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Facing the Tiger - The Art of Having Brave Conversations

Facing the Tiger - The Art of Having Brave Conversations. Tuesday 30th May 2017
Facing the Tiger is a one-day course followed by a three-week follow-up program. It is designed for groups of up to 12 people and is suitable for employees at all levels, within all types of organisations. Facing the Tiger builds healthier relationships, more motivated teams and an even stronger...

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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Tuesday 30th May 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. Tuesday 30th May 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. Tuesday 30th May 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. Tuesday 30th May 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. Tuesday 30th May 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. Tuesday 30th May 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. Tuesday 30th May 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. Tuesday 30th May 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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Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden

Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden. Tuesday 30th May 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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Imagine the Journey

Imagine the Journey. Tuesday 30th May 2017
A photographic exhibition depicting the plight of people displaced by conflict. Come along to hear Sonja de Lange's talk; 'Refugee Resettlement in New Zealand'. Evening presentation May 30th 5:00pm – 7pm; a presentation about refugee resettlement in New Zealand by Sonja de Lange, manager of...

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150 Years of Waipukurau

150 Years of Waipukurau. Tuesday 30th May 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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Hastings Hydrotherapy Classes

Hastings Hydrotherapy Classes. Tuesday 30th May 2017
Classes generally occur weekly other than on public holidays. Please call us on 0800 663 463 to register.

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Adobe Muse Nightclass

Adobe Muse Nightclass. Tuesday 30th 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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Pecha Kucha No. 21

Pecha Kucha No. 21. Tuesday 30th May 2017
We're heading back to Havelock North for the second Pecha Kucha Night of 2017 and you're all invited! Pecha Kucha Night is an event for people to share their obsessions, collections, passions and afflictions in front of a live audience! Come along, be inspired and entertained. The presentation...

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Christopher Hutton 'Reflecting Bach'

Christopher Hutton 'Reflecting Bach'. Tuesday 30th May 2017
Originally from Wellington, Christopher Hutton is Associate Professor of Violoncello at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and the cellist of the Poinsett Piano Trio. He has returned to NZ to tour several times as a duo or with his trio. Christopher served as co-principal cellist of...

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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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TechTalks - TechWeek'17 HKB

TechTalks - TechWeek'17 HKB. Wednesday 31st May 2017
Motivational and inspirational TechTalks; a showcase of future technologies to challenge your thinking; tools for smarter ways to do business. Start the morning with a rush of innovation and inspiration. Kick off the first course with a coffee and an aspirational sponsored guest speaker. Followed...

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Hawke’s Bay Quiz Night Corporate Challenge

Hawke’s Bay Quiz Night Corporate Challenge. Thursday 1st June 2017
Does your organisation have the smartest team in Hawke’s Bay? Go head to head with the Bay’s brightest to see who will take out the title of 2017 Quiz Champions. Join us for a fun-filled, yet competitive, the night of entertainment and test your knowledge in the annual Hawke’s Bay Quiz Night...

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Adobe Indesign Nightclass

Adobe Indesign Nightclass. Thursday 1st June 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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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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Term 2 Art Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults

Term 2 Art Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults. Friday 2nd June 2017
Fine art classes taught in a relaxed environment with qualified tutors and small class sizes. All levels welcome. Discover your inner creativity! Children's classes: Let's Get Creative - Children, 8-12 years. Term 2 (10 weeks) Monday 1st May - Monday 3rd July, 4pm-5:30pm - $225.00. Tutor: Laura...

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Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017

Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017. Friday 2nd June 2017
Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai! Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017! Join us for the 12th annual Wairoa Maori Film Festival, to be held at Kahungunu Marae (War Memorial Hall), Nuhaka, and Gaiety Theatre. Wairoa, from Friday, June 2 to Monday, June 5. We have a full weekend of films in Nuhaka, and an...

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How to Deal With Doubt and Faith

How to Deal With Doubt and Faith. Friday 2nd June 2017
This is a Public Talk with Lama Choedak Rinpoche. Lama is a well-known Buddhist teacher and speaker. He will speak on 'How to Deal With Doubt and Faith'. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

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Chris Cain Napier Jazz - Special Guest Erna Ferry

Chris Cain Napier Jazz - Special Guest Erna Ferry. Friday 2nd June 2017
Blues night featuring Chris Cain. Featuring from the USA the one and only Chris Cain – Guitar/Vocal. “I put Chris on my list of under-appreciated guitarists. Phenomenal player! One of the purist tones I've ever heard.” - Joe Bonamassa Chris Cain was the star of the 2004 and 2005 World...

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Blues Music Nights

Blues Music Nights. Friday 2nd June 2017
Join the fun at Shani's Taradale every Friday Night and enjoy the music! Presenting Hawkes Bay's Leading Blues Band "DejaBlue"! With selections from the wide Blues genre, come and dance & meet new friends! Phone - 06 8450489.

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Canyon Ryde

Canyon Ryde. Friday 2nd June 2017
To all music lovers... come see some original 4 piece psych country rock! Drift off on some original sun-kissed retro vibes close to Neil Young, Byrds, '70s Beach Boys. Lots of new song to air for the second LP. Some reviews of the first LP: 4 Stars Maverick Magazine: ‘Canyon Ryde is the...

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Calm Abiding Meditation Retreat With Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Calm Abiding Meditation Retreat With Lama Choedak Rinpoche. Saturday 3rd June 2017
This meditation retreat is suitable for complete beginners who are seeking a gentle meditation practice that will help them to gain personal insight and expand their own inner peace. Experienced meditators who wish to refresh or enhance their practice will greatly benefit from the experience or...

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He Manu Tīoriori

He Manu Tīoriori. Saturday 3rd June 2017
Traversing 100 years of Ngāti Kahungunu’s love affair with music, 'He Manu Tīoriori' features church and brass band influence through to parlour music, ragtime, jazz, rock and roll as well as country and western. The exhibition explores how Ngāti Kahungunu has been at the forefront of it...

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70th Annual Bird Show

70th Annual Bird Show. Saturday 3rd June 2017
Featuring the 2017 NZ Gloster Canary Show. Bird show and sales. Yorkshire, Norwich, Border, Gloster, Colour Fed, Non-Colour Fed and Lizard Canaries, Budgerigars, Bengalese and Zebra Finches, Foreign Finches and Hook-beaks, plus Lovebirds. Close to $4000 on offer to competing birds. Information...

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Viva Voce: Path of Miracles

Viva Voce: Path of Miracles. Saturday 3rd June 2017
We gave this astounding work what we think was its Southern Hemisphere première just last year, but many have told us they already want to go on the pilgrimage again. It’s Joby Talbot’s spellbinding, hour-long depiction in music of the famous Camino ‘walk’, that takes us from Roncesvalles...

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Bad Moon Rising: The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute

Bad Moon Rising: The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute. Saturday 3rd June 2017
A Professional band delivering a top quality musical experience celebrating the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival. This act has toured the country playing at top bars, wine and food festivals, corporate events, and more, and delivers an authentic and entertaining show covering all the top...

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Ray Woolf Napier Jazz With the Hawkes Bay Jazz Club Big Band

Ray Woolf Napier Jazz With the Hawkes Bay Jazz Club Big Band. Saturday 3rd June 2017
Ray Woolf - Mr. New Zealand Showbiz in concert with The Hawkes Bay Jazz Club Big Band. Ray has appeared in T.V. shows like In The Groove, C’ mon and was resident on Happen Inn. Recent TV credits include: The Strip, Shortland St, Orange Roughies, Nothing Trivial, St. Legal and Xena. His TV...

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Locals Day & i-SPY Fun Challenge

Locals Day & i-SPY Fun Challenge. Sunday 4th June 2017
Come on down to the Napier I-Site and meet the friendly team. Fabulous spot prizes and giveaways, in-store activities, face painting and balloons. Fun for everyone in and around the Napier I-Site. I-Spy Fun Challenge - Get a team together and rediscover Napier with the i-Spy Fun Challenge....

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Three By Ekman

Three By Ekman. Sunday 4th June 2017
Alexander Ekman’s Cacti captivated audiences during the RNZB’s Speed of Light tour in 2016, with the New Zealand Herald hailing its ‘cheeky effervescence, irrepressible energy and beguiling wit.’ New Zealanders now have the opportunity to see Cacti again, together with two additional...

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Jazz Gala: Jazz Dave Weckl, Tony Lindsay, Adam Schroeder

Jazz Gala: Jazz Dave Weckl, Tony Lindsay, Adam Schroeder. Sunday 4th June 2017
Jazz Gala '17. Dave Weckl: For more than 25 years, Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. For this, he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their...

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Cookbook Author Stu Frith Talks Jams, Chutneys & Relishes

Cookbook Author Stu Frith Talks Jams, Chutneys & Relishes. Tuesday 6th June 2017
If you love jams, chutneys, relishes and baking then you don't want to miss this talk given by Cookbook Author Stu Frith at the monthly baking club meeting at the library. Stu has written Stu's Kitchen: Taste Bud Testing, a cookbook with basic New Zealand recipes that has done well in America...

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Craftzilla

Craftzilla. Tuesday 6th June 2017
Evening craft market in a beautiful atmosphere. A diverse range of contemporary craft from skilled makers from around Hawke's Bay. Meet the makers and buy directly from them. Enjoy a glass of wine in this sumptuous setting. Dessert buffet and a drink on arrival included in the ticket price....

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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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Murder In the Library

Murder In the Library. Wednesday 7th June 2017
The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Napier Libraries, invites book lovers to an event featuring two talented local writers. 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards entrant Rita Ann Ryan is joined by bestselling author Tina Clough to discuss why they write mystery and...

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Chemistry Of Life - Your Guide To An Extraordinary Life

Chemistry Of Life - Your Guide To An Extraordinary Life. Wednesday 7th June 2017
This is where it all begins. The why and the how of Living an Extraordinary Healthy Life, with an emphasis on the Brain-Body Connection (Structural Correction) but also addressing specific lifestyle steps to help support that primary focus. Fewer Accidents and Injuries, More Energy, Better...

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Beginners Salsa 8-week Course

Beginners Salsa 8-week Course. Wednesday 7th June 2017
Salsa Dance Lessons - Beginners course start Wednesday 7th June. See our facebook event info for full details @letsdancenz No partner required. Helpers from a higher level are welcome.

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Project Management Techniques

Project Management Techniques. Thursday 8th June 2017
Course Overview: The two-day Project Management Techniques (PMT) course is an introduction to Professional Project Management and is perfect for anyone who is new to the profession or needs a refresher on best practice in the industry. This course is designed to familiarise business professionals...

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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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East Side Story

East Side Story. Friday 9th June 2017
An extravaganza of original prints by the Hawkes Bay Inkers and Gisborne Printmakers, who have joined forces to showcase their talents and endeavours in a variety of media. The two community groups are made up of passionate artists who meet regularly to share their love of printmaking. All...

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F.A.W.C! Winter F.A.W.C! Forsyth Barr Opening Gala

F.A.W.C! Winter F.A.W.C! Forsyth Barr Opening Gala. Friday 9th June 2017
Glam up for the official Winter F.A.W.C! Opening Party brought to you by Forsyth Barr. Black Tie, Frocks and Furs are the order of the night as the candlelit ambience of The Old Church & Orton Tailored Cuisine set the scene for a fabulous night of food, wine and live music to spark up the dance...

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F.A.W.C! Eat Drink Havelock North: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Eat Drink Havelock North: SOLD OUT. Friday 9th June 2017
The catchphrase “Love the Village” isn’t just a clever marketing call, people from all over Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand love the groovy little village of Havelock North and newly opened Malo Restaurant is teaming with Te Mata Estate winery to showcase the very best of Havelock North sourced...

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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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Waiohiki (Tutaekuri) Community Planting Day

Waiohiki (Tutaekuri) Community Planting Day. Saturday 10th June 2017
We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. Always fun, great exercise and very sociable. Planting days can make a big difference to our environment so please join us! Waiōhiki (Tūtaekurī) community planting day - help us plant 4000 plants....

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F.A.W.C! This is the BBC - Bangers, Beer & Fermented Cabbage

F.A.W.C! This is the BBC - Bangers, Beer & Fermented Cabbage. Saturday 10th June 2017
A drink and demonstration with a difference, this Sauerkraut and Sausage making session is Oktoberfest inspired fun with Holly Bacon and Brave Brewing Co. During the morning half the class will enjoy a hands on session crafting their own batch of sausages, whilst the other group are one block down...

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The Marvelous May Market

The Marvelous May Market. Saturday 10th June 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 clothing, household goods, plants for your garden, knitting for all ages including homespun come and find a bargain. Have a...

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F.A.W.C! Ladies Long Lodge Lunch: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Ladies Long Lodge Lunch: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Grab your gal pals and don your best frock for an indulgent afternoon at the exclusive Craggy Range Lodge. Your host Mary-Jeanne Hutchinson (owner of Craggy Range) will lead the charge at this special afternoon of catching up with old friends and new, over a three-course lunch matched to Craggy...

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F.A.W.C! Tahu Kai an Old World Maori Cuisine Experience: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Tahu Kai an Old World Maori Cuisine Experience: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Michelin trained Kiwi Chef Monique Fiso returns to F.A.W.C!, this time slow-roasting delicious Maori-Kiwi classics in Sileni’s outdoor fire-pit. Warm your toes and watch her work her magic then retire indoors to the cosy, heated outdoor terrace to enjoy three delicious courses matched with tastes...

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F.A.W.C! Pacific Taste: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Pacific Taste: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Pull up a chair at the Pacific Taste table and dine on succulent seafood complemented by other Pacific style food such as hand–made Rewena bread, Ika Maata and lashings of other traditional dishes. Relax around the blazing fire-pit as you enjoy a casual, rustic style dinner that Crab Farm is...

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F.A.W.C! Aged and Rare

F.A.W.C! Aged and Rare. Saturday 10th June 2017
Many connoisseurs appreciate great wine but only some are passionate about finding the older, rare bottles of brilliance. Jane Skilton, Master of Wine will carefully select twelve iconic wines from around the globe with the team from Emporium and the Art Deco Masonic Hotel. Executive Chef, Damon...

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F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invites you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Elephant Hill Owners Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven-course dinner matched with Elephant Hill top of the range wines. Perfectly positioned on the hill behind the...

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F.A.W.C! Commoners' Session II: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Commoners' Session II: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Commoners Unite! Back by popular demand we bring you the Commoners' Session II. Rod McDonald Wines is taking their world-famous-in-Te-Awanga Sunday Session, giving it a F.A.W.C! twist and taking it under cover for winter to the legendary Common Room in Hastings. In tow will be Giant Brewing Co,...

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F.A.W.C! Wild Food, Whisky & Wine: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Wild Food, Whisky & Wine: SOLD OUT. Saturday 10th June 2017
Find the dram of your dreams with the experts from Whisky Galore who will host this entertaining evening of Whisky, Wild Food and Wine. These Scots know a thing or two about a good dram. All of which they will share over a delicious four course degustation dinner perfectly matched to the very best...

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Sonic Delusion Album Release Tour

Sonic Delusion Album Release Tour. Saturday 10th 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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Pukahu (Karamū) Community Planting Day

Pukahu (Karamū) Community Planting Day. Sunday 11th June 2017
We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. Always fun, great exercise and very sociable. Planting days can make a big difference to our environment so please join us! Pukahu (Karamū) Community Planting Day with Hastings-Havelock North Forest and...

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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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F.A.W.C! Live Well – Lunch Better with Cranford Hospice

F.A.W.C! Live Well – Lunch Better with Cranford Hospice. Sunday 11th June 2017
This very special afternoon will remind you of what’s important in life. Live Well, Lunch Better. Cranford Hospice encourage everyone to Live Every Moment, and you’ll be enjoying this lunch even better knowing that you are supporting Cranford Hospice, Hawke’s Bay’s specialist palliative...

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F.A.W.C! Sticky Fingers

F.A.W.C! Sticky Fingers. Sunday 11th June 2017
Mister D's Rolling Stones inspired rock 'n roll dinners are legendary. Sticky Fingers was a classic Stones album and its famous cover artwork was conceived by Andy Warhol. Join the team at Mister D for a themed pop art night and an unforgettable " How Andy Warhol ate, it was complicated"...

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F.A.W.C! Meet the Masters of Beef & Lamb

F.A.W.C! Meet the Masters of Beef & Lamb. Sunday 11th June 2017
Get ready for a collaboration of meaty proportions as leading New Zealand Chefs and official Beef + Lamb Ambassadors Rex Morgan & Steve Beere join forces to celebrate the very best of New Zealand Beef & Lamb. Local chef Steve Beere is hosting his first official Ambassador Series degustation dinner...

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Tami Neilson

Tami Neilson. Sunday 11th June 2017
In her most extensive headline tour of New Zealand this year, multi-award winning songstress Tami Neilson and her Hot Rockin’ Band of Rhythm are taking their hit show the ‘Songs Of Sinners’ on the road this May and June! Playing up the country over a month Tami and her band will belt out...

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Boney M

Boney M. Sunday 11th June 2017
Boney M were a phenomenon in the 70s, and to this day, their hits - ‘Daddy Cool’, ‘Ma Baker’, ‘Rivers of Babylon’, ‘Rasputin’- are still the life and soul of the party. With 18 Platinum and 15 Gold LPs, more than 200 Gold and Platinum Singles to their name, the disco legends have...

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Strategic Thinking Workshop

Strategic Thinking Workshop. Tuesday 13th June 2017
This highly interactive and practical course is for anyone who would benefit from being able to think and act more strategically in either a personal or professional capacity. The course guides you through a broad range of practical exercises and activities which have been designed to teach the...

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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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F.A.W.C! Ribs, Wings & Lions Tales: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Ribs, Wings & Lions Tales: SOLD OUT. Thursday 15th June 2017
The Lions are coming and what better way to prepare than spending an evening with All Black and New Zealand Maori rugby legends Buck Shelford and Frano Botica. These two are ready to share their hilarious tales from their days in the black jersey and their tustles with those blokes from the British...

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F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter I: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter I: SOLD OUT. Thursday 15th June 2017
Beer lovers, novices and gurus, rejoice for here is the chance to go backstage with Hawke’s Bay’s local brewers. Craft Brewing is becoming big business in Hawke’s Bay so here’s your chance to meet the people behind the scenes whilst enjoying a few tastes and nibbles with likeminded folk. ...

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F.A.W.C! Whodunnit Dinner

F.A.W.C! Whodunnit Dinner. Thursday 15th June 2017
It’s not a murder mystery but our very own kitchen mystery! Our head chef Pete Hallgarth and his team are going into the kitchen with Clearview Estate head winemaker Matt Kirby (who just happens to be a trained chef), to bring you a night of culinary mystery. Pete and Matt will share the...

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F.A.W.C! Answer 505,001

F.A.W.C! Answer 505,001. Friday 16th June 2017
If you google “principles of food and wine pairing” you will get 505 000 answers returned to you in just 0.38 seconds. Step away from the computer and spend a very special sixty minutes with Elephant Hill to discover answer 505, 001. Head Chef Ashley Jones will prepare four “Amuse Bouche”...

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F.A.W.C! Rum Forrest Rum: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Rum Forrest Rum: SOLD OUT. Friday 16th June 2017
Run away to the Art Deco Masonic Hotels' iconic Gatsby Room for a journey of rum flavours from the Caribbean. Discover the history and evolution of rum as you go. Each course will be a taste sensation of rum cocktails and tastings of some amazing rums, paired with nibbles that reflect that...

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F.A.W.C! Unbounded. Unexpected. Untamed with Sacred Hill: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Unbounded. Unexpected. Untamed with Sacred Hill: SOLD OUT. Friday 16th June 2017
Unbounded. Unexpected. Untamed. An evening of food and wine for those of us with adventure in our souls. Created by people who work with nature to craft cuisine and wine that tastes like wild feels. Award winning Chef Steve Beere and renowned winemaker Tony Bish will delight with four intriguing...

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F.A.W.C! Temptasian: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Temptasian: SOLD OUT. Friday 16th June 2017
Take a trip through Asia with this culinary exploration of food and flavours. Chef Hayden Esau will once again whip up a menu that will be a collection of small mains from his favourite Asian destinations. Ticket price includes - all food with beverages available from a cash bar. F.A.W.C! is a...

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F.A.W.C! The Doppio Unveiling

F.A.W.C! The Doppio Unveiling. Friday 16th June 2017
Get ready because there is a new super premium Syrah in town; Doppio from Ash Ridge Wines. This exciting evening is to launch and celebrate the first vintage (2014) of this new, exceptional wine. Starring alongside an amazing four course dinner from superhero chef Francky Godinho, it is a perfect...

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F.A.W.C! Cheese – Under the Covers: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Cheese – Under the Covers: SOLD OUT. Friday 16th June 2017
We all understand the journey from grape to a wine glass but have you ever wondered how something as simple as milk can be converted into thousands of big, tiny, mouldy, hard, voluptuous, blue or smelly cheeses? In fact, the character of a cheese is determined not by the cheesemaker but the raw...

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F.A.W.C! Learn To Nourish & Flourish Workshop

F.A.W.C! Learn To Nourish & Flourish Workshop. Saturday 17th June 2017
We all lead such busy lives these days; it’s easy to forget the important things such as health and hearty nourishment. Join us for a real food experience that will teach you how to prepare nourishing hearty meals using traditional foods from all around the world such as bone broth, sauerkraut,...

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Printmaking Masterclass With Lisa Feyen

Printmaking Masterclass With Lisa Feyen. Saturday 17th June 2017
Join us for the third in our series of monthly weekend workshops, where you can learn something new, extend your skills and network with other art enthusiasts and practitioners, all at the CAN. In June we welcome Lisa Feyen, printmaker and mixed media artist to guide you through the complexities...

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F.A.W.C! The Art of Tom: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! The Art of Tom: SOLD OUT. Saturday 17th June 2017
Iconic wine “TOM” is only made in exceptional vintages and is a tribute to Church Road patriarch and Hawke’s Bay wine pioneer Tom McDonald. Share the afternoon with Winemaker Chris Scott to taste the new releases from the 2014 vintage, benchmarked against the 2013 range. Upon arrival to the...

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F.A.W.C! Don’t Forget Your Roots: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Don’t Forget Your Roots: SOLD OUT. Saturday 17th June 2017
Who we are and where we come from matters to many and here at Te Awa our roots are very important to us. Not just the roots embedded in our soil for our vines, but our historic roots and tonight we want to share our story “Te Awa o Te Atua, The River of God” with you. Working with local iwi to...

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F.A.W.C! Fine Wine & Dine: Air New Zealand & Peter Gordon: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Fine Wine & Dine: Air New Zealand & Peter Gordon: SOLD OUT. Saturday 17th June 2017
Prepare to boldly go where no wine mortal has gone before and spend the night with some of New Zealand’s most renowned Masters of Wine, tasting the Hawke’s Bay collection from the “Air New Zealand Fine Wines of New Zealand” list. Reading like a “who’s who” list of viticulture, this...

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F.A.W.C! A Super Celebration

F.A.W.C! A Super Celebration. Saturday 17th June 2017
After a spell in retirement, it’s back with a new name and face, refreshed and ready to go. “Terrace View” is throwing open the doors to show off the new look with one heck of a “Super Celebration” where the order of the night is to enjoy great wine, food, and music in a beautiful...

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F.A.W.C! Getting Rugby & Wine across the Line: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Getting Rugby & Wine across the Line: SOLD OUT. Saturday 17th June 2017
With the Lions tour of New Zealand underway, rugby is the word on everyone’s lips so come along to the Sawyers Arms for a drink and dinner over a good rugby yarn from ex-All Black, Farmer, Winemaker and Raconteur John Ashworth. Since hanging up his boots, John has made it is business to make...

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Black Snapper - Rock n Roll

Black Snapper - Rock n Roll. Saturday 17th June 2017
Black Snapper return with Al Dawson, The lioness, Dennis Maunder and Roy Brown to give you a night of high energy Rock N Roll. From Chuck Berry, The Stray Cats to Elvis.

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Crimson Sound: Faraway Voices

Crimson Sound: Faraway Voices. Saturday 17th June 2017
A concert of music and readings in commemoration of the battles of the Western Front during the First World War. The names of the battles - Messines, Ypres, Passchendaele - are familiar to us as some of the bloodiest days of the war for New Zealand. Indeed, between June 7 and 13 1917, over 800...

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F.A.W.C! Recipe for Success

F.A.W.C! Recipe for Success. Sunday 18th June 2017
Hawke’s Bay’s Farmers Market is the gateway to some of the country’s finest produce and for Winter F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Chef Terry Lowe is joining the fold to share his tips and tricks with you in a cooking demonstration run in the heart of the market. Learn how to make mouth-watering...

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Pakowhai Regional Park Community Planting Day

Pakowhai Regional Park Community Planting Day. Sunday 18th June 2017
Find out more and register on our website - http://www.hbrc.govt.nz/our-council/partnerships/get-involved/

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F.A.W.C! Savour with Peter Gordon: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Savour with Peter Gordon: SOLD OUT. Sunday 18th June 2017
“Savour - Peter Gordon” is to be held at Sileni Estates Winery in their underground cellar. This is your chance to see London-based chef and restaurateur Peter Gordon, one of New Zealand’s best-loved culinary exports, demonstrating dishes from his latest book, “Savour – Salads for all...

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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 18th June 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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F.A.W.C! The Forager & The Fermenter

F.A.W.C! The Forager & The Fermenter. Sunday 18th June 2017
Church Road Winery and Bistronomy Restaurant are big hitters in the Hawke’s Bay food and wine scene with winemaker Chris Scott and Chef James Beck having garnered more awards than you can poke a stick at, including Winestate Magazine New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2016 and NZ Cuisine Good Food...

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Tiny Ruins Winter Tour 2017

Tiny Ruins Winter Tour 2017. Sunday 18th June 2017
"​...One of the best acts to harness the power of dark folk…Expansive, experimental and exciting." - Hhhhappy Tiny Ruins embark on an 11- show tour of their home turf this Winter. Following her ‘Hurtling Through’ collaboration with The Clean's Hamish Kilgour, and ‘Dream Wave’, a...

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Napier Repertory Players - Whatever

Wednesday 21st June 2017
Napier Repertory Players’ mid-year production is a comedy/drama about modern relationships called “Whatever”, written by Terry Coyle and directed by Cefyn Gauden. Terry was scheduled to direct this play but sadly passed away last year. Terry’s good friend Cefyn, has kindly agreed to direct...

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F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter II

F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter II. Thursday 22nd June 2017
Beer lovers, novices and gurus, rejoice for here is the chance to go backstage with Hawke’s Bay’s local brewers. Craft Brewing is becoming big business in Hawke’s Bay so here’s your chance to meet the people behind the scenes whilst enjoying a few tastes and nibbles with like-minded folk....

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How to Raise Financially Independent Kids

How to Raise Financially Independent Kids. Thursday 22nd June 2017
Do you feel ill-equipped to teach your kids about money? Are you passing your bad money habits onto your child? Will your kids be able to afford to buy a house when they grow up? When it comes to teaching the next generation about money it is vital to get it right. Despite the best efforts to...

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Hawke's Bay Art Review

Hawke's Bay Art Review. Friday 23rd June 2017
After an absence of several years, Creative Arts Napier is bringing back the biennial Hawke’s Bay Art Review - a selected exhibition at the CAN, showcasing the best of Art in Hawke’s Bay. Submissions are invited from local emerging and established artists in printmaking, painting and drawing,...

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F.A.W.C! Pipi at Home, by the Fire

F.A.W.C! Pipi at Home, by the Fire. Friday 23rd June 2017
Experience Alexandra Tylee’s winter cooking from her recently published Random House cookbook Pipi ‘At Home’. Enjoy a sumptuous fireside 3 course lunch cooked in the family kitchen where Alexandra tests and develops all of her Pipi Café recipes. Cooking all organic and sugar free,...

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F.A.W.C! Brewing, Beers & Beef: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Brewing, Beers & Beef: SOLD OUT. Friday 23rd June 2017
Gather up at FG Smith Eatery with the new craft beer kids on the Ahuriri block; Garage Project and bStudio Brewing. Your evening starts with plenty of chat as you meet fellow beer fans before setting off on the highlight of the night-a tour of bStudio's brand new state of the art brewery, housed...

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F.A.W.C! Winter Spritz

F.A.W.C! Winter Spritz. Friday 23rd June 2017
When you gaze around Black Barn you’ll see there is a little bit of Italy at its heart; the rows of Citrus and Olive Trees, dining under the vines and of course the Italian styled Reds. Tonight they are pulling out all the stops for Viva Italia with Head Chef Daniel Pistone and his team crafting...

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F.A.W.C! Izakaya in the Vines

F.A.W.C! Izakaya in the Vines. Friday 23rd June 2017
A collaboration between Piku and Red Barrel, this dinner promises to be the very best of Izakaya style Japanese cuisine (informal Japanese gastropub). An eight course sharing plates menu, paired with Red Barrel wines and award winning Zenkuro New Zealand Sake, all set in the picturesque vineyard...

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Annual Quiz

Annual Quiz. Friday 23rd June 2017
The Lusk Centre Quiz Night and Auction Fundraiser. Be part of the action to help raise funds for the seniors in your community. Grab your friends and join us for a fun filled night! (Doors open at 6pm). Our Quiz Master for the evening is Aaron Ward from the TV series “Nothing Trivial”. Get a...

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ByTheFire

ByTheFire. Friday 23rd June 2017
Facilitated by Carol Neilson & Leonie Wise. Think hibernation, a quietness within as you relax and let the warmth of the fire soften life within. Winter is the time when the earth rests and replenishes when the trees surrender their leaves to the ground. When all becomes bare and unadorned. When...

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Stars In Clives Eyes

Stars In Clives Eyes. Friday 23rd June 2017
Stars in Clive’s Eyes is hotting up for its third year with shows on 23rd and 24th June. The concert takes ordinary people off the street and into the world of professional music through a band of extraordinary musicians. Every act contrasts with the previous and the audience is treated to a...

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The Original Mack

The Original Mack. Friday 23rd June 2017
Fraser MacKenzie of Hawkes Bay. Join Mack at the 'sweetest little bar in Hastings'. As well as Mack's songs and covers you always enjoy, he'll be introducing new OGs at gigs throughout the year. Combine the unique acoustic styling with the craft beers, amazing atmosphere and Common Room crew...

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Waitangi Estuary Wetlands Community Planting Day

Waitangi Estuary Wetlands Community Planting Day. Saturday 24th June 2017
We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. Always fun, great exercise and very sociable. Planting days can make a big difference to our environment so please join us! Waitangi Estuary Wetlands (Waitangi Regional Park) - with Napier Forest and Bird,...

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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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F.A.W.C! What the Duck?! Workshop: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! What the Duck?! Workshop: SOLD OUT. Saturday 24th June 2017
What the duck indeed! A hands on workshop with specialist chef John Lee and Pauline Korevaar from The Farmhouse Kitchen. You’ll learn how to debone a whole duck and make those quacking classic dishes such as Dock Confit, Duck a L’Orange, Peking Duck and Thai Duck. After the hard stuff you’ll...

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F.A.W.C! What’s in a Glass: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! What’s in a Glass: SOLD OUT. Saturday 24th June 2017
Now enjoying wine is a serious thing but did you know that taste and flavour can change based on the glass it is sipped from? This 2 hour Spiegelau Masterclass will open your eyes to glassware and the importance of size and shape. You’ll go through six different glass styles, tasting the Te Awa...

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F.A.W.C! Feast of Morocco: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Feast of Morocco: SOLD OUT. Saturday 24th June 2017
A varietable feast of Moroccan delicacies beginning with bubbles & mezze platter. The feast begins banquet style, with long tables laden with candles. Pull up a chair, join the others at the table as we transport you to Morocco. It’s a chance for Francky to showcase his ability to use spice....

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F.A.W.C! Deck the Halls

F.A.W.C! Deck the Halls. Saturday 24th June 2017
Deck the halls, hang on to your bells and get ready, because Santa is coming to town for the biggest Mid-Winter Christmas party you’ve ever seen. There’s no better place to find the festive spirit than Mission Estate so add in a lavishly decorated fir tree, carol singers, mulled wine and a...

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F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes - Encore!: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes - Encore!: SOLD OUT. Saturday 24th June 2017
Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invites you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Elephant Hill Owners Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven course dinner matched with Elephant Hill top of the range wines. Perfectly positioned on the hill behind the...

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F.A.W.C! The Prestige Dinner: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! The Prestige Dinner: SOLD OUT. Saturday 24th June 2017
Join Craggy Range to celebrate the exclusive release of their 2015 Prestige Collection. Wine lovers will appreciate the chance to spend an intimate evening with Chief Winemaker Matt Stafford, where he will take guests through a vertical tasting of the acclaimed ‘Le Sol’, ‘Aroha’ and...

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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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F.A.W.C! Tora Tora Tora, Low n Slow V Yakitori

F.A.W.C! Tora Tora Tora, Low n Slow V Yakitori. Sunday 25th June 2017
It’s Sunday afternoon at Bareknuckle BBQ and good folk are enjoying Jimmy Macken’s famous American BBQ, Hotdogs Burgers and Fried Chicken when out of the blue, the gauntlet is laid down by a masked Ninja, blazing his yakitori sticks like a culinary Jackie Chan. Who will win this Heavyweight BBQ...

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The Bend - Undressing the Song. Fane Flaws

The Bend - Undressing the Song. Fane Flaws. Sunday 25th June 2017
"This is all about songs and songwriting -for those of you whose interest is the original n.z. song - why & how it exists.” An intimate concert where we turn down the volume (a bit!) and expose the infrastructure. Including songs from our various incarnations as, Blerta, Spats, the Crocodiles,...

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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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F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter III

F.A.W.C! Bars, Beer & Banter III. Thursday 29th June 2017
Beer lovers, novices and gurus, rejoice for here is the chance to go backstage with Hawke’s Bay’s local brewers. Craft Brewing is becoming big business in Hawke’s Bay so here’s your chance to meet the people behind the scenes whilst enjoying a few tastes and nibbles with like-minded folk. ...

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F.A.W.C! One Wild Night

F.A.W.C! One Wild Night. Friday 30th June 2017
Bring out your wild side for an unforgettable evening of wild food. Reminisce about the one that got away, by the roaring fires, all while head chef Andy Glover and his team prepare pig-head, venison, rabbit and wild goat for your gastronomic pleasure. Not for the faint hearted (or vegetarian!),...

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F.A.W.C! What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?: SOLD OUT. Friday 30th June 2017
Tonight we answer this age old question over a four course poultry led menu created by Head Chef Daniel Pistone. Expect flavour and flair complemented by fresh local produce and a delicious selection of Black Barn wines at this celebration of all things bird before the grand finale dessert...

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Karamu Stream Planting Day

Karamu Stream Planting Day. Saturday 1st July 2017
We need to plant 200 plants. Come along and join us for this planting day, it's fun, great exercise and helps the environment. Find out more on our website and register online.

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F.A.W.C! Mid-Winter Gourmet BBQ and Bet

F.A.W.C! Mid-Winter Gourmet BBQ and Bet. Saturday 1st July 2017
Roll up for an afternoon of Mid-Winter feasting whilst watching heart stopping steeplechase action at the races. Gourmet BBQ King Raymond Van Rijk will be slaving over hot coals to bring you a three course BBQ lunch in the perfectly located Cheval Rooms. Place a sneaky bet in-between courses and...

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F.A.W.C. Mid-Winter Gourmet BBQ & BET

F.A.W.C. Mid-Winter Gourmet BBQ & BET. Saturday 1st July 2017
F.A.W.C. Food and Wine Classic returns to Hawke's Bay Racing with our very own BBQ King Raymond van Rijk who will be dishing up a three-course Gourmet BBQ lunch while showing off his culinary skills using the wood fire spit, wine barrel smoker and large charcoal barbeques. The Mid-Winter Gourmet...

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Bring Your Party to The Mid-Winter Xmas Party 2017 at No.5

Bring Your Party to The Mid-Winter Xmas Party 2017 at No.5. Saturday 1st July 2017
Bring your party to "The Mid-Winter Christmas Party" at No.5 Cafe & Larder. Festive decorations, great buffet, and a fantastic band. Treat yourself, your friends, or your staff/colleagues to an excellent night out at No.5. Doors open from 6:00 pm Each Group / Table will be invited one by one...

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F.A.W.C! Carnivores and Syrah: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Carnivores and Syrah: SOLD OUT. Saturday 1st July 2017
Prepare for some serious salvation at this Carnivore celebration. Craggy Ranges Head Chef Andrew Saxon knows his beef and is dishing up four meaty dishes he has carefully prepared to match four rare and exclusive Craggy Range Syrah’s. F.A.W.C! is a delicious event series of "out of the box"...

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The Frank Burkitt Band With Special Guest Oscar Laven

The Frank Burkitt Band With Special Guest Oscar Laven. Saturday 1st July 2017
We are back in Hastings to rock the Common Room once again. We want your ears, money and dancing shoes! Only 10 measly dollars on the door for one of New Zealand's best dressed, sweetest sounding and most punctual bands! The Frank Burkitt Band have become one of New Zealand’s finest string...

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F.A.W.C! Molto and Montepulciano: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! Molto and Montepulciano: SOLD OUT. Sunday 2nd July 2017
Today we enjoy a long lunch Italian style to celebrate the new release 2016 Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Montepulicano. It seems only fitting that Paolo Pancotti from Molto Italian Kitchen is on hand to prepare an authentic Italian feast fit for this occasion as you enjoy the intimate setting of...

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F.A.W.C! Munich meets Meeanee

F.A.W.C! Munich meets Meeanee. Sunday 2nd July 2017
Spend the afternoon at this Oktoberfest inspired party as the Old Church transforms itself into a classic German bier hall. Steins will be served, brimming with beers from Hawke’s Bay’s finest brewers - Hawke's Bay Brewing Company and Brave Brewing. Your food sustenance will be traditional...

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F.A.W.C! R.E.A.L! Food

F.A.W.C! R.E.A.L! Food. Sunday 2nd July 2017
R.E.A.L. food at Mangarara (a.k.a. 'The Family Farm') means Regenerative, Ethical, Abundant and Local. During the course of this special event, owners Greg and Rachel Hart will share their passion for R.E.A.L. food and farming - how we can all make the world a better place by eating well! Start...

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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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F.A.W.C! The International Kitchen Experience: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! The International Kitchen Experience: SOLD OUT. Friday 7th July 2017
The Vidal Restaurant kitchen is a hub of culinary talent from all around the globe so tonight we celebrate them all with a menu inspired by them. Dinner will be no less than seven courses showcasing different techniques and flavours for dishes from Japan, Sri Lanka, Argentina, France and of course...

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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers. Friday 7th July 2017
“So did ya’hear the story of the Johnstone Twins?” Set in Britain, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers tells the story of twins separated at birth. Mrs Johnstone is working as a cleaner for Mrs Lyons when she becomes pregnant with the twin boys. The financial burden of two more children is too...

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F.A.W.C! The Truffle Trail with The Manse & Sacre Monte: SOLD OUT

F.A.W.C! The Truffle Trail with The Manse & Sacre Monte: SOLD OUT. Saturday 8th July 2017
Who doesn’t love truffle, one of the most luxurious ingredients in the world. Start the day with a sniff and scratch at Sacre Monte Truffles, based right here in Hawke’s Bay. You’ll get in behind their clever truffle hunting dog Bear to forage for your bounty before heading to luxury...

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Whakatu Community Planting Day

Whakatu Community Planting Day. Saturday 8th July 2017
We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. Always fun, great exercise and very sociable. Planting days can make a big difference to our environment so please join us! Find out more and register here:...

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Men's Day Out Golf Tournament

Men's Day Out Golf Tournament. Saturday 8th July 2017
It's back, a day dedicated to you, the men of Hawke's Bay! This sellout tournament was a hit in 2016 and is back in full swing for 2017! The 2nd Annual Men's Day Out Golf Tournament at Hastings Golf Club proudly supported by... - Radio Hauraki - New Zealand - Oakley - Giant Brewing Co. - Glen...

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F.A.W.C! Toasted

F.A.W.C! Toasted. Saturday 8th July 2017
Top foodies from Napier and Hastings will battle it out in the quest to create the ultimate toasted sandwich. Will it be dripping with cheese, packed with pulled pork or chocka with chilli? Bring the family to help determine the People’s Choice, and enjoy craft beer, delicious local wine as you...

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F.A.W.C! When Kent met Emma

F.A.W.C! When Kent met Emma. Saturday 8th July 2017
Chef Kent Baddeley’s culinary reputation needs no introduction, but have you met Monowai’s talented winemaker Emma Lowe? This event is the perfect opportunity to get to know both of these incredibly talented folk, so come join them for a five course degustation created and prepared by Kent at...

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F.A.W.C! Blue Note and Black Tie

F.A.W.C! Blue Note and Black Tie. Saturday 8th July 2017
Gentleman, slip into your tux and grab the lady in your life for a night of elegance and class. Listen to the sweet sounds of Blue Note style Life Jazz Music as you sup on a delectable five course bespoke dinner created by Elephant Hill Head Chef Ashley Jones, matched to wines from the Elephant...

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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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Fade To Black The Metallica Experience with Black Night

Fade To Black The Metallica Experience with Black Night. Saturday 8th July 2017
Back by popular demand the 'Fade To Black Metallica Experience' are coming back to napier! And this time they are bringing their friends from 'Black Knight - Deep Purple Homage' with them Playing all the hits and more.

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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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Health & Safety Management Course - Business Central

Health & Safety Management Course - Business Central. Tuesday 11th July 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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Health & Safety Essentials for Small Businesses

Health & Safety Essentials for Small Businesses. Wednesday 12th July 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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Export Masterclass No. 1: Offshore Market Research & Validat

Thursday 13th July 2017
Export NZ Hawke's Bay in partnership with the Hawke's Bay Business Hub is proud to launch the Export Masterclass series for 2017 - a new workshop-style export education event. This will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of the topic, to build internal capability and to work...

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Winter Deco Weekend

Winter Deco Weekend. Friday 14th July 2017
Get out your coats, hats and fur wraps and get cosy with the sophisticated and stylish, Winter Deco Weekend. Welcome to the Art Deco Trust’s boutique festival taking centre stage this July and showcasing the best Hawke’s Bay has on offer. Whether its glitzy soirees, vintage cocktail evenings,...

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Tutira Community Planting Day

Tutira Community Planting Day. Saturday 15th July 2017
We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. Always fun, great exercise and very sociable. Planting days can make a big difference to our environment so please join us! Find out more and register here:...

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Winter Deco Floor Talk - He Manu Tīoriori: Songbirds

Winter Deco Floor Talk - He Manu Tīoriori: Songbirds. Saturday 15th July 2017
Join curator, Charles Ropitini, for a special floor talk on Māori jazz bands and waiata of the 1930’s portrayed through the exhibition He Manu Tīoriori: Songbirds - 100 Years of Ngāti Kahungunu Music. The interwar years saw a proliferation of Māori jazz bands across the tribe of Ngāti...

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Mozzarella and Feta Cheese Making Workshop

Mozzarella and Feta Cheese Making Workshop. Saturday 15th July 2017
In this three-hour long workshop, you will learn how to make feta, mozzarella and ricotta.You will be taught by Chris van der Have of Farmhouse Kitchen. All equipment and ingredients to make cheese are provided, and a beginners Italian Kit (valued at $41.90) from Mad Millie is included in the...

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Craig, Spirit Whisperer - Messages From the Other Side

Craig, Spirit Whisperer - Messages From the Other Side. Saturday 15th July 2017
Spend an evening with Craig Wright as he delivers ‘Messages from the Other Side’ at the Napier Municipal Theatre. His unique gift as a Spirit Whisperer helps to open up lines of communication between the living and those on the other side. Come and watch Craig connect with spirit to deliver...

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Zeal Event Bootcamp - Hawkes Bay

Zeal Event Bootcamp - Hawkes Bay. Monday 17th July 2017
The Zeal Event Bootcamp is designed for high-school aged students, interested in events. If you're running a school ball, production, or community event, then the boot camp is for you! The Event Bootcamp aims to cover some of the event management basics, including; basic event marketing,...

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Supervision - An Introduction - Business Central

Supervision - An Introduction - Business Central. Tuesday 18th July 2017
Know the key skills for managing other people as well as their work. When you manage other people, you need to balance your own development alongside managing and leading your team. This popular one-day course will provide many of the tools you need to cope with this juggling act. You'll work on...

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Supervision: An Introduction

Supervision: An Introduction. Tuesday 18th July 2017
Know the key skills for managing other people as well as their work. When you manage other people, you need to balance your own development alongside managing and leading your team. This popular one day course will provide many of the tools you need to cope with this juggling act. You'll work on...

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Developing an Effective HR Framework - Business Central

Developing an Effective HR Framework - Business Central. Wednesday 19th July 2017
Managing staff is a fundamental requirement for every manager. This requires skill, expertise, and experience all applied within a framework of processes and procedures that are fair, transparent, and legally compliant. In this one-day course, you’ll learn what your responsibilities are as a...

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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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International Mandela Day - Health and Wellness Celebration

International Mandela Day - Health and Wellness Celebration. Saturday 22nd July 2017
International Nelson Mandela Day celebrates Mandela's birthday in the spirit that he lived his life - that is giving freely to improve the lives of others. In that spirit, some health care practitioners have come together to offer free health and wellness opportunities to the community. If you...

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Home Composting for Beginners

Home Composting for Beginners. Saturday 22nd July 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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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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Italian Film Festival - Cinema Italiano Festival

Italian Film Festival - Cinema Italiano Festival. Wednesday 26th July 2017
The Cinema Italiano Festival NZ will screen at the Event Cinema - formerly Cinema Gold - in Havelock North from 26 July to 2 August 2017. Our Opening Night film is the new digital restoration 'Roman Holiday' - the classic romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Audiences are...

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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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Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ Limited

Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ Limited. Friday 28th July 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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Introduction to Digital Technologies

Introduction to Digital Technologies. Friday 28th July 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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Iolanthe by Gilbert & Sullivan On Tour

Iolanthe by Gilbert & Sullivan On Tour. Saturday 29th July 2017
This sparkling production of Iolanthe is directed by John Goddard and tours the lower North Island in June and July fully staged. The cast of 32 singers and dancers with 24 piece orchestra is conducted by Hugh McMillan; live music at its best brought to you by the producers of the 2015 Gondoliers...

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Hawke's Bay Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Hawke's Bay Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge. Sunday 30th July 2017
So you’re tough, but are you tough enough to take on the Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge!? If you want to get down and dirty and have a whole lot of fun, then these unique off-road running events are for you. The events are open to both male and female competitors who are 13 years of age and...

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Beginners Salsa 8-week Course

Beginners Salsa 8-week Course. Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Salsa Dance Lessons - Beginners course start Wednesday 2nd August. See our facebook event info for full details @letsdancenz No partner required. Helpers from a higher level are welcome.

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Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side

Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side . Thursday 3rd August 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 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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Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side

Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side. Saturday 5th August 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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Sue Nicholson Psychic Development Workshop - Level 1

Sue Nicholson Psychic Development Workshop - Level 1. Sunday 6th August 2017
Level One - An introduction to developing your psychic abilities. Spend the day with psychic powerhouse Sue Nicholson - see first-hand how she connects to the Spirit world and learn fascinating exercises designed to help you tap into your own psychic ability. The Sensing Murder psychic medium will...

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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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Redefine - Love Your Op Shop

Redefine - Love Your Op Shop. Saturday 19th August 2017
Redefine 2017 will be a fantastic day out for the whole family, Items for each category will be on display along with a range of activities for everyone, including shopping, demonstrations and workshops for adults and children. Event adult tickets $10 and gold coin donation for children under 15...

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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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Accident Reporting & Investigation - Business Central

Accident Reporting & Investigation - Business Central. Tuesday 29th August 2017
Create a safer workplace through effective accident and incident investigation. Almost every accident involves a risk or hazard. This course will teach you to use root cause analysis as an effective method to discover why the problem occurred in the first place and give you key insights into...

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Risk and Hazard Managment - Business Central

Risk and Hazard Managment - Business Central. Wednesday 30th August 2017
One of the primary legal duties in everyone’s workplace is to constantly identify, monitor and control risks and hazards in order to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. This course encourages you to take a comprehensive approach to risk management and to work towards actively eliminating or...

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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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Piece-Makers Market

Piece-Makers Market. Saturday 2nd September 2017
They are a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing the work of a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. We hibernate for May, June, July & August 2017 but will be back again in September. Our stall-holders vary each month and are...

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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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Home Food Production Workshop Part 1

Home Food Production Workshop Part 1. Saturday 9th September 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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Glutenfree Grain & Pseudo Grain Workshop

Glutenfree Grain & Pseudo Grain Workshop. Saturday 9th September 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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Deb Webber Live Show

Deb Webber Live Show . Monday 11th September 2017
The doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Then Deb Webber will walk through the audience, giving spontaneous readings – connecting those chosen with loved ones in spirit. Sometimes they are cheeky, sometimes sad, sometimes humorous but are always inspiring for those chosen and for...

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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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Managing Difficult and Disruptive People

Managing Difficult and Disruptive People. Tuesday 12th September 2017
Difficult and disruptive people can consume most of your time and the disruption they cause to the team/unit/business can be significant in terms of productivity, customer service and employee engagement. This course will equip you with the skills, processes and confidence to handle to handle...

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NZSO Presents: Pianomania with Freddy Kempf

NZSO Presents: Pianomania with Freddy Kempf. Thursday 14th September 2017
Freddy Kempf - Piano/Conductor. - Handel Concerto for Keyboard, op. 4. No. 1 in G minor - Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, in C major (2nd mvt) - Chopin Adante spianto et Grande polonaise brillante - Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor (3rd mvt) - Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor...

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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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Sourdough Breadmaking Workshop

Sourdough Breadmaking Workshop. Saturday 16th September 2017
This is a new workshop where you will learn how to create, feed and care for your own everlasting rye sourdough starter, and from this make fresh sourdough breads, fruit buns, sourdough pancakes, crackers and more. This is a practical, hands-on workshop where you will experience making and working...

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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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Vegetable Fermentation Workshop

Vegetable Fermentation Workshop. Saturday 23rd September 2017
Farmhouse Kitchen offers a hands-on workshop where you can learn all about making health-promoting fermented foods, including sauerkraut and more. You will be able to taste some delicious fermented foods and take away your creations as well as lots of recipes and tips to try at home. You will be...

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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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Stage 2 Training for H&S Representatives

Stage 2 Training for H&S Representatives. Tuesday 26th September 2017
Take your skill base as a health and safety representative to the next level. Stage 2 training focusses on specific risk and hazard identification and controls, approved Codes of Practice, using accident data to identify trends and develop preventative actions across all the core elements of your...

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Time Management Workshop

Time Management Workshop. Wednesday 27th September 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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Developing a Bully-Free Culture

Developing a Bully-Free Culture. Wednesday 27th September 2017
Bullying is a significant workplace hazard that affects employee health and business productivity. To prevent 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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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 Unusual Silence

The Unusual Silence. Sunday 1st October 2017
The Unusual Silence will first echo within The Sanctuary of the Auckland War Memorial Museum in remembrance of WWI. Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir is proud to premiere a newly commissioned work by New Zealand composer Victoria Kelly. Inspired by the museum’s collection of War artifacts,...

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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
Rhythm and Booms will be a night of live music, food, family entertainment and massive fireworks display the biggest in Hawke’s Bay. The racecourse will be in two sections with a family friendly smoke and alcohol-free area as well as VIP tents with wine and nibbles for those wanting more...

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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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Peak Trail Blazer

Peak Trail Blazer. Sunday 19th November 2017
Peak Trail Blazer - $500 Cash for the Fastest Dash! The 8th annual Peak Trail Blazer is home to the Rod McDonald Wines King of the Peak, Hawke’s Bay Orthodontics Queen of the Peak, The Scorchers sub-50 minutes club & Hall of Flames sub-60 minutes club, along with the Prince & Princess of Tainui...

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Saturday Night Fever - The Musical

Saturday Night Fever - The Musical. Friday 24th November 2017
The greatest dancefloor musical of all time, Saturday Night Fever, will tour arenas and theatres in New Zealand this November and December. Today's announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film starring John Travolta - spawning a decade of disco, fuelled by Bee Gees...

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Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. Saturday 25th November 2017
Celebrate the end of year with a fabulous Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. High Tea is quite simply a ritual of pleasure & divine decadence. Delicious and fun, it is an afternoon treat that simply delights the palate, mind, and soul. High Tea is very special and creates moments to...

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Another Day In Taradise

Another Day In Taradise. Saturday 13th January 2018
It’s time for ‘Another Day in Taradise’! Come along for a full day of fun in the sun for the whole family. There’ll be food vendors, Moana Park wine and craft beers all available on site. Entry is free and suitable for the whole family. Plus you can bring your own picnic. Get out and...

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The Chapelwick Fair

The Chapelwick Fair. Saturday 7th April 2018
Put a note in your diary for The Chapelwick Fair, the first Saturday after Easter at Chapelwick Coastal Estate, Proangahau. The 2018 fair will have exhibitors from all over with gifts, sweets, treats and loads more. You'll be able to check out local and out of town stalls from soaps, purple...

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