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What's on in Hawke's Bay

Find out what events are on in Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hastings, Central Hawke's Bay and Wairoa. If you need to know what's on this is the place to look. If you are after council meetings view our meetings calendar.

Does not include exhibitions or workshops. You can view these by selecting them on the menu to the left.

December 2018

Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights

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

Date: Tuesday 11 December to Thursday 31 January
Where:
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Holiday Lights


Free
CAN Christmas Art and Craft Market

CAN Christmas Art and Craft Market

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

Date: Tuesday 11 December to Thursday 10 January
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - CAN Christmas Art and Craft Market


Free
Rhythm & Rhymes - Music and Movement for 0-2

Rhythm & Rhymes - Music and Movement for 0-2

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

Date: Tuesday 18 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Rhythm & Rhymes - Music and Movement for 0-2


Fit Fast Functional Fiver in the Reserve

Fit Fast Functional Fiver in the Reserve

Come on down for registration at 5.30pm and run or walk a 2.5km or 5km loop in the beautiful Tainui reserve. All sorts of abilities and groups, dogs, kids and chats welcome! Come on down to beat your time or just as a fitness goal! $2.50 for 2.5km $5 for 5km Spot prizes to be won after...

Date: Tuesday 11 December
Where:
Tainui Reserve, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group

Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group

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.

Date: Wednesday 12 December to Wednesday 19 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group


Free
Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

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.

Date: Wednesday 12 December to Wednesday 19 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group


Free
Cuppa With a Cop

Cuppa With a Cop

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....

Date: Wednesday 12 December
Where:
Napier Public Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cuppa With a Cop


Free
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

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...

Date: Wednesday 12 December to Wednesday 19 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Preschool Storytime


Free
Havelock North Preschool Storytime

Havelock North Preschool Storytime

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...

Date: Wednesday 12 December to Wednesday 19 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Havelock North Preschool Storytime


Hastings Twilight Christmas At the Races

Hastings Twilight Christmas At the Races

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...

Date: Wednesday 12 December
Where:
Hastings Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Twilight Christmas At the Races


Free
Te Awanga Organic Farmers Market

Te Awanga Organic Farmers Market

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

Date: Wednesday 12 December to Wednesday 27 February
Where:
Te Awanga Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Te Awanga Organic Farmers Market


Free
Christmas Preschool Storytime

Christmas Preschool Storytime

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

Date: Thursday 13 December
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Christmas Preschool Storytime


Free
Make Create Do Christmas Ornaments

Make Create Do Christmas Ornaments

Get into the Christmas spirit and make some Christmas crafts in our last Make Create Do of 2018. Suitable for ages 8-12. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Thursday 13 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Make Create Do Christmas Ornaments


Free
Teen MEH Post-Apocalyptic Life Skills - Knitting

Teen MEH Post-Apocalyptic Life Skills - Knitting

Drop in and learn how to knit! Make a scarf for yourself, to survive those cold zombie-filled night, or knit a woolly machete-cosy for your favourite zombie chopper. Otherwise you could probably knit something nice for someone for Christmas - your choice... Suitable for ages 13-18. We may...

Date: Friday 14 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Teen MEH Post-Apocalyptic Life Skills - Knitting


Free
Food Truck Fridays

Food Truck Fridays

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

Date: Friday 14 December to Friday 8 March
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Civic Choir Choral Concert - Handel's Messiah

Napier Civic Choir Choral Concert - Handel's Messiah

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...

Date: Friday 14 December to Sunday 16 December
Where:
St Paul's Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Civic Choir Choral Concert - Handel's Messiah


Four's Company Xmas With a Twist

Four's Company Xmas With a Twist

Prepare to be shaken and stirred with a glorious mix of traditional and modern Carols served by the talented singers of Four's Company Performance Choir.

Date: Friday 14 December
Where:
St Luke's Anglican Church, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Four's Company Xmas With a Twist


A DeadHill Scary Christmas

A DeadHill Scary Christmas

A DeadHill 'Scary Christmas' - It's a holiday nightmare like no other! Join Matron and the ghouls and scream yourself into another Christmas. Too old for presents? Treat your special someone to a night out with a real difference. Don't wanna go to a normal Work Xmas Party? Book your boss and...

Date: Friday 14 December
Where:
Napier Prison, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A DeadHill Scary Christmas


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Raiza Biza Live at the Common Room

Raiza Biza Live at the Common Room

Hamilton based Rwandan rapper Raiza Biza is back in Hawkes Bay for a new high energy live show this December 2018. Raiza has been relentless in his touring schedule this year. Since selling out his show at the Common Room in May, Raiza has rocked stages across China, Australia and New Zealand...

Date: Friday 14 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Raiza Biza Live at the Common Room


Free
Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market

The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 30 March
Where:
Queen Street Carpark, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market


Free
Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market

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

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 2 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Urban Farmers' Market


Free
Piece-Makers Market

Piece-Makers Market

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...

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
Hawthorne Coffee Roasters, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Piece-Makers Market


Free
Black Barn Growers' Market

Black Barn Growers' Market

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...

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 23 February
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Greatest Showman and Sleeping Beauty

The Greatest Showman and Sleeping Beauty

Briar Horrocks Studio of Dance presents “The Greatest Showman”. The story of P.T.Barnum and his circus, with it’s cast of infectious performers. Together they create show business. Bringing Clowns, Lions, Unicorns, Peacocks and Flowers together. P.T.Barnum, his wife and two daughters rise...

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Greatest Showman and Sleeping Beauty


Free
Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

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

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 9 February
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Summer Sessions


Free
Cox Partners Christmas At the Park

Cox Partners Christmas At the Park

Come and enjoy a celebration of Christmas at our free to enter family-friendly Christmas event - held for the first time at the HB Regional Sports Park in Hastings. This year features very special guest Geoff Sewell of Amici Forever and supporting artists Blue Saloon & Danica Bryant. Our...

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
Sports Park Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cox Partners Christmas At the Park


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Summer of Dove

Summer of Dove

2 Chefs, 6 winemakers, and 1 DJ at this unique event in Hawkes Bay. This will be an early starting, family style dinner with canopes to begin, mains and dessert paired along with these rare and fantastic wines. First course doors open at 5pm on Saturday 15th of December, 2018. Don't be...

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
Little Black Bird Eatery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Summer of Dove


Sue Nicholson - Christmas Show Special

Sue Nicholson - Christmas Show Special

The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Christmas special show with lots of giveaways and spot prizes. A prize is given for the best Christmas hat. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps...

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
Taradale RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sue Nicholson - Christmas Show Special


Napier Civic Choir Orchestral - Beethoven Beauties

Napier Civic Choir Orchestral - Beethoven Beauties

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...

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
St Pauls Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Civic Choir Orchestral - Beethoven Beauties


Trinity's Music Vespers for Christmas

Trinity's Music Vespers for Christmas

Trinity Methodist Church’s summer season of Music Vespers continues. This month's musicians are: Four's Company Performance Choir. The wonderful and talented people of Four's Company could not resist putting on a Christmas Concert. So come and enjoy a twilight-concert programme of ‘glorious...

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
Trinity Methodist Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Trinity's Music Vespers for Christmas


Four's Company Xmas With a Twist

Four's Company Xmas With a Twist

Prepare to be shaken and stirred with a glorious mix of traditional and modern Carols served by the talented singers of Four's Company Performance Choir.

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
Trinity Methodist Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Four's Company Xmas With a Twist


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Stretch By Request

Stretch By Request

For one night only, Stretch will play a special All Request Set... performing them solo or with guests. All proceeds raised from your koha entry will go to support Mental Health support services in Hawke's Bay! WIT / Whatever It Takes are an incredible organisation supporting so many in our...

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Stretch By Request


Fiesta of Lights

Fiesta of Lights

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

Date: Saturday 15 December to Sunday 6 January
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Fiesta of Lights


Free
Taradale Sunday Market

Taradale Sunday Market

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 23 December
Where:
Taradale RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Taradale Sunday Market


Free
Taradale RSA Sunday Market

Taradale RSA Sunday Market

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 23 December
Where:
Taradale RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Taradale RSA Sunday Market


Free
Bays Weekend Market

Bays Weekend Market

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 31 March
Where:
Sunday Market, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Bays Weekend Market


Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 3 March
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

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...

Date: Sunday 16 December
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing


The Sunday Sessions

The Sunday Sessions

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Rod McDonald Wines at Te Awanga Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Sunday Sessions


Free
Summer Sundaze

Summer Sundaze

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 31 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Summer Sundaze


Free
Hastings Library Preschool Storytime

Hastings Library Preschool Storytime

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...

Date: Sunday 16 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Library Preschool Storytime


A Christmas Cracker

A Christmas Cracker

Octavius invites you to take time out from the busy whirl of pre-Christmas shopping and socialising to sit back, relax and enjoy a concert of some of our favourite festive music. We'll sing a little bit of everything, from traditional carols to upbeat jazzy arrangements of popular Christmas...

Date: Sunday 16 December
Where:
All Saints Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Christmas Cracker


The ABBA Show

The ABBA Show

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...

Date: Sunday 16 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The ABBA Show


Mah Jong

Mah Jong

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

Date: Monday 17 December
Where:
Marewa Bowling Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Mah Jong


Free
Teen MEH Dungeons & Dragon

Teen MEH Dungeons & Dragon

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

Date: Monday 17 December to Monday 21 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Teen MEH Dungeons & Dragon


Free
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

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

Date: Monday 17 December to Monday 4 March
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Minecraft Club


7 Days Live

7 Days Live

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

Date: Monday 17 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 7 Days Live


Free
Wine Books and More

Wine Books and More

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...

Date: Tuesday 18 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Wine Books and More


Tattletale Saints Duo Tour

Tattletale Saints Duo Tour

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

Date: Tuesday 18 December
Where:
EastEnd Cafe & Bar, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tattletale Saints Duo Tour


Free
Christmas Card Craft

Christmas Card Craft

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

Date: Wednesday 19 December
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Christmas Card Craft


Free
Cuppa With a Cop

Cuppa With a Cop

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....

Date: Wednesday 19 December
Where:
Taradale Public Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cuppa With a Cop


Free
Christmas Preschool Storytime

Christmas Preschool Storytime

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

Date: Wednesday 19 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Christmas Preschool Storytime


Free
Christmas Preschool Storytime

Christmas Preschool Storytime

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

Date: Wednesday 19 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Christmas Preschool Storytime


Free
Newcomers Lunch Group Hawkes Bay Christmas Lunch

Newcomers Lunch Group Hawkes Bay Christmas Lunch

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

Date: Wednesday 19 December
Where:
Breakers Restaurant, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #2

Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #2

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...

Date: Wednesday 19 December
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #2


Free
Teen MEH Murder In the Library

Teen MEH Murder In the Library

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

Date: Wednesday 19 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Teen MEH Murder In the Library


Free
Make Create Do Scavenger Hunt!

Make Create Do Scavenger Hunt!

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

Date: Thursday 20 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Make Create Do Scavenger Hunt!


Free
Napier City Christmas Late Night

Napier City Christmas Late Night

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

Date: Thursday 20 December
Where:
Napier CBD, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier City Christmas Late Night


Free
Harcourts Hastings City Christmas Stocking Stuffer Market

Harcourts Hastings City Christmas Stocking Stuffer Market

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

Date: Thursday 20 December
Where:
Hastings City Centre Square, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Late Night At the Museum

Late Night At the Museum

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

Date: Thursday 20 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Late Night At the Museum


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Comfortably Numb New Zealand’S Premiere Pink Floyd Tribute

Comfortably Numb New Zealand’S Premiere Pink Floyd Tribute

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

Date: Thursday 20 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Comfortably Numb New Zealand’S Premiere Pink Floyd Tribute


Free
Teen MEH Poetry Slam!

Teen MEH Poetry Slam!

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

Date: Friday 21 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Teen MEH Poetry Slam!


Free
Christmas Films

Christmas Films

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

Date: Friday 21 December
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Christmas Films


Urban Christmas Bash

Urban Christmas Bash

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

Date: Friday 21 December
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Family Event: Christmas Walk Thru

Family Event: Christmas Walk Thru

What happened that very First Christmas? Come along and be right there as the world famous Story unfolds. With live actors, puppets and music it’s an event for the whole family.

Date: Friday 21 December
Where:
Hastings Baptist Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Merry Folkn' Christmas

Merry Folkn' Christmas

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

Date: Friday 21 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Christmas Sunday Storytime

Christmas Sunday Storytime

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

Date: Sunday 23 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Carols In Cornwall Park

Carols In Cornwall Park

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

Date: Sunday 23 December
Where:
Cornwall Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Makersapce - Upcycled Christmas Cards

Makersapce - Upcycled Christmas Cards

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

Date: Monday 24 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Boxing Day Festival 2018

Boxing Day Festival 2018

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

Date: Wednesday 26 December
Where:
Cape Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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DinoFest Hawkes Bay

DinoFest Hawkes Bay

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

Date: Thursday 27 December to Monday 31 December
Where:
Park Island, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

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

Date: Thursday 27 December to Sunday 6 January
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sunday Suppers

Sunday Suppers

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

Date: Friday 28 December to Thursday 28 February
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sons of Zion & Tomorrow People & More

Sons of Zion & Tomorrow People & More



Date: Friday 28 December
Where:
Bev Ridges on York, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Trance Day Out at The Abbey

Trance Day Out at The Abbey

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

Date: Saturday 29 December
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Ossian Street Vintage Market

The Ossian Street Vintage Market

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

Date: Sunday 30 December
Where:
F.G Smith Eatery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jazz in the Vines at The Abbey

Jazz in the Vines at The Abbey

What better than some Jazz music in the midst of the vines in Summer. The awesome Jazz trio "TBA" take the stage at Abbey Winery & Brewery. Artists to be announced shortly. No BYO, as licensed premises. Piku Japanese Food Truck. Tip Top Ice Creams. Abbey Cellars Wines - Riesling, Rose,...

Date: Sunday 30 December
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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New Years Eve Party

New Years Eve Party

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

Date: Monday 31 December
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NYE Masquerade Ball

NYE Masquerade Ball

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

Date: Monday 31 December
Where:
Taradale Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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 real...

Date: Monday 31 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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January 2019

Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights

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

Date: Tuesday 11 December to Thursday 31 January
Where:
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Interislander Summer Festival - Hastings Races

Interislander Summer Festival - Hastings Races

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

Date: Tuesday 1 January
Where:
Hastings Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Te Awanga Organic Farmers Market

Te Awanga Organic Farmers Market

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

Date: Wednesday 12 December to Wednesday 27 February
Where:
Te Awanga Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

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

Date: Thursday 27 December to Sunday 6 January
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
CAN Christmas Art and Craft Market

CAN Christmas Art and Craft Market

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

Date: Tuesday 11 December to Thursday 10 January
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - BDO Flying Lap

Summer Cycling Carnival - BDO Flying Lap

Get a taste of being a pro cyclist and ride one lap of the Elite time trial course. This 20km time trial is a great test for those keen and fit or a comfortable ride for the recreational cyclist. Course starts and ends at Church Road Winery. Entry is limited to a maximum of 30 riders. To...

Date: Friday 4 January
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Vantage Elite Road National Championships - BDO Time Trials

Vantage Elite Road National Championships - BDO Time Trials

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

Date: Friday 4 January
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Unplugged Gaming

Unplugged Gaming

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

Date: Friday 4 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Globetrotter Films

Globetrotter Films

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

Date: Friday 4 January
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Food Truck Fridays

Food Truck Fridays

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

Date: Friday 14 December to Friday 8 March
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Night Fiesta

Napier Night Fiesta

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

Date: Friday 4 January to Friday 1 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - The Cycle Chic Film Tour

Summer Cycling Carnival - The Cycle Chic Film Tour

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

Date: Friday 4 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Fraser Mack

Fraser Mack

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

Date: Friday 4 January to Friday 1 March
Where:
Crab Farm Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market

The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 30 March
Where:
Queen Street Carpark, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market

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

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 2 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Black Barn Growers' Market

Black Barn Growers' Market

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...

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 23 February
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Tineli Gran Fondo Ride

Summer Cycling Carnival - Tineli Gran Fondo Ride

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

Date: Saturday 5 January
Where:
Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Vantage Elite Road National Championships - Women & U23 Race

Vantage Elite Road National Championships - Women & U23 Race

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

Date: Saturday 5 January
Where:
Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Vantage Elite Road National Championships - Women & U23 Race


Free
Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

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

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 9 February
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Hotel Transylvania 3

Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Hotel Transylvania 3

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

Date: Saturday 5 January
Where:
Bay Skate, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Hotel Transylvania 3


Free
Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

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

Date: Saturday 5 January to Saturday 2 March
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Mack At the Paisley

Mack At the Paisley

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

Date: Saturday 5 January
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Grease

Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Grease

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

Date: Saturday 5 January
Where:
Bay Skate, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Grease


Free
Bays Weekend Market

Bays Weekend Market

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 31 March
Where:
Sunday Market, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Vantage Elite Road National Championships - Men & U23 Race

Vantage Elite Road National Championships - Men & U23 Race

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

Date: Sunday 6 January
Where:
Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Vantage Elite Road National Championships - Men & U23 Race


Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 3 March
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sundaze with The Puketapu

Sundaze with The Puketapu

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...

Date: Sunday 6 January to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Sacred Hill Cellar Door, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer to Autumn with Fraser Mack

Summer to Autumn with Fraser Mack

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

Date: Sunday 6 January to Saturday 30 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Opal Ocean NZ Tour

Opal Ocean NZ Tour

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

Date: Sunday 6 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Fiesta of Lights

Fiesta of Lights

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

Date: Saturday 15 December to Sunday 6 January
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer Sundaze

Summer Sundaze

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 31 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Summer Sundaze


Free
Teen Meh Escape Room

Teen Meh Escape Room

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

Date: Monday 7 January
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Teen MEH Dungeons & Dragon

Teen MEH Dungeons & Dragon

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

Date: Monday 17 December to Monday 21 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

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

Date: Monday 17 December to Monday 4 March
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Nerf Wars

Nerf Wars

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

Date: Monday 7 January
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Bay Espresso Winery Fun Ride

Summer Cycling Carnival - Bay Espresso Winery Fun Ride

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

Date: Tuesday 8 January
Where:
Clive War Memorial Swimming Pool, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Lego Legends

Lego Legends

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

Date: Tuesday 8 January
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Teen MEH Pizza & Karaoke Night

Teen MEH Pizza & Karaoke Night

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

Date: Tuesday 8 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hour of Code

Hour of Code

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

Date: Wednesday 9 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
BNZ Botanic Beats

BNZ Botanic Beats

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

Date: Wednesday 9 January
Where:
Napier Botanical Gardens, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ocean Inspired Crafts

Ocean Inspired Crafts

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

Date: Thursday 10 January
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ Singing School Classics In the Village

NZ Singing School Classics In the Village

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

Date: Thursday 10 January
Where:
Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Update: Also joining the two big hitters are Californian rock legends Jefferson Starship. This phenomenal group remain dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jeffersonian legacy—going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the...

Date: Thursday 10 January
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Lost In Space

Lost In Space

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

Date: Friday 11 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - iWay Family Fun Ride

Summer Cycling Carnival - iWay Family Fun Ride

Get your family and friends together and come and ride the 1.1km Criterium circuit down the iconic Marine Parade. The road will be closed, so it will be safe for all ages to ride. Dress up your bike or come in your lycra - whatever you want to wear goes. There will be spot prizes and some...

Date: Friday 11 January
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer Cycling Carnival-Avanti Dress Your Bike Competition

Summer Cycling Carnival-Avanti Dress Your Bike Competition

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

Date: Friday 11 January
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Summer Cycling Carnival - Black Barn Vineyards Criterium

Summer Cycling Carnival - Black Barn Vineyards Criterium

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

Date: Friday 11 January
Where:
Marine Parade Domain, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Teen MEH Nerf Wars

Teen MEH Nerf Wars

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

Date: Friday 11 January
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ Singing School Classics

NZ Singing School Classics

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

Date: Friday 11 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Narcs Not Over Summer Tour NZ 2019

The Narcs Not Over Summer Tour NZ 2019

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

Date: Friday 11 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Elsthorpe Sports

Elsthorpe Sports



Date: Saturday 12 January
Where:
Elsthorpe Sports Grounds, Otane, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Another Day In Taradise

Another Day In Taradise

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...

Date: Saturday 12 January
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - The BFG

Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - The BFG

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

Date: Saturday 12 January
Where:
Bay Skate, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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2019 NZ Singing School Showcase

2019 NZ Singing School Showcase

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

Date: Saturday 12 January
Where:
Tabard Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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My Baby - Mounaiki Release Tour

My Baby - Mounaiki Release Tour

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

Date: Saturday 12 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season: The Shawshank Redemption

Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season: The Shawshank Redemption

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

Date: Saturday 12 January
Where:
Bay Skate, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Church Road Live - Summer Sessions

Church Road Live - Summer Sessions

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

Date: Sunday 13 January
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Puketapu Sunday Sessions With Fraser Mack

Puketapu Sunday Sessions With Fraser Mack

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

Date: Sunday 13 January
Where:
The Puketapu, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Binary Jewellery

Binary Jewellery

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

Date: Monday 14 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ Singing School Gala Performance and Prize Giving

NZ Singing School Gala Performance and Prize Giving

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

Date: Monday 14 January
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Potion Making

Potion Making

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

Date: Tuesday 15 January
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Space Inspired Crafts

Space Inspired Crafts

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

Date: Wednesday 16 January
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Keeping It Local

Keeping It Local

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

Date: Wednesday 16 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Underwater Movies

Underwater Movies

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

Date: Thursday 17 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Teen MEH Post-Apocalyptic Life Skallis - Candle Making

Teen MEH Post-Apocalyptic Life Skallis - Candle Making

Come and learn how to make your own candles. Suitable for ages 13-18. Limited places - first in, first served. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Friday 18 January
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bowie Tribute Four. AB4

Bowie Tribute Four. AB4

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

Date: Friday 18 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2019

Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2019

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

Date: Saturday 19 January
Where:
Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Lady Killers

The Lady Killers

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

Date: Saturday 19 January
Where:
River Park Event Centre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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PPV Growing Opera Stars

PPV Growing Opera Stars

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

Date: Saturday 19 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones Experience

Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones Experience

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

Date: Saturday 19 January
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 3

Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 3

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...

Date: Sunday 20 January
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Sunday Sessions

The Sunday Sessions

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Rod McDonald Wines at Te Awanga Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Ivy Blue: The Blue Moons Tour 2019

Ivy Blue: The Blue Moons Tour 2019

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

Date: Sunday 20 January
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Blackcaps v India - 1st ODI

Blackcaps v India - 1st ODI

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...

Date: Wednesday 23 January
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #3

Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #3

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...

Date: Wednesday 23 January
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Teen MEH - Library Lock-in

Teen MEH - Library Lock-in

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

Date: Wednesday 23 January
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Julian Temple Band

Julian Temple Band

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

Date: Wednesday 23 January
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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White Ferns v India - 1st ODI

White Ferns v India - 1st ODI

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...

Date: Thursday 24 January
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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UB40 ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey

UB40 ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey

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...

Date: Friday 25 January
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Saturday 26 January
Where:
Bay Skate, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim

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

Date: Saturday 26 January
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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the Deep Purple Project

the Deep Purple Project

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

Date: Saturday 26 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Dirty Dancing

Mitre 10 MEGA Outdoor Movie Season - Dirty Dancing

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

Date: Saturday 26 January
Where:
Bay Skate, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sunday Suppers

Sunday Suppers

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

Date: Friday 28 December to Thursday 28 February
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale

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

Date: Wednesday 30 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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February 2019

Free
Food Truck Fridays

Food Truck Fridays

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

Date: Friday 14 December to Friday 8 March
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Fraser Mack

Fraser Mack

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

Date: Friday 4 January to Friday 1 March
Where:
Crab Farm Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market

The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 30 March
Where:
Queen Street Carpark, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market

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

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 2 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Black Barn Growers' Market

Black Barn Growers' Market

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...

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 23 February
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
2019 Women's World Golf Croquet Championship

2019 Women's World Golf Croquet Championship

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

Date: Saturday 2 February to Saturday 9 February
Where:
Heretaunga Croquet Club (formerly Te Mata), Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

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

Date: Saturday 5 January to Saturday 2 March
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mako Road – Local Safari NZ Tour

Mako Road – Local Safari NZ Tour

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

Date: Saturday 2 February
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Bays Weekend Market

Bays Weekend Market

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 31 March
Where:
Sunday Market, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 3 March
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sundaze with The Puketapu

Sundaze with The Puketapu

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...

Date: Sunday 6 January to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Sacred Hill Cellar Door, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer Sundaze

Summer Sundaze

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 31 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

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

Date: Monday 17 December to Monday 4 March
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Black Barn Waitangi Day Growers' Market

Black Barn Waitangi Day Growers' Market

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

Date: Wednesday 6 February
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mission Estate Concert featuring Phil Collins: SOLD OUT

Mission Estate Concert featuring Phil Collins: SOLD OUT

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

Date: Wednesday 6 February
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Te Awanga Organic Farmers Market

Te Awanga Organic Farmers Market

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

Date: Wednesday 12 December to Wednesday 27 February
Where:
Te Awanga Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Night Fiesta

Napier Night Fiesta

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

Date: Friday 4 January to Friday 1 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bowie Tribute Four. AB4

Bowie Tribute Four. AB4

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

Date: Friday 8 February
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

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

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 9 February
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Frank Burkitt Band

The Frank Burkitt Band

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

Date: Saturday 9 February
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Frank Burkitt Band

The Frank Burkitt Band

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

Date: Sunday 10 February
Where:
Rumpy, Otane, Central Hawke's Bay

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Festival Opera - La Traviata - ADF19

Festival Opera - La Traviata - ADF19

Violetta Valery is a glamorous Parisian courtesan and a prized beauty. But all beauty fades, and knowing this, Violetta fights to protect the one pure thing in her life that could never die. As her suffering intensifies she is forced to live with the pain of her decision. She is one of...

Date: Tuesday 12 February to Monday 18 February
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Powhiri - ADF19

Powhiri - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Vintage Camera Rally & Exhibition - ADF19

Vintage Camera Rally & Exhibition - ADF19

Visitors to Napier take hundreds of photographs of our famous Art Deco buildings and glamorous events - but imagine having only eight photographs on a roll of film - or having to wait weeks to see your pictures? During the Art Deco Festival not all photos taken will be digital! Photographers...

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Paint the Poster - ADF19

Paint the Poster - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Par 2 Mini Golf - ADF19

Par 2 Mini Golf - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Par2 MiniGolf, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Art Deco Vintage Car Tours - ADF19

Art Deco Vintage Car Tours - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Louis Hay set up his architectural practice in the beautiful seaside town of Napier. There he stamped his mark with a range of buildings, embracing current international architectural innovations, particularly assimilating the modernist style of American Frank Lloyd Wright. After the...

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Walk the Line - ADF19

Walk the Line - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Prison, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Art Deco Walk of the Hastings CBD - ADF19

Art Deco Walk of the Hastings CBD - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
Hastings iSite, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Fashion Retailers Walking Tour - ADF19

Fashion Retailers Walking Tour - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Friday 15 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Port O Call Deco High Tea - ADF19

Port O Call Deco High Tea - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Holt Planetarium, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier City Centre Earthquake Tour - ADF19

Napier City Centre Earthquake Tour - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Friday 15 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Deco Bus Tour - ADF19

Deco Bus Tour - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
DIY Fashion Photo Booths - ADF19

DIY Fashion Photo Booths - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Grand Deluxe Tour of Hastings Art Deco - ADF19

The Grand Deluxe Tour of Hastings Art Deco - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Thursday 14 February
Where:
Hastings iSite, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Blackcaps v Bangladesh - 1st ODI

Blackcaps v Bangladesh - 1st ODI

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...

Date: Wednesday 13 February
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Commemorative Lecture - ADF19

1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Commemorative Lecture - ADF19

Shaky Times - The Christchurch earthquakes. Over an 18 month period between 2010 and 2011 there were 4 major earthquakes in Christchurch and over 12,000 aftershocks. As a result some people developed mental health disorders, some reported subsyndromal problems, some post-traumatic growth but...

Date: Wednesday 13 February
Where:
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Caruso Cuisine - ADF19

Caruso Cuisine - ADF19

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

Date: Wednesday 13 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
Greek National Cafe, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Big bands and swing music dominated the musical sounds of the Art Deco era, and many influential writers and performers surfaced during this time. This concert with the HB Jazz Club Big Band will take you back to the hits of Basie, Miller, Sinatra, Ellington, Porter, Simone and many more....

Date: Wednesday 13 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Walking Tours of the Art Deco Quarter - ADF19

Walking Tours of the Art Deco Quarter - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Deep in the Art of Deco - ADF19

Deep in the Art of Deco - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Friday 15 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Junior Gatsby Picnic - ADF19

Junior Gatsby Picnic - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier's Marine Parade 1957 to 2017 - ADF19

Napier's Marine Parade 1957 to 2017 - ADF19

Following on from his outstanding 2018 talk about Post 1931 Marine Parade, renowned Art Deco historian Michael Fowler will explore the developments since 1957 on the Parade and reveal how one of its Art Deco treasures was nearly demolished. Michael’s 50 minute talk will discuss how after the...

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Art Deco Homes Tour - ADF19

Art Deco Homes Tour - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Club Tour and Tea - ADF19

Club Tour and Tea - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
Hawke's Bay Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Antique Fair - ADF19

Antique Fair - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Asher Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Marewa Meander - ADF19

Marewa Meander - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Friday 15 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Madness In the Mall - Art Deco Clothing Market - ADF19

Madness In the Mall - Art Deco Clothing Market - ADF19

If you are ‘doing Deco’ this year then don’t miss this fabulous market in the Hastings City Mall. There’ll be no excuse not to get totally ‘togged up’ for the big festival’s events – there will be masses of really affordable, authentic clothing, shoes, and accessory stalls...

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
Hastings City Mall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Harcourts Hastings City Madness in the Mall Art Deco Market

Harcourts Hastings City Madness in the Mall Art Deco Market

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

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
Hastings City Centre Square, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Exhibition Guided Tour - ADF19

1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Exhibition Guided Tour - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Great High Tea of 1922 - ADF19

The Great High Tea of 1922 - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
Mangapapa Hotel, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Mimi (Ginger Rogers) wants a divorce. She hires a lawyer who devises a plan involving an extramarital affair at an English seaside hotel. But Mimi didn’t expect dashing dancer Guy (Fred Astaire) to enter the picture. What follows is a romantic comedy of errors featuring stunning musical...

Date: Thursday 14 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Globe Theatrette, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Argentine Tango Class - ADF19

Argentine Tango Class - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Hawkes Bay Latin Dance Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
R18
Deco City Beer Tent - ADF19

Deco City Beer Tent - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Deco City Beer Tent, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings Art Deco Fashion Flaunt - ADF19

Hastings Art Deco Fashion Flaunt - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
Hastings City Mall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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At the Pictures - Topper (PG, 1937) ADF19

At the Pictures - Topper (PG, 1937) ADF19

After a car crash, carefree and glamorous couple George (Cary Grant) and Marion (Constance Bennett) find themselves deceased. Confined to an existence as ghosts, they need to do a good deed in order to get into heaven. Who better to haunt than their old, stuffy friend Cosmo Topper (Roland...

Date: Thursday 14 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Globe Theatrette, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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This Is Not A Valentines Party - ADF19

This Is Not A Valentines Party - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
The Old Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sunday at Ira's - ADF19

Sunday at Ira's - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
Tabard Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Casino Saloon at the Urban Winery - ADF19

Casino Saloon at the Urban Winery - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Indigo Speakeasy Whiskey Club - ADF19

Indigo Speakeasy Whiskey Club - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
Hawkes Bay Latin Dance Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Masquerade Ball - ADF19

Masquerade Ball - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
Napier Conference Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Repertory Players - Arsenic and Old Lace - ADF19

Repertory Players - Arsenic and Old Lace - ADF19

A zany murder comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Directed by: Jonathan Smith Corpses in the cellar, clueless cops, sweet old ladies, crazy brothers, mercy killings, elderberry wine and thwarted romance provide us with just the right ingredients for our Art Deco offering. This is a three act...

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Soothe Me - Debbie Harwood In Concert - ADF19

Soothe Me - Debbie Harwood In Concert - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Repertory Players - Ghost Train - ADF18

Repertory Players - Ghost Train - ADF18

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Leisurely Lounging - ADF19

Leisurely Lounging - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
Hawke's Bay Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Late Night Jazz Club at the Cabana - ADF19

Late Night Jazz Club at the Cabana - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Down Argentine Way - Tango Milonga - ADF19

Down Argentine Way - Tango Milonga - ADF19

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

Date: Thursday 14 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
Hawkes Bay Latin Dance Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Brunch with Style at the County Hotel - ADF19

Brunch with Style at the County Hotel - ADF19

Revel in the delights of a gourmet brunch. Break all the rules and enjoy “French bubbles with brunch” to celebrate the start of your Deco day. Enjoyed with exceptional service matched with Art Deco fun and frivolity.

Date: Friday 15 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
The County Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Plus Fore Golf Tournament - ADF19

Plus Fore Golf Tournament - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Napier Golf Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Art Deco Magnum Walk - ADF19

Art Deco Magnum Walk - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Festival Style Hub - ADF19

Festival Style Hub - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

From practical to playful and romantic to racy, this talk covers both staid foundation garments and fanciful boudoir wear. Ever wondered just how you rolled your stockings down or what put the snap in your garters? Join social historian and vintage clothing collector Inger Sheil as we take a...

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Country Homestead Tour - ADF19

Country Homestead Tour - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Huge Deco Sale - ADF19

Huge Deco Sale - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Pacific Surf Lifesaving Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tea With the Stars - ADF19

Tea With the Stars - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Holt Planetarium, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Historic Homes Tour - ADF19

Historic Homes Tour - ADF19

This is a festival exclusive tour where you will visit some of Napier’s early homes. On this 2 hour tour, you will hear the fascinating stories of their origins along with viewing some exquisite interiors.

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Glamour After Dark - ADF19

Glamour After Dark - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Napier Public Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Vintage Dance Lessons - ADF19

Vintage Dance Lessons - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
St Patricks Catholic Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Fashionably Lunching - ADF19

Fashionably Lunching - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Festival Marquee, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tremains Hastings City Hamper Auction - ADF19

Tremains Hastings City Hamper Auction - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Hastings City Mall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Navy Band In Concert

The Navy Band In Concert

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Harbour Views Coach and Walking Tour - ADF19

Harbour Views Coach and Walking Tour - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Railcar Shuttle and a Guided Walk of Hastings CBD - ADF19

Railcar Shuttle and a Guided Walk of Hastings CBD - ADF19

Take a Railcar shuttle to Hastings to join Hawke's Bay historian and author Michael Fowler for a guided Art Deco tour around the Hastings CBD. During this tour you will view striking examples of Art Deco, Spanish Mission, and Stripped Classical buildings that Hastings built before and after...

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Napier Railway Station, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Napier) - ADF19

Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Napier) - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Railway Station, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Waipukurau) - ADF19

Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Waipukurau) - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Waipukurau Station, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Fashion Speaker Series - Deco On a Dime ADF19

Fashion Speaker Series - Deco On a Dime ADF19

How to get a Champagne Wardrobe on a Cider Budget! Local legends, deco aficionados and op shopping queens Leigh Gillard and Judy Barnes will present this talk on how to develop a fabulous deco wardrobe without spending the family silver on it. With tips on sewing, secondhand shopping and doing...

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Napier Conference Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Miss Jean Batten - ADF19

Miss Jean Batten - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Alfresco Munch - ADF19

Alfresco Munch - ADF19

A wonderful opportunity to be hosted at the elegant Hawke’s Bay Club where you will enjoy a delectable alfresco meal on the veranda overlooking the busy seafront promenade below. Cash bar available.

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
Hawke's Bay Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Twistin' the Swing - ADF19

Twistin' the Swing - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Ahuriri Dinner Express - ADF19

Ahuriri Dinner Express - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Napier Railway Station, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Caged Birds - ADF19

Caged Birds - ADF19

Matron's favourites are uncaged and unhinged during this cocktail party with a difference. Be entertained as you encounter the saucy underbelly of the Warden's speakeasy.

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Prison, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gangsters and Flappers - ADF19

Gangsters and Flappers - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
The Old Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Charleston at Brookers - ADF19

Charleston at Brookers - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sileni Estates Festival Opening - ADF19

Sileni Estates Festival Opening - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Depression Dinner - ADF19

Depression Dinner - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Tom Parker Fountain, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Twisting The Swing

Twisting The Swing

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Memorial Flying Displays - ADF19

Memorial Flying Displays - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Beach Banquet - ADF19

Beach Banquet - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Marine Parade Gardens, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ceremonial Sunset - ADF19

Ceremonial Sunset - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Friday Night with the Stars - ADF19

Friday Night with the Stars - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Prohibition Party - ADF19

Prohibition Party - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
Daily Telegraph Building, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Haven't a Clue - Presented by Kabarett - ADF19

Haven't a Clue - Presented by Kabarett - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Skybeam - ADF19

Skybeam - ADF19

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

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gatsby Jazz Breakfast - ADF19

Gatsby Jazz Breakfast - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Marine Parade Gardens, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Port Ocean Swim 2019

Napier Port Ocean Swim 2019

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Ahuriri Beach, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Urban Farmer's Market - ADF19

Napier Urban Farmer's Market - ADF19

Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke’s Bay shopping experience, including freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the delicious local produce you need. Enjoy some of the best produce from around Hawke’s Bay available right in the centre...

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Fashion Speaker Series - Stitched Up In Deco ADF19

Fashion Speaker Series - Stitched Up In Deco ADF19

Vintage fashion designer and seamstress Tamsin Smith will take you on a journey through the playful fashions of the 20s and 30s. From fashion plate to finished dress, this talk will focus on re-creating garments of the era using creative pattern making and sewing techniques. Be inspired to make...

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Conference Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Art Deco Explorer For Children - ADF19

Art Deco Explorer For Children - ADF19

Kids, bring your parents along and join a local guide who’ll take you exploring through Napier on a fun discovery trail! Armed with a jam packed activity book, you will tour Napier, solving puzzles and having fun learning about Napier’s history along the way. Please bring an adult with...

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Bicycle Belles - ADF19

Bicycle Belles - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Veronica Sunbay Memorial, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Deco Dawdle Tour - ADF19

Deco Dawdle Tour - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Pop-up Weddings

Hawke's Bay Pop-up Weddings

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Duart House, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Knitting has a long history but its popularity was greatly increased in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Local vintage knitting enthusiast Denise Gore will be presenting a talk about hand knitting during the period. Numbers are limited. To RSVP please contact the Napier Library on 06 834 4180 or at...

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Public Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Deco Kids Club - ADF19

Deco Kids Club - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Deco Kids Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Death by Chocolate - ADF19

Death by Chocolate - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Dunstall's Funeral Services, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Flying Down to Deco - ADF19

Flying Down to Deco - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Hawkes Bay Airport, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Traction Trundle - ADF19

Traction Trundle - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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DC-3 Scenic Flights - ADF19

DC-3 Scenic Flights - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Hawkes Bay Airport, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Born to Move Deco Dancers Showcase - ADF19

Born to Move Deco Dancers Showcase - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Junior Charleston Dance Lessons - ADF19

Junior Charleston Dance Lessons - ADF19

Get down to the Deco Kids Club for free Charleston dance lessons. Perfect for the little ones who want to learn how to be full time fella’s and dames during the Festival.

Date: Saturday 16 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Deco Kids Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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C-Food and Cigars - ADF19

C-Food and Cigars - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
The Old Tobacco Factory, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Vintage Car Parade - ADF19

Vintage Car Parade - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Railcar Ride and Afternoon Tea at Waipukurau - ADF19

Railcar Ride and Afternoon Tea at Waipukurau - ADF19

Experience the Hawke’s Bay countryside on board the railcar to Waipukurau for afternoon tea at Latitude 40° South. Departs Napier Station, Munroe St, behind Senior Citizens building at 1.00pm, and arrives back in Napier at approximately 5.00pm.

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Railway Station, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer to Autumn with Fraser Mack

Summer to Autumn with Fraser Mack

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

Date: Sunday 6 January to Saturday 30 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Soundshell Show and Shine - ADF19

Soundshell Show and Shine - ADF19

View the wonderful array of vintage cars on display as marvellous music surrounds you.

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Once Were Wild Ones - ADF19

Once Were Wild Ones - ADF19

Listen to the thunderous roar of these 20s and 30s vintage motorcycles as they parade their magnificent machines behind the Vintage Car Parade. Then get up close and personal with them as they show off their shiny chrome outside the Art Deco Masonic Hotel.

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Saturday 16 February to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier i-SITE, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Radio Play and High Tea - ADF19

Radio Play and High Tea - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Marine Parade Gardens, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Fashion Speaker Series - Elegance by Design ADF19

Fashion Speaker Series - Elegance by Design ADF19

Creating your Deco Capsule Wardrobe. Stuck for what to wear during Deco or need a little style inspiration? Join Director of The Metropolitan Club, Rose Jackson, for a fun and informative discussion on how to create your perfect Art Deco capsule wardrobe. Filled with practical tips, simple...

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Conference Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Art Deco Apple Pie Contest - ADF19

Art Deco Apple Pie Contest - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Deco Spontane - ADF19

Deco Spontane - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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New Zealand Male Choir - ADF19

New Zealand Male Choir - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Art Deco Fashion On the Foreshore

Art Deco Fashion On the Foreshore

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Little Party Never Killed Nobody - ADF19

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody - ADF19

Featuring the Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers. There is only one way to have a party and that is with the Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers. Delivering the most scintillating swing, the most dapper Dixieland and the nastiest ole New Orleans sound to be found outside of a speakeasy....

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
The Old Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Swing's the Thing at Brookers - ADF19

Swing's the Thing at Brookers - ADF19

Be ready for a night of dance. Buses will collect you from the Municipal Theatre in Napier. On arrival at Brookfields, you will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles and dinner will be a set menu (breads, mains and dessert). Cash bar available. The Kawekas will keep you dancing until the...

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Great Gatsby Party - ADF19

Great Gatsby Party - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Saturday Night At the Shell - ADF19

Saturday Night At the Shell - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Not Too Serious Sing Along - ADF19

Not Too Serious Sing Along - ADF19

The 1930s boasted many of the greatest composers of all time - Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Rodgers – and now’s your chance to have a fun sing along while enjoying a good old fashioned dinner and pudding. Entertainers will lead the songs as you join in with song sheets provided. Bring your...

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Silver Slipper Ball - ADF19

Silver Slipper Ball - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Conference Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bootleggers On the Beach - ADF19

Bootleggers On the Beach - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Festival Marquee, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Royal New Zealand Navy Concert at the Sound Shell - ADF19

Royal New Zealand Navy Concert at the Sound Shell - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Death by Chocolate - Dessert - ADF19

Death by Chocolate - Dessert - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Dunstall's Funeral Services, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Late Night Libation - ADF19

Late Night Libation - ADF19

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

Date: Saturday 16 February
Where:
Hawke's Bay Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Thank God for The Navy Commemorative Breakfast - ADF19

Thank God for The Navy Commemorative Breakfast - ADF19

This is a commemorative breakfast that recognises the special historical connection between the Navy and the Mission. Join our special guests, defence attaché, officers and ships company from the Royal New Zealand Navy and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and the company of uniformed officers at each...

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Market Street Fair - ADF19

Market Street Fair - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Market Street, Napier, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Deco Dog Parade - ADF19

Deco Dog Parade - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Railcar Ride to Sunday Otane Market - ADF19

Railcar Ride to Sunday Otane Market - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Railway Station, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Book Fair

Book Fair

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Boys' High School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
St Patrick's Catholic Church Service - ADF19

St Patrick's Catholic Church Service - ADF19

Put on your Deco Sunday Best and come to one of the Napier Inner-City Covenanted Churches; who have celebrated an ecumenical relationship for over 30 years. A celebration of an Art Deco themed Mass, with a Gatsby Morning Tea to follow.

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
St Patricks Catholic Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Trinity Methodist Church Service - ADF19

Trinity Methodist Church Service - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Trinity Methodist Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Waiapu Anglican Cathedral of St John Service - ADF19

Waiapu Anglican Cathedral of St John Service - ADF19

Put on your Deco Sunday Best and come to one of the Napier Inner-City Covenanted Churches; who have celebrated an ecumenical relationship for over 30 years. A special Choral Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir.

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Otane) - ADF19

Vintage Railcar RM31 Shuttles (Otane) - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Otane Train Station, Otane, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Soap Box Derby - ADF19

Soap Box Derby - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Art Deco Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
St Paul's Presbyterian Church Service - ADF19

St Paul's Presbyterian Church Service - ADF19

Put on your Deco Sunday Best and come to one of the Napier Inner-City Covenanted Churches; who have celebrated an ecumenical relationship for over 30 years. Deco dress and lusty singing encouraged.

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
St Paul's Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Concord Strings - ADF19

Concord Strings - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Veronica Bell Parade - ADF19

Veronica Bell Parade - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Veronica Sunbay Memorial, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Art Deco Movie Marathon

Art Deco Movie Marathon

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Deco Sundaze at Sacred Hill - ADF19

Deco Sundaze at Sacred Hill - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Sacred Hill Cellar Door, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Sunday Sessions

The Sunday Sessions

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 17 February
Where:
Rod McDonald Wines at Te Awanga Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Host a Naval Guest to The Gatsby Picnic - ADF19

Host a Naval Guest to The Gatsby Picnic - ADF19

Help us show our friends at the Royal New Zealand Navy how great the Hawkes Bay hospitality is, by hosting an officer or a ship company member during the Gatsby Picnic celebration. To register your interest please email festival@artdeconapier.com. Gathering point to meet your RNZN guest...

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Conference Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Gatsby Picnic - ADF19

Gatsby Picnic - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Marine Parade Domain, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gatsby Picnic VIP Lunch - ADF19

Gatsby Picnic VIP Lunch - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Festival Marquee, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Here's Looking at You Kid - ADF19

Here's Looking at You Kid - ADF19

Classic movies on our big screens. A comfortable afternoon to enjoy with friends while relaxing to some absolute movie classics. 12.00pm - Gone with the Wind 4.00pm - Casablanca 6.00pm - The Great Gatsby

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Art Deco Best Dressed Contest - ADF19

Art Deco Best Dressed Contest - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Napier Soundshell, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Dry Boat Racing - ADF19

Dry Boat Racing - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Tom Parker Fountain, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
A Swing and A Prayer Service - ADF19

A Swing and A Prayer Service - ADF19

We remember those affected by the 1931 earthquake and give thanks for those who contributed to the resurrection of the cathedral and the city. A service of readings and prayers, hymns and music reflecting the era. Doors open at 4:15pm.

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Deco Best Bits - ADF19

Deco Best Bits - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Festival Marquee, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cheerio to Deco - ADF19

Cheerio to Deco - ADF19

Say a final hurrah to the wonderful Festival with friends at the Hawke’s Bay Club. Enjoy a light meal overlooking Napier’s seafront promenade. Entertainment included.

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Hawke's Bay Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jazz Vespers - ADF19

Jazz Vespers - ADF19

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Trinity Methodist Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hiboux Migrations North Island Tour 2019

Hiboux Migrations North Island Tour 2019

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

Date: Sunday 17 February
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #4

Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #4

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...

Date: Wednesday 20 February
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood

Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood

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

Date: Wednesday 20 February
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood - On the Road

Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood - On the Road

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

Date: Thursday 21 February
Where:
The Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams

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

Date: Saturday 23 February
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 4

Shed 2 Triathlon Series Race # 4

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...

Date: Sunday 24 February
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Puketapu Auction and Fair

Puketapu Auction and Fair

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

Date: Sunday 24 February
Where:
Puketapu Lake, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Church Road Live - Summer Sessions

Church Road Live - Summer Sessions

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

Date: Sunday 24 February
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sunday Suppers

Sunday Suppers

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

Date: Friday 28 December to Thursday 28 February
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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March 2019

Free
Food Truck Fridays

Food Truck Fridays

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

Date: Friday 14 December to Friday 8 March
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Night Fiesta

Napier Night Fiesta

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

Date: Friday 4 January to Friday 1 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Fraser Mack

Fraser Mack

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

Date: Friday 4 January to Friday 1 March
Where:
Crab Farm Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The U2 Show - Achtung Baby Joshua Tree Album Tour

The U2 Show - Achtung Baby Joshua Tree Album Tour

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

Date: Friday 1 March
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers' Market

The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 30 March
Where:
Queen Street Carpark, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market

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

Date: Saturday 15 December to Saturday 2 March
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer to Autumn with Fraser Mack

Summer to Autumn with Fraser Mack

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

Date: Sunday 6 January to Saturday 30 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

Saturday Live Music Session with Jess Atkin

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

Date: Saturday 5 January to Saturday 2 March
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Bays Weekend Market

Bays Weekend Market

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 31 March
Where:
Sunday Market, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 3 March
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Summer Sundaze

Summer Sundaze

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

Date: Sunday 16 December to Sunday 31 March
Where:
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

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

Date: Monday 17 December to Monday 4 March
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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East Coast Farming Expo

East Coast Farming Expo

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

Date: Wednesday 6 March to Thursday 7 March
Where:
Wairoa A&P Showgrounds, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MCL Construction Triple Peaks 2019

MCL Construction Triple Peaks 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...

Date: Saturday 9 March
Where:
Havelock North Village, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Maraekakaho Country Market Day

Maraekakaho Country Market Day

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

Date: Saturday 9 March
Where:
Maraekakaho Sports Grounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Beer Appreciation Day IX

Beer Appreciation Day IX

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

Date: Saturday 9 March
Where:
Duart House, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Land Rover Horse of The Year 2019

Land Rover Horse of The Year 2019

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

Date: Tuesday 12 March to Sunday 17 March
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Nitro Circus You Got This Stadium Tour

Nitro Circus You Got This Stadium Tour

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

Date: Sunday 17 March
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #5

Campbell Bros & Stortford Auto Sales Aquathon Race #5

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...

Date: Wednesday 20 March
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Harcourts Hastings City Pacifica Night Market

Harcourts Hastings City Pacifica Night Market

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

Date: Thursday 21 March
Where:
Hastings City Centre Square, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show

Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show

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

Date: Thursday 21 March
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Ben Waters and Support

Ben Waters and Support

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

Date: Friday 22 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Midlife Crisis : Unfinished Business!

Midlife Crisis : Unfinished Business!

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

Date: Saturday 23 March
Where:
Birdwoods Gallery, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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...

Date: Sunday 24 March
Where:
Pandora Pond, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Church Road Live - Summer Sessions

Church Road Live - Summer Sessions

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

Date: Sunday 24 March
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dine With... 2019

Dine With... 2019

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

Date: Friday 29 March
Where:
Napier Conference Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bard @ the Park

Bard @ the Park

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

Date: Saturday 30 March
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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April 2019

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

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

Date: Monday 1 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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2019 Hawkes Bay Backyard Cricket Championships

2019 Hawkes Bay Backyard Cricket Championships

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

Date: Saturday 6 April
Where:
Zeffer Cider, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Manfreds - Farewell Tour

The Manfreds - Farewell Tour

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

Date: Saturday 6 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2019

Napier Port Harbour to Hills 2019

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

Date: Sunday 7 April
Where:
Perfume Point Reserve, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Taradale Village Fete 2019

Taradale Village Fete 2019

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

Date: Sunday 7 April
Where:
Taradale Primary School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Nashville Live

Nashville Live

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

Date: Sunday 7 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Harcourts Hastings City Bunny Hop Easter Night Market

Harcourts Hastings City Bunny Hop Easter Night Market

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

Date: Thursday 18 April
Where:
Hastings City Centre Square, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair

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...

Date: Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

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...

Date: Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Karl Austin Experience

The Karl Austin Experience

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...

Date: Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Peter Barry Stockcar Teams Championship

Peter Barry Stockcar Teams Championship

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

Date: Friday 19 April
Where:
Meeanee Speedway, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Peter Barry Stockcar Teams Championship

Peter Barry Stockcar Teams Championship

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

Date: Saturday 20 April
Where:
Meeanee Speedway, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond

Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond

The Star of Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live show Earth, Life & Beyond. Sue’s abilities have been seen on TVNZ’s ‘Sensing Murder’, the ‘Good Morning’ show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who have...

Date: Saturday 20 April
Where:
Hawkes Bay Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair

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...

Date: Saturday 27 April to Sunday 28 April
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

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...

Date: Saturday 27 April to Sunday 28 April
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Karl Austin Experience

The Karl Austin Experience

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...

Date: Saturday 27 April to Sunday 28 April
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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May 2019

Cats

Cats

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

Date: Thursday 2 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers

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

Date: Sunday 12 May
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

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

Date: Thursday 16 May to Saturday 1 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show

Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show

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. Plus...

Date: Friday 17 May to Sunday 19 May
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon

Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon

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...

Date: Saturday 18 May
Where:
Elephant Hill Estate Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2019

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

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

Date: Thursday 16 May to Saturday 1 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Harcourts Hastings City Matariki Night Market

Harcourts Hastings City Matariki Night Market

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

Date: Thursday 20 June
Where:
Hastings City Centre Square, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2019

Hawke's Bay Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Hawke's Bay Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

If you want to get down and dirty and have a whole lot of fun, then these unique off-road running events are for you. The events are open to both male and female competitors who are 13 years of age and older. Challenge yourself on a course that includes swamp crossings, a spiders web net climb,...

Date: Sunday 28 July
Where:
Clifton Station, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2019

Hawke's Bay Home and Garden Show

Hawke's Bay Home and Garden Show

The Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to transform your surroundings into the space you’ve always dreamed of. Be thrilled by the variety, amazed by the innovations and impressed by the expert advice. Save with massive show-only...

Date: Friday 13 September to Sunday 15 September
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bold Moves

Bold Moves

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

Date: Saturday 14 September to Sunday 15 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2019

Postmodern Jukebox 2019

Postmodern Jukebox 2019

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

Date: Tuesday 15 October
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2019

Women's Lifestyle Expo Napier

Women's Lifestyle Expo Napier

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...

Date: Saturday 2 November to Sunday 3 November
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

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

Date: Saturday 16 November to Sunday 17 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Peak Trail Blazer 2019

Peak Trail Blazer 2019

Peak Trail Blazer - $500 Cash for the Fastest Dash! The 10th annual Peak Trail Blazer is home to the Te Awanga Estate King of the Peak, Hawke’s Bay Orthodontics Queen of the Peak, The Scorchers sub-50 minutes club & Hall of Flames sub-60 minutes club, along with the Prince & Princess of...

Date: Sunday 24 November
Where:
Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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