Festivals & Lifestyle

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

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Sunday 26th March 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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Otane Market

Sunday 26th March 2017
Fantastic breads, totally fresh superior free range eggs, Dutch cheeses, fresh veggies, books, toys, handcrafts.

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Sea Walls: Seaside Scavenger Hunt

Sea Walls: Seaside Scavenger Hunt. Sunday 26th March 2017
The Seaside Scavenger Hunt is sponsored by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, in partnership with PangeaSeed Foundation and Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans in Napier, New Zealand. Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs is a U.S.-based nonprofit that empowers teens to protect the ocean and to make art that...

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Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show

Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show. Sunday 26th 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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Lucknow School Gala

Lucknow School Gala. Sunday 26th March 2017
Join us for the Bi-annual Lucknow School Gala. A community event for the whole family with yummy food, kids activities and entertainment, kids crafts, fruit and veges, raffles, and second-hand bargains galore at our ever popular White Elephant stand.

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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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Hastings City Night Market

Hastings City Night Market. Thursday 30th March 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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Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market. Saturday 1st 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 1st 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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Opening of Havelock North Village Green

Opening of Havelock North Village Green. Saturday 1st April 2017
Join us in celebrating the official opening of the Havelock North Village Green and Mackersey Family Pavilion. Try out the new playground, skate or water area, grab a bite to eat and listen to some music.

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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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Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions. Saturday 1st April 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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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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Lighting of Osmanthus Gardens

Lighting of Osmanthus Gardens. Wednesday 5th April 2017
Don’t miss the stunning display of new lotus lanterns at the 8th anniversary of the Lighting Festival in the Gardens. The tranquillity of the Festival, the reflections of traditional Chinese silk lanterns in the waters, the lighting of trees, and the variation of the classical music accompaniment...

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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 travelling event! Please note the change of venue - now at Windsor Park, Sylvan Rd, Hastings (due to maintenance at Havelock Nth Domain). We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts, and craft,...

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Takapau Community Market

Takapau Community Market. Saturday 8th April 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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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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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 16th April 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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Creative Kids School Holiday Programme

Creative Kids School Holiday Programme. Tuesday 18th April 2017
Fun creative "School Holiday Programme" for boys and girls aged 5-13years. Each day is a new project so come along to your favourite or spend the whole week with other craft crazy kids! To find out what we will be doing this holidays go to the "Contemporary Craft Hawke's Bay" website and...

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The Chapelwick Fair

The Chapelwick Fair. Saturday 22nd April 2017
The Chapelwick Fair is back at Chapelwick Coastal Estate, Proangahau and this year the event is teaming up with The Porangahau School Monster Machinery Auction. This year’s fair will have exhibitors from all over with gifts, sweets, treats and loads more. Check out local and out of town stalls...

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Inaugural Wine Club Event

Inaugural Wine Club Event. Sunday 23rd April 2017
Meet the people behind the brand of Elephant Hill. Join us on the balcony of Elephant Hill overlooking Cape Kidnappers and enjoy a selection of canapés created by our talented Head Chef Ashley Jones, matched to a collection of our award winning wines. Sip your way through the history of Elephant...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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Napier Conference Centre

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