What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

Trouble In Pantoland

Friday 30th September 2016
Trouble In Pantoland. It's the eve of Cinderella's wedding, and the evil wizard ('He Whose Name No-one Can Remember') has designs on taking over the kingdom. Already he's frozen all the heroes. All? Well, all-but-one, but can a humble frog save the day?


CMNZ Presents: QuintEssence

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


Laughing Matters Open Mic Night

Friday 30th September 2016
Laughing Matters Open Mic Night. An evening for budding comedians like yourself to get on stage and hone those comedy skills. We help you by supplying a regular platform to get on stage and by giving you a safe environment to perform. And if you like watching others perform, this is a nice night out for you! Book the babysitter,...


Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Friday 30th September 2016
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer. 7Days regular and star of What We Do In The Shadows, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer comes to Havelock North with his brand new show. Since becoming a father, he's truly happy for the first time ever, but that doesn't mean he’s stopped disliking a lot of stuff. From NZ ‘Socialites’, to people who...


The Rude Boyz

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


Piece-Makers Market

Saturday 1st October 2016
Piece-Makers Market. Our monthly Saturday morning markets are a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing the work of a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. The new season will start on Saturday 3rd September and continue on the first Saturday of every...


Magpie Market at Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Saturday 1st October 2016
Magpie Market at 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,...


Friends of Hastings District Libraries Book Sale

Saturday 1st October 2016
The Friends of Hastings District Libraries Book Sale will take place in the Havelock North Function Centre, next to the Havelock North Library. All books .50c, all magazines .10c unless otherwise marked.


Various Vintages & Vinyls

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


Spring Fling Picnic

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


Livamol Classic - Bostock New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival

Saturday 1st October 2016
Livamol Classic - Bostock New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival. Hawke’s Bay’s most stylish spring event. Get your General Admission tickets! Use your General Admission pass to gain access to the Public Stand and Horlicks Lounge or Hobbles Lounge with TAB facilities, cash bars and a food court featuring Hawkes bay’s finest. You’ll also have access to...


Fade To Black The Metallica Experience

Saturday 1st October 2016
Fade To Black The Metallica Experience . Misty Mountain Productions presents "Fade To Black" The Metallica Experience. Come and experience the 2 hour live raw power that Metallica fans deserve. First show in "The Bay" All the "Heavy Hits" Seek and Destroy, Fade to Black, Master of Puppets, One, Enter Sandman, Unforgiven and much...


Joseph Parker V Alexander "The Giant" Dimitrenko

Saturday 1st October 2016
Joseph Parker V Alexander Following a fourth round knock-out in the Garden City against Solomon Haumono, Parker returns to the Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland where he faces a giant test! Parker will face a giant test in his next opponent, 6'7" Russian Alexander Dimitrenko who towers over the Kiwi and boasts an 18cm...


Petrol Head Breakfast

Sunday 2nd October 2016
Petrol Head Breakfast. Classic Cars & Hot Rods on display Public welcome Buffet Breakfast 9 till 10 am Check out the cars on display and enjoy the hospitality and breakfast at the Westshore Beach Inn 1st Sunday of every month There is no charge to attend (charge for buffet breakfast) There are a good variety of...


Hi-5 House Hits

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


Minecraft Club

Monday 3rd October 2016
Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels.


Bakers' Club

Tuesday 4th October 2016
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 11.30am to share your baking experiences and recipes. All welcome. Hastings District Libraries ‘Baker in Residence’ will provide the tasty samples/goodies for the first session. For future meetings attendees should bring a sample of...


Hastings Scrabble Club

Tuesday 4th October 2016
Meets in the Activities Area of the Hastings Library every Tuesday 1pm - 4.30pm. Ring Yvonne (027 629 6659) or Joan (878 2418) - or just come along!


Peak Kids & Teens School Holiday Programme

Tuesday 4th October 2016
Peak Kids & Teens School Holiday Programme. Peak Kids & Teens is a strength and conditioning workout specially designed for the younger ones, helping them develop a lifelong love for fitness. In a group setting, they will participate in fun and engaging workouts that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well-rounded...


Daffodils (A Play With Songs)

Tuesday 4th October 2016
Daffodils (A Play With Songs). This is far more than boy meets girl. This is real-life romance – Kiwi cabaret style. Pull the cover off your favourite vinyl and discover a rich sonic world in the award-winning hit Daffodils. Travel through a landscape of live music and heart-aching theatre in this beautiful love story about a...


U3A Book Group

Wednesday 5th October 2016
Havelock North U3A host two book discussion groups at Havelock North Library. One group meets on the first Wednesday of the month and the other group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please call HN U3A Secretary Trish Loye 06 878 5920.


U3A Mah Jong Group

Wednesday 5th October 2016
U3A Mah Jong Group meets on Wednesday mornings in the Hastings War Memorial Library. For more information please call Caryl Boyle 878 4458.


Storytime

Wednesday 5th October 2016
Storytime . Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Hastings Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in...


Clan of Coders Club

Wednesday 5th October 2016
Love computer games? Want to learn basic coding skills? Want to learn coding skills by playing a computer game? Then our Clan of Coders Club is for you! You can join our Clan of Coders club anytime and participate from home and/or in the library when we meet weekly at Flaxmere Library on...


I Do As the Tune Tells Me - Harcourts HB Arts Festival

Wednesday 5th October 2016
I Do As the Tune Tells Me - Harcourts HB Arts Festival. Innovator and inventionist Bill Manhire’s writing has never behaved; playful on the surface, his stories and poems are often finely phrased acts of rebellion. The Godfather of inventive writing, Bill is famous for founding the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML). Famous for winning...


State Highway 48

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


Young at Heart

Thursday 6th October 2016
A club at Havelock North Library for older adults, with monthly activities and presenting new books.


Animates Hastings - School Holiday Activities

Thursday 6th October 2016
Animates Hastings - School Holiday Activities. School Holidays are just around the corner and once again, we are hosting some exciting activities to keep kids entertained! From purring to barking, join us at your local Animates store on Thursday 29th September or Thursday 6th October at 11 am to learn all about cats and dogs. The sessions...


Junior Book Club

Thursday 6th October 2016
If you are an enthusiastic reader aged 8 - 12 years join us in the Children's Section to make new friends, share what you've been reading, learn about libraries, enjoy fun activities and see our new books. For more information contact: Kristen Clothier @ Hastings Library, ph. 06 871 5000, email...


On the Wild Side - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Thursday 6th October 2016
On the Wild Side - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. The most famous poet in New Zealand shares the stage with three debut poets. Bill Manhire is internationally acclaimed as an experimental, innovative and playful poet; Hera Lindsay Bird is one of the most startling and exciting new talents on the block; Gregory Kan uses the poetry app he invented...


Dido & Aeneas - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Thursday 6th October 2016
Dido & Aeneas - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Dido and Aeneas is a passionate and tragic story of love, power, treachery and inescapable disaster. Thirty outstanding students of the renowned Project Prima Volta will present this most famous of Purcell’s operas, with direction and staging by Lisa Jane Easter. Conducted by Jose Aparicio and...


Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen - HB Arts Festival

Thursday 6th October 2016
Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen - HB Arts Festival. Early-mid 20th century Europe was a hotbed of musical styles and modernity, with the old world of waltzes, polkas and mazurkas crashing headlong into the new world of swing, rhythm 'n' blues and rock’n’roll. Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen take this musical landscape as their jumping...


JR Acoustic Sessions

Thursday 6th October 2016
JR Acoustic Sessions. Singer-songwriter JR performs Alice in Chains to Zeppelin and everything in between, good tunes, great beer, tasty food and fine company!


U3A Table Games Group

Friday 7th October 2016
The U3A Table Games group meets at the Hastings War Memorial Library on the 1st and 3rd Friday morning of each month. For further information contact Mary Pattullo 877 5065.


Mike Savage & Wild Horses

Friday 7th October 2016
Come dine & dance with Mike and the band. Walk ups welcome, talk to Mike - 02102903411.


Nigel Kennedy - The Hilarious Hypnotist

Friday 7th October 2016
Nigel Kennedy - The Hilarious Hypnotist. No.5 Cafe & Larder are bringing Nigel Kennedy's Hilarious Hypnosis Show to Hawkes Bay. 90 minutes of side splitting fun, a show that will have you in fits of laughter guaranteed! The volunteers will have the time of their life as they become the STARS of the show. This is a unique performance...


Songs for The Fallen - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Art Festival

Friday 7th October 2016
Songs for The Fallen - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Art Festival. On January 15th, 1847, Marie Duplessis – courtesan, party girl, liar and legend – got out of bed, put on a dress, ordered a bottle of champagne, and sat alone in her Paris apartment to celebrate her birthday. She died 18 days later, aged 23, but Mademoiselle is not done yet. Songs for the...


Groove Foundation

Friday 7th October 2016
Groove Foundation. Groove Foundation is a 4 piece covers band based here in the beautiful Bay. They play a huge range of great songs. Depending on your tastes Groove can play everything from Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) to ...Killing In The Name Of (Rage Against The Machine)! Now that makes for an entertaining...


Mike Nock Trio - Plugged In - Harcourts HB Arts Festival

Friday 7th October 2016
Mike Nock Trio - Plugged In - Harcourts HB Arts Festival. Kick off the weekend with a late-night jazz session in the Spiegeltent! Plugging in and presenting the funkier, electric side of their music, the Mike Nock Trio will deliver an exciting night of strong grooves and memorable melodies played with instrumental virtuosity and inspired...


The Original Gypsy Fair

Saturday 8th October 2016
The Original Gypsy Fair. The Original gypsy fair will be holding our third fair for the 2016-17 Season and first in the Hawke's Bay (as we have done for more than a quarter century) in the wonderful Anderson Park. Please note this year we will beat little earlier in the season, However as always its set to be a great two...


Takapau Community Market

Saturday 8th October 2016
Takapau Community Market. Lots of new and used goods, pendants, fossils and crystals, green stone jewelry, hair clips and key rings, baking to take home for later, toys lots of good quality bric a brac, household goods, plants for your garden and food for those plant, children's clothes and shoes. Other knitted items for...


Waipawa Spring Festival

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


Summerset Food & Craft Fair

Saturday 8th October 2016
Summerset Food & Craft Fair. Showcasing the skills of our talented residents for St John. Come along and enjoy a mixture of our residents own handmade wares and stalls from local community and businesses. Art and craft, cake stall, sausage sizzle, Devonshire Tea, food stalls, handcrafted jewellery, handcrafted Christmas...


Gwavas Garden, House & Puahanui Bush Tour: SOLD OUT

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


WW1 Voices - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Saturday 8th October 2016
WW1 Voices - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Inspired by a folder of letters, a notebook and a set of handmade postcards, Anna Mackenzie followed a family story into the trenches and archives of the Great War. She shares her journey into and beyond the war, focusing particularly on the war stories often ignored: the role of the medical...


25 April - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Saturday 8th October 2016
25 April - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Using graphic novel-like animation, 25 April brings First World War experiences out of the usual black-and-white archive pictures and into vibrant, dynamic colour. 25 April tells the story of New Zealand’s involvement in this flawed and brutal campaign, which led to the deaths of thousands of...


Trash Test Dummies

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


You've Never Had It So Good - Harcourts HB Arts Festival

Saturday 8th October 2016
You've Never Had It So Good - Harcourts HB Arts Festival. Theatre has never been so strong, varied, and exciting as it is right now. There are new shows being presented in New Zealand almost every day, from the mighty Civic in Auckland and the Pop-Up Globe to a thirty-seat theatre in a suburban café. 70 Years a Theatre-goer; 50 years a writer; 40 years...


Wine Dine and Dance

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


Spring Dance With Sir Duke

Saturday 8th October 2016
This event is part of Sir Duke's 40th reunion.


Vicissitudes - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Saturday 8th October 2016
Vicissitudes - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Jazz and classical music come together with two of Australasia’s best-loved trios in this special mash-up of superlative talent, featuring Mike Nock's work Vicissitudes. A musical celebration of the worlds of jazz and classical music, Vicissitudes reflects on our shared ability to overcome dire...


The White Guitar - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Saturday 8th October 2016
The White Guitar - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. “I represent the thousand souls that never made it this far.” - Scribe Following standing ovations and sell-out seasons in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, comes The White Guitar. Renowned hip-hop artist Scribe features with his father John and brother Matthias in this stunning new play...


Don Juan - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Saturday 8th October 2016
Don Juan - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Five crazy ‘french’ actors meet you at the door. They bring you in, they get you a drink, they flirt with you. Maybe they fall a little bit in love with you. Then they tell the story of Don Juan - with you. Don Juan the character is the boldest and greatest of men. He does whatever he...


Tour de iWay

Sunday 9th October 2016
Tour de iWay. Ride Napier’s newest urban cycle tracks. Bring your family and friends and explore the latest off-road cycle tracks. - Ride the 7km flat loop ride with us, all off-road! - Start & finish from the reserve, opposite Napier Boys High School, Chambers...


Trash Test Dummies - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Sunday 9th October 2016
Trash Test Dummies - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. The Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. This award-winning, side-splitting, slapstick comedy routine takes the household wheelie bin to new heights, and delivers a dump truck full of hilarity! Three highly skilled circus performers prove they can trash...


25 April - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Sunday 9th October 2016
25 April - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Using graphic novel-like animation, 25 April brings First World War experiences out of the usual black-and-white archive pictures and into vibrant, dynamic colour. 25 April tells the story of New Zealand’s involvement in this flawed and brutal campaign, which led to the deaths of thousands of...


Dance the Night Away With Mike Savage & Wild Horses

Sunday 9th October 2016
Dance the Night Away With Mike Savage & Wild Horses. Come dance the night away with Mike & Sheryl Savage & Wild Horses - you will enjoy an evening of music and dance, from invited guests and spotlight artists.


La Vie Dans Une Marionette - Harcourts HB Arts Festival

Sunday 9th October 2016
La Vie Dans Une Marionette - Harcourts HB Arts Festival. The hilarious White Face crew returns to the Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival with their award winning show, La Vie Dans Une Marionette. Performed with charm by Justin Haiu, Tama Jarman and well-known Shortland Street actor, Jarod Rawiri, the White Face Crew combines physical theatre,...


A Fair Go - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Monday 10th October 2016
A Fair Go - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. In the face of child poverty, homelessness, and social inequality, what’s happened to giving everyone a fair go? We prided ourselves on being an egalitarian nation, on being world leaders in addressing welfare. How can we get back to being a dynamic and healthy society that works for...


No Holds Bard - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Monday 10th October 2016
No Holds Bard - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Driven to the brink by the infidelity of his wife and the lack of acting opportunities, an ageing thespian confronts his demons in what he hopes will be a final “dark night of the soul.” The problem is, his demons are as crazy as he is. Michael Hurst brings years of craft and a consummate...


U3A Book Group

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Havelock North U3A host two book discussion groups at Havelock North Library. One group meets on the first Wednesday of the month and the other group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please call HN U3A Secretary Trish Loye 06 878 5920.


Flaxmere Book Chat Group

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Flaxmere Book Chat Group meets at Flaxmere Library every second Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am. All welcome!


Hastings Teen Book Club

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Join us for library fun and friendship in the Sir James Wattie Memorial Room upstairs. Snacks and drinks are provided! 4.00pm every second Tuesday - ages 12+ are welcome. For more information contact: Mya Robertson @ Hastings Library, ph. 06 871 5000, email myar@hdc.govt.nz


Life On the Wild Side - An Evening With Davey Hughes

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


Graphic Inventions - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Graphic Inventions - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Graphic novels and comics have evolved as a serious literary form - subversive but somehow optimistic. If you’re thinking action heroes, think again. Graphic illustrators Dylan Horrocks and Sarah Laing discuss this powerful and wide-reaching way to communicate in the age of images and explore...


Hinepau - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Hinepau - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. An enchanting tale that celebrates diversity and the importance of being true to yourself. Hinepau is different from other members of the hapū. She looks different and she weaves differently too - back to front, inside out, and she just doesn’t seem to fit in. The fear and mistrust of the...


Bluewater 5 and Fit Kids 2 Fun Runs and Walks

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Bluewater 5 and Fit Kids 2 Fun Runs and Walks. A fun and family friendly 2km or 5km run or walk on a scenic waterfront course. There are 8 events in the series on Tuesday evening from Oct 11 to Nov 29. To add some interest there is a points series which rewards continued improvement. Spot prizes each evening with some major prizes on the final...


Ben Hurley's Earth Planet World - Harcourts HB Arts Festival

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Ben Hurley's Earth Planet World - Harcourts HB Arts Festival. Ben Hurley needs no introduction to lovers of New Zealand comedy. As head writer and panelist on TV’s 7Days, Ben is a familiar face in living rooms up and down the country. In this, his first solo show in 2 years, Ben takes on the monstrous task of traversing the globe in search of the...


Storytime

Wednesday 12th October 2016
Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Havelock North Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video...


The Magic Pen Workshop - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Wednesday 12th October 2016
The Magic Pen Workshop - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. When he’s not making comics, award-winning graphic illustrator Dylan Horrocks is travelling internationally at the request of fans. Fresh back from Russia, his workshop will explore the process of making comics: from ideas to finished art. Whether you're a total beginner or halfway through the...


Word Murder - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Wednesday 12th October 2016
Word Murder - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. From the Gutenberg Bible to Pokemon Go – what’s coming next? When Facebook claims that in five years’ time we’ll use images instead of text because the best way to tell stories and ‘digest information’ is by video, are we looking at the end of the written word? Novelist Charity Norman...


Triumphs and Other Alternatives

Wednesday 12th October 2016
Triumphs and Other Alternatives. Premiering to critical acclaim in 2015, Triumphs and Other Alternatives is original, experimental dance theatre that will leave you breathless. Acclaimed dancer, Ross McCormack, from Belgium’s Les Ballets C de la B, performs the work’s central character. He is a maker, creator, builder and...


Little Shop of Horrors Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Wednesday 12th October 2016
Little Shop of Horrors Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. The ultimate live film experience. Live Cinema takes four actors and musicians and pushes their multi-tasking skills to the limit in Little Shop Of Horrors. While Roger Corman’s cult 1960 film plays on stage, four performers work at break-neck speed to re-voice multiple characters in perfect lip...


Mahara - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Wednesday 12th October 2016
Mahara - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Mahara meaning ‘memory’ is a one-woman performance based on Kristyl Neho’s experience with her grandmother’s journey into Alzheimer's. Transporting us to the heart of Hastings, Kristyl plays 17 different characters to sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreakingly poignant effect. It is a...


Storytime

Thursday 13th October 2016
Storytime. Join us on Thursdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and activities session in the Children's Area at Flaxmere Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video...


FiTS - Lunchtime at the Albert

Thursday 13th October 2016
FiTS - Lunchtime at the Albert. ​Live (not dead) at the Albert Square. Three minstrels to delight you with notes from near and far - tickling the ivories or strumming the strings, come down and enjoy sounds in the 'Stings. What the Fringe is going on in the Stings? In support of the hooley happening up the road in Havers,...


Flaxmere Young Readers Book Club

Thursday 13th October 2016
Young Readers Book Club meets in Flaxmere Library at 3.15 on the second Thursday of each month. School term only. This is a great opportunity for all you young bookworms aged 8 years and over to get together to talk about books and hear about the newest items on our library shelves.


Minecraft Club

Thursday 13th October 2016
Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels.


The Scene of The Crime - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Thursday 13th October 2016
The Scene of The Crime - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. In everyday lives in ordinary streets, things can go horribly wrong. Moments of madness led to the notorious court cases of ordinary citizens like Mark Lundy and Steve Braunias sat in on them. He joins Hamish Crafar to discuss his reports from the badlands and the strange psychologies of people who...


FiTS - The Famous Five (minus two) & The case of...

Thursday 13th October 2016
FiTS - The Famous Five (minus two) & The case of.... The Famous Five (minus 2) and the case of Aunt Fanny's missing Ginger Nuts! Live radio performance you say? Yes indeed old chum! Wizard, is it any good then old chap? How very dare you, it's bloody well bolloxingly brilliant! What the Fringe is going on in the Stings?? In support of the hooley...


SolOthello - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Thursday 13th October 2016
SolOthello - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Maori performance mask (Te Mata Kokako o Rēhia)
 comes to life as Regan Taylor unfolds an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello as a solo performance. SolOthello weaves together Shakespeare’s original prose, modern English and Te Reo Māori to deliver a dynamic and cheeky interpretation of...


Out of The Box - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Thursday 13th October 2016
Out of The Box - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Aotearoa’s top hip-hop choreographers and dancers come together in a fabulous fusion of street and contemporary dance forms. This is competition level dancing without competition rules. It’s hip-hop with no limitations, no regulations, and no time limits, allowing choreographers and dancers to...


FiTS - So So Gangster

Thursday 13th October 2016
FiTS - So So Gangster. James Nokise’s award-winning show on youth gangs and politics returns to New Zealand from playing at the legendary Stand Comedy Club in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Combining Nokise’s own stories of being a useless member of the Bloods, with a look at New Zealand’s gang culture, So So...


FiTS - Common Cinders

Thursday 13th October 2016
FiTS - Common Cinders. Returning to the Common Room after its hugely successful debut in July 2016 Common Cinders is back! Men as women, women as men, cows just being cows: It's all the fun of the pantomime. Silliness in spades. The story of Cinderella reclaiming her life and pushing past the confines of the...


The Gruffalo

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


Margot Wuts & The Duchess Club - Harcourts HB Arts Festival

Friday 14th October 2016
Margot Wuts & The Duchess Club - Harcourts HB Arts Festival. After the sell-out success of her Nina Simone Tribute, 'I Put A Spell On You!' Margot Wuts is back to transport you to the sumptuous decadence of late-night speakeasy jazz joint. The Duchess Club, an all-women ensemble of first-class musicians will delight, challenge and inspire audiences with...


FiTS - Coriander’s Yoga(ish) Show

Friday 14th October 2016
FiTS - Coriander’s Yoga(ish) Show. Coriander (Randi for short!) invites you to join her for an hour of spiritual enlightenment and a journey like no other with her very special yoga(ish) show. She knows her heart chakra from her third eye and her favourite yoga(ish) pose would have to be the cat and cow sequence, “but you, like,...


John McGough Trumpeter & Vocalist

Friday 14th October 2016
John McGough Trumpeter & Vocalist. For the first time in over three decades former champion brass musician, John McGough will be playing an intimate set at the Napier RSA. John is a representative in the 2016-17 National Band of New Zealand and will compete with them at the World Championships in Holland next year. John has also...


Edge of A Raindrop

Friday 14th October 2016
Edge of A Raindrop. Beneath 150 years of settlement and dreams, struggles and endeavour, lies a past whose memory continues to trickle into the present. The Heretaunga Plains, which now embody the city of Hastings, was once a water world filled with rivers, streams, lagoons, swamps and pools. Weaving this body of...


No More Dancing In the Good Room: Harcourts HB Arts Festival

Friday 14th October 2016
No More Dancing In the Good Room: Harcourts HB Arts Festival. Chris is putting on another one of his little dance shows. It’s 1999 and he’s not allowed to do it in the ‘Good Room’ - Mum says his limbs are getting too long and Dad thinks he should keep a lid on it. An unruly mash-up of theatre, dance and home videos, this is a hilarious and moving...


FiTS - Fringe Laugh Lounge

Friday 14th October 2016
FiTS - Fringe Laugh Lounge. Some of the hottest, newest and freshest talent rolling off the Stand-up circuit in New Zealand. Featuring: Cori Gonzalez Macuer - 7Days regular and Star of What We Do In The Shadows. James Nokise - New Zealand's favourite Samoan/Welsh stand-up comic - Voted 'Best Male Comedian' and 'Most...


Six Chairs Missing

Friday 14th October 2016
Six Chairs Missing. Six Chairs Missing are a three-piece band from Palmerston North. With over 50 combined years of musical experience and knowledge, these guys definitely know how to please an audience. The foundation is set up by drummer Anthony MacDonald, whose solid grooves and 'in-the-pocket' style rhythms...


March of The Dirty Wizards 2016

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


Manos Del Chango - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Friday 14th October 2016
Manos Del Chango - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Spanish Sagas of love and betrayal, Swiss parables of adoration and revenge, Southern Gothic Blues and '40s Mexican Bolero Cabaret trash! The flicker of the old cinema, an old projector, a dark room and a white sheet. Delaney Davidson presents his world debut show combining live music with the...


FiTS - Jazz Kung Fu - Revolutionary Arts Ensemble

Friday 14th October 2016
FiTS - Jazz Kung Fu - Revolutionary Arts Ensemble. The Revolutionary Arts Ensemble is a Hastings-based music/art band. In this new set, Jazz Kung Fu, they take a musical blender, start with some classic avant-garde Jazz tunes, throw in a good pinch of Punk and lightly sprinkle with a little Booker T and the MG's before they serve. What the...


Strata Group Tour of The Bay

Saturday 15th October 2016
Strata Group Tour of The Bay. This iconic cycling event is open to everyone with a bike. In 2016, we will be based at Romanes Park in Havelock North. The different courses will take riders through scenic Hawke’s Bay countryside. The on road courses will take cyclists through the magnificent countryside on peaceful country...


Gypsy Fair - The Original

Saturday 15th October 2016
Gypsy Fair - The Original. The Original gypsy fair will be holding our fourth fair for the 2016-17 Season (as we have done for more than a quarter century) in the wonderful Windsor Park "Sylvan Road" Hastings. Please note this year we will not be in Havelock North due to the redevelopment of the Domain, however, we are...


Knit and Natter

Saturday 15th October 2016
Knit and Natter. Come and join our friendly knitting group at the Napier Library. Share a cuppa and some chat while working on your project. Other forms of stitch craft very welcome.


The Great Craft Room Clean Up

Saturday 15th October 2016
The Great Craft Room Clean Up. A community sale of unused, surplus and preloved craft supplies from craft rooms around the Hawkes Bay. Over 20 stall holders will be selling their stashes of knitting, patchwork, sewing, embroidery, and scrapbooking supplies, as well as much much more.


Crafters Destash Market Cancelled

Saturday 15th October 2016
Crafters Destash Market Cancelled. This market is for crafters to sell off supplies they no longer use. Yarn, wool, buttons, beads, fabric, vintage items,craft books and magazines, mosaic tiles, scrape booking, anything craft related. Fundraiser for your club, organisation, group or charity. Refreshments available. Just call for...


FiTS - Buskers at the Albert

Saturday 15th October 2016
FiTS - Buskers at the Albert. Albert Square will be alive with action-packed, mind-blowing shows, by award-winning street performers. Featuring circus acrobatics, juggling, and deft-defying stunts. This event is family focused and free to attend. Please show the performers how much you appreciate their amazing talents and...


Sidelined - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Saturday 15th October 2016
Sidelined - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Back in the day, books aimed at a female audience were tagged ‘cozy’, ‘a beach read’, a ‘cardy read’. Even today, books are likely to be marketed to female audiences as ‘romance’ or ‘chick-lit’ and to male audiences as a ‘thriller’. Are we diminishing great writing by...


Guji Guji - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Saturday 15th October 2016
Guji Guji - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Guji Guji is a simple and beautiful story about being different, bullying and family love. A strange egg rolls into a duck’s nest. Mother Duck hatches the egg and the strangest looking duck you have ever seen emerges from the egg. His first words are Guji Guji and that becomes his name. Based on...


Tangata Whenua: Writing New Zealand History

Saturday 15th October 2016
Tangata Whenua: Writing New Zealand History. Winner of multiple book awards, Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History charts the sweep of Māori history from ancient origins to the twenty-first century. Tryphena Cracknell leads a discussion with authors Professor Atholl Anderson and Dr Aroha Harris on the research underpinning it together with...


Saturday Night Sessions

Saturday 15th October 2016
Saturday Night Sessions. This is an informal, relaxed event where we take most of the tables out of the main room to make room for all the dancing. We have a bar service for our delicious range of Crab Farm wines and also beers and spirits available. Our gourmet snack menu operates for the duration of the event. The...


FiTS - Wellington Pub Poets’ Society

Saturday 15th October 2016
FiTS - Wellington Pub Poets’ Society. The Wellington Pub Poets’ Society is a group of absurdly attractive performers. Their poetry isn’t half bad either. When they’re not furiously scribbling rhymes over pints, they’re performing their wild, witty, heartfelt assortment of verse. A night with this quirky lot is sure to entertain...


Under Milk Wood

Saturday 15th October 2016
Under Milk Wood. Guy Masterson brings Dylan Thomas’ timeless masterpiece vividly to life in an astonishing, award-winning solo performance that has gained worldwide acclaim. Celebrating a day in the life of 'Llareggub' - a small seatown somewhere in Wales - all 69 inhabitants are hilariously recreated in an...


Edge of A Raindrop

Saturday 15th October 2016
Edge of A Raindrop. Beneath 150 years of settlement and dreams, struggles and endeavour, lies a past whose memory continues to trickle into the present. The Heretaunga Plains, which now embody the city of Hastings, was once a water world filled with rivers, streams, lagoons, swamps and pools. Weaving this body of...


FiTS - Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Saturday 15th October 2016
FiTS - Cori Gonzalez-Macuer. 7Days regular and Star of What We Do In The Shadows, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer. Since becoming a father, he's truly happy for the first time ever, but that doesn't mean he’s stopped disliking a lot of stuff. From NZ ‘Socialites’, to people who post inspirational quotes, to reality TV "stars",...


Don McGlashan & Shayne Carter

Saturday 15th October 2016
Don McGlashan & Shayne Carter. Two of New Zealand’s greatest singer/songwriters, Don McGlashan and Shayne Carter come together for one very special performance in the Spiegeltent. Mining through each other’s extensive songbooks, McGlashan and Carter have picked out a selection of songs to perform together. From well-loved...


FiTS - Puppet Fiction

Saturday 15th October 2016
FiTS - Puppet Fiction. The ultimate fan homage to Tarantino's cult classic film Pulp Fiction is coming to the 'Stings for one night only! 3 actors. 17 puppets. One bat shit crazy show A table top marionette show like no other, full of biting wit, adlibs, social commentary, and a tangled heap of laughs, Puppet Fiction...


FiTS - Fringe After Party

Saturday 15th October 2016
FiTS - Fringe After Party. If there is one thing we know how to do at the Fringe in the 'Stings it's party! Join us for a late night mash-up of live music, dancing, and frivolity... there may even be some surprise performances from our Fringe family of artists. Ignore the finish time, we're rolling 'till late! What...


Tremains 2016 Pink Fun Walk

Sunday 16th October 2016
Tremains 2016 Pink Fun Walk. This event is an easy 3.5km fun walk around Hastings to raise money for local women and their families dealing with Breast Cancer. There is entertainment provided by the Breeze, a band, food, free massages, and coffee, before the walk. There are prizes for the Best Individual Female Costume, Most...


The Waters We Live In

Sunday 16th October 2016
The Waters We Live In. Dame Anne Salmond is patron of Te Awaroa: 1000 Rivers, a riparian restoration project which aims to restore degraded waterways through networks made up of scientists, young people, farmers, iwi and other residents, local businesses and councils taking care of our rivers together. One of these...


The Tukituki Trail Walk Run Ride Monster Treasure Hunt

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


Paper Shaper Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Sunday 16th October 2016
Paper Shaper Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Paper Shaper is a charming story about a mischievous little man who lives in a rubbish bin. The story springs straight from the realms of imagination and curiosity that children inhabit. What happens to that little man on the side of the rubbish bin when no-one is looking? He creates a whole...


Michel Benebig, Shem Benebig & Carl Lockett

Sunday 16th October 2016
Michel Benebig, Shem Benebig & Carl Lockett. International Soul-Jazz performing artists Michel Benebig Hammond Organ, Shem Benebig vocals and Carl Lockett guitar bring their Australasian tour to Hawke's Bay Jazz Club. Born in New Caledonia, Michel began playing bass, accordion and electric organ in dance bands at 11 years of age. He studied...


Edge of A Raindrop - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Sunday 16th October 2016
Edge of A Raindrop - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Beneath 150 years of settlement and dreams, struggles and endeavour lies a past whose memory continues to trickle into the present. The Heretaunga Plains, which now embody the city of Hastings, was once a water world filled with rivers, streams, lagoons, swamps, and pools. Weaving this body of...


Graeme James News From Nowhere

Sunday 16th October 2016
Graeme James News From Nowhere . In celebration of the release of his first album of original tunes, Graeme James is heading out on tour with his unique folk/alt-pop stylings. Starting his career busking on the streets of Wellington in 2012 his captivating live show has been key to building a large and loyal fan base. Armed with...


Shylock - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Sunday 16th October 2016
Shylock - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Shylock has always divided opinion. Is he a villain or a victim? Or someone even more intriguing. There is no doubt Shylock is hard done by in The Merchant of Venice but does he bring it on himself? As one of only two Jewish men in all of Shakespeare’s works, his portrayal reflects how Jews...


Tami Neilson & Her Hot Rockin' Band of Rhythm - HB Arts Fest

Sunday 16th October 2016
Tami Neilson & Her Hot Rockin' Band of Rhythm - HB Arts Fest. With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of country and rockabilly music, Tami Neilson has been described as "A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.” (Nick Bollinger, NZ National Radio) Singing...


CMNZ presents: London Conchord Ensemble

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


Flaxmere Creative Writers' Group

Tuesday 18th October 2016
Join us in the Talanoa Room at Flaxmere Library for our Creative Writers Group.


Wine, Books and More Book Club

Tuesday 18th October 2016
Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library for Wine, Books and More on the third Tuesday of every month. This is a book club with a difference: no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books we've read and liked, or otherwise! Drinks and snacks are provided.


Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner

Tuesday 18th October 2016
Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner. The 2016 Awards night will be held in a spectacular silk lined marquee in the beautiful and historic Waikoko Gardens. The highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the trophy winners, as selected by our International and National Judges. A four course meal prepared by four of Hawke's...


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

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


Knit and Natter

Wednesday 19th October 2016
Knit and Natter. Come and join our friendly knitting group at the Taradale Library. Share a cuppa and some chat while working on your project. Other forms of stitch craft very welcome.


Hastings Library Bookchat

Wednesday 19th October 2016
Come along at 10:30am on the third Wednesday of each month and share books you have enjoyed and hear from other readers. All welcome.


Bad Manners - 40 Years of Fun

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


Third Thursday Book Club

Thursday 20th October 2016
Discuss your recent reads and peruse our new books. 10.30am - 11.30am on the third Thursday of each month.


Naked Gun

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


2016 Indo Pacific Trampoline & Tumbling Championships

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


The Spring Splash

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


Keirunga Labour Weekend 2016

Friday 21st October 2016
Keirunga Labour Weekend 2016. Locos from all over the North Island will be operating, so bring the whole family and a picnic for a great day out! Mr Whippy will be there for ice creams too, and you can buy sausages and hot chips from the Lions Club of Havelock North Village caravan, and fresh coffee. We'll be open from 11am to...


Sherenden & Districts School Centenary

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


Abbey Brewery Opening Day - Labour Weekend

Saturday 22nd October 2016
Abbey Brewery Opening Day - Labour Weekend. An awesome Beer Day Out - Opening of our brand spanking new 20BBL (2,500L) Brewery. Come check out the shiny new stainless we have built over winter. Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while sipping away on some of some great NZ craft beers in the vines. We've...


Old English Garden Party

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


New Zealand Male Choir In the Bay

Saturday 22nd October 2016
The New Zealand Male Choir presents an exciting night of song conducted by Hawke's Bay's own Joe Christensen. Music will range from waiata to gospel, traditional to folk. Come and join us for a celebration of the beauty of the male voice. Special guests include two very talented local sopranos,...


The Funky and Familiar Tour

Saturday 22nd October 2016
The Funky and Familiar Tour. “Funky Blues Rock with a '70s vibe: Earworm melodies over ornate arrangements” Julie Lamb is a consummate storyteller that sings to your heart and has words with your mind while the music has its wicked way with your body. The Julie Lamb Band brings a funky energy - weaving some familiar...


The Blues Shack

Saturday 22nd October 2016
The Blues Shack. We are proud to announce a new gig venue in Napier. Just be there on 22nd & you have the chance of winning a prize valued at $1200 all you have to do is name the band. Yes, just give the New Group a cool name, the best name will win the band for a private function (conditions apply) Valued at...


NABBA 2016 National Body Building Champs

Sunday 23rd October 2016
NABBA 2016 National Body Building Champs. Promoting the sport of bodybuilding in New Zealand. The National Amateur Body Building Association (NABBA) of New Zealand is hosting the 2016 National Championships on the Napier Municipal Theatre on Sunday 23 October. Judging rounds commence at 9am with the Evening Show commencing at...


Beachfront Inn Spring Fling Coastal Walk: CANCELLED

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


Tremains Teddy Bears Picnic

Sunday 23rd October 2016
Tremains Teddy bears picnic is a fun day out for the whole family . We have free registration for your teddies and free giveaways. We have a lot of craft stalls, mahons amusements, stage shows and lots more. Spin the wheel with prizes up to $600, all money raised goes to HB the Diabetic Society.


Opiango Hills Coastal Horse Trek

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


The New Zealand Male Choir In the Bay

Sunday 23rd October 2016
The New Zealand Male Choir presents an exciting night of song conducted by Hawkes Bays own Joe Christensen. Music will range from waiata to gospel, traditional to folk. Come and join us for a celebration of the beauty of the male voice. Special guests include two very talented locals soprano Cindy...


Tom Lee-Richards

Sunday 23rd October 2016
Tom Lee-Richards. After nurturing a dedicated and loyal following in his adopted home of Australia, New Zealand-born Tom Lee-Richards is bringing his unique blend of alt-folk/pop home for his first-ever Kiwi tour this October. The Melbourne-based singer’s ‘Madness’ tour, coincides with the release of his...


Jim Jefferies

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


"Why Not Home?" Movie Screening

Tuesday 25th October 2016
Home Birth Hawkes Bay are screening the popular documentary 'Why Not Home' as a way to bring the message of informed choices in birth to our community. 'Why Not Home?' exposes a secret from within the medical community. A small but growing number of doctors, midwives, and nurses who attend...


The Great Mario Lanza

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


Hidden Agenda

Friday 28th October 2016
Hidden Agenda. Hidden Agenda Live at the Sideline Bar! Hidden Agenda is a Four-Piece Covers Band with a wide variety of music from the 70's to today! Hidden Agenda is made up of; Lead Vocals: Winky- Drums & Lead Vocals: Dave Bon Giovanni- Lead Guitar: Paul Bon Giovanni- Bass: Graham Coumbe- So if you haven't...


National Eventing Championships

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


Village Street Carnival 2016

Saturday 29th October 2016
Village Street Carnival 2016. Who’s coming to the biggest carnival event in the Bay? For one action-packed day, we’re closing our roads and taking the Village out onto the street for our biggest day of the year. It’s going to be huge. It’s going to fun. And it’s a party you’d be crazy to miss. For yet another year...


Wairoa Halloween Drag Queen Ball

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


Halloween Dead Hill Scare Tour

Saturday 29th October 2016
Halloween Dead Hill Scare Tour. Come to the scariest event happening in Hawke's Bay for Halloween. Love horror movies? Enjoy the good heart racing thrill of fear? The Napier Prison is hosting a Dead Hill Scare Tour through our haunted prison on Halloween. Experience a guided tour complete with blood curdling screams, ghost...


The Final Fling

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


Looking For Alaska - Album Release Tour

Saturday 29th October 2016
Looking For Alaska - Album Release Tour. Like two weary vagabonds hitch-hiking along the open road with nothing but a guitar and a suitcase of songs and wayward memories, pop-folk duo Looking For Alaska are ready to set the New Zealand folk scene alight. Members Aaron Gott and Amy Maynard offer up a sound rooted in country-style guitar...


Buddy Holly - Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Sunday 30th October 2016
Buddy holly and Neil diamond Tribute show an afternoon event 2-4pm. Food available. Tickets selling now from our ticket office at Cactus Jacks.


Hawkes Bay 4-Course Golf & Wine Classic

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


Teen Book Club

Tuesday 1st November 2016
Ages 12+ welcome. Join us to share book reviews, book quiz, book hunts, see the new books and make new friends. 3.45pm on the first Tuesday of the month (term time only). For more information contact Lynette @ Havelock North Library, Ph. 06 871 5000, Email lynettek@hdc.govt.nz


NZSO presents: Mozart & Beethoven

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


'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Friday 4th November 2016
'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons. “A world-class, quintessentially Kiwi show full of heart and humour…guaranteed a great night out. Do NOT miss it”” - Theatreview. Farmstrong in association with ANZCO proudly present: 'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons - a brand new double bill show that'll blow your ears back! Following...


F.A.W.C! Launch Party & 5th Birthday Celebration: SOLD OUT

Friday 4th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Launch Party & 5th Birthday Celebration: SOLD OUT. Not only is it the F.A.W.C! Summer Series Launch Party, but it’s also our 5th birthday! We haven’t been this excited about a birthday since we started school. We’re confident this will be better than your average 5th birthday party. For starters there’ll be no marmite sandwiches or fairy...


F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Insiders Art, Shop, Wine & Food Tour

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Insiders Art, Shop, Wine & Food Tour. Begin your day at Bibby and Brady where interior design duo, Vic Bibby + Dael Brady, will take you on a whirlwind insider’s tour of arts, shopping, wines and dining in Hawke’s Bay. First stop coffee at F.G Smith and decadent treats from the delectable Picnic, rounded off with a spot of shopping...


F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass Series

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass Series. A rare chance to get up and personal with the creme de la creme of New Zealand’s culinary superstars and learn some of their tricks and secrets firsthand. Each chef will cook something from their repertoire - from scratch right in front of you. They’ll talk you through each stage so you can...


Hastings Christian School Big Market Day

Saturday 5th November 2016
Hastings Christian School Big Market Day.


Go for Gold Gala

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


F.A.W.C! Art In the Olives Festival

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Art In the Olives Festival. A casual, family-friendly event with a focus on all things olive related. Meet the local producers of the finest extra virgin olive oils, olives and gourmet food products Aquiferra, Telegraph Hill Lyonmark Estate and others. Snack on tantalising tapas or try the gourmet hangi. After a stroll...


F.A.W.C! Say Cheese - Three Cheese Making Workshop: SOLD OUT

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Say Cheese - Three Cheese Making Workshop: SOLD OUT. Impress your friends, and invite them over for wine and homemade cheese made by - YOU! That’s right, this practical workshop will teach you everything you need to know about making three of the world’s most popular cheeses: Mozzarella, Feta and Ricotta. You’ll be guided through the steps...


F.A.W.C! Marine Parade Brews with B.A.D. & DC BBQ

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Marine Parade Brews with B.A.D. & DC BBQ. For the beer aficionado or just the beer curious, join 5 local brewers as they pour old favourites and one-off botanically themed brews crafted exclusively for this event. Chat with the brewers, test your blind tasting skills and match your beers with some mouthwatering dishes from the Design...


F.A.W.C! Seafood with Al Brown: SOLD OUT

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Seafood with Al Brown: SOLD OUT. Last year Al and Black Barn took guests to a spectacular secret location above the Tuki Tuki River. This year Al Brown returns to Black Barn and heads for the beach. The Beach House, at Waimarama will be an amazing location for an extraordinary Black Barn F.A.W.C experience. Get set for an...


F.A.W.C! Burst of Citrus

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Burst of Citrus. Taking inspiration from the citrus family, St Georges Restaurant head chef, Francky Godinho, will awaken your senses. Your taste buds will be tingling with delight as you devour five sublime courses, especially designed to showcase the versatility of different citrus fruit. F.A.W.C! Food and...


F.A.W.C! Chardonnay's the Name of our Game

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Chardonnay's the Name of our Game. Chardonnay's the name of our game and this is your chance to see why. Join Vidal’s head winemaker Hugh Crichton as he takes you through the latest releases of this golden liquid goodness with a special tasting of the newly released 2015 Vidal's Reserve and Legacy Chardonnays. If you're lucky...


F.A.W.C! Al Fresco Feast in the Olive Grove: SOLD OUT

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Al Fresco Feast in the Olive Grove: SOLD OUT. Transport yourself to the Mediterranean for this fun, relaxed al fresco feast showcasing seasonal Mediterranean-inspired food. Grab a group of friends and make the most of the longer days during this late afternoon lunch featuring platters of delectable food shared down the middle of the table set...


F.A.W.C! Glory Days with Rod McDonald Wines: SOLD OUT

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Glory Days with Rod McDonald Wines: SOLD OUT. Join Rod for an eclectic tasting of great historical significance! Glory Days will take you on a journey through some of the defining moments in Rod’s wine-making life. Perhaps it's a drop from the year he gained vineous enlightenment, or maybe a life-changing and thought redirecting wine, or...


F.A.W.C! Sotheby's Soiree with Nadia Lim

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sotheby's Soiree with Nadia Lim. Spend the afternoon in one of Hawke's Bay's finest homes with your own private chef Nadia Lim, courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty. Nadia became a household name after taking out the title of Masterchef, with the philosophy of “eat food from the ground, the sea and the sky- and less...


F.A.W.C! Chardonnay in the Park

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Chardonnay in the Park. If you like your chardonnay, then this one is for you. We think our wines foot it pretty well with their international counterparts - and this is your chance to see if you agree. It’s not a competition, but just a bit of fun as we compare for of our legendary chardonnays to some of their...


F.A.W.C! The Secret World of Sourdough: SOLD OUT

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Secret World of Sourdough: SOLD OUT. Sourdough is a healthy and delicious bread that can easily be made at home with just a little expert help and encouragement. Come along to our Sourdough Workshop at The Picnic and learn from head baker Chris Mirams. Chris will introduce you to his "no-knead" method and walk you through all the...


F.A.W.C! The VCP Oyster Bar

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The VCP Oyster Bar. The VCP Oyster Bar brings the special magic of Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin and freshly shucked oysters together. Under the watchful eye of Chef Martin Bosley, oysters and seafood influenced street food will be on the menu, while the Advintage Pop-Up Bar will be pouring VCP and other premium...


F.A.W.C! Giant's Garden Party: SOLD OUT

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Giant's Garden Party: SOLD OUT. As the days draw out and the weather gets warmer it’s time to celebrate the Hawke’s Bay summer. Join us under the escarpment of the mighty Te Mata Peak in the Giant’s Garden at Craggy Range for a feast of sorts and delicious wines. Enjoy a selection of summer dishes and new release wines...


'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Saturday 5th November 2016
'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons. “A world-class, quintessentially Kiwi show full of heart and humour…guaranteed a great night out. Do NOT miss it”” - Theatreview. Farmstrong in association with ANZCO proudly present: 'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons - a brand new double bill show that'll blow your ears back! Following...


F.A.W.C! Get Your Groove On: SOLD OUT

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Get Your Groove On: SOLD OUT. We’re clearing away the tables, so bring your dancing shoes and singing voice to groove the night away. We’ve enlisted some home-grown musicians to entertain you, we’ll have you grooving away in no time. Enjoy a welcome drink and canapés in our open air courtyard before heading in to a...


F.A.W.C! Sacred Chardonnay, Pacifica & Friends: SOLD OUT

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sacred Chardonnay, Pacifica & Friends: SOLD OUT. Think of chardonnay as a set of pearls: versatile enough to wear with your favourite pair of jeans and elegant enough for the most formal black tie affair. Tonight, along with the dream team of chef Jeremy Rameka and winemaker Tony Bish, chardonnay will be the star of the show. With five divine...


F.A.W.C! Getting Jazzy

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Getting Jazzy. Put your glad rags on for this decadent Deco style dinner at the historic Mission Estate. It’s a ‘roaring 20’s’ themed night so dust off those sequins and blazers, and get fancy. With a stompin' jazz band playing throughout the night as you enjoy a four course meal with Mission Estate...


F.A.W.C! BBQ with Josh Emett: SOLD OUT

Saturday 5th November 2016
F.A.W.C! BBQ with Josh Emett: SOLD OUT. Spend the evening with celebrity chef Josh Emett for a BBQ like no other set in the stunning location of Millar Road. Thanks to sponsors Jeff Gray BMW, guests can expect a showcase of exquisite food and wine with their ambassador Josh Emett at the culinary wheel. Arrive for a glass of wine and...


Concord Strings With Cantare Singers

Saturday 5th November 2016
Concord Strings With Cantare Singers will be presenting a concert featuring the exciting young Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo as well as playing works by Wiren, Greig and others. Sunrise Mass is a new and beautiful, transcendent, ethereal work which is perfect for listening to in the St Matthews...


Megawalk for CanTeen

Sunday 6th November 2016
Megawalk for CanTeen. This is a social event now in its 9th year, designed to get people out for a walk along the Rotary Pathway. We have designed 4 events to cater to all fitness levels and physical abilities. We have a varied array of participants from the very young to the young at heart and the finely tuned...


F.A.W.C! Blissed Out Yoga & Wholefood Brunch with Nici Wicke

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Blissed Out Yoga & Wholefood Brunch with Nici Wicke. NZ Woman’s Weekly presents brunch with Nici Wickes. Join Nici Wickes for brunch as she shares her journey from feeling fatigued and burnt out, back to health, vitality and balance and the recipes that got her there. This wonderful event will start with a yoga class suitable for all followed by a...


F.A.W.C! Sunday Brunch Session with Francky Godinho

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sunday Brunch Session with Francky Godinho. If only every Sunday could be like this. Picture this: renowned chef Francky Godinho of St. George’s Restaurant, a stunning vineyard setting, and a seat at a table with your name on it. Relax in the sunshine as Francky dishes out four courses of amazingness - all perfectly matched with Ash...


F.A.W.C! Little Locavores Lunch: SOLD OUT

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Little Locavores Lunch: SOLD OUT. The “Little” Locavores Lunch is back. Hosted by Ray McVinnie, this classic F.A.W.C! event allows you time to stroll the Farmers Market and gather your goodies before Ray and local chef extraordinaire Paolo Pancotti whip up a delightful 3 course lunch served in a relaxed alfresco style in the...


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

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Picnic in the Vines. A gourmet fun day for the whole family. Give the babysitter a break and have a picnic with a difference. Trust us, there’ll be no egg sammies and thermoses of tea at this event. Think homemade pate, local cheese, rustic terrine, olives, fresh bread, condiments and something sweet to finish. All...


Hastings Christmas At the Races

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


F.A.W.C! A Flaming Fabulous Christmas with Raymond van Rijk

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! A Flaming Fabulous Christmas with Raymond van Rijk. Grab a bunch of mates and watch the action of the races in your own Christmas themed VIP marquee where you’ll have Mr Barbecue himself, Raymond can Rijk, cooking up a storm. He’ll be dishing up three courses via his wood fired spit, wine barrel smoker and large charcoal barbeques. Wash it all...


F.A.W.C! S.A.S. - Session Ales & Sliders with B.A.D.

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! S.A.S. - Session Ales & Sliders with B.A.D.. Join the crew from B.A.D. (Beer Appreciation Day) and Deliciosa for another Sunday Session of epic proportions. Sample the latest offerings from local Hawke's Bay breweries Brave, Sneaky, Giant and Zeelandt whilst munching on a menu of gourmet sliders from the Deliciosa kitchen. With DJ Ben Wright...


F.A.W.C! Eat Hawke's Bay: SOLD OUT

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Eat Hawke's Bay: SOLD OUT. After receiving nationwide accolades for his new Napier restaurant Bistronomy, chef James Beck has come up with the ultimate experience for passionate foodies. Inspired by the food on offer in the Hawke’s Bay and James’ experiences foraging, hunting and gathering fresh produce in diverse...


F.A.W.C! Go the Whole Hog with Bareknuckle BBQ: SOLD OUT

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Go the Whole Hog with Bareknuckle BBQ: SOLD OUT. Make a pig of yourself at Bareknuckle’s whole hog BBQ. Taste the difference of locally farmed heritage breed pork, smoked nose to tail on our genuine Texas Pitt Barrel BBQ. Served up in true Carolina 'pig pickin’, finger lickin' style, this will be a fun afternoon. We’ll also be serving...


Concord Strings With Cantare Singers

Sunday 6th November 2016
Concord Strings With Cantare Singers will be presenting a concert featuring the exciting young Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo as well as playing works by Wiren, Greig and others. Sunrise Mass is a new and beautiful, transcendent, ethereal work which is perfect for listening to in the St Matthews...


F.A.W.C! The Evolution of Syrah

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Evolution of Syrah. We see Hawke’s Bay as the best place in New Zealand to grow Syrah. Join us on a tasting journey with Chief Winemaker Matt Stafford to find out why the Gimblett Gravels is the sweet spot for this delicious varietal. You will track the evolution of Syrah and why it has become treasured for its...


F.A.W.C! White Night with Trinity Hill

Sunday 6th November 2016
F.A.W.C! White Night with Trinity Hill. Modeled on a cult dining phenomenon that started in Paris, this is a dinner with a difference. The rules are simple; the location is not revealed until the morning of the event, and all diners must be dressed in white from head to toe. The menu is devised by you - it’s a BYO picnic affair,...


'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Sunday 6th November 2016
'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons. “A world-class, quintessentially Kiwi show full of heart and humour…guaranteed a great night out. Do NOT miss it”” - Theatreview. Farmstrong in association with ANZCO proudly present: 'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons - a brand new double bill show that'll blow your ears back! Following...


F.A.W.C! The Manse Meat Master Class

Monday 7th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Manse Meat Master Class. In New Zealand we are spoilt for choice with our cuts of meat, the trick is all in the preparation. In a special one off event, join The Manse owner and chef Gary Grootelaar as he explores how we should be preparing meat in New Zealand, including a meat bonning demonstration from the Village...


F.A.W.C! Bistronomy Meets Hiakai: SOLD OUT

Monday 7th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Bistronomy Meets Hiakai: SOLD OUT. A fusion of minds and ideas. Bistronomy’s chef James Beck is thrilled to have the talented chef Monique Fiso, founder of Hiakai, commandeering his kitchen for one night only at Bistronomy. Monique blends traditional Maori cooking knowledge and ingredients with cutting-edge culinary ideas and...


F.A.W.C! Quiz Master Meets Wine Master: SOLD OUT

Monday 7th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Quiz Master Meets Wine Master: SOLD OUT. A super fun night out - grab a team of four and join us as your irreverent quiz master host Trinity Hill’s John Hancock puts your wine knowledge to the test. Do you know your Verdicchio’s from your Verdelho’s & your Fromage from your Football players??? If you don’t take life too...


F.A.W.C! The Hapi Breakfast

Tuesday 8th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Hapi Breakfast. At Hapī, we believe the old adage “you are what you eat”, that physical and mental wellbeing is a true reflection of how you fuel your body. Join Gretta and Fleur (B.Nat) for an interactive breakfast demo covering everything you and your family needs for a superfood start to the day including:...


F.A.W.C! Yappie Hour

Tuesday 8th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Yappie Hour. Nobody puts poochie in the corner, well not anymore thanks to the good folks at Trinity Hill. It’s a BYO dog affair of fun in the sun with your favourite four-legged friend. Relax with a wine and catch up with friends as the dogs to do the same. Ticket price includes a doggy degustation menu...


F.A.W.C! The Bourbon BBQ Club: SOLD OUT

Tuesday 8th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Bourbon BBQ Club: SOLD OUT. With a nod to the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, the birthplace of bourbon, Emporium bring you The Bourbon BBQ Club. Your sole with be sated with rich, smoky, smooth flavours as Executive Chef Damon McGinniss demonstrates the sinfully smoky delights of BBQ’d dishes matched perfectly with the smooth...


F.A.W.C! Tapas and Toreadors

Wednesday 9th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Tapas and Toreadors. Transport yourself to Spain for this night of tapas and opera. Mix and mingle as you enjoy tapas dishes and carafes of hearty Spanish wine. MC and local opera legend Anna Pierard and the talented team from Prima Volta will create an unforgettable ambience filling the night with harmony and...


F.A.W.C! Homage to Hawke’s Bay; Launch of 2014 Homage

Wednesday 9th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Homage to Hawke’s Bay; Launch of 2014 Homage. We’re paying homage to Homage. It’s the official release party for Trinity Hill’s 2014 Homage Syrah and we’ve heard via the grapevine that it’s a pretty awesome drop. Join us as we give it the old sniff test while also indulging in delicious canapés from Kate Lester. An exhibition by...


F.A.W.C! Saigon Alley: SOLD OUT

Wednesday 9th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Saigon Alley: SOLD OUT. Grab your passports and join us for a night of street food and fun in Saigon Alley. Festooned with lanterns and street stalls offering Vietnamese-inspired food, let the team from Hugo Chang escort you to Saigon for the night. Aromatic cocktails and crisp, chilled ales will be flowing. Your ticket...


'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Wednesday 9th November 2016
'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons. “A world-class, quintessentially Kiwi show full of heart and humour…guaranteed a great night out. Do NOT miss it”” - Theatreview. Farmstrong in association with ANZCO proudly present: 'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons - a brand new double bill show that'll blow your ears back! Following...


Hospice Holly Trail

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


F.A.W.C! Raw Food for the Soul with Hapi & Organic Ash

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Raw Food for the Soul with Hapi & Organic Ash. Join Gretta & Fleur from Hapī and Organic Ash for a raw food workshop that will fuel your soul. Here is your introduction to eating raw. Have fun and get interactive with the experts as they demonstrate how to create an amazing three course, Italian inspired lunch from raw plant based foods that...


F.A.W.C! Eat Street

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Eat Street. This summer we’re making progressive dinner parties cool again! Your Urban Gourmet experience begins with some seriously good Chardonnay with Winemaker, Tony Bish, in the historic ambience of the old tobacco factory. Then head down the road to F.G. Smith Eatery to share delicious street food...


F.A.W.C! Waste Not, Want Not: Class with Paolo Pancotti

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Waste Not, Want Not: Class with Paolo Pancotti. Join owner and chef from the Molto Italian Kitchen, Paolo Pancotti, as he runs a masterclass for the resourceful. Paolo will demonstrate 3 dishes in this interactive cooking class including whipping up a healthy and taste meal in 10 minutes, how to utilise leftovers and meals for the kids that will...


F.A.W.C! The Underground Reserve: SOLD OUT

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Underground Reserve: SOLD OUT. This is your chance to enjoy an exclusive wine tasting in Elephant Hill’s breathtaking underground barrel cellar. Join winemaker Steve Skinner as we celebrate the release of the 2014 Reserves - and given all signs are indicating that 2014 has followed on from 2013 as an epic Hawke’s Bay...


F.A.W.C! Sin City's Seven Deadly Sins

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sin City's Seven Deadly Sins. Are you a sinner? Set in the forgotten and previously forbidden venue in the depths of Napier’s historic Art Deco Masonic Hotel this unique, out of the box degustation experience is not to be missed. The seven deadly sins sets the scene for this night of mystery. A sumptuous menu by chef Damon...


Celtic Illusion - Witness the Magic

Thursday 10th November 2016
Celtic Illusion - Witness the Magic. From the promoters of the hugely successful The Rhythms of Ireland comes Celtic Illusion. Following sell-out shows all over Australia, Celtic Illusion, the original dance and magical illusion sensation that has been taking Australian audiences by storm, will tour thirteen New Zealand cities this...


F.A.W.C! Judging a Cheese by its Cover: SOLD OUT

Thursday 10th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Judging a Cheese by its Cover: SOLD OUT. A rare opportunity to join Juliet Harbutt, world renowned cheese guru and Black Barn’s Awarding winning winemaker Dave McKee at a “cheese & wine” Masterclass-dinner. Taste some unique and unusual New Zealand artisan cheeses alongside Black Barn’s latest wine releases. Guests will enjoy a...


The Frank Burkitt Band

Thursday 10th November 2016
The Frank Burkitt Band. The Frank Burkitt Band are emerging as one of NZ's finest string bands playing music inspired by a whole range of genres (Americana, jazz, bluegrass, country) but what is best described as 'Acoustic Swing'. Having completed a successful national tour of New Zealand in 2015 they are delighted to...


"Through The Looking Glass" CHB Boulevard Day

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


F.A.W.C! Pipi 'At Home' at home: SOLD OUT

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Pipi 'At Home' at home: SOLD OUT. 11:30am-1:30pm - $120 (includes lunch and book to take home) $150 (includes wine as well) Alexandra Tylee will be letting you into her rambling country home, giving insights into the inspiration and production of her recently published Random House cookbook Pipi ‘At Home’. You will receive a...


F.A.W.C! The Secret World of Chocolate: SOLD OUT

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Secret World of Chocolate: SOLD OUT. Chocolate is a magic medium and one that takes special care and attention. Join us for a workshop with our head baker and chocolate maestro Chris Mirams. Chris will show you some tricks of the trade, give you inside tips on working with chocolate and talk you through a tasting of different types of...


F.A.W.C! Electric Ladyland with Kent Baddeley: SOLD OUT

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Electric Ladyland with Kent Baddeley: SOLD OUT. Owner and chef of Ten Twenty Four, Kent Baddeley, has a reputation for harnessing the goodness of local seafood, meat and seasonal produce to create outstanding fare with unexpected culinary twists. This event will deliver no less, with 5 delectable courses of Hawke’s Bay produce with...


F.A.W.C! Reunion Dinner

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Reunion Dinner. Sean Burns and Head Chef Hayden Esau bring together old Hospo colleagues, Brandon Nash and Dale Gartland, to create a unique food and wine evening with a twist. These guys go way back…Brandon Nash and Sean worked together at Craggy. Brandon left to start his own wine distributor business...


F.A.W.C! The Kiwi OE: SOLD OUT

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! The Kiwi OE: SOLD OUT. Join us as we take you on a jaunt around Europe with the chefs of tomorrow from EIT. In anticipation of their own gastronomical journey to come, our final-year students have designed an eight course degustation menu focusing on the cuisines of Europe but putting their own Kiwi twist on it along the...


F.A.W.C! A Melody of Flavours

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! A Melody of Flavours. Enjoy a glass of wine and finger food on the patio as you take in the stunning Linden Estate, surrounded by rolling hills and vines in the picturesque Esk Valley. Send your taste buds wild as Linden Estate Head Chef Greg Miller cooks up a BBQ storm of succulent seafood and game meats all served up...


F.A.W.C! Green Gastronomy in the Gravels: SOLD OUT

Friday 11th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Green Gastronomy in the Gravels: SOLD OUT. Set in the stunning location of the Stonecroft Winemaker’s House, enjoy an intimate organic food and wine experience with chef Paolo Pancotti and Stonecroft’s winemaker Dermot McCollum. The Winemaker’s House is perched at the top of Roy’s Hill with almost 360 degree views over the Gimblett...


Staples Rodway Challenge

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


Family Fun Day Highlighting Diabetes Awareness Week

Saturday 12th November 2016
Family Fun Day Highlighting Diabetes Awareness Week. Nett proceeds to Diabetes Hawke's Bay - A wide range of activities to keep everyone entertained. Spot Prizes & Giveaways. Waterfront fun run/walk (registration from 8:30am, gold coin donation). 10am - 2pm: - Cooking displays - Health & nutrition displays - Food & drink stalls - Entertainment &...


F.A.W.C! Pork to Fork

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Pork to Fork. The Vogtherr family from Holly Bacon have been pork butchers for more than four generations, and can count over 100 years of bacon and ham curing here in Hawke’s Bay. Every now and then they let a lucky few in to learn their trade secrets and today is your lucky day. Get down and dirty for the...


F.A.W.C! New Zealand Artisan Cheese Market: CANCELLED

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! New Zealand Artisan Cheese Market: CANCELLED. “Cheese – a combination of mans ingenuity and one of Mother Nature’s finest miracles – Milk.” A chance to meet your maker! The New Zealand Artisan Cheese Market is a collection of New Zealand’s smaller cheesemakers who make their cheese by hand, often using milk from their own herds,...


F.A.W.C! School for Big Cheeses

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! School for Big Cheeses. Sign up for a Masterclass with cheese Master Juliet Harbutt to discover how to identify a cheese by its rind or smooth away the excesses of the day with a round of Cheese Tossing or Skittles! If you want to know how to iron a cheese, hold back a brie and taste amazing cheeses, then this is for...


F.A.W.C! Secret Location with Fat Freddy's Drop

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Secret Location with Fat Freddy's Drop. Food-loving troubadours, Fat Freddy’s Drop join Black Barn to take you on an extraordinary secret location lunch. Transport yourself to Lisbon as they re-imagine the food they’ve discovered in the back streets of Barrio Alto but using the freshest and best seasonal produce from Hawke’s Bay. ...


F.A.W.C! Kai Moana at the Park

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Kai Moana at the Park. A casual event celebrating the abundance of goodness we have on offer here in Hawke’s Bay. A team of chefs will be showcasing some tasty seafood dishes and our head winemaker Dan Barker will be on hand to introduce you to Moana Park’s natural, low-sulphite wines. New Zealand Craft Breweries...


F.A.W.C! Sweet, Sinful & Shameless: SOLD OUT

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sweet, Sinful & Shameless: SOLD OUT. NOTHING beats a good dessert wine. Don’t miss this opportunity to savour an enticing flight of stickies selected by master of dessert wine, Peter Gough. You’ll taste wines from both hemispheres and learn about what dessert foods best match your favorite varietals. Share the pleasures in the...


F.A.W.C! A Strawberry Affair

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! A Strawberry Affair. Held in the stunning setting of the award-winning Mangapapa Hotel, this exclusive event pays homage to the ultimate summer delicacy - the humble, yet utterly divine strawberry. An afternoon for romantics or a group of girlfriends, you’ll feel like royalty as you enjoy a champagne laden High Tea...


Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

Saturday 12th November 2016
Hawke's Bay Wine Auction. Forty talented Hawke's Bay winegrowers offering unique wine lots. This is your opportunity to walk away with a parcel of never to be repeated wines. Grab some friends and form a syndicate or it alone in the auction. The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction celebrates 25 years in 2016 with Hawke’s Bay’s...


F.A.W.C! Endemic - An Artisan Collaboration

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Endemic - An Artisan Collaboration. Introducing Endemic - an artisan extravagance of cocktails and canapés dedicated to privileging our precious native flora. Join Gretta Carney (Hapī) & Leanne Culy (Homebase Collections) as they bring together some of Hawke’s Bays most interesting folk for a night of music, art, good times, and...


Seafood Banquet

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


F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes: SOLD OUT

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes: SOLD OUT. The Lodge at Craggy Range is New Zealand’s newest premier winery accommodation located at the iconic Giants Winery in Havelock North. You’re invited to join us for an exclusive event at The Lodge for a memorable dinner under the stars. Start by selecting your own produce from the abundant...


F.A.W.C! Childhood Memories

Saturday 12th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Childhood Memories. Let St Georges Restaurant’s head chef, Francky Godinho, take you on a trip down memory lane, dishing up a delectable five course dinner inspired by childhood memories. Evoke your senses and delight in some old favourites that conjure up memories from your cherished youth. F.A.W.C! Food and Wine...


Kelvin Cruickshank Soul Food

Saturday 12th November 2016
Kelvin Cruickshank Soul Food. By popular demand, NZ Medium Kelvin Cruickshank returns to Napier with Soul Food. Passing on messages from people who have died and are in spirit is what Kelvin was put on earth to do. However, since the incredible success of Sensing Murder, there's been such a great demand from people on this...


Heath Franklin's Chooper In Live From Anzakistan

Saturday 12th November 2016
Heath Franklin's Chooper In Live From Anzakistan. As seen on TV3’s Chopper's Republic of Anzakistan and 7 Days, NZ's biggest selling international comedian is back for one night only in his funniest show yet! After taking over the once great nations of Australia and NZ, rolled them into one, thrown out the bits, Chopper has created the...


F.A.W.C! Paolo’s Kids Cooking Classes

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Paolo’s Kids Cooking Classes. Calling all budding junior cook-stars – here’s your chance to learn from the best. Join award-winning chef and owner of Molto Italian Kitchen, Paolo Pancotti, for a fun, hands-on cooking workshop just for kids. Discover what a fun space the kitchen can be, as you work with Paolo to learn the...


F.A.W.C! Baa Baa Black Sheep Have Ewe Any Wine?

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Baa Baa Black Sheep Have Ewe Any Wine?. Yes sir, Yes sir three barrels full … of great wine matched with amazing local produce. Join the Masters and Dames at Kiwiesque Lodge for a long, lazy alfresco lunch. A variety of dishes focused on the best of spring, including our specialty lamb by chef Terry Lowe. Enjoy a selection of new and...


F.A.W.C! Naturally Amazing High Tea

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Naturally Amazing High Tea. Ever wondered how to make delicious treats that are also good for you? The talented team at Farmhouse Kitchen are collaborating with a BePure Nutritionist to bring you and fun, hands-on afternoon. Learn how to create an indulgent High Tea featuring treats that are both gluten free and sugar free-...


F.A.W.C! “Hello Summer!” Garden Lunch: SOLD OUT

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! “Hello Summer!” Garden Lunch: SOLD OUT. "Hello Summer!" is a celebration of the gloriousness of Summer*. The sun is shining, the food is fresh and bountiful. Ditch your homespun winter woolies, put on your favourite frock or summer chinos and join us in Mission Estate’s magical garden setting. This four course lunch will celebrate...


F.A.W.C! Pranzare with Pask & Michael Van de Elzen

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Pranzare with Pask & Michael Van de Elzen. Acclaimed chef Michael Van de Elzen has designed a long, leisurely Italian-style lunch for those who like the finer things in life. Dine al fresco in the beautiful grounds of The Old Church, with Pask Winery winemaker Kate Radburnd on hand to talk you through the wine matches as the team from...


F.A.W.C! Sunday Worship

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Sunday Worship. Head chef Ashley Jones serves up a heavenly selection of fresh seasonal produce matched with Elephant Hill’s renowned wines. With a sensational setting overlooking the vines, the ocean and the Kidnapper Cliffs, this is the ultimate altar of happiness. Stroll around the food stations and savour...


F.A.W.C! Llaneros Bravos with B.A.D.

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Llaneros Bravos with B.A.D.. Hitch up your burro and ride into Deliciosa for an afternoon of Venezuelan arepas in the grandest tradition. Match your choice with a selection of local beers chosen especially for the occasion by B.A.D. with an accompanying soundtrack of Latin beats from the extensive collection of DJ Ben Wright....


F.A.W.C! Summer Tapas in San Sebastien: SOLD OUT

Sunday 13th November 2016
F.A.W.C! Summer Tapas in San Sebastien: SOLD OUT. Known for its plethora of Michelin-starred restaurants, Spain’s San Sebastien region is a food-lovers slice of heaven. To save you the long flight, Mister D is bringing Spain direct to you. Feast on a variety of intriguing, tasty tapas and imbibe a selection of Spanish wines as guitarist David...


The Nutcracker - Imperial Russian Ballet Company

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


Smoke and Mirrors

Friday 18th November 2016
Smoke and Mirrors. Smoke & Mirrors Live At the Sideline Bar! Smoke & Mirrors are a 4 piece rock band playing classic tunes from the 70's to today. With many years of combined experience and the heart and soul to do it this band is a must see! Let Mikey and the Boys get your party pumping! See you at the Sideline!


Fawlty Towers Show and Dinner

Saturday 19th November 2016
Fawlty Towers Show and Dinner. Back by popular demand...prepare yourself to be amused and abused. Includes a 3-course set menu and live entertainment. Please let us know if your group books separately so we can seat you together.


Tiki Taane: One Man Band

Saturday 19th November 2016
Tiki Taane: One Man Band. The musical activist brings his powerful one-man band show to the Black Barn Market Round for one night only. Renowned as much for his powerful, headlining live performances as he is for the anthems he writes and produces, Tiki’s extraordinary ability to rock the mic as both a gifted...


Dirty Disco Party

Saturday 19th November 2016
Dirty Disco Party. The Cabana Dirty Disco Party with DJ RAB including hits by: Prince, Bee Gees, Sly and The Family Stone, Earth Wind and Fire, Sister Sledge, Poniter Sisters, Commodores, Osibisa and More. $50 bar tabs for best dressed male and female. Get ya dance on!


Peak Trail Blazer

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


Taikura Fete 2016

Sunday 20th November 2016
Taikura Fete 2016. Experience the atmosphere and excitement of Hawkes Bay’s most colourful and unique fête. With over 50 extra-ordinary stalls, find a treat for yourself and your family amidst the fabulous atmosphere of Taikura Fête, incorporating: - Real food market - savour fresh wholesome local food and...


The Lady Killers

Sunday 20th November 2016
The Lady Killers. Having just marked 10 years singing up a storm together with a sell-out concert series around Auckland, The Lady Killers are continuing the celebrations with a select number of North Island dates starting early June. The Lady Killers sing Queen, The Beach Boys, Neil Finn, Meghan Trainor, Dolly...


The Pipes & Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards: CANCELLED

Sunday 20th November 2016
The Pipes & Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards: CANCELLED. It is with disappointment that the promoters of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards tour of New Zealand announce that it will not be going ahead as scheduled. "Unexpected organisational changes within their UK administration have greatly affected the NZ dates of the Pipes and Drums of The Royal Scots...


An Evening with Vidal Wines

Wednesday 23rd November 2016
An Evening with Vidal Wines. Join us for a night to remember with winemaker Hugh Crichton at Emporium Eatery and Bar. The evening begins at 6pm with canapes and samples from the Vidal Reserve range. A three-course dinner follows at 7pm with food matched to newly released Vidal Legacy wines. And then finish the evening off...


The ABBA Show

Wednesday 23rd November 2016
The ABBA Show. Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute – The ABBA Show – is coming to town! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring 2.5 hours of live musical...


One Stop Christmas Gift Market

Saturday 26th November 2016
This is the first Market to be held at Summerset in the Orchard. Along with our resident stalls, we have an exciting varied range of product supplied by local businesses. Such as, books & gifts direct, Trade Aid Shop (Havelock North), woodwork, toys & homeware, natural soaps, lotions & candles,...


Inner Bubble

Saturday 26th November 2016
Inner Bubble. From sunset to sunrise, it's a music festival you won't want to miss...kick start the summer in a massive way, pitch up your tent and enjoy the amazing collaborations of artists we have for you. With over 14 hours of non-stop music, bringing you the best in Electronic / DnB / Rap / Hip Hop /...


Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Saturday 26th November 2016
Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. Celebrate the end of year with a fabulous Christmas 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...


Waihua Christmas Fete

Sunday 27th November 2016
Waihua Christmas Fete. Be enticed into your Christmas shopping in the beautiful, relaxed surroundings of Waihua Station homestead gardens. Enjoy a whitebait fritter and a glass of wine with friends; peruse the superb array of artisan wares, food, and beverages; and be sure to stop and smell the roses. Gather the family,...


Do You Wanna Dance With Mike Savage & Wild Horses

Sunday 27th November 2016
Do You Wanna Dance With Mike Savage & Wild Horses. Come along and enjoy an evening of music and dance from invited guests. A lovely evening enjoyed by all ages at the Napier RSA.


The Christmas Shoppe

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


Mitre 10 - Ladies Night

Wednesday 30th November 2016
Mitre 10 - Ladies Night. Come along to this year's Ladies Night and enjoy cooking demonstrations with celebrity Chef Annabelle White, DIY clinics, lots of exhibitors showcasing DIY products, Health, Beauty & Recreation. There's loads of activities, games and spot prizes. Annabelle will be cooking up a storm with some...


The Troggs

Wednesday 30th November 2016
The Troggs. Sixties Giants the Troggs to Tour NZ In November / December On the 50th anniversary of Wild Thing All their Greatest Hits Live in Concert including Wild Thing, With A Girl Like You, I Can't Control Myself, Love Is all Around and many more. The Troggs are British Beat Legends. With those immortal...


The Feelers

Thursday 1st December 2016
The Feelers. With 5 #1 albums, 250,000 albums sold & 20 top 20 singles the feelers are without a doubt New Zealand’s band of the people, the soundtrack to New Zealand Summer. No matter which metric you use, The Feelers debut album Supersystem can only be described as a stone cold Kiwi classic. Unleashed in...


Grease

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


Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival

Friday 2nd December 2016
Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival. Sanctuary Sounds is a music oriented Not-For-Profit initiative which holds music workshops, festivals and alternative events in Central Hawke's Bay. It is sited on a 2.02ha property at Pukehou. Join us for a truly grass roots festival in rural NZ! Featuring: - Brendon Thomas & the Vibes...


Bring Your Party to The Christmas Party 2016

Friday 2nd December 2016
Bring Your Party to The Christmas Party 2016. Bring your party to "The Christmas Party" at No.5 Cafe & Larder. Festive decorations, great buffet, and a fantastic band. Treat yourself, your friends, or your staff/colleagues to an excellent night out at No.5. Doors open from 6:00pm. Each Group / Table will be invited one by one to the...


Verdant Blue

Friday 2nd December 2016
Verdant Blue. Check out Verdant Blue live at the sideline Friday night! Verdant Blue is rated R for ridicoulously amazing! They have been together for more than 10 years. Playing a wide variety of music including top rock hits from the 70’s 80’s 90’s and today. A band that knows how to get you off your...


Fawlty Towers Show and Dinner: SOLD OUT

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


Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

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


Waipukurau Christmas At the Races

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


Operatunity's 15th Anniversary Gala

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


Devilskin New Zealand Tour 2016/17

Friday 9th December 2016
Devilskin New Zealand Tour 2016/17. Devilskin + City of Souls + Special Guest. Devilskin will tour their explosive live set throughout New Zealand this summer from December 8 - January 21st. The tour, presented by The Rock will support Devilskin’s third album, and second studio release, "Be Like The River". Devilskin will play...


Marley - NZ All-Stars

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


Christmas At Masonic

Friday 16th December 2016
Christmas At Masonic. Don't miss the party of the year. We’ll provide the festive atmosphere; arrival drink, 3 course buffet style feast, along with famous covers band Groove Foundation, to dance the night away. You just need to come dressed for a party and bring your friends or work colleagues. Mix and mingle with...


Handel's Messiah - Napier Civic Choir

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


Summer Sessions

Saturday 17th December 2016
Summer Sessions. Professor Dynamite & The Banditos with Willie D and Margot on the vocals and Guitar on Saturday with Akina Vinyl Apprec, Society. Ian Munro on Sunday. 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...


Cox Partners Hawkes Bay Christmas At the Park

Saturday 17th December 2016
Cox Partners Hawkes Bay Christmas At the Park. Family-friendly Christmas event, featuring nationally recognised bands, local bands, free face painting, free confidence course and fairground rides (fee applies for fairground).


Vivaldi & Bach - An Orchestral Concert by Napier Civic Choir

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


Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Tuesday 27th December 2016
Black Barn OpenAir Cinema. Media Release. Black Barn OpenAir Cinema - A Festival of Film under the Stars. Hawke’s Bay is in full planning mode for its 13th OpenAir Cinema season starting on December 27th 2016 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. For the first time this year, it will dedicate an entire screening...


Road to Rhythm Hawke's Bay - Netsky, S.p.y & Trei

Wednesday 28th December 2016
Road to Rhythm Hawke's Bay - Netsky, S.p.y & Trei. You on the Road to Rhythm? You may want to pay a visit to Hawkes Bay on your way up to Gisborne as we have a little surprise for you. After hosting dance music legends Pendulum in 2015, Etiquette + Rhythm and Vines are bringing 'Road to Rhythm' back to Hawke's Bay! This year we have secured...


Shapeshifter with Ladi6, Sunshine Sound System & The Upbeats

Thursday 29th December 2016
Shapeshifter with Ladi6, Sunshine Sound System & The Upbeats. Shapeshifter is set to take new album Stars on the road this summer, announcing a series of outdoor concerts throughout the country this December. Playing Petone Beach, Napier and Riwaka, Shapeshifter will send you into the new year the best way they know how - bringing their stadium-sized sound,...


Interislander Summer Festival Hastings Races

Sunday 1st January 2017
Interislander Summer Festival Hastings Races. Interislander Summer Festival race days are renowned for being the perfect place to relax. Swap your high heels and suits for shorts and jandals, gather the kids and come along. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, everything is organised for you. All you need to do is pack your...


Blackcaps vs Bangladesh 1st ANZ T20

Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Blackcaps vs Bangladesh 1st ANZ T20. There is nothing quite like the involved experience that is International Cricket. At its heart, it is a day of drama where being in the crowd is as important to the game as the players on the field itself. Grab your friends and family to experience the stadium summer buzz, the costumes, that dad...


North Island Colgate Games 2017

Friday 6th January 2017
North Island Colgate Games 2017. The Colgate Games are a fantastic event within Children's Athletics. It has been run by New Zealand Children's Athletic Association for over 30 years and a great opportunity for athletes to try their skills against other athletes throughout the North Island and sometimes even the South Island....


Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2017

Saturday 21st January 2017
Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2017. Eight Wineries in the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawke's Bay, are once again coming together to run the Third Annual Bridge Pa Wine Festival. All wineries will be connected by Hop On/Hop Off Buses throughout the day, allowing attendees to visit multiple wineries and enjoy a wide range of...


Fly My Pretties National Tour

Saturday 21st January 2017
Fly My Pretties National Tour. After 12 years of incredible collaborative performances, Kiwi icons Fly My Pretties are hitting the road this summer, with a brand new album, playing in some of New Zealand’s most stunning outdoor venues. Following a recent run of nine intimate sold-out shows to record the new album String...


Blackcaps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI

Thursday 2nd February 2017
Blackcaps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI. There is nothing quite like the involved experience that is International Cricket. At its heart, it is a day of drama where being in the crowd is as important to the game as the players on the field itself. Grab your friends and family to experience the stadium summer buzz, the costumes, that dad...


European Food Fair

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


Beer Day Out

Sunday 5th February 2017
Beer Day Out. An awesome Beer Day Out - over 20 taps of beer from: - Mata Beer - Fat Monk Brewing - Brewery to follow... Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while sipping away on some of some great NZ craft beers in the vines. We've booked Ian Munro, international class live...


Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

Sunday 12th February 2017
Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy. It's a week of firsts for Jimmy Barnes. Not only is the Australian rock icon releasing his first ever book, he’s also announcing his first ever ‘spoken word’ tour throughout New Zealand in February 2017. Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories and Songs will see Jimmy leaving behind the...


Napier Port Ocean Swim 2017

Saturday 18th February 2017
Napier Port Ocean Swim 2017. The 7th annual Napier Port Ocean swim takes place at Perfume Point. There are swim distances for everyone - 200m Kids Race, 300m, 1000m, and 2.5km - teams and individual events. All swims are no more than 200m offshore in the sheltered Ahuriri Beach area. Plenty of parking and affordable entry...


21st Flying Fifteen World Championship (Inc NZ Nationals)

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


Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival. Celebrating Excellence. Te Matatini is a significant cultural festival and the pinnacle event for Māori performing arts. Held every two years, it is one of the most highly anticipated events for performers, their whānau and the mass of passionate Kapa Haka fans throughout the world. The...


Blackcaps vs South Africa 4th ANZ ODI

Wednesday 1st March 2017
Blackcaps vs South Africa 4th ANZ ODI. There is nothing quite like the involved experience that is International Cricket. At its heart, it is a day of drama where being in the crowd is as important to the game as the players on the field itself. Grab your friends and family to experience the stadium summer buzz, the costumes, that dad...


Horse of The Year

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


Lifting the Blues Concert

Friday 10th March 2017
Lifting the Blues Concert. Back by popular demand, Ben Waters will be performing over two nights at the Brain Injury Association (HB) Inc annual "Lifting the Blues" Charity Concert. Jools Holland described Ben as being one of his favourite pianists of all time. Ben is proud to count many of the legends of boogie-woogie...


Triple Peaks Challenge 2017

Saturday 11th March 2017
Triple Peaks Challenge 2017. Triple Peaks Challenge is one of New Zealand’s most picturesque adventure runs or rides. 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...


The Man Expo: CANCELLED

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


NZ National Finals Rodeo

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


Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show

Saturday 25th March 2017
Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show. The Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show is a “must attend” event celebrating all aspects of edible gardens 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...


GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race

Friday 31st March 2017
GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race. The GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race is The Official New Zealand Secondary School Adventure Racing Championships and the New Zealand Youth Adventure Challenge. It is an authentic adventure race with the core disciplines consisting of mountain biking, walking, running and navigation and may include...


Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2017

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


Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards Dinner

Thursday 6th April 2017
Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards Dinner. The Hawke’s Bay A&P Society and Napier Port are delighted to bring you the Napier Port Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards. This event brings together a range of awards and competitions that recognise excellence in the primary sector. So join us for this journey; whether you are an aspiring...


Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique

Sunday 7th May 2017
Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique. “The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet.” The most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky’s spectacular score masterpiece. From the moonlit lake where elegant swans silently glide to the magnificent opulence of the palace...


Air New Zealand Hawkes Bay Marathon

Saturday 13th May 2017
Air New Zealand Hawkes Bay Marathon. Run away to the Hawke's 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, quiet country roads - all finishing at the impressive Sileni...


Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017

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


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