Festivals & Lifestyle

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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