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What's on in Hawke's Bay

Find out what events are on in Hawke's Bay, Wairoa, Hastings, Central Hawke's Bay and Napier. 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.

April 2017

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 30 April
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dave Boston & Friends, Dave Atkin Group

Dave Boston & Friends, Dave Atkin Group

Dave Boston & Friends: Dave Boston guitar, Naomi Fenwick guitar and Jon Fletcher vocals open the night with tunes and songs from their extensive music repertoire. Dave Atkin Group: The Dave Atkin Group produces a tight, punchy crossover sound by taking the known jazz and blues standards and...

Date: Sunday 30 April
Where:
Napier Sailing Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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SPCA Hastings Premiere of

SPCA Hastings Premiere of "A Dogs Purpose": SOLD OUT

SPCA Hastings & Districts are proud to host the fantastic family movie "A Dog's Purpose" at Cinema Gold in Havelock North. This is a fundraiser for our shelter, and it's a wonderful, heart-warming movie for people of all ages who love animals. A devoted dog (Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of...

Date: Sunday 30 April
Where:
Cinema Gold, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - SPCA Hastings Premiere of "A Dogs Purpose": SOLD OUT


May 2017

Free
Electric Vehicle Viewing with Q&A

Electric Vehicle Viewing with Q&A

Meet the team at the Waipukurau fast charger as they journey from Bluff to Cape Reinga. If you want to know about electric cars, now is the time to ask them! If this event isn't near you, please check out the other events for a closer meeting point. Contact: James Cozens

Date: Tuesday 2 May
Where:
Waipukurau Charger, Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Electric Vehicle Viewing with Q&A

Electric Vehicle Viewing with Q&A

Meet the team at the Hastings fast charger as they journey from Bluff to Cape Reinga. Event supported by Unison. If you want to know about electric cars, now is the time to ask them! If this event isn't near you, please check out the other events for a closer meeting point. Contact:...

Date: Tuesday 2 May
Where:
Hastings Charger, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Electric Vehicle Viewing with Q&A

Electric Vehicle Viewing with Q&A

Meet the team at the Napier fast charger as they journey from Bluff to Cape Reinga. Event supported by Unison. If you want to know about electric cars, now is the time to ask them! If this event isn't near you, please check out the other events for a closer meeting point. Contact: James...

Date: Tuesday 2 May
Where:
Napier Charger - 206 Dickenson Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Pickle King

The Pickle King

A comedy about love, death and preserves. Rip the lid off a jar of utterly delicious theatre, bursting with wit, wonder and the faint whiff of death. Sasha, the blind receptionist of the crumbling Empire Hotel, knows she is cursed - everything she loves dies. But when true love finds her, she...

Date: Thursday 4 May to Friday 5 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Blues Music Nights

Blues Music Nights

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

Date: Friday 5 May to Friday 1 September
Where:
Shani's Family Eatery and Bar, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Brickshow 2017

Hawkes Bay Brickshow 2017

Join us to check out the largest display of Lego creations ever assembled in Hawkes Bay! The inaugural Hawkes Bay Brickshow is a LEGO exhibition for all ages. Come and see some fantastic LEGO creations, collections, nostalgic sets and much, much more. There will be a LEGO play area, food, and...

Date: Saturday 6 May to Sunday 7 May
Where:
Taradale High School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Piece-Makers Market

Piece-Makers Market

They are a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing the work of a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. The new season will start on Saturday 3rd September and continue on the first Saturday of every month until 6th May 2017, we will...

Date: Saturday 6 May
Where:
Hawthorne Coffee Roasters, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Clairvoyance & Healing Morning

Clairvoyance & Healing Morning

Clairvoyance & Healing Morning. Readings $10, Healing a Gold Coin donation. Complimentary refreshments available while you wait. Come early to book your spot as these mornings tend to be very busy.

Date: Saturday 6 May
Where:
Napier Spiritualist Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Swap for Good Clothes Swap and Movie Night Fundraiser

Swap for Good Clothes Swap and Movie Night Fundraiser

Fun night swapping clothes followed by the documentary The True Cost while raising awareness and funds for not for profits working is clothing reuse/ethical fashion arena. Now's the time to have a clean out & sort through your wardrobe! Bring your clean, good quality, unwanted clothes, shoes,...

Date: Saturday 6 May
Where:
Clive School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Head Like A Hole — 25th Anniversary Tour

Head Like A Hole — 25th Anniversary Tour

In May of 2017, to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of Head Like a Hole’s debut album “13” Head Like a Hole will embark on an extensive 12 date national tour. The tour will see the band playing this landmark kiwi rock album in its entirety across the country. The original album...

Date: Saturday 6 May
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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International Comedy Allstars

International Comedy Allstars

The International Comedy All-Stars are coming to town. A fresh initiative from New Zealand’s leading producer of live comedy, comedy.co.nz productions ltd, will see four of the stars from the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival hitting the road around the North Island at the beginning of...

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

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The Rude Boyz - Feeling the Vibes

The Rude Boyz - Feeling the Vibes

The Rude Boyz bringing back their reggae vibes to The Common Room. Last time was a rocking reggae party and you don't want to miss the next one - be about it don't talk about it.

Date: Saturday 6 May
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Happy Mother's Day Market

Happy Mother's Day Market

The Happy Mother's Day Market brings you a wide variety of locally made products, perfect as gifts for Mother's Day! Come and support local small enterprises and get something special for the Mum in your life. The market is being held at Nelson Park Primary School. Cash only, no EFTPOS...

Date: Sunday 7 May
Where:
Nelson Park School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Health & Wellbeing Expo

Health & Wellbeing Expo

Fed up with fatigue, joint pain, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, high blood pressure, digestive issues, skin conditions... and other health issues? Then join members of the Hawke's Bay Health Collaborative and other health professionals to learn ways in which you can take control, naturally. Your...

Date: Sunday 7 May
Where:
Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Petite Musical History

A Petite Musical History

In his 1785 poem, The Task William Cowper wrote: “Variety is the spice of life, that gives it all its flavour” and this has certainly been the case with concerts presented by the Linden Singers. Themes from their recent concerts have been Modes of Transport, Celebrating Shakespeare, Songs...

Date: Sunday 7 May
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique

Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique

“The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet.” The most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky’s spectacular score masterpiece. From the moonlit lake where elegant swans silently glide to the magnificent opulence of the...

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

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The Pink Floyd Experience

The Pink Floyd Experience

To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to Australia and New Zealand in 2017 with a brand new show. To also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ album the Pink Floyd Experience present something very special for fans this year. A...

Date: Tuesday 9 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Juggling In High Heels - An Evening With Lisa O'Neill

Juggling In High Heels - An Evening With Lisa O'Neill

Juggling in High Heels - How to Organise Chaos. Lisa's new book is about to hit the shelves and she will be travelling NZ for her Nationwide book tour. Lisa will be visiting 16 NZ towns to mix and mingle with you and talk about organising chaos. Tickets are limited, so don't miss out. At...

Date: Wednesday 10 May
Where:
Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Oro - Matiu Bartlett

Oro - Matiu Bartlett

To resound, echo, resonate. Join us for an evening performance by taonga pūoro artist and musician Matiu Bartlett. “Bartlett fuses traditional Māori musical instruments with digital technology to create a unique, unforgettable sound.” No booking required. Enjoy a glass of Clearview...

Date: Thursday 11 May
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Oro - Matiu Bartlett


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Pinot and Pasta

Pinot and Pasta

Why not come to Elephant Hill Winery for a good carb loading feast the night before Hawke's Bay International Marathon?! A good portion of spaghetti bolognese paired with a glass of our 2016 Pinot Noir, the best way to prep yourself for the big run. Non-runners are welcome too! It will be...

Date: Friday 12 May
Where:
Elephant Hill Estate Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Cocktail Party

The Cocktail Party

For over 26 years the Hastings Karamu Rotary Club have run the iconic, glitzy fundraiser for the Hawke’s Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust, and this year it's going to be even bigger! Join us on Friday 12th May 2017 from 5.30pm for the best cocktail party and auction in the Bay. All proceeds...

Date: Friday 12 May
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Casino Night!

Casino Night!

Get your glad rags on! As part of SPCA Hastings & Districts Jubilee Celebrations, we are thrilled to be hosting the Vet Associates Hastings Casino Night. If poker, roulette or Texas Holdem are your games, this is the night for you. Professional dealers have been secured for the evening's...

Date: Friday 12 May
Where:
Ellwood Function Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MacKenzie with Mackenzie

MacKenzie with Mackenzie

What's better than one MacKenzie and his guitars? It has to be two Mackenzie's and their guitars! Mackenzie is in Hawkes Bay so MacKenzie is opening for him!

Date: Friday 12 May
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Air New Zealand Hawkes Bay Marathon

Air New Zealand Hawkes Bay Marathon

Run away to the Hawke's Bay for an all new 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, vineyards, olive groves, quiet country roads - all finishing at the impressive...

Date: Saturday 13 May
Where:
Sileni Estates Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
The Marvelous May Market

The Marvelous May Market

Lots of new and used goods, beautiful greenstone pendants also in crystal, jewellery, rough and polished crystals, and key rings, lots of good quality bric-a-brac, toys and clothing, household goods, plants for your garden, knitting for all ages including homespun come and find a bargain. Have a...

Date: Saturday 13 May to Saturday 10 June
Where:
Takapau Town Hall, Takapau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Service Day 2017

Service Day 2017

This event is our fourth year running. The CHB Retailers Association managed by Denise Skilton run this amazing community day. This event allows charity, clubs, health services, schools to raise funds and promote what health services and clubs we have to offer in the CHB Area. To have a stall...

Date: Saturday 13 May
Where:
Ruataniwha st, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Lovely Larger Ladies Winter Fashion Event 2017

Lovely Larger Ladies Winter Fashion Event 2017

Plus Size Fashion Show featuring Winter Clothing from Plus Size Designers. This is a "First time" to Hawke's Bay Region so please mark the date on your calendar. See, feel & buy your favourite Designer's winter piece! - Pop up stalls from 11 am - till 9 pm. - Fashion show from 7 pm - 9...

Date: Saturday 13 May
Where:
East Pier Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Speedway Season Grand Final and Fireworks

Speedway Season Grand Final and Fireworks

This is going to be huge. Its the Grand Final of the 2016–17 Speedway Season and it will end with a bang. Fireworks, SuperStocks, TQ Midgets, Stockcars, Ministocks, SuperSaloons, and more! The major Championships tonight are the Wiseys Under 25 Superstock Championship and the Hawkes Bay...

Date: Saturday 13 May
Where:
Meeanee Speedway, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Dinner At Te Awa

Dinner At Te Awa

Due to popular demand Te Awa Restaurant is opening one night only for dinner on the 13th May 2017 Marathon; offering out full menu and bookings taken between 5:30pm - 8:00pm. With the influx of Hawkes Bay marathon runners we will book out. Please call our restaurant today to make your...

Date: Saturday 13 May
Where:
Te Awa Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver

Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver

Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver returns to New Zealand following the astounding success of the 2016 tour of Australia. Singer Bevan Gardiner, accompanied by international musicians perform all the John Denver songs with such accuracy and feeling that if you close your eyes you...

Date: Saturday 13 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mother's Day Premier High Tea at The County Hotel 2017

Mother's Day Premier High Tea at The County Hotel 2017

Indulge mum this year with a glorious Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. High Tea is quite simply a ritual of pleasure & divine decadence. Delicious and fun, it is an afternoon treat that simply delights the palate, mind, and soul. High Tea is very special and creates moments to remember. Our...

Date: Sunday 14 May
Where:
The County Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Repertory Players - Auditions - After the Accident

Napier Repertory Players - Auditions - After the Accident

"After the Accident" will be Napier Repertory Players' premiere Studio Production: Theatre Without Borders. It has as its theme Restorative Justice. A child's life has been ended by a joy-rider. Four years on, the parents and the joy-rider meet. The play will be directed by Mason Price with...

Date: Sunday 14 May
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ: Kathryn Stott

CMNZ: Kathryn Stott

“She plays wonderfully, allowing her music fluidity and space; her virtuoso outpourings are formidable.” The Daily Telegraph Renowned for her interpretations of French piano repertoire - full of ‘evanescent colours and shimmering, elusive light’ – British pianist Kathryn Stott perform...

Date: Thursday 18 May
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Four Flat Whites In Italy

Four Flat Whites In Italy

Roger Hall's hugely successful, sell-out hit comedy is hitting the road in 2017, promising big laughs and nights of fun in 28 venues around the country. Venice! Rome! Tuscany! It’s 2007 and guide book in hand, retired librarians Alison and Adrian, are excitedly embarking on their...

Date: Thursday 18 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Targa Hawkes Bay

Targa Hawkes Bay

Targa Hawkes Bay is a 2-day event over the 20th & 21st May based in and around Hawkes Bay. The Hawkes Bay offers ease of activation and the abundant variety of fabulous roads to select from means there is a stage in this event for everyone. Leg One - Saturday 20th May First Car Starts at 7:30am...

Date: Friday 19 May to Sunday 21 May
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The 13-Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Would you please welcome to the stage... Andy and Terry! Yes, that’s right. Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant The 13-Storey Treehouse has been turned into a show for the theatre. There’s just one problem - they...

Date: Friday 19 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cori Gonzalez-Macuer - Live in Hastings

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer - Live in Hastings

After selling out The Common Room last year, 7Days regular and star of What We Do In The Shadows, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer returns to Hastings with his one hour show!

Date: Friday 19 May
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sparkle

Sparkle

Join us for the 3rd year of Sparkle - Hawke’s Bay finest black-tie fundraising dinner in aid of Family Works East Coast, that attracts national guests from NZ. Previous Sparkle guests know how captivating this evening is with layers of surprise throughout. Entering the tree lined avenue at...

Date: Saturday 20 May
Where:
Trinity Hill Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Katchafire: SOLD OUT

Katchafire: SOLD OUT

Its that time of year, Katchafire are on the road again! After blazing through the New Zealand festival circuit and conquering the United States, Katchafire are doing a number of selected North Island shows in May and June. If you're in the South Island, Katchafire are releasing details about...

Date: Saturday 20 May
Where:
Crab Farm Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gloria's Handbag

Gloria's Handbag

From the creators of Meeting Karpovsky and Playing Miss Havisham comes Gloria’s Handbag, a delightful, modern, magical mystery with music from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Gloria, aged 97, is being pushed to move into a “retireville”, but she has other ideas. On a whim, Gloria buys an...

Date: Saturday 20 May
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Napier Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run

Napier Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run

Located near to the Napier-Taupo Road turn off, the Waipunga Block of Pan Pac Eskdale Forest is a perfect trail running venue. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half marathon, a 12k or dip your toes in with the 5k. Walkers are welcome in the 12k and 5k events. Distances are...

Date: Sunday 21 May
Where:
Pan Pac Eskdale Mountain Bike Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run


Free
9th Annual Duck Race

9th Annual Duck Race

Havelock North Central Kindergarten proudly presents the 9th Annual Duck Race! 2000 numbered, yellow rubber ducks float down the Karamu Stream via the Crosses Road entrance, with prizes going to the fastest ducks (and the lucky last duck who didn't give up!) With all proceeds from the race and...

Date: Sunday 21 May
Where:
Te Karamu Stream, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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 21 May to Sunday 17 December
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tiki Taane Mahuta

Tiki Taane Mahuta

After a stunning 2015 debut, the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu season of Tiki Taane Mahuta returns to tour Aotearoa in 2017, featuring live performance from the iconic Tiki Taane. Tiki Taane Mahuta is presented in partnership between Taki Rua and Aotearoa Aerial Theatre Company. Combining theatre,...

Date: Monday 22 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
2017 Hawkes Bay Careers Expo

2017 Hawkes Bay Careers Expo

One stop venue for Future Pathway focus information, Career development and Education options. All New Zealand tertiary providers, ITO's, PTE's, some business and industry will be present to offer information and guidance on education and career options to senior school students. There will...

Date: Tuesday 23 May to Wednesday 24 May
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZSO presents: Pathétique – Tchaikovsky & Dvořák

NZSO presents: Pathétique – Tchaikovsky & Dvořák

Darrell Ang – Conductor Narek Hakhnazaryan – Cello The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra David Grahame Taylor Embiosis Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique David Grahame Taylor’s Embiosis is a stunning exploration of string...

Date: Thursday 25 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZSO presents: Pathétique – Tchaikovsky & Dvořák


Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017

Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017

Enhance your lifestyle at the better Home and Living Show! Packed with hundreds of products and inspiration for the home, the Better Home & Living Show will inform and inspire anyone wanting to improve their lifestyle in a sustainable way by showcasing tomorrow’s ideas, today. Featuring the...

Date: Friday 26 May to Sunday 28 May
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Masquerades

Masquerades

Our girl band is playing tonight. Come listen to our unique blend of voices.

Date: Friday 26 May
Where:
Taradale RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Calle Cuba

Calle Cuba

Back by popular demand are Calle Cuba, Salsa Cubano band with special guests, John and Felicity Flower NZ Tango and World LatinDance Cup Winners! There'll be Special Tango floor show and Dance performances, live DJ -Cash Bar. VIP reserve seating includes light Supper (platters) plus...

Date: Saturday 27 May
Where:
39 Marine Parade, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Under The Stars - Youth Ball - Zeal HB

Under The Stars - Youth Ball - Zeal HB

Hastings Youth Council & Zeal invite you to: A Night Under The Stars - Youth Ball Girls...only worn your ball dress once this season? Guys...splashed out on a suit for only one night? Whats that?...Your school doesn't even have a ball?! Well, this event ticks all those boxes! Date:...

Date: Saturday 27 May
Where:
Hawkes Bay Opera House Plaza, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Original Mack

The Original Mack

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

Date: Saturday 27 May to Saturday 15 July
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sunday Sessions

Sunday Sessions

Get down to The Puketapu - time for another Sunday Session. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of good food, drink accompanied by Mack and his acoustic guitars.

Date: Sunday 28 May
Where:
The Puketapu, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cabaret De Paris

Cabaret De Paris

Bringing the glamour of Paris to New Zealand. Be transported by the atmosphere and excitement of a Parisian-themed revue with a parade of first-class entertainers and the daring beauty of exquisitely bejewelled dancers. Cabaret De Paris is a stage spectacular celebrating old-fashioned...

Date: Tuesday 30 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2017

CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415

CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415

"You could see the joy in the performers' faces and movements as much as you could hear it in the playing." - The New York Times Juilliard415 have established a reputation for combining youthful energy with poise, precision, and a luminous sound. Since The Juilliard School established its...

Date: Thursday 1 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017

Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017

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

Date: Friday 2 June to Monday 5 June
Where:
Kahungunu Marae, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Chris Cain Napier Jazz - Special Guest Erna Ferry

Chris Cain Napier Jazz - Special Guest Erna Ferry

Blues night featuring Chris Cain. Featuring from the USA the one and only Chris Cain – Guitar/Vocal. “I put Chris on my list of under-appreciated guitarists. Phenomenal player! One of the purist tones I've ever heard.” - Joe Bonamassa Chris Cain was the star of the 2004 and 2005...

Date: Friday 2 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Blues Music Nights

Blues Music Nights

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

Date: Friday 5 May to Friday 1 September
Where:
Shani's Family Eatery and Bar, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Blues Music Nights


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Bad Moon Rising: The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute

Bad Moon Rising: The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute

A Professional band delivering a top quality musical experience celebrating the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival. This act has toured the country playing at top bars, wine and food festivals, corporate events, and more, and delivers an authentic and entertaining show covering all the top...

Date: Saturday 3 June
Where:
Bev Ridges on York, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Saturday 3 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Sunday 4 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cookbook Author Stu Frith Talks Jams, Chutneys & Relishes

Cookbook Author Stu Frith Talks Jams, Chutneys & Relishes

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

Date: Tuesday 6 June
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Operatunity Presents: From Phantom to Les Mis

Operatunity Presents: From Phantom to Les Mis

A showcase of modern musicals - Phantom, Les Miserables, Evita, Miss Saigon Cats and so much more… All concerts start at 11am and include lunch.

Date: Thursday 8 June
Where:
Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Friday 9 June
Where:
The Old Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Eat Drink Havelock North

F.A.W.C! Eat Drink Havelock North

The catchphrase “Love the Village” isn’t just a clever marketing call, people from all over Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand love the groovy little village of Havelock North and newly opened Malo Restaurant is teaming with Te Mata Estate winery to showcase the very best of Havelock North sourced...

Date: Friday 9 June
Where:
Malo Restaurant, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sonic Delusion Album Release Tour

Sonic Delusion Album Release Tour

This is part of a nationwide album release tour celebrating the release of "This Material World" Sonic Delusion's 4th studio album. Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk". Sonic Delusion’s frontman Andre Manella...

Date: Friday 9 June
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

A drink and demonstration with a difference, this Sauerkraut and Sausage making session is Oktoberfest inspired fun with Holly Bacon and Brave Brewing Co. During the morning half the class will enjoy a hands on session crafting their own batch of sausages, whilst the other group are one block down...

Date: Saturday 10 June
Where:
Holly Bacon, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Marvelous May Market

The Marvelous May Market

Lots of new and used goods, beautiful greenstone pendants also in crystal, jewellery, rough and polished crystals, and key rings, lots of good quality bric-a-brac, toys and clothing, household goods, plants for your garden, knitting for all ages including homespun come and find a bargain. Have a...

Date: Saturday 13 May to Saturday 10 June
Where:
Takapau Town Hall, Takapau, Central Hawke's Bay

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F.A.W.C! Ladies Long Lodge Lunch

F.A.W.C! Ladies Long Lodge Lunch

Grab your gal pals and don your best frock for an indulgent afternoon at the exclusive Craggy Range Lodge. Your host Mary-Jeanne Hutchinson (owner of Craggy Range) will lead the charge at this special afternoon of catching up with old friends and new, over a three-course lunch matched to Craggy...

Date: Saturday 10 June
Where:
Craggy Range, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Michelin trained Kiwi Chef Monique Fiso returns to F.A.W.C!, this time slow-roasting delicious Maori-Kiwi classics in Sileni’s outdoor fire-pit. Warm your toes and watch her work her magic then retire indoors to the cosy, heated outdoor terrace to enjoy three delicious courses matched with tastes...

Date: Saturday 10 June
Where:
Sileni Estates Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Pacific Taste

F.A.W.C! Pacific Taste

Pull up a chair at the Pacific Taste table and dine on succulent seafood complemented by other Pacific style food such as hand–made Rewena bread, Ika Maata and lashings of other traditional dishes. Relax around the blazing fire-pit as you enjoy a casual, rustic style dinner that Crab Farm is...

Date: Saturday 10 June
Where:
Crab Farm Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Aged and Rare

F.A.W.C! Aged and Rare

Many connoisseurs appreciate great wine but only some are passionate about finding the older, rare bottles of brilliance. Jane Skilton, Master of Wine will carefully select twelve iconic wines from around the globe with the team from Emporium and the Art Deco Masonic Hotel. Executive Chef, Damon...

Date: Saturday 10 June
Where:
Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes

Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invites you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Elephant Hill Owners Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven-course dinner matched with Elephant Hill top of the range wines. Perfectly positioned on the hill behind the...

Date: Saturday 10 June
Where:
The Lodge at Elephant Hill, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Commoners' Session II

F.A.W.C! Commoners' Session II

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

Date: Saturday 10 June
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Find the dram of your dreams with the experts from Whisky Galore who will host this entertaining evening of Whisky, Wild Food and Wine. These Scots know a thing or two about a good dram. All of which they will share over a delicious four course degustation dinner perfectly matched to the very best...

Date: Saturday 10 June
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Sonic Delusion Album Release Tour

Sonic Delusion Album Release Tour

This is part of a nationwide album release tour celebrating the release of "This Material World" Sonic Delusion's 4th studio album. Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk". Sonic Delusion’s frontman Andre Manella...

Date: Saturday 10 June
Where:
EastEnd Cafe & Bar, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Te Mata Peak Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run

Te Mata Peak Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run

Located 20 minutes from central Napier, Te Mata Peak offers a spectacular course. Starting in an adjoining farm, the course meanders through undulating farmland before continuing on the beautiful trails in Te Mata Park. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half marathon, a 12k...

Date: Sunday 11 June
Where:
Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

This very special afternoon will remind you of what’s important in life. Live Well, Lunch Better. Cranford Hospice encourage everyone to Live Every Moment, and you’ll be enjoying this lunch even better knowing that you are supporting Cranford Hospice, Hawke’s Bay’s specialist palliative...

Date: Sunday 11 June
Where:
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Sticky Fingers

F.A.W.C! Sticky Fingers

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

Date: Sunday 11 June
Where:
Mister D, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Get ready for a collaboration of meaty proportions as leading New Zealand Chefs and official Beef + Lamb Ambassadors Rex Morgan & Steve Beere join forces to celebrate the very best of New Zealand Beef & Lamb. Local chef Steve Beere is hosting his first official Ambassador Series degustation dinner...

Date: Sunday 11 June
Where:
Mint Restaurant, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Boney M

Boney M

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

Date: Sunday 11 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

The Lions are coming and what better way to prepare than spending an evening with All Black and New Zealand Maori rugby legends Buck Shelford and Frano Botica. These two are ready to share their hilarious tales from their days in the black jersey and their tustles with those blokes from the British...

Date: Thursday 15 June
Where:
Bareknuckle Yard, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Beer lovers, novices and gurus, rejoice for here is the chance to go backstage with Hawke’s Bay’s local brewers. Craft Brewing is becoming big business in Hawke’s Bay so here’s your chance to meet the people behind the scenes whilst enjoying a few tastes and nibbles with likeminded folk. ...

Date: Thursday 15 June
Where:
Roosters Brew House, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Unbounded. Unexpected. Untamed. An evening of food and wine for those of us with adventure in our souls. Created by people who work with nature to craft cuisine and wine that tastes like wild feels. Award winning Chef Steve Beere and renowned winemaker Tony Bish will delight with four intriguing...

Date: Thursday 15 June
Where:
Mint Restaurant, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Whodunnit Dinner

F.A.W.C! Whodunnit Dinner

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

Date: Thursday 15 June to Friday 16 June
Where:
Clearview Estate Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Friday 16 June to Friday 30 June
Where:
Elephant Hill Estate Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Rum Forrest Rum

F.A.W.C! Rum Forrest Rum

Run away to the Art Deco Masonic Hotels ‘s iconic Gatsby Room for a journey of rum flavours from the Carribbean. Discover the history and revolution of rum as you go. Each course will be a taste sensation of rum cocktails and tastings of some amazing rums, paired with nibbles that reflect that...

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

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F.A.W.C! Temptasian

F.A.W.C! Temptasian

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

Date: Friday 16 June
Where:
Milk and Honey, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! The Doppio Unveiling

F.A.W.C! The Doppio Unveiling

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

Date: Friday 16 June
Where:
St Georges Restaurant, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Cheese – Under the Covers

F.A.W.C! Cheese – Under the Covers

We all understand the journey from grape to a wine glass but have you ever wondered how something as simple as milk can be converted into thousands of big, tiny, mouldy, hard, voluptuous, blue or smelly cheeses? In fact, the character of a cheese is determined not by the cheesemaker but the raw...

Date: Friday 16 June
Where:
Te Whare Kiwikiwi, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

We all lead such busy lives these days; it’s easy to forget the important things such as health and hearty nourishment. Join us for a real food experience that will teach you how to prepare nourishing hearty meals using traditional foods from all around the world such as bone broth, sauerkraut,...

Date: Saturday 17 June
Where:
Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! The Art of Tom

F.A.W.C! The Art of Tom

Iconic wine “TOM” is only made in exceptional vintages and is a tribute to Church Road patriarch and Hawke’s Bay wine pioneer Tom McDonald. Share the afternoon with Winemaker Chris Scott to taste the new releases from the 2014 vintage, benchmarked against the 2013 range. Upon arrival to the...

Date: Saturday 17 June
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Don’t Forget Your Roots

F.A.W.C! Don’t Forget Your Roots

Who we are and where we come from matters to many and here at Te Awa our roots are very important to us. Not just the roots embedded in our soil for our vines, but our historic roots and tonight we want to share our story “Te Awa o Te Atua, The River of God” with you. Working with local iwi to...

Date: Saturday 17 June
Where:
Te Awa Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Prepare to boldly go where no wine mortal has gone before and spend the night with some of New Zealand’s most renowned Masters of Wine, tasting the Hawke’s Bay collection from the “Air New Zealand Fine Wines of New Zealand” list. Reading like a “who’s who” list of viticulture, this...

Date: Saturday 17 June
Where:
Craggy Range, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! A Super Celebration

F.A.W.C! A Super Celebration

after a spell in retirement, it’s back with a new name and face, refreshed and ready to go. “Terrace View” is throwing open the doors to show off the new look with one heck of a “Super Celebration” where the order of the night is to enjoy great wine, food, and music in a beautiful...

Date: Saturday 17 June
Where:
Terrace View, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

With the Lions tour of New Zealand underway, rugby is the word on everyone’s lips so come along to the Sawyers Arms for a drink and dinner over a good rugby yarn from ex-All Black, Farmer, Winemaker and Raconteur John Ashworth. Since hanging up his boots, John has made it is business to make...

Date: Saturday 17 June
Where:
Sawyers Arms, Tikokino, Central Hawke's Bay

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F.A.W.C! Recipe for Success

F.A.W.C! Recipe for Success

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

Date: Sunday 18 June
Where:
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Savour with Peter Gordon

F.A.W.C! Savour with Peter Gordon

“Savour - Peter Gordon” is to be held at Sileni Estates Winery in their underground cellar. This is your chance to see London-based chef and restaurateur Peter Gordon, one of New Zealand’s best-loved culinary exports, demonstrating dishes from his latest book, “Savour – Salads for...

Date: Sunday 18 June
Where:
Sileni Estates Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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 21 May to Sunday 17 December
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! The Forager & The Fermenter

F.A.W.C! The Forager & The Fermenter

Church Road Winery and Bistronomy Restaurant are big hitters in the Hawke’s Bay food and wine scene with winemaker Chris Scott and Chef James Beck having garnered more awards than you can poke a stick at, including Winestate Magazine New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2016 and NZ Cuisine Good Food...

Date: Sunday 18 June
Where:
Bistronomy, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Beer lovers, novices and gurus, rejoice for here is the chance to go backstage with Hawke’s Bay’s local brewers. Craft Brewing is becoming big business in Hawke’s Bay so here’s your chance to meet the people behind the scenes whilst enjoying a few tastes and nibbles with likeminded folk. ...

Date: Thursday 22 June
Where:
Westshore Beach Inn, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Experience Alexandra Tylee’s winter cooking from her recently published Random House cookbook Pipi ‘At Home’. Enjoy a sumptuous fireside 3 course lunch cooked in the family kitchen where Alexandra tests and develops all of her Pipi Café recipes. Cooking all organic and sugar free,...

Date: Friday 23 June to Saturday 24 June
Where:
Pipi Home, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Brewing, Beers & Beef

F.A.W.C! Brewing, Beers & Beef

Gather up at FG Smith Eatery with the new craft beer kids on the Ahuriri block; Garage Project and bStudio Brewing. Your evening starts with plenty of chat as you meet fellow beer fans before setting off on the highlight of the night-a tour of bStudio's brand new state of the art brewery, housed in...

Date: Friday 23 June
Where:
F.G Smith Eatery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Friday 23 June to Saturday 8 July
Where:
Red Barrel Vineyard, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Winter Spritz

F.A.W.C! Winter Spritz

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

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

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The Original Mack

The Original Mack

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

Date: Saturday 27 May to Saturday 15 July
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! What the Duck?! Workshop

F.A.W.C! What the Duck?! Workshop

What the duck indeed! A hands on workshop with specialist chef John Lee and Pauline Korevaar from The Farmhouse Kitchen. You’ll learn how to debone a whole duck and make those quacking classic dishes such as Dock Confit, Duck a L’Orange, Peking Duck and Thai Duck. After the hard stuff you’ll...

Date: Saturday 24 June
Where:
Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! What’s in a Glass

F.A.W.C! What’s in a Glass

Now enjoying wine is a serious thing but did you know that taste and flavour can change based on the glass it is sipped from? This 2 hour Spiegelau Masterclass will open your eyes to glassware and the importance of size and shape. You’ll go through six different glass styles, tasting the Te Awa...

Date: Saturday 24 June
Where:
Te Awa Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Feast of Morocco

F.A.W.C! Feast of Morocco

A varietable feast of Moroccan delicacies beginning with bubbles & mezze platter. The feast begins banquet style, with long tables laden with candles. Pull up a chair, join the others at the table as we transport you to Morocco. It’s a chance for Francky to showcase his ability to use spice....

Date: Saturday 24 June
Where:
St Georges Restaurant, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Deck the Halls

F.A.W.C! Deck the Halls

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

Date: Saturday 24 June
Where:
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes - Encore!

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Homes - Encore!

Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invites you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Elephant Hill Owners Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven course dinner matched with Elephant Hill top of the range wines. Perfectly positioned on the hill behind the...

Date: Saturday 24 June
Where:
The Lodge at Elephant Hill, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! The Prestige Dinner

F.A.W.C! The Prestige Dinner

Join Craggy Range to celebrate the exclusive release of their 2015 Prestige Collection. Wine lovers will appreciate the chance to spend an intimate evening with Chief Winemaker Matt Stafford, where he will take guests through a vertical tasting of the acclaimed ‘Le Sol’, ‘Aroha’ and...

Date: Saturday 24 June
Where:
Craggy Range, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay "Nitro-Neon"

Elite Wildside presents "Hawkes Bay Nitro-Neon". With the massive sound and lighting at this epic event, this is sure to be a blast! If you are aged between 13-18years old and currently attend high school we welcome you to attend this event. We have a huge line-up of Dj's ready to blow the...

Date: Saturday 24 June
Where:
Hawkes Bay Opera House Plaza, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

It’s Sunday afternoon at Bareknuckle BBQ and good folk are enjoying Jimmy Macken’s famous American BBQ, Hotdogs Burgers and Fried Chicken when out of the blue, the gauntlet is laid down by a masked Ninja, blazing his yakitori sticks like a culinary Jackie Chan. Who will win this Heavyweight BBQ...

Date: Sunday 25 June
Where:
Bareknuckle Yard, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Urzila Carlson - Studies Have Shown

Urzila Carlson - Studies Have Shown

Every time you hear, “studies have shown” you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous! Studies have shown your dog is happier than your cat! Who cares! How about they give funding to scientists to come up with a way to eradicate the unibrow or those weird thin white hairs you...

Date: Sunday 25 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Beer lovers, novices and gurus, rejoice for here is the chance to go backstage with Hawke’s Bay’s local brewers. Craft Brewing is becoming big business in Hawke’s Bay so here’s your chance to meet the people behind the scenes whilst enjoying a few tastes and nibbles with like-minded folk. ...

Date: Thursday 29 June
Where:
Fat Monk, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! One Wild Night

F.A.W.C! One Wild Night

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

Date: Friday 30 June
Where:
Ormlie Lodge, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Tonight we answer this age old question over a four course poultry led menu created by Head Chef Daniel Pistone. Expect flavour and flair complemented by fresh local produce and a delicious selection of Black Barn wines at this celebration of all things bird before the grand finale dessert...

Date: Friday 30 June
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2017

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

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

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

Date: Saturday 1 July
Where:
Hastings Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Saturday 1 July
Where:
No.5 Cafe & Larder, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Carnivores and Syrah

F.A.W.C! Carnivores and Syrah

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

Date: Saturday 1 July
Where:
Craggy Range, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Molto and Montepulciano

F.A.W.C! Molto and Montepulciano

Today we enjoy a long lunch Italian style to celebrate the new release 2016 Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Montepulicano. It seems only fitting that Paolo Pancotti from Molto Italian Kitchen is on hand to prepare an authentic Italian feast fit for this occasion as you enjoy the intimate setting of...

Date: Sunday 2 July
Where:
Trinity Hill Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Munich meets Meeanee

F.A.W.C! Munich meets Meeanee

Spend the afternoon at this Oktoberfest inspired party as the Old Church transforms itself into a classic German bier hall. Steins will be served, brimming with beers from Hawke’s Bay’s finest brewers - Hawke's Bay Brewing Company and Brave Brewing. Your food sustenance will be traditional...

Date: Sunday 2 July
Where:
The Old Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Sunday 2 July
Where:
Mangarara Farm, Otane, Central Hawke's Bay

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Operatunity Presents: It's Rainin' Men!

Operatunity Presents: It's Rainin' Men!

Four fabulous men sing some of the greatest songs ever written, ranging from music theatre, powerful ballads, Rat Pack, 50’s songs in a show of melody and memories!

Date: Thursday 6 July
Where:
Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! The International Kitchen Experience

F.A.W.C! The International Kitchen Experience

The Vidal Restaurant kitchen is a hub of culinary talent from all around the globe so tonight we celebrate them all with a menu inspired by them. Dinner will be no less than seven courses showcasing different techniques and flavours for dishes from Japan, Sri Lanka, Argentina, France and of course...

Date: Friday 7 July
Where:
Vidal Winery Restaurant, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Friday 23 June to Saturday 8 July
Where:
Red Barrel Vineyard, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

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

Date: Friday 7 July to Saturday 29 July
Where:
Tabard Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Blues Music Nights

Blues Music Nights

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

Date: Friday 5 May to Friday 1 September
Where:
Shani's Family Eatery and Bar, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

Who doesn’t love truffle, one of the most luxurious ingredients in the world. Start the day with a sniff and scratch at Sacre Monte Truffles, based right here in Hawke’s Bay. You’ll get in behind their clever truffle hunting dog Bear to forage for your bounty before heading to luxury...

Date: Saturday 8 July
Where:
The Manse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Toasted

F.A.W.C! Toasted

Top foodies from Napier and Hastings will battle it out in the quest to create the ultimate toasted sandwich. Will it be dripping with cheese, packed with pulled pork or chocka with chilli? Bring the family to help determine the People’s Choice, and enjoy craft beer, delicious local wine and...

Date: Saturday 8 July
Where:
Shed 1, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Saturday 8 July
Where:
Monowai Estate, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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

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

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

Date: Saturday 8 July
Where:
Elephant Hill Estate Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Kuijken Quartet

CMNZ Presents: Kuijken Quartet

"The name Kuijken represent quality. It has become a brand of excellence." - Nicole Van Opstal, Radio Klara Chamber Music New Zealand presents: Sigiswald Kuijken, internationally recognised as a leader in historical performance practice, founded La Petite Bande in 1972 and the Kuijken...

Date: Saturday 8 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge

Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge

The Norsewood and Takapau Lions club are pleased to announce that the 12th annual Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge this July. Enjoy a fun, family and friends event along scenic country roads. Starting from the historic Norsewood Village, take the back roads to Takapau on an undulating course,...

Date: Sunday 9 July
Where:
Takapau School, Takapau, Central Hawke's Bay

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The Original Mack

The Original Mack

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

Date: Saturday 27 May to Saturday 15 July
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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 21 May to Sunday 17 December
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Herman's Hermits

Herman's Hermits

When the 1960’s British Invasion hit worldwide, Herman’s Hermits were one of the biggest groups out of the UK with their hits, Mrs Brown, you’ve got a lovely daughter, No milk today, I’m Henry VIII, There’s a kind of hush, A must-to-avoid and 15 other classics hitting the NZ Top...

Date: Friday 21 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Italian Film Festival - Cinema Italiano Festival

Italian Film Festival - Cinema Italiano Festival

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

Date: Wednesday 26 July
Where:
Cinema Gold, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZSO Presents: Alexander Shelley Returns

NZSO Presents: Alexander Shelley Returns

Alexander Shelley Conductor Pablo Sáinz Villegas Guitar Leonie Holmes - Frond, from Three Landscapes for Orchestra Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra Virtuoso guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas will play Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Leonie Holmes’ Frond,...

Date: Thursday 27 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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August 2017

Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side

Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side

The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who have...

Date: Thursday 3 August
Where:
Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Colliers Rural Grape Debate

The Colliers Rural Grape Debate

Come along and enjoy some great food, great wine, and great entertainment with all proceeds going to the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter. Watch the Boutiques battle it out against the Giants with TV comedian Jeremy Corbett keeping them all in line! The mood for the evening "Is bigger always...

Date: Friday 4 August
Where:
Te Awa Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Blues Music Nights

Blues Music Nights

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

Date: Friday 5 May to Friday 1 September
Where:
Shani's Family Eatery and Bar, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side

Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side

The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who have...

Date: Saturday 5 August
Where:
Napier Conference Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sacred Hill Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run

Sacred Hill Off Road Half Marathon, 12k & 5k Trail Run

Located 20 minutes from central Napier, our Sacred Hill Winery course is one of our favourites. It starts with a lap around the vines before heading off across the farm and into the forest. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half marathon, a 12k or dip your toes in with the...

Date: Sunday 13 August
Where:
Sacred Hill Riflemen’s Vineyard, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird

Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird

Darby’s shows are always a mix of astute observations and stand-up cocooned in a fantastical story that takes his audience on a journey through the ridiculous to the downright silly. This show promises to be no different. In Mystic Time Bird Rhys turns to the world of ancient mysticism to find...

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

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Redefine - Love Your Op Shop

Redefine - Love Your Op Shop

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

Date: Saturday 19 August
Where:
PSEC Op Shop, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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One Night of Queen

One Night of Queen

Since winning Stars in Their Eyes in 2000 with a record 864,838 votes, Gary Mullen has toured the world with his breathtaking One Night of Queen. His uncanny vocal resemblance to the late Freddie Mercury has enthralled hundreds of thousands of people throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa...

Date: Saturday 19 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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 21 May to Sunday 17 December
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova

CMNZ Presents: Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova

"Every sound she draws is superb." - The Strad Beethoven’s ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano from a transcendent, transformative monument of the duo sonata repertoire: they present a formidable, unique challenge to violinists and pianists. Bella Hristova, winner of the 2007 Michael Hill...

Date: Thursday 24 August
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Operatunity Presents: The Last Night of The Proms

Operatunity Presents: The Last Night of The Proms

A variety show of magnificent melodies, singalongs, skits, madness, and mayhem as we all experience a Right Royal time. Cameron Barclay, star of the Ten Tenors joins Sue Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, and Penny Dodd for this fabulously fun show!

Date: Thursday 31 August
Where:
Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2017

Blues Music Nights

Blues Music Nights

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

Date: Friday 5 May to Friday 1 September
Where:
Shani's Family Eatery and Bar, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Women's Lifestyle Expo

Women's Lifestyle Expo

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...

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

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Paper Shaper - Childrens Puppet Theatre

Paper Shaper - Childrens Puppet Theatre

Little Dog Barking is a leading puppet theatre for children, creating and presenting quality theatre works for early childhood, primary school and family audiences. Little Dog Barking brings a public performance of Papershaper to The Globe Theatre - this is open to the public, school and early...

Date: Tuesday 5 September to Wednesday 6 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Festival of Russian Ballet

A Festival of Russian Ballet

Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australasia. This diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have performed this...

Date: Monday 11 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZSO Presents: Pianomania with Freddy Kempf

NZSO Presents: Pianomania with Freddy Kempf

Freddy Kempf - Piano/Conductor. - Handel Concerto for Keyboard, op. 4. No. 1 in G minor - Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, in C major (2nd mvt) - Chopin Adante spianto et Grande polonaise brillante - Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor (3rd mvt) - Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C...

Date: Thursday 14 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show 2017

Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show 2017

Transform Your Surroundings at the Home & Garden Show! The Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to transform your surroundings into the space you’ve always dreamed of. Be thrilled by the variety, amazed by the innovations and impressed by...

Date: Friday 15 September to Sunday 17 September
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Spring Fling - Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

Spring Fling - Hatuma Lime Half Marathon

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

Date: Sunday 17 September
Where:
Waipukurau Racecourse, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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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 21 May to Sunday 17 December
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet

A sunlit piazza, the candlelit corner of a noble ballroom, a moonlit balcony… when young lovers meet, the world is stilled… then changed forever. Artistic Director and choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new version of the world’s greatest love story, especially for the Royal New...

Date: Sunday 24 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Imani Winds

CMNZ Presents: Imani Winds

"There's a big, vivacious, steel-belt of a sound Imani gets when playing at the top of its lungs that is most appealing." - Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer The season concludes with fun, fire and flair. Imani Winds bring together European, American, African, and Latin American musical...

Date: Thursday 28 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2017

The Unusual Silence

The Unusual Silence

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

Date: Sunday 1 October
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South Pacific, The Sound of Music will be performed in 20 cities throughout New...

Date: Sunday 1 October
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Wellbeing Market

Napier Wellbeing Market

The Napier Wellbeing Market is a fantastic free holistic health weekend showcasing people who are passionate about making the world a better place through health, natural medicine, stress-free living, fitness, wellbeing and environmental awareness. Lots of amazing stalls for you to explore &...

Date: Saturday 14 October to Sunday 15 October
Where:
Taradale Town Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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 21 May to Sunday 17 December
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Operatunity Presents: Fabulous 50's

Operatunity Presents: Fabulous 50's

Relive the romance and the fun when vocals met harmonies as we celebrate the greatest hits of the 50's. Singers and Band pay tribute to greats like Elvis, The Everly Brothers, Doris Day and Bill Haley and the Comets! Starring Karl Perigo, Suzanne Lynch (half of the duo The Chicks), Pat Urlich...

Date: Tuesday 17 October
Where:
Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Port Ahuriri School 150th Jubilee

Port Ahuriri School 150th Jubilee

Port Ahuriri School is celebrating 150 years with a weekend of fun activities. Come and celebrate with your former classmates for what will be a weekend to remember! Registration at the Port Ahuriri School Hall. Picnic on the Green. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on our field. Decade Photos....

Date: Saturday 21 October to Sunday 22 October
Where:
Port Ahuriri School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tremain's Teddy Bears Picnic

Tremain's Teddy Bears Picnic

This is a fun day out for the whole family. We have free registration for teddy bears lots of races and games for free. Craft stores food caravans and also amusements rides and Pony rides, 4x4 Jeeps for children, or you can just pack a picnic and sit in the sun.

Date: Sunday 22 October
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2017

Rhythm and Booms

Rhythm and Booms

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

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
Waipukurau Racecourse, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Operatunity Presents: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Operatunity Presents: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Music conjures up both the magic and the madness of the Christmas season as we end our year singing all those wonderful Christmas songs.

Date: Thursday 16 November
Where:
Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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 21 May to Sunday 17 December
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Saturday Night Fever - The Musical

Saturday Night Fever - The Musical

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

Date: Friday 24 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

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

Date: Saturday 25 November to Saturday 9 December
Where:
The County Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2017

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Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

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

Date: Saturday 25 November to Saturday 9 December
Where:
The County Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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 21 May to Sunday 17 December
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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