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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake
“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing.... >>more
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier
Thursday 3rd March to Sunday 31st December 3.00 pm
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Tenei Tonu Exhibition
Tēnei Tonu can be interpreted as “always here” and this new exhibition shares stories of those who have always been here - Tangata When.... >>more
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier
Monday 4th April to Sunday 31st December 5.00 pm
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Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa
For most New Zealanders, gathering together over the comfort of a cuppa has always been a vital part of daily living: whether sitting compan.... >>more
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier
Friday 24th March to Sunday 10th June 4.00 pm
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Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden
The story of two visionary sisters, whose dedication, generosity and lifelong love of art has left a lasting impression on the Hawke’s Bay.... >>more
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier
Wednesday 12th April to Sunday 4th March 5.00 pm
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He Manu Tīoriori
Traversing 100 years of Ngāti Kahungunu’s love affair with music, 'He Manu Tīoriori' features church and brass band influence through to.... >>more
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier
Friday 2nd June to Sunday 29th July 5.00 pm
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Meditation & Contemplation
We invite you to practice meditation with the support of a group. Our group uses an approach to meditation/contemplation based on the Christ.... >>more
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hastings
Thursday 1st June to Thursday 21st December 2.30 am
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Hastings Christmas At the Races
The best of the Bay comes out to shine at Hastings Christmas at the Races! There are two popular events to choose from this season. The fir.... >>more
Hastings Racecourse, Hastings
Saturday 11th November to Thursday 14th December 4.00 pm
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Paul Ubana Jones
“A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted i.... >>more
The Common Room, Hastings
Thursday 14th December 1.00 am
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Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place
Touch, tap, strike and slap on these photographs to trigger the sounds of each place. From birdsong and cascading water to the roar of a tra.... >>more
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier
Friday 28th July to Sunday 6th May 5.00 pm
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Napier City Rovers Football Academy
Enrol Now in the Napier City Rovers Football Academy. Registrations are open for the NCR Football Academy as it prepares to enter its fourt.... >>more
Bluewater Stadium, Napier
Wednesday 18th October to Thursday 21st December 10.00 pm
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Yuki Kihara: Te Taenga Mai o Salome
Poetic and visually alluring photographs and video works from leading interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara place the symbolic figure of Salo.... >>more
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier
Friday 8th December to Tuesday 5th June 3.00 pm
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Deco Kimono: From The Jack C Richards Collection
Presenting six kimono from the time of Art Deco in Japan, when innovations in silk fabric production led to the first mass-produced, inexpen.... >>more
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier
Friday 10th November to Sunday 18th March 3.00 pm
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Rural Meandering
Some of the paintings in this exhibition by Graham Stitchbury were completed fourteen years apart; “Last year my wife and I returned to Na.... >>more
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier
Thursday 30th November to Thursday 14th December 3.00 pm
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Christmas Market
Let’s CAN Christmas! Fill up your basket with affordable gifts and stocking fillers at CAN’s Christmas Art & Design Market! You will dis.... >>more
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier
Thursday 7th December to Thursday 21st December 3.00 pm
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Encroachment
Des Helmore's paintings work in a peripheral zone where the detail are often the subject. These landscapes subtly suggest redistributions .... >>more
SPA_CE Gallery, Napier
Tuesday 14th November to Saturday 16th December 3.00 pm
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John Eaden: Towards the Grand Tour
Hawke's Bay based landscape artist John Eaden paints ‘Towards the Grand Tour’, new work from 2016/17. Earlier this year, Eaden toured .... >>more
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings
Sunday 19th November to Sunday 21st January 3.00 pm
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Paratene Matchitt: Hui
Paratene Matchitt is one of New Zealand’s most prominent senior artists. Matchitt’s 60-year career has seen his work in most public art .... >>more
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings
Friday 8th December to Sunday 18th March 3.00 pm
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Ship to Shore: Gisborne
You are invited to attend a free live video broadcast from the research vessel Joides Resolution. Be given a tour of the ship and meet some .... >>more
Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, Gisborne
Wednesday 13th December to Thursday 14th December 11.00 pm
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Lines Alive - Hundertwasser Exhibition
What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a Hundertwasser exhibition. An Austrian-born New Zealand artist and architect w.... >>more
Gisborne Olympic Pool Complex, Gisborne
Wednesday 13th December to Thursday 14th December 10.30 pm
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Ben Pearce: Life Will Go on Long After Money
Holt Gallery. Hawke's Bay-based sculptor Ben Pearce has installed a large-scale work in the gallery. Based on the true story of a man who b.... >>more
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings
Friday 8th December to Sunday 25th March 3.00 pm
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Te Matau a Māui Summer Sailing Series
Adventure with us Join us on a unique, interactive and holistic sailing experience based on traditional and cultural Polynesian voyaging. .... >>more
West Quay, Napier
Thursday 7th December to Friday 19th January 1.30 pm
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Shayne Carter solo
Shayne P Carter embarks on a special solo tour around the regions through December with dates in Oamaru, Lyttelton. Napier and Tauranga. Sha.... >>more
Paisley Stage, Napier
Friday 15th December 1.00 am
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Nil Desperandum
Nil Desperandum is an exhibition of drawing and painting by Clayton Guthrie. Clayton is a Napier Artist, having lived here most of his life,.... >>more
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier
Thursday 14th December to Thursday 4th January 3.00 pm
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Christmas Walk Thru
Family event. The first Christmas story. Live actors, music, puppets and much more..... >>more
Hastings Baptist Church, Hastings
Thursday 14th December to Friday 15th December 11.00 pm
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Hei Puru Rourou - Toihoukura
Toihoukura is the School of Maori Visual Arts and Design at the EIT Campus in Gisborne. Toihoukura is an internationally recognized indigeno.... >>more
Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne
Thursday 14th December to Sunday 11th February 10.30 pm
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Elite Wildside & Chong Promotions Presents: The Block Party
Elite Wildside Events & Chong Promotions are proud to be partnering to host 2017 The Block Party in Bay View Napier on Saturday 16th Decembe.... >>more
King George Hall, Napier
Saturday 16th December 12.30 am
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Christmas Under The Stars
Experience Christmas under the stars at Oruawharo Homestead, Takakpau in the Hidden Hawke's Bay. Welcome Christmas with this special, famil.... >>more
Oruawharo Homestead, Takapau
Friday 15th December to Saturday 16th December 10.00 pm
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Fiesta of Lights
There's so much more to see and do so make plans to get involved in the fun. Dazzling lights displays scattered along a tree-lined trail are.... >>more
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings
Saturday 16th December to Sunday 7th January 2.00 am
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Black Barn Growers' Market
New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 14 years and has become a ‘must-do.... >>more
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North
Friday 1st December to Saturday 24th February 2.00 pm
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Summer Sessions
14 Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! - Professor Dynamite & The Banditos with Willie D and Margot on the vocals and Guitar. .... >>more
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings
Friday 3rd November to Saturday 31st March 7.00 pm
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Napier Urban Farmers' Market
Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke's Bay experience. This is where the local shop. Enjoy .... >>more
Clive Square, Napier
Friday 8th September to Saturday 3rd March 4.00 pm
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Acoustic Afternoon With Mack
Join Mack at one of the premium vineyards in the Bay and experience a Summer sensory treat of good food, great wine and excellent acoustic s.... >>more
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings
Friday 20th October to Sunday 24th December 9.30 pm
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Made In Wairoa Farmers Market
The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to.... >>more
Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Friday 20th October to Saturday 28th April 2.30 pm
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Saturday Night Sessions With Ardijah
Jump on the midnight train to Georgia spring tour with Ardijah, Beau Monga, Lomez Brown and Nofo Lameko!! Get in quick this will sell out, .... >>more
Crab Farm Winery, Napier
Friday 15th December to Saturday 16th December 11.30 pm
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Hawkes Bay Got Talent
A one off event, showcasing some of Hawkes Bay's own fresh talent! Registrations are open until December the 15th, feel free to check out al.... >>more
The Niche Aotearoa, Hastings
Saturday 16th December 12.30 am
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Christmas Baking Workshop
Christmas Baking session, come and create home-baked treats to fill the tins for the Christmas Festive Season or for special gifts. We will.... >>more
Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Havelock North
Friday 15th December to Saturday 16th December 6.00 pm
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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing
This is a group for sewers, dressmakers, quilters and fabricaholics. We love beautiful fabric and making things out of it for ourselves, our.... >>more
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North
Saturday 14th January to Sunday 17th December 4.00 pm
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Avanti Plus Hastings Team Tag Relay
Last year we moved the Team Tag relay to before Christmas as we wanted to give this event the festive feel and it was a huge success. Fan.... >>more
Pandora Pond, Napier
Saturday 16th December to Sunday 17th December 2.00 pm
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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 B.... >>more
Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings
Saturday 9th September to Sunday 4th March 3.30 pm
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Sunday Session 2
Join us for a Sesh on the lawn - our wine, their music and your vibe. Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids un.... >>more
Rod McDonald Wines at Te Awanga Estate, Hastings
Saturday 16th December to Sunday 17th December 5.00 pm
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Sunday Market
Sunday market held every Sunday rain or shine. Over 60 stalls in winter. Crafts, new clothing, second hand items and wide range of new items.... >>more
Ocean Spa, Napier
Saturday 7th October to Sunday 7th January 2.00 pm
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Otane Market
Set in the beautiful rural township of Otane, the market offers fresh breads, cheap free veggies, free range eggs, artisan olive oils, Dutch.... >>more
Otane Town Hall, Otane
Saturday 7th October to Sunday 24th December 3.00 pm
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Piece-Makers
This is a very special Christmas shopping event with a handful of the very best stallholders from the Piece-Makers markets. Our markets hav.... >>more
Red Bridge Coffee, Havelock North
Saturday 16th December to Sunday 17th December 2.00 pm
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TSB Carols In Cornwall Park
This popular annual event will be a perfect lead-in to the week before Christmas! There will be an exciting line-up of talented performances.... >>more
Cornwall Park, Hastings
Saturday 16th December to Sunday 17th December 9.30 pm
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Beauty & The Beast - Don Quioxte
The Briar Horrocks Studio of Dance presents “Beauty & the Beast”. A tale as old as time more magical than ever. The story and characte.... >>more
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier
Saturday 16th December to Sunday 17th December 4.00 pm
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Christmas Jazz Vespers
Trinity Methodist Church’s summer season of Jazz Vespers continues. Each month the hour-long Vespers uses Jazz Music to explore spirituali.... >>more
Trinity Methodist Church, Napier
Sunday 17th December 12.00 am
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Toru Tekau Ngā Kaihanga Uku - Māori Clay Artists
1987 - thirty years ago, saw the birth of a new movement in world ceramics – the formation of Kaihanga Uku – Māori Clay Artists. Baye R.... >>more
Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne
Sunday 10th December to Monday 26th February 3.00 pm
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Christmas Music Holiday Programme
Does your child love music? Here's your chance to try out different instruments, write a song and perform live! Each holiday programme incl.... >>more
Napier Music Academy, Napier
Sunday 17th December to Friday 22nd December 2.00 pm
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Kete-Puāwai - Basket of Evolution
Opening 5:30pm, 20 December 2017. Māori weaving is full of symbolism and hidden meanings. Embodied with the spiritual values of Te-whare-p.... >>more
Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne
Tuesday 19th December to Sunday 25th February 10.30 pm
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BWR Walk in Wednesday's
Walk in Wednesdays are here!! No appointments, it’s completely free and everyone’s welcome! Xero, Figured, MYOB, Receipt Bank, Vend if .... >>more
Brown Webb Richardson - Hawkes Bay Chartered, Hastings
Tuesday 21st November to Wednesday 20th December 2.00 pm
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