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June 2024

Free
Matariki Star Hunt

Matariki Star Hunt

Put your navigation skills to the test and seek out the missing stars of Matariki at one of our libraries. Suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Monday 24 June to Saturday 6 July
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Matariki Star Hunt

Matariki Star Hunt

Put your navigation skills to the test and seek out the missing stars of Matariki at one of our libraries. Suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Monday 24 June to Saturday 6 July
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Matariki Star Hunt

Matariki Star Hunt

Put your navigation skills to the test and seek out the missing stars of Matariki at one of our libraries. Suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Monday 24 June to Saturday 6 July
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Story Walk: Twin Stars of Matariki: Waitī & Waitā

Story Walk: Twin Stars of Matariki: Waitī & Waitā

Waitī doesn't look so good! Te Rerehua & Sam try their best to make the twin star of Matariki shine bright again. Navigate your way through Frimley Park starting at the playground, to read the story. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or...

Date: Monday 24 June to Sunday 7 July
Where:
Frimley Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Story Walk: Twin Stars of Matariki: Waitī & Waitā


Free
R18
Turn Up the Heat Adults' Winter Reading Challenge

Turn Up the Heat Adults' Winter Reading Challenge

Turn up the heat by taking part in Hastings District Libraries adults’ winter reading challenge! Register and report in on the Hastings District Libraries website. Complete one or more of the 12 challenges we have lined up for you and be in to win! Every time you complete a challenge,...

Date: Monday 24 June to Sunday 11 August
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Turn Up the Heat Adults' Winter Reading Challenge


Free
Matariki Makerspaces

Matariki Makerspaces

Visit one of our libraries to doodle, colour-in or put your brain to the test with some Matariki crosswords and wordfinds. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Monday 24 June to Sunday 7 July
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Matariki Makerspaces

Matariki Makerspaces

Visit one of our libraries to doodle, colour-in or put your brain to the test with some Matariki crosswords and wordfinds. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Monday 24 June to Sunday 7 July
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Matariki Makerspaces


Free
Matariki Makerspaces

Matariki Makerspaces

Visit one of our libraries to doodle, colour-in or put your brain to the test with some Matariki crosswords and wordfinds. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Monday 24 June to Sunday 7 July
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Matariki Makerspaces


Free
Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

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

Date: Wednesday 26 June to Wednesday 18 December
Where:
Hastings Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group


Free
Matariki at Waiaroha

Matariki at Waiaroha

Matariki at Waiaroha has been cancelled due to the incoming poor weather over the next couple of days. There is still an opportunity to celebrate Matariki at the Kai Hau Kai Matariki on Friday 28 June at Mitre10 Regional Sports Park. Feast on Kai, Entertainment and Fireworks. More details...

Date: Tuesday 25 June to Wednesday 26 June
Where:
Waiaroha Heretaunga Water Discovery Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
R18
Matariki Centrepiece Pop-up Workshop

Matariki Centrepiece Pop-up Workshop

Take the morning off with us and craft a beautiful centrepiece for your table to celebrate Matariki. Bring your friends along and enjoy hot soup and tales of the night sky. Suitable for ages 18+. Registration Required. Please register through the libraries website. Children must be...

Date: Thursday 27 June
Where:
Flaxmere Library, 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 around...

Date: Saturday 29 June to Saturday 18 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Havelock North Vintage Fair - Matariki Weekend 2024

Havelock North Vintage Fair - Matariki Weekend 2024

Wonderful opportunity for 2 days shopping through a variety of stalls, selling Vintage Wares & Collectables - Jewellery, fashion accessories, China, Kitchenalla, military, Coins, Art, Art Deco clothes & wares, toys, NZ Memorabilia, Vintage clothing, Lavender products, and lots more. This is our...

Date: Saturday 29 June to Sunday 30 June
Where:
Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Festa Junina

Festa Junina

São João Festival on June 29th So that I can organize something really cool so that we can make the most of this party, I will be selling tickets for $5.00 and at the entrance you can pick up a candy apple or popcorn. The money raised from the tickets will be donated to families affected by the...

Date: Saturday 29 June
Where:
Hawke's Bay Hockey, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Matariki Mahuika

Matariki Mahuika

Matariki Mahuika is a people-powered Matariki project that involves setting fire to the entire coastline of Aoetaroa New Zealand. We did it last year in Te Matau-a-Māui Hawke's Bay and now we're inviting the rest of New Zealand to join in. Matariki Mahuika Lights up Aotearoa Kahungunu shares...

Date: Saturday 29 June
Where:
National Aquarium of New Zealand, 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 buying...

Date: Sunday 30 June to Sunday 12 January
Where:
Tōmoana Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Vinyl Day

Vinyl Day

Yay for Vinyl Day at warm and welcoming Urban Winery with Rockstuff Records! Dig the crates, quench your thirst, enjoy the sounds! Highlight Sunday 30th June on your calendar. This month there will be an even bigger selection of Japanese Pressings - you've got to hear the superb quality of these...

Date: Sunday 30 June
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2024

Free
Matariki Star Hunt

Matariki Star Hunt

Put your navigation skills to the test and seek out the missing stars of Matariki at one of our libraries. Suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Monday 24 June to Saturday 6 July
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Matariki Star Hunt


Free
Matariki Star Hunt

Matariki Star Hunt

Put your navigation skills to the test and seek out the missing stars of Matariki at one of our libraries. Suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Monday 24 June to Saturday 6 July
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Matariki Star Hunt


Free
Matariki Star Hunt

Matariki Star Hunt

Put your navigation skills to the test and seek out the missing stars of Matariki at one of our libraries. Suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Monday 24 June to Saturday 6 July
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Matariki Star Hunt


Free
Story Walk: Twin Stars of Matariki: Waitī & Waitā

Story Walk: Twin Stars of Matariki: Waitī & Waitā

Waitī doesn't look so good! Te Rerehua & Sam try their best to make the twin star of Matariki shine bright again. Navigate your way through Frimley Park starting at the playground, to read the story. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or...

Date: Monday 24 June to Sunday 7 July
Where:
Frimley Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Story Walk: Twin Stars of Matariki: Waitī & Waitā


Free
R18
Turn Up the Heat Adults' Winter Reading Challenge

Turn Up the Heat Adults' Winter Reading Challenge

Turn up the heat by taking part in Hastings District Libraries adults’ winter reading challenge! Register and report in on the Hastings District Libraries website. Complete one or more of the 12 challenges we have lined up for you and be in to win! Every time you complete a challenge,...

Date: Monday 24 June to Sunday 11 August
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Turn Up the Heat Adults' Winter Reading Challenge


Free
Matariki Makerspaces

Matariki Makerspaces

Visit one of our libraries to doodle, colour-in or put your brain to the test with some Matariki crosswords and wordfinds. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Monday 24 June to Sunday 7 July
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Matariki Makerspaces


Free
Matariki Makerspaces

Matariki Makerspaces

Visit one of our libraries to doodle, colour-in or put your brain to the test with some Matariki crosswords and wordfinds. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Monday 24 June to Sunday 7 July
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Matariki Makerspaces


Free
Matariki Makerspaces

Matariki Makerspaces

Visit one of our libraries to doodle, colour-in or put your brain to the test with some Matariki crosswords and wordfinds. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional...

Date: Monday 24 June to Sunday 7 July
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Matariki Makerspaces


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 25 June to Tuesday 18 February
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Matariki Rhythm & Rhymes

Matariki Rhythm & Rhymes

Nau mai haramai! Bring along your little singstars for a twinkly session at the Havelock North Library to celebrate Matariki. Suitable for ages 0-3. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

Date: Tuesday 25 June to Tuesday 2 July
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Matariki Rhythm & Rhymes


Free
Baking Club

Baking 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 during...

Date: Tuesday 2 July to Tuesday 3 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free Quiz night with Riggsy

Free Quiz night with Riggsy

Believe it or not? Come and enjoy our quiz nights every Tuesday with none other than, the one and only famous and award winning quiz master!! RIGGSY! And that too, absolutely free! Starts 7pm onwards at Good George Napier Taphouse.

Date: Tuesday 2 July to Tuesday 30 July
Where:
Good George Napier Taphouse, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

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

Date: Wednesday 26 June to Wednesday 18 December
Where:
Hastings Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group


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 video recordings during...

Date: Thursday 4 July to Thursday 5 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Soup in the City

Soup in the City

Who doesn’t love soup in winter? We’ve got a soup-er month of delicious, soul-soothing soups from your favourite spots around town! Short on time? Street Soup will be popping up every Thursday & Saturday throughout July, for those moments when you just want a grab-n-go fix. Vote for your...

Date: Thursday 4 July to Saturday 27 July
Where:
Napier CBD Various Locations, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Paint and Wine Night in Hastings - Celebrate Matariki

Paint and Wine Night in Hastings - Celebrate Matariki

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 Hastings! No previous painting experience necessary. Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going! ...

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

Read more » - Paint and Wine Night in Hastings - Celebrate Matariki


Free
Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce When: Tuesdays, 10am Where: Taradale Library When: Fridays, 10am Where: Napier Library Baby Bounce is a half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and noisy, wiggly, bouncy, fun. Suitable for children aged 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers.

Date: Friday 5 July
Where:
Napier Library, 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 around...

Date: Saturday 29 June to Saturday 18 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Urban Farmers' Market


Free
Havelock Handmade Market

Havelock Handmade Market

The Havelock Handmade Market will return on the 3rd of February 2024 (you'll find us in the courtyard behind Peak Pizza & E's Cafe in Havelock North between 9am and 1 pm first Saturday of every month except January). Come along and support local crafters and artists.

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Village Court, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Join us for a good ole fashion community Car Boot Sale! Browse through a wide selection of pre-loved treasures, from clothing to homeware items, all at bargain prices. Whether you're a seller looking to declutter or a buyer in search of finds, our monthly car boot sale has something for everyone....

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Hastings Elim Church carpark, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly

Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly

Extraordinary soprano Asmik Grigorian tackles the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the loyal geisha at the heart of Puccini’s devastating tragedy. Tenor Jonathan Tetelman stars as the callous American naval officer Pinkerton, whose betrayal destroys her. Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong reprises the...

Date: Saturday 6 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly


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 buying...

Date: Sunday 30 June to Sunday 12 January
Where:
Tōmoana Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


Dumpling, Baobun And Steambun Workshop

Dumpling, Baobun And Steambun Workshop

Jie Pang will introduce you to skills of filling, shaping and making Dumplings, Steamed buns and Baobuns from scratch. Jie Pang’s origins lay in Chengdu, city in southwestern province Sichuan in China. Sichuan is also the hometown of Panda and HotPot. It is famous for its spicy food. Jie...

Date: Sunday 7 July
Where:
Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Winter School Holidays Storywalk at Frimley Park

Winter School Holidays Storywalk at Frimley Park

Enjoy a Storywalk treasure hunt with the latest book "Te Rapu Kura" in the 'E Oma, Rāpeti' series. Located at Frimley Park and starting at the playground, navigate your way along the path, to enjoy this bilingual story. Te Rapu Kura / Treasure Hunt is part of the popular E Oma Rāpeti / Run...

Date: Monday 8 July to Monday 22 July
Where:
Frimley Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Winter school Holidays Legendary Snowball Showdown

Winter school Holidays Legendary Snowball Showdown

Who needs snow for a snowball fight? Not us! Gather your squad and get ready for action. Let's fortify those bases and unleash some serious fun! Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be...

Date: Monday 8 July
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Winter School Holidays Interactive Movie Afternoon

Winter School Holidays Interactive Movie Afternoon

Prepare to be eerily entertained by our favourite gothic family on this particular Wednesday. Show us a Thing or two and dress up as your favourite member of this kooky clan. Suitable for ages 8-14. REGISTRATION REQUIRED Please register through the Hastings District Libraries website. ...

Date: Wednesday 10 July
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Winter School Holidays Pop a Wheelie Pizza Party

Winter School Holidays Pop a Wheelie Pizza Party

Unlock the joy of storytelling alongside our friendly reading guides and work together to conquer a Hell Pizza Wheel. Suitable for ages 5-12. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

Date: Thursday 11 July
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Winter School Holidays Pyjama Storytime

Winter School Holidays Pyjama Storytime

Get cozy in your PJ's and join us for a hot chocolate and some epic stories read by the Great Wardini and the Amazing Lou! Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

Date: Friday 12 July
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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R18
The Cocktail Party 2024

The Cocktail Party 2024

Join us for an unforgettable evening at the 32nd Annual Cocktail Party, proudly presented by the Hastings Karamu Rotary Club and our esteemed Premier Sponsor, Advanced Plumbing and Gas. This year, we are rallying for a cause close to our hearts: the construction of a new facility for Cranford...

Date: Friday 12 July
Where:
Toitoi - Functions on Hastings, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Board Games with the Geeks Guild

Board Games with the Geeks Guild

We'll be meeting up on the second Saturday of every month at Hastings Library Tired of the same old board games you have at home? Come to Hastings Library and explore a selection of brilliant games from the Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild’s collection. Roll some dice, place your workers, spend your...

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

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Free
Napier CBD Mid Winter Christmas Market Day

Napier CBD Mid Winter Christmas Market Day

Join us for some mid-year cheer and festive vibes in the heart of the city this July! Santa is making a special visit from the North Pole for a mid-year check-in! Bring the kids along to share their early Christmas wishes with the jolly man himself. There will be Market stalls and mid-winter...

Date: Saturday 13 July
Where:
Napier CBD Various Locations, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dutch Wintry Baking Workshop

Dutch Wintry Baking Workshop

Welcome to mid- winter!! Join in a 3 hour, hands-on workshop as you discover a traditional baking delicacy consumed widely in the Netherlands during the festive winter months. We will make 3 typical dutch winter treats; A Spice Loaf , Filled Speculaas and Apple Beignets Filled Speculaas is...

Date: Saturday 13 July
Where:
Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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'Lovely Rita - A Painters Life' screening followed by Q&A

'Lovely Rita - A Painters Life' screening followed by Q&A

A screening of Lovely Rita - A Painters Life – followed by Q&A with Dame Gaylene Preston and Jill Trevelyan Renowned New Zealand painter Rita Angus lived and worked at a time when to be a full-time artist was unusual and hardly considered a serious occupation. Preston explores a colourful...

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

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Free
Winter School Holidays Jarlicious Bakes

Winter School Holidays Jarlicious Bakes

We'll provide the jars, and the ingredients. You provide the mixing, and the decorating, and go home with a jar of baking mix ready to cook! Suitable for ages 10-12. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - please register through the Hastings District Libraries website. Children must be accompanied by a...

Date: Tuesday 16 July
Where:
Flaxmere Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
R18
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 club...

Date: Tuesday 16 July to Tuesday 17 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Wine Books and More


Free
Winter School Holidays Faux Stained Glass Suncatchers

Winter School Holidays Faux Stained Glass Suncatchers

Bring some bright colour to your winter days - we're making suncatchers! Suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Date: Wednesday 17 July
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Winter School Holidays Shadow Hunters Hide & Seek

Winter School Holidays Shadow Hunters Hide & Seek

Let's keep it simple: Hide and seek. Find the ultimate hiding place... And then again... In the dark? Suitable for ages 10-12. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - please register thorugh the Hastings District Libraries website. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video...

Date: Wednesday 17 July
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Winter School Holidays Shadow Hunters Hide & Seek


Winter School Holidays Beeswax Cloth with Sustainable HB

Winter School Holidays Beeswax Cloth with Sustainable HB

July is International Plastic Free Month, some come along and make your own beeswax cloth with Sustainable Hawkes Bay! Beeswax cloths are easy and fun to make, and a great way to help your whānau be plastic free. Suitable for ages 5+. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - please register through the Hastings...

Date: Thursday 18 July
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Kids In the City

Kids In the City

Bring the kids to the city for an action-packed end-of-school holiday adventure: Bounce, climb, and race through an action packed double lane inflatable obstacle course. It's the perfect challenge for young adventurers aged 8-15 years. Face painters will be there to transform your kiddos into...

Date: Thursday 18 July to Saturday 20 July
Where:
Napier CBD, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kids In the City


Winter School Holidays Polymer Clay Teen Edition

Winter School Holidays Polymer Clay Teen Edition

Drop in and see us - we have clay in all colours, tools, examples, and of course, books to teach you skills! Make something for yourself, or for someone else; it's never too early to get started on gift planning… Suitable for ages 13+. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - please register thorugh the...

Date: Thursday 18 July
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Winter School Holidays Polymer Clay Teen Edition


Free
Deco Lumina

Deco Lumina

Napier borough is turning 150 this year! As part of the celebrations, Tūrama Productions in collaboration with Napier City Council, invite you to rug up warm and bring your friends and family out to discover Napier in a whole new light! Walk the ‘Heritage Trail of Light’ and be inspired and...

Date: Thursday 18 July to Saturday 20 July
Where:
Napier CBD, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Deco Lumina


Art Beats - The Immortals: The Wonder of the Museo Egizio

Art Beats - The Immortals: The Wonder of the Museo Egizio

Kha, architect and builder of tombs for the pharaohs, has to undertake the journey to the Underworld, amid a thousand dangers. Eternal life is at stake, but the risk is ending up being dissolved into cosmic nothingness. Telling us the story of his adventure is Jeremy Irons. His words take us...

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

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Winter School Holidays Bookworm Bonanza Family Quiz

Winter School Holidays Bookworm Bonanza Family Quiz

Revisit your favourite stories in our family friendly quiz. There will be something for everyone. It will be fun. You will surprise yourself (or maybe not). Suitable for all ages. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - please register through the Hastings District Libraries website. Children must be...

Date: Friday 19 July
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Winter Deco 2024

Winter Deco 2024

Discover Art Deco Napier in a whole new light this July. Immerse yourself in a winter celebration buzzing with vintage cars, swinging jazz bars, and the heritage trail of light! Events range from family fun to nostalgic candlelit charm; our festival promises something enchanting for everyone... So...

Date: Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July
Where:
Napier CBD Various Locations, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Winter Deco: Louis Hay Art Deco Building Walking Tour

Winter Deco: Louis Hay Art Deco Building Walking Tour

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

Date: Saturday 20 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Record Fair

Napier Record Fair

Records, Tapes, Cds ..all sorts, all styles, all sizes. Jazz, Blues, Dance, Hip Hop, Rock, 1980s, Punk Rock, New Wave Film Soundtracks, Showtunes ,Big Names, Unknowns, Treasures, Solid Gold Hits. Vendors from Auckland,Wellington Napier, Rotorua, Taupo and who knows where. New vendors always...

Date: Saturday 20 July
Where:
Taradale Town Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Third Saturday of every month 12-3pm Hastings Library Do you hear people talking about D&D and wonder what you’re missing out on? Want to tell interactive stories and work on social skills, teamwork, maths and learning through game play? The Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild is offering free sessions...

Date: Saturday 20 July to Saturday 21 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Booklovers Brunch

Booklovers Brunch

Together with the Central District Libraries, The Book Nook invite you to Join us for brunch and coffee! Meet likeminded people and chat all things books. Its a great excuse to get out on a Sunday, support a local event and have a great time! Your ticket includes: - A coffee discount for...

Date: Sunday 21 July
Where:
Te Huinga Wai - The Knowledge & Learning Hub, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Winter School Holidays Pop-Up Sunday Storytime

Winter School Holidays Pop-Up Sunday Storytime

Join us at Havelock North Library for a special Sunday Storytime & craft with our resident Learning & Discovery Librarians. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. We may take photos or video recording during events and programmes which may be used in Council...

Date: Sunday 21 July
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Winter Deco Festival: Footlight Parade

Winter Deco Festival: Footlight Parade

Academy Award-winning tough guy James Cagney headlines an all-star cast as a Broadway producer forced by the sudden success of film to learn how to make a living in the new medium in choreographer Busby Berkeley's Footlight Parade. As Chester Kent (Cagney) dives head first into producing musical...

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

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Paint and Wine Night in Napier - Sunset at the Beach

Paint and Wine Night in Napier - Sunset at the Beach

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 going! ...

Date: Wednesday 24 July
Where:
Good George Napier Taphouse, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Taste of Taradale Bustle-era Dinner

Taste of Taradale Bustle-era Dinner

Napier is 150 years old this year and there are several events planned to celebrate this milestone. In support of the 150-year celebrations, the Taradale Business Association is organising a Taste of Taradale Mid-Winter Bustle-era dinner. The dinner will be progressing over two venues starting with...

Date: Friday 26 July
Where:
Taradale Town Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Taste of Taradale Cultura Mid-Winter Fest

Taste of Taradale Cultura Mid-Winter Fest

Napier is 150 years old this year and there are several events planned to celebrate this milestone. In support of the 150-year celebrations, the Taradale Business Association is organising a Taste of Taradale Mid-Winter Cultūra Fest. The festival promises fun for old and young. Festival highlights...

Date: Saturday 27 July
Where:
Taradale Town Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MTG Sunday Cinema: Dr Zhivago

MTG Sunday Cinema: Dr Zhivago

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution. Director: David Lean Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin Run Time: 3h,17m

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

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MTG Sunday Cinema: The Maltese Falcon

MTG Sunday Cinema: The Maltese Falcon

San Francisco private detective Sam Spade takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar and their quest for a priceless statuette, with the stakes rising after his partner is murdered. Director: John Huston Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George...

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

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August 2024

Free
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Turn Up the Heat Adults' Winter Reading Challenge

Turn Up the Heat Adults' Winter Reading Challenge

Turn up the heat by taking part in Hastings District Libraries adults’ winter reading challenge! Register and report in on the Hastings District Libraries website. Complete one or more of the 12 challenges we have lined up for you and be in to win! Every time you complete a challenge,...

Date: Monday 24 June to Sunday 11 August
Where:
Hastings War Memorial 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 video recordings during...

Date: Thursday 4 July to Thursday 5 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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National Theatre: Vanya

National Theatre: Vanya

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of...

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

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Journey of Remembrance: Welcome Back to Your Kura

Journey of Remembrance: Welcome Back to Your Kura

Reignite the memories of your formative years with an extraordinary opportunity that awaits you! Venture back to where your journey began and reconnect with the vibrant school community that shaped your early days. Prepare for an amazing journey back in time! Starting with a Powhiri. Then, enjoy...

Date: Friday 2 August
Where:
William Colenso College, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Gather & Greet

Gather & Greet

Join us for an unforgettable evening of mixing and mingling at our Gather & Greet event on Friday, August 2nd, starting at 7 pm. We'll be gathering at the School Hall on Arnold Street for an evening filled with laughter, memories, and connections. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted with a welcoming...

Date: Friday 2 August
Where:
William Colenso College, 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 around...

Date: Saturday 29 June to Saturday 18 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Havelock Handmade Market

Havelock Handmade Market

The Havelock Handmade Market will return on the 3rd of February 2024 (you'll find us in the courtyard behind Peak Pizza & E's Cafe in Havelock North between 9am and 1 pm first Saturday of every month except January). Come along and support local crafters and artists.

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Village Court, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Join us for a good ole fashion community Car Boot Sale! Browse through a wide selection of pre-loved treasures, from clothing to homeware items, all at bargain prices. Whether you're a seller looking to declutter or a buyer in search of finds, our monthly car boot sale has something for everyone....

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Hastings Elim Church carpark, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Metropolitan Opera: Romeo et Juliette

Metropolitan Opera: Romeo et Juliette

Two singers at the height of their powers—radiant soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor sensation Benjamin Bernheim—come together as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s sumptuous Shakespeare adaptation, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the...

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

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Legacy Dinner: Remembering Our Roots

Legacy Dinner: Remembering Our Roots

Join us for the highlight event of the weekend - our Legacy Dinner: Remembering Our Roots! This exclusive evening is dedicated to commemorating our shared history and treasured memories in style. Prepare for an unforgettable experience as we embark on a nostalgic journey down memory lane,...

Date: Saturday 3 August
Where:
Napier War Memorial Centre, 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 buying...

Date: Sunday 30 June to Sunday 12 January
Where:
Tōmoana Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Asians In the Bay Awards

Asians In the Bay Awards

Asians in the Bay Awards recognises the significant contribution made by our Asian residents in the social, economic and cultural development of the Hawkes Bay region. Celebrate with us! There are six awards categories: Best Asian Business Best Asian Restaurant Best Asian Practising...

Date: Monday 5 August
Where:
Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Asians in the Bay Awards

Asians in the Bay Awards

Asians in the Bay Awards recognises the significant contribution made by our Asian residents in the social, economic and cultural development of the Hawkes Bay region. Celebrate with us! There are six awards categories: Best Asian Business Best Asian Restaurant Best Asian Practising...

Date: Monday 5 August
Where:
Napier War Memorial Centre, 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 25 June to Tuesday 18 February
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Baking Club

Baking 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 during...

Date: Tuesday 2 July to Tuesday 3 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

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

Date: Wednesday 26 June to Wednesday 18 December
Where:
Hastings Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Go Green Expo 2024

Hawke's Bay Go Green Expo 2024

Free Adult Tickets available now! Ticketing Tiers as follows: Free Tickets Online until 7th August 2024 Followed by: ~ $4 Adult Tickets online ~ $5 Adult Door Sales ~ Kids U16 don’t need a ticket Free parking available at the venue. ___________________________________________________...

Date: Saturday 10 August to Sunday 11 August
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Board Games with the Geeks Guild

Board Games with the Geeks Guild

We'll be meeting up on the second Saturday of every month at Hastings Library Tired of the same old board games you have at home? Come to Hastings Library and explore a selection of brilliant games from the Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild’s collection. Roll some dice, place your workers, spend your...

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

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National Theatre: Dear England

National Theatre: Dear England

Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Sherwood) gripping examination of nation and game. The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game? With the worst track...

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

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Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Third Saturday of every month 12-3pm Hastings Library Do you hear people talking about D&D and wonder what you’re missing out on? Want to tell interactive stories and work on social skills, teamwork, maths and learning through game play? The Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild is offering free sessions...

Date: Saturday 20 July to Saturday 21 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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2024 Magnolia Ball & Charity Auction - Dementia Hawkes Bay

2024 Magnolia Ball & Charity Auction - Dementia Hawkes Bay

The Magnolia Ball is a spectacular evening packed with winter sparkle! Our evening starts from 5.30pm sipping bubbles and soaking up stunning Pacific Ocean views. After capturing the moment with our event photographer it’s time to check out your favourites from the selection of amazing auction...

Date: Saturday 17 August
Where:
Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
R18
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 club...

Date: Tuesday 16 July to Tuesday 17 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Yoga Festival

Hawke's Bay Yoga Festival

Join the tribe for the 4th annual Hawke's Bay Yoga Festival. Enjoy yoga in the warmth and comfort of the oceanfront Napier Events centre. Take in the 180-degree views of the ocean as you reconnect with body and soul and sample multiple yoga sessions. The Hawke's Bay Yoga Festival weekend offers you...

Date: Saturday 24 August to Sunday 25 August
Where:
Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Home and Garden Show 2024

Hawke's Bay Home and Garden Show 2024

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 30 August to Sunday 1 September
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2024

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 buying...

Date: Sunday 30 June to Sunday 12 January
Where:
Tōmoana Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


Hawke's Bay Home and Garden Show 2024

Hawke's Bay Home and Garden Show 2024

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 30 August to Sunday 1 September
Where:
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Home and Garden Show 2024


Free
MWIW - Sustainable Fashion Market

MWIW - Sustainable Fashion Market

Welcome to the MWIW community! Here you can buy and sell preloved, vintage, upcycled and handmade - clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories. We're indoors at Functions on Hastings (Toitoi) from 10-2 pm. To see all the stalls and what they're bringing (including sizes), keep an eye out on...

Date: Sunday 1 September to Sunday 24 November
Where:
Toitoi - Functions on Hastings, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Kelvin Cruickshank Live!

Kelvin Cruickshank Live!

KC Productions presents Kelvin Cruickshank’s “The Language of Spirit” Tour An evening of profound connections and spiritual insights await you as Kelvin Cruickshank NZ Medium, along with your loved ones in spirit, allow you to learn “The Language of Spirit.” As you step into the...

Date: Sunday 1 September
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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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 25 June to Tuesday 18 February
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Rhythm and Rhymes


Free
Baking Club

Baking 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 during...

Date: Tuesday 2 July to Tuesday 3 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

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

Date: Wednesday 26 June to Wednesday 18 December
Where:
Hastings Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group


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 video recordings during...

Date: Thursday 4 July to Thursday 5 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Taradale Spring GLOW Fest

Taradale Spring GLOW Fest

Napier is 150 years old this year and there are several events planned to celebrate this milestone. In support of the 150-year celebrations and because we can see the light at the end of winter, the Taradale Business Association is organising a Spring GLOW Fest. Light or glow up and win prizes...

Date: Friday 6 September
Where:
Taradale Town Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Join us for a good ole fashion community Car Boot Sale! Browse through a wide selection of pre-loved treasures, from clothing to homeware items, all at bargain prices. Whether you're a seller looking to declutter or a buyer in search of finds, our monthly car boot sale has something for everyone....

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Hastings Elim Church carpark, 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 around...

Date: Saturday 29 June to Saturday 18 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Urban Farmers' Market


Free
Havelock Handmade Market

Havelock Handmade Market

The Havelock Handmade Market will return on the 3rd of February 2024 (you'll find us in the courtyard behind Peak Pizza & E's Cafe in Havelock North between 9am and 1 pm first Saturday of every month except January). Come along and support local crafters and artists.

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Village Court, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Art Beats: Tintoretto – A Rebel in Venice

Art Beats: Tintoretto – A Rebel in Venice

With the enchanting narrative voice of Helena Bonham Carter, a new exciting cinema production celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. It will explore the rivalry among the most important Venetian artists of the 16th century: Tintoretto,...

Date: Thursday 12 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Board Games with the Geeks Guild

Board Games with the Geeks Guild

We'll be meeting up on the second Saturday of every month at Hastings Library Tired of the same old board games you have at home? Come to Hastings Library and explore a selection of brilliant games from the Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild’s collection. Roll some dice, place your workers, spend your...

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

Read more » - Board Games with the Geeks Guild


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 club...

Date: Tuesday 16 July to Tuesday 17 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Wine Books and More


Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Third Saturday of every month 12-3pm Hastings Library Do you hear people talking about D&D and wonder what you’re missing out on? Want to tell interactive stories and work on social skills, teamwork, maths and learning through game play? The Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild is offering free sessions...

Date: Saturday 20 July to Saturday 21 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild


Mozzarella, Feta and Haloumi Cheese Making Workshop

Mozzarella, Feta and Haloumi Cheese Making Workshop

In this three-hour long workshop you will learn how to make Mozzarella, Feta and Haloumi. You will be taught by Pauline Korevaar of Farmhouse Kitchen. All equipment and ingredients to make cheese are provided. Just bring yourself, no prior experience is required. Light refreshments included. You...

Date: Saturday 21 September
Where:
Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Travel Expo

Hawke's Bay Travel Expo

Come and discover the latest travel offers from the top global tour companies and cruise lines, hosted by the team at Travel Expert; Hawke's Bay's premier travel advisors with over 40 years of experience! Be guided by our expert advice to create your ultimate trip of a lifetime. * Small Group...

Date: Tuesday 24 September
Where:
Toitoi - Shakespeare Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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National Theatre: Nye

National Theatre: Nye

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state. From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the National Health Service, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the...

Date: Thursday 26 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MTG Sunday Cinema: 20,000 Days on Earth

MTG Sunday Cinema: 20,000 Days on Earth

Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth. Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines...

Date: Sunday 29 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MTG Sunday Cinema: Stop Making Sense

MTG Sunday Cinema: Stop Making Sense

Considered by critics as the greatest concert film of all time, the live performance was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads' most memorable songs. Director: Jonathan Demme Starring: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell,...

Date: Sunday 29 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2024

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 25 June to Tuesday 18 February
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Rhythm and Rhymes


Free
Baking Club

Baking 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 during...

Date: Tuesday 2 July to Tuesday 3 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Baking Club


Free
Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

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

Date: Wednesday 26 June to Wednesday 18 December
Where:
Hastings Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group


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 video recordings during...

Date: Thursday 4 July to Thursday 5 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Young at Heart Book Club


Free
Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Join us for a good ole fashion community Car Boot Sale! Browse through a wide selection of pre-loved treasures, from clothing to homeware items, all at bargain prices. Whether you're a seller looking to declutter or a buyer in search of finds, our monthly car boot sale has something for everyone....

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Hastings Elim Church carpark, 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 around...

Date: Saturday 29 June to Saturday 18 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Havelock Handmade Market

Havelock Handmade Market

The Havelock Handmade Market will return on the 3rd of February 2024 (you'll find us in the courtyard behind Peak Pizza & E's Cafe in Havelock North between 9am and 1 pm first Saturday of every month except January). Come along and support local crafters and artists.

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Village Court, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today:...

Date: Saturday 5 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, 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 buying...

Date: Sunday 30 June to Sunday 12 January
Where:
Tōmoana Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


Free
Board Games with the Geeks Guild

Board Games with the Geeks Guild

We'll be meeting up on the second Saturday of every month at Hastings Library Tired of the same old board games you have at home? Come to Hastings Library and explore a selection of brilliant games from the Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild’s collection. Roll some dice, place your workers, spend your...

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

Read more » - Board Games with the Geeks Guild


Free
R18
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 club...

Date: Tuesday 16 July to Tuesday 17 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Wine Books and More


Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Third Saturday of every month 12-3pm Hastings Library Do you hear people talking about D&D and wonder what you’re missing out on? Want to tell interactive stories and work on social skills, teamwork, maths and learning through game play? The Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild is offering free sessions...

Date: Saturday 20 July to Saturday 21 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild


November 2024

Free
Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Join us for a good ole fashion community Car Boot Sale! Browse through a wide selection of pre-loved treasures, from clothing to homeware items, all at bargain prices. Whether you're a seller looking to declutter or a buyer in search of finds, our monthly car boot sale has something for everyone....

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Hastings Elim Church carpark, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale


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 around...

Date: Saturday 29 June to Saturday 18 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Urban Farmers' Market


Free
Havelock Handmade Market

Havelock Handmade Market

The Havelock Handmade Market will return on the 3rd of February 2024 (you'll find us in the courtyard behind Peak Pizza & E's Cafe in Havelock North between 9am and 1 pm first Saturday of every month except January). Come along and support local crafters and artists.

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Village Court, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Havelock Handmade Market


Metropolitan Opera: Nabucco

Metropolitan Opera: Nabucco

Ancient Babylon comes to life in this classic Met staging of biblical proportions. Baritone George Gagnidze portrays Nabucco, the King of Babylon, who is supernaturally driven mad when he proclaims himself God, then restored to health when he repents alongside soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska,...

Date: Saturday 2 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, 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 buying...

Date: Sunday 30 June to Sunday 12 January
Where:
Tōmoana Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


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 25 June to Tuesday 18 February
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Rhythm and Rhymes


Free
Baking Club

Baking 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 during...

Date: Tuesday 2 July to Tuesday 3 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Baking Club


Free
Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

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

Date: Wednesday 26 June to Wednesday 18 December
Where:
Hastings Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group


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 video recordings during...

Date: Thursday 4 July to Thursday 5 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Young at Heart Book Club


Art Beats: Botticelli – Florence & the Medici

Art Beats: Botticelli – Florence & the Medici

Beauty, creativity, genius: the Renaissance Florence of Lorenzo de' Medici was a powerhouse of art and culture. Among countless shops and government buildings, there was endless beauty coexisting with the dark side of the city, made up of power struggles, plots, intrigues and brutal violence. ...

Date: Thursday 7 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke's Bay Heritage Awards 2024

Hawke's Bay Heritage Awards 2024

The Hawke's Bay Heritage Awards are our opportunity to recognise and celebrate those whose talents and energies preserve our cultural heritage and inspire us to connect with our past, so that we can all feel more confident in our future. The people who called Te Matau-a-Māui / Hawke's Bay home in...

Date: Friday 8 November
Where:
Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Heritage Awards 2024


Free
Board Games with the Geeks Guild

Board Games with the Geeks Guild

We'll be meeting up on the second Saturday of every month at Hastings Library Tired of the same old board games you have at home? Come to Hastings Library and explore a selection of brilliant games from the Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild’s collection. Roll some dice, place your workers, spend your...

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

Read more » - Board Games with the Geeks Guild


Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Third Saturday of every month 12-3pm Hastings Library Do you hear people talking about D&D and wonder what you’re missing out on? Want to tell interactive stories and work on social skills, teamwork, maths and learning through game play? The Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild is offering free sessions...

Date: Saturday 20 July to Saturday 21 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild


R18
The Enchanted Ball Supporting Te Mata Park

The Enchanted Ball Supporting Te Mata Park

The Enchanted Ball supporting Te Mata Park Saturday 16 November, 2024 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enchanted_ball/ Don't miss out on the highly anticipated Enchanted Ball, supporting Te Mata Park. In 2019, 2020, 202, 2022, and 2023, this enchanting event will hit...

Date: Saturday 16 November
Where:
Havelock North isite, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Enchanted Ball Supporting Te Mata Park


Free
R18
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 club...

Date: Tuesday 16 July to Tuesday 17 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Wine Books and More


HARVEST Hawkes Bay Food & Wine Festival

HARVEST Hawkes Bay Food & Wine Festival

HARVEST Hawke's Bay will once again celebrate Hawke's Bay, NZ's Food & Wine Country. Taking place from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 23rd November 2024 in a spectacular, secluded setting in the Tuki Tuki Valley visitors will get to enjoy... Sixteen wineries paired with nine eateries offer festival...

Date: Saturday 23 November
Where:
Tuki Tuki Riverside, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - HARVEST Hawkes Bay Food & Wine Festival


Free
MWIW - Sustainable Fashion Market

MWIW - Sustainable Fashion Market

Welcome to the MWIW community! Here you can buy and sell preloved, vintage, upcycled and handmade - clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories. We're indoors at Functions on Hastings (Toitoi) from 10-2 pm. To see all the stalls and what they're bringing (including sizes), keep an eye out on...

Date: Sunday 1 September to Sunday 24 November
Where:
Toitoi - Functions on Hastings, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - MWIW - Sustainable Fashion Market


Wonder Christmas Market 2024

Wonder Christmas Market 2024

Wonder Markets - Crafting Community, Creating Wonder. Nestled in the picturesque Waikoko Gardens at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Wonder Markets have become a celebration of local craftsmanship. With over 90 meticulously curated stalls, each offering unique, handcrafted treasures, the market...

Date: Saturday 30 November
Where:
Waikoko Gardens, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Wonder Christmas Market 2024


December 2024

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 buying...

Date: Sunday 30 June to Sunday 12 January
Where:
Tōmoana Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


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 25 June to Tuesday 18 February
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Rhythm and Rhymes


Free
Baking Club

Baking 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 during...

Date: Tuesday 2 July to Tuesday 3 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Baking Club


Free
Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group

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

Date: Wednesday 26 June to Wednesday 18 December
Where:
Hastings Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings U3A Mah Jong Group


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 video recordings during...

Date: Thursday 4 July to Thursday 5 December
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Young at Heart Book Club


National Theatre: The Motive and the Cue

National Theatre: The Motive and the Cue

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play. 1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s...

Date: Thursday 5 December
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival

Sanctuary Sounds Music 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 find yourself immersed in music, art, food and...

Date: Friday 6 December to Sunday 8 December
Where:
Sanctuary Sounds, Takapau, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival


Free
Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale

Join us for a good ole fashion community Car Boot Sale! Browse through a wide selection of pre-loved treasures, from clothing to homeware items, all at bargain prices. Whether you're a seller looking to declutter or a buyer in search of finds, our monthly car boot sale has something for everyone....

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Hastings Elim Church carpark, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Monthly Car Boot Sale


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 around...

Date: Saturday 29 June to Saturday 18 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Urban Farmers' Market


Free
Havelock Handmade Market

Havelock Handmade Market

The Havelock Handmade Market will return on the 3rd of February 2024 (you'll find us in the courtyard behind Peak Pizza & E's Cafe in Havelock North between 9am and 1 pm first Saturday of every month except January). Come along and support local crafters and artists.

Date: Saturday 6 July to Saturday 7 December
Where:
Village Court, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Havelock Handmade Market


Free
Christmas in Taradale

Christmas in Taradale

Join us for a fun-filled family day to get in the spirit of Christmas. Visit Santa's grotto and take your photo with Santa. Gloucester street will be filled with entertainment including yummy local food, face painting, bouncy castles, big bubbles and you can try your hand at street art or making...

Date: Saturday 7 December
Where:
ANZ Taradale, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Christmas in Taradale


Free
Board Games with the Geeks Guild

Board Games with the Geeks Guild

We'll be meeting up on the second Saturday of every month at Hastings Library Tired of the same old board games you have at home? Come to Hastings Library and explore a selection of brilliant games from the Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild’s collection. Roll some dice, place your workers, spend your...

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

Read more » - Board Games with the Geeks Guild


Free
R18
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 club...

Date: Tuesday 16 July to Tuesday 17 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Wine Books and More


Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild

Third Saturday of every month 12-3pm Hastings Library Do you hear people talking about D&D and wonder what you’re missing out on? Want to tell interactive stories and work on social skills, teamwork, maths and learning through game play? The Hawke’s Bay Geeks Guild is offering free sessions...

Date: Saturday 20 July to Saturday 21 December
Where:
Hastings War Memorial Library, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons with the Geeks Guild


January 2025

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 around...

Date: Saturday 29 June to Saturday 18 January
Where:
Clive Square, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Urban Farmers' Market


Free
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

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

Date: Sunday 30 June to Sunday 12 January
Where:
Tōmoana Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market


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 25 June to Tuesday 18 February
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Rhythm and Rhymes


February 2025

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 25 June to Tuesday 18 February
Where:
Havelock North Library, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Rhythm and Rhymes


East Coast Farming Expo

East Coast Farming Expo

Agri-innovators, top-flight speakers and two full days of networking are the promise of the 2025 East Coast Farming Expo. The two day event (February 19 -20) is aimed at East Coast sheep and beef farmers. It’s touted as a chance to fill one’s cup with a focus on reconnection, education and a...

Date: Wednesday 19 February to Thursday 20 February
Where:
Wairoa Racecourse, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - East Coast Farming Expo


March 2025

Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show 2025

Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show 2025

Discover fresh, practical ideas that enhance both your living spaces, your lifestyle and your well being at the Hawke’s Bay Better Home and Living Show! Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to make eco inspired changes the Hawke’s Bay Better Home and Living Show has everything you...

Date: Friday 28 March to Sunday 30 March
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show 2025


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