What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

Taniwha Daffodils

Saturday 29th August 2015
Taniwha Daffodils. Taniwha Daffodils are back for 2015 - Come to pick, walk, ponder or picnic! We will be open from Friday 28th August - Sunday 27th September (season dependent), open 7 days a week, all daylight hours. Taniwha Daffodils can be seen alongside State highway 2, ten minutes from Waipukurau with drifts...


Bostock NZ - Makfi Challenge Stakes Daffodil Raceday

Saturday 29th August 2015
Bostock NZ - Makfi Challenge Stakes Daffodil Raceday. #DaffodilRaceday Special Guest - Brendon McCullum - He will be situated in The Hits family area signing autographs and taking photos!! General Admission: Donation with all proceeds supporting the Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society Members Stand: $30 Gates Open: 10.30am First Race: TBC Track: TBC...


Training Seminar

Saturday 29th August 2015
Training Seminar. Here is an exclusive opportunity to be trained by international martial arts super star Israel 'The Style Bender' Adesanya. Learn elite striking techniques, strategies and skills which have enabled Israel to conquer opponents around the globe in Boxing, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts. See...


Deadhill Ghost Tour

Saturday 29th August 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...


Russian Icons - Masterworks by Russian composers

Saturday 29th August 2015
Russian Icons - Masterworks by Russian composers. Immerse yourself in a superb programme featuring some of the great works of the Russian canon. From the lush Romantic repertoire we’ll bring you Borodin’s Quartet no 2, an unashamed declaration of love to his wife, while Shostakovich’s passionate 4th String Quartet, with its use of Jewish...


The Daylight Atheist

Saturday 29th August 2015
Tom Scott's first play is based loosely on the life of his father. It centres on a cantankerous old man who retreats to his bedroom fortress amid a bomb site of newspapers, aircraft parts and candlewick bedspreads. From Irish boyhood to WW11 airman, he retraces his life of profane exploits and...


Swamp Thing Live

Saturday 29th August 2015
Swamp Thing Live. Swamp Thing playing Live at The Cabana.


Sunday Market

Sunday 30th August 2015
Every Sunday, wide range of items and excellent food.


Otane Market

Sunday 30th August 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...


Cyclocross Hawke's Bay Round 5

Sunday 30th August 2015
Cyclocross Hawke's Bay Round 5. Cyclocross Hawke's Bay invite you to come and have some muddy fun this winter in our 5 race series. We have 3 categories: -A grade (riders who like riding fast), -B grade (riders who like having fun) -Future Stars Kids grade (open to any child with a bike, and Free Entry). Its a great...


Terrôir Sunday Rotisserie

Sunday 30th August 2015
Terrôir Sunday Rotisserie. Bring the family together & join us by the fire for Terrôir restaurant’s Sunday Rotisserie lunch. Mouth-watering wood-fired roast with Terrôir fried potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Each month will feature a different main option, August features organic free-range chicken. $35 per...


Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Sunday 30th August 2015
Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. High Tea is quite simply a ritual of pleasure & divine decadence. Delicious and fun, it is an afternoon treat that simply delights the palate, mind and soul. High Tea is very special and creates moments to remember. Our beautiful dining room will transform into a girly girl’s dream, adorning...


Sunday Sessions with Ian Munro

Sunday 30th August 2015
Sunday Sessions with Ian Munro. Ormlie Lodge is hosting another relaxing musical Sunday afternoon, with live music from the fabulously talented, local musician Ian Munro! Come and enjoy a lazy afternoon by the Ormlie fires, with a fantastic choice of local wines and beers on offer, along with our divine lunch menu or our...


Baching At a Napier Moon - Thomas Pierard, cello

Sunday 30th August 2015
Baching At a Napier Moon - Thomas Pierard, cello. Join me, in celebration of the Full Moon of August, with a recital of the Six Suites for Solo Cello by J S Bach. Cellist, Thomas Pierard, back from Baching in Berlin, Britain and Burgundy. You will be taken on a journey through an intensely creative and eventful period in the life of Johann...


The Bold Deceivers Sunday Jam

Sunday 30th August 2015
The Bold Deceivers Sunday Jam. Bring your instruments and join in with our very own The Bold Deceivers. Authentic Irish Music played live every Sunday from 6pm. If you are feeling a bit peckish we also have $17.50 Sunday roast Meals.


Quiz for Dummies

Monday 31st August 2015
Quiz for Dummies. Up for a laugh? Come and join our Monday Quiz for Dummies. A bit more relaxed than our Wednesday Quiz, a great one to come to if you want a laugh. Come in between 4-7pm for our $15 Butter Chicken served with rice and flat bread.


Wednesday Night Quiz

Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Wednesday Night Quiz. For the more serious quizzers, pop on down to our Wednesday Night Quiz. Make sure you get in early to grab a seat as they fill up fast. if you get in between 4-7pm we have our delicious $15 Pork Schnitzel served with fries and your choice of steamed vege and white sauce or salad.


New Zealand International Film Festival

Thursday 3rd September 2015
New Zealand 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 3...


Spring Fling - Central Hawke's Bay The Festival

Thursday 3rd September 2015
Spring Fling - Central Hawke's Bay The Festival. The Inaugural Spring Fling Festival opens with the iconic Central Hawke’s Bay Festival. The Festival is a celebration of Art, Music and Food on the spectacular hilltop venue of Pukeora Estate – overlooking beautiful Central Hawke’s Bay. With over 100 stalls exhibiting – there is something...


CHB The Festival

Thursday 3rd September 2015
CHB The Festival. The 13th annual Festival held at Pukeora Estate is a vibrant selection or art, crafts, clothing, jewelry, rugs, antiques, food, wine, artisan products and more with well over 100 stalls. Set within the historic Pukeora buildings and gardens the event is a must see for the whole family. The event...


The Mafia Kills Only In Summer

Thursday 3rd September 2015
The Mafia Kills Only In Summer. MTG opens the 2015 NZIFF with this comedy hit. Tickets to our festival opening includes complementary refreshments from 6pm. In this bold debut, popular Italian TV satirist Pierfrancesco Diliberto mixes rights-of-passage comedy with a fearless send-up of the historic underworld murders that have...


Blossom Festival Lunchtime Concert Series

Friday 4th September 2015
Join us at iconic St Matthew's Church and experience some of the wealth of young musical talent from local secondary school pupils . These lunchtime concerts are part of the Hastings Blossom Festival. Entry is by gold coin donation please. Friday 4th September: Hastings Boys’ High School...


Havelock North High School Arts Festival - Drop of Drama

Friday 4th September 2015
Havelock North High School Arts Festival - Drop of Drama. To celebrate 40 years of the arts, Havelock North High School is holding a unique arts festival this September. For the first time in its history, the school will hold a series of performances where former students who have gone on to become nationally and internationally recognised artists will...


Amy.

Friday 4th September 2015
Amy.. Directed by Asif Kapadia Big Nights An intimate, overwhelmingly moving tribute to Amy Winehouse, the great young British soul singer whose talent and charisma brought her more fame than anyone might be able to handle. from the director of Senna. Festival tickets are on sale at MTG, every day from...


Phoenix

Friday 4th September 2015
Phoenix. Directed by Christian Petzold World The director and riveting star of Barbara reunite for another moving film noir-inflected tale of love and profound suspician, this time set admist the reconstruction of Berlin in the immediate aftermath of WWII Adult themes Festival tickets are on sale at MTG,...


Havelock North High School Arts Festival and Reunion

Friday 4th September 2015
Havelock North High School Arts Festival and Reunion. To celebrate 40 years of the arts, Havelock North High School is holding a unique arts festival this September. For the first time in its history, the school will hold several concerts where former students who have gone on to become nationally and internationally recognised artists will...


Generator

Friday 4th September 2015
Generator. All Rock - All Night 9pm Til Late Available for weddings, corporate events, private partys, and pubs/clubs - Generator is an amazing all-rock covers show, bringing you music from Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Foo Fighters, The Cars, Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, Shihad, Weezer, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, The...


`Heaphy` Hawkes Bay Open Snooker

Saturday 5th September 2015
`Heaphy` Hawkes Bay Open Snooker. Hawkes Bay Open Snooker ... sponsored by `Heaphy Billiards` At the 2015 NZ Snooker Champs, Hawkes Bay's Bayden Jackson beat all but the eventual winner, so this fairly displays the quality of Cueists who will be at this Tournament. The Havelock North Club has good food, is friendly and the...


Craft & Design Market

Saturday 5th September 2015
Craft & Design Market. The Craft & Design Market is a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing the work of a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. Our stall-holders make, design or import gorgeous, high-quality products. We support small businesses who...


Spring Fling - Step into Spring Market

Saturday 5th September 2015
Spring Fling - Step into Spring Market. This Farmers Market will include fundraising stalls, locally made goods (including hangi and wooden crafts), there will even be homemade gelato available to purchase, all in our very own and brand new back garden. The Spring Fling is for people who seriously love to live and, as we Spring into...


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 Hotel, Ahuriri,...


Magpie Market @ Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Saturday 5th September 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...


Awake: The Life of Yogananda

Saturday 5th September 2015
Awake: The Life of Yogananda. Directed by Paiola di Florio, Lisa Leeman Framing Reality Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952) is known as the 'Father of Yoga in the West'. In this fascinating documentary, produced by the Self-Realization Fellowship who continues his work, we learn about his extraordinary life. Festival...


The Price of Peace

Saturday 5th September 2015
The Price of Peace. Directed by Kim Webby Aotearoa Kim Webby's background in investigative journalism is put to riveting use in this documentary about Tame Iti and the Urewera Four, taking a criminal case of national interest to explore a greater social issue. Festival tickets are on sale at MTG, every day from...


Spring Fling - Taking the Mic

Saturday 5th September 2015
Spring Fling - Taking the Mic. Open Mic Night this will be an evening showcasing local musical talent. There will be a fully licensed bar & restaurant available, you also have the option of having a Spring Lamb Shank dinner (spaces for this are limited so get in quick), a special spring menu will be available to order from as...


ITM Cup 2015 - Magpies v North Harbour

Saturday 5th September 2015
ITM Cup 2015 - Magpies v North Harbour. Will the Magpies still have the shield? Well if so North Harbour will have a belief from defeating the Magpies in 2014 that they can travel to Napier and have a good crack at the log of wood, having tasted shield glory in 2006 they will be keen to get their hands back on the prize. Harbour had a...


Mavis

Sunday 6th September 2015
Mavis. Directed by Jessica Edwards Music The life, music and passionate commitment of the irresistible Mavis Staples are lovingly chronicled in theis spirited doco - with help from fans Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Chuck D, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Prince. Festival tickets are on sale at MTG, every day from...


Isla Grant - Farewell Concert Tour

Sunday 6th September 2015
Isla Grant - Farewell Concert Tour. Scotland's legendary singer/song writer Isla Grant, returns to New Zealand for her "Farewell Concert Tour". Isla is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, her beautiful voice combining country folk songs to easy listening presenting an unforgettable evening. Isla's spellbinding...


Ol' King Cole

Sunday 6th September 2015
Ol' King Cole. Ol' King Cole are a Wellington based drumless trio lead by piano/vocalist Louis Thompson-Munn, performing music inspired by the great Nat ‘King’ Cole and other artists of his era, specifically with a focus on Nat’s early trio which ran from 1943-1950, with Robert ‘Bert Hendo’ Henderson...


Sherpa

Sunday 6th September 2015
Sherpa. Directed by Jennifer Peedom Big Nights Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom's superb doco captures the 2014 climbing season on Everest from the point of view of Sherpa Phurba Tashi, including the tragic avalanche and it's aftermath. Festival tickets are on sale at MTG, every day from 10am-5pm...


Being Evel

Monday 7th September 2015
Being Evel. Directed by Daniel Junge Sport Loaded with footage of his legendary stunts, and packed with anecdotes almost as hair-raising, this warts and all portrait of 70s motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel upholds his primacy in the extreme sports pantheon. Festival tickets are on sale at MTG, every day...


Results

Tuesday 8th September 2015
Results. Directed by Andrew Bujalski World Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders, personal trainers in an Austin gym, and their new New York schlub client, Kevin Corrigan, embark on colliding paths to self-improvement in Andrew Bujalski's wry rom com. Drug use, offensive language, sex scenes Festival tickets...


Peter Pan JR

Tuesday 8th September 2015
Peter Pan JR. As Wendy tells stories to her brothers, John and Michael, she is visited by Peter Pan, a boy who magically never grows old. He invites Wendy and her brothers to Neverland, an island where he lives with the Lost Boys. Once in Neverland the children have some exciting adventures with the help of...


New Zealand's Best

Wednesday 9th September 2015
New Zealand's Best. Aotearoa Help give the year's best New Zealand short films the homegrown recognition they deserve by voting for your favourite at this screening. Content that may disturb Festival tickets are on sale at MTG, every day from 10am-5pm and in the hour before screenings. Phone sales available on 06...


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...


Ex Machina

Thursday 10th September 2015
Ex Machina. Directed by Alex Garland Fresh This intellectually teasing, near future drama stars Domhnall Gleeson, with Oscar Isaac as a reclusive AI genius and an eerily bewitching Alicia Vikander as the android Ava, programmed to test the boundaries of creation. Content that may disturb Festival tickets...


The Second Mother

Thursday 10th September 2015
The Second Mother. Director: Anna Muylaert The Second Mother brings an edge of social critique to its heart-tugging tale of mother and child reunion. In short, Val ( Regina Case') is the nuturing figure in the Sao Paulo household. The disconnect with actual motherhood is brought into strong relief with the arrival...


Sarah Spicer & Stevie Tonks - Up Close & Live Tour

Thursday 10th September 2015
Sarah Spicer & Stevie Tonks - Up Close & Live Tour. Sarah Spicer & Stevie Tonks recently impressed New Zealand and generated thousands of new fans in the 2015 season of X Factor. These are two of the best top 10 acts as voted by the public, and its now an opportunity to see them perform live and up close in these specially selected venues around the...


The Australian Police Show - Invisible Sun

Thursday 10th September 2015
The Australian Police Show - Invisible Sun. Invisible Sun - The Australian Police Tribute will be playing all your faves from the 80s pop sensations the Police...Every Breath You Take...Walking On the Moon...Message In a Bottle... Roxanne...Wrapped Around Your Finger...and many more! $15 pre sale / $20 on the Door


Hello Sailor: CANCELLED

Thursday 10th September 2015
Hello Sailor: CANCELLED. Hello Sailor are: Graham Brazier - Harry Lyon - Rick Ball - Paul Woolright - Jimmy Taylor - Stuart Pearce Band Of Brothers are: Jordan Luck (The Exponents) - Peter Urlich (Th' Dudes) - Eddie Rayner (Spilt Enz) - Brett Adams (The Mockers) - Peter Warren (DD Smash) - Bryan Bell (Dead Flowers) -...


Bansky Does New York

Friday 11th September 2015
Bansky Does New York. Documenting the frenzy of adulation and controversy that erupted during street artist Banksy’s month-long ‘residency’ in New York, Chris Moukarbel energetically examines issues of art and ownership within the public space. Festival tickets are on sale at MTG, every day from 10am-5pm and in...


Elijah - Napier Civic Choir

Friday 11th September 2015
Elijah - Napier Civic Choir. Napier Civic Choir presents Mendelssohn's "Elijah", the best example of 19th century oratorio. Soloists, choir and orchestra perform Mendelssohn's dramatic interpretation of the resurrection of a dead youth, the bringing of rain to parched Israel, and the bodily ascension of Elijah on a fiery...


Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show

Saturday 12th September 2015
Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show. The Bostock 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...


Spring Fling - A Fling Around the Loop

Saturday 12th September 2015
Spring Fling - A Fling Around the Loop. Why not fling your way around the Limestone Loop. This easy driving route takes in the very best of Central Hawke’s Bay. From award winning wineries, art, fabulous local shopping, thriving markets and an insight into the region’s history. The Limestone Loop businesses will be showcasing their...


City of Gold

Saturday 12th September 2015
City of Gold. Directed by Laura Gabbert Inside Stories This affectionate portrait of Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold is also a love letter to the culinary and cultural wonders of Los Angeles, from Beverly Hills fine dining to strip mall noodle joints and taco carts. Festival tickets are on...


Ever the Land

Saturday 12th September 2015
Ever the Land. Directed by Sarah Grohnert Aotearoa Observing the planning and construction of New Zealand’s first ‘living building’, Te Wharehou o Tūhoe, Sarah Grohnert draws on images of incredible beauty to portray the profound connection between Ngāi Tūhoe and the land. Festival tickets are on sale...


The Assassin

Saturday 12th September 2015
The Assassin. Nie Yinniang Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien Big Nights Shu Qi plays the eponymous killer in this ravishingly beautiful foray into historical martial arts territory from Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien. Winner of the Best Director Award at Cannes. Contains offensive language and violence Festival...


Runway Red Cross

Saturday 12th September 2015
Runway Red Cross. Popular Hawke’s Bay fashion show set to celebrate 100 years of Red Cross in style. After two sell out years in Havelock North, Runway Red Cross is to showcase the latest in fashion at Napier’s War Memorial Centre on September 12. Parading down the catwalk volunteer models of all ages, shapes...


Spring Fling - Spring ... Flutter & Fling Dance

Saturday 12th September 2015
Spring Fling - Spring ... Flutter & Fling Dance. Spring is in the air and it’s time to get out and about... Join the CHB Theatre for a Spring Flutter and Fling Dance. On arrival guests will be welcomed with a glass of bubbles as well as having a flutter on the roulette or blackjack table. Join the Hawke’s Bay Big Jazz Band for a night of...


Dvorak Symphony No 8 - A Napier Civic Choir Concert

Saturday 12th September 2015
Dvorak Symphony No 8 - A Napier Civic Choir Concert. As part of its 2015 Contrasts Concert Series, Napier Civic Choir presents Hawke's Bay orchestra and guest instrumentalists performing a delightful programme of Eastern European music. Much loved Matteo Napoli joins us again this year, this time to perform the virtuosic Chopin second piano...


Eb and Sparrow Sun/Son Album Release

Saturday 12th September 2015
Eb and Sparrow Sun/Son Album Release. Eb & Sparrow have a new album Sun/Son out August 28th! Please join us at the Common Room! Doors 7.30PM Show: 8PM performing 2 x sets $20 Online Presales $25 On the Door Merch Available on the night: CD $20 + collectors merchandise 'With an edge that harks back to old time jazz and blues...


Battle of the Babes - World Model Search Edition 2

Saturday 12th September 2015
Battle of the Babes - World Model Search Edition 2. Calling All Models – Beginners to Professionals Battle of The Babes - World Model Search is an International Modelling Competition with event’s held in countries around the world, concluding with a World Final in Hong Kong and a Trip to Paris. Edition 1 started in 2013/2014, Edition 2 is...


Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 13th September 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...


Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Sunday 13th September 2015
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Directed by Alex Gibney Framing Reality Alex Gibney’s documentary sensation, based on Lawrence Wright’s best-selling history of Scientology and its apostates, gets the big screen treatment it deserves. Beyond the fascination and kookiness of the self-help parables, e-meters and alien emperor...


Ormlie Afternoon Tea Dance

Sunday 13th September 2015
Ormlie Afternoon Tea Dance. Experience an elegant afternoon of High Tea & Ballroom Dancing all in aid of raising funds for Cranford Hospice! Flashback to the Art Deco era, dance the afternoon away to fantastic 1920's music, indulge in a complimentary glass of bubbles, dine on beautiful cakes & scrumptious savouries, all...


Iris

Sunday 13th September 2015
Iris. Directed by Albert Maysles Portrait of An Artist Veteran documentary maestro Albert Maysles’ Iris is a captivating salute to a proud flag-bearer of the vanishing quality of fashion individuality, the legendary New York clotheshorse and design darling Iris Apfel. Festival tickets are on sale at...


45 Years

Sunday 13th September 2015
45 Years. Directed by Andrew Haigh Big Nights Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay are deeply affecting in award-winning roles as a retired Norfolk couple preparing for their 45th-anniversary party, when a ghost from the past raises awkward, long-buried questions. “A wry, witty, wonderfully true-to-...


Meru

Monday 14th September 2015
Meru. Directed by Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Sport A new summit in mountain sports documentary – with characters and a plot to rival many a feature, Meru captures the sheer physical extremity of two attempts to make the first ascent of a precipitous Himalayan peak. With jaw-dropping...


Spring Fling - Nadia Lim

Tuesday 15th September 2015
Spring Fling - Nadia Lim. CHB Libraries present an evening with Nadia Lim. Nadia discusses her new book and provides nutritionally - balanced and calorie controlled recipes covering every meal so you can create your own tailored healthy eating plan. This Spring, Nadia will have you become the healthiest, fittest and most...


Tale of Tales

Wednesday 16th September 2015
Tale of Tales. Il racconto dei racconti Directed by Matteo Garrone Big Nights Drawing on the rich and lurid vein of Neapolitan fairy tales, Matteo Garrone’s lavish, eye-popping fantasy thrusts a stellar international cast into its wildly baroque world of kings, queens, hags and monsters. Ogres, giant fleas,...


The Wolfpack

Wednesday 16th September 2015
The Wolfpack. Directed by Crystal Moselle Framing Reality In this stranger-than-fiction doco, we meet six brothers who have spent their entire lives locked by their father into their Manhattan apartment – where they watch movies obsessively and film their own ingenious re-enactments. Festival tickets are on...


Honda NZ Masters National Badminton Championships

Thursday 17th September 2015
Honda NZ Masters National Badminton Championships. The New Zealand Masters (35+) National Badminton Championships played in 5 year age brackets from 35+ to 70+. Also a social section - 35+ in Men's and Women's doubles and mixed doubles Schedule: Thursday - All singles events as from 10am. Social Men's and Women's doubles as from 6pm Friday -...


Mia Madre

Thursday 17th September 2015
Mia Madre. Directed by Nanni Moretti World In Nanni Moretti’s mix of wry comedy and sombre family drama, a woman strives to balance life and art as her mother’s health fails – and the actor in the film she’s directing (John Turturro) proves to be a handful. Festival tickets are on sale at MTG,...


Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Thursday 17th September 2015
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland Portrait of An Artist Present-day art world stars pay tribute in a lavishly illustrated profile of the arts patron extraordinaire who transformed a modest fortune and adventurous taste into one of the premier collections of 20th-century art. Festival tickets...


The Lobster

Friday 18th September 2015
The Lobster. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Big Nights Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) casts Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly and Léa Seydoux in a surreal English-language fable set in a world where singles are forced to couple up or be turned into animals. Festival tickets are on sale...


The Friend Series

Friday 18th September 2015
The Friend Series. The Friend Series comprises of two exclusive spring events. This is a collaboration amougst friends & three of the regions most talented chefs put their heads together to bring you inspired cuisine from their travels and experiences. Nothing brings people together like good food + company. We have...


Streightup Band

Friday 18th September 2015
Streightup Band. Streightup Band are a Hawkes Based covers band. We play all your classic favorites for a rockin' good time at your Private Party, Corporate event or Wedding.


St Patricks's School Spring Gala

Saturday 19th September 2015
St Patricks's School Spring Gala. St Patrick's School Napier -Spring Gala. 10 am kick off - White Elephant, Books, Clothes, Tombola, Raffles, ice Creams, BBQ Games and fun for all the famiy


Spring Fling - 2nd Traditional Craft Festival

Saturday 19th September 2015
Spring Fling - 2nd Traditional Craft Festival. All the traditional crafts-people coming to town... Demonstrations of blacksmithing, saddlery, woodcarving, tailoring, clock repair, soap making, cobblery and much more. Enjoy an olden days experience and learn about traditional crafts. The Spring Fling is for people who seriously love to live...


Nga Whanaunga Maori Pasifika Shorts

Saturday 19th September 2015
Nga Whanaunga Maori Pasifika Shorts. Aotearoa A collection of Māori and Pasifika short films curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), Director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, with guest curator Craig Fasi (Niue), Director of the Pollywood Film Festival. This year’s expression of ‘Ngā Whanaunga’, which...


Bostock NZ Spring Racing Carnival - Windsor Park Plate

Saturday 19th September 2015
Bostock NZ Spring Racing Carnival - Windsor Park Plate. General Admission: $10 Members Stand: $30 Gates Open: 10.30am First Race: Tbc Track: Tbc As the spring sunshine keeps streaming in, the racing action moves up a notch with New Zealand’s highest rated race, including the headline Windsor Park Plate Group 1 event. This day is regarded as one...


ITM Cup 2015 - Magpies v Bay of Plenty

Saturday 19th September 2015
ITM Cup 2015 - Magpies v Bay of Plenty. The battle of the Bays... The chance to call yourself the "real bay" for the year. 2014 saw a niggly Steamers side turn up to McLean Park to challenge for the shield. A strong Magpies performance saw them off pretty easily but will this work in our favour this year or will this add to the fire...


Queen and Country

Saturday 19th September 2015
Queen and Country. Directed by John Boorman World Director John Boorman’s comic memoir of postwar days as an unwilling conscript in the British Army is steeped in bittersweet nostalgia for misspent youth, first love and a Britain that faced the future by clinging to the past. Festival tickets are on sale at MTG,...


HB Muster Ball - Hosted by the Eskview Young Farmers

Saturday 19th September 2015
HB Muster Ball - Hosted by the Eskview Young Farmers. HB Muster Ball the annual social gathering brought to you by Eskview Young Farmers - the event is well organised with transport options. A great night is promised for your $50 - with food and a great band included. The bar will be open and both cash and eftpos are accepted. Please dress up it's...


Battle For Life

Saturday 19th September 2015
Battle For Life. Hawke's Bays longest running and most prestigious boxing event the Battle For Life returns on 19th September. A night where the people of Hawke's Bay unite to celebrate life. As local's enter the boxing ring to help inspire change and combat the ever growing rate of suicide.


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...


The Phoenix Foundation

Saturday 19th September 2015
The Phoenix Foundation. Garage Project, Radio Hauraki and Under The Radar presents The Phoenix Foundation Give Up Your Dreams Tour The Phoenix Foundation are excited to announce a eight-date New Zealand tour in support of their brand new album Give Up Your Dreams. The tour, which will be the band’s first national...


Third3ye - Tour Te Long White Cloud

Saturday 19th September 2015
Third3ye - Tour Te Long White Cloud. BME - Big Money Enterprise Presents: Third3ye - Tour De Long White Cloud An event not to miss. This night will have the most wild line up of raw talented NZ hip hop artists both lyrically and spiritually! Third3ye is a collective of like-minded hip hop artists from Aotearoa coming together to...


Poukawa Lake Challenge

Sunday 20th September 2015
Poukawa Lake Challenge. The Poukawa Lake Challenge is an event organised and run by Poukawa School. This is will be our second 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...


Spring Fling - Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

Sunday 20th September 2015
Spring Fling - Hatuma Lime Half Marathon. The Hatuma Lime Half Marathon which enjoys a scenic country backdrop has been running for over 30 years and has become a highlight in the Central Hawke’s Bay calendar. The picturesque 21.1km course takes in the entire circumference of Lake Hatuma with the start and finish at the Waipukurau...


Spring Fling - A Fling in the Daffodils

Sunday 20th September 2015
Spring Fling - A Fling in the Daffodils. The spectacular Taniwha Daffodils will be open during the month of September. Extra special activities are planned for Sunday 20th September. A little bit of something for everyone! The Spring Fling is for people who seriously love to live and, as we Spring into the change of season it’s time...


Song of the Sea

Sunday 20th September 2015
Song of the Sea. Directed by Tomm Moore For All Ages An enthralling reinterpretation of Irish folktales… Sophisticated enough to appeal to adults and packed with enough humour and adventure to work for youngsters, Song of the Sea is a real animated gem. Festival tickets are on sale at MTG, every day from...


Friendly Dental Duathlon Series

Sunday 20th September 2015
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 The Hits Duathlon 4.5km run, 22km cycle, 4.5km run So you will be...


Spring Fling - The Family Farm Open Day and Feast

Sunday 20th September 2015
Spring Fling - The Family Farm Open Day and Feast. An informative fun tour of "The Family Farm" Visitors are invited to bring a picnic or buy a delicious Family Farm sausage off the fire pit BBQ. Kayaks will be available to venture out onto Horseshoe Lake (children must be supervised by an adult). Walking farm tour, visit dairy cows, pigs,...


Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses

Sunday 20th September 2015
Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses. Directed by David Stubbs Aotearoa This impressive doco disperses the fog of shame and sensationalism to shed light on the tragedy that made international headlines in 2007 when a young Wainuiomata woman died during a mākutu lifting. Festival tickets are on sale at MTG, every day from 10am-5pm...


Pirates of the Curry Bean

Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Pirates of the Curry Bean. Napier Central School are anchors away and setting sail for a swashbuckling pirate adventure on the high seas in this piratical musical that's sure to shake your booty! Young twins Jack & Liza Periwinkle yearn for adventure, so imagine their joy at discovering a real life treasure map! But when...


Big Daddy Wilson

Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Big Daddy Wilson. Three years ago Big Daddy Wilson, originally from North Carolina in the USA, toured New Zealand for the first time in a well received and successful tour all across the country. Finally he's back again, with plenty of new songs and a brand new CD to bring along for the ride. Big Daddy Wilson was...


Fashion for the Fairways

Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Fashion for the Fairways. Do you enjoy a spot of golf – or perhaps are a self confessed fashionista? Gather your girlfriends, book the babysitter and enjoy a fabulous night out! The Hastings Golf Club ‘Fashion for the Fairways’ event is coming up soon. And everyone is welcome! Hastings Golf Club and Specialtee...


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...


Anna Coddington & Lips

Thursday 24th September 2015
Anna Coddington & Lips. Solo artist Anna Coddington and NYC-based duo Lips are excited to announce a headline tour where they will take to the stage as a three-piece for the first time ever! Showcasing the multi-instrumental talent and critically acclaimed songwriting of both acts, they will play songs from their back...


Food Lover's Club - Street Food of Asia

Friday 25th September 2015
Food Lover's Club - Street Food of Asia. The Food Lover's Club is a fun tasting event for the budding chef in us all, who love the idea of throwing dinner parties at home but aren't always sure how to do it. The theme for this event is "Street Food of Asia", a food style that's become really popular. It's simple cuisine that...


Elephant Hill Winter Degustation

Friday 25th September 2015
Elephant Hill Winter Degustation. We would like to invite you to join us for our Winter Degustation Dinners, 2015, on Friday 28th August and Friday 25th September at Elephant Hill. One long table will be set for a sumptuous 7 course dinner prepared by our Chef Ashley Jones and his team and paired with very special Elephant Hill...


Bumps Bubs and Beyond Expo

Saturday 26th September 2015
Bumps Bubs and Beyond Expo. Bumps Bubs and Beyond is hosting Hawkes Bay’s very own baby and child expo! Bringing everything a parent needs to one handy location so you can get the information, shopping and experiences from a huge variety of exhibitors.


Spring Fling - Skate Comp

Saturday 26th September 2015
Spring Fling - Skate Comp. Spring Fling Skate Comp, competition in age groups. Plenty of prizes to be won.


The Gondoliers

Saturday 26th September 2015
The Gondoliers. The Gondoliers is a joyful farce in Comic Opera playing havoc with social and aristocratic conventions and is a late work from the brilliant collaborations of Sir William Gilbert with Sir Arthur Sullivan. Of all their 14 operettas it contains the most appealing and memorable of Sullivan’s music,...


Swap & Sip Fundraiser

Saturday 26th September 2015
Swap & Sip Fundraiser. Swap & Sip Bring along your girlfriends and Unwanted clothes! Help Sue Walker and her HSCT Journey to Singapore to halt Multiple Sclerosis . Come along for an evening full of laughs, bubbles, nibbles and clothes! Along with goodies bays and amazing raffles. How it works: Bring along 5-10 items...


Spring Fling - Wild Food, Whiskey & Wine

Saturday 26th September 2015
Spring Fling - Wild Food, Whiskey & Wine. Join whiskey aficionado and Yvonne Lorkin for this out of the box evening. Guest chef Thorsten Witzel will delight with his selection of wild food perfectly matched with blended, matured whiskey or wine. We warmly invite you to join us for this 5 course degustation delight! The Spring Fling is for...


Makeshift Parachutes

Saturday 26th September 2015
Makeshift Parachutes. For the first time in New Zealand, Makeshift Parachutes is bringing their dynamic, psychedelicate live show to Napier. Opening up the stage will be local band DeTour.


Hawke's Bay Weddings and Events Spring Show

Sunday 27th September 2015
Hawke's Bay Weddings and Events Spring Show. Wedding Show - come along to meet the suppliers to the wedding and event market of Hawke's Bay and beyond. A chance for couples to gather information about all aspects of their wedding day make plans and enjoy the chance of winning prizes. From the venue to the guest gift. This is a free to...


Spring Fling - Spring Dash

Sunday 27th September 2015
Spring Fling - Spring Dash. Celebrities, local icons, community groups pit against each other in a team relay to see who wins the Spring Dash. The Spring Fling is for people who seriously love to live and, as we Spring into the change of season it’s time to enjoy everything that is new and fresh! This is an opportunity for...


National Boys' Choir of Australia

Sunday 27th September 2015
The choir's concert is entitled "Sailors, Pirates and High C's" and is being presented in North Island venues. The boys will also take part in the Cathedral morning service at 10am on the same day.


Inspired by Bach: Michael Houstoun (piano)

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


The Church Tour 2015 - The Lost Highway

Thursday 1st October 2015
The Church Tour 2015 - The Lost Highway. The Church Tour 2015 presents one of its most tantalizing artist line-ups in its already storied seven year history, with four of New Zealand’s most lauded, singular and extraordinary musical talents combining: Delaney Davidson, Tami Neilson, Barry Saunders and Marlon Williams: The Lost...


The Original Gypsy Fair

Saturday 3rd October 2015
The Original Gypsy Fair. The Original gypsy fair will be back at the Flaxmere Village Green kicking off our Hawkes Bay tour for 2015/16 Season .(Note this will be our 26th season) and set to be another great one. As usual we will be bringing an interesting range of Hand crafted products sold exclusively at the Original...


Bostock NZ Spring Racing Carnival - Livamol Classic

Saturday 3rd October 2015
Bostock NZ Spring Racing Carnival - Livamol Classic. General Admission: $15 Gate Sales $25 Members Stand: $45 Gates Open: 11.00am First Race: Tbc Track: Tbc General Admission $25 Per Person (early bird $15, ends 29th August) Use your General Admission pass to gain access to the Public Stand, Horlicks Lounge and Hobbles Lounge where TAB...


South Pacific

Sunday 4th October 2015
South Pacific. One of the world’s most treasured musicals, South Pacific, will make a 24-venue tour of New Zealand in September and October. Brought to you by the producer of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Oklahoma! and The Pirates of Penzance travelling tours of the past two years, this beautiful musical...


U13 Central Regional Championships

Wednesday 7th October 2015
U13 Central Regional Championships. The 2015 U13 Central Regional Championships will showcase the best Basketball players of that age group from the Centre to the lower half of the North Island.


Strange Vibes Tour

Wednesday 7th October 2015
Strange Vibes Tour. Brendon Thomas & the Vibes and Strangely Arousing Strange Vibes Tour If Frank Sinatra and Barnaby Weir went on a drug fueled night out and created a super-powered love child, that would be Strangely Arousing. If Jimi Hendrix and James Brown did a DragonballZ fusion and made 3 babies with Janis...


The Original Gypsy Fair

Saturday 10th October 2015
The Original Gypsy Fair. The Original gypsy fair will be back at the Westshore School for the 2nd fair of our Hawkes Bay tour, 2015/16 Season .(Note this will be our 26th season) and set to be another great one. As usual we will be bringing an interesting range of Hand crafted products sold exclusively at the Original...


Dinner with Matt Moran, Anthony Puharich & Felton Road

Saturday 10th October 2015
Dinner with Matt Moran, Anthony Puharich & Felton Road. Calling all carnivores! Celebrity Chef and Cookbook author Matt Moran will join with “beef supplier extraordinaire” Anthony Puharich for a fabulous weekend at the Farm, destined to delight devoted beef lovers. For guests wanting to make a weekend of it by staying Friday night, there will be...


The Glenn Miller Orchestra Tour

Sunday 11th October 2015
The Glenn Miller Orchestra Tour. Returning to New Zealand By Popular Request Remembering the Centenary of Anzac Let The Glenn Miller Orchestra take you on sentimental journey. The Glenn Miller Orchestra with Musical Director Rick Gerber, return to NZ following their triumphant 2013 tour when they took the country by storm in...


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...


Pre-Tasting of Hawke's Bay Wine Auction wines

Wednesday 14th October 2015
Pre-Tasting of Hawke's Bay Wine Auction wines. A pre-event wine tasting of all the Hawke's Bay Wine Auction wines that are up for auction at the main event in November. This is an opportunity to go through the auction lots and decide what takes your fancy and will give you a good indication on what you may bid on come the 14th November, at...


Green Drinks

Wednesday 14th October 2015
Green Drinks. Please register for the green drinks mailing list to receive updates to green drinks events to your email - www.environmentcentre.org.nz/green-drinks Green Drinks is a movement undertaken worldwide, but is decentralised - interested organisers from any place in the world can start Green Drinks....


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,...


The Original Gypsy Fair

Saturday 17th October 2015
The Original Gypsy Fair. The Original gypsy fair will be back at the ever popular Havelock North Domain the 3rd of our Hawkes Bay fairs of the 2015/16 Season .(Note this will be our 26th season) and set to be another great one. As usual we will be bringing an interesting range of Hand crafted products sold exclusively at...


Versus

Saturday 17th October 2015
Versus . Formerly known as Voice, Versus is the new and improved version! Win your share of $1000 in cash & prizes at Hawke’s Bay’s biggest youth talent quest! We are looking for bands, singers, poets event comedians for our annual talent quest! Download our entry form today! Sat 17th Oct...


Strata Group Tour of the Bay

Sunday 18th October 2015
Strata Group Tour of the Bay. This iconic cycling event is open to everyone with a bike. For our 25th anniversary, we will be based at Guthrie Park in Havelock North. The different courses will take riders through scenic Hawke’s Bay countryside. The on road courses will take cyclists through magnificent countryside on...


Manawa Hau Ora Wairoa Duathlon

Sunday 18th October 2015
Manawa Hau Ora Wairoa Duathlon. Manawa Hau Ora Wairoa Duathlon Long Course – 10km run, 20km cycle – Individual $40 Team $60 Short Course – 5km run, 11km cycle - Individual $40 Team $60 Rangatahi (11 – 15 yo) 5km run, 11km cycle - Individual $25 Team $40 Tamariki (4 -10 yo) 250m run,...


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...


Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner

Tuesday 20th October 2015
Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner. The Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards are now in their 15th year. An Awards Dinner at the Waikoko Gardens to celebrate Hawke's Bay as a region and the 2015 competition Wines. The Awards objective is to identify, promote and celebrate excellence in wine making in the Hawke’s Bay region as...


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...


Original Gypsy Fair

Friday 23rd October 2015
Original Gypsy Fair. The Original gypsy fair will be back at the ever popular Anderson Park (Kennedy Road) for the 4th & last of our Hawkes Bay fairs of the 2015/16 Season, Note: This will be a four day Long weekend Fair and set to be another great one. As usual we will be bringing an interesting range of Hand...


Keirunga Park Railway - Open All Labour Weekend 2015

Friday 23rd October 2015
Keirunga Park Railway - Open All Labour Weekend 2015. Keirunga Park Railway is open all Labour Weekend with visiting locos from all around the North Island. Come along for a great day out with the family, bring a picnic and your camera, and have a ride on our club and visiting steam, diesel and electric locomotives. You'll be fascinated and...


Pink Street Cycling Camp | Spring Training

Saturday 24th October 2015
Pink Street Cycling Camp | Spring Training. Pink Street cycling training camps are focussed on providing you with world-class riding and training. Our cycling camps are fully supported with lead and sweep riders, cycling coach, SAG and all ride nutrition provided. Whether you are training for a specific goal or event like the Lake Taupo...


Cycling Camp - Pink Street Cycling

Saturday 24th October 2015
Cycling Camp - Pink Street Cycling. Pink Street cycling training camps are focussed on providing you with world-class riding and training. Our cycling camps are fully supported with lead and sweep riders, cycling coach, SAG and all ride nutrition provided. Whether you are training for a specific goal or event like the Lake Taupo...


Multiple Steps for Multiple Sclerosis

Wednesday 28th October 2015
This is a 5km or 10km fun run/walk around the streets and steps of the Napier Hill. We have also added a family/disability friendly 5km flat course along the Rotary pathway. There will be a fundraising sausage sizzle at the finish line. Please note our new starting point this year, the Sound...


Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2015

Friday 30th October 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...


ANZ futureFERNS Netball Festival Day

Saturday 31st October 2015
ANZ futureFERNS Netball Festival Day. Netball Festival Day for Yr 1-4 with Irene van Dyk! Come along and celebrate junior Netball with activities, games and autographs. Everyone is welcome from those who are junior netball experts to those newbies who have never played before. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes to play...


Vegetable Fermentation Class

Saturday 31st October 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...


CHB Primary School Cycle Series - Race 1

Sunday 1st November 2015
CHB Primary School Cycle Series - Race 1. The Central Hawke's Bay (CHB) Primary Cycles Series is made up of 3 individual races held at different school venues around CHB over the month of November. Race 1 - The Terrace School Race 2 - Otane School Race 3 - Takapau School These events are open to any Primary school and Intermediate...


Shed 2 Triathlon Series

Sunday 1st November 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...


F.A.W.C! The Hawke's Bay Winemakers Book of Tales Lunch

Friday 6th November 2015
F.A.W.C! The Hawke's Bay Winemakers Book of Tales Lunch. Commemorate the launch of the very first Hawke’s Bay Wine history book and this very exclusive lunch, a celebration of heritage and excellence of the Hawke’s Bay wine industry. Join a panel of world class Hawke’s Bay winemakers in a storytelling session – delve into history, ask questions,...


F.A.W.C! Summer Series Launch Party - The First Course

Friday 6th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Summer Series Launch Party - The First Course. A new look for the F.A.W.C! Summer Series Launch Party sees a move into the market round at Black Barn Vineyards. “The First Course” is just that, a teasing taste of what is to come over the next ten sumptuous days. Your first bite of the night will be canapés aplenty with ten Hawke’s...


Central Hawke's Bay Sports Awards

Friday 6th November 2015


F.A.W.C! Primavera En Un Plato

Friday 6th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Primavera En Un Plato. Primavera En Un Plato translated in English means ‘Spring on a Plate” and that is exactly what Black Barn Bistro Chef Daniel Pistone intends to create for you. Inspired by the words of Spring; warmth, blossom, flowering, aromas and bouquet, Daniel and his team will take you on a four course...


F.A.W.C! The Icons Dinner

Friday 6th November 2015
F.A.W.C! The Icons Dinner. The Icons from Elephant Hill are fine and rare wines only made in the very best vintages. In 2013, Hawke’s Bay was blessed with an incredible harvest; many say it was the Vintage of the Century and The Icons represent the pinnacle of Elephant Hill’s vineyards and wine-making. To celebrate the...


F.A.W.C! Once in a Blue Moon

Friday 6th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Once in a Blue Moon. Rarely does a Blue Moon come along. And rarely does an entirely different dinner experience like this. The stunning Blue Moon Collection is renowned for the exquisite selection of décor treasures from around the world that exude mystery, charm and romance. For one night only, the Blue Moon...


F.A.W.C! Electrolux Culinary Theatre of Ideas

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Electrolux Culinary Theatre of Ideas. Join these masterclasses where a host of talented chefs will take the stage to strut their stuff on the Electrolux Kitchen. Stars include Ray McVinnie, Nici Wickes, Giulio Sturla, James Beck and Brett McGregor . F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is the very best of Hawke’s Bay’s food and wine,...


F.A.W.C! The Bread Winner

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! The Bread Winner. Join esteemed local “French baker” Moise Cerson from Ya Bon Bakery for a day of making beautiful handcrafted breads. Moise will share his craft as an artisan baker and demonstrate techniques for making baguette. You’ll be mixing, kneading and shaping all kinds of different breads before...


Wairoa Garden Walks

Saturday 7th November 2015
Wairoa Garden Walks. Six private gardens open to the public over two days. Each garden is unique and all will capture the imagination of garden lovers everywhere. Perennials, topiary, camellias, well established trees and the first roses will be out amongst expansive lawns. There will be stalls, art, music, some...


F.A.W.C! Long Lazy Lunch

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Long Lazy Lunch. Kiwiesque is luxury vineyard lodge with a laid back style and vibe, perfect for a long lazy lunch. It just so happens that owners Bayden and Justine know a thing or two about growing food and making wine and invite you to their place to share the very best of the bounty in Esk Valley. Today is...


F.A.W.C! Sticky Business

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Sticky Business. At Ngatarawa we craft great stickies. Get stuck into the ultimate dessert wine tasting in our historic stables which will include a new release Reserve Noble Harvest Riesling, some library vintages plus an international selection. Novice, knowledgeable or somewhere in between, participants will...


F.A.W.C! Art in the Olives

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Art in the Olives. Drop into Telegraph Hill Olives for Art in the Olive Grove, meet the local creative talent in Hawke's Bay and view some of their works in this unique and picturesque setting. Whilst you’re there take a tour of the Olivery and sample some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest olives and olive products in...


F.A.W.C! Winemakers’ Coastal Trail Long Table Lunch

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Winemakers’ Coastal Trail Long Table Lunch. Indulge your taste buds and heighten your senses at our Winemakers’ Coastal Trail Long Table Lunch of four courses using the freshest seasonal produce, all sourced and foraged locally or grown in our gardens, complete with selected Clearview wines. Taking inspiration from our coastal location...


F.A.W.C! Terrôir – A Sense of Place

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Terrôir – A Sense of Place. Terrôir where food, the vineyard’s wine and culture come together sublimely to create a unique sense of place that is Craggy Range, in the dramatic setting under the escarpment of Te Mata Peak. The ultimate summer dining experience awaits you as you join Head Chef Leyton Ashley to forage for...


F.A.W.C! Te Awa Goes Seaside

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Te Awa Goes Seaside. Te Awa Winery Restaurant is going seaside and we’re bringing our rustic charm with us. You will be dining outdoors a stones throw from the beach; Chef Stephen Tindall is creating you a four course feast of the freshest seafood around. A Fisherman's fresh catch always tastes better with the sound...


F.A.W.C! Sotheby's Soiree with Brett McGregor

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Sotheby's Soiree with Brett McGregor. Spend the afternoon in one of Hawke's Bay's finest homes with your own private chef Brett McGregor, courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty. The original New Zealand Masterchef, Brett has gone on to cement himself as one of TV's most loved chefs. At this exclusive event he will prepare...


F.A.W.C! Bosley’s Burger Bar

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Bosley’s Burger Bar. Back by popular demand, it’s the Burger Bar of your dreams, and it’s only open for one night. Expect exquisite, easy to eat dishes that pay homage to the Kiwi burger, but operate on a whole new level. The Advintage crew will be serving Champagne and fine wine by the glass at wholesale prices....


F.A.W.C! Wine and Swine

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Wine and Swine. Join us in the heart of our Gimblett Gravels vineyard for a rustic celebration of Pask's wines, matched with the stunning food of Kent Baddeley from Ten Twenty Four Restaurant. Meat, music and merriment are the order of the night, and under the guidance of Kate and Kent you may even pick up a tip...


F.A.W.C! Seafood Legacy

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Seafood Legacy. Under the vines and umbrellas is a seafood and Chardonnay party like you can only dream of. The wine bar will be open and sublime seafood morsels will be served in waves as you mill around sampling every Vidal Legacy Chardonnay ever produced from 2010-2014 which includes the prize winner of the...


F.A.W.C! Just Like Mamma Used To Make

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Just Like Mamma Used To Make. Join us for an evening of all things Italian, feasting with old friends and new. Set in the iconic Gatsby room of the Art Deco Masonic Hotel, you will sup on a mouth watering traditional Italian dinner, just like Mamma used to make! Shared platters aplenty will be complemented with generous glasses...


F.A.W.C! Weird & Wonderful

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Weird & Wonderful. Take yourself out of your culinary comfort zone with a five-course dinner set around weird and wonderful food. Hosts Kerry and Paul take great pleasure in dishing up delights you may not normally be inclined to order. We’re not talking “freegan”, just more of the cuts, wild foods or stray...


F.A.W.C! Trinity Hillbillies

Saturday 7th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Trinity Hillbillies. Saddle up for a hay bale load of fun as Trinity Hill digs up some blue grass roots for a Southern flavoured bonfire hoedown. BBQ King Raymond Van Rijk will be on the BBQ cooking up Buffalo wings and Ribs and all kinds of country goodness in the winery garden, decorated rodeo style. There’ll be...


Megawalk

Sunday 8th November 2015
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...


F.A.W.C! Lakeside Brunch with Francky Godinho

Sunday 8th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Lakeside Brunch with Francky Godinho. A very special opportunity to enjoy brunch immersed in the Osawa vineyards, a location not typically open to the public. Adjacent to the picturesque lake will be along table, set looking towards the horizon waiting to be laden down with three delicious courses prepared on a BBQ nearby by none other...


F.A.W.C! The Amazing Graze @ the Hawke's Bay Farmers Market

Sunday 8th November 2015
F.A.W.C! The Amazing Graze @ the Hawke's Bay Farmers Market. Be hosted by Ray McVinnie at an authentic, relaxed, alfresco luncheon served in the midst of our busy iconic Farmers’ Market. The Amazing Graze is celebrating our market, our stallholders and some of our best locally grown and produced products. Be welcomed and seated at beautiful country styled...


F.A.W.C! Cooking Demo & Lunch with Eleanor Ozich

Sunday 8th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Cooking Demo & Lunch with Eleanor Ozich. As the creator of the hugely successful blog Petite Kitchen, Eleanor Ozich willingly confesses to being hopelessly in love with every aspect of food: where it comes from, how it’s grown, its health benefits and how to make it taste amazing. The simplicity of her food is inspirational - she takes...


Hastings Christmas at the Races

Sunday 8th November 2015
Hastings Christmas at the Races. The best of the bay comes out to shine at Christmas at the Races, with two spectacular events to choose from this season. Close work early on Thursday 10th of December for an evening of Twilight Racing at its best. This is an occasion not to be missed with live entertainment, fine food, thrilling...


F.A.W.C! “Cook Up”: Foraged NZ Cuisine

Sunday 8th November 2015
F.A.W.C! “Cook Up”: Foraged NZ Cuisine. Rediscover the wild outdoors as a pantry resource for New Zealand cuisine. Hawke’s Bay Chefs and all round talented Young Guns James Beck (Bistronomy) and Michael Hannah (The Loading Ramp) are going native with Chef Giulio Sturla from the much acclaimed Roots restaurant in Lyttelton. Join them...


F.A.W.C! Sunday Savour

Sunday 8th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Sunday Savour. In a sensational setting overlooking the vines, ocean and Kidnapper Cliffs, Elephant Hill is putting on a relaxed afternoon of sumptuous food and wine. Joining them will be Bilancia, Te Mata and Trinity Hill wineries offering you a tasting journey like no other, presenting some of their very...


F.A.W.C! Seafood and Semillon

Sunday 8th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Seafood and Semillon. Grab this rare opportunity to dine at Sileni Estates Winery. A three course lunch prepared by Orton Tailored Cuisine will include a selection of succulent seafood, sourced fresh right here in Hawke’s Bay. It goes without saying that there will be perfect wine matches from the Sileni range,...


F.A.W.C! A One Off Slow Sunday

Sunday 8th November 2015
F.A.W.C! A One Off Slow Sunday. Join winemaker Rod McDonald and a few local friends for a slow Sunday afternoon of one offs at his Te Awanga Estate cellar door. They will all throw something unique and tasty into the Te Awanga pot. One Off wines a little out of the ordinary, a beer specially brewed for the occasion by Chris...


F.A.W.C! Picnic in the Vines

Sunday 8th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Picnic in the Vines. Te Awa is yours for the day at this gourmet picnic extravaganza. Dot down on the lawn or between the vines and soak up some Hawke’s Bay sun as you feast on one of our hampers filled with a local line-up of homemade, home-grown surprises – to be enjoyed over a bottle of Left Field wine and some...


F.A.W.C! The Pop Up Restaurant

Sunday 8th November 2015
F.A.W.C! The Pop Up Restaurant. Join us in the Cellar Door courtyard at Giants Winery for the inaugural launch of the Craggy Range pop-up restaurant and enjoy some acoustic sounds amongst the relaxed summer vibe. Your ticket offers you the option of either - a glass of Craggy Range Pinot Gris with a vineyard platter for two to...


F.A.W.C! Monica Loves The Republic of Venice

Sunday 8th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Monica Loves The Republic of Venice. A night of great food and wine from Italy's Northwest. Venezia, Verona, Valpolicella, Prosecco, the hills above the plains to Venice, Pinot Grigio and Soave from the old fortified village will all be represented at Monica Loves tonight. The food, the grappa, the polenta, the arancini that Mister...


F.A.W.C! Wine Lies - 'Never Mind the Bollocks'

Monday 9th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Wine Lies - 'Never Mind the Bollocks'. Listen very carefully as two of the biggest bluffers in the business, Trinity Hill’s John Hancock and Ngatarawa’s ‘man w the best tache in town’ Peter Gough, try to convince you they know their wine oats. We’ll present them with a selection of local/national or international wines and...


F.A.W.C! Yappie Hour

Tuesday 10th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Yappie Hour. Pack up your Pooch for this afternoon of wine for you (and maybe a little whine for them). Meet up with your dog walking pals and opt to exercise the dog over a vino instead. Its not always about the Winemakers ( but don't tell them that). For your fluffy friend a chance to play with some of the...


F.A.W.C! MasterWine’d Quiz

Tuesday 10th November 2015
F.A.W.C! MasterWine’d Quiz. Do you know your Verdicchio’s from your Verdelho’s, your Bordeaux’s from your Burgundies and your Fromage from your Football players??? Come join us for a fun & entertaining rapid fire quiz based loosely around all things vino with irreverent host Trinity Hill’s John Hancock as Quiz...


F.A.W.C! Francky's Table

Tuesday 10th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Francky's Table. Firm foodie favourite Francky Godinho is celebrating twenty years as a chef. An occasion worth celebrating and Francky wants to share the festivities with you. Dine with him at his table, enjoying a specially crafted five course degustation menu that will complement the story of his life’s work;...


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...


F.A.W.C! New Food Trends

Wednesday 11th November 2015
F.A.W.C! New Food Trends. You know how to make your own gnocchi, slow cook a boned out lamb shoulder and braise your pork belly, but what are the next new trends in the food world? Head Chef Hayden Esau will welcome 10 lucky FAWCers into the Milk & Honey kitchen to unveil & demystify the latest ingredients, cuts of meat...


F.A.W.C! Come Fly with Me

Wednesday 11th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Come Fly with Me. Book your ticket with Mexi Mama, grab a seat, and come fly with Aero Mexi on a five course gastronomic adventure across Latin America stopping at Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Each course be inspired by those countries, prepared by Head Chef, Johnathan Del Pino from Mexico, and will be...


F.A.W.C! Homage and Fromage

Wednesday 11th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Homage and Fromage. At last, the eagerly awaited release of Trinity Hill 2013 Homage Syrah is upon us! This is not only an exceptional wine, but one with a history that is very special to John Hancock, Founder of Trinity Hill. Come join us for a glass (or two) of Homage in the relaxing surrounds of our Cellar Door or...


F.A.W.C! Saigon Alley

Wednesday 11th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Saigon Alley. The team at Hugo Chang bring you a French - Vietnamese inspired evening with a menu and atmosphere reminiscent of the side streets of Saigon. As the sun sets, the cocktails are poured for you to sip as you sup from food stations serving delicious cuisine that fuses fresh Vietnamese flavours with...


F.A.W.C! Hasting City Night Market Birthday Bash

Thursday 12th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Hasting City Night Market Birthday Bash. Hastings City Night Market celebrates F.A.W.C! with even more diverse and delicious street food stalls, entertainment and arts and crafts. F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is the very best of Hawke’s Bay’s food and wine, served up in a series of unique events and experiences, set in truly...


F.A.W.C! Roving Culinary Carnival with Hastings Food Trio

Thursday 12th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Roving Culinary Carnival with Hastings Food Trio. A magical night of feasting and festivities awaits at this roving culinary carnival. Follow the live music and street performers for a progressive dinner to Hastings City's three best eating and drinking establishments. Gather at Common Room, the best little bar in the Bay, for a cocktail and...


F.A.W.C! EIT Chefs of Tomorrow - A Taste of France

Thursday 12th November 2015
F.A.W.C! EIT Chefs of Tomorrow - A Taste of France. EIT offers one of New Zealand’s finest hospitality programmes and it is from here that our bright young culinary stars emerge. For this very special dinner, you become part of that history as the second year chef students create you a ten course French degustation dinner as part of their French...


F.A.W.C! Family Affair

Thursday 12th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Family Affair. It’s a family affair at St. Georges with the menu designed and prepared by Executive Chef Francky, his Sous Chef brother Caji, and their very dear Mother. There will be heat and spice as the Godinho family take you on a journey to their home through food and flavour. Food lovers will delight in...


F.A.W.C! Adam Jones - Chasing the Michelin Star with Adoro

Thursday 12th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Adam Jones - Chasing the Michelin Star with Adoro. Bradley Cooper plays Adam Jones, a hot American chef in London. With his career in ruins due to his Rock'n'Roll lifestyle, Adam assembles a crew to attempt the ultimate comeback: creating a three Michelin star restaurant. Also stars Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman, Jamie Dornan and Emma Thompson. ...


The Australian Led Zeppelin Show - Zeppelin Live

Thursday 12th November 2015
The Australian Led Zeppelin Show - Zeppelin Live. The Led Zeppelin Show is Australia's premiere and most authentic tribute to Led Zeppelin. Complete with costumes, stage presentation, authentic instruments and equipment the same as Led Zeppelin used on stage, The Led Zeppelin Show captures the electricity and live experience of a Led Zeppelin...


Alice in Wonderland Boulevard Day

Friday 13th November 2015
Alice in Wonderland Boulevard Day. From the 9th-12th Waipukurau store windows will be dressed up with Alice in Wonderland theme. They will also have in store sales/specials during this week. On the 13th November our yearly street Boulevard day with the same theme. This is where shops have stalls outside for the day clearing all...


F.A.W.C! Street Eats & Beats

Friday 13th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Street Eats & Beats. Get ready for a party for the whole family; beginning early evening in the gardens of Te Awa. A circle of Food Trucks will set the scene alongside free tastings of Te Awa collection wines and craft beer from locals Brave Brewing Co. There will be picnic tables and bean bags for lounging, and lawn...


F.A.W.C! A Touch of Spice

Friday 13th November 2015
F.A.W.C! A Touch of Spice. Join us for a magical gastronomic journey where you will experience a mouth-watering Asian degustation menu created by Jenny Parton from Dish. Each course will hail from a different part of Asia, matched to Church Road wine. You’ll dine alfresco in the stunning Church Road park, hosted by Chris...


F.A.W.C! Creating New World Classics

Friday 13th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Creating New World Classics. There are some core principles to anything in the world that is defined as a classic whether it is a 1963 Mustang, Coco Chanel’s little black dress or the eternal Hollywood classic, Casablanca, they are all outstanding examples of their style. They maintain elegance, refinement and reserve, they...


F.A.W.C! Street Alley

Friday 13th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Street Alley. Black Friday-unlucky for some but lucky for you because Milk & Honey are taking it to the streets, transforming their seaside alley into a buzzing mini Street Food market. It’s all about getting to the heart of a culture by exploring the foods the people buy and eat on the street – simple...


F.A.W.C! Why Sherry is so Cool!

Friday 13th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Why Sherry is so Cool!. This is not an invite to your Grandmother’s to share a warm tipple off the cocktail cabinet. But it is a chance to experience one of the treasures of the wine world. Sherry is woefully under-appreciated, misunderstood, intriguing and varied, but most of all Sherry is Cool! Tonight you will find...


F.A.W.C! Blind. Wined. Dined.

Friday 13th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Blind. Wined. Dined.. A night to engage the senses. Four courses of expertly crafted local cuisine from Kent Baddeley and his Ten Twenty Four team, matched with weird and wacky wines made from our "alternative" varieties. Guests will be seated and presented with blindfolds which they must wear as each course is...


Landslide - The Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Friday 13th November 2015
Landslide - The Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show. A Professional live band delivering a top quality musical experience celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. This act has toured the country playing at top clubs, major corporate events and festivals to sold out shows. This is a the full Fleetwood Mac Tribute show with lighting...


F.A.W.C! Sshhh Secret Location Lunch with Al Brown

Saturday 14th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Sshhh Secret Location Lunch with Al Brown. Last year our secret location lunch took guests to a spectacular private location perched on the banks of the Tuki Tuki River. This year we have a different location with an even more extraordinary Black Barn F.A.W.C! experience planned! Imagine being hosted in a completely informal style by...


F.A.W.C! Sail with Kai in the Bay

Saturday 14th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Sail with Kai in the Bay. Waka Experience invites you to discover the gourmet delicacies, stories and history of Te Matau a Māui – the Hawke’s Bay region. Let your senses be wowed as we take you on a unique culinary and cultural journey across Hawke Bay on board our waka called Te Matau a Māui, a traditional...


F.A.W.C! Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

Saturday 14th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Hawke's Bay Wine Auction. 40 Hawke's Bay winemakers under one roof, offering unique never to be repeated wine blends by the barrel for Auction. Your opportunity to get up close and chat to many of New Zealand's most respected and celebrated winemakers as they offer you tastings of their wine auction blends prior to a...


F.A.W.C! Mad Hatters Tea Party

Saturday 14th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Mad Hatters Tea Party. The lawns of Ormlie will host the Mad Hatter with his just as crazy friends - the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and of course, Alice herself. A party for grown-ups and children, we implore you to come along and spend the day with our wonderful guests. Meet, greet or take the...


F.A.W.C! Spring Garden Grill

Saturday 14th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Spring Garden Grill. The BBQ is fired up and the outdoor fire is roaring for a three-course banquet of magnificent proportions. Sunset dining doesn’t get better than this as fairy lights twinkle overhead and Chef forages from the garden, straight to the grill before your very eyes. Watch the chefs at their cooking...


F.A.W.C! Groovin and Movin

Saturday 14th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Groovin and Movin. Bring your maracas and your tambourines for a night of food, wine and music at our rustic house party. A welcome drink in the mood-lit courtyard will set you up for mixing and mingling with musical notes in the background. Sit down to a two-course dinner with a wine match before our talented...


F.A.W.C! A Jedi Night at Zepplin

Saturday 14th November 2015
F.A.W.C! A Jedi Night at Zepplin. May the food and wine be with you... Once upon a time in a small winery not so far away... Tonight is an evening of food and wine, but not as you know it. Presented by the gregarious Roland Norman, Wine Scientist, who will wax lyrical about some of the stranger winemaking techniques whilst...


F.A.W.C! Gelato-An Endless Passion

Saturday 14th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Gelato-An Endless Passion. An ice-cream always goes down a treat at the movies so a movie about Gelato makes for a very sweet gig. Gelato-An Endless Passion gets to the nitty gritty about this delicious creation. Although its origins are still debated, and some claim it was first served in either Vienna or China, ice cream...


10cc

Saturday 14th November 2015
10cc. English art rock band 10cc are returning to New Zealand for seven shows in Auckland, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and Hamilton this November 10-17. 10cc, comprising Graham Gouldman, Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson, Mike Stevens and Paul Burgess, were hot favourites when they...


CHB Primary School Cycle Series - Race 2

Sunday 15th November 2015
CHB Primary School Cycle Series - Race 2. The Central Hawke's Bay (CHB) Primary Cycles Series is made up of 3 individual races held at different school venues around CHB throughout the month of November. Race 1 - The Terrace School RACE 2 - Otane School Race 3 - Takapau School These events are open to any Primary school and...


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...


F.A.W.C! The Good Ole Days

Sunday 15th November 2015
F.A.W.C! The Good Ole Days. Remember the days when a perfect afternoon was relaxing with friends and family at Sacred Hill? In your hand was a good glass of wine; on the picnic blanket was a bulging platter of tasty morsels; some great tunes filled the air...and the laughter was flowing. Come and join us at Sacred Hill...


F.A.W.C! Locavore's Lunch

Sunday 15th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Locavore's Lunch. The Locavore's Lunch has a new home. Far from the madding crowds, Locavores will cook and dine under a marquee in the grounds of picturesque Te Awa Winery. Nine tables of twelve will be treated to a lunch made only of locally grown and sourced products, cooked and served by their own personal...


F.A.W.C! The Beaujolais Brunch

Sunday 15th November 2015
F.A.W.C! The Beaujolais Brunch. Celebrate summer and the release of Te Mata’s Gamay Noir 2015 with a Beaujolais-style brunch in the Te Mata courtyard. Enjoy a French brunch of breads, cheese and charcuterie courtesy of Ya Bon Bakery & Cafe, plus carafes of chilled 2015 Gamay Noir, all served on trestle tables amongst Te...


F.A.W.C! Lime and Lemon Luncheon

Sunday 15th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Lime and Lemon Luncheon. Get set for a fresh and zesty afternoon on the lawn of Mission Estate. A long banquet table to dine in the sun will be the centre of your citrus themed luncheon. Four fresh courses will be themed from lime and lemons to give your palate a ping and leave you with a zing in your step. A lime cocktail...


F.A.W.C! The Slider @ Ale Sunday Session

Sunday 15th November 2015
F.A.W.C! The Slider @ Ale Sunday Session. Deliciosa on food, B.A.D. on beer: Pull up a pew on the terrace at Deliciosa Tapas & Wine for a seriously super Sunday session of scrumptious ales and a splendiferous selection of succulent sliders. Beer Appreciation Day (B.A.D) brings you a selection of Ales showcasing a style full of flavour...


F.A.W.C! Superfoods High Tea with Farmhouse Kitchen

Sunday 15th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Superfoods High Tea with Farmhouse Kitchen. Everyone loves a spot of high tea but most of us can do without all the sugar and gluten that goes with it. Well not anymore! Carie Bolton from Bolt-On Health & Fitness and author of “Go Clean & Lean with Carie” is passionate about healthy eating, as is Pauline Korevaar from The Farmhouse...


F.A.W.C! Found Moa

Sunday 15th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Found Moa. Sticking with what they do best, Westshore Beach Inn has drafted another crafty beer brewing co in to whet your whistle. Moa Brewing is a superior craft brewing company located in the smallest of pockets in Marlborough but they are crossing the Strait and heading north to Hawke’s Bay to give us a...


Swan Lake - Imperial Russian Ballet Company

Wednesday 18th November 2015
Swan Lake - Imperial Russian Ballet Company. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand with Swan Lake...the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet is presented in three acts and follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and variations have been introduced by Gediminas Taranda, Artistic...


Staples Rodway Challenge

Saturday 21st November 2015
Staples Rodway Challenge. Participants might be pleased to know that this year’s river crossings in the Staples Rodway Challenge might not be as cold as last year. Due to the tides working in our favour, we are able to hold it a month later! This year’s challenge will be held on Saturday 21st November with walkers...


Mitre 10 MEGA Napier Ladies Night

Wednesday 25th November 2015
Mitre 10 MEGA Napier Ladies Night. Our annual Ladies Night is a fantastic evening with a little bit of something for everyone. This years special guest is Peta Mathias who will be cooking up some yummy treats in a very entertaining way! There are DIY workshops for some hands on fun, DIY experts to help advise you on the right way to...


Praguematique New Zealand Tour

Thursday 26th November 2015
Praguematique New Zealand Tour. Born in the streets, underground clubs and bohemian weddings of Prague and Europe, Pragmatique play an eclectic mix of whatever takes their fancy - from ska, Balkan and European folk to gypsy swing, Latin, pop, jazz and funk. The band formed on the streets of Prague back in 2012. They’ve been...


CHB Primary School Cycle Series - Race 2

Sunday 29th November 2015
CHB Primary School Cycle Series - Race 2. The Central Hawke's Bay (CHB) Primary Cycles Series is made up of 3 individual races held at different school venues around CHB throughout the month of November. Race 1 - The Terrace School Race 2 - Otane School RACE 3 - Takapau School These events are open to any Primary school and...


Brendan Grace - An Audience With His Grace

Monday 30th November 2015
Brendan Grace - An Audience With His Grace. An Audience with his Grace features Ireland’s best loved comedian, Brendan Grace. Famous for his “Irish wedding” send up, “Bottler” character, vocalist impersonations and for playing Father Fintan Stack in Irish sitcom “Father Ted”. “His gags have a great hit rate and delight a...


Bring a party to The Christmas Party at No.5

Friday 4th December 2015
Bring a party to The Christmas Party at No.5. Bring your party to "The Party" at No.5 Cafe & Larder. Festive decorations, great buffet, and a fantastic band - "Hidden Agenda" Treat yourself, your friends, or your staff/colleagues to a excellent night out at No.5. Doors open at 6:00pm. The main buffet will be served from 7:30pm - Each...


Christmas@Masonic

Friday 4th December 2015
Christmas@Masonic. Thinking about where you’ll be heading for your Christmas Party? Bring your friends or colleagues, (no group too small), mix and mingle with others and get into the Christmas spirit. This year Art Deco Masonic Hotel’s Gatsby Rooms will be providing the festive atmosphere, food, music and...


Lunch with Designer Collette Dinnigan

Saturday 5th December 2015
Lunch with Designer Collette Dinnigan. Join Australia’s most well-known international fashion designer, Collette Dinnigan for a beautiful lunch at Cape Kidnappers to celebrate her gorgeous book, Obsessive Creative. Against a superb backdrop overlooking the Farm’s rolling hills to the sea beyond, Collette will share her imaginative...


The Beat Girls

Saturday 5th December 2015
The Beat Girls. After last years sell out its on again.. All tickets include transport but book your spot on buses please... $40 ga $90 vip area $1000 tables of ten in the corp gold marquee Contact Greg 0275555224 for more info


Waipukurau Christmas at the Races

Sunday 6th December 2015
Waipukurau Christmas at the Races. Waipukurau Christmas at the Races is country racing at its finest with an added touch of charm. Indulge in a delicious Christmas themed hamper and enjoy the festive atmosphere, live entertainment, fashion in the fields and up-close thoroughbred racing. Bring your guests along to and join us for a...


Cox Partners Christmas at the Park

Saturday 12th December 2015
Cox Partners Christmas at the Park. Free to enter family Christmas concert. Watch this space for 2015's headline act. Also features local bands and performers. Free face painting and confidence course for kids. Fireworks finishes the evening. A variety of food vendors will be on site. This event is strictly alcohol free -...


Hawke's Bay Junior International Tennis Open

Monday 14th December 2015
Hawke's Bay Junior International Tennis Open. We have confirmed the dates for Hawke's Bays 2015 International Junior Open. It's international because we have confirmed that up to 40 Australians from the Mark Shepherd's - Kanga Tennis tours will be attending. We are accepting entries now but will be finalising a naming sponsor closer to the...


OpenAir Cinema

Sunday 27th December 2015
OpenAir Cinema. Black Barn OpenAir Cinema – A Festival of Film under the Stars Hawke’s Bay is in full planning mode for its 12th OpenAir Cinema season starting on December 27th 2015 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. The NZ Mountain Film Festival will again be a cornerstone with its selection of...


Future Primitives

Thursday 31st December 2015
Future Primitives. Thermobee (London, UK) Caustic (Australia) Little Bastard (Napier) DJ Hat (Napier) Hare (Napier) OwL (Napier) Thirty Three (??????) Dj A-On ( Waipukurau ) DJ Finnie (Torque, U.K.) Claire-voyant (Torque, U.K.) Al G (Hastings) Hammer (Napier) more DJ's to be confirmed performances by Flaming...


Bad Moon Rising: The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute

Thursday 31st December 2015
Bad Moon Rising: The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute. 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 authentic and entertaining...


UB40 Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour

Friday 8th January 2016
UB40 Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour. UB40, featuring the original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, will be returning to New Zealand in early 2016 for their first ever vineyard tour....the Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour, and iconic Kiwi artists Jason Kerrison and Herbs will be joining them. The original line-up of UB40 with...


Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Thursday 18th February 2016
Tremains Art Deco Weekend. We welcome you to the 2016 Tremains Art Deco Weekend full of Art Deco festivities matched with some Hawke's Bay sunshine, food and wine. Now in its 28th year we are delighted to bring you over 200 fantastic events that celebrate the Art Deco heritage of Napier City and across the entire...


Napier Port Ocean Swim

Saturday 20th February 2016
Napier Port Ocean Swim. Saturday 20th February will see the 6th Napier Port Ocean Swim take place. There are four open water race distances to suit all ages and capabilities - 200m kids, 300m dash, 1km classic and the 2.5km ultimate. Competitors can enter as Individuals or as teams of 3 for the 300m/1k/2.5k races. The...


Lindisfarne College Gala

Sunday 13th March 2016
Lindisfarne College Gala. Fun Day for all the family and lots of bargins.


Triple Peaks Challenge

Saturday 19th March 2016
Triple Peaks Challenge. Triple Peaks Challenge is New Zealand’s most beautiful adventure race. Held in the sunny Hawkes Bay Competitors run, walk or mountain 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 the...


Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon

Saturday 14th May 2016
Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon. Run away to the Hawkes Bay for an all new running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options. Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, vineyards , olive groves, and quiet country roads - all finishing at the impressive...


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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