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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.

Free Your Back, Neck & Shoulders

Free Your Back, Neck & Shoulders. Thursday 16th August 2018
Say goodbye to pain and discomfort in your shoulders, neck and back. And say hello to ease, comfort and elegance. What to expect: Awareness Through Movement lessons are grounded in movement, mindfulness and self-discovery. The lessons are designed to help you become the expert in you. You lie...

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Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa. Thursday 16th August 2018
For most New Zealanders, gathering together over the comfort of a cuppa has always been a vital part of daily living: whether sitting companionably in the whare kai, around the kitchen table, or in the formal setting of the drawing room. Many homes had a china cabinet in which to showcase...

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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Thursday 16th August 2018
“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

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Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom

Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom. Thursday 16th August 2018
As a teenager in the 1950s, Nyree Dawn Porter inspired her ballet students by painting graceful dancers directly onto the living room walls of her family’s Napier home, where she held lessons. Now you can follow Nyree’s journey to international success in theatre, film and television when you...

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Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition. Thursday 16th August 2018
This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

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Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke's Bay Shipping

Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke's Bay Shipping. Thursday 16th August 2018
Taking pride of place in this new exhibition titled Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke’s Bay Shipping are four beautiful scale models of Hawke’s Bay steamers: the Hawke’s Bay and Marere steamers were commissioned specifically for the frozen meat market; the Nora Niven as a fishing trawler...

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The House of Webb

The House of Webb. Thursday 16th August 2018
The House of Webb: a Victorian family's journey to Ormondville. Follow the unusual journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. As a group of 14, they voyaged on board a vermin-infested ship to Napier, then onwards to...

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Samantha Whitewood; An Exhibition of Recent Work

Samantha Whitewood; An Exhibition of Recent Work. Thursday 16th August 2018
Samantha Whitewood is an artist inspired by life. Her paintings reflect the thoughts and emotions that she has in her mind while constantly motivated by improving her technique and learning new skills. Her art practice uses any, and all materials that come to hand but this particular exhibition...

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After Winter; Paintings by Nicky Somerville

After Winter; Paintings by Nicky Somerville. Thursday 16th August 2018
Born and raised in the Wairarapa, Nicky Somerville was a keen and competitive horse rider with a passion for art. Horse riding is behind Nicky now, but her passion for art remains. In the 1970’s she was lucky enough to have tuition from a Dutch born artist Paul Nickolai. Nicky has been painting...

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City Treasures

City Treasures. Thursday 16th August 2018
This exhibition will bring out from the archives many of the treasured items Napier City possesses – in the form of rarely seen panoramic photographs of Napier pre and post 1931 earthquake, and gifts received from Napier’s sister cities in Japan, China and Canada over the years. The gifts...

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Justin Cheung; Recent Work That Looks to The Future

Justin Cheung; Recent Work That Looks to The Future. Thursday 16th August 2018
For a long period of time, Justin Cheung considered art as a simple hobby. However, after growing up watching films such as The Lord of the Rings and various cartoons, he was enamoured with the way a director’s vision could be realised through conceptual art and design. Justin has been inspired...

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Circadian Rhythm

Circadian Rhythm. Thursday 16th August 2018
Derek Henderson. The gallery reopens for our new season with the third solo show from Sydney based photographer Derek Henderson. The artist continues his interest in the environment with personal observations taken while travelling the country. The images reveal the subtle and intimate workings of...

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Adult Winter Reading Challenge

Adult Winter Reading Challenge. Thursday 16th August 2018
Complete one or more of the 12 challenges we have lined up for you, and be in to win! Every time you complete a challenge, record it using our online reporting form or check in with one of our friendly librarians. The more challenges you complete, the more chances you have to win a prize! But even...

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Hands-on Interactive Exhibition

Hands-on Interactive Exhibition. Thursday 16th August 2018
Churning butter by hand, using hand-powered sewing machines, writing with nib pens or clanging away behind an old-school typewriter - everything old will be new again at an upcoming exhibition at the CHB Settlers Museum. The museum in Waipawa is revisiting its very successful “Hands on: Early...

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Weekly Beginner's Sewing Classes

Weekly Beginner's Sewing Classes. Thursday 16th August 2018
Recycle, re-use and re-purpose your hoarded fabric! This class is for beginners to learn basic sewing skills, whilst at the same time creating something useful from re-cycled materials. The projects will grow with complexity as the students gain more knowledge, guided by experienced tutor Carol...

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Operatunity: The Golden Era of Musicals

Operatunity: The Golden Era of Musicals. Thursday 16th August 2018
Many of us grew up with musicals featuring the singing greats like Jeanette McDonald, Nelson Eddy, Judy Garland and Dame Julie Andrews. Featured both as stage musicals and endearing movies this era of music theatre combined the romance, “feel-good”, attitude of the era with amazing melody and...

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Make Create Do

Make Create Do. Thursday 16th August 2018
If you are an enthusiastic creator/maker/doer aged 8+, join us in the Children's Section to make new friends, enjoy some fun activities and learn some new things by crafting, playing games and getting creative. We meet every second Thursday at Havelock North Library. For more information contact:...

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Adobe Illustrator Nightclass

Adobe Illustrator Nightclass. Thursday 16th August 2018
An introduction to creating graphics using Adobe Illustrator. This course will show you the fundamentals of vector illustration, which can then be applied to poster, logo, pattern, laser cutting and engraving designs. Students must supply own USB to save work on: min 4GB Tutor: Dean...

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Animal Farm

Animal Farm. Thursday 16th August 2018
‘Animal Farm’ With a Twist. Napier Repertory Players Youth Production. Napier Repertory Players Inc introduces their first Youth Production, by tackling the well known classic novel "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. Young talented director Mikel O'Connell, brings his unique physical theatre...

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The Cabana Duo Night

The Cabana Duo Night. Thursday 16th August 2018
A night featuring some of Hawke's Bay's greatest duos... Nice and relaxed on the small stage. Doors at 7pm Music at 8pm. Featuring some amazing talent.

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CMNZ Presents: Ensemble Zefiro

CMNZ Presents: Ensemble Zefiro. Thursday 16th August 2018
The extraordinary colours of 17th and 18th century woodwind instruments have lent Italy’s Ensemble Zefiro a cult following. Founded by Maestri dei legni, Alfredo Bernadini and Alberto Grazzi, this period-instrument ensemble have won numerous awards including the Grand Prix du Disque and...

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Back From Broadway

Back From Broadway. Thursday 16th August 2018
Back from Broadway just for you… Some catchy show-tunes, old and new. From New York’s best we’ve picked a few. We hope you’ll come to love them too! Fresh from their outstanding performance in New York, the dynamic performers of Four’s Company present an unforgettable Showcase of...

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CAN Sew with The Flow Weekly Sewing Group

CAN Sew with The Flow Weekly Sewing Group. Friday 17th August 2018
Come along to the CAN sewing group that meets weekly as a social; to sew, drink tea, gossip and have fun making your own projects in the warm and cosy atmosphere on the CAN mezzanine. There is no tutor for this session, so you need to have a little experience and know how to create your end...

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NHB Junior Jumping Fundraising Quiz Night & Auction

NHB Junior Jumping Fundraising Quiz Night & Auction. Friday 17th August 2018


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Big Beat

Friday 17th August 2018
Come down to the Napier RSA and jive away to the smooth beats or DJ Paul Cavanaugh, he plays a great selection of old and new music.

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Kings & Associates New Zealand Tour

Kings & Associates New Zealand Tour. Friday 17th August 2018
In support of the release of their highly acclaimed latest album Tales Of A Rich Girl, Adelaide Neo Blues band Kings & Associates are heading to New Zealand this August for a string of shows. Kings & Associates are 3 time winners of the 2018 Australian Blues Music Awards for Best Band, Best New...

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Celebrate the Legend - The Rude Boyz Bob Marley Tribute

Celebrate the Legend - The Rude Boyz Bob Marley Tribute. Friday 17th August 2018
The Rude Boyz celebrate ‘the legend’ Bob Marley with a full concert of Bob Marley’s classic music from his early days of Catch a Fire till Confrontation albums. This concert will sell out.

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Home Composting for Beginners

Home Composting for Beginners. Saturday 18th August 2018
Registration on Eventfinda essential. No door sales. Having trouble with your compost? Smelly and slimy? Still, in the state, it started? Lumpy and lifeless? Perhaps you don’t have enough compost? Or you don’t have enough space to turn your waste into beautiful, rich, soil-enhancing compost....

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Truffle Hunt and Truffle Lunch

Truffle Hunt and Truffle Lunch. Saturday 18th August 2018
Love Black Truffles as much as we do? We are fortunate to have found these beauties in Hawke’s Bay. Join us for an exclusive Truffle Hunt and have a taste of these delicious underground treats. Fresh Truffles are only in season during June, July and August so use this opportunity to treat...

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Justice of The Peace

Justice of The Peace. Saturday 18th August 2018
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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Screen Printing One-Day Weekend Workshop

Screen Printing One-Day Weekend Workshop. Saturday 18th August 2018
This workshop is now full! Please do give us a call if you would like us to contact you when we schedule another class: 06 835 9448. This one is for the adults, folks! Fancy printing your own T-Shirt, apron, tea towels, pillow slips or tablecloth with your own design? Well we can show you...

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Truffle Hunt

Truffle Hunt. Saturday 18th August 2018
You can take part in an exciting and unusual event in Hawkes Bay. An outing in the country searching for the elusive truffle. These exclusive hunts are a must do for foodies. Numbers are strictly limited so book now to truly experience one of the world’s most exclusive food journeys. The season...

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Kem Wairau

Saturday 18th August 2018
Come listen to Kem live at the Napier RSA.

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Under The Dome

Under The Dome. Saturday 18th August 2018
Imagine a 30m, igloo looking dome, smack bang in the middle of Hastings! Then put some of HB's best young talent in there. Boom you have Zeal's coolest venue "Under The Dome". This winter escape is gonna rock your socks off with some sweet tunes from some local lads. Tickets $5...

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All Blacks vs Australia

Saturday 18th August 2018
Watch All Blacks V South Africa on our big screens with sound throughout. The best place in Napier to enjoy an All Blacks game. Enjoy the great atmosphere that the Napier RSA offers.

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Cyclocross Hawkes Bay 2018

Cyclocross Hawkes Bay 2018. Sunday 19th August 2018
From May until September, Bay Ford Hastings, CycloCross Hawke's Bay and SuperVision Sports are pleased to offer 2 events per month for all ages and abilities - littlies on balance bikes through to seasoned pros with all the gear! Registration 9am til 9:50am - to help us out, please enter online -...

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Scott Clinic Duathlon Series - The Hub 2UP Duathlon

Sunday 19th August 2018
With this event you can only race as a 2 person team no individuals can race so if you are looking for a teammate Facebook could be a good place to start. During the event you must stay together as a pair and if you arrive at transition without your teammate you will be held till they arrive....

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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 19th August 2018
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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Hastings Library Preschool Storytime

Hastings Library Preschool Storytime. Sunday 19th August 2018
Join us on Sundays at 2pm 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 recordings...

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Beethoven: Mass in C

Sunday 19th August 2018
This concert features the music of Beethoven, including Choruses, the quartet from Fidelio and the Mass in C. Hastings Choral is joined by the Gisborne Choral Society and the Hawke’s Bay Youth Orchestra. Soloists are Catherine Macdonald (soprano), Mary-Jane Richmond (contralto), Gavin Maclean...

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Wars, Laws and Humanity by Joan Cockburn

Sunday 19th August 2018
Joan Cockburn has been involved with New Zealand Red Cross for over 50 years and as President has led the New Zealand Delegation to international meetings in Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Budapest, and China. The challenges are many, but the goal is always to save lives.

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Arts + Climate Innovation: The Role of the Arts

Arts + Climate Innovation: The Role of the Arts. Sunday 19th August 2018
All welcome. More details and to register visit Eventbrite: trackzero-hastings.eventbrite.co.nz Learn the latest climate science. Be inspired by creative art projects. Join the conversation. Explore how more can be done, and what support is needed, working with the power of the arts to inspire...

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Trivia Bingo Fundraiser - Social Cruizers

Trivia Bingo Fundraiser - Social Cruizers. Sunday 19th August 2018
This months Trivia Bingo is helping fundraise for the Social Cruizers who do so much work throughout the community in many ways. The latest being the Ride of Respect which raised money to help veterans and their families. So come on down and support the Social Cruizers on their fundraising night,...

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Chess Countess

Chess Countess. Sunday 19th August 2018
A very special Sunday gig fundraising to film two music videos in London The singles have already been recorded, Chess Countess is a pop artist with flavours of hip hop and opera thrown in, although this gig will be predominantly acoustic.

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Ariana & Arahi Live In the Dome!

Ariana & Arahi Live In the Dome!. Monday 20th August 2018
2 of Hawke's Bays best talent coming together for a free acoustic concert under the 20m dome that will be set up on Albert Square. Arahi - Music & Ariana Music will be bringing the tunes all you need to do is bring your lunch and enjoy!

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Free Your Back, Neck & Shoulders

Free Your Back, Neck & Shoulders. Monday 20th August 2018
Say goodbye to pain and discomfort in your shoulders, neck and back. And say hello to ease, comfort and elegance. What to expect: Awareness Through Movement lessons are grounded in movement, mindfulness and self-discovery. The lessons are designed to help you become the expert in you. You lie...

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Free Your Back, Neck & Shoulders

Free Your Back, Neck & Shoulders. Tuesday 21st August 2018
Say goodbye to pain and discomfort in your shoulders, neck and back. And say hello to ease, comfort and elegance. What to expect: Awareness Through Movement lessons are grounded in movement, mindfulness and self-discovery. The lessons are designed to help you become the expert in you. You lie...

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Supervision: An Introduction - Business Central

Supervision: An Introduction - Business Central. Tuesday 21st August 2018
Are you new to your leadership role, or looking to take your first position soon? This course will introduce you to the new skills you’ll need to lead your team, to hit your targets through the work of others. You’ll learn the principles of supervision— to communicate effectively, to...

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Coffee With a Cop

Coffee With a Cop. Tuesday 21st August 2018
A member of the NZ Police will be at available at Havelock North Library. They'll be available to answer any Police related query you might have, so come in and have a chat over a cuppa!

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COSplay After School Sewing Classes

COSplay After School Sewing Classes. Tuesday 21st August 2018
Cosplay – aimed at High School students. Get creative and have some fun! This session is an after-school activity one afternoon per week for Term 3. Learn basic sewing skills whilst at the same time create something useful from re-cycled materials. The projects will grow with complexity as the...

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Hastings Teen Book Club

Hastings Teen Book Club. Tuesday 21st August 2018
(Term time only). Ages 12+ are welcome. Join us for library fun and friendship in the Sir James Wattie Memorial Room upstairs. Snacks and drinks are provided! For more information contact: Hastings Library - Phone. 06 871 5000 or email - libraries@hdc.govt.nz We may take photographs or video...

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Genealogy Help

Genealogy Help. Tuesday 21st August 2018
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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Emma Stevens Author Visit Napier Library

Emma Stevens Author Visit Napier Library. Tuesday 21st August 2018
Emma Stevens is touring New Zealand and will present her three memoirs about her life with the Eskimos in remote Western Alaska where she lived for six years. The final book in the trilogy, Dancing on the Tundra was released last year. Please RSVP to Nicoleta Paxie on (06) 836 5628 or...

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Wine Books and More

Wine Books and More. Tuesday 21st August 2018
Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library for Wine, Books and More on the third Tuesday of every month. This is a book club with a difference: no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books we've read and liked, or otherwise! Drinks and snacks are provided. We may take...

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Fit Fast Functional Fiver #1

Fit Fast Functional Fiver #1. Tuesday 21st August 2018
Fun Run/Walk Spot prizes Everyone welcome to come and meet like-minded folk for a bit of midwinter exercise in a fun environment! $5 for 5km $2.50 for 2.5km Fun course along the KAramu stream. Join us for a drink and prize giving after the run back at the Loading ramp.

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Eat To Run - An Eat By Design Workshop

Eat To Run - An Eat By Design Workshop. Tuesday 21st August 2018
Eat To Run is an Eat By Design Workshop that addresses the fundamental requirements and simple to implement strategies to meet the fuel needs of the body to optimise your run and pursue optimal health. Eat By Design is not a diet, it is a way to eat what's good for you... forever! This workshop...

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Free Xero Support BDO Walk in Wednesday

Free Xero Support BDO Walk in Wednesday. Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Is Xero giving you a headache? Do you need some guidance getting the most out of your Xero account? Pop in and enjoy a coffee with us between 9 am - 11 am on Wednesdays and receive FREE Xero assistance. One of our Xero certified staff members will sit with you one on one to work through any...

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Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group. Wednesday 22nd August 2018
U3A Mah Jong Group meets on Wednesday mornings in the Hastings War Memorial Library. For more information please contact U3A Hastings. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group

Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group. Wednesday 22nd August 2018
The Hastings Knitting and Crochet Group meets every Wednesday in the Hastings Library, upstairs in the Activities area. All skill levels are welcome. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

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Cuppa With a Cop

Cuppa With a Cop. Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Napier Libraries are proud to be partnering with New Zealand Police to host ‘Cuppa with a Cop’. Stop by Napier or Taradale library and get to know your local police officers. This is an opportunity for you to have an informal and confidential chat in the relaxing atmosphere of our libraries....

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Hastings Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video...

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Havelock North Preschool Storytime

Havelock North Preschool Storytime. Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Join us on Wednesdays for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Havelock North Library. All are welcome for stories and fun! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please note these sessions are only during school terms. We may take photographs or video recordings...

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Coffee With a Cop

Coffee With a Cop. Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Senior Constable Deb Potter will be in Hastings War Memorial Library every Wednesday from 1.00pm - 2.00pm. She'll be available to answer any Police related query you might have, so come in and have a chat over a cuppa!

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Clan of Coders Club

Clan of Coders Club. Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Learn Coding Skill by playing games and having fun! Come along to Clan of Coders club, where you can work your way through a series of coding challenges, test your skills against others or simply come hang out and work on coding projects together! Learn Scratch, Python, Javascript and more! ...

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Free Your Back, Neck & Shoulders

Free Your Back, Neck & Shoulders. Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Say goodbye to pain and discomfort in your shoulders, neck and back. And say hello to ease, comfort and elegance. What to expect: Awareness Through Movement lessons are grounded in movement, mindfulness and self-discovery. The lessons are designed to help you become the expert in you. You lie...

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Have Fun and Exercise Play Pickleball

Have Fun and Exercise Play Pickleball. Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Also playing every Sunday morning 8:45am - 11:45am at Meannee badminton hall. Learn to play Pickleball, tuition and gear free, $5 per indoor session to cover hall hireage, first time is free. Easy to learn and easy to play, not too strenuous and its lots of fun. Check out Pickleball Hawke's Bay...

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Developing a Bully-Free Culture - Business Central

Developing a Bully-Free Culture - Business Central. Thursday 23rd August 2018
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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Watercolour Painting Classes

Watercolour Painting Classes. Thursday 23rd August 2018
Hastings Artists Group watercolour class. 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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Big Brothers Big Sisters - Mentor Information Evening

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Mentor Information Evening. Thursday 23rd August 2018
Was there someone special in your life that you looked up to, that gave you their time, an ear and made you feel valued, someone who had a positive impact on your life? Now is your chance to be that person for someone else. Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawke's Bay are on the look out for mentors for...

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Comedy Night at the Cabana

Comedy Night at the Cabana. Thursday 23rd August 2018
Book the babysitter, get your comedy fix.

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Unlock the Power of Facebook Messenger Marketing & Chatbots

Unlock the Power of Facebook Messenger Marketing & Chatbots. Friday 24th August 2018
It’s time to learn how your business can benefit from Facebook Messenger marketing and chatbots! A chatbot is a service, powered by rules and sometimes artificial intelligence, that you interact with via a chat interface. The service could be any number of things, ranging from functional to...

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George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118

George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118. Friday 24th August 2018
Imagine the world in the year 2118, a world covered in endless ocean and populated by new forms of marine life that adapt in response to the proliferation of plastic. This is the strange and beautiful world conjured within artist George Nuku’s ‘Bottled Ocean’ exhibition, created in...

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Poetry Jam

Poetry Jam. Friday 24th August 2018
From Friday 24 August, to celebrate National Poetry Day feel free to join us for a free-for-all interactive Poetry Jam! The walls of the Small Gallery will be transformed word by word, as we invite you to write your poems in any way you choose. Be creative and imaginative, bring the whole family,...

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Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn

Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn. Friday 24th August 2018
“There’s a tale in my bones, fighting to be told.” Delving into the lawless outpost of 1800s Russell, Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn introduces a heroine created from the rich and vibrant true stories of New Zealand women. Maggie Flynn, a fiery and unforgettable Irish woman leaves...

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National Live Poetry Day Poets - Open Mic

National Live Poetry Day Poets - Open Mic. Friday 24th August 2018
Join the Napier Live Poets at a very special free Open Mic session to celebrate National Poetry Day! Bring your poems and enjoy readings by local Hawke’s Bay Poets. Seating and refreshments will be available. Check out Napier Live Poets on Facebook.

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Ruby Shooz

Ruby Shooz. Friday 24th August 2018
Come on down to the Napier RSA and let Ruby Shooz entertain you with tunes both old and new.

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The Cabana Dirty Disco

The Cabana Dirty Disco. Friday 24th August 2018
The Cabana Dirty Disco is back. Last year over 150 people boogied on done to the small hours. Always a fun night. $100 bar tab for Best Dressed and $50 bar tab for 2nd best dressed.

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Dru Yoga Workshop

Dru Yoga Workshop. Saturday 25th August 2018
A great opportunity to nurture yourself through an in-depth taste into what makes Dru different. Patricia Brown, senior Dru tutor combines respected health professional, global humanitarian & freelance philosophy writing mantles to create a successful holistic approach to Body / Heart/ Mind...

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Hawkes Bay Con 2018

Hawkes Bay Con 2018. Saturday 25th August 2018
The board games are coming back to Hawke's Bay in the last weekend of August! Our goal is to encourage people of all ages and skill levels to come and enjoy a wide range of board games - Mars colonization, space cowboys, trading, social deception, puzzle solving, and war gaming - we've got it...

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Intro to Reduction Lino - Printmaking Classes

Intro to Reduction Lino - Printmaking Classes. Saturday 25th August 2018
Suitable for anyone who has previous experience of relief printmaking, this 3-week course will cover the basics of reduction printing using lino blocks. If you are a beginner, you can also join in the fun using some simple images, so don’t be shy. Reduction printing is a process of printing in...

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Plan Your Edible Garden

Plan Your Edible Garden. Saturday 25th August 2018
Get ready for your edible summer garden. A step-by-step process to plan the best summer edible garden for you. Decide what to grow to eat, how much space it will take and how long it will take to grow. Make better use of your garden time space and enters. Choose the right crops for your location....

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Bay City Rollers

Bay City Rollers. Saturday 25th August 2018
Bay City Rollers present: 1.15pm Iron Maidens VS Swamp City (Top Ten Roller Derby Champs) 3.45pm Twisted Sisters VS River City 6pm Twisted Sisters VS Swamp City. This is an action packed afternoon with fast paced skating. If you have every been keen to see what roller derby is all about this is...

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Jewellery Mindfulness Workshop

Jewellery Mindfulness Workshop. Saturday 25th August 2018
Create a beautiful i am… (Mala 108x Style) Beads, use as a personal tool to help with self-acceptance and quiet meditation. Learn how to use your beads to reaffirm positive statements to yourself, replacing negative emotions. Each person will receive a second mini mediation beads, scented with...

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Julie Lamb Outfit

Julie Lamb Outfit. Saturday 25th August 2018
HB Latin Dance Club are proud to present the Julie Lamb Outfit. Live Music -Funk-Jazz-Blues -Originals, with support from Rhythm Bones, 9pm-Late. A special Milonga (Tango Dance) hosted by the club from 6-9pm followed by live Music. An Indian Buffet Dinner option is also available at 7pm provided...

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Maison De Tease - Napier: CANCELLED

Maison De Tease - Napier: CANCELLED. Saturday 25th August 2018
Red Delicious Burlesque is proud to be working with the Cabana to bring you peeling, teasing and titillation to Napier in the form of Maison de Tease, a burlesque spectacular. Featuring some of New Zealand's top burlesque performers from all around the country, we will immerse your senses in the...

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Lady Larissa and Friends

Lady Larissa and Friends. Saturday 25th August 2018
An amazing night of cool jazz.

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Pulse

Pulse. Saturday 25th August 2018
Dance the night away with Pulse playing all your favourite tunes from 9:30pm.

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Songs & Dance Music From Renaissance Europe

Songs & Dance Music From Renaissance Europe. Sunday 26th August 2018
Steve Pickett and Campbell Lovatt are specialist performers of plucked instruments from the Old World of 16th and 17th century Europe. Joined by singer and harpist Amy Dunn, they will take you on a musical journey through Renaissance Europe and beyond. Songs and dance music from England, Spain...

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Share Your Talent

Share Your Talent. Sunday 26th August 2018
This evening is an Open Mic event which is available to anyone who wants to come along to sing with our Band Wild Horses, or play your own acoustic guitar or backing tracks. Come and share your talent with an appreciative audience. Half-Time Entertainment for this month will be taken care of our...

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An Evening with Millton Wines - Bistronomy Winemaker Series

An Evening with Millton Wines - Bistronomy Winemaker Series. Sunday 26th August 2018
Enjoy an exclusive evening with James Beck and iconic wine maker James Millton showcasing what makes the East coast of New Zealand so special as a wine and food destination. Be part of a five course exploration of the symbiosis of food and wine, with a personal explanation from the Restaurateur and...

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Annabelle & Ash

Sunday 26th August 2018
Come on down to the Napier RSA for a night with Annabell & Ash as they play some old and new tunes.

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Shakespeare As We Like It!

Shakespeare As We Like It!. Sunday 26th August 2018
Shakespeare’s best-loved sonnets, speeches and scenes in expressed in song, words, and dance in this celebration of the bard’s works. Songs include "Live with me and be my Love", "When Daffodils begin to Peer", "It was a Lover and his Lass" and the lovely "Who is Sylvia?" The Hawke...

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Running Effective Meetings - Business Central

Running Effective Meetings - Business Central. Tuesday 28th August 2018
Meetings are important but they’re not always as effective as they could be. This half-day course will help you to plan, deliver, engage and regulate your meetings so that you can make the most of your, and your team’s, time. You’ll learn to chair both formal and informal meetings, as well...

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Birds NZ Introduction to Ornithology - Birds & Birdwatching

Birds NZ Introduction to Ornithology - Birds & Birdwatching. Tuesday 28th August 2018
This six-week introductory course is suitable for beginners and will cover bird identification, breeding, nesting, feathers and moult, conservation, e-bird, how to watch and a field trip. Presented by Bernie Kelly and Lynne Anderson of Birds New Zealand (The Ornithological Society of New Zealand...

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Parents As Career Educators Seminar

Parents As Career Educators Seminar. Tuesday 28th August 2018
Free seminar for parents of teens. Parents and caregivers of secondary school students (Years 9-13) are invited to a free ‘Parents as Career Educators’ seminar on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The seminar will provide parents with tips and advice to guide their teenagers through the various career...

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Project Management - Business Central

Project Management - Business Central. Wednesday 29th August 2018
With businesses under constant pressure to deliver results more efficiently, you will see payoffs from investing in building your project management skills. Managing projects can appear daunting if you have little prior experience, but with the right approach you can deliver on time, every time....

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Cuppa With a Cop

Cuppa With a Cop. Wednesday 29th August 2018
Napier Libraries are proud to be partnering with New Zealand Police to host ‘Cuppa with a Cop’. Stop by Napier or Taradale library and get to know your local police officers. This is an opportunity for you to have an informal and confidential chat in the relaxing atmosphere of our libraries....

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Newcomers Lunch Group

Newcomers Lunch Group. Wednesday 29th August 2018
Fortnightly lunch group meets to welcome new and not so new International and National persons who have moved to Hawke's Bay and are looking to make new friends or just have someone to talk to for an hour or so. We have lots of useful information to share about the area, how to settle in, etc.,...

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New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF)

New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF). Thursday 30th August 2018
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is a celebration of film on the finest screens in New Zealand. The event is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities around the country, making a great occasion out of movie-going by presenting the latest and best films from around...

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The Rescued Plate

The Rescued Plate. Thursday 30th August 2018
Rally the support of your family and friends to help you raise money for Nourished for Nil as you do it. Come and hear how we are changing the future of food waste in Hawke's Bay. Enjoy the tasty creations from Chef Pete Hallgarth, Clearview Estate, using exclusively products donated to our...

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NZIFF Opening Night - Disobedience

NZIFF Opening Night - Disobedience. Thursday 30th August 2018
Rachel Weisz stars as a black sheep drawn back to her London Orthodox Jewish home, rekindling sparks with a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams) in the English-language debut of the director of Gloria and A Fantastic Woman. “Set inside the conservative community of Orthodox Judaism, Sebastián...

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Napier Secondary Schools Year 12 Exhibition

Napier Secondary Schools Year 12 Exhibition. Friday 31st August 2018
Seven Napier High Schools will be exhibiting artwork by their Year 12 painting, photography, design and sculpture students from August 31 for 2 weeks. The Napier schools: Tamatea High School, William Colenso College, Napier Boys High School, Sacred Heart College and Taradale High School will be...

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NZIFF - Yellow is Forbidden

NZIFF - Yellow is Forbidden. Friday 31st August 2018
Kiwi director Pietra Brettkelly takes us into the opulent world of show-stopping Chinese designer Guo Pei as she prepares to make her Paris debut and seeks admission into the exclusive club of haute couture. Chinese designer Guo Pei made fashion headlines around the world when Rihanna wore her...

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NZIFF - The Guilty

NZIFF - The Guilty. Friday 31st August 2018
A suspended police officer assigned to dispatcher duty is caught in a web of intrigue in this pulsating Danish thriller, jam-packed with mystery and suspense despite never leaving a cramped emergency call centre. This innovative debut from Danish filmmaker Gustav Möller has racked up audience...

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Light & Sound

Friday 31st August 2018
Come on down and dance the night away at the Napier RSA.

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Piece-Makers Market

Piece-Makers Market. Saturday 1st September 2018
The Piece-Makers markets are a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing wares from a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. You will find us at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters in Havelock North. Our stall-holders vary each month and are...

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Taniwha Daffodils

Taniwha Daffodils. Saturday 1st September 2018
The Taniwha Daffodil Display is an iconic feature of Spring in Central Hawke’s Bay. Open every day of September between 9 am – 5 pm, simply drive through the gates, collect a bucket and then wander the 20 acres of trees, ponds and of course daffodils. It’s a great day for kids, families and...

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Style U Spring

Style U Spring. Saturday 1st September 2018
We are having a Spring Styling, Skin care and Make-up workshop very soon in the Hawke's Bay area just for you. Styling: Learn about how to update the way you look and feel in a safe atmosphere. This workshop will teach you how to look and feel fantastic. Our experts will help you identify your...

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Tinned CANs

Tinned CANs. Saturday 1st September 2018
An exhibition of artwork made by the talented members of our community. The entry details specified that each artwork was to be built, decorated, painted or displayed in an unusual way – and be made of recycled tin or aluminum cans! This exhibition will inspire, horrify, please, surprise,...

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Nature's Bounty: Watercolour Paintings by Bev Doohan

Nature's Bounty: Watercolour Paintings by Bev Doohan. Saturday 1st September 2018
After a lifetime of involvement with plant material from 30 years doing church flowers, to 20 years as a Floral Designer with the Floral Art Society of New Zealand’s Taradale Floral Art Group and a keen gardener, Bev Doohan has been up close and personal with plant material for a long time. The...

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Bostock NZ Spring Racing Carnival - Tarzino Trophy Daffodil

Bostock NZ Spring Racing Carnival - Tarzino Trophy Daffodil. Saturday 1st September 2018
Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday - BOSTOCK New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival. General admission: By $5 donation with all proceeds supporting the Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society. Members stand: $30 Gates open: 10.30am First Race: 12.15pm (TBC) Track: TBC BYO: Yes on the public lawn and grandstand -...

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NZIFF - New Zealand's Best 2018

NZIFF - New Zealand's Best 2018. Saturday 1st September 2018
For this year’s New Zealand’s Best short film competition, NZIFF programmers Bill Gosden, Sandra Reid and Michael McDonnell viewed 84 submissions to make a shortlist of 12 from which director and cinematographer Leon Narbey selected these six finalists. A jury of three will select the winner of...

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NZIFF - Speak Up

NZIFF - Speak Up. Saturday 1st September 2018
The struggle and power in finding one’s own voice is celebrated in this inspirational doco as a diverse group of French students undergo intensive training for a prestigious public speaking competition. Every year there’s a breakout film at NZIFF that reminds us of the importance of being...

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NZIFF - Burning

NZIFF - Burning. Saturday 1st September 2018
A love triangle and mystery based on a Murakami Haruki short story, Korean great Lee Chang-dong’s (Secret Sunshine, Poetry) latest was the best-reviewed film at Cannes, an unforgettable now-or-never must-see on the big screen. By critical consensus a masterpiece, and the highest ever rated film...

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CF Casino Night - 5th Anniversary

CF Casino Night - 5th Anniversary. Saturday 1st September 2018
The 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Casino Night is on. We'll be offering up the best gambling establishment in town with the friendliest dealers around. We will turn the venue into a place to eat, drink and gamble. Tickets for this event are limited so tell your friends and please buy early. We’re back...

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Beat Girls

Beat Girls. Saturday 1st September 2018
Introducing NZ's favourite girl group! Spend a night with the irresistible BeatGirls as they take you on a musical journey bringing alive the music, fashion and dance of the eras they pay tribute to. A trio of singers with excellent vocals and harmonies, amazing choreography, outrageous costumes...

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Electronic/House Music Night with DJ Chadala

Electronic/House Music Night with DJ Chadala. Saturday 1st September 2018
Electronic/House Music Night with DJ Chadala straight from DIV's in Havelock North.

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Rolling Stones Experience - Brown Sugar

Rolling Stones Experience - Brown Sugar. Saturday 1st September 2018
Get on this, 5 piece high energy rock n roll band comin thru... Start Me Up - Brown Sugar - Honky Tonk - Tumbling Dice - Can’t Always Get - Beast of Burden -It’s All Over Now - Last Time - Get Off My Cloud - Live with Me - Ruby Tuesday – Angie – Imagination - Gimme Shelter – Satisfaction...

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Gentleman's High Tea

Gentleman's High Tea. Sunday 2nd September 2018
Join Mangapapa Hotel in partnership with Giant brewery for a Gentleman's tea. Treat your dad this father's day to high tea done with a twist. Think mini skirt steak slider with chimi churri sauce, pork belly sandwiches and plenty more all washed down with a Giant beer. Ticket includes...

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NZIFF - Juliet, Naked

NZIFF - Juliet, Naked. Sunday 2nd September 2018
Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd are perfectly cast in this romcom, based on Nick Hornby’s novel about an indie rock obsession that leads to romance. Annie (Rose Byrne) has long tolerated her partner Duncan’s (Chris O’Dowd) obsession with the obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan...

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NZIFF - Māui’s Hook

NZIFF - Māui’s Hook. Sunday 2nd September 2018
The new film by Māori psychologist and filmmaker Paora Joseph (Tātarakihi: Children of Parihaka) invites open discussion of suicide through the brave testimony of five grieving families travelling to Cape Reinga. Invoking the skills, cunning and defiance of the legendary tupuna, the title of...

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Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ Limited

Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ Limited. Monday 3rd September 2018
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...

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Forage with Peter Langlands

Forage with Peter Langlands. Monday 3rd September 2018
Learn all about foraging options in and around Napier and in the Hawkes Bay with professional forager, Peter Langlands. In association with Napier’s Better Fishing and Bistronomy A full day from 9am to 3.30pm with a lunch prepared using foraged ingredients. Learn to identify 50-75 forageable...

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Tea With Tales

Tea With Tales. Monday 3rd September 2018
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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NZIFF - Loveling

NZIFF - Loveling. Monday 3rd September 2018
In a role written with her director husband, Brazilian actress Karine Teles (The Second Mother) is utterly captivating as a full-time wife, sister, aunt, and mother (of four) with chaos management skills to match. Certain travails of motherhood are embraced with buoyant good humour and poignancy...

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NZIFF - Ága

NZIFF - Ága. Monday 3rd September 2018
An exquisitely shot and very moving film about an aging couple who appear to exist alone on the edge of the world, stoically surviving on the Arctic tundra in a way of life that may be about to end. Writer/director Milko Lazarov’s second feature spotlights an aging Yakut couple whose lifestyle...

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Leadership & Management Level 1 - Business Training NZ Ltd

Leadership & Management Level 1 - Business Training NZ Ltd. Tuesday 4th September 2018
Learn how to make the transition from buddy to boss and lead a successful team. Managing staff can be a very rewarding, interesting and fun role, it can also be a tough and demanding job. Between managing your own time and projects, helping your team members solve problems and complete tasks,...

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The Disciplinary Process - Business Central

The Disciplinary Process - Business Central. Tuesday 4th September 2018
Do you know how to carry out a procedurally fair disciplinary process? Your answer could mean the difference between a positive outcome for your business or costly court proceedings. Regardless of how clear cut a disciplinary matter appears to be, the law not only requires justification for...

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Bakers Club

Bakers Club. Tuesday 4th September 2018
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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Exhibition Tour With Curator Gail Pope

Exhibition Tour With Curator Gail Pope. Tuesday 4th September 2018
Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our recently opened exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand...

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NZIFF - Disobedience

NZIFF - Disobedience. Tuesday 4th September 2018
Rachel Weisz stars as a black sheep drawn back to her London Orthodox Jewish home, rekindling sparks with a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams) in the English-language debut of the director of Gloria and A Fantastic Woman. “Set inside the conservative community of Orthodox Judaism, Sebastián...

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Hastings Artist Group Monthly Meeting

Hastings Artist Group Monthly Meeting. Tuesday 4th September 2018
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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Havelock North Teen Book Club

Havelock North Teen Book Club. Wednesday 5th September 2018
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 Hana at Havelock North Library. Phone - 06 871 5000 Email - hanaw@hdc.govt.nz We may take...

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Leadership & Management Level 2 – Business Training NZ Ltd

Leadership & Management Level 2 – Business Training NZ Ltd. Wednesday 5th September 2018
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,...

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Wages Law - Business Central

Wages Law - Business Central. Wednesday 5th September 2018
Payroll isn’t always straight forward and an error in a staff member’s pay packet can mean a cost you didn’t plan for and unnecessary stress for your employee. Your employment agreements set out the key words affecting the payment of wages, allowances, and provision of entitlements such as...

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NZIFF - Leave No Trace

NZIFF - Leave No Trace. Wednesday 5th September 2018
New Zealand actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie is mesmerising as 13-year-old Tom living off the grid with her war vet father (Ben Foster) in this haunting new film from the director of Winter’s Bone. Director Debra Granik introduced Jennifer Lawrence to the world in Winter’s Bone. In Leave No...

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Central Hawke's Bay - The Festival

Central Hawke's Bay - The Festival. Thursday 6th September 2018
The Festival is a celebration of Art, Wine and Food on the spectacular hilltop venue of Pukeora Estate – overlooking beautiful Central Hawke’s Bay. With over 100 stalls exhibiting – there is something for everyone! The Festival runs from Thursday September 6th to Sunday September 9th, 2018...

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Young At Heart

Young At Heart. Thursday 6th September 2018
A club at Havelock North Library for older adults, with monthly activities 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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Blossom Festival Lunchtime Concert Series

Blossom Festival Lunchtime Concert Series. Thursday 6th September 2018
St Matthew’s Anglican Church, King St Hastings has been hosting its Blossom Festival Concert Series for many years, and is once again proud to announce that this September we will be presenting free lunchtime concerts featuring talented local musicians and choirs. Thu 6/9 - Iona College Fri 7/9...

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Gallery Snapshot

Gallery Snapshot. Thursday 6th September 2018
Join the Gallery Director for a 15 minute look at some of the artworks on exhibition during your lunchtime. To be part of the discussion, meet at the gallery information desk. No booking required.

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NZIFF - Three Identical Strangers

NZIFF - Three Identical Strangers. Thursday 6th September 2018
‘Stranger than fiction’ doesn’t come close. In an age of hot takes and hype machinery, this mind-blowing doco is the rare WTF true story entirely worthy of its breathless hyperbole. In 1980 a college freshman named Bobby arrives at his new campus for the first time, only to be immediately...

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Michael Hawksworth Performance: Orientation Design

Michael Hawksworth Performance: Orientation Design. Thursday 6th September 2018
Join Hawke's Bay based artist, Michael Hawksworth, at the Gallery for Orientation Design - a spoken word narration with images, building on themes explored in his photocollages produced as part EAST 2018. Free, no booking required.

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NZIFF - Beirut

NZIFF - Beirut. Thursday 6th September 2018
A taut, twisty hostage thriller with shades of Le Carré, Beirut brings Jon Hamm and his brand of suave, world-weary charisma to war-torn Lebanon. Co-starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike bring swagger in spades to this cracking, old-fashioned spy thriller from the writer...

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Holly Arrowsmith A Dawn I Remember Album Release Tour

Holly Arrowsmith A Dawn I Remember Album Release Tour. Thursday 6th September 2018
Born in the heart of the American desert, in Santa Fe, New Mexico and raised in the mountains of Southern New Zealand, Holly Arrowsmith is a songwriter on the rise locally and internationally, a strong forerunner in New Zealand’s current folk revivalist movement. With sound comparisons to the...

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Celtic Illusion

Celtic Illusion. Thursday 6th September 2018
A Breathtaking Fusion of Irish Dance and Magic. The much-anticipated family event of 2018, Celtic Illusion is the biggest dance and magical illusion sensation that has taken Australian audiences by storm. The show for all ages cleverly fuses awe-inspiring contemporary Irish Dance with...

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John Ruth: Recent Paintings

John Ruth: Recent Paintings. Friday 7th September 2018
John Ruth is primarily a self-taught landscape painter, although his subject matter also includes cityscapes, portraits, domestic interiors and figure studies. Although John paints in a realist style, his paintings often imbue a sense of intensity and magic into the everyday experience. His...

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Unlock the Secrets to Increasing Your Sales

Unlock the Secrets to Increasing Your Sales. Friday 7th September 2018
Learn the four key questions that every business should be asking itself. Making sales over the long term and growing market share is a vital part of business success, regardless of business size. It’s the lifeblood that keeps the business going. Being “good at selling” can be viewed as a...

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NZIFF - The Heiresses

NZIFF - The Heiresses. Friday 7th September 2018
Financial crisis proves to be the crack that lets the light into the lives of a high-living lesbian couple, together for 30 years, in this superb first film from Paraguay. Winner, Best Actress Award, Berlin Film Festival In a NZIFF abounding with lesbian characters, this richly modulated tale of...

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A Horizontal & Vertical Tasting

A Horizontal & Vertical Tasting. Friday 7th September 2018
On the first Friday of (almost) every month I will host a Cheese Tasting to introduce you to artisan cheeses from near and far. This event is all about comparing the same cheeses at different stages of it's life (a horizontal tasting) and different cheeses at the same ages (a vertical tasting) all...

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NZIFF - Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

NZIFF - Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist. Friday 7th September 2018
A fast, funny documentary on the life, looks and times of the British fashion designer, business woman, environmental activist – and unreconstructed punk – Vivienne Westwood. Dame Vivienne Westwood, Britain’s most iconic and iconoclastic fashion designer, emerged from the punk movement in...

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Anxiety Club on Tour

Anxiety Club on Tour. Friday 7th September 2018
Limited pre sales - door sales $15. "New Zealand has another Band to get seriously excited about" - therevue.ca Anxiety Club bring their unique blend of alt-country goodness to the Bay for one night only. The grittier side of Alt-Country - If Ryan Adams wrestled Smashing Pumpkins in a late 90s...

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Heavy Rootz

Friday 7th September 2018
A Grassroots reggae band from Central Hawkes Bay. With a mix of covers and some of their own work, these guys always bring good vibes and great music. With a mix of both old and new reggae songs you will find yourself dancing the night away Check out Heavy Rootz on Facebook

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Anxiety Club

Anxiety Club. Friday 7th September 2018
Anxiety Club bring their unique blend of alt-country goodness to the Bay for one night only! We are a New Zealand band playing grunge-inspired Americana in a small city at the bottom of the world. If Ryan Adams wrestled Smashing Pumpkins in a late 90s pinball rumble, it would sound like what we...

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NZIFF - Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2018

NZIFF - Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2018. Saturday 8th September 2018
A collection of Māori and Pasifika short films curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), Director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, with guest co-curator Craig Fasi (Niue), Director of the Pollywood Film Festival. Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2018 Directors: Hiona...

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Exclusive Screening of The Forgotten General

Exclusive Screening of The Forgotten General. Saturday 8th September 2018
Hastings Hearing is holding a public fundraising event. Come along for an exclusive screening of 'The Forgotten General' a docu-drama about local war hero Major General Andrew Russell. Russell was regarded as one of New Zealand's greatest military leaders, but for many still remains unheard...

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NZIFF - Woman At War

NZIFF - Woman At War. Saturday 8th September 2018
Iceland’s Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) winningly mixes absurdist comedy and tense thriller, with Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir as a fearless eco-warrior, juggling environmental action and foster motherhood. Meet Halla, Icelandic superwoman in a woolly jumper. At 49 and single, she leads...

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Ocean Beach Half Marathon - 14K & 6K

Ocean Beach Half Marathon - 14K & 6K. Sunday 9th September 2018
Come and join us at Ocean Beach, 45mins south east of Napier. This run goes along the beach and up and over some beautiful farmland, with stunning views to Te Mata Peak and Waimarama. This is the last run in the 2018 series, so pack a picnic and join us afterward for an end of series prize...

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Napier Operatic Society Open Day

Sunday 9th September 2018
To celebrate New Zealand Theatre Month, Napier Operatic Society is hosting an Open Day at the Tabard Theatre, Coronation Street, Ahuriri. The programme is as follows: - 10.30am: Theatre Tour #1 - 11.00am to 12 noon: Workshop #1 – Lighting. Facilitator: Benjamin Smythe - 11.30am: Theatre Tour...

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NZIFF - The Price of Everything

NZIFF - The Price of Everything. Sunday 9th September 2018
How did the contemporary art market become so lucrative? In this hilarious and unnerving documentary filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn (My Architect) elicits revealing answers from buyers, sellers, critics and the artists themselves. An eye-opening, entertaining ride through the contemporary art market,...

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Hastings Music Society Concert

Sunday 9th September 2018
Vocal and Instrumental items from individuals and groups from Hawke's Bay, with opportunities for younger people to perform before a responsive audience. Afternoon Tea.

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Alpha Domus Cork talk with Barry Riwai

Alpha Domus Cork talk with Barry Riwai. Sunday 9th September 2018
Join our resident self professed 'cork dork' Bethany Jeffries for a relaxed afternoon of conversation and a fun tasting exploration of Alpha Domus Wines with winemaker Barry Riwai. Accompanied by some tasty bits from the Bistronomy Kitchen.

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NZIFF - Shoplifters

NZIFF - Shoplifters. Sunday 9th September 2018
This year’s surprise Cannes Palme d’Or winner is one of Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu’s finest films, about a loving, unconventional family making ends meet on the margins of Tokyo. Few filmmakers are as delicate observers of family units – and especially of children – as Kore-eda...

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NZIFF - Wings of Desire

NZIFF - Wings of Desire. Sunday 9th September 2018
Two angels watch over a divided Berlin in Wim Wenders’ visually astonishing city symphony from 1987–restored 30 years later, under his direction, to look and sound better than ever in this glorious 4K presentation. For many the highlight of this year’s Berlinale was the premiere of this...

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NZIFF - Paul Callaghan: Dancing With Atoms

NZIFF - Paul Callaghan: Dancing With Atoms. Monday 10th September 2018
Shirley Horrocks, cine-biographer of many notable New Zealand artists, delivers an invaluable survey of the work and legacy of one of our most exceptional scientists and public figures. Sir Paul Callaghan, physicist, science communicator, entrepreneur and 2011 New Zealander of the year, died in...

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Social Media Workshop

Social Media Workshop. Wednesday 12th September 2018
Are you a business owner, marketer or sales person? Confused with social media and how you should be using it to help grow your business? If so, our in depth half day Social Media Workshop is a must-attend! In a classroom environment, you'll learn what it takes to succeed in social media with a...

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NZIFF - Birds of Passage

NZIFF - Birds of Passage. Wednesday 12th September 2018
The ancient traditions of Colombia’s indigenous Wayuu are shaped by an ambitious matriarch to stake a place for her clan in the burgeoning drug economy of the 1970s. This spectacularly original film opens NZIFF18. A vibrant Colombian indigenous culture that’s survived centuries of colonisation...

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NZIFF - Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

NZIFF - Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen. Wednesday 12th September 2018
Merata Mita, pioneering Māori filmmaker and international champion of women in indigenous film, is celebrated by her youngest son, archivist Heperi Mita, collaborating with his siblings to deliver a richly personal portrait. By the time the pioneering indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata Mita...

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Cards Against Humanity Championship

Cards Against Humanity Championship. Wednesday 12th September 2018
Knock out format with a grand champion at the end. Prizes, pizza.

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Who Heals the Healers - Singing Crystal Bowl Group Sessions

Who Heals the Healers - Singing Crystal Bowl Group Sessions. Wednesday 12th September 2018
"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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NZIFF - Cold War

NZIFF - Cold War. Thursday 13th September 2018
Winner of the Cannes Best Director award, Paweł Pawlikowski (Ida) has crafted a brilliant, kaleidoscopic vision of 1950s Europe, bursting with music, dance and the turbulent love of two musicians caught between East and West. This dazzling Cannes winner from Paweł Pawlikowski, the director of...

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NZIFF - The Miseducation of Cameron Post

NZIFF - The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Thursday 13th September 2018
Chloë Grace Moretz delivers a heartbreaking and nuanced performance as a queer teen shipped off to a gay conversion camp in Desiree Akhavan’s touching drama, this year’s Sundance Grand Jury winner. It’s 1993 in small town America and as Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) prepares for prom, Irma...

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Michael Dunstan (AUS)

Michael Dunstan (AUS). Thursday 13th September 2018
Recently Nationally touring the newly released EP 'Partly Cloudy' through Australia, with sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, Michael is headed for beautiful New Zealand for the 'Partly Cloudy NZ Tour'! Characterised by warm soulful vocals, intricate fingerpicking, and up-beat...

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Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show

Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show. Friday 14th September 2018
It’s all about ideas at the Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show. With over 200 exhibitors, latest trends, innovations, expert advice, and exclusive show specials it’s the place to be for inspiration for indoors and out. There's fun for the whole family with Resene's Paint-a-Home. Plus, enter...

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Classical Hits

Classical Hits. Friday 14th September 2018
Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759, ‘Unfinished’ Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 Gillian Whitehead - Turanga-nui (World Premiere) Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish...

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A Tribute to Sinatra

A Tribute to Sinatra. Friday 14th September 2018
John Redman, his trio plus guest artists present an event celebrating the music of Mr Frank Sinatra. Tickets available from St Matthew's Parish Office, and from the door on the night.

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Supportive Therapies for End of Life Care

Supportive Therapies for End of Life Care. Saturday 15th September 2018
This workshop is for all nurses and care associates involved in palliative care. We will be introducing natural substances and therapies as added strategies for the care and comfort of those suffering illness at the end of life. Come and be part of a practical session working with colleagues to...

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Portrait Painting Masterclass

Portrait Painting Masterclass. Saturday 15th September 2018
Join our September Masterclass and learn the art of portrait painting alongside established artist and tutor Helen Dynes. Helen has a wonderfully inclusive style of teaching, focussing in on each individual and catering the class to their needs while always bringing her unique sense of fun to the...

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Raranga (weaving) Demonstrations & Classes

Raranga (weaving) Demonstrations & Classes. Saturday 15th September 2018
Come and be a part of a wonderful and authentic opportunity to visit a traditional Marae to watch the master weavers at work as they practice Raranga. Get involved in this special art and make something for yourself from the New Zealand flax. There are two sessions available: a morning session...

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The Long Lunch

The Long Lunch. Saturday 15th September 2018
We’ve got your Saturday afternoon plans sorted with a delectable five course long lunch at the River Park Events Centre on Saturday 15th September. Not just your run-of-the-mill lunch, you will be tasting mouth-watering venison, smoked eel and pork among other sensational dishes. Listen to...

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NZIFF - Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

NZIFF - Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect. Saturday 15th September 2018
“Half biopic, half career showcase, Mark Noonan’s Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect examines the life and work of its titular Pritzker Prize-winning architect.” — Luke Maxwell, Dublin Inquirer Filmmaker Mark Noonan profiles a contemporary icon in this lovely, life-affirming portrait of...

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Marae Overnight Experience

Marae Overnight Experience. Saturday 15th September 2018
Take up this wonderful opportunity and experience a Marae overnight stay at the beautiful Rongomaraeroa Marae, Porangahau. You will experience traditional Maori manaakitanga at its best and sleep in an ancestral house which has stood for over 100 years. Local hapu will share traditional stories of...

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NZIFF - Puzzle

NZIFF - Puzzle. Saturday 15th September 2018
When Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) receives a jigsaw for her birthday, it opens a surprising new avenue in her life and leads her to meet Robert (Irrfan Khan), an avid competitive puzzler who triggers a reassessment of her situation. When Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) receives a jigsaw for her birthday, it...

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NZIFF - The World Is Yours

NZIFF - The World Is Yours. Saturday 15th September 2018
Isabelle Adjani is the safe-cracking matriarch and Karim Leklou is her son who longs for a Mr Freeze franchise and a quiet life in this Cannes hit, a rollercoaster crime caper from writer-director Romain Gavras. Louche and charming in a distinctly Gallic fashion, this star-studded, action-packed...

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HB Drum and Bass Night

HB Drum and Bass Night. Saturday 15th September 2018
Big deep tunes from the Bay's best drum and bass crew.

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Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

Hatuma Lime Half Marathon. Sunday 16th September 2018
The Hatuma Lime Half Marathon which enjoys a scenic country backdrop has been running for over 30 years and has become a highlight in the Central Hawke’s Bay calendar. The picturesque 21.1km course takes in the entire circumference of Lake Hatuma with the start and finish at the Waipukurau...

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Cyclocross Hawkes Bay 2018

Cyclocross Hawkes Bay 2018. Sunday 16th September 2018
From May until September, Bay Ford Hastings, CycloCross Hawke's Bay and SuperVision Sports are pleased to offer 2 events per month for all ages and abilities - littlies on balance bikes through to seasoned pros with all the gear! Registration 9am til 9:50am - to help us out, please enter online -...

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Puahanui Bush Annual Ivy Pulling

Puahanui Bush Annual Ivy Pulling. Sunday 16th September 2018
Join local landowners, The Conservation Company and the Department of Conservation for the 9th annual Ivy Pulling Day at Puahanui Bush, Tikokino. Puahanui Bush is Hawke's Bay's largest lowland podocarp forest remnant, home to trees such as rimu, totara and mataī. Help the survival of this...

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Toyota Kiwi Guardian - Make a Tracking Tunnel

Toyota Kiwi Guardian - Make a Tracking Tunnel. Sunday 16th September 2018
Kids – For Conservation Week 2018, become a Pest Detective by making your own tracking tunnel to take home then go on an epic Kiwi Guardian Adventure to find the hidden code word hidden in White Pine Bush. Go online after the event and claim your Toyota Kiwi Guardian Action and Adventure...

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NZIFF - Kusama - Infinity

NZIFF - Kusama - Infinity. Sunday 16th September 2018
Now, at 89 years old the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame family opposition, sexism, racism and mental illness to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. Escaping a traumatic family upbringing in Japan, a young female artist hit 1960s New York determined...

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An Evening with Tim Turvey - Bistronomy Winemaker Series

An Evening with Tim Turvey - Bistronomy Winemaker Series. Sunday 16th September 2018
Join local legend Tim Turvey of Clearview Estate and chef James Beck as they team up for their first ever collaboration. Enjoy an evening of stories and fun as well as delicious food and wine. James will match 5 courses to 5 of Tims specially chosen wines to create an evening to remember Be part...

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NZIFF - Petra

NZIFF - Petra. Sunday 16th September 2018
In this constantly surprising, exquisitely appointed drama, a young painter secures a residency at a large family estate in the Catalan countryside to study under the ageing artist and owner she suspects is her father. Petra (Bárbara Lennie), a painter in her 20s, arrives to take up a residency...

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The Chills - Snow Bound Tour with Reb Fountain

The Chills - Snow Bound Tour with Reb Fountain. Sunday 16th September 2018
The Chills announce, Snow Bound, their new studio album due out on September 14th. Consolidating the album out upon the peaks and troughs of New Zealand’s wondrous land and soundscapes, The Chills set off again on an extensive national tour. With main centres, and some smaller towns they missed...

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Confident Communication - Business Central

Confident Communication - Business Central. Tuesday 18th September 2018
Confident communication means being clear, open, honest, respectful and sensitive when interacting with others. Improving your communication skills will help you to influence others and express yourself in a positive way. This course will help you improve your verbal communication skills and will...

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Yeoman's Track Tramp With the Heretaunga Tramping Club

Yeoman's Track Tramp With the Heretaunga Tramping Club. Wednesday 19th September 2018
Join the Wednesday Walkers from the Heretaunga Tramping Club for an easy tramp along Yeoman’s Track in the Ruahine Forest Park to celebrate Conservation Week 2018. Visit the restored historic Ellis Hut, built in 1884, it is the oldest surviving hut in the park. Ellis Hut is also known as...

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Managing Difficult and Disruptive People - Business Central

Managing Difficult and Disruptive People - Business Central. Wednesday 19th September 2018
Don’t let difficult or disruptive team members consume your head space or waste valuable time. With the right management you can make this behaviour a thing of the past, without the stress. You’ll learn how to identify disruptive team members, the cost they put on your organisation, how to...

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Ladies of The 80's

Ladies of The 80's. Wednesday 19th September 2018
Ladies of the 80’s evening. $5 Glasses of Champagne. Come and enjoy a night of ‘Ladies of the 80’s some of the best Muso’s in Hawkes Bay sing the songs of the 80’s. Drink specials all night - $5 Bourbons / tequilas / and $5 Glasses of Champagne. Doors at 7pm, show starts early at 8pm...

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Stop and Shop

Stop and Shop. Thursday 20th September 2018
Shops in Waipukurau will be celebrating Spring in the best way - with a one-off late-night opening on Thursday 20 September from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Head down to your favourite stores to enjoy this unique shopping opportunity. There will be new product launches, presentations, guest speakers, and...

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Helen Webby "Pluck"

Helen Webby Thursday 20th September 2018
Helen Webby will unpack her harp, the Concert Grand and present an intimate tour of the world of harp: Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Bach and the Baroque, to Paris and La Belle Epoque. Showcasing pieces written for Helen from her solo CD Pluck, including NZ composers Mark Smythe, Claire Cowan and...

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Hawkes Bay Free Yoga Day

Hawkes Bay Free Yoga Day. Saturday 22nd September 2018
The first free Yoga Day held in Sunny Hawke's Bay. Join us for a whole day of practice, offered for free! A great variety of teachers, styles, offerings and venues coming together to bring to the community a way of deepening the understanding of what Yoga is. There will be classes for all...

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Screenprinting Weekend Workshop

Screenprinting Weekend Workshop. Saturday 22nd September 2018
This workshop introduces practical techniques of screen printing including how to make a screen stencil with light sensitive emulsion and how to print onto paper or a fabric surface. This workshop is suitable for beginners. You will design and create the screen on Saturday, and print it on Sunday....

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Gwavas Garden, House & Puahanui Bush Tour

Gwavas Garden, House & Puahanui Bush Tour. Saturday 22nd September 2018
Gwavas Garden and Homestead will once again open their private Puahanui Bush for visitors on four very special dates across September & October. This incredible 132 hectares of virgin bush is home to Totara known to be at least 600, possibly 800 years old. Not usually open to the public the...

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Bostock NZ Spring Racing Carnival - Windsor Park Plate

Bostock NZ Spring Racing Carnival - Windsor Park Plate. Saturday 22nd September 2018
Members Stand: $30 Gates Open: 11.00am First Race: 12.22pm (TBC) Track: TBC BYO: Yes on the public lawn and grandstand - limited to six bottles of beer or one bottle of wine per person As the spring sunshine returns, the racing action moves up a notch with one of New Zealand’s highest-rated...

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Colour Fun Run

Colour Fun Run. Saturday 22nd September 2018
Proudly Brought to you by Napier & Hastings Youth Councils and Zeal Hawke's Bay Colour Fun-Run Tickets? You can purchase your tickets online at www.eventfinda.co.nz for $20pp (service fee may occur) There are ONLY 1000 tickets available! Where? The start and finish line will be at the...

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Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss - On Tour

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss - On Tour. Saturday 22nd September 2018
Book now to farewell the Winter blues and enjoy this heart-warming classic of Comic Opera, the ever-popular masterwork of composer Johann Strauss. Memorable catchy tunes are woven into a plot of subterfuge, mistaken identities and involuntary impersonations with hilarious consequences, amid one...

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Don McGlashan - Free Flight NZ Tour

Don McGlashan - Free Flight NZ Tour. Saturday 22nd September 2018
Coming to a town near you. Don McGlashan on a Nationwide 17-date NZ Tour One of Aotearoa’s most beloved songwriters, Don McGlashan, has today announced an extensive 17-date nationwide New Zealand tour, where he will perform a series of intimate shows in some of the country’s most idyllic...

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Hawkes Bay Guitar Festival

Hawkes Bay Guitar Festival. Saturday 22nd September 2018
Special Guest Star: Blues Legend Mr Hammond Gamble. Also, Charlie Wallace sharing his amazing international success with "Guitar Mastery Method". With Dave Boston, Owen Vickers, Lindsay Gibb, Matui Whiting, Lennie Lawton and more. $10 and $5 for students (16 and Under pay on the night).

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Scott Clinic Duathlon Series - Revolution Bikes Duathlon

Sunday 23rd September 2018
This race venue in Havelock North and is a flat multi lap course that is great for both competitors and spectators. This event caters for all levels of fitness and you can take part as an individual or as a team. Make this a family day out and get your partner or your kids involved.

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A'Deanes Bush Spring Planting & Maintenance Day 2018

A'Deanes Bush Spring Planting & Maintenance Day 2018. Sunday 23rd September 2018
Bring your friends and whanau for this fun Community Spring Planting and Maintenance Day at A’Deanes Bush Scenic Reserve, Makaretu Road, Central Hawke’s Bay. Join the Friends of A’Deane’s Bush, The Conservation Company and the Department of Conservation for this event and help the...

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Havelock North Volunteer Fire Brigade Fundraising Fair

Sunday 23rd September 2018
A large community fundraiser for the weekend of 21-23 September to raise funds for a new training facility for the Havelock North Volunteer Fire Brigade. Themed 'Paint the Town Red' we invite the Hawke's Bay Community as a whole to join us on Sunday 23rd September on the Village Green from...

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CHB Wedding Expo

CHB Wedding Expo. Sunday 23rd September 2018
Planning a wedding? Considering tying the knot in Central Hawke’s Bay? Gather together with your nearest and dearest and enjoy a day of wedding-planning bliss at Central Hawke’s Bay’s first ever wedding expo at the spectacular River Park Event Centre. Enjoy culinary treats, fabulous local...

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Great Kererū Count - Kiwi Conservation Club

Great Kererū Count - Kiwi Conservation Club. Sunday 23rd September 2018
The Hastings/Havelock North Branch of the Kiwi Conservation Club, Hakuturi Toa (KCC) are calling on all kids to help them on the Great Kererū Count at Mohi Bush Scenic Reserve, Maraetotara on Sunday 23 September. This fun event is part of Conservation Week 2018 and involves counting kererū, or...

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Paradise Found: A Celebration of Organics in Hawke's Bay

Paradise Found: A Celebration of Organics in Hawke's Bay. Sunday 23rd September 2018
An evening of organic wine and food. Bistronomy is shining a spotlight on the Hawke's Bay region, revealing the bounty of their local produce across a six-course degustation meal. Local organic wine producers Stonecroft Wines, Supernatural Wine Co. and Villa Maria Estate will complete the...

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Don McGlashan - Free Flight NZ Tour

Don McGlashan - Free Flight NZ Tour. Sunday 23rd September 2018
Coming to a town near you. Don McGlashan on a Nationwide 17-date NZ Tour One of Aotearoa’s most beloved songwriters, Don McGlashan, has today announced an extensive 17-date nationwide New Zealand tour, where he will perform a series of intimate shows in some of the country’s most idyllic...

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Soundbites

Soundbites. Monday 24th September 2018
A series of 30 minute recitals by students from Project Prima Volta. Entry by Koha - no bookings required. Project Prima Volta empowers young people to believe in themselves, to dream big, to seize opportunities and to thrive into adulthood. In turn, they go on to lead rewarding and fulfilling...

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Overcoming Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety. Tuesday 25th September 2018
Anxiety disorders are the most common child and adolescent mental health concern. Anxiety is a very normal human response, but for as many as 1 in 5 young people in New Zealand the symptoms become so intrusive so as to interfere with day to day living. The effects can ripple from children, to...

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Effective Risk Management - Business Central

Effective Risk Management - Business Central. Tuesday 25th September 2018
One of your primary legal duties in your workplace is to identify, monitor and control risks and hazards to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. This one day course will show you a range of strategies and resources to help you identify key risks, no matter the nature of your business. You’ll...

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Accident Reporting and Investigation - Business Central

Accident Reporting and Investigation - Business Central. Wednesday 26th September 2018
Do you know what steps to take when someone at your workplace experiences a near miss, notifiable event, or even serious harm? WorkSafe expect any incident that occurs in your workplace to be properly reported, investigated and processed. Over this one day course you will learn how to conduct a...

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Operatunity Presents: Tennessee Waltz

Operatunity Presents: Tennessee Waltz. Thursday 27th September 2018
In a concert where pop meets traditional country we feature award winning songs from artists like Doris Day, John Denver, Connie Francis, Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton. We have a stellar cast which includes Karl Perigo, Suzanne Lynch (The Chicks), Marian Burns and Marian’s sister Karen Davy...

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Lingynoiid - Diamonds In the Rough Aotearoa Tour

Lingynoiid - Diamonds In the Rough Aotearoa Tour. Thursday 27th September 2018
Lingynoiid has responded to the overwhelming demand from her kiwi fans by announcing her very own 'Diamonds In The Rough' tour. It's her way with words that's caught the attention of close to 100,000 followers on Facebook with her video's portraying a unique twist on everyday struggles. In...

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The Sheriff of Plain & Purl

The Sheriff of Plain & Purl. Thursday 27th September 2018
A hilarious musical comedy following the Jinglebob family who love to knit, a scaredy-cat sheriff and the nasty Not-So-Nice-Nellie who tries to ban knitting and takeover the town.

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Morse Gang 'The Ground Up' Aotearoa Tour

Morse Gang 'The Ground Up' Aotearoa Tour. Thursday 27th September 2018
Morse Gang are proud to announce their nationwide "Ground Up" Tour coming to Aotearoa this Spring! Performing a one off show for Napier at The Cabana. Morse Gang will be joined by very special guests Lingynoiid (Host), DJ Truce Lee, Enzie, Teezee and local talent Baliztik to help warm the...

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Liquorice All-Sorts

Liquorice All-Sorts. Friday 28th September 2018
The Boat Shed Art Group presents a show of their latest work at Creative Arts Napier. The Boat Shed Art Group is a diverse group of self-taught and fine art professionals; an eclectic mix of experienced artists that have been together for nearly twenty years. They started as the Wool Shed Art...

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Casino Night Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Hawke's Bay

Casino Night Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Hawke's Bay. Saturday 29th September 2018
Get your tickets to this fun night out in support of Muscular Dystrophy Hawke's Bay. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the fun and excitement of a real Casino with Las Vegas Entertainment. The evening will kick off at 6.30pm with Casino games and Raffles. A light supper will be served at...

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Herbs

Herbs. Saturday 29th September 2018


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Old English Garden Party

Old English Garden Party. Sunday 30th September 2018
Step back in time and enjoy an old English Garden Party set at the beautiful Chapelwick Coastal Estate, Proangahau. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles or nonalcoholic drink upon arrival then play croquet, petanque, tennis or take tours of the house and gardens. High Tea which is included in...

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Management: Becoming a Confident Leader - Business Central

Management: Becoming a Confident Leader - Business Central. Tuesday 2nd October 2018
You’ve been in management for a while and your team is doing well. Where to now? How can you take that next step in your career and turn good results into great results? Covering leadership concepts from the art of delegation and coaching to managing poor performance, this two-day course is...

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Kids Drop-in Art Day

Kids Drop-in Art Day. Tuesday 2nd October 2018
A range of activities based on the current exhibitions at the Gallery, all day for kids and their adults – just drop in and create! No bookings required.

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School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops. Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Book in your kids these school holidays, for a fun workshop inspired by the current exhibitions. Suitable for 6 – 12 year olds. Call the gallery to book (06) 871 5095 or email: hastingsartgallery@hdc.govt.nz.

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Beginners Salsa 8-Week Course

Beginners Salsa 8-Week Course. Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Salsa Dance Lessons - Beginners course start Wednesday 3rd October 2018. Join the fun of salsa dancing, we recommend having a partner however it is not essential as we have helpers to assist, just come along and have a fantastic time meeting new people and learn to dance. Bar & restaurant...

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Postmodern Jukebox

Postmodern Jukebox. Wednesday 3rd October 2018
New Zealand loves Postmodern Jukebox! Following three successful tours in as many years, the multi-talented collective will bring their re-imagined contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears back to eagerly awaiting fans in 2018. PMJ’s New Zealand tour opens up in...

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Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat. Friday 5th October 2018
Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children's book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children's literature classic and now a...

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Unexpected Bedfellows

Unexpected Bedfellows. Friday 5th October 2018
On the first Friday of (almost) every month I will host a Cheese Tasting to introduce you to artisan cheeses from near and far.This is one of my favourite tastings where I get to talk about my favourite subject, cheese and pair them with some more unusual partners including beer, cider, sloe gin...

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Avante Garde'n Cocktail and Creation Evening

Avante Garde'n Cocktail and Creation Evening. Friday 5th October 2018
The weekend-long celebration starts on Friday with the inaugural Avante Garde’n Cocktail and Creation Evening – a cocktail party and fashion show that exhibits the very best of spring. Each garment being showcased has been carefully designed and crafted by the participants, who will be vying...

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Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run

Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run. Saturday 6th October 2018
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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Spring Floral Extravaganza

Spring Floral Extravaganza. Saturday 6th October 2018
This weekend heralds the best floral art designs, local floral artists will be creating magic and turning the theatre into a riot of colour. Not only will these eye-catching designs appeal to the stylish, bold and blushing, they also embody all that is spring. Enjoy the ambience with a Devonshire...

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Bostock NZ Spring Racing Carnival - Livamol Classic

Bostock NZ Spring Racing Carnival - Livamol Classic. Saturday 6th October 2018
Hawke’s Bay’s iconic and most stylish spring event set in one of the most scenic race courses in New Zealand. Gates Open: 11:00am First Race: 12:37pm Last Race: 6:00pm Course Admission: $25 (early bird $15, ends 4th October) Member’s Stand: $50 (allows you onto the Hylton Smith Members...

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Onga-Tiko Children's Hunting Competition

Onga-Tiko Children's Hunting Competition. Saturday 6th October 2018
Get the kids into The Onga-Tiko Hunting & Fishing Clubs Children's Hunting competition these school holidays. The hunt will open from 5pm Friday 5th October and all animals must be transported to The Tikokino Country Hotel and weighed in at 12pm on Sunday 7th October. Categories for this...

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Summer Opening, A Celebration of Our Wines

Summer Opening, A Celebration of Our Wines. Saturday 6th October 2018
Come and celebrate the opening of Lime Rock Wines Cellar Door for 2018! Call in anytime and taste the distinctive Lime Rock wines, nurtured on the sunny limestone hills of Central Hawke’s Bay. As well as the informal tasting of all wines, we will start the vertical tastings on the hour. Also,...

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CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ

CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ. Sunday 7th October 2018
Try googling “the ten most popular chamber music works of all time”. There are lots of lists but you’ll find Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet is on every one of them and it justly forms the centrepiece of this exquisite exploration of aquatic themes. Programmed alongside Schubert and...

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An evening with Paritua Wines - Bistronomy Winemakers Series

An evening with Paritua Wines - Bistronomy Winemakers Series. Sunday 7th October 2018
The penultimate in Bistronomy's Winemaker Series. Join wine maker Jason Stent of Paritua Winery as he explains the unique connection to the land his wines have. The name Paritua is a tribute to the Paritua Stream, which meanders gently through the vineyard. The vineyard is planted over the...

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Oh What A Night!

Oh What A Night!. Thursday 11th October 2018
Direct from Las Vegas, and incredible sold out concerts around the world, Oh What A Night! announces it’s returning to New Zealand to celebrate the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Oh What A Night! promises two hours of superb entertainment…Jersey style. Sherry, Big Girls Don’t...

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Waipawa Spring Market Duck Day

Waipawa Spring Market Duck Day. Saturday 13th October 2018
The infamous Duck Day has been an annual event since the early 90’s, and this year it will be coming back to Waipawa on Saturday October 13. Running from 9am – 2pm, Duck Day will be held in Nelly Jull Park if the weather is fine. If not, celebrations will be taking place throughout town....

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The Annual Cabana Ball

The Annual Cabana Ball. Saturday 13th October 2018
The Annual Cabana Ball is happening again with the wonderful FUNKY "Groove Foundation" along side "Dirty Laundry" and "The Mash". These nights always go off with $5 glasses of champagne all night long. Glam and Glitz galore.... the Stars will be out tonight! Tickets only $10 from...

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Backpaddock Lakes Boat Race

Backpaddock Lakes Boat Race. Sunday 14th October 2018
The Challenge has been laid down, Backpaddock Lakes Boat Race will require grit, stamina and some serious boat building skills. It’s time to put reputations on the line. Teams are invited to enter their homebuilt boats and race the full length of Backpaddock Lakes, round the Island and back to...

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Decibel Cork Talk with Daniel Brennan

Decibel Cork Talk with Daniel Brennan. Sunday 14th October 2018
Join our resident self professed 'cork dork' Bethany Jeffries for a relaxed conversation and tasting of one of her favourites in Hawkes Bay. Daniel Brennan from Decibel wines will be there to give you you a firsthand explanation of his products and passions. All accompanied by a couple of...

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HBAF 2018 - In the Study - Wellesley Binding

HBAF 2018 - In the Study - Wellesley Binding. Monday 15th October 2018
Wellesley Binding emigrated from Australia in 1974 and has been working as an artist in New Zealand since, exhibiting in numerous public and private galleries. He’s also a fine arts lecturer at Hawke’s Bay’s EIT. Binding describes himself as “a middle man”, wandering the borders between...

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Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival. Monday 15th October 2018
Come join us over 14 days and 40 shows as we explore, celebrate and grow our connections – to place, people, past and future – through the arts! With world-class international acts alongside a showcase of local talent, we promise incredible performances, stunning displays, raucous fun and...

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HBAF 2018 - Songs for Nobodies

HBAF 2018 - Songs for Nobodies. Monday 15th October 2018
In an astonishing tour-de-force, awardwinning singer and actress Ali Harper brings ten distinctive personalities (and their stories) to life in mesmerising detail. Songs for Nobodies shares life-changing encounters between five everyday women whose lives have been touched by five legendary divas:...

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Adobe Indesign Nightclass

Adobe Indesign Nightclass. Tuesday 16th October 2018
Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to layout text and images, to produce your own documents, and/or publish pamphlets, brochures and books. Contact raewynis@ideaschool.ac.nz or phone - 06 830 1136.

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HBAF 2018 - Scena

HBAF 2018 - Scena. Tuesday 16th October 2018
Project Prima Volta is an annual performance-based music programme, where 30 rising opera stars from local high schools meet weekly to rehearse and grow their skills and confidence. Opera's loudest champions are amongst these young people, who recognise the beautiful transformation that they and...

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HBAF 2018 - Louis Baker

HBAF 2018 - Louis Baker. Tuesday 16th October 2018
Singer-songwriter Louis Baker is one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years. Crafting his work with deep artistic integrity, Baker has gathered a loyal following that spans the world over, winning hearts for his honest lyrics, beautiful melodies and timeless, emotive tones. Since...

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HBAF 2018 - Emily Sun & Gamal Khamis

HBAF 2018 - Emily Sun & Gamal Khamis. Wednesday 17th October 2018
Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as an emerging soloist. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the 2016 Royal Over- Seas League Music Competition UK, the first violinist to win the award since 1981. She will be joined by pianist Gamal Khamis who, with a...

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Jo Seagar Book Launch

Jo Seagar Book Launch. Wednesday 17th October 2018
If you love baking up a storm and testing new recipes (or enjoy eating them!), then come and be a part of an exclusive evening celebrating the launch of Jo Seagar’s brand new book, ‘Better Than a Bought One’. Brimming with Jo’s always delightful and inspired food ideas, ‘Better Than a...

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HBAF 2018 - The South Afreakins

HBAF 2018 - The South Afreakins. Wednesday 17th October 2018
Following sell-out seasons in Edinburgh, London and Auckland, Robyn Paterson brings her dark comedic one-woman play to Hawke’s Bay. In a rapid, dance-like duologue Paterson switches between her two characters, Helene and Gordon, to create a story of loss, family and the true meaning of...

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HBAF 2018 - Cuentos de España

HBAF 2018 - Cuentos de España. Thursday 18th October 2018
Cuentos de España (Stories of Spain), presented by Festival Opera, explores the fount of inspiration criss-crossing the globe between Spain and New Zealand through the conduit of music and Spanish composition. Pianist Lorelle McNaughton returns from studies in Barcelona with her award-winning...

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HBAF 2018 - Valerie

HBAF 2018 - Valerie. Thursday 18th October 2018
Named ‘stand-out cabaret of the year’ (2016) by the NZ Herald, Valerie is ‘gig theatre’ at its finest. “Nature versus nurture. Did nurture pull the trigger in my grandfather’s case? In Valerie’s case? Or did nature pull the trigger long ago, and we’re all just waiting to feel the...

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Uce Juice

Uce Juice. Thursday 18th October 2018
This spring come and "Chill" with the homies Donell Lewis, Kennyon Brown and DJ Noiz as they present to you the "Uce Juice" New Zealand tour with special guests on selected shows Beau Monga and Nofo Lameko. Hosted by New Zealand’s favourite uso Boom Bullet (You Know What It Is?!). Donell...

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HBAF 2018 - Wilson Dixon

HBAF 2018 - Wilson Dixon. Thursday 18th October 2018
America is like an enormous armed toddler at an all-you-can eat dessert buffet, simultaneously eating and throwing pudding around the room. Who’s going to tell him to stop? Where are his parents? A situation like this needs a calm, firm hand: someone with insight and experience, someone like...

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HBAF 2018 - Ann-Droid

HBAF 2018 - Ann-Droid. Friday 19th October 2018
This quirky, spell-binding, interactive show combines theatre and timeless storytelling with the latest in digital technologies to conjure a magical world. Before the very eyes of the audience, drawn animation comes to life as performers move together with projected visuals to create an enchanting...

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Otane School 150th Jubilee Celebrations

Otane School 150th Jubilee Celebrations. Friday 19th October 2018
Celebrate the Otane School 150th Jubilee during Labour Weekend 2018! The day’s festivities will kick off at 4:30pm with a Powhiri/welcome from current Otane School students and will be followed by registration. Gather together with friends for the casual ‘Chatter and Platter’ evening, where...

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Shapeshifter with L.A.B & Sunshine Sound System

Shapeshifter with L.A.B & Sunshine Sound System. Friday 19th October 2018
Repelling any notions of seasonal affective disorder and signalling the onset of summer with a proper bang, Shapeshifter has assembled an exemplary line up to bring it back to the Black Barn Amphitheatre, Havelock North. Joining the ‘shifters will be long time amigos and multi-genre merchants...

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HBAF 2018 - Waiohiki Creative Arts Village

HBAF 2018 - Waiohiki Creative Arts Village. Friday 19th October 2018
Take your friends and family on an adventure and spend time discovering this thriving hub of artists and craftspeople in the heart of the Bay, near the spectacular historic Ōtātara Pā site and the bustle of EIT. As part of the Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, Waiohiki Creative Arts...

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HBAF 2018 - Battle of Hastings - Poetry Slam

HBAF 2018 - Battle of Hastings - Poetry Slam. Friday 19th October 2018
To battle! With poetry! For the first time in Hawke’s Bay, Motif Poetry presents the format taking the world by storm. Poetry Slam is a competitive, high-energy poetry show known for being accessible and great fun. From fast-paced rap to heart-breaking love poetry (or more puns than recommended)...

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HBAF 2018 - Cuentos de España

HBAF 2018 - Cuentos de España. Friday 19th October 2018
Cuentos de España (Stories of Spain), presented by Festival Opera, explores the fount of inspiration criss-crossing the globe between Spain and New Zealand through the conduit of music and Spanish composition. Pianist Lorelle McNaughton returns from studies in Barcelona with her award-winning...

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HBAF 2018 - Still Life With Chickens

HBAF 2018 - Still Life With Chickens. Friday 19th October 2018
When Mama discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie garden her first instinct is to reach for the spade. But what starts out as a skirmish over the silverbeet develops into an unlikely friendship. A comedy unafraid of the uncomfortable truths of life, award-winning playwright...

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HBAF 2018 - The Shuffle Demons

HBAF 2018 - The Shuffle Demons. Friday 19th October 2018
For over three decades, these high-energy, virtuosic jazz funkateers have been bringing joyous chaos to the world. The Shuffle Demons are a crowd-pleasing, full-on musical group that backs their riotous over-the-top antics with phenomenal playing. With an illustrious career in their kitbag, three...

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2018 NZ Mixed Foursomes Championship

2018 NZ Mixed Foursomes Championship. Saturday 20th October 2018
The 2018 New Zealand Amateur Mixed Foursomes Championship will be held for the first time at the Maraenui Golf Club. The Championship will be managed by PaR nz Golfing Holidays under the auspices of New Zealand Golf. All players will be seeded by handicap into divisions of eight, for three (3)...

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HBAF 2018 - Finding My Way Home (Readers & Writers)

HBAF 2018 - Finding My Way Home (Readers & Writers). Saturday 20th October 2018
Helen Brown’s life was torn apart when her son Sam, aged nine, was run over and killed. Amazingly, a little black cat called Cleo would help heal the shattered family. The story of Cleo touched hearts all around the world. Many years and books later, Helen brings us Bono, the rescue cat who...

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Tea and Tour Time at Wallingford

Tea and Tour Time at Wallingford. Saturday 20th October 2018
Escape for a morning or afternoon to the lush estate of Wallingford Homestead. Enjoy a fascinating tour of the country home, that will see you delve into the rich history telling the story of generations of family that have contributed to the homestead and grounds we see today. The homestead...

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HBAF 2018 - Between the Lines (Readers & Writers)

HBAF 2018 - Between the Lines (Readers & Writers). Saturday 20th October 2018
Family letters can hold a wealth of stories as well as clues to how the New Zealand we know today evolved. Among his elderly mother’s effects, Peter Wells discovered a cache of letters that trace his family’s history from the 1890s to recent times – a family that experienced the war against...

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HBAF 2018 - Children Are Stinky

HBAF 2018 - Children Are Stinky. Saturday 20th October 2018
This five-star, sell-out children’s choice is a dynamo of circus talent and frenetic noisy fun, a genuine “supercharged showstopper” that will delight kids and their parents alike. Children are Stinky is the most spectacular reverse psychology experiment you have ever seen. The extremely...

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HBAF 2018 - The Shrieking Sisterhood (Readers & Writers)

HBAF 2018 - The Shrieking Sisterhood (Readers & Writers). Saturday 20th October 2018
125 years since New Zealand women gained the priceless right to vote, we proudly present three of this country’s foremost historians to engage and stimulate you. Historians Barbara Brookes, Angela Wanhalla and Lachy Paterson have much to say about the dramatic progress and inspiring...

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HBAF 2018 - Manawa Whenua - A Spring of Fragrant Water

HBAF 2018 - Manawa Whenua - A Spring of Fragrant Water. Saturday 20th October 2018
Each person’s experience is unique. A narrow opening that can take you through a network of cracks. We have all been there... we know that life has its challenges. As we develop we meet new people and become influenced by situations, the way water that travels through large deep caves emerges to...

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HalloWine

HalloWine. Saturday 20th October 2018
Celebrate Halloween in style, get dressed up, and get ready for a night of fun, fire and fine wine. Hawke's Bays Halloween ball. Live band, wine and scary food.

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HBAF 2018 - Pango/Black

HBAF 2018 - Pango/Black. Saturday 20th October 2018
The doors to Napier Municipal Theatre will be thrown open and the majestic space filled with dance, light and live music, as part of White Night. In an extraordinary performance, six male dancers ignite the stage, bringing movement, energy and life to explore the concept of starting from nothing,...

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The Warratahs "Drivin Wheel" New Zealand tour 2018

The Warratahs Saturday 20th October 2018
The Warratahs On the road with the band of national significance For over 30 years The Warratahs have carved a niche into the New Zealand landscape - literally from North Cape to Bluff. "Runaway Days" was awarded best NZ Country record 2016 Recent gigs include the Pukekohe Stampede show with...

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HBAF 2018 - White Night

HBAF 2018 - White Night. Saturday 20th October 2018
Last year’s inaugural White Night saw more than 3,000 people take to the streets for this free, family-friendly, good-vibe event. Inspired by Nuit Blance in Paris, White Night offers a unique opportunity to engage with the arts in an open and accessible way, whether you’re a first-time gallery...

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HBAF 2018 - Promise & Promiscuity

HBAF 2018 - Promise & Promiscuity. Saturday 20th October 2018
In this hilarious, one-freakishly-talentedwoman show, Penny Ashton tackles all of Jane Austen’s characters with song, dance and appalling cross-stitch. Join Miss Elspeth as she battles literary snobbery, cousin Horatio’s digestions and her mother’s nerves, armed only with a blushing...

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Tasty!

Tasty!. Saturday 20th October 2018
Bringing Wellington Drag to the Bay. Join us for a fun night of glitter, glamour, weirdness and an outright good time. Performances during the night that will make you scream “YASSSS” Stay up to date with a cast lineup being realised on our Facebook event...

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Floortalk: Ayesha Green with her Nana, Katie Portas

Floortalk: Ayesha Green with her Nana, Katie Portas. Sunday 21st October 2018
Join Ayesha Green and her nana, Katie Portas, as they talk about Ayesha's artwork in EAST 2018. The artwork references a gold medal won by Katie in the 1994 Commonwealth Games. The pair will explore the local socio-economic climate of that time, and in particular the closure of the Tomoana...

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HBAF 2018 - The Nukes

HBAF 2018 - The Nukes. Sunday 21st October 2018
Celebrating ten years together this October The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. Part vaudeville, part ratpack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love. The innocent little uke is...

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HBAF 2018 - By A Thread

HBAF 2018 - By A Thread. Sunday 21st October 2018
Using the simple apparatus of a rope and pulley, and the physics of counterweight, tension, muscle and flight, By a Thread is a visually rich, imaginative display of cutting-edge acrobatics from seven of Australia’s best emerging circus artists. This show offers unique insight into the workings...

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HBAF 2018 - MAMiL (Remounted)

HBAF 2018 - MAMiL (Remounted). Sunday 21st October 2018
Achingly funny and poignant, MAMIL (Remounted) explores the male midlife crisis, where the super bike and cycling culture reign supreme. Bryan Cook (Mark Hadlow) is a property developer who has accumulated a small fortune building leaking homes. He’s a stressed out, self-medicating,...

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HBAF 2018 - Behind the Lines - Ria Hall and Rob Ruha

HBAF 2018 - Behind the Lines  - Ria Hall and Rob Ruha. Sunday 21st October 2018
Māori music trailblazers, Ria Hall and Rob Ruha (NZ Arts Laureate 2017) dive deep into the fibres of their combined artistry, tribal teachings and dynamic musical inventory for their show Behind the Lines. This explosive sonic and sensory experience showcases collaborative works and music from...

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HBAF 2018 - Songs of Ivor Cutler - Slightly Imperfect

HBAF 2018 - Songs of Ivor Cutler - Slightly Imperfect. Sunday 21st October 2018
Slightly Imperfect introduces you to the absurd, beautiful world of Scottish poet, songwriter and humourist Ivor Cutler (1923-2006), unassuming master of the offbeat, true eccentric, and original inspiration for the Beatle’s Magical Mystery Tour (Cutler featured as the bus driver). Cutler...

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HBAF 2018 - Wild Dogs Under My Skirt

HBAF 2018 - Wild Dogs Under My Skirt. Monday 22nd October 2018
Samoan New Zealander Tusiata Avia’s poetry becomes a fearless and enchanting piece of theatre under the direction of Anapela Polata’ivao and a cast of six Pasifika actors. Breathing provocative new life into Avia’s examination and celebration of what it is to be a Samoan woman,...

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HBAF 2018 - Behind the Lines - Ria Hall and Rob Ruha

HBAF 2018 - Behind the Lines - Ria Hall and Rob Ruha. Monday 22nd October 2018
Māori music trailblazers, Ria Hall and Rob Ruha (NZ Arts Laureate 2017) dive deep into the fibres of their combined artistry, tribal teachings and dynamic musical inventory for their show Behind the Lines. This explosive sonic and sensory experience showcases collaborative works and music from...

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HBAF 2018 - Ship of Dreams - Delaney Davidson

HBAF 2018 - Ship of Dreams - Delaney Davidson. Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Delaney Davidson brings his latest Magic Lightbox installation, Ship of Dreams, to premiere HBAF 2018, along with his carnival barker’s voice, avant-garde sensibilities and genius vision. Using his unique and compelling live music as the soundtrack to his own short films, woven in the style of...

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HBAF 2018 - 1918 Le Moana

HBAF 2018 - 1918 Le Moana. Wednesday 24th October 2018
A beautifully crafted, rich interweaving of siva Samoa and contemporary dance, combining song, live drumming, archival footage and dramatic installation, 1918 is that rare gift: an opportunity for genuine, cross-cultural education. The devastating impact of the global Spanish influenza pandemic in...

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Sex On Toast

Sex On Toast. Wednesday 24th October 2018
At long last, Sex on Toast unveil their latest EP… Rough. The record signals the completion of the double EP project Rough and Ready. 2016’s Ready was a light and joyous affair, with horn arrangements, pianos, both electric and acoustic, high falsetto and tight 70’s backbeats. Rough EP...

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HBAF 2018 - Mikelangelo - The Balkan Elvis

HBAF 2018 - Mikelangelo - The Balkan Elvis. Wednesday 24th October 2018
With his smooth looks, crazy tragi-comic stories and a piano accordion, Mikelangelo (of the Black Sea Gentlemen fame) has given Elvis an almighty transfusion and an East Bloc incarnation. Part road movie, part redemption tale, part rock 'n' roll musical, follow the exploits of Mikelangelo’s...

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Weekly Screen Printing Evening Classes

Weekly Screen Printing Evening Classes. Thursday 25th October 2018
At long last! A weekly screen printing evening class for adults. You asked for it, so we’ve sorted it! Join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the CAN, learn a new skill and print away to your heart's content. Lisa will guide you through the whole process of stencil making and printing on paper...

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HBAF 2018 - Jane Doe

HBAF 2018 - Jane Doe. Thursday 25th October 2018
A powerful theatre show reflecting on rape culture in our communities, Jane Doe is an original work created and directed by Eleanor Bishop, drawing on real-life cases and verbatim research. Actor Karin McCracken leads a public reading of a rape trial transcript, where audience members read as...

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HBAF 2018 - Every Song Has a Story - Greg Johnson

HBAF 2018 - Every Song Has a Story - Greg Johnson. Thursday 25th October 2018
With a back catalogue of over 300 songs and 30 years of music, California-based Kiwi Greg Johnson has yarns to spin - from his touring adventures round New Zealand, onto the charts as a young singer-songwriter, and his relocation to Los Angeles to chase the big time. Johnson’s a master...

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The Death of Me - by Christine Foster

The Death of Me - by Christine Foster. Thursday 25th October 2018
The theatre is coming to Central Hawke’s Bay with a light-hearted comedic murder mystery: The Death of Me by Christine Foster. What happens when you find yourself suddenly dead with no idea how it happened? How can you move on? Shelley and Paul, a happily married couple, were both in perfect...

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HBAF 2018 - In Flagrante

HBAF 2018 - In Flagrante. Friday 26th October 2018
Auckland-based In Flagrante premiered at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival in 2013 to rave reviews and effervescent audience reaction. It brings to the table an ever evolving and unique fusion of contemporary-dance influenced, hyper-sexualised and deeply comedic vignettes that mock patriarchy in...

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Napier Civic Choir Choral - Light Shines In the Darkness

Napier Civic Choir Choral - Light Shines In the Darkness. Friday 26th October 2018
Arvo Part's The Beatitudes | Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aterna - Joseph Haydn Mass in Time of War - Paukenmesse. This contemplative programme with choir, soloists and orchestra, explores the beauty and power that music can offer in the darkest of circumstances. Part’s setting of The Beatitudes is...

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HBAF 2018 - George & Noriko

HBAF 2018 - George & Noriko. Friday 26th October 2018
George and Noriko break all the rules. This charismatic duo brings something unique, something unexpected, with a sound unlike anything you’ve heard before! Known as the Japanese Blues Cowboy and the Tsugaru Shamisen Player, the stars of Melbourne’s underground have been kicking up a storm...

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Central Hawke's Bay Fast 'n' Furious Trolley Derby

Central Hawke's Bay Fast 'n' Furious Trolley Derby. Saturday 27th October 2018
If you're up for the challenge… if you like the squeal of the wheel… the thrill of the hill… the CHB Fast 'n' Furious Trolley Derby 2017 is a day not to be missed. This event had its inception last year, and spectators and racers alike enjoyed a great day's racing, with many vowing...

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HBAF 2018 - Duck, Death and The Tulip

HBAF 2018 - Duck, Death and The Tulip. Saturday 27th October 2018
From true heroes of children’s theatre, Little Dog Barking (Guji Guji and Paper Shaper), comes a whimsical, heart-warming story about an unlikely friendship between a duck, a character called Death and their journey through time. Together they drink tea, go swimming, climb a tree, and provide...

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Halloween Ball

Halloween Ball. Saturday 27th October 2018
Enjoy an evening of social dancing. Waltz, swing, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, new vogue, rock 'n' roll, salsa, bachata, chachacha and more. DJ: Adrian Leineweber Event Hosted by Evan & Sandy Theme: Halloween Doors open: 6.30pm Dinner: between 6.30-8pm (buffet dinner included in ticket...

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Napier Civic Choir Orchestral Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Napier Civic Choir Orchestral Beethoven Symphony No. 2. Saturday 27th October 2018
Beethoven Symphony No.2 - Wagner Siegfried Idyll - Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor. Don’t miss this special occasion, as we complete our long-running Beethoven symphony cycle with a performance of his delightful second symphony. We are thrilled to welcome back Helene Pohl, first violinist...

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HBAF 2018 - Canopy - Margot Pierard & Kurt Yates

HBAF 2018 - Canopy - Margot Pierard & Kurt Yates. Saturday 27th October 2018
Canopy is the culmination of a long-time collaboration between songstress Margot Pierard, best known for her big jazz sound, and guitarist and composer, Kurt Yates. Riffing off jazz elements interwoven with the colourful radiance of musical cultures from around the world, their diverse passions...

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HBAF 2018 - Freedom is Behind My Breath

HBAF 2018 - Freedom is Behind My Breath. Saturday 27th October 2018
Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival is delighted to be premiering the first of three new collaborative performance art works by Hawke’s Bay theatre-maker Puti Lancaster and Auckland-based performance designer Owen McCarthy (White Guitar). Freedom is Behind My Breath is the gift of one local...

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Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 1 (Ice Buster)

Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 1 (Ice Buster). Sunday 28th October 2018
The Ice Buster Triathlon: Well when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are five events this summer and at each event there are three different races with different distance and options that...

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Bio Buzz

Bio Buzz. Sunday 28th October 2018
Biodiversity Guardians of Hawke's Bay invite you to a fun filled family day of education and engagement in our beautiful big backyard. Meet our local eco-gems, discover the wonders of our natural environment and catch up on the biodiversity buzz. We are committed to working together so that...

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HBAF 2018 - Kokako's Song

HBAF 2018 - Kokako's Song. Sunday 28th October 2018
With beautifully handcrafted life-sized puppetry and live music, Kokako’s Song is a little show with a big heart. Searching for her dog, six-year-old Angel finds herself lost in the forest where she has a delightful encounter with a real live kokako (or is that really her granddad dressed up in...

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Vegan Wines - Vegan Eats with Moana Park

Vegan Wines - Vegan Eats with Moana Park. Sunday 28th October 2018
The final dinner in this year's Winemaker Dinner Series, Enjoy a five course Vegan Dinner with Vegan Wines from Moana Park. Join winemaker Dan Barker as he explains his personal philosophy around winemaking and why he believes plant-based wine is the way of the future. Chef James Beck and team...

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HBAF 2018 - Carnivorous Plant Society & Hopetoun Brown

HBAF 2018 - Carnivorous Plant Society & Hopetoun Brown. Sunday 28th October 2018
For one special night in the Spiegeltent, Hopetoun Brown join forces with fellow neighbourhood players and new best friends, Carnivorous Plant Society. Two concerts, two incredible bands, one super-awesome festival finale. Mexican mariachi mixes with spaghetti western… Carnivorous Plant Society...

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Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift. Monday 29th October 2018
Architects and Designers - join us at the sixth free Paradigm Shift event starting in May 2018 to enjoy fascinating insights from our international keynote speaker, Lauren Vasey. You'll also learn about the latest products and technology from our industry-leading Event Partners, enjoy...

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Employment Legislation

Employment Legislation. Wednesday 31st October 2018
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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Operatunity Presents: Divas & Divos

Operatunity Presents: Divas & Divos. Thursday 1st November 2018
In a concert with a similar format to our acclaimed Mario Lanza show in 2016, we look into the lives and music of many of the world’s greatest singers of all time including Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas, Pavarotti, Caruso and Mario Lanza. Using multimedia, anecdotes, real life stories and the...

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Soundz Over The Lake

Soundz Over The Lake. Saturday 3rd November 2018
Soundz over the lake's Music & fireworks festival is back and ready to light up the skies with epic music and massive fireworks! With a dedicated large alcohol-free family zone, food carts, VIP tents, corporate tents and bar onsite its set to be a spectacular affair! Gates open at 3pm - live...

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Soundz Over the Lake

Saturday 3rd November 2018
Soundz over the Lake will be the place to be on Saturday 3 November, when the festival will be bringing together some of the best artists from all over Hawke’s Bay for an electric night of music, arts, and dance. The party kicks off at 4pm (gates open at 3pm) with ski displays on the lake, a...

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Stan Walker

Stan Walker. Saturday 3rd November 2018
Stan Walker is back on the road performing 12 incredible shows across Aotearoa with his highly anticipated ‘New Takeover Tour’. Here is your opportunity to get up close and personal with Stan as he performs his new sound ...his new music ...along with the music you all know and love, live in...

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Stage 1 H&S Reps - Business Central

Stage 1 H&S Reps - Business Central. Tuesday 6th November 2018
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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Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition Preview Evening

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition Preview Evening. Tuesday 6th November 2018
Enjoy strolling the exhibition between 4pm & 8pm, being delighted by outdoor entertainment. Stop for snacks at food and beverage stations around the garden and be amongst the first to view and purchase artworks. Tickets must be purchased in advance here at Eventfinda.

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Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition 2018

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition 2018. Wednesday 7th November 2018
Join us for the sixth biennial Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition – a highlight of spring in Hawke’s Bay. Explore the expanse of wildflowers and Round Pond Garden’s Mediterranean landscape design at 125 Rosser Road, Hastings, and enjoy: - A unique exhibition of sculpture by around 80 artists...

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Leadership & Management Level 1 - Business Training NZ Ltd

Leadership & Management Level 1 - Business Training NZ Ltd. Thursday 8th November 2018
Learn how to make the transition from buddy to boss and lead a successful team. Managing staff can be a very rewarding, interesting and fun role, it can also be a tough and demanding job. Between managing your own time and projects, helping your team members solve problems and complete tasks,...

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Other PCBUs - Business Central

Other PCBUs - Business Central. Thursday 8th November 2018
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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Bob Dylan - A Tribute Evening

Bob Dylan - A Tribute Evening. Thursday 8th November 2018
Bob Dylan - a tribute evening to the greatest of the great songwriters the genius himself Mr Robert Zimmerman. Early start. Doors at 7pm. On stage by 8pm the latest. Featuring: Roy Brown (The Guv’), Gibby, Scotty Smith, Buster Bain and many many more.

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CHB Boulevard Day - Into the Future

CHB Boulevard Day - Into the Future. Friday 9th November 2018
Waipukurau yearly loved Boulevard day is a wonderful feature of CHB. This event has been running for years, and is loved by all the locals. This event is a street event in Ruataniwha St, and is for stores to have tables of goods outside, on clearance, to sell to the customers at very low prices!...

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Wildflower Sculpture at Twilight with Midlife Crisis

Wildflower Sculpture at Twilight with Midlife Crisis. Friday 9th November 2018
Gather a group and enjoy live music in the garden from local legends Mid-Life Crisis. Bring a picnic or enjoy an alfresco meal from the food trucks. Gold coin for children under 14.

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Experiencing Self-Love

Experiencing Self-Love. Saturday 10th November 2018
Bookings close 1st November 2018. To register please contact Bhavna: bhavna@alivepsych.co.nz Are you looking to... - Be Happier? - Enjoy the Now more? - Feel more at peace with yourself? - Have greater enjoyment from life? - Be more present with loved ones? If so, then join us on a journey to...

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Total BS

Total BS. Saturday 10th November 2018
The Moana Park Winery crew have concocted a plan. It involves our very cool fire pit, obscene amounts of Beef and Syrah. Super talented Chefs will do the honours, sacrificing the meat to the Syrah gods, and crafting some hearty and unique arrangements for the main lunch event. Expect some...

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Hawke's Bay Vape Day 2018

Hawke's Bay Vape Day 2018. Saturday 10th November 2018
This is strictly an R18 event, please bring ID with you. Get ready for a whole new vape day experience. Hawke's Bay Vapour in conjunction with The Cabana presents Hawke's Bay Vape Day on November 10, 2018. Whether you're a seasoned vaper or only considering making the switch to vaping,...

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Art Deco Masonic Post Wine Auction Dinner

Art Deco Masonic Post Wine Auction Dinner. Saturday 10th November 2018
This “not to be missed” post Hawke's Bay Wine Auction event takes place in the stylish Gatsby Rooms in the iconic Art Deco Masonic Hotel. Damon McGinniss, Executive Chef of the hotel's Emporium Eatery & Bar fame is at the helm for this event. Damon will be showcasing his love for Hawke's...

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Christmas At the Races ft F.A.W.C

Christmas At the Races ft F.A.W.C. Sunday 11th November 2018
Hawke's Bay Racing is set to host the best flaming Christmas at the Races end of year party, in The Village. After working hard all year it's time to celebrate and treat yourself and your colleagues, friends or family to a fun-filled day out.

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A Russian Triple Bill

A Russian Triple Bill. Sunday 11th November 2018
Following their sell-out performances, A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill. This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to Australia & New Zealand. Act 1 – Sleeping Beauty (Act III) A...

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Holidays Act - Business Central

Holidays Act - Business Central. Tuesday 13th November 2018
Encouraging staff to take regular breaks of annual leave keeps them refreshed and lowers your leave liability. Good for them and good for you. Learn how you can keep the business rolling and satisfy your employees’ leave requests while remaining compliant with the Holidays Act.

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PechaKucha 20x20

PechaKucha 20x20. Tuesday 13th November 2018
Join us for Pecha Kucha in the beautiful Century Theatre on Tuesday 13th November 2018. Come along and hear about the hopes, dreams and passions of a bunch of fabulous locals. Presentations begin at 6pm sharp. Cash only please.

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Conducting Disciplinary Meetings - Business Central

Conducting Disciplinary Meetings - Business Central. Wednesday 14th November 2018
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. The key to a well conducted disciplinary meeting is to keep your...

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How to Start (and Finish) Writing Your Book

How to Start (and Finish) Writing Your Book. Friday 16th November 2018
Have you ever dreamed of writing a book but are confused about where to start? Or perhaps you've tried a couple of times and given up, thinking you're not good enough? Don't worry you are not alone. This 3 day workshop will cover: Creating and developing your book idea, writing toolbox,...

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Napier Wellbeing Market

Napier Wellbeing Market. Saturday 17th November 2018
The Napier Wellbeing Market is a fantastic free mind body spirit weekend showcasing the latest in Natural health, holistic medicine, stress-free living, fitness, well-being, diet, nutrition, spirituality and happiness. Lots of amazing stalls for you to explore & enjoy! This is our second annual...

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Wild Storm Male Strip Revue 2018

Wild Storm Male Strip Revue 2018. Saturday 17th November 2018
After a sell out 2017 tour all around NZ, the Wild Storm boys are returning for a 2018 season!! Featuring exciting new dancers and new routines! Napier ladies, don't miss out on this, Wild Storm are coming! New Zealand’s sexiest new talent. Hot as hell entertainment for your viewing...

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Peak Trail Blazer

Peak Trail Blazer. Sunday 18th November 2018
The 9th annual Peak Trail Blazer is home to the Rod McDonald Wines King of the Peak, Hawke’s Bay Orthodontics Queen of the Peak, The Scorchers sub-50 minutes club & Hall of Flames sub-60 minutes club, along with the Prince & Princess of Tainui, Up & Coming, Lucky Legs and the mighty Heart...

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Napier Full Day Sail On Board Spirit of New Zealand

Napier Full Day Sail On Board Spirit of New Zealand. Sunday 18th November 2018
Where possible between our youth voyages, we welcome the public on board Day Sails, to enjoy the unique experience of sailing on a tall ship. Enjoy the morning out on the ship, help set sails, take a turn at the helm or sit back and enjoy the experience. Boarding: Please meet at the security...

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Dealing With Difficult People - Business Training NZ Ltd

Dealing With Difficult People - Business Training NZ Ltd. Tuesday 20th November 2018
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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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #1

Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #1. Wednesday 21st November 2018
Campbell Bros Ltd & Stortford Auto Sales mid-week Aquathon Series. This series of 5 events is all about having fun and sharpening those skills you already have. Bring the family down for a picnic on the beach afterwards with the rest of the team. The event is based at Pandora Pond, Napier where...

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Seascapes Machine Embroidery Course Taken by Alison Holt

Seascapes Machine Embroidery Course Taken by Alison Holt. Saturday 24th November 2018
The course includes the design and execution of an embroidered picture of a seascape. You will learn how to paint sky and clouds, sand and rocks and with stitch how to capture the movement of waves, the texture of pebbles, rocks and cliffs. Working from photographs you will learn silk painting...

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Women's Lifestyle Expo Napier

Women's Lifestyle Expo Napier. Saturday 24th November 2018
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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Impact Pro Wrestling: Live At Paisley Stage

Impact Pro Wrestling: Live At Paisley Stage. Saturday 24th November 2018
Live Pro Wrestling is coming to Napier for the first time ever! Lighting up Paisley Stage, Impact Pro Wrestling will make its debut in this intimate venue for a night of body slams, brain busters and back breakers. This two-hour spectacle of family friendly professional wrestling action is not...

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Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 2

Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 2. Sunday 25th November 2018
Club Rules: Shed 2 Triathlon Series – Race 2 November 25th Well when you think summer you must be thinking Triathlon! And the Shed 2 Summer Triathlon & Duathlon series is what it is all about this summer. There are five events this summer and at each event there are three different races with...

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Social Climbers - A Roger Hall Comedy

Social Climbers - A Roger Hall Comedy. Sunday 25th November 2018
New Zealand’s most celebrated playwright Roger Hall pits a groups of female teachers together with a school counsellor and a reluctant daughter for a weekend of bush walking, sparkling wine and sparkling comedy! The perfect pre-Christmas party for your friends, social club and work...

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Health and Safety Essentials – Business Central

Health and Safety Essentials – Business Central. Tuesday 27th November 2018
Let’s be honest—the HSWA 2015 reads like it was written for large corporations with large budgets. If you’re a small business, H&S can seem like a burdensome cost. This course aims to take some of that pain away. The structure is practical and hands-on with lots of examples. You’ll take...

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Team Leader Tool Box - Business Central

Team Leader Tool Box - Business Central. Tuesday 27th November 2018
Is everyone on your team rowing in the same direction? Amazing results come when every team member plays to their strengths, working towards a common goal. The right box of tools can get you there. Hold effective meetings, achieve consensus, lay the ground rules for team conflict, and learn how...

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Effective Risk Management - Business Central

Effective Risk Management - Business Central. Wednesday 28th November 2018
One of your primary legal duties in your workplace is to identify, monitor and control risks and hazards to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. This one day course will show you a range of strategies and resources to help you identify key risks, no matter the nature of your business....

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Colin, Brad & Greg From Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Colin, Brad & Greg From Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Wednesday 28th November 2018
Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops the popular stars of the Emmy nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy for one show only at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland. “They are laugh-until-your-sides-hurt funny. Its...

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Accident Reporting and Investigation - Business Central

Accident Reporting and Investigation - Business Central. Thursday 29th November 2018
Do you know what steps to take when someone at your workplace experiences a near miss, notifiable event, or even serious harm? WorkSafe expect any incident that occurs in your workplace to be properly reported, investigated and processed. Over this one day course you will learn how to conduct a...

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Bring Your Party to The Christmas Parties 2018

Bring Your Party to The Christmas Parties 2018. Friday 30th November 2018
Festive decorations, great buffet, and a fantastic band. Treat yourself, your friends, or your staff/colleagues to an excellent night out at No.5. Doors open from 6:00 pm. Each Group / Table will be invited one by one to the main buffet station from 7:30 pm. A desserts buffet station will then...

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Black Barn Growers' Market

Black Barn Growers' Market. Saturday 1st December 2018
New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 14 years and has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer. Open from 9 till noon every Saturday of summer, just follow the line of cars down Black...

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Jingle & Mingle Christmas Party

Jingle & Mingle Christmas Party. Saturday 1st December 2018
Christmas work do and get together made easy! Book a table at our Jingle & Mingle Christmas Party. At only $35 a head you will enjoy a delicious buffet meal, beautiful surroundings, friendly hosts. After the meal we have a band playing all your favourite cover songs! For more information call...

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The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker. Saturday 1st December 2018
Christmas comes but once a year, and for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christmas 2018 will be extra special, as we stage a national tour of The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010. Offering festive enchantment for all ages, this is a Christmas gift for all the family. Our story begins on...

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Operatunity: Cinderella - A Christmas Pantomime

Operatunity: Cinderella - A Christmas Pantomime. Thursday 6th December 2018
We bring you our famous Christmas pantomime with a new twist on Cinderella! The world of theatre has always had a tradition of presenting a madcap, nonsense style pantomime at Christmas to escape the stress and rigours of the season and bring out the inner kid in us all. Using famous songs,...

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Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival

Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival. Friday 7th December 2018
Truly grass roots and rural! Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival has taken place for over 10 years to bring a diverse mix of music to Central Hawke's Bay. 3 days, heaps of music, camping, friends, food, stalls and more! Family friendly. Camping is included in the ticket price. This is a zero...

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Twilight Christmas At the Races

Twilight Christmas At the Races. Wednesday 12th December 2018
Hawke’s Bay Racing is set to host the best end-of-year party you could wish for this festive season. The year is about to wrap for 2018 and time to celebrate and treat yourself and your colleagues, friends or family to a fun-filled day out. It’s an occasion not to be missed with live...

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Napier Civic Choir Choral Concert - Handel's Messiah

Napier Civic Choir Choral Concert - Handel's Messiah. Friday 14th December 2018
In what has become a Christmas tradition for all of us, we once again revel in Handel’s enduring masterwork, Messiah. What better way to mark the festive season than with this great oratorio? Probably the most well known work in the choral repertoire, its breadth includes both intimate arias...

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Napier Civic Choir Orchestral - Beethoven Beauties

Napier Civic Choir Orchestral - Beethoven Beauties. Saturday 15th December 2018
Coriolan Overture, Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, Symphony No.3 in E flat major - Eroica We close the year with a feast of some of the most popular of Beethoven’s works for orchestra. The dramatic Coriolan overture sets the scene for us to welcome one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed pianists,...

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The ABBA Show

The ABBA Show. Sunday 16th December 2018
Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute - The ABBA Show - is coming to town! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring 2.5 hours of live musical performances,...

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #2

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

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

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

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Sundaze with The Puketapu

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

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A Summer's Day - TOTO and Dragon

A Summer's Day - TOTO and Dragon. Thursday 10th January 2019
TOTO - The legends behind some of the most iconic songs in history - are set to tour New Zealand early next year. Presented by Neptune Entertainment and The Breeze, the TOTO tour will be the first-ever in what will be an annual summer concert series called ‘A Summer’s Day Live’, which will...

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Another Day In Taradise

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

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Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 3

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

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Blackcaps v India - 1st ODI

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

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #3

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

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White Ferns v India - 1st ODI

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

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UB40 ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey

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

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Beginners Salsa 8 Week Course

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

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Blackcaps v Bangladesh - 1st ODI

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

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #4

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

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Chb Holistic Wellbeing Expo

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

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Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 4

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

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MCL Construction Triple Peaks 2019

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

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #5

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

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

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

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The Extravaganza Fair

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

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Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

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

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The Karl Austin Experience

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

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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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Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show

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

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Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon

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

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