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WHAT'S ON IN HAWKE'S BAY

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August 2022

Free
Koha Book Sale

Koha Book Sale

Be sure to come visit us at the Napier Urban Farmers Market on Saturday 13 August for our Koha Book Sale. We'll have a whole range of books available from popular fiction to interesting non-fiction, as well as balloons and lollipops for the kids! Our friendly librarians will be there from...

Date: Saturday 13 August
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, 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 locals shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the produce you need to create your own locally sourced meals at home. Enjoy some of the best produce from...

Date: Saturday 13 August to Saturday 7 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Turn Up the Heat Adults' Reading Challenge

Turn Up the Heat Adults' Reading Challenge

Turn up the heat by taking part in Hastings District Libraries adults’ winter reading challenge! Complete one or more of the 12 challenges we have lined up for you and be in to win! Pick up a challenge card from any of our District Libraries, or download one off the website. Every time you...

Date: Saturday 13 August to Sunday 14 August
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dali Day 22

Dali Day 22

Everyone loves Dali! Come together to celebrate all things Dali on his special day. Dali loves music and dancing! We’ve got a hot line up of Dali’s most favourite musicians guaranteed to bring the party and have you busting moves on the dance floor. Get your tickets quick to get down with...

Date: Saturday 13 August
Where:
Spaceship, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HNPS Big Night Out 2022

HNPS Big Night Out 2022

The Big Night Out is back! Join us to outwit, outplay, and outbid your friends for a hilarious quiz night, live auction, and dancing til late. Tickets will be hotter than an episode of Bridgerton, so organise your table of 8, and don’t miss out on booking yourselves a table. $50pp...

Date: Saturday 13 August
Where:
The Havelock North Club, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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One Night in Buenos Aires

One Night in Buenos Aires

An exquisite evening of Milonga and Tango Argentino as we as we transport you back to an evening of One Night in Buenos Aires! Special dance performances by John and Natalia -DJ Alzbeta Tango Project. Cash bar on the night, Rasoi dinner menu options and Portuguese and French Tarts...

Date: Saturday 13 August
Where:
Hawkes Bay Latin Dance Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ presents Barley & De Pledge - Beethoven & Brahms

CMNZ presents Barley & De Pledge - Beethoven & Brahms

The resonance of the cello pulls at the heartstrings, a compelling soundtrack for star crossed lovers and deep longings for that beyond our reach. Few have not yearned to be with loved ones in the last two years. This tour reunites two friends, and musical accomplices that have made their homes on...

Date: Saturday 13 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Landslide - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show

Landslide is a live 5 piece band, who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks for the past 9 years, covering well-known classics from Fleetwood Mac and also Stevie's solo hits! Expect to hear Dreams, Sara, Rhiannon, The Chain, Go Your Own Way, Seven Wonders, Don't Stop,...

Date: Saturday 13 August
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tucker Lane

Tucker Lane

Tucker Lane are a 5 piece Bluegrass band hailing from Clive, Hawkes Bay. They play a wide variety of heel stomping, soul-soothing, beer drinking ballads that’ll get your toes tappin'. Tucker Lane are trading in their moonshine stills and whiskey jars for a nice glass of French Oak barrelled...

Date: Saturday 13 August
Where:
The Urban Winery, 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 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Parisian Long Lunch: CANCELLED

Parisian Long Lunch: CANCELLED

Enjoying a Parisian long lunch Hands-on workshop, preparing 5 dishes. Recipe booklet and lunch provided. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home; Farmhouse Kitchen is the heart of our home but also the heart of our business and everything we believe good food can be, to nourish our...

Date: Sunday 14 August
Where:
Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MTG Movie Club; Kusama - Infinity

MTG Movie Club; Kusama - Infinity

MTG's monthly Movie Club is proud to present: Kusama - Infinity World famous living legend and artist Yayoi Kusama battles sexism and racism while rising to fame in America during the 1960s, from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her eventual placement in a Tokyo mental institution. 1h...

Date: Sunday 14 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hastings Music Society Concert

Hastings Music Society Concert

Each month the Hastings Music Society presents varied concerts that feature a selection of predominantly classical music from local Hawkes bay musicians, singers, soloists, chamber groups, choirs, big bands and orchestras. These concerts are held March through November in the beautiful St Matthews...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 13 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Spirit Level

Spirit Level

When famous crime writer Jack Cameron and his wife Susie drown in a boating accident, they are refused entry into heaven – Jack is a card-carrying atheist – so they return to haunt the country cottage where they lived. Life is dull. Their only pleasure comes from spooking the estate agent...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Friday 19 August
Where:
Waipukurau Little Theatre, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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MTG Movie Club - Cave of Forgotten Dreams

MTG Movie Club - Cave of Forgotten Dreams

MTG's monthly Movie Club is proud to present: Cave of Forgotten Dreams In this documentary, filmmaker Werner Herzog and a small crew are given a rare chance to film inside France's Chauvet Cave, where the walls are covered with the world's oldest surviving paintings. To preserve the art,...

Date: Sunday 14 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Outdoor Pickup Ultimate Frisbee

Outdoor Pickup Ultimate Frisbee

Wanting to get more active? Trying to meet some cool people? Looking for a new sport to try out? Come give Ultimate Frisbee a go. Ultimate is a well-spirited, mixed-gender, non-contact sport that is always open to gaining new players. No experience or rules knowledge is required, we are happy to...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 30 October
Where:
Cornwall Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay DanceNZmade Interschool

Hawke's Bay DanceNZmade Interschool

Local primary, intermediate and secondary schools bring their best dance to the stage in a night of great family entertainment- live to stage the passion and energy collide, embracing school spirit! Who will take out the title and represent Hawke's Bay at Nationals?

Date: Sunday 14 August to Monday 15 August
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MTG Movie Club - Mrs Lowry & Son

MTG Movie Club - Mrs Lowry & Son

MTG's monthly Movie Club is proud to present: Mrs Lowry and Son A portrait of the British artist LS Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion. 'Vanessa Redgrave gives a shrewd and amusingly bleak performance here as Elizabeth Lowry, the...

Date: Sunday 14 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Rhythm and Rhymes

Rhythm and Rhymes

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

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 6 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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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. This is a book...

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 20 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Beginners Argentine Tango Six-Week Course

Beginners Argentine Tango Six-Week Course

Hola! The Napier Tango Club is hosting an Introduction to Argentine Tango (Tango Argentino). Designed for beginners, the six-week course covers the fundamental steps needed to navigate the dance floor. The course is designed as preparation for the club’s annual Tango Ball and Winter Art Deco...

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 20 September
Where:
Hawkes Bay Latin Dance Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Social Rock N Roll Club

Social Rock N Roll Club

Come along to a great night of rock n roll every Tuesday night for beginners and experienced dancers this is a social rock n roll club, we welcome those who want to learn rock n roll and we will assist you. Become a member of the rock n roll club for $10.00 a year which this financial year has only...

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 6 September
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings Library Bookchat

Hastings Library Bookchat

Join us for Book Chat on the third Wednesday of every month. There is no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books you've read and hear what others have been reading. You'll get a preview of some of the latest and/or recommended books from the library staff. We may take...

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

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A Small Hall Session with Hollie Smith

A Small Hall Session with Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & iconic musicians. After working with numerous bands, Hollie Smith shot into the public eye in 2007 when she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on the movie soundtrack ‘No.2’, recording the single ‘Bathe in...

Date: Wednesday 17 August
Where:
Takapau Town Hall, Takapau, Central Hawke's Bay

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A Small Hall Session with Hollie Smith

A Small Hall Session with Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & iconic musicians. After working with numerous bands, Hollie Smith shot into the public eye in 2007 when she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on the movie soundtrack ‘No.2’, recording the single ‘Bathe in...

Date: Thursday 18 August
Where:
Haumoana Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

This stunning documentary portrait of French volcanologists Maurice and Katia Krafft is skilfully constructed from their amazing archival footage collected from numerous volcanic expeditions in the 1970s and 80s. As the opening night of the NZIFF in Napier, the ticket price to this screening...

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

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Paint & Wine Night - Piha Sunset

Paint & Wine Night - Piha Sunset

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in the heart of Auckland! No previous painting experience necessary. Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes...

Date: Thursday 18 August
Where:
Shed 2 Bar and Restaurant, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Good Boss

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Good Boss

Javier Bardem, renowned for his memorable portrayals of villains in No Country for Old Men and Skyfall, adds another sinisterly charming, immoral character to his repertoire as the titular “good boss” in this dark Spanish satire which bagged all the top awards at the 2022 Goyas (the Spanish...

Date: Friday 19 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Happy Hour with Liberty

Happy Hour with Liberty

Come join us for happy hour specials from 5pm and stick around for a free live music set from Liberty at 6pm. Liberty is a young local singer-songwriter. With a love for music and performing she spends most of her time with a guitar in hand. Liberty plays anything from The Beatles to Billie...

Date: Friday 19 August
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Small Hall Session with Hollie Smith

A Small Hall Session with Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & iconic musicians. After working with numerous bands, Hollie Smith shot into the public eye in 2007 when she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on the movie soundtrack ‘No.2’, recording the single ‘Bathe in...

Date: Friday 19 August
Where:
Meeanee Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Navalny

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Navalny

This staggering, fly-on-the-wall portrait of the charismatic anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, filmed in secret following an assassination attempt on his life, is one of the year’s most electrifying films. Direct to-the-camera interviews with Navalny and his inner circle, including his...

Date: Friday 19 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hygge's Wine Match Dinner with Black Barn Vineyards

Hygge's Wine Match Dinner with Black Barn Vineyards

Take time out and move on from Covid. Get together and celebrate Great Food and Great Wine. Be mesmerized by the story of Black Barn by Head Wine Maker Dave McKee and what goes into making each wine they produce soo special. Warm yourself by the fires and listen to the crashing waves as the...

Date: Friday 19 August
Where:
Hygge at Clifton Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Looking For Alaska and In The Shallows - 2022 Spring Tour

Looking For Alaska and In The Shallows - 2022 Spring Tour

Looking For Alaska and In The Shallows - 2022 Spring Tour Hamilton duo Looking For Alaska and Wellington duo In The Shallows are excited to announce that they will be joining forces for a 2022 spring tour! Two accomplished groups in their own right, they will be taking to the road together...

Date: Friday 19 August
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Forgiven

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Forgiven

Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain headline a star cast dealing with the fallout from a debauched weekend in Morocco in John Michael McDonagh’s blackly comic skewering of privilege. “Based on a 2012 Lawrence Osborne novel that might well have been set (with only small changes) many decades...

Date: Friday 19 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Go Green Expo 2022

Hawke's Bay Go Green Expo 2022

FREE Adult Tickets available now! Ticketing Tiers as follows: FREE Tickets Online until 14th August Followed by: ~ $4 Adult Tickets online ~ $5 Adult Door Sales ~ Kids U16 don’t need a ticket Free parking available at the...

Date: Saturday 20 August to Sunday 21 August
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
FIAFIA DAY 2022

FIAFIA DAY 2022

Kia orana, Noa’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni and warm Pacific greetings. You are all invited to come along to Fiafia Day ’22, Saturday 20 August between 1-7pm at Toitoi. Fiafia, literally meaning a celebration or get...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Ngā Whanaunga

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Ngā Whanaunga

Check out the best Māori and Pasifika short films in this year's Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts Competition. Six short films from Aotearoa and the Pacific have been selected by co-curators Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), Director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, and...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Godland

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Godland

Icelandic filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason follows up A White, White Day (NZIFF 2019) with this stunning historical epic which recalls the grandeur and madness of Herzog at his best. “A young priest travels from Denmark to Iceland in the late 19th century, where his mission is mocked by nature and...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Messy Church

Messy Church

Messy Church is a chance for families, young and old to engage with the message of Jesus in a fun and creative way. With craft, activities, food and music, there are all the components for a great afternoon and all directed at important messages of character, faith and hope. Each Messy Church...

Date: Saturday 20 August to Saturday 19 November
Where:
Taradale Anglican Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Good Boss

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Good Boss

Javier Bardem, renowned for his memorable portrayals of villains in No Country for Old Men and Skyfall, adds another sinisterly charming, immoral character to his repertoire as the titular “good boss” in this dark Spanish satire which bagged all the top awards at the 2022 Goyas (the Spanish...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Good Boss


A Small Hall Session with Hollie Smith

A Small Hall Session with Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & iconic musicians. After working with numerous bands, Hollie Smith shot into the public eye in 2007 when she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on the movie soundtrack ‘No.2’, recording the single ‘Bathe in...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
Porangahau Memorial Community Hall, Porangahau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Peak Comedy

Peak Comedy

A handful of the best local and visiting talent. Come along early for a meal and stay for the show. High on the hill, overlooking the Hawke's Bay is Peak House. Steeped in history with panoramic views, our venue is just five minutes drive from the Havelock North Village, yet feels like a world...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
Peak House, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Elton John vs Billy Joel

Elton John vs Billy Joel

Award-winning Karori based Duo Cam & Sam are bringing their Elton John vs Billy Joel 'NZ Tribute' to Portside Bar in Napier. Elton & Billy are in safe hands with Cam & Sam, these professional Wellington musicians have performed on Live television, and commercial radio & featured in the Official...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
Three Wise Birds Portside Bar, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cinderella

Cinderella

From the ‘dream team’ who brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel, comes a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre followed by a national tour. Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a...

Date: Saturday 20 August to Sunday 21 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Folk Festival

Hawkes Bay Folk Festival

This show will present you with a showcase and celebration of new era folk. Not the dreary stuff! :) 5 solo artists. Each very clever, creative and strong in belief. Think humor, goodwill & raw honesty. A 30-minute window delivered by each artist will offer a wild spread of quality and...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends Tribute Ft. Tony Painting (UK)

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends Tribute Ft. Tony Painting (UK)

Brilliant! A night of music tributing the one & only blues guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, what would be better than that? Ok just imagine Stevie being joined on stage by other world-class blues/rock guitar Gods: Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Robin Trower, Eric Clapton,...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Pontiacs. Revving it Up at The Common Room

Pontiacs. Revving it Up at The Common Room

Revving up and flicking the grit of Classic Rock and Roll to your ears and hearts. Pontiacs feature 4 Local Veteran Legends, Paul Du Fresne, Cameron Budge, Paul Smith and Jackie Gibson playing songs from The Pretenders, The Police, and Robert Plant, to get your heart rate up. Seat belts...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Blossoming Tree Album Release

Blossoming Tree Album Release

Blossoming Tree is an album of 12 originals that Michael has been working on for the past 9 months. That being said, this gig feels a bit like a birth in some ways, and he and his small ensemble of musicians are delighted to be able to share these heart felt songs with an audience. The songs convey...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
Playhouse Theatre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Punch

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Punch

Seventeen-year-old boxer Jim carries the hopes and dreams of his father on his shoulders, but his growing relationship with local takatāpui Whetu forces him to confront the truth about his sexuality and choose his own future. Parental pressure, sexual perplexity and small-town bigotry are the...

Date: Saturday 20 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Alcarràs

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Alcarràs

A Catalonian, peach-growing family face upheaval in this moving and nuanced reflection on identity, place and time by Carla Simón (Summer 1993 NZIFF 2017), awarded the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2022. For generations, Quimet Solé’s family has spent every summer harvesting peaches in their...

Date: Sunday 21 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Thirsty Whale Napier City Rovers vs Western Suburbs

Thirsty Whale Napier City Rovers vs Western Suburbs

Thirsty Whale Napier City Rovers clash with Western Suburbs from Wellington. Napier City are closing in on qualification for the National League and this game will be a must-win. This is the final home game for the Central league so come down and support The Pride of Hawkes Bay Thirsty Whale Napier...

Date: Sunday 21 August
Where:
Bluewater Stadium, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

This stunning documentary portrait of French volcanologists Maurice and Katia Krafft is skilfully constructed from their amazing archival footage collected from numerous volcanic expeditions in the 1970s and 80s. “There are only so many times you can shout ‘woah!’ at yourself during one...

Date: Sunday 21 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Fest; Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Fest; Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song (2021) Directed by Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine - Portrait of an Artist. A documentary deep-dive into the life and legacy of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen told through the prism of his most anthemic and well-known...

Date: Sunday 21 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Small Hall Session with Hollie Smith

A Small Hall Session with Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & iconic musicians. After working with numerous bands, Hollie Smith shot into the public eye in 2007 when she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on the movie soundtrack ‘No.2’, recording the single ‘Bathe in...

Date: Sunday 21 August
Where:
King George Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; You Won't be Alone

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; You Won't be Alone

In 19th century Macedonia, a young shapeshifting witch learns what it means to be human by inhabiting the lives of others in this one-of-a-kind feature debut from Australian-Macedonian filmmaker Goran Stolevski. “Writer-director Goran Stolevski brings something fresh to the folk horror genre...

Date: Sunday 21 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Ali & Ava

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Ali & Ava

This refreshingly authentic depiction of finding love right on your doorstep, and from unlikely directions, abounds with humour and the transformative power of song. Time-worn Ava, an Irish-British teacher’s assistant, single mum and grandmother, has been round her hard-scrabble block enough...

Date: Monday 22 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Fire of Love

“There are only so many times you can shout ‘woah!’ at yourself during one film, but this documentary about two French daredevil volcano chasers pushes that number up. Maurice and Katia Krafft spent the 70s and 80s married both to each other and to the pursuit of being right there in the heat...

Date: Monday 22 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat is a friendly gathering of book lovers. Come along to talk about the books you've been reading and to see what's new in the library. All welcome. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Tuesday 23 August to Tuesday 13 December
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Paint & Wine Night - Peony Bouquet

Paint & Wine Night - Peony Bouquet

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in the heart of Napier! No previous painting experience necessary. Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes...

Date: Tuesday 23 August
Where:
Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets comes to Napier! You pick your venue - grab your FREE ticket and stay put and the poets come to you! This listing will get you tickets for The Cabana, Napier venue. Starts promptly at 6.30pm. As part of the National Poetry Day shenanigans Hawke’s Bay Readers and...

Date: Tuesday 23 August
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets comes to Napier! You pick your venue - grab your FREE ticket and stay put and the poets come to you! This listing will get you tickets for The Globe Lounge, Napier venue. Starts promptly at 6.30pm. As part of the National Poetry Day shenanigans Hawke’s Bay Readers and...

Date: Tuesday 23 August
Where:
Globe Lounge, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets comes to Napier! You pick your venue - grab your FREE ticket and stay put and the poets come to you! This listing will get you tickets for The Vinci's Pizza, Napier venue. Starts promptly at 6.30pm. As part of the National Poetry Day shenanigans Hawke’s Bay Readers...

Date: Tuesday 23 August
Where:
Vinci's Pizza, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection, bringing you a 3-hour world-class show featuring the entire 'Born In The USA'...

Date: Tuesday 23 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Kurt Vonnegut

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Kurt Vonnegut

An unconventional portrait of an unconventional author that not only chronicles the extraordinary life, work and legacy of Kurt Vonnegut but also his decades long friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it. Many years in the making, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time proves a worthy...

Date: Tuesday 23 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Holly Bacon 108th Birthday

Holly Bacon 108th Birthday

Holly Bacon is turning 108 years old and we want you to come and join us. We are a fifth-generation business in Hawkes Bay, that specializes in crispy dry cured bacon. We would love for you to come along and celebrate our birthday at our store in Hastings. We will have FREE tastings of our...

Date: Wednesday 24 August
Where:
Holly Bacon, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Community Lunch

Community Lunch

Whether you have ever visited All Saints' before or not, you are welcome to join us for one of our fortnightly community lunches. A delicious meal with main and dessert, joined by great company and always a laugh or two, this is a great afternoon out! There is no charge for the lunch, but a...

Date: Wednesday 24 August to Wednesday 14 December
Where:
Taradale Anglican Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; One Fine Morning

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; One Fine Morning

Léa Seydoux stars as a busy single mom, juggling caring for her daughter and her ailing father, who finds love in unexpected circumstances in Mia Hansen-Løve’s nimble romantic drama. After Bergman Island (NZIFF 2021), French auteur Mia Hansen-Løve returns to Parisian home-turf and...

Date: Wednesday 24 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Glow in the Dark Paint Night - Trip Down the Rainbow Highway

Glow in the Dark Paint Night - Trip Down the Rainbow Highway

Paintvine After Dark is New Zealand’s first glow-in-the-dark paint party! Grab a drink in one hand, a brush in the other and get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going with ultra-violet lights, neon lights, glow-in-the-dark paint, a DJ and nothing but laughs all night...

Date: Wednesday 24 August
Where:
Level 1 Nightclub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Forgiven

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; The Forgiven

Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain headline a star cast dealing with the fallout from a debauched weekend in Morocco in John Michael McDonagh’s blackly comic skewering of privilege. “Based on a 2012 Lawrence Osborne novel that might well have been set (with only small changes) many decades...

Date: Wednesday 24 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Fest; Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Fest; Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song (2021) Directed by Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine - Portrait of an Artist. A documentary deep-dive into the life and legacy of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen told through the prism of his most anthemic and well-known...

Date: Thursday 25 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier CBD Easy Eats Winter Series

Napier CBD Easy Eats Winter Series

Easy Eats - you will have the option of street food or an easy eats inhouse offering. Pop in after work or meet friends for an early eat treat. Find something special at seven local eateries: Rogue Hop, Hunger Monger, Matisse, Vincis, Faith, Hope Love, Market St, Portside (Three Wise Birds...

Date: Thursday 25 August
Where:
Napier CBD, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Both Sides of the Blade

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Both Sides of the Blade

Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon and Gregoire Colin form a turbulent love triangle as old flames endure in Claire Denis’ sexy and volatile relationship drama. “Claire Denis delivers an understated yet psychologically vivid romantic drama, co-written with her Let the Sunshine In collaborator...

Date: Thursday 25 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; We are Still Here

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; We are Still Here

To sit, to listen to witness. Starting points for a multi-layered journey bring you to the brink of interaction between cultures, then, now, and what may be. Set in various flashpoints in time. Ten indigenous filmmakers from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand deliver a cinematic response to the...

Date: Thursday 25 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Full Time

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Full Time

Single mum Julie (Laure Calamy, Call My Agent!) races against time in this forceful, authentic drama underpinned by a thriller momentum. From the moment the clock alarm rings in the early-morning dark, Julie’s life is a headlong rush. Two pre-teen kids need mustering before she commutes from...

Date: Friday 26 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Stars at Noon

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Stars at Noon

Based on Denis Johnson’s cult novel, Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn star in this heady and alluring romantic thriller from NZIFF fave Claire Denis, directing her second English-language feature. Sharing the Grand Prix at Cannes this year, Claire Denis’s newest film (and second this year) is...

Date: Friday 26 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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2022 Edible Fashion Awards

2022 Edible Fashion Awards

2022 EDIBLE FASHION AWARDS Spectacular wearable art is back and better than ever! Celebrate Hawke’s Bay’s creativity, innovative spirit, and identity as an exceptional food producer at the 2022 Edible Fashion Awards. Each year more than 200 designers create fascinating works of wearable...

Date: Friday 26 August
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Triangle of Sadness

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Triangle of Sadness

Gilded privilege comes a cropper when abruptly confronted by less luxurious reality in this brilliantly orchestrated satire awarded the Palme d’Or 2022. Enjoy the latest film by social satirist supreme Ruben Östlund – his fourth title to play in NZIFF, and the second to have won the Palme...

Date: Friday 26 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Clive Community Market

Clive Community Market

A vibrant collection of local artisans offering you a huge variety of their amazing handcrafted goods. Over 25 stalls with everything from babywear, jewellery, homeware gifts, reusable gift bags, lavender collections and so much more. Out the front will be a local school with food and drink for...

Date: Saturday 27 August to Saturday 17 December
Where:
Clive Community Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Lost Illusions

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Lost Illusions

Reaping top awards at the 2022 Césars, this majestic, lavish fresco adapted from Balzac’s masterpiece paints a cruel portrait of 19th century Parisian society and the burgeoning world of the press, which has startling contemporary overtones. Lucien, an idealistic young poet, harbours...

Date: Saturday 27 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Poos and Farts Storytime

Poos and Farts Storytime

An all-ages storytime celebration of hilarious bodily functions. It’ll be poo-tastic! Fart-a-licious even! Listen to stories where unicorns fart glitter and sloth’s just need to go. It’ll be a breath of fresh air, please join us. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We...

Date: Saturday 27 August
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gisborne Civic Brass Band - Matinee Brass Concert

Gisborne Civic Brass Band - Matinee Brass Concert

Gisborne Civic Brass Band present "Matinee Brass Concert Series" First concert WAIROA Saturday 27 August, War Memorial Hall, 97-103 Queen Street Email us if you have any queries: gisbornecivicbrassband@gmail.com Brought to you in conjunction with the Wairoa War Memorial Hall.

Date: Saturday 27 August
Where:
War Memorial Hall, Wairoa, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Full Time

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int.Film Festival; Full Time

Single mum Julie (Laure Calamy, Call My Agent!) races against time in this forceful, authentic drama underpinned by a thriller momentum. From the moment the clock alarm rings in the early-morning dark, Julie’s life is a headlong rush. Two pre-teen kids need mustering before she commutes from...

Date: Saturday 27 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Close

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Close

Belgian director Lukas Dhont follows up his award-winning debut Girl (NZIFF 2018) with this deft exploration of the fragile world of childhood bonds, which has already picked up major prizes at Cannes and Sydney. Inspired by his own childhood and teenage friendships, Lukas Dhont explores the...

Date: Saturday 27 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mad Doggerel Cabaret

Mad Doggerel Cabaret

Two poets and a musician combine to present a comic and lyric portrait of Aotearoa New Zealand and its place in the South Pacific today. Their Mad Doggerel poetry cabaret is full of cascading words, wild musicality and lightning humour. David Eggleton, the current Poet Laureate of Aotearoa 2019...

Date: Saturday 27 August
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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HBAF 2022 Taster Series - Reb Fountain IRIS Tour

HBAF 2022 Taster Series - Reb Fountain IRIS Tour

Flying Nun Records and HBAF Presents Reb Fountain IRIS Tour With touring plans curtailed in 2021, Reb Fountain welcomes the opportunity to bring IRIS to life with her band in 2022. Reb shares, “After releasing IRIS in October 2021 we were all set to tour the album and like so many of our...

Date: Saturday 27 August
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Decision to Leave

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Decision to Leave

Park Chan-wook makes a welcome return to NZIFF with this masterful and seductive romantic thriller about an insomniac detective investigating a mysterious widow oddly unconcerned with her husband’s death. While investigating a possible murder case, a detective who employs idiosyncratic...

Date: Saturday 27 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Latin Party

Latin Party

What to expect… Join Napier's Latin DJ Jorge and all the local Latin community in the first Fiesta Latina ever in Hawkes’ Bay. Sensual beats will entice you onto the dance floor for a night aimed at letting your hair down - Latin American style. Dance the night away to the rhythms of Salsa,...

Date: Saturday 27 August
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Where is Anne Frank?

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Where is Anne Frank?

A gloriously animated fantasy reimagining of Anne Frank’s story from the lauded director of The Congress (NZIFF 2013) and Waltz with Bashir (NZIFF 2008). When lightning strikes the world’s most famous journal at the Anne Frank Museum, the spirit of Anne’s imaginary friend Kitty (voiced by...

Date: Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; NZ's Best 2022

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; NZ's Best 2022

Check out the year’s best New Zealand short films as chosen by guest selector, Florian Habicht. A total of 62 films were submitted for this year’s New Zealand’s Best short film competition. NZIFF Head of Programming, Michael McDonnell, and Senior Programmer Sandra Reid viewed them all to...

Date: Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Corsage

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival; Corsage

Marie Kreutzer’s bold and subversive costume drama features an imperious Vicky Krieps as the restless Empress Elisabeth of Austria, struggling to break free from the restrictive confines of courtly life. “Phantom Thread star Vicky Krieps puts in a terrific performance as Empress Elisabeth of...

Date: Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Triangle of Sadness

Whānau Mārama: NZ Int. Film Festival; Triangle of Sadness

Gilded privilege comes a cropper when abruptly confronted by less luxurious reality in this brilliantly orchestrated satire awarded the Palme d’Or 2022. Enjoy the latest film by social satirist supreme Ruben Östlund – his fourth title to play in NZIFF, and the second to have won the Palme...

Date: Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Harry Potter Quiz - Napier

Harry Potter Quiz - Napier

Don't Let the Muggles Get You Down! Instead, come along to Gee Quiz's Harry Potter quiz at Shed 2 on the Quay on Tuesday 30th August! Not only will teams be playing for an awesome swathe of prizes, the winners will book a place in the National Championship Harry Potter Quiz held in in Wellington...

Date: Tuesday 30 August
Where:
Shed 2 Bar and Restaurant, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Hawke's Bay's 91.9 The Sound is proud to present a monthly Quiz night at The Taradale Club! We'd love for you to join! Once a month at The Taradale Club, with a wide range of topics, there will be something to make you look clever! Register your team of up to six players, entry is a gold...

Date: Wednesday 31 August to Wednesday 30 November
Where:
Taradale Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Te Wheke

Te Wheke

Te Wheke swims across the motu again after a successful premiere tour in 2021 “Reimagining Atamira over the deep plunge into the pandemic, Te Wheke then arrived on a surging wave to commemorate our 21st year milestone of creating and presenting inspirational Māori contemporary...

Date: Wednesday 31 August
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2022

Free
Young at Heart Book Club

Young at Heart Book Club

Join us for a book chat group especially for older adults. We'll tell each other what we've been reading, what we've enjoyed or what we haven't! Library staff will present some titles new to the library. For more information ask at your library. We may take photographs or...

Date: Thursday 1 September to Thursday 1 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Home and Garden Show 2022

Hawke's Bay Home and Garden Show 2022

Turning houses into homes for over 30 years! The Hawke’s Bay Home & Garden Show is packed with over 190 exhibitors you will find 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...

Date: Friday 2 September to Sunday 4 September
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Te Kahu o Te Amorangi Ngāti Kahungunu Whakataetae-ā-rohe 22

Te Kahu o Te Amorangi Ngāti Kahungunu Whakataetae-ā-rohe 22

Te Kahu o Te Amorangi: Ngāti Kahungunu Kapa Haka Whakataetae-ā-rohe 2022 is the Senior regional kapa haka competition (non-qualifying year) for Māori cultural groups representing rohe throughout Ngāti Kahungunu iwi and Tauranga Moana. Under 2's are free and don't require a ticket if seated...

Date: Saturday 3 September
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, 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 locals shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the produce you need to create your own locally sourced meals at home. Enjoy some of the best produce from...

Date: Saturday 13 August to Saturday 7 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Young Musician of the Year 2022 - Preliminary

Hawke's Bay Young Musician of the Year 2022 - Preliminary

Audiences can enjoy the annual competition for young music students of IRMTNZ registered teachers in piano, instruments and singing who aim to be the Freemasons HB Young Musician of the Year 2022. This event gives young people a chance to perform in a quality venue in public, and allows audiences...

Date: Saturday 3 September
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Central Hawke's Bay Spring Day Market

Central Hawke's Bay Spring Day Market

Join the Central Hawke’s Bay community to kick off the Spring Fling at Central Hawke’s Bays Spring Market Day. Grab the family and join in the fun as Waipukurau overflows with special offers from local businesses, stalls from our local community organisations and the Central Hawke’s Bay...

Date: Saturday 3 September
Where:
Waipukurau Main Street, Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Devils Elbow, Dear Antler, Double Ya D, Lttl Bstrd

Devils Elbow, Dear Antler, Double Ya D, Lttl Bstrd

HYH & SPACESHIP Present: DEVILS ELBOW DEAR ANTLER DOUBLE YA D & The Cosmic Hags LTTL BSTRD Saturday September 3, 2022 @ Spaceship 114 Karamu Road Nth. Hastings Doors Open 7:30PM Music 8:00PM Tickets $20 from Eventfinda, Common Room & the Little Red Bookshop

Date: Saturday 3 September
Where:
Spaceship, Hastings, 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 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Outdoor Pickup Ultimate Frisbee

Outdoor Pickup Ultimate Frisbee

Wanting to get more active? Trying to meet some cool people? Looking for a new sport to try out? Come give Ultimate Frisbee a go. Ultimate is a well-spirited, mixed-gender, non-contact sport that is always open to gaining new players. No experience or rules knowledge is required, we are happy to...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 30 October
Where:
Cornwall Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Rhythm and Rhymes

Rhythm and Rhymes

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

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 6 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Bakers Club

Bakers Club

Join us and share your baking experiences and recipes. We have a theme for each month and view some of the delectable books from the cooking and baking collection. All welcome. Attendees should bring a sample of their baking for all to enjoy. We may take photographs or video recordings...

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

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Free
Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat is a friendly gathering of book lovers. Come along to talk about the books you've been reading and to see what's new in the library. All welcome. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Tuesday 23 August to Tuesday 13 December
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sculpt & Sip - Tea Light Holder

Sculpt & Sip - Tea Light Holder

Sip and Sculpt the night away with Paintvine! In this fun tactile workshop, our expert artists will guide you step-by-step to create a quirky hand-made clay sculpture, with your own personalised touch. Our expert clay-makers will introduce you to basic clay hand-building techniques and decorating...

Date: Tuesday 6 September
Where:
Giant Brewing Co., Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Beginners Argentine Tango Six-Week Course

Beginners Argentine Tango Six-Week Course

Hola! The Napier Tango Club is hosting an Introduction to Argentine Tango (Tango Argentino). Designed for beginners, the six-week course covers the fundamental steps needed to navigate the dance floor. The course is designed as preparation for the club’s annual Tango Ball and Winter Art Deco...

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 20 September
Where:
Hawkes Bay Latin Dance Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Social Rock N Roll Club

Social Rock N Roll Club

Come along to a great night of rock n roll every Tuesday night for beginners and experienced dancers this is a social rock n roll club, we welcome those who want to learn rock n roll and we will assist you. Become a member of the rock n roll club for $10.00 a year which this financial year has only...

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 6 September
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Between the Lines 2022 - Off the Pitch

Between the Lines 2022 - Off the Pitch

Brought to you by Paper Plus Waipukurau We kick-off the festival with an evening of classic rugby banter. Steve Hansen’s biographer and NZ Herald sports writer, Gregor Paul, joins the line-out with our local ex All Black John Ashworth and renowned sports commentator Tony Johnson. We are...

Date: Thursday 8 September
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Between the Lines 2022 - Escape to the Past - Jenny Pattrick

Between the Lines 2022 - Escape to the Past - Jenny Pattrick

Jenny Pattrick OBE is an acclaimed historical novelist and storyteller with ten books to her name including the acclaimed novels The Denniston Rose and Heart of Coal. Her latest novel, Harbouring, tells of Welshman Huw Pengellin’s journey to find a better life for his family in New Zealand. The...

Date: Friday 9 September
Where:
Gwavas Garden Homestead, Tikokino, Central Hawke's Bay

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Between the Lines 2022 - Mrs Jewell General Grant

Between the Lines 2022 - Mrs Jewell General Grant

Join us for a literary lunch at Café Nola with best selling author Cristina Sanders. Cristina will be talking about her vivid imagining of the mystery of the General Grant, a three-mastered sailing ship that was wrecked against the cliffs of the Auckland Islands. Only fourteen men made it...

Date: Friday 9 September
Where:
Nola Cafe, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Between the Lines 2022 - Mana Kupu - The Power of Words

Between the Lines 2022 - Mana Kupu - The Power of Words

Ben Brown, in discussion with Dr Simon Barber, will explore the idea that words have a kind of magic to them, that when they are assembled and used in certain ways - as stories for example - that their effect on how we see ourselves and how we engage with our world is formative and profound. A...

Date: Friday 9 September
Where:
Te Aute College, Otane, Central Hawke's Bay

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The Zimmermans play Bob Dylan

The Zimmermans play Bob Dylan

Come gather round people wherever you roam - and groove to Wellington's favourite Dylan tribute band at Napier's Paisley Stage. The Zimmermans are a ten piece Wellington band of Dylan enthusiasts who have been taking their show on the road for the past few years, to sell out houses. Think folk,...

Date: Friday 9 September
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Nothing Trivial

Nothing Trivial

Nothing Trivial is a local covers band who delivers a high energy brand of music from the 70’s through to today. If you want a night to remember for all the right reasons come party and dance the night away! See you on the dance floor!!

Date: Friday 9 September
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Taniwha Daffodils

Taniwha Daffodils

Nothing heralds the beginning of spring more than a field of daffodils, so it is with great pleasure that the Mabin family open Taniwha Daffodils for a limited season this Spring 2022. Between September 10-25, bring your own bucket, pack a picnic and stroll through thousands of daffodils in...

Date: Saturday 10 September
Where:
Taniwha Daffodils, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Piano Masterclass with Rae de Lisle

Piano Masterclass with Rae de Lisle

Gain an insight into how musicians perfect their craft! Be in the audience when one of New Zealand's leading concert pianists and teachers, Dr Rae de Lisle, tutors young Hawke's Bay piano students in a masterclass of technique and musicianship. Students will select their music to perfect and Rae...

Date: Saturday 10 September
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sustainable Fashion Market

Sustainable Fashion Market

My Walk In Wardrobe is Wellington's own sustainable fashion market. Preloved, upcycled, vintage, handmade, locally made... Clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories for all genders and sizes! My Walk In Wardrobe is for everyone - whether you're a thrifty shopper, trying to be more mindful of...

Date: Saturday 10 September to Saturday 26 November
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday

Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday

The Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday launches the first Group 1 race for the season, bringing in the best-thoroughbred horses to Hawke's Bay to chase the prestigious stakes on offer, drawing immense excitement, glory and celebration to our charity raceday. We are once again teaming up with...

Date: Saturday 10 September
Where:
Hawkes Bay Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Between the Lines 2022 - Bug Week and Other Stories

Between the Lines 2022 - Bug Week and Other Stories

Hosted at Westwick, a unique straw house, Airini Beautrais will be talking to Alexa Cook about her extraordinary short stories – all of which pack an emotional punch. Bug Week is an entertaining book traversing mood and setting, time and place in the accomplished hands of an inspired and...

Date: Saturday 10 September
Where:
Westwick, Ongaonga, Central Hawke's Bay

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Mermaid Storytime

Mermaid Storytime

An all-ages Storytime Ever wanted to meet a mermaid? This is your chance! Explore stories of ocean creatures and conservation with us and special guest Mermaid Ria. Come as your favourite ocean-going being and you shall be rewarded with treasure! Children must be accompanied by a...

Date: Saturday 10 September
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Between the Lines 2022 - Saffron Swirls and Cardamom Dust

Between the Lines 2022 - Saffron Swirls and Cardamom Dust

Join us for high tea with Ashia Ismail-Singer, author of Saffron Swirls and Cardamom Dust – after all, we could all do with a bit of sugar and spice in our lives! Ashia’s new collection of spice infused deserts and baking delights are made for all to share and we will be serving some of her...

Date: Saturday 10 September
Where:
Ongaonga Community Hall, Ongaonga, Central Hawke's Bay

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Between the Lines 2022 - Fast Talking PI

Between the Lines 2022 - Fast Talking PI

Join us for what is sure to be a dazzling evening of poetry and fun as Selina Tusitala Marsh and Peter Malcouronne reunite to talk about the good old days and Selina’s stellar career as a poet, actor and writer. Selina Tusitala Marsh (ONZM, FRSNZ) is the former Commonwealth Poet, New Zealand...

Date: Saturday 10 September
Where:
Pukehou Christ Church, Pukehou, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Between the Lines 2022 - Fast Talking PI


Pukehou Trail Run

Pukehou Trail Run

Pukehou Trail Run and kids colour run is an exciting off road sport experience in a stunning Central Hawkes Bay location with both family-friendly and challenging distances to suit EVERYONE. Date: 11th day of September 2022 Location: Kahotea Farm is located at 269 Drumpeel Road, approx. 25...

Date: Sunday 11 September
Where:
Kahotea Farm, Pukehou, Central Hawke's Bay

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Between the Lines 2022 - Local Showcase

Between the Lines 2022 - Local Showcase

Please join us for this fun free event at the Central Hawkes Bay Museum - a celebration to close the third Between the Lines Festival. This year’s festival finale features talks and readings from local authors Shelley Burn Field, Andrew Cameron, Arron Topp and Greer Tennant. Local musicians...

Date: Sunday 11 September
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Hastings Music Society Concert

Hastings Music Society Concert

Each month the Hastings Music Society presents varied concerts that feature a selection of predominantly classical music from local Hawkes bay musicians, singers, soloists, chamber groups, choirs, big bands and orchestras. These concerts are held March through November in the beautiful St Matthews...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 13 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bret McKenzie Songs Without Jokes Tour

Bret McKenzie Songs Without Jokes Tour

Bret McKenzie—whom you know from such modern musical treasures as comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, the Muppets movie reboots and other ace family-friendly soundtracks, Lord of the Rings fan blogs, guest songs for The Simpsons, cycling around the streets of Wellington, and more— has a new...

Date: Tuesday 13 September
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Community Lunch

Community Lunch

Whether you have ever visited All Saints' before or not, you are welcome to join us for one of our fortnightly community lunches. A delicious meal with main and dessert, joined by great company and always a laugh or two, this is a great afternoon out! There is no charge for the lunch, but a...

Date: Wednesday 24 August to Wednesday 14 December
Where:
Taradale Anglican Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Glow in the Dark Paint Night - Cheshire Cat

Glow in the Dark Paint Night - Cheshire Cat

Ultraviolet lights and neon nights! Prepare to experience Paintvine like you’ve never experienced it before - in the dark! Paintvine After Dark is New Zealand’s first glow in the dark paint party! Grab a drink in one hand, a brush in the other and get your creative juices flowing and your...

Date: Wednesday 14 September
Where:
Level 1 Nightclub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ presents Van Diemen's Band - Borderlands

CMNZ presents Van Diemen's Band - Borderlands

Borders divide us. Yet in the meeting places between one thing and another is sometimes found the greatest variety and vitality. From Tasmania comes a group of performers that revel in the liveliness and intrigue of borderlands. Playing music of composers who lived and worked, as fluid borders...

Date: Thursday 15 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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GO-4-12 Youth Adventurte Race

GO-4-12 Youth Adventurte Race

GO-4-12 EVENTS 16th - 18th September 2022 For Sixteen Years GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race has offered youth the opportunity to Explore, be Challenged and Grow through taking part in an Authentic Adventure Race designed to be Safe, fun and achievable. With three events, a Three Hour a Six Hour...

Date: Friday 16 September to Sunday 18 September
Where:
Guthrie Smith Arboretum & Education Centre, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration

Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration

Get ready for the ultimate soiree to celebrate Hawke’s Bay world-famous wines and it’s right here in Hawke’s Bay! Mix and mingle with some of Hawke’s Bay’s talented winemakers and wine experts over a drop or two of their finest wines. There will be lots of wonderful Hawke’s Bay...

Date: Friday 16 September
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U.P.C NZ Tour

Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U.P.C NZ Tour

The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to NZ, bringing Kiwi’s another side-splitting dose of his original fair-dinkum Aussie humour supported by Jenny Talia from Australia. Since releasing his first hugely popular album “Your Average Australian Yobbo” in 1984 and hit songs like...

Date: Friday 16 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gwavas Homestead, Garden and Puahanui Bush Tour

Gwavas Homestead, Garden and Puahanui Bush Tour

Experience a truly glorious day exploring Gwavas Homestead and Garden. Morning tea on arrival sets the scene for this stunning day, after which guests will don their sturdy walking shoes for a walk-through Gwavas’ private 132-hectare Puahanui Bush. This a virgin bush is of national significance...

Date: Saturday 17 September to Saturday 8 October
Where:
Gwavas Garden Homestead, Tikokino, Central Hawke's Bay

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Spring Collective

Spring Collective

The Spring Collective event is a fun-filled event where there will be cultural groups performing on stage, food stalls, bouncy castles, information stalls and face painting. It's a great chance to host an inclusive event to kick off the summer season. It is also a great opportunity to come...

Date: Saturday 17 September
Where:
Mitre 10 Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Messy Church

Messy Church

Messy Church is a chance for families, young and old to engage with the message of Jesus in a fun and creative way. With craft, activities, food and music, there are all the components for a great afternoon and all directed at important messages of character, faith and hope. Each Messy Church...

Date: Saturday 20 August to Saturday 19 November
Where:
Taradale Anglican Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Burlesque @ Spaceship

Burlesque @ Spaceship

Burlesque is back at Spaceship! Join the ladies of Boombfunk for an evening of tease and tricks. They wowed at the very first Laugh Your Mask Off Festival in July, and are bringing back some more gorgeous entertainment for your senses to enjoy. We have a lovely little lineup of performers for this...

Date: Saturday 17 September
Where:
Spaceship, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bron-y-aur: Hats Off to Led Zeppelin - Acoustic Renditions

Bron-y-aur: Hats Off to Led Zeppelin - Acoustic Renditions

Always such fun... which Led Zeppelin songs will be performed live this time? Guitarist, Simon Nixon and singer, Geoff Dunn will be putting total heart and soul into acoustic renditions of Led Zeppelin classics! Good times, legendary songs and the fine staff at The Common Room will serve the...

Date: Saturday 17 September
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hatuma Half Marathon

Hatuma Half Marathon

The Hatuma Half Marathon has been a staple in the Central Hawke’s Bay event calendar for more than 40 years and is a key feature of the Central Hawke’s Bay Spring Fling. The picturesque 21.1 kilometre course takes in the entire circumference of the Lake Whatumā, starting and finishing at the...

Date: Sunday 18 September
Where:
Waipukurau Racecourse, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Taradale Village Fete

Taradale Village Fete

Taradale's biggest annual outdoor event! 2022 will be the 10th Taradale Village Fete and the best ever! Over 50 high quality local and out of town stalls, selling a great range of quality goods, including: - Handmade products - Fresh fruit and vegetables - Delicious hot food -...

Date: Sunday 18 September
Where:
Taradale Primary School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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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. This is a book...

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 20 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Wine Books and More


Heretaunga Women's Centre Movie Night - Muru

Heretaunga Women's Centre Movie Night - Muru

Ticket price is $20 and include nibbles. Nibbles start at 5.30pm and Movie starts at 6pm. Tickets available online and from the Heretaunga Women's Centre. Men welcome. As part of the Heretaunga Women's Centre, Women's Suffrage Month celebrations we are thrilled to be showing the movie Muru....

Date: Tuesday 20 September
Where:
Focal Point Cinema, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Heretaunga Women's Centre Movie Night - Muru


Free
Hastings Library Bookchat

Hastings Library Bookchat

Join us for Book Chat on the third Wednesday of every month. There is no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books you've read and hear what others have been reading. You'll get a preview of some of the latest and/or recommended books from the library staff. We may take...

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

Read more » - Hastings Library Bookchat


Indonesian Cooking Workshop

Indonesian Cooking Workshop

Pauline has created a whole new Indonesian-themed menu, still a Dutch Rijsttafel; but new recipes! Nasi Kuning, yellow rice! Gado Gado, vegetables with eggs and Sataysauce Beef or Tofu Rendang Pangsit, fried wonton Pisang Goreng Dinner and Recipe booklet included. This is a...

Date: Friday 23 September
Where:
Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Garden to Vase with Foraged and Found

Garden to Vase with Foraged and Found

Discover the beauty of spring flowers with a floral workshop hosted by florist Katie McHardy at the historic Aramoana Homestead. Take a tour of Foraged and Found’s cut flower garden, discovering tips and techniques on sustainable growing and arranging. Enjoy a floral demonstration, before...

Date: Saturday 24 September to Sunday 25 September
Where:
Aramoana Homestead, Pourerere, Central Hawke's Bay

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Clive Community Market

Clive Community Market

A vibrant collection of local artisans offering you a huge variety of their amazing handcrafted goods. Over 25 stalls with everything from babywear, jewellery, homeware gifts, reusable gift bags, lavender collections and so much more. Out the front will be a local school with food and drink for...

Date: Saturday 27 August to Saturday 17 December
Where:
Clive Community Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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FRS New Zealand Scooter Champs 2022

FRS New Zealand Scooter Champs 2022

The FRS New Zealand Scooter Champs is the main event in the FRS calendar. Based over 2 days this is where the top riders in New Zealand come together to try and claim their spot on the Scoot NZ Team for 2022. Saturday will be the Park Champs followed by Sunday with the Street Champs. With 7...

Date: Saturday 24 September to Sunday 25 September
Where:
Bay Skate, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - FRS New Zealand Scooter Champs 2022


Free
Hastings Blossom Festival 2022

Hastings Blossom Festival 2022

Hastings Blossom Parade... we're Back! NOW ON Saturday September 24th, 2022 at 1:00pm. Our theme for 2022 is... 'Transport to Delight'! It is our privilege to have the opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate the arrival of Spring and renew a sense of pride in our region. We...

Date: Saturday 24 September
Where:
Hastings Clock Tower, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Blindspott Volumes Tour 2022

Blindspott Volumes Tour 2022

After 16 years since Blindspott's last recording, the band have returned to the recording studio with a bang ! Releasing their first single R.I.P.(Rest In Pieces) on the 2021 Rock 2000 which entered the chart at #60 the first time ever an unheard of song has ever been voted into the chart let alone...

Date: Saturday 24 September
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bring Back The 70's Cabaret

Bring Back The 70's Cabaret

Get your tickets now for a great night out! Dust off your disco shoes and jive the night away with live music from Sir Duke as they pump out all your favourite 70’s tunes! Come dressed in your best 70’s outfit and enjoy a fabulous night of dancing, spot prizes, frolics and fun! Enjoy a ...

Date: Saturday 24 September
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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ANOTHER LIFE - Eddie Rayner, Andrew McLennan, Pat Kuhtze

ANOTHER LIFE - Eddie Rayner, Andrew McLennan, Pat Kuhtze

Eddie Rayner (Split Enz), Andrew McLennan (Coconut Rough / Pop Mechanic) and Pat Kuhtze (all-star drummer) have played guiding hands in a roll call of classic downunder bands like Split Enz, Coconut Rough, Pop Mechanix, and The Swingers. And now, in support of their stunning self-titled debut...

Date: Saturday 24 September
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - ANOTHER LIFE - Eddie Rayner, Andrew McLennan, Pat Kuhtze


Harcourts HB Women's Tri

Harcourts HB Women's Tri

Harcourts Hawkes Bay Women’s Tri – Great Things Happen When Women Tri-be! Entries are now open! 8.30am – 9.20am Registration (to pick up timing tag and be marked off as being present) 9.30am - Compulsory Race Briefing 10am- Triathlon/Aquabike/Aquathlon participants start at pool. These...

Date: Sunday 25 September
Where:
Mitre 10 Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Pop-Up Kids Market

Pop-Up Kids Market

Join us at Havelock North's only regular second-hand market with stalls selling quality preloved baby and kid's clothing, toys, books, nursery items and more. Always so many bargains. Make sure these dates are in the diary.

Date: Sunday 25 September to Sunday 27 November
Where:
Havelock North Scout Hall, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dennis Marsh & Brendan Dugan

Dennis Marsh & Brendan Dugan

The legends are Back - Dennis Marsh & Brendan Dugan will again be performing for your pleasure at the Napier RSA. These two need no introduction. Brendan has been performing for many years in New Zealand and overseas and has been honoured with a New Zealand Entertainer Award, a true delight to...

Date: Sunday 25 September
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Dennis Marsh & Brendan Dugan


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Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Hawke's Bay's 91.9 The Sound is proud to present a monthly Quiz night at The Taradale Club! We'd love for you to join! Once a month at The Taradale Club, with a wide range of topics, there will be something to make you look clever! Register your team of up to six players, entry is a gold...

Date: Wednesday 31 August to Wednesday 30 November
Where:
Taradale Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jarred Fell - Live & Up Close

Jarred Fell - Live & Up Close

Comedian Magician Jarred Fell is back in Napier Baby! Bringing is Award Winning show to town for a one night only event at the sexy Cabana Room! Jarred has performed in the jungles of Malaysia to the bright lights of Las Vegas and recently stared on NBC's hit Comedy Series ' Bring The Funny'...

Date: Friday 30 September
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Motel California

Motel California

Motel California is the Eagles Tribute you've been hearing about, selling out gigs across the country. A stylistically and authentic Live Band of professional musicians who sing, play and perform like they've been together for decades - just like the original. Playing all the best loves Eagles...

Date: Friday 30 September
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Spirited Women

Spirited Women

The Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race sees teams of four choose from an intro, short, medium or long-course adventure. Travelling together as a team, they must navigate around a secret course by foot, mountain bike, and kayak, completing a few surprise, mystery activities along...

Date: Saturday 1 October
Where:
Spirited Women, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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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 locals shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the produce you need to create your own locally sourced meals at home. Enjoy some of the best produce from...

Date: Saturday 13 August to Saturday 7 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gwavas Homestead, Garden and Puahanui Bush Tour

Gwavas Homestead, Garden and Puahanui Bush Tour

Experience a truly glorious day exploring Gwavas Homestead and Garden. Morning tea on arrival sets the scene for this stunning day, after which guests will don their sturdy walking shoes for a walk-through Gwavas’ private 132-hectare Puahanui Bush. This a virgin bush is of national significance...

Date: Saturday 17 September to Saturday 8 October
Where:
Gwavas Garden Homestead, Tikokino, Central Hawke's Bay

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The Garden Party - Arrowfield Plate Raceday

The Garden Party - Arrowfield Plate Raceday

As the spring sunshine keeps streaming in, the racing action moves up a notch with one of New Zealand’s highest-rated races, the Group 1 Arrowfield Stud Plate. This day is regarded as one of the pivotal races of spring and this year will be no different. There’s plenty of space along our...

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

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Impact Pro Wrestling's Mayfair School Fundraiser

Impact Pro Wrestling's Mayfair School Fundraiser

Live Pro Wrestling is returning to Hawke's Bay! You don't want to miss the best of the Bay in action! All profits from this family friendly event are going to Mayfair School! Impact Pro Wrestling has been entertaining fans up and down the country for nearly 20 years and has seen many of its...

Date: Saturday 1 October
Where:
Mayfair School Hall, Hastings, 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 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Grandparents Day Storytime + Craft

Grandparents Day Storytime + Craft

Hastings War Memorial Library All generations. Bring your grand-friend and join us for stories of adventure and fun! Celebrating International Day of Older Persons and New Zealand Grandparents Day. Masks are required to be worn in the libraries, except by those who are exempt. All...

Date: Sunday 2 October
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Outdoor Pickup Ultimate Frisbee

Outdoor Pickup Ultimate Frisbee

Wanting to get more active? Trying to meet some cool people? Looking for a new sport to try out? Come give Ultimate Frisbee a go. Ultimate is a well-spirited, mixed-gender, non-contact sport that is always open to gaining new players. No experience or rules knowledge is required, we are happy to...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 30 October
Where:
Cornwall Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Music for Inspiration

Music for Inspiration

Introducing Concerts of Note... Concerts of Note is our new boutique concert series! These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity. Our Concerts of Note series will be held in iconic venues giving you a special bespoke feel: Sensational 60s in wedding...

Date: Tuesday 4 October
Where:
St Luke's Anglican Church, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Rhythm and Rhymes

Rhythm and Rhymes

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

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 6 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Bakers Club

Bakers Club

Join us and share your baking experiences and recipes. We have a theme for each month and view some of the delectable books from the cooking and baking collection. All welcome. Attendees should bring a sample of their baking for all to enjoy. We may take photographs or video recordings...

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

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Free
Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat is a friendly gathering of book lovers. Come along to talk about the books you've been reading and to see what's new in the library. All welcome. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Tuesday 23 August to Tuesday 13 December
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Paint and Wine Night - Hydrangea Vase

Paint and Wine Night - Hydrangea Vase

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Havelock North! No previous painting experience necessary. Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going! Drinks: No...

Date: Tuesday 4 October
Where:
Giant Brewing Co., Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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TINA Simply the Best

TINA Simply the Best

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists...

Date: Wednesday 5 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Young at Heart Book Club

Young at Heart Book Club

Join us for a book chat group especially for older adults. We'll tell each other what we've been reading, what we've enjoyed or what we haven't! Library staff will present some titles new to the library. For more information ask at your library. We may take photographs or...

Date: Thursday 1 September to Thursday 1 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Postmodern Jukebox

Postmodern Jukebox

TEG Dainty is thrilled to announce that famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox are bringing The Grand Reopening Tour to theatre stages across the country. Early last year, pop-jazz phenomenon, Postmodern Jukebox, set out to celebrate a new-millennium Roaring 20s, promising...

Date: Friday 7 October
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Garageland - Last Exit to Garageland 25th Anniversary Tour

Garageland - Last Exit to Garageland 25th Anniversary Tour

Banished Music & Under The Radar presents Garageland “Last Exit to Garageland” 25th Anniversary Tour Citizens, it’s been roughly 9125 days since Flying Nun chart invaders Garageland released Last Exit to Garageland to the world and the band are happy to announce their return Take...

Date: Friday 7 October
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mel Parsons

Mel Parsons

One of Aotearoa’s favourite touring acts, award-winning indie-folk artist Mel Parsons announces the release of her new album SLOW BURN for September 16, as well as revealing an 11-date national tour to follow in support of the album release. Parsons hits the road in October, and...

Date: Friday 7 October
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Indoor Rowing Competition

Indoor Rowing Competition

What: An Indoor Rowing Competition that is an open event for all ages, abilities, skill levels. Distances: 500m & 1000m Individual races, 2000m Team relays. General Information The 2022 Indoor Rowing competition will be held at the EIT Institute of Sport and Health at 42 Percival Road,...

Date: Saturday 8 October
Where:
Mitre 10 Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Waipawa Spring Festival AKA Duck Day 2022

Waipawa Spring Festival AKA Duck Day 2022

After a covid cancellation last year we are back. Mark the date. This long-standing event on the Central Hawke's Bay calendar is a must-do. Stalls, food, games and much more followed by the annual duck race. More details to follow. Stalls are just $25 for a 3x3 with all stall fees going to...

Date: Saturday 8 October
Where:
Nelly Jull Park, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Spring Day on the Wallingford Green

Spring Day on the Wallingford Green

Experience the luxury of spring with a truly charming Spring Day on the Wallingford Green. Enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine as you take in the stunning homestead garden. Gather in the Great Hall for a slice of local history and tour of the homestead. Before devouring a gorgeous light...

Date: Sunday 9 October
Where:
Wallingford Homestead, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Hastings Music Society Concert

Hastings Music Society Concert

Each month the Hastings Music Society presents varied concerts that feature a selection of predominantly classical music from local Hawkes bay musicians, singers, soloists, chamber groups, choirs, big bands and orchestras. These concerts are held March through November in the beautiful St Matthews...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 13 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Community Lunch

Community Lunch

Whether you have ever visited All Saints' before or not, you are welcome to join us for one of our fortnightly community lunches. A delicious meal with main and dessert, joined by great company and always a laugh or two, this is a great afternoon out! There is no charge for the lunch, but a...

Date: Wednesday 24 August to Wednesday 14 December
Where:
Taradale Anglican Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Scottish Kiwi

The Scottish Kiwi

After fleeing Scotland, Ryan McGhee plonked his fabulous gay ass in Sydney. This would be his new home. Anything was possible! Within a few years Ryan was blessed with an amazing marriage. The divorce came a few months later. Determined not to be left on the shelf, Ryan tried every tactic from...

Date: Thursday 13 October
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Frazey Ford and the Quiet Revolution

HBAF 2022 - Frazey Ford and the Quiet Revolution

Vancouver-based Frazey Ford inhabits an entire world of shapeshifting rhythm, elevating every beat and groove with the subtle magnetism of her mesmerizing voice. A graceful collision of soul and psychedelia and sometimes ’70s funk, her latest album U kin B the Sun, invites both self-reflection...

Date: Friday 14 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tell Me On A Sunday

Tell Me On A Sunday

CHB Spring Fling ‘Tell Me On A Sunday’ By Andrew Lloyd Webber & Don Black Directed by David Coddington. A one-woman musical that charts the course of a young English girl newly arrived in New York. Brimming with optimism, she sets out to seek success, companionship and, of course,...

Date: Friday 14 October
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Livamol Classic

Livamol Classic

Hawke's Bay's most iconic and glamourous raceday - the Livamol Classic is back for 2022 and is set to be the biggest party of the season! Enjoy the thrill of racing, beats and fashion on Saturday 15 October at the Hawke's Bay Racing Centre! THE EDGE R18 PARTY ZONE - $50. (Access to The Edge...

Date: Saturday 15 October
Where:
Hawkes Bay Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Thinning

HBAF 2022 - Thinning

A play about growth and gravity. In the limbo time between the end of high school and ‘real life’, a group of teenagers leave their city lives behind to go apple thinning. Join best mates Isaac, Adam, Troy, Lily, Fraggle and Billie as they break-up, hook-up, fall in love, get drunk, fall...

Date: Saturday 15 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Messy Church

Messy Church

Messy Church is a chance for families, young and old to engage with the message of Jesus in a fun and creative way. With craft, activities, food and music, there are all the components for a great afternoon and all directed at important messages of character, faith and hope. Each Messy Church...

Date: Saturday 20 August to Saturday 19 November
Where:
Taradale Anglican Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - The Air Between Us

HBAF 2022 - The Air Between Us

Multi-award-winning disabled artist Rodney Bell and critically acclaimed choreographer Chloe Loftus present The Air Between Us, an outdoor aerial dance event that captivates audiences. Spiralling into the air, this counterweighted duet is a celebration of equality and connection. The Air...

Date: Saturday 15 October
Where:
Napier CBD, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark

HBAF 2022 - Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark

After a one year hiatus Napier’s Arts Quarter will once again come alive to play host to Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark. A night of brilliant performances and magical discoveries when Napier’s galleries, back alleys, carparks and lanes will feature contemporary art exhibitions, installations,...

Date: Saturday 15 October
Where:
Napier CBD, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tutus on Tour

Tutus on Tour

A carefully curated selection of works which will showcase the Royal New Zealand Ballet at their best, from beloved classical favourites to recent works that have claimed a rightful place on the international stage. From Le Corsaire and The Nutcracker to contemporary ballets by Christopher...

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

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HBAF 2022 - Biggie & Smalls 2v2 All Style Dance Battle

HBAF 2022 - Biggie & Smalls 2v2 All Style Dance Battle

New Zealand’s Hip Hop and street dance collective, Projekt Team brings you some of the biggest and baddest freestyle names in the country, teamed up with new and emerging freestyle dancers from the East Coast. It’s an awesome opportunity for fresh and raw talent to enter the battlefield with a...

Date: Saturday 15 October
Where:
Napier CBD, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

THE REAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS - Tell Me on a Sunday. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Don Black. Tell Me on a Sunday is a delightful one woman musical, which follows a free-spirited English women’s acclimation to New York City. Brimming with optimism she sets out to seek...

Date: Saturday 15 October
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Back Paddock Lakes Off Road Challenge

Back Paddock Lakes Off Road Challenge

The Platinum Homes Back Paddock Multisport Festival is a unique challenge with an absolutely stunning Central Hawke’s Bay backdrop. Set at Backpaddock Lakes (10 mins south of Waipukurau), this event has both family-friendly and challenging disciplines to suit all abilities! Take part in a...

Date: Sunday 16 October
Where:
Backpaddock Lakes, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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HBAF 2022 - The Air Between Us

HBAF 2022 - The Air Between Us

Multi-award-winning disabled artist Rodney Bell and critically acclaimed choreographer Chloe Loftus present The Air Between Us, an outdoor aerial dance event that captivates audiences. Spiralling into the air, this counterweighted duet is a celebration of equality and connection. The Air...

Date: Sunday 16 October
Where:
Civic Square, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Ko Au by Projekt Team

HBAF 2022 - Ko Au by Projekt Team

Inspired by the personal stories of their diverse cultures, KO AU meaning ‘I am’ is Projekt Team’s first full-length work. Projekt Team share their most vulnerable selves in a new and thought provoking form, where both audience and dancers occupy the performative space. Join us for this...

Date: Sunday 16 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Thoroughly Modern Māui

HBAF 2022 - Thoroughly Modern Māui

METRO MĀORI PRODUCTIONS & PANNZ PRESENT Thoroughly Modern Māui Many moons ago, a superhero of a different kind ruled this side of the Pacific. His name was Māui-Tikitiki-A-Taranga – MĀUI. A warrior and demigod, his adventures are woven into the fabric of Pacific history. In Aotearoa,...

Date: Sunday 16 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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. This is a book...

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 20 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Skin Tight

HBAF 2022 - Skin Tight

A muscular piece of poetry. The searing and sensual romance of Elizabeth and Tom. Dark secrets, deep passions, and heart-breaking truths bubble over as lovers savour precious moments together. Set in twentieth-century Canterbury farming heartland, the text remains deeply resonant with striking...

Date: Tuesday 18 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hastings Library Bookchat

Hastings Library Bookchat

Join us for Book Chat on the third Wednesday of every month. There is no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books you've read and hear what others have been reading. You'll get a preview of some of the latest and/or recommended books from the library staff. We may take...

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

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HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

In Association with The Small Hall Sessions. Homegrown chanteuse Jackie Clarke (When The Cat’s Been Spayed, The Lady Killers) turns her powerhouse vocals, wicked humour and maverick entertainment style to the songs of the 20th and 21st Centuries most legendary divas. Paying homage to Judy...

Date: Wednesday 19 October
Where:
Meeanee Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ presents Letters from Iraq

CMNZ presents Letters from Iraq

“Unique combination of traditional and innovative performance techniques. AlHaj’s spontaneous inventions are constantly fascinating.” – Los Angeles Times Love and loss. Home and hope. Grammy-winning Iraqi-American composer and oud player, Rahim AlHaj leads the New Zealand String...

Date: Wednesday 19 October
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

THE REAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS - Tell Me on a Sunday. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Don Black. Tell Me on a Sunday is a delightful one woman musical, which follows a free-spirited English women’s acclimation to New York City. Brimming with optimism she sets out to seek...

Date: Wednesday 19 October to Thursday 20 October
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

In Association with The Small Hall Sessions. Homegrown chanteuse Jackie Clarke (When The Cat’s Been Spayed, The Lady Killers) turns her powerhouse vocals, wicked humour and maverick entertainment style to the songs of the 20th and 21st Centuries most legendary divas. Paying homage to Judy...

Date: Thursday 20 October
Where:
Ongaonga Community Hall, Ongaonga, Central Hawke's Bay

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HBAF 2022 - Anthonie Tonnon - Leave Love Out of This

HBAF 2022 - Anthonie Tonnon - Leave Love Out of This

Winner of the coveted 2022 Taite Music Prize, kiwi singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon presents his third album, Leave Love Out of This, out now on Nadia Reid’s Slow Time Records. After three years of critically-acclaimed and uniquely captivating solo shows, A Synthesized Universe and Rail Land,...

Date: Thursday 20 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Pax Assadi - Handsome Boy

HBAF 2022 - Pax Assadi - Handsome Boy

After an impressive 11 year career in the NZ comedy scene and hot off the heels of his critically acclaimed sitcom on NEON, Raised By Refugees, Pax Assadi is launching his first nation-wide tour. Celebrated by peers and critics alike, Pax is one of New Zealand’s heaviest-hitting and most...

Date: Thursday 20 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Waiohiki Creative!

HBAF 2022 - Waiohiki Creative!

A warm welcome awaits visitors to the thriving arts hub that is Waiohiki Creative Arts Village. A community of more than 100 potters, painters, sculptors and mixed-media artists, the village nurtures the flame of a long-established creative tradition on the site. Come out to see artists at work,...

Date: Friday 21 October to Monday 24 October
Where:
Waiohiki Creative Arts Village, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Put My Ear to the Ground

HBAF 2022 - Put My Ear to the Ground

Theatre-maker Puti Lancaster died in 2021 leaving a prolific body of work over an intense six years in Heretaunga, telling stories of this place. Working in parallel with Puti, writers Bridie Freeman-Rock and Jess Soutar Barron wrote about her work, and were invited by her to become active...

Date: Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October
Where:
Civic Square, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Back to Square One?

HBAF 2022 - Back to Square One?

Inga has seen world wars, cold wars, civil wars. In real life and on TV. And when you’re close to 100 you know a thing or two about a thing or two. Join Inga in her living room in Denmark during lockdown as she reaches out through space and time to her grandson in New Zealand. Originally...

Date: Friday 21 October to Saturday 22 October
Where:
Keirunga Creative Arts Venue, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - ROFL (Rolling on the Floor Laughing)

HBAF 2022 - ROFL (Rolling on the Floor Laughing)

Back by Poopular demand! Join Rich and Matt for a comedy extravaganza jam packed with magically stupid stuff. ROFL sees The Listies tackle the most terrifyingly tortuous family situation of all: BEDTIME. Rich, the exhausted parental proxy, is trying to get an early night while his hapless,...

Date: Friday 21 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

In Association with The Small Hall Sessions. Homegrown chanteuse Jackie Clarke (When The Cat’s Been Spayed, The Lady Killers) turns her powerhouse vocals, wicked humour and maverick entertainment style to the songs of the 20th and 21st Centuries most legendary divas. Paying homage to Judy...

Date: Friday 21 October
Where:
Twyford Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - WE WILL RISE AGAIN  Mahler's Symphony No. 2

HBAF 2022 - WE WILL RISE AGAIN Mahler's Symphony No. 2

Festival Opera Presents: We Will Rise Again Mahler's Symphony No. 2 - 'Resurrection' The Resurrection Symphony is an appropriate collaboration for the current turbulent times, taking the audience on an exhilarating and emotional journey through this moving piece, and reminding us of the...

Date: Friday 21 October
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Teremoana Rapley:  Daughter of a Housegirl

HBAF 2022 - Teremoana Rapley: Daughter of a Housegirl

A world premiere of thoughtfully curated songs, more than 30 years in the making, award-winning musician Teremoana Rapley performs her long-awaited, full-length debut album Daughter of a Housegirl. Bass-heavy beats and sweet flamenco-inspired folk tunes are overlaid with vibrations and...

Date: Friday 21 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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'No Cigar' Bienvenido Album Release Tour

'No Cigar' Bienvenido Album Release Tour

Tāmaki Makaurau five-piece NO CIGAR embark on their biggest headline tour of Aotearoa this Spring. Taking in ten dates across New Zealand, NO CIGAR are touring in celebration of their debut album Bienvenido out this September. With single ‘Some Nights’ playlisted on ZM, Radio Hauraki and The...

Date: Friday 21 October
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Mrs Krishnan's Party

HBAF 2022 - Mrs Krishnan's Party

It’s Mrs Krishnan’s Party and you’re invited! Step into the back room of Mrs Krishnan’s corner dairy where garlands decorate the ceiling, music flows and Mrs Krishnan is throwing a party like no other. Get a taste of Onam, a festival that marks the arrival of the New Year and prepare for...

Date: Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBRW 2022 - Shelter by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins

HBRW 2022 - Shelter by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins’ first novel is an intense love story and a love song to Auckland’s vanishing past, depicting the myriad complexities of male relationships, the possibilities offered by chance encounters and the exquisite beauty of friendship - and a home - found in unexpected places....

Date: Saturday 22 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sub Focus DJ Set + MC ID, goddard. & Krakota

Sub Focus DJ Set + MC ID, goddard. & Krakota

One of the leading names in dance music, SUB FOCUS remains an influential figure in the Drum & Bass scene, coming in hot after revealing the first taster of new music to come with new singles ‘It’s Time’ ft. Gene Farris and ‘Off The Ground’. Both tracks went viral thanks to the huge...

Date: Saturday 22 October
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

In Association with The Small Hall Sessions. Homegrown chanteuse Jackie Clarke (When The Cat’s Been Spayed, The Lady Killers) turns her powerhouse vocals, wicked humour and maverick entertainment style to the songs of the 20th and 21st Centuries most legendary divas. Paying homage to Judy...

Date: Saturday 22 October
Where:
Elsthorpe Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Hello Darkness

HBAF 2022 - Hello Darkness

While receiving treatment for prostate cancer, writer Peter Wells – an intensely private person – reached out to the world via Facebook, where he examined his life as he also contemplated the end of it. Peter’s posts were collated and published under the title Hello Darkness. Now,...

Date: Saturday 22 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

THE REAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS - Tell Me on a Sunday. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Don Black. Tell Me on a Sunday is a delightful one woman musical, which follows a free-spirited English women’s acclimation to New York City. Brimming with optimism she sets out to seek...

Date: Saturday 22 October
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Sharing the Dream

HBAF 2022 - Sharing the Dream

Festival Opera, in association with The Dame Malvina Major Foundation, Present - Sharing the Dream. A gala concert to celebrate Dame Malvina Major - her life, her art and her commitment to the next generation of artists. Join us for a gala concert of operatic highlights celebrating the unique...

Date: Sunday 23 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

In Association with The Small Hall Sessions. Homegrown chanteuse Jackie Clarke (When The Cat’s Been Spayed, The Lady Killers) turns her powerhouse vocals, wicked humour and maverick entertainment style to the songs of the 20th and 21st Centuries most legendary divas. Paying homage to Judy...

Date: Sunday 23 October
Where:
Maraekakaho Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tasman AZ

Tasman AZ

All the greats from both sides of the Tasman. Performed by one of NZs best ever Kiwiana-Aussie themed concept bands, Tazman AZ. Come on down and rock out to all of your favourite songs from great Kiwi and Aussie artist like; Dragon, Split ENZ, Hello Sailor, DD Smash, Cold Chisel, The Angels,...

Date: Sunday 23 October
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - A Boy Called Piano

HBAF 2022 - A Boy Called Piano

Auckland 1963. Three eleven year old boys meet in a cell in the Family Court. Two Māori and one Samoan: Wheels, Piwi, and a boy called Piano. Made wards of state, they are taken to Ōwairaka Boys’ Home. There begins a story of darkness, abuse and pain, but also resilience as the boys seek to...

Date: Tuesday 25 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Hawke's Bay's 91.9 The Sound is proud to present a monthly Quiz night at The Taradale Club! We'd love for you to join! Once a month at The Taradale Club, with a wide range of topics, there will be something to make you look clever! Register your team of up to six players, entry is a gold...

Date: Wednesday 31 August to Wednesday 30 November
Where:
Taradale Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Don McGlashan & The Others

HBAF 2022 - Don McGlashan & The Others

Someone once said that if New Zealand music was a house, Don McGlashan would be a load-bearing beam. From Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, through to The Mutton Birds and his four acclaimed solo albums, that beam remains unvarnished, and as strong as ever. McGlashan’s most recent solo album,...

Date: Wednesday 26 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Rebel

HBAF 2022 - Rebel

Rebel is a live circus rock tribute to the original rebel, David Bowie. Stage dive into the mosh pit for a night of live music, glittering glam rock, phenomenal acrobatics, breathtaking aerials and a spectacular heart-stopping sideshow. Inspired by the words of Bowie: "I want to tart rock up. I...

Date: Thursday 27 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBRW 2022 - Hot Gossip

HBRW 2022 - Hot Gossip

Lets Talk Menopause with Nicky and Niki Mood changes, hot flushes, insomnia, anxiety, libido, what is perimenopause and how long is it bloody well supposed to go on for? Nicky Pellegrino (Don’t Sweat It) and Niki Bezzant (This Changes Everything) chat with Dr Samantha Newman to give clarity to...

Date: Friday 28 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Urzila Carlson:  It's Personal

HBAF 2022 - Urzila Carlson: It's Personal

Welcome to the days of mind your own business and don’t comment on others' business. Not their gender, sexuality, body, hair, education or career. Also, welcome to the days of total oversharing on social media, but STILL, mind your own business. We want to talk about things and want everyone to...

Date: Friday 28 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - The Most Naked

HBAF 2022 - The Most Naked

Fearlessly sinking its teeth into cultural mores around nudity, strip tease and the flashing of skin, The Most Naked is a compelling, wild, and unsettlingly sexy multidisciplinary work-come-cabaret that strips nakedness right down to the bone. Inspired by cabaret and burlesque art-forms, and...

Date: Friday 28 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Foodscapes - Passing the Knowledge

Foodscapes - Passing the Knowledge

Central Hawke’s Bay is welcoming an exposition festival, Foodscapes, showcasing amazing experts in the field of sustainable growing and preserving, regenerative farming and biodiversity, that will include a wide variety of workshops demonstrations, short documentaries, and an opportunity to...

Date: Saturday 29 October to Sunday 30 October
Where:
Otāne, Otane, Central Hawke's Bay

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Clive Community Market

Clive Community Market

A vibrant collection of local artisans offering you a huge variety of their amazing handcrafted goods. Over 25 stalls with everything from babywear, jewellery, homeware gifts, reusable gift bags, lavender collections and so much more. Out the front will be a local school with food and drink for...

Date: Saturday 27 August to Saturday 17 December
Where:
Clive Community Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBRW 2022 - Wawata: Moon Dreaming with Dr Hinemoa Elder

HBRW 2022 - Wawata: Moon Dreaming with Dr Hinemoa Elder

Dr Hinemoa Elder shows us how to reclaim intimacy with others, with ourselves and with our planet using the energies of Hina, the Māori moon. Hina has 30 different faces to help illuminate life’s lessons - a different face and a different energy for each day of the month. And with her changing...

Date: Saturday 29 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBRW 2022 - How Does She Do It? Writing Workshop

HBRW 2022 - How Does She Do It? Writing Workshop

Want to know the secrets of writing a successful novel? Join bestselling author Nicky Pellegrino who will take you through the art of plotting, character and creating a page turning contemporary novel that a wide audience will love to read. Limited to 12 spaces. Workshop will be held in the...

Date: Saturday 29 October
Where:
Hastings District Council, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBRW 2022 - Vā: Stories from Women of the Moana

HBRW 2022 - Vā: Stories from Women of the Moana

This groundbreaking work, compiled and edited by award-winning writers Sisilia Eteuati and Lani Wendt Young, is the first of its kind - an anthology of creative fiction from thirty-eight Oceania women writers, including Wahine Māori. Sisilia sits down with contributor Nafanua Kersel to talk us...

Date: Saturday 29 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Tröll

HBAF 2022 - Tröll

It’s 1998. Otto is twelve but online he’s thirteen and he’s pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives in an old wooden house with his mum, dad, and sister, a mysterious Icelandic granny, and an ancient malevolent troll that's lurking in the walls... From internationally acclaimed Trick...

Date: Saturday 29 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
HBRW 2022 - Imagining Decolonisation

HBRW 2022 - Imagining Decolonisation

Decolonisation – the word alone invokes discomfort and unease for many; but the concept plants a seed of hope in others that we can work towards achieving equality for all who live in Aotearoa New Zealand. What really is decolonisation? Why does it matter and what is our part in it? In this...

Date: Saturday 29 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBRW 2022 - Ready for Action: Writing Workshop

HBRW 2022 - Ready for Action: Writing Workshop

Action sports are full of risk and are exciting to watch. They also make for the perfect canvas to tell stories. Aaron Topp shares features from his three Young Adult novels and from other authors to demonstrate the key elements to making award-winning sports stories that will have you at the start...

Date: Saturday 29 October
Where:
Hastings District Council, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Werk It

HBAF 2022 - Werk It

WERK IT by Circus Trick Tease is an all-new, hilarious, high-energy, acrobatic comedy romp. Celebrating spandex, high-vis, vitality and vigour – WERK IT received nightly standing ovations in its debut season. Combining never seen before acrobatic feats and jaw dropping skill, this show is the...

Date: Saturday 29 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBRW 2022 - Too Much Money - Max Rashbrooke

HBRW 2022 - Too Much Money - Max Rashbrooke

Today, someone in the wealthiest 1% – a club of some 40,000 people – has a net worth 68 times that of the average New Zealander. Max Rashbrooke talks to Chris Perley about how wealth inequality is changing Aotearoa New Zealand, reshaping access to housing, education, social connections and...

Date: Saturday 29 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBRW 2022 - A Life Lived in Fiction - Charlotte Grimshaw

HBRW 2022 - A Life Lived in Fiction - Charlotte Grimshaw

'It's material, make a story out of it,' was the mantra Charlotte Grimshaw grew up with in her literary family. But when her life suddenly turned upside-down, she needed to re-examine the reality of that material. The more she delved into her memories, the more the real characters in her life...

Date: Saturday 29 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - The Trojan War

HBAF 2022 - The Trojan War

Following the success of Don Juan and Jekyll & Hyde, A Slightly Isolated Dog brings you the third instalment in the trilogy of very sexy works: The Trojan War! Employing a cast of faux-French performers, this is a hilarious, joyful, interactive celebration combining theatrical magic, wicked pop...

Date: Saturday 29 October to Sunday 30 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBRW 2022 - To the Sea

HBRW 2022 - To the Sea

What is it about the ocean that calls to us? In weaving their stories in and around the sea Aaron Topp and Keryn Powell explore mythology, humankind’s symbiotic relationship with the water, the threats to our existence as the oceans rise and the increasingly urgent need to respond. Skilled...

Date: Sunday 30 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Picnic in the Peonies

Picnic in the Peonies

Gather the family for a stunning Central Hawke’s Bay picnic at Tikokino Peonies. Precious peonies flower for just one month of the year, so this is a very special event with limited availability. Soak up the October sun and enjoy live entertainment as you devour a delicious lunch. This is...

Date: Sunday 30 October
Where:
Tikokino Peonies, Tikokino, Central Hawke's Bay

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HBRW 2022 - Two Raw Sisters: Simple Fancy

HBRW 2022 - Two Raw Sisters: Simple Fancy

Margo and Rosa Flanagan keep cooking simple yet fancy, and they show you new and inventive ways to make plants the star of the show using familiar, everyday whole food ingredients. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or a die-hard meat lover, there is something for everyone; all eaters...

Date: Sunday 30 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBRW 2022 - Damn Good Yarns

HBRW 2022 - Damn Good Yarns

What are the ingredients to an unputdownable, page turning story? Romance, drama, tragedy? Yes, but how much is too much and what are the magic measurements that will cook up that perfectly palatable prose? Authors Nicky Pellegrino and Charity Norman are here to impart their bestselling wisdom,...

Date: Sunday 30 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
HBRW 2022 - Launch of Tarquin the Honest

HBRW 2022 - Launch of Tarquin the Honest

Join Gareth Ward to celebrate the launch of Tarquin the Honest: The Hand of Glodd, a comic fantasy adventure featuring the universe’s most honest wizard and his sandwich scoffing friend. Gareth Ward, a.k.a. The Great Wardini is a magician, hypnotist, storyteller, bookseller and author. He has...

Date: Sunday 30 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBRW 22 Tarquin's Dungeons & Dragons Multiverse Extravaganza

HBRW 22 Tarquin's Dungeons & Dragons Multiverse Extravaganza

In a Hawkes’ Bay, possibly world first, Gareth Ward brings together as many Dungeon Masters and their teams as will fit into an Opera House to play the largest collaborative game of Dungeons and Dragons the universe has ever seen. All following the same story line, the teams will battle, magic...

Date: Sunday 30 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2022 - Arahi - The Revelator

HBAF 2022 - Arahi - The Revelator

‘Behold I am making all things new…these words are trustworthy and true.’ Revelations 21:5 Utterances dropped from the lips of visionary biblical kings are true too of local firebrand, Arahi’s latest offering, a fusion of theatre and music. The Hurricane Years last stormed the festival...

Date: Sunday 30 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2022

Free
Rhythm and Rhymes

Rhythm and Rhymes

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

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 6 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Bakers Club

Bakers Club

Join us and share your baking experiences and recipes. We have a theme for each month and view some of the delectable books from the cooking and baking collection. All welcome. Attendees should bring a sample of their baking for all to enjoy. We may take photographs or video recordings...

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

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Free
Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat is a friendly gathering of book lovers. Come along to talk about the books you've been reading and to see what's new in the library. All welcome. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Tuesday 23 August to Tuesday 13 December
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Young at Heart Book Club

Young at Heart Book Club

Join us for a book chat group especially for older adults. We'll tell each other what we've been reading, what we've enjoyed or what we haven't! Library staff will present some titles new to the library. For more information ask at your library. We may take photographs or...

Date: Thursday 1 September to Thursday 1 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out...

Date: Friday 4 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, 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 locals shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the produce you need to create your own locally sourced meals at home. Enjoy some of the best produce from...

Date: Saturday 13 August to Saturday 7 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Ōmakere Coastal Hill Country Walk

Ōmakere Coastal Hill Country Walk

A simply stunning way to take in the breath-taking landscape of Central Hawke’s Bay. For the third year, the Ōmakere School & Community Association brings you the Coastal Hill Country Walk fundraiser through stunning private farmland in the heart of the Ōmakere district. The walk is a...

Date: Saturday 5 November
Where:
Omakere Community Hall, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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SIX60 2022 - Napier

SIX60 2022 - Napier

SIX60 SATURDAYS is back for 2022. SIX60 announce a triumphant return with New Zealand’s first-ever nationwide stadium tour. SIX60 will once again be paving the way as the first-ever live concert at Napier’s McLean Park. VIP tickets available. Tickets - on sale now.

Date: Saturday 5 November
Where:
McLean Park, 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 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Community Lunch

Community Lunch

Whether you have ever visited All Saints' before or not, you are welcome to join us for one of our fortnightly community lunches. A delicious meal with main and dessert, joined by great company and always a laugh or two, this is a great afternoon out! There is no charge for the lunch, but a...

Date: Wednesday 24 August to Wednesday 14 December
Where:
Taradale Anglican Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ presents The Seasons

CMNZ presents The Seasons

German-born British composer Max Richter takes us on a journey through his re-imagined landscape of Vivaldi’s pictorial masterpiece The Four Seasons. “The Four Seasons is something we all carry around with us,” says Richter. “It’s just everywhere. This project is about reclaiming this...

Date: Thursday 10 November
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Madd Fun Kite and Picnic Day

Madd Fun Kite and Picnic Day

Another MADD fun family day out. Bring your kites, pack a picnic and come and enjoy a fun relaxed day out at Mitre10 Park. Regardless of if there is wind or not, we can still have fun trying! The Madd Fun Company will be here with their bouncy castles and train rides - all for free! Invite...

Date: Saturday 12 November
Where:
Mitre 10 Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Wellbeing & Vegan Market 2022

Napier Wellbeing & Vegan Market 2022

Our popular and famous Hawke's Bay Napier Wellbeing and Vegan Market 2022! Everyone welcome and invited. - Lots of amazing stalls to explore! - Mind Body Spirit Marketplace. Free Health Checks and Advice. Free Treatments and Samples - Healers' Zone: Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Chair massage,...

Date: Saturday 12 November to Sunday 13 November
Where:
Taradale Town Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Enchanted Ball Supporting Te Mata Park

The Enchanted Ball Supporting Te Mata Park

NEW DATE - 12 November 2022 The Enchanted Ball supporting Te Mata Park. Presented by Etiquette & The Flagship Events Company. The Enchanted Ball Supporting Te Mata Park sold out in 2019, 2020 & 2021. Set in an idyllic secret location with the stunning surrounds of the Hawke’s Bay...

Date: Saturday 12 November
Where:
Havelock North i-SITE, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hastings Music Society Concert

Hastings Music Society Concert

Each month the Hastings Music Society presents varied concerts that feature a selection of predominantly classical music from local Hawkes bay musicians, singers, soloists, chamber groups, choirs, big bands and orchestras. These concerts are held March through November in the beautiful St Matthews...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 13 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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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. This is a book...

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 20 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings Library Bookchat

Hastings Library Bookchat

Join us for Book Chat on the third Wednesday of every month. There is no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books you've read and hear what others have been reading. You'll get a preview of some of the latest and/or recommended books from the library staff. We may take...

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

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Dancing Queen: A Tribute to ABBA

Dancing Queen: A Tribute to ABBA

It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of fun,...

Date: Friday 18 November
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Top Team Hawke's Bay

Top Team Hawke's Bay

Are you Hawke’s Bays Top Team? The iconic 80’s travelling game show saw teams representing New Zealand towns pitted against each other, in a series of colourful challenges. Top Town was light-hearted entertainment gold — but the battle for civic bragging rights was serious stuff. We are...

Date: Saturday 19 November
Where:
Mitre 10 Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Messy Church

Messy Church

Messy Church is a chance for families, young and old to engage with the message of Jesus in a fun and creative way. With craft, activities, food and music, there are all the components for a great afternoon and all directed at important messages of character, faith and hope. Each Messy Church...

Date: Saturday 20 August to Saturday 19 November
Where:
Taradale Anglican Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Pitch Black

Pitch Black

After two years of being stuck on opposite sides of the world, Pitch Black have been re-united, and are pleased to present the Exodus tour this November. Making up for lost time, they've been hard at work in the dub lab, creating new tunes, exploring advanced ways to deliver their live show and...

Date: Saturday 19 November
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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BLACKCAPS v INDIA T20 - Catered Hospitality Lounge

BLACKCAPS v INDIA T20 - Catered Hospitality Lounge

Watch the big-hitting action between two of the world's best T20 teams from the ***best seats*** when the BLACKCAPS take on INDIA at Napier's McLEAN PARK - 7.30pm under lights on Tuesday 22 November 2022 Relax in style with catered hospitality brought to you by Central Districts Cricket Or...

Date: Tuesday 22 November
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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BLACKCAPS v India 3rd T20

BLACKCAPS v India 3rd T20

This summer the stars will shine! White ball cricket against world powerhouse India, a day-night Test against England, and six inbound touring teams – these are just some of the highlights of a jam-packed NZC home international schedule. India will arrive in New Zealand at the conclusion of...

Date: Tuesday 22 November
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Groove Armada

Groove Armada

One of the globe's biggest electronic dance acts GROOVE ARMADA will be touring their full live band across New Zealand this Spring as part of their 25 Years farewell tour. This includes a special performance at the stunning CHURCH ROAD WINERY in NAPIER on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 2022. For over two...

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

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Impact Pro Wrestling presents Flaxmere's Friday Fight Night

Impact Pro Wrestling presents Flaxmere's Friday Fight Night

Live Pro Wrestling finally makes its return to Hawke's Bay! You don't want to miss the best of the Bay taking on the best of the rest! Impact Pro Wrestling has been entertaining fans up and down the country for nearly 20 years and has seen many of its talented wrestlers go on to perform in WWE,...

Date: Friday 25 November
Where:
Flaxmere Community Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Clive Community Market

Clive Community Market

A vibrant collection of local artisans offering you a huge variety of their amazing handcrafted goods. Over 25 stalls with everything from babywear, jewellery, homeware gifts, reusable gift bags, lavender collections and so much more. Out the front will be a local school with food and drink for...

Date: Saturday 27 August to Saturday 17 December
Where:
Clive Community Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bay View Market Day

Bay View Market Day

ESKDALE SCHOOL's major fundraiser is the Bay View Market Day! Held on the last Saturday in November, it attracts thousands of people. Last year sadly Covid shut us down but in previous years we have had around 130 stalls. Description The variety of high-quality crafts offered are varied...

Date: Saturday 26 November
Where:
Petane War Memorial Domain, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Sustainable Fashion Market

Sustainable Fashion Market

My Walk In Wardrobe is Wellington's own sustainable fashion market. Preloved, upcycled, vintage, handmade, locally made... Clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories for all genders and sizes! My Walk In Wardrobe is for everyone - whether you're a thrifty shopper, trying to be more mindful of...

Date: Saturday 10 September to Saturday 26 November
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Impact Pro Wrestling presents

Impact Pro Wrestling presents "Smash 'Em All at Asher Hall"

Live Pro Wrestling finally makes its return to Napier! You don't want to miss the best of the Bay taking on the best of the rest! Impact Pro Wrestling has been entertaining fans up and down the country for nearly 20 years and has seen many of its talented wrestlers go on to perform in WWE, AEW,...

Date: Saturday 26 November
Where:
Asher Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Pop-Up Kids Market

Pop-Up Kids Market

Join us at Havelock North's only regular second-hand market with stalls selling quality preloved baby and kid's clothing, toys, books, nursery items and more. Always so many bargains. Make sure these dates are in the diary.

Date: Sunday 25 September to Sunday 27 November
Where:
Havelock North Scout Hall, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Christmas Garden Gala

Christmas Garden Gala

Introducing Concerts of Note... Concerts of Note is our new boutique concert series! These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity. Our Concerts of Note series will be held in iconic venues giving you a special bespoke feel: Sensational 60s in wedding...

Date: Tuesday 29 November
Where:
Duart House, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Hawke's Bay's 91.9 The Sound is proud to present a monthly Quiz night at The Taradale Club! We'd love for you to join! Once a month at The Taradale Club, with a wide range of topics, there will be something to make you look clever! Register your team of up to six players, entry is a gold...

Date: Wednesday 31 August to Wednesday 30 November
Where:
Taradale Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2022

Free
Young at Heart Book Club

Young at Heart Book Club

Join us for a book chat group especially for older adults. We'll tell each other what we've been reading, what we've enjoyed or what we haven't! Library staff will present some titles new to the library. For more information ask at your library. We may take photographs or...

Date: Thursday 1 September to Thursday 1 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival 2022

Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival 2022

New Zealand's Biggest Little Festival!! Sanctuary Sounds is a not-for-profit music festival showcasing an eclectic mix of music from all over New Zealand and abroad. The 3 day festival is a true grassroots experience, held on a rural property in Takapau, Central Hawkes Bay, where you will...

Date: Friday 2 December to Sunday 4 December
Where:
Sanctuary Sounds, Takapau, Central Hawke's Bay

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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 locals shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the produce you need to create your own locally sourced meals at home. Enjoy some of the best produce from...

Date: Saturday 13 August to Saturday 7 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Wonder Christmas Markets 2022

Wonder Christmas Markets 2022

Wonder Christmas Markets 2022 Proudly supported by Harcourts Hawke's Bay. Saturday 4th December 11am - 6pm. Waikoko Gardens. Hawke's Bay Showgrounds. Kenilworth Road. Hastings. Featuring a curated line up of quality stallholders and food vendors coming together to create a very special...

Date: Saturday 3 December
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, 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 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

Postponed from 21st June 2022 The Musical Gala with an International cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to New Zealand for the first time. The World of Musicals brings the very best of Musical theatre to life. This incredible production is a wonderful revue of all...

Date: Monday 5 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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World of Musicals

World of Musicals

The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of “The Phantom of the Opera”...

Date: Monday 5 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Rhythm and Rhymes

Rhythm and Rhymes

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

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 6 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Bakers Club

Bakers Club

Join us and share your baking experiences and recipes. We have a theme for each month and view some of the delectable books from the cooking and baking collection. All welcome. Attendees should bring a sample of their baking for all to enjoy. We may take photographs or video recordings...

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

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The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of “The Phantom of the Opera”...

Date: Wednesday 7 December
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA

Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA

It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of...

Date: Monday 12 December
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat

Flaxmere Library Book Chat is a friendly gathering of book lovers. Come along to talk about the books you've been reading and to see what's new in the library. All welcome. We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Tuesday 23 August to Tuesday 13 December
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Community Lunch

Community Lunch

Whether you have ever visited All Saints' before or not, you are welcome to join us for one of our fortnightly community lunches. A delicious meal with main and dessert, joined by great company and always a laugh or two, this is a great afternoon out! There is no charge for the lunch, but a...

Date: Wednesday 24 August to Wednesday 14 December
Where:
Taradale Anglican Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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WHITE FERNS v Bangladesh 2nd ODI

WHITE FERNS v Bangladesh 2nd ODI

This summer the stars will shine! The WHITE FERNS, having attended the Commonwealth Games and returned from their tour of the West Indies, will host Bangladesh in T20 and ODI series before departing in January for South Africa, where they will contest the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Playing...

Date: Wednesday 14 December
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Clive Community Market

Clive Community Market

A vibrant collection of local artisans offering you a huge variety of their amazing handcrafted goods. Over 25 stalls with everything from babywear, jewellery, homeware gifts, reusable gift bags, lavender collections and so much more. Out the front will be a local school with food and drink for...

Date: Saturday 27 August to Saturday 17 December
Where:
Clive Community Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

Now coming in 2022 "Jingle Jigs, Reels a Treat.” Ken Longworth – The Newcastle Herald After breaking touring records in 2019 and following a further sell-out tour of Australia in 2021 with A Taste of Ireland, the all-singing, all-dancing, family-friendly treat, ‘A Celtic Christmas by A...

Date: Sunday 18 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Celtic Christmas

A Celtic Christmas

“Jingle Jigs, Reels a Treat.” Ken Longworth – The Newcastle Herald After breaking touring records in 2019 and following a further sell-out tour of Australia in 2021 with A Taste of Ireland, the all-singing, all-dancing, family-friendly treat, ‘A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland’...

Date: Sunday 18 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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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. This is a book...

Date: Tuesday 16 August to Tuesday 20 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings Library Bookchat

Hastings Library Bookchat

Join us for Book Chat on the third Wednesday of every month. There is no need to read a set book, just come along ready to discuss books you've read and hear what others have been reading. You'll get a preview of some of the latest and/or recommended books from the library staff. We may take...

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

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A Summer’s Day Live ft. UB40, Jefferson Starship & Dragon

A Summer’s Day Live ft. UB40, Jefferson Starship & Dragon

We are back! The A Summer's Day Live Tour kicks off January 2023 with a few of our favourite acts: UB40, Jefferson Starship & Dragon! Spark presale at 12pm on Thursday April 21 from www.trademarkgroup.co.nz General public on sale on sale at 12pm on Tuesday April 26 from...

Date: Thursday 29 December
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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January 2023

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 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Juicy Festival

Juicy Festival

Culture Kings presents Juicy Fest! Scheduled for 8 shows across AUS & NZ summer, January 2023. Boasting a star studded lineup headlined by Nelly, Ne-Yo & Ja Rule followed by Bow Wow, Xzibit, Pretty Ricky, Mya, Twista with more artists to be announced. Presale tickets for all shows is 6pm...

Date: Thursday 5 January
Where:
Tremain Field, Napier, 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 locals shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the produce you need to create your own locally sourced meals at home. Enjoy some of the best produce from...

Date: Saturday 13 August to Saturday 7 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Sunday 14 August to Sunday 8 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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L.A.B - Hastings 2023

L.A.B - Hastings 2023

Tickets on sale now, with LayBuy available for all tickets, plus on site camping tickets & packages available Finally, L.A.B make it to the beautiful Tōmoana Showgrounds for one show only, next January 21, alongside an epic line up featuring special guests Ocean Alley. Presented by Jim...

Date: Saturday 21 January
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

BOHM Presents Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny Star of the UK’s most-streamed Netflix comedy special of 2021, Jimmy is back on the road with brand new material for 2023. Jimmy’s show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you...

Date: Wednesday 25 January to Tuesday 31 January
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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February 2023

Run the Vines Paritua

Run the Vines Paritua

Join us at the beautiful Paritua Vineyard & Winery for Run the Vines, in the wine-growing region of Bridge Pa, Hastings. Walk or run the flat and scenic 5km, 10km or 15km around the vines, then sit back and enjoy some live music while enjoying a glass of Paritua wine (or a non-alcoholic juice) to...

Date: Saturday 4 February
Where:
Paritua Vineyards, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MCL Construction TRIPLE PEAKS 2023

MCL Construction TRIPLE PEAKS 2023

Be Challenged A spectacular 55 kms course. Run, walk or MTB. Choose from the One Peak Explorer (20km), Two Peak Tiki Tour (35km) or the Ultimate Three Peak SOLO (55km)! Be Impressed Breathtaking views. Fun single track. Stunning private land. A few hearty river crossings. Well stocked aid...

Date: Saturday 25 February
Where:
Keith Sands Grove, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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80's Super Band 'Love Shack'

80's Super Band 'Love Shack'

Back by popular demand , New Zealand's 80's Super group 'Love Shack' are bringing their show back to The Paisley Stage, Napier Paisley Stage - 25th Feb 2023 Doors from 8pm Show starts 8.30pm After lifting the roof off at their last Paisley gig, come and party with Love Shack as they bring...

Date: Saturday 25 February
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Puketapu Auction & Country Fair:

Puketapu Auction & Country Fair:

A genuine Country Fair and rural Auction set around a beautiful lake. It is a great family event with well-established trees for shade, ample seating and plentiful free parking. Entry is by Gold Coin donation. There are over 100 quality stalls and plenty of entertainment for children such as...

Date: Sunday 26 February
Where:
The Puketapu Lake, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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March 2023

Lorde

Lorde

For the first time in five years, Frontier Touring and Eccles Entertainment are thrilled to announce formidable pop queen Lorde will return to stages around New Zealand and Australia in February and March 2022. Kicking off in her native New Zealand on Sunday 27 February, Lorde’s Solar Power Tour...

Date: Wednesday 1 March
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gin Wigmore

Gin Wigmore

Rescheduled from 6th March. Much loved Los Angeles based, New Zealand singer-songwriter GIN WIGMORE is returning home for a five-date regional tour in March 2023. Gin’s unmistakable raw and raspy powerhouse vocals will exhilarate fans with her rollicking stage presence and characteristic...

Date: Saturday 11 March
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tee 21 - Golf Fundraiser for Kiwi Kids with Down Syndrome

Tee 21 - Golf Fundraiser for Kiwi Kids with Down Syndrome

Hastings Golf Club presents Tee 21 - an Ambrose Golf Day for the whole family to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2023 and raise funds for the UpsideDowns Education Trust! Ticket price covers entry to the Ambrose golf tournament, food & drinks on course, dinner, and prizes, as well as...

Date: Tuesday 21 March
Where:
Hastings Golf Club, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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April 2023

Free
The Extravaganza Fair Summer Tour

The Extravaganza Fair Summer Tour

Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 8 of New Zealand's largest and most fabulous travelling festival/fair! The Extravaganza Fair! Summer Tour 2022 - 2023 The Extravaganza Fair is a community-centred event with a creative and sustainable focus. It is a family affair, free entry for...

Date: Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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May 2023

Stroke Foundation at Hawke's Bay Marathon 2022

Stroke Foundation at Hawke's Bay Marathon 2022

Over 9,500 strokes are experienced in Aotearoa each year – that’s one every 55 minutes – and we know that as many as 300,000 New Zealanders are directly affected by stroke. The mission of the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand is to prevent strokes, improve outcomes and save lives. For over 40...

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

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