Festivals & Lifestyle

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

Hawke’s Bay Quiz Night Corporate Challenge

Hawke’s Bay Quiz Night Corporate Challenge. Thursday 1st June 2017
Does your organisation have the smartest team in Hawke’s Bay? Go head to head with the Bay’s brightest to see who will take out the title of 2017 Quiz Champions. Join us for a fun-filled, yet competitive, the night of entertainment and test your knowledge in the annual Hawke’s Bay Quiz Night...

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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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70th Annual Bird Show

70th Annual Bird Show. Saturday 3rd June 2017
Featuring the 2017 NZ Gloster Canary Show. Bird show and sales. Yorkshire, Norwich, Border, Gloster, Colour Fed, Non-Colour Fed and Lizard Canaries, Budgerigars, Bengalese and Zebra Finches, Foreign Finches and Hook-beaks, plus Lovebirds. Close to $4000 on offer to competing birds. Information...

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Locals Day & i-SPY Fun Challenge

Locals Day & i-SPY Fun Challenge. Sunday 4th June 2017
Come on down to the Napier I-Site and meet the friendly team. Fabulous spot prizes and giveaways, in-store activities, face painting and balloons. Fun for everyone in and around the Napier I-Site. I-Spy Fun Challenge - Get a team together and rediscover Napier with the i-Spy Fun Challenge....

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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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Craftzilla

Craftzilla. Tuesday 6th June 2017
Evening craft market in a beautiful atmosphere. A diverse range of contemporary craft from skilled makers from around Hawke's Bay. Meet the makers and buy directly from them. Enjoy a glass of wine in this sumptuous setting. Dessert buffet and a drink on arrival included in the ticket price....

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F.A.W.C! Winter F.A.W.C! Forsyth Barr Opening Gala

F.A.W.C! Winter F.A.W.C! Forsyth Barr Opening Gala. Friday 9th June 2017
Glam up for the official Winter F.A.W.C! Opening Party brought to you by Forsyth Barr. Black Tie, Frocks and Furs are the order of the night as the candlelit ambience of The Old Church & Orton Tailored Cuisine set the scene for a fabulous night of food, wine and live music to spark up the dance...

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F.A.W.C! Eat Drink Havelock North: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Eat Drink Havelock North: SOLD OUT. Friday 9th June 2017
The catchphrase “Love the Village” isn’t just a clever marketing call, people from all over Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand love the groovy little village of Havelock North and newly opened Malo Restaurant is teaming with Te Mata Estate winery to showcase the very best of Havelock North sourced...

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Waiohiki (Tutaekuri) Community Planting Day

Waiohiki (Tutaekuri) Community Planting Day. Saturday 10th June 2017
We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. Always fun, great exercise and very sociable. Planting days can make a big difference to our environment so please join us! Waiōhiki (Tūtaekurī) community planting day - help us plant 4000 plants....

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F.A.W.C! This is the BBC - Bangers, Beer & Fermented Cabbage

F.A.W.C! This is the BBC - Bangers, Beer & Fermented Cabbage. Saturday 10th June 2017
A drink and demonstration with a difference, this Sauerkraut and Sausage making session is Oktoberfest inspired fun with Holly Bacon and Brave Brewing Co. During the morning half the class will enjoy a hands on session crafting their own batch of sausages, whilst the other group are one block down...

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The Marvelous May Market

The Marvelous May Market. Saturday 10th June 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 clothing, household goods, plants for your garden, knitting for all ages including homespun come and find a bargain. Have a...

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F.A.W.C! Ladies Long Lodge Lunch: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Ladies Long Lodge Lunch: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Grab your gal pals and don your best frock for an indulgent afternoon at the exclusive Craggy Range Lodge. Your host Mary-Jeanne Hutchinson (owner of Craggy Range) will lead the charge at this special afternoon of catching up with old friends and new, over a three-course lunch matched to Craggy...

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F.A.W.C! Tahu Kai an Old World Maori Cuisine Experience: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Tahu Kai an Old World Maori Cuisine Experience: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Michelin trained Kiwi Chef Monique Fiso returns to F.A.W.C!, this time slow-roasting delicious Maori-Kiwi classics in Sileni’s outdoor fire-pit. Warm your toes and watch her work her magic then retire indoors to the cosy, heated outdoor terrace to enjoy three delicious courses matched with tastes...

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F.A.W.C! Pacific Taste: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Pacific Taste: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Pull up a chair at the Pacific Taste table and dine on succulent seafood complemented by other Pacific style food such as hand–made Rewena bread, Ika Maata and lashings of other traditional dishes. Relax around the blazing fire-pit as you enjoy a casual, rustic style dinner that Crab Farm is...

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F.A.W.C! Aged and Rare

F.A.W.C! Aged and Rare. Saturday 10th June 2017
Many connoisseurs appreciate great wine but only some are passionate about finding the older, rare bottles of brilliance. Jane Skilton, Master of Wine will carefully select twelve iconic wines from around the globe with the team from Emporium and the Art Deco Masonic Hotel. Executive Chef, Damon...

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F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invites you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Elephant Hill Owners Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven-course dinner matched with Elephant Hill top of the range wines. Perfectly positioned on the hill behind the...

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F.A.W.C! Commoners' Session II: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Commoners' Session II: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Commoners Unite! Back by popular demand we bring you the Commoners' Session II. Rod McDonald Wines is taking their world-famous-in-Te-Awanga Sunday Session, giving it a F.A.W.C! twist and taking it under cover for winter to the legendary Common Room in Hastings. In tow will be Giant Brewing Co,...

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F.A.W.C! Wild Food, Whisky & Wine: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Wild Food, Whisky & Wine: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Find the dram of your dreams with the experts from Whisky Galore who will host this entertaining evening of Whisky, Wild Food and Wine. These Scots know a thing or two about a good dram. All of which they will share over a delicious four course degustation dinner perfectly matched to the very best...

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Pukahu (Karamū) Community Planting Day

Pukahu (Karamū) Community Planting Day. Sunday 11th June 2017
We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. Always fun, great exercise and very sociable. Planting days can make a big difference to our environment so please join us! Pukahu (Karamū) Community Planting Day with Hastings-Havelock North Forest and...

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F.A.W.C! Live Well – Lunch Better with Cranford Hospice

F.A.W.C! Live Well – Lunch Better with Cranford Hospice. Sunday 11th June 2017
This very special afternoon will remind you of what’s important in life. Live Well, Lunch Better. Cranford Hospice encourage everyone to Live Every Moment, and you’ll be enjoying this lunch even better knowing that you are supporting Cranford Hospice, Hawke’s Bay’s specialist palliative...

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F.A.W.C! Sticky Fingers

F.A.W.C! Sticky Fingers. Sunday 11th June 2017
Mister D's Rolling Stones inspired rock 'n roll dinners are legendary. Sticky Fingers was a classic Stones album and its famous cover artwork was conceived by Andy Warhol. Join the team at Mister D for a themed pop art night and an unforgettable " How Andy Warhol ate, it was complicated"...

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F.A.W.C! Meet the Masters of Beef & Lamb: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Meet the Masters of Beef & Lamb: SOLD OUT. Sunday 11th June 2017
Get ready for a collaboration of meaty proportions as leading New Zealand Chefs and official Beef + Lamb Ambassadors Rex Morgan & Steve Beere join forces to celebrate the very best of New Zealand Beef & Lamb. Local chef Steve Beere is hosting his first official Ambassador Series degustation dinner...

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F.A.W.C! Ribs, Wings & Lions Tales: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Ribs, Wings & Lions Tales: SOLD OUT. Thursday 15th June 2017
The Lions are coming and what better way to prepare than spending an evening with All Black and New Zealand Maori rugby legends Buck Shelford and Frano Botica. These two are ready to share their hilarious tales from their days in the black jersey and their tustles with those blokes from the British...

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F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter I: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter I: SOLD OUT. Thursday 15th June 2017
Beer lovers, novices and gurus, rejoice for here is the chance to go backstage with Hawke’s Bay’s local brewers. Craft Brewing is becoming big business in Hawke’s Bay so here’s your chance to meet the people behind the scenes whilst enjoying a few tastes and nibbles with likeminded folk. ...

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F.A.W.C! Whodunnit Dinner

F.A.W.C! Whodunnit Dinner. Thursday 15th June 2017
It’s not a murder mystery but our very own kitchen mystery! Our head chef Pete Hallgarth and his team are going into the kitchen with Clearview Estate head winemaker Matt Kirby (who just happens to be a trained chef), to bring you a night of culinary mystery. Pete and Matt will share the...

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F.A.W.C! Answer 505,001

F.A.W.C! Answer 505,001. Friday 16th June 2017
If you google “principles of food and wine pairing” you will get 505 000 answers returned to you in just 0.38 seconds. Step away from the computer and spend a very special sixty minutes with Elephant Hill to discover answer 505, 001. Head Chef Ashley Jones will prepare four “Amuse Bouche”...

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F.A.W.C! Rum Forrest Rum: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Rum Forrest Rum: SOLD OUT. Friday 16th June 2017
Run away to the Art Deco Masonic Hotels' iconic Gatsby Room for a journey of rum flavours from the Caribbean. Discover the history and evolution of rum as you go. Each course will be a taste sensation of rum cocktails and tastings of some amazing rums, paired with nibbles that reflect that...

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F.A.W.C! Unbounded. Unexpected. Untamed with Sacred Hill: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Unbounded. Unexpected. Untamed with Sacred Hill: SOLD OUT. Friday 16th June 2017
Unbounded. Unexpected. Untamed. An evening of food and wine for those of us with adventure in our souls. Created by people who work with nature to craft cuisine and wine that tastes like wild feels. Award winning Chef Steve Beere and renowned winemaker Tony Bish will delight with four intriguing...

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F.A.W.C! Temptasian: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Temptasian: SOLD OUT. Friday 16th June 2017
Take a trip through Asia with this culinary exploration of food and flavours. Chef Hayden Esau will once again whip up a menu that will be a collection of small mains from his favourite Asian destinations. Ticket price includes - all food with beverages available from a cash bar. F.A.W.C! is a...

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F.A.W.C! The Doppio Unveiling

F.A.W.C! The Doppio Unveiling. Friday 16th June 2017
Get ready because there is a new super premium Syrah in town; Doppio from Ash Ridge Wines. This exciting evening is to launch and celebrate the first vintage (2014) of this new, exceptional wine. Starring alongside an amazing four course dinner from superhero chef Francky Godinho, it is a perfect...

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F.A.W.C! Cheese – Under the Covers: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Cheese – Under the Covers: SOLD OUT. Friday 16th June 2017
We all understand the journey from grape to a wine glass but have you ever wondered how something as simple as milk can be converted into thousands of big, tiny, mouldy, hard, voluptuous, blue or smelly cheeses? In fact, the character of a cheese is determined not by the cheesemaker but the raw...

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F.A.W.C! Learn To Nourish & Flourish Workshop

F.A.W.C! Learn To Nourish & Flourish Workshop. Saturday 17th June 2017
We all lead such busy lives these days; it’s easy to forget the important things such as health and hearty nourishment. Join us for a real food experience that will teach you how to prepare nourishing hearty meals using traditional foods from all around the world such as bone broth, sauerkraut,...

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F.A.W.C! The Art of Tom: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! The Art of Tom: SOLD OUT. Saturday 17th June 2017
Iconic wine “TOM” is only made in exceptional vintages and is a tribute to Church Road patriarch and Hawke’s Bay wine pioneer Tom McDonald. Share the afternoon with Winemaker Chris Scott to taste the new releases from the 2014 vintage, benchmarked against the 2013 range. Upon arrival to the...

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F.A.W.C! Don’t Forget Your Roots: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Don’t Forget Your Roots: SOLD OUT. Saturday 17th June 2017
Who we are and where we come from matters to many and here at Te Awa our roots are very important to us. Not just the roots embedded in our soil for our vines, but our historic roots and tonight we want to share our story “Te Awa o Te Atua, The River of God” with you. Working with local iwi to...

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F.A.W.C! Fine Wine & Dine: Air New Zealand & Peter Gordon: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Fine Wine & Dine: Air New Zealand & Peter Gordon: SOLD OUT. Saturday 17th June 2017
Prepare to boldly go where no wine mortal has gone before and spend the night with some of New Zealand’s most renowned Masters of Wine, tasting the Hawke’s Bay collection from the “Air New Zealand Fine Wines of New Zealand” list. Reading like a “who’s who” list of viticulture, this...

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F.A.W.C! A Super Celebration

F.A.W.C! A Super Celebration. Saturday 17th June 2017
After a spell in retirement, it’s back with a new name and face, refreshed and ready to go. “Terrace View” is throwing open the doors to show off the new look with one heck of a “Super Celebration” where the order of the night is to enjoy great wine, food, and music in a beautiful...

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F.A.W.C! Getting Rugby & Wine across the Line: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Getting Rugby & Wine across the Line: SOLD OUT. Saturday 17th June 2017
With the Lions tour of New Zealand underway, rugby is the word on everyone’s lips so come along to the Sawyers Arms for a drink and dinner over a good rugby yarn from ex-All Black, Farmer, Winemaker and Raconteur John Ashworth. Since hanging up his boots, John has made it is business to make...

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F.A.W.C! Recipe for Success

F.A.W.C! Recipe for Success. Sunday 18th June 2017
Hawke’s Bay’s Farmers Market is the gateway to some of the country’s finest produce and for Winter F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Chef Terry Lowe is joining the fold to share his tips and tricks with you in a cooking demonstration run in the heart of the market. Learn how to make mouth-watering...

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Pakowhai Regional Park Community Planting Day

Pakowhai Regional Park Community Planting Day. Sunday 18th June 2017
Find out more and register on our website - http://www.hbrc.govt.nz/our-council/partnerships/get-involved/

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F.A.W.C! Savour with Peter Gordon: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Savour with Peter Gordon: SOLD OUT. Sunday 18th June 2017
“Savour - Peter Gordon” is to be held at Sileni Estates Winery in their underground cellar. This is your chance to see London-based chef and restaurateur Peter Gordon, one of New Zealand’s best-loved culinary exports, demonstrating dishes from his latest book, “Savour – Salads for all...

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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 18th June 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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F.A.W.C! The Forager & The Fermenter

F.A.W.C! The Forager & The Fermenter. Sunday 18th June 2017
Church Road Winery and Bistronomy Restaurant are big hitters in the Hawke’s Bay food and wine scene with winemaker Chris Scott and Chef James Beck having garnered more awards than you can poke a stick at, including Winestate Magazine New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2016 and NZ Cuisine Good Food...

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F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter II

F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter II. Thursday 22nd June 2017
Beer lovers, novices and gurus, rejoice for here is the chance to go backstage with Hawke’s Bay’s local brewers. Craft Brewing is becoming big business in Hawke’s Bay so here’s your chance to meet the people behind the scenes whilst enjoying a few tastes and nibbles with like-minded folk....

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F.A.W.C! Pipi at Home, by the Fire

F.A.W.C! Pipi at Home, by the Fire. Friday 23rd June 2017
Experience Alexandra Tylee’s winter cooking from her recently published Random House cookbook Pipi ‘At Home’. Enjoy a sumptuous fireside 3 course lunch cooked in the family kitchen where Alexandra tests and develops all of her Pipi Café recipes. Cooking all organic and sugar free,...

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F.A.W.C! Brewing, Beers & Beef: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Brewing, Beers & Beef: SOLD OUT. Friday 23rd June 2017
Gather up at FG Smith Eatery with the new craft beer kids on the Ahuriri block; Garage Project and bStudio Brewing. Your evening starts with plenty of chat as you meet fellow beer fans before setting off on the highlight of the night-a tour of bStudio's brand new state of the art brewery, housed...

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F.A.W.C! Winter Spritz

F.A.W.C! Winter Spritz. Friday 23rd June 2017
When you gaze around Black Barn you’ll see there is a little bit of Italy at its heart; the rows of Citrus and Olive Trees, dining under the vines and of course the Italian styled Reds. Tonight they are pulling out all the stops for Viva Italia with Head Chef Daniel Pistone and his team crafting...

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F.A.W.C! Izakaya in the Vines

F.A.W.C! Izakaya in the Vines. Friday 23rd June 2017
A collaboration between Piku and Red Barrel, this dinner promises to be the very best of Izakaya style Japanese cuisine (informal Japanese gastropub). An eight course sharing plates menu, paired with Red Barrel wines and award winning Zenkuro New Zealand Sake, all set in the picturesque vineyard...

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Waitangi Estuary Wetlands Community Planting Day

Waitangi Estuary Wetlands Community Planting Day. Saturday 24th June 2017
We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. Always fun, great exercise and very sociable. Planting days can make a big difference to our environment so please join us! Waitangi Estuary Wetlands (Waitangi Regional Park) - with Napier Forest and Bird,...

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F.A.W.C! What the Duck?! Workshop: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! What the Duck?! Workshop: SOLD OUT. Saturday 24th June 2017
What the duck indeed! A hands on workshop with specialist chef John Lee and Pauline Korevaar from The Farmhouse Kitchen. You’ll learn how to debone a whole duck and make those quacking classic dishes such as Dock Confit, Duck a L’Orange, Peking Duck and Thai Duck. After the hard stuff you’ll...

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F.A.W.C! What’s in a Glass: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! What’s in a Glass: SOLD OUT. Saturday 24th June 2017
Now enjoying wine is a serious thing but did you know that taste and flavour can change based on the glass it is sipped from? This 2 hour Spiegelau Masterclass will open your eyes to glassware and the importance of size and shape. You’ll go through six different glass styles, tasting the Te Awa...

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F.A.W.C! Feast of Morocco: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Feast of Morocco: SOLD OUT. Saturday 24th June 2017
A varietable feast of Moroccan delicacies beginning with bubbles & mezze platter. The feast begins banquet style, with long tables laden with candles. Pull up a chair, join the others at the table as we transport you to Morocco. It’s a chance for Francky to showcase his ability to use spice....

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F.A.W.C! Deck the Halls

F.A.W.C! Deck the Halls. Saturday 24th June 2017
Deck the halls, hang on to your bells and get ready, because Santa is coming to town for the biggest Mid-Winter Christmas party you’ve ever seen. There’s no better place to find the festive spirit than Mission Estate so add in a lavishly decorated fir tree, carol singers, mulled wine and a...

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F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes - Encore!: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes - Encore!: SOLD OUT. Saturday 24th June 2017
Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invites you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Elephant Hill Owners Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven course dinner matched with Elephant Hill top of the range wines. Perfectly positioned on the hill behind the...

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F.A.W.C! The Prestige Dinner: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! The Prestige Dinner: SOLD OUT. Saturday 24th June 2017
Join Craggy Range to celebrate the exclusive release of their 2015 Prestige Collection. Wine lovers will appreciate the chance to spend an intimate evening with Chief Winemaker Matt Stafford, where he will take guests through a vertical tasting of the acclaimed ‘Le Sol’, ‘Aroha’ and...

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F.A.W.C! Tora Tora Tora, Low n Slow V Yakitori

F.A.W.C! Tora Tora Tora, Low n Slow V Yakitori. Sunday 25th June 2017
It’s Sunday afternoon at Bareknuckle BBQ and good folk are enjoying Jimmy Macken’s famous American BBQ, Hotdogs Burgers and Fried Chicken when out of the blue, the gauntlet is laid down by a masked Ninja, blazing his yakitori sticks like a culinary Jackie Chan. Who will win this Heavyweight BBQ...

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F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter III

F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter III. Thursday 29th June 2017
Beer lovers, novices and gurus, rejoice for here is the chance to go backstage with Hawke’s Bay’s local brewers. Craft Brewing is becoming big business in Hawke’s Bay so here’s your chance to meet the people behind the scenes whilst enjoying a few tastes and nibbles with like-minded folk. ...

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F.A.W.C! One Wild Night

F.A.W.C! One Wild Night. Friday 30th June 2017
Bring out your wild side for an unforgettable evening of wild food. Reminisce about the one that got away, by the roaring fires, all while head chef Andy Glover and his team prepare pig-head, venison, rabbit and wild goat for your gastronomic pleasure. Not for the faint hearted (or vegetarian!),...

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F.A.W.C! What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?: SOLD OUT. Friday 30th June 2017
Tonight we answer this age old question over a four course poultry led menu created by Head Chef Daniel Pistone. Expect flavour and flair complemented by fresh local produce and a delicious selection of Black Barn wines at this celebration of all things bird before the grand finale dessert...

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Karamu Stream Planting Day

Karamu Stream Planting Day. Saturday 1st July 2017
We need to plant 200 plants. Come along and join us for this planting day, it's fun, great exercise and helps the environment. Find out more on our website and register online.

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F.A.W.C! Mid-Winter Gourmet BBQ and Bet

F.A.W.C! Mid-Winter Gourmet BBQ and Bet. Saturday 1st July 2017
Roll up for an afternoon of Mid-Winter feasting whilst watching heart stopping steeplechase action at the races. Gourmet BBQ King Raymond Van Rijk will be slaving over hot coals to bring you a three course BBQ lunch in the perfectly located Cheval Rooms. Place a sneaky bet in-between courses and...

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F.A.W.C! Carnivores and Syrah: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Carnivores and Syrah: SOLD OUT. Saturday 1st July 2017
Prepare for some serious salvation at this Carnivore celebration. Craggy Ranges Head Chef Andrew Saxon knows his beef and is dishing up four meaty dishes he has carefully prepared to match four rare and exclusive Craggy Range Syrah’s. F.A.W.C! is a delicious event series of "out of the box"...

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F.A.W.C! Molto and Montepulciano: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Molto and Montepulciano: SOLD OUT. Sunday 2nd July 2017
Today we enjoy a long lunch Italian style to celebrate the new release 2016 Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Montepulicano. It seems only fitting that Paolo Pancotti from Molto Italian Kitchen is on hand to prepare an authentic Italian feast fit for this occasion as you enjoy the intimate setting of...

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F.A.W.C! Munich meets Meeanee

F.A.W.C! Munich meets Meeanee. Sunday 2nd July 2017
Spend the afternoon at this Oktoberfest inspired party as the Old Church transforms itself into a classic German bier hall. Steins will be served, brimming with beers from Hawke’s Bay’s finest brewers - Hawke's Bay Brewing Company and Brave Brewing. Your food sustenance will be traditional...

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F.A.W.C! R.E.A.L! Food

F.A.W.C! R.E.A.L! Food. Sunday 2nd July 2017
R.E.A.L. food at Mangarara (a.k.a. 'The Family Farm') means Regenerative, Ethical, Abundant and Local. During the course of this special event, owners Greg and Rachel Hart will share their passion for R.E.A.L. food and farming - how we can all make the world a better place by eating well! Start...

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F.A.W.C! The International Kitchen Experience: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! The International Kitchen Experience: SOLD OUT. Friday 7th July 2017
The Vidal Restaurant kitchen is a hub of culinary talent from all around the globe so tonight we celebrate them all with a menu inspired by them. Dinner will be no less than seven courses showcasing different techniques and flavours for dishes from Japan, Sri Lanka, Argentina, France and of course...

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F.A.W.C! The Truffle Trail with The Manse & Sacre Monte: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! The Truffle Trail with The Manse & Sacre Monte: SOLD OUT. Saturday 8th July 2017
Who doesn’t love truffle, one of the most luxurious ingredients in the world. Start the day with a sniff and scratch at Sacre Monte Truffles, based right here in Hawke’s Bay. You’ll get in behind their clever truffle hunting dog Bear to forage for your bounty before heading to luxury...

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Whakatu Community Planting Day

Whakatu Community Planting Day. Saturday 8th July 2017
We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. Always fun, great exercise and very sociable. Planting days can make a big difference to our environment so please join us! Find out more and register here:...

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F.A.W.C! Toasted

F.A.W.C! Toasted. Saturday 8th July 2017
Top foodies from Napier and Hastings will battle it out in the quest to create the ultimate toasted sandwich. Will it be dripping with cheese, packed with pulled pork or chocka with chilli? Bring the family to help determine the People’s Choice, and enjoy craft beer, delicious local wine as you...

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F.A.W.C! When Kent met Emma

F.A.W.C! When Kent met Emma. Saturday 8th July 2017
Chef Kent Baddeley’s culinary reputation needs no introduction, but have you met Monowai’s talented winemaker Emma Lowe? This event is the perfect opportunity to get to know both of these incredibly talented folk, so come join them for a five course degustation created and prepared by Kent at...

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F.A.W.C! Blue Note and Black Tie

F.A.W.C! Blue Note and Black Tie. Saturday 8th July 2017
Gentleman, slip into your tux and grab the lady in your life for a night of elegance and class. Listen to the sweet sounds of Blue Note style Life Jazz Music as you sup on a delectable five course bespoke dinner created by Elephant Hill Head Chef Ashley Jones, matched to wines from the Elephant...

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Winter Deco Weekend

Winter Deco Weekend. Friday 14th July 2017
Get out your coats, hats and fur wraps and get cosy with the sophisticated and stylish, Winter Deco Weekend. Welcome to the Art Deco Trust’s boutique festival taking centre stage this July and showcasing the best Hawke’s Bay has on offer. Whether its glitzy soirees, vintage cocktail evenings,...

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Tutira Community Planting Day

Tutira Community Planting Day. Saturday 15th July 2017
We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. Always fun, great exercise and very sociable. Planting days can make a big difference to our environment so please join us! Find out more and register here:...

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Italian Film Festival - Cinema Italiano Festival

Italian Film Festival - Cinema Italiano Festival. Wednesday 26th July 2017
The Cinema Italiano Festival NZ will screen at the Event Cinema - formerly Cinema Gold - in Havelock North from 26 July to 2 August 2017. Our Opening Night film is the new digital restoration 'Roman Holiday' - the classic romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Audiences are...

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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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Piece-Makers Market

Piece-Makers Market. Saturday 2nd September 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. We hibernate for May, June, July & August 2017 but will be back again in September. Our stall-holders vary each month and are...

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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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New Zealand International Film Festival

New Zealand International Film Festival. Thursday 7th September 2017
As the days get darker the warm haven of a comfortable cinema feels to us like the perfect respite. We like to think that the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is a beacon in the midst of your winter, bringing you different worlds to explore in the company of friends and strangers....

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Deb Webber Live Show

Deb Webber Live Show . Monday 11th September 2017
The doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Then Deb Webber will walk through the audience, giving spontaneous readings – connecting those chosen with loved ones in spirit. Sometimes they are cheeky, sometimes sad, sometimes humorous but are always inspiring for those chosen and for...

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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
Rhythm and Booms will be a night of live music, food, family entertainment and massive fireworks display the biggest in Hawke’s Bay. The racecourse will be in two sections with a family friendly smoke and alcohol-free area as well as VIP tents with wine and nibbles for those wanting more...

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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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Another Day In Taradise

Another Day In Taradise. Saturday 13th January 2018
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 and...

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The Chapelwick Fair

The Chapelwick Fair. Saturday 7th April 2018
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...

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