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Management & Leadership Workshop - Business Training NZ

Management & Leadership Workshop - Business Training NZ. Thursday 30th March 2017
Learn how to run a successful team and how to make the transition from buddy to boss! Becoming a manager is hard enough and making the transition from buddy to boss is even tougher and comes with its own set of unique challenges. A team without strong leadership rarely functions well. Amazingly,...

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Hawke's Bay At War 1914-1918

Hawke's Bay At War 1914-1918. Thursday 30th March 2017
From the Uttermost ends of the earth, this takes us on a journey from the excitement of the men signing up for war to the reality of life in the harsh deserts of Palestine and the Sinai and the nightmare of the Western Front, The Somme and Passchendale. Memorabilia from the soldiers' families...

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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Thursday 30th March 2017
“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

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Tenei Tonu Exhibition

Tenei Tonu Exhibition. Thursday 30th March 2017
Tēnei Tonu can be interpreted as “always here” and this new exhibition shares stories of those who have always been here - Tangata Whenua. These are the kaitiaki custodians not only of this land but also of the connections to whakapapa genealogy and to culture. Taonga on display will include...

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Indra's Bow

Indra's Bow. Thursday 30th March 2017
This collaborative artwork was made by Tiffany Singh and local artist Jo Blogg, who employs similarly meticulous and ritualistic processes in her artworks. The two artists joined forces to transform the gallery space into a powerful sensory art environment. Indra’s Bow was inspired by the...

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A Glimpse of India

A Glimpse of India. Thursday 30th March 2017
A Glimpse of India features a rich and diverse group of Indian objects and artworks from the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi collection. Initially purchased as tourist souvenirs, or collected for their cultural and religious significance, these were brought back to provincial New...

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Out of The Box

Out of The Box. Thursday 30th March 2017
A public art collection is a rich source of shared cultural heritage with close ties to the place and people around it. This exhibition presents a broad selection of artworks from the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-Rangi collection, which has developed through a combination of generous...

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Tūturu

Tūturu. Thursday 30th March 2017
Tūturu showcases both established and emerging artists with connections to the Hawke’s Bay iwi tribe of Ngāti Kahungunu. This exhibition is a celebration of Kahungunutanga, the rich cultural heritage of Ngāti Kahungunu, and was developed in collaboration with local arts collective Iwi Toi...

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Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa. Thursday 30th March 2017
For most New Zealanders, gathering together over the comfort of a cuppa has always been a vital part of daily living: whether sitting companionably in the whare kai, around the kitchen table, or in the formal setting of the drawing room. Many homes had a china cabinet in which to showcase...

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Bringing China Home

Bringing China Home. Thursday 30th March 2017
This exhibition explores Hawke’s Bay’s engagement with China through travel, trade, collecting, and conflict. It features photographs, diaries, letters, art and objects from China (and about China) from the HBMT collection and tells a vivid story of the province’s engagement with that country...

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Plight of The Innocent

Plight of The Innocent. Thursday 30th March 2017
Since emigrating to New Zealand in 1995 Anthony Davies has produced many extensive print series and has shown work on a regular basis throughout New Zealand. He is particularly interested in documenting social conditions, calamities and conflicts which people negotiate in order to live their...

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Line Dancing

Line Dancing. Thursday 30th March 2017
Emma McIntyre with her solo show Line Dancing. We first introduced Emma's work last year as part of the group show from Cloud Workshop - Stairway to Heaven. Auckland-based Emma explores interstitial spaces in painting. Her visual language is built upon paradoxes of geometry as gesture,...

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Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017. Thursday 30th March 2017
The Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar. Following more than a seven-fold increase in attendance figures since 2012, the festival is one of the largest and fastest growing French...

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150 Years of Waipukurau

150 Years of Waipukurau. Thursday 30th March 2017
Celebrating 150 Years of Waipukurau 1867 - 2017. Waipukurau History is pretty unique in New Zealand. It was established as a "model village" a utopian community concept of Henry Robert Russell, who purchased part of the Waipukurau Block in 1853. He became very influential and was being referred...

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Photoshop Nightclass

Photoshop Nightclass. Thursday 30th March 2017
Photoshop is widely used by photographers and graphic artists to edit and retouch images. Learn some of the most practical features of this powerful software. Email - raewynis@eit.ac.nz Students must provide their own USB stick to save their work. Min 4GB.

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Hounds of The Baskervilles

Hounds of The Baskervilles. Thursday 30th March 2017
A fantastic Spoof, Expect suspense and laughs alike in this popular Sherlock Holmes tale. Brash Canadian Henry Baskerville has inherited a British manor… and a mystery. Strange things are happening on the moor and someone is trying to kill him. Could it be tied to the legend of a fearsome...

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At the Margins

Friday 31st March 2017
This international exhibition and exchange asked printmakers in New Zealand and Wales to reflect on the way that the ‘marginal’ positions of the British and New Zealand archipelagos have influenced the representation of culture, landscape, society, remembered histories, and how this has changed...

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Art Exhibition and Sale - Sweet As Banana Pudding

Friday 31st March 2017
Exhibition and sale of local professional and emerging women's art from various differing mediums - paint, sculpture, jewellery and much much more. All art is for sale, with prices to meet everyone's budget. Grand opening March 31st starting at 5:30pm. Tickets are for sale from the Heretaunga...

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First Light Retreats Adventure & Play

First Light Retreats Adventure & Play. Friday 31st March 2017
Facilitated by Carol Neilson owner of YinYoga Napier & Stacy Dixon, Yoga instructor and Adventure facilitator. Think PJ party, yoga, an adventure, lush food, stillness, digital detox, chilling with a book, maybe a spirited conversation or two and a joyful celebration dinner for just being divine...

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Dead Hill Presents Asylum

Dead Hill Presents Asylum. Friday 31st March 2017
Dead Hill the Haunting presents - Asylum. Our new show starting March 31st, 2017. Come walk the halls of one of New Zealand's most haunted buildings and live the tales of our Lunatic Asylum. Pass through our deranged surgery, and hear the screams through the walls of the suffering patients. This...

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The Rude Boyz: CANCELLED

The Rude Boyz: CANCELLED. Friday 31st March 2017
The Rude Boyz are bringing the roots back to Sideline Bar - come and get your skank on.

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Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market. Saturday 1st April 2017
Made In Wairoa is a place where Wairoa Produce Growers, Artisan Producers and Artists can sell their wares directly to the consumer. It is a place for the sale of quality fresh produce, genuine artisan food products and showcasing local art.

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Screenprinting Weekend Workshop

Screenprinting Weekend Workshop. Saturday 1st April 2017
This workshop introduces practical techniques of screen printing including how to make a screen stencil, how to use light sensitive emulsion and how to print onto paper or a fabric surface. This workshop is suitable for beginners. You will design and create the screen on Saturday, and print it on...

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Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market. Saturday 1st April 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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Hastings City Bunny Adventure

Hastings City Bunny Adventure. Saturday 1st April 2017
Hop to it this Easter in Hastings City. Join us for the Hastings City Bunny Adventure and find the Easter Bunnies hidden on shop windows throughout Hastings City! Get your entry form from any of the special shops in town with a Bunny on the window. Collect 5 stamps from participating stores...

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Piece-Makers Market

Piece-Makers Market. Saturday 1st April 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. The new season will start on Saturday 3rd September and continue on the first Saturday of every month until 6th May 2017, we will...

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Napier Conference Centre Open Day!

Napier Conference Centre Open Day!. Saturday 1st April 2017
The new-look Napier Conference Centre on Marine Parade is back in business and we’re holding a public Open Day on 1 April. It’s your chance to explore the whole venue, including our beautiful ballroom and brand new exhibition hall. There are plenty of great spaces available for hire, so if...

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Hawke's Bay SingFest

Saturday 1st April 2017
More than 200 singers from 6 local choirs will meet in Hastings on Saturday 1 April, for a day of singing and sharing. Music commentator for the event is Christine Argyle, Radio New Zealand Concert presenter. Choirs will perform individually during morning and afternoon sessions (with a break for...

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Opening of Havelock North Village Green

Opening of Havelock North Village Green. Saturday 1st April 2017
Join us in celebrating the official opening of the Havelock North Village Green and Mackersey Family Pavilion. Try out the new playground, skate or water area, grab a bite to eat and listen to some music.

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FMG Young Farmer of The Year East Coast Regional Final

Saturday 1st April 2017
Come along to watch and support the 8 regional finalists compete to qualify to go through to the FMG Young Farmer Grand Final. TeenAg and AgriKids competitions - great day out for the whole family. For more information check out our facebook page or website.

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Salsa & Bachata With Jaime Jesus

Salsa & Bachata With Jaime Jesus. Saturday 1st April 2017
Guest Instructors Jaime Jesus from Sydney, Australia is coming to Napier for a day of workshops in Bachata & Salsa, followed by an evening of latin dancing. Jaime will be partnered by New Zealand's own Raine Symons from Palmerton North. The Full Pass includes all four workshops, lunch and entry...

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Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions. Saturday 1st April 2017
Professor Dynamite & The Banditos with Willie D and Margot on the vocals and Guitar on Saturday with Akina Vinyl Apprec, Society. Ian Munro on Sunday. Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while sipping away on some of our boutique wines and beers in the...

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Glutenfree Grain & Pseudo Grain Workshop

Glutenfree Grain & Pseudo Grain Workshop. Saturday 1st April 2017
Deepen your understanding about gluten-free whole foods. At this workshop, you will be given demonstrations and hands-on experience of how to prepare whole foods for optimal digestion and how to create delicious and nourishing meals, snacks and treats that the whole family will enjoy. You will...

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NZSO Presents: Mozart & Beethoven

NZSO Presents: Mozart & Beethoven. Saturday 1st April 2017
Edo de Waart Conductor Martin Fröst Clarinet The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra John Adams Shaker Loops Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Pastorale Composer John Adams and Maestro Edo de Waart enjoy both a strong friendship and an enduring musical...

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Vintage Rock n Roll Party with Shane & the Shazam Band

Vintage Rock n Roll Party with Shane & the Shazam Band. Saturday 1st April 2017
Shane & the Shazam Band are back in Hawkes Bay. An energy filled exciting showcase of classic vintage rock n roll songs of the great Teen Idols, Elvis, Cliff, Ricky Nelson, Dion, Eddie Cochran & many more. This show goes from strength to strength. Shane hand picked every musician from the cream of...

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Angels and Outlaws: The Highwaymen Tribute

Saturday 1st April 2017
This really is a show not to be missed.The Highwaymen features Grammy Nominated Peter Caulton singing Johnny Cash.All musicians performing are accomplished.Peter has sung with the likes of Kenny Rogers, Emmy Lou Harris and Ed Bruce singing all over the world. The Angels are 4 glam ladies singing...

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Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2017

Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2017. Sunday 2nd April 2017
The race starts and ends in the heart of Napier and takes in the stunning surroundings of Hawke’s Bay and its many attractions. Starting with a sheltered 2km open water swim with Napier Port as its backdrop you will then head out on a 95km bike heading along Marine Parade with the Ocean on your...

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Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Sunday 2nd April 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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Puketapu Rural Auction & Country Fair

Sunday 2nd April 2017
A combined auction and country fair set around the beautiful lake at Puketapu village which is being run by Taradale Rotary as a fundraiser for assistance to the community. Puketapu is seven minutes west of Taradale. The auction will sell any merchantable goods or product so if it is surplus, no...

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Lake South - Album Release Tour

Lake South - Album Release Tour. Sunday 2nd April 2017
Lake South is touring Aotearoa in March and April to promote his debut album If You're Born On An Island, The Ocean Heals You. From Auckland to Dunedin, Lake will perform his unique blend of chill-synth-pop, as a two piece, with bassist/vocalist Seamus Maguire. In 2014, Lake released ‘Good...

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NZ Association of Rationalists & Humanists April Meeting

Sunday 2nd April 2017
At our April meeting, Gabriela James will talk to us about her experiences living under the Ceaucescu regime in Romania; her journey to New Zealand; and her work with the Orphans' Aid organisation. All welcome! Cuppa and chat to finish.

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Hawaiian Hula Dance Classes

Hawaiian Hula Dance Classes. Monday 3rd April 2017
Come to the only Hawaiian Hula Dance Class in Hawkes Bay! Lara Shah came to HB from Hawaii where she danced with Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O Kaua'i. Lara teaches Hula A'uana, the modern style of Hula dance. Her Hula is all about the medicine and healing that this sacred dance gives. The graceful...

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Quiz Night for Dummies

Quiz Night for Dummies. Monday 3rd April 2017
Quiz for Dummies is a fun night for those who want to have a bit of a laugh, silly answers are encouraged, and beware our quiz master can get a little silly. Free to enter and bar tabs to win.

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Other PCBUs - Dealing With Sub-contractors - Business Centra

Other PCBUs - Dealing With Sub-contractors - Business Centra. Tuesday 4th April 2017
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 defines contractors, sub-contractors and other businesses you deal with as ‘other PCBUs’. The old notion of you as the ‘principal’ or ‘site controller’ also no longer applies. Your business or your legal entity is a PCBU and where there are...

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5/2.5km Fit Fast Functional Autumnal Scurry No. 1

Tuesday 4th April 2017
Come and be a part of a fun friendly and fitness orientated 5 or 2.5km fun run/walk on a Tuesday night in Havelock North. This event has been running now for 2 years over different courses. The focus being on getting people active and bettering themselves! All while meeting new people who are...

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Adobe Illustrator Nightclass

Adobe Illustrator Nightclass. Tuesday 4th April 2017
An introduction to creating graphics using Adobe Illustrator. This course will show you the fundamentals of vector illustration, which can then be applied to poster, logo, pattern, laser cutting and engraving designs. Students must supply own USB to save work on: min 4GB Tutor: Dean...

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Ethical Investment - Public Lecture

Ethical Investment - Public Lecture. Tuesday 4th April 2017
Dr Robert Howell will be presenting and discussing the issues of investing in a responsible way based on his recent book, "Investing in People and the Planet". In a world threatened by ecological disaster, global inequality and human tragedy, how can we make a difference? This presentation...

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Sonic Tonic Sound Bath

Sonic Tonic Sound Bath. Tuesday 4th April 2017
Sonic Tonic for the Soul. Come to the beautiful 'Temple of Sound' and feel your Angelic Vibration with channelled light language and divine song which are like rolling waves of sound each one carrying you towards your embodiment of Divine Light here on Earth. This will be a sound ceremony with...

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In Conversation: Authors Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding

In Conversation: Authors Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding. Tuesday 4th April 2017
Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding take an entertaining and thought-provoking journey through the terrains mapped out in their acclaimed new memoirs: Bollinger’s 'Goneville' and Dudding’s 'My Father’s Island'. Bollinger and Dudding will read short passages from their books, publicly pick...

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East Coast Farming Expo

East Coast Farming Expo. Wednesday 5th April 2017
The expo will provide East Coast and Hawkes Bay farmers the chance to network, learn about and celebrate agricultural innovation that enhances sheep and beef farming in their region. Hosted again over two days by the Wairoa A & P Society, the expo allows farmers and landowners the chance to...

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Operatunity Presents: Glenn Miller and the Andrews Sisters

Operatunity Presents: Glenn Miller and the Andrews Sisters. Wednesday 5th April 2017
Swing along to this great music as our Andrew Sisters ensemble, Glenn Miller brass ensemble and MC Karl present our tribute to Glenn Miller and the Andrew Sisters.

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Improve Your Sewing Skills - Nightclass

Improve Your Sewing Skills - Nightclass. Wednesday 5th April 2017
Due to popular demand, the ideal school fashion studios at EIT are very pleased to offer a sewing nightclass. These workshops will be practical hands-on sessions on knowing your sewing machine, using an overlocker, understanding commercial patterns, fabrics, grainlines and layouts. Then choose...

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Lighting of Osmanthus Gardens

Lighting of Osmanthus Gardens. Wednesday 5th April 2017
Don’t miss the stunning display of new lotus lanterns at the 8th anniversary of the Lighting Festival in the Gardens. The tranquillity of the Festival, the reflections of traditional Chinese silk lanterns in the waters, the lighting of trees, and the variation of the classical music accompaniment...

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Beginners Salsa 8-week Course

Beginners Salsa 8-week Course. Wednesday 5th April 2017
Salsa Dance Lessons - Beginners course start Wednesday 12th April. Our apologies for this start date being moved from 5th to the 12th. See our facebook event info for full details @letsdancenz No partner required. Helpers from a higher level are welcome.

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Discussions On Archaeology In Hawke’s Bay

Discussions On Archaeology In Hawke’s Bay. Wednesday 5th April 2017
Presented by HB Archaeology Association, Heritage NZ, Ōmaio ki Tua and MTG Hawke’s Bay. A lively and informative panel discussion covering topics including the New Zealand Archaeological Association’s site recording scheme and archsite, Māori understandings of archaeology, legislation and...

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WWI Voices - Anna MacKenzie

WWI Voices - Anna MacKenzie. Wednesday 5th April 2017
Inspired by a folder of letters, a notebook and a set of handmade postcards, Anna Mackenzie followed a family story into the trenches and archives of the Great War – and reports back that the First World War ‘won’t let her go’. In this session Anna Mackenzie will share, in images and...

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Quiz Night

Quiz Night. Wednesday 5th April 2017
Come along on Wednesday and join in on our "Believe it or not" Trivia night. Free to join, no limit on how many members in a team and Bar Tabs to win. Sure to see you at The Rose.

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In Conversation: Authors Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding

In Conversation: Authors Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding. Wednesday 5th April 2017
Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding take an entertaining and thought-provoking journey through the terrains mapped out in their acclaimed new memoirs: Bollinger’s 'Goneville' and Dudding’s 'My Father’s Island'. Bollinger and Dudding will read short passages from their books, publicly pick...

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Stage 1 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central

Stage 1 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central. Thursday 6th April 2017
Everyone who wants to be officially recognised as an H&S representative in their workplace needs to complete this course. NZ Health and Safety law requires training and recognises the role, the duties and responsibilities of workplace health and safety representatives. This course introduces you...

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Free Your Shoulders - Awareness Through Movement Classes

Free Your Shoulders - Awareness Through Movement Classes. Thursday 6th April 2017
Feel like your shoulders are creeping up to your ears? Sore shoulders from sitting at a computer or gardening? Want to improve your posture? Then this 5-week series of Awareness Through Movement classes is for you. You will be verbally guided through fresh, interesting lessons that will help: -...

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Lunchtime Tour

Lunchtime Tour. Thursday 6th April 2017
Join us for a lunchtime tour of our current exhibitions, 'The Collector's Room' and 'Iwitoi Kahungunu'. No bookings required.

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SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSWSF 2017

SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSWSF 2017. Thursday 6th April 2017
In Love with Shakespeare. With over 150 Shakespeare events and performances which Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ) either produced or promoted last year throughout New Zealand, there is no doubt that the love affair with Shakespeare is burgeoning! Entering its second quarter century,...

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Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards Dinner

Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards Dinner. Thursday 6th April 2017
The Hawke’s Bay A&P Society and Napier Port are delighted to bring you the Napier Port Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards. This event brings together a range of awards and competitions that recognise excellence in the primary sector. So join us for this journey; whether you are an aspiring...

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods. Thursday 6th April 2017
Havelock North High School presents the Hawkes Bay premiere of Into The Woods, an adult musical fairy tale which has run to sold-out audiences on both West End and Broadway. It has also had recent success as a film starring Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. The show looks at the darker side of the...

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Magic Landscape

Magic Landscape. Friday 7th April 2017
Enchanting works from the world of myth & dream. Visit CAN to see this exhibition of paintings by Leonard Lambert. As both painter and poet, Leonard Lambert’s sole focus in his work is ‘beauty’; a humble and almost forgotten word in the celebrated art of these times. His haunting,...

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Scented Soy Candle & Melt Making Class

Scented Soy Candle & Melt Making Class. Friday 7th April 2017
Soy candle making is a gentle, satisfying craft enjoyed by both young and old. Learn how to make long lasting, scented candles for gifts or your home with this natural product, fragrances and colours and recycled containers. You will go away from this demonstration with knowledge, inspiration,...

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Go-4-12 Youth Adventure Race

Go-4-12 Youth Adventure Race. Friday 7th April 2017
The GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race is The Official New Zealand Secondary School Adventure Racing Championships and the New Zealand Youth Adventure Challenge. It is an authentic adventure race with the core disciplines consisting of mountain biking, walking, running and navigation and may include...

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Sushi Samba Night

Sushi Samba Night. Friday 7th April 2017
Brazil meets Japan - Hot Samba, music and dance with the taste and flavours of Japan!

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Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle - Napier Civic Choir

Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle - Napier Civic Choir. Friday 7th April 2017
Rossini composed this Petite Messe Solennelle as lasting evidence of his talent for writing choral music. This final product is large in scale and every bit as dramatic as Rossini's 39 successful operas. The concert will be performed without orchestra - instead, as composed, a piano...

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The Extravaganza Fair - (Gypsy)

The Extravaganza Fair - (Gypsy). Saturday 8th April 2017
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 2 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! Please note the change of venue - now at Windsor Park, Sylvan Rd, Hastings (due to maintenance at Havelock Nth Domain). We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts, and craft,...

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K2 the Power

K2 the Power. Saturday 8th April 2017
Joining us on our tour of New Zealand: The Extravaganza presents for your entertainment: K2 the Power. Karl & Ciaran bring a fresh and funky take on music from the '60s til today. These two fuse jazz, rock, funk, folk and more into the songs we all grew up with and loved, plus their own...

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Takapau Community Market

Takapau Community Market. Saturday 8th April 2017
Lots of new and used goods, beautiful greenstone pendants also in crystal, jewellery, rough and polished crystals, and key rings, lots of good quality bric-a-brac, toys and children’s clothes, household goods, plants for your garden, knitting for all ages including homespun come and find a...

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Evolution of The Motorcycle Show 2017

Evolution of The Motorcycle Show 2017. Saturday 8th April 2017
Evolution of the Motorcycle Show, featuring iconic motorcycles from the past to present Motorcycles from Speedway, Road Racing, Classic and special interest Machines, from the Hawke's Bay Classic Motorcycle Club Members, over 220 bikes. With special attractions. The BSL 500cc GP bikes (1st time...

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Freeman White Painting Masterclass

Freeman White Painting Masterclass. Saturday 8th April 2017
Join us for a two-day still life ‘painting masterclass’ with Freeman White, renowned Hawkes Bay painter. This is a rare opportunity to learn from an award-winning, top New Zealand contemporary artist. Places are limited, so make sure you book early! To book, contact -...

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Home Composting for Beginners

Home Composting for Beginners. Saturday 8th April 2017
Having trouble with your compost? Smelly and slimy? Still, in the state, it started? Lumpy and lifeless? Perhaps you don’t have enough compost? Or you don’t have enough space to turn your waste into beautiful, rich, soil-enhancing compost. Every garden deserves a fully functioning compost...

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Dixie Chicks - Mission Estate Concert

Dixie Chicks - Mission Estate Concert. Saturday 8th April 2017
A record number of people have flooded the Mission Estate Concert site since tickets went on sale on Monday, making the Dixie Chicks one of the hottest tickets in the concert's 25-year history. Traffic to the Mission Estate Concert site has been 15 per cent higher than ever before and sales are...

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Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky Orchestral Concert

Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky Orchestral Concert. Saturday 8th April 2017
This intimate concert offers three very different perspectives from Russian composers. The programme opens with Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony Op.110b, which gives a glimpse into the soul of a Soviet artist tormented by years of persecution by the communist party. His first piano concerto...

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Taradale Village Fete 2017

Taradale Village Fete 2017. Sunday 9th April 2017
Hawke's Bay's premier market event. 2017 will be the 7th Taradale Village Fete and bigger than ever! Well over 70 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 -...

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Amalia Hall and Christopher Park In Concert

Amalia Hall and Christopher Park In Concert. Sunday 9th April 2017
Amalia Hall and Christopher Park combine to bring you an exceptional and deeply expressive live performance. Amalia is widely recognised as one of the foremost young violinists to emerge from New Zealand, having received widespread acclaim for her ability to move audiences with her inherent...

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John Redman and Trio Nouveau

John Redman and Trio Nouveau. Sunday 9th April 2017
Mr Easy Jazz, the inimitable John Redman returns to Hawke’s Bay from his Medical Procedure Tour of England, backed by the talented Trio Nouveau (formerly known as DecoSwing) performing mainstream jazz standards of the 30's to 60's from the "Great American Songbook." - John Redman, vocals -...

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Who Heals the Healers - Singing Crystal Bowls Group Sessions

Who Heals the Healers - Singing Crystal Bowls Group Sessions. Wednesday 12th April 2017
The Crystal Singing Bowls Group Healing Sessions with Rob Clemens. Rebalance and rejuvenate - Free ‘Me time’ for healing practitioners. I run this regular group bowls session for Hawkes Bay healers of all forms of service to others. It is also open to those of open heart and like mind who want...

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Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden

Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden. Thursday 13th April 2017
The story of two visionary sisters, whose dedication, generosity and lifelong love of art has left a lasting impression on the Hawke’s Bay region. Their purchase of Kereru Station in 1946 enabled them to establish and support a range of local causes and organisations, and the charitable trusts...

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Faces and Figures

Thursday 13th April 2017
Painting and Ceramics by Susie King. Susie grew up in Napier, in a home where everyone liked to draw and loved to make music. As a result, her two loves are art and music. Her formal training consists of Ardmore Teacher’s college in Auckland, 1969 to 1971, where Susie majored in Art in her...

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Waiwhare Hunt N Gather Competition

Thursday 13th April 2017
Fundraiser event for the Waiwhare Community Centre, the Hunt and Gather is a great family hunting event where a team of 5 or an individual aim to get the heaviest Deer, Pig, Goat, Trout, Hare in the adult section and the biggest Rabbit, Eel for the under 12s. Fantastic prizes all thanks to our...

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The Extravaganza Fair - (Gypsy)

The Extravaganza Fair - (Gypsy). Friday 14th April 2017
Happy Easter Hawks Bay & NZ! 4 days of free entry, Extravaganza shopping & entertainment... Yeeha! Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 2 of New Zealand's largest and newest traveling event! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts, and craft, food, musical...

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K2 the Power

K2 the Power. Friday 14th April 2017
Joining us on our tour of New Zealand: The Extravaganza presents for your entertainment: K2 the Power. Karl & Ciaran bring a fresh and funky take on music from the '60s til today. These two fuse jazz, rock, funk, folk and more into the songs we all grew up with and loved, plus their own...

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The Little Easy CHB 2017

The Little Easy CHB 2017. Friday 14th April 2017
Get your legs in shape before The Big Easy with The Little Easy on Friday April 14th (Good Friday) in Central Hawke's Bay! A warm up for the main event, The Little Easy is a nice gentle 12km meander on the Rotary River Pathway. Nothing too strenuous, just a nice little prep ride before the Big...

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Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

Saturday 15th April 2017
Solo Piping Competitions commencing Friday Event 14th April at 6pm with the 46th Gold Clasp Piobaireachd Competition in the Auditorium. Highland & National Dance Competitions commence Saturday 15th April. Stalls Food/Coffee Competitors - Free School age children free.

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The Big Easy 2017

The Big Easy 2017. Saturday 15th April 2017
The Big Easy on the Hawke’s Bay Trails is the ultimate antidote to all those serious lycra laden cycling events held across the country. The Big Easy ride is gentle ride and we encourage you to take all day and enjoy the many tasty Hawke’s Bay distractions along the way. Easter Saturday 15th...

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Winning Edge Presentations Hawke's Bay Gold Cup

Winning Edge Presentations Hawke's Bay Gold Cup. Saturday 15th April 2017
Winning Edge Presentations Hawke's Bay Gold Cup has been held for over 150 years and is one of New Zealand's oldest race days with a history of providing the best of thoroughbred racing action. The race day is also featuring the popular annual Fella's and Fillies Country Club Great Gatsby's...

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Scented Soy Candle & Melt Making Class

Scented Soy Candle & Melt Making Class. Saturday 15th April 2017
Soy candle making is a gentle, satisfying craft enjoyed by both young and old. Learn how to make long lasting, scented candles for gifts or your home with this natural product, fragrances and colours and recycled containers. You will go away from this demonstration with knowledge, inspiration,...

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Stretch - Bury All Horses Tour

Stretch - Bury All Horses Tour. Saturday 15th April 2017
“One hard working troubadour, a bit Springsteen, even a bit Waits, with wit, sweat and heartfelt songs.” - Sitting Room Sessions From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses with a boot stomping backbeat, it’s a New Zealand folk/rock landscape, somewhere between Highway 61 Revisited...

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The Little Easy Wairoa 2017

The Little Easy Wairoa 2017. Sunday 16th April 2017
Check the legs still work after the main event with a The Little Easy Wairoa! This is a cruisy 10km ride along the Wairoa River, starting at the lighthouse and finishing up at Pilot's Hill for some post-ride entertainment with food and drink available. A range of prizes will be available to...

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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 16th April 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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Dave Dobbyn: Slice of Heaven - 40 Years of Hits

Dave Dobbyn: Slice of Heaven - 40 Years of Hits. Sunday 16th April 2017
For four decades Dave Dobbyn’s music has become part of the nation’s soundtrack. He has won 29 Music Awards and three Silver Scrolls - more than any other Kiwi artist - and songs released by Th’ Dudes, DD Smash and as a solo artist regularly feature in best song lists. Dobbyn and his band...

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Creative Kids School Holiday Programme

Creative Kids School Holiday Programme. Tuesday 18th April 2017
Fun creative "School Holiday Programme" for boys and girls aged 5-13years. Each day is a new project so come along to your favourite or spend the whole week with other craft crazy kids! To find out what we will be doing this holidays go to the "Contemporary Craft Hawke's Bay" website and...

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Arty Parties NZ Holiday Workshops

Arty Parties NZ Holiday Workshops. Tuesday 18th April 2017
Arty Parties NZ are running Craft classes during the April school holidays for school-aged children 5-13 years, in both Waipawa & Taradale. 18th April - Banner making (learn to sew & make a cool banner for your room) 19th April - Beads & Tassels (make a necklace, bracelet &earrings) 20th April...

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Kids Drop-in Day

Kids Drop-in Day. Tuesday 18th April 2017
Art activities based on the current exhibitions, 'The Collector's Room' and 'Iwitoi Kahungunu', at the Gallery all day for kids and their adults - just drop in and create!

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Children's Art Expo

Children's Art Expo. Tuesday 18th April 2017
Two exciting weeks of fun and crafty workshops for the April school holidays! Check out our website www.thecan.co.nz, where you can download a pdf version of the timetable. Morning Workshops: 11am – 12:30pm Afternoon Workshops: 1:30pm – 3pm Children’s Arts Expo: Week commencing April 18th...

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School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops. Wednesday 19th April 2017
Fun workshops for kids based on the Iwitoi Kahungunu exhibition. For 6-12-year-olds. Booking required.

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NZ Federations Business & Professional Womens Conference

Friday 21st April 2017
Registrations will open soon for The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women's 53rd Annual Conference. Join BPW members from all over New Zealand to hear from amazing speakers - be inspired, meet up with old friends and make new ones, all in the beautiful rural setting of the...

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Hurricanes v Brumbies

Hurricanes v Brumbies. Friday 21st April 2017
Join us at #OurHouse McLean Park, Napier in the heart of the Hawke's Bay as we host Brumbies Rugby in our round 9 Investec Super Rugby clash. Booking fees apply. Gates open at 6pm. Tickets online or from the Hawke's Bay Rugby office at McLean Park.

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Soul Funkin' What!

Soul Funkin' What!. Friday 21st April 2017
Soul Funkin’ What! - A butt kicking night of soul, funk, R&B fusion with great vocal harmonies and a sound as tight a banker in a recession. This 4-piece ensemble of local and internationally seasoned musicians deliver… go on… you know you want to! Join the guys at the sweetest little bar in...

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The Chapelwick Fair

The Chapelwick Fair. Saturday 22nd April 2017
The Chapelwick Fair is back at Chapelwick Coastal Estate, Proangahau and this year the event is teaming up with The Porangahau School Monster Machinery Auction. This year’s fair will have exhibitors from all over with gifts, sweets, treats and loads more. Check out local and out of town stalls...

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Mozzarella and Haloumi Cheese Making Workshop

Mozzarella and Haloumi Cheese Making Workshop. Saturday 22nd April 2017
In this three-hour long workshop, you will learn how to make halloumi, mozzarella, and quark. You will be taught by Chris Van Der Have of Farmhouse Kitchen. All equipment and ingredients to make cheese are provided, and a beginner's Italian Kit (valued at $39.90) from Mad Millie is included in...

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Fuse - Zeal HB

Fuse - Zeal HB. Saturday 22nd April 2017
Welcome to the inaugural event FUSE. One Passion, One Purpose, One Hip Hop Dance Community. Fuse will be used as a platform to bring together the young people within Hawkes Bay who have a passion for hip hop dance in the celebration of dance and the expression of individual diversity it brings,...

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Prince the Celebration Disco

Prince the Celebration Disco . Saturday 22nd April 2017
Prince the celebration of the genius. A night of full on Disco with DJ Rab. All songs will be Prince songs, written sung or covered by the funk master Prince Rogers Nelson. Door sales available.

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Lake Tutira Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run

Lake Tutira Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run. Sunday 23rd April 2017
Located just 40 minutes North of Napier, Lake Tutira offers a beautiful and challenging course, with stunning views. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half marathon, a 12k or dip your toes in with the 5k. Walkers are welcome in the 12k and 5k events. There is a picturesque DOC...

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Inaugural Wine Club Event

Inaugural Wine Club Event. Sunday 23rd April 2017
Meet the people behind the brand of Elephant Hill. Join us on the balcony of Elephant Hill overlooking Cape Kidnappers and enjoy a selection of canapés created by our talented Head Chef Ashley Jones, matched to a collection of our award winning wines. Sip your way through the history of Elephant...

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Returning Home: Sequoia Schmidt's Adventure Book Tour of NZ

Returning Home: Sequoia Schmidt's Adventure Book Tour of NZ. Monday 24th April 2017
Join author, entrepreneur and adventurer Sequoia Schmidt in Tauranga for a talk and a reading from her autobiography: Journey of Heart; A Sojourn to K2. It has been ten long years since Sequoia returned to her homeland, New Zealand. New Zealand/Aotearoa holds some beautiful memories of her past,...

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ANZAC Day Afternoon Acoustic Session with Dan Herlihy

ANZAC Day Afternoon Acoustic Session with Dan Herlihy. Tuesday 25th April 2017
An afternoon of laid back acoustic sounds by singer Dan Herlihy. A product of the 90's music scene and a returned serviceman, Dan has volunteered his services to put on an acoustic/vocals set for his fellow veterans and local Taradale/Napier patrons. A time to reflect in music on the local,...

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Aquarium School Holiday Programme

Aquarium School Holiday Programme. Wednesday 26th April 2017
Are your kids spellbound by sharks? Join us for a morning of learning and adventure at the National Aquarium these holidays! Week 2: Sharks with Jake - 26, 27, 28 April 2017 6 -12 years Join aquarium educator Jake to learn all about sharks while having fun and games around the aquarium. Touch a...

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School Holiday Cooking Classes for Children

School Holiday Cooking Classes for Children. Wednesday 26th April 2017
This morning we will all create three sweet Autumn Desserts, like Dutch Apple Cake, Frangipani Pear Tart and Sticky Date Pudding. Cooking school students will receive the full real experience when they attend the Farmhouse Kitchen 100% hands-on cooking classes. They will leave knowing basic...

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Arty Parties NZ

Arty Parties NZ. Wednesday 26th April 2017
Arty Parties NZ are running 2 school holiday workshops in Napier, for ages 5-13 years. So if you have children who love art & craft book their place today. 26th April - Banner making (learn to sew & make a cool banner for your room) 27th April - Princess Party (every Princess needs a Tiara, so...

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The Long Road From a Broken Heart - Jeremy Scott, Adventurer

The Long Road From a Broken Heart - Jeremy Scott, Adventurer. Wednesday 26th April 2017
This will be a not-to-be-missed evening for anyone keen on adventure, travel, exotic locations, long distance cycling or even cycling around the trails! Jeremy Scott is a Kiwi adventurer, author and keynote speaker who is back home in NZ and on a 3 month speaking tour. This evening is organised...

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Bio-Regional Seed Bank Internship

Bio-Regional Seed Bank Internship. Thursday 27th April 2017
27th February - 10th March, 2017 Learn everything you need to know to set up your own bioregional seed bank - Your future food security! In our changing and unstable world, the question of food security is becoming increasingly relevant. Our ability to grow healthy food locally and sustainably is...

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Time Management Workshop

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

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School Holidays Cooking Classes for Children

School Holidays Cooking Classes for Children. Thursday 27th April 2017
This morning we will be rolling Potato Gnocchi in three colours! And make it into yummy dinners, with salads and some Bostock Chicken wings! Cooking school students will receive the full experience when they attend the Farmhouse Kitchen 100% hands-on cooking classes. They will leave knowing...

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Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side

Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side. Thursday 27th April 2017
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who...

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Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ Limited

Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ Limited. Friday 28th April 2017
A fantastic one day course to get staff communicating professionally and confidently with customers. Keep your customers coming back by empowering staff with core communication and customer service skills along with a ‘can do attitude’. For the better part of every day, we are communicating to...

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Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side

Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side. Friday 28th April 2017
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who...

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The Chills - Vigourous and Far-reaching New Zealand Tour

The Chills - Vigourous and Far-reaching New Zealand Tour. Friday 28th April 2017
Out on the tar sealed and gravelly roads this April and May, legendary Dunedin pop group The Chills have announced their embarkation on a vigorous and far-reaching New Zealand tour. Stopping in major musical centres Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as key outreaches such as...

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Bowyang Rocks It

Bowyang Rocks It. Friday 28th April 2017
Looking forward to being back at The Common Room... Ella Louise on bass, Matty C on drums and brothers Fraser and Rory on, respectively, lead and rhythm. Music starts after 8pm. Please pay at the bar with your first drink. Our sets are dotted with originals, amidst the classic rock covers from...

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Roll Over Beethoven a Tribute to Chuck Berry

Roll Over Beethoven a Tribute to Chuck Berry. Saturday 29th April 2017
Featuring NZ’s premier RnR Guitarist Al Dawson Band featuring Marty Forrer on double bass, Daryl Jones Drums with guest The Lioness and Roy Brown on Piano, plus many great NZ's Muso's. Doors 7:30 pm. Show 8:30 pm.

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Play It Again, Jan!

Play It Again, Jan!. Saturday 29th April 2017
Having broken both her wrists some months ago, the unstoppable Jan Preston is back banging out her trademark boogie-woogie, complete with metal inserts. In not just one wrist but both. We can hear your gasps! So is Jan able to be the entertaining, enlivening ‘virtuostic’ piano player we have...

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Let's Dance

Let's Dance. Saturday 29th April 2017
Let's Dance is a night of fun with '70s and '80s Dance Music. Expect Soul, Funk, Boogie, Pop, Disco and all those songs you (used to) dance to. Why not get a group together, dress up in your favourite outfit, "put on your red shoes and dance the blues"? Let's Dance is also a fundraiser for...

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Ed Byrne - Outside Looking In

Ed Byrne - Outside Looking In. Saturday 29th April 2017
Live in Napier - Sat 29 April - One Night only. Irish comedian and international sensation, Ed Byrne, celebrates his 20 year love affair with NZ audiences with his seventh tour down under, with ‘Outside Looking In’. This highly acclaimed show will be one of the headlining acts the 2017 NZ...

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The Pickle King

The Pickle King. Thursday 4th May 2017
Indian Ink Theatre Company has chosen to share the highly acclaimed The Pickle King with audiences across New Zealand, in this, their 20th anniversary year. Ten centres throughout Aotearoa will experience the artistry and magic of an Indian Ink show as the relationships at the Empire Hotel are...

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Photography Weekend Workshop

Photography Weekend Workshop. Saturday 6th May 2017
Learn the principles and practice of good digital photography - we will cover how to control exposure, camera modes, digital file sizes and composition, with practical exercises to put into practice what is learnt. Email Raewyn at raewynis@eit.ac.nz or phone Victoria - 9748000 5036.

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Swap for Good Clothes Swap and Movie Night Fundraiser

Swap for Good Clothes Swap and Movie Night Fundraiser. Saturday 6th May 2017
Fun night swapping clothes followed by the documentary The True Cost while raising awareness and funds for not for profits working is clothing reuse/ethical fashion arena. Now's the time to have a clean out & sort through your wardrobe! Bring your clean, good quality, unwanted clothes, shoes,...

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Head Like A Hole — 25th Anniversary Tour

Head Like A Hole — 25th Anniversary Tour. Saturday 6th May 2017
In May of 2017, to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of Head Like a Hole’s debut album “13” Head Like a Hole will embark on an extensive 12 date national tour. The tour will see the band playing this landmark kiwi rock album in its entirety across the country. The original album...

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International Comedy Allstars

International Comedy Allstars. Saturday 6th May 2017
The International Comedy All-Stars are coming to town. A fresh initiative from New Zealand’s leading producer of live comedy, comedy.co.nz productions ltd, will see four of the stars from the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival hitting the road around the North Island at the beginning of...

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Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Pink Ribbon Breakfast. Sunday 7th May 2017
Join us for a delicious breakfast and hear inspirational speaker Lauren Roche talk at The Puketapu. There will also be a fundraising auction, spot prizes and lots of fun. All proceeds to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. Book your tickets now and plan for a great time by inviting your family or...

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Hawke's Bay Happy Mother's Day Market

Hawke's Bay Happy Mother's Day Market. Sunday 7th May 2017
Hawke's Bay Mother's Day Market brings you a selection of locally made products perfect as gifts for Mother's Day, come and support local small businesses and get something special for the Mum in your life. The market is being held at Nelson Park Primary School. Cash only, no EFTPOS...

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Iwitoi Kahungunu Artist Workshop with Raewyn Paterson

Iwitoi Kahungunu Artist Workshop with Raewyn Paterson. Sunday 7th May 2017
Iwitoi Kahungunu Artist Workshop with Artist Raewyn Paterson: Patterns from Nature Create your own patterned fabric print by making a carved block and using fabric inks. Bring your own objects from nature to draw inspiration from. The materials will be supplied for one fabric print and you can...

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Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique

Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique. Sunday 7th May 2017
“The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet.” The most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky’s spectacular score masterpiece. From the moonlit lake where elegant swans silently glide to the magnificent opulence of the palace...

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Introduction to Digital Technologies

Introduction to Digital Technologies. Monday 8th May 2017
A 17-week course in computing to gain an NZ Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) Level 2. Open to all ages. - Computer applications - Software - Connectivity problems - 3D Printing - Robotics - Drones And much more...

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Introduction to Cafe and Barista Services

Introduction to Cafe and Barista Services. Monday 8th May 2017
16-week course open to all ages. In hospitality leading to an NZ Certificate Level 2. Get skilled, get qualified, get working. This course includes: - Food Preparation - Customer Service - Hygiene - Health and Safety - Drink preparation - Presentation

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Adobe Muse Nightclass

Adobe Muse Nightclass. Tuesday 9th May 2017
An introduction to website development without writing code. Learn how to use Adobe Muse to plan, design and develop websites easily. Students must supply own USB to save work on: min 4GB. Additional costs will apply if you intend to publish and host your websites as an (optional) outcome of this...

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The Pink Floyd Experience

The Pink Floyd Experience. Tuesday 9th May 2017
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to Australia and New Zealand in 2017 with a brand new show. To also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ album the Pink Floyd Experience present something very special for fans this year. A Trilogy of...

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Juggling In High Heels - An Evening With Lisa O'Neill

Juggling In High Heels - An Evening With Lisa O'Neill. Wednesday 10th May 2017
Juggling in High Heels - How to Organise Chaos. Lisa's new book is about to hit the shelves and she will be travelling NZ for her Nationwide book tour. Lisa will be visiting 16 NZ towns to mix and mingle with you and talk about organising chaos. Tickets are limited, so don't miss out. At the...

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Adobe Indesign Nightclass

Adobe Indesign Nightclass. Thursday 11th May 2017
Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to layout text and images, to produce your own documents, and/or publish pamphlets, brochures and books. Tutor: Alexandra Dawson Contact raewynis@ideaschool.ac.nz or leave contact details with Victoria on 9748000 5019.

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The Cocktail Party

The Cocktail Party. Friday 12th May 2017
For over 26 years the Hastings Karamu Rotary Club have run the iconic, glitzy fundraiser for the Hawke’s Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust, and this year it's going to be even bigger! Join us on Friday 12th May 2017 from 5.30pm for the best cocktail party and auction in the Bay. All proceeds from...

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Air New Zealand Hawkes Bay Marathon

Air New Zealand Hawkes Bay Marathon. Saturday 13th May 2017
Run away to the Hawke's Bay for an all new running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km, and 3km kids run options. Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, vineyards, olive groves, quiet country roads - all finishing at the impressive Sileni...

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Service Day 2017

Service Day 2017. Saturday 13th May 2017
This event is our fourth year running. The CHB Retailers Association managed by Denise Skilton run this amazing community day. This event allows charity, clubs, health services, schools to raise funds and promote what health services and clubs we have to offer in the CHB Area. To have a stall you...

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Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver

Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver. Saturday 13th May 2017
Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver returns to New Zealand following the astounding success of the 2016 tour of Australia. Singer Bevan Gardiner, accompanied by international musicians perform all the John Denver songs with such accuracy and feeling that if you close your eyes you will...

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Napier Repertory Players - Auditions - After the Accident

Sunday 14th May 2017
"After the Accident" will be Napier Repertory Players' premiere Studio Production: Theatre Without Borders. It has as its theme Restorative Justice. A child's life has been ended by a joy-rider. Four years on, the parents and the joy-rider meet. The play will be directed by Mason Price with...

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Managers As Coaches 2017

Managers As Coaches 2017. Thursday 18th May 2017
About: Managers as Coaches plus Managing Difficult Personalities & Toxic Behaviours at Work. This practical workshop provides leaders and managers with the tools and skills they need to adopt a coaching mindset and develop people and performance through one-to-one coaching. It will help them...

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CMNZ: Kathryn Stott

CMNZ: Kathryn Stott. Thursday 18th May 2017
“She plays wonderfully, allowing her music fluidity and space; her virtuoso outpourings are formidable.” The Daily Telegraph Renowned for her interpretations of French piano repertoire - full of ‘evanescent colours and shimmering, elusive light’ – British pianist Kathryn Stott perform...

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Four Flat Whites In Italy

Four Flat Whites In Italy. Thursday 18th May 2017
Roger Hall's hugely successful, sell-out hit comedy is hitting the road in 2017, promising big laughs and nights of fun in 28 venues around the country. Venice! Rome! Tuscany! It’s 2007 and guide book in hand, retired librarians Alison and Adrian, are excitedly embarking on their long-awaited...

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Health & Safety Essentials for Small Businesses

Health & Safety Essentials for Small Businesses. Friday 19th May 2017
As a legal entity, even your small to medium sized company is known under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 as a PCBU. All PCBU's have a primary duty of care to everyone affected by work carried out in your workplace. Owners of small business are required by law to exercise due diligence to...

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Targa Hawkes Bay

Targa Hawkes Bay. Friday 19th May 2017
Targa Hawkes Bay is a 2-day event over the 20th & 21st May based in and around Hawkes Bay. The Hawkes Bay offers ease of activation and the abundant variety of fabulous roads to select from means there is a stage in this event for everyone. Leg One - Saturday 20th May First Car Starts at 7:30am...

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The 13-Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse. Friday 19th May 2017
Would you please welcome to the stage... Andy and Terry! Yes, that’s right. Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant The 13-Storey Treehouse has been turned into a show for the theatre. There’s just one problem - they forgot to...

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Home Food Production Workshop Part 1

Home Food Production Workshop Part 1. Saturday 20th May 2017
This introductory level workshop, held across two two-hour sessions is aimed at those of us who want to grow our own food at home but don't know how or where to start. Our experienced tutor is a passionate gardener and educator who loves growing things to eat. We'll cover lots of tried and...

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Sparkle

Sparkle. Saturday 20th May 2017
Join us for the 3rd year of Sparkle - Hawke’s Bay finest black-tie fundraising dinner in aid of Family Works East Coast, that attracts national guests from NZ. Previous Sparkle guests know how captivating this evening is with layers of surprise throughout. Entering the tree lined avenue at...

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Katchafire

Katchafire. Saturday 20th May 2017
Its that time of year, Katchafire are on the road again! After blazing through the New Zealand festival circuit and conquering the United States, Katchafire are doing a number of selected North Island shows in May and June. If you're in the South Island, Katchafire are releasing details about...

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Gloria's Handbag

Gloria's Handbag. Saturday 20th May 2017
From the creators of Meeting Karpovsky and Playing Miss Havisham comes Gloria’s Handbag, a delightful, modern, magical mystery with music from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Gloria, aged 97, is being pushed to move into a “retireville”, but she has other ideas. On a whim, Gloria buys an...

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Napier Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run

Napier Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run. Sunday 21st May 2017
Located near to the Napier-Taupo Road turn off, the Waipunga Block of Pan Pac Eskdale Forest is a perfect trail running venue. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half marathon, a 12k or dip your toes in with the 5k. Walkers are welcome in the 12k and 5k events. Distances are...

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Tiki Taane Mahuta

Tiki Taane Mahuta. Monday 22nd May 2017
After a stunning 2015 debut, the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu season of Tiki Taane Mahuta returns to tour Aotearoa in 2017, featuring live performance from the iconic Tiki Taane. Tiki Taane Mahuta is presented in partnership between Taki Rua and Aotearoa Aerial Theatre Company. Combining theatre,...

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2017 Hawkes Bay Careers Expo

2017 Hawkes Bay Careers Expo. Tuesday 23rd May 2017
One stop venue for Future Pathway focus information, Career development and Education options. All New Zealand tertiary providers, ITO's, PTE's, some business and industry will be present to offer information and guidance on education and career options to senior school students. There will...

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Management - Becoming a Confident Leader - Business Central

Management - Becoming a Confident Leader - Business Central. Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Great managers are able to bring out the best in themselves and others. But what does it take to thrive in management? This intensive two-day course lays the groundwork for those new to management or looking towards their first management position in the near future. You will learn what it takes...

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Developing a Bully-Free Culture - Business Central

Developing a Bully-Free Culture - Business Central. Thursday 25th May 2017
Bullying is a significant workplace hazard that affects employee health and business productivity. Preventing bullying is much easier than dealing with it once it occurs. This course helps you to identify bullies and put in place practical steps to make your workplace safer for everyone. It gives...

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NZSO presents: Pathétique – Tchaikovsky & Dvořák

NZSO presents: Pathétique – Tchaikovsky & Dvořák. Thursday 25th May 2017
Darrell Ang – Conductor Narek Hakhnazaryan – Cello The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra David Grahame Taylor Embiosis Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique David Grahame Taylor’s Embiosis is a stunning exploration of string sonorities and...

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Introduction to Autism in an Early Childhood Setting

Friday 26th May 2017
Strength-based, practical strategies to support children with autism in the primary school setting Autism New Zealand is delighted to present this Intro to Autism programme thanks to Ministry of Education Hawkes Bay, Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities (SELO) funding. This programme...

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Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017

Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017. Friday 26th May 2017
Enhance your lifestyle at the better Home and Living Show! Packed with hundreds of products and inspiration for the home, the Better Home & Living Show will inform and inspire anyone wanting to improve their lifestyle in a sustainable way by showcasing tomorrow’s ideas, today. Featuring the...

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Masquerades

Friday 26th May 2017
Our girl band is playing tonight. Come listen to our unique blend of voices.

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Under The Stars - Youth Ball - Zeal HB

Under The Stars - Youth Ball - Zeal HB. Saturday 27th May 2017
Hastings Youth Council & Zeal invite you to: A Night Under The Stars - Youth Ball Girls...only worn your ball dress once this season? Guys...splashed out on a suit for only one night? Whats that?...Your school doesn't even have a ball?! Well, this event ticks all those boxes! Date: Sat 27th...

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Cabaret De Paris

Cabaret De Paris. Tuesday 30th May 2017
Bringing the glamour of Paris to New Zealand. Be transported by the atmosphere and excitement of a Parisian-themed revue with a parade of first-class entertainers and the daring beauty of exquisitely bejewelled dancers. Cabaret De Paris is a stage spectacular celebrating old-fashioned showgirl...

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CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415

CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415. Thursday 1st June 2017
"You could see the joy in the performers' faces and movements as much as you could hear it in the playing." - The New York Times Juilliard415 have established a reputation for combining youthful energy with poise, precision, and a luminous sound. Since The Juilliard School established its...

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Stage 1 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central

Stage 1 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central. Wednesday 7th June 2017
Everyone who wants to be officially recognised as an H&S representative in their workplace needs to complete this course. NZ Health and Safety law requires training and recognises the role, the duties and responsibilities of workplace health and safety representatives. This course introduces you...

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Operatunity Presents: From Phantom to Les Mis

Operatunity Presents: From Phantom to Les Mis. Thursday 8th June 2017
A showcase of modern musicals - Phantom, Les Miserables, Evita, Miss Saigon Cats and so much more… All concerts start at 11am and include lunch.

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Seaweek - Poetry Writing Competition & Poetry Reading Night

Seaweek - Poetry Writing Competition & Poetry Reading Night. Thursday 8th June 2017
Poetry Writing Competition to be held in Term 2 over April, May and June. “Look beneath the surface - Papatai ō roto - Papatai ō raro” themed poetry competition with winning poems read at Seaweek poetry evening. Online form available at the end of Term 1, 2017. Experience the magic of...

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Sonic Delusion Album Release Tour

Sonic Delusion Album Release Tour. Friday 9th June 2017
This is part of a nationwide album release tour celebrating the release of "This Material World" Sonic Delusion's 4th studio album. Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk". Sonic Delusion’s frontman Andre...

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Te Mata Peak Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run

Te Mata Peak Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run. Sunday 11th June 2017
Located 20 minutes from central Napier, Te Mata Peak offers a spectacular course. Starting in an adjoining farm, the course meanders through undulating farmland before continuing on the beautiful trails in Te Mata Park. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half marathon, a 12k or...

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Health & Safety Management Course - Business Central

Health & Safety Management Course - Business Central. Monday 12th June 2017
Modern effective H&S management relies on a systematic approach. New Zealand Safety Standard 4801 describes the core elements of an H&S system. This course will introduce you to those core elements and help you with strategies to encourage active worker and manager involvement in your workplace....

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Leadership for Women

Leadership for Women. Wednesday 14th June 2017
This intensive and dynamic two-day programme is designed to help you become a more effective leader through recognising and developing your own leadership style. Through experiential exercises, interactive discussion and highly skilled facilitation, you will discover what drives you, what holds...

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Victoria University Undergraduate Information Evening

Victoria University Undergraduate Information Evening. Wednesday 14th June 2017
Undergraduate Information Evening. If you're thinking about university, come to our information evening and discover what sets Victoria apart. You’ll find out about study options, scholarships, accommodation and find out about living in Wellington and what to expect in your first year of...

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Home Food Production Workshop Part 2

Home Food Production Workshop Part 2. Saturday 24th June 2017
This introductory level workshop, held across two two-hour sessions is aimed at those of us who want to grow our own food at home but don't know how or where to start. Our experienced tutor is a passionate gardener and educator who loves growing things to eat. We'll cover lots of tried and tested...

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Hawkes Bay "Nitro-Neon"

Hawkes Bay Saturday 24th June 2017
Elite Wildside presents "Hawkes Bay Nitro-Neon". With the massive sound and lighting at this epic event, this is sure to be a blast! If you are aged between 13-18years old and currently attend high school we welcome you to attend this event. We have a huge line-up of Dj's ready to blow the...

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Urzila Carlson - Studies Have Shown

Urzila Carlson - Studies Have Shown. Sunday 25th June 2017
Every time you hear, “studies have shown” you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous! Studies have shown your dog is happier than your cat! Who cares! How about they give funding to scientists to come up with a way to eradicate the unibrow or those weird thin white hairs you...

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2017 National Horticultural Field Day

2017 National Horticultural Field Day. Thursday 29th June 2017
The National Horticultural Field Day is an industry-only, one day business to business event. The Field Day is a purely Horticulture event, creating fantastic opportunities for networking, education and development, whilst celebrating horticulture in New Zealand. As the Field Day grows year on...

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Operatunity Presents: It's Rainin' Men!

Operatunity Presents: It's Rainin' Men!. Thursday 6th July 2017
Four fabulous men sing some of the greatest songs ever written, ranging from music theatre, powerful ballads, Rat Pack, 50’s songs in a show of melody and memories!

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CMNZ Presents: Kuijken Quartet

CMNZ Presents: Kuijken Quartet. Saturday 8th July 2017
"The name Kuijken represent quality. It has become a brand of excellence." - Nicole Van Opstal, Radio Klara Chamber Music New Zealand presents: Sigiswald Kuijken, internationally recognised as a leader in historical performance practice, founded La Petite Bande in 1972 and the Kuijken String...

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Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge

Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge. Sunday 9th July 2017
The Norsewood and Takapau Lions club are pleased to announce that the 12th annual Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge this July. Enjoy a fun, family and friends event along scenic country roads. Starting from the historic Norsewood Village, take the back roads to Takapau on an undulating course,...

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Italian Film Festival - Cinema Italiano Festival

Italian Film Festival - Cinema Italiano Festival. Tuesday 11th July 2017
The Cinema Italiano Festival NZ will screen at the MTG Century Theatre from Tuesday 11 July to Sunday 16 July 2017. Our Opening Night film is the new digital restoration 'Roman Holiday' - the classic romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Audiences are invited to fall in...

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Herman's Hermits

Herman's Hermits. Friday 21st July 2017
When the 1960’s British Invasion hit worldwide, Herman’s Hermits were one of the biggest groups out of the UK with their hits, Mrs Brown, you’ve got a lovely daughter, No milk today, I’m Henry VIII, There’s a kind of hush, A must-to-avoid and 15 other classics hitting the NZ Top...

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Leadership & Management Level 1 Workshop

Leadership & Management Level 1 Workshop. Wednesday 26th July 2017
Learn how to make the transition from buddy to boss and lead a successful team. Managing staff can be a very rewarding, interesting and fun role, it can also be a tough and demanding job. Between managing your own time and projects, helping your team members solve problems and complete tasks,...

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Dealing With Difficult People & Situations - Biz Trainers

Dealing With Difficult People & Situations - Biz Trainers. Thursday 27th July 2017
Transform conflict and difficult situations with co-workers and customers into opportunities by equipping your staff with the skills and techniques required to manage these situations with confidence, professionalism, and pride. Learn ways to resolve conflict with customers and co-workers,...

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NZSO Presents: Alexander Shelley Returns

NZSO Presents: Alexander Shelley Returns. Thursday 27th July 2017
Alexander Shelley Conductor Pablo Sáinz Villegas Guitar Leonie Holmes - Frond, from Three Landscapes for Orchestra Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra Virtuoso guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas will play Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Leonie Holmes’ Frond, from...

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The Colliers Rural Grape Debate

The Colliers Rural Grape Debate. Friday 4th August 2017
Come along and enjoy some great food, great wine, and great entertainment with all proceeds going to the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter. Watch the Boutiques battle it out against the Giants with TV comedian Jeremy Corbett keeping them all in line! The mood for the evening "Is bigger always...

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Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads

Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads. Monday 7th August 2017
This is a humerous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste at home. You get a free $100 goodie bag with each ticket, bursting with waste minimisation products. Here are a few comments from recent attendees: “Went to our first Waste Free...

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Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads

Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads. Tuesday 8th August 2017
This is a humerous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste at home. You get a free $100 goodie bag with each ticket, bursting with waste minimisation products. Here are a few comments from recent attendees: “Went to our first Waste Free...

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Sacred Hill Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run

Sacred Hill Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run. Sunday 13th August 2017
Located 20 minutes from central Napier, our Sacred Hill Winery course is one of our favourites. It starts with a lap around the vines before heading off across the farm and into the forest. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half marathon, a 12k or dip your toes in with the 5k....

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Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird

Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird. Tuesday 15th August 2017
Darby’s shows are always a mix of astute observations and stand-up cocooned in a fantastical story that takes his audience on a journey through the ridiculous to the downright silly. This show promises to be no different. In Mystic Time Bird Rhys turns to the world of ancient mysticism to find...

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One Night of Queen

One Night of Queen. Saturday 19th August 2017
Since winning Stars in Their Eyes in 2000 with a record 864,838 votes, Gary Mullen has toured the world with his breathtaking One Night of Queen. His uncanny vocal resemblance to the late Freddie Mercury has enthralled hundreds of thousands of people throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa...

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CMNZ Presents: Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova

CMNZ Presents: Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova. Thursday 24th August 2017
"Every sound she draws is superb." - The Strad Beethoven’s ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano from a transcendent, transformative monument of the duo sonata repertoire: they present a formidable, unique challenge to violinists and pianists. Bella Hristova, winner of the 2007 Michael Hill...

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Operatunity Presents: The Last Night of The Proms

Operatunity Presents: The Last Night of The Proms. Thursday 31st August 2017
A variety show of magnificent melodies, singalongs, skits, madness, and mayhem as we all experience a Right Royal time. Cameron Barclay, star of the Ten Tenors joins Sue Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, and Penny Dodd for this fabulously fun show!

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Women's Lifestyle Expo

Women's Lifestyle Expo. Saturday 2nd September 2017
Come join us at NZ's special event for women! The Hawke's Bay Women's Lifestyle Expo is a two-day event for women of all ages. With more than 120 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & information, crafts, fitness, food & wine sampling and...

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Paper Shaper - Childrens Puppet Theatre

Paper Shaper - Childrens Puppet Theatre. Tuesday 5th September 2017
Little Dog Barking is a leading puppet theatre for children, creating and presenting quality theatre works for early childhood, primary school and family audiences. Little Dog Barking brings a public performance of Papershaper to The Globe Theatre - this is open to the public, school and early...

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A Festival of Russian Ballet

A Festival of Russian Ballet. Monday 11th September 2017
Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australasia. This diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have performed this...

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Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show 2017

Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show 2017. Friday 15th September 2017
Transform Your Surroundings at the Home & Garden Show! The Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to transform your surroundings into the space you’ve always dreamed of. Be thrilled by the variety, amazed by the innovations and impressed by the...

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Spring Fling - Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

Spring Fling - Hatuma Lime Half Marathon. Sunday 17th September 2017
The Hatuma Lime Half Marathon which enjoys a scenic country backdrop has been running for over 30 years and has become a highlight in the Central Hawke’s Bay calendar. The picturesque 21.1km course takes in the entire circumference of Lake Hatuma with the start and finish at the Waipukurau...

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The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet

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

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CMNZ Presents: Imani Winds

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

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The Sound of Music

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

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Napier Wellbeing Market

Napier Wellbeing Market. Saturday 14th October 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, wellbeing and environmental awareness. Lots of amazing stalls for you to explore &...

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Operatunity Presents: Fabulous 50's

Operatunity Presents: Fabulous 50's. Tuesday 17th October 2017
Relive the romance and the fun when vocals met harmonies as we celebrate the greatest hits of the 50's. Singers and Band pay tribute to greats like Elvis, The Everly Brothers, Doris Day and Bill Haley and the Comets! Starring Karl Perigo, Suzanne Lynch (half of the duo The Chicks), Pat Urlich...

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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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Tremain's Teddy Bears Picnic

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

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Rhythm and Booms

Rhythm and Booms. Saturday 4th November 2017
Come and enjoy the "Largest Pyrotechnic in Hawke's Bay" With live music, family entertainment and delicious food this is sure to be a cracking good night. Check out our Pledge Me page for ticketing options.

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Operatunity Presents: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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

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