Workshops & Conferences

Find out what workshops & conferences are coming to Napier, Hawke's Bay.

Adobe Illustrator Nightclass

Adobe Illustrator Nightclass. Tuesday 21st February 2017
An introduction to creating graphics using Adobe Illustrator. This course will show you the fundamentals of vector illustration, which can then be applied to poster, logo, pattern, laser cutting and engraving designs. Students must supply own USB to save work on: min 4GB Tutor: Dean...

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The Healing Arts & Medicine of Hawaii

The Healing Arts & Medicine of Hawaii. Tuesday 21st February 2017
You are invited to experience the Power and Beauty of The Healing Arts & Medicine of Hawai'i offered by Leilani Petranek and Lara Shah. 
 Both the Experiential Presentation on Sunday and Intensive Workshop on Tuesday will include the Spiritual and Healing Practice of Hula Kapu/Sacred Hula,...

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Take Time Out - Friendship and Support for Carers

Take Time Out - Friendship and Support for Carers. Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Do you care for a parent, spouse, child, sibling, friend or neighbour who, because of frailty or mental, physical or intellectual disability, cannot manage everyday living without your help or support? The Heretaunga Women's Centre is offering this new group service and would greatly appreciate...

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Improve Your Sewing Skills - Nightclass

Improve Your Sewing Skills - Nightclass. Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Due to popular demand, the ideal school fashion studios at EIT are very pleased to offer a sewing nightclass. These workshops will be practical hands-on sessions on knowing your sewing machine, using an overlocker, understanding commercial patterns, fabrics, grainlines and layouts. Then choose...

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Photoshop Nightclass

Photoshop Nightclass. Thursday 23rd February 2017
Photoshop is widely used by photographers and graphic artists to edit and retouch images. Learn some of the most practical features of this powerful software. Email - raewynis@eit.ac.nz Students must provide their own USB stick to save their work. Min 4GB.

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Seaweek - Keep Napier Beautiful

Seaweek - Keep Napier Beautiful. Saturday 25th February 2017
A children’s event decorating reusable cloth bags at the National Aquarium. National Aquarium Contact Carol Larson - Email: carol@nationalaquarium.co.nz or Phone: 833-5424. Aquarium admission fees apply.

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Home Food Production Workshop Part 1

Home Food Production Workshop Part 1. Saturday 25th February 2017
This introductory level workshop, held across two two-hour sessions is aimed at those of us who want to grow our own food at home but don't know how or where to start. Our experienced tutor is a passionate gardener and educator who loves growing things to eat. We'll cover lots of tried and...

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Seaweek - Estuary Walk

Seaweek - Estuary Walk. Saturday 25th February 2017
Ever wondered what goes on in the Ahuriri Estuary? Take a one hour walk along the estuary pathway and learn about why the estuary is important and the unusual animals that live there! Bookings open on the 25th of January, to book your place on the tour contact The National Aquarium. Meet at...

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Seaweek - Library Program

Seaweek - Library Program. Saturday 25th February 2017
Join Jake from the National Aquarium and discover more about what lives in the sea! Books from the library are brought to life with ‘bio-facts’ from the aquarium’s collection including shark skin, sawfish saw and new items from the deep sea! Contact Jake Brookie: Email -...

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Seaweek - Seawalls Mural Tour CBD Walk

Seaweek - Seawalls Mural Tour CBD Walk. Sunday 26th February 2017
Join Seawalls organiser Cinzah Merkins and aquarium educator Jake Brookie for a walk around the murals painted during Seawalls 2016. Find out more about the animals depicted and how these works of art were organised and made. Bookings open 25th of January via the National Aquarium of New...

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Hawaiian Hula Dance Classes

Hawaiian Hula Dance Classes. Monday 27th February 2017
Come to the only Hawaiian Hula Dance Class in Hawkes Bay! Lara Shah came to HB from Hawaii where she danced with Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O Kaua'i. This class is designed for absolute beginners and all are welcome! Beginning on the 27th, class is every Monday at 1pm until the end of term. Come...

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Facing the Tiger - The Art of Having Brave Conversations

Facing the Tiger - The Art of Having Brave Conversations. Tuesday 28th February 2017
Facing the Tiger is a one-day course followed by a three-week follow-up program. It is designed for groups of up to 12 people and is suitable for employees at all levels, within all types of organisations. Facing the Tiger builds healthier relationships, more motivated teams and an even stronger...

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Seaweek - Royal Society Lecture

Seaweek - Royal Society Lecture. Tuesday 28th February 2017
Come hear Dr Chris Battershill, University of Waikato, speak on “Healthy Seas - Drugs from the Sea, Biodiversity and Conservation - A New Zealand Story.” National Aquarium. Contact Carol Larson - carol@nationalaquarium.co.nz or phone - 06 833-5424. Gold coin donation.

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Home Food Production Workshop Part 2

Home Food Production Workshop Part 2. Saturday 4th March 2017
This introductory level workshop, held across two two-hour sessions is aimed at those of us who want to grow our own food at home but don't know how or where to start. Our experienced tutor is a passionate gardener and educator who loves growing things to eat. We'll cover lots of tried and tested...

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Seaweek - Seawalls Mural Tour Ahuriri Walk

Seaweek - Seawalls Mural Tour Ahuriri Walk. Sunday 5th March 2017
Seawalls 2016. Find out more about the animals depicted and how these works of art were organised and made. Bookings open 25th of January via the National Aquarium of New Zealand. - CBD Walk – 26 February at 2pm (Meet at the CAN centre on 16 Byron Street) - Ahuriri Walk – 5 March at 2pm (Meet...

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Health & Safety Due Diligence

Health & Safety Due Diligence. Monday 6th March 2017
As a legal entity, your company is known under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 as a PCBU. All PCBU's have a primary duty of care to everyone affected by work carried out in your workplace. Officers (or people with strategic or governance roles) are required by law to exercise due diligence...

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Accident Reporting & Investigation - Business Central

Accident Reporting & Investigation - Business Central. Tuesday 7th March 2017
When accidents happen it is important to learn from them. Create a safer workplace through effective accident and incident investigation. Almost every accident involves a risk or hazard. This course will teach you to use root cause analysis as an effective method to discover why the problem...

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Leadership for Women

Leadership for Women. Tuesday 7th March 2017
This intensive and dynamic two-day programme is designed to help you become a more effective leader through recognising and developing your own leadership style. Through experiential exercises, interactive discussion and highly skilled facilitation, you will discover what drives you, what holds...

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Risk and Hazard Managment - Business Central

Risk and Hazard Managment - Business Central. Tuesday 7th March 2017
To manage risks and hazards you first must understand them. One of the primary legal duties in everyone's workplace is to constantly identify, monitor and control risks and hazards in order to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. This course encourages you to take a comprehensive approach to...

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Lead In Your Home & Garden: A Talk By Ben Keet

Lead In Your Home & Garden: A Talk By Ben Keet. Tuesday 7th March 2017
A talk on the causes and sources of lead intake, its effect on health and learning, the costs of, and remedies for low-level lead poisoning. Ben Keet is a Hawke's Bay environmental consultant and his public talk is hosted by the Hawke's Bay & East Coast Rationalists and Humanists. Please join...

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Sonic Tonic Sound Bath

Sonic Tonic Sound Bath. Tuesday 7th March 2017
Sonic Tonic for the Soul. Come to the beautiful 'Temple of Sound' and feel your Angelic Vibration with channelled light language and divine song which are like rolling waves of sound each one carrying you towards your embodiment of Divine Light here on Earth. This will be a sound ceremony with...

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Who Heals the Healers - Singing Crystal Bowls Group Sessions

Who Heals the Healers - Singing Crystal Bowls Group Sessions. Wednesday 8th March 2017
The Crystal Singing Bowls Group Healing Sessions with Rob Clemens. Rebalance and rejuvenate - Free ‘Me time’ for healing practitioners. I run this regular group bowls session for Hawkes Bay healers of all forms of service to others. It is also open to those of open heart and like mind who want...

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Stage 1 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central

Stage 1 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central. Tuesday 14th March 2017
Everyone who wants to be officially recognised as an H&S representative in their workplace needs to complete this course. NZ Health and Safety law requires training and recognises the role, the duties and responsibilities of workplace health and safety representatives. This course introduces you...

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Strategic Thinking Workshop

Strategic Thinking Workshop. Tuesday 14th March 2017
This highly interactive and practical course is for anyone who would benefit from being able to think and act more strategically in either a personal or professional capacity. The course guides you through a broad range of practical exercises and activities which have been designed to teach the...

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Worm Farm Workshop

Saturday 18th March 2017
Come and learn how to set up your worm farm, what you can feed your worms and how to maintain your worm farm. You can minimise the amount of waste going out in your rubbish by feeding your worms, then using this valuable material produced to feed your garden. It is a great hobby for the children...

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African Drumming - Dance Workshop

African Drumming - Dance Workshop. Saturday 18th March 2017
Come and learn groovy, contagious African Rhythms & Dance in a fun easy Workshop with Koffie Fugah. Koffie Fugah is a Skilled, Inspirational Master Drummer Dancer from Ghana, West Africa. He has been teaching friendly, exuberant workshops to people all around the world for over 15...

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Sourdough Breadmaking Workshop

Sourdough Breadmaking Workshop. Saturday 18th March 2017
This is a new workshop where you will learn how to create, feed and care for your own everlasting rye sourdough starter, and from this make fresh sourdough breads, fruit buns, sourdough pancakes, crackers and more. This is a practical, hands-on workshop where you will experience making and working...

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Sonic Tonic Choir - Free your voice!

Sonic Tonic Choir - Free your voice!. Sunday 19th March 2017
3rd Sunday of the month Come join me on a soundscape exploration and play with sounds using your voice. This is session is for anyone who is interested in exploring their voice further for confidence, singing, or connecting to their authentic voice. Together we can create fun soundscapes and...

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Managing Difficult and Disruptive People - Business Central

Managing Difficult and Disruptive People - Business Central. Tuesday 21st March 2017
Turn this challenge around from being your biggest headache to your greatest learning and strength. Difficult and disruptive people can consume most of your time and the disruption they cause to the team/unit/business can be significant in terms of productivity, customer service and employee...

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Supervision - An Introduction - Business Central

Supervision - An Introduction - Business Central. Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Know the key skills for managing other people as well as their work. When you manage other people, you need to balance your own development alongside managing and leading your team. This popular one-day course will provide many of the tools you need to cope with this juggling act. You'll work on...

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Worm Farm Workshop

Saturday 25th March 2017
Come and learn how to set up and care for your worm farm.

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Vegetable Fermentation Workshop

Vegetable Fermentation Workshop. Saturday 25th March 2017
Farmhouse Kitchen offers a hands-on workshop where you can learn all about making health-promoting fermented foods, including sauerkraut and more. You will be able to taste some delicious fermented foods and take away your creations as well as lots of recipes and tips to try at home. You will be...

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Stage 2 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central

Stage 2 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central. Monday 27th March 2017
Build more health and safety skills as a representative. Learn how to control specific workplace risks and hazards and use accident data to identify trends and develop preventive actions. Get exposure to Codes of Practice to help further your knowledge. (2 days: for existing Health and Safety...

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Dealing With Difficult People & Situations - Biz Trainers

Dealing With Difficult People & Situations - Biz Trainers. Wednesday 29th March 2017
Transform conflict and difficult situations with co-workers and customers into opportunities by equipping your staff with the skills and techniques required to manage these situations with confidence, professionalism, and pride. Learn ways to resolve conflict with customers and co-workers,...

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Management & Leadership Workshop - Business Training NZ

Management & Leadership Workshop - Business Training NZ. Thursday 30th March 2017
Learn how to run a successful team and how to make the transition from buddy to boss! Becoming a manager is hard enough and making the transition from buddy to boss is even tougher and comes with its own set of unique challenges. A team without strong leadership rarely functions well. Amazingly,...

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Screenprinting Weekend Workshop

Screenprinting Weekend Workshop. Saturday 1st April 2017
This workshop introduces practical techniques of screen printing including how to make a screen stencil, how to use light sensitive emulsion and how to print onto paper or a fabric surface. This workshop is suitable for beginners. You will design and create the screen on Saturday, and print it on...

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Salsa & Bachata With Jaime Jesus

Salsa & Bachata With Jaime Jesus. Saturday 1st April 2017
Guest Instructors Jaime Jesus from Sydney, Australia is coming to Napier for a day of workshops in Bachata & Salsa, followed by an evening of latin dancing. Jaime will be partnered by New Zealand's own Raine Symons from Palmerton North. The Full Pass includes all four workshops, lunch and entry...

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Glutenfree Grain & Pseudo Grain Workshop

Glutenfree Grain & Pseudo Grain Workshop. Saturday 1st April 2017
Deepen your understanding about gluten-free whole foods. At this workshop, you will be given demonstrations and hands-on experience of how to prepare whole foods for optimal digestion and how to create delicious and nourishing meals, snacks and treats that the whole family will enjoy. You will...

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Other PCBUs - Dealing With Sub-contractors - Business Centra

Other PCBUs - Dealing With Sub-contractors - Business Centra. Tuesday 4th April 2017
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 defines contractors, sub-contractors and other businesses you deal with as ‘other PCBUs’. The old notion of you as the ‘principal’ or ‘site controller’ also no longer applies. Your business or your legal entity is a PCBU and where there are...

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Beginners Salsa 8-week Course

Beginners Salsa 8-week Course. Wednesday 5th April 2017
Salsa Dance Lessons. Beginners start Wednesday 5th April. No partner required. Helpers from a higher level are welcome. Text: 0274158432 for further information.

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Freeman White Painting Masterclass

Freeman White Painting Masterclass. Saturday 8th April 2017
Join us for a two-day still life ‘painting masterclass’ with Freeman White, renowned Hawkes Bay painter. This is a rare opportunity to learn from an award-winning, top New Zealand contemporary artist. Places are limited, so make sure you book early! To book, contact -...

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NZ Federations Business & Professional Womens Conference

Friday 21st April 2017
Registrations will open soon for The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women's 53rd Annual Conference. Join BPW members from all over New Zealand to hear from amazing speakers - be inspired, meet up with old friends and make new ones, all in the beautiful rural setting of the...

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Mozzarella and Haloumi Cheese Making Workshop

Mozzarella and Haloumi Cheese Making Workshop. Saturday 22nd April 2017
In this three-hour long workshop, you will learn how to make halloumi, mozzarella, and quark. You will be taught by Chris Van Der Have of Farmhouse Kitchen. All equipment and ingredients to make cheese are provided, and a beginner's Italian Kit (valued at $39.90) from Mad Millie is included in...

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Bio-Regional Seed Bank Internship

Bio-Regional Seed Bank Internship. Thursday 27th April 2017
27th February - 10th March, 2017 Learn everything you need to know to set up your own bioregional seed bank - Your future food security! In our changing and unstable world, the question of food security is becoming increasingly relevant. Our ability to grow healthy food locally and sustainably is...

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Time Management Workshop

Time Management Workshop. Thursday 27th April 2017
Do you need more hours in your day? Would you like to become less busy and more productive? Learn how to prioritise, how to handle interruptions, plan ahead, beat common time wasters, delegate, and much more. You've all heard the expression 'Time is money' Well actually time is more valuable...

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Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ Limited

Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ Limited. Friday 28th April 2017
A fantastic one day course to get staff communicating professionally and confidently with customers. Keep your customers coming back by empowering staff with core communication and customer service skills along with a ‘can do attitude’. For the better part of every day, we are communicating to...

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Photography Weekend Workshop

Photography Weekend Workshop. Saturday 6th May 2017
Learn the principles and practice of good digital photography - we will cover how to control exposure, camera modes, digital file sizes and composition, with practical exercises to put into practice what is learnt. Email Raewyn at raewynis@eit.ac.nz or phone Victoria - 9748000 5036.

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Adobe Muse Nightclass

Adobe Muse Nightclass. Tuesday 9th May 2017
An introduction to website development without writing code. Learn how to use Adobe Muse to plan, design and develop websites easily. Students must supply own USB to save work on: min 4GB. Additional costs will apply if you intend to publish and host your websites as an (optional) outcome of this...

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Adobe Indesign Nightclass

Adobe Indesign Nightclass. Thursday 11th May 2017
Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to layout text and images, to produce your own documents, and/or publish pamphlets, brochures and books. Tutor: Alexandra Dawson Contact raewynis@ideaschool.ac.nz or leave contact details with Victoria on 9748000 5019.

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Introduction to Autism in an Early Childhood Setting

Friday 26th May 2017
Strength-based, practical strategies to support children with autism in the primary school setting Autism New Zealand is delighted to present this Intro to Autism programme thanks to Ministry of Education Hawkes Bay, Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities (SELO) funding. This programme...

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Health & Safety Management Course - Business Central

Health & Safety Management Course - Business Central. Wednesday 31st May 2017
Modern effective H&S management relies on a systematic approach. New Zealand Safety Standard 4801 describes the core elements of an H&S system. This course will introduce you to those core elements and help you with strategies to encourage active worker and manager involvement in your workplace....

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Stage 1 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central

Stage 1 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central. Wednesday 7th June 2017
Everyone who wants to be officially recognised as an H&S representative in their workplace needs to complete this course. NZ Health and Safety law requires training and recognises the role, the duties and responsibilities of workplace health and safety representatives. This course introduces you...

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Seaweek - Poetry Writing Competition & Poetry Reading Night

Seaweek - Poetry Writing Competition & Poetry Reading Night. Thursday 8th June 2017
Poetry Writing Competition to be held in Term 2 over April, May and June. “Look beneath the surface - Papatai ō roto - Papatai ō raro” themed poetry competition with winning poems read at Seaweek poetry evening. Online form available at the end of Term 1, 2017. Experience the magic of...

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2017 National Horticultural Field Day

2017 National Horticultural Field Day. Thursday 29th June 2017
The National Horticultural Field Day is an industry-only, one day business to business event. The Field Day is a purely Horticulture event, creating fantastic opportunities for networking, education and development, whilst celebrating horticulture in New Zealand. As the Field Day grows year on...

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Leadership & Management Level 1 Workshop

Leadership & Management Level 1 Workshop. Wednesday 26th July 2017
Learn how to make the transition from buddy to boss and lead a successful team. Managing staff can be a very rewarding, interesting and fun role, it can also be a tough and demanding job. Between managing your own time and projects, helping your team members solve problems and complete tasks,...

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Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads

Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads. Monday 7th August 2017
This is a humerous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste at home. You get a free $100 goodie bag with each ticket, bursting with waste minimisation products. Here are a few comments from recent attendees: “Went to our first Waste Free...

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Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads

Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads. Tuesday 8th August 2017
This is a humerous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste at home. You get a free $100 goodie bag with each ticket, bursting with waste minimisation products. Here are a few comments from recent attendees: “Went to our first Waste Free...

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Bay Skate

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Napier City Council

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

We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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Parklands Residential Estate

Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Napier Aquatic Centre

Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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Par2 MiniGolf

Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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Napier Libraries

strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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Kennedy Park Resort Napier

We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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The Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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National Aquarium of New Zealand

Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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MTG Hawke's Bay

Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery - MTG is home to a significant collection of objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions, a world-class research facility and the MTG Theatre.
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Napier Municipal Theatre

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

Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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