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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.

Anzac Day 2019

Anzac Day 2019. Thursday 25th April 2019
DAWN Service 5.30 am - Free bus to Lone Pine Cemetery, leaving Taradale & District RSA Club rooms 6.00 am - Dawn Service at Lone Pine Cemetery, Puketapu Road Bus returns to Club rooms after Service. Club rooms open for breakfast ($15) and refreshments after Service. Civic Service 8.30 am -...

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The Great Kiwi Egg Hunt!

The Great Kiwi Egg Hunt!. Thursday 25th April 2019
Come along to the Aquarium to go on an egg-citing adventure! Not just any egg hunt, it's an egg-streme search for 11 great Kiwi eggs amongst our exhibits! Win! If you can crack the answer by spotting all the Kiwi eggs, you'll go into the draw for a 12 month Friend of Aquarium Family...

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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Thursday 25th April 2019
“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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Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition. Thursday 25th April 2019
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. Thursday 25th April 2019
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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The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay. Thursday 25th April 2019
“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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Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection. Thursday 25th April 2019
Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

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Five Pākehā Painters

Five Pākehā Painters. Thursday 25th April 2019
From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New Zealand...

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Project Banaba

Project Banaba. Thursday 25th April 2019
Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

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School Holiday Programme - Animation & Greenscreen - 7-12 yr

School Holiday Programme - Animation & Greenscreen - 7-12 yr. Thursday 25th April 2019
Learn how to create an animation based on an ANZAC story. Dress up in costumes and have your photo taken in a WW1 scene. Bring a memory stick to share your experience with family Ages 7 – 12 years Limited Spaces

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Birds of A Feather; A Joint Exhibition

Birds of A Feather; A Joint Exhibition. Thursday 25th April 2019
Birds of a Feather is a joint exhibition by local artists Penny Madden and Becky McEwen. Penny is an experienced ceramic artist who has been potting and decorating for over 30 years. Becky is an emerging artist, with this being her first exhibition. Becky McEwen is a multi-disciplined Graphic...

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Judy Woodhead - Recent Work In Watercolour

Judy Woodhead - Recent Work In Watercolour. Thursday 25th April 2019
Judy Woodhead started painting about 20 years ago at Keirunga Gardens in Havelock North. She had a lot of help at the beginning and attended courses with Frank Bacon. She also joined Saint Matthews Art Group. Judy found watercolour was what she enjoyed most as the water and colours flow. Her art...

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Impressions; Photography by Liam Farris

Impressions; Photography by Liam Farris. Thursday 25th April 2019
Liam Farris is better known in Hawke’s Bay as a musician, having gigged around the region over the last 30 years. However, as a child he compulsively drew and painted, and in his teens tried his hand at sculpting in clay and carving in wood. Since fooling around with pinhole cameras at...

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Meltdown; The New Arctic: Textile Art by Clare Plug

Meltdown; The New Arctic: Textile Art by Clare Plug. Thursday 25th April 2019
This thought provoking exhibition features works inspired by the effects of climate change on the Arctic region. Clare Plug is a local award-winning textile artist with a national and international reputation. A zoology graduate from Massey University who briefly taught high school science, Clare...

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School Holiday Art Days for Kids

School Holiday Art Days for Kids. Thursday 25th April 2019
Drop in with your kids these school holidays for some fun and engaging art activities based on the current exhibitions. Free, no booking required.

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HB Woodturners' Guild Exhibition

HB Woodturners' Guild Exhibition. Thursday 25th April 2019
The annual sale and exhibition of woodturning from the HB Woodturners Guild is a must see. Noting that we have to be closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and on the morning of ANZAC Day 25th April, we'll otherwise look forward to seeing you here!

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Ulysses Club Hawkes Bay St John Ambulance Ride

Ulysses Club Hawkes Bay St John Ambulance Ride. Thursday 25th April 2019
Everyone welcome, any motorbikes welcome. Gather at St. John’s Ambulance Station Greenmeadows for a mystery ride. Ride starts at 1pm $10 registration which is all donated to St. John. Come support an amazing service that helps in our community, meet a great bunch of people, see awesome bikes...

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ANZAC Day Film Screening

ANZAC Day Film Screening. Thursday 25th April 2019
25 April is an innovative feature documentary created to bring the story of the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli (Turkey) to life for a modern audience through a reimagined world. Using graphic novel-like animation, 25 April brings First World War experiences out of the usual black-and-white...

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Justice of The Peace

Justice of The Peace. Thursday 25th April 2019
A Justice of the Peace is available in the Hastings Library every Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm - 4pm. 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...

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Animation At the Aquarium

Animation At the Aquarium. Friday 26th April 2019
Create your own conservation stories using stop motion animation with the National Aquarium team this Easter holiday! In this session, you will: - Storyboard your ideas - Develop characters - Use Stop Motion Studio to create your own animations Build your confidence in digital storytelling and...

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Connect with Elections

Connect with Elections. Friday 26th April 2019
Come along to an information session with the Electoral Commission's team who will be available to answer all your questions around the when, where and how of enrolments and elections. Fortnightly sessions at Napier and Taradale Libraries.

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Into the Light - Rex Jones

Into the Light - Rex Jones. Friday 26th April 2019
Rex Jones' wonderful watercolour paintings are on show again upstairs at the Hastings Community Art Centre. Featuring original paintings from his popular 'Hawke's Bay in Watercolour' series Calendars throughout the years, from 2012-2020. Some of these gorgeous pieces are coming 'Into the...

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Ross Pfeffer; Paintings in Oil

Ross Pfeffer; Paintings in Oil. Friday 26th April 2019
Once every four or five years during Ross Pfeffer's working life, he painted during the summer break, just enough to know he loved it. But he was frustrated, and it was clear to Ross that the only way for him to paint really well, was to do it all the time. Since retiring Ross now happily paints...

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The Golden Age of Radio

The Golden Age of Radio. Friday 26th April 2019
Enter the world of radio – and a bygone era when the radio was the only connection to the outside world and the main source of entertainment. In the Small Gallery you will find a small collection of radios dating from the 1930’s to 1950’s, not only as a reminder of how radios looked in those...

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Holiday Movies

Holiday Movies. Friday 26th April 2019
Join us at Hastings Library for a family friendly movie as the holidays come to an end. Suitable for ages 5+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Holiday Movies

Holiday Movies. Friday 26th April 2019
Join us at Havelock North Library for a family friendly movie as the holidays come to an end. Suitable for ages 5+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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April Holiday Programme Earth Day with Jake Brookie

April Holiday Programme Earth Day with Jake Brookie. Friday 26th April 2019
'Protect our species' Jake will bring in some new and interesting fossils and facts about how to protect and care for our species. Suitable for ages 5-11.

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Holiday Movies

Holiday Movies. Friday 26th April 2019
Join us at Flaxmere Library for a family friendly movie as the holidays come to an end. Suitable for ages 5+. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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April Holiday Programme Minecraft

April Holiday Programme Minecraft. Friday 26th April 2019
Bring your own device with the latest version of Minecraft Pocket edition loaded on it. Suitable for ages 5-15.

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Iris Back In Town

Iris Back In Town. Friday 26th April 2019
Napier local, Iris Dunn, has been hard at work, crushing the music scene in LA. For one night only, see IRIS at the Urban Winery for a special performance and catch a glimpse of this rising star. Happy Hour from 4-6. Music from 6-8.

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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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Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss. Saturday 27th April 2019
Group Session. Natural Weight Reduction through Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy is a non-surgical technique which uses the power of hypnosis to retrain you to be satisfied with smaller amounts of food and healthier eating options. Class limit: 6

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Justice of The Peace

Justice of The Peace. Saturday 27th April 2019
A Justice of the Peace is available in the Havelock North Library most Saturdays 10am-12noon. Please check the 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 for their services to the...

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2019 New Zealand Single Speed Championships

2019 New Zealand Single Speed Championships. Saturday 27th April 2019
Hawkes Bay is proud to host the 2019 New Zealand Single Speed Championships. Come along, and get all your Single Speed fix for the year. We'll have all the craziness of previous editions of this event, Fancy dress, beer shortcuts, and some sweet trails and racing action. Enter now or come along...

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Printmaking with Gelatin – Weekend Workshop

Printmaking with Gelatin – Weekend Workshop. Saturday 27th April 2019
A fun Saturday creative class with Angela Lalonde at Creative Arts Napier. Join Angela for 2 hours of fun, making prints with gelatin plates. This technique is easy to do, and no press is required. Once you have learned how to do it, you can carry on printing at home. Make cards, prints to frame...

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5Rhythms Workshop Series 2019

5Rhythms Workshop Series 2019. Saturday 27th April 2019
5Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice, created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced around the world as a vehicle to enhance health and vitality and bring about real and lasting changes. It is an embodiment practice that ignites creativity, connection, and community. It is a simple process that anyone...

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Latin Dance Workshops & Party - with Saione & Raine

Latin Dance Workshops & Party - with Saione & Raine. Saturday 27th April 2019
Guest Instructor Saione from VIVA dance studio Auckland, along with Raine from Salsera Manawatu are both coming to Napier for a day of open level workshops, followed by an evening of Latin dancing, with DJ Adrian. The Full Pass includes all four workshops and entry to the evening party Open to...

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Messy Church

Saturday 27th April 2019
Fun for primary and intermediate aged kids and their families. Crafts and music to tell Bible stories. Hosted by St Peter's Anglican Church, Riverslea, Hastings. Followed by a meal. For more details contact Rosie Marriott 0211 676 378 text only.

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The Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night . Saturday 27th April 2019
Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you. Showcasing our 2019 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going...

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Saturday Night Session with Tim Hansen

Saturday Night Session with Tim Hansen. Saturday 27th April 2019
This week's live music session features local rockstar Tim Hansen! Tim has a unique spin on tunes that follow a lurching path from Tom Waits, Radiohead, and Lou Reed all the way to Jessie J--with a few detours all the way. He will be rocking the guitar from 7:30 pm so come along! Come in and...

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Adam Hattaway and The Haunters

Adam Hattaway and The Haunters. Saturday 27th April 2019
A.H & the Haunters are playing the Common room for the first time on April 27 and they can't wait! Having just recorded their second album, they're keen as to unveil the new stuff for you ASAP! Tha Haunters: Should a little head down minor chch student radio favourite (RDU Round up winners...

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The Ossian Street Vintage Market

Sunday 28th April 2019
The Ossian Street Market is a vintage and collectables market that runs the last Sunday of every month. Always a treasure trove, including vintage clothing, vinyl records, jewellery, secondhand furniture and accessories. We are located in the carpark opposite FG Smiths and Aroha & Friends, 9b...

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Taradale RSA Sunday Market (Inside)

Taradale RSA Sunday Market (Inside). Sunday 28th April 2019
Taradale Sunday Market is a weekly Craft Market, held inside the Taradale RSA. If You want Quality Handmade goods, then this is the Market for you. It is not a farmers market or a flea market. It is a local market filled with mainly, locally made goods. From Sheepskin Slippers to Polished stones,...

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April Holiday Programme Lego Session

April Holiday Programme Lego Session. Sunday 28th April 2019
Let your imagination go wild. Free form building session. Suitable for ages 5-12. Parents and guardians of children aged 8 and under are asked to stay in the Lego area. Parents and guardians of children aged 9 and over are asked to stay in the library area. Younger and older siblings aged between...

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The Boston's / Boston Tea Party

The Boston's / Boston Tea Party. Sunday 28th April 2019
The Boston's Acoustic guitar originals and jazz vocals with Dave Boston guitar, Naomi Fenwick guitar and Sean Boston vocals. Boston Tea Party featuring Chrissie Atkinson. For a second half of jazz, blues and instrumentals, The Boston's are joined by Matiu Whiting bass, Cameron Budge drums and...

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Mah Jong

Mah Jong. Monday 29th April 2019


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Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club. Monday 29th April 2019
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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Justice of The Peace

Justice of The Peace. Tuesday 30th April 2019
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 and Rhymes

Rhythm and Rhymes. Tuesday 30th April 2019
A weekly half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and fingerplays especially for children aged 0-2 years and their parent/caregiver. Building a foundation for literacy starts as soon as a child is born, and every story, song, rhyme or fingerplay strengthens that foundation. Help your child get a head...

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Taradale Library Storytime

Taradale Library Storytime. Tuesday 30th April 2019
Story Time is a fun programme for pre-schoolers and their parents or caregivers. We welcome you and your babies & toddlers to share stories, songs, and rhymes with the librarians.

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Hastings Scrabble Club

Hastings Scrabble Club. Tuesday 30th April 2019
Meets in the Activities Area of the Hastings Library every Tuesday 1pm - 4:30pm. Ring Yvonne on 027 629 6659 or on Joan 878 2418 - or just come along! We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop

Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop. Tuesday 30th April 2019
A 9 week introductory course into Calligraphy, starting with the basics of Italic calligraphy and broad nibs, through to pointed nib and brush calligraphy, and working our way towards a beautiful final project. Enjoy a relaxed setting in the Panoply Studio workshop, light refreshments are...

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8 Weeks Hridaya Meditation Course

8 Weeks Hridaya Meditation Course. Tuesday 30th April 2019
All we really want is peace of mind. And often we look for it in innumerable ways, in other people, in objects, in experiences... What we forget in this eternal search, is that peace is the very nature of our mind and is always there, waiting to be noticed. If you feel like you'd like to learn...

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Rhythms of Ireland – 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Rhythms of Ireland – 10 Year Anniversary Tour. Tuesday 30th April 2019
Ireland's most celebrated show, The Rhythms of Ireland, returns to NZ in 2019, for the first time since their sell-out tour in 2010. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, New Zealand is privileged to welcome back Ireland's most outstanding and elite company of dancers to perform this...

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Sybille Schlumbom

Sybille Schlumbom. Wednesday 1st May 2019
Sybille Schlumbom is a first generation immigrant from Northern Germany; ‘My place of belonging is the ocean. My clan are the bird people’. Sybille studied graphic design at the Lazie Academy in Esslingen, Germany, and holds a BA in Illustration Design from the BildKunst Akademie in Hamburg,...

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Well Travelled; A Collection of Fine Art Prints

Well Travelled; A Collection of Fine Art Prints. Wednesday 1st May 2019
This exhibition includes a large body of artwork collected by Angela Lalonde that spans several years and crosses the globe. While attending Alberta University of Art & Design in Canada (AUAD) (formerly Alberta College of Art & Design) Angela had the opportunity to participate in a print portfolio...

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Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group

Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group. Wednesday 1st May 2019
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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Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group. Wednesday 1st May 2019
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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U3A Book Club

U3A Book Club. Wednesday 1st May 2019
Havelock North U3A host two book discussion groups at Havelock North Library. One group meets on the first Wednesday of the month and the other group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please call HN U3A Secretary on +06 878 5920.

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday 1st May 2019
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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Havelock North Preschool Storytime

Havelock North Preschool Storytime. Wednesday 1st May 2019
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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Havelock North Teen Book Club

Havelock North Teen Book Club. Wednesday 1st May 2019
Ages 12+ welcome. Join us to share book reviews, book quiz, book hunts, see the new books and make new friends. 3:45pm on the first Wednesday of the month (term time only). For more information contact the Havelock North Library. Phone - +06 871 5000 Email - libraries@hdc.govt.nz We may take...

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Organic Four Course Degustation Dinner

Organic Four Course Degustation Dinner. Wednesday 1st May 2019
Bostock Brothers and Villa Maria present an organic 4 course degustation dinner. Each meal will include Bostock organic chicken and will be paired with a Villa organic wine. Guest speakers include George from Bostock Brothers and Jonathan Hamlet from Villa Maria. Tickets are $90 per person. Any...

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CAN Sew: Evening Classes Term 2

CAN Sew: Evening Classes Term 2. Wednesday 1st May 2019
Recycle, re-use and re-purpose your hoarded fabric! This evening class is for beginners to experienced students. Learn basic sewing skills or extend your existing skills, whilst at the same time creating something useful. The projects will grow with complexity as you gain more knowledge. Come...

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doTERRA Workshop

doTERRA Workshop. Wednesday 1st May 2019
A very relaxed evening to learn about using natures pharmacy to support you and your family's health needs. Create the habit of using doTERRA solutions to help support your wellness everyday. How many times do you buy something, then forget how to use it? It will just sit on the shelf. Don't...

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Flaxmere Library Preschool Storytime

Flaxmere Library Preschool Storytime. Thursday 2nd May 2019
Join us on Thursdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Flaxmere 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 during events and...

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Young At Heart

Young At Heart. Thursday 2nd May 2019
A book club at Havelock North Library for older adults, talking about books and presenting new books. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Behind the Scenes-Archaeology Collections & the Story of HB

Behind the Scenes-Archaeology Collections & the Story of HB. Thursday 2nd May 2019
Free public programme at our offsite storage facility in Ahuriri, Napier (Meet at 1 Ossian Street, Ahuriri, by the steps of the British American Tobacco building 10-15 minutes before the start of the tour.) Archaeology allows us to understand human history through objects. Join us for a look at...

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Gallery Snapshot

Gallery Snapshot. Thursday 2nd May 2019
Join the Gallery Director for a 15 minute look at a few of the artworks in the current exhibition during your lunchtime. To be part of the discussion, meet at the gallery information desk. Free, no booking required. HCAG, 04 July 2017. Photo by John Cowpland / alphapix.

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Watercolour Painting Group

Watercolour Painting Group. Thursday 2nd May 2019
Hastings Artists Group Watercolour group. Join the Hastings Artists Group watercolour sessions here in the Hastings Library. Held every fortnightly on Thursday afternoons. For more information contact Ian Thompson 876 7851 or 021 160 3443. We may take photographs or video recordings during...

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Worm Farming Workshop

Worm Farming Workshop. Thursday 2nd May 2019
Information on starting your own worm farm including how to look after, maintain and harvest it. A great workshop teaching you how to create a thriving worm farm with our Worm Farm Expert.

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Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach. Thursday 2nd May 2019
The Rubbish Trip returns to Hawkes Bay! Environment Centre Hawkes Bay and Hastings District Council are pleased to host The Rubbish Trip's popular presentation on zero waste living in Havelock North. Join Hannah and Liam, the Two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip for an introduction to the...

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Cats: SOLD OUT

Cats: SOLD OUT. 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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City Treasures from Japan; An Exhibition of Napier Treasures

City Treasures from Japan; An Exhibition of Napier Treasures. Friday 3rd May 2019
Join us to celebrate the CAN Japanese Festival during the month of May, as we highlight the rich variety of traditional and contemporary arts and culture of Japan. There will be exhibitions for you to visit, plus events and workshops to experience during the whole month. ‘City Treasures from...

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Napier Library Storytime

Napier Library Storytime. Friday 3rd May 2019
Story Time is a fun programme for pre-schoolers and their parents or caregivers. We welcome you and your babies & toddlers to share stories, songs, and rhymes with the librarians.

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Aerial archaeology of Hawke's Bay with Kevin L.Jones

Aerial archaeology of Hawke's Bay with Kevin L.Jones. Friday 3rd May 2019
Tairangahia a tua whakarere: Tatakihia nga reanga o amuri ake nei Honouring the past; Inspiring the future Aerial photographs provide for speedy recognition and mapping of surface-visible archaeological sites, this talk tracks Kevin's aerial imagery of Hawke's Bay taken over the last 20 years.

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Hawke's Bay Shorts - Book Launch

Hawke's Bay Shorts - Book Launch. Friday 3rd May 2019
After a journey spanning nearly 20 years of local competitions, a unique collection of story and poetry has been selected and will be launched at a special event at The CAN, Napier. Professionally edited, a copy of this publication is included in the ticket price of $25.00 We invite you to come...

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Sea Mouse 'Rattle Your Bones' Tour

Sea Mouse 'Rattle Your Bones' Tour. Friday 3rd May 2019
After 2 years of recording and performing in Wellington, the ferociously energetic band Sea Mouse are taking their hard-hitting, modern blues rock ‘n’ roll to throughout New Zealand over March, April and May 2019 on the ‘Rattle Your Bones’ tour. Sea Mouse is the fully fledged platform for...

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Graeme James 'The Long Way Home' NZ Tour

Graeme James 'The Long Way Home' NZ Tour. Friday 3rd May 2019
After a breakthrough year of international shows, one of New Zealand’s most streamed indie artists Graeme James returns to NZ to tour his Nettwerk label debut album The Long Way Home. The Long Way Home is an album that explores time and space through the motif of the journey. In keeping with...

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Traditional Usui Reiki Workshop - Level 1

Traditional Usui Reiki Workshop - Level 1. Saturday 4th May 2019
Our next Reiki training is a Level 1 two-day healing journey workshop. It's an opportunity for experiencing and learning how to work with healing energy, and deepening your awareness of universal energy. And, if you've trained in other modalities, you'll find that Reiki complements other...

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All Weather Destination Market

All Weather Destination Market. Saturday 4th May 2019
Not a Farmers market, not a craft market - The Magpie Market has 30+ stalls each month selling a wide range of products from original Art, handmade clothes and toys, collectibles, jewellery and beauty products alongside oils, chilli and bee products, hand-made chocolates and everything in between....

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Home Composting for Beginners

Home Composting for Beginners. Saturday 4th May 2019
Making compost is about disposing of the inputs (organic garden and kitchen 'waste') and using the valuable output (compost). Ideally both. If you've been having problems with your compost this workshop is for you. Learn how to dispose of your kitchen and garden waste more quickly and produce...

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Japanese Mokuhanga (Woodcut) Artist's Talk and Demo

Japanese Mokuhanga (Woodcut) Artist's Talk and Demo. Saturday 4th May 2019
Join us to celebrate the CAN Japanese Festival during the month of May, as we highlight the rich variety of traditional and contemporary arts and culture of Japan. There will be exhibitions for you to visit, plus events and workshops to experience during the whole month. On Saturday 4 May, a real...

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Napier Library Storytime

Napier Library Storytime. Saturday 4th May 2019
Join us on Saturday mornings for fun and excitement as we journey through a collection of adventurous stories and tales all preschoolers can enjoy.

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J Day 2019

J Day 2019. Saturday 4th May 2019
NORML and friends presents the 28th Annual J Day, held on the first Saturday in May every year. This year, May for Forth be with you! Get ready for the referendum. Find out about medicinal cannabis. Meet people and learn something new. J Day Hastings is beside the Anzac Memorial at the Civic...

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Soy Candle & Melt Making Class

Soy Candle & Melt Making Class. Saturday 4th May 2019
Learn two crafts in one session! After the candle making demonstration you will learn how to paint on glass and decorate your own soy candle. All materials provided and available to purchase. Soy candle making is a gentle, satisfying craft enjoyed by both young and old. Learn how to make long...

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Beauty From the Inside Out Charity Fundraiser

Beauty From the Inside Out Charity Fundraiser. Saturday 4th May 2019
Tickets: $35.00 per person (includes nibbles, raffle ticket, voucher for a 15 minute lifting contour treatment and your chance to explore pure, safe, beneficial and certified vegan products). Supporting: Heart Kids Hawke's Bay All funds raised at this event will be donated to Heart Kids...

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DJ Static Live

DJ Static Live. Saturday 4th May 2019
Static Entertainment brings to you Hawkes Bay's hottest talent to rave under one roof! DJ Static loves to light up the dance floor with his oldskool grooves mixing it up with the baddest beats of today! Rezpect Dance Crew Wows the world with their explosive moves and God given creativity! DJ...

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The Beatles Tribute Band Abbey Road

The Beatles Tribute Band Abbey Road. Saturday 4th May 2019
Come together, right now! Join us on this journey back in time to celebrate one of the greatest bands ever - The Beatles! The incredibly talented Abbey Road will be performing an amazing musical selection; great music with stunning costume changes. Limited space available so book your seats now!

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Vinyl Night

Vinyl Night. Saturday 4th May 2019
BYO vinyl or pick from our collection! We're spinnin' it old school tonight! Kicks off at 7pm.

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Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin. Saturday 4th May 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 7:30 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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Landslide - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show. Saturday 4th May 2019
Landslide is an Auckland based, live 5 piece band, who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks all over the North Island for the past 6 years. Covering well-known classics from Fleetwood Mac and also Stevie's solo hits. Dreams, Sara, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Seven...

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Te Mata Peak Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 7k Trail Run

Te Mata Peak Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 7k Trail Run. Sunday 5th May 2019
Located just 10 minutes from the village of Havelock North. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half marathon, a 12k or dip your toes in with the 5k. Walkers are welcome in the 12k and 5k events. Enjoy the stunning views while running a half marathon, 12k or 6k distance. This...

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Jazz Sundays

Jazz Sundays. Sunday 5th May 2019
Four dates. Four amazing bands. Four afternoons well spent. Join us the first Sunday of the month, May through August, for some soulful, heart pumping jazz. 2-4 pm May 5th--Trio Nouveau June 2nd--Blues Deluxe July 7th--Trio Nouveau and special guest saxophonist and singer Wendy Caldwell August...

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Hastings Choral: Folk Memories

Sunday 5th May 2019
A Concert of Folk Songs and Songs derived from Folk Songs, presented by Hastings Choral (a 70 strong adult Choir), conducted by Joseph Christensen, accompanied by pianist Anna Hansen with Soprano Soloist, Giselle Clements.

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Thomas Heatherwick: Free Public Lecture

Thomas Heatherwick: Free Public Lecture. Sunday 5th May 2019
Join acclaimed British lecturer Ian Swankie for an inspiring presentation about the extraordinary British designer, Thomas Heatherwick. The past decade has seen the meteoric rise of Thomas Heatherwick, whose most recognised work includes the design of the spectacular Olympic Cauldron, the iconic...

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Love your Feet by Esther Juon

Love your Feet by Esther Juon. Sunday 5th May 2019
Swiss born, trained in London, learned how to walk again after a broken back, thus motivated to share knowledge with others. Esther is considered to be a world expert. Her experience includes fitting pointe shoes to dancers at the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Esther is a member of the International...

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Awareness Through Movement Classes

Awareness Through Movement Classes. Monday 6th May 2019
*New class time available. Cosy small-group classes where you learn to cultivate and practice ease in yourself and your everyday activities. The classes are a great way to improve your balance, mobility and overall sense of wellbeing. The verbally guided Awareness Through Movement ® lessons...

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Tea With Tales

Tea With Tales. Monday 6th May 2019
Brought to you by Hastings District Libraries and the NZ Blind Foundation, come and listen to short book readings and share what you have been read while enjoying a cuppa and a biscuit. Tea with tales meets on the first Monday of each month in the Sir James Wattie Room and Hastings War Memorial...

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Awareness Through Movement Classes

Awareness Through Movement Classes. Monday 6th May 2019
Cosy small-group classes where you learn to cultivate and practice ease in yourself and your everyday activities. The classes are a great way to improve your balance, mobility and overall sense of wellbeing. The verbally guided Awareness Through Movement lessons involve the whole body,...

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CrestClean Franchise Seminar

CrestClean Franchise Seminar. Monday 6th May 2019
We invite you to join us for an informal presentation about how you can create a stable financial future with a Cleaning or a Property Caretaking franchise. In the 60-minute presentation you’ll learn: How CrestClean have become industry leaders and today clean for over 4200 customers in 27...

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Waste Free Living Workshop - With Kate Meads

Waste Free Living Workshop - With Kate Meads. Monday 6th May 2019
Prepare to be inspired, become motivated, and take control of your household’s impact on our future. Get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home. This workshop is suitable for all households, flats, ages, and stages. In fact, everybody should...

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Bakers Club

Bakers Club. Tuesday 7th May 2019
Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30am to 11:30am to share your baking experiences and recipes. All welcome. Attendees should bring a sample of their baking. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be...

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Mother's Day Big Night In

Mother's Day Big Night In. Tuesday 7th May 2019
Save the date for this exciting first ever LilyBee Wrap event! Come along to this wonderful event offering special demo's, tastings and giveaways. Make your own wraps for your mum. A truly great way to share something special with your Mum on Mother's Day. A wonderful interactive evening with...

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Hastings Artist Group Monthly Meeting

Hastings Artist Group Monthly Meeting. Tuesday 7th May 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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My name is Moana

My name is Moana. Tuesday 7th May 2019
My Name Is Moana with electro-wizard Paddy Free is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the Ocean led by singer and songwriter Moana Maniapoto. This music, which is so interwoven with New Zealand’s identify, has taken her from garage parties in South Auckland to exotic stages right around the...

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Awareness Through Movement Classes

Awareness Through Movement Classes. Wednesday 8th May 2019
Cosy small-group classes where you learn to cultivate and practice ease in yourself and your everyday activities. The classes are a great way to improve your balance, mobility and overall sense of wellbeing. The verbally guided Awareness Through Movement ® lessons involve the whole body,...

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The Art of Well-Being

The Art of Well-Being. Wednesday 8th May 2019
Who cares for the care-givers? Who parents the parents? Who develops the developers? While engaging and often rewarding, many of us experience the demands and responsibilities of life - both home and work - to draw on our inner strength and resilience. The Art of Well-Being is opportunity to...

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Digital Skills Workshops Smartphones

Digital Skills Workshops Smartphones. Wednesday 8th May 2019
Are you a newbie to computers? Getting frustrated with the Internet, your smartphone or Microsoft Word? Fear not, help is at a library near you! Napier Libraries, in partnership with Stepping Up: Digital Skills for Life and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa, have put together a range of free...

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doTERRA Workshop

doTERRA Workshop. Wednesday 8th May 2019
Are you interested in learning how to use doTERRA essential oils for your family's health and wellbeing? Then this is the class for you. Come along and learn how to use natures pharmacy to support your wellness journey. Creating habits of using doTERRA essential oils daily will help you to deal...

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Who Heals the Healers - Singing Crystal Bowl Group Sessions

Who Heals the Healers - Singing Crystal Bowl Group Sessions. Wednesday 8th May 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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Bog Log III with Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 NZ Tour

Bog Log III with Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 NZ Tour. Wednesday 8th May 2019
One man band & party 'Bob Log III' is headin' to our shores and if you have never seen this spectacle, then get on board. If you have seen him before, well, best you be gettin' your tickets as you know he's a sell out one man party! Joining 'Bob Log' will be NZ's favourite International...

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Awareness Through Movement Classes

Awareness Through Movement Classes. Thursday 9th May 2019
Cosy small-group classes where you learn to cultivate and practice ease in yourself and your everyday activities. The classes are a great way to improve your balance, mobility and overall sense of wellbeing. The verbally guided Awareness Through Movement lessons involve the whole body,...

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Tēnei Tonu Exhibition Guided Talks

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition Guided Talks. Thursday 9th May 2019
MTG’s Curator Māori Te Hira Henderson shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the land through the historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. All welcome. Meet in the Main Foyer.

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Crystal Class and Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation

Crystal Class and Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation. Thursday 9th May 2019
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! Bringing your crystals is most welcome! You can also buy crystals at a special discount...

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Julia Deans

Thursday 9th May 2019
From honey-sweet falsetto to menacing growl, the voice of Julia Deans has offered light and shade to a variety of musical endeavours over the years. Beginning her career as front-woman for Fur Patrol, Julia has cemented her place as one of Aotearoa’s most iconic performers, and her solo material...

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Sophie Mashlan - Perfect Disaster New Zealand Tour 2019

Sophie Mashlan - Perfect Disaster New Zealand Tour 2019. Thursday 9th May 2019
Sophie Mashlan has just announced a New Zealand tour to support the release of her debut full-length album Perfect Disaster, out on April 23. The Auckland-based indie-alt-folk artist will play Anthology Lounge in Auckland on the day of the album’s release, Tuesday, April 23; Nivara Lounge in...

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Connect With Elections

Connect With Elections. Friday 10th May 2019
Come along to an information session with the Electoral Commission's team who will be available to answer all your questions around the when, where and how of enrolments and elections.

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Japanese Kimono by Chieko Hayashi

Japanese Kimono by Chieko Hayashi. Friday 10th May 2019
Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment. Traditionally they were woven in silk, and cotton for summer. To create kimono required a long process of skilled artisan work. Everyday use kimono were usually woven with patterns (like Inkatha in Indonesia). For the wealthy they could be hand painted,...

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Style U

Style U. Friday 10th May 2019
Personal Styling Workshop for women only. This workshop is over a 4-week period for 2 hours each Friday afternoon. You will gain an insight into your body shape, styles best suited to you, colours, shapes and style personality. The workshop will also help you reclaim your wardrobe items when you...

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The Road That Wasn't There

The Road That Wasn't There. Friday 10th May 2019
This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world… In New Zealand, there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors’ maps. Or do they? A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. It...

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Vagabond Jacks

Vagabond Jacks. Friday 10th May 2019
We're at it again! Vagabond Jacks is teaming up with The Urban Winery to bring you Hawkes Bay's best combination of food and drinks. Come in for our happy hour from 4-6 and stay for dinner with these legendary food masters.

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A.U.R.A. - The SIL Album Tour

A.U.R.A. - The SIL Album Tour. Friday 10th May 2019
A.U.R.A is the solo project of New Zealand born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Albert Mikolaj. At age 19, Mikolaj travelled to Argentina in a quest to delve into his spirituality, and it was that the foundation of A.U.R.A was formed. The ideas that were born in Buenos Aires feature...

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NZ Craft & Design Show

NZ Craft & Design Show. Saturday 11th May 2019
I believe there’s many people who are disillusioned by some of the craft markets they turn up to, imported goods, car boot type products, no real craftsmanship, dubious quality and similar products repeated over and over. I’ve been told many ways to run a quality craft market, charge more,...

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Japanese Stab Book Binding Workshop

Japanese Stab Book Binding Workshop. Saturday 11th May 2019
Join us to celebrate the CAN Japanese Festival during the month of May, as we highlight the rich variety of traditional and contemporary arts and culture of Japan. There will be exhibitions for you to visit, plus events and workshops to experience during the whole month. On Saturday 11 May, local...

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Saturday Night Session with Model A

Saturday Night Session with Model A. Saturday 11th May 2019
The 50's and 60's have returned with this live, classic Rock 'n Roll band! Doo-wop girls included.

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Japanese Origami Drop-in Family Activity Days

Japanese Origami Drop-in Family Activity Days. Sunday 12th May 2019
Join us to celebrate the CAN Japanese Festival during the month of May, as we highlight the rich variety of traditional and contemporary arts and culture of Japan. There will be exhibitions for you to visit, plus events and workshops to experience during the whole month. On Sundays 12 and 19 May,...

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Mother's Day High Tea

Mother's Day High Tea. Sunday 12th May 2019
Say thank you with a Mother's Day High Tea! Mangapapa Hotel is offering a beautiful decadent high tea for Mother's Day. It is $55 per person including glass of bubbles or non alcoholic grape juice, plus tea or coffee and a special gift for all the mums. Reservations are essential. Call our...

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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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Exhibition Talk with Museum Curator

Exhibition Talk with Museum Curator. Monday 13th May 2019
Join a Museum Curator for a discussion of twelve landscape paintings from the museum collection, exploring what these artworks can tell us about Pākehā culture and their relationship with the land of Te Matau a Maui / Hawke’s Bay. Monthly tours: 12pm on the second Monday of each month. Free...

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2019 Hawke's Bay Business Summit

2019 Hawke's Bay Business Summit. Tuesday 14th May 2019
The Hawke's Bay Business Summit brings together the region’s most innovative business minds to discuss global and local trends and developments, and what it means to be a progressive business leader in an increasingly digitised and changing business environment. We all know that change is upon...

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Stage 1 H&S Reps - Business Central

Stage 1 H&S Reps - Business Central. Tuesday 14th May 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 1 gets freshly elected representatives up-to-date with their...

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Other PCBUs - Business Central

Other PCBUs - Business Central. Tuesday 14th May 2019
Who is responsible for your contractors’ health and safety? When they are working with you, you are both equally responsible. Under HSWA 2015, as a representative of your PCBU, you are legally deemed an “officer” of your organisation and you have a primary duty of care to everyone in your...

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Digital Skills Workshops Word 2

Digital Skills Workshops Word 2. Tuesday 14th May 2019
Are you a newbie to computers? Getting frustrated with the Internet, your smartphone or Microsoft Word? Fear not, help is at a library near you! Napier Libraries, in partnership with Stepping Up: Digital Skills for Life and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa, have put together a range of free...

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Landmarks Local History Talk

Landmarks Local History Talk. Tuesday 14th May 2019
The Landmarks Local History Talk takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from March to June, then September to November. Doors open at 5:30pm and entry is by gold coin donation. For information on the presenters and topic for each talk, consult our social media feeds on Facebook and...

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Pelvic Floor Restore Workshop

Pelvic Floor Restore Workshop. Tuesday 14th May 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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Effective Account Management Workshop

Effective Account Management Workshop. Wednesday 15th May 2019
How many of your customers / accounts are buying everything they could from you, across all of your capability areas? Selling to existing accounts is one of the biggest untapped opportunities for revenue growth. In fact, top performers in strategic account management experience significantly...

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Hastings Library Bookchat

Hastings Library Bookchat. Wednesday 15th May 2019
Come along at 10:30am on the third Wednesday of each month and share books you have enjoyed and hear from other readers. All welcome.

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Creative Writing Group

Creative Writing Group. Wednesday 15th May 2019
Be inspired to continue your writing and get published by joining our creative writing group meeting at the Hastings War Memorial Library. Contact Catherine Pedersen +06 857 8862 or +0275 500 309.

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Retail Crime - Reducing Risk

Retail Crime - Reducing Risk. Wednesday 15th May 2019
Retail crime is a huge issue for the retail sector - costing the nation an estimated $1 billion a year in losses. Reducing and managing retail crime is a significant issue for retailers and their employees. While shop theft is not new, the frequency of incidents and the brazen nature of the...

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Bittercup + Emily Riordan: The Quieter Tour

Bittercup + Emily Riordan: The Quieter Tour. Wednesday 15th May 2019
Bittercup and Emily Riordan present The Quieter Tour 2019, showcasing their debut EPs, “Negative Space” and “Waves” respectively. Bittercup is the personal catharsis machine of Callum Wagstaff. He hates himself and has found people enjoy the fruits of his shameful confessions, related in...

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Third Thursday Book Club

Third Thursday Book Club. Thursday 16th May 2019
A book club at Havelock North Library for adults, talking about books and presenting new books. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Worm Farming Workshop

Worm Farming Workshop. Thursday 16th May 2019
Information on starting your own worm farm including how to look after, maintain and harvest it. A great workshop teaching you how to create a thriving worm farm with our Worm Farm Expert.

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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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Salsa Bueno

Salsa Bueno. Friday 17th May 2019
The Urban Winery is partnering with Latin Roots Hawkes Bay Salsa Academy to bring you a night of dancing, music, and Latin fun! Come in and learn beginner's Salsa with the best in Hawkes Bay or sit back and enjoy the dancing demonstrations and music breaks. Participation is at your discretion!

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Kelvin Cruickshank

Kelvin Cruickshank. Friday 17th May 2019
Passing on messages from people who have died and are in spirit is what Kelvin was put on earth to do. However, since the incredible success of Sensing Murder there's been such a great demand from people on this side wanting private readings that is just not physically possible for him to do them...

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Black Grace presents 20for20

Black Grace presents 20for20. Friday 17th May 2019
Back by popular demand, Black Grace presents 20for20, a 20-centre tour of NZ from Kaitaia to Christchurch for $20 a ticket. Led by Neil Ieremia, internationally renowned dance company, Black Grace, shares a mix of iconic favourites and brand new works presented in the relative comfort of your...

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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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Hastings Bird Club Annual Show

Hastings Bird Club Annual Show. Saturday 18th May 2019
Bird Show and Exhibition Special Roller Show in Memorial of Ru Davis a life Long Member of the Hastings Bird Club. Different Breeds of birds from around the country judged by Excellent Judges. Come and have a look at all the different Breeds, Budgies, Lovebirds, Cockatiels, Canaries and many...

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Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

Japanese Calligraphy Workshop. Saturday 18th May 2019
Join us to celebrate the CAN Japanese Festival during the month of May, as we highlight the rich variety of traditional and contemporary arts and culture of Japan. There will be exhibitions for you to visit, plus events and workshops to experience during the whole month. On Saturday 18 May, local...

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Kelvin Cruickshank

Kelvin Cruickshank. Saturday 18th May 2019
By Popular Demand NZ Medium Kelvin Cruickshank is coming to Hastings! Passing on messages from people who have died and are in spirit is what Kelvin was put on earth to do. However, since the incredible success of Sensing Murder there's been such a great demand from people on this side wanting...

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Adam McGrath - Ragged Ramble Tour

Adam McGrath - Ragged Ramble Tour. Saturday 18th May 2019
Adam McGrath, Lead singer and songwriter from mythical mongrel Christchurch folk/country band The Eastern, returns again to the state highways and byways of these long isles as part of his Autumn 'Ragged Ramble' Tour. Described by influential country magazine No Depression as One of the best...

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Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands

Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands. Sunday 19th May 2019
Welcome to the Hawkes Bay festival of bands featuring over 15 bands travelling in from all over the North Island for this event, from smaller school bands to large semi-professional bands all are welcome.

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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 19th May 2019
This is a group for sewers, dressmakers, quilters and fabricaholics. We love beautiful fabric and making things out of it for ourselves, our friends and our families. We'd like to inspire and be inspired by others who share our passion, find out about fabric-related activities and sew together...

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Peace, Dignity and Choice At the End of Our Lives

Peace, Dignity and Choice At the End of Our Lives. Sunday 19th May 2019
Speaker Dr. Libby Smales CNZM, FAChPM. Why I am passionate about good Hospice /Palliative Care. The point of completing an Advance Directive. And why I feel it is time for legislative change in NZ. The Sea of Faith, New Zealand. Exploring Values, Spirituality and Meaning.

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Full Moon Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Shower

Full Moon Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Shower. Sunday 19th May 2019
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 "Self"....

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Piku Pop-Up Diner

Piku Pop-Up Diner. Monday 20th May 2019
The Urban Winery is excitedly welcoming back Piku at Red Barrel for another spectacular Pop-Up Diner! The team at Piku will be taking over our kitchen and serving an authentic Izakaya Japanese 3-course dinner, with some of your favorites and also featuring some brand new dishes. The Urban Winery...

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2019 Hawkes Bay Career Expo

2019 Hawkes Bay Career Expo. Tuesday 21st May 2019
An informative event aimed at helping you get useful information about study and career options available to you. Talk to real people who can help get you on the way to making up to date and knowledgable decisions about your future. Loads of Careers, study and motivational information from over...

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Digital Skills Workshops Family History

Digital Skills Workshops Family History. Tuesday 21st May 2019
Are you a newbie to computers? Getting frustrated with the Internet, your smartphone or Microsoft Word? Fear not, help is at a library near you! Napier Libraries, in partnership with Stepping Up: Digital Skills for Life and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa, have put together a range of free...

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Genealogy Help

Genealogy Help. Tuesday 21st May 2019
Volunteers from the Hawke’s Bay Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists Inc. will be onsite at the Hastings Library to help with family history queries. This help will be available on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5pm. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes...

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Wine Books and More

Wine Books and More. Tuesday 21st May 2019
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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Business Breakfast Series Vic Crone

Business Breakfast Series Vic Crone. Thursday 23rd May 2019
When it comes to leading New Zealand’s Innovation Agency, there really are no limits to technology for Callaghan Innovation’s CEO Vic Crone. Think technology and you might think of robot lawn mowers, smart homes or 3D printers, but Vic sees something far greater – the potential to transform...

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Petanque

Petanque. Friday 24th May 2019
Napier City Petanque club extends a warm welcome to all visitors and prospective new members. The Club can supply practice boules and refreshments on club days and we have full facilities. Petanque is a game for all types and all ages. It is fun to play but is a real challenge to play well.

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The CanInspire Handbags and Gladrags Auction

The CanInspire Handbags and Gladrags Auction. Friday 24th May 2019
The CanInspire - Hawkes Bay Handbags and Gladrags Charity Auction. If you are looking for an excuse to dress up on a Friday night, a chance to have a fun night out, enjoy a local wine, buy a handbag or two, and support a local Charity, then we have the perfect evening for you. On Friday 24th...

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Reiki Course Level 1, 2 and 3

Reiki Course Level 1, 2 and 3. Saturday 25th May 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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Waipawa & Districts RSA Centennial Celebration

Waipawa & Districts RSA Centennial Celebration. Saturday 25th May 2019
Waipawa & Districts Returned & Services Association will be celebrating 100 years as a local entity giving support to our returned, ex-service & serving personnel & their families. The official opening of an exhibition in the CHB Settlers Museum will take place on Friday 24th May at 5:00 pm - FREE...

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The Art of Sushi Making with Izumi Edmonds

The Art of Sushi Making with Izumi Edmonds. Saturday 25th May 2019
Join us to celebrate the CAN Japanese Festival during the month of May, as we highlight the rich variety of traditional and contemporary arts and culture of Japan. There will be exhibitions for you to visit, plus events and workshops to experience during the whole month. Register now to attend...

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Pink Ribbon Brunch

Pink Ribbon Brunch. Saturday 25th May 2019
We are raising money for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ with a beautiful Pink Ribbon Brunch. 1 in 9 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. This means at Mangapapa we will all know someone who is or will be effected by this and we would like to show our support. Our event will be fun,...

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Self-Empowering and Mindfulness Workshop

Self-Empowering and Mindfulness Workshop. Saturday 25th May 2019
Learn to love and accept yourself just as you are! Understand the importance of a positive mindset, why starting a personal meditation or relaxation practice is essential especially in today's society, and how to quiet the mind so the mind and body can repair at times of stress. Workshop is fun...

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Saturday Night Session with Fuego Latino

Saturday Night Session with Fuego Latino. Saturday 25th May 2019
Our favourite Latin band is back! Fuego Latino brings the heat so make sure to bring your friends and your dancing shoes, and get your groove on. $15 for seated tickets or $10 entry at the door.

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Rocketman Movie Premiere

Rocketman Movie Premiere. Saturday 25th May 2019
Be the first in Napier to view Rocketman, the biographical musical based on the life of Elton John. See the trailer below and buy tickets to this great movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3vO8E2e6G0 Tickets $25.00 which will include pizza, baking and a drink. To buy tickets contact Nicola...

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Digital Skills Workshops eBooks

Digital Skills Workshops eBooks. Sunday 26th May 2019
Are you a newbie to computers? Getting frustrated with the Internet, your smartphone or Microsoft Word? Fear not, help is at a library near you! Napier Libraries, in partnership with Stepping Up: Digital Skills for Life and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa, have put together a range of free...

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Black Barn Bistro x Dante Moren Asado Lunch

Black Barn Bistro x Dante Moren Asado Lunch. Sunday 26th May 2019
Back by popular demand, Argentine Chefs Daniel Pistone (Black Barn Bistro) and Dante Moren come together to put on 2019's first of two Open fire (Asado) Sunday lunches. The entire feast will be cooked outside over open wood fire which will start with shared canapes followed by locally sourced...

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Instagram for Business Workshop

Instagram for Business Workshop. Monday 27th May 2019
Forget the fluff - this workshop is all about action! A three hour session designed for business owners and marketing professionals who want to use Instagram with confidence to reach their ideal customers and generate sales or leads. This is a hands-on session which you will leave with an...

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Showquest - Napier

Showquest - Napier. Monday 27th May 2019
Come and support an impressive line-up of schools from Napier! Showquest is a new performing arts competition for schools and students years 1–13. It’s a nationwide series of events produced by Rockquest Promotions, with the support of the Ministry of Education.

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Digital Skills Workshops Smartphones

Digital Skills Workshops Smartphones. Tuesday 28th May 2019
Are you a newbie to computers? Getting frustrated with the Internet, your smartphone or Microsoft Word? Fear not, help is at a library near you! Napier Libraries, in partnership with Stepping Up: Digital Skills for Life and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa, have put together a range of free...

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Conducting Disciplinary Meetings - Business Central

Conducting Disciplinary Meetings - Business Central. Tuesday 28th May 2019
They’re never pleasant, but unfortunately sometimes they have to be done. Disciplinary meetings—they come with the territory when you’re a manager. If you follow the right steps, however, you can leave the stress at the door. This half day course will teach you how to correctly prepare prior...

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Developing a Bully-Free Culture - Business Central

Developing a Bully-Free Culture - Business Central. Tuesday 28th May 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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Employment Legislation - Business Central

Employment Legislation - Business Central. Wednesday 29th May 2019
As an employer, it’s important you’re across the legislation that governs the employment relationship. With a sound understanding of the rights and responsibilities involved for both you and your staff, you can keep your business running smoothly. Session topics include the Employments...

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The 2019 Hawke's Bay Art Review

The 2019 Hawke's Bay Art Review. Friday 31st May 2019
The Hawke’s Bay Art Review is a selected biennial regional exhibition and award, showcasing art excellence in Hawke’s Bay. Submissions are invited from local emerging and established artists in printmaking, painting and drawing, sculpture, photography, multi-media, design and ceramics from...

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Food Forest Workshop

Food Forest Workshop. Saturday 1st June 2019
Our two day Food Forest Workshop covers the history of designed food forests, and takes you through options for your own design process, implementation and maintenance stages. It includes aspects such as site assessment, shelter, water management, soils, designing in fertility and pest control,...

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Cooking With Norka

Cooking With Norka. Saturday 1st June 2019
Cooking with Chef Norka - spend the weekend with the Mangapapa team learning about Hawke's Bay's extraordinary food and wine scene, plus staying in the ultimate luxury of the five star hotel. Includes for two persons: Two nights stay in a beautiful hotel suite with cooked and continental...

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The Schizophonics

The Schizophonics. Saturday 1st June 2019
San Diego trio The Schizophonics announce their first New Zealand tour for May/June this year. NZ Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTC79-hrw0I&feature=youtu.be The wild, gyrating, and down-right gymnastic, guitarist Pat Beers is joined by his wife Lety on drums and bass player Blake...

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Jazz Gala: Gregg Bissonette, Louis Dowdeswell, Glenn Walter

Jazz Gala: Gregg Bissonette, Louis Dowdeswell, Glenn Walter. Sunday 2nd June 2019
The Jazz Gala 2019. Featuring from the USA Drummer Gregg Bissonette , Vocalists Glenn Walters and UK Trumpet Star Louis Dowdeswell. Gregg Bissonette drummer for the Maynard Ferguson, David Lee Roth and Ringo Star’s Allstar Band. One of Bissonette's first recordings is Brandon Field's The...

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Matariki Glow Show

Matariki Glow Show. Wednesday 5th June 2019
“Only 30 seconds gone and all of us are captivated, spellbound and lapping it up.” - Alan Scott-Theatre Review 15,000+ children saw this extraordinary show in 2017/18. 700 schools will hear about it in 2019. 20,000+ children will see it in 2019. What Is the Matariki Glow Show? It’s...

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The Father

The Father. Wednesday 5th June 2019
The most acclaimed new play of the decade, The Father is an honest, profoundly moving, darkly comic and quietly devastating masterpiece Doors open at 7pm (matinee: doors open at 4pm) Note: There is no interval. Bar operating (EFTPOS available). A community theatre production of The Father by...

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F.A.W.C! Behind Closed Doors

F.A.W.C! Behind Closed Doors. Friday 7th June 2019
Join exciting new tour company Fieldtrip for an exclusive audience with two of Hawke’s Bay’s boutique wine makers, in their intimate surrounds of their own homes. These producers do not have cellar doors, so you will have the rare chance to taste their wine and learn the story behind their wine...

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F.A.W.C! Death by Mexi Mama

F.A.W.C! Death by Mexi Mama. Friday 7th June 2019
Can you handle the heat? If you think you’ve got what it takes, then prepare yourself for a social dining experience that's not for the faint-hearted. You won’t be feeling the chill of winter when the talented chefs at Mexi Mama serve up a five-course feast packed with flamin’ hot flavour....

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F.A.W.C! Farina "00"

F.A.W.C! Farina Friday 7th June 2019
Italian cuisine will be taking centre stage at this one-off evening of delightful dining at Black Barn Bistro. Start your evening on the perfect note with canapes around the fire place, before proceeding to the main event. Talented Head Chef, Daniel Pistone, will be showing off his skills in the...

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F.A.W.C! Master vs Apprentice

F.A.W.C! Master vs Apprentice. Friday 7th June 2019
Francky Godinho vs Sam Heaven. Master vs Apprentice. Who will emerge victorious in this battle for the ages? Arrive at the award-winning St George’s Restaurant to a roaring fire, before moving inside for the main affair. Guests will be served meals from both chefs, but you won’t know which chef...

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F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes. Friday 7th June 2019
Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invite you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Elephant Hill Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven-course dinner matched with Elephant Hill top range wines. Perfectly positioned on the hill behind the winery, The...

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F.A.W.C! Fair Game

F.A.W.C! Fair Game. Friday 7th June 2019
Take a seat in the restaurant overlooking the illuminated 18th green at one of New Zealand’s oldest golf courses, Hastings Golf Club, established in 1911. Fairways Café’s international chef Kieran Jr Genge (Somerset, UK) will prepare a five-course degustation, including three game courses, one...

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William Colenso College Book Sale

William Colenso College Book Sale. Saturday 8th June 2019
This year's William Colenso College Book Sale – a Napier tradition for 30 years – will be the last. Falling revenue is behind the decision to end the sale, says school librarian and sale co-ordinator Vicki Clarke. Deciding to end the sale was a “heartbreaking” decision because, finances...

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F.A.W.C! Noël, A French Christmas

F.A.W.C! Noël, A French Christmas. Saturday 8th June 2019
Joyeux Noël! A mid-winter Christmas celebration is arriving at Farmhouse Kitchen, with special guest Kem Ormond from Maison de Cuisine in Havelock North. Kem is experienced in French-inspired cooking, and under her guidance participants will create a French Christmas menu. This will be a hands-on...

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F.A.W.C! Cooking Safari

F.A.W.C! Cooking Safari. Saturday 8th June 2019
Enjoy the ‘how to’ of cooking with the much-lauded and award-winning chef Christopher Stockdale. You’ll enjoy a four-course tasting menu and a splash of four delicious local wines. Gather with us in the beautiful Wallingford and its surrounds, collecting edible goodies from the garden,...

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F.A.W.C! Toasted

F.A.W.C! Toasted. Saturday 8th June 2019
Top foodies from Napier and Hastings will battle it out in the quest to create the ultimate toasted sandwich. Will it be dripping with cheese, packed with pulled pork or chocka with chilli? Here's the lineup so far: The Picnic, Asian Diner and Vagabond Jacks and more to be confirmed shortly! To...

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F.A.W.C! Drinkers+Keepers Cellar Dive

F.A.W.C! Drinkers+Keepers Cellar Dive. Saturday 8th June 2019
Join us for an Italian lunch and a deep dive into the cellar as we nut out the finer details of whether a wine is a Drinker or a Keeper. After a good rummage in the cellar, Rod will pull together a wine list comprising of wines not long in the bottle as well as those which have gathered a little...

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F.A.W.C! Branching out with The Apple Press

F.A.W.C! Branching out with The Apple Press. Saturday 8th June 2019
One of nature’s most delicious and versatile fruits, apples can bring a fresh, crisp flavour to any dish. Not only are they the perfect ingredient for cooking, they also make an incredibly tasty base for juices made by The Apple Press. A one-off of collaboration between St George’s Restaurant...

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F.A.W.C! Hard Hitting Reds

F.A.W.C! Hard Hitting Reds. Saturday 8th June 2019
Prepare to have your socks knocked off by this trio of big hitters – the Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District, Bareknuckle BBQ and Waipawa Butchery. Enjoy five killer courses of smoked, grilled and braised Waipawa Butchery angus beef and lamb matched with the big reds from the Gimblett Gravels...

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F.A.W.C! Il Pirata goes F.A.W.C! Modern Italian

F.A.W.C! Il Pirata goes F.A.W.C! Modern Italian. Saturday 8th June 2019
What’s not to love about Italian cuisine? Pasta, cheese, fish…it offers us some of life’s greatest pleasures. The brilliant team at Il Pirata are bringing out the big guns and putting their spin on modern Italian. They will be putting together an insanely good 4-course set menu and...

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The Pink Floyd Experience

The Pink Floyd Experience. Saturday 8th June 2019
After 2017’s hugely successful Animals tour, which featured three entire albums, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to New Zealand and Australia in 2019 with an exciting new show. To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s album The Wall, a selection of the band’s own favourites will...

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F.A.W.C! Vege Out

F.A.W.C! Vege Out. Sunday 9th June 2019
Teaming up with three fabulous local suppliers, Havelock North’s award-winning Malo restaurant is bringing you an afternoon of herbivore heaven fine dining. This is a four-course vegetarian experience, with each course created to highlight stunning produce from local suppliers. You’ll hear from...

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F.A.W.C! Caravan to Deliciosa

F.A.W.C! Caravan to Deliciosa. Sunday 9th June 2019
Chef Nick Anderson, back from 10 years in London as head chef of the famous Caravan Restaurants (Exemouth Market, Kings Cross, Bankside, City & Fitzrovia), joined the Deliciosa team as Head Chef in November 2018. Caravan is the brain child of three kiwis from Wellington who met while working at...

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F.A.W.C! Forever Chocolate and Wine

F.A.W.C! Forever Chocolate and Wine. Sunday 9th June 2019
Wouldn’t it be nice if the world was chocolate? Claire Guenegan from Auckland’s The Dessert Experience will be bringing the ultimate chocolate sensory experience to F.A.W.C! Learn to recognize the subtleties and complexities of one of the finest ingredients in the world. Claire and Oak Estate...

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F.A.W.C! Sacred Muse

F.A.W.C! Sacred Muse. Sunday 9th June 2019
Artistry intersects our lives in unexpected places. One of the best things about living in Hawke’s Bay is being surrounded by creative people. For Sacred Muse, we’ve gathered together one of the most creative trios you’ll find anywhere in the region. They’ll share inspiration and insights...

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F.A.W.C! Poppstronomy

F.A.W.C! Poppstronomy. Sunday 9th June 2019
Poppstronomy is a collaboration with chef James Beck and artist Martin Poppelwell where, for the month of F.A.W.C!, Martin will install a collection of old and new pieces into the restaurant’s unique interior. The result = a stunningly curated restaurant space. Join James and Martin for a one-off...

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Behind the Scenes - Photography Collection Tour

Behind the Scenes - Photography Collection Tour. Tuesday 11th June 2019
Free public programme at our offsite storage facility in Ahuriri Are you a picture person? Then join us on a tour of the diverse and extensive photographic collection. From daguerreotypes to carte de visite and packaging to pest management, you’ll learn about different photographic processes,...

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Free Digital Skills Workshops eBooks

Free Digital Skills Workshops eBooks. Wednesday 12th June 2019
Are you a newbie to computers? Getting frustrated with the Internet, your smartphone or Microsoft Word? Fear not, help is at a library near you! Napier Libraries, in partnership with Stepping Up: Digital Skills for Life and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa, have put together a range of free...

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F.A.W.C! The Champagne Weekend... with a side of Whisky!

F.A.W.C! The Champagne Weekend... with a side of Whisky!. Friday 14th June 2019
Hawke’s Bay, NZ – The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is delighted to present an exclusive weekend, June 14 – 16, of prestige champagnes from revered houses Dom Pérignon, Moët & Chandon and the best of New Zealand sparkling, with Cloudy Bay Pelorus, along with a dash of Glenmorangie Signet, over...

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The Champagne Weekend… With a Side of Whisky

The Champagne Weekend… With a Side of Whisky. Friday 14th June 2019
An exclusive weekend of sublime eating, drinking and indulging in prestige Champagnes from revered houses Dom Pérignon, Moët & Chandon, along with a dash of Glenmorangie Signet and more. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers invites you take part in a rare opportunity to taste some of Moët Hennessy new...

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F.A.W.C! No Food Left Behind

F.A.W.C! No Food Left Behind. Friday 14th June 2019
The future hospitality stars from Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) are teaming up with Nourished for Nil, a local non-profit organisation whose sole aim it is to rescue surplus food and redistribute it to the local Hawke’s Bay community. Like Nourished for Nil, EIT is passionate about...

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F.A.W.C! Winter Beach Luau

F.A.W.C! Winter Beach Luau. Friday 14th June 2019
Shake off the cold and ditch those pesky winter blues for a mid-year summer escape at The Urban Winery. Everyone’s favourite suburban hot-spot will be transformed into paradise, complete with a beach-bar ready to serve up all those classic summer cocktails: Pina Coladas, Margaritas and Mojitos....

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Better Breathing Workshop

Better Breathing Workshop. Saturday 15th June 2019
This cosy winter workshop is designed to help you reconnect with your breath, destress and discover ways to breathe easily and fully. Better breathing can: - Help you feel more calm & relaxed - Increase energy & sense of vitality - Improve sleep quality (and get you to sleep) - Reduce tension &...

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F.A.W.C! Red & Yellow & Pink & Green...

F.A.W.C! Red & Yellow & Pink & Green.... Saturday 15th June 2019
Dig in and get your hands colourful at this vibrant hands-on workshop. You’ll be experiencing the colours of the rainbow in an entirely new way as you whip up a fully plant-based seven dish, three-course lunch. Think beetroot gnocchi, bright orange carrot soup or even a blueberry chia dessert....

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F.A.W.C! Munich meets Meeanee 2.0

F.A.W.C! Munich meets Meeanee 2.0. Saturday 15th June 2019
Spend the afternoon at this Oktoberfest-inspired party as the Old Church transforms itself into a classic German bier hall. Steins will be served, brimming with beers from Hawke’s Bay’s finest brewers - Hawke's Bay Brewing Company and Brave Brewing. Your food sustenance will be traditional...

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F.A.W.C! Wild & Vine

F.A.W.C! Wild & Vine. Saturday 15th June 2019
Church Road has teamed up with Wild Game Salamis to present the ultimate blending afternoon for game meat enthusiasts. Chief Winemaker Chris Scott will guide participants through creation of their own Church Road wine blend, while Rob Beard from Wild Game Salamis will help teams to produce the...

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F.A.W.C! Cellar Sessions

F.A.W.C! Cellar Sessions. Saturday 15th June 2019
As the sun sets on a Hawke’s Bay winter’s day, bundle up and discover an unforgettable night of food, wine, and some of New Zealand’s finest music. Explore Craggy Range and treat your ears to a series of exclusive, private performances by musicians hailing from the New Zealand Symphony...

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F.A.W.C! Tokyo Time

F.A.W.C! Tokyo Time. Saturday 15th June 2019
Take flight to Tokyo without crossing international boarders… A taste of Japan will be arriving in Ahuriri when Caution Lounge Dining teams up with chef and culinary mastermind, Kent Baddley (most recently from Ten Twenty-Four). The perfect excuse to get together with friends and family,...

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F.A.W.C! Winter Warming Wind-Up

F.A.W.C! Winter Warming Wind-Up. Saturday 15th June 2019
Is there anything better than sitting fireside on a Winter evening? Why not do just that in the cosy, rustic setting of Crab Farm Winery? Take a seat with your favourite people next to the blazing fire pit, and get stuck in to a hearty two-course meal with thoughtful wine matches – it’s sure to...

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White Winter Ball

White Winter Ball. Saturday 15th June 2019
White Winter Ball Sat 15th June. Theme: White Tickets $15pp Mixed dance styles: Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue, Swing, R'n'R, Salsa & more. Hosted by Evan & Sandy, Munro Dance Studio Salsa Hawkes Bay

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Saturday Night Session with Joe Cole

Saturday Night Session with Joe Cole. Saturday 15th June 2019
From 7:30-9:30 - muso Joe Cole will be delighting and enthralling guests at the Urban Winery with his acoustic grooves and original songs. Cozy up with us this winter and enjoy the best wines in Hawkes Bay along with the best musical talent. Only $5 at the door.

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Versus Talent Quest - Zeal HB

Versus Talent Quest - Zeal HB. Saturday 15th June 2019
Calling all young musicians, comedians, dancers, poets and creatives, we want you. Versus is Hawkes Bay’s largest Talent Quest with over $1000 of cash and prizes up for grabs. Get excited! Saturday 15th June, the day will be divided into two parts with auditions from 10am - 3pm, and the finals...

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Ranui Farm Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run

Ranui Farm Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run. Sunday 16th June 2019
Located 15 minutes drive south of Waipukurau. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half marathon, a 12k or dip your toes in with the 5k. Walkers are welcome in the 12k and 5k events. We are excited about our new Ranui Farm Park course which is a mix of farmland with mown trails,...

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F.A.W.C! Bareknuckle BBQ Bootcamp

F.A.W.C! Bareknuckle BBQ Bootcamp. Sunday 16th June 2019
Get ready for the ultimate bootcamp where you’ll eat a top-notch lunch from the pit, and learn the fundamentals of low ‘n’ slow BBQ cooking. Pitmaster, Jimmy Macken, will show you how to get the most out of your backyard BBQ. You will get the low down on competition from Mike Covich (a legend...

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F.A.W.C! Vege Bang Bang

F.A.W.C! Vege Bang Bang. Sunday 16th June 2019
It’s vegetarian fare that will make you throw your appetite for meat out of the window faster than you can say ‘quinoa’. Join brilliant chef Francky Godinho as he crafts a vibrant, mouth-watering lunch. Whether you’re a long-converted vegetarian or a good old-fashioned meat lover, this...

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F.A.W.C! Hapi High Tea: “The Gincident"

F.A.W.C! Hapi High Tea: “The GincidentSunday 16th June 2019
Let the drinking be Gin…Gin lovers, this one is for you! Local favourite, Hapi, is teaming up with Nelson's Sacred Spring to bring you the ultimate boozy high-tea. You’ll be tasting five delicious gin cocktails, matched with tasty canapes, and getting a glimpse into the behind the scenes magic...

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F.A.W.C! Dinner with Dave

F.A.W.C! Dinner with Dave. Sunday 16th June 2019
It’s time to meet the brains behind all your favourite Black Barn Vineyard wines. Join legendary wine maker, Dave McKee, for this special evening of top-notch dining in Black Barn’s iconic Bistro. Sink your teeth into a moreish five-course dinner, crafted to perfection by Head Chef, Daniel...

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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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Dealing With Difficult People - Business Training NZ Ltd

Dealing With Difficult People - Business Training NZ Ltd. Thursday 20th June 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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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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F.A.W.C! Meet the Makers

F.A.W.C! Meet the Makers. Friday 21st June 2019
Experience a truly unique evening at Te Awa Winery. Come and dine with all four winemakers from the Villa Maria family of wines: Richard Painter from Te Awa, Gordon Russel from Esk Valley, Hugh Crichton from Vidal Estate and Nick Picone from Villa Maria, all under the same roof. Enjoy a four-course...

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F.A.W.C! The Hunter's Feast

F.A.W.C! The Hunter's Feast. Friday 21st June 2019
Stride into Napier’s only urban Hunting Lodge as The Urban Winery is transformed for an evening of elegant feasting. Guests will be greeted at the door with a welcome drink, before being seated at banquet-style tables for a three-course meal of wild game plus dessert, catered by Mike Moloney....

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F.A.W.C! Where it's at Daddy-O

F.A.W.C! Where it's at Daddy-O. Friday 21st June 2019
You want provenance? Here it is! Ninety years of hospitality from New Zealand’s oldest family-run restaurant are on display for the first F.A.W.C!ing time. We are showcasing the best of Hawke’s Bay produce presented over three courses in a classically simple mid-century style. Respected chef...

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F.A.W.C! Fat Freddy's Drop love Chinatown

F.A.W.C! Fat Freddy's Drop love Chinatown. Friday 21st June 2019
Food-loving troubadours FFD join BB to take you on an extraordinary journey through Chinatown - expect spice, noise, chaos and cocktails. Members of FFD will provide that late vibe behind the turntables, and will man the pans to host a one-of-a-kind yum cha feast, featuring New Zealand’s best and...

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F.A.W.C! The Truffle Hunt

F.A.W.C! The Truffle Hunt. Saturday 22nd June 2019
Who doesn’t love truffle, one of the most luxurious ingredients in the world. Start the day with a sniff and scratch at Sacre Monte Truffles, based right here in Hawke’s Bay. You’ll get in behind their clever truffle hunting dog Bear to forage for your bounty before heading to luxury boutique...

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F.A.W.C! Tastes among the Tanks

F.A.W.C! Tastes among the Tanks. Saturday 22nd June 2019
Monowai Estate is bringing you the delicious taste sensations of delightful local, seasonal fare matched with Monowai’s range of premium wines. Enjoy a five-course lunch in the stunning surrounds of the cellar at Monowai Estate - found up in the hills, the only winery amongst the vast winegrowing...

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F.A.W.C! Swine Dining

F.A.W.C! Swine Dining. Saturday 22nd June 2019
'hillbilly whole hog pig pickin’...' Australia’s top pit master, Hillbilly Wes, will roast a whole hog in an old school-style brick pit, served on the all-you-can-eat buffet. Start the day with some pork snacks, Jack Daniels cocktails, and hillbilly party games – knife throwing with the...

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F.A.W.C! Top Shelf

F.A.W.C! Top Shelf. Saturday 22nd June 2019
Prepare for an unforgettable evening filled with outstanding wines, flavoursome canapés, and a warm inviting atmosphere bursting with excitement and laughter. Join us at The Weiss Family's Lodge (also known as Elephant Hill Lodge) for an intimate journey of food and wine discovery. You'll be...

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F.A.W.C! Dear Mara, An Italian Natural Wine Pop-Up

F.A.W.C! Dear Mara, An Italian Natural Wine Pop-Up. Saturday 22nd June 2019
Dear Mara, a celebration of an inspiring Italian in Hawke's Bay. Stroll along to Hastings hot spot Cupple for this Winter F.A.W.C! pop-up. The wine makers of Amoise Wines & Halcyon Days will be behind the bar, discussing & pouring specially selected imports of natural, organic Italian wines, all...

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F.A.W.C! Chef vs Winemaker - The Ultimate Ego Challenge II

F.A.W.C! Chef vs Winemaker - The Ultimate Ego Challenge II. Saturday 22nd June 2019
It’s an encounter of epic proportions! Start off the evening on the perfect note with a glass of the finest wine before proceeding to the winery for canapés and a wine discussion with the winemaker. It gets even better from here, sit-back for an extraordinary five-course dinner presented by the...

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F.A.W.C! Opening the Archives

F.A.W.C! Opening the Archives. Saturday 22nd June 2019
Don’t miss this unique and rare opportunity to delve into Clearview Estate’s fabulous vintage wines whilst savouring signature dishes from the chef’s menu library. Arrive at the stunning coastal estate, receiving an arrival drink as you step through the door and enjoy pass around canapes....

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The Hendrix Project - Jimi Hendrix Tribute

The Hendrix Project - Jimi Hendrix Tribute. Saturday 22nd June 2019
Performing electrifying versions of songs from Hendrix's albums: Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland and Band of Gypsys, The Hendrix Project deliver a show you don't want to miss! From Monterey to Woodstock and beyond. You'll love The Hendrix Project's renditions of Hey...

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F.A.W.C! About Bloody Time!

F.A.W.C! About Bloody Time!. Sunday 23rd June 2019
It’s about time we had a southern Sunday brunch buffet and Bloody Mary bar, and Bareknuckle BBQ is the one to satisfy that need! Try biscuits and sausage gravy, fried chicken and waffles, eggs how you like them, grits and greens and, of course, bourbon-smoked and glazed ham. Get excited because...

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F.A.W.C! Spice up your life

F.A.W.C! Spice up your life. Sunday 23rd June 2019
Do you fancy the delights of Dutch cuisine? Are you in love the incredible spices from East India? Add some flair to your palate and let Malo’s talented chefs bring you an amazing fusion menu, combining the best of the two international cuisines to bring you a mouth-watering three-course lunch...

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F.A.W.C! Deliciosa Goes Old-School

F.A.W.C! Deliciosa Goes Old-School. Sunday 23rd June 2019
As Deliciosa nears its 12th year in Havelock North, they have experimented, played with, and inspired their loyal diners with sometimes wacky, but always delicious dishes from menu to menu; season to season; year to year. But what if we think back over those years. Which dishes spring to mind?...

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F.A.W.C! Liverpool to London

F.A.W.C! Liverpool to London. Sunday 23rd June 2019
'Scouse on down’ to Mister D for some driving white soul music by local band Power and a dine and dance-themed evening at our Purple Pussy Cat Club. Imagine Liverpool in 1985 - leather jackets, winkle pickers and striped t's. Throw away your wallets and waistlines and get in the groove, while...

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Digital Skills Workshops Computer Basics

Digital Skills Workshops Computer Basics. Wednesday 26th June 2019
Are you a newbie to computers? Getting frustrated with the Internet, your smartphone or Microsoft Word? Fear not, help is at a library near you! Napier Libraries, in partnership with Stepping Up: Digital Skills for Life and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa, have put together a range of free...

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F.A.W.C! Mad Hatter's Tea Party

F.A.W.C! Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Friday 28th June 2019
What if Alice went to wonderland and found herself in Napier? Join the Emporium for all the grandeur and excitement you would expect from a tea party laid on by The Mad Hatter, with an adult twist! You’ll enjoy food prepared to challenge and excite your senses, our mixologists will be pushing the...

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F.A.W.C! Pink Lady® Apples on High

F.A.W.C! Pink Lady® Apples on High. Saturday 29th June 2019
Join us in the stunning Duart House of Havelock North for a high tea style degustation of all things Pink Lady® apple. Our Paris trained chef Fabien Le Gall will take your taste buds on a journey through the diversity of the fruit that forms the heart of the Hawke's Bay fruit bowl - introducing...

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F.A.W.C! The Disco Dinner

F.A.W.C! The Disco Dinner. Saturday 29th June 2019
Are you ready to get down with a dinner of funky proportions.? The Disco Dinner is a feast of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, set to a live music soundtrack of the greatest tunes from those classic eras. Get the party started with canapes from those golden years, before you shimmy into your seat...

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F.A.W.C! It's all Black & White!

F.A.W.C! It's all Black & White!. Saturday 29th June 2019
Mission Estate Winery are styling a fabulous affair in black and white, including the menu which will showcase black and white ingredients. Make sure you fit the bill by dressing in theme! Guests will be greeted with a black & white cocktail on arrival, and then seated for a five course dinner...

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Motel California Eagles Tribute Band

Motel California Eagles Tribute Band. Saturday 29th June 2019
Motel California Eagles Tribute Band. Don't miss out The Eagles Tribute Show, regularly selling out venues across the country, and the first time at the Cabana. Enjoy all the Eagles' main hits with vocal harmonies and guitar parts just as the Eagles do them. Motel California, Take it Easy, New...

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F.A.W.C! Lunch in Bordeaux at Paritua

F.A.W.C! Lunch in Bordeaux at Paritua. Sunday 30th June 2019
When Winter swings into town, it’s the perfect time to crack open those delicious full-bodied reds, and relish warm, long-lunching. Join talented winemaker Jason Stent for a masterclass tasting that will compare Paritua Red and Paritua 21:12 with two signature wines from the Bordeaux right bank...

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Room On the Broom

Room On the Broom. Sunday 30th June 2019
CDP presents Tall Stories’ production of Room On the Broom adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind… The...

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Napier Music Academy - Mid Year Showcase

Napier Music Academy - Mid Year Showcase. Sunday 30th June 2019


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F.A.W.C! Don't let Monday ruin your Sunday

F.A.W.C! Don't let Monday ruin your Sunday. Sunday 30th June 2019
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” Explore the world of Whisky, Whiskey and Bourbon with our resident subject matter expert, Nigel Kelly. With 30+ years’ experience in the wine and spirits industry, Nigel will provide an exciting tasting tour around the...

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NZ String Quartet: National Tour 2019

NZ String Quartet: National Tour 2019. Sunday 30th June 2019
Join the New Zealand String Quartet on their 2019 National Tour this June and July for a concert of ravishing works from the 18th to 20th centuries. Haydn’s elegant String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5 opens a vivacious programme. This work inspired Mozart and impressed royalty, and Haydn’s...

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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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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet. Friday 5th July 2019
The Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre are delighted to present 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare, script adapted by former Australian Shakespeare company director and actor, Phil Sumner, directed by Peter Cottrell and Champa Maciel. With Costumes by Angela Elliott, the show will feature physical...

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Model Expo

Model Expo. Saturday 6th July 2019
Model and Hobby show with displays of collections of kitsets and miniature dioramas created by students and adults throughout Hawkes Bay. There will be radio controlled car and truck displays, as well as model railways. Other hobbies on display will be gem-stone collections and board gamers....

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Bring Your Party to The Mid-Winter Christmas Party 2019

Bring Your Party to The Mid-Winter Christmas Party 2019. Saturday 6th July 2019
Festive decorations, great buffet, and a fantastic band. Treat yourself, your friends, or your staff/colleagues to an excellent night out at No.5. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Each Group / Table will be invited one by one to the main buffet station from 7:30 pm. A desserts buffet station will then...

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Auditions: Avenue Q

Sunday 7th July 2019
Auditions for Napier Operatic Society's production of "Avenue Q" are coming soon! Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud, puppet-filled musical comedy tells the story of a...

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Introduction to Permaculture Design Course

Introduction to Permaculture Design Course. Friday 12th July 2019
Join our four day introductory course and find out how to grow more food for less effort, develop productive and resilient homes, gardens and communities, and find local solutions to our global social and environmental problems. Courses take place at Poukawa School and Kahikatea Farm and cover...

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Good Vibes

Good Vibes. Saturday 13th July 2019
After debuting to great success this year as the warm-up party to the famed reggae festival One Love in Tauranga, GOOD VIBES is hitting the road this winter. Presented by Mai FM and Pato Entertainment, the GOOD VIBES Winter Tour will feature some of Aotearoa’s most-loved acts, including...

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Castle Peak Forest Half Marathon, 12k & 6k Trail Run

Castle Peak Forest Half Marathon, 12k & 6k Trail Run. Sunday 14th July 2019
Castle Peak Forest is a privately owned forest, located just 30 minutes from Napier. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half marathon, a 13km or dip your toes in with the 6km. Walkers are welcome in the 13km and 6km events. Castle Peak Forest is our new favourite forestry...

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Mātauranga

Mātauranga. Wednesday 17th July 2019
Carlos Kalmar - Conductor Steven Osborne - Piano Mendelssohn - The Hebrides Overture Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Michael Norris - Mātauranga Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D major Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s Landfall...

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Urzila Carlson - Token African

Urzila Carlson - Token African. Thursday 18th July 2019
Multi award-winning South African-Kiwi Urzila Carlson is set to wreak havoc on New Zealand with her brand-new show, Token African, as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Featuring all new material and poking fun at her birth country, Urzila laughs that Africans have become the...

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NZ Guitar Quartet

NZ Guitar Quartet. Saturday 20th July 2019
Four uniquely accomplished guitarists, Christopher Hill, Jane Curry, John Couch and Owen Moriarty, bring an infectious energy to the concert stage. Recently returned from concerts in Australia and China, the NZGQ is building an international reputation that transcends borders both geographically...

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The Cocktail Party

The Cocktail Party. Friday 26th July 2019
THE COCKTAIL PARTY - The Charity event of the year ! Hosted by Hastings Karamu Rotary. This fundraiser has been running for 26 years in 2018 started a new partnership with the Hawke's Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust, run under Sir Graeme Avery. The Club is focused on improving opportunities...

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Australasias Top Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show

Australasias Top Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show. Saturday 27th July 2019
Introducing Tony Painting and the Power Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show. Tony Painting and The Power have become firm favourites with the music loving public and musicians alike. Fronted by UK born guitarist and vocalist Tony Painting their special brand of blistering guitar based boogie...

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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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Family of Twelve Winter Feast

Family of Twelve Winter Feast. Friday 2nd August 2019
“New Zealand’s Family of Twelve invites you to join them at some of the country’s best restaurants. Twelve wines, eight regions, and stunning New Zealand cuisine. Craggy Range will be hosting at Bistronomy, pouring twelve Family wines matched with 6 course's of James Becks signature local...

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Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show

Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show. Friday 2nd August 2019
Cliff Richard & The Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Cliff Richard & The Shadows. Performing all the classic hits including “Do You Want to Dance”, “Move It”, “Lucky Lips”, “Summer...

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Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

Keirunga Quilters Exhibition. Saturday 3rd August 2019
A date for your diaries! Our 2019 exhibition will take place 3-11 August at the Havelock North Function Centre. Come along and see some amazing quilts made by our members. Our raffle this year will be the choice between a lovely quilt or a box of goodies with proceeds going towards Stage 3 of the...

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Better Workplace Practice

Better Workplace Practice. Friday 9th August 2019
The Better Workplace Practice workshop will encourage participants to look at the way they interact with others; what biases and fixed ideas they bring to their communications, and what barriers they are experiencing to communicating effectively. Once they’ve established for themselves some of...

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Sacred Hill Off Road Half Marathon 15k & 6.5k Trail Run

Sacred Hill Off Road Half Marathon 15k & 6.5k Trail Run. Sunday 11th August 2019
Located 20 minutes from central Napier, our Sacred Hill Winery course is one of our favourites. It starts with a lap around the vines before heading off across the farm and into the forest. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half marathon, a 12k or dip your toes in with the 5k....

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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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Hamlet - The Most Famous Play In the World

Hamlet - The Most Famous Play In the World. Thursday 22nd August 2019
The most towering achievement in the dramatic canon, Hamlet combines all the swashbuckling action of a revenge tragedy with profound and poetic questions about the nature of life and death. See Shakespeare’s most iconic character in his most famous play in this exciting and existential...

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The Magic of Pop Up Globe

The Magic of Pop Up Globe. Thursday 22nd August 2019
After playing to over 600,000 people across Australasia in just three years, Auckland’s smash-hit sensation Pop-up Globe hits the road in New Zealand for the first time, taking their critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Hamlet to theatres around the nation. ...

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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure. Thursday 22nd August 2019
Experience Moulin Rouge, Shakespeare style with this all-singing, all-dancing cast as they take a wild romp through the seedy streets of 17th century Vienna, meeting larger-than-life characters who will charm you even as they pick your pocket. In a city of brothels, louche lads-about-town and...

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Pop-up Globe NZ Tour

Pop-up Globe NZ Tour. Thursday 22nd August 2019
Tickets on sale now. After playing to over 600,000 people across Australasia in just three years, Auckland’s smash-hit sensation Pop-up Globe hits the road in New Zealand for the first time, taking their critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Measure for Measure to...

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Customer Service Excellence – Business Training NZ Limited

Customer Service Excellence – Business Training NZ Limited. Thursday 29th August 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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Food Forest Workshop

Food Forest Workshop. Saturday 31st August 2019
Our two day Food Forest Workshop covers the history of designed food forests, and takes you through options for your own design process, implementation and maintenance stages. It includes aspects such as site assessment, shelter, water management, soils, designing in fertility and pest control,...

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Renèe Geyer

Renèe Geyer. Tuesday 3rd September 2019
The One The Only Renèe Geyer Premier Artist. Final Show In New Zealand after doing 4 shows this 5th show is going to go off with love. So let's show Renèe our love so she comes back real soon. Don't miss out.

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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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Classics Reinvented, A Weekend of Design

Classics Reinvented, A Weekend of Design. Friday 27th September 2019
With new ventures, projects and books under their belts, the “dream team of design” Paul Bangay and Thomas Hamel will return to Cape Kidnappers in 2019 for the first time in four years. Paul Bangay and Thomas Hamel are ready to share their fresh and timeless design philosophies and passion...

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Permaculture Farm and Food Forest Tour

Permaculture Farm and Food Forest Tour. Sunday 29th September 2019
Join us for a guided tour of Kahikatea Farm and learn about permaculture and organic principles as we nibble our way around the home gardens and food forest. We have been on our 16 acres for 13 years and you'll see various phases of establishment of the food forest/forest gardens, with a huge...

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Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run

Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run. Saturday 12th October 2019
The Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run is located in beautiful Hawke’s Bay. The course is set mostly on private land and includes windswept beaches, native forest, waterfalls, river gorges and stunning coastal farmland. The views are simply spectacular! The event offers a variety of...

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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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Permaculture Farm and Food Forest Tour

Permaculture Farm and Food Forest Tour. Saturday 19th October 2019
Join us for a guided tour of Kahikatea Farm and learn about permaculture and organic principles as we nibble our way around the home gardens and food forest. We have been on our 16 acres for 13 years and you'll see various phases of establishment of the food forest/forest gardens, with a huge...

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Angus and Julia Stone, Jack River + Special Guests

Angus and Julia Stone, Jack River + Special Guests. Saturday 26th October 2019
Update: Postponement announcement Jan 21. Angus and Julia Stone postpone Napier performance. Rescheduled for Labour Weekend. 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...

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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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Permaculture Farm and Food Forest Tour

Permaculture Farm and Food Forest Tour. Sunday 10th November 2019
Join us for a guided tour of Kahikatea Farm and learn about permaculture and organic principles as we nibble our way around the home gardens and food forest. We have been on our 16 acres for 13 years and you'll see various phases of establishment of the food forest/forest gardens, with a huge...

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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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Hawke's Bay Pop-up Wedding

Hawke's Bay Pop-up Wedding. Saturday 23rd November 2019
On Saturday 23 November 2019, we’re back at historic Duart House in Havelock North. There’ll be 4 available times for your 90 minute pop-up wedding so book in now! The $3489 set cost, will cover venue, styling, bouquet/s, bubbly and canapes, a beautiful cake, a celebrant (who you will work...

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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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Mission Concert ft. Elton John: SOLD OUT

Mission Concert ft. Elton John: SOLD OUT. Thursday 6th February 2020
Mission Members Concert Club Exclusive Pre-sale for 2nd concert on Waitangi Day, 6 February starts today at midday at missionconcert.co.nz. 8 February concert sold out. Sir Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, will deliver his...

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The Illuminator Napier Night Run/Walk

The Illuminator Napier Night Run/Walk. Saturday 4th April 2020
Join us on the beautiful Napier foreshore for The Illuminator, a fun night run and walk event. Grab your glow sticks and choose from the 5km, 10km or 21km option - just make sure you’re prepared for a stop in the disco zone along the way! Entries will open in October 2019.

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