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Hawke's Bay Events

Find out what events are coming to Hawke's Bay and what events are on at the moment.

Music Holiday Programme

Music Holiday Programme. Monday 17th December 2018
Does your child love music? Here's your chance to try out different instruments, write a song and perform live! Each holiday programme includes trying & learning an instrument, specialised workshops in singing, playing with others in a band, learning how to write a song, busking and performing in...

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Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights. Monday 17th December 2018
Sea Life in Magical Lights. Go on a magical journey through dazzling light displays and stunning special effects. Sit by a fire and meet some elves, watch the entertaining production line of elves preparing gifts, sing with Santa and watch his sleigh sweep past the moon. As you turn each corner...

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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Monday 17th December 2018
“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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Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom

Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom. Monday 17th December 2018
As a teenager in the 1950s, Nyree Dawn Porter inspired her ballet students by painting graceful dancers directly onto the living room walls of her family’s Napier home, where she held lessons. Now you can follow Nyree’s journey to international success in theatre, film and television when you...

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Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition. Monday 17th December 2018
This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

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The House of Webb

The House of Webb. Monday 17th December 2018
The House of Webb: a Victorian family's journey to Ormondville. Follow the unusual journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. As a group of 14, they voyaged on board a vermin-infested ship to Napier, then onwards to...

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George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118

George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118. Monday 17th December 2018
Imagine the world in the year 2118, a world covered in endless ocean and populated by new forms of marine life that adapt in response to the proliferation of plastic. This is the strange and beautiful world conjured within artist George Nuku’s ‘Bottled Ocean’ exhibition, created in...

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FAFSWAG: Code Switch

FAFSWAG: Code Switch. Monday 17th December 2018
MTG Hawke’s Bay is proud to present FAFSWAG: code switch, an exhibition of art by three members of the South Auckland based FAFSWAG Arts Collective. Jermaine Dean, Akashi Fisi’inaua and Walters Prize nominee Pati Solomona Tyrell each work across a range of performative and photographic art...

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The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay. Monday 17th December 2018
“Every so often, in a distant place, there comes into existence someone with individuality and refined genius. They live their life, not in a great city, at the centre of power. Instead in a quiet town… they choose to do their work: to solve problems with imagination, to create buildings of...

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Light From Shadow; Scratchboard Art by Marion Brennan

Light From Shadow; Scratchboard Art by Marion Brennan. Monday 17th December 2018
Light from Shadow is an exhibition of Scratch board Art by Marion Brennan. Marion Brennan was born in South Africa but made New Zealand home 24 years ago. She has specialized in scratch board art for the last four years, and has held several successful solo exhibitions and shared...

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CAN Christmas Art and Craft Market

CAN Christmas Art and Craft Market. Monday 17th December 2018
The popular CAN Christmas Market is returning this year and promises to be overflowing with locally made art and craft delights. Our aim is to showcase quality work from emerging artists and designers, craftspeople and artisans from Hawke's Bay and beyond! We’ve set the limit on prices not to...

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Language of Art; Work by Christine Lemin and Friends

Language of Art; Work by Christine Lemin and Friends. Monday 17th December 2018
There is a saying – “Words cast spells, that’s why it’s called spelling.” Words can hurt, heal, love, scare, make people laugh and they can be metaphorical. Christine Lemin teaches art classes from her studio in Napier. The group she regularly teaches began to play around with art and...

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Flow; New Work by Glen Colechin

Flow; New Work by Glen Colechin. Monday 17th December 2018
Glen Colechin is passionate about the New Zealand flora and fauna and respectful of its place in the ecosystem. He is a mixed media artist who has exhibited in New Zealand the U.S. and U.K. All the work Glen has created for this sea and river themed exhibition is made from native timber and...

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Tu Tangata; Colourful Korowhawhai Panels

Tu Tangata; Colourful Korowhawhai Panels. Monday 17th December 2018
Marama Ngawhika is a mokopuna of four pou. Her maternal grandparents Te Paea Tiaho Heremia and Tureiti Mihaka Ratahi and paternal grandparents Taneharatua Ngawhika and Harete Poihipi Kameta. She is the daughter of Tewehekore Ngawhikia and Puanani Joanna Ratahi. She is sister to five brothers and...

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Children's School Holiday Art Workshops

Children's School Holiday Art Workshops. Monday 17th December 2018
- 17th December - Creative Drawing - 18th December - Sea Worlds - 19th December - Experiment! - 20th December - Comics & Zines - 21st December - NZ Nature - 22nd December - Creative Christmas In our school holiday workshops kids and teens have the opportunity to learn fine art techniques with...

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Nga Taonga o Tamatea - Te Hokinga Mai

Nga Taonga o Tamatea - Te Hokinga Mai. Monday 17th December 2018
From December until March 2019, Central Hawke's Bay will be celebrating the homecoming of many taonga from the area. Nga Taonga o Tamatea - Te Hokinga Mai is the first exhibition of its kind and brings home taonga from MTG Hawke's Bay in Napier, Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, and from private...

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Napier City Christmas Gift Wrapping

Napier City Christmas Gift Wrapping. Monday 17th December 2018
Come in to Napier's CBD for all of your Christmas Shopping, once you have shopped pop into the Ocean Boulevard Mall for Free Gift Wrapping. Donations to the Salvation Army are appreciated.

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Mah Jong

Monday 17th December 2018
We are happy to teach the game to newcomers or come along and join us if you already know how to play. For more details phone Vera 843-5775.

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Teen MEH Dungeons & Dragon

Teen MEH Dungeons & Dragon. Monday 17th December 2018
Join an epic campaign and learn to play the timeless game of Dungeons & Dragons on Mondays over 5 weeks. Ages 13-18. Registration is required. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club. Monday 17th December 2018
Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels. We may take photographs or video recordings...

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7 Days Live

7 Days Live. Monday 17th December 2018
"What if you could have all the fun of New Zealand's most popular ever TV comedy show, but instead of them being on a tiny screen, they were right in front of you, in real life?? And what if there were no cameras or censors or advertisements, just full-on comedy with Dai, Paul and Jeremy, right...

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Hastings City Santa's Wonderland

Hastings City Santa's Wonderland. Tuesday 18th December 2018
Santa's Wonderland is open now in the Hastings CBD! Bring the kids down to meet the man in red himself, wander through the 150 intricately decorated trees or snap a pic on the Hastings City Selfie Wall! Find us in the Hastings CBD Mall opposite BJ's Cafe. Entry is free. Plus, did you know that...

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Justice of The Peace

Justice of The Peace. Tuesday 18th December 2018
A Justice of the Peace is available in the Flaxmere Library every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm. Please check the Hastings District libraries events calendar for dates to avoid disappointment. Having a JP helping you is entirely free of charge. Justices are statutory appointees who receive no payment...

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Rhythm & Rhymes - Music and Movement for 0-2

Rhythm & Rhymes - Music and Movement for 0-2. Tuesday 18th December 2018
Every Tuesday at 10.00am at Havelock North Library. A weekly half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and fingerplays especially for children aged 0-2 years and their parent/caregiver. Building a foundation for literacy starts as soon as a child is born, and every story, song, rhyme or fingerplay...

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Kiwi Experience

Kiwi Experience. Tuesday 18th December 2018
Come and hear about our kiwi conservation work. There will be an opportunity to see a kiwi chick at the end of the talk (subject to availability on the day and the weather). *Booking essential. This talk may be cancelled in case of bad weather. This is a fund-raising event for Environment,...

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Make Create Do Flaxmere - For Teens

Make Create Do Flaxmere - For Teens. Tuesday 18th December 2018
If you are an enthusiastic creator/maker/doer aged 12 - 18 years, join us in the Children's Section to make new friends, enjoy some fun activities and learn some new things by crafting, playing games and getting creative. We meet every second Tuesday at Flaxmere Library. For more information...

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Wine Books and More

Wine Books and More. Tuesday 18th December 2018
Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library for Wine, Books and More on the third Tuesday of every month. This is a book club with a difference: no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books we've read and liked, or otherwise! Drinks and snacks are provided. We may take...

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Tattletale Saints Duo Tour

Tattletale Saints Duo Tour. Tuesday 18th December 2018
December 2018 sees Auckland born, Nashville based Tattletale Saints return home, performing 13 intimate acoustic duo concerts around the country in support of the release of two new singles. This tour marks a return to the acoustic duo sound that first introduced the Saints’ music to New Zealand...

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Free Xero Support BDO Walk in Wednesday

Free Xero Support BDO Walk in Wednesday. Wednesday 19th December 2018
Is Xero giving you a headache? Do you need some guidance getting the most out of your Xero account? Pop in and enjoy a coffee with us between 9 am - 11 am on Wednesdays and receive FREE Xero assistance. One of our Xero certified staff members will sit with you one on one to work through any...

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Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group. Wednesday 19th December 2018
U3A Mah Jong Group meets on Wednesday mornings in the Hastings War Memorial Library. For more information please contact U3A Hastings. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group

Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group. Wednesday 19th December 2018
The Hastings Knitting and Crochet Group meets every Wednesday in the Hastings Library, upstairs in the Activities area. All skill levels are welcome. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Christmas Card Craft

Christmas Card Craft. Wednesday 19th December 2018
Create Christmas cards for your friends and whanau at Flaxmere Library. Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Cuppa With a Cop

Cuppa With a Cop. Wednesday 19th December 2018
Napier Libraries are proud to be partnering with New Zealand Police to host ‘Cuppa with a Cop’. Stop by Napier or Taradale library and get to know your local police officers. This is an opportunity for you to have an informal and confidential chat in the relaxing atmosphere of our libraries....

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday 19th December 2018
Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Hastings Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video...

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Christmas Preschool Storytime

Christmas Preschool Storytime. Wednesday 19th December 2018
Join us at our last preschool storytime in Hastings for 2018 with Christmas stories, songs and crafts. Suitable for preschool ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Havelock North Preschool Storytime

Havelock North Preschool Storytime. Wednesday 19th December 2018
Join us on Wednesdays for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Havelock North Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video recordings...

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Christmas Preschool Storytime

Christmas Preschool Storytime. Wednesday 19th December 2018
Join us at our last preschool storytime in Havelock North Library for 2018 with Christmas stories, songs and crafts. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Newcomers Lunch Group Hawkes Bay Christmas Lunch

Newcomers Lunch Group Hawkes Bay Christmas Lunch. Wednesday 19th December 2018
Fortnightly lunch group meets to welcome new and not so new International and National persons who have moved to Hawkes Bay and are looking to make new friends or just have someone to talk to for an hour or so. We have lots of useful information to share within our chatty and friendly group. We...

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Clan of Coders Club

Clan of Coders Club. Wednesday 19th December 2018
Learn Coding Skill by playing games and having fun! Come along to Clan of Coders club, where you can work your way through a series of coding challenges, test your skills against others or simply come hang out and work on coding projects together! Learn Scratch, Python, Javascript and more! ...

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Te Awanga Organic Farmers Market

Wednesday 19th December 2018
A Wednesday afternoon/evening Organic Farmers Market in Te Awanga by the beach. Fresh produce and products to refill the fridge, live local musicians, freshly cooked food for a picnic dinner with friends and family. Kid friendly. During the months of Jan and Feb, don't miss out on the weekly...

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #2

Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #2. Wednesday 19th December 2018
Campbell Bros Ltd & Stortford Auto Sales mid-week Aquathon Series. This series of 5 events is all about having fun and sharpening those skills you already have. Bring the family down for a picnic on the beach afterwards with the rest of the team. The event is based at Pandora Pond, Napier where...

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Teen MEH Murder In the Library

Teen MEH Murder In the Library. Wednesday 19th December 2018
There's been a crime committed! Can you solves the clues and catch the killer? Suitable for ages 13-18. Registration is required. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Public Art Guided Tour with Art Curator - Jess Mio

Public Art Guided Tour with Art Curator - Jess Mio. Thursday 20th December 2018
Join our Art Curator - Jess Mio for a lunch time walk discussing highlights of Napier City’s public art works. Artworks included: - Gold of the Kowhai - Pin Wall - Pania - MTG Sea Wall - 3 Sea Walls down by Rabbit Room - Wave in Time art deco bronze sculpture - Jacob Scott’s Napier Rebuilt...

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Make Create Do

Make Create Do. Thursday 20th December 2018
If you are an enthusiastic creator/maker/doer aged 8-12 years, join us in the kids section to make new friends, enjoy some fun activities and learn some new things by crafting, playing games and getting creative. Oh, and we also share a selection of our newest kids books to share with you of...

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Make Create Do Scavenger Hunt!

Make Create Do Scavenger Hunt!. Thursday 20th December 2018
Find five things nature-related on our Master Scavenger Hunt list, and report back with your findings! Suitable for ages 8-12. If you are completing any of the Summer Sparks challenges, this event fits the Explorer category. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes...

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Napier City Christmas Late Night

Napier City Christmas Late Night. Thursday 20th December 2018
Come in to Napier's CBD for all of your last minute shopping with a special late night on Thursday 20th December. Over 70 stores will be open until 7pm, Free Christmas Wrapping at the Ocean Boulevard, Carols and Free parking after 5pm.

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Harcourts Hastings City Christmas Stocking Stuffer Market

Harcourts Hastings City Christmas Stocking Stuffer Market. Thursday 20th December 2018
Join us for a night of celebration and joy (and last minute shopping) as we head into Christmas. Our craft stalls will be full of last-minute stocking stuffers and gifts for the whole family. Your favourite food trucks will be there to feed the family and we'll have Christmas carolers singing...

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Late Night At the Museum

Late Night At the Museum. Thursday 20th December 2018
We’ll be joining the Napier CBD retailers on 20 December for a special late night opening. Enjoy a glass of Esk Valley wine and some nibbles in our main foyer as you shop for those last-minute Christmas presents. Get a 10% discount on gifts purchased between 5.30 and 7pm. Napier Library will...

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Crystal Class and Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation

Crystal Class and Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation. Thursday 20th December 2018
If you wanted to become more familiar with crystals, please take this. You will have opportunities of exploring into Crystal realms, developing your energetic perceptions and enhancing your Light bodies! Interested in only Crystal Bowls? Yes, you are welcome to the Meditation only, too. It starts...

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Comfortably Numb New Zealand’S Premiere Pink Floyd Tribute

Comfortably Numb New Zealand’S Premiere Pink Floyd Tribute. Thursday 20th December 2018
C & R Entertainment present to you “Comfortably Numb” New Zealand’s premiere Pink Floyd tribute show, performed by Hawkes Bay band ”Revival“ With decades of combined experience behind them, an impressive list of International artist’s individual members of the band have supported over...

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Teen MEH Poetry Slam!

Teen MEH Poetry Slam!. Friday 21st December 2018
Couldn't get tot he Battle of Hastings Poetry Slam back in October? Hear us out and join some local poetic talent under the trees in front of the library. A Poetry Slam is a competitive, high energy poetry show; we invite you to hit us hard with your spoken word. Suitable for ages 13+....

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Christmas Films

Christmas Films. Friday 21st December 2018
Join us for two family friendly Christmas movies. Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Food Truck Fridays

Food Truck Fridays. Friday 21st December 2018
Get your Weekends off to a great start with a glass of Moana Park this summer season, we will turn the tunes up, light the fire pit and chill the beers down, come and grab a bite to eat, from our own menu or the talented food trucks that will be pulling up for the evening to cook for us! Come by...

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Urban Christmas Bash

Urban Christmas Bash. Friday 21st December 2018
The Urban Winery has teamed up with International superstar Wolfgang Michael and local favourites Vagabond Jacks to bring you a pre-Christmas party you won't want to miss. Guests will receive a welcome drink on arrival, get to choose two dishes from the Vagabond Jacks food truck, and be serenaded...

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Family Event: Christmas Walk Thru

Family Event: Christmas Walk Thru. Friday 21st December 2018
What happened that very First Christmas? Come along and be right there as the world famous Story unfolds. With live actors, puppets and music it’s an event for the whole family.

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Merry Folkn' Christmas

Merry Folkn' Christmas. Friday 21st December 2018
Albi & The Wolves and Looking For Alaska are coming back to the Common Room for one night of folky Christmas goodness on December 21st 2018! Join both bands as they folkn’ rock your world with their own songs and incredible interpretations of songs you know and love. Each band will do their own...

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Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market. Saturday 22nd December 2018
The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

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Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market. Saturday 22nd December 2018
Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke's Bay experience. This is where the local shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the produce you need to cook up a true locavore's meal. Shop local and enjoy some of the best produce from...

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Black Barn Growers' Market

Black Barn Growers' Market. Saturday 22nd December 2018
New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 14 years and has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer. Open from 9 till noon every Saturday of summer, just follow the line of cars down Black...

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Children's Christmas Baking Workshop

Children's Christmas Baking Workshop. Saturday 22nd December 2018
Children’s Christmas Baking Sessions are always popular. Choose your date, bring the kids and organise your morning! The children will create three types of Christmas inspired biscuits and a Christmas Tree Loaf. Age: 7 -12 year old $ 70.00 per session. Early bird price of $ 60.00 available...

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Kiwi Experience Tour At the Kiwi Creche

Kiwi Experience Tour At the Kiwi Creche. Saturday 22nd December 2018
Come and hear about our kiwi conservation work. There will be an opportunity to see a kiwi chick at the end of the talk (subject to availability on the day and the weather). We will walk around Lake Opouahi to discover native fauna & flora, followed by an educational talk on kiwi back at the main...

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Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions. Saturday 22nd December 2018
14 Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! - Dan Sharp - Ian Munro - international class live performer and recording artist. - Ariana Henare - Annabelle & Ash - The Pukes ukhelele rock band. Kickback and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while sipping away on some...

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Bays Weekend Market

Sunday 23rd December 2018
Sunday market down by ocean spa, marine parade. Wide range of stalls, veggies, food, new and old, trash and treasures. Come on down and see for yourself. Lots of bargains.

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Taradale Sunday Market

Taradale Sunday Market. Sunday 23rd December 2018
Taradale Sunday Market, Meet the people that make and create. From Wooden Toys to Polished Stones, From Steam punk to hand knits. Felt Creations to Baby Accessories. It is a weekly craft market that is full of inspiration, Quilts, Rock Art, Beads, Fresh Barista Coffee. So much more to see, With...

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Taradale RSA Sunday Market

Taradale RSA Sunday Market. Sunday 23rd December 2018
Taradale Sunday Market, free selfies with Santa.... 9th Dec 10 am - 11 am 16th Dec 10 am - 12 pm 23rd Dec 10 am - 12 pm Santa has presents for the children, come and take some photos.

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Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Sunday 23rd December 2018
Delight in a shopping event of taste sensations at one of New Zealand’s oldest and largest traditional Farmers’ Markets. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market offers a complete shopping experience. Discover the diverse range of locally grown or artisan produced products. There is nothing like...

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Summer Sundaze

Summer Sundaze. Sunday 23rd December 2018
14 Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! - Ian Munro - international class live performer and recording artist. - Ariana Henare - Annabelle & Ash - The Pukes ukhelele rock band. Kickback and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while sipping away on some of our...

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Christmas Sunday Storytime

Christmas Sunday Storytime. Sunday 23rd December 2018
Join us at our last Sunday storytime for 2018 with Christmas stories, songs and crafts. Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Carols In Cornwall Park

Carols In Cornwall Park. Sunday 23rd December 2018
The Christmas shopping should be almost done so Carols in Cornwall Park will be the perfect occasion to put your feet up and get into the festive spirit. Set aside the late afternoon of December 23 to enjoy this annual event when Cornwall Park rings out to the tune of Christmas carols and families...

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Full Moon Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Shower

Full Moon Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Shower. Sunday 23rd December 2018
May the highest vibrational energy on you! ...Shower of Light & Healing Sound ...Meditation, Deep relaxation, Energy alignment/balancing and Energy clearing/releasing with healing sounds of Crystal Singing Bowls... No special skill or effort required... You will find the greater sense of your...

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Makersapce - Upcycled Christmas Cards

Makersapce - Upcycled Christmas Cards. Monday 24th December 2018
Come along with your imagination firing to create upcycled Christmas card masterpieces for your loved ones. Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Boxing Day Festival 2018

Boxing Day Festival 2018. Wednesday 26th December 2018
Our annual Boxing Day festival returns to Cape Estate in Te Awanga for the 3rd year to celebrate family and friends coming together in Hawkes Bay over Christmas + New Year. With its beautiful secret garden, tennis court and swimming pool it's going to be another amazing day in the sun. Expect...

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DinoFest Hawkes Bay

DinoFest Hawkes Bay. Thursday 27th December 2018
Meat-eating Tyrannosaurus Rex and the giant plant-eating Titanosaur will be among the pre-historic giants stomping through Park Island Recreation Grounds (site is adjacent to Shrimpton Playing Fields) in Napier over Christmas. DinoFest is an exciting, educational outdoor family event for dinosaur...

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Matron's Twilight Guided Tours

Matron's Twilight Guided Tours. Thursday 27th December 2018
The Warden has granted the Matron the right to hold 'Twilight Guided Tours'. Book your guided tour inside Napier Prison and hear Matron's version of the history. Matron's unique storytelling abilities bring the tour to life. The tour suits most ages and takes roughly 60min. Bring your...

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Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Black Barn OpenAir Cinema. Thursday 27th December 2018
Black Barn OpenAir Cinema – A Festival of Film under the Stars. The planning is already in full swing for the 15th OpenAir Cinema season starting on 27 December 2018 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. Whilst the film line-up is still being finalised, there will be plenty of variety to...

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Sunday Suppers

Sunday Suppers. Friday 28th December 2018
Get your Sunday chills on out in our grounds, live music, food trucks, the new and fan-dangled outdoor bar out here at Moana. Chill out to live music, grab a beer or a glass of wine, a wood fired Pizza or something more from the food trucks...

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Sons of Zion & Tomorrow People & More

Sons of Zion & Tomorrow People & More. Friday 28th December 2018


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Holiday Event, Half-day Retreat With Crystal Singing Bowls

Holiday Event, Half-day Retreat With Crystal Singing Bowls. Saturday 29th December 2018
On Saturday morning, Open the door to “the Resort” within! Why don’t you visit there, as you have had the wonderful place in you? Sounds of soothing clearing Crystal Singing Bowls will gently invite you there. No special skill or effort required... You will find the greater sense of your...

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Trance Day Out at The Abbey

Trance Day Out at The Abbey. Saturday 29th December 2018
Dj MYK-P (Palmerston North) is on the stage 2-5pm for some House Claude Sabatier (Auckland) is on the stage 5-8pm for some Trance Trance Day Out with a bit of House to start the day off. For the first time ever, we are doing some doof doof. Electro all day in the HB sun. Flying the awesome Claude...

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The Ossian Street Vintage Market

Sunday 30th December 2018
Hawkes Bay market specialising in vintage treasures and collectables. The last Sunday of every month in the carpark opposite FG Smiths and Aroha & Friends.

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Jazz in the Vines at The Abbey

Jazz in the Vines at The Abbey. Sunday 30th December 2018
6 Hours of Jazz. 4 Piece Band from 3-6pm. Lady Larisa: Vocals Justin Lindsay: Guitar Dave O'Hanlon: Drums Dan Fulton: Bass Lorenzo Deejay playing the Sax from 12-3pm. What better than some Jazz music in the midst of the vines in Summer. The awesome Jazz trio BIO Lady Larisa is a well known...

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Common Room New Years Eve

Common Room New Years Eve. Monday 31st December 2018
Get your Funk on at Common Room this New Years Eve. Our legendary NYE gig is always a great night and this year we are stoked to announce The Tropical Downbeat Orchestra will be bringing the Funk with a massive live set. The "Tropics" are an all star band made up of some of the Bays best...

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New Years Eve Party

New Years Eve Party. Monday 31st December 2018
Come celebrate the New Year and dance the night away with us at the Napier RSA. Tickets are now on sale in the club. Option 2: Ticket Combo = Entry Ticket + Hot Pot Meal + Complimentary Drink $30. Limited ticket availability so be in quick and don't miss out on a night to celebrate in style....

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Napier's New Years Eve

Napier's New Years Eve. Monday 31st December 2018
Some of the very best of Hawke’s Bay’s musical talent will help Napier welcome in the New Year at the Soundshell, Marine Parade, Napier. The fun begins at 7pm and finishes with fireworks at midnight. Thanks to the sponsorship of Soap Laundromat, for the first time there will also be a...

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NYE Masquerade Ball

NYE Masquerade Ball. Monday 31st December 2018
Enjoy an evening of - Ballroom, Latin & mixed dance styles (tango, swing, waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, new vogue, rock 'n' roll, salsa, bachata, chachacha, and more). Live DJ's: 7.30pm - 12.30am. Dress to impress - Black Tie Event On arrival bring your ticket to our registration desk (in the...

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GnFnR's NZ's Premier Guns N' Roses Tribute

GnFnR's NZ's Premier Guns N' Roses Tribute. Monday 31st December 2018
The GnFnR's are NZ's premier Guns N' Roses Tribute, delivering a genuine tribute experience with a true passion for the songs and a real commitment to the iconic look of the original Gun's N' Roses, when they were still young, raw, unpredictable, exciting and f#%kin crazy. A big smile and a...

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Interislander Summer Festival - Hastings Races

Interislander Summer Festival - Hastings Races. Tuesday 1st January 2019
Celebrate the New Year at the Interislander Summer Festival Hawke's Bay Races supported by Russell Roads. Enjoy a fun-filled day with plenty of free activities for the kids, live music and great racing action for the adults to enjoy. Pack a picnic or sample the fabulous local food and wine...

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Ineffable Botanics

Ineffable Botanics. Thursday 3rd January 2019
Emma Rodger is 17 and an emerging photography student at Napier's Sacred Heart College. Her popular photography exhibitions at the CAN always capture attention with their vibrant colour and clever composition. Emma’s latest exhibition will be on display in the foyer for the months of January and...

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Teresa Ingham: Recent Paintings by an Emerging Artist

Teresa Ingham: Recent Paintings by an Emerging Artist. Thursday 3rd January 2019
Many abstract artists have inspired Teresa Ingham since picking up a paintbrush, mainly viewed on Youtube and Pinterest, but also an ex-colleague at work that encouraged her to just ‘give painting a go’. She started painting purely for enjoyment in July this year, as she had always wanted to...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - BDO Flying Lap

Summer Cycling Carnival - BDO Flying Lap. Friday 4th January 2019
Get a taste of being a pro cyclist and ride one lap of the Elite time trial course. This 20km time trial is a great test for those keen and fit or a comfortable ride for the recreational cyclist. Course starts and ends at Church Road Winery. Entry is limited to a maximum of 30 riders. To register...

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Vantage Elite Road National Championships - BDO Time Trials

Vantage Elite Road National Championships - BDO Time Trials. Friday 4th January 2019
The Vantage Elite Road National Championships - BDO Time Trials involves individual cyclists to race the same course as fast as they can, leaving in two-minute intervals. The BDO Time Trial course starts and finishes at Church Road Winery and travels along Puketapu Road, Dartmoor Road, Apley...

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A Sense Beyond; Fresh Works by Megan Lee

A Sense Beyond; Fresh Works by Megan Lee. Friday 4th January 2019
Fresh, unique works in acrylic and pastel by Megan Lee, exploring inspirations from both our natural world and the divine in the everyday. About Megan: A self-taught artist, Megan Lee has enjoyed drawing, painting and generally creating since she was old enough to hold a paint brush. She takes...

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Unplugged Gaming

Unplugged Gaming. Friday 4th January 2019
Grab your friends and whanau and drop in anytime to play some board games. Suitable for ages 5+. If you are completing any of the Summer Sparks challenges, this event fits the Gamer category. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

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Globetrotter Films

Globetrotter Films. Friday 4th January 2019
Explore the exciting diversity of our world with our two family friendly movies set in other countries. Suitable for all ages. If you are completing any of the Summer Sparks challenges, this event fits the Globetrotter category. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and...

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Napier Night Fiesta

Napier Night Fiesta. Friday 4th January 2019
Make the most of the balmy summer weather at the Napier Night Fiesta. Come and dine on delectable food while relaxing to local tunes and soaking up the fabulous atmosphere of Napier's Clive Square at twilight. Meet your friends, bring your family and your picnic rug and relax at this event....

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Fraser Mack

Fraser Mack. Friday 4th January 2019
Book yourself a treat when you book a table at Crab Farm Winery. Join Fraser Mack at Crab Farm Winery's restaurant for a few hours of acoustic originals and covers. You might have heard him during Hawkes Bay Summers in wineries and cafes. You may have seen him in the evening with his dynamic...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - The Cycle Chic Film Tour

Summer Cycling Carnival - The Cycle Chic Film Tour. Friday 4th January 2019
Prepare to be inspired! The Cycle Chic Film Tour showcases a captivating selection of short cycling films to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike. Emerging and established independent film-makers form the collection with eleven super feisty, cheerful, empowering films that has...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Tineli Gran Fondo Ride

Summer Cycling Carnival - Tineli Gran Fondo Ride. Saturday 5th January 2019
If you are a club rider and are looking for a hill challenge, then this is one for you! Ride the hill circuit the elite cyclists will face as they count down their final laps of the course. The ride organised by Ramblers Cycling Club will involve a mass start and the number of laps you will ride...

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Vantage Elite Road National Championships - Women & U23 Race

Vantage Elite Road National Championships - Women & U23 Race. Saturday 5th January 2019
The Vantage Elite & U23 Road National Championships is New Zealand’s premier national road cycling event, attracting New Zealand’s top professional cyclists. Starting and finishing on the Marine Parade near Scenic Hotel Te Pania, the Women's Road Race covers 109 kilometres of course that...

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Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Hotel Transylvania 3

Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Hotel Transylvania 3. Saturday 5th January 2019
Get your popcorn ready - outdoor movies are coming back to Napier! The Mitre 10 Mega Outdoor Movie Season at Bay Skate begins on Saturday 5 January and runs throughout January. So find the movie or movies for you, grab your tickets and enjoy with the views of the Pacific, and across to Cape...

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Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin. Saturday 5th January 2019
Saturday Night Music Sessions with Jess Atkin! Saturday live music session with one of our favourite musical families. Jess Atkin and her talented family will be performing from 7 pm! They will be performing on the first Saturday of the month all summer long! Come in and enjoy some of Hawke's...

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Mack At the Paisley

Mack At the Paisley. Saturday 5th January 2019
Fraser Mack is looking forward to stepping onto the Paisley Stage and has invited Eilish Rose along too. So come along and be prepared to immerse yourself in the originals of two amazing homegrown talents. About Mack - Mack loves the connection with the audience, so join him in celebrating music....

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Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Grease

Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Grease. Saturday 5th January 2019
Get your popcorn ready - outdoor movies are coming back to Napier! The Mitre 10 Mega Outdoor Movie Season at Bay Skate is back this January, this time also with movies for grown-ups! So find the movie or movies for you, grab your tickets and enjoy with the views of the Pacific, and across to Cape...

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Vantage Elite Road National Championships - Men & U23 Race

Vantage Elite Road National Championships - Men & U23 Race. Sunday 6th January 2019
The Vantage Elite National Championships is New Zealand’s premier national road cycling event, attracting New Zealand’s top professional and amateur road cyclists. The highly anticipated Elite Men's Race is on the final day and follows a 166km course over Napier Hill streets and Hawke's Bay...

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Sundaze with The Puketapu

Sundaze with The Puketapu. Sunday 6th January 2019
Sacred Hill Vineyards and classic country pub The Puketapu have joined forces for Sundaze - wine, food and music in the Bay’s beautiful Dartmoor countryside, amongst the established trees and gardens at the original winery site. “At Sacred Hill we make wines to be enjoyed with food, family and...

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Summer to Autumn with Fraser Mack

Summer to Autumn with Fraser Mack. Sunday 6th January 2019
Join Mack at one of the premium vineyards in the Bay and experience a sensory treat of good food, great wine and excellent acoustic stylings of Mack and his guitars, as he plays and sings originals as well as covers of folk and rock classics. Described by Rock Radio UK as "one of the best...

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Opal Ocean NZ Tour

Opal Ocean NZ Tour. Sunday 6th January 2019
Opening the borders of genre, acoustic guitar duo Opal Ocean fuses together Rock and Flamenco techniques to create their own epic wall of sound. Forming in late 2013, New Caledonian Alex Champ and New Zealander Nadav Tabak decided to take their music to the streets busking, using it as a platform...

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Fiesta of Lights

Fiesta of Lights. Sunday 6th January 2019
There's so much more to see at our 20th anniverssary celebration... Dazzling light displays scattered along a tree-lined trail are surrounded by thousands of sparkling fairy lights. Started in 1998 our holiday light event has grown in size and offers a fun experience for young and old. On New...

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Teen Meh Escape Room

Teen Meh Escape Room. Monday 7th January 2019
The Evil Librarian has locked away something very important. Can you solve the clues, escape the room and win a prize before she returns. Suitable for ages 13-18. Registration is required. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

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Nerf Wars

Nerf Wars. Monday 7th January 2019
Nerf Wars are coming to Havelock North! Bring your own nerf guns, ammo and game face! Suitable for ages 7-12. Registration is required - you can register through www.hastingslibraries.co.nz If you are completing any of the Summer Sparks challenges, this event fits the Gamer category. We may take...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Bay Espresso Winery Fun Ride

Summer Cycling Carnival - Bay Espresso Winery Fun Ride. Tuesday 8th January 2019
This 26km jaunt from Clive (13km each way) at 11am is a very pleasant scenic recreational ride along the pathways with riders being rewarded at the half-way point with a delicious lunch and a glass of your favourite tipple at Te Awanga Estate, 376 Parkhill Road. As a group, you will leave the...

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Lego Legends

Lego Legends. Tuesday 8th January 2019
Create a Library of the future, try some offline coding or build a prototype of a machine that would make life easier. Let your creativity run wild. Suitable for ages 5+. If you are completing any of the Summer Sparks challenges, this event fits both the Inventor and Gamer categories. We may take...

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House of Webb - Twilight Art Classes

House of Webb - Twilight Art Classes. Tuesday 8th January 2019
Explore various mediums used by the Webb family throughout their journeys, taught by experienced educators and professional artists in a unique setting. Develop your art skills and find your own style during these two-hour twilight sessions at the museum. 6 November 2018 - Sketching 4 December...

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Teen MEH Pizza & Karaoke Night

Teen MEH Pizza & Karaoke Night. Tuesday 8th January 2019
Still have some pent-up energy after New Years? Come and sing your heart out at our first ever karaoke night! Oh, and there'll be pizza! Suitable for ages 13-18. Registration is required. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

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Hour of Code

Hour of Code. Wednesday 9th January 2019
Ever wanted to give coding a go? Come along for a full hour of online and offline coding and if you're lucky, control our robots too. Suitable for ages 8+. Registration is required - you can register through the website at www.hastingslibraires.co.nz We may take photographs or video recordings...

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BNZ Botanic Beats

BNZ Botanic Beats. Wednesday 9th January 2019
Come on down to Napier's Botanical Gardens and enjoy this free event featuring Project Prima Volta and Marvin's Children (playing a Motown tribute). Bring a picnic and enjoy the music. Coffee and food available for purchase.

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Ocean Inspired Crafts

Ocean Inspired Crafts. Thursday 10th January 2019
Join us at Flaxmere Library in making some Ocean inspired crafts. Suitable for ages 5+. If you are completing any of the Summer Sparks challenges, this event fits the Explorer category. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

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NZ Singing School Classics In the Village

Thursday 10th January 2019
Door sales only. Come along and hear the Classical students of the 2019 NZ Singing School perform. The NZ Singing School enables auditioned students aged 16 years and over to study intensively and perform publicly at a professional level. Students work with faculty of national and international...

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A Summer's Day - TOTO, Dragon and Jefferson Starship

A Summer's Day - TOTO, Dragon and Jefferson Starship. Thursday 10th January 2019
Update: Also joining the two big hitters are Californian rock legends Jefferson Starship. This phenomenal group remain dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jeffersonian legacy—going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the...

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Lost In Space

Lost In Space. Friday 11th January 2019
You have been stranded on a planet where humans have never been before! Come along and create your planet and its inhabitants. Suitable for ages 5+. If you are completing any of the Summer Sparks challenges, this event fits the Gamer category. We may take photographs or video recordings during...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - iWay Family Fun Ride

Summer Cycling Carnival - iWay Family Fun Ride. Friday 11th January 2019
Get your family and friends together and come and ride the 1.1km Criterium circuit down the iconic Marine Parade. The road will be closed, so it will be safe for all ages to ride. Dress up your bike or come in your lycra - whatever you want to wear goes. There will be spot prizes and some...

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Summer Cycling Carnival-Avanti Dress Your Bike Competition

Summer Cycling Carnival-Avanti Dress Your Bike Competition. Friday 11th January 2019
Hey kids, do you think you have the best-dressed bike? Then come and enter the competition and you could win some great prizes! Dress your bike in your favourite theme, the louder and bolder the better! Children 12 years and under can participate. Judging will begin at 4pm and there’s two kids...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Black Barn Vineyards Criterium

Summer Cycling Carnival - Black Barn Vineyards Criterium. Friday 11th January 2019
Napier’s iconic Marine Parade will become the track for the Black Barn Vineyards Criterium. This is a high speed and exciting race for spectators to watch as riders tackle the 1.1km circuit, with sprint laps every 10 minutes. Come along watch the action! This race is part of the Hub Tour 2019 -...

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Teen MEH Nerf Wars

Teen MEH Nerf Wars. Friday 11th January 2019
Bring your Nerf guns, ammo and game face and compete in the Havelock North Library battleground. Suitable for ages 13-18. Registration is required. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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NZ Singing School Classics

NZ Singing School Classics. Friday 11th January 2019
"Classics at the MTG" is presented by the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. Tickets go on sale 1 October 2018. Service charges apply. Come along and hear performances from the Advanced Classics students of the 2019 New Zealand Singing School. The NZ Singing School enables auditioned students...

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The Narcs Not Over Summer Tour NZ 2019

The Narcs Not Over Summer Tour NZ 2019. Friday 11th January 2019
Iconic Kiwi rock’n’roll band The Narcs are hitting the summer venues on their ‘Not Over’ Summer Tour. With high-energy drummer Pete (Rooda) Warren of DD Smash onboard, this will be a rocking tour of classic kiwi music and a chance to hear some new tunes including the band’s latest single...

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Elsthorpe Sports

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Another Day In Taradise

Another Day In Taradise. Saturday 12th January 2019
Every year in January, friends and family gather together to celebrate the best of Hawke’s Bay at Moana Park’s Another Day in Taradise. Now in its 14th year, Another Day in Taradise combines delicious Moana Park wines, boutique beers a great selection of delectable food, all matched with a...

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Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - The BFG

Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - The BFG. Saturday 12th January 2019
Get your popcorn ready - outdoor movies are coming back to Napier! The Mitre 10 Mega Outdoor Movie Season at Bay Skate begins on Saturday 5 January and runs throughout January. So find the movie or movies for you, grab your tickets and enjoy with the views of the Pacific, and across to Cape...

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2019 NZ Singing School Showcase

2019 NZ Singing School Showcase. Saturday 12th January 2019
Tickets go on sale 1 October 2018. Service charges apply. Come along and hear performances from the musical theatre students of the 2019 NZ Singing School. Performances include musical theatre solos and ensembles and will also feature our 2019 Artist in Residence, Geoff Sewell, founder of Amici...

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My Baby - Mounaiki Release Tour

My Baby - Mounaiki Release Tour. Saturday 12th January 2019
Hypnotic trance-pop group My Baby, will be hitting our shores for a nationwide tour between Dec-March! This will be their fourth return after their Prehistoric Rhythm album pre-release tour in 2017. This time they delight us with recent release Mounaiki - By the Bright of Night a shamanic album...

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Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season: The Shawshank Redemption

Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season: The Shawshank Redemption. Saturday 12th January 2019
Get your popcorn ready - outdoor movies are coming back to Napier! The Mitre 10 Mega Outdoor Movie Season at Bay Skate is back this January, this time also with movies for grown-ups! So find the movie or movies for you, grab your tickets and enjoy with the views of the Pacific, and across to Cape...

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Church Road Live - Summer Sessions

Church Road Live - Summer Sessions. Sunday 13th January 2019
Returning to Church Road Winery this coming summer are some of Hawke's Bay’s finest acoustic acts. Today's lineup: 12noon - Isobelle Walker 1:30pm - Eilish Rose 3:00pm - Dan Sharp Come down to the park and enjoy one of Dish Catering's delicious cheese boards or platters, paired with a full...

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Puketapu Sunday Sessions With Fraser Mack

Puketapu Sunday Sessions With Fraser Mack. Sunday 13th January 2019
Get down to The Puketapu - time for another Sunday Session. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon - high quality meals in a relaxed charming atmosphere accompanied by Mack and his acoustic guitars. From The Hook 2017: The Extended Sessions with Mack by Sarah Cates. His originals have a maturity that belie...

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Binary Jewellery

Binary Jewellery. Monday 14th January 2019
Give offline coding a try by making some jewellery with a message. Suitable for ages 7+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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NZ Singing School Gala Performance and Prize Giving

NZ Singing School Gala Performance and Prize Giving. Monday 14th January 2019
Tickets go on sale 1 October 2018. Service charges apply. Come along and see peformances by the students of the 2019 New Zealand Singing School. Performances include musical theatre and opera ensembles, solos and massed choruses and will also feature our 2019 Artist in Residence, Geoff Sewell,...

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Potion Making

Potion Making. Tuesday 15th January 2019
Is there a budding scientist in your house? Can't stop pouring, mixing, stirring and measuring? Delve into potion making in the Dell (behind the library) and take home a little jar of magic. Suitable for ages 3+. If you are completing any of the Summer Sparks challenges, this event fits the...

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Space Inspired Crafts

Space Inspired Crafts. Wednesday 16th January 2019
Join us in making some Space inspired crafts. Suitable for ages 5+. If you are completing any of the Summer Sparks challenges, this event fits the Explorer category. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Keeping It Local

Keeping It Local. Wednesday 16th January 2019
Come along to Hastings Library to celebrate our local myths and legends in this storytime. Suitable or all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops. Wednesday 16th January 2019
Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? Book in for one of our fun and creative workshops for kids based on current exhibitions. For 6 – 12 year olds. Booking required.

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Information Day

Information Day. Thursday 17th January 2019
Tour the campus, meet friendly staff, and plan your path to the career you really want. There are over 130 certificate, degree, and post grad programmes all right here on your doorstep. Hawke’s Bay Campus: 9am – 6pm Hastings, Maraenui, CHB and Wairoa Learning Centres: 9am to 3pm

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Underwater Movies

Underwater Movies. Thursday 17th January 2019
Explore the ocean from the comfort of the couch. Join us for two movies about our favourite neon fish. Suitable for all ages. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Thetahealing Basic and Advance Course

Thetahealing Basic and Advance Course. Friday 18th January 2019
Basic DNA (3 days) introduces ThetaHealing techniques and focuses on activating the 12 strands of DNA within each participant. ​The ThetaHealing technique reprograms subconscious blocks that hold you back from building the life that you want. You will learn to identify your own negative beliefs...

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Teen MEH Post-Apocalyptic Life Skallis - Candle Making

Teen MEH Post-Apocalyptic Life Skallis - Candle Making. Friday 18th January 2019
Come and learn how to make your own candles. Suitable for ages 13-18. Limited places - first in, first served. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Bowie Tribute Four. AB4

Bowie Tribute Four. AB4. Friday 18th January 2019
Bowie changed my life. It's been three years on Jan 10 2019 since my hero left us and so we are once again going to celebrate the genius of David Bowie. I meet him and spent two hours alone with Bowie back in 87. He was the greatest musical influence in my life along with The Beatles and...

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Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2019

Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2019. Saturday 19th January 2019
Back for the fifth year, eight wineries in the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawke's Bay, are once again coming together to run the Bridge Pa Wine Festival. All wineries will be connected by Hop On/Hop Off Buses, allowing attendees to visit multiple wineries and enjoy a wide range of wine...

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Children's Painting Workshop - 11-14 Years

Children's Painting Workshop - 11-14 Years. Saturday 19th January 2019
Join tutor Michele Jung for a collaborative painting workshop, connecting young people aged 11-14 years with paint and brush, in the fun and relaxed atmosphere of the CAN. The session costs just $5 donation to the CAN. Michele Jung is an award-winning Hawke’s Bay artist who is passionate about...

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The Lady Killers

The Lady Killers. Saturday 19th January 2019
New Zealand singing legends Suzanne Lynch, Jackie Clarke and Tina Cross are The Lady Killers and together they make beautiful music bursting with harmony and power. From a whisper to a scream and everything in between, Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch and Jackie Clarke make beautiful music bursting with...

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PPV Growing Opera Stars

PPV Growing Opera Stars. Saturday 19th January 2019
Growing Opera Stars will see teenage singers perform alongside international stars here for the 2019 Festival Opera season of La Traviata in an eclectic selection of duets, trio and solo acts. Tickets will be on sale from 14 December and can be purchased through Ticketek, Napier Municipal Theatre...

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Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones Experience

Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones Experience. Saturday 19th January 2019
Whohoo! Brown Sugar are back for more high energy rock n roll good times at the fantastic Paisley Stage. Prepare to be entertained by some of the finest Stones songs from the past 50 years turned up and delivered just like they should be, live and loud! Awesome Band + Awesome Venue = Double...

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Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 3

Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 3. Sunday 20th January 2019
Well when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are five events this summer and at each event there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from...

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Reiki Course Level 1, 2 and 3

Reiki Course Level 1, 2 and 3. Sunday 20th January 2019
Reiki course for learning a natural hands-on healing from Japan. Reiki is a simple and natural energy healing that all human can have. Reiki is translated to English as "Universal Life-force Energy". The encounter with Reiki is an opportunity to reunite with your dormant ability. This is a...

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The Sunday Sessions

The Sunday Sessions. Sunday 20th January 2019
Join us for a cruisy Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 14 are free, bring a picnic rug, sit back and relax. Bring a picnic or pizzas, platters and all day grazing available from our fab Te Awanga Estate...

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Ivy Blue: The Blue Moons Tour 2019

Ivy Blue: The Blue Moons Tour 2019. Sunday 20th January 2019
Ivy Blue's hitting the road in 2019 in support of his 7th studio album "Patience" (out November 7th). Ivy Blue will be playing songs from his new studio album as well as a generous selection of his greatest hits from his six previous studio albums (REVEAL, World Magnetic, ILLUSIONS, 19, Present...

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Blackcaps v India - 1st ODI

Blackcaps v India - 1st ODI. Wednesday 23rd January 2019
International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do. It’s the catches in the crowd, the costumes, the immaculate field and that perfect pitch that we can only imagine having in our backyard. When we’re all there, we are the game. This season the world’s best...

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #3

Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #3. Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Campbell Bros Ltd & Stortford Auto Sales mid-week Aquathon Series. This series of 5 events is all about having fun and sharpening those skills you already have. Bring the family down for a picnic on the beach afterwards with the rest of the team. The event is based at Pandora Pond, Napier where...

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Teen MEH - Library Lock-in

Teen MEH - Library Lock-in. Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Come and celebrate the end of summer with us at an after hours event. Join us for pizza, games and see who takes out the prizes for the Summer Challenge. Suitable for ages 13-18. Registration is required. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used...

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Julian Temple Band

Julian Temple Band. Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Limited tickets available! Following a highly successful album release tour back in June, San Francisco/Dunedin minstrels Julian Temple Band are playing a string of shows across Aotearoa as part of their “Portal To The Lettuce Inn” tour. With 18 stops spanning from Te Anau to The Coromandel,...

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White Ferns v India - 1st ODI

White Ferns v India - 1st ODI. Thursday 24th January 2019
International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do. It’s the catches in the crowd, the costumes, the immaculate field and that perfect pitch that we can only imagine having in our backyard. When we’re all there, we are the game. Our White FernS are getting...

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UB40 ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey

UB40 ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey. Friday 25th January 2019
The ultimate summer band returns to New Zealand in 2019 with a series of shows to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. That’s right – it’s a UB40TH! ​UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey will play Napier, Waitangi, Nelson and a very special Waitangi Day show in Christchurch. With 2019 marking...

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Artist Workshop: Just Add Water

Artist Workshop: Just Add Water. Saturday 26th January 2019
A practical, hands on workshop making dye and pigment from natural sources, for use in fibre and paper-based art works. Inspired by ‘The Water Project’ exhibition, colour researcher and art tutor Maria Melino will instruct on how to process water-based colour from the local environs, and learn...

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Find Your Balance Workshop

Find Your Balance Workshop. Saturday 26th January 2019
Kickstart 2019 with this summer movement workshop especially designed to help you find balance in movement and life. In this workshop you will reclaim easy and dynamic movement and learn how to keep yourself active, balanced and flexible. Why is balance important? Balance is an integral part of...

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Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movies: Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle

Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movies: Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle. Saturday 26th January 2019
Get your popcorn ready - outdoor movies are coming back to Napier! The Mitre 10 Mega Outdoor Movie Season at Bay Skate is back this January, this time also with movies for grown-ups! So find the movie or movies for you, grab your tickets and enjoy with the views of the Pacific, and across to Cape...

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Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim. Saturday 26th January 2019
Dance enthusiasts and elderly-ravers across the country can rejoice as award-winning and critically acclaimed UK Producer and Musician Fatboy Slim will be touring New Zealand in January 2019, with 5 dates across Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. A career spanning over 4...

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the Deep Purple Project

the Deep Purple Project. Saturday 26th January 2019
This show is a must see for any rock fan. The best Deep Purple tribute you will ever see. New Zealand's only dedicated Deep Purple Tribute band. Performing Deep Purple’s musical catalogue, including songs from Deep Purple Mk 1, Mk 2 and Mk3. Biography Guitar: Tony Painting Bass: Mark...

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Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Dirty Dancing

Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Dirty Dancing. Saturday 26th January 2019
Get your popcorn ready - outdoor movies are coming back to Napier! The Mitre 10 Mega Outdoor Movie Season at Bay Skate is back this January, this time also with movies for grown-ups! So find the movie or movies for you, grab your tickets and enjoy with the views of the Pacific, and across to Cape...

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Find Your Balance Workshop

Find Your Balance Workshop. Sunday 27th January 2019
Kickstart 2019 with this summer movement workshop especially designed to help you find balance in movement and life. In this workshop you will reclaim easy and dynamic movement and learn how to keep yourself active, balanced and flexible. Why is balance important? Balance is an integral part of...

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Napier Hill Cemetery Tours

Napier Hill Cemetery Tours. Sunday 27th January 2019
Discover tales of tragedy and bravery as the tour winds its way through the historic cemetery guided by MTG’s Curator of Social History Gail Pope. Tickets: $15 per person (plus booking fee, please note that there will be an additional charge added for credit card payments). Bookings are...

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Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale. Tuesday 29th January 2019
A miserly bachelor gets more than he bargained for when he enters into an arranged marriage. Following the success of their wildly funny "The Marriage of Figaro" comes Wanderlust Opera's latest offering "Don Pasquale." This production, Wanderlust's third touring opera, reunites the creative...

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Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale. Wednesday 30th January 2019
From the creative team who brought you 2018's wild and wacky “The Marriage of Figaro” comes Wanderlust Opera’s lastest offering “Don Pasquale”. In this comic opera by bel canto master Donizetti, a miserly bachelor gets more than he bargained for when he enters into an arranged...

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Friday Cheese Night - Meet Your Maker

Friday Cheese Night - Meet Your Maker. Friday 1st February 2019
Juliet Harbutt, “master of Cheese”, is world famous for her extraordinary knowledge and passion for cheese from Syria or Cyprus to Southern Wairarapa. Her unpretentious, amusing style makes these tastings the ultimate experience to wine, dine, taste and enjoy amazing artisan cheese, pickles and...

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2019 Women's World Golf Croquet Championship

Saturday 2nd February 2019
There will be 56 entries from different countries. The headquarters are at Heretaunga Croquet Club, the other venue Marewa Croquet Club.

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Mako Road – Local Safari NZ Tour

Mako Road – Local Safari NZ Tour. Saturday 2nd February 2019
In celebration of Mako Road's Local Safari EP release, the Christchurch indie four piece hit the road and go on a not-so-local safari around New Zealand. Infused with a melodic reggae, ska and folk inspired sound on this, their second EP, Mako Road deliver five sun soaked tracks punctuated with...

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Hastings Artist Group Monthly Meeting

Hastings Artist Group Monthly Meeting. Tuesday 5th February 2019
The Hastings Artist Group holds a meeting on the first Tuesday of every month. Meetings begin at 6.00pm in the Hastings War Memorial Library.

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Black Barn Waitangi Day Growers' Market

Black Barn Waitangi Day Growers' Market. Wednesday 6th February 2019
Waitangi Day is a celebration of New Zealand and summer. Why not enjoy that at New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market. It has been running for more than 15 years and has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer....

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Mission Estate Concert featuring Phil Collins: SOLD OUT

Mission Estate Concert featuring Phil Collins: SOLD OUT. Wednesday 6th February 2019
Phil Collin’s highly-anticipated comeback tour Not Dead Yet: Live! began in the UK and Europe last June, with his 5-night show at Royal Albert Hall in London selling out within 15 seconds. He also sold out all 5 arena shows in Germany and 5 arena shows in France, along with successfully...

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Beginners Salsa 8 Week Course

Beginners Salsa 8 Week Course. Wednesday 6th February 2019
Salsa Dance Lessons - Beginners course start Wednesday 6 February 2019. Join the fun of salsa dancing, we recommend having a partner however it is not essential as we have helpers to assist, just come along and have a fantastic time meeting new people and learn to dance. Bar & restaurant...

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Bowie Tribute Four. AB4

Bowie Tribute Four. AB4. Friday 8th February 2019
Bowie changed my life. It's been three years on Jan 10 2019 since my hero left us and so we are once again going to celebrate the genius of David Bowie. I meet him and spent two hours alone with Bowie back in 87. He was the greatest musical influence in my life along with The Beatles and...

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The Frank Burkitt Band

The Frank Burkitt Band. Saturday 9th February 2019
The Frank Burkitt Band return to Hastings as part of their 30 date 'Lost but Alive' NZ Tour. Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. A folk songwriter at his core, American...

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The Frank Burkitt Band

The Frank Burkitt Band. Sunday 10th February 2019
The Frank Burkitt Band are delighted to be putting on a concert at Rumpy as part of their 30 date 'Lost but Alive' NZ Tour.This will be a very special late afternoon gig in beautiful surroundings so don't miss out and buy a ticket now. Frank is a storyteller, songwriter, singer and guitarist....

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Paper Cranes - Voices Tour

Paper Cranes - Voices Tour. Sunday 10th February 2019
With songs that ponder the meaning of life, love, and our fleeting  existence in this beautiful world, Paper Cranes music is warm, yet melancholy. Paper Cranes’ second album Voices is due for release on January 18th 2019, and while it draws on their past sound, this new artistic whole is...

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Festival Opera - La Traviata - ADF19

Festival Opera - La Traviata - ADF19. Tuesday 12th February 2019
Violetta Valery is a glamorous Parisian courtesan and a prized beauty. But all beauty fades, and knowing this, Violetta fights to protect the one pure thing in her life that could never die. As her suffering intensifies she is forced to live with the pain of her decision. She is one of Verdi’s...

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Pelvic Floor Restore Workshop

Pelvic Floor Restore Workshop. Tuesday 12th February 2019
- Leak when you run, jump, cough or sneeze? - Find yourself rushing to the loo all the time? - Know things “down there” are just not quite right? - Want to improve your posture? This introductory women's pelvic health and movement workshop is for you! Learn what's normal Bernadette will...

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Powhiri - ADF19

Powhiri - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Powhiri - Official Maori Opening for the Napier Art Deco Festival (Free) Kia horo te marino, kia whakapapa paunaumu te moana. Kia tere karohiohi i mua i tau huarahi You are warmly invited to join local iwi, the Art Deco Trust, Napier City Council and Te Matau a Maui Voyaging Trust for a Powhiri...

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Paint the Poster - ADF19

Paint the Poster - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Fun event for the kiddies to get involved in the Festival! Simply visit the Art Deco Centre or TSB branches Napier or Hastings to grab a copy of the poster to colour. There will be some great prizes up for grabs! Competition closes Sunday 17 Feb 4.00pm. Completed entries can be handed back...

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Par 2 Mini Golf - ADF19

Par 2 Mini Golf - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Putt Putt On Parade. Don your Art Deco attire - plus fours an advantage but not a necessity, to swing a round of Seaside ‘Putt - Putting on the Parade’ at Par2 MiniGolf. Every player over Napier Art Deco Festival is eligible to enter in the draw for a special Art Deco prize. Players dressed...

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Vintage Camera Rally & Exhibition - ADF19

Vintage Camera Rally & Exhibition - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Visitors to Napier take hundreds of photographs of our famous Art Deco buildings and glamorous events - but imagine having only eight photographs on a roll of film - or having to wait weeks to see your pictures? During the Art Deco Festival not all photos taken will be digital! Photographers are...

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Art Deco Vintage Car Tours - ADF19

Art Deco Vintage Car Tours - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Discover Napier’s Art Deco heritage in style in a luxurious 1930s vintage car. Your 75-minute journey will take in the Art Deco Quarter, historic Port Ahuriri, a delightfully quaint Art Deco residential suburb, and includes visits to the world renowned Municipal Theatre and the iconic National...

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The Architectural Legacy of J.A.Louis Hay - ADF19

The Architectural Legacy of J.A.Louis Hay - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Louis Hay set up his architectural practice in the beautiful seaside town of Napier. There he stamped his mark with a range of buildings, embracing current international architectural innovations, particularly assimilating the modernist style of American Frank Lloyd Wright. After the devastating...

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Walk the Line - ADF19

Walk the Line - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Walk the line as our guard recounts the torrid narrative of Napier Prison. Delve into the stories of escapes, crimes and the darker side of the 1930's. Enjoy 'Elevenses' to rejuvenate post tour in the Mess Hall.

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Art Deco Walk of the Hastings CBD - ADF19

Art Deco Walk of the Hastings CBD - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Join Hawke’s Bay Historian Michael Fowler for a walking tour around the Hastings CBD to see striking examples of Art Deco in that town, as well as the story of how the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake affected the CBD. Michael’s tour is the result of over 15 years research and has new material...

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Fashion Retailers Walking Tour - ADF19

Fashion Retailers Walking Tour - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Come to town missing a few vital pieces? Be whisked around on a whirlwind walking tour of all the retail hot-spots to grab your outfit and accessories. Starting at the Art Deco Shop, you will visit the retailers within Napier’s CBD that are stocking all of your Deco fashion requirements to look...

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Port O Call Deco High Tea - ADF19

Port O Call Deco High Tea - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Vintage themed tearooms where you can enjoy a delicious Deco High Tea. Accompanied by petite sandwiches and decadent sweets to delight both young and old. Port O Call is an enchanting venue that will take you back to yesteryear & also has a beautiful design store. Price includes a glass of...

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Napier City Centre Earthquake Tour - ADF19

Napier City Centre Earthquake Tour - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Present day Art Deco in Napier owes its building architecture to a catastrophic earthquake on 3 February 1931 at 10.47am – the time of the tour’s departure. This 90 minute walking tour will be full of facts, anecdotes and stories around the events of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake, and...

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Deco Bus Tour - ADF19

Deco Bus Tour - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Here’s your opportunity to discover the heritage of Napier outside of the city centre. Your two hour tour includes a showing of the film about the 1931 earthquake “The Day that Changed the Bay”. You will take a minibus tour of the highlights of the Art Deco City, including the Central...

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DIY Fashion Photo Booths - ADF19

DIY Fashion Photo Booths - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Situated throughout the Festival we’ll have amazing Art Deco backdrops set up so you and your friends can get dressed up and take your own photos to look like you’re straight out of the 1920s and 30s. There’ll be props and signs and other fun things to use. Upload your photos to Instagram...

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The Grand Deluxe Tour of Hastings Art Deco - ADF19

The Grand Deluxe Tour of Hastings Art Deco - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Join Hawke’s Bay Historian Michael Fowler for a walking tour around the Hastings CBD to see striking examples of Art Deco in that town, as well as the story of how the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake affected the CBD. Michael’s tour is the result of over 15 years research and has new material...

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Blackcaps v Bangladesh - 1st ODI

Blackcaps v Bangladesh - 1st ODI. Wednesday 13th February 2019
International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do. It’s the catches in the crowd, the costumes, the immaculate field and that perfect pitch that we can only imagine having in our backyard. When we’re all there, we are the game. Our excitement and buzz builds...

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1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Commemorative Lecture - ADF19

1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Commemorative Lecture - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Shaky Times - The Christchurch earthquakes. Over an 18 month period between 2010 and 2011 there were 4 major earthquakes in Christchurch and over 12,000 aftershocks. As a result some people developed mental health disorders, some reported subsyndromal problems, some post-traumatic growth but most...

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Caruso Cuisine - ADF19

Caruso Cuisine - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
One of the 2018 sell out events is back. Restaurant owner Buddy Collins (Bill Paxie) was renowned for his singing Art Deco nights. We revisit this Napier institution for one of the Festival’s most famous events, Caruso Cuisine. Since the 1920s the Paxie (Paxinous) family has been operating a...

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The Kings of Swing - HB Jazz Club Big Band Concert - ADF19

The Kings of Swing - HB Jazz Club Big Band Concert - ADF19. Wednesday 13th February 2019
Big bands and swing music dominated the musical sounds of the Art Deco era, and many influential writers and performers surfaced during this time. This concert with the HB Jazz Club Big Band will take you back to the hits of Basie, Miller, Sinatra, Ellington, Porter, Simone and many more....

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Who Heals the Healers - Singing Crystal Bowl Group Sessions

Who Heals the Healers - Singing Crystal Bowl Group Sessions. Wednesday 13th February 2019
"Lie down, bliss out, float away" is the way I describe the beautiful feeling of listening to my singing crystal bowls. I take a regular monthly group of anyone who helps people out in holistic health to have some payback for their continued efforts to give them some 'Me Time' as my way of the...

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Walking Tours of the Art Deco Quarter - ADF19

Walking Tours of the Art Deco Quarter - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Discover why Napier is the most architectural complete Art Deco city in the world on a walking tour with a local guide. You’ll hear about the devastating 1931 earthquake and see some of the city’s best examples of the Art Deco style. Includes a free 20 minute film viewing. Allow 90 minutes....

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Deep in the Art of Deco - ADF19

Deep in the Art of Deco - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Discover Napier’s Art Deco interiors on this exploration of some of the city’s best kept secrets. This two hour walking tour looks at interiors of buildings such as the grand foyer of the Daily Telegraph building, Devon House with its glass ceiling, the unique Maori decorations in the ASB...

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Antique Fair - ADF19

Antique Fair - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
The Antique & Collectables Fair brings together professional dealers from throughout NZ to Napier to sell an exciting array of vintage and antique items. Step back in time and enjoy browsing for and buying your original Art Deco accessories, collectables and investment pieces. Not only Art...

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Junior Gatsby Picnic - ADF19

Junior Gatsby Picnic - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
A youth focused event for Hawke’s Bay children aged 8 – 12 year olds (school years 4 – 8), designed to replicate our main Gatsby Picnic. This will be a fun filled morning held in the Napier Sound Shell, featuring music, entertainment, games, celebrity visits, prizes and a few other...

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Napier's Marine Parade 1957 to 2017 - ADF19

Napier's Marine Parade 1957 to 2017 - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Following on from his outstanding 2018 talk about Post 1931 Marine Parade, renowned Art Deco historian Michael Fowler will explore the developments since 1957 on the Parade and reveal how one of its Art Deco treasures was nearly demolished. Michael’s 50 minute talk will discuss how after the...

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Art Deco Homes Tour - ADF19

Art Deco Homes Tour - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
On this Festival exclusive tour, you will see some of Napier’s unique Art Deco era homes. These homes have been opened up by local residents for visitors to see how an Art Deco home was designed for families at the time. This new two hour coach tour will include visits to four homes all located...

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Club Tour and Tea - ADF19

Club Tour and Tea - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Enjoy the opportunity to learn the story of the famous Hawke’s Bay Club. Collect your self-guided notes on arrival, explore this Edwardian treasure, learn about its history and then finish with a special High Tea served on the lawn.

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Marewa Meander - ADF19

Marewa Meander - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
A Napier Art Deco Festival Exclusive. Marewa – the Maori word for a gift from the sea – is the name given to this beautiful residential suburb built on land raised by the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake. Your guide will take you on a walking tour of the Art Deco homes and gardens of this unique...

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Madness In the Mall - Art Deco Clothing Market - ADF19

Madness In the Mall - Art Deco Clothing Market - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
If you are ‘doing Deco’ this year then don’t miss this fabulous market in the Hastings City Mall. There’ll be no excuse not to get totally ‘togged up’ for the big festival’s events – there will be masses of really affordable, authentic clothing, shoes, and accessory stalls lining...

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Harcourts Hastings City Madness in the Mall Art Deco Market

Harcourts Hastings City Madness in the Mall Art Deco Market. Thursday 14th February 2019
The Madness in the Mall Art Deco Costume Market is back and bigger than ever! Join us for a day (and evening) of Deco delights. This is your best chance to secure an Art Deco costume for the upcoming festival. Vintage or new, there is something for everyone. Dresses, suits, accessories and clothes...

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1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Exhibition Guided Tour - ADF19

1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Exhibition Guided Tour - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Discover highlights and hidden stories through our 1 hour, free guided tour of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Gallery. Tours will be run daily at 11am & 2pm Thursday to Saturday during Art Deco Festival. Learn about the experiences of four survivors in the 'Survivor Stories’ Earthquake...

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The Great High Tea of 1922 - ADF19

The Great High Tea of 1922 - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Join us at Mangapapa Hotel with a Great Gatsby themed High Tea. Enjoy a glass of bubbles, live music, sweet and savoury treats and a traditional 1922 Great Gatsby cocktail. Transfer to and from the Masonic Hotel can be added at an additional $11 per person return journey. Pick up at 12pm from The...

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At the Pictures - The Gay Divorcee (PG, 1934) ADF19

At the Pictures - The Gay Divorcee (PG, 1934) ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Mimi (Ginger Rogers) wants a divorce. She hires a lawyer who devises a plan involving an extramarital affair at an English seaside hotel. But Mimi didn’t expect dashing dancer Guy (Fred Astaire) to enter the picture. What follows is a romantic comedy of errors featuring stunning musical moments...

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Argentine Tango Class - ADF19

Argentine Tango Class - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Take to the floor and learn to dance the seductive Argentine Tango with John Flower, New Zealand Tango champion and also Tango Stage Champion World Latin Dance Cup, Miami, USA 2016. Tango provides a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience and embrace this...

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Deco City Beer Tent - ADF19

Deco City Beer Tent - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
The Deco City Beer tent will showcase Napiers famous Deco City beer and also local wines. Throughout the entire festival the tent will be pouring cold Deco City beer and will have delicious local food offerings on site. The Deco City tent will also have live entertainment such as music, quizzes...

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Portable Shade and Shelter for Easier Edible Growing

Portable Shade and Shelter for Easier Edible Growing. Thursday 14th February 2019
Fed up with birds, rabbits and wind ruining your crops? Get some ideas for providing your edible plants with shade and shelter for better harvests. Identify what’s stressing your edible garden most. Is it predators or weather or even humans? See examples of different options for readily available...

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Hastings Art Deco Fashion Flaunt - ADF19

Hastings Art Deco Fashion Flaunt - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Get out those classy clothes and enter the fun that is the Hastings Art Deco Fashion Flaunt. With numerous fun competitions and prizes, it’s the perfect way to spend an hour of your evening showing off your Art Deco best. Categories are: Best dressed Lady, best dressed Gent, best dressed...

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At the Pictures - Topper (PG, 1937) ADF19

At the Pictures - Topper (PG, 1937) ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
After a car crash, carefree and glamorous couple George (Cary Grant) and Marion (Constance Bennett) find themselves deceased. Confined to an existence as ghosts, they need to do a good deed in order to get into heaven. Who better to haunt than their old, stuffy friend Cosmo Topper (Roland Young)...

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This Is Not A Valentines Party - ADF19

This Is Not A Valentines Party - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Sick of seeing your Instagram and Facebook pages clogged with pictures of flowers, chocolates and love hearts...well guess what social media didn’t exist in the Art Deco era! Escape all the usual schmaltzy stuff this February and join us for the best non valentines party in town. Enjoy a...

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Sunday at Ira's - ADF19

Sunday at Ira's - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Sundays at Ira’s is Jane Keller’s latest cabaret show and features Michael Williams on piano. Jane’s Great Aunt Alice was a close personal friend of Ira Gershwin and was a regular guest at his Sunday lunches where he enjoyed entertaining his friends. George Gerswhin, Cole Porter, Harold...

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Indigo Speakeasy Whiskey Club - ADF19

Indigo Speakeasy Whiskey Club - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Only a handful of establishments are selling illicit alcoholic beverages bootlegged in from around the city. The Amber Bar has the best liquor in town and it’s been kept a secret until now... Take your taste buds to a new level at the Indigo Speakeasy Whiskey Club. Enjoy live jazz and dancing...

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Casino Saloon at the Urban Winery - ADF19

Casino Saloon at the Urban Winery - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Art Deco Casino event at The Urban Winery. Costume effort encouraged, and rewarded with spot prizes. The entire room will be theme decorated to reflect an illegal casino gambling operation. Complimentary drink on arrival included in ticket price. Special cocktails will be on offer, along with...

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Soothe Me - Debbie Harwood In Concert - ADF19

Soothe Me - Debbie Harwood In Concert - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Join New Zealand music legend Debbie Harwood as she performs a concert of her acclaimed Jazz album ‘Soothe me’. This is a concert that celebrates the golden era of Jazz using the thread that is love and weaving its way through good times and bad, war and peace. It celebrates what holds us...

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Repertory Players - Ghost Train - ADF18

Repertory Players - Ghost Train - ADF18. Thursday 14th February 2019
A zany murder comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Directed by: Jonathan Smith Corpses in the cellar, clueless cops, sweet old ladies, crazy brothers, mercy killings, elderberry wine and thwarted romance provide us with just the right ingredients for our Art Deco offering. This is a three act play with...

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Masquerade Ball - ADF19

Masquerade Ball - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Classic, elegant and full of wonder – come to the Art Deco Masquerade Ball. Dress in a character costume of your choice and of course a mask. This magical evening will take place in the Napier Conference Centre where you’ll enjoy a beautiful meal, outstanding Sileni Estates wine and great...

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Repertory Players - Arsenic and Old Lace - ADF19

Repertory Players - Arsenic and Old Lace - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
A zany murder comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Directed by: Jonathan Smith Corpses in the cellar, clueless cops, sweet old ladies, crazy brothers, mercy killings, elderberry wine and thwarted romance provide us with just the right ingredients for our Art Deco offering. This is a three act play with...

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Late Night Jazz Club at the Cabana - ADF19

Late Night Jazz Club at the Cabana - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
When the sun goes down and the music starts up. Come to the Cabana for some old good time Jazz featuring some of NZ’s greatest Jazz Musicians. The songs of Ella, Frank, Billie, The Big Bands and more. A late night hang out with doors at 8-30, show starting at 9-30 and running till late, this is...

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Leisurely Lounging - ADF19

Leisurely Lounging - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Relax, recline, and repose in your lounging pyjamas, silk dressing gown, or smoking jacket and sip cocktails as you look over the cascading Tom Parker Fountain from the balcony of the gracious Hawke’s Bay Club. Deco Dress essential. Light refreshments provided. Cash bar available.

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Down Argentine Way - Tango Milonga - ADF19

Down Argentine Way - Tango Milonga - ADF19. Thursday 14th February 2019
Milonga is a place of Tango dance. Come, be enthralled and immerse yourself in a 1930’s Buenos Aries Tango dance set in this beautiful wooden panelled historic building. For those who wish to continue dancing late into the night! Cash bar available.

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Brunch with Style at the County Hotel - ADF19

Brunch with Style at the County Hotel - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Revel in the delights of a gourmet brunch. Break all the rules and enjoy “French bubbles with brunch” to celebrate the start of your Deco day. Enjoyed with exceptional service matched with Art Deco fun and frivolity.

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Plus Fore Golf Tournament - ADF19

Plus Fore Golf Tournament - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Supported by the Napier Golf Club. This is an 18 hole Ambrose competition at the Napier Golf Club’s Waiohiki course. Art Deco ensemble preferred. On course food and refreshments available, along with great music and a huge prize table. Swing it sweet. Shotgun start at 9am. Prize giving at...

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Art Deco Magnum Walk - ADF19

Art Deco Magnum Walk - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Explore the entire Art Deco Quarter in depth on this extended version of the world famous Art Deco Guided Walk. Your tour includes Morning Tea on the lawn of the elegant Edwardian style Hawke’s Bay Club. Walking at a leisurely pace covering no more than 3kms.

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Festival Style Hub - ADF19

Festival Style Hub - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Want your hair and makeup done for the day or the night while you enjoy a glass of bubbles - the Festival Style Hub offers the full experience. Brimming with beauty, wellbeing offerings as well as plenty of pampering, the Festival Style Hub is home to a one-stop shop for all things glam and...

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Lacy & Racy: Lingerie & Boudoir Wear of The 1920's & 30's

Lacy & Racy: Lingerie & Boudoir Wear of The 1920's & 30's. Friday 15th February 2019
From practical to playful and romantic to racy, this talk covers both staid foundation garments and fanciful boudoir wear. Ever wondered just how you rolled your stockings down or what put the snap in your garters? Join social historian and vintage clothing collector Inger Sheil as we take a peek...

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Huge Deco Sale - ADF19

Huge Deco Sale - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
The Huge Deco Sale features top quality items, at the best prices from a personal family collection. Select from Vintage and Deco clothing, furs, jewellery, hats, gloves shoes, accessories and more. Fine Deco collectables include China, silver, glassware and linen. Entry: Gold coin to World...

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Country Homestead Tour - ADF19

Country Homestead Tour - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
This exclusive tour takes you inside a selection of some of the region’s early homesteads. On board a comfortable air-conditioned coach with an Art Deco Trust guide and host, you will visit some fine country homes. Included in this 4 hour tour is a delicious high tea luncheon with a glass of...

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Tea With the Stars - ADF19

Tea With the Stars - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Join us at the Holt Planetarium for either morning or afternoon tea, a scone, and a visit with the stars. Enjoy a fantastic display of astrophotography on the big screen followed by a tour of the wondrous night sky in the Planetarium’s dome room. See the sky as it appeared on the night of the...

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Historic Homes Tour - ADF19

Historic Homes Tour - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
This is a festival exclusive tour where you will visit some of Napier’s early homes. On this 2 hour tour, you will hear the fascinating stories of their origins along with viewing some exquisite interiors.

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Glamour After Dark - ADF19

Glamour After Dark - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Costumier Natalie Robb, presents a ‘how to’ guide on how all women can create a glamorous evening look for the Art Deco Festival. By using a mixture of fast fashion, recycled and handmade clothing Natalie will transform several figure shapes to illustrate that we can all have fun on a...

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Vintage Dance Lessons - ADF19

Vintage Dance Lessons - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Take this opportunity to spend an hour polishing up your Deco-dancing! Join us to learn the basics of a range of vintage dances from the Art Deco era, including 1920s Charleston, Swing and more! Our experienced teaching team have prepared a terpsichorean treat for you, and will show you how to...

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Fashionably Lunching - ADF19

Fashionably Lunching - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Join us for lunch at which a panel of Art Deco fashion experts will discuss and do a Q & A about Art Deco fashion. See incredible Art Deco collection pieces, newly designed garments and get the inside hints and tips from hair and makeup stylists on how to create your style. You’ll be greeted...

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Tremains Hastings City Hamper Auction - ADF19

Tremains Hastings City Hamper Auction - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Get together with colleagues or friends and book a table of 8 for an alfresco surprise lunch. Have fun bidding on beautifully crafted hampers packed full of tasty treats, created by some of the best culinary talents in Hastings. Vintage cars, Art Deco musical entertainment, and the Bathing...

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The Navy Band In Concert

The Navy Band In Concert. Friday 15th February 2019
Join the RNZN Band in a celebration of Napier and the Navy. This concert has become a favourite on the Art Deco Weekend schedule. As one of the country’s best service Bands, the Navy Band is made up of the finest woodwind players, brass players and percussionists from around New Zealand and the...

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Harbour Views Coach and Walking Tour - ADF19

Harbour Views Coach and Walking Tour - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
On 3rd February 1931 an Act of God reclaimed 3,000 hectares of seabed in two and a half minutes. Napier’s aquatic playground was no more, but its history since then is also a fascinating story. This tour will take you around the fringes of the Inner Harbour to a dramatic hilltop lookout and...

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Railcar Shuttle and a Guided Walk of Hastings CBD - ADF19

Railcar Shuttle and a Guided Walk of Hastings CBD - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Take a Railcar shuttle to Hastings to join Hawke's Bay historian and author Michael Fowler for a guided Art Deco tour around the Hastings CBD. During this tour you will view striking examples of Art Deco, Spanish Mission, and Stripped Classical buildings that Hastings built before and after 1931...

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Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Napier) - ADF19

Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Napier) - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Napier - Hastings - Napier. This beautiful railcar which entered NZ service in 1938 will take you on a trip down memory lane through Hawke’s Bay. Railcar shuttles operate between Napier Station (Munroe Street, behind Senior Citizens building), Hastings CBD (corner of Russell and Heretaunga...

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Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Waipukurau) - ADF19

Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Waipukurau) - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
This beautiful railcar which entered NZ service in 1938 will take you on a trip down memory lane through Hawke’s Bay. Railcar shuttles operate between Napier Station (Munroe Street, behind Senior Citizens building), Hastings CBD (corner of Russell and Heretaunga Streets), Otane, and Waipukurau...

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Fashion Speaker Series - Deco On a Dime ADF19

Fashion Speaker Series - Deco On a Dime ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
How to get a Champagne Wardrobe on a Cider Budget! Local legends, deco aficionados and op shopping queens Leigh Gillard and Judy Barnes will present this talk on how to develop a fabulous deco wardrobe without spending the family silver on it. With tips on sewing, secondhand shopping and doing...

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Miss Jean Batten - ADF19

Miss Jean Batten - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Presented by: Kabarett Tempestuous, inspirational and utterly fearless, Pioneer aviator Jean Batten was the very model of a strong New Zealand woman. Her 1936 flight from England to New Zealand, navigating with just a compass and a watch, is one of the extraordinary feats of the last...

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Ahuriri Dinner Express - ADF19

Ahuriri Dinner Express - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Join us on board the vintage railcar for a dinner adventure like no other. Board in Napier, take a run to Hastings and then back to Ahuriri where you will disembark for a 3 course dinner and fabulous entertainment. After dinner, its back on board the railcar to Napier where your adventure...

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Caged Birds - ADF19

Caged Birds - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Matron's favourites are uncaged and unhinged during this cocktail party with a difference. Be entertained as you encounter the saucy underbelly of the Warden's speakeasy.

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Alfresco Munch - ADF19

Alfresco Munch - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
A wonderful opportunity to be hosted at the elegant Hawke’s Bay Club where you will enjoy a delectable alfresco meal on the veranda overlooking the busy seafront promenade below. Cash bar available.

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Twistin' the Swing - ADF19

Twistin' the Swing - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Dine and Dance at Napier’s famously proud RSA. This event is open to everyone who enjoys delicious food and music that will have you dancing the entire night. Napier RSA are excited to present Twistin’ the Swing, as they have a soul for the style of music that celebrates the Art Deco era....

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Gangsters and Flappers - ADF19

Gangsters and Flappers - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Get dressed up and relive the Jazz Age era out at The Old Church with an evening of great food, Jazz music, dance and fun. Bubbles on arrival followed by a decadent 3 course dinner. Cash bar available. Deco dress essential - machine guns optional.

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Charleston at Brookers - ADF19

Charleston at Brookers - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Charleston at Brookers is a night of dance. Buses will collect you from the Municipal Theatre in Napier. On arrival at Brookfields, you will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles and dinner will be a set menu (breads, mains and dessert). Cash bar available. Feet with Heat will teach the...

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Sileni Estates Festival Opening - ADF19

Sileni Estates Festival Opening - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Put on your finery and help kick start Napier’s biggest and best weekend. Join His Worship the Mayor, sponsors and dignitaries as we open the Napier Art Deco Festival. Take in the first of the Flying Displays, the Navy Ceremonial Sunset, admire the cars, fashion and let your imagination soar as...

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Depression Dinner - ADF19

Depression Dinner - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Always a festival favourite! Dress down for this fun event where depression style food is served. Join the procession through the city centre then sing your heart out as a good old fashioned dinner and pudding is served.

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Twisting The Swing

Twisting The Swing. Friday 15th February 2019
Dine and dance at Napier's famously proud RSA. This event is open to everyone who enjoys delicious food and music that will have you dancing the entire night. Napier RSA are excited to present Twistin the Swing, as they have a soul for the style of music that celebrates the Art Deco era....

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Memorial Flying Displays - ADF19

Memorial Flying Displays - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
You will hear them before you see them! Watch the skies over the city and foreshore as wonderful vintage aircraft perform spectacular manoeuvres across the sunny Hawke’s Bay sky. Flying displays with the Warbirds Display Team, as well as others. Best views at Napier Sound Shell, Emerson Street,...

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Ceremonial Sunset - ADF19

Ceremonial Sunset - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
A ceremonial sunset by the Royal New Zealand Navy Band is a tradition in the Navy which is often used to remember those who have fallen in conflict. The military band will play the Sunset Hymn followed by the Retreat sounded on the trumpet or bugle. During the sounding of the Retreat, the Flag or...

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Beach Banquet - ADF19

Beach Banquet - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
A cornerstone event of the festival where a scrumptious buffet dinner prepared by Orton’s is served alongside wonderful toe tapping jazz. From your vantage point, you will also enjoy a fabulous view of the flying displays in the sky above the beach from 7.45pm. Band starts and dinner is served...

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Friday Night with the Stars - ADF19

Friday Night with the Stars - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
Supported by the Infinity Foundation. The concert that kicks off a massive weekend of celebrations! Once again we’re bringing together some of New Zealand music’s biggest stars. Backed by the amazing Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band and singing songs from the era, this is going to be a special...

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Prohibition Party - ADF19

Prohibition Party - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
In 2019 we’re bringing the Prohibition Party back to its full glory. A little party never killed nobody - unless the Federal Police arrive to enforce the Prohibition Law. Relive the Florida dark underground nightlife during the Prohibition period as you experience non-stop music, live...

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Haven't a Clue - Presented by Kabarett - ADF19

Haven't a Clue - Presented by Kabarett - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
If you're looking for a murderous cabaret experience, you've come to the right place. With an all singing, all dancing, oftentimes burlesquing cast of local and international performers, Haven't a Clue pays cheeky homage to those classic mystery stories of the 1930s with a double helping of...

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Skybeam - ADF19

Skybeam - ADF19. Friday 15th February 2019
See the night sky come to life with Wayne and his Skybeam HB team’s WW2 searchlight, who will be onsite to answer all your questions.

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Gatsby Jazz Breakfast - ADF19

Gatsby Jazz Breakfast - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Kick start your fun-filled Saturday and Sunday with a hearty breakfast, supplied by Orton’s, sipping bubbles over looking beachfront views, whilst a Jazz Band sets your feet tapping. Glass of bubbles on arrival. Cash bar operating. Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Marine Parade, Napier.

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Napier Urban Farmer's Market - ADF19

Napier Urban Farmer's Market - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke’s Bay shopping experience, including freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the delicious local produce you need. Enjoy some of the best produce from around Hawke’s Bay available right in the centre of...

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Napier Port Ocean Swim 2019

Napier Port Ocean Swim 2019. Saturday 16th February 2019
Our Story. Take the plunge and enter the Napier Port Ocean Swim 2018! Challenge yourself or grab your friends, family and colleagues and enter a team. Individual races: 9:00am: Napier City Pak ’n Save Kids Classic 9:00am: Xero 2km Stand Up Paddle Board 9.15am: T&G 300m Dash 9:40am: Hawke’s...

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Fashion Speaker Series - Stitched Up In Deco ADF19

Fashion Speaker Series - Stitched Up In Deco ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Vintage fashion designer and seamstress Tamsin Smith will take you on a journey through the playful fashions of the 20s and 30s. From fashion plate to finished dress, this talk will focus on re-creating garments of the era using creative pattern making and sewing techniques. Be inspired to make...

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Art Deco Explorer For Children - ADF19

Art Deco Explorer For Children - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Kids, bring your parents along and join a local guide who’ll take you exploring through Napier on a fun discovery trail! Armed with a jam packed activity book, you will tour Napier, solving puzzles and having fun learning about Napier’s history along the way. Please bring an adult with you....

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Bicycle Belles - ADF19

Bicycle Belles - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Dust off your vintage (or vintage lookalike) bicycle and don your Deco duds to join this leisurely cycle along the Marine Parade Pathway to West Quay Ahuriri. There you can enjoy refreshments at your choice of establishment before cycling back to the city in time for the Vintage Car Parade. For...

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Deco Dawdle Tour - ADF19

Deco Dawdle Tour - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
On this Festival exclusive 90 minute tour, you’ll travel on a comfortable minibus with a local guide hearing the history of Napier and visiting many sights not normally accessible to the public. You’ll enjoy a delicious Devonshire Tea by the Marina while your guide explains the effects of...

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Hawke's Bay Pop-up Weddings

Hawke's Bay Pop-up Weddings. Saturday 16th February 2019
Memorable, Stylish, Hassle-free! Book in to be part of Hawke's Bay's first ever pop-up wedding event. The first Saturday after Valentine's Day, 16 February 2019, we’re popping up at the historic Duart House in Havelock North. There’ll be 5 available times for your 90-minute pop-up...

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The Golden Era of Knitting (1930's - 1950's) - ADF19

The Golden Era of Knitting (1930's - 1950's) - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Knitting has a long history but its popularity was greatly increased in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Local vintage knitting enthusiast Denise Gore will be presenting a talk about hand knitting during the period. Numbers are limited. To RSVP please contact the Napier Library on 06 834 4180 or at...

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Deco Kids Club - ADF19

Deco Kids Club - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Whether for entertainment or a great place to get out of the sun, take a break with the little ones at the Deco Kids Club. Full of fun Art Deco activities, free arts, games, entertainment and educational projects for them to work on. Please note all children must be supervised at all times by...

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Death by Chocolate - ADF19

Death by Chocolate - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Death never tasted so good - the most delicious and unique funeral you’ll ever attend. There’ll be eulogies, sing along hymn sheets accompanied by an organ player and the service will be lead by our chocolate chapel Reverend Conner Fectionary. This will be an Art Deco experience of...

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Traction Trundle - ADF19

Traction Trundle - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
‘In a Realm of Power, Steam is King’. The rattle of machinery, the smell of smoke and unbridled power. All aboard. Fun for all the family on board a coal powered traction engine. For a small donation you can take a short ride and wave to the throngs of people as you pass them by. Departs...

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DC-3 Scenic Flights - ADF19

DC-3 Scenic Flights - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Air Chatham’s brings you an amazing opportunity to enjoy a 30 minute scenic flight around the city of Napier and other points of interest in the Hawke’s Bay region. Priced at only $119 per seat, this is amazing value to experience ‘real flying’ in a 1945 Douglas DC-3. This aircraft is a...

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Flying Down to Deco - ADF19

Flying Down to Deco - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Relive the pioneer days of aviation with a rare chance to see WW2 and vintage aircraft in static display. These amazing flying machines are a must-see for any budding pilot. Rides are available on some of these stunning vintage aircraft and crew and support staff will be available to answer your...

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Born to Move Deco Dancers Showcase - ADF19

Born to Move Deco Dancers Showcase - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Born to Move Studio’s Deco Dancers will once again be performing iconic Art Deco style dance throughout the City over the Napier Art Deco Festival. As a special treat they will have a presentation of their Special Showcase which this year is a song and dance tribute to the musicals and movies...

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Junior Charleston Dance Lessons - ADF19

Junior Charleston Dance Lessons - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Get down to the Deco Kids Club for free Charleston dance lessons. Perfect for the little ones who want to learn how to be full time fella’s and dames during the Festival.

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C-Food and Cigars - ADF19

C-Food and Cigars - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Hawke’s Bay Seafood Extravaganza...with just a touch of the bays best lamb! A day of canapés, bubbles and The National Distillary Company’s first pours, including the best Gin and Tonic in New Zealand. Live music, art and fashion – the perfect way to spend a Saturday. Dress to impress.

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Vintage Car Parade - ADF19

Vintage Car Parade - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Sponsored by: Progressive Meats Free to view. In 2019, for the first time ever it will be the year of the Commercial Vehicle at Napier Art Deco Festival with entries of all types of Commercials on parade. These special vehicles had hard working lives doing everything from delivering goods and...

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Railcar Ride and Afternoon Tea at Waipukurau - ADF19

Railcar Ride and Afternoon Tea at Waipukurau - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Experience the Hawke’s Bay countryside on board the railcar to Waipukurau for afternoon tea at Latitude 40° South. Departs Napier Station, Munroe St, behind Senior Citizens building at 1.00pm, and arrives back in Napier at approximately 5.00pm.

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Soundshell Show and Shine - ADF19

Soundshell Show and Shine - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
View the wonderful array of vintage cars on display as marvellous music surrounds you.

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Once Were Wild Ones - ADF19

Once Were Wild Ones - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Listen to the thunderous roar of these 20s and 30s vintage motorcycles as they parade their magnificent machines behind the Vintage Car Parade. Then get up close and personal with them as they show off their shiny chrome outside the Art Deco Masonic Hotel.

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Vintage Car Rides by the Hawkes Bay Vintage Car Club - ADF19

Vintage Car Rides by the Hawkes Bay Vintage Car Club - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Sedans and Convertibles, Aoogah Horns and Rumble Seats. Here is your chance to take an approx 10 minute ride along Marine Parade in one of the fabulous vintage cars for Napier Art Deco Festival. Support the Hawke’s Bay Vintage Car Club by making a generous donation to help them fund Club...

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Fashion Speaker Series - Elegance by Design ADF19

Fashion Speaker Series - Elegance by Design ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Creating your Deco Capsule Wardrobe. Stuck for what to wear during Deco or need a little style inspiration? Join Director of The Metropolitan Club, Rose Jackson, for a fun and informative discussion on how to create your perfect Art Deco capsule wardrobe. Filled with practical tips, simple...

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Radio Play and High Tea - ADF19

Radio Play and High Tea - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
The 1920s and 30s were the Golden Age of Radio, and during this time new forms of entertainment were created for the new medium including radio plays, mystery, adventure and detective serials. Now it’s your chance to relive this Golden Age as you watch a radio play being born while enjoying a...

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Art Deco Apple Pie Contest - ADF19

Art Deco Apple Pie Contest - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Remember the good ol’ apple pies your grandma used to make. Well now’s your chance to try and go one better. We’re combining two of Hawke’s Bay most iconic identities - Art Deco and apples – for the first ever Art Deco Apple Pie Contest. Pies will be judged by experts on flavour,...

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Deco Spontane - ADF19

Deco Spontane - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
During the 1930s people were ravaged by the great depression so dancing became an outlet for expression. The dance styles became wild and carefree and uplifting. Now’s your chance to express yourself and perform the Charleston with hundreds of other Art Deco enthusiasts by joining in the Deco...

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New Zealand Male Choir - ADF19

New Zealand Male Choir - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
After rave reviews in 2018 the New Zealand Male Choir are back! Spend an afternoon enjoying Art Deco and choral classics, lead by renowned musical director Joe Christensen in Hawke’s Bay finest choral acoustic venue, the Waiapu Cathedral of St John. The choir enjoys singing a wide range of...

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Art Deco Fashion On the Foreshore

Art Deco Fashion On the Foreshore. Saturday 16th February 2019
Supported by the Infinity Foundation. The main event for our ‘Fashion focused Festival’; this free outdoor runway fashion show will set alight Saturday night at the Napier Sound Shell. This spectacular event will include unique collection pieces, newly designed Art Deco inspired works from...

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A Little Party Never Killed Nobody - ADF19

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Featuring the Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers. There is only one way to have a party and that is with the Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers. Delivering the most scintillating swing, the most dapper Dixieland and the nastiest ole New Orleans sound to be found outside of a speakeasy....

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Swing's the Thing at Brookers - ADF19

Swing's the Thing at Brookers - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Be ready for a night of dance. Buses will collect you from the Municipal Theatre in Napier. On arrival at Brookfields, you will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles and dinner will be a set menu (breads, mains and dessert). Cash bar available. The Kawekas will keep you dancing until the...

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Great Gatsby Party - ADF19

Great Gatsby Party - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Sponsored by HB Technologies. Last year’s most extravagant party is back! We’re taking over the whole Mission Estate Winery and transporting you directly into the decadent world of the Great Gatsby. You’ll be greeted with showgirls, canapés and a glass of bubbles on arrival. On the...

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Not Too Serious Sing Along - ADF19

Not Too Serious Sing Along - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
The 1930s boasted many of the greatest composers of all time - Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Rodgers – and now’s your chance to have a fun sing along while enjoying a good old fashioned dinner and pudding. Entertainers will lead the songs as you join in with song sheets provided. Bring your...

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Saturday Night At the Shell - ADF19

Saturday Night At the Shell - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
As the sun goes down the party heats up. Celebrate Deco and dance to classic tunes performed by a stellar line up of entertainers headlined by the Royal New Zealand Navy Band. An un-missible evening of free family friendly entertainment.

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Silver Slipper Ball - ADF19

Silver Slipper Ball - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Foxtrot and quickstep to the sounds of the big bands of the 30s. Featuring the splendid Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band, elegance is the keyword, and formal Art Deco dress is recommended for this signature event. Doors open 7.30pm. Band starts and dinner is served at 8pm, then swing on till...

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Bootleggers On the Beach - ADF19

Bootleggers On the Beach - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Celebrate the rebels, the criminals, and backcountry moonshiners of the Prohibition Era. Dress up whether it be a flapper dress, zoot suit, or old timey bootlegger garb, and join us for a festive evening of celebrations. You’ll enjoy a scrumptious buffet dinner prepared by Orton‘s, served...

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Royal New Zealand Navy Concert at the Sound Shell - ADF19

Royal New Zealand Navy Concert at the Sound Shell - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
Get ready to swing with New Zealand’s finest military band as they play a selection of music from the 1930’s, including Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and many other legendary Big Band numbers. This 26 piece band will have you up on your feet and enjoying a world class outdoor musical concert.

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Death by Chocolate - Dessert - ADF19

Death by Chocolate - Dessert - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
After the sudden death of local chocolate maker Mavis Davis, the whole town of Decoshire is invited to attend her funeral including five locals who all harbour a secret. Everyone remains unsuspecting until a note written by Mavis reveals that someone amongst them may be her killer. This will be...

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Late Night Libation - ADF19

Late Night Libation - ADF19. Saturday 16th February 2019
If you don’t want the night to end, then stroll down to the Hawke’s Bay Club for a late night libation and finger food to send you home with a glow. The first two drinks are included in the ticket and then a cash bar is available. No door sales, pre-sold tickets only. Last entry time 11.00pm.

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Thank God for The Navy Commemorative Breakfast - ADF19

Thank God for The Navy Commemorative Breakfast - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
This is a commemorative breakfast that recognises the special historical connection between the Navy and the Mission. Join our special guests, defence attaché, officers and ships company from the Royal New Zealand Navy and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and the company of uniformed officers at each...

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Market Street Fair - ADF19

Market Street Fair - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Come and experience the tastes and toys of yester-year with the Market Street Fair. With tables loaded with sweets and treats from the Deco Era, children, both young and old will have the opportunity to re-live how 1930’s children played and entertained themselves. Combined with the...

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Deco Dog Parade - ADF19

Deco Dog Parade - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
One of the most popular events the Deco Dog Parade is back and with our fashion focus this year we know it’s going to be a biggie! Why should getting dressed up in Art Deco be exclusively for humans? The Deco Dog Parade is our chance to welcome our canine friends to the wonderful world of Art...

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Railcar Ride to Sunday Otane Market - ADF19

Railcar Ride to Sunday Otane Market - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
A fabulous morning out for all the family! Experience the Hawke’s Bay Countryside on board the railcar to Otane where you’ll have two hours to enjoy the local market, then it’s back on board for the run home. Take a picnic hamper with you or buy your sustenance from the nearby shops in Otane....

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Book Fair

Book Fair. Sunday 17th February 2019
Over 10,000 donated books for sale at $1 each in the Henderson Hall at Napier Boys’ High School, Chambers Street, Napier. This is the 19th annual book sale and is a fundraiser for school groups travelling overseas, this year in particular being the 2020 Japan Tour. The school is very grateful...

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St Patrick's Catholic Church Service - ADF19

St Patrick's Catholic Church Service - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Put on your Deco Sunday Best and come to one of the Napier Inner-City Covenanted Churches; who have celebrated an ecumenical relationship for over 30 years. A celebration of an Art Deco themed Mass, with a Gatsby Morning Tea to follow.

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Trinity Methodist Church Service - ADF19

Trinity Methodist Church Service - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Put on your Deco Sunday Best and come to one of the Napier Inner-City Covenanted Churches; who have celebrated an ecumenical relationship for over 30 years. Celebrate the Art Deco era and Methodist hymn singing. We combine with St Patrick’s for a Gatsby Morning Tea.

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Waiapu Anglican Cathedral of St John Service - ADF19

Waiapu Anglican Cathedral of St John Service - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Put on your Deco Sunday Best and come to one of the Napier Inner-City Covenanted Churches; who have celebrated an ecumenical relationship for over 30 years. A special Choral Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir.

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Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Otane) - ADF19

Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Otane) - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Otane - Opapa - Otane. This beautiful railcar which entered NZ service in 1938 will take you on a trip down memory lane through Hawke’s Bay. Railcar shuttles operate between Napier Station (Munroe Street, behind Senior Citizens building), Hastings CBD (corner of Russell and Heretaunga Streets),...

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Soap Box Derby - ADF19

Soap Box Derby - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Sponsored by Conroy Removals and Pit Stop Napier One of the Festival’s most popular events! The annual Soap Box Derby competition, where children and parents race their home-made carts to the thrills of the thousands who come to watch and cheer them on. Race rules, cart specifications, and...

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St Paul's Presbyterian Church Service - ADF19

St Paul's Presbyterian Church Service - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Put on your Deco Sunday Best and come to one of the Napier Inner-City Covenanted Churches; who have celebrated an ecumenical relationship for over 30 years. Deco dress and lusty singing encouraged.

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Concord Strings - ADF19

Concord Strings - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Ease into the morning with local musicians from the Concord String orchestra. The orchestra will entertain you with a selection of Art Deco and Palm Court favourites including waltzes, rag time and movie themes. Concord Strings is a long established and popular group who have been entertaining...

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Veronica Bell Parade - ADF19

Veronica Bell Parade - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Sponsored by: Brebner Print The Veronica Bell is the symbol of the 1931 earthquake and the Navy’s tireless help in its aftermath. Share this morning with us as we install the Veronica Bell with full military ceremony.

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Art Deco Movie Marathon

Art Deco Movie Marathon. Sunday 17th February 2019
Art Deco 2019 Movie Screening of the classics. Come along and have a relaxing afternoon with us and some of the classic movies. Enjoy with a meal or snuggle under the blanket to enjoy this afternoon of art. Movie Screenings and Times: Gone With The Wind at 12 noon Casablanca at 4pm The Great...

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Deco Sundaze at Sacred Hill - ADF19

Deco Sundaze at Sacred Hill - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Discover the rustic beauty of Sacred Hill’s much-loved cellar door for ‘Deco Sundaze’ in the beautiful Dartmoor Valley. With a nod to the Art Deco era, Sacred Hill will take you back in time with local jazz music, fantastic wines and a delicious food by the famous Puketapu pub. Inspire the...

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Host a Naval Guest to The Gatsby Picnic - ADF19

Host a Naval Guest to The Gatsby Picnic - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Help us show our friends at the Royal New Zealand Navy how great the Hawkes Bay hospitality is, by hosting an officer or a ship company member during the Gatsby Picnic celebration. To register your interest please email festival@artdeconapier.com. Gathering point to meet your RNZN guest will be...

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Gatsby Picnic - ADF19

Gatsby Picnic - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Sponsored by: Tremains Gather your friends and set up by the seaside for a relaxed Sunday afternoon in the sunshine at one of the Festivals cornerstone events. Whether you bring a picnic rug or gazebo, join the throngs in their Deco finery as they picnic in style. If the weather is wet, we will...

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Gatsby Picnic VIP Lunch - ADF19

Gatsby Picnic VIP Lunch - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Sponsored by: Tremains Be our special guest during this VIP event at the Gatsby Picnic. Join us for a light lunch, along with complimentary Sileni Estates wine and relax in the shade of the marquee as you soak up the atmosphere and enjoy all the music on offer.

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Here's Looking at You Kid - ADF19

Here's Looking at You Kid - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Classic movies on our big screens. A comfortable afternoon to enjoy with friends while relaxing to some absolute movie classics. 12.00pm - Gone with the Wind 4.00pm - Casablanca 6.00pm - The Great Gatsby

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Art Deco Best Dressed Contest - ADF19

Art Deco Best Dressed Contest - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Always hotly contested the Art Deco Best Dressed Contest, presented by The Metropolitan Club, is one of the most popular events in the Napier Art Deco Festival programme. Come along and marvel at the magnificent outfits on display or be brave and take to the catwalk yourself! This is your chance...

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Dry Boat Racing - ADF19

Dry Boat Racing - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Absolutely cracking - a chance to race boats on the beach whilst nowhere near the water, and there’s no need to get wet. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun - you may even win a prize.

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A Swing and A Prayer Service - ADF19

A Swing and A Prayer Service - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
We remember those affected by the 1931 earthquake and give thanks for those who contributed to the resurrection of the cathedral and the city. A service of readings and prayers, hymns and music reflecting the era. Doors open at 4:15pm.

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Deco Best Bits - ADF19

Deco Best Bits - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
What better way to see off another fantastic Festival, than by getting to experience a little bit of everything. Enjoy entertainment from various performers and groups from throughout the Festival, while enjoying a delicious buffet dinner, in a relaxed fun setting. Have one last dance, drink and...

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Cheerio to Deco - ADF19

Cheerio to Deco - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
Say a final hurrah to the wonderful Festival with friends at the Hawke’s Bay Club. Enjoy a light meal overlooking Napier’s seafront promenade. Entertainment included.

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Jazz Vespers - ADF19

Jazz Vespers - ADF19. Sunday 17th February 2019
A jazz concert with a difference. Round off your weekend with an Evening Service where the spirituality of jazz sets the rhythm through the notes of music and verse. Jazz has its roots in the church, and with Vespers it returns home. Enjoy toe-tapping and soul-filled jazz in this historic church,...

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Hiboux Migrations North Island Tour 2019

Hiboux Migrations North Island Tour 2019. Sunday 17th February 2019
In support of their second full studio album, Hiboux will be touring across New Zealand's North Island this coming February. Bringing together some of New Zealand's current finest rock acts, along with Panic Syndrome (ex-Caligula) who will be flying over from Australia to join in the...

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Effective Risk Management - Business Central

Effective Risk Management - Business Central. Monday 18th February 2019
One of your primary legal duties in your workplace is to identify, monitor and control risks and hazards to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. This one day course will show you a range of strategies and resources to help you identify key risks, no matter the nature of your business....

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Accident Reporting and Investigation - Business Central

Accident Reporting and Investigation - Business Central. Tuesday 19th February 2019
Do you know what steps to take when someone at your workplace experiences a near miss, notifiable event, or even serious harm? WorkSafe expect any incident that occurs in your workplace to be properly reported, investigated and processed. Over this one day course you will learn how to conduct a...

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Running Effective Meetings - Business Central

Running Effective Meetings - Business Central. Tuesday 19th February 2019
Meetings are important but they’re not always as effective as they could be. This half-day course will help you to plan, deliver, engage and regulate your meetings so that you can make the most of your, and your team’s, time. You’ll learn to chair both formal and informal meetings, as well...

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Project Management - Business Central

Project Management - Business Central. Wednesday 20th February 2019
With businesses under constant pressure to deliver results more efficiently, you will see payoffs from investing in building your project management skills. Managing projects can appear daunting if you have little prior experience, but with the right approach you can deliver on time, every time....

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #4

Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #4. Wednesday 20th February 2019
Campbell Bros Ltd & Stortford Auto Sales mid-week Aquathon Series. This series of 5 events is all about having fun and sharpening those skills you already have. Bring the family down for a picnic on the beach afterwards with the rest of the team. The event is based at Pandora Pond, Napier where...

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Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood

Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood. Wednesday 20th February 2019
Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood are two of New Zealand's premier stand-up comics. Well known on radio & for regular appearances on 7 Days & The Project, Michele & Jeremy are renowned for their intelligent, irreverent & insightful comedy. Michele's 2016 Arts On Tour NZ show "Stuff I Forgot To...

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Developing a Bully-Free Culture - Business Central

Developing a Bully-Free Culture - Business Central. Thursday 21st February 2019
Bullying is a workplace hazard that can affect the health of your employees and impact your business’s productivity. It’s a sensitive subject for most organisations, that is often wrongly accepted as ‘part of the culture’. If you suspect that even one person in your organisation is...

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Self Watering Containers for Easier Edible Growing

Self Watering Containers for Easier Edible Growing. Thursday 21st February 2019
Grow your own crops in containers with a water reservoir to reduce watering and keep your plants moist for maximum growth. ‘Wicking beds’ can come in all sizes and this workshop will help you decide if they are right for you. See examples of homemade and bought versions. Get ideas on how to...

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Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood - On the Road

Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood - On the Road. Thursday 21st February 2019
On the road again – Michele and Jeremy’s AOTNZ tour – 1 Feb - 9 March 2019. Michele and Jeremy have been performing comedy around the country – and around the globe – for over 20 years. Regular guests on Radio New Zealand’s The Panel, they also feature on TV shows such as 7 Days and...

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Chb Holistic Wellbeing Expo

Chb Holistic Wellbeing Expo. Saturday 23rd February 2019
CHB Creative Souls is proud to present CHB Holistic Wellbeing Expo! On the last weekend of February 2019, Central Hawkes Bay will be host to it's inaugural Holistic & Wellbeing Expo. (2-day event) As the event organisers, we are excited to confirm that we alredy have an incredible line up of...

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African Drumming and Dance Workshop

African Drumming and Dance Workshop. Saturday 23rd February 2019
Come and learn groovy, contagious African Rhythms & Dance in a fun easy Workshop for two days with Koffie Fugah from Ghana, West Africa. Koffie Fugah is a Skilled, Inspirational Master Drummer Dancer from Ghana, West Africa. He has been teaching friendly, exuberant workshops to people all around...

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Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams. Saturday 23rd February 2019
In true kiwi summer tour tradition Marlon Williams will now take The Tūrangawaewae Tour to a further six markets this February making it a total of 12 shows - Marlon’s most comprehensive New Zealand tour ever!   Performing songs from his #1 NZ album Make Way For Love and more, Marlon will...

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Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 4

Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 4. Sunday 24th February 2019
Well when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are five events this summer and at each event there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from...

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Puketapu Auction and Fair

Puketapu Auction and Fair. Sunday 24th February 2019
The Puketapu Auction and Fair is a fund-raising event for the Rotary Club of Taradale and includes an auction and country-style fair that includes many craft stalls, food, beverages and children's entertainment. This event is great fun for the whole family. Gold coin donation.

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Church Road Live - Summer Sessions

Church Road Live - Summer Sessions. Sunday 24th February 2019
Returning to Church Road Winery this coming summer are some of Hawke's Bay’s finest acoustic acts. Today's lineup: 12noon - Iris 1:30pm - Larisa & Arahi 3:00pm - JR Come down to the park and enjoy one of Dish Catering's delicious cheese boards or platters, paired with a full section of the...

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The U2 Show - Achtung Baby Joshua Tree Album Tour

The U2 Show - Achtung Baby Joshua Tree Album Tour. Friday 1st March 2019
New Zealand! You've asked for it so here it is! The U2 Show Achtung Baby are finally bringing their sell out "The Joshua Tree" album show to NZ. Friday March 1st - The Cabana Napier w/guests Direct from Melbourne $30 pre sale - $35 on the night U2's sonic masterpiece album will be played in...

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Stage 2 H&S Reps - Business Central

Stage 2 H&S Reps - Business Central. Tuesday 5th March 2019
If you want to build a positive safety culture you need to get your staff involved. Having elected H&S Reps helps keep you in touch with what is happening on the ground, and secures buy in and participation from the whole team. Stage 2 is geared towards existing H&S reps who want to take their...

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East Coast Farming Expo

East Coast Farming Expo. Wednesday 6th March 2019
Two days of exhibits and seminars for Hawke's Bay and East Coast sheep & beef farmers to learn how to Farm Smarter - Farm Longer. Bringing agricultural innovation and technology to the doorstep of Hawke's Bay and East Coast sheep & beef farmers.

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Management: Becoming a Confident Leader

Management: Becoming a Confident Leader. Thursday 7th March 2019
You’ve been in management for a while and your team is doing well. Where to now? How can you take that next step in your career and turn good results into great results? Covering leadership concepts from the art of delegation and coaching to managing poor performance, this two-day course is...

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Health and Safety Essentials - Business Central

Health and Safety Essentials - Business Central. Thursday 7th March 2019
Let’s be honest—the HSWA 2015 reads like it was written for large corporations with large budgets. For everyone else, H&S can seem like a burdensome cost. This course aims to take some of that pain away. The structure is practical and hands-on with lots of examples. You’ll take away all the...

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MCL Construction Triple Peaks 2019

MCL Construction Triple Peaks 2019. Saturday 9th March 2019
Conquer the peaks! In beautiful Hawke's Bay! Breathtaking views. Craggy, challenging terrain. Fun single track. Staggeringly beautiful private land. A few hearty river crossings... The perfect package. This is one of New Zealand's most enjoyable and rewarding events. Soak up the Hawke's Bay...

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Maraekakaho Country Market Day

Maraekakaho Country Market Day. Saturday 9th March 2019
It's your 'Rural day in the Bay!' The 7th annual Maraekakaho Country Market Day will be held on the 9th March 2019. Enjoy a family day where there will be pony rides, grown art and colouring in competitions for the kids; local produce (including fresh locally grown lamb), coffee, home baking,...

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Beer Appreciation Day IX

Beer Appreciation Day IX. Saturday 9th March 2019
The only occasion in Hawke's Bay where you can taste beers from near all of the region's local breweries freshly poured from the tap. Featuring the BAD Apples area, offering a selection of New Zealand’s finest craft ciders. Local brews complemented by a large selection of outstanding beers...

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Salad and Herbs In a Small Space

Salad and Herbs In a Small Space. Saturday 9th March 2019
Growing our own salad and herbs in a small space gives us the biggest reward for our time and effort in the garden. By focussing on what is best fresh and what costs the most to buy, we get the satisfaction of eating homegrown every day. Small can mean selective, succulent and successful. There’s...

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Sow Your Autumn Salad and Herbs

Sow Your Autumn Salad and Herbs. Saturday 9th March 2019
This is a fun, practical workshop to get your seeds sown. I provide the seeds, the soil and the pots. In 90 minutes you’ll learn and practice how to sow seeds that free you from the limitations and costs of buying seedlings from garden centres. Buying seedlings is often an easy and quick way to...

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Land Rover Horse of The Year 2019

Land Rover Horse of The Year 2019. Tuesday 12th March 2019
The annual Land Rover Horse of the Year is New Zealand's Premier Equestrian competition, featuring a range of horse and rider combinations from multiple disciplines. With over 1400 riders and 1800 horses competing for lucrative titles and prize money, the show is a feature on all equestrian...

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Nitro Circus You Got This Stadium Tour

Nitro Circus You Got This Stadium Tour. Sunday 17th March 2019
The all-new You Got This Stadium tour will showcase Nitro Circus’ fearless riders braving the biggest ramps ever seen in both FMX and BMX next year, and once again New Zealand is set to reap the rewards of this boundary-breaking insanity. Not resting on their laurels, the Nitro Circus crew has...

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Supervision: An Introduction - Business Central

Supervision: An Introduction - Business Central. Tuesday 19th March 2019
Are you new to your leadership role, or looking to take your first position soon? This course will introduce you to the new skills you’ll need to lead your team, to hit your targets through the work of others. You’ll learn the principles of supervision—to communicate effectively, to...

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Team Leader Tool Box - Business Central

Team Leader Tool Box - Business Central. Wednesday 20th March 2019
Is everyone on your team rowing in the same direction? Amazing results come when every team member plays to their strengths, working towards a common goal. The right box of tools can get you there. Hold effective meetings, achieve consensus, lay the ground rules for team conflict, and learn how...

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #5

Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #5. Wednesday 20th March 2019
Campbell Bros Ltd & Stortford Auto Sales mid-week Aquathon Series. This series of 5 events is all about having fun and sharpening those skills you already have. Bring the family down for a picnic on the beach afterwards with the rest of the team. The event is based at Pandora Pond, Napier where...

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Building Resilience - Business Central

Building Resilience - Business Central. Thursday 21st March 2019
Everyone experiences stress at some point in their life. Learning how to manage it will improve your health, well-being and effectiveness on the job. This course will teach you resilience strategies and will help you create some achievable actions, allowing you to adapt under pressure and feel in...

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Harcourts Hastings City Pacifica Night Market

Harcourts Hastings City Pacifica Night Market. Thursday 21st March 2019
Everyones favourite Night Market is back! Join us for a night of fun as we celebrate Pacifica. Special performances, food and music will be on site to delight your eyes and tempt your tastebuds. See you there!

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Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show

Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show. Thursday 21st March 2019
Johnny and June together again in a fantastic tribute to some of the greatest songs ever written. Take a step back in time to when songs told a true story of life, love and heartache. This 2-hour performance will have you singing laughing and crying out for more. Shows starts at 7:30pm and...

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Lifting the Blues 2019

Lifting the Blues 2019. Friday 22nd March 2019
Ben Waters has become a legend in the Hawke’s Bay with his virtuoso piano skills and high energy performances. He has the audience dancing in the aisles and rocking the MTG like never before, leaving no one in doubt as to why he is considered to be one the best pianists of all time. Come along...

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Ben Waters and Support

Ben Waters and Support. Friday 22nd March 2019
Ben Waters has become a legend in the Hawke’s Bay with his virtuoso piano skills and high energy performances. He has the audience dancing in the aisles and rocking the MTG like never before, leaving no one in doubt as to why he is considered to be one the best pianists of all time. Come along...

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Midlife Crisis : Unfinished Business!

Midlife Crisis : Unfinished Business!. Saturday 23rd March 2019
After being interrupted mid-set by a downpour last year, Midlife Crisis is back with 'Unfinished Business' - a night of great live music and dancing in the beautiful gardens at Birdwoods Gallery. Tickets include a delicious BBQ dinner. Wine, beer and soft drink available to purchase - no BYO...

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Strangely Arousing & DJ Straw Hat

Strangely Arousing & DJ Straw Hat. Saturday 23rd March 2019
Fresh off the biggest international tour of their career thus far, the dub-funk fivesome is fizzing to celebrate the sunny season with their home crew old and new. January through to April, Strangely Arousing and the crew are taking their special spices on the road, visiting 9 North Island hot...

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Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 5 (Club Champs & HBSS Champs)

Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 5 (Club Champs & HBSS Champs). Sunday 24th March 2019
Well when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are five events this summer and at each event there are three different races with different distance and options that should suit everyone from...

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Church Road Live - Summer Sessions

Church Road Live - Summer Sessions. Sunday 24th March 2019
Returning to Church Road Winery this coming summer are some of Hawkes Bay’s finest acoustic acts. Today's lineup: 12noon - Emma Webb 1:30pm - 80/20 3:00pm - Fraser Mack Come down to the park and enjoy one of Dish Catering's delicious cheese boards or platters, paired with a full section of...

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Developing an Effective HR Framework - Business Central

Developing an Effective HR Framework - Business Central. Tuesday 26th March 2019
Whether you’re on-boarding new employees or conducting exit interviews, it’s vital for your business to have strong HR processes in place. This course is designed to help you make sense of current employment legislation. You will learn how to develop an effective HR framework that will allow...

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The Disciplinary Process - Business Central

The Disciplinary Process - Business Central. Wednesday 27th March 2019
Do you know how to carry out a procedurally fair disciplinary process? Your answer could mean the difference between a positive outcome for your business or costly court proceedings. Regardless of how clear cut a disciplinary matter appears to be, the law not only requires justification for...

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Dine With... 2019

Dine With... 2019. Friday 29th March 2019
Save the date! Dine with... 2019 is back and this time it's at the Napier Conference Centre! Dine With.. is a charity fundraising dinner and auction for the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter Service. Our local life-saving service which requries $1.3 million in fundraising from the community...

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Two Day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Two Day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training. Saturday 30th March 2019
Imagine your world opening up to new possibilities. Whether you are someone practising modalities or work of any kind for body, mind, and/or spirit health and wellness and looking for more to offer people, or someone looking to develop personally, this could be the key to the open door you have...

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Bard @ the Park

Bard @ the Park. Saturday 30th March 2019
We are super proud to bring you Bard at the Park, the complete works of Shakespeare in under a couple hours, that is the cliff note version of all his plays. Multiple stages are set around the grounds for pop up performances, this is going to be the funniest, thought-provoking show you have seen...

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Angus and Julia Stone, Jack River + Special Guests

Angus and Julia Stone, Jack River + Special Guests. Saturday 30th March 2019
Award-winning Australian folk rock/indie duo Angus and Julia Stone fly our way in March to headline the Harvest Moon concert series across Nelson, Napier and New Plymouth. Following the release of their fourth studio album ‘Snow’ last year which features the lead single of the same name and...

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Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland. Monday 1st April 2019
Melbourne City Ballet’s, Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate) pay homage to the well known novel by Lewis Carroll, “Alice In Wonderland”, with this enchanting ballet complimented by one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores. ”Alice In...

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Leadership & Management Part 1 – Business Training NZ

Leadership & Management Part 1 – Business Training NZ. Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Learn how to make the transition from buddy to the 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...

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Customer Service Excellence – Business Training NZ Limited

Customer Service Excellence – Business Training NZ Limited. Wednesday 3rd April 2019
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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Dealing With Difficult People - Business Training NZ Ltd

Dealing With Difficult People - Business Training NZ Ltd. Thursday 4th April 2019
Transform conflict and difficult situations with co-workers/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, influence...

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2019 Hawkes Bay Backyard Cricket Championships

2019 Hawkes Bay Backyard Cricket Championships. Saturday 6th April 2019
The Crewcut Backyard Bash is back for 2019, bigger and better than last year, and looking to see who truely is the best in the Kiwi backyard! Backyard Cricket New Zealand along with Crewcut Lawn & Gardens and The Rock Radio Station are excited to announce 6 x 1 day regional events held at various...

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The Manfreds - Farewell Tour

The Manfreds - Farewell Tour. Saturday 6th April 2019
Manfred Mann, aka The Manfreds – they even wrote a hit about it “5-4-3-2-1 it’s The Manfred’s” – were one of the hugely successful British Invasion groups of the 1960’s. Their R&B based pop style with an undercurrent of jazz proved to be a winning combination that competed strongly up...

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Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2019

Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2019. Sunday 7th April 2019
The Napier Port Harbour to Hills is a destination triathlon and offers so much to both competitor and spectators. This race will be the perfect way to end your summer triathlon season and is open to both individuals and teams. Starting with a sheltered 2km Ocean swim with Napier Port as its...

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Taradale Village Fete 2019

Taradale Village Fete 2019. Sunday 7th April 2019
Hawke's Bay's Premier Market Event. 2019 will be the 9th Taradale Village Fete and the best ever! Well over 60 high quality local and out of town stalls, selling a great range of handmade goods and providing entertainment, with: - Handmade products - Fresh fruit and vegetables - Delicious hot...

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Nashville Live

Nashville Live. Sunday 7th April 2019
A limited number of earlybird tickets are available until Christmas Eve. For the very first time in New Zealand, Nashville Live is set to transport country music fans right into the heart of downtown Nashville, celebrating the atmosphere and energy of an evening in the home of country...

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Harcourts Hastings City Bunny Hop Easter Night Market

Harcourts Hastings City Bunny Hop Easter Night Market. Thursday 18th April 2019
Join us for a very special Easter Event! Hastings City goes hopping mad for one night only as the centre of town is transformed into an Easter showcase. The culmination of the Hastings City Bunny Adventure, come along and find out who will take home the big prize! The bunny itself will be there,...

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The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair. Friday 19th April 2019
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up!!! Welcome to Season 4 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something for everyone. We're bringing to NZ a unique style of interesting market...

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Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show. Friday 19th April 2019
The Ashton Family Circus bring grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza Fair. Comprised of a wannabe strong man, a pole-dancer extraordinaire, a princess aerialists and 5 year old twin tigers. This show is something you can't miss!!! The family travel with The...

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The Karl Austin Experience

The Karl Austin Experience. Friday 19th April 2019
Playing all throughout the day on our beautiful Extravaganza Fair Stage - with guest appearances also from Ashton Family Circus, Miss Dylan Daisy's Magic Show & guest musicians. Perhaps you have heard of Karl through word of mouth? Or you may support local Taranaki Music, have followed The...

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Peter Barry Stockcar Teams Championship

Peter Barry Stockcar Teams Championship. Friday 19th April 2019
Exciting Stockcar Teams Racing from the drop of the first flag an hour earlier than normal at 6pm This is Wild! The meanest ten Stockcar Teams from around the country are determined to destroy their opponents. Will it be a local stockcar team or will one of the visiting teams from Gisborne,...

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Peter Barry Stockcar Teams Championship

Peter Barry Stockcar Teams Championship. Saturday 20th April 2019
Exciting Stockcar Teams Racing from the drop of the first flag. This is Wild! The meanest ten Stockcar Teams from around the country are determined to destroy their opponents. Will it be a local stockcar team or will one of the visiting teams from Gisborne, Rotorua, Auckland, Palmerston North,...

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Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond

Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond. Saturday 20th April 2019
The Star of Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live show Earth, Life & Beyond. 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 have...

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The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair. Saturday 27th April 2019
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up!!! Welcome to Season 4 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something for everyone. We're bringing to NZ a unique style of interesting market...

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Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show. Saturday 27th April 2019
The Ashton Family Circus bring grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza Fair. Comprised of a wannabe strong man, a pole-dancer extraordinaire, a princess aerialists and 5 year old twin tigers. This show is something you can't miss!!! The family travel with The...

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The Karl Austin Experience

The Karl Austin Experience. Saturday 27th April 2019
Playing all throughout the day on our beautiful Extravaganza Fair Stage - with guest appearances also from Ashton Family Circus, Miss Dylan Daisy's Magic Show & guest musicians. Perhaps you have heard of Karl through word of mouth? Or you may support local Taranaki Music, have followed The...

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Cats

Cats. Thursday 2nd May 2019
One of the world’s best-loved musicals, Cats, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019. This new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece will visit 16 cities nationwide in April and May. As of 2018, Cats is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway...

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The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers. Sunday 12th May 2019
Popular visitors to Kiwi shores - Scotland’s The Proclaimers – will perform a very special show early evening at the Black Barn amphitheatre to conclude their New Zealand tour. Special guest Mel Parsons will open the show. Twins Craig and Charlie Reid and their talented band bring their...

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables. Thursday 16th May 2019
Based on the epic French novel of revolution and turmoil published in 1862 by Victor Hugo, it was first staged as a musical with French lyrics in 1980. The English language adaption opened in London on 8th October 1985 was an immediate public success. This massive musical, or pop opera, is sung...

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Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show

Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show. Friday 17th May 2019
Get tomorrow's ideas today! With over 120 exhibitors, 'Ask an Expert' sessions, latest trends, innovations and exclusive show specials it’s the place to be for solutions for sustainable homes, gardens and better living. There's fun for the whole family with the Resene Paint-a-Bird House....

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Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon

Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon. Saturday 18th May 2019
Run away to Hawke's Bay for a running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options. Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, quiet country roads and pass vineyards and orchards - all finishing at the impressive Elephant Hill...

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Leadership & Management Part 1 – Business Training NZ

Leadership & Management Part 1 – Business Training NZ. Tuesday 18th June 2019
Learn how to make the transition from buddy to the 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...

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Leadership & Management Part 2 – Business Training NZ Ltd

Leadership & Management Part 2 – Business Training NZ Ltd. Wednesday 19th June 2019
Learn how to make the transition from buddy to boss and lead a successful team. As John F. Kennedy once said, “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other”. Our Leadership & Management courses are designed to help you get the best performance from yourself and your team, providing...

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Harcourts Hastings City Matariki Night Market

Harcourts Hastings City Matariki Night Market. Thursday 20th June 2019
Join us for an early celebration of Matariki. It is a time to celebrate new life, to remember those who’ve passed and to plan for the future. And it’s a time to spend with whānau and friends – to enjoy kai (food), waiata (song), tākaro (games) and haka. See you there.

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Rangatahi Māori

Rangatahi Māori. Monday 1st July 2019
Te hiringa matua, te hiringa tangata, te hiringa o te rangatahi. This workshop has been designed to be relevant to all professionals working with young Māori (rangatahi). Participants will learn current and applied knowledge that will further develop their own cultural competence. "Hiringa"...

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Hawke's Bay Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Hawke's Bay Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge. Sunday 28th July 2019
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 older. Challenge yourself on a course that includes swamp crossings, a spiders web net climb,...

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Distressed Or Deliberately Defiant

Distressed Or Deliberately Defiant. Monday 19th August 2019
Professionals working in and with schools will be familiar with the complex demands created by students with challenging behaviours. Within this group there is a growing sub set of students who present as exceptionally difficult to manage. These kids are not the ‘usual’ behaviour support...

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Hawke's Bay Home and Garden Show

Hawke's Bay Home and Garden Show. Friday 13th September 2019
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 expert advice. Save with massive show-only specials,...

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Bold Moves

Bold Moves. Saturday 14th September 2019
The stage will be flooded with colour and light. George Balanchine’s Serenade is one of the few ballets that can truly be held iconic. Conceived in 1934, it is American ballet’s founding document, the foundation on which all later works must stand and against which they will be judged. 28...

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Postmodern Jukebox 2019

Postmodern Jukebox 2019. Tuesday 15th October 2019
TEG Dainty, Nice Events and David Roy Williams Entertainment are excited to announce that Postmodern Jukebox will return to New Zealand in September and October 2019 following four hugely successful tours in as many years. The multi-talented collective will bring their re-imagined contemporary...

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Women's Lifestyle Expo Napier

Women's Lifestyle Expo Napier. Saturday 2nd November 2019
Come join us at NZ's special event for women! The Hawke's Bay Women's Lifestyle Expo is a two-day event for women of all ages. With more than 120 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & information, crafts, fitness, food & wine sampling and much...

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Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel. Saturday 16th November 2019
Faint starlight peeps through the dark forest canopy. It is midnight: the witching hour. Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart. But all is not as it seems… For Christmas 2019, the...

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Peak Trail Blazer 2019

Peak Trail Blazer 2019. Sunday 24th November 2019
Peak Trail Blazer - $500 Cash for the Fastest Dash! The 10th annual Peak Trail Blazer is home to the Te Awanga Estate 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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The Faraday Centre

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

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

Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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Napier Conference Centre

We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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National Aquarium of New Zealand

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

We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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Napier City Council

For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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Parklands Residential Estate

Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Par2 MiniGolf

Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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MTG Hawke's Bay

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

Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre

Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
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Bay Skate

Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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