Festivals & Lifestyle

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

Ongaonga Anzac Day Commemorative March & Service

Ongaonga Anzac Day Commemorative March & Service. Tuesday 25th April 2017
Join us on the 102nd Anzac Day as we honour the bravery and sacrifice of our fellow servicemen and women who have served their country, showing courage and loyalty during conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. The Commemorative March will start at 0950 hours from the Ongaonga Hall. This...

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Aquarium School Holiday Programme

Aquarium School Holiday Programme. Wednesday 26th April 2017
Are your kids spellbound by sharks? Join us for a morning of learning and adventure at the National Aquarium these holidays! Week 2: Sharks with Jake - 26, 27, 28 April 2017 6 -12 years Join aquarium educator Jake to learn all about sharks while having fun and games around the aquarium. Touch a...

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Animates Napier - School Holiday Activities

Animates Napier - School Holiday Activities. Thursday 27th April 2017
School Holidays are just around the corner and once again we are hosting some exciting activities to keep the kids entertained! Join us at your local Animates. Children can learn everything they need to know about rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice; small in size with big personalities. The...

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Animates Hastings - School Holiday Activities

Animates Hastings - School Holiday Activities. Thursday 27th April 2017
School Holidays are just around the corner and once again we are hosting some exciting activities to keep the kids entertained! Join us at your local Animates. Children can learn everything they need to know about rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice; small in size with big personalities. The...

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Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market. Saturday 29th April 2017
Made In Wairoa is a place where Wairoa Produce Growers, Artisan Producers and Artists can sell their wares directly to the consumer. It is a place for the sale of quality fresh produce, genuine artisan food products and showcasing local art.

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Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market. Saturday 29th April 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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Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Sunday 30th April 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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Hawkes Bay Brickshow 2017

Hawkes Bay Brickshow 2017. Saturday 6th May 2017
Join us to check out the largest display of Lego creations ever assembled in Hawkes Bay! The inaugural Hawkes Bay Brickshow is a LEGO exhibition for all ages. Come and see some fantastic LEGO creations, collections, nostalgic sets and much, much more. There will be a LEGO play area, food, and...

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Piece-Makers Market

Piece-Makers Market. Saturday 6th May 2017
They are a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing the work of a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. The new season will start on Saturday 3rd September and continue on the first Saturday of every month until 6th May 2017, we will...

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Clairvoyance & Healing Morning

Clairvoyance & Healing Morning. Saturday 6th May 2017
Clairvoyance & Healing Morning. Readings $10, Healing a Gold Coin donation. Complimentary refreshments available while you wait. Come early to book your spot as these mornings tend to be very busy.

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Swap for Good Clothes Swap and Movie Night Fundraiser

Swap for Good Clothes Swap and Movie Night Fundraiser. Saturday 6th May 2017
Fun night swapping clothes followed by the documentary The True Cost while raising awareness and funds for not for profits working is clothing reuse/ethical fashion arena. Now's the time to have a clean out & sort through your wardrobe! Bring your clean, good quality, unwanted clothes, shoes,...

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Happy Mother's Day Market

Happy Mother's Day Market. Sunday 7th May 2017
The Happy Mother's Day Market brings you a wide variety of locally made products, perfect as gifts for Mother's Day! Come and support local small enterprises and get something special for the Mum in your life. The market is being held at Nelson Park Primary School. Cash only, no EFTPOS...

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Juggling In High Heels - An Evening With Lisa O'Neill

Juggling In High Heels - An Evening With Lisa O'Neill. 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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The Cocktail Party

The Cocktail Party. Friday 12th May 2017
For over 26 years the Hastings Karamu Rotary Club have run the iconic, glitzy fundraiser for the Hawke’s Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust, and this year it's going to be even bigger! Join us on Friday 12th May 2017 from 5.30pm for the best cocktail party and auction in the Bay. All proceeds from...

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Pinot and Pasta

Pinot and Pasta. Friday 12th May 2017
Why not come to Elephant Hill Winery for a good carb loading feast the night before Hawke's Bay International Marathon?! A good portion of spaghetti bolognese paired with a glass of our 2016 Pinot Noir, the best way to prep yourself for the big run. Non-runners are welcome too! It will be a...

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Takapau Community Market

Takapau Community Market. Saturday 13th May 2017
Lots of new and used goods, beautiful greenstone pendants also in crystal, jewellery, rough and polished crystals, and key rings, lots of good quality bric-a-brac, toys and children’s clothes, household goods, plants for your garden, knitting for all ages including homespun come and find a...

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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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Lovely Larger Ladies Winter Fashion Event 2017

Lovely Larger Ladies Winter Fashion Event 2017. Saturday 13th May 2017
Plus Size Fashion Show featuring Winter Clothing from Plus Size Designers. This is a "First time" to Hawke's Bay Region so please mark the date on your calendar. See, feel & buy your favourite Designer's winter piece! - Pop up stalls from 11 am - till 9 pm. - Fashion show from 7 pm - 9...

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Dinner At Te Awa

Dinner At Te Awa. Saturday 13th May 2017
Due to popular demand Te Awa Restaurant is opening one night only for dinner on the 13th May 2017 Marathon; offering out full menu and bookings taken between 5:30pm - 8:00pm. With the influx of Hawkes Bay marathon runners we will book out. Please call our restaurant today to make your booking -...

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Mother's Day Premier High Tea at The County Hotel 2017

Mother's Day Premier High Tea at The County Hotel 2017. Sunday 14th May 2017
Indulge mum this year with a glorious Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. High Tea is quite simply a ritual of pleasure & divine decadence. Delicious and fun, it is an afternoon treat that simply delights the palate, mind, and soul. High Tea is very special and creates moments to remember. Our...

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Health & Wellbeing Expo

Health & Wellbeing Expo. Saturday 20th May 2017
Fed up with fatigue, joint pain, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, high blood pressure, digestive issues, skin conditions... and other health issues? Then join members of the Hawke's Bay Health Collaborative and other health professionals to learn ways in which you can take control, naturally. Your...

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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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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 21st May 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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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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Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017

Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017. Friday 2nd June 2017
Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai! Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017! Join us for the 12th annual Wairoa Maori Film Festival, to be held at Kahungunu Marae (War Memorial Hall), Nuhaka, and Gaiety Theatre. Wairoa, from Friday, June 2 to Monday, June 5. We have a full weekend of films in Nuhaka, and an...

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Cookbook Author Stu Frith Talks Jams, Chutneys & Relishes

Cookbook Author Stu Frith Talks Jams, Chutneys & Relishes. Tuesday 6th June 2017
If you love jams, chutneys, relishes and baking then you don't want to miss this talk given by Cookbook Author Stu Frith at the monthly baking club meeting at the library. Stu has written Stu's Kitchen: Taste Bud Testing, a cookbook with basic New Zealand recipes that has done well in America...

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Italian Film Festival - Cinema Italiano Festival

Italian Film Festival - Cinema Italiano Festival. Tuesday 11th July 2017
The Cinema Italiano Festival NZ will screen at the MTG Century Theatre from Tuesday 11 July to Sunday 16 July 2017. Our Opening Night film is the new digital restoration 'Roman Holiday' - the classic romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Audiences are invited to fall in...

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The Colliers Rural Grape Debate

The Colliers Rural Grape Debate. Friday 4th August 2017
Come along and enjoy some great food, great wine, and great entertainment with all proceeds going to the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter. Watch the Boutiques battle it out against the Giants with TV comedian Jeremy Corbett keeping them all in line! The mood for the evening "Is bigger always...

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Redefine - Love Your Op Shop

Redefine - Love Your Op Shop. Saturday 19th August 2017
Redefine 2017 will be a fantastic day out for the whole family, Items for each category will be on display along with a range of activities for everyone, including shopping, demonstrations and workshops for adults and children. Event adult tickets $10 and gold coin donation for children under 15...

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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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Napier Wellbeing Market

Napier Wellbeing Market. Saturday 14th October 2017
The Napier Wellbeing Market is a fantastic free holistic health weekend showcasing people who are passionate about making the world a better place through health, natural medicine, stress-free living, fitness, wellbeing and environmental awareness. Lots of amazing stalls for you to explore &...

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Port Ahuriri School 150th Jubilee

Port Ahuriri School 150th Jubilee. Saturday 21st October 2017
Port Ahuriri School is celebrating 150 years with a weekend of fun activities. Come and celebrate with your former classmates for what will be a weekend to remember! Registration at the Port Ahuriri School Hall. Picnic on the Green. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on our field. Decade Photos....

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Rhythm and Booms

Rhythm and Booms. Saturday 4th November 2017
Come and enjoy the "Largest Pyrotechnic in Hawke's Bay" With live music, family entertainment and delicious food this is sure to be a cracking good night. Check out our Pledge Me page for ticketing options.

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Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. Saturday 25th November 2017
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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Napier Conference Centre

We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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Bay Skate

Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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