Festivals & Lifestyle

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

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market. Saturday 21st April 2018
The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

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Bookarama CHB Lions

Saturday 21st April 2018
1000's of cheap, quality second hand books for sale. Children's books, paper and hard back fiction, sports, cooking, gardening and many many more. Most fiction and non fiction books are $2 each with children's books costing between 50c and $1. There are plenty of $1 bargains to be found and as...

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Screenies Film Festival: Hairy Maclary (Session 11)

Screenies Film Festival: Hairy Maclary (Session 11). Saturday 21st April 2018
Session 11: Hairy Maclary 10 Favourite Stories (G) These Hairy Maclary short films are newly digitised for the big screen, bringing to life 10 favourite stories to be enjoyed by young and old. Presented by: Screenies Children's International Film Festival

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Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground. Saturday 21st April 2018
As seen in Albert Park... giant foam block-play, that transforms children's minds, bodies and spirits through active, creative play. We may take photographs or video footage during events that may be used in Council promotional material.

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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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Screenies Film Festival: Best of the Fest (Session 12)

Screenies Film Festival: Best of the Fest (Session 12). Saturday 21st April 2018
Join us while we celebrate the best short films of the festival. A lonely old man, women at work, a Ninja deliver service, face-changers and more, each story better than the one before. Includes LBS Short Films: - Sand Castle PG Low Level Violence France - The Orchestra G Australia (NSW) -...

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Screenies Film Festival: Kids Behind The Camera (Session 13)

Screenies Film Festival: Kids Behind The Camera (Session 13). Saturday 21st April 2018
Short films made by kids! Be inspired by seeing what you could do! *Gold Coin Donation. Includes LBS Short Films: Lilly Hits the Road - Lilly the one-eyed monster and Fluffle, her little friend, are out driving in their car when aliens abduct them. How will they get home? G The Day They Met...

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Session 13: Kids Made (5+)

Session 13: Kids Made (5+). Saturday 21st April 2018
(5+): Kids Behind the Camera PG Lilly Hits the Road G Canada The Day They Met Clive G Australia (NSW) Grandma's Gift G Australia (TAS) Buddies not Bullies G Australia (NSW) Walrus Moustache G Belgium Frankenstein's Many Brains G Australia (VIC) Net Head PG Australia (TAS) Chasing...

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Screenies Film Festival: At Eye Level (Session 15)

Screenies Film Festival: At Eye Level (Session 15). Saturday 21st April 2018
Session 15: At Eye Level (M Offensive Language) German language film with English subtitles *Gold coin donation. Michi is unhappy in the children’s home in which he’s been housed since his mother died. He has no idea about the rest of his family. When the ten-year-old finds a letter from his...

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Hastings Library Preschool Storytime

Hastings Library Preschool Storytime. Sunday 22nd April 2018
Join us on Sundays at 2pm for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Hastings Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video recordings...

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Minecraft Club - Havelock North

Minecraft Club - Havelock North. Monday 23rd April 2018
Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels. We may take photographs or video recordings...

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Gaming Comes to Havelock North

Gaming Comes to Havelock North. Monday 23rd April 2018
An afternoon of electronic gaming in the new teens area of the library.

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School Holiday Art Days for Kids

School Holiday Art Days for Kids. Tuesday 24th April 2018
Join us for some free school holiday art fun! Drop in with your kids these school holidays to do some fun and engaging art activities based on the current exhibitions. All day at the gallery for kids and their adults – just drop in and create! Free, no booking required. Also running on Tuesday...

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Almost ANZAC Day Storytime

Almost ANZAC Day Storytime. Tuesday 24th April 2018
Come along, hear stories about the war and make a poppy. We may take photographs or video footage during events that may be used in Council promotional material.

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Almost ANZAC Day Storytime

Almost ANZAC Day Storytime. Tuesday 24th April 2018
Come along, here stories about the war and make a poppy. Ages 3+. We may take photographs or video footage during events that may be used in Council promotional material.

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Hastings Scrabble Club

Hastings Scrabble Club. Tuesday 24th April 2018
Meets in the Activities Area of the Hastings Library every Tuesday 1pm - 4:30pm. Ring Yvonne on 027 629 6659, or on Joan 878 2418 - or just come along! We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Make Create Do for Teens - Anime Afternoon

Make Create Do for Teens - Anime Afternoon. Tuesday 24th April 2018
Join us in watching a Studio Ghibli classic anime film while taste-testing Japanese snacks. Ages 13 – 18 yrs.

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25 April

25 April. Wednesday 25th April 2018
25 April is an innovative feature documentary created to bring the story of the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli (Turkey) to life for a modern audience through a reimagined world. Using graphic novel-like animation, 25 April brings First World War experiences out of the usual black-and-white...

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Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group. Wednesday 25th April 2018
U3A Mah Jong Group meets on Wednesday mornings in the Hastings War Memorial Library. For more information please contact U3A Hastings. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group

Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group. Wednesday 25th April 2018
The Hastings Knitting and Crochet Group meets every Wednesday in the Hastings Library, upstairs in the Activities area. All skill levels are welcome. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Hastings Library Preschool Storytime

Hastings Library Preschool Storytime. Wednesday 25th April 2018
Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Hastings Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video...

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Animates Napier – School Holiday Activities

Animates Napier – School Holiday Activities. Thursday 26th April 2018
Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates has you covered! These School Holidays Animates will be running two activity sessions where your children can learn everything there is to know about rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice. All participants will...

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Animates Hastings - School Holiday Activities

Animates Hastings - School Holiday Activities. Thursday 26th April 2018
Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates has you covered! These School Holidays Animates will be running two activity sessions where your children can learn everything there is to know about rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice. All participants will...

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Unplugged - A Repeat

Unplugged - A Repeat. Thursday 26th April 2018
Join us for an afternoon of unplugged gaming. Board games, twister, scrabble & cards. All ages. We may take photographs or video footage during events that may be used in Council promotional material.

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May the Fourth (Almost) Be With You!

May the Fourth (Almost) Be With You!. Thursday 26th April 2018
Join us between 4-6pm on the 26th of April at Hastings Library for a celebration of all things Star Wars! - Crafts – DIY Lightsaber! - Games – Pin the Belt on Chewbacca! - Star Wars Family Feud! - Star Wars Quiz using Kahoot! Register online at http://bit.ly/2GNCJfX – there are limited...

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Stampin It

Stampin It. Friday 27th April 2018
Join us in turning everyday objects into stamps and create some inkcredible artworks. Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video footage during events that may be used in Council promotional material.

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Bingo

Bingo. Friday 27th April 2018
Everyone loves a good game of Bingo. Join us to show us how good you are. Suitable 5+. We may take photographs or video footage during events that may be used in Council promotional material.

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Rides for Fred

Rides for Fred. Saturday 28th April 2018
Charity event: Childrens tours aboard the Hawkes Bay Express on Saturday the 28th April on behalf of Fred, a child Fighting Phelan-McDermid syndrome. 30 minute tours every half hour from 10 am to 1 pm departing and finishing at the Napier i-site on Marine Parade. Buy your tickets either in...

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International Tabletop Day

International Tabletop Day. Saturday 28th April 2018
Come along to the International Tabeltop Day at Hastings Library! Proudly hosted by the Hawke's Bay Geek Guild, this free event is is family friendly. Come along and learn to play a game from their large collection. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which...

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Hawke's Bay Taylor Hawks - Meet The Team

Hawke's Bay Taylor Hawks - Meet The Team. Saturday 28th April 2018
Meet the Hawke’s Bay Taylor Hawks at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre. Test Your Skills With the whole team here, a hoop to show off your skills and prizes to be won. It will be a morning you don’t want to miss! Fancy dress competition, prize draw & spot prizes to be won.

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Black Barn Bistro x Dante Moren Asado Lunch

Black Barn Bistro x Dante Moren Asado Lunch. Sunday 29th April 2018
Argentine Chefs Daniel Pistone (Black Barn Bistro) and Dante Moren (The Royal Hotel, Featherston) come together to put on a Open fire (Asado) Sunday lunch which will be adapted to New Zealand produce and conditions. The entire feast will be cooked outside over open wood fire which will start with...

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Bakers Club

Bakers Club. Tuesday 1st May 2018
Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30am to 11:30am to share your baking experiences and recipes. All welcome. Attendees should bring a sample of their baking. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be...

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Hastings Teen Book Club

Hastings Teen Book Club. Tuesday 1st May 2018
(Term time only). Ages 12+ are welcome. Join us for library fun and friendship in the Sir James Wattie Memorial Room upstairs. Snacks and drinks are provided! For more information contact: Hastings Library - Phone. 06 871 5000 or email - libraries@hdc.govt.nz We may take photographs or video...

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Flaxmere Library Preschool Storytime

Flaxmere Library Preschool Storytime. Thursday 3rd May 2018
Join us on Thursdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Flaxmere Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and...

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Young At Heart

Young At Heart. Thursday 3rd May 2018
A club at Havelock North Library for older adults, with monthly activities and presenting new books. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Marineland Street Rods

Sunday 6th May 2018
A Festival not to be missed. Our annual fun filled day for the family. Over 600 Hot Rods and Classic cars and bikes to look at, come along and display your pride and joy, see the local car and bike club displays. As well for entertainment throughout the day we will have our infamous car drop from...

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Ice Skate Tour

Ice Skate Tour. Thursday 10th May 2018
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97 percent same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an inflatable boarding and helmets + gloves provided at...

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Beach House Winery Mother's Day Fundraiser

Beach House Winery Mother's Day Fundraiser. Sunday 13th May 2018
A relaxing afternoon of live music, award winning wines, craft beers and cider, pizza, gourmet burgers, cupcakes, friends and family. Helping to raise money for the World U17 mounted games team to represent NZ in August in Belgium. Silent auctions of a selection of top quality products. Wine...

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A Mother's Day Celebration

A Mother's Day Celebration. Sunday 13th May 2018
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you will indulge that special mother of yours. This year why not replace the traditional flowers and card and delight her with something extra special. With this in mind, Orton Tailored Cuisine are proud to present...

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Mothers Lament

Sunday 13th May 2018
A special service for all mums that have lost children and for women who yearn to be a mum. Everyone is welcome. Bring a flower to release at the end of the service in memory of your loved ones. Inquiries 021 231 4371. (This event is at the Auckland Road end) near the bridge over the creek.

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Art for Tots

Art for Tots. Monday 14th May 2018
Book in now for a fun and playful art experience for your under-five year old inspired by the artworks on exhibition. Booking required due to limited spaces, koha welcome. Call 06 871 5095 or email - elhams@hdc.govt.nz.

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Wine Books and More

Wine Books and More. Tuesday 15th May 2018
Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library for Wine, Books and More on the third Tuesday of every month. This is a book club with a difference: no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books we've read and liked, or otherwise! Drinks and snacks are provided. We may take...

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Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show

Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show. Friday 18th May 2018
Get tomorrow's ideas today! With over 120 exhibitors, 'Ask an Expert' sessions, latest trends, innovations and exclusive show specials it’s the place to be for solutions for sustainable homes, gardens and better living. Enter for your chance to win the fantastic show prize. Check out the new...

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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 20th May 2018
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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2018 Hawkes Bay Career Expo

2018 Hawkes Bay Career Expo. Tuesday 22nd May 2018
The only event to guide you on your future. An interactive expo where all pathways for future students are able to be discovered. Speak directly to providers and people associated or to be involved with your vision. Including academic, business and industry enhancers and connectors. potential...

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Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2018

Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2018. Friday 1st June 2018
Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai! Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2018! Join us for the 13th annual Wairoa Maori Film Festival, to be held at Kahungunu Marae (War Memorial Hall), Nuhaka, and Gaiety Theatre. Wairoa, from Friday, June 1 to Monday, June 4. We have a full weekend of films in Nuhaka, and an...

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F.A.W.C! Unleash the Forbidden

F.A.W.C! Unleash the Forbidden. Friday 1st June 2018
Looking for an unforgettable evening filled with outstanding wines, flavoursome canapes, and a warm, inviting atmosphere bursting with excitement and laughter? That experience is waiting for you here at Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant. Join us at The Weiss Family’s Lodge for an intimate...

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F.A.W.C! Fine Wines of New Zealand Dinner

F.A.W.C! Fine Wines of New Zealand Dinner. Friday 1st June 2018
A world-class food and wine experience featuring Hawkes Bay’s great wines, matched with local produce served by two of New Zealand’s best chefs, Josh Emett & Casey McDonald. 5.30pm – A walk around tasting in the Craggy Range Winery, featuring all of the Hawkes Bay wines that are featured in...

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F.A.W.C! Sin City 2

F.A.W.C! Sin City 2. Friday 1st June 2018
Are you a sinner? For one indulgent evening, escape from reality and into the previously forbidden venue in the depths of Napier’s historic Art Deco Masonic hotel. Immerse yourself in culinary mystery, where the Seven Deadly Sins will come out to play in an out-of-the-box degustation crafted by...

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F.A.W.C! Dining at Downton

F.A.W.C! Dining at Downton. Friday 1st June 2018
Have you ever marvelled at the magnificent meals and sumptuous spreads on Downton Abbey? Now is your chance to be a part of gourmet grandeur as we recreate Mrs Patmore's remarkable dishes at Ormlie Lodge. Dress as your favourite character (Sybil, Edith, Grantham) from Edwardian to Art Deco, and...

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F.A.W.C! Keeping up with the Kanagaratnams

F.A.W.C! Keeping up with the Kanagaratnams. Friday 1st June 2018
We love collaborations with friends and Keeping up with the Kanagaratnams is no exception. Rob Kanagaratnam and Trace Eales have been love-you-long-time friends since university days and are staunch supporters of our wine. Join us for a night of masterful Sri Lankan curries, Rod's wines, tall...

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F.A.W.C! Michael Meredith, Cooking Demonstration and Lunch

F.A.W.C! Michael Meredith, Cooking Demonstration and Lunch. Saturday 2nd June 2018
Come to Sileni Estates Winery and let one of New Zealand’s finest chefs, Michael Meredith, take you on a journey of creativity and passion through Hawke’s Bay cuisine with a winter twist. Michael will be focusing on winter produce that is grown or produced right here in Hawke’s bay and with...

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F.A.W.C! Funky Fondue Mid-Winter Christmas Party

F.A.W.C! Funky Fondue Mid-Winter Christmas Party. Saturday 2nd June 2018
Deck the halls and get ready to celebrate the silly season early at The Urban Winery. What better way to get into the festive spirit than a night of cheese and good cheer? Get a generous serving of both at this mid-winter Christmas party when Andrew and Alice from The Good Table will introduce our...

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Wairoa Māori Film Awards Gala 2018

Wairoa Māori Film Awards Gala 2018. Saturday 2nd June 2018
Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai! Join us at the Wairoa Māori Film Awards Gala! With live music, short films and awards presentations, this year's awards gala focuses on the musical and film talent coming out of Wairoa. Join us for a night of entertainment, glamour and excitement on the red carpet...

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F.A.W.C! Three Little Pigs

F.A.W.C! Three Little Pigs. Saturday 2nd June 2018
Meat lovers, get ready to sink your teeth into ‘this little piggy’ at one of Hawke’s Bay’s leading restaurants. Graeme Miles, head chef at Mission Estate Winery, will ‘go the whole hog’, when he plates up a succulent, meaty menu for the more adventurous carnivore, using cheek, trotter...

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F.A.W.C! Eat your Lunch with Michael Meredith

Sunday 3rd June 2018
Join Orton Tailored Cuisine and one of New Zealand’s most creative chefs, Michael Meredith, as they team up with Nourished for Nil, a local food rescue enterprise, to bring to you an exciting menu with a cause. This distinctive menu designed by Michael, will be based on food that has been...

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F.A.W.C! Church Road – A Sensory Journey

F.A.W.C! Church Road – A Sensory Journey. Sunday 3rd June 2018
Have you ever considered how your senses and surroundings impact your glass of wine? See, smell, taste and touch your way through a thought provoking sensory journey with Chris Scott, Church Road Chief Winemaker. Arriving at the home of Church Road, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of bubbles....

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F.A.W.C! Some Girls

F.A.W.C! Some Girls. Sunday 3rd June 2018
Grab your gal pals, don your dancing shoes, and get ready to rock out with Mister D and "Some Girls" in a night of musical extravaganza. Experience delicious food and sweet tunes from the Rolling Stones 1978 album, "Some Girls". Treat yourself to a three-course dinner inspired by our favourite...

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F.A.W.C! Piku's Winter Izakaya

F.A.W.C! Piku's Winter Izakaya. Thursday 7th June 2018
It’s well recognised that Hawke’s Bay is overflowing with the freshest produce, and for Piku at Red Barrel’s winter menu launch, we have sourced only the finest to bring to you a variety of scintillating dishes. The perfect excuse to gather together with friends and family, our menu consists...

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F.A.W.C! CRIOLLO

F.A.W.C! CRIOLLO. Friday 8th June 2018
CRIOLLO - commonly associated with Latin Americans who are of full or near full Spanish descent. Head chef Daniel Pistone and Black Barn Bistro invites you for a delectable shared experience. Showcasing traditional Argentinian cuisine and their rich heritage and love for food and gatherings. Get...

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F.A.W.C! Winemaker vs Chef - The Ultimate Ego Challenge

F.A.W.C! Winemaker vs Chef - The Ultimate Ego Challenge. Friday 8th June 2018
It’s an encounter of epic proportions! Start off the evening on the perfect note by wrapping your hand around a glass of the finest wine before proceeding to the winery for canapés and a wine discussion with the winemaker. It gets even better from here, sit-back for an extraordinary five-course...

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F.A.W.C! Origin of the Underdog

F.A.W.C! Origin of the Underdog. Friday 8th June 2018
It’s a battle of the regions as we take three international varietals made at Te Awa Winery and compare and contrast them with their region of origin. You’ll be sampling and savouring Te Awa Winery’s Albarino and comparing it to Albarine from Galicia, Malbec next to Malbec from Cahors, and...

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F.A.W.C! Clearview Estate's Spanish Fiesta Dinner

F.A.W.C! Clearview Estate's Spanish Fiesta Dinner. Friday 8th June 2018
Get set for a Spanish fiesta like none other! Join us for an exciting evening celebrating the Spanish and Barcelona heritage of Antonio Joseph Vidal, the first grape grower and wine maker on the Clearview Estate site, and acknowledging the length of time our unique coastal location has been growing...

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F.A.W.C! Gut Health Workshop

F.A.W.C! Gut Health Workshop. Friday 8th June 2018
We all know that diet is key to living a nourishing and healthy life. However, sometimes it’s not always easy to know how to put knowledge into practice! Join us for a workshop and learn how to introduce fermented foods and drinks into your diet. These foods are full of healthy probiotic...

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F.A.W.C! Art of Pasta

F.A.W.C! Art of Pasta. Saturday 9th June 2018
Farmhouse kitchen has invited Danny Brown from Danny's Pasta to share his passion about making handcrafted artistic authentic Italian Tortellini’s and Ravioli's, delicate parcels filled with beautiful handmade Homemade Ricotta Cheese or Farmhouse Kitchen Slow Cooked Beef. Learn from the master...

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F.A.W.C! Tastes among the Tanks

F.A.W.C! Tastes among the Tanks. Saturday 9th June 2018
Monowai Estate is again teaming up with renowned chef Kent Baddeley to bring you the delicious taste sensations of delightful local, seasonal fare matched with Monowai’s range of premium wines. Set at the heart of it all, in the cellar at Monowai Estate which is found up in the hills, the only...

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F.A.W.C! Old vs New

F.A.W.C! Old vs New. Saturday 9th June 2018
An impressive one-off collaboration between leading chef Francky Godinho (St Georges Restaurant) and Ash Ridge Winery will see the oldies battle it out against the youngsters when Old Vintage takes on New Vintage, modern wine vs. traditional. Savour a specially prepared four-course dinner with...

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F.A.W.C! Medieval Feast

F.A.W.C! Medieval Feast. Saturday 9th June 2018
With the winter chill setting in, it’s only beginning to heat up at Crab Farm Winery. Bring a hearty appetite and hunker down next to a roaring fire, while you tuck into a true medieval feast. The talented team are ready to serve up many winter favourites in this rustic buffet - lamb shanks,...

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F.A.W.C! Twenty - One - Twelve The Rising

F.A.W.C! Twenty - One - Twelve The Rising. Sunday 10th June 2018
Explore 21:12, the flagship wine of Paritua Winery, on a special afternoon where Chief Winemaker Jason Stent will be providing fascinating insight into the crafting of this stellar wine. You will be experiencing the rare opportunity to bottle and label this icon wine yourself and having these wines...

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F.A.W.C! Salu Salo: A Journey to Philippine Asian Dishes

F.A.W.C! Salu Salo: A Journey to Philippine Asian Dishes. Sunday 10th June 2018
Mabuhay! Kamusta? Welcome to PAK-Philippine Asian Kitchen! Be surprised with the mind-blowing taste of our chef's creative Pan Asian dishes. Salu-Salo is a Filipino banquet style. The guests will share the Philippine and Asian cuisine that is bursting with Eastern and Western fusion of flavors....

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F.A.W.C! Spice Wars between The Good Table and Bareknuckle

F.A.W.C! Spice Wars between The Good Table and Bareknuckle. Sunday 10th June 2018
Get ready to rumble… In one corner, we have The Good Table, and in the other is Bareknuckle BBQ, fighting it out for ultimate Spice Wars Champion where the spices of the Deep South will be pitted against the Silk Road spices of the Middle East. Two chefs. Five ingredients. 10 dishes. You’ll...

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Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Matariki Night Market

Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Matariki Night Market. Thursday 14th June 2018
Join us as the Hastings CBD Mall is transformed into an exciting evening destination for the whole family with six incredible themed Night Markets. Live music, craft stalls and your favourite food trucks, there’s something for everyone!

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F.A.W.C! Shake off the Winter Blues, A New Orleans Party

F.A.W.C! Shake off the Winter Blues, A New Orleans Party. Friday 15th June 2018
Let us transport you to another world with our rendition of the New Orleans Mardi Gras festival. Offering a variety of Southern soul foods plus delicious cocktails, there’s a taste sensation for everyone. Not to mention a sure to be knee slapping performance from Napier's own The Dave Atkin...

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F.A.W.C! Take a Taste of Tomorrow

F.A.W.C! Take a Taste of Tomorrow. Friday 15th June 2018
Indulge in a taste of tomorrow as the students and tutors from EIT Chef Cookery Programmes are set to dazzle guests as they skilfully plate up a six-course dinner. Each course will be designed and crafted by an EIT chef tutor and prepared by the students. Each course will have been thoughtfully...

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F.A.W.C! The 2000 Vintage in Bordeaux, Hawke’s Bay

F.A.W.C! The 2000 Vintage in Bordeaux, Hawke’s Bay. Friday 15th June 2018
A blind tasting with Wellington wine-writer Geoff Kelly, with hand-out notes of 12 cabernet / merlot wines from Bordeaux, Hawke’s Bay, Waiheke Island and Coonawarra, all from the 2000 vintage. Robert Parker rates two of the wines at 97 points. The wines will be: 2000 Alpha Domus Aviator, Hawkes...

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F.A.W.C! Portuguese Roots

F.A.W.C! Portuguese Roots. Friday 15th June 2018
If you love our food but are looking for something a bit out-of-the-box, then this is for you! It’s a chance to let your palate and taste buds explore a new cuisine. Fire and passion are the hallmarks of Portuguese cuisine. It's all about cooking over hot coals and branding food with white-hot...

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F.A.W.C! Bareknuckle Sausage Party

F.A.W.C! Bareknuckle Sausage Party. Saturday 16th June 2018
Hawke’s Bay's finest butchers present their sausage! We'll smoke them...braise them...place them between our buns...stick them in dirty rice. There’ll be black pudding, gravy and mash. You may even get cured! Don't mince around… everybody loves a good sausage. Those who have a starring...

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F.A.W.C! 007 with The Good Table

F.A.W.C! 007 with The Good Table. Saturday 16th June 2018
2018 marks a very special occasion: the 25th anniversary of Unison Vineyard and 10th anniversary of the current owners, Philip and Terry Horn. To celebrate, Philip and Terry are hosting a 007 themed dinner, opening their flagship Syrah and Selection from 07. Get spruced up as your favourite Bond...

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F.A.W.C! One Night in Switzerland

F.A.W.C! One Night in Switzerland. Saturday 16th June 2018
We will be serving an array of traditional Swiss dishes to be shared, and offer the option to match them with our Oak Estate Wines. The event will be held within the rustic charm of our cellar door, which is reminiscent of barns in the Swiss alps. Ticket includes the following: $48 include the...

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F.A.W.C! Liquor Launch

F.A.W.C! Liquor Launch. Saturday 16th June 2018
Be some of the first to experience the exquisite Hawkes Ridge cellar door, as we celebrate the opening and the exclusive launch of three reserve wines. Enjoy a welcome drink along with tastings of Hawkes Ridge’s reserve wines. Tapas will be offered throughout the evening that have been tailored...

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F.A.W.C! Feast the Senses with Garage Project

F.A.W.C! Feast the Senses with Garage Project. Saturday 16th June 2018
The Urban Winery and Wellington’s Garage Project present to you a three-course culinary delight, designed to indulge all five of the human senses. This is a unique proposition where an urban brewery meets an urban winery. Garage Project are at the forefront of the craft beer revolution,...

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F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes. Saturday 16th June 2018
Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invites you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Elephant Hill Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven-course dinner matched with Elephant Hill top range wines. Perfectly positioned on the hill behind the winery, The...

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F.A.W.C! 2018 Edible Fashion Awards

F.A.W.C! 2018 Edible Fashion Awards. Saturday 16th June 2018
Creativity and cuisine come together in the annual extravaganza that is the Edible Fashion Awards. Showcasing more than 50 stunning edible-inspired creations on the catwalk and incorporating award-winning live entertainment, the Edible Fashion Awards are Hawke's Bay's own spectacular wearable...

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F.A.W.C! Live Well, Lunch Better for Cranford Hospice

F.A.W.C! Live Well, Lunch Better for Cranford Hospice. Sunday 17th June 2018
This very special afternoon at The Farm will remind you of what is important in life. Cranford Hospice encourage everyone to ‘Live Every Moment’, and you will be enjoying this lunch more knowing that you are supporting Cranford Hospice, Hawke’s Bay’s specialist palliative care...

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F.A.W.C! Whitebait Supernaturally

F.A.W.C! Whitebait Supernaturally. Sunday 17th June 2018
Whitebait restaurant in Wellington is one of New Zealand’s most accoladed restaurants. These dinners will feature head chef James Pask and his team preparing a range of exquisite seafood dishes matched with Supernatural Wine Co.’s natural wines. At Whitebait the dishes are all about the...

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F.A.W.C! Glorious Syrah: Guigal Hermitage 1983-2009

F.A.W.C! Glorious Syrah: Guigal Hermitage 1983-2009. Sunday 17th June 2018
A blind tasting with Wellington wine-writer Geoff Kelly, with hand-out notes of 12 Syrah wines mostly from the village of Hermitage, Northern Rhone Valley. Seven of the wines will be a vertical of Guigal Hermitage, spanning the years 1983 to 2009. Guigal is a highly-regarded winemaker. In addition...

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F.A.W.C! Wine Maker’s Dinner with Trinity Hill

F.A.W.C! Wine Maker’s Dinner with Trinity Hill. Thursday 21st June 2018
Winter Solstice Dinner with Trinity Hill, Wild Game dishes paired with great wines. Drink on arrival, canapés, sit down, intro by winemaker, first course/ wine match, second course /wine match, third course/ wine match, cheese/wine match, dessert/wine match, Q & A, final words, conclusion of the...

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F.A.W.C! Te Kai o Neherā – The Food of Ancient Times

F.A.W.C! Te Kai o Neherā – The Food of Ancient Times. Thursday 21st June 2018
Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to the Ātea a Rangi – the Celestial Star Compass. Join the Ātea a Rangi Educational Trust in a heated marquee at Waitangi Regional Park to celebrate the winter solstice - the time of Matariki, the Māori new year. Hear the history of Pacific migrations and the foods...

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F.A.W.C! All in The Family

F.A.W.C! All in The Family. Friday 22nd June 2018
It’s a family affair at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers when the three Robertson Lodges Head Chefs - Barry Frith (The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs), James Honore (The Farm at Cape Kidnappers) and Jonathan Rogers (Matakauri Lodge) unite to create a six-course tasting menu matched to Dry River Wines. The...

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F.A.W.C! Vine of Brothers

F.A.W.C! Vine of Brothers. Friday 22nd June 2018
Curated by The Cult Project and Supernatural Wine Co., this is a showcase of natural food and wine focusing on the diverse terroir of the Hawke's Bay region in an environment where diners can try unique food and wines that challenge the status quo and celebrate transparency, sustainability and...

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F.A.W.C! The Truffle Trail with the Manse & Sacre Monte

F.A.W.C! The Truffle Trail with the Manse & Sacre Monte. Saturday 23rd June 2018
Who doesn’t love truffle, one of the most luxurious ingredients in the world. Start the day with a sniff and scratch at Sacre Monte Truffles, based right here in Hawke’s Bay. You’ll get in behind their clever truffle hunting dog Bear to forage for your bounty before heading to luxury...

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F.A.W.C! Toasted

F.A.W.C! Toasted. Saturday 23rd June 2018
Top foodies from Napier and Hastings will battle it out in the quest to create the ultimate toasted sandwich. Will it be dripping with cheese, packed with pulled pork or chocka with chilli? Here's the lineup Bareknuckle BBQ, Meximama, Carrs Kitchen, Mamacita, The Picnic and Asian Diner. Bring...

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F.A.W.C! Smoke and Fire with The Good Table

F.A.W.C! Smoke and Fire with The Good Table. Saturday 23rd June 2018
Rug up and join us at Moana Park Winery for an afternoon of smoke and fire - slow cooked over coals in the purpose-built fire pit. Start the afternoon with a glass of Moana Park Chardonnay and ember-baked Brie with garlic and thyme. Sit around the fire pit and chat with the chefs while they...

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F.A.W.C! NZ vs France, Food, Wine and Rugby

F.A.W.C! NZ vs France, Food, Wine and Rugby. Saturday 23rd June 2018
Join us at The Old Church for an evening of fine food and footy where you will get to choose from two different menus based on traditional French and Kiwi cuisines whilst immersing yourself in the 3rd and final test match between NZ and France. With the option to match your 3-course meal...

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F.A.W.C! Grass & Gravel: Homage to NZ Beef and Lamb

F.A.W.C! Grass & Gravel: Homage to NZ Beef and Lamb. Saturday 23rd June 2018
A 4 course degustation celebrating the best of NZ lamb & Beef. Consisting of 2 lamb and 2 beef dishes paired with a range of beautiful Gimblett Gravels Syrah’s, prepared by our 2018 NZ Beef and Lamb ambassador chef Damon McGinniss. Emporium Eatery & Bar has been awarded the NZ Beef and Lamb...

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F.A.W.C! A Taste of Puketapu

F.A.W.C! A Taste of Puketapu. Saturday 23rd June 2018
We’re “Keeping it Local” with a four-course meal prepared by the award-winning country pub, The Puketapu, matched with wines from two highly acclaimed and award-winning artisan local Puketapu wine brands, Alchemy and Silverton Estate. Situated in the picturesque Puketapu village, guests will...

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F.A.W.C! Bareknuckle BBQ Low n Slow Bootcamp

F.A.W.C! Bareknuckle BBQ Low n Slow Bootcamp. Sunday 24th June 2018
Come to the Bareknuckle BBQ Bootcamp where you'll eat a kick-ass lunch from the pit, learn the fundamentals of low ‘n slow BBQ cooking and Pit Master Jimmy Macken will show you how to get the most out of your backyard BBQ. Casual and fun yet packed with info on how to choose your cuts of meat,...

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Mid Year Art & Craft Market

Mid Year Art & Craft Market. Friday 29th June 2018
From Friday 29 June to Thursday 12 July the Main Gallery at CAN will be transformed into a treasure trove of hand made art and craft goodies, and open daily to the public from 10am – 4pm (2pm on Sundays). Come and browse, meet your friends and enjoy the arty vibe! Calling all crafters and...

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The Colliers International Grape Debate

The Colliers International Grape Debate. Friday 29th June 2018
Come along and enjoy a night of great food, great wine and great entertainment at The Colliers International Grape Debate. In its fourth year, we have our first international! Its Australia VS New Zealand and is going to be huge. We have six incredible winemakers battling it out... who does it...

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HalloWine

HalloWine. Saturday 20th October 2018
Celebrate Halloween in style, get dressed up, and get ready for a night of fun, fire and fine wine. Hawke's Bays Halloween ball. Live band, wine and scary food.

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Total BS

Total BS. Saturday 10th November 2018
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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Napier Wellbeing Market

Napier Wellbeing Market. Saturday 17th November 2018
The Napier Wellbeing Market is a fantastic free mind body spirit weekend showcasing the latest in Natural health, holistic medicine, stress-free living, fitness, well-being, diet, nutrition, spirituality and happiness. Lots of amazing stalls for you to explore & enjoy! This is our second annual...

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Women's Lifestyle Expo Napier

Women's Lifestyle Expo Napier. Saturday 24th November 2018
Come join us at NZ's special event for women! The Hawke's Bay Women's Lifestyle Expo is a two-day event for women of all ages. With more than 120 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & information, crafts, fitness, food & wine sampling and much...

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Impact Pro Wrestling: Live At Paisley Stage

Impact Pro Wrestling: Live At Paisley Stage. Saturday 24th November 2018
Live Pro Wrestling is coming to Napier for the first time ever! Lighting up Paisley Stage, Impact Pro Wrestling will make its debut in this intimate venue for a night of body slams, brain busters and back breakers. This two-hour spectacle of family friendly professional wrestling action is not...

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