Festivals & Lifestyle

Find out what festivals & lifestyle events are coming to Napier, Hawke's Bay.

Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival

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

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Hastings City Night Market

Hastings City Night Market. Thursday 23rd February 2017
The Harcourts Hastings City Night Market celebrates the best of local live music and artists and provides a wide variety of delicious and ethnically diverse street food. Stop by the market after work to buy dinner for the family or pic up fresh veggies. The food is diverse and full of flavour with...

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New Zealand House and Garden Tours 2017 Hawke's Bay

New Zealand House and Garden Tours 2017 Hawke's Bay. Friday 24th February 2017
A chance to step inside the pages of NZ House & Garden and experience some of the country’s most beautiful homes – and all for a good cause. These self-driven tours (five nation wide) are New Zealand’s largest charity house tours and are run in support of The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. In...

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Napier Night Fiesta

Napier Night Fiesta. Friday 24th February 2017
Make the most of the balmy summer weather at the Napier Night Fiesta. Come and dine on delectable food while relaxing to local tunes and soaking up the fabulous atmosphere of Napier's Clive Square at twilight. Meet your friends, bring your family and your picnic rug and relax at this new weekly...

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Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market. Saturday 25th February 2017
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...

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Black Barn Growers' Market

Black Barn Growers' Market. Saturday 25th February 2017
New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 13 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 Black...

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Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions. Saturday 25th February 2017
Professor Dynamite & The Banditos with Willie D and Margot on the vocals and Guitar on Saturday with Akina Vinyl Apprec, Society. Ian Munro on Sunday. Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while sipping away on some of our boutique wines and beers in the...

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Trinity Hill Garden Party With the Grove

Trinity Hill Garden Party With the Grove. Saturday 25th February 2017
The must-do event for your summer calendar! Back at the Trinity Hill Garden Party for a third year, we are delighted to welcome Michael Dearth and Ben Bayly of the multi-award-winning Auckland restaurant The Grove, - Enjoy canapés on arrival followed by a three-course lunch crafted and served...

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Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Sunday 26th February 2017
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...

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Friends of The Hastings District Libraries Book Sale

Friday 3rd March 2017
Make the most of the opportunity to grab a bargain with all new discarded books at 50c each and magazines just 10c each.

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Seaweek - Cathedral Environment Justice & Peace Beach Clean

Seaweek - Cathedral Environment Justice & Peace Beach Clean. Friday 3rd March 2017
Beach Clean-Up from the Surf Club to the Port of Napier. Meet on the grass area by Fish Bike rentals and stay for a shared picnic afterwards. Please bring an old bag for collecting and gloves if you wish. Extras will be available. The event will be cancelled in the event of high seas. Contact:...

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Magpie Market at Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Magpie Market at Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts. Saturday 4th March 2017
The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held at the Meeanee Hall, Napier on the first Saturday of every month is an event not to be missed. This regular monthly market is mostly indoors, providing something interesting for everyone. Besides the numerous interesting craft and collectibles stalls,...

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International Cultures Day

International Cultures Day. Saturday 4th March 2017
Come and join us for Hawke's Bay biggest international celebration. - Have a taste of a variety of yummy food from all over the word - please bring cash. - Get to know the different international communities that now call Hawke's Bay their home. - Enjoy a range of performances from our local...

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Relay for Life - Hawke's Bay 2017

Relay for Life - Hawke's Bay 2017. Saturday 4th March 2017
Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to: - Celebrate cancer survivors and carers - Remember loved ones lost to cancer - Fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society. Relay For Life is one of the Cancer Society's key...

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Seaweek - Cape Kidnappers Beach Clean Up

Seaweek - Cape Kidnappers Beach Clean Up. Saturday 4th March 2017
Join Gannet Beach Adventures for our annual beach clean-up at Cape Kidnappers. Bookings essential. Contact Kim Lindsay - admin@gannets.com Half price of usual fee.

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Whispers from Above

Whispers from Above . Saturday 4th March 2017
Melissa Mills has been bringing her Whispers from Above shows since 2014 and is excited to be bringing you another show to a town near you. She has also demonstrated mediumship in England, Bali and Australia. Melissa Mills has trained with the best in the business, including Tony Stockwell and Lisa...

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Seaweek - Children's Day

Seaweek - Children's Day. Sunday 5th March 2017
Free entry to the National Aquarium for one child 14 years and under with one paying adult. Children’s activities and prizes at the aquarium to celebrate Children’s Day. Contact - info@nationalaquarium.co.nz or Phone - 06-834- 1404. Aquarium admission prices apply.

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Beer Day Out

Beer Day Out. Sunday 5th March 2017
An awesome Beer Day Out - over 20 taps of beer from: - Abbey Brewery - Brave Brewing Co. - Giant Brewing Co. - Mata Brewing Co. - Fat Monk Brewing Co. - Sneaky Brewing Co. - Guest Breweries around New Zealand on tap Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while...

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PSEC Celebration 2017

PSEC Celebration 2017. Sunday 5th March 2017
Join us for an elegant garden party to celebrate PSEC’s Heritage. Enjoy a champagne high tea in the garden, whilst enjoying classical music. The heritage and history of this long-established, local charity will be a feature of this wonderfully refined afternoon. There will also be raffles and a...

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

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Maraekakaho Country Market Day 2017

Maraekakaho Country Market Day 2017. Saturday 18th March 2017
In the heart of Hawke's Bay wine country, you will find the small rural community of Maraekakaho. We are holding our 5th annual Country Market Day. There will be homemade goodies and crafts, a variety of high-quality goods, fresh fruit and produce, old fashioned lollies, hot food, community...

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Grown Art At Maraekakaho Country Market Day

Grown Art At Maraekakaho Country Market Day. Saturday 18th March 2017
Create a work of art using any ‘grown’ medium and win a $50.00 prezzie card. Grown Mediums - fruit, vegetables, flowers, foliage 1st - $50 Prezzie Card and certificates 1st - 3rd in each age group. Age Groups: Under 5’s, 5-6, 7-10, 11-12+ Held in conjunction with Maraekakaho Country Market...

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Beer Appreciation Day VII

Beer Appreciation Day VII. Saturday 18th March 2017
- The only occasion in Hawke's Bay where you can taste beers from near all of the region's local breweries freshly poured from the tap. - Featuring the BAD Apples area, offering a selection of the Bay's finest craft ciders. - Local brews complemented by a large selection of outstanding beers...

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Lindisfarne College Gala

Lindisfarne College Gala. Sunday 19th March 2017
Annual Gala, fun day for all the family and lots of bargains.

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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 19th March 2017
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...

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Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show

Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show. Saturday 25th March 2017
The Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show is a “must attend” event celebrating all aspects of edible gardens from garden to table. This event will appeal to everyone from seasoned gardeners to complete novices, enthusiastic cooks, lifestylers, families, youth and anyone who wants to embrace a...

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Africa Entsha

Africa Entsha. Tuesday 28th March 2017
A smart slick acapella 5-piece who reached a global audience last year performing at the World Cup opening ceremony. Distinct from the other African music shows that have stormed the Fringe in recent years in that they freely blend western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition into...

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Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017. Wednesday 29th March 2017
The Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar. Following more than a seven-fold increase in attendance figures since 2012, the festival is one of the largest and fastest growing French...

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FMG Young Farmer of The Year East Coast Regional Final

Saturday 1st April 2017
Come along to watch and support the 8 regional finalists compete to qualify to go through to the FMG Young Farmer Grand Final. TeenAg and AgriKids competitions - great day out for the whole family. For more information check out our facebook page or website.

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Puketapu Rural Auction & Country Fair

Sunday 2nd April 2017
A combined auction and country fair set around the beautiful lake at Puketapu village which is being run by Taradale Rotary as a fundraiser for assistance to the community. Puketapu is seven minutes west of Taradale. The auction will sell any merchantable goods or product so if it is surplus, no...

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East Coast Farming Expo

East Coast Farming Expo. Wednesday 5th April 2017
The expo will provide East Coast and Hawkes Bay farmers the chance to network, learn about and celebrate agricultural innovation that enhances sheep and beef farming in their region. Hosted again over two days by the Wairoa A & P Society, the expo allows farmers and landowners the chance to...

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Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards Dinner

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

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The Extravaganza Fair - (Gypsy)

The Extravaganza Fair - (Gypsy). Saturday 8th April 2017
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 2 of New Zealand's largest and newest traveling event! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts, and craft, food, musical entertainment, Unique to NZ Tiny Homes, including Open Home and kids shows & games. We're bringing back the...

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Taradale Village Fete 2017

Taradale Village Fete 2017. Sunday 9th April 2017
Hawke's Bay's premier market event. 2017 will be the 7th Taradale Village Fete and bigger than ever! Well over 70 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 -...

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The Extravaganza Fair - (Gypsy)

The Extravaganza Fair - (Gypsy). Friday 14th April 2017
Happy Easter Hawks Bay & NZ! 4 days of free entry, Extravaganza shopping & entertainment... Yeeha! Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 2 of New Zealand's largest and newest traveling event! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts, and craft, food, musical...

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Lisa O'Neill Book Tour

Lisa O'Neill Book Tour. Wednesday 10th May 2017
Juggling in High Heels - How to Organise Chaos. Lisa's new book is about to hit the shelves and she will be travelling NZ for her Nationwide book tour. Lisa will be visiting 16 NZ towns to mix and mingle with you and talk about organising chaos. Tickets are limited, so don't miss out. At the...

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Service Day 2017

Service Day 2017. Saturday 13th May 2017
This event is our fourth year running. The CHB Retailers Association managed by Denise Skilton run this amazing community day. This event allows charity, clubs, health services, schools to raise funds and promote what health services and clubs we have to offer in the CHB Area. To have a stall you...

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Sparkle. Saturday 20th May 2017
Join us for the 3rd year of Sparkle - Hawke’s Bay finest black-tie fundraising dinner in aid of Family Works East Coast, that attracts national guests from NZ. Previous Sparkle guests know how captivating this evening is with layers of surprise throughout. Entering the tree lined avenue at...

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2017 Hawkes Bay Careers Expo

2017 Hawkes Bay Careers Expo. Tuesday 23rd May 2017
One stop venue for Future Pathway focus information, Career development and Education options. All New Zealand tertiary providers, ITO's, PTE's, some business and industry will be present to offer information and guidance on education and career options to senior school students. There will...

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Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017

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

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Women's Lifestyle Expo

Women's Lifestyle Expo. Saturday 2nd September 2017
Come join us at NZ's special event for women! The Hawke's Bay Women's Lifestyle Expo is a two-day event for women of all ages. With more than 120 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & information, crafts, fitness, food & wine sampling and...

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Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show 2017

Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show 2017. Friday 15th September 2017
Transform Your Surroundings at the Home & Garden Show! The Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to transform your surroundings into the space you’ve always dreamed of. Be thrilled by the variety, amazed by the innovations and impressed by the...

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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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