Festivals & Lifestyle

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

Adult Winter Reading Challenge

Adult Winter Reading Challenge. Monday 25th June 2018
Complete one or more of the 12 challenges we have lined up for you, and be in to win! Every time you complete a challenge, record it using our online reporting form or check in with one of our friendly librarians. The more challenges you complete, the more chances you have to win a prize! But even...

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Minecraft Club - Havelock North

Minecraft Club - Havelock North. Monday 25th June 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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Hastings Scrabble Club

Hastings Scrabble Club. Tuesday 26th June 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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Hastings Teen Book Club

Hastings Teen Book Club. Tuesday 26th June 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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Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group. Wednesday 27th June 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 27th June 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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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday 27th June 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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Havelock North Preschool Storytime

Havelock North Preschool Storytime. Wednesday 27th June 2018
Join us on Wednesdays for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Havelock North 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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The Good Table

The Good Table . Wednesday 27th June 2018
The Good Table are making a special appearance, one night only at The Common Room. Join us for a Mediterranean sharing feast. Starting with a mezze selection, pickles, Labneh, pita, dukkah and roasted chickpeas. Shared table feast of Slow cooked lamb with Pilaf, spiced carrots, currants &...

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Flaxmere Library Preschool Storytime

Flaxmere Library Preschool Storytime. Thursday 28th June 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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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! There is also a preview...

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Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival

Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival. Friday 29th June 2018
For the first time, the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival is bringing 'Festival Selects' to Havelock North. The five best films from this year's festival that showcase the very best in architecture and design from around the world will be coming to Event Cinemas.

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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 Rural Grape Debate. All proceeds raised from this event go to The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter. In its fourth year we have our first international ! its Australia VS New Zealand and is going to...

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Kai Hau Kai

Kai Hau Kai. Saturday 30th June 2018
A celebration of Matariki starting with a dawn Karanga Ceremony on the Te Paerahi Beach.

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La Milonga - Tango Ball

La Milonga - Tango Ball. Saturday 30th June 2018
Come join us for a fun night of Tango Argentino with a touch of spicy Salsa dancing on the side as we dance the night away. Special DJ set, dance performances and Milonga. Cash Bar on the night. Featuring South American and Craft Wines. Limited door sales $20 per person.

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Hastings Library Preschool Storytime

Hastings Library Preschool Storytime. Sunday 1st July 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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Bakers Club

Bakers Club. Tuesday 3rd July 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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Young At Heart

Young At Heart. Thursday 5th July 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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NicNac Market Day

NicNac Market Day. Saturday 7th July 2018
Come and enjoy our market day with the community, sales of household items, clothing, firewood, bee boxes and food and more. Stallholders welcomed, pay $10 at entry and arrive before 8:30am. To register, email - wairoatennisclub@gmail.com

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Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Sale. Saturday 7th July 2018
The Pirimai Baptist Car Park is going to be full of people selling all sorts of things like fresh organic veges, candles, brick a brac, painted rocks, books, and so much more. So put some change in your pockets and head on down and support this community event.

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Fashion Show Fundraiser - MADE - by Laurel Judd

Fashion Show Fundraiser - MADE - by Laurel Judd. Sunday 8th July 2018
We invite you to MADE by Laurel Judd, for an afternoon of style and creative flair. Laurel Judd is a knit designer and fibre artist. She will present 'Ready to Wear 18' along with her Award Winning Creations and Wearable Art. All proceeds will go to the Child Cancer Foundation.

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(Plugged) Gaming

(Plugged) Gaming. Monday 9th July 2018
Get your mind in the game - challenge yourself or your mates in a popular electronic game. Suitable for ages 12+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Beginners Guide to Magic: The Gathering

Beginners Guide to Magic: The Gathering. Tuesday 10th July 2018
Ever wondered how to play Magic: The Gathering? Come along and find out. Everything is supplied for you and no experience is required. Suitable for ages 13-18. Registration is required. Please register through the Hastings District Libraries website. We may take photographs or video recordings...

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Make Create Do - Rock Painting

Make Create Do - Rock Painting. Tuesday 10th July 2018
Join us for Rock Painting. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy. Suitable for ages 7-13. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops. Wednesday 11th July 2018
Book in your kids these school holidays, for a fun workshop inspired by the current exhibitions. Suitable for 6 – 12 year olds. Call the gallery to book (06) 871 5095 or email: hastingsartgallery@hdc.govt.nz.

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Zine Workshop

Zine Workshop. Wednesday 11th July 2018
Come and great creative and make your own zine! Zines are hand-made, self-published works on paper. All materials are provided, we just need your creativity and ideas. Suitable for ages 7+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

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Movie Night

Movie Night. Wednesday 11th July 2018
Join us for a screening of a throw-back teen favourite! Suitable for ages 13-18. Registration is required. Please register through the Hastings District Libraries website. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Craft Buffet

Craft Buffet. Thursday 12th July 2018
Come play with the library’s craft supplies! What projects can you dream up? Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Ear Science

Ear Science. Thursday 12th July 2018
Join Hastings Hearing to learn about how your ears work and take part in some awesome experiments. Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Animates Napier – School Holiday Activities

Animates Napier – School Holiday Activities. Thursday 12th July 2018
Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates has you covered! These School Holidays Animates will be running four activity sessions where your children can learn everything there is to know about fantastic fish and rocking reptiles. All participants will...

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Animates Hastings - School Holiday Activities

Animates Hastings - School Holiday Activities. Thursday 12th July 2018
Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates has you covered! These School Holidays Animates will be running four activity sessions where your children can learn everything there is to know about fantastic fish and rocking reptiles. All participants will...

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Mad Libs

Mad Libs. Thursday 12th July 2018
If you have a way with silly words, this is the session for you! Join us to create literary masterpieces. Suitable for ages 8+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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(Unplugged) Gaming

(Unplugged) Gaming. Thursday 12th July 2018
Feeling bored? Drop in to the library, and check out our awesome board games selection for young adults. Play Quelf, Catan, Battleships and more at our drop-in session in the YA section. Suitable for ages 12+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be...

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2nd Chance Education Award Dinner

Thursday 12th July 2018
The Zonta Club of Hawkes Bay offer an award titled '2nd Chance'. It is an award presented to a mature woman returning to study. The dinner and award evening will have the very interesting Charity Norman as guest speaker. Charity is an author of many books and her work has featured of the 2015...

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Monster Madness

Monster Madness. Friday 13th July 2018
Come create your own monster out of craft supplies and celebrate the spookiness of Friday the 13th! Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Winter Deco Weekend 2018

Winter Deco Weekend 2018. Friday 13th July 2018
Get out your coats, hats and fur wraps and get cosy with the sophisticated and stylish, Winter Deco Weekend. This is the Art Deco Trust’s boutique festival which takes centre stage this July, showcasing the best Hawke’s Bay has on offer. Whether its glitzy soirees, vintage cocktail evenings,...

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Friday Street Fiesta

Friday Street Fiesta. Friday 13th July 2018
Join us for for Fun, Food and Drink on the Street on Friday 13 July 2018 for the Friday Street Fiesta. Emerson and Market Streets will be closed between Hastings and Dalton Streets so that you can enjoy a range of street food, entertainment and refreshments with the crew from Beer Appreciation.

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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 15th July 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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Papercraft: Origami

Papercraft: Origami. Monday 16th July 2018
Come along and learn to fold like a master. Let's see what you can make. Suitable for ages 10-12. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Books to Screens

Books to Screens. Monday 16th July 2018
Join us for a family friendly movie adaptation of a famous children’s book. Ask in the library for more details. Suitable for ages 5+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Tournament: Minecraft!

Tournament: Minecraft!. Monday 16th July 2018
Come along with your own tablet or iPad and compete against others in PVP events or complete building challenges. Suitable for ages 5+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Marble Run

Marble Run. Tuesday 17th July 2018
How creative can you be? Create marble runs out of cardboard boxes and a whole lot of recycled materials. Suitable for ages 5+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Magic: The Gathering - Standard Tournament

Magic: The Gathering - Standard Tournament. Tuesday 17th July 2018
Feeling confident with your Magic: The Gathering skills? Bring along your standard deck and compete for the top spot over 3 rounds. Suitable for ages 13-18. 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: Scented Bath Salts

Make Create DO for Teens: Scented Bath Salts. Tuesday 17th July 2018
At this class, we’ll use library-supplied materials to design your own scented bath salts that would make a lovely gift—or keep it for yourself! Suitable for ages 13-18. Limited places - first in, first served. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which...

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Wine Books and More

Wine Books and More. Tuesday 17th July 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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Creature Combo Workshop

Creature Combo Workshop. Wednesday 18th July 2018
Get your imaginations rolling and put your drawing skills to the test. Lets see what you get when you combine a frog with a chicken or a snake and a bat! Suitable for ages 5+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

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Paper Planes

Paper Planes. Thursday 19th July 2018
Come learn different ways to make Paper Planes, and before the event ends we will find out whose plane flies the furthest. Suitable for ages 7+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Clan of Coders

Clan of Coders. Thursday 19th July 2018
Try out some coding challenges, play with some robotics and have a go on the Raspberry Pi. Suitable for ages 7+. Registration is required as spaces are limited. Please register through the Hastings District Libraries website. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and...

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Nerf Wars In the Library

Nerf Wars In the Library. Thursday 19th July 2018
Bring your Nerf guns and your bullets and compete in the library battleground. Ages 8-12. Registration is required as spaces are limited. Please register through the Hastings District Libraries website. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in...

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Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground. Friday 20th July 2018
The blue blocks are back: Imagine, create, play! Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Unplugged Gaming

Unplugged Gaming. Friday 20th July 2018
Drop in at your leisure, pick something from our great board games selection and play your friends and family during our drop in session. Suitable for ages 7+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Movie Wind Down

Movie Wind Down. Friday 20th July 2018
Had a busy holidays? Finish it off with a movie or two at the library. Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Return to Middle Earth

Return to Middle Earth. Friday 20th July 2018
"The road goes ever on and on…" embrace the Middle Earth fandom during an evening of riddles, games, and, of course, food! Suitable for ages 13-18. Registration is required. Please register through the Hastings District Libraries website. We may take photographs or video recordings during...

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Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground. Saturday 21st July 2018
The blue blocks are back: Imagine, create, play! Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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The Ossian Street Vintage Market

The Ossian Street Vintage Market. Sunday 29th July 2018
Hawkes Bay market specialising in vintage and collectables. Last Sunday of every month.

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Black Barn Bistro x Dante Moren Asado Lunch # 2

Black Barn Bistro x Dante Moren Asado Lunch # 2. Sunday 29th July 2018
Argentine Chefs Daniel Pistone (Black Barn Bistro) and Dante Moren come together to put on round 2 of our Open fire (Asado) Sunday lunches which have been adapted to New Zealand produce and conditions. The entire feast will be cooked outside over open wood fire which will start with shared canapas...

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Casino Fundraiser

Casino Fundraiser. Saturday 4th August 2018
The Lions Club of Taradale in conjunction with the Taradale Community Pool Trust invite you to attend a fun casino night to raise funds to fix and reopen the Greendale Pool in Taradale. Lets get Taradale children back in the pool and learning to swim, and adults and families enjoying the facility...

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New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF)

New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF). Thursday 30th August 2018
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is a celebration of film on the finest screens in New Zealand. The event is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities around the country, making a great occasion out of movie-going by presenting the latest and best films from around...

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Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show

Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show. Friday 14th September 2018
It’s all about ideas at the Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show. With over 200 exhibitors, latest trends, innovations, expert advice, and exclusive show specials it’s the place to be for inspiration for indoors and out. There's fun for the whole family with Resene's Paint-a-Home. Plus, enter...

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Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival. Monday 15th October 2018
Come join us over 14 days and 40 shows as we explore, celebrate and grow our connections – to place, people, past and future – through the arts! With world-class international acts alongside a showcase of local talent, we promise incredible performances, stunning displays, raucous fun and...

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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. It involves our very cool fire pit, obscene amounts of Beef and Syrah. Super talented Chefs will do the honours, sacrificing the meat to the Syrah gods, and crafting some hearty and unique arrangements for the main lunch event. Expect some...

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Art Deco Masonic Post Wine Auction Dinner

Art Deco Masonic Post Wine Auction Dinner. Saturday 10th November 2018
This “not to be missed” post Hawke's Bay Wine Auction event takes place in the stylish Gatsby Rooms in the iconic Art Deco Masonic Hotel. Damon McGinniss, Executive Chef of the hotel's Emporium Eatery & Bar fame is at the helm for this event. Damon will be showcasing his love for Hawke's...

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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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The Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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Napier 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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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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Par2 MiniGolf

Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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National Aquarium of New Zealand

Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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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 Conference Centre

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

Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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MTG Hawke's Bay

Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery - MTG is home to a significant collection of objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions, a world-class research facility and the MTG Theatre.
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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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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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