What's on in Hawke's Bay

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

Magpie Market @ Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Saturday 4th July 2015
Magpie Market @ Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts. The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held at the Meeanee Hall, Napier on the first Saturday of every month is an event not to be missed. This regular monthly market is mostly indoors, providing something interesting for everyone. Besides the numerous interesting craft and collectibles stalls...


Liam Farris

Saturday 4th July 2015
Liam Farris. Enjoy a lazy Saturday afternoon under the amazing Jacaranda trees while listening to Napier local Liam Farris.


Kiribati Day

Saturday 4th July 2015
Kiribati Day. Open Late Kiribati Day Join us and the Kiribati community to celebrate Kiribati culture We will be opening the exhibition late for songs, dancing and games and of course the exhibition ‘Tungaru’. Great fun for families and people of all ages, hope to see you there. PS. Thanks to the Kooba...


Youth Fusion: Flaxmere Performing Arts Troupe

Saturday 4th July 2015
Youth Fusion: Flaxmere Performing Arts Troupe. Join the Flaxmere Youth Performing Arts troupe for their first ever public performance, under the direction of teacher Kristyl Neho. Featuring song, dance, and acting from some of Flaxmere’s brightest young stars.


CKNZ - Return of Legends

Saturday 4th July 2015
CKNZ - Return of Legends. Following up from last years historic event we are bringing the big show back to Hawke's Bay with Return of Legends. This is set to be the biggest combat event ever held in Hawke's Bay with an international fight night filled with MMA, Kickboxing and more entertainment then you can...


Declaring Our Independence

Saturday 4th July 2015
Declaring Our Independence. Team Kill, Heterodox, Amachine, DarkWater + special guests Hell yes! July marks the 1st birthday of Caveman Events, and to celebrate we're doing what we do best…hitting the road with some of the best bands in the country, and bringing the party to your place! We're taking some of the...


Sunday Market

Sunday 5th July 2015
Every Sunday, wide range of items and excellent food.


Mid-Winter Christmas Market

Sunday 5th July 2015
Mid-Winter Christmas Market. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market is celebrating winter with a Mid-Winter Christmas Market. Have a jolly time while enjoying product giveaways, competitions and stallholder discounts. Discover what produce and products the Market has over during winter. There is live music and fun for all ages.


Otane Market

Sunday 5th July 2015
Otane Market. The Otane Market is open every Sunday from 9am - 1pm. Just a quick turn off State Highway 2 at Otane and you'll find a gorgeous country market with a little something for everyone. Come and check out our wide variety of stalls – fruit, vegetables, organics, jewellery, children’s clothing and...


Acoustic Music with Eilish Rose

Sunday 5th July 2015
Acoustic Music with Eilish Rose. What is better than spending a beautiful day listening to a talented young lady fill the air with amazing sounds. Eilish will be playing in the Garden bar this Sunday, (weather permitting) but if its to chilly out then will bring the good tunes inside where its warm and cozy.


David Briggs

Sunday 5th July 2015
David Briggs. David Briggs is an internationally renowned organist whose performances are acclaimed for their musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. With an extensive repertoire spanning five centuries, he is known across the globe for his brilliant organ transcriptions...


Darren Watson & Matt Langley - Shoot Your Television Tour

Sunday 5th July 2015
Darren Watson & Matt Langley - Shoot Your Television Tour. Wellington blues musician Darren Watson and Dunedin alt-folk/country troubadour Matt Langley are teaming up to encourage people to 'shoot their televisions', get their thumbs off their smart phones, and check out some of New Zealand's finest original music live in concert this winter. Darren...


Creative Kids School Holiday Programme

Monday 6th July 2015
Creative Kids School Holiday Programme. Creative Kids School Holiday Programme -(First week 6-10 July) Perfect place for your creative child, we run different projects each day suitable for boys and girls 8-13 (7 year olds are ok for some days) Monday - Create with Fimo Tuesday - Pin boards and Stationary Wednesday - Nail it and Candle...


Quiz for Dummies

Monday 6th July 2015
Quiz for Dummies. Up for a laugh? Come and join our Monday Quiz for Dummies. A bit more relaxed than our Wednesday Quiz, a great one to come to if you want a laugh. Come in between 4-7pm for our $15 Butter Chicken served with rice and flat bread.


Aquarium School Holiday Programmes

Tuesday 7th July 2015
Aquarium School Holiday Programmes. July Holidays at the National Aquarium! Week 1: Daring Divers - 7, 8 and 9 July Learn diver’s sign language, play deep sea themed games, explore real scuba gear and find out what divers encounter under the sea! Week 2: Penguin Party! – 14, 15 and 16 April Meet Dora, our littlest Little...


Holiday Programme - Animal Antics Movie Day

Tuesday 7th July 2015
Holiday Programme - Animal Antics Movie Day. Hastings Library School Holiday Programme - Animal Antics Movie Day. Join us for two different animated animal movies. The movies begin at 10am and 1pm. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes...


Holiday Programme - Wacky Day

Tuesday 7th July 2015
Holiday Programme - Wacky Day. Havelock North Library School Holiday Programme - Wacky Day. Come dressed in a wonderfully wacky way, enjoy wacky stories and make a wonderfully wacky wearable arts doll. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events...


The Choir of Christ College, Cambridge, UK

Tuesday 7th July 2015
The Choir of Christ College, Cambridge, UK. The Choir's raison d'etre is, as it has always been, to sing services in the College Chapel. Choral Evensong is sung on Thursday and Sunday Evenings during Full Term, and Choral Eucharist services take place on a less frequent basis. More generally, the Choir makes an important contribution to...


Fairy School with Fairy Rosebud

Wednesday 8th July 2015
Fairy School with Fairy Rosebud. Fantastic fairy fun best suited to children under ten Join Fairy Rosebud in an enchanting world of creation and imagination Register your interest at admin@napierinthecity.co.nz


The Addams Family

Wednesday 8th July 2015
A theatre restaurant show with coffee and meal nights. Based on the hit TV series The Addams Family. A show filled with adult huumour but also suitable for families. Awesome music and a laugh a minute. Meet the oddballs- Morticia, Gomez, Lurch and Wednesday.


Wednesday Night Quiz

Wednesday 8th July 2015
Wednesday Night Quiz. For the more serious quizzers, pop on down to our Wednesday Night Quiz. Make sure you get in early to grab a seat as they fill up fast. if you get in between 4-7pm we have our delicious $15 Pork Schnitzel served with fries and your choice of steamed vege and white sauce or salad.


Parabola West Winter Warm-Up Tour

Wednesday 8th July 2015
Parabola West Winter Warm-Up Tour.


Holiday Programme - Magic with Wardini

Thursday 9th July 2015
Holiday Programme - Magic with Wardini. Hastings Library School Holiday Programme - Magic with Wardini. Our friend The Great Wardini is back to entertain us with his fantastic magic tricks. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which...


Holiday Programme - Nature Activities

Thursday 9th July 2015
Holiday Programme - Nature Activities. Flaxmere Library School Holiday Programme - Join Linda from the Kiwi Conservation Club for Nature Activites. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our promotional material.


Magpies vs Wairarapa Bush

Thursday 9th July 2015
Magpies vs Wairarapa Bush. The first defence of the season and during the school holidays with timings for families to enjoy. The Magpies won’t have any Super Rugby players so will be represented largely by contracted Magpie players and others who have excelled during the club rugby season. What an awesome opportunity for...


Acoustic Music with Neil

Thursday 9th July 2015
Acoustic Music with Neil.


Holiday Programme - Baaaarilliant Movie Screenings

Friday 10th July 2015
Holiday Programme - Baaaarilliant Movie Screenings. Flaxmere Library School Holiday Programme - Baaaarilliant Movie Screenings! Get a flock of friends together, dress in your fleecy PJs and snuggle down for some lambtastic film fun! NB: There are two different movies - beginning at 10am and 11:30am. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a...


Holiday Programme - Wonderful Wacky Creatures

Friday 10th July 2015
Holiday Programme - Wonderful Wacky Creatures. Havelock North Library School Holiday Programme - Wonderful Wacky Creatures. Enjoy stories about wacky creatures and make your own wonderfully wacky creature puppet. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and...


Music with Mark Hagen

Friday 10th July 2015
Music with Mark Hagen. Live Music with Mark Hagan in the lounge


Verdant Blue

Friday 10th July 2015
Verdant Blue. Check out Verdant Blue live at the sideline! 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 seat!


The Rude Boys - Riddim Haffe Rule

Friday 10th July 2015
The Rude Boys - Riddim Haffe Rule. Hawkes Bay's top reggae band - The Rude Boyz - fresh off their supporting act slot with NZ leading reggae band Katchafire in Napier two weeks ago - are bringing the reggae roots back to Hastings. They are performing for the first time at Hastings' premier music venue and pub The Horse and Hound....


Takapau Community Market

Saturday 11th July 2015
Takapau Cafe - come for coffee or hot chocolate and a toasted sandwich, Maori Bread and more... Crystals, Dream Catchers, Readings. Plants for your garden, Wood Art, Knitwear, Jewellery, Toys, Linen, and Lots of new and used items not mentioned. Never too early to start Christmas Shopping or treat...


Acoustics with Mark Hagen

Saturday 11th July 2015
Acoustics with Mark Hagen. Come on down to The Brazen Head this Saturday from 2pm till 5pm and enjoy the sweet sounds from Mark Hagen, and don't be surprised if he gets you to sing along.


Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge

Sunday 12th July 2015
Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge. The Norsewood and Takapau Lions club in conjunction with Sport Hawke’s Bay are pleased to annouce that the 10th annual Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge will be held on Sunday 12th of July 2015. Enjoy a fun, family and friends event along scenic country roads. Starting from the historic...


Te Mana O Te Moana - Pacific Voyagers

Sunday 12th July 2015
Te Mana o te Moana - The Pacific Voyagers' Peoples of the Pacific have a deep connection to the land, the ocean and the environment. There is no distinction between the environment and culture – both are one and the same. The moana connects whanau across the Pacific and for thousands of years...


The Wiggles Rock & Roll Preschool Tour

Monday 13th July 2015
The Wiggles Rock & Roll Preschool Tour. Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon have declared the Rock & Roll Preschool is open now and the lesson for today is to have some fun! The Rock & Roll Preschool tour will be in New Zealand in July of this year and will feature songs from their new Rock & Roll Preschool CD and DVD. You'll shake to...


Affetto: Femme Fatale

Monday 13th July 2015
Affetto: Femme Fatale. Affetto tours NZ 2015 with 2 stylish & sensuous programmes: 'A play upon words' and 'Femme Fatale' - come and be transported to another era! A Play Upon Words: Whakatane Sun 5 July 2pm Rotorua Mon 6 July 7.30 Hutt Valley Wed 8 July 7.30 Blenheim Fri 10 July 6pm Motueka Sat 11 July 7.30 Femme...


Holiday Programme - String Bean Puppet Show

Wednesday 15th July 2015
Holiday Programme - String Bean Puppet Show. Havelock North Library School Holiday Programme - String Bean Puppet Show. Thanks to E.C.READ'N the ever-popular Anna Bailey is back! This time she brings us her String Bean Puppet Show! All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video...


Holiday Programme - String Bean Puppet Show

Wednesday 15th July 2015
Holiday Programme - String Bean Puppet Show. Hastings Library School Holiday Programme - String Bean Puppet Show. Thanks to E.C.READ'N the ever-popular Anna Bailey is back! This time she brings us her String Bean Puppet Show! All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings...


Holiday Programme - String Bean Puppet Show

Wednesday 15th July 2015
Holiday Programme - String Bean Puppet Show. Flaxmere Library School Holiday Programme - String Bean Puppet Show. Thanks to E.C.READ'N the ever-popular Anna Bailey is back! This time she brings us her String Bean Puppet Show! All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings...


Lads On The Raz

Wednesday 15th July 2015
Lads On The Raz. ROIDZ r going on bloody tour! This is the first Roidz show out of Auckland and fitting that it is on the legendary napier stage of The Cabana! With support from gr8 local acts: Moral Turpentine: Gritty grotty hardcore punk to wash u clean of ur sins and ur self-respect Queens of Beauty School:...


Holiday Programme - Cartoon Critters

Thursday 16th July 2015
Holiday Programme - Cartoon Critters. Flaxmere Library School Holiday Programme - Cartoon Critters. Learn how to draw animals with attitude with Otavio Lambert. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in our...


3 Mad Fiddlers... and the Odd Singer

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


Fruitfed Supplies Raceday

Thursday 16th July 2015
Fruitfed Supplies Raceday. General Admission: Free Members Stand: Free Gates Open: 10.30am First Race: TBC Track: TBC Come on down and celebrate the final raceday of the 2014 - 2015 season in style! Free admission into the grounds and the members stand. We can cater a package with beverages and or food for groups of any...


Magpies vs Horowhenua Kapiti

Thursday 16th July 2015
Magpies vs Horowhenua Kapiti. Should the Magpies see off Wairarapa Bush the next foe are the lads from the Kapiti coast. Again the Magpies may be effected by the availability of Super Rugby players, Maori All Black and Barbarian representatives. Horowhenua-Kapiti had a good 2014 reaching the semifinals of the Meads Cup so will...


A Spit And Polish

Friday 17th July 2015
A Spit And  Polish. There is nothing like stepping out in shiny new shoes! But if your shoes just aren’t up to it, then pop in to Overland Footwear for a shoeshine! Overland Footwear, 156 Emerson Street. Open 9am – 5pm each day. Donation towards the Nepal Earthquake.


Friends of the Libraries Book Sale

Friday 17th July 2015
Friends of the Libraries Book Sale. Announcing the Friends of the Libraries Book Sale. Grab some book bargains and support your libraries! Books from only 50 cents. Magazines from only 10 cents.


Holiday Programme - Interactive Storytime

Friday 17th July 2015
Holiday Programme - Interactive Storytime. Hastings Library School Holiday Programme - Interactive Storytime. Join us for a fun interactive animal storytime. Make your own mask to take home. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may...


Take A New Look At Deco - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Friday 17th July 2015
Take A New Look At Deco - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Learn about the Art Deco movement in this 20 minute talk from one our volunteer guides, followed by a screening of The Day That Changed the Bay movie. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am, $5 donation at the door includes tea and coffee.


Holiday Programme - Peter the Wacky Wizard

Friday 17th July 2015
Holiday Programme - Peter the Wacky Wizard. Havelock North Library School Holiday Programme - Peter the Wacky Wizard. We welcome back Peter the Wacky Wizard with lots of wonderful wacky magic! All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The library may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which...


Silver Screen Time - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Friday 17th July 2015
Silver Screen Time - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Come in the warmth of the Art Deco Centre and take a seat in our theatre to watch silver screen legends from the past. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3.30pm, $5 donation at the door includes tea and coffee.


Hawke's Bay Toyota Deco Winter Weekend

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


Grand Anniversary Ball - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Friday 17th July 2015
Grand Anniversary Ball - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. It’s time to celebrate! The Art Deco Trust is in its 30th Year so let’s put on our dancing shoes and make a night of it! The official opening of the Winter Weekend will be held at the Napier War Memorial with music by the popular Jazz band the Dave Atkin Group. Complimentary drink on arrival,...


Racing EP Tour

Friday 17th July 2015
Racing EP Tour. After rave reviews for their debut EP, Racing is gearing up for their second national tour through Whanganui, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington and Auckland. For those who are still yet to see Racing live, you are in for a genuine full 40 oz. Racing’s live show is as equally punishing as it is...


O4 Awesome

Friday 17th July 2015
O4 Awesome. O for Awesome is a covers band from Tauranga NZ they play a wide variety of music but all with some traditional reggae roots strongly planted in the ground. Each member has had experience in the industry for 10 to 20 years and boy do they know how to play. This is a band you cant describe but have...


Brunch With MTG Hawke's Bay - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Saturday 18th July 2015
Brunch With MTG Hawke's Bay - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Enjoy a cooked English or continental breakfast while Emma Keong from the MTG Hawke’s Bay catapults you back in time to hear personal stories and memoirs from locals who lived to tell the tale of the 1931 earthquake in Napier.


Become A Star Snow Day

Saturday 18th July 2015
Become A Star Snow Day. A Snow Park is coming to the Civic Square, outside the Library in Hastings. Truckloads of snow will be dumped in a massive igloo - come on down for a play in the snow and enjoy this free event. On Stage - final of Star Talent, with local contestants plus MC rap artist Tipene and featuring ...


Costumes And Cars Parade - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Saturday 18th July 2015
Costumes And Cars Parade - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Dress to impress! Wrap up and dress up in winter deco and parade down Emerson Street to finish at the Market Street common area. Dancing on the stage by Born to Move Deco Dancers! You will be followed by some of the Hawke’s Bay Vintage Car Club’s magnificent cars who will offer rides to for...


Napier Mail Vintage Railcar Shuttles - HB Toyota Winter Deco

Saturday 18th July 2015
Napier Mail Vintage Railcar Shuttles - HB Toyota Winter Deco. This beautiful railcar which entered NZ service in 1938 will take you on a trip down memory lane on this run to Hastings and back. Departs the old railway station behind the Senior Citizens Assn. Munroe Street, Napier. Tickets $25 Adults and $20 children U12.


Hot Toddy At The County - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Saturday 18th July 2015
Hot Toddy At The County - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Warm up with a hot toddy after the Costumes and Cars parade at the intimate snug bar of the County Hotel. Your hot toddy will be served with a trio of finger cheese toasties.


Dry River 30th Anniversary Dinner

Saturday 18th July 2015
Dry River 30th Anniversary Dinner. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed wines, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is hosting a very special wine weekend with Dry River! Join winemaker and host Wilco Lam for a superb dinner, where wine matches will include the celebration 2013 Dry River Estate...


Movie Magic Dinner - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Saturday 18th July 2015
Movie Magic Dinner - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Live out your dream of being a star of the silver screen! Dress as your 1930s idol and enjoy a delicious two course meal at Charlies Art Deco Restaurant. There will be a prize for the best dressed of the evening! Cash bar, no BYO.


Stevie Tonks

Saturday 18th July 2015
Stevie Tonks. You saw him on X factor now see him live for the first time in Hawkes bay.


The Royal Flush Casino Night - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Saturday 18th July 2015
The Royal Flush Casino Night - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Step behind closed doors into the world of glamorous gambling and fun of the Roaring 20s era. Your ticket will include canapés, finger food and ‘money’ for gambling.


Elvis: One Night With You - The Studio Sessions

Saturday 18th July 2015
Elvis:  One Night With You - The Studio Sessions. Witness the earth-shaking impact of one man's journey from the floor of a Memphis recording studio to the make-or-break glare of the '68 Comeback Special. Grab a ringside seat among the bright lights of Vegas, and a privileged perspective on the poignant final studio sessions at Graceland on...


Saturday Night After Party - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Saturday 18th July 2015
Saturday Night After Party - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Turn it up as the lights go down! It’s Saturday and the night is young! Come along and join the party at Napier’s newest bar, Monica Loves. It is a great chance to meet up with friends who have been to different events over the evening. Free for all to join in and enjoy some Deco entertainment...


Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series

Sunday 19th July 2015
Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series. Stay in the Bay. Play in the Bay. Fun in the Sun in Winter. The winter months are when most of the world hibernates. But not here in Hawke’s Bay. In Hawke’s Bay, winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun – just like the summer sun only a little cooler. The Hawke’s Bay Trail Run...


Sing-along Brunch - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 19th July 2015
Sing-along Brunch - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Enjoy an a-la-carte breakfast and sing along with the piano to tunes from a bygone era. Choose from the cooked English breakfast or continental selection.


Cyclocross Hawke's Bay Round 3

Sunday 19th July 2015
Cyclocross Hawke's Bay Round 3. Cyclocross Hawke's Bay invite you to come and have some muddy fun this winter in our 5 race series. We have 3 categories: -A grade (riders who like riding fast), -B grade (riders who like having fun) -Future Stars Kids grade (open to any child with a bike, and Free Entry). Its a great...


Behind The Scenes Tour - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 19th July 2015
Behind The Scenes Tour - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Take a behind the scenes tour of Napier’s Municipal Theatre. Start the tour outside the Municipal Theatre with an Art Deco Trust guide telling the tale of the rebuild after the 1931 earthquake, then head indoors where Municipal Theatre staff will take you on a tour of this majestic building...


Hot Roast Railcar Lunch - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 19th July 2015
Hot Roast Railcar Lunch - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Enjoy a scenic trip on the vintage railcar RM31 as it takes you from Napier to Hastings then makes its way back to West Quay in Ahuriri for a delicious lunch. A hot roast with all the trimmings will be served at The Gintrap. Sunday 19 July, depart Napier Station behind Senior Citizens Assoc....


Auto Ramble - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 19th July 2015
Auto Ramble - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. A fun town and around car run plus challenges to test your observation skills. This run will finish with a Show and Shine and charity rides at the Sound Shell. A cuppa, prize giving and extra treat for participants will be held at the Art Deco Centre Treatre. Sunday 19 July, 12.30pm at the Car...


East Pier Hotel Knees Up - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 19th July 2015
East Pier Hotel Knees Up - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. It’s knees up Mother Brown time! Get ready for an afternoon full of fun and frivolity. Enjoy an afternoon tea followed by fantastic fun and dancing to some old time tunes performed by local sensations, The Flukes. The wonderful Born to Move Deco Dancers will be on hand to get the party started. ...


High Tea - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 19th July 2015
High Tea - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Ladies and Gents, it’s High Tea time at the beautiful County Hotel. Come along for a delicious selection of afternoon tea treats and a variety of gourmet teas to try.


Ride The Railcar To Deco - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 19th July 2015
Ride The Railcar To Deco - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. Why not sit back, relax and travel to Palmerston North on our Vintage Railcar RM 31. A tea and coffee stop will be at Waipukurau. Sun Jul 19, depart Napier at 3.30pm, arrive Palmerston North 7.20pm.


Farewell Cocktails - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

Sunday 19th July 2015
Farewell Cocktails - HB Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. What better way to end the Winter Deco Weekend than with cocktails and canapés! Enjoy a complimentary cocktail on arrival while reminiscing of the fun had with fellow Weekenders.


Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer. We have just been advised tonights event (2 July) for Cori Gonzalez-Macuer has been postponed. The new event date will now be Wednesday 22 July 8pm Your 2 July event tickets remain valid to the new performance date. If you cannot make the new date you are entitled to a refund - please email your...


Alan Davies - Little Victories

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


Love Off The Shelf

Thursday 23rd July 2015
Love Off The Shelf. This hilariously funny musical by Roger Hall is yet another laugh a minute. John Younghusband and his assistant Mary Rosegarden are working on the biography of a Pre- Raphaelite rogue but in order to make money, turn their interest to pulp-fiction. Each, unbeknown to the other, creates characters...


Magpies vs Mid Canterbury

Thursday 23rd July 2015
Magpies vs Mid Canterbury. Again if the Magpies are successful in their first two defences they will meet the rugged South Islanders who will come to Napier with plenty of confidence as the 2014 Heartland and Meads Cup champions. Hopefully for the Magpies they will now have all players on deck for what many may say could be...


EnviroWaste Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

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


Deadhill Ghost Tour

Friday 24th July 2015
Deadhill Ghost Tour. The Prison is spooky enough in the day, but at night it gets even creepier. Come see the place after dark and get a guided tour, complete with ghostly stories and tales of infamous murders who were hung here. Jump and scream as ghosts jump out of dark corners and even get locked in a cell on death...


Merrin - Winter Rock Out Madness Tour

Friday 24th July 2015
Merrin - Winter Rock Out Madness Tour. After a cracker start to the year, Soul Infused Rock Sensations Merrin invite you to join them as they “go on a date” with some of the most fun live venues in the lower North Island. Dubbed “The band that was never meant to be,” Merrin recently released Angerfist, their first single, from...


The Big Comedy Show

Friday 24th July 2015
The Big Comedy Show. Two of New Zealand’s best-known comedians will perform a one-off show in Hawke’s Bay in July. Ben Hurley and Dai Henwood are heading to the Bay for The Big Comedy Show at the MTG Hawke’s Bay Century Theatre in Napier on Friday 24 July at 8pm. Big rugby league fans, the stars of TV3 show...


Groove Foundation

Friday 24th July 2015
Groove Foundation. Groove Foundation is a 4 piece covers band based in Hawke's Bay. They play a huge range of great songs. Depending on your tastes we can play everything from Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) to ...Killing In The Name Of (Rage Against The Machine)! Great music that will keep you on the dance floor...


Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

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


Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons

Saturday 25th July 2015
Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons. Melbourne Storm welcomes you to this historic match versus the St George Illawarra Dragons. Come and see Storm Kiwi internationals Jesse Bromwich, Kevin Proctor, Matt Duffie and Hawkes Bay local Tohu Harris go up against the Dragons Kiwi internationals Benji Marhsall, Gerard Beale and Jason...


Fink About It

Saturday 25th July 2015
Fink About It. Don’t miss the latest offering from one of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts.  The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai has been touring New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific islands, the United Kingdom and the United States for more than ten years now...


Merrin - Winter Rock Out Madness Tour

Saturday 25th July 2015
Merrin - Winter Rock Out Madness Tour. After a cracker start to the year, Soul Infused Rock Sensations Merrin invite you to join them as they “go on a date” with some of the most fun live venues in the lower North Island. Dubbed “The band that was never meant to be,” Merrin recently released Angerfist, their first single,...


Friendly Dental Duathlon Series

Sunday 26th July 2015
Friendly Dental Duathlon Series. The Duathlon series is designed for all categories from beginners to advanced. There are 3 different distances at each event: Peak Fitness Duathlon 2km run, 14km cycle, 2km run, or Horleys Duathlon 4km run, 21km cycle, 2km run, or More FM Duathlon 4km run, 21km cycle, 4km run So you will be able...


La Fille Mal Gardée - The Royal Ballet

Sunday 26th July 2015
La Fille Mal Gardée  - The Royal Ballet. The Royal Ballet’s glorious rural comedy, La Fille mal gardée, choreographed by Frederick Ashton is screening in cinemas across New Zealand this July. Conceived by Ashton as “…A life in the country of eternally late spring, a leafy pastorale of perpetual sunshine and the humming of bees”,...


NZME Hastings City Business Awards

Friday 31st July 2015
NZME Hastings City Business Awards. An evening celebrating business success in Hastings City. The night starts with cocktails and canapes followed by the Awards Ceremony. The guest speaker for the awards is the amazing Kevin Biggar, Corporate speaker, TV Personality and Adventurer.


OO Gish Comedy Night

Friday 31st July 2015
OO Gish Comedy Night.


SPCA and Harcourts Glamourpuss Ball & Charity Auction 2015

Saturday 1st August 2015
SPCA and Harcourts Glamourpuss Ball & Charity Auction 2015. Join us for a special evening of glamour & fun, delicious food, wonderful Hawke’s Bay wines, dancing and a fabulous range of auction items and packages, raising funds for the Hastings & Napier SPCA’s to help the needy animals of our region. Held at the beautiful, historic Old Church, your...


The Hyper Super Mega Ultimate Show - Terry Williams

Saturday 1st August 2015
The Rotary Club of Napier is pleased to announce Terry Williams, a highly successful New Zealand entertainer who has turned his corporate knowledge and experience into a blend of business and comedy events for many major businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Terry Williams presented " The...


Metallicover - The Real Metallica Covers Band

Saturday 1st August 2015
Metallicover - The Real Metallica Covers Band. New Zealand's premiere Metallica covers band playing at The Sideline Bar, Napier, Hawkes Bay. Over 3 hours of Metallica for any Metallifan, bogan, rocker, hard rocker, metalhead. Presale tickets $10 available through The Sideline Bar, or $15 at the door on the night.


The Who Tribute Tour with Shady Brain Farm and 71 Sunset

Friday 7th August 2015
The Who Tribute Tour with Shady Brain Farm and 71 Sunset. The Extended Ep Tour 2015 - Shadybrainfarm & 71 Sunset & guests Running Stitch A celebration of the songs of The Who and the release of the Robot Radio EP by ShadyBrainFarm. 25th July - The Butter Factory Whangarei with Running Stitch & 5K $10door 7th August - Cabana Napier with Guests $10door...


Diabetes HB Inc. Cooking Demo & Charity Auction

Saturday 8th August 2015
This event is to fundraise for Diabetes Hawkes Bay Inc. Our chef is Hayley Atkinson. Hayley has been the dessert chef for Simon Gault. Hayley has type 1 diabetes so her cooking reflects how you need to cook for someone with diabetes. Hayley gives some great tips on cooking and advice. An...


Generator

Saturday 8th August 2015
Generator. Divas here we come! the biggest & bestest all-rock covers show to come to havelock north since the last one! All Rock - All Night 9m Til Late Available for weddings, corporate events, private partys, and pubs/clubs - Generator is Hawkes Bays top all-rock covers show, bringing you music from Ozzy...


Cyclocross Hawke's Bay Round 4

Sunday 9th August 2015
Cyclocross Hawke's Bay Round 4. Cyclocross Hawke's Bay invite you to come and have some muddy fun this winter in our 5 race series. We have 3 categories: -A grade (riders who like riding fast), -B grade (riders who like having fun) -Future Stars Kids grade (open to any child with a bike, and Free Entry). Its a great...


Concord Strings

Sunday 9th August 2015
Concord Strings with conductor Vincent James will be presenting a concert in Waiapu Cathedral of St John Napier on Sunday 9th August at 2:30pm. The programme includes Concertos by J.S. Bach, K. Stamitz and G. Telemann. The featured guest soloist will be Alice McIvor who is a Hastings born violist...


Green Drinks

Wednesday 12th August 2015
Green Drinks. Green Drinks is a movement undertaken worldwide, but is decentralised - interested organisers from any place in the world can start Green Drinks. A gathering of people interested in the environment, green drinks is an apolitical forum for people to discuss local, national or international...


Antique and Collectables Fair

Saturday 15th August 2015
Quality antique fair presented by The Antique Fair Charitable Trust TACT (proudly supporting charities around New Zealand). All items for sale including quality antique furniture , vintage tools, quality china, linen, crystal, art glass & silver, clocks,, books, jewellery (vintage/modern),...


Magpies v Northland

Sunday 16th August 2015
Magpies v Northland. The Magpies first home ITM cup match of the season and pending the Bay seeing off the Ranfurly shield Heartland challengers could be a chance for the Taniwha to get their hands on the shield for the first time since 1978 (then they were Nth Auckland). The Magpies and Northland played twice in 2014...


Swan Lake - Russian National Ballet

Sunday 16th August 2015
Swan Lake - Russian National Ballet. Beautiful full length performances of two of the most cherished classical ballets of all time. The Russian National Ballet Theatre commences a tour of full-length classical performances of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty in over 15 cities in New Zealand and over 30 cities across Australia from...


Magic of the Mediterranean with Rick Stein & Esk Valley Wine

Friday 21st August 2015
Magic of the Mediterranean with Rick Stein & Esk Valley Wine. Rick Stein needs little introduction to his many fans worldwide. His passion for using quality ingredients and local produce and his talent for creating delicious flavour combinations in his books, TV series’ and restaurants have won him a host of accolades and fans. He’s also great fun, and...


CLiK the ensemble

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


Service Day

Saturday 22nd August 2015
Service Day. This street event is for all clubs, community groups, health services to have the day in the sun on the main street. Retailers giving the fronts of there shops to allow stalls, information stalls, dance clubs etc. There will be some raffles, Highland dancing and other events to watch through out...


A Right Royal Spectacular Spectacular Variety Show

Saturday 22nd August 2015
A Right Royal Spectacular Spectacular Variety Show. A fun filled extravaganza for the whole family. A night of entertainment with many acts and lots of fun including Ben Throp, Archie Hill and magic from The Great Wardini. A cash bar and delicious food will top off the perfect evening. Tickets are available by emailing T3presents@gmail.com, or...


CF Casino Night - Viva Las Vegas

Saturday 22nd August 2015
CF Casino Night - Viva Las Vegas. Viva Las Vegas! A Casino Party to raise funds for the Hawkes Bay Branch of Cystic Fibrosis is being held on August 22nd at the Havelock North Community Centre. We will transform the centre into a Las Vegas casino where you can enjoy nibbles and drinks all evening while you gamble irresponsibly...


Elephant Hill Winter Degustation

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


JB Organics Spring Racing Carnival - Makfi Challenge Stakes

Saturday 29th August 2015
JB Organics Spring Racing Carnival - Makfi Challenge Stakes. General Admission: Donation with all proceeds supporting the Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society Members Stand: $30 Gates Open: 10.30am First Race: TBC Track: TBC After raising $25,000 in 2014, we are again teaming up with Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society to support New Zealand Daffodil Day. 100% of gate...


Cyclocross Hawke's Bay Round 5

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


Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

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


New Zealand International Film Festival

Thursday 3rd September 2015
New Zealand International Film Festival. Every winter the NZ International Film Festival (NZIFF) brings the best and brightest of world cinema straight from the international circuit to the giant screens of New Zealand. NZIFF is run by charitable trust, NZ Film Festival Trust, and held annually in Hawke’s Bay (from 3...


Redefine - love your op shop

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


Magpies v North Harbour

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


Isla Grant - Farewell Concert Tour

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


Legendary Vocal Groups

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


Elijah - Contrasts Concert Series

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


New Zealand Edible Garden Show

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


Dvorak Symphony 8 - Contrasts Concert Series

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


Ormlie Afternoon Tea Dance

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


JB Organics Spring Racing Carnival - Windsor Park Plate

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


Magpies v Bay of Plenty

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


The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night's Dream

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


Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

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


Poukawa Lake Challenge

Sunday 20th September 2015
Poukawa Lake Challenge. The Poukawa Lake Challenge is an event organised and run by Poukawa School. This is will be our second year running this event and will be a major fundraiser for the school. Situated 20km south west of Hastings in the Poukawa district, this event has something for everyone. The course is mostly...


Friendly Dental Duathlon Series

Sunday 20th September 2015
Friendly Dental Duathlon Series. The Duathlon series is designed for all categories from beginners to advanced. There are 3 different distances at each event: Peak Fitness Duathlon 2km run, 11km cycle, 2km run, or Horleys Duathlon 4.5km run, 22km cycle, 2km run, or The Hits Duathlon 4.5km run, 22km cycle, 4.5km run So you will be...


Big Daddy Wilson

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


NZSO presents: Classical Hits

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


Bumps Bubs and Beyond Expo

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


The Gondoliers

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


Inspired by Bach: Michael Houstoun (piano)

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


JB Organics Spring Racing Carnival - Livamol Classic

Saturday 3rd October 2015
JB Organics Spring Racing Carnival - Livamol Classic. General Admission: $15 Gate Sales $25 Members Stand: $45 Gates Open: 11.00am First Race: Tbc Track: Tbc Tradition, fashion, style and heart stopping excitement all meet in a glorious setting at one of the most anticipated racedays on the calendar. The quality of horseracing is simply...


South Pacific

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


U13 Central Regional Championships

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


Dinner with Matt Moran, Anthony Puharich & Felton Road

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


Trans-Tasman Test Series

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


The Many Faces of Gilbert & Sullivan

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


Masters Squash Champs

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


Vienna Piano Trio

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


Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner

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


Royal Show - Hawke's Bay Show

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


Pink Street Cycling Camp | Spring Training

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


Cycling Camp - Pink Street Cycling

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


Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2015

Friday 30th October 2015
Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show 2015. Beautify your house and garden by gathering inspiration and advice at a venue packed with the latest ideas, products and services for your home. Save with massive show-only specials, go in the draw to win a fabulous show prize, listen to free daily seminars, preview the hottest trends and...


ANZ futureFERNS Netball Festival Day

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


Shed 2 Triathlon Series

Sunday 1st November 2015
Shed 2 Triathlon Series. Well when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are six events this summer and at each event there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from the...


Central Hawke's Bay Sports Awards

Friday 6th November 2015


F.A.W.C! Summer Series

Friday 6th November 2015
F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is a series of one off, out of the box food and wine events set in stunning locations throughout Hawke’s Bay each year. F.A.W.C! is for folk who seriously love to eat, can often be seen with mucky chins, stained napkins and licking fingers after a meal. There’s a...


Cooking Demo & Lunch with Eleanor Ozich

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


Hastings Christmas at the Races

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


Snow White & the 3 ½ Dwarfs

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


Alice in Wonderland Boulevard Day

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


Landslide - The Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Friday 13th November 2015
Landslide - The Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show. A professional live band delivering a top quality musical experience celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, available for parties events and weddings etc as well as public bar and venue appearances. This is a full Fleetwood Mac show with full lighting and sound...


10cc

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


Taikura Fete

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


Swan Lake - Imperial Russian Ballet Company

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


Staples Rodway Challenge

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


Lunch with Designer Collette Dinnigan

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


Waipukurau Christmas at the Races

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


Messiah - Contrasts Concert Series

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


The Four Seasons - Contrasts Concert Series

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


Future Primitives

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


UB40 Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour

Friday 8th January 2016
UB40 Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour. UB40, featuring the original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, will be returning to New Zealand in early 2016 for their first ever vineyard tour....the Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour! Due to extremely high demand, the Hawkes Bay concert has been relocated from the Black Barn Vineyard...


Tremains Art Deco Weekend

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


Napier Port Ocean Swim

Sunday 21st February 2016
Napier Port Ocean Swim. Sunday 21st February will see the 6th Napier Port Ocean Swim take place. There are four open water race distances to suit all ages and capabilities - 200m kids, 300m dash, 1km classic and the 2.5km ultimate. Competitors can enter as Individuals or as teams of 3 for the 300m/1k/2.5k races. The...


Triple Peaks Challenge

Saturday 19th March 2016
Triple Peaks Challenge. Triple Peaks Challenge is New Zealand’s most beautiful adventure race. Held in the sunny Hawkes Bay Competitors run, walk or mountain bike the 47km across Mt Erin, Mt Kahuranaki and Te Mata Peaks. If that’s not your cup of tea, try the 12km fun run or get a team of mates together and do the...


Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon

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


National Brass Band Championships

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


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