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What's on in Hawke's Bay

Find out what events are on in Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hastings, Central Hawke's Bay and Wairoa. If you need to know what's on this is the place to look. If you are after council meetings view our meetings calendar.

Does not include exhibitions or workshops. You can view these by selecting them on the menu to the left.

November 2017

Operatunity Presents: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Operatunity Presents: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Music conjures up both the magic and the madness of the Christmas season as we end our year singing all those wonderful Christmas songs.

Date: Thursday 16 November
Where:
Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Operatunity Presents: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


Napier City Rovers Football Academy

Napier City Rovers Football Academy

Enrol Now in the Napier City Rovers Football Academy. Registrations are open for the NCR Football Academy as it prepares to enter its fourth term. Led by Bill Robertson, Rovers head coach and Hawke's Bay United player/assistant coach, the NCRFA offers development and elite pathways for players...

Date: Thursday 16 November to Thursday 21 December
Where:
Bluewater Stadium, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier City Rovers Football Academy


Free
Giunta - Malbec Nouveau Release Party

Giunta - Malbec Nouveau Release Party

Come celebrate International Nouveau Wine Day, summer red wine drinking, great BBQ and great music at one of Hawkes Bay's coolest venues at the Bareknuckle BBQ. This is a free event to attend and the venue is very family friendly. Winemaker Daniel Brennan is releasing a new wine under a new...

Date: Thursday 16 November
Where:
Bareknuckle Yard, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Giunta - Malbec Nouveau Release Party


Free
Port Ahuriri School Food and Music Festival

Port Ahuriri School Food and Music Festival

The Port Ahuriri School Food and Music Festival has plenty of fun and entertainment for the whole whānau. Kids rides and games, live music and dancing, delicious food to suit all taste buds and plenty of beverages on offer. Bring the whole family for a fantastic night out, Friday, November...

Date: Friday 17 November
Where:
Port Ahuriri School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Port Ahuriri School Food and Music Festival


Free
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Giant Brewery Presentation & Tasting

Giant Brewery Presentation & Tasting

Come down to Monica Loves and have a yarn with Chris from Giant Brewery, there will be a tasting of his wonderful beers available as well.

Date: Friday 17 November
Where:
Monica Loves, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Giant Brewery Presentation & Tasting


Free
Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

Date: Saturday 18 November to Saturday 28 April
Where:
Write Price Car Park, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Made In Wairoa Farmers Market


Free
Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market

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

Date: Saturday 18 November to Saturday 3 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Urban Farmers' Market


Free
Napier Wellbeing Market

Napier Wellbeing Market

The Napier Wellbeing Market is a fantastic free mind body spirit weekend showcasing the latest in Natural health, holistic medicine, stress-free living, fitness, well-being, diet, nutrition, spirituality and happiness. Lots of amazing stalls for you to explore & enjoy! This is our first Hawke's...

Date: Saturday 18 November to Sunday 19 November
Where:
Taradale Town Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Wellbeing Market


Dance Diva's

Dance Diva's

“Dance Diva’s” is an exciting and spectacular show presented by students from the Heather Brunsdon School of Dance. The diversity of dance presented includes Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Hip Hop. From cute Butterflies through to some of Hawkes Bay’s most...

Date: Saturday 18 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Dance Diva's


Free
Magpie Christmas Market

Magpie Christmas Market

Gifts, decorations, decor and a whole lot of ideas and fun at the third Magpie Christmas Market at the Meeanee Hall. It was such a success last year we're bringing it back with Santa, music, a whole lot of activities and stalls laden with Christmas goodies and gift ideas. Every time you...

Date: Saturday 18 November
Where:
Meeanee Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Magpie Christmas Market


StockCars and Hawkes Bay Streetstock Champs

StockCars and Hawkes Bay Streetstock Champs

Exciting StockCar and SuperStock racing from the drop of the first flag. The big family sized Falcons, Commodores, Holdens and BMW's smash it out to see who is the new Hawkes Bay StreetStock Champion. Will it be a local driver or will one of the visiting drivers from Gisborne, Rotorua,...

Date: Saturday 18 November
Where:
Meeanee Speedway, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - StockCars and Hawkes Bay Streetstock Champs


Gary McCormick and Mayor Tim Shadbolt

Gary McCormick and Mayor Tim Shadbolt

On November 18th, the Taradale Club brings you a great night of comedy. Kicking off at 7:30pm it's over 2 hours of full on laughs from two iconic New Zealanders - Mayor Tim Shadbolt and Gary McCormick. Tickets are just $35 for the show and a $20 buffet meal is also available from 5:30pm....

Date: Saturday 18 November
Where:
Taradale Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Gary McCormick and Mayor Tim Shadbolt


Spring Into Summer - A Concert by Octavius Chamber Choir

Spring Into Summer - A Concert by Octavius Chamber Choir

The Hawkes Bay's newest Chamber Choir, Octavius, presents its' first public concert. This 8-voice choir specializes in close harmony arrangements of a variety of songs - everything from traditional motets to swing tunes and spirituals, to beautiful contemporary compositions. Ticket...

Date: Saturday 18 November
Where:
All Saints Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Spring Into Summer - A Concert by Octavius Chamber Choir


Free
Sunday Market

Sunday Market

Sunday market held every Sunday rain or shine. Over 60 stalls in winter. Crafts, new clothing, second hand items and wide range of new items. Wide range of food stalls and fruit and veggies, a must to visit.

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 7 January
Where:
Ocean Spa, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sunday Market


Peak Trail Blazer

Peak Trail Blazer

Peak Trail Blazer - $500 Cash for the Fastest Dash! The 8th annual Peak Trail Blazer is home to the Rod McDonald Wines King of the Peak, Hawke’s Bay Orthodontics Queen of the Peak, The Scorchers sub-50 minutes club & Hall of Flames sub-60 minutes club, along with the Prince & Princess of...

Date: Sunday 19 November
Where:
Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Peak Trail Blazer


Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Delight in a shopping event of taste sensations at one of New Zealand’s oldest and largest traditional Farmers’ Markets. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market offers a complete shopping experience. Discover the diverse range of locally grown or artisan produced products. There is nothing like...

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 4 March
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #2

Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #2

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 five events this summer and at each event there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from...

Date: Sunday 19 November
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #2


Free
Otane Market

Otane Market

Set in the beautiful rural township of Otane, the market offers fresh breads, cheap free veggies, free range eggs, artisan olive oils, Dutch cheeses as well as handcrafts, bric a brac, plant seedlings. All set in a great village atmosphere - held regardless of any weather.

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 24 December
Where:
Otane Town Hall, Otane, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Otane Market


Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

This is a group for sewers, dressmakers, quilters and fabricaholics. We love beautiful fabric and making things out of it for ourselves, our friends and our families. We'd like to inspire and be inspired by others who share our passion, find out about fabric-related activities and sew together...

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 17 December
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing


Free
Napier Repertory Players' Auditions: The Ghost Train

Napier Repertory Players' Auditions: The Ghost Train

Napier Repertory Players' 2018 Art Deco Weekend production is a comedy/thriller called "The Ghost Train" written by Arnold Ridley and directed by Robert Hickey. Auditions will be held on Sunday, 19th November at 2pm at the Little Theatre, 76 McGrath Street, Napier. Synopsis: Having been...

Date: Sunday 19 November
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Repertory Players' Auditions: The Ghost Train


Kiwibank Local Hero Award Presentations

Kiwibank Local Hero Award Presentations

The Kiwibank Local Hero Award aims to identify & reward everyday people doing extraordinary things in their local communities. The Local Hero Awards recognises the enormous contribution, sacrifice and commitment of Kiwis who selflessly work to make their local communities a better place.

Date: Tuesday 21 November
Where:
Kiwibank Office, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kiwibank Local Hero Award Presentations


The Big Bike Film Night - Feature Series All for One

The Big Bike Film Night - Feature Series All for One

Prepare to be inspired! Our Big Bike Film Night ‘Feature Series’ programme concentrates on satisfying those cycling enthusiasts that crave even more bicycle drama. A double dose of bike goodness showcasing two different aspects of cycling with Feature length films in select locations...

Date: Wednesday 22 November
Where:
Focal Point Cinema, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Big Bike Film Night - Feature Series All for One


Freedom of Flight Film Festival Hawkes Bay Show

Freedom of Flight Film Festival Hawkes Bay Show

The Hawkes Bay Hang Gliding & Paragliding club is showing the Freedom of Flight Film Festival at Common Room in Hastings on 22 November from 6pm. This is the only showing outside of the main centres. The not for profit Film Festival showcasing NZ and International Hang Gliding, Speedflying...

Date: Wednesday 22 November
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Freedom of Flight Film Festival Hawkes Bay Show


Be the Change - Tu Tonu

Be the Change - Tu Tonu

Note: This is a gold coin entry event Te Aratika Drilling has partnered with Greater Than for the third year running of “Be the Change”. It’s all about fun and engaging experiences for our young people that foster positive change. Bring The Change will bring positive role models and...

Date: Friday 24 November
Where:
Equippers Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Be the Change - Tu Tonu


Saturday Night Fever - The Musical

Saturday Night Fever - The Musical

The greatest dancefloor musical of all time, Saturday Night Fever, will tour arenas and theatres in New Zealand this November and December. Today's announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film starring John Travolta - spawning a decade of disco, fuelled by Bee Gees...

Date: Friday 24 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Saturday Night Fever - The Musical


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Raiza Biza - A Homecoming

Raiza Biza - A Homecoming

A few weeks ago, Raiza came back from his first European headline tour. After performing well-received shows in cities like Bremgarten, Paris, Amsterdam, Darmstadt and Aosta, he's bringing his live show back home. After releasing numerous singles, collaborations and music videos in the last 3...

Date: Friday 24 November
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Raiza Biza - A Homecoming


Battle in the Bay 2017

Battle in the Bay 2017

Battle in the Bay is a dance competition with the aim of bringing together dancers from across NZ to share a weekend filled with dancing, workshops, and friendship. Categories / Divisions Solos: Junior (13 and under) / Varsity (13-18) / Open Small Group, 2-4 dancers: Junior (13 and under) /...

Date: Saturday 25 November
Where:
Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Battle in the Bay 2017


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Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

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...

Date: Saturday 25 November to Saturday 9 December
Where:
The County Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel


The Fades

The Fades

Formed in 2015, The Fades are Wellington's premier vintage soul and Motown providers with a reputation for killer sets and only the finest in Vintage grooves. With a focus on Vintage sounds, The Fades draw from the likes of Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Gene Washington, The Droptones, Bill...

Date: Saturday 25 November
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Fades


Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs: Cantare Chamber Choir

Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs: Cantare Chamber Choir

Leave the work week behind with choral music from NZ and around the world. Door sales only.

Date: Saturday 25 November
Where:
Sacred Heart Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs: Cantare Chamber Choir


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Loud Ghost

Loud Ghost

Alt rock band Loud Ghost visit the hospitable vista of the Paisley Stage, Napier after a 2017 hiatus. With members of the band busy with other musical avenues it’s been a long time between shows. Loud ghost have been proud to support 'The Buzzcocks', 'Sebadoh', 'Grant Hart', (Husker Du)...

Date: Saturday 25 November
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Loud Ghost


Greg Johnson & Mel Parsons

Greg Johnson & Mel Parsons

Greg Johnson and Mel Parsons – a dream New Zealand tour of songs and swagger – takes place 9th-26th November with 11 dates from north to south. Plus1 is delighted to present Mel and Greg alongside their super-talented hybrid band featuring Ted Brown, Josh Logan and Jed Parsons. Expect...

Date: Saturday 25 November
Where:
Haumoana Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Greg Johnson & Mel Parsons


Waihua Christmas Fete

Waihua Christmas Fete

The Waihua Christmas Fete has become an unrivalled fixture on the annual shopping calendar. Stallholders from around the North Island set up in the extensive homestead gardens, offering a superb array of artisan wares, food and beverages. Visitors typically come from throughout the region to...

Date: Sunday 26 November
Where:
Waihua Station, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waihua Christmas Fete


Kiwi Christmas At the Museum

Kiwi Christmas At the Museum

Movie: Kiwi Christmas MTG plays host to a special preview of New Zealand film Kiwi Christmas. Directed by Tony Simpson (Kiwi Flyer) Kiwi Christmas is the first film that speaks to our own experience of Christmas. Disillusioned with the materialism of Christmas, Santa escapes to as far from...

Date: Sunday 26 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kiwi Christmas At the Museum


Free
The Take Out: A Gaby Montejo Performance

The Take Out: A Gaby Montejo Performance

Call it a swap-meet, garage sale, eviction or liquidation – with artist Gaby Montejo’s performance work, this could be all or none of the above. Don’t miss this one-off performance which will be part of the de-installation of Montejo’s artwork, Stuffed Weight for Takeout, 2017 which is...

Date: Sunday 26 November
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Take Out: A Gaby Montejo Performance


Sunday Session 1

Sunday Session 1

Join us for a Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 14 are free, bring a picnic rug, sit back, relax, and tuck in to our world-famou-in-Te-Awanga pizzas and platters. No BYO thanks or we'll be in big...

Date: Sunday 26 November
Where:
Rod McDonald Wines at Te Awanga Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sunday Session 1


Free
Napier City Christmas Parade

Napier City Christmas Parade

Come and join in the magic of Xmas with the Napier City Xmas Parade. With over 50 displays and floats, this year's Xmas Parade is even bigger than ever and now has an extended parade route. With the parade now being held on Sunday, parking will be free in the CBD. Brought to you by Napier...

Date: Sunday 26 November
Where:
Napier CBD, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier City Christmas Parade


Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs: Cantare Chamber Choir

Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs: Cantare Chamber Choir

Leave the work week behind with great choral music from NZ and around the world. Children free.

Date: Sunday 26 November
Where:
St Paul's Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs: Cantare Chamber Choir


Free
Share Your Talent

Share Your Talent

This evening is an Open Mic event which is available to anyone who wants to come along to sing with our Band Wild Horses, or play your own acoustic guitar or backing tracks. Come and share your talent with an appreciative audience. Half-Time Entertainment for this month will be taken care of our...

Date: Sunday 26 November
Where:
Taradale RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Share Your Talent


Here's A Story - Film Premiere

Here's A Story - Film Premiere

A film by Connor Pritchard Throughout this year, Connor has worked with names such as Nike, The Black Seeds, Baynk, Raiza Biza, SWIDT, Blaze and many more. With late nights, persistence and grit, Connor continues to reach out to the wider community with his work. He has a just returned from...

Date: Sunday 26 November
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Here's A Story - Film Premiere


The Big Bike Film Night Feature Series - LEL

The Big Bike Film Night Feature Series - LEL

Prepare to be inspired! Our Big Bike Film Night ‘Feature Series’ programme concentrates on satisfying those cycling enthusiasts that crave even more bicycle drama. A double dose of bike goodness showcasing two different aspects of cycling with feature length films in select locations...

Date: Wednesday 29 November
Where:
Focal Point Cinema, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Big Bike Film Night Feature Series - LEL


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Fire in the Meth Lab

Fire in the Meth Lab

Australian comedian and storyteller Jon Bennett (Pretending Things are a Cock, My Dad’s Deaths) has landed in New Zealand and is touring his insane and incredible Fire in the Meth Lab around the country. Jon is a multi-award winning performer and a powerhouse of guts and gusto. His stories are...

Date: Wednesday 29 November
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Fire in the Meth Lab


Free
Hastings District Libraries School Holiday Activities

Hastings District Libraries School Holiday Activities

30 November - 8+ Junior Bookworms - For the final session of the year come along and learn how to make a zine. 16 December - 5+ Dance music + sheets of canvas + paint on your feet - Celebrating reopening Havelock North Library! (Old clothes are a must please). 19 December 3:30-5pm - All...

Date: Thursday 30 November to Thursday 18 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings District Libraries School Holiday Activities


Altmusic Presents: Brötzmann/Leigh NZ Tour

Altmusic Presents: Brötzmann/Leigh NZ Tour

Altmusic and the Audio Foundation are proud to present a nationwide tour of renowned saxophone/pedal steel guitar duo, Brötzmann/Leigh. Peter Brötzmann is a living legend of improvised music who has embodied the leading edge of the European avant-garde for over 50 years, challenging audiences...

Date: Thursday 30 November
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Altmusic Presents: Brötzmann/Leigh NZ Tour


R18
Fire in the Meth Lab

Fire in the Meth Lab

Australian comedian and storyteller Jon Bennett (Pretending Things are a Cock, My Dad’s Deaths) has landed in New Zealand and is touring his insane and incredible Fire in the Meth Lab around the country. Jon is a multi-award winning performer and a powerhouse of guts and gusto. His stories are...

Date: Thursday 30 November
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Fire in the Meth Lab


December 2017

Bring Your Party to The Christmas Party 2017

Bring Your Party to The Christmas Party 2017

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 6:00 pm. Each Group / Table will be invited one by one to the main buffet station from 7:30 pm. A desserts buffet station will...

Date: Friday 1 December to Saturday 2 December
Where:
No.5 Cafe & Larder, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Bring Your Party to The Christmas Party 2017


Boom Boom Deluxe: CANCELLED

Boom Boom Deluxe: CANCELLED

Boom Boom Deluxe will be touring the country throughout Oct-Dec and here's the chance for you lucky people in the Bay of Plenty to catch this amazing band live! $10 pre-sale, $15 on the door.

Date: Friday 1 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Boom Boom Deluxe: CANCELLED


Our Generation - The Eric Clapton and Who Tribute Show

Our Generation - The Eric Clapton and Who Tribute Show

Introducing "Our Generation"... This exciting new tribute show covers all phases of Eric Clapton's, The Who and The Small Faces hugely successful careers. The show Covers covers all the big hits from Eric Clapton, featuring songs from his years with Cream, and all of his hits from the 70's...

Date: Friday 1 December
Where:
National Service Club, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Our Generation - The Eric Clapton and Who Tribute Show


Sonic Delusion

Sonic Delusion

Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electro-acoustic folk". Sonic Delusion’s frontman Andre Manella uses his well-worn loop pedal to spontaneously create layers of rhythm, tone and vocals. ​The Swiss-Kiwi electro-folk...

Date: Friday 1 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sonic Delusion


Free
Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

Date: Saturday 18 November to Saturday 28 April
Where:
Write Price Car Park, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Made In Wairoa Farmers Market


Free
Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market

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

Date: Saturday 18 November to Saturday 3 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Urban Farmers' Market


Free
Black Barn Growers' Market

Black Barn Growers' Market

New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 14 years and has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer. Open from 9 till noon every Saturday of summer, just follow the line of cars down...

Date: Saturday 2 December to Saturday 24 February
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Black Barn Growers' Market


Free
Piece-Makers Market

Piece-Makers Market

The Piece-Makers markets are a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing wares from a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. You will find us at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters in Havelock North from September through April, hibernating in...

Date: Saturday 2 December to Saturday 9 December
Where:
Hawthorne Coffee Roasters, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Piece-Makers Market


Free
Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held 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, the market offers clothing, foodstuffs, jewellery,...

Date: Saturday 2 December to Saturday 7 April
Where:
Meeanee Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts


Wallingford Cooking Demonstrations

Wallingford Cooking Demonstrations

Wallingford Cooking Demonstrations - hosted by Charlotte Robinson. "Easy entertaining for the busy person" or a "Kiwi summer Christmas with a traditional twist". Join the team at Wallingford for a weekend of cooking demonstrations with our executive chef Charlotte Robinson. Executive...

Date: Saturday 2 December to Sunday 3 December
Where:
Wallingford Homestead, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Wallingford Cooking Demonstrations


Waiata Mai - A Night of Stars, Songs and Sing-alongs

Waiata Mai - A Night of Stars, Songs and Sing-alongs

An Explosive musical night of the finest artists in Aotearoa. Singing their hits and hearts out, these dynamic powerhouses take to
 the Black Barn Amphitheatre in a spectacular night of stellar songs and sing alongs. Reaching into the great Aotearoa songbook, Dave Dobbyn, Anika Moa, Maisey...

Date: Saturday 2 December
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waiata Mai - A Night of Stars, Songs and Sing-alongs


Free
Sunday Market

Sunday Market

Sunday market held every Sunday rain or shine. Over 60 stalls in winter. Crafts, new clothing, second hand items and wide range of new items. Wide range of food stalls and fruit and veggies, a must to visit.

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 7 January
Where:
Ocean Spa, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sunday Market


Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Delight in a shopping event of taste sensations at one of New Zealand’s oldest and largest traditional Farmers’ Markets. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market offers a complete shopping experience. Discover the diverse range of locally grown or artisan produced products. There is nothing like...

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 4 March
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


Free
Otane Market

Otane Market

Set in the beautiful rural township of Otane, the market offers fresh breads, cheap free veggies, free range eggs, artisan olive oils, Dutch cheeses as well as handcrafts, bric a brac, plant seedlings. All set in a great village atmosphere - held regardless of any weather.

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 24 December
Where:
Otane Town Hall, Otane, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Otane Market


Hawke's Bay United vs Waitakere United - NZ Football

Hawke's Bay United vs Waitakere United - NZ Football

The 'Westies' head east to take on HBU in the NZ Football Championship. After a month on the road the home comforts of Bluewater will be a welcome sight for the boys in Black and White as they try and wrest three competition points from the five time champions from the super city. Come for the...

Date: Sunday 3 December
Where:
Bluewater Stadium, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay United vs Waitakere United - NZ Football


Hastings Choral Christmas Concert

Hastings Choral Christmas Concert

A concert of seasonal music, directed by Joe Christensen with Anna Hansen (piano) and guest soloists. (School Students $5). Advance Tickets available from Choir members - via our Facebook page or email hastingschoral@gmail.com. Ticket price includes refreshments – Christmas cake and a...

Date: Sunday 3 December
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Choral Christmas Concert


Free
The Christmas Shoppe

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...

Date: Tuesday 5 December to Saturday 9 December
Where:
Taradale Town Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Christmas Shoppe


Nanogirl Live In Engineering Magic - Napier

Nanogirl Live In Engineering Magic - Napier

Spark New Zealand, The MacDiarmid Institute and the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering present Nanogirl Live! in Engineering Magic, Touring New Zealand November/December 2017. Following last year’s sell-out tour, join Nanogirl and Boris (her trusty lab assistant) for science and...

Date: Tuesday 5 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier City Rovers Football Academy

Napier City Rovers Football Academy

Enrol Now in the Napier City Rovers Football Academy. Registrations are open for the NCR Football Academy as it prepares to enter its fourth term. Led by Bill Robertson, Rovers head coach and Hawke's Bay United player/assistant coach, the NCRFA offers development and elite pathways for players...

Date: Thursday 16 November to Thursday 21 December
Where:
Bluewater Stadium, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Te Matau a Māui Summer Sailing Series

Te Matau a Māui Summer Sailing Series

Adventure with us Join us on a unique, interactive and holistic sailing experience based on traditional and cultural Polynesian voyaging. After Māori introductions, take to the water to engage and discover with Te Matau a Māui, the double-hulled waka, as a learned guide. Take in the...

Date: Friday 8 December to Friday 19 January
Where:
West Quay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Let’s CAN Christmas! Fill up your basket with affordable gifts and stocking fillers at CAN’s Christmas Art & Design Market! You will discover affordable quality hand crafted gifts with a twist, made by local artisans. As a special feature on the mezzanine level you will find work for sale by...

Date: Friday 8 December to Thursday 21 December
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Wild Horses

Wild Horses

Mike Savage and Wild Horses turning out in style for their monthly show.

Date: Friday 8 December
Where:
Taradale RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Richter City Rebels

Richter City Rebels

Wellington's First And Finest New Orleans Brass Band. From the French Quarter of New Orleans to the streets of Wellington, the soul of traditional New Orleans music is infectious. The Richter City Rebels have a sound that blends R&B, soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk with the heart and soul of New...

Date: Friday 8 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
November Market

November Market

Lots of new and used goods, beautiful pendants in crystal, jewellery, rough and polished crystals, and key rings, lots of good quality bric-a-brac, toys and clothing, household goods, plants for your garden, knitting for all ages including homespun come and find a bargain. The Tiny Dutch shop is...

Date: Saturday 9 December
Where:
Takapau Town Hall, Takapau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

14 Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! - Professor Dynamite & The Banditos with Willie D and Margot on the vocals and Guitar. - Ian Munro - international class live performer and recording artist. - Akina Vinyl Society spinning some vinyl. - The Pukes ukhelele rock...

Date: Saturday 9 December to Saturday 31 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

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...

Date: Saturday 25 November to Saturday 9 December
Where:
The County Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Cox Partners Christmas At the Park

Cox Partners Christmas At the Park

Free to enter family-friendly Christmas event this year features Benny Tipene, Omega Levine and local artists Badger and Fraser Mack. Free face painting and confidence course for children & teenagers. Gates open at 2pm, children's entertainment starts at 4pm, stage entertainment begins at 5pm...

Date: Saturday 9 December
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
iWay Ahuriri Street Fest

iWay Ahuriri Street Fest

Ahuriri Street Fest.

Date: Sunday 10 December
Where:
Customes Quay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay United vs Tasman United - NZ Football

Hawke's Bay United vs Tasman United - NZ Football

HBU host Tasman United, led by ex-Phoenix superstar Paul Ifill in round 8 action in the NZ Football premiership. An afternoon at Bluewater stadium is the best value entertainment going in Hawke's Bay - take a break from the Christmas retail madness and kick back on the terraces!

Date: Sunday 10 December
Where:
Bluewater Stadium, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Come Dance the Night Away

Come Dance the Night Away

Mike and Sheryl Savage along with Wild Horses present their monthly show Come Dance the Night Away. Invited Guests and Half Time Entertainment. All welcome.

Date: Sunday 10 December
Where:
Taradale RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hastings Christmas At the Races

Hastings Christmas At the Races

The best of the Bay comes out to shine at Hastings Christmas at the Races! There are two popular events to choose from this season. The first event features the Summer F.A.W.C! Series with the Flaming Christmas at the Races with Raymond van Rijk of BBQ Gourmet - yum! The second event is held on...

Date: Thursday 14 December
Where:
Hastings Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Eastern

The Eastern

The Eastern are a string band that roars like a punk band, that swings like a gospel band, that drinks like a country band, that works like a bar band, that hopes like folk singers, and sings love songs like union songs, and writes union songs like love songs, and wants to slow dance and stand on...

Date: Thursday 14 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Paul Ubana Jones

Paul Ubana Jones

“A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul.” Paul has toured with the best: B.B. King, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Crowded...

Date: Thursday 14 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Acoustic Afternoon With Mack

Acoustic Afternoon With Mack

Join Mack at one of the premium vineyards in the Bay and experience a Summer sensory treat of good food, great wine and excellent acoustic stylings of Mack and his guitars, as he plays and sings originals as well as covers of folk and rock classics.

Date: Saturday 16 December to Sunday 24 December
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Saturday Night Sessions With Ardijah

Saturday Night Sessions With Ardijah

Jump on the midnight train to Georgia spring tour with Ardijah, Beau Monga, Lomez Brown and Nofo Lameko!! Get in quick this will sell out, please note this is an R18 event. Every 6 weeks or so Crab Farm Winery comes alive on a Saturday evening with our Saturday Night Sessions. This is an...

Date: Saturday 16 December
Where:
Crab Farm Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Elite Wildside & Chong Promotions Presents: The Block Party

Elite Wildside & Chong Promotions Presents: The Block Party

Elite Wildside Events & Chong Promotions are proud to be partnering to host 2017 The Block Party in Bay View Napier on Saturday 16th December 2017. After Elite Wildside hosted an epic event in June which had totalled to around 300 people we have decided to bring this festival scaled event back to...

Date: Saturday 16 December
Where:
King George Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Fiesta of Lights

Fiesta of Lights

There's so much more to see and do so make plans to get involved in the fun. Dazzling lights displays scattered along a tree-lined trail are surrounded by thousands of sparkling fairy lights. Started in 1998 this holiday event has grown in size and popularity and offers an interactive and fun...

Date: Saturday 16 December to Sunday 7 January
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Avanti Plus Hastings Team Tag Relay

Avanti Plus Hastings Team Tag Relay

Last year we moved the Team Tag relay to before Christmas as we wanted to give this event the festive feel and it was a huge success. Fancy dress optional but encouraged. This event showcases your own individual ability and also having fun with a team at the same time. The course is...

Date: Sunday 17 December
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Piece-Makers

Piece-Makers

This is a very special Christmas shopping event with a handful of the very best stallholders from the Piece-Makers markets. Our markets have earned a reputation as a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing wares from a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around...

Date: Sunday 17 December
Where:
Red Bridge Coffee, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

This is a group for sewers, dressmakers, quilters and fabricaholics. We love beautiful fabric and making things out of it for ourselves, our friends and our families. We'd like to inspire and be inspired by others who share our passion, find out about fabric-related activities and sew together...

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 17 December
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sunday Session 2

Sunday Session 2

Join us for a Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 14 are free, bring a picnic rug, sit back, relax, and tuck in to our world-famou-in-Te-Awanga pizzas and platters. No BYO thanks or we'll be in big...

Date: Sunday 17 December
Where:
Rod McDonald Wines at Te Awanga Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Christmas Market

Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Christmas Market

Join us for the third of six incredible themed night markets throughout Summer! Come and experience the Hastings CBD Mall as it is transformed into an exciting evening destination for the whole family with live music and entertainment, craft stall, plus your favourite food trucks. Bring your...

Date: Thursday 21 December
Where:
Hastings Clock Tower, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sol3 Mio - Christmas In The Vines

Sol3 Mio - Christmas In The Vines

Sol3 Mio are delighted to announce that they are extending their traditional end of year concert season, with an eight-date tour in December 2017 and January 2018, celebrating Christmas and the beloved kiwi summer. In the first section of the tour, Pene, Amitai and Moses will bring their annual...

Date: Thursday 21 December
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Danberrys New Zealand Tour

The Danberrys New Zealand Tour

Described as "a rhythmically seductive and emotionally connecting band," The Danberrys are led by Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel - a truly unique pair of artists hailing from East Nashville, Tennessee. They’ve built a special indie-folk vibe around Dorothy’s...

Date: Thursday 21 December
Where:
EastEnd Cafe & Bar, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Blue Child Collective (AUS) - Album Documentary NZ Tour

Blue Child Collective (AUS) - Album Documentary NZ Tour

Support from Danica Bryant Heads up, documentary number two from West Aussie fluid groovers Blue Child Collective coming at you. "Building The Boat, Sailing The Seas – The Making Of Saturn Saw The Seaside”, their latest collab with globetrotting videographer David Owen Blackley of Her...

Date: Friday 22 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Boxing Day Party 2017

Boxing Day Party 2017

Get ready for summer 2017/18 in Hawkes Bay. Madcap is proud to once again host the Secret Garden Party at Cape Estate on Boxing Day this year. Cape Estate is located on the elevated terrace of Te Awanga Downs overlooking sweeping vineyards, glistening sea and the spectacular Hawkes Bay...

Date: Tuesday 26 December to Wednesday 27 December
Where:
Cape Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

A Festival of Film under the Stars. Hawke’s Bay is in full planning mode for its 14th OpenAir Cinema season starting on 26 December 2017 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. Whilst the film line-up is still being finalised, there will be plenty of variety to satisfy a broad range of...

Date: Tuesday 26 December to Friday 5 January
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jazz in the Vines at The Abbey

Jazz in the Vines at The Abbey

What better than some Jazz music in the midst of the vines in Summer. The awesome Jazz trio “ Golden Apples For Everyone” featuring Caleb Robinson, Rosie Langabeer & Margot Wuts take the stage at Abbey Winery & Brewery. Caleb Robinson, bassist, composer, producer who performs both nationally...

Date: Saturday 30 December
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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January 2018

Interislander Summer Festival Hastings Races

Interislander Summer Festival Hastings Races

Kick off the New Year with a relaxing day at Interislander Summer Festival Hawke's Bay Races. Book ahead for an early bird price of $10 for General Admission. Gather a group of family and friends and get on-course for a day of exciting racing action, live music and free kids entertainment. Pack...

Date: Monday 1 January
Where:
Hastings Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

A Festival of Film under the Stars. Hawke’s Bay is in full planning mode for its 14th OpenAir Cinema season starting on 26 December 2017 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. Whilst the film line-up is still being finalised, there will be plenty of variety to satisfy a broad range of...

Date: Tuesday 26 December to Friday 5 January
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Devilskin New Year 2018

Devilskin New Year 2018

Due to overwhelming demand Devilskin are excited to announce 3 additional gigs to their recent NZ Tour. Devilskin travelled the length of New Zealand selling out venues everywhere they went delivering explosive dynamic performances, playing the songs you love. The Rock presents Devilskin...

Date: Wednesday 3 January
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Traffic Design Group Flying Lap

Summer Cycling Carnival - Traffic Design Group Flying Lap

Get a taste of being a pro cyclist and ride one lap of the Elite time trial course. This 20km time trial is a great test for those keen and fit or a comfortable ride for the recreational cyclist. Course starts and ends at Church Road Winery. Entry is limited to a maximum of 30 riders. To...

Date: Friday 5 January
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Elite Road National Championships - Time Trials

Elite Road National Championships - Time Trials

Sponsored by Church Road Winery, the Elite Road National Championships Time Trials involves individual cyclists to race the same course as fast as they can, leaving in two-minute intervals. The Time Trial course starts and finishes at Church Road Winery and travels along Puketapu Road, Dartmoor...

Date: Friday 5 January
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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New Zealand Sidecar Championship

New Zealand Sidecar Championship

This is the Speedway event the bike enthusiasts have all been waiting for. The New Zealand Sidecar Championship has attracted over 40 Sidecars from as far away as Invercargill. These guys and their Swingers (passengers) are crazy, racing elbow to elbow at over 130kph in a competition where brakes...

Date: Friday 5 January to Saturday 6 January
Where:
Meeanee Speedway, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - The Big Bike Film Night

Summer Cycling Carnival - The Big Bike Film Night

We're thrilled to have The Big Bike Film Night as part of the Hawke's Bay Summer Cycling programme. Heralded as one of the best sports documentaries of our day! “Packed with heart, bravery, laughter and tears… much more than a cycling film.” - Sam Edmonds, Herald Sun. In 2011, as...

Date: Friday 5 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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His Masters Voice

His Masters Voice

Fresh from supporting the Mighty DevilSkin and there own triumph EP release gig at the legendary Kings arms tavern. His Masters voice hit the road again in 2018 and first off they make there long awaited to Napier and The Cabana. Get amongst the sounds that is His Masters Voice - The Devils...

Date: Friday 5 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

Date: Saturday 18 November to Saturday 28 April
Where:
Write Price Car Park, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market

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

Date: Saturday 18 November to Saturday 3 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Black Barn Growers' Market

Black Barn Growers' Market

New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 14 years and has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer. Open from 9 till noon every Saturday of summer, just follow the line of cars down...

Date: Saturday 2 December to Saturday 24 February
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held 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, the market offers clothing, foodstuffs, jewellery,...

Date: Saturday 2 December to Saturday 7 April
Where:
Meeanee Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Tineli Gran Fondo Ride

Summer Cycling Carnival - Tineli Gran Fondo Ride

If you are a club rider and are looking for a hill challenge, then this is one for you! Ride the hill circuit the elite cyclists will face as they count down their final laps of the course. The ride organised by Ramblers Cycling Club will involve a mass start and the number of laps you will...

Date: Saturday 6 January
Where:
Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Elite Road National Championships - Women & U23 Race

Elite Road National Championships - Women & U23 Race

The Elite Road National Championships is New Zealand’s premier national road cycling event, attracting New Zealand’s top professional cyclists. Starting and finishing on the Marine Parade near Scenic Hotel Te Pania, the Women's Road Race covers 112 kilometres of course that travels along...

Date: Saturday 6 January
Where:
Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

14 Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! - Professor Dynamite & The Banditos with Willie D and Margot on the vocals and Guitar. - Ian Munro - international class live performer and recording artist. - Akina Vinyl Society spinning some vinyl. - The Pukes ukhelele rock...

Date: Saturday 9 December to Saturday 31 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bryan Adams: SOLD OUT

Bryan Adams: SOLD OUT

Bryan Adams will bring his 'Get Up' world tour to New Zealand early next year, taking in some of the country’s most iconic and picturesque outdoor summer venues. Presented by Neptune Entertainment and The Breeze, the tour starts on January 2 at Matakana Country Park north of Auckland, then...

Date: Saturday 6 January
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sunday Market

Sunday Market

Sunday market held every Sunday rain or shine. Over 60 stalls in winter. Crafts, new clothing, second hand items and wide range of new items. Wide range of food stalls and fruit and veggies, a must to visit.

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 7 January
Where:
Ocean Spa, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Delight in a shopping event of taste sensations at one of New Zealand’s oldest and largest traditional Farmers’ Markets. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market offers a complete shopping experience. Discover the diverse range of locally grown or artisan produced products. There is nothing like...

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 4 March
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Elite Road National Championships - Men & U23 Race

Elite Road National Championships - Men & U23 Race

The Elite National Championships is New Zealand’s premier national road cycling event, attracting New Zealand’s top professional and amateur road cyclists. The highly anticipated Elite Men's Race is on the final day and follows a 169km course over Napier Hill streets and Hawke's Bay rural...

Date: Sunday 7 January
Where:
Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sundaze With The Puketapu

Sundaze With The Puketapu

Sacred Hill Vineyards and classic country pub The Puketapu have joined forces for Sundaze - wine, food and music in the Bay’s beautiful Dartmoor countryside, amongst the established trees and gardens at the original winery site. “At Sacred Hill we make wines to be enjoyed with food, family...

Date: Sunday 7 January to Sunday 18 February
Where:
Sacred Hill Cellar Door, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay United vs Hamilton Wanderers - NZ Football

Hawke's Bay United vs Hamilton Wanderers - NZ Football

One of the Premiership's newest clubs makes the trip from the swamplands of the Waikato to the pristine green of Bluewater Stadium. Expect flashes of brilliance, goals a-plenty, craft beer, wine and an atmosphere well worth the modest admission. Get your kicks at HBU!

Date: Sunday 7 January
Where:
Bluewater Stadium, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Fiesta of Lights

Fiesta of Lights

There's so much more to see and do so make plans to get involved in the fun. Dazzling lights displays scattered along a tree-lined trail are surrounded by thousands of sparkling fairy lights. Started in 1998 this holiday event has grown in size and popularity and offers an interactive and fun...

Date: Saturday 16 December to Sunday 7 January
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Fiesta of Lights


Te Matau a Māui Summer Sailing Series

Te Matau a Māui Summer Sailing Series

Adventure with us Join us on a unique, interactive and holistic sailing experience based on traditional and cultural Polynesian voyaging. After Māori introductions, take to the water to engage and discover with Te Matau a Māui, the double-hulled waka, as a learned guide. Take in the...

Date: Friday 8 December to Friday 19 January
Where:
West Quay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Bay Espresso Winery Fun Ride

Summer Cycling Carnival - Bay Espresso Winery Fun Ride

This 26km jaunt from Clive (13km each way) at 11am is a very pleasant scenic recreational ride along the pathways with riders being rewarded at the half-way point with a delicious lunch and a glass of your favourite tipple at Te Awanga Estate, 376 Parkhill Road. As a group, you will leave the...

Date: Tuesday 9 January
Where:
Clive War Memorial Swimming Pool, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - iWay Family Fun Ride

Summer Cycling Carnival - iWay Family Fun Ride

Get your family and friends together and come and ride the 1.1km Criterium circuit down the iconic Marine Parade. The road will be closed, so it will be safe for all ages to ride. Dress up your bike or come in your lycra - whatever you want to wear goes. There will be spot prizes and some...

Date: Wednesday 10 January
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer Cycling Carnival-Avanti Dress Your Bike Competition

Summer Cycling Carnival-Avanti Dress Your Bike Competition

Hey kids, do you think you have the best-dressed bike? Then come and enter the competition and you could win some great prizes! Dress your bike in your favourite theme, the louder and bolder the better! Children 12 years and under can participate. Judging will begin at 4pm and there’s two...

Date: Wednesday 10 January
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Black Barn Vineyards Criterium

Summer Cycling Carnival - Black Barn Vineyards Criterium

Napier’s iconic Marine Parade will become the track for the Black Barn Vineyards Criterium. This is a high speed and exciting race for spectators to watch as riders tackle the 1.1km circuit, with sprint laps every 10 minutes. Come along watch the action! For cyclists, there’s plenty of...

Date: Wednesday 10 January
Where:
Marine Parade Domain, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Another Day In Taradise

Another Day In Taradise

It’s time for ‘Another Day in Taradise’! Come along for a full day of fun in the sun for the whole family. There’ll be food vendors, Moana Park wine and craft beers all available on site. Entry is free and suitable for the whole family. Plus you can bring your own picnic. Get out...

Date: Saturday 13 January
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bad Company, Foreigner: Rock Steady Supergroup

Bad Company, Foreigner: Rock Steady Supergroup

Topline Entertainment are proud to present for the first time in New Zealand "Rock Steady" featuring members from the multi platinum selling bands Bad Company and Foreigner in an all Star Classic Rock Super Group summer tour of New Zealand January 2018, playing all the hits from Bad Company,...

Date: Saturday 13 January
Where:
Linden Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sunday Session - The Cellar Door Band

Sunday Session - The Cellar Door Band

Join us for a Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 14 are free, bring a picnic rug, sit back, relax, and tuck in to our world-famou-in-Te-Awanga pizzas and platters. No BYO thanks or we'll be in big...

Date: Sunday 14 January
Where:
Rod McDonald Wines at Te Awanga Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #3

Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #3

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 five events this summer and at each event, there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from...

Date: Sunday 14 January
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops

Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? Book in for one of our fun and creative workshops for kids based on current exhibition Everyday Lines. For 6 – 12 year olds, $10 per person, booking required.

Date: Wednesday 17 January to Wednesday 24 January
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - School Holiday Workshops


Free
Hastings District Libraries School Holiday Activities

Hastings District Libraries School Holiday Activities

30 November - 8+ Junior Bookworms - For the final session of the year come along and learn how to make a zine. 16 December - 5+ Dance music + sheets of canvas + paint on your feet - Celebrating reopening Havelock North Library! (Old clothes are a must please). 19 December 3:30-5pm - All...

Date: Thursday 30 November to Thursday 18 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings District Libraries School Holiday Activities


Wairoa A&P Show

Wairoa A&P Show

The Wairoa Agricultural and Pastoral Society is well known for its ‘country style’ annual A&P Show. For 113 years visitors have looked forward to this summer event which brings the community together for a long weekend of true family entertainment. The show gets underway on Thursday with...

Date: Friday 19 January to Saturday 20 January
Where:
Wairoa A&P Showgrounds, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Wairoa A&P Show


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Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2018

Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2018

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

Date: Saturday 20 January
Where:
Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2018


Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr

Update: New late show has been added. 'The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits.' World Tour 2018. “A comedy hero for our times." - Guardian “Jimmy Carr is a world-class comedian... I envy his brilliance with words.” - The Independent One of the most prolific joke-tellers of...

Date: Saturday 20 January
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Jimmy Carr


The Original Mack

The Original Mack

Unique, innovative, unrivalled – Fraser Mack has developed a sound of his own that is at once relatable but also unfathomable, leaving his audience wondering “how did he do that?” Described on Rock Radio UK as New Zealand’s best kept secret and undoubtedly one of the best guitarists in...

Date: Saturday 20 January to Friday 23 March
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Original Mack


Free
2018 Cable vs Wake

2018 Cable vs Wake

The popular Cable vs Wake wakeboarding/wake skating competition will run on 27-28 January 2018 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend), at the Backpaddock Lakes complex, near Waipukurau. Riders compete behind the boat on Day 1, and on the cable on Day 2 of the comp.

Date: Saturday 27 January to Sunday 28 January
Where:
Backpaddock Lakes, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - 2018 Cable vs Wake


February 2018

Free
Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

Date: Saturday 18 November to Saturday 28 April
Where:
Write Price Car Park, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Made In Wairoa Farmers Market


Free
Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market

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

Date: Saturday 18 November to Saturday 3 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Urban Farmers' Market


Free
Black Barn Growers' Market

Black Barn Growers' Market

New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 14 years and has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer. Open from 9 till noon every Saturday of summer, just follow the line of cars down...

Date: Saturday 2 December to Saturday 24 February
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Black Barn Growers' Market


Free
Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held 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, the market offers clothing, foodstuffs, jewellery,...

Date: Saturday 2 December to Saturday 7 April
Where:
Meeanee Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts


Free
Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

14 Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! - Professor Dynamite & The Banditos with Willie D and Margot on the vocals and Guitar. - Ian Munro - international class live performer and recording artist. - Akina Vinyl Society spinning some vinyl. - The Pukes ukhelele rock...

Date: Saturday 9 December to Saturday 31 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Summer Sessions


Fat Freddy's Drop

Fat Freddy's Drop

This summer Fat Freddy's Drop will tour their high octane shows across the homeland to hand picked locations, combing vineyards and beaches to festivals and valleys culminating in a FFD curated line up at Villa Maria with internationals Hiatus Kaiyote from Melbourne and Norman Jay MBE from London....

Date: Saturday 3 February
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Fat Freddy's Drop


Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Delight in a shopping event of taste sensations at one of New Zealand’s oldest and largest traditional Farmers’ Markets. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market offers a complete shopping experience. Discover the diverse range of locally grown or artisan produced products. There is nothing like...

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 4 March
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #4

Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #4

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...

Date: Sunday 4 February
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #4


Free
Sundaze With The Puketapu

Sundaze With The Puketapu

Sacred Hill Vineyards and classic country pub The Puketapu have joined forces for Sundaze - wine, food and music in the Bay’s beautiful Dartmoor countryside, amongst the established trees and gardens at the original winery site. “At Sacred Hill we make wines to be enjoyed with food, family...

Date: Sunday 7 January to Sunday 18 February
Where:
Sacred Hill Cellar Door, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sundaze With The Puketapu


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Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

Blind Tiger Touring is pleased to announce the return of Kitty Daisy & Lewis to New Zealand shores this summer. The talented siblings, known for their authentic take on vintage country and first-generation rhythm and blues, will play at Black Barn in Hawkes Bay on February 9, San Fran in...

Date: Friday 9 February
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kitty, Daisy and Lewis


Sunday Session 4 - The Inquiry

Sunday Session 4 - The Inquiry

Join us for a Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 14 are free, bring a picnic rug, sit back, relax, and tuck in to our world-famou-in-Te-Awanga pizzas and platters. No BYO thanks or we'll be in big...

Date: Sunday 11 February
Where:
Rod McDonald Wines at Te Awanga Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sunday Session 4 - The Inquiry


Hawke's Bay United vs Auckland City - NZ Football

Hawke's Bay United vs Auckland City - NZ Football

Auckland City are the most successful club in the history of the NZ Premiership; but that doesn't mean they always have it their own way at the Bluewater. HBU will be up for the challenge and you'll be guaranteed of goals and saves galore. See you at Bluewater and C'Mon the Bay!

Date: Sunday 11 February
Where:
Bluewater Stadium, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay United vs Auckland City - NZ Football


Free
Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Art Deco Market

Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Art Deco Market

It's Madness in the Mall as the centre of Hastings is transformed into an Art Deco Wonderland! Our famous Art Deco Costume fair will kick off from 10am and will continue on until 8pm, with Deco Dancers, music and all sorts of fabulous fun for all ages. Of course there will be food trucks...

Date: Thursday 15 February
Where:
Hastings Clock Tower, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Art Deco Market


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Nicolas Feuillatte VIP Lounge

Nicolas Feuillatte VIP Lounge

The iconic Nicolas Feuillatte VIP Lounge is back and better than ever! This iconic event has been transformed, guests will enjoy all of the perks of previous festivals plus so much more! The VIP Lounge allows guests to escape the festival madness to the most sought-after weather proof space...

Date: Friday 16 February to Sunday 18 February
Where:
Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nicolas Feuillatte VIP Lounge


Napier Port Ocean Swim 2018

Napier Port Ocean Swim 2018

The 8th annual Napier Port Ocean Swim will take place on Saturday 17th February 2018 at Hardinge Road Reserve, Ahuriri, Napier (in front of the Hot Chick Carpark) starting at 9am and finishing at 12pm. Prize giving is approx 12:30pm. The Napier Port Ocean Swim is the same weekend as the...

Date: Saturday 17 February
Where:
Hot Chick, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Port Ocean Swim 2018


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2018 Hawkes Bay  Backyard Cricket Championships

2018 Hawkes Bay Backyard Cricket Championships

Off to the Hawkes Bay for the 4th installment of this years Backyard Bash where the Meeanee Hotel is once again the venue for backyard crickets finest! Get a group of mates together and register a team now! Info: Squad: 5-a-side Tourney Structure: Round-robins with semis & finals Cost...

Date: Saturday 17 February
Where:
Meeanee Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 2018 Hawkes Bay Backyard Cricket Championships


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Kevin Bloody Wilson “Almost Awesome Tour”

Kevin Bloody Wilson “Almost Awesome Tour”

Tickets on sale to the general public from 5 October. The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to New Zealand with his “Almost Awesome Tour” in February featuring special guest artist, Jenny Talia from Australia presented by Pacific Entertainment. Kevin Bloody Wilson’s show is...

Date: Wednesday 21 February
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kevin Bloody Wilson “Almost Awesome Tour”


The Original Mack

The Original Mack

Unique, innovative, unrivalled – Fraser Mack has developed a sound of his own that is at once relatable but also unfathomable, leaving his audience wondering “how did he do that?” Described on Rock Radio UK as New Zealand’s best kept secret and undoubtedly one of the best guitarists in...

Date: Saturday 20 January to Friday 23 March
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Original Mack


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Automatic 80s

Automatic 80s

Its time for a little 80s. Pitch Perfect Promotions are proud to present Automatic 80s, New Zealand's Premium 80s Live Entertainment Show. We are excited to confirm that the Automatic 80s Live show is coming to The Cabana, Napier on the 24th Feb, 2018. Automatic 80s is a world class group of...

Date: Saturday 24 February
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Automatic 80s


Hawke's Bay United vs Canterbury United - NZ Football

Hawke's Bay United vs Canterbury United - NZ Football

The Dragons fly north and the Sky TV cameras await! The only televised home game at Bluewater this season will be a ding-dong battle between the boys in the black and white stripes and the mainlanders. Grab a craft beer or wine and enjoy the action!

Date: Sunday 25 February
Where:
Bluewater Stadium, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay United vs Canterbury United - NZ Football


Ice Skate Tour

Ice Skate Tour

Come enjoy ice skating at Lynmore Primary School. It’s a great, safe and fun way to get active and also an activity that kids can do together with their parent(s) and friends. Entry fee includes ice skates. The Ice Skate Tour travels around with a mobile ice rink in the Waikato, Bay of...

Date: Wednesday 28 February to Sunday 4 March
Where:
Coronation Park, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Ice Skate Tour


March 2018

Ice Skate Tour

Ice Skate Tour

Come enjoy ice skating at Lynmore Primary School. It’s a great, safe and fun way to get active and also an activity that kids can do together with their parent(s) and friends. Entry fee includes ice skates. The Ice Skate Tour travels around with a mobile ice rink in the Waikato, Bay of...

Date: Wednesday 28 February to Sunday 4 March
Where:
Coronation Park, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Ice Skate Tour


XRACE

XRACE

XRACE is a family mystery adventure race where family teams (made up of one parent and one child, aged 6-14 years old) race together. Teams must locate and complete 10 mystery challenges, racing the clock and all the other family teams with the fastest and luckiest crowned XRACE champion. Join...

Date: Friday 2 March
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - XRACE


The Piano: The Ballet

The Piano: The Ballet

Inspired by the film The Piano with permission kindly granted by Jane Campion, Jan Chapman and Saddleback Productions. 25 years ago, cinema goers around the world were captivated by an extraordinary tale of desire, violence and hope. The story of Ada McGrath and her daughter Flora, husband...

Date: Friday 2 March to Saturday 3 March
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Piano: The Ballet


Free
Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

Date: Saturday 18 November to Saturday 28 April
Where:
Write Price Car Park, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Made In Wairoa Farmers Market


Free
Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market

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

Date: Saturday 18 November to Saturday 3 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Urban Farmers' Market


Free
Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held 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, the market offers clothing, foodstuffs, jewellery,...

Date: Saturday 2 December to Saturday 7 April
Where:
Meeanee Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts


Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Delight in a shopping event of taste sensations at one of New Zealand’s oldest and largest traditional Farmers’ Markets. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market offers a complete shopping experience. Discover the diverse range of locally grown or artisan produced products. There is nothing like...

Date: Sunday 19 November to Sunday 4 March
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


Michael Jackson HIStory Show

Michael Jackson HIStory Show

A musical tribute and live concert experience that journeys through Michael Jackson’s vast and incredible catalogue of work including his beginnings as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreaking theatrics in the 80s and his evolution onward into the 21st century. This show features all of...

Date: Monday 5 March
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Michael Jackson HIStory Show


MCL Construction Triple Peaks 2018

MCL Construction Triple Peaks 2018

Conquer the peaks! Breathtaking views. Craggy, challenging terrain. Fun single track. Staggeringly beautiful private land. A few hearty river crossings... The perfect package. This is one of New Zealand's most enjoyable and rewarding events. Soak up the Hawke's Bay sunshine and challenge...

Date: Saturday 10 March
Where:
Havelock North Village, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - MCL Construction Triple Peaks 2018


Free
Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

14 Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! - Professor Dynamite & The Banditos with Willie D and Margot on the vocals and Guitar. - Ian Munro - international class live performer and recording artist. - Akina Vinyl Society spinning some vinyl. - The Pukes ukhelele rock...

Date: Saturday 9 December to Saturday 31 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Summer Sessions


Heart Kids Charity Golf Day - Special Guest: Rob Lutter, CEO

Heart Kids Charity Golf Day - Special Guest: Rob Lutter, CEO

Primary sponsors: - Falcon Electrical Limited - Napier Golf Club WHAT is Heart Kids Hawkes Bay Charity Golf Day? This is Heart Kids Hawkes Bay's main fundraising event which raises much needed funds to support our local heart families through their extremely tough journey. At this event,...

Date: Friday 16 March
Where:
Napier Golf Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Heart Kids Charity Golf Day - Special Guest: Rob Lutter, CEO


Neil Diamond Mission Estate Winery Trip 2018

Neil Diamond Mission Estate Winery Trip 2018

Bookings now open! The Mission Estate Winery announces that musical icon, Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Neil Diamond, will perform at the 2018 concert on Saturday, 17th March. Exclusive to House of Travel Stephen Parsons, trip includes: - Return use Coach from...

Date: Saturday 17 March
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Neil Diamond Mission Estate Winery Trip 2018


Mission Estate Concert 2018 - Neil Diamond

Mission Estate Concert 2018 - Neil Diamond

Musical icon, Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Neil Diamond, will perform at the 2018 concert. The Mission Concert is part of Neil Diamond’s world tour celebrating his incomparable 50-year career and hits spanning decades such as Cherry Cherry, Holly Holy, Cracklin’...

Date: Saturday 17 March
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Mission Estate Concert 2018 - Neil Diamond


Hawke's Bay United vs Southern United - NZ Football

Hawke's Bay United vs Southern United - NZ Football

The last home game of the regular season sees HBU host the lads from the deep south. It will be a cracker of a way to sign off the season so make sure you don't miss it!

Date: Saturday 17 March
Where:
Bluewater Stadium, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay United vs Southern United - NZ Football


Free
Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Hawke's Bay Harvest

Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Hawke's Bay Harvest

Join us as the Hastings CBD Mall is transformed into an exciting evening destination for the whole family with six incredible themed Night Markets. Live music, craft stalls and your favourite food trucks, there’s something for everyone!

Date: Thursday 22 March
Where:
Hastings Clock Tower, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Hawke's Bay Harvest


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Big Country (Scotland)

Big Country (Scotland)

80s Celtic rockers Big Country make a triumphant return to perform ‘The Crossing’ plus a special encore of greatest hits! Get ready for all your Big Country favourites – 'In A Big Country', 'Fields of Fire', 'Chance', 'Wonderland', 'Look Away' plus more!

Date: Thursday 22 March
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Big Country (Scotland)


The Original Mack

The Original Mack

Unique, innovative, unrivalled – Fraser Mack has developed a sound of his own that is at once relatable but also unfathomable, leaving his audience wondering “how did he do that?” Described on Rock Radio UK as New Zealand’s best kept secret and undoubtedly one of the best guitarists in...

Date: Saturday 20 January to Friday 23 March
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Original Mack


Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #5

Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #5

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...

Date: Sunday 25 March
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #5


Free
The Karl Austin Experience

The Karl Austin Experience

Playing all throughout the day on our beautiful Extravaganza Fair Stage. Perhaps you have heard of Karl through word of mouth? Or you may support local Taranaki Music, have followed The Extravaganza or attended one of many Live Music festivals or craft fair events and field days in Taranaki? No...

Date: Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Karl Austin Experience


Free
The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair

Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, unique to NZ tiny homes, including open home...

Date: Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Extravaganza Fair


Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair. Performing throughout the day this family show will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats, dancing, performing 'tigers' and magic!!!

Date: Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show


Kai Moana At the Park

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...

Date: Saturday 31 March
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kai Moana At the Park


April 2018

Free
The Karl Austin Experience

The Karl Austin Experience

Playing all throughout the day on our beautiful Extravaganza Fair Stage. Perhaps you have heard of Karl through word of mouth? Or you may support local Taranaki Music, have followed The Extravaganza or attended one of many Live Music festivals or craft fair events and field days in Taranaki? No...

Date: Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Karl Austin Experience


Free
The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair

Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, unique to NZ tiny homes, including open home...

Date: Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Extravaganza Fair


Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair. Performing throughout the day this family show will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats, dancing, performing 'tigers' and magic!!!

Date: Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show


Free
Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

Date: Saturday 18 November to Saturday 28 April
Where:
Write Price Car Park, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Made In Wairoa Farmers Market


Free
The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair

Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, unique to NZ tiny homes, including open home...

Date: Saturday 7 April to Sunday 8 April
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Extravaganza Fair


Free
The Karl Austin Experience

The Karl Austin Experience

Playing all throughout the day on our beautiful Extravaganza Fair Stage. Perhaps you have heard of Karl through word of mouth? Or you may support local Taranaki Music, have followed The Extravaganza or attended one of many Live Music festivals or craft fair events and field days in Taranaki? No...

Date: Saturday 7 April to Sunday 8 April
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Karl Austin Experience


Free
Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held 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, the market offers clothing, foodstuffs, jewellery,...

Date: Saturday 2 December to Saturday 7 April
Where:
Meeanee Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts


Free
The Chapelwick Fair

The Chapelwick Fair

Put a note in your diary for The Chapelwick Fair, the first Saturday after Easter at Chapelwick Coastal Estate, Proangahau. The 2018 fair will have exhibitors from all over with gifts, sweets, treats and loads more. You'll be able to check out local and out of town stalls from soaps, purple...

Date: Saturday 7 April
Where:
Chapelwick Coastal Estate, Porangahau, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - The Chapelwick Fair


Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair. Performing throughout the day this family show will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats, dancing, performing 'tigers' and magic!!!

Date: Saturday 7 April to Sunday 8 April
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show


Napier Port Harbour to Hills

Napier Port Harbour to Hills

Welcome to Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2018. 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 Ocean swim with Napier Port as its backdrop you will then head out on a 95km bike...

Date: Sunday 8 April
Where:
East Pier Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Port Harbour to Hills


Free
Taradale Village Fete

Taradale Village Fete

Hawke's Bay's premier market event. 2018 will be the 8th Taradale Village Fete and biggest ever! Well over 80 quality local and out of town stalls selling a great range handmade goods and entertain: - Handmade products - Artwork - Women's fashion - Wood works - Plants - Baking -...

Date: Sunday 8 April
Where:
Taradale Primary School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Taradale Village Fete


East Coast Farming Expo

East Coast Farming Expo

Two days of exhibits and seminars for Hawke's Bay and East Coast sheep & beef farmers to learn how to Farm Smarter - Farm Longer. Bringing agricultural innovation and technology to the doorstep of Hawke's Bay and East Coast sheep & beef farmers.

Date: Wednesday 11 April to Thursday 12 April
Where:
Wairoa A&P Showgrounds, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - East Coast Farming Expo


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Napier Port HB Primary Sector Awards Dinner

Napier Port HB Primary Sector Awards Dinner

The Hawke's Bay A&P Society invites you to join with them to celebrate a year of excellence in the primary sector as we announce the winners of: - Silver Fern Farms Hawke's Bay Farmer of the Year - Pan Pac Hawke's Bay Farm Forester of the Year - Laurie Dowling Memorial Award - Lawson Robinson...

Date: Thursday 12 April
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Port HB Primary Sector Awards Dinner


Speedway and Stockcar Kuru Cup Championship

Speedway and Stockcar Kuru Cup Championship

Second to last Speedway meeting of the 2017–2018 Season and the Stockcars line up for their Championship and the prestige of taking home the magnificent Kuru Cup. Several of visiting drivers from Palmerston North and Rotorua are expected for this championships, so expect plenty of...

Date: Saturday 14 April
Where:
Meeanee Speedway, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Speedway and Stockcar Kuru Cup Championship


Free
CHB Service Community Day

CHB Service Community Day

This event runs each year, it is for charity, clubs, sports groups, promotion on health, gardening groups, etc. All groups must be running in CHB, and run within a building or centre within CHB. Stall fee is $5.00. Each stall is set up outside Waipukurau shop fronts for fundraising and...

Date: Saturday 21 April
Where:
Main Street, Waipukurau, Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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SuperStock Autumn Nationals and Fireworks

SuperStock Autumn Nationals and Fireworks

The last Speedway meeting of the 2017–2018 Season and a Championships will be hotly contested. For the SuperStocks, they will be racing the MotorWorks Hawkes Bay Superstock Autumn Nationals with drivers coming from all around New Zealand hoping to take out this Championship. Lots of visiting...

Date: Saturday 28 April
Where:
Meeanee Speedway, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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May 2018

Foster & Allen - Golden Years

Foster & Allen - Golden Years

Legendary Irish folk music due Foster & Allen are number one stars across the globe, having 30 new-release charting albums over a 40-year career, the only act in the world to do so. This legendary Irish folk music act began in 1975 when Mick Foster & Tony Allen formed their duo after many...

Date: Saturday 5 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Nutcracker - Moscow Ballet La Classique

The Nutcracker - Moscow Ballet La Classique

Following 2017 sell-out performances of Swan Lake, Moscow Ballet La Classique returns to New Zealand to present the jewel of classical ballet, Tchaikovsky’s spectacular masterpiece The Nutcracker. La Classique was founded in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov. La Classique with its...

Date: Wednesday 9 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon

Air New Zealand Hawke's 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...

Date: Saturday 12 May
Where:
Sileni Estates Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Ice Skate Tour

Ice Skate Tour

Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97 percent same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an inflatable boarding and helmets + gloves provided...

Date: Monday 14 May to Sunday 20 May
Where:
Havelock North Primary School, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2018

Free
Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Matariki Night Market

Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Matariki Night Market

Join us as the Hastings CBD Mall is transformed into an exciting evening destination for the whole family with six incredible themed Night Markets. Live music, craft stalls and your favourite food trucks, there’s something for everyone!

Date: Thursday 14 June
Where:
Hastings Clock Tower, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dancing With Mozart

Dancing With Mozart

Great music inspires great dance this winter, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings works by two of the greatest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries to New Zealand stages, together with an exciting new commission from Birmingham-based, Christchurch-born choreographer, Corey...

Date: Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2018

Dancing With Mozart

Dancing With Mozart

Great music inspires great dance this winter, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings works by two of the greatest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries to New Zealand stages, together with an exciting new commission from Birmingham-based, Christchurch-born choreographer, Corey...

Date: Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2018

Total BS

Total BS

The Moana Park Winery crew have concocted a plan to lay a new fire pit at Moana, fashioning a makeshift flaming outdoor oven rotisserie harnessing the almighty power of fire. Super talented Chefs will do the honours, sacrificing the meat to the Syrah gods, and crafting some hearty and unique...

Date: Saturday 10 November
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2018

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker

Christmas comes but once a year, and for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christmas 2018 will be extra special, as we stage a national tour of The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010. Offering festive enchantment for all ages, this is a Christmas gift for all the family. Our story begins on...

Date: Saturday 1 December to Sunday 2 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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