Thursday 9th April 2015
Hear what it was like to be a child growing up in New Zealand during the time of World War Two. Think of some questions that you might like to ask. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may...


Go-4-12 New Zealand Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Champ

Friday 10th April 2015
Go-4-12 New Zealand Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Champ. The GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race is The Official New Zealand Secondary School Adventure Racing Championships and the New Zealand Youth Adventure Challenge. The race is 12 hours in duration and the teams of four will face both physical and mental challenges while covering a picturesque course...


Boot Camp for Kids

Tuesday 14th April 2015
Join us for a boot camp style exercise circuit for kids. In Civic Square if the weather is nice. Otherwise we will be in the activities area of the library. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes...


Letter to a Soldier

Wednesday 15th April 2015
Write a letter to a soldier currently serving in the New Zealand armed forces and hear about how New Zealand soldiers have been involved in different wars. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes...


ANZAC Storytime

Thursday 16th April 2015
Join us for a special ANZAC Storytime. Plant a poppy and see a real donkey. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our promotional material.


Opera's Greatest Hits

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


Epically Awesome Return of Awesome Epicness

Friday 17th April 2015
Epically Awesome Return of Awesome Epicness. After successful shows in Las Vegas (yes, that Las Vegas… really…) and a lovely, restful holiday in Europe (the continent…not the band) by popular demand, and despite several restraining orders, Iconic 80's Glam Metal Has-Been, Danny Dangerously, makes his dubious return to Napier. Join...


Hawke's Bay Gold Cup

Saturday 18th April 2015
Hawke's Bay Gold Cup. The Hawke’s Bay Gold Cup is one of New Zealand’s oldest Racedays, first run over 150 years ago! This outstanding Raceday has a long standing tradition of top thoroughbred racing action. We have live music, kids activities, free sausage sizzle and much more on offer for the day. Gather your...


Fellas & Fillies Mexican Fiesta

Saturday 18th April 2015
Fellas & Fillies Mexican Fiesta. Fellas & Fillies Country Club - Launch Party Mamacita Mexican Fiesta @ The Races Saturday 18th April - 12pm Early Bird $35 (ends April 1st) $50pp Price includes: - Course & club room admission - Two complimentary beverages - Mexican inspired dishes by Mamacita - Hunt & Seek best dressed...


Mozzarella & Halloumi Cheese Making Workshop

Saturday 18th April 2015
Mozzarella & Halloumi 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...


ANZAC Storytime

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


Crimson Sound: An Anzac Day Commemoration Concert

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


Movie Screening: Gallipoli: The Frontline Experience

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


Lions Clubs of New Zealand Convention

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


Anzac Day 2015: Hastings Remembers

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


Country2Coast

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


Dennis Locorriere presents Dr Hook

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


Magpie Market @ Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

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


Hot Rod & Classic Car Festival and Swap Meet

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


Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 3rd May 2015
Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series. Stay in the Bay. Play in the Bay. Fun in the Sun in Winter. The winter months are when most of the world hibernates. But not here in Hawke’s Bay. In Hawke’s Bay, winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun – just like the summer sun only a little cooler. The Hawke’s Bay Trail Run...


Fruitfed Supplies Raceday

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


Battle of the Bands 2015 National Championship Heat

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


2° Comedy Convoy

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


Composer Connections: New Zealand Chamber Soloists

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


Hawke's Bay Sports Awards

Saturday 16th May 2015


Foster & Allen

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


NZSO presents: Into the Storm - Britten and Sibelius

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


The Pink Floyd Experience

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


Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2015

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


The Joe Cocker Tribute Show Featuring Col Jones

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


Sleeping Beauty by Moscow Ballet La Classique

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


Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble

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


NZCT Chamber Music Contest: Hawke's Bay District Rounds

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


PAKn'Save Edible Fashion Awards

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


Puccini - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series

Friday 19th June 2015
Puccini - 2015 Contrasts Concert Series. Our second choral concert in this series is dedicated to Giacomo Puccini. Preludio sinfonico in A Opera excerpts Messa di Gloria


Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 - Contrasts Concert Series

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


NZCT Chamber Music Contest: Central Regional Final

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


NZCT Chamber Music Contest: National Finals

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


Salute

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


Best Musicals of All Time

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


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

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


3 Mad Fiddlers... and the Odd Singer

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


Hawke's Bay Toyota Deco Winter Weekend

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


Alan Davies - Little Victories

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


EnviroWaste Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

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


Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

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


CLiK the ensemble

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


Redefine - love your op shop

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


Legendary Vocal Groups

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


Elijah - Contrasts Concert Series

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


Edible Garden Show

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


Dvorak Symphony 8 - Contrasts Concert Series

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


Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2015

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


The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night's Dream

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


NZSO presents: Classical Hits

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


Inspired by Bach: Michael Houstoun (piano)

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


Trans-Tasman Test Series

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


The Many Faces of Gilbert & Sullivan

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


Masters Squash Champs

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


Vienna Piano Trio

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


Royal Show - Hawke's Bay Show

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


Central Hawke's Bay Sports Awards

Friday 6th November 2015


Snow White & the 3 ½ Dwarfs

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


Taikura Fete

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


Messiah - Contrasts Concert Series

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


The Four Seasons - Contrasts Concert Series

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


National Brass Band Championships

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


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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 War Memorial Conference Centre

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

Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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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 City Council

For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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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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Napier Youth

We hope to help provide information for the young people of Napier. The Youth Council of Napier help to shape this website by sharing their views and current issues that the youth are facing.
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Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre

Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
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