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November 2020

Free
CAN Christmas Makers Market

CAN Christmas Makers Market

The CAN Christmas Makers Market will open on Friday 27 November, and will be crammed with affordable hand made, quality products made by talented NZ artists. The 2020 Christmas Makers Market promises to be the busiest ever, with CAN markets gaining in popularity more and more with every...

Date: Monday 30 November to Thursday 7 January
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Meet Santa at Toitoi

Meet Santa at Toitoi

Bring your tamariki to meet Santa in Functions on Hastings this Christmas! Post your letters to Santa, meet the big man himself and have a photo in Santa's Grotto. You can either take your own photo for free on your phone, or get a polaroid to take home for $2. Santa's Grotto is open from 1pm...

Date: Monday 30 November to Saturday 19 December
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Minecraft Mondays

Minecraft Mondays

Come along to Minecraft Mondays, where you can swap tips and collaborate with other like-minded gamers. Interested? Great! You will require your own device with Minecraft installed/downloaded. Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels. Held every Monday, term time only. We may take...

Date: Monday 30 November to Monday 14 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Clothes Swap

Clothes Swap

For a new look that doesn't cost the Earth come along to our clothes swap! Simply bring along your pre-loved, quality clothes that you'd like to swap. For each item, you'll get a token which you can redeem for an item someone else has brought. To make sure everyone gets to find something they like,...

Date: Monday 30 November
Where:
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2020

Free
Crafternoons

Crafternoons

Make something crafty for someone or attend one of our Crafternoons. Pop in each week to make something new. Keep it for yourself or find the perfect person to give it to. At all three libraries every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during December and January. We may take photographs or...

Date: Tuesday 1 December to Thursday 28 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Crafternoons

Crafternoons

Make something crafty for someone or attend one of our Crafternoons. Pop in each week to make something new. Keep it for yourself or find the perfect person to give it to. At all three libraries every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during December and January. We may take photographs or...

Date: Tuesday 1 December to Thursday 28 January
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Crafternoons

Crafternoons

Make something crafty for someone or attend one of our Crafternoons. Pop in each week to make something new. Keep it for yourself or find the perfect person to give it to. At all three libraries every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during December and January. We may take photographs or...

Date: Tuesday 1 December to Thursday 28 January
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
CAN Christmas Makers Market

CAN Christmas Makers Market

The CAN Christmas Makers Market will open on Friday 27 November, and will be crammed with affordable hand made, quality products made by talented NZ artists. The 2020 Christmas Makers Market promises to be the busiest ever, with CAN markets gaining in popularity more and more with every...

Date: Monday 30 November to Thursday 7 January
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Rhythm and Rhymes

Rhythm and Rhymes

A weekly half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and fingerplays especially for children aged 0-2 years and their parent/caregiver. Building a foundation for literacy starts as soon as a child is born, and every story, song, rhyme or fingerplay strengthens that foundation. Help your child get a...

Date: Tuesday 1 December to Tuesday 22 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Bakers Club

Bakers Club

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. We have a theme for each month and view some of the delectable books from the cooking and baking collection. All welcome. Attendees should bring a...

Date: Tuesday 1 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat is a friendly gathering of book lovers. Come along to talk about the books you've been reading and to see what's new in the library. All welcome. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Tuesday 1 December to Tuesday 26 January
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Meet Santa at Toitoi

Meet Santa at Toitoi

Bring your tamariki to meet Santa in Functions on Hastings this Christmas! Post your letters to Santa, meet the big man himself and have a photo in Santa's Grotto. You can either take your own photo for free on your phone, or get a polaroid to take home for $2. Santa's Grotto is open from 1pm...

Date: Monday 30 November to Saturday 19 December
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings Scrabble Club

Hastings Scrabble Club

Meets in the Activities Area of the Hastings Library every Tuesday 1pm - 4pm. 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.

Date: Tuesday 1 December to Tuesday 15 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Italian Film Festival Havelock North - Amazing Leonardo

Italian Film Festival Havelock North - Amazing Leonardo

The Studio Italia Cinema Italiano Festival NZ warmly invites you to the film 'Amazing Leonardo / Io Leonardo' Director: Jesus Graces Lambert Cast: Luca Argentero, Angela Fontana, Massimo De Lorenzo Length: 90mins Genre: Drama Language: Italian with English subtitles This film is...

Date: Tuesday 1 December to Tuesday 8 December
Where:
EVENT Cinemas, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Read 'N' Chat

Read 'N' Chat

Looking for your next great read? Read'n'Chat is a monthly book group held at Napier and Taradale Libraries, everyone is welcome to come along, talk about books and learn more about the library. The friendly library staff share titles they have enjoyed recently, and you are welcome to share...

Date: Wednesday 2 December
Where:
Napier Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group

Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group

The Hastings Knitting and Crochet Group meets every Wednesday in the Hastings War Memorial 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.

Date: Wednesday 2 December to Wednesday 9 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Italian Film Festival Havelock North -The Champion

Italian Film Festival Havelock North -The Champion

The Studio Italia Cinema Italiano Festival NZ warmly invites you to the film 'The Champion / Il Campione' Set in the glossy world of professional, millionaire footballers in Italy, The Champion wonderfully pairs the talents of versatile veteran Stefano Accorsi (The Italian Race CIF17) with an...

Date: Wednesday 2 December to Saturday 5 December
Where:
EVENT Cinemas, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Builders Anonymous

Builders Anonymous

Builders Anonymous is a weekly (term time only) drop-in session where children aged 5+ can come along and build things with Lego. There will be themes or challenges each session that can be completed or work on your own project. All you need to do is bring along your imagination! Every...

Date: Wednesday 2 December to Wednesday 16 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Te Awanga Organic Farmers Market

Te Awanga Organic Farmers Market

Come on down every Wednesday of December running up to Christmas and enjoy a relaxed afternoon /evening by the sea. Stock your fridge and cupboards with fresh organic produce and products, finish your Christmas Shopping with some local craft stalls, listen to live music while staying for dinner...

Date: Wednesday 2 December to Wednesday 23 December
Where:
Te Awanga Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Night of Champagne

A Night of Champagne

Deco City Cellars, in association with Dhall & Nash Fine Wines and Mister D, Dining present A Night of Champagne! Enjoy a 3-course dinner by Head Chef David Griffiths from Mister D's and hosted by Brandon Nash of Dhall & Nash Fine Wines expertly matched with a Champagne tasting from start to...

Date: Wednesday 2 December
Where:
Mister D, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Young At Heart

Young At Heart

Join us at the Havelock North Library for a bookchat group especially for older adults. We'll tell each other what we've been reading, what we've enjoyed or what we haven't! Library staff will present some titles new to the library. For more information ask at your library. We may take...

Date: Thursday 3 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Italian Film Festival Havelock North - Shooting the Mafia

Italian Film Festival Havelock North - Shooting the Mafia

The Studio Italia Cinema Italiano Festival NZ warmly invites you to the film 'Shooting the Mafia' Director: Kim Longinotto Length: 94mins Genre: Documentary Language: In Italian and English with English subtitles Synopsis Italian photographer, Letizia Battaglia spends her...

Date: Thursday 3 December to Wednesday 9 December
Where:
EVENT Cinemas, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
A Taste of Hastings

A Taste of Hastings

Join us to celebrate Heretaunga being named the 2020 Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards’ Supreme Winner and the great work that has been done around the city centre. Let’s raise a toast! Grab your dinner on Heretaunga St East and relax and unwind on a beanbag as you enjoy the festive lights and...

Date: Thursday 3 December
Where:
Albert Square Hastings, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Paint and Wine Night - The Bach

Paint and Wine Night - The Bach

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Napier! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going! The need to...

Date: Thursday 3 December
Where:
Shed 2 Bar and Restaurant, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Wonder Christmas Markets

Wonder Christmas Markets

Wonder Christmas Markets 2020 Wonder is a brand new Christmas market concept for Hawke’s Bay. Featuring a curated line up of quality stallholders and food vendors coming together to create a very special festive experience. Licensed bar.

Date: Friday 4 December to Saturday 5 December
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival

Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival

New Zealand's Biggest Little Festival! 31 Bands! 3 Days in Sunny Hawkes Bay! Sanctuary Sounds is a not-for-profit music festival showcasing an eclectic mix of music from all over New Zealand and abroad. The 3 day festival is a true grassroots experience, held on a rural property in Takapau,...

Date: Friday 4 December to Sunday 6 December
Where:
Sanctuary Sounds, Takapau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
2021 Art Guide Launch

2021 Art Guide Launch

Join us for the 2021 Hawke’s Bay Art Guide launch on Friday 4 December, from 5 to 7pm here at Creative Arts Napier! This launch is a great opportunity to celebrate and connect with the artists in the local arts community, and grab a copy of the hot-off-the-press new vibrant guide for 2021....

Date: Friday 4 December
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Havelock Handcrafted Market

Havelock Handcrafted Market

Unique handcrafted products made locally - intricate paper journals and cards, jewellery, fabric toys, busy books and dolls clothes, hand-knitted blankets and baby clothes, oil paintings of local landmarks, garden art, wooden toys and kitchenware, baby bibs, toys and clothes, face masks for covid...

Date: Saturday 5 December to Saturday 12 December
Where:
Village Court, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Mini Market

Mini Market

Our monthly mini markets are back in business after the cold winter months and the interruption of COVID-19 lockdown, with bigger bargains than ever. You are invited to call in and say hello, share a laugh and enjoy a free cuppa and scone, while browsing our stalls. Plants, ready for the spring...

Date: Saturday 5 December to Saturday 12 December
Where:
St Columba's Presbyterian Church, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Havelock North Handmade Market

Havelock North Handmade Market

The Havelock Handmade Market is held once a month (and occasionally a couple of times a month during the summer months) Tucked in the courtyard behind Peak Pizza on Te Mata Road, Havelock North we're an enterprising group of stall holders who enjoy sharing our products. Come along and support...

Date: Saturday 5 December to Saturday 6 February
Where:
Village Court Havelock North, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Havelock North Plunket Toy Libary

Havelock North Plunket Toy Libary

Havelock North Plunket Toy Library is not for profit and run entirely by motivated volunteers whose aim is to promote and encourage the value of learning through play. We are a community that welcomes children, their families and caregivers to come and borrow well designed-educational toys,...

Date: Saturday 5 December to Saturday 19 December
Where:
Havelock North Village Green, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Magpie Market Christmas Markets

Magpie Market Christmas Markets

Two special markets to end the year. On Nov 21st we have our annual Twilight Market (4 - 8pm) complete with Santa for the kids and an exciting Christmas Hamper to win. This market is packed with stalls selling a wonderful assortment of goodies perfect for gifts and for your Christmas celebrations....

Date: Saturday 5 December
Where:
Meeanee Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Taradale Christmas Street Festival

Taradale Christmas Street Festival

Mark your diaries for the Taradale Christmas Street Festival! With great food, fantastic Christmas specials and a lot of family fun Taradale Village is creating a magical Christmas experience. So come on down and get a taste of Christmas.

Date: Saturday 5 December
Where:
Taradale Village, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sustainable Backyards- Waitangi Wetlands Walk

Sustainable Backyards- Waitangi Wetlands Walk

Join Lynne Anderson of Birds New Zealand for a tour of the Waitangi Wetlands. Discover the bird species who have made the wetlands home and the remarkable transformation which has turned Waitangi into a premier Regional Park. This event is Part of Sustainable Backyards 2020. We have over forty...

Date: Saturday 5 December
Where:
Waitangi Regional Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Flaxmere Christmas in the Park

Flaxmere Christmas in the Park

A fun-filled afternoon for all whanau to enjoy a Christmas movie, entertainment, bouncy castles, park train ride, food stalls, and active park activities. The event is co-sponsored by the Hastings District Council, the Flaxmere Planning Committee and Trust House. The afternoon will feature...

Date: Saturday 5 December
Where:
Flaxmere Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Sunday Market

Napier Sunday Market

What is the Napier Sunday Market? The biggest Market in Hawkes Bay! Well over 60 stalls to explore and featuring live music and buskers.Great range of fresh fruit when in season. Well worth a visit! Sunday morning, it's not too far, Beside the Ocean and next to the Spa Grab a...

Date: Sunday 6 December to Sunday 17 January
Where:
Marine Parade Domain, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

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...

Date: Sunday 6 December to Sunday 28 February
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Taradale Sunday Market

Taradale Sunday Market

Napier's best Weekly, Craft based Market, With stalls inside and out. For Handmade, Local Arts and Crafts. Also Pre-Loved and Up-Cycled Goods, Fresh flowers, Toys, Cards, Soy Candles, Soaps, Crystals, Polished Stones, Jewellery, Bling, Spiritual Readings, Plants, Quilting, Sewing, Knitting,...

Date: Sunday 6 December
Where:
Taradale RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Otane Christmas Market

Otane Christmas Market

If you're looking for a unique gift for your loved ones, then Otane Christmas Market is the place to head! We have food trucks, coffee cart, entertainment and so many market stalls. We are a meandering market inside and outside. Make sure you drop in!

Date: Sunday 6 December
Where:
Otane Town Hall, Otane, Central Hawke's Bay

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Kiwiana Christmas Market in Napier

Kiwiana Christmas Market in Napier

Meet the local craft people and pick some of their handmade, revamped, crafted, or simply vintage Christmas extravaganza! Exquisite antiques, Dolls and toys: crafted and vintage, Amazing selection of books, Handmade Aromatic oils, Vintage clothes, Fancy perfume blend ‘Down by the riverside”,...

Date: Sunday 6 December
Where:
Asher Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Farm Days

Farm Days

Our Farm Days are a series of family friendly events running the first Sunday of the months December -March events. Bring the family our to enjoy: hands-on seasonal activities, oxen cart rides and demonstrations, walking farm tours, live music and hot food, and learn about about getting into...

Date: Sunday 6 December
Where:
Mohaka River Farm, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Harcourts Christmas Parade 2020

Harcourts Christmas Parade 2020

Santa's coming to town for the Harcourts Christmas Parade and we can't wait! The 2020 parade will be jam-packed with Christmas themed displays and floats - and of course Mr Claus himself! Start time is 1 pm, followed by a Christmas Fiesta held in Clive Memorial Square where you can catch up...

Date: Sunday 6 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Minecraft Mondays

Minecraft Mondays

Come along to Minecraft Mondays, where you can swap tips and collaborate with other like-minded gamers. Interested? Great! You will require your own device with Minecraft installed/downloaded. Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels. Held every Monday, term time only. We may take...

Date: Monday 30 November to Monday 14 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Read 'N' Chat

Read 'N' Chat

Looking for your next great read? Read'n'Chat is a monthly book group held at Napier and Taradale Libraries, everyone is welcome to come along, talk about books and learn more about the library. The friendly library staff share titles they have enjoyed recently, and you are welcome to share...

Date: Wednesday 9 December
Where:
Taradale Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Builders Anonymous

Builders Anonymous

Builders Anonymous is a weekly (term time only) drop in session where children aged 5+ can come along and build things with Lego. There will be themes or challenges each session that can be completed, or work on your own project. All you need to do is bring along your imagination! Every...

Date: Wednesday 9 December
Where:
Hastings Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Giacomo Fenocchio Wine Tasting & Dinner

Giacomo Fenocchio Wine Tasting & Dinner

Join us for a “Giacomo Fenocchio, Piemonte" wine tasting and sharing dinner at Sazio! Italian wine expert Richard Klein from Artigiano imports and the team at Sazio will guide you through a 6-wine tasting (including 3 Barolos). The wines will be paired with Dan's beautiful “Feed me” menu...

Date: Wednesday 9 December
Where:
Sazio, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cucumber Juice

Cucumber Juice

Best Time To Take Cucumber Juice. What better time of day to drink cucumber juice? The first-rate time of day is something you sense to love it. You can drink it as a starter for lunch or dinner and additionally as a snack (if you take them). Another desirable time of day to take it's far in...

Date: Thursday 10 December
Where:
Focus Health Physiotherapy, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Paint and Wine Night - A Starry Christmas Night

Paint and Wine Night - A Starry Christmas Night

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Napier! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going! The need to...

Date: Thursday 10 December
Where:
Shed 2 Bar and Restaurant, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Night Fiesta

Napier Night Fiesta

Make the most of the balmy summer weather at the Napier Night Fiesta. Come and dine on delectable food while relaxing to local tunes and soaking up the fabulous atmosphere of Napier's Clive Square at twilight. Meet your friends, bring your family and your picnic rug and relax at this event....

Date: Friday 11 December to Friday 26 February
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Christmas at the Park

Hawke's Bay Christmas at the Park

Hawke’s Bay Christmas at the Park is a free to enter, family-friendly, community, outdoor Christmas concert. Gates open at 3:00pm. Activities for kids, free face painting and kids' confidence course. Entertainment starts at 5:00pm which includes local and nationally recognised artists,...

Date: Saturday 12 December
Where:
Mitre 10 Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Wine Books and More

Wine Books and More

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...

Date: Tuesday 15 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter happens each month regardless of the seasons at Taradale Library. Bring your knitting or other needlework and share a cuppa and chat. Napier Libraries is a true community hub which supports learning, creativity and interaction with free programmes and activities designed for...

Date: Wednesday 16 December
Where:
Taradale Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hastings Library Bookchat

Hastings Library Bookchat

Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library for Book Chat on the third Wednesday of every month. There is no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books you've read and hear what others have been reading. You'll get a preview of some of the latest and/or recommended books from...

Date: Wednesday 16 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MEH Do Some Bad Art

MEH Do Some Bad Art

Wish you were Picasso, but can’t draw a stick man? Does your flower arrangement still life look more like a painting of a garbage heap? Have no fear, Bad Art is here! Come along and make some terrible art with us! We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which...

Date: Wednesday 16 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Third Thursday Book Club

Third Thursday Book Club

This Havelock North Library book club for adults will give you the opportunity to share with others about the books you have been reading. We do not read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books you've read and liked, or even tell us about the ones you didn't enjoy and why! Library staff...

Date: Thursday 17 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MEH Bees Wax Wraps

MEH Bees Wax Wraps

Drop-in and learn to make your own beeswax wraps- just in time for the giving season. Bring along your favourite lightweight cotton fabric or use ours. Limited places - Registrations required. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in...

Date: Friday 18 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Beeswax Wrap Workshop

Beeswax Wrap Workshop

Drop-in and see how easy it is to make your own beeswax wrap with help from the Waste Minimisation team. Limited numbers – registrations required. Suitable for ages 8-12. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Friday 18 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Central Hawke's Bay Community Christmas Celebrations

Central Hawke's Bay Community Christmas Celebrations

We are thrilled to invite you to the 2020 Central Hawke's Bay Community Christmas Celebration! Join us on Friday the 18th of December from 4.30 PM - 8 PM along Ruataniwha and Northumberland Streets in Waipukurau for a fun and festive evening of activities, food trucks, performances, Santa's...

Date: Friday 18 December
Where:
Ruataniwha st, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Napier CBD Santa Grotto

Napier CBD Santa Grotto

Come see Santa in his magical grotto! Have your photo taken with Santa, which will be posted on the Breeze FM Hawke's Bay Facebook page for you to download. Go in the draw to win a Cool Toys voucher! Craft stalls will be in the mall side stores so you can get that special someone something unique...

Date: Saturday 19 December to Monday 21 December
Where:
Ocean Boulevard Mall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hastings City Big Retail Sale

Hastings City Big Retail Sale

Shop till you drop at the Hastings City Big Retail Sale! You’re sure to find gifts for even the trickiest person on your list. Not only bargains galore but also heaps of free family fun entertainment including bouncy castles, face painting, stilt walkers, local performers, live music and more! ...

Date: Saturday 19 December
Where:
Hastings City Mall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Carols in Cornwall Park 2020

Carols in Cornwall Park 2020

The Christmas shopping should be almost done so Carols in Cornwall Park will be the perfect occasion to put your feet up and get into the festive spirit. Set aside the late afternoon of December 19 to enjoy this annual event when Cornwall Park rings out to the tune of Christmas carols and...

Date: Saturday 19 December
Where:
Cornwall Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Nerf Wars

Nerf Wars

Bring your Nerf guns, ammo and game face to compete in the Hastings Library battleground. Limited numbers - registrations required. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Saturday 19 December to Saturday 16 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Fiesta of Lights

Fiesta of Lights

There's so much more to see at our celebrations. There's 56 dazzling light displays scattered along a tree-lined light trail surrounded by thousands of sparkling fairy lights. Started in 1998 our holiday light event has grown in size year by year and offers a fun experience for young and old....

Date: Saturday 19 December to Sunday 10 January
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Christmas Stollen for Christmas

Christmas Stollen for Christmas

Come and prepare Christmas Stollen for Christmas! A rich filled dough with marzipan. Pauline will demonstrate and you will make your own Stollen Pauline will organise all ingredients and will guide you through the recipe. After shaping the loaf you will take it home for the second roofing...

Date: Tuesday 22 December
Where:
Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tea with Tales

Tea with Tales

Tea with Tales are book groups which operate in partnership with the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind. This group is run by the Friends of the Taradale Library. The Friends and volunteers read from some interesting titles that are available from the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the...

Date: Wednesday 23 December
Where:
Taradale Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Christmas Crackers with Labneh

Christmas Crackers with Labneh

Have your first entree or nibbles for Christmas sorted with these savoury crunchy delicious crackers and homemade fresh herb labneh balls infused in oil. You will make a tray of savoury Christmas crackers (Rosemary and Parmesan) Glutenfree option available. And you will make a (500ml)...

Date: Wednesday 23 December
Where:
Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Christmas Twilight Market

Christmas Twilight Market

Christmas at the Farmers’ Market. Finish you Christmas Shopping with us. Purchase your fresh Christmas produce or last-minute gifts. We have your entertaining needs covered fresh fruit and vegetables, platter delights, meat and veggies for the BBQ, bread and baked goods, sweet treats,...

Date: Wednesday 23 December
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cape Estate - Boxing Day Festival 2020

Cape Estate - Boxing Day Festival 2020

Iconic to the Hawke’s Bay social calendar, the annual Boxing Day Festival returns to Cape Estate in 2020 after another sold-out festival in 2019. The festival delivers the best in Hawke’s Bay hospitality and entertainment drawing together family and friends in an open-air garden stage setting...

Date: Saturday 26 December
Where:
Cape Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Ossian Street Market: CANCELLED

The Ossian Street Market: CANCELLED

The Ossian Street Market is a fantastic local market that specialises in vintage, collectables and quality secondhand goods. It runs the last Sunday of every month from 9am - 1pm, weather permitting. Situated in the carpark opposite FG Smiths Eatery 9b Ossian Street.

Date: Sunday 27 December to Sunday 28 March
Where:
F.G Smith Eatery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

A Festival of Film under the Stars The planning is already in full swing for the 17th OpenAir Cinema season starting on 27 December 2020 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. Whilst the film line-up is still being finalised, there will be plenty of variety to satisfy a broad range of movie...

Date: Sunday 27 December to Wednesday 6 January
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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January 2021

Free
CAN Christmas Makers Market

CAN Christmas Makers Market

The CAN Christmas Makers Market will open on Friday 27 November, and will be crammed with affordable hand made, quality products made by talented NZ artists. The 2020 Christmas Makers Market promises to be the busiest ever, with CAN markets gaining in popularity more and more with every...

Date: Monday 30 November to Thursday 7 January
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Night Fiesta

Napier Night Fiesta

Make the most of the balmy summer weather at the Napier Night Fiesta. Come and dine on delectable food while relaxing to local tunes and soaking up the fabulous atmosphere of Napier's Clive Square at twilight. Meet your friends, bring your family and your picnic rug and relax at this event....

Date: Friday 11 December to Friday 26 February
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Fiesta of Lights

Fiesta of Lights

There's so much more to see at our celebrations. There's 56 dazzling light displays scattered along a tree-lined light trail surrounded by thousands of sparkling fairy lights. Started in 1998 our holiday light event has grown in size year by year and offers a fun experience for young and old....

Date: Saturday 19 December to Sunday 10 January
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Waipukurau Vintage Fair

Waipukurau Vintage Fair

A wonderful day of adventure shopping through a wonderful collection of a variety of stalls, selling Vintage Wares, Clothing, Jewellery, Books, China and Collectables. All proceeds will go to the CHB Volunteer Fire Services. For further information Please contact Chelsea 021 296 8838.

Date: Saturday 2 January to Monday 4 January
Where:
Waipukurau Memorial Hall, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

A Festival of Film under the Stars The planning is already in full swing for the 17th OpenAir Cinema season starting on 27 December 2020 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. Whilst the film line-up is still being finalised, there will be plenty of variety to satisfy a broad range of movie...

Date: Sunday 27 December to Wednesday 6 January
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Sunday Market

Napier Sunday Market

What is the Napier Sunday Market? The biggest Market in Hawkes Bay! Well over 60 stalls to explore and featuring live music and buskers.Great range of fresh fruit when in season. Well worth a visit! Sunday morning, it's not too far, Beside the Ocean and next to the Spa Grab a...

Date: Sunday 6 December to Sunday 17 January
Where:
Marine Parade Domain, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

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...

Date: Sunday 6 December to Sunday 28 February
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Crafternoons

Crafternoons

Make something crafty for someone or attend one of our Crafternoons. Pop in each week to make something new. Keep it for yourself or find the perfect person to give it to. At all three libraries every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during December and January. We may take photographs or...

Date: Tuesday 1 December to Thursday 28 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Crafternoons

Crafternoons

Make something crafty for someone or attend one of our Crafternoons. Pop in each week to make something new. Keep it for yourself or find the perfect person to give it to. At all three libraries every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during December and January. We may take photographs or...

Date: Tuesday 1 December to Thursday 28 January
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Crafternoons

Crafternoons

Make something crafty for someone or attend one of our Crafternoons. Pop in each week to make something new. Keep it for yourself or find the perfect person to give it to. At all three libraries every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during December and January. We may take photographs or...

Date: Tuesday 1 December to Thursday 28 January
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Crafternoons


Free
Watch a Movie with Your Whānau

Watch a Movie with Your Whānau

Bring along a cushion, and settle in for a whānau-friendly movie afternoon on us. Family-friendly movie fun is on us! Suitable for ages 5+ We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Thursday 7 January
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Geek Guild Gaming Day

Geek Guild Gaming Day

Learn a game or invent one! Come along to our Geek Guild gaming day. Grab your friends and whānau and pop in to learn new games or play some old favourites. The Hawkes Bay Geek Guild will be on hand to explain all the rules and to answer all your burning questions. We may take photographs...

Date: Saturday 9 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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LEGO® Continuous Build

LEGO® Continuous Build

Bring along your creative thinking and building skills and add to our LEGO® continuous build. Drop-in anytime over the week! Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Monday 11 January
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat is a friendly gathering of book lovers. Come along to talk about the books you've been reading and to see what's new in the library. All welcome. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Tuesday 1 December to Tuesday 26 January
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
MEH Movie Afternoon

MEH Movie Afternoon

Get your watching eyes ready and come along to our movie afternoon (with sundaes!). Suitable for Ages 13 - 18. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Tuesday 12 January
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Watch a Movie with your Whānau

Watch a Movie with your Whānau

Bring along a cushion, and settle in for a whānau-friendly movie afternoon on us. Family-friendly movie fun is on us! Suitable for ages 5+ We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Thursday 14 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Movie Night

Whānau Movie Night

Bring along a cushion, and settle in for a whānau-friendly movie afternoon on us. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Thursday 14 January
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dreamy Little Weddings, Pop-Up Weddings  in Hawkes Bay

Dreamy Little Weddings, Pop-Up Weddings in Hawkes Bay

Dreamy pop -up weddings in Hawkes Bay are 90 minutes of affordable memories, after which you can continue to celebrate wherever and however you desire. The wedding ceremony is taken care of with a venue, celebrant, venue styling, florals, wedding cake, photographer, music, celebratory champagne and...

Date: Saturday 16 January
Where:
Terrace View, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Another Day in Taradise

Another Day in Taradise

Come and join in the Sweet 16th celebrations, of our Another Day in Taradise. Free entry to the event and is very family friendly. We are proud to have the same amazing band playing, which will provide us with amazing tunes all day long. There will of course be great Moana Park wines...

Date: Saturday 16 January
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Pre-loved Market

Napier Pre-loved Market

Welcome to Pre-loved Market NZ - a dedicated market for pre-owned clothing, accessories and homewares. Shop sustainably from carefully curated collections. Bring cash as some stalls may not have Eftpos available. Stall queries: prelovedmarketnz@gmail.com

Date: Saturday 16 January
Where:
Asher Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Nerf Wars

Nerf Wars

Bring your Nerf guns, ammo and game face to compete in the Hastings Library battleground. Limited numbers - registrations required. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Saturday 19 December to Saturday 16 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
MEH Library Lock In

MEH Library Lock In

The ever-popular and annual Lock-In is back! Join us after-hours to celebrate the end of Summer with pizza and games. Registrations required. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Wednesday 20 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - MEH Library Lock In


Free
Watch a Movie with Your Whānau

Watch a Movie with Your Whānau

Bring along a cushion, and settle in for a whānau-friendly movie afternoon on us. Family-friendly movie fun is on us! Suitable for ages 5+ We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Thursday 21 January
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Watch a Movie with Your Whānau


Whānau Movie Night

Whānau Movie Night

Bring along a cushion, and settle in for a whānau-friendly movie afternoon on us. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Thursday 21 January
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Epic Hide 'n Seek

Epic Hide 'n Seek

We're going Epic with Hide n Seek at the Hastings Library; Ready or not! Limited numbers – registrations required. Suitable for ages 7-12. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Friday 22 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
MEH Dolores Umbridge Escape Room

MEH Dolores Umbridge Escape Room

Can you outsmart Dolores Umbridge? Work in a group to try and beat our Escape Room within the hour. Those who do will win prizes! For Ages 13 - 18. Limited sessions and numbers - Registrations required. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used...

Date: Wednesday 27 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - MEH Dolores Umbridge Escape Room


Free
The Ossian Street Market: CANCELLED

The Ossian Street Market: CANCELLED

The Ossian Street Market is a fantastic local market that specialises in vintage, collectables and quality secondhand goods. It runs the last Sunday of every month from 9am - 1pm, weather permitting. Situated in the carpark opposite FG Smiths Eatery 9b Ossian Street.

Date: Sunday 27 December to Sunday 28 March
Where:
F.G Smith Eatery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Ossian Street Market: CANCELLED


Walk 2 D'Feet MND

Walk 2 D'Feet MND

MND New Zealand’s volunteer-led event series, Walk 2 D’Feet MND, is returning to Napier. A sponsored fundraising and awareness walk. Register to attend in advance and take advantage of an Early Bird discount. Dogs welcome on a leash. 10am - Registration open 11am - Walk...

Date: Sunday 31 January
Where:
West Quay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Walk 2 D'Feet MND


February 2021

Free
Havelock North Handmade Market

Havelock North Handmade Market

The Havelock Handmade Market is held once a month (and occasionally a couple of times a month during the summer months) Tucked in the courtyard behind Peak Pizza on Te Mata Road, Havelock North we're an enterprising group of stall holders who enjoy sharing our products. Come along and support...

Date: Saturday 5 December to Saturday 6 February
Where:
Village Court Havelock North, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

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...

Date: Sunday 6 December to Sunday 28 February
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


Napier Night Fiesta

Napier Night Fiesta

Make the most of the balmy summer weather at the Napier Night Fiesta. Come and dine on delectable food while relaxing to local tunes and soaking up the fabulous atmosphere of Napier's Clive Square at twilight. Meet your friends, bring your family and your picnic rug and relax at this event....

Date: Friday 11 December to Friday 26 February
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Night Fiesta


Outfield Music, Food & Arts Festival

Outfield Music, Food & Arts Festival

Outfield Music, Food & Arts Festival 2021 Hawkes Bay's latest family-friendly celebration of Music, Food & Art! If you’ve ever been on a summer road trip through Hawkes Bay, chances are you’ve spent some time on the coast at laidback Te Awanga, a beachside settlement with a thriving arts...

Date: Saturday 13 February
Where:
Outfield Music, Food & Arts Festival Site, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Central Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Open Day

Central Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Open Day

Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter Service has been looking after the Hawke's Bay region for decades. We are very proud to be able to put on an Open Day for the Central Hawke's Bay community so they can see our service up close! On Sunday the 14th February at the CHB Aero Club, based in...

Date: Sunday 14 February
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Aero Club, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
1930s Waiata And Poi Dance Competition

1930s Waiata And Poi Dance Competition

Following the Whakatūwheratanga Opening Ceremony, kapa haka teams will perform in a 1930s style waiata-aringa action song and poi dance competition. For this event teams will be judged on their costumes, repertoire, and likeness to the 1930s style of kapa haka.

Date: Wednesday 17 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Art Deco Festival 2021

Napier Art Deco Festival 2021

One of New Zealand's most iconic events is back in 2021 - The Napier Art Deco Festival! This is a five day Festival like no other, where locals and visitors alike come together to celebrate Hawke's Bay's unique Art Deco heritage. The Festival features the best of live entertainment through,...

Date: Wednesday 17 February to Sunday 21 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Art Deco Festival 2021


A Salute To The Services Concert - Hawkes's Bay Jazz Club Bi

A Salute To The Services Concert - Hawkes's Bay Jazz Club Bi

When the world went to war, swing music went to war too. Jazz music provided comfort for the families at home as well as the soldiers abroad. Many musicians were drafted into the military and they took their music with them. Amid the chaos of war, the music would have brought some sanity to...

Date: Wednesday 17 February
Where:
Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Club Tour And Tea

Club Tour And Tea

Enjoy the opportunity to learn the story of the famous Hawke’s Bay Club. Collect your self-guided notes on arrival, explore this Edwardian treasure and learn about its history, then finish with a special High Tea served on the lawn. Sunshine and History always goes well paired with a...

Date: Thursday 18 February
Where:
Hawke's Bay Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Junior Gatsby Picnic

Junior Gatsby Picnic

Sponsored by Pak ‘n Save A youth-focused event for Hawke’s Bay children aged 8 –12-year-olds (school years 4 – 8), designed to replicate our main Gatsby Picnic. This will be a fun-filled morning held in the Napier Soundshell, featuring music, entertainment, games, celebrity visits,...

Date: Thursday 18 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings City Art Deco Market

Hastings City Art Deco Market

Our famous Hastings City Art Deco Market is back to kit you out and make sure you’re dressed to the nines for the Art Deco Festival Weekend! From 10 am until 8 pm in the vibrant Hastings City Mall, our vendors will be selling their carefully collected brand new, vintage, and second-hand Art...

Date: Thursday 18 February
Where:
Hastings City Mall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Festival Garden Bar

Festival Garden Bar

Enjoy the Festival’s revelry and festivities of the Soundshell, Upper and Lower Lawn from the comfort of the Garden Bar. Located on the lower lawn, overlooking the ocean and perfect for viewing the flying displays; this is the ideal place to be part of the Art Deco atmosphere while enjoying a...

Date: Thursday 18 February to Sunday 21 February
Where:
Lower Lawn, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hākui Hākoro Fashion Parade

Hākui Hākoro Fashion Parade

Watch the glitz and glamour of the senior Māori generations as they strut the catwalk vying for the title of Kaumātua King and Queen. The Hākui and Hākoro will be judged on their best Toi Deco Māori interpretation and use of kākahu traditional garments. The crowned Kaumātua King and...

Date: Thursday 18 February
Where:
Hastings City Mall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jazz & Bubbles On The Lawn

Jazz & Bubbles On The Lawn

Relax, recline and repose, sipping a glass or two whilst enjoying fresh canapés on the lawn of the gracious Hawke’s Bay Club. Ease into the deco weekend with a dancing display and entertainment by Robert Cross. Deco dress encouraged with prizes available for best-dressed male and...

Date: Thursday 18 February
Where:
Hawke's Bay Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Stars And Starlets Ball

Stars And Starlets Ball

Thursday night is all about the glitz and glamour of the 1930s film stars, when the men were dashing and women were bewitching. Get dressed up like the greats Katherine Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Cary Grant or whoever inspires your inner glamour. Dinner is served at 8 pm, then dance...

Date: Thursday 18 February
Where:
Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Prohibition Pop Up

Prohibition Pop Up

For those who want to partake in a true speakeasy experience. Full of bootleg liquor, non-stop music and live entertainment, this is the place to party. Get your friends together and make this a night to remember. Please note that this is a bar/nightclub. Cash bar available. R18 Dress to...

Date: Thursday 18 February to Saturday 20 February
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Toi Deco Māori Village

Toi Deco Māori Village

Meander through the peace and tranquillity of Marine Parade’s Sunken Garden’s in this first Toi Deco Māori Village. See traditional Māori arts practices up-close, listen to ancient story-telling and immerse yourself in this rare cultural kaleidoscope. At the Toi Deco Māori Village, you...

Date: Friday 19 February to Sunday 21 February
Where:
Sunken Gardens, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Aunty's Maara Kai

Aunty's Maara Kai

Aunty’s Garden is renown for providing fresh produce to all who enter the garden’s gates. Come and join Aunty Hānui Lawrence for a personally guided tour of her maara kai food garden. Pick your lunch as you saunter, and listen to the stories of the māramataka Māori lunar calendar and how...

Date: Friday 19 February
Where:
Waipatu Marae, Karamū Road, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Royal New Zealand Navy Concert

Royal New Zealand Navy Concert

Regarded as one of the Country’s finest military bands, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band commemorates its Art Deco connection with a not to be missed concert at the Napier Municipal Theatre, conducted by Lieutenant Commander, Michael Dowrick, RNZN. Pushing the boundaries of music presentation,...

Date: Friday 19 February
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Ahuriri Dinner Express

Ahuriri Dinner Express

Join us onboard the vintage railcar for a dinner adventure like no other. Board in Napier, take a run to Hastings and then back to Ahuriri where you will disembark for a 3-course dinner at Shed 2 and fabulous entertainment. After dinner, it’s back on board the railcar to Napier where your...

Date: Friday 19 February
Where:
Napier Railway Station, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dinner On The Lawn

Dinner On The Lawn

Join us for dinner on the lawn at the historic Hawke’s Bay Club. You will be well looked after and entertained with a dancing display and harmonies by Robert Cross all whilst being served a mouth-watering dinner on our stunning lawn. Don your Deco best with prizes available for best-dressed...

Date: Friday 19 February
Where:
Hawke's Bay Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gangsters And Flappers

Gangsters And Flappers

Enter a world of illegal drinking, organised crime and extravagance and join us for a wild and indulgent night that even prohibition won’t be able to stop! Live it up with an evening of great food, classic jazz music, dancing and fun. Grab your fedoras, feathers, Uzi’s and Pearls and don your...

Date: Friday 19 February
Where:
The Old Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Depression Dinner

Depression Dinner

Always a Festival favourite! Dress down for this fun event where depression style food is served. You can still keep it on theme with 1930s clothing, just keep your sequins and/or cravats for glamourous evening events. Join the procession through the city centre then sing your heart out as a...

Date: Friday 19 February
Where:
Tom Parker Fountain, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Soiree Like It's 1920

Soiree Like It's 1920

Step back in time into the party lifestyle of the rich and famous during the 1920s. Sophisticated, stylish with a hint of danger! Take in the glitz and glam, feathers, champagne and sparkle to party in true Deco luxurious style! This evening will feature a top jazz band that will have you...

Date: Friday 19 February
Where:
Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Beach Banquet

Beach Banquet

A cornerstone event of the festival where toe-tapping jazz is played whilst a scrumptious buffet dinner prepared by Orton’s is served. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on arrival. From your beachside vantage point, you will also enjoy a fabulous view of the flying displays in the sky above...

Date: Friday 19 February
Where:
Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Furs Feathers and Felony

Furs Feathers and Felony

What starts as a celebration, to which all present are attendees, quickly and tragically takes a terrible turn for the worst. In this new interactive event, all participants have a part to play in solving the mystery and will discover more mystery as the evening evolves. A felon in the midst!...

Date: Friday 19 February
Where:
Dunstall's Funeral Services, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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New Zealand Services' Breakfast

New Zealand Services' Breakfast

Join 100 uniformed servicemen and women from the Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force, New Zealand Army, NZ Police, NZ Fire and Emergency, St John Ambulance. Be a part of a memorable breakfast along with our special uniformed services guests as we commemorate the 90th anniversary...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gatsby Jazz Breakfast

Gatsby Jazz Breakfast

Kick start your fun-filled Saturday with a hearty buffet breakfast, supplied by Orton’s overlooking the beachfront views, whilst a jazz band sets your feet tapping. Enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival. Ensure you join us for a pre-event drink in our wonderful arrival lounge, open 30 minutes...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Deco Kids Club

Deco Kids Club

Sponsored by Pak ‘n Save Whether for entertainment or a great place to get out of the sun, take a break with the little ones at the Deco Kids Club. Full of fun Art Deco activities, free arts, games, entertainment and educational projects for them to work on. Please note all children must...

Date: Saturday 20 February to Sunday 21 February
Where:
Deco Kids Club, Lower Lawn, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Vintage Car Parade

Vintage Car Parade

Sponsored by Progressive Meats In 2021 the feature group is Veteran cars, 100 years or older. We expect at least 50-60 including many never seen before at the Festival. To recognise the 90th anniversary of the 1931 Napier Earthquake the HBVCC has invited a number of vehicles that were in Napier and...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Charter Parade

Charter Parade

The Charter parade is a tradition going back centuries that signifies the bond between the military and the people, where a military unit entrusted with the protection of a city is permitted to march through the streets with Drums beating, Band playing, Colours flying, Bayonets fixed and Swords...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Death By Chocolate

Death By Chocolate

Death never tasted so good – the most delicious and unique funeral you’ll ever attend. There’ll be eulogies, sing-along hymn sheets accompanied by an organist and the service will be led by our chocolate chaplain Reverend Conner Fectionary. This will be an Art Deco experience of...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Dunstall's Funeral Services, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Great Deco Bake Off

Great Deco Bake Off

Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned baking competition? Inspired by classic village fête baking, take part in our Deco bake-off and show off your baking skills. Entries will be judged on Taste, Appearance, Execution and Creativity. Categories are Pies, Muffins and Cakes. There will be...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Festival Garden Bar, Lower Lawns, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Radio Play And High Tea

Radio Play And High Tea

The 1920s and 30s were the Golden Age of Radio, and during this time new forms of entertainment were created for the new medium including radio plays, mystery, adventure and detective serials. Now it’s your chance to relive this Golden Age as you watch a radio play being born while enjoying a...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Beating Of The Retreat And Marae Lawn Dance

Beating Of The Retreat And Marae Lawn Dance

Houngarea Marae at Pakipaki sets the scene for this special Māori Salute to the Services. Houngarea stands as a national marae in commemoration of Māori service people and as such the gates are open to all who wish to attend this auspicious evening of remembrance. The Beating of the Retreat...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Houngarea Marae, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Alfresco Munch

Alfresco Munch

A wonderful opportunity to be hosted at the elegant Hawke’s Bay Club where you will enjoy a delectable alfresco meal on the lawn whilst being entertained with a dancing display and local legend Robert Cross. Deco dress encouraged with prizes available for best-dressed male and female. Cash bar.

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Hawke's Bay Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Long Jazz Banquet

Long Jazz Banquet

Dance the night away to a sweet and salty cocktail of jazz, blues, swing and soul in the timeless décor of the main hall of the historic building at The Old Church. Gather with your friends in banquet style seating and savour the delights of a decadent three-course dinner. Don your best dancing...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
The Old Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Great Gatsby Party - Salute to the Services

Great Gatsby Party - Salute to the Services

The Festival's most extravagant party is back! We’re taking over the whole Mission Estate Winery and transporting you directly into the decadent world of the Great Gatsby. You’ll be greeted with showgirls, canapés and a glass of wine on arrival. On the ground floor, you’ll enjoy an...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Barrels & Bootleggers

Barrels & Bootleggers

Sponsored by Gemco Celebrate the rebels, the criminals, and backcountry moonshiners of the Prohibition Era. Dress up, whether it be in a flapper dress, zoot suit, or old-timey bootlegger garb, join us for a night of underground New York style party celebrations. We’ve cleared away the...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Death By Chocolate Dessert

Death By Chocolate Dessert

After the sudden death of local chocolate maker Mavis Davis, the whole town of Decoshire is invited to attend her funeral, including five locals who all harbour a secret. No one suspects anything is amiss until a note written by Mavis reveals that someone amongst them may be her killer. This...

Date: Saturday 20 February
Where:
Dunstall's Funeral Services, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Miha Māori The Māori Mass

Miha Māori The Māori Mass

Join the Catholic Māori Mission at Pakipaki for this special Māori Mass in honour of Mēri Hōhepa Venerable Suzanne Aubert, New Zealand’s first Saint in making. Show your support and be a part of this event, watch history in the making by starting your day at the Art Deco Festival with The...

Date: Sunday 21 February
Where:
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Thank God For The Royal NZ Navy Commemorative Breakfast

Thank God For The Royal NZ Navy Commemorative Breakfast

This is a commemorative 80th anniversary of the RNZN breakfast that recognises the special historical connection between the Navy and Napier. Join our special Services guests, defence attachés, officers and ship’s company from the Royal New Zealand Navy and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and the...

Date: Sunday 21 February
Where:
The Thirsty Whale, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Blow Your Wig Brunch On The Beach

Blow Your Wig Brunch On The Beach

Brunch is cheerful, sociable and exciting, so get your Sunday off to a flying Art Deco start and enjoy a delicious buffet brunch served by Orton’s overlooking the beautiful ocean view. There will be live jazz entertainment and a best-dressed competition with prizes, to set you up for a...

Date: Sunday 21 February
Where:
Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mission Lawn Jazz Party

Mission Lawn Jazz Party

Step back in time and enjoy the Jazz Age like all the most glamourous did. Set on the stunning Mission Estate Winery lawns, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of incredible Jazz music, as well as the Mission’s world-renowned food, wine and stunning atmosphere. Other activities include croquet, dance...

Date: Sunday 21 February
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gatsby Picnic VIP Lunch

Gatsby Picnic VIP Lunch

Sponsored by Tremains Be our special guest during this VIP event at the Gatsby Picnic. Join us for a light lunch, along with complimentary wine and relax in the shade of the marquee as you soak up the atmosphere and enjoy all the music on offer. Ensure you join us for a pre-event drink in...

Date: Sunday 21 February
Where:
Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Deco Best Bits

Deco Best Bits

Sponsored by The Gintrap What better way to wrap up another fantastic Festival, than by experiencing a little bit of everything? Enjoy entertainment from various performers and groups from throughout the Festival, while enjoying a delicious buffet dinner, in a relaxed fun setting. Have one...

Date: Sunday 21 February
Where:
Festival Marquee, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cheerio To Deco

Cheerio To Deco

Say a final hurrah to the wonderful 2021 Festival with friends at the Hawke’s Bay Club. Enjoy a light meal in delightful surroundings of the Hawke’s Bay Club lawn accompanied by a dancing display and the jazz sounds of Robert Cross. Deco dress essential with prizes available for...

Date: Sunday 21 February
Where:
Hawke's Bay Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Messy Church

Messy Church

Free fun for the whole family. Learn new crafts, activities, and music with a Bible theme. Included is a light meal. Hosted by St Peter's Anglican Church, Riverslea, Hastings. All are welcome so bring your friends and neighbours. We look forward to seeing you.

Date: Saturday 27 February
Where:
St Martins Hall, Mayfair, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Puketapu Auction & Country Fair

Puketapu Auction & Country Fair

Country Fair and Rural Auction held annually beside the beautiful Lake at Puketapu. It is a great family day out in the country and only seven minutes from Taradale. There is ample parking, plenty of shade and seating beneath trees surrounding the lake. The Fair has a great range of stalls...

Date: Sunday 28 February
Where:
The Puketapu Lake, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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March 2021

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Maraekakaho Country Market Day 2021

Maraekakaho Country Market Day 2021

It's your 'Rural Day in the Bay!' The 9th annual Maraekakaho Country Market Day. There will be local produce, coffee, home baking and gourmet foods, artisan crafts, gifts, toys, baby/child/adult clothing, jewellery, furniture, landscaping plants, art, entertainment and a ton of country fun on...

Date: Saturday 20 March
Where:
Maraekakaho Sports Grounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Lindisfarne College Gala 2021

Lindisfarne College Gala 2021

Annual Gala, fun day for all the family. Books, 2nd Hand Clothing, White Elephant, Auction, Meat, Produce, Sports Gear, Cakes, Preserves, Linen, Picture Frames, Crafts & Collectibles, Jewellery, Plants, Hamburgers, Tea & Coffee, Candy Floss, Sausage Sizzle, Steak Sandwiches, kids games etc etc.

Date: Sunday 21 March
Where:
Lindisfarne College, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair

Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 6 of New Zealand's largest and most fabulous travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something for everyone. We're bringing to NZ a unique style of interesting...

Date: Saturday 27 March to Sunday 28 March
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Ossian Street Market: CANCELLED

The Ossian Street Market: CANCELLED

The Ossian Street Market is a fantastic local market that specialises in vintage, collectables and quality secondhand goods. It runs the last Sunday of every month from 9am - 1pm, weather permitting. Situated in the carpark opposite FG Smiths Eatery 9b Ossian Street.

Date: Sunday 27 December to Sunday 28 March
Where:
F.G Smith Eatery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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April 2021

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The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair

Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 6 of New Zealand's largest and most fabulous travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something for everyone. We're bringing to NZ a unique style of interesting...

Date: Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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