Taniwha Daffodils

Taniwha Daffodils. Wednesday 20th September 2017
The Taniwha Daffodil Display is an iconic feature of Spring in Central Hawke’s Bay. Open every day of September between 8 am – 5 pm, simply drive through the gates, collect a bucket and then wander the 20 acres of trees, ponds and of course daffodils. It’s a great day for kids, families and...

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Almost Serious - Fane Flaws

Almost Serious - Fane Flaws. Wednesday 20th September 2017
In 2008 Fane Flaws was informed by a very serious (and very talented) NZ artist, that his work was “very, very, good... In fact,” he said, holding up his thumb and fore-finger, millimetres apart, “Fane you are this close to being a serious artist!” Amused by these occasional snide asides,...

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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Wednesday 20th September 2017
“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

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Tenei Tonu Exhibition

Tenei Tonu Exhibition. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Tēnei Tonu can be interpreted as “always here” and this new exhibition shares stories of those who have always been here - Tangata Whenua. These are the kaitiaki custodians not only of this land but also of the connections to whakapapa genealogy and to culture. Taonga on display will include...

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Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa. Wednesday 20th September 2017
For most New Zealanders, gathering together over the comfort of a cuppa has always been a vital part of daily living: whether sitting companionably in the whare kai, around the kitchen table, or in the formal setting of the drawing room. Many homes had a china cabinet in which to showcase...

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Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden

Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden. Wednesday 20th September 2017
The story of two visionary sisters, whose dedication, generosity and lifelong love of art has left a lasting impression on the Hawke’s Bay region. Their purchase of Kereru Station in 1946 enabled them to establish and support a range of local causes and organisations, and the charitable trusts...

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He Manu Tīoriori

He Manu Tīoriori. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Traversing 100 years of Ngāti Kahungunu’s love affair with music, 'He Manu Tīoriori' features church and brass band influence through to parlour music, ragtime, jazz, rock and roll as well as country and western. The exhibition explores how Ngāti Kahungunu has been at the forefront of it...

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Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930-1960

Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930-1960. Wednesday 20th September 2017
'Freedom and Structure' looks at the significant effect of Cubism on New Zealand painting, and reveals its impact on the work of initial adopters John Weeks, Louise Henderson and Colin McCahon, and others including Melvin Day, Charles Tole and Wilfred Stanley Wallis. This exhibition explores...

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Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place

Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Touch, tap, strike and slap on these photographs to trigger the sounds of each place. From birdsong and cascading water to the roar of a train and the chatter of people, the sounds that you discover bring the images of Hawke’s Bay to life. Recordings and contact technology by Campbell Burns,...

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Can Do

Can Do. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Can do is an exhibition of recent work by Visual Arts and Design staff at ideaschool, EIT, Taradale Hawkes Bay. The ideaschool staff are all professional practitioners in a wide range of disciplines, as well as teachers. Their works for Can Do will feature graphic design and illustration, painting...

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Glow

Glow. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Gary Brooks has been painting and exhibiting in galleries around New Zealand for the last 15+ years. About 18 months ago his creativity took a new direction when he started experimenting with concrete. “Working with concrete is a lot different than painting, in that you are relying just on your...

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Jono Rotman and Brett Graham

Jono Rotman and Brett Graham. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Jono Rotman: Ōmarunui Brett Graham: He taonga te pai / He taonga te kino Presenting two series of works that have been recently acquired into the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-Rangi collection, held by MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri. Jono Rotman’s suite of photographs and Brett...

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Tomb Raiders

Tomb Raiders. Wednesday 20th September 2017


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New Beginnings Spring Exhibition

New Beginnings Spring Exhibition. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Atmosphere Gallery and Sculpture Garden hosts a stunning Spring exhibition ‘New Beginnings’ throughout September and October. New Beginnings will feature artists from all over New Zealand across many disciplines including sculpture, painting, photography and works will be available for...

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150 Years of Waipukurau

150 Years of Waipukurau. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Celebrating 150 Years of Waipukurau 1867 - 2017. Waipukurau History is pretty unique in New Zealand. It was established as a "model village" a utopian community concept of Henry Robert Russell, who purchased part of the Waipukurau Block in 1853. He became very influential and was being referred...

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Film: The Farthest

Film: The Farthest. Wednesday 20th September 2017
New Zealand International Film Festival - The Farthest. "The incredible journey of the Voyager spaceship is retraced by the women and men closest to the action in this exhilarating big-screen documentary." Rated - E - Exempt.

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Improve Your Sewing Skills - Nightclass

Improve Your Sewing Skills - Nightclass. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Due to popular demand, the ideal school fashion studios at EIT are very pleased to offer another 7-week sewing night class. These workshops will be practical hands-on sessions on knowing your sewing machine, using an overlocker, understanding commercial patterns, fabrics, grainlines and layouts....

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Film: New Zealand's Best 2017

Film: New Zealand's Best 2017. Wednesday 20th September 2017
New Zealand International Film Festival - New Zealand's Best 2017. "Check out the year’s best New Zealand short films as chosen by this year’s guest selector Gaylene Preston, from a shortlist drawn up by NZIFF programmers from a total of 83 entries." Rated - R16 - violence & offensive...

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Weber Bros Circus

Weber Bros Circus. Wednesday 20th September 2017


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New Zealand International Film Festival

New Zealand International Film Festival. Thursday 21st 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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Film: Maudie

Film: Maudie. Thursday 21st September 2017
New Zealand International Film Festival - Maudie. "Sally Hawkins delivers an unforgettable performance as Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis, irrepressible despite arthritis and a churlish husband (Ethan Hawke), in this gently flowing biopic set in the 1930s." Rated - PG - violence & sex...

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The Biz Napier

The Biz Napier. Thursday 21st September 2017
Yellow is bringing its popular, free, The Biz event to Napier. Join us for practical, local marketing advice. Check out some event highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBIKc7eUz18&t=36s We’ve gathered some of the best brains in the business so you can hear people’s personal work...

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Seleno Health Presentation

Seleno Health Presentation. Thursday 21st September 2017
Special presentation by Dr Corin Storkey and Sally Huapaya who are a young New Zealand and Peruvian couple who are founders and directors of a boutique health company called Seleno Health. Sally’s grandad was one of the many farmers who left his farm to seek opportunities in the city as he,...

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Film: Kiki, Love To Love

Film: Kiki, Love To Love. Thursday 21st September 2017
New Zealand International Film Festival - Kiki, Love To Love. "Anyone for harpaxophilia? How about somnophilia? In five intertwined mini-romcoms, a scorching summer heatwave intensifies the very particular desires of a collection of Madrid lovers. A major hit at the Spanish box office." Rated -...

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What Are the Benefits of Doing a Spring Detox?: CANCELLED

What Are the Benefits of Doing a Spring Detox?: CANCELLED. Thursday 21st September 2017
Spring is a time for creativity and new beginnings. It's the perfect opportunity to restore health. In our current environment, we are exposed to far more toxins than our ancestors. We have more chemicals to contend with. We use more prescription drugs and eat more sugar and processed food. Our...

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Jam Club

Jam Club. Thursday 21st September 2017
6 Week Music Course for Adults! Learn the basics of jamming! Play in a group with other musicians and understand the dynamics of a band. Using an approach that incorporates playing by ear, reading music and basic theory we will learn how to improvise riffs and chord progressions, solos and...

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JR Acoustic Sessions

JR Acoustic Sessions. Thursday 21st September 2017
Great songs from singer, guitarist and loop master JR, Classic tunes from the likes of Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Dave Dobbyn and more.

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Meditation & Contemplation

Meditation & Contemplation. Thursday 21st September 2017
We invite you to practice meditation with the support of a group. Our group uses an approach to meditation/contemplation based on the Christian tradition. Everyone is welcome, whether you are looking for a spiritual practice, spiritual companionship, have no affiliation with any Spiritual...

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Preconscious

Preconscious. Friday 22nd September 2017
The day John Boyd-Dunlop picked up a watercolour pencil about a year ago at the age of 68, his new career was cemented and his life of stress was converted. His humorously clever observations of the more interesting times in his life are quirky, executed in a naïve style that put his work in the...

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Film: No Ordinary Sheila

Film: No Ordinary Sheila. Friday 22nd September 2017
New Zealand International Film Festival - No Ordinary Sheila. "In Hugh Macdonald’s fascinating and inspiring doco, his cousin, writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch, retraces a long life dedicated to sharing her understanding and love of New Zealand’s nature and history." Rated - E - Exempt.

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Film: The Beguiled

Film: The Beguiled. Friday 22nd September 2017
New Zealand International Film Festival - The Beguiled. "Colin Farrell plays a wounded Civil War mercenary under the care of a commune of young women, led by Nicole Kidman, in Sofia Coppola’s beautiful, feminist take on Don Siegel’s 1971 Southern Gothic psychodrama." Rated - M - violence,...

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DeadHill: The Clowns

DeadHill: The Clowns. Friday 22nd September 2017
Come one, come all, to the merriest circus in town! Inside the walls of New Zealand's Oldest Prison, our capering and cavorting cohorts can't wait to put on a show for you. Except, when daylight wanes and shadows lengthen, the sound of childrens' laughter turns to screams of horror and painted...

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Screenprinting Weekend Workshop

Screenprinting Weekend Workshop. Saturday 23rd September 2017
This workshop introduces practical techniques of screen printing including how to make a screen stencil, how to use light sensitive emulsion and how to print onto paper or a fabric surface. This workshop is suitable for beginners. You will design and create the screen on Saturday, and print it on...

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Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market. Saturday 23rd September 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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Nyree Dawn Porter: From Local Stage to Global Stardom

Nyree Dawn Porter: From Local Stage to Global Stardom. Saturday 23rd September 2017
As a teenager in Napier, Nyree Dawn Porter inspired her ballet students by painting graceful ballerinas directly onto the walls of her living room where lessons were held. Later, her passion for dance and acting led her to London, where she became a television film star watched by millions around...

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White Light

White Light. Saturday 23rd September 2017
We invite you to take part in an interactive art installation that celebrates the journeys of our ancestors and ourselves, as we take our place beside the sea. Take a moment to contemplate your whakapapa, and your connection to the land and the sea. Make a paper waka to add to the floor flotilla...

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Home Food Production Workshop Part 2

Home Food Production Workshop Part 2. Saturday 23rd September 2017
This introductory level workshop, held across two two-hour sessions is aimed at those of us who want to grow our own food at home but don't know how or where to start. Our experienced tutor is a passionate gardener and educator who loves growing things to eat. We'll cover lots of tried and tested...

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Gwavas Garden, House & Puahanui Bush Tour

Gwavas Garden, House & Puahanui Bush Tour. Saturday 23rd September 2017
Gwavas Garden and Homestead will once again open their private Puahanui Bush for visitors on four very special dates across September & October. This incredible 132 hectares of virgin bush is home to Totara known to be at least 600, possibly 800 years old. Not usually open to the public the...

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Windsor Park Plate

Windsor Park Plate. Saturday 23rd September 2017
As the spring sunshine returns, the racing action moves up a notch with one of New Zealand’s highest rated races, the Group 1 Windsor Park Plate. This day is regarded as one of the pivotal races on the spring calendar - this year will be no different. There’s plenty of space along our...

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Vegetable Fermentation Workshop

Vegetable Fermentation Workshop. Saturday 23rd September 2017
Farmhouse Kitchen offers a hands-on workshop where you can learn all about making health-promoting fermented foods, including sauerkraut and more. You will be able to taste some delicious fermented foods and take away your creations as well as lots of recipes and tips to try at home. You will be...

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Film: Kedi

Film: Kedi. Saturday 23rd September 2017
New Zealand International Film Festival - Kedi. "More than just another example of cute kittens on camera, this documentary about the cats of Istanbul and the people who watch out for them exudes charm and insight that a million YouTube videos cannot match." Rated - E - Exempt.

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Film: Lady Macbeth

Film: Lady Macbeth. Saturday 23rd September 2017
New Zealand International Film Festival - Lady Macbeth. "Florence Pugh is mesmerising as she transmutes from nervous bride to femme fatale in this bracing British period drama based on a 19th century Russian classic." Rated - R16 - violence, offensive language & sex scenes.

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Donell Lewis, Kennyon Brown, DJ Noiz - Legooo Tour

Donell Lewis, Kennyon Brown, DJ Noiz - Legooo Tour. Saturday 23rd September 2017
Legooo NZ Tour Part 2 - Thur 7th: Club Royalz, South Auckland - Fri 8th: Kamo Hotel Restaurant & Bar, Whangarei - Sat 9th: Altitude & Gravity Bar, Hamilton - Thur 14th: Finn MacCuhals Irish Pub, Taupo - Fri 15th: The ledge, Porirua - Sat 16th: The Mayfair, New Plymouth - Thur 21st: Boiler...

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St Patricks School Gala

St Patricks School Gala. Saturday 23rd September 2017
St Patricks School Gala has all the fun of the fair - White Elephant, Books, Plants, Clothing, BBQ, Face Painting, Spin the wheel, Umu, Kids Zone - fun for everyone.

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Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Sunday 24th September 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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Room With a View

Room With a View. Sunday 24th September 2017
Eskdale School PTA invites you to Room With a View. Join us for a day of fun and indulgence visiting a room or two in some beautiful homes in our community. Take a drive, grab a picnic lunch and enjoy Room with a View. Email to secure your tickets - eskdalepta@gmail.com. This event is proudly...

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Friends of A’Deane’s Bush Annual Community Planting Day

Friends of A’Deane’s Bush Annual Community Planting Day. Sunday 24th September 2017
Join the Friends of A’Deane’s Bush, The Conservation Company and the Department of Conservation for the Annual Community Planting Day to plant trees at A’Deane’s Bush, Makaretu Road, Central Hawke’s Bay. This year is the celebration of 10 years of the Friends of A'Deane's Bush. Come...

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Colliers Rural Spring Ride

Colliers Rural Spring Ride. Sunday 24th September 2017
Ride the TukiTuki Trail and have some fun at Russell Park with the Colliers Rural team this Spring Your registration will get you a brilliant brand new Spring Ride drink bottle and a sausage from the BBQ after your ride. Bring the whole family, stretch your legs on the trail then have some fun at...

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Film: Swallows and Amazons

Film: Swallows and Amazons. Sunday 24th September 2017
New Zealand International Film Festival - Swallows And Amazons. "In this new adaptation of a British classic, four plucky kids escape the tedium of a housebound Lake District summer holiday, and set off on their own for capers of the dinghy sailing and foiling dastardly spies variety." Rated -...

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Bay City Cheerleaders Annual Quiz Night

Bay City Cheerleaders Annual Quiz Night. Sunday 24th September 2017
Come join us for a fun filled night with Speight Ale House Quiz Master! This is Bay City Cheerleaders annual fundraiser, all proceeds go towards safety equipment, first aid and help offset costs associated with traveling to Internationals Competition. Behind every great athlete is a supportive...

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Film: The Square

Film: The Square. Sunday 24th September 2017
New Zealand International Film Festival - The Square. "Winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or, Ruben Östlund’s The Square is an astounding work of social satire centred on a Swedish art museum and a PR stunt that goes horribly wrong. Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary." Rated - M -...

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The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet. Sunday 24th September 2017
A sunlit piazza, the candlelit corner of a noble ballroom, a moonlit balcony… when young lovers meet, the world is stilled… then changed forever. Artistic Director and choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new version of the world’s greatest love story, especially for the Royal New...

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Womens A Capella - Open Night

Womens A Capella  - Open Night. Monday 25th September 2017
Sounds of Hawkes Bay Chorus - A Capella Singing. Real Women, Real Harmony, Real Fun. Sounds of Hawkes Bay Chorus are having an open night and you've been invited. Welcome - women of all ages. Four part harmony is created by the blending of four voice parts – bass, baritone, lead and tenor...

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Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ Limited

Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ Limited. Tuesday 26th September 2017
A fantastic one day course to get staff communicating professionally and confidently with customers. Keep your customers coming back by empowering staff with core communication and customer service skills along with a ‘can do attitude’. For the better part of every day, we are communicating to...

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Supervision: An Introduction

Supervision: An Introduction. Tuesday 26th September 2017
Know the key skills for managing other people as well as their work. When you manage other people, you need to balance your own development alongside managing and leading your team. This popular one day course will provide many of the tools you need to cope with this juggling act. You'll work on...

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Stage 2 Training for H&S Representatives: CANCELLED

Stage 2 Training for H&S Representatives: CANCELLED. Tuesday 26th September 2017
Take your skill base as a health and safety representative to the next level. Stage 2 training focuses on specific risk and hazard identification and controls, approved Codes of Practice, using accident data to identify trends and develop preventative actions across all the core elements of your...

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Tape Art Labyrinth

Tape Art Labyrinth. Tuesday 26th September 2017
Award-winning tape art pioneers, Erica Duthie and Struan Ashby, will install a temporary labyrinth in the Havelock North Village Green. The labyrinth will be created from almost 300 metres of coloured tape, resulting in a playful and interactive art installation that can be enjoyed by children and...

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Back of The Bus

Back of The Bus. Tuesday 26th September 2017
It’s Napier’s turn to experience the magical joyride that was a sell-out sensation at the 2015 festival. Come ride a bus through the streets of Napier as dancers propel themselves along the aisles and hang from the roof. Physical comedy, kinetic energy and outrageous scenarios combine to...

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Skin - The Mirror of Inner Health

Skin  - The Mirror of Inner Health. Tuesday 26th September 2017
Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, hives - what's happening to your skin? Join Alison Cowell as she reveals the many ways our skin speaks to us about our inner health. Skin is our largest organ and holds a key to our well-being, we simply need to take the time to notice. Become well-informed and feel...

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A Prudent Man

A Prudent Man. Tuesday 26th September 2017
A well-groomed, confident-looking man enters the room and sits on a comfortable and expensive-looking leather chair. A bright light shines on him. There’s water and a glass on a table, but that’s all. Perhaps this is an investigation. What has he done wrong? What makes the Trumps, the Abbotts...

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Yana Alana Covered

Yana Alana Covered. Tuesday 26th September 2017
Proudly supported by: NZME Yana Alana is best known for her nude shows. In a risqué act of defiance this queen of queer cabaret will appear on stage fully clothed, singing other people’s songs. A cabaret spectacular for those yearning to experience this multi-award winning artist bare her soul...

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Time Management Workshop

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

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Developing a Bully-Free Culture: CANCELLED

Developing a Bully-Free Culture: CANCELLED. Wednesday 27th September 2017
Bullying is a significant workplace hazard that affects employee health and business productivity. To prevent bullying is much easier than dealing with it once it occurs. This course helps you to identify bullies and put in place practical steps to make your workplace safer for everyone. It gives...

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Women of Influence

Women of Influence. Wednesday 27th September 2017
New Zealand Herald columnist Lizzie Marvelly empowers young women to speak up and stand out. A feminist advocate, Lizzie’s award-winning blog Villainesse.com provides a platform with an unapologetically female lens; challenging sexist attitudes, calling out injustice, and, most importantly,...

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The Wholehearted

The Wholehearted. Wednesday 27th September 2017
Proudly supported by: Furnware Open yourself up to The Wholehearted. An honest portrayal of the extreme power of love, The Wholehearted is a heart-warming devised theatre work that spans generations, genders and cultures. A mix of characters tenderly and humorously share with us their search for...

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Modern Maori Quartet with Annie Crummer

Modern Maori Quartet with Annie Crummer. Wednesday 27th September 2017
With the show band's long-awaited debut original album, 'That's Us!' being released Friday 15th September Modern Māori Quartet will head off on an extensive 19 date nationwide tour, travelling the highways and byways of New Zealand taking their music to the people of Aotearoa. Joining...

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Information and Enrolment Day

Information and Enrolment Day. Thursday 28th September 2017


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The Hooligan & The Lady

The Hooligan & The Lady. Thursday 28th September 2017
1913. True story. Miss Florence LeMar, Kiwi vaudevillian, has an epiphany. Discovering the health-giving and life-saving benefits of the Ancient Oriental Arts she is compelled to share them with the world. Fearless, unstoppable, and armed with her apocryphal handbook, 'The Life and Adventures of...

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CMNZ Presents: Imani Winds

CMNZ Presents: Imani Winds. Thursday 28th September 2017
"There's a big, vivacious, steel-belt of a sound Imani gets when playing at the top of its lungs that is most appealing." - Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer The season concludes with fun, fire and flair. Imani Winds bring together European, American, African, and Latin American musical...

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Driftwood

Driftwood. Thursday 28th September 2017
Proudly supported by: Harcourts Prepare to be mesmerised when Australia’s Casus Circus returns to the festival with their breathtaking new show, Driftwood. As we drift along the current of life, we are shaped by the humans we encounter. The stories of our loved ones, our enemies and complete...

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SPCA Hastings & District Fundraising Quiz Night

Friday 29th September 2017
Fundraising Quiz Night; Crank up the 'little grey cells', give your brains a boost and take part in the SPCA's Fundraising Quiz Night. Have a great, fun evening and at the same time support the SPCA and the work they do to provide vital protection and care for our furry, four-legged...

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Mental Health

Mental Health. Friday 29th September 2017
Egan Bidois has worked over twenty years in the mental health sector in roles from a support worker to a national policy advisor sitting on boards and advisory groups both nationally and internationally. He is a passionate advocate and trainer for consumer focused health care. Egan also hears...

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Wesley Upfold - Comedy Stage Hypnotist

Wesley Upfold - Comedy Stage Hypnotist. Friday 29th September 2017
Napier Old Boys Marist. Bali International 10’s Tournament in October Fundraiser. Open to the public. Wesley Upfold began his formal entertainment career in 1997, aboard the cruise ships in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, where he remained for two years. He has since performed in theatres,...

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A Prudent Man

A Prudent Man. Friday 29th September 2017
A well-groomed, confident-looking man enters the room and sits on a comfortable and expensive-looking leather chair. A bright light shines on him. There’s water and a glass on a table, but that’s all. Perhaps this is an investigation. What has he done wrong? What makes the Trumps, the Abbotts...

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The Creamery

The Creamery. Friday 29th September 2017
Proudly supported by: Origin Earth The irrepressible Java Dance returns to the festival with their captivating new work, The Creamery. Inspired by their visits to cheesemakers in Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and France, The Creamery is a tantalising blend of dance, theatre, live music and...

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Cheese

Cheese. Saturday 30th September 2017
Proudly supported by: Origin Earth Amazing animals, squirting milk jets and flying hay bales combine with all the bells and whistles to make cheese. Dancing milkmaids and yodelling goatherds will lead you on a family-friendly farmyard frolic as they attempt to make their first ever cheese. If you...

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Wine, Shine, Years

Wine, Shine, Years. Saturday 30th September 2017
Celebrate the opening of the Lime Rock Wines Cellar Door for the 2017 Spring and Summer Season with Wine, Shine, Years. Call in anytime across the weekend and taste Lime Rock wines nurtured from the sunshine-struck limestone hills of Central Hawke’s Bay. Other beauties will also be opened for...

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Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules. Saturday 30th September 2017
Kate de Goldi and Susan Paris will talk about a first for New Zealand’s young readers – Annual. This vibrant miscellany for 9 –12-year-olds is the editors’ response to current publishing trends and their belief that this age group is under-served. ‘Kids this age are savvy,...

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The Kugels

The Kugels. Saturday 30th September 2017
Take three former members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, a top New Zealand composer and arts laureate, and a shared passion for klezmer music – and you have The Kugels. The folk idiom of the Jewish people, klezmer was originally played at weddings and other celebrations in Eastern and...

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Family Fiction

Family Fiction. Saturday 30th September 2017
Hidden secrets that fester until they burst out and threaten to destroy families are at the heart of wildly different new novels by Jenny Pattrick and Mary-anne Scott. While their novels have characters from entirely different generations and eras, the principles of writing hold true. They discuss...

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Wallingford Wildcard Wine Adventure

Wallingford Wildcard Wine Adventure. Saturday 30th September 2017
Join us at historic Wallingford homestead for the wild, wine adventure of your life. Our host Yvonne Lorkin will introduce rare and unusual wildcard wines from here and abroad, that’ll both surprise and delight your palate and work beautifully with our multi-course degustation dinner. Yvonne is...

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MDA Fundraising Casino Night

MDA Fundraising Casino Night. Saturday 30th September 2017
Muscular Dystrophy Association NZ Wellington Branch provides support to New Zealand families living with rare neuromuscular conditions all over our country. This casino evening is to raise much needed funds that help us provide that service which includes condition information, advocacy, and...

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Modern Maori Quartet with Annie Crummer

Modern Maori Quartet with Annie Crummer. Saturday 30th September 2017
With the show band's long-awaited debut original album, 'That's Us!' being released Friday 15th September Modern Māori Quartet will head off on an extensive 19 date nationwide tour, travelling the highways and byways of New Zealand taking their music to the people of Aotearoa. Joining...

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White Night

White Night. Saturday 30th September 2017
For one night only, Napier’s art precinct will come to life with a series of exhibitions, live performance, interactive events and artists in residence. Inspired by Nuit Blanche in Paris, White Night was conceived to make arts and culture accessible to everyone in the community. It offers a...

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Swap Til You Drop Multiple Sclerosis Clothing Swap

Saturday 30th September 2017
Summer is fast approaching and what better way to get a new wardrobe. Come along for a great evening of swapping clothes! All funds raised go to Hawkes Bay Multiple Sclerosis Society. How it works - bring along 5-10 items of good condition clothing, when you arrive you will get a card with the...

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Poropiti

Poropiti. Saturday 30th September 2017
This two-person show Poropiti is a series of vignettes traversing different points in Māori history; from utopian visions of a pre-European Aotearoa, to the emergence of the Māori prophetic movements; to meditations on current day capitalism. The show incorporates physical theatre, choreography...

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Beauty Matters

Beauty Matters. Saturday 30th September 2017
David weaves storytelling performance, music and discussion around the importance of beauty - even his globally famous lights shine in their own role. Drawing from his own wilderness experiences, he examines how our idea of beauty grew out of our relationship with the natural world, and tracks our...

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Sons of Zion – EP Release Tour

Sons of Zion – EP Release Tour. Saturday 30th September 2017
One of New Zealand’s most epic live acts, Sons of Zion, is back on the road this winter for a nationwide tour that takes in both the North and South islands. Presented by Pato Entertainment and Flava, the 12-date tour kicks off in Taupo on August 25 at Finn Maccuhals Pub and winds up in Napier at...

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The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door. Saturday 30th September 2017
Nick Cave. Beyond comparison, beyond genre, beyond dispute. Cave pens love eulogies that’ll sink you to your knees, performs like a revivalist, croons like a drunk, weeps like a banshee, mocks like the devil. In celebration of his 60th birthday, we bring you The Boy Next Door - one night...

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First Sunday Funday

First Sunday Funday. Sunday 1st October 2017
This one is for the adventurous among us, great for those looking for a spot of exercise, or wanting to give the kids a true farm experience. Perhaps you’ll be ready to stretch your legs after a weekend of indulgence and with several mountain biking, running and walking tracks through farm and...

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Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith. Sunday 1st October 2017
Jenny Pattrick’s novels are beloved for their wrenchingly human interplays between characters, for their charm and compassion. Jenny Pattrick’s public discussions are beloved for her warmth and humour and her ability to cut to the chase. Join Jenny in conversation with Paula Murdoch as she...

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The Listies Make you LOL!

The Listies Make you LOL!. Sunday 1st October 2017
Proudly supported by: The Hits Australia’s favourite kids’ comedians, The Listies, are bringing their insanely funny family comedy show to the festival. Get ready for alien attacks, toilet paper guns, spew, the rudest word in the world and the most disgusting pair of undies you have ever seen...

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Voices NZ Chamber Choir - The Unusual Silence

Voices NZ Chamber Choir - The Unusual Silence. Sunday 1st October 2017
The Unusual Silence will first echo within The Sanctuary of the Auckland War Memorial Museum in remembrance of WWI. Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir is proud to premiere a newly commissioned work by New Zealand composer Victoria Kelly. Inspired by the museum’s collection of War artifacts,...

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Writing Historical Fiction

Writing Historical Fiction. Sunday 1st October 2017
Jenny Pattrick Workshop. Jenny will share some of the useful research tools available in this workshop investigating the pleasures and pitfalls of writing historical fiction. Participants will be set a simple 100-word exercise (it will be fun) to complete and send back to Jenny a week before the...

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It's a Kind of Magic

It's a Kind of Magic. Sunday 1st October 2017
Mega award winning writer Kate de Goldi‘s books are so intricately constructed, so beautifully voiced, they are beloved by adults and children alike. Steeped in stories and story-telling, Kate is joined by magician Gareth Ward, aka The Great Wardini, whose award-winning debut Young Adult novel...

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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music. Sunday 1st October 2017
One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South Pacific, The Sound of Music will be performed in 20 cities throughout New...

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Heart Goes Boom/Head Goes Bang

Heart Goes Boom/Head Goes Bang. Sunday 1st October 2017
Sometimes life comes apart. When it does, laughter is your greatest weapon. Jamie Bowen presents his hilarious and heartfelt stand-up comedy show, taking us on a roller-coaster ride through his own crises. This is proof that we probably shouldn’t take life too seriously because at the end of the...

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Effective Altruism by Catherine Low

Effective Altruism by Catherine Low. Sunday 1st October 2017
Using Science and Reason to do the Most Good We Can. Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement that uses evidence and analysis to maximise the positive impact we have on the world, through our donations, time and career. Catherine Low from Effective Altruism New Zealand will...

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Mixtape Dance Show

Mixtape Dance Show. Sunday 1st October 2017
Mixtape consists of six contemporary works choreographed by Perri Exeter and Joash Fahitua, inspired by stories from their culture, experiences, memories and fantasy. Each work takes you on a journey celebrating life, death, humour and relationships. Accompanied by a diverse and dynamic...

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Music Holiday Programme

Music Holiday Programme. Monday 2nd October 2017
During the October school holidays, Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm. Open to ages 5 - 19. A great place to experience a range of different instruments in a fun, safe, learning environment. Overseen by qualified teacher Annabelle Flood. Students will be engaged in several different activities...

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Creative Kids School Holiday Programme

Creative Kids School Holiday Programme. Monday 2nd October 2017
Creative Classes Held during the first week of the holidays. Suitable for kids 5-13years, this programme is all about having fun thru creativity, we find the latest trends and crafty ideas and adapt them to suit the age and skill levels of the students. Come to your favorite session or for the...

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We Need to Talk About P

We Need to Talk About P. Monday 2nd October 2017
The P we need to talk about is the white collar P, the blue collar P, the P in everyone’s backyard. We use violent words to talk about its effects - ripping apart, destroying, and hollowing out. Doctor Joseph Stone and Amber Logan confront assumptions that P is a gang problem and show just how...

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Acis & Galatea

Acis & Galatea. Monday 2nd October 2017
Proudly supported by: Porters Boutique Hotel Hawke’s Bay’s renowned Festival Opera creates another platform for Project Prima Volta members with a contemporary take on Handel’s enchanting opera. Acis & Galatea is a mythical story of love, death and redemption between a shepherd, a sea nymph...

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Thomas Oliver

Thomas Oliver. Monday 2nd October 2017
Proudly supported by: Malo In 2015, Thomas Oliver wowed festival audiences as one-third of talented trio Pass the Gat. This year he’s back with a five-piece band, featuring songs from his new album Floating in the Darkness, a self-produced, dynamic journey of the heart. The internationally...

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Massey MBA Information Evening

Massey MBA Information Evening. Tuesday 3rd October 2017
If you are interested in undertaking and MBA (Master of Business Administration) come and find out more at the Massey MBA information evening. Our MBA Director, some of our current students and alumni will be there to talk to you about the journey and value of the programme. The event is free and...

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Diversity

Diversity. Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Photographer, film-maker and performance artist William Yang is a major figure in Australian art and celebrity society. He is the subject of 'William Yang: Stories of Love and Death', which looks at Yang’s documentation of the impact of the AIDS virus on the Sydney arts scene, and the joyful...

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Andrew London Trio

Andrew London Trio. Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Dinner 6:30pm Performance 7:30pm Carrying on the tradition of Hot Club Sandwich, The Andrew London Trio offers songs about trivia and minutiae of daily life from the point of view of a middle-aged, middle-class, Middle Earther, delivered in a deceptively innocuous 1940s swing style with occasional...

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Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon

Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon. Wednesday 4th October 2017
Imagine what it’s like to stay up all night! Meet Sunny Ray: happy, light, a true wonder of the world. Meet her best friend in the sky, the Magnificent Moon: the all night party guy who gets to stay up late every single night! One night Sunny Ray breaks all the rules and instead of going to...

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Chemistry Of Life - Your Guide To An Extraordinary Life

Chemistry Of Life - Your Guide To An Extraordinary Life. Wednesday 4th October 2017
This is where it all begins. The why and the how of Living an Extraordinary Healthy Life, with an emphasis on the Brain-Body Connection (Structural Correction) but also addressing specific lifestyle steps to help support that primary focus. Fewer Accidents and Injuries, More Energy, Better...

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Want to find out about Electric Vehicles

Wednesday 4th October 2017
Electric Vehicles. Tony and Christine made the decision a year ago to buy an electric vehicle. They took delivery in January this year. This seminar outlines the background to the technology, the thinking and analysis behind their decision, the implications for the individual owner and the wider...

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Beginners Salsa 8-week Course

Beginners Salsa 8-week Course. Wednesday 4th October 2017
Salsa Dance Lessons - Beginners course start Wednesday 4th October 2017. Join the fun of salsa dancing, we recommend having a partner however it is not essential as we have a helper to assist, just come along and have a fantastic time meeting new people and learn to dance. See our facebook event...

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The Contours of Heaven

The Contours of Heaven. Wednesday 4th October 2017
A length of coastline… a number of settlements and all the Whenua within. It is the place where an anchor and a waka were left - a land shaped by the contours of clouds, ocean, star pathways, mountains and rivers… the contours of heaven. It’s easy to imagine that this coastline is a story of...

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The Maori Sidesteps

The Maori Sidesteps. Wednesday 4th October 2017
Proudly supported by: Hawke's Bay Today The Māori Sidesteps is the newest and naughtiest Māori showband on the Aotearoa entertainment scene. Formed in 2016, this group of seasoned entertainers got together to throwback to the showbands of old, in a contemporary, skillful and intelligent way....

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Vincent

Vincent. Wednesday 4th October 2017
Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most recognisable and beloved painters. Leonard Nimoy’s celebrated play Vincent is based on hundreds of letters exchanged between the illustrious painter and his brother Theo. Told through the eyes of Theo, this incredible one-man show reveals the artist...

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Dr Geeklove

Dr Geeklove. Wednesday 4th October 2017
A big voice, a tiny keyboard, an electrified accordion, a guitar-wielding sidekick and a bunch of kooky hits. Recently returned to New Zealand from a life of creative mayhem on USA’s East Coast, Rosie Langabeer is on a whole new mission: rediscovering obscure tunes from the historical vaults of...

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Personal Effectiveness facilitated webinars

Personal Effectiveness facilitated webinars. Thursday 5th October 2017
This breakfast series covers hot topics on personal effectiveness. Learn valuable skills to manage yourself, your workload and your relationships to positively impact your success professionally and personally. Designed around popular webinars currently on the Chartered Accountants ANZ Education...

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George Fenn - Once Upon a Something

George Fenn - Once Upon a Something. Thursday 5th October 2017
Classic children's' Fairytales, but not as you know them. Come along and help us tell our stories as we improvise new paths to happily ever after. Suitable for ages 4-8.

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Lunchtime Tour

Lunchtime Tour. Thursday 5th October 2017
Join Gallery staff for a quick lunchtime introduction to our current exhibitions. No booking required.

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George Fenn - Router Side Walker

George Fenn - Router Side Walker. Thursday 5th October 2017
Magical Guided Tours of wherever there are footpaths. Rediscover familiar trails with Router Sidewalker, provider of mystic expedition into the unnoticed realms and crannies of the urban landscape. Journeys take between 45 mins and 60 mins and are largely improvised and have no set end location....

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Double Thrill: 2 Dope Teenz and The Gauntlet

Double Thrill: 2 Dope Teenz and The Gauntlet. Thursday 5th October 2017
"Two High Octane Improv shows slammed together in One chocka block hour of radical slams and extreme challenges." The Aaron Pyke and Alayne Dick are just a couple of ruckus youth who are here to solve yo problems and drop some radical life advice. Come get woke before you get rocked by... The...

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Sanjay Parbhu - Lets See What Happens

Sanjay Parbhu - Lets See What Happens. Thursday 5th October 2017
"This is a solo stand up comedy show about stepping out of my comfort zone and the events i attended/actions I have done despite not knowing what the outcome would be before hand. The show deals with a mixture of decisions that have both benefited me and also made me suffer the consequences and...

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Sera Devcich - Oops I did it Again

Sera Devcich - Oops I did it Again. Thursday 5th October 2017
Sara Devcich as seen on 7days and The Project brings you her brand spanking new show - Oops I did it again. Sera's new show promises to be cram packed with laughs as she talks about parenting with good intentions and mediocre results, the horrors of pregnancy, co parenting, illegitimate...

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A Guy, A Girl and a Lawnmower

A Guy, A Girl and a Lawnmower. Thursday 5th October 2017
A Guy, a Girl, and a Lawnmower is a physical exploration of some of the more ridiculous aspects of modern day life. It is a two person show involving ground and aerial based acrobatic movement interspersed with storytelling. It also features a pimped out lawn mower.

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The Contours of Heaven

The Contours of Heaven. Thursday 5th October 2017
A length of coastline… a number of settlements and all the Whenua within. It is the place where an anchor and a waka were left - a land shaped by the contours of clouds, ocean, star pathways, mountains and rivers… the contours of heaven. It’s easy to imagine that this coastline is a story of...

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The Full Stretch

The Full Stretch. Thursday 5th October 2017
Alt-country singer songwriter Stretch brings his acclaimed debut album Bury All Horses for a one-and-only live performance from the full band that recorded the album. Opening the night solo and unaccompanied, Stretch digs back into the influences that shaped his music. Song by song, Stretch will...

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The Orchid and The Crow

The Orchid and The Crow. Thursday 5th October 2017
A life-affirming musical comedy about family, faith and survival. Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household. In 2004 he found out he had stage-four testicular cancer and went searching for God. Any God. Enter Lance Armstrong, seven-times winner of the Tour de France and legendary cancer...

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James Nokise - Talk a Big Game

James Nokise - Talk a Big Game. Thursday 5th October 2017
Fresh back from 5 Star reviews and sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, James Nokise returns to Hastings. James Nokise has spent the last 10 years focusing on biting political satire, then Brexit happened, then Trumpocalypse happened. So this year it's jokes on sports, New Zealand's...

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Brendon Green: Best friends

Brendon Green: Best friends. Thursday 5th October 2017
One man storytelling show about how I became best friends with my girlfriend's cat, Tilly. Featuring 3 stand alone short stories performed amongst stand up comedy and an overarching thematic narrative about how it's ok to take your time getting to know someone.

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The Black Seeds - Fabric NZ Tour

The Black Seeds - Fabric NZ Tour. Thursday 5th October 2017
New Zealand, get ready. This September, the almighty Black Seeds will be bringing it to a town near you onboard their nationwide New Zealand album tour! Known for an electrifying live show, and having just returned from a successful tour of Canada & the US, The Black Seeds are set to play 10...

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Verona Nicholson Presents: Husbands and Other Lovers

Verona Nicholson Presents: Husbands and Other Lovers. Thursday 5th October 2017
An old woman, who keeps her memories in the pockets of her Op Shop coat shares wee stories about the lovers in her life. Beware! She's a bit cantankerous.

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Jon Bennett - Pretending Things are a Cock

Jon Bennett - Pretending Things are a Cock. Thursday 5th October 2017
Pretending Things are a Cock is the product of Bennett’s three years of global wandering, and combines the artistic, phallic-filled photographic display with hilarious and surprisingly heart-wrenching tales from Bennett’s life. This Just for Laughs award-nominated show for Best Comedy has now...

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Tom Knowles - Allergic to Love, Curse of the 80s

Tom Knowles - Allergic to Love, Curse of the 80s. Thursday 5th October 2017
A live 4 piece rock band tells a story of a man breaking into 80s rock ballads at the thought of love. “Knowles’ voice settles into me like a pollen spore making me itchy to be on my feet dancing. “ “Provoking the audience into fits of laughter as they perform. These artists deal with...

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Jonathan Davies - The World's Greatest Lesbian Show

Jonathan Davies - The World's Greatest Lesbian Show. Thursday 5th October 2017
A show about lesbian jokes and dating stories.

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Andre Manella - Sonic Delusion

Andre Manella - Sonic Delusion. Thursday 5th October 2017
"Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk". Sonic Delusion’s frontman Andre Manella uses his well-worn loop pedal to spontaneously create layers of rhythm, tone, and vocals. The Swiss-Kiwi electro-folk...

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Portals

Portals. Friday 6th October 2017
New Zealand Photography and Mandala Art. Portals is an art exhibition exploring tunnels, pathways & gateways into other worlds, through the lens of the photographer and the eye of the artist. Mostly New Zealand photography and mandala art, the works in this show will draw your attention in and...

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Pete Marsh

Pete Marsh. Friday 6th October 2017
The work for this exhibition became a kind of autobiography for Pete Marsh. His former work in hospitality became represented by corkscrews, brioche tin, martini and shot glasses, spirit pourer and his tribute to the fried egg. Then later his fascination with the natural world emerged; bees, a...

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Central Districts Cricket Association Golf Day

Central Districts Cricket Association Golf Day. Friday 6th October 2017
We are inviting interest from businesses in Hawke’s Bay to join us and be part of the day. Join Central Districts Cricket and put your business in front of potential customers. The objective of the tournament is to raise funds for the development of age group and amateur cricket for boys and...

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Eat Up Hawkes Bay: Meet Al Brown

Eat Up Hawkes Bay: Meet Al Brown. Friday 6th October 2017
Al is back with his biggest and best book yet, revisiting and updating classic New Zealand heartland meals and bringing stories from around New Zealand. Join us for a decadent three-course lunch as Al chats about the new book, our amazing local ingredients, and his cooking adventures. Make sure you...

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Onga-Tiko Children's Hunting Competition

Onga-Tiko Children's Hunting Competition. Friday 6th October 2017
Get the kids into the The Onga-Tiko Hunting &Fishing Clubs Children's Hunting competition these school holidays. The hunt will open from 5pm Friday 6th October and all animals must be transported to The Tikokino Country Hotel and weighed in at 12pm on Sunday 8th October. Categories for this...

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Beside Herself

Beside Herself. Friday 6th October 2017
Award winning poet, musician and creative writing teacher Chris Price returns by popular request after enchanting a large crowd at the Poets Night Out event to celebrate Poet Laureate CK Stead. Chris is here for a repeat performance of music and poetry with her partner Robbie Duncan. Her latest...

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Kozo Komatsubara - Kozo Kaos Live

Kozo Komatsubara - Kozo Kaos Live. Friday 6th October 2017
Sit back, relax and prepare for a high-energy roller coaster ride of Juggling, Magic, and Comedy! For the first time in Hastings, New Zealand's very own circus rock star Kozo Kaos will have you in fits of laughter in this highly interactive show as he performs various stunts such as the world's...

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James Nokise - Talk a Big Game

James Nokise - Talk a Big Game. Friday 6th October 2017
Fresh back from 5 Star reviews and sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, James Nokise returns to Hastings. James Nokise has spent the last 10 years focusing on biting political satire, then Brexit happened, then Trumpocalypse happened. So this year it's jokes on sports, New Zealand's...

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The Story Only I Can Tell

The Story Only I Can Tell. Friday 6th October 2017
Community Performance: (6:00pm on 06.10.17). Everyone has a story to tell. This special event will feature five Hawke’s Bay locals sharing their uniquely personal stories. Drawing on their own history, identity and sense of place, each participant will present their story, crafted under the...

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Auaha - Te Pari o Auahatanga, The Flood of Inspiration

Auaha - Te Pari o Auahatanga, The Flood of Inspiration. Friday 6th October 2017
Concert involving 8 musicians which relays a journey taken on the Whanganui River in April of this year. All compositions are original and were inspired by this journey. The concert is made up of a mixture of instrumental pieces, traditional Maori chant and waiata structures blended with...

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Lolo Lovina

Lolo Lovina. Friday 6th October 2017
Proudly supported by: Ngatarawa Lolo Lovina is an intoxicating brew infused with unza, swing and Balkan gypsy beats. Fronted by acclaimed Romani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak (Australia, Hungary), Lolo Lovina’s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist, who grew up with three native...

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Acoustic Evening With Mack

Acoustic Evening With Mack. Friday 6th October 2017
Book yourself a treat when you book a table at Crab Farm Winery... Join Fraser Mack at Crab Farm Winery's restaurant for an evening of acoustic covers and originals. You might have heard him during Hawkes Bay Summers in wineries and cafes. You may have seen him in the evening with his dynamic...

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The Maori Sidesteps

The Maori Sidesteps. Friday 6th October 2017
The Māori Sidesteps is the newest and naughtiest Māori showband on the Aotearoa entertainment scene. Formed in 2016, this group of seasoned entertainers got together to throwback to the showbands of old, in a contemporary, skillful and intelligent way. Get ready for a night of hilarity as The...

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Cori Gonzalez-Macuer - Cool Dad

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer - Cool Dad. Friday 6th October 2017
After selling out last year, Cori returns to Fringe In The Stings for 2 nights this time around. As seen on 7Days, Jono And Ben, TV3 Comedy Gala and hit film What We Do In The Shadows, Cori's self deprecating, sarcastic and observational style is not for everyone! But maybe it's for you? If it...

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Louise Beuvink - Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette

Louise Beuvink - Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette. Friday 6th October 2017
"From the art of passive aggressive Facebook comments to the science of making champagne with a goon bag and a SodaStream, join Louise Beuvink for a masterclass in etiquette and housewifery for the modern age. ""Witty, intelligent and has a terrific delivery."" – Newshub ""The future of...

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The Rude Boyz

The Rude Boyz. Friday 6th October 2017
The Rude Boyz jamming in a reggae style.

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Savanna Calton - Resting B*tch Face

Savanna Calton - Resting B*tch Face. Friday 6th October 2017
Savanna’s stand-up comedy is that of a sarcastic nature and her face is that of resting b*tch. A young rising star; Savanna has performed alongside international comedians and her New Zealand idols, from Auckland to Christchurch and everywhere in between. However, with her heart still in her...

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Otto & Astrid - Eurosmash

Otto & Astrid - Eurosmash. Friday 6th October 2017
Otto & Astrid are Berlin’s (self-appointed) Prince and Princess of Art Rock and Europop, and the two halves of Die Roten Punkte. Tragically orphaned as children, the siblings ran away to Berlin, and knew instantly they had found a place among the counterculture, a home in a squat - and the...

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Cameron McLeod - This is Steve

Cameron McLeod - This is Steve. Friday 6th October 2017
The show is comedy show featuring the character Steve who is a mime/clown. Through the use of music, props and audience participation, he tells an hour of jokes with little to no talking at all.

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Revolutionary Arts Ensemble

Revolutionary Arts Ensemble. Friday 6th October 2017
Avant garde free jazz experiential theatre.

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The Original Gypsy Fair (Est'd 1990)

The Original Gypsy Fair (Est'd 1990). Saturday 7th October 2017
For over quarter of a century The Original Gypsy Fair has been travelling NZ and we will be back in Anderson Park Tarradale for our third fair of the 2017-2018 season. As always we will be bringing an expansive range of handcrafted products that are sold exclusively at The Original Gypsy Fair,...

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Piece-Makers Market

Piece-Makers Market. Saturday 7th October 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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Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts. Saturday 7th October 2017
The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held 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, the market offers clothing, foodstuffs, jewellery,...

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A Day for You: CANCELLED

A Day for You: CANCELLED. Saturday 7th October 2017
Create the life you wish. An interactive and explorative day where you will: - Learn about food and how it affects your mood - Why to set goals and boundaries? - How to create the future you want through visioning and affirmations - Discover what's holding you back. Meet likeminded women....

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Raranga (Weaving) Demonstration & Classes

Raranga (Weaving) Demonstration & Classes. Saturday 7th October 2017
Be part of the wonderful opportunity to visit a traditional Marae and see master weavers in action plus participate in making something for yourself. There are two sessions available, a morning session between 10 am - 12 pm and then an afternoon session between 2 pm - 4 pm. Depending on the...

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From Ahuriri to China

From Ahuriri to China. Saturday 7th October 2017
From the sea trading smuggling to our own landscapes and place names, Deborah Challinor recreates worlds from our recent colonial history. There is a particular pleasure to Hawke’s Bay readers in places like Ahuriri and Kereru, in her 'Children of War' series. She discusses how she creates...

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Tiptoe Through The Tombstones

Tiptoe Through The Tombstones. Saturday 7th October 2017
Every cemetery has a story to be told and we have a small number of rural cemeteries in Central Hawkes Bay that deserve a closer look. Spend some time with our ancestors, learn their stories and see the work the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has done in upgrading and up-keeping our...

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Lies, Fake Lies and Alternative Facts

Lies, Fake Lies and Alternative Facts. Saturday 7th October 2017
In a world where fake news and alternative facts are normalised, we coin terms like “post truth”. Nicky Hager and Matt Kidd discuss the moral dimensions of lying without consequence, and the challenges for journalism where normal becomes a failure to check facts, to publish unconfirmed...

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National Secondary Schools' Brass Band

National Secondary Schools' Brass Band. Saturday 7th October 2017
The National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band with guest cornet soloist, Kyle Lawson, presents ‘From Behind the Curtain’, a programme featuring music from Eastern Europe. The band is convening in Napier and is made up of the most talented young brass and percussion players from across the...

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Marae Overnight Experience

Marae Overnight Experience. Saturday 7th October 2017
Take up this wonderful opportunity and experience a Marae overnight stay at the beautiful Rongomaraeroa Marae, Porangahau You will experience traditional Maori manaakitanga at its best and sleep in an ancestral house which has stood for over 100 years. Local hapu will share traditional stories...

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Jerome Chandrahasen - Five Fun Facts About Finland

Jerome Chandrahasen - Five Fun Facts About Finland. Saturday 7th October 2017
Stand up/story telling show which includes five fun facts about Finland in it.

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Big Fiction

Big Fiction. Saturday 7th October 2017
Catherine Chidgey and Stephen Daisley, winners of New Zealand’s new premier literary award, discuss the painfully imagined inner worlds of the characters in their prize-winning novels with Toby Buck. In both books, there is a powerful presence of something both unspoken and unspeakable. Stephen...

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Hilaire Carmody - Bogan Yoga

Hilaire Carmody - Bogan Yoga. Saturday 7th October 2017
It’s like a normal Yoga Class but choicer! Our team of 4 instructors have updated the moves and tossed in a few of their own such as ‘Downward Facing Doggystyle’ and ‘Handle the Jandal’.

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Aimee Smith - Deep South Ceasar

Aimee Smith - Deep South Ceasar. Saturday 7th October 2017
A one woman show about one kiwi bloke assessing everything that has gone wrong in his life, and offering up his own skewed perspective of events. Features many tall tales, a few nods to classical theatre conventions, and a dash of Bic Runga. A feminist satire.

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Pss Pss

Pss Pss. Saturday 7th October 2017
Proudly supported by: Hastings District Council Inspired by Chaplin, Keaton, and the stars of silent films, Compagnia Baccalà’s timeless performance has been delighting audiences around the world since 2010. Pss Pss blends contemporary clown with theatre and circus in a performance of...

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Declan O'Rourke & Vishtèn

Declan O'Rourke & Vishtèn. Saturday 7th October 2017
Two outstanding musical acts come together under one roof for this special intercontinental celebration. Critically acclaimed Irish singer songwriter, Declan O’Rourke has worked and performed with many of the world’s top artists, including Snow Patrol, Glen Hansard, John Prine, and the...

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Tarun Mohanbhai - That Indian Guy and Guest Nick Rado

Tarun Mohanbhai - That Indian Guy and Guest Nick Rado. Saturday 7th October 2017
Nick Rado is an international multi award winning presenter, producer, writer, MC and stand-up comedian. In 2014 you can catch him in your living rooms on TV3's 7 Days, TVNZ's 'Short Poppies' (Rhys Darby's new sitcom) as recurring character Jeff Mason or in person at the NZ International...

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Double Thrill: 2 Dope Teenz and The Gauntlet

Double Thrill: 2 Dope Teenz and The Gauntlet. Saturday 7th October 2017
Two High Octane Improv shows slammed together in One chock-a-block hour of radical slams and extreme challenges. The Aaron Pyke and Alayne Dick are just a couple of ruckus youth who are here to solve yo problems and drop some radical life advice. Come get woke before you get rocked by... The...

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Simon Kingsley-Holmes - Tat From Tit

Simon Kingsley-Holmes - Tat From Tit. Saturday 7th October 2017
An hour of stand-up, presenting a very best of my silliest material from the last two years. Props, rants, non-sequiturs, life lessons, and... jokes, yeah! "British silliness at it's finest" - Nick Rado, 7 Days

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Cori Gonzalez-Macuer - Cool Dad

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer - Cool Dad. Saturday 7th October 2017
After selling out last year, Cori returns to Fringe In The Stings for 2 nights this time around. As seen on 7Days, Jono And Ben, TV3 Comedy Gala and hit film What We Do In The Shadows, Cori's self deprecating, sarcastic and observational style is not for everyone! But maybe it's for you? If it...

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Apple Box Brand - Jacob's Party

Apple Box Brand - Jacob's Party. Saturday 7th October 2017
A one-man social anxiety dance party. The show explores social norms and etiquette surrounding party culture.

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2017 Hawke's Bay Cellar Door of The Year Challenge

2017 Hawke's Bay Cellar Door of The Year Challenge. Sunday 8th October 2017
Whilst continuing to recognise service and excellence at the Cellar Door, the 2017 Hawke’s Bay Cellar Door of the Year Award will reflect the overall performance of the Winery rather than an individual. The challenge will see the top 6 finalists via for the top 3 places. Come along to the...

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Other Peoples' Stories

Other Peoples' Stories. Sunday 8th October 2017
Stephen Daisley is a novelist who is an ex-shearer and oil and gas worker; Deborah Challinor has a PhD in New Zealand History and is a novelist and historian. Coming from different directions, they have both taken on the risk of writing about war. With Lizzie Russell as Chair, they discuss what it...

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Spring Fling Beach Carnival

Spring Fling Beach Carnival. Sunday 8th October 2017
The Spring Fling Beach Carnival at Te Paerahi Beach Porangahau is a day of family fun. Head along from 11 am, bring a picnic basket, beach blanket and grab a spot on the 5km stretch to the river mouth. Pick up a program of the day at 11 am beach side and register with our friendly team for...

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Kiwi As

Kiwi As. Sunday 8th October 2017
A celebration of Kiwi classics, as you’ve never heard them before. Led by Julian Raphael, the Wellington Community Choir’s exuberant founder, the 120-plus voices of the combined Hawke’s Bay and Wellington Community Choirs join forces with Mphantwon Wuts and This Quiet Earth to pay homage to...

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The Contours of Heaven

The Contours of Heaven. Sunday 8th October 2017
A length of coastline… a number of settlements and all the Whenua within. It is the place where an anchor and a waka were left - a land shaped by the contours of clouds, ocean, star pathways, mountains, and rivers… the contours of heaven. It’s easy to imagine that this coastline is a story of...

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The Wish Child

The Wish Child. Sunday 8th October 2017
Right from when she exploded onto the scene with 'In a Fishbone Church', Catherine Chidgey has been visiting booklovers in the Bay. She is with us again to revisit some of her earlier books and trace her trajectory from 'In a Fishbone Church' to 'The Wish Child', and where she might go next,...

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Eb & Sparrow Showcase

Eb & Sparrow Showcase. Sunday 8th October 2017
Proudly supported by: Wallace Development The supreme sweethearts of New Zealand alt-country, Eb & Sparrow, deliver their critically acclaimed, genre-defying, full band experience. Their live performances combine folk-noir, alt-country, and old-time soul with a rockin’ edge, guaranteed to raise...

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A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place. Sunday 8th October 2017
Catherine Chidgey Workshop. Using the senses to evoke setting is one of the most effective ways of engaging readers, but one that is sometimes overlooked. Novelist Catherine Chidgey, who won the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at this year’s Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, shares some examples...

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Code IT '17

Code IT '17. Monday 9th October 2017
Apps, Coding, Websites, and Robots. Fantastic Fun for ages 12-17. These holidays, your teen can prepare for a future in coding and experience the thrill of creating apps and websites. They will use a variety of software - both design and coding. They will get to programme Arduino micro-controllers...

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Making Movies Workshop

Making Movies Workshop. Tuesday 10th October 2017
Introduction to Screen Production (Filmmaking). The Introduction to Screen Production Shortcourse gives you a taste of working in the Screen Production Industry with practical lessons in camera and sound recording, editing and sound mixing from our experienced professionals at EIT's purpose-built...

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Wellness & Support In Our Rural Community

Wellness & Support In Our Rural Community. Tuesday 10th October 2017
We all have a role to play in creating safe and happy rural communities. This session is perfect for those professionals supporting our rural communities; those who often have an insight into the lives of farmers, and will provide practical advice on how to support and connect our rural clients in...

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Children's Cooking Class Asian Street Food

Children's Cooking Class Asian Street Food. Wednesday 11th October 2017
The kids will create Laksa, Dumpling three ways, and Satay 2 ways. Cooking school students will receive the full experience when they attend the Farmhouse Kitchen 100 percent hands-on cooking classes. They will leave knowing basic cooking skills and will have prepared a full meal from start to...

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Children's Cooking Class Italian Pasta and Desserts

Children's Cooking Class Italian Pasta and Desserts. Thursday 12th October 2017
The children will make different shapes of Italian pasta dishes and desserts. Cooking school students will receive the full experience when they attend the Farmhouse Kitchen 100 percent hands-on cooking classes. They will leave knowing basic cooking skills and will have prepared a full meal from...

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Napier Marist Football Club Prizegiving

Napier Marist Football Club Prizegiving. Friday 13th October 2017
Senior Club Prizegiving including dinner and after awards entertainment by Mahana Christy.

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Staples Rodway Challenge

Staples Rodway Challenge. Saturday 14th October 2017
During the Staples Rodway Challenge participants are treated to some of the most stunning scenery for any event in the world. The course is mainly on private land and includes windswept beaches, native forest, waterfalls, river gorges and stunning coastal farmland. The Staples Rodway Challenge is...

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Mitre 10 Mega Ride In a Truck Day

Mitre 10 Mega Ride In a Truck Day. Saturday 14th October 2017
Mitre 10 Mega Ride in a Truck day is a biannual event, raising funds for local, non-government funded organisations focused on children. This year's recipients are Bellyful and Little Elms. A cavalcade of big rigs leave Napier and Hastings Mitre 10 Megastores, and convoy to T&G site in...

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The Original Gypsy Fair (Est'd 1990)

The Original Gypsy Fair (Est'd 1990). Saturday 14th October 2017
The Original Gypsy Fair has been travelling NZ and we will be back in At the Awesome newly refurbished Havelock domain for our fourth fair of the 2017-2018 season. As always we will be bringing an expansive range of handcrafted products that are sold exclusively at The Original Gypsy Fair, some...

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Spring Fling Market

Spring Fling Market. Saturday 14th October 2017
Lots of new and used goods, beautiful greenstone pendants 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. The Tiny...

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Waipawa Spring Festival

Waipawa Spring Festival. Saturday 14th October 2017
Lots of fun for the whole family. A fair culminating in the annual duck race. All funds raised to Ronald McDonald House. For a stall contact Alan White on 06 8578 397 or 021 022 91016, or check us out on Facebook CHB Spring Festival Aka Duck Day. Stalls $25.00.

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Sow Your Summer Edible Garden

Sow Your Summer Edible Garden. Saturday 14th October 2017
This is a fun, practical workshop to get your seeds sown. I provide the seeds, the soil and the pots. In 90 minutes you’ll learn and practice how to sow seeds that free you from the limitations and costs of buying seedlings from garden centres. Buying seedlings is often an easy and quick way to...

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Mozzarella and Haloumi Cheese Making Workshop

Mozzarella and Haloumi Cheese Making Workshop. Saturday 14th October 2017
In this three-hour long workshop, you will learn how to make halloumi, mozzarella, and quark. You will be taught by Chris Van Der Have of Farmhouse Kitchen. All equipment and ingredients to make cheese are provided, and a beginner's Italian Kit (valued at $42.90) from Mad Millie is included in...

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Scented Soy Candle & Melt Making Class

Scented Soy Candle & Melt Making Class. Saturday 14th October 2017
Soy candle making is a gentle, satisfying craft enjoyed by both young and old. Learn how to make long lasting, scented candles for gifts or your home with this natural product, fragrances and colours and recycled containers. You will go away from this demonstration with knowledge, inspiration,...

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Whispers From Above Show with Melissa Mills: CANCELLED

Whispers From Above Show with Melissa Mills: CANCELLED. Saturday 14th October 2017
Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm This show is part of the official Whispers from Above tour which kicked off in Howick last week. An evening with Melissa Mills International Psychic Medium will be an experience to remember and not to be missed! Melissa Mills has been bringing...

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The Topp Twins Heading for the Hills

The Topp Twins Heading for the Hills. Saturday 14th October 2017
After the sell-out success of their April/May shows New Zealand’s well-loved national treasures are hitting the road again in October bringing their original style of merriment, mayhem and mirth to seven more small towns. The country’s hills will be alive with the sound of laughter! Armed...

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Arthur Ahbez Volume II Release Tour

Arthur Ahbez Volume II Release Tour . Saturday 14th October 2017
Arthur hits the road with the Flaming Ahbez celebrating the release of his new album Volume II. Support from Mali Mali

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The Original Mack

The Original Mack. Saturday 14th October 2017
Come join Fraser Mack at The Common Room for an evening of acoustic covers and originals. You might have heard him during Hawkes Bay Summers in wineries and cafes. You may have seen him in the evening with his dynamic 3-hour get-up-and-dance sets. Mack always enjoys the unique venue at the Common...

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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 15th October 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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Old English Garden Party

Old English Garden Party. Sunday 15th October 2017
Step back in time and enjoy an old English Garden Party set at the beautiful Chapelwick Coastal Estate, Proangahau. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles or nonalcoholic drink upon arrival then play croquet, petangue, tennis or take tours of the house and gardens. High Tea which is included in...

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Employment Legislation - Business Central

Employment Legislation - Business Central. Tuesday 17th October 2017
This course will cover key requirements of core legislation that govern the employment relationship. Anyone who employs staff needs to have a sound understanding of the rights and responsibilities involved in the employment relations area. To find out more contact - training@businesscentral.org.nz.

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Predator Control Workshop

Predator Control Workshop. Tuesday 17th October 2017
Predator Control Workshop for farmers, landowners, or anyone wishing to learn how to trap pests. Programme: Welcome, Health and Safety, Introductions. Current best practise predator control in a rural environment (Darren Peters, National Predator Control Specialist for Department of...

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Operatunity Presents: Fabulous 50's

Operatunity Presents: Fabulous 50's. Tuesday 17th October 2017
Operatunity Present's tributes to greats like Elvis, The Everly Brothers, Doris Day and Bill Haley and the Comets! Phenomenal star Suzanne Lynch leads a troupe of singers and band in our roll back of the clock to an era when some of the greatest music was ever written: the 1950’s. We relive the...

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Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner

Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner. Tuesday 17th October 2017
Awards dinner. The 2017 Awards Night will be held in a spectacular silk lined marquee in the beautiful and historic Waikoko Gardens on the 17th October 2017. The highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the trophy winners, as selected by our International and National Judges. A...

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That Bloody Woman

That Bloody Woman. Tuesday 17th October 2017
Kate’s back! 2016’s smash hit musical That Bloody Woman returns to stages from 29 August to 20 October, bringing this national treasure back to life in a nationwide campaign to rock the vote for this election. Our favourite daughter, suffragist, activist and cyclist Kate Sheppard is...

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Conducting Disciplinary Meetings Course - Business Central

Conducting Disciplinary Meetings Course - Business Central. Wednesday 18th October 2017
The manner in which a disciplinary meeting is conducted is a key element in determining whether the action taken by the employer was procedurally fair. If a meeting is not conducted fairly or key steps are overlooked or omitted the outcome of the disciplinary process may be invalidated or could...

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ANZ Agribusiness Breakfast at The Hawkes Bay Royal Show

Thursday 19th October 2017
With guest speaker Con Williams, ANZ Rural Economist. Rural outlook for 2017/18 and beyond. We are delighted to host this ANZ Agribusiness Breakfast with Con Williams, ANZ’s Rural Economist as our guest speaker. Con is the ANZ team's dedicated rural economist; his role encompasses all things...

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Paua

Paua. Thursday 19th October 2017
paua are back this Hawke's Bay Anniversary weekend. Many of Paua’s releases have hit #1 on the iTunes reggae charts in Australia, New Zealand and abroad, such as ground breaking 2016 album “Sometimes”, conscious 2015 single “What’s It Gonna Take”, and 2014 single “Loosing My...

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BWR Women In Agriculture Breakfast at the Hawkes Bay Show

Friday 20th October 2017
With Guest Speaker Lindy Nelson MNZM. Lindy is Executive Director of Agri-Women’s Development Trust. A Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to agriculture and women; A visionary leader who has been dubbed a rural revolutionary in a recent feature for Next magazine. Awarded the...

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Immerse

Immerse. Friday 20th October 2017
A selected exhibition of work by nationwide artists, inspired by 5 quotes. Immerse is an exhibition hosted by the Baha’is of Hawkes Bay and is one of the many national and global celebrations of the Bicentenary of the Prophet/Founders of the Baha’i Faith. Like to enter? All the information you...

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Spring Show Stopper Floral Extravaganza

Spring Show Stopper Floral Extravaganza. Friday 20th October 2017
Head to the Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre for the Spring Show Stopper Floral Extravaganza where the best creative Floral Artists have created magic by turning the Theatre into a riot of colour. Not only will these eye catching designs appeal to the stylish, bold and blushing they also...

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Livamol Equestrian Lunch at The Royal New Zealand Show

Friday 20th October 2017
This year with the support of Livamol we are thrilled to hold this ever evolving luncheon in the Farmlands Corporate Lounge (located in front of the Grandstand) giving guests a premium spot and ringside views of the 2017 World Cup Show Jumping Event which will be taking place during our luncheon. ...

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2017 NZ Orienteering Champs - Sprint

Friday 20th October 2017
The first event of the four day championship comes to central Hastings. The sprint distance event will test competitors with fast running, intense navigation and some serious route choices. The championship is open to competitors of all ages and abilities and will feature some of NZ's best...

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Hawkes Bay Tour

Hawkes Bay Tour. Friday 20th October 2017
The inaugural House of Travel Hawke's Bay Tour will ensure Hawke’s Bay is the ultimate cycling destination this Labour Weekend. The 4-stage Tour will kick off from Havelock North starting Friday afternoon, 20 October, with a race up Te Mata Peak. Saturday’s stages 2 & 3 will be from Havelock...

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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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2017 NZ Orienteering Champs - Middle

Saturday 21st October 2017
Day 2 of the four day championship moves to an area south of Havelock North. The middle distance area has contour detail and native bush, which will test competitors with intense navigation and some serious route choices. The championship is open to competitors of all ages and abilities and will...

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Waipukurau 150th Celebrations Rail Car

Waipukurau 150th Celebrations Rail Car. Saturday 21st October 2017
To Celebrate Waipukurau's 150th anniversary, come along for a ride on Pahiatua Railcar Societies Vintage 1938 Standard railcar and experience a ride in style on our ex NZ Railways railcar. People wanting to buy a return ticket to Waipukurau can visit www.railcars.co.nz and book via the excursion...

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Waipukurau 150th Anniversary Street Parade

Waipukurau 150th Anniversary Street Parade. Saturday 21st October 2017
To celebrate Waipukurau's 150th Anniversary come and check out the free street parade running from Kitchener Street, through Ruataniwha Street and finishing up at Russell Park The parade will feature vintage vehicles and machinery, period costume and more and involve local schools, groups and...

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Abbey Brewery - Hoptoberfest

Abbey Brewery - Hoptoberfest. Saturday 21st October 2017
An awesome Beer Day Out - Opening of our brand spanking new 20BBL (2,500L) Brewery. Come check out the shiny new stainless we have built over winter. In-side event in Brewery & 12metres of marquees for weather. If sunny, it will be held outside on the lawns with our outside stage! Kick back and...

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Waipukurau Primary School 150th Birthday Celebrations

Waipukurau Primary School 150th Birthday Celebrations. Saturday 21st October 2017
Celebrate Waipukurau Primary School’s 150th Birthday. Following the Waipukurau 150th Anniversary Street Parade, those registered for the Waipukurau Primary School 150th Birthday Celebrations will move up to the school for the official opening and welcome at 1.30. There will be cutting of the...

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Tremain's Teddy Bears Picnic

Sunday 22nd October 2017
This is a fun day out for the whole family. We have free registration for teddy bears lots of races and games for free. Craft stores food caravans and also amusements rides and Pony rides, 4x4 Jeeps for children, or you can just pack a picnic and sit in the sun.

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Beach Horse Trek: CANCELLED

Beach Horse Trek: CANCELLED. Sunday 22nd October 2017
This special offering from Opiango Hills gives trekkers the chance to experience beach riding with some stunning scenery. Your day will begin at 11am at Te Paerahi Beach (Porangahau) beach front. There is plenty of parking for horse floats and the morning will begin with a meet & greet cuppa on...

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High Tea at Glenora Homestead

High Tea at Glenora Homestead. Sunday 22nd October 2017
Celebrate 150 years of Waipuruau at the home of George and Beth Winelove, 19 Gasiford Terrace Waipukurau. A staggered High Tea will be served throughout the afternoon on the grounds of this beautiful private homestead with proceeds going to the Central Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society. Dress in...

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Swing Band Era Concert

Swing Band Era Concert. Sunday 22nd October 2017
The 19 piece Liberty Swing Band, with vocalist Jo Gibbs, will be performing a one only special concert of swing hits from the 30s and 40s, compared by well-known television personality Ian Johnstone. Featured will be the best music of the great swing era bandleaders and singers, such as Benny...

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The Cult Project X Bistronomy

The Cult Project X Bistronomy. Tuesday 24th October 2017
At Bistronomy, we’re firm believers in making everyday eating a little bit extraordinary. We’re one part local, one part global, and one part special sauce, infusing fresh Hawke’s Bay produce with far-flung ideas to create dishes which will often surprise and always a delight. On the 24th of...

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Zeffer Cider - Josh Townsend

Zeffer Cider - Josh Townsend. Wednesday 25th October 2017
From humble beginnings selling small batches at the Matakana Farmers Market in 2009, Zeffer has grown to become a leading craft cider brand and the largest independent, dedicated cider producer in New Zealand. Today they're producing over 300,000 litres per year, roughly equivalent to around...

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Leadership & Management Level 1 - Business Training NZ Ltd

Leadership & Management Level 1 - Business Training NZ Ltd. Wednesday 25th October 2017
Learn how to make the transition from buddy to boss and lead a successful team. Managing staff can be a very rewarding, interesting and fun role, it can also be a tough and demanding job. Between managing your own time and projects, helping your team members solve problems and complete tasks,...

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Multiple Steps for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Steps for Multiple Sclerosis. Wednesday 25th October 2017
Our major fundraiser for the year is a 5km/10km walk/run around the streets and steps of the Napier Hill and it will be held on 25 October 2017. This will be our sixth year of running and is getting bigger every year with just under 400 people participating last year. We also have a...

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Contrast - Hawke's Bay

Contrast - Hawke's Bay. Wednesday 25th October 2017
A double-bill of exceptional new dance work from Footnote New Zealand Dance, Contrast is the combination of two distinct choreographic voices, Sarah Foster-Sproull (Auckland, New Zealand) and Emma Murray (Bern, Switzerland). Sarah Foster-Sproull’s 'Super Ornate Construct' invites you into a...

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STiFF

STiFF. Thursday 26th October 2017
The Little Theatres season of STiFF – an outrageous comedy by April Phillips and directed by Simon Law. Angel Delight, the illegitimate daughter of a funeral parlour director, inherits the business when her father dies. Before she can sell the business and land (which is much more valuable) she...

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Qigong Teacher Training with Peter Caughey

Qigong Teacher Training with Peter Caughey. Friday 27th October 2017
Master Qigong Practitioner, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist and Master Qigong Healer Peter Caughey, is an internationally renowned Teacher and Healer and is returning to New Zealand for a short time offering an intensive 3-day Qigong Teacher Training course in Havelock North....

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Central Hawke's Bay Fast'n'Furious Trolley Derby

Central Hawke's Bay Fast'n'Furious Trolley Derby. Saturday 28th October 2017
If you're up for the challenge…if you like the squeal of the wheel…the thrill of the hill…the CHB Fast 'n' Furious Trolley Derby 2017 is a day not to be missed. This event had its inception last year, and spectators and racers alike enjoyed a great day's racing, with many vowing...

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Cow Pat Pit CPP Workshop

Cow Pat Pit CPP Workshop. Saturday 28th October 2017
At Farmhouse Kitchen we are introducing the CCP. We will be building this from scratch, it is a special designed brick lined pit. Then we collect fresh mature from our cows, that graze our organic paddocks. The manure will be mixed with ground eggshells and basalt dust, and inoculated with...

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Argyll East School Spring Tour

Argyll East School Spring Tour. Saturday 28th October 2017
Join us on an afternoon bus tour of beautiful local homes & gardens, concluding with an evening of great entertainment with guest speaker, sports legend Frano Botica. Silent and live auctions will take place over the Evening Event. This event is in association with Property Brokers CHB and...

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Glutenfree Grain & Pseudo Grain Workshop

Glutenfree Grain & Pseudo Grain Workshop. Saturday 28th October 2017
Buckwheat, Millet and Quinoa, they are wholesome and nourishing and wonderful basic gluten free whole foods to create delicious recipe's! Deepen your understanding and your practical skills about gluten-free whole foods. At this workshop, you will be given demonstrations and hands-on experience...

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HalloWine

HalloWine. Saturday 28th October 2017
Celebrate Halloween in style, get dressed up, and get ready for a night of fun, fire and fine wine. Hawke's Bays Halloween ball. Ticket price includes canapes and food all night, wine included, it's going to be a great night. Two bands will take the stage, with a DJ to close out the night.

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The Rude Boyz - Dark Hot Roots

The Rude Boyz - Dark Hot Roots. Saturday 28th October 2017
Hawke's Bay's favourite reggae band - The Rude Boyz - return to The Common Room with a heavy hot mix of roots reggae. Last time it was a packed out and sold out show and promises to be a hot steamy night of deep reggae roots vibes. Don't miss out!

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Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #1 - The IceBuster

Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #1 - The IceBuster. Sunday 29th October 2017
The Ice Buster Triathlon: Well, when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are six events this summer and at each event, there are three different races with different distance and options that...

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Lunch Listen & Look

Lunch Listen & Look. Sunday 29th October 2017
Welcome Spring at Oruawharo Homestead, Takapau with Lunch, Listen & Look. Listen - to Hawke’s Bay renown string quartet Romanza, comprising of two violins, viola and cello. This combination of instructions has a large repertoire from the energetic Baroque style to Vivaldi and Back, the...

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Health & Safety Essentials for Small Businesses

Health & Safety Essentials for Small Businesses. Tuesday 31st October 2017
As a legal entity, even your small to medium sized company is known under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 as a PCBU. All PCBU's have a primary duty of care to everyone affected by work carried out in your workplace. Owners of small business are required by law to exercise due diligence to...

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Light Party 2017

Light Party 2017. Tuesday 31st October 2017
The Light Party is a family friendly, positive alternative to Halloween. Held at Village Baptist Church for those aged 2 to year 8, this hugely popular event is set to be even bigger and better than ever before. Door sales on the night are just $3 per child and includes food, carnival games,...

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From Milk Kefir to Butter

From Milk Kefir to Butter. Tuesday 31st October 2017
Pauline has found a new passion! Milk kefir Grains! She used to make milk kefir grains as a drink, as it reminded her of the Buttermilk in the Netherlands.  But she has now learned how to use these milk kefir grains to make Yogurt, Sour Cream, Butter and even a Goats Chèvre. Come to an...

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Big Daddy Wilson and Band

Big Daddy Wilson and Band. Tuesday 31st October 2017
Take a Cadillac ride through the Southern States and you’ll hear a thousand flavours of music... “It’s a mixture of all the spices and good stuff,” says the award-winning US bluesman Big Daddy Wilson. “As soon as you hear Big Daddy Wilson’s voice, whether speaking or singing, you hear...

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The Ultimate Girls’ Night Out

The Ultimate Girls’ Night Out. Thursday 2nd November 2017
Meet the Sydney Hotshots: toned, fit, washboard abs and cheeky twinkles in the eye – and extremely excited to be coming to Aotearoa aka The Land of the Long White Cloud soon. The Sydney Hotshots offer the best party and go-to option for a good old-fashioned girls’ night out, Hen’s night or...

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Bumps Bubs & Beyond Expo

Bumps Bubs & Beyond Expo. Friday 3rd November 2017
Bringing everything you need for your whole family to one awesome location so you can get all the information, shopping & experiences you want from a huge variety of exhibitors. Check us out on FB for more info. Under 14's are free.

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F.A.W.C! Launch Party with Hawke's Bay Wine Makers

F.A.W.C! Launch Party with Hawke's Bay Wine Makers. Friday 3rd November 2017
We’re kicking off F.A.W.C!’s sixth year in style at the magical outdoor Black Barn Market Round. Join us under the twinkling festoon lights as Hawke’s Bay Wine Makers pour some of the best local drops. Start with some bubbles or perhaps a cheeky chardonnay. The reds will be out in force too,...

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Goodbye Chris Cornell

Goodbye Chris Cornell. Friday 3rd November 2017
A Night of tributes to the fantastic Chris Cornell of Soundgarden fame featuring Temple of the Grunge, with proceeds to suicide prevention charity.

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F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Casey McDonald

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Casey McDonald. Saturday 4th November 2017
Michelin star chef Casey McDonald has recently returned home after 10 years abroad to become the new Head Chef of Terroir at Craggy Range. Casey has a wealth of passion for locally sourced products and has visited local Hawke’s Bay farms, creameries and suppliers to source the best produce –...

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F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass All Day Pass

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass All Day Pass. Saturday 4th November 2017
Enjoy the full line of F.A.W.C!’s Masterclasses, an exciting chance to get up and personal some of New Zealand’s best cooking talents. Ask them questions, learn their secrets and hear their sneaky tricks of the trade. Each chef will cook something from their repertoire - from scratch right in...

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F.A.W.C! Goat Cheese Making Workshop

F.A.W.C! Goat Cheese Making Workshop. Saturday 4th November 2017
Who doesn’t love goat cheese? Creamy and slightly tart, it’s one of life's great inventions. This is your opportunity to learn how to wow your friends at your next dinner party by serving up your very own homemade goat cheese. Using fresh goat’s milk from Tukituki Dairy Goats Farm, Pauline...

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F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Nadia Lim

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Nadia Lim. Saturday 4th November 2017
Nadia became a household name around New Zealand after taking out the title of Masterchef in 2011. With the philosophy of “eat food from the ground, the sea and the sky- and less from the factories” this master class is sure to leave you feeling inspired, while you pick up a tip or two on how...

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F.A.W.C! Dumpling Queen

F.A.W.C! Dumpling Queen. Saturday 4th November 2017
Orton are putting the ‘yum’ in yum cha with this fun, hands-on event with dumpling queen Vicky Ha from Wellington’s famous House of Dumplings. Under Vicky’s guidance, you’ll learn how to make your own pastry and fillings. You’ll also learn how to fold dumpling dough into different...

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F.A.W.C! Art in the Olive Groves

F.A.W.C! Art in the Olive Groves. Saturday 4th November 2017
Grab the family and join the team at Telegraph Hill Olives for fun afternoon of olives, art and delicious cuisine. Meander through the Art in the Olive Grove exhibition, meet the local creative talent in Hawke's Bay and view their works in this unique and picturesque setting. Sample some of the...

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F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Ray McVinnie

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Ray McVinnie. Saturday 4th November 2017
One of New Zealand’s favorite food editors, culinary author, lecturer and Masterchef judge, Ray McVinnie brings you this delicious master class focusing on easy living. Be inspired with delicious real food that is perfect for entertaining without fuss or breaking the bank. F.A.W.C!’s...

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Total BS

Total BS. Saturday 4th November 2017
The Moana Park Winery crew have concocted a plan to lay a new fire pit at Moana, fashioning a makeshift flaming outdoor oven rotisserie harnessing the almighty power of fire. Super talented Chefs will do the honours, sacrificing the meat to the Syrah gods, and crafting some hearty and unique...

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F.A.W.C! Hawke's Bay BMW BBQ with Josh Emett: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Hawke's Bay BMW BBQ with Josh Emett: SOLD OUT. Saturday 4th November 2017
Join us at the beautiful Cape Estate, Te Awanga Downs which is perched on a coastal hill with sweeping views across vineyards to the sea from Napier through to the stunning Cape Kidnappers enjoy some fun summer garden games which will be available to take part in mix and mingle, as acclaimed...

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F.A.W.C! Masterclass with Ray McVinnie & Nici Wickes

F.A.W.C! Masterclass with Ray McVinnie & Nici Wickes. Saturday 4th November 2017
F.A.W.C!’s Masterclasses offer an exciting chance to get up and personal some of New Zealand’s best cooking talents. Ask Ray McVinnie and Nici Wickes questions, learn their secrets and hear their sneaky tricks of the trade. Enjoy their hilarious banter between each other as they cook something...

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F.A.W.C! New Zealand Sotheby’s Soiree, with The Grove

F.A.W.C! New Zealand Sotheby’s Soiree, with The Grove. Saturday 4th November 2017
New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty are pulling out all the stops to bring you this exclusive afternoon with the award winning team behind The Grove and Baduzzi. Executive Chef Ben Bayly, Chef Glenn File and Restaurateur Michael Dearth are one of the most awarded culinary teams in New...

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Soundz at the Lake

Soundz at the Lake. Saturday 4th November 2017
The Soundz at the Lake summertime festival brings together artists from all over Hawke’s Bay for a vibrant showcase of many forms of music, arts, and dance. It all takes place in the stunning Backpaddock Lakes complex situated at 314 Speedy Road, Takapau, Central Hawke’s Bay. Only 10 min south...

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F.A.W.C! Talks in association with Forsyth Barr

F.A.W.C! Talks in association with Forsyth Barr. Saturday 4th November 2017
When it comes to talking about food, most foodies can wax lyrical for hours given half a chance. But for this fast-paced talkfest, our seven captivating speakers have just seven minutes each to regale the audience with their favourite food fable. The theme for all speakers “For the love of...

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F.A.W.C! Sacred Chang

F.A.W.C! Sacred Chang. Saturday 4th November 2017
A tour for your taste buds from Shanghai to Soho to Sacred Hill. A movable feast created by the team from Hugo Chang matched with Sacred Hill wines. An Asian inspired journey that starts in Napier, Hastings or Havelock North. Enjoy five exquisite courses showcasing the latest culinary trends of...

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F.A.W.C! Italian Passegiata with Cinema Italiano & RM Wines: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Italian Passegiata with Cinema Italiano & RM Wines: SOLD OUT. Saturday 4th November 2017
Join Cinema Italiano and Rod McDonald Wines for an Italian Passeggiata through The Village streets. Starting with Prosecco, Peroni and pizza at Alessandro’s, from there you’ll wind your way towards Hawthorne Coffee to launch and celebrate Rod McDonald's latest One Off wine. Then it’s but...

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F.A.W.C! Giants Garden Party

F.A.W.C! Giants Garden Party. Saturday 4th November 2017
As the days draw out and the weather gets warmer, it’s time to celebrate the Hawke’s Bay summer. Come together under the escarpment of the mighty Te Mata Peak in the Terrôir Kitchen Garden at Craggy Range for a feast of sorts and delicious wines. Enjoy a selection of summer dishes and new...

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F.A.W.C! A Nod to Noel

F.A.W.C! A Nod to Noel. Saturday 4th November 2017
A celebration of the life of well-known Hawke’s Bay chef, Noel Crawford, this special evening helps to raise funds for the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) Noel Crawford Memorial Scholarship. Enjoy some of Hawke’s Bay’s best cooking talent as chefs from award winning Malo and Te Awa...

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F.A.W.C! Celebrate everything Spring with Nadia Lim

F.A.W.C! Celebrate everything Spring with Nadia Lim. Saturday 4th November 2017
Nadia Lim; celebrity chef, entrepreneur and nude food advocate join Black Barn to celebrate everything food and wine from Hawke’s Bay in full Spring. Set in the grounds and loggia of the exquisite six-bedroom Black Barn Retreat; Summerlee, Nadia will bring fresh, local Spring produces to your...

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

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes: SOLD OUT. Saturday 4th November 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’s top-of-the-range wines. Perfectly positioned on the hill behind the...

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F.A.W.C! Day of the Dead: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Day of the Dead: SOLD OUT. Saturday 4th November 2017
A Mexican Fiesta celebrating the colors and pageantry of Mexico’s famous Day of the Dead Festival. The Trinity Hill lawn will be lit up with string lights and braziers. Everyone’s favorite food truck Vagabond Jack’s will be serving up a Mexican-themed fare. Enjoy craft beer or an array of...

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F.A.W.C! The Supernatural Rawist

F.A.W.C! The Supernatural Rawist. Saturday 4th November 2017
Chef Kent Baddeley will wow diners once again with this supernatural themed degustation event. The freshest Hawke’s Bay produce will provide the ‘natural’ but when Kent and his imagination take hold, the ‘super’ element comes to the fore. Each course will be perfectly matched with...

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The Deep Purple Project

The Deep Purple Project. Saturday 4th November 2017
A stellar show that has people raving and wanting more, so here it is. Deep Purple fans and lovers of great rock music will appreciate the attention to detail and be treated to awesome performances from Deep Purples extensive musical catalogue including music from all three incarnations of the...

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F.A.W.C! Nici Wickes's Wellness Yoga Brunch

F.A.W.C! Nici Wickes's Wellness Yoga Brunch. Sunday 5th November 2017
NZ Woman’s Weekly presents brunch with Nici Wickes. You couldn’t get a healthier entree for brunch than a yoga class! Join us for a morning of yoga in Black Barn River Room, overlooking the Tukituki River followed up with a healthy four course brunch created by Nici Wickes in one of Black...

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F.A.W.C! Little Locavore's Lunch

F.A.W.C! Little Locavore's Lunch. Sunday 5th November 2017
The Little Locavores Lunch is back but this time volunteers will be asked to ‘muck-in’. Roll your sleeves up and assist Ray McVinnie and local chef legend Paolo Pancotti as they magic up an amazing three-course lunch served in a relaxed alfresco style in the heart of the famous outdoor...

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F.A.W.C! Picnic in the Vines: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Picnic in the Vines: SOLD OUT. Sunday 5th November 2017
It’s a tough life but someone has to roll out the picnic blanket and enjoy the exquisite food and wine. Grab the family or a group of friends and head to Te Awa for this fun, relaxed afternoon in their picturesque vineyard surroundings. They’ll have the hampers prepared and full of tasty local...

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F.A.W.C! "Kiwi As" Long Lunch

F.A.W.C! Sunday 5th November 2017
Join us for a long, leisurely Kiwiana lunch as we celebrate the best of the best of Kiwi cuisine. Look out over the vines as you dine on a four course Kiwiana lunch based on iconic NZ favorites such as onion dip, marmite, Manuka honey, beetroot, lamb, Puha and pineapple lumps. Kick off your shoes...

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F.A.W.C! Kids+1 - Why should the parents have all the fun?

F.A.W.C! Kids+1 - Why should the parents have all the fun?. Sunday 5th November 2017
BYO Parents - this is one for our younger foodies. Sometimes it seems like adults get to have all the fun when it comes to dining out. Kids, your fairy Godfather Kent Baddeley is here to save the day. He’s planned a fun lunchtime degustation just for you. Table manners are essential, parents are...

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F.A.W.C! Blend

F.A.W.C! Blend. Sunday 5th November 2017
Take the reins and try out your winemaking skills as you make your own blend of Craggy Range wine. Before you start, Craggy Range’s winemaking team will guide you through a component tasting helping you to identify the various characters that they look for in great wine. Later join the team for a...

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F.A.W.C! We Are Family

F.A.W.C! We Are Family. Sunday 5th November 2017
It’s a family affair at St. Georges with the menu designed and prepared by Executive Chef Francky Godinho and his mother. Food lovers will delight in exploring Goan cuisine which is a combination of traditional Portuguese style and Indian culture. There will be heat and spice as the Godinho...

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F.A.W.C! Sir James & The Giant Peach

F.A.W.C! Sir James & The Giant Peach. Sunday 5th November 2017
The philosophy behind Mangapapa's cuisine is 'paddock to plate'. The team at Mangapapa grow beautiful, tasty vegetables and fruit on the acres of land that surround this historic property and take this produce straight into the kitchen to create innovative and flavoursome food. Join them for...

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F.A.W.C! Eat Napier: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Eat Napier: SOLD OUT. Sunday 5th November 2017
The culinary heroes of Napier come together to cook for you under one roof for an incredible evening of food and wine. The stars of the recent Cuisine Good Food Awards, Pacifica’s Jeremy Rameka (crowned New Zealand’s top restaurant), Bistronomy’s James Beck (winner of Best Regional...

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F.A.W.C! Be More Pacific: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Be More Pacific: SOLD OUT. Monday 6th November 2017
Take a trip around the Pacific Rim with the team at Deliciosa. This evening will be a culinary taste sensation as the chefs create an en-point menu in our exciting new extended restaurant, think Peruvian with Japanese elements or Vietnamese with French style. This Pacific mash-up promises to be a...

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F.A.W.C! City of Gold with Vagabond Jack's

F.A.W.C! City of Gold with Vagabond Jack's. Monday 6th November 2017
Ditch the popcorn and join us for a more gourmet movie experience with everyone’s favorite boutique movie theatre The Globe Theatrette in seaside Ahuriri. We’ve lined up foodie film festival hit, City of Gold, which chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s...

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F.A.W.C! Be More Pacific

F.A.W.C! Be More Pacific. Tuesday 7th November 2017
Take a trip around the Pacific Rim with the team at Deliciosa. This evening will be a culinary taste sensation as the chefs create an en-point menu in our exciting new extended restaurant, think Peruvian with Japanese elements or Vietnamese with French style. This Pacific mash-up promises to be a...

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Management: Becoming a Confident Leader

Management: Becoming a Confident Leader. Wednesday 8th November 2017
Great managers are able to bring out the best in themselves and others. But what does it take to thrive in management? This intensive two-day course lays the groundwork for those new to management or looking towards their first management position in the near future. You will learn what it takes...

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F.A.W.C! Paying Homage to a legendary wine

F.A.W.C! Paying Homage to a legendary wine. Wednesday 8th November 2017
Here’s one for the red fans - the exciting release of the 2015 Homage Syrah. Come along and taste this iconic wine at this casual and social event in the Trinity Hill cellar door. Meet the winemakers and staff and learn about this classic New Zealand red wine as you enjoy delicious canapés by...

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F.A.W.C! Dirt Candy

F.A.W.C! Dirt Candy. Wednesday 8th November 2017
St. Georges love their vegetables - to them, they are like candy; candy grown in dirt. The secret to amazing vegetables is in the growing and cooking. This vegetable-focused three course meal features produce grown in the St. Georges garden - completely pesticide and GM-free. Indulge in a glass of...

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F.A.W.C! The Rare Beer Club

F.A.W.C! The Rare Beer Club. Wednesday 8th November 2017
This event is about finding some beer and food love. Brave Brewing Co. are hosting a celebration of rare and sour beers. You will experience six unique beers from near and far matched with different foods presented by Carr's Kitchen. The famous Carr's buttermilk fried chicken will certainly...

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F.A.W.C! Sourdough Secrets: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Sourdough Secrets: SOLD OUT. Thursday 9th November 2017
The team at Picnic will teach you all you ‘knead’ to know about this delicious bread. Actually, despite the pun, you won’t be doing any kneading at all because Picnic will introduce you to the ‘no-knead’ method they use to create this universally-loved bread. They’ll take you through...

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F.A.W.C! Hastings City Night Market Pacifica Extravaganza

F.A.W.C! Hastings City Night Market Pacifica Extravaganza. Thursday 9th November 2017
The Harcourts Hastings City Night Market Pacifica Extravaganza is a cultural celebration of food, music and dance. Enjoy all the colours and flavours of the Pacific at this fun night out for the whole family. The CBD mall will come alive with amazing sights, smells and sounds as food vendors...

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F.A.W.C! Perfecting Paleo

F.A.W.C! Perfecting Paleo. Thursday 9th November 2017
Paleo - is it a trend or here to stay? It seems wherever you go these days - people are talking about paleo diets - but is it something you should be trying too? This is the perfect chance to find out more. Host Jevon Quirk will provide you will a full introduction to paleo, its origins, why it’s...

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F.A.W.C! Wild Times in the Valley

F.A.W.C! Wild Times in the Valley. Thursday 9th November 2017
Join the team at Valley D Vine for an evening to remember. Enjoy delicious canapés on arrival and sample their latest wines before gathering in the winery for a gourmet wild food BBQ buffet-style meal. Winemaker Trevor Shepherd will introduce the award-winning wines that will accompany the food....

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F.A.W.C! Something Beginning with C

F.A.W.C! Something Beginning with C. Thursday 9th November 2017
This is all about celebrating our favorite things beginning with ‘c’: Champagne, chardonnay, and canapés. Join the ‘King of Chardonnay’, Tony Bish, as he kicks the evening off with a champagne extravaganza at his new Urban Winery in the historic National Tobacco Company in Ahuriri....

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Te Matau a Māui Summer Sailing Series

Te Matau a Māui Summer Sailing Series. Friday 10th November 2017
Adventure with us Join us on a unique, interactive and holistic sailing experience based on traditional and cultural Polynesian voyaging. After Māori introductions, take to the water to engage and discover with Te Matau a Māui, the double-hulled waka, as a learned guide. Take in the amazing...

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Time Management: Personal Effectiveness - Business Central

Time Management: Personal Effectiveness - Business Central. Friday 10th November 2017
When you manage your time well, you feel on top of your tasks and your job feels less stressful. But sometimes it is difficult to stay focused. This one-day workshop will help you identify the common behaviours that prevent you from managing your time effectively. It will teach you the right tools...

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Boulevard Day Waipukurau 2017 - Back In Time

Boulevard Day Waipukurau 2017 - Back In Time. Friday 10th November 2017
This event theme is "back in time" our yearly street event known as Boulevard Day. T his is a Retail only event for shops in the main street to have stalls out the front of their shops to clear out goods, discount items, and have a great day with everyone in the main Street. Every year the shop...

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F.A.W.C! First in, First Served

F.A.W.C! First in, First Served. Friday 10th November 2017
This is the official launch party of the first ever Oak Estate Chardonnay. Renowned winemaker Ant Mackenzie will be on hand to talk you through why he’s so pleased with his latest baby as he gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of Hawke’s Bay’s newest cellar door and kitchen (previously Salvare...

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F.A.W.C! Jewelstone Winemakers Dinner

F.A.W.C! Jewelstone Winemakers Dinner. Friday 10th November 2017
The Jewel in the Crown - The evening starts with a preview tasting of barrel samples that will be blended for the 2017 Jewelstone Chardonnay before moving through for an innovative five-course degustation dinner. Each course will be expertly matched to the best Mission Jewelstone wines, each...

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

F.A.W.C! Porchetta in the Vines. Friday 10th November 2017
Trinity Hill’s new courtyard is the place to be as Paolo Pancotti of the Molto Italian Kitchen fires up the outdoor pizza over to cook a delicious roast pork. Mix and mingle as the food is prepared and soak up the relaxing vineyard atmosphere. The roast will be accompanied by delectable side and...

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F.A.W.C! Roll Over Ramsay, The New Kids Are Here: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Roll Over Ramsay, The New Kids Are Here: SOLD OUT. Friday 10th November 2017
A ten-course globally-inspired degustation created by the talented culinary students from Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT). Using the best of Hawke’s Bay produce, they will draw on their own heritage to bring you a truly unique and global food experience. The global theme is woven throughout...

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F.A.W.C! Bangkok's got Seoul: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Bangkok's got Seoul: SOLD OUT. Friday 10th November 2017
It’s a Thai / Korean showdown when Auckland's Thai-born Lek Trirattanavatin, head chef at Ponsonby's contemporary Thai restaurant Saan, goes head-to-head with the Bay's own Hayden Esau, master of Korean cuisine and head chef at Milk & Honey. Kick proceedings off with a cocktail, then enjoy a...

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F.A.W.C! Flight of the Chardonnays

F.A.W.C! Flight of the Chardonnays. Friday 10th November 2017
This is certainly one for the wine buffs. A rare opportunity to spend the evening experiencing a vertical tasting of Clearview Estate's iconic Reserve Chardonnay conducted by Clearview's winemaker Matt Kirby and Clearview’s co-owner and original wine-maker Tim Turvey. You’ll be tasting some...

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F.A.W.C! Hawthornator

F.A.W.C! Hawthornator. Friday 10th November 2017
Hawthornator - coffee cuisine to die for. No, the world hasn’t gone mad, Kent Baddeley is not cutting the apron strings for life as a barista, but rather he’s concocted an ‘awakening’ seven course coffee-themed degustation with Hawke’s Bay’s award-winning roastery, Hawthorne. This...

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F.A.W.C! Progressive Dinner in Hastings’ Cultural Precinct

F.A.W.C! Progressive Dinner in Hastings’ Cultural Precinct. Friday 10th November 2017
Enjoy a night out in Hastings' Cultural Precinct. Eat, drink and experience the work of 17 extraordinary New Zealand Sculptors while you sample creative cocktails and canapés at Hastings Art Gallery. Next, wander down the road to Parlour Projects, a contemporary art gallery, to view new work by...

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F.A.W.C! Surf n'Turf

F.A.W.C! Surf n'Turf. Friday 10th November 2017
Soak up an evening of summer vibes and ocean feels at Malo's Surf n' Turf. Enjoy a four-course menu from the land and sea with locally-caught seafood morsels and crayfish combined with Hawke's Bay-farmed beef and lamb. Enjoy the coastal flavours of wines from Clearview Estate with winemaker Tim...

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Dominic Tourettes Hoey and Skyscraper Stan

Dominic Tourettes Hoey and Skyscraper Stan. Friday 10th November 2017
Poet and novelist Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey is hitting the road this November to promote his bestselling novel “Iceland”. Joining him will be Australian based singer songwriter “Skyscraper” Stanley Woodhouse. Dominic performs a mix of political satire and absurdist observations wrapped...

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F.A.W.C! Living Healthy Retreat by The Works Wellness Centre

F.A.W.C! Living Healthy Retreat by The Works Wellness Centre. Saturday 11th November 2017
This exclusive Wellness Retreat held at Hawke’s Bay’s stunning Ormlie Lodge will leave you feeling refreshed, invigorated and pampered. Limited to just six people, spend the weekend with Dr Melissa Vetter and the team from The Works as they help you find your ‘reset’ button. With the aim...

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F.A.W.C! Pedal the Peak with Pipi

F.A.W.C! Pedal the Peak with Pipi. Saturday 11th November 2017
The folk at Pipi and Giant Brewing are teaming up to give mountain bikers an escape to biking bliss. Enjoy a guided tour of the Peak’s fantastic trails, riding all of the newly-built mountain bike tracks. You’ll also be let in on some secret tracks known only to local BMC Mountain Bike Club. At...

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F.A.W.C! The Healing Power of Food

F.A.W.C! The Healing Power of Food. Saturday 11th November 2017
Join Phillpa Page as she presents a seminar on foods that heal from the inside out and the benefits of eating fresh, local produce. This insightful talk will be followed by an exquisite gluten/dairy/sugar-free lunch prepared Chef Andy Glover. $125 includes seminar, lunch, recipes and goodie...

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F.A.W.C! The Bistronomy Billecart Brunch

F.A.W.C! The Bistronomy Billecart Brunch. Saturday 11th November 2017
Renowned French champagne house Billecart-Salmon was founded in 1818 (yup, it’s old) and their world-class bubbles will set the tone for this exquisite brunch experience. Join chef James Beck as he creates a light four course, fine-dining brunch in his award-winning restaurant, Bistronomy. Sip on...

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F.A.W.C! The Elephant Project

F.A.W.C! The Elephant Project. Saturday 11th November 2017
It’s a beer vs wine showdown when the best of each class step up to the mark at this fun afternoon celebrating Elephant Hill wines and Garage Project beers. Move from station to station and sample some of the best craft beer and wine on offer in New Zealand. Wash the goodness down with amazing...

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F.A.W.C! Settle into Summer: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Settle into Summer: SOLD OUT. Saturday 11th November 2017
We’ll provide the soundtrack to Summer as you kick back and enjoy a divine winemaker’s platter with a glass or two of Crab Farm wine. Bring the kids, a picnic blanket and ease your way into the holiday season in style in their relaxing outdoor park setting. *The event will be held inside the...

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F.A.W.C! Donnelly St Park Up

F.A.W.C! Donnelly St Park Up. Saturday 11th November 2017
The Donnelly Street Park Up brings together the famous Advintage car park wine bar and five of Hawke’s Bay's best street food vendors. Enjoy deliciously well-priced Hawke’s Bay wines by the glass served by the effervescent Advintage crew, before heading over to taste some of the tasty...

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F.A.W.C! There's no "T" in Wine

F.A.W.C! There's no Saturday 11th November 2017
Church Road are passionate about wine and food pairing. Not afraid to push the boundaries, they’re taking things one step further with this event and bringing tea into the mix - but not your standard English Breakfast! Partnering with Wellington-based t leaf T, the Church Road team have created...

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F.A.W.C! Life's A Beach

F.A.W.C! Life's A Beach. Saturday 11th November 2017
Join the D Caravan for this super-fun dinner event. Mister D will be serving up quintessential Kiwi summer fare in the heart of Tennyson Street. Think beach caravan holiday - but with just a bit more class than you might normally get. Enjoy an all-inclusive five-course degustation menu featuring...

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F.A.W.C! Monks, Moulds & Mountain: An Edible History Lesson

F.A.W.C! Monks, Moulds & Mountain: An Edible History Lesson. Saturday 11th November 2017
International cheese maestro Juliet Harbutt offers a fascinating insight into how the great classic cheeses of the world developed. From the “spread” of Feta from Persia to Greece around BC 2000 to Parmesan carried by the Roman legionnaires as they marched from Italy over the mountains to...

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F.A.W.C! Cha Cha Cha It’s Time to Yum Cha

F.A.W.C! Cha Cha Cha It’s Time to Yum Cha. Saturday 11th November 2017
Imagine it: a trolley laden with delights being wheeled to your table. This fun fusion yum cha-style dinner created by the talented Francky Godinho and his team will literally be a movable feast. Start the night off in style with a glass of bubbles in the vine-covered courtyard and the atmospheric...

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F.A.W.C! Sunset BBQ with Al Brown

F.A.W.C! Sunset BBQ with Al Brown. Saturday 11th November 2017
Al Brown heads straight for the charcoal at Black Barn for an amazing dialed down, moody Black Barn F.A.W.C! experience. Get set for a sunset of casual grazing with Al’s completely informal style of dining and chatting. Expect to be inside and out, stoking the fire and if you’re standing...

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Scott Clinic Women's Only Triathlon & Duathlon

Scott Clinic Women's Only Triathlon & Duathlon. Sunday 12th November 2017
Scott Clinic is proud to sponsor this women’s only event as a way to promote a positive health message through triathlon. You can enter as an individual or a team and is for beginners to seasoned athletes. This is a great introduction to triathlon and is a fun way to spend your...

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F.A.W.C! Don’t Tolerate the Intolerable

F.A.W.C! Don’t Tolerate the Intolerable. Sunday 12th November 2017
Could food intolerances be affecting your health? Join Wellness practitioner Debbie Stiver for an informative seminar on how certain foods may be impacting your wellbeing. You’ll learn about the latest tests available so you can check to see if food intolerances might be affecting you. The...

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F.A.W.C! Flaming Christmas at the Races w Raymond van Rijk

F.A.W.C! Flaming Christmas at the Races w Raymond van Rijk. Sunday 12th November 2017
You’ll be in the prime spot to enjoy the thrilling experience of top-class thoroughbred racing action from your private marquee while enjoying the legendary BBQ offerings of Raymond van Rijk of Barbecue Gourmet. This isn’t a bangers in bread scenario - F.A.W.C! Flaming Christmas at the Races...

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F.A.W.C! I Believe I Can Thai

F.A.W.C! I Believe I Can Thai. Sunday 12th November 2017
Learn Thai cooking techniques from one of the best in the business at this free cooking demonstration by Lek (Wichian) Trirattanavatin, head chef at Auckland’s renowned modern Thai restaurant Saan. Using some of Hawke’s Bay's best produce from the Hawke’s Bay Farmers' Market, Lek will show...

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Hastings Christmas At the Races

Hastings Christmas At the Races. Sunday 12th November 2017
The best of the Bay comes out to shine at Hastings Christmas at the Races! There are two popular events to choose from this season. The first event features the Summer F.A.W.C! Series with the Flaming Christmas at the Races with Raymond van Rijk of BBQ Gourmet - yum! The second event is held on a...

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F.A.W.C! A Mediterranean Meander

F.A.W.C! A Mediterranean Meander. Sunday 12th November 2017
The Mediterranean has long been revered for the most incredible and yet completely informal food and wine culture. We’ve all been there; we all loved it…It’s so Hawke’s Bay! And so, join Juliet Harbutt, world-renowned cheese guru and Black Barn’s awarding winning winemaker Dave McKee for...

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F.A.W.C! Turning Japanese with Piku

F.A.W.C! Turning Japanese with Piku. Sunday 12th November 2017
Inspired by an Izakaya (gastropub) style Japanese concept, Piku’s chef Ben Harper has returned to Hawke’s Bay from London to serve fresh and exciting modern Japanese cuisine. The perfect excuse to grab some friends for an end-of-year get together, this will be a fun afternoon of delicious Asian...

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F.A.W.C! Ladies Long Lodge Lunch

F.A.W.C! Ladies Long Lodge Lunch. Sunday 12th November 2017
It’s time to dust off your favourite frock - or maybe even buy a new one. The Ladies Long Lodge Lunch provides the perfect excuse to gather together your girlfriends for the overdue catch-up. Hosted by Craggy Range director Mary-Jeanne Peabody, you will feel like Royalty as you sip on Tattinger...

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F.A.W.C! A Journey to the Homestead

F.A.W.C! A Journey to the Homestead. Sunday 12th November 2017
A wonderful chance to enjoy lunch at one of Hawke’s Bay’s original homesteads with hosts Natalie and David Beamish. Nestled in the heart of Central Hawkes Bay, Ashcott Homestead has stood for 160 years as a grand reminder of the prosperity of this fascinating region. Take in the history as Doug...

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F.A.W.C! Mission Vintage Garden Party

F.A.W.C! Mission Vintage Garden Party. Sunday 12th November 2017
With gorgeous views overlooking the vineyard and city beyond, can you think of a better place to enjoy a vintage High Tea than on the lawn of Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery? Wear your pearls and most outrageous summer hat and spend the afternoon sipping Mission Fête bubbles and...

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F.A.W.C! Everybody Needs Good Neighbours

F.A.W.C! Everybody Needs Good Neighbours. Sunday 12th November 2017
We’re rollin’ through the neighbourhood of Ahuriri with the cool kids from FG Smith, Tony Bish Wines and bStudio Brewery. Keep it local and fun with this take on the old skool progressive dinner party. Kick things off with winemaker Tony Bish and some of his fabulous chardonnay at his new...

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Dublin's Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies

Dublin's Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies. Tuesday 14th November 2017
Two of Ireland’s best-loved groups Dublin's Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies combine to present one beautiful concert tour of New Zealand this November. Moving tirelessly from opera to pop, jazz to classical, each member of Dublin's Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies showcase their unique...

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Operatunity Presents: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Operatunity Presents: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Thursday 16th November 2017
Music conjures up both the magic and the madness of the Christmas season as we end our year singing all those wonderful Christmas songs.

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Napier Wellbeing Market

Napier Wellbeing Market. Saturday 18th November 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, well-being and environmental awareness. Lots of amazing stalls for you to explore &...

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Weekend Masterclass In Painterly Woodcuts With Kathy Boyle

Weekend Masterclass In Painterly Woodcuts With Kathy Boyle. Saturday 18th November 2017
Join us for the November Masterclass in our weekend workshop series, and learn how to create painterly woodcuts with expert printmaker Kathy Boyle. You will learn how to make your own woodcut using Kathy’s own developed technique for printing in a painterly style. Materials will be provided at...

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Peak Trail Blazer

Peak Trail Blazer. Sunday 19th November 2017
Peak Trail Blazer - $500 Cash for the Fastest Dash! The 8th annual Peak Trail Blazer is home to the Rod McDonald Wines King of the Peak, Hawke’s Bay Orthodontics Queen of the Peak, The Scorchers sub-50 minutes club & Hall of Flames sub-60 minutes club, along with the Prince & Princess of Tainui...

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Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #2

Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #2. Sunday 19th November 2017
Well, when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are five events this summer and at each event there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from...

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Kiwibank Local Hero Award Presentations

Kiwibank Local Hero Award Presentations. Tuesday 21st November 2017
The Kiwibank Local Hero Award aims to identify & reward everyday people doing extraordinary things in their local communities. The Local Hero Awards recognises the enormous contribution, sacrifice and commitment of Kiwis who selflessly work to make their local communities a better place.

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Saturday Night Fever - The Musical

Saturday Night Fever - The Musical. Friday 24th November 2017
The greatest dancefloor musical of all time, Saturday Night Fever, will tour arenas and theatres in New Zealand this November and December. Today's announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film starring John Travolta - spawning a decade of disco, fuelled by Bee Gees...

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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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Greg Johnson & Mel Parsons

Greg Johnson & Mel Parsons. Saturday 25th November 2017
Greg Johnson and Mel Parsons – a dream New Zealand tour of songs and swagger – takes place 9th-26th November with 11 dates from north to south. Plus1 is delighted to present Mel and Greg alongside their super-talented hybrid band featuring Ted Brown, Josh Logan and Jed Parsons. Expect...

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Waihua Christmas Fete

Waihua Christmas Fete. Sunday 26th November 2017
The Waihua Christmas Fete has become an unrivalled fixture on the annual shopping calendar. Stallholders from around the North Island set up in the extensive homestead gardens, offering a superb array of artisan wares, food and beverages. Visitors typically come from throughout the region to enjoy...

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Sunday Session 1

Sunday Session 1. Sunday 26th November 2017
Join us for a Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 14 are free, bring a picnic rug, sit back, relax, and tuck in to our world-famou-in-Te-Awanga pizzas and platters. No BYO thanks or we'll be in big...

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Health & Safety Management Course - Business Central

Health & Safety Management Course - Business Central. Tuesday 28th November 2017
Modern effective H&S management relies on a systematic approach. New Zealand Safety Standard 4801 describes the core elements of an H&S system. This course will introduce you to those core elements and help you with strategies to encourage active worker and manager involvement in your workplace....

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Stage 1 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central

Stage 1 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central. Wednesday 29th November 2017
Everyone who wants to be officially recognised as an H&S representative in their workplace needs to complete this course. NZ Health and Safety law requires training and recognises the role, the duties and responsibilities of workplace health and safety representatives. This course introduces you...

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Stage 1 - Training for H&S Representatives

Stage 1 - Training for H&S Representatives. Wednesday 29th November 2017
Everyone who wants to be officially recognised as an H&S representative in their workplace needs to complete this course. NZ Health and Safety law requires training and recognises the role, the duties and responsibilities of workplace health and safety representatives. This course introduces you...

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Bring Your Party to The Christmas Party 2017

Bring Your Party to The Christmas Party 2017. Friday 1st December 2017
Festive decorations, great buffet, and a fantastic band. Treat yourself, your friends, or your staff/colleagues to an excellent night out at No.5. Doors open from 6:00 pm. Each Group / Table will be invited one by one to the main buffet station from 7:30 pm. A desserts buffet station will then...

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Boom Boom Deluxe

Boom Boom Deluxe. Friday 1st December 2017
Boom! Boom! Deluxe Live at The Cabana, Napier. Boom Boom Deluxe will be touring the country throughout Oct-Dec and here's the chance for you lucky people in the Bay of Plenty to catch this amazing band live! $10 pre-sale, $15 on the door.

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Our Generation - The Eric Clapton and Who Tribute Show

Our Generation - The Eric Clapton and Who Tribute Show. Friday 1st December 2017
Introducing "Our Generation"... This exciting new tribute show covers all phases of Eric Clapton's, The Who and The Small Faces hugely successful careers. The show Covers covers all the big hits from Eric Clapton, featuring songs from his years with Cream, and all of his hits from the 70's...

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Nanogirl Live In Engineering Magic

Nanogirl Live In Engineering Magic. Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spark New Zealand, The MacDiarmid Institute and the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering present Nanogirl Live! in Engineering Magic, Touring New Zealand November/December 2017. Following last year’s sell-out tour, join Nanogirl and Boris (her trusty lab assistant) for science and...

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Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions. Saturday 9th December 2017
14 Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! - Professor Dynamite & The Banditos with Willie D and Margot on the vocals and Guitar. - Ian Munro - international class live performer and recording artist. - Akina Vinyl Society spinning some vinyl. - The Pukes ukhelele rock band. Kickback and...

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Paul Ubana Jones

Paul Ubana Jones. Thursday 14th December 2017
“A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul.” Paul has toured with the best: B.B. King, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Crowded House....

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Fiesta of Lights

Fiesta of Lights. Saturday 16th December 2017
There's so much more to see and do so make plans to get involved in the fun. Dazzling lights displays scattered along a tree-lined trail are surrounded by thousands of sparkling fairy lights. Started in 1998 this holiday event has grown in size and popularity and offers an interactive and fun...

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Avanti Plus Hastings Team Tag Relay

Avanti Plus Hastings Team Tag Relay. Sunday 17th December 2017
Last year we moved the Team Tag relay to before Christmas as we wanted to give this event the festive feel and it was a huge success. Fancy dress optional but encouraged. This event showcases your own individual ability and also having fun with a team at the same time. The course is short,...

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Sunday Session 2

Sunday Session 2. Sunday 17th December 2017
Join us for a Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 14 are free, bring a picnic rug, sit back, relax, and tuck in to our world-famou-in-Te-Awanga pizzas and platters. No BYO thanks or we'll be in big...

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Sol3 Mio - Christmas In The Vines

Sol3 Mio - Christmas In The Vines. Thursday 21st December 2017
Sol3 Mio are delighted to announce that they are extending their traditional end of year concert season, with an eight-date tour in December 2017 and January 2018, celebrating Christmas and the beloved kiwi summer. In the first section of the tour, Pene, Amitai and Moses will bring their annual...

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Secret Garden Party 2017

Secret Garden Party 2017. Tuesday 26th December 2017
Get ready for summer 2017/18 in Hawkes Bay. Madcap is proud to once again host the Secret Garden Party at Cape Estate on Boxing Day this year. Cape Estate is located on the elevated terrace of Te Awanga Downs overlooking sweeping vineyards, glistening sea and the spectacular Hawkes Bay coastline...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Traffic Design Group Flying Lap

Summer Cycling Carnival - Traffic Design Group Flying Lap. Friday 5th January 2018
Get a taste of being a pro cyclist and ride one lap of the Elite time trial course. This 20km time trial is a great test for those keen and fit or a comfortable ride for the recreational cyclist. Course starts and ends at Church Road Winery. Entry is limited to a maximum of 30 riders. To register...

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Elite Road National Championships - Time Trials

Elite Road National Championships - Time Trials. Friday 5th January 2018
Sponsored by Church Road Winery, the Elite Road National Championships Time Trials involves individual cyclists to race the same course as fast as they can, leaving in two-minute intervals. The Time Trial course starts and finishes at Church Road Winery and travels along Puketapu Road, Dartmoor...

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Elite Road National Championships - Women & U23 Race

Elite Road National Championships - Women & U23 Race. Saturday 6th January 2018
The Elite Road National Championships is New Zealand’s premier national road cycling event, attracting New Zealand’s top professional cyclists. Starting and finishing on the Marine Parade near Scenic Hotel Te Pania, the Women's Road Race covers 112 kilometres of course that travels along both...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Tineli Gran Fondo Ride

Summer Cycling Carnival - Tineli Gran Fondo Ride. Saturday 6th January 2018
If you are a club rider and are looking for a hill challenge, then this is one for you! Ride the hill circuit the elite cyclists will face as they count down their final laps of the course. The ride organised by Ramblers Cycling Club will involve a mass start and the number of laps you will ride...

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Elite Road National Championships - Men & U23 Race

Elite Road National Championships - Men & U23 Race. Sunday 7th January 2018
The Elite National Championships is New Zealand’s premier national road cycling event, attracting New Zealand’s top professional and amateur road cyclists. The highly anticipated Elite Men's Race is on the final day and follows a 169km course over Napier Hill streets and Hawke's Bay rural...

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Sundaze With The Puketapu

Sundaze With The Puketapu. Sunday 7th January 2018
Sacred Hill Vineyards and classic country pub The Puketapu have joined forces for Sundaze - wine, food and music in the Bay’s beautiful Dartmoor countryside, amongst the established trees and gardens at the original winery site. “At Sacred Hill we make wines to be enjoyed with food, family and...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Bay Espresso Winery Fun Ride

Tuesday 9th January 2018
This 26km jaunt from Clive (13km each way) at 11am is a very pleasant scenic recreational ride along the pathways with riders being rewarded at the half-way point with a delicious lunch and a glass of your favourite tipple at Te Awanga Estate, 376 Parkhill Road. As a group, you will leave the...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - iWay Family Fun Ride

Summer Cycling Carnival - iWay Family Fun Ride. Wednesday 10th January 2018
Get your family and friends together and come and ride the 1.1km Criterium circuit down the iconic Marine Parade. The road will be closed, so it will be safe for all ages to ride. Dress up your bike or come in your lycra - whatever you want to wear goes. There will be spot prizes and some serious...

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Summer Cycling Carnival-Avanti Dress Your Bike Competition

Summer Cycling Carnival-Avanti Dress Your Bike Competition. Wednesday 10th January 2018
Hey kids, do you think you have the best-dressed bike? Then come and enter the competition and you could win some great prizes! Dress your bike in your favourite theme, the louder and bolder the better! Children 12 years and under can participate. Judging will begin at 4pm and there’s two kids...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Black Barn Vineyards Criterium

Summer Cycling Carnival - Black Barn Vineyards Criterium. Wednesday 10th January 2018
Napier’s iconic Marine Parade will become the track for the Black Barn Vineyards Criterium. This is a high speed and exciting race for spectators to watch as riders tackle the 1.1km circuit, with sprint laps every 10 minutes. Come along watch the action! For cyclists, there’s plenty of reasons...

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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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Sunday Session - The Cellar Door Band

Sunday Session - The Cellar Door Band. Sunday 14th January 2018
Join us for a Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 14 are free, bring a picnic rug, sit back, relax, and tuck in to our world-famou-in-Te-Awanga pizzas and platters. No BYO thanks or we'll be in big...

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Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #3

Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #3. Sunday 14th January 2018
Well, when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are five events this summer and at each event, there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from...

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Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2018

Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2018. Saturday 20th January 2018
Eight Wineries in the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawke's Bay, are once again coming together to run the Fourth Annual Bridge Pa Wine Festival. All wineries will be connected by Hop On/Hop Off Buses, allowing attendees to visit multiple wineries and enjoy a wide range of wine...

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Confident Communication

Confident Communication. Tuesday 30th January 2018
This course will increase your confidence in your communications with others at work. Get across to others what it is that you would like them to know and understand, in a communication style based on influence, positive behaviour and sensitivity. You will increase your awareness of your own...

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Developing an Effective HR Framework

Developing an Effective HR Framework. Wednesday 31st January 2018
Understand your responsibilities from recruitment through to termination. Managing staff is a fundamental requirement for every manager. Doing so requires skill, expertise and experience, all applied within a framework of processes and procedures that are fair, transparent and legally...

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Fat Freddy's Drop

Fat Freddy's Drop. Saturday 3rd February 2018
This summer Fat Freddy's Drop will tour their high octane shows across the homeland to hand picked locations, combing vineyards and beaches to festivals and valleys culminating in a FFD curated line up at Villa Maria with internationals Hiatus Kaiyote from Melbourne and Norman Jay MBE from London....

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Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #4

Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #4. Sunday 4th February 2018
Well, when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are six events this summer and at each event, there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from...

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Sunday Session 4 - The Inquiry

Sunday Session 4 - The Inquiry. Sunday 11th February 2018
Join us for a Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 14 are free, bring a picnic rug, sit back, relax, and tuck in to our world-famou-in-Te-Awanga pizzas and platters. No BYO thanks or we'll be in big...

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Napier Port Ocean Swim 2018

Napier Port Ocean Swim 2018. Saturday 17th February 2018
The 8th annual Napier Port Ocean Swim will take place on Saturday 17th February 2018 at Hardinge Road Reserve, Ahuriri, Napier (in front of the Hot Chick Carpark) starting at 9am and finishing at 12pm. Prize giving is approx 12:30pm. The Napier Port Ocean Swim is the same weekend as the Napier...

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Blackcaps v England - 2nd ODI

Blackcaps v England - 2nd ODI. Wednesday 28th February 2018
International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do. It’s the dad catches in the crowd, the costumes, the immaculate field and that perfect pitch that we can only imagine having in our backyard. When we’re all there, we are the game. Our excitement and buzz...

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Ice Skate Tour

Ice Skate Tour. Wednesday 28th February 2018
Come enjoy ice skating at Lynmore Primary School. It’s a great, safe and fun way to get active and also an activity that kids can do together with their parent(s) and friends. Entry fee includes ice skates. The Ice Skate Tour travels around with a mobile ice rink in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty...

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XRACE

XRACE. Friday 2nd March 2018
XRACE is a family mystery adventure race where family teams (made up of one parent and one child, aged 6-14 years old) race together. Teams must locate and complete 10 mystery challenges, racing the clock and all the other family teams with the fastest and luckiest crowned XRACE champion. Join...

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2018 NGHS Affordable Art Exhibition Napier

Friday 9th March 2018
Join us for the NGHS Affordable Art Exhibition Napier, an annual fundraiser for Napier Girls' High School. The exhibition features artwork for $1000 or less by 60+ professional artists from around New Zealand. The event will be held again on 9-11 March 2018 at the Napier Girls' High School...

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MCL Construction Triple Peaks 2018

MCL Construction Triple Peaks 2018. Saturday 10th March 2018
Do you have a ''bucket list'' of events that you simply must do? The MCL Construction Triple Peaks should be at the top of your list! Held in the sunny Hawke's Bay, competitors can either run, walk or mountain bike the 50kms course. Competitors will traverse land not normally accessible to...

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Heart Kids Charity Golf Day - Special Guest: Rob Lutter, CEO

Heart Kids Charity Golf Day - Special Guest: Rob Lutter, CEO. Friday 16th March 2018
Primary sponsors: - Falcon Electrical Limited - Napier Golf Club WHAT is Heart Kids Hawkes Bay Charity Golf Day? This is Heart Kids Hawkes Bay's main fundraising event which raises much needed funds to support our local heart families through their extremely tough journey. At this event, we...

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Dealing With Difficult People & Situations - Biz Trainers

Dealing With Difficult People & Situations - Biz Trainers. Wednesday 21st March 2018
Transform conflict and difficult situations with co-workers and customers into opportunities by equipping your staff with the skills and techniques required to manage these situations with confidence, professionalism, and pride. Learn ways to resolve conflict with customers and co-workers,...

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Big Country (Scotland)

Big Country (Scotland). Thursday 22nd March 2018
80s Celtic rockers Big Country make a triumphant return to perform ‘The Crossing’ plus a special encore of greatest hits! Get ready for all your Big Country favourites – 'In A Big Country', 'Fields of Fire', 'Chance', 'Wonderland', 'Look Away' plus more!

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Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #5

Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race #5. Sunday 25th March 2018
Well, when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are six events this summer and at each event, there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from...

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The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair. Friday 30th March 2018
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, unique to NZ tiny homes, including open home...

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Kai Moana At the Park

Saturday 31st March 2018
A casual event celebrating the abundance of goodness we have on offer here in Hawke’s Bay. A team of chefs will be showcasing some tasty seafood dishes and our head winemaker Dan Barker will be on hand to introduce you to Moana Park’s natural, low-sulphite wines. New Zealand Craft Breweries...

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The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair. Saturday 7th April 2018
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, unique to NZ tiny homes, including open home...

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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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Napier Port Harbour to Hills

Napier Port Harbour to Hills. Sunday 8th April 2018
Welcome to Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2018. The race starts and ends in the heart of Napier and takes in the stunning surroundings of Hawke’s Bay and its many attractions. Starting with a sheltered 2km Ocean swim with Napier Port as its backdrop you will then head out on a 95km bike heading...

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Taradale Village Fete

Taradale Village Fete. Sunday 8th April 2018
Hawke's Bay's premier market event. 2018 will be the 8th Taradale Village Fete and biggest ever! Well over 80 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 - cakes,...

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East Coast Farming Expo

East Coast Farming Expo. Wednesday 11th April 2018
Two days of exhibits and seminars for Hawke's Bay and East Coast sheep & beef farmers to learn how to Farm Smarter - Farm Longer. Bringing agricultural innovation and technology to the doorstep of Hawke's Bay and East Coast sheep & beef farmers.

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Napier Port HB Primary Sector Awards Dinner

Napier Port HB Primary Sector Awards Dinner. Thursday 12th April 2018
The Hawke's Bay A&P Society invites you to join with them to celebrate a year of excellence in the primary sector as we announce the winners of: - Silver Fern Farms Hawke's Bay Farmer of the Year - Pan Pac Hawke's Bay Farm Forester of the Year - Laurie Dowling Memorial Award - Lawson Robinson...

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CHB Service Community Day

CHB Service Community Day. Saturday 21st April 2018
This event runs each year, it is for charity, clubs, sports groups, promotion on health, gardening groups, etc. All groups must be running in CHB, and run within a building or centre within CHB. Stall fee is $5.00. Each stall is set up outside Waipukurau shop fronts for fundraising and promoting...

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Silver Fern Farms HB Farmer of The Year Field Day

Silver Fern Farms HB Farmer of The Year Field Day. Thursday 3rd May 2018
The primary objectives of the Silver Fern Farms Hawke’s Bay Farmer of the Year competition are to identify, promote and celebrate excellence in pastoral farming in Hawke’s Bay. In doing so we endorse the contribution of pastoral farming to the economic cultural and social well-being of...

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Pan Pac HB Farm Forester of The Year Field Day

Pan Pac HB Farm Forester of The Year Field Day. Thursday 10th May 2018
Join the winner of the Pan Pac HB Farm Forester of the year award on their farm to see what made them stand out from the rest.

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Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon

Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon. Saturday 12th May 2018
Run away to the Hawke's Bay for an all new running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options. Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, vineyards, olive groves, quiet country roads - all finishing at the impressive Sileni...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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