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Napier Local Events

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

30 Mar 2018 (Fri) - 2 Apr 2018 (Mon)

Anderson Park, Kennedy Road, Taradale, Napier (Fri 30 Mar 18 – Mon 2 Apr 18 12pm)

All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair.
All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair.
Performing throughout the day this family show will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats, dancing, performing 'tigers' and magic!!!

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

30 Mar 2018 (Fri) - 2 Apr 2018 (Mon)

Anderson Park, Kennedy Road, Taradale, Napier (Fri 30 Mar 18 – Mon 2 Apr 18 12pm)

All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair.
All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair.
Performing throughout the day this family show will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats, dancing, performing 'tigers' and magic!!!

Napier Port Harbour to Hills

8 Apr 2018 (Sun)

East Pier Hotel, 50 Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, Napier (Sunday 8 April 2018 7am – 3:30pm)

The Napier Port Harbour To Hills 2018 is a destination triathlon and Napier and its surrounding areas has much to offer to competitors and your supporters.
The race starts and ends in the heart of Napier and takes in the stunning surroundings of Hawke’s Bay and its many attractions.
Starting with a sheltered 2km Ocean swim with Napier Port as its backdrop you will then head out on a 95km bike heading along Marine Parade with the Ocean on your left looking out over Cape Kidnappers.
The bike course then heads inland on quiet roads where you will take in some stunning scenery heading around the Tuki Tuki Valley looking out over Te Mata Peak before heading back to Napier.
From here you will head out on a 21km which will consist of 2 laps running on the boardwalk past many of Napier’s attractions Ocean Spa, Napier War Memorial and Conference Centre, Napier’s Sound Shell, Sunken Gardens, Skate Park and the National Aquarium.

Church Road Live Summer Sessions 2018

Church Road Winery, 150 Church Rd, Taradale, Napier, Hawke's Bay

Sun 18 Feb 2018, 12:00pm–4:30pm
Sun 11 Mar 2018, 12:00pm–4:30pm

Restrictions: All Ages
Admission: Free

Church Road is excited to be hosting some of Hawkes Bay’s finest acoustic acts this summer. Relax in our park-like grounds, enjoy a glass of Church Road wine and one of our delicious platters or cheeseboards, while you’re entertained by our local talent.

Vagabond Jacks Food Truck will be joining us with his healthy, tasty treats from around the globe. Our restaurant will also be operating a full a la carte menu should you wish to dine indoors before heading out to enjoy the entertainment and Hawke’s Bay sunshine. Church Road wine and a selection of beverages will be available for purchase. Complimentary water will also be available.

No BYO beverage or food please. Proof of identification will be required upon purchasing wine or beer. Alcohol will not be served to people under the age of 18 years.

To make a restaurant reservation please phone 06 833 8224 or email:

You are welcome to bring your own picnic rug, chairs and umbrella’s for shade. In the event of adverse weather performances will take place within the Cellar Door and Restaurant.

Entertainment Lineup:
18th Feb – Annabelle & Ash, Fraser MacKenzie, Iris
11th Mar – Annabelle & Ash, JR and Ritchie, Ian Munro

Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Meeanee Hall, Gavin Black St, Meeanee, Napier, Hawke's Bay

Sat 3 Mar 2018, 10:00am–2:00pm
Sat 7 Apr 2018, 10:00am–2:00pm

Restrictions: All Ages
Admission: Free

The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held every month is an event not to be missed.

This regular monthly market is mostly indoors, providing something interesting for everyone. Besides the numerous interesting craft and collectibles stalls, the market offers clothing, foodstuffs, jewellery, natural therapies and much, much more, and has highly experienced traders on site who can assess your treasures, antique or quirky piece and maybe let you know if you are holding on to a fortune!

Bring the whole family and enjoy a coffee, tap your feet to the local buskers while browsing over 30 stalls. There's plenty of parking on the street, behind the hall or across the road at the hotel or old garage - they don't mind... it's such a great community.

Market organisers are always on the lookout for talented buskers so for more information please contact Di on 06 836 5340 or or visit the website.

Mitre 10 Trade - Men's Day Out - Summer Sunday Session

New date: 11th March 2018.

Hastings Golf Course, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
1523 Maraekakaho Rd, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Lads, we thought it was time to host a summer edition of the Mitre 10 Trade - Men's Day Out.

Behold... The Mitre 10 Trade - Men's Day Out - Summer Sunday Session! Bit of a mouth full, but it is going to be a hoot!

Here are the deets:
- 4 Man Ambrose Golf Tournament
- Over $4,000 worth of prizes up for grabs
- Whiskey, beer, Three Wise Birds Cider and other delicious beverage tastings
- Gourmet BBQ Luncheon served after the round
- Live music in the Clubhouse after the round
- Two beverage tokens to use on course
- On-course snacks
- Competitions on course
- Prize for best-dressed team

Registration - 7:15am
Shotgun start - 8am
Prize giving - 12:30pm
Lunch - 1pm
Live music - 1pm

Big thanks to the legends that support the event, we couldn't do it without them!

Mitre 10 MEGA Napier & Hastings
Three Wise Birds Cider
Radio Haurakii
New Zealand - Oakley
Glen Grant

Greg Howie -
Brett Allan -

Call: 06 879 7382

Bookings essential, limited spaces - this will sell out!!

Phone: 0274281318

Sunday 11 March, 7:00am to 4:00pm

Restrictions: All Ages

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Phone: 0274281318

Air New Zealand Marathon

Date Saturday 12 May 2018

Entry Fee Entry Info

Distance 42.195km

Start Time 9:00am

Start Line 350 Marine Parade, between Edwardes Street & Sale Street, Napier
Finish Line Sileni Estates Winery

Minimum Age Must be 18 years of age on race day
Cut-off time

Due to course management and road closure restrictions there is a cut off point at 10km into the race and participants should have passed this point by 10:40am. The course will officially be closed at 4:00pm

Timing Results
Timing results will be provided by age group category for both runners and walkers, and will be based on participant's mat time. The Marathon age group categories are as follows for men and women; 18-19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, 70+ years

Prize Money
Prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall Men and Women. 1st - $3,000, 2nd - $1,500, 3rd - $750. Prize money will be awarded based on participant's gun time.

All Marathon finishers will receive a Finisher Medal. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing in each age group category for Men and Women, and will be based on participant’s mat time.

Flat course, easy running. The course offers a unique mix of running terrain, with a combination of running on-road, bike trails and through vineyards.

The course takes in the highlights of the Hawkes Bay region including the start line on Marine Parade in Napier, running along the waterfront; Hawkes Bay cycle trails; quiet country roads; with the last 10km of the course running through private vineyards; and the finish line at Sileni Estates Winery.

* Course and start times are subject to change

The run starts on Marine Parade in Napier and heads south, turning onto Te Awa Avenue before heading inland at Kenny Road. Athletes will then head towards Meeanee via Eriksen Road and Awatoto Road. A left turn onto Brookfields Road will then lead athletes all the way to the first trail section along the North side of the Tutaekuri River towards the coast. After crossing underneath the State Highway, athletes will catch a glimpse of Cape Kidknappers before turning back inland along the South side of the Ngaruroro River. This trail section will lead all the way to the halfway point where athletes take a small diversion through the Pakowhai Country Park before re-joining the trail heading west towards Twyford. Athletes will leave the trail back onto tarmac to wind through Twyford before entering the Gimblett Gravels Wine District. From this point it’s largely trail all the way to the end through a combination of the vineyards, and farmland finishing through the Bridge Pa wine district to the finish line at Sileni.

Puketapu Auction and Fair

610 Puketapu Rd, Puketapu Lake, Napier, Hawke's Bay

Sunday 25 February, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Restrictions: All Ages

Entry: Gold coin dontation

Family event which includes crafts, food, beverages, entertainment and a rural auction with many items for everyone.

This event is held on the Alexander's property around the lake and is run by the Rotary Club of Taradale as a fundraiser for various projects.

Entry by coin donation. Auction goods can be delivered to auction site Saturday 24th and before 10am
on day of auction.

MCL Construction Triple Peaks 2018

12 Napier Road, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay

When: Sat 10 Mar 2018, 8:30am–6:00pm
Restrictions:All Ages

Ticket Information: Solo: $80.00
Relay Team: $170.00

Conquer the peaks!

Breathtaking views. Craggy, challenging terrain. Fun single track. Staggeringly beautiful private land. A few hearty river crossings...

The perfect package. This is one of New Zealand's most enjoyable and rewarding events.

Soak up the Hawke's Bay sunshine and challenge yourself in MCL Construction Triple Peaks 2018 - the 30th Anniversary of this iconic event.

- Run, walk or mountain bike the 50 kms course.
- Traverse stunning private land on Mount Erin, Mount Kahuranaki and iconic Te Mata Peak.
- Enter solo, or invite your friends and enter a relay team.
- A Truckload of Spot Prizes, and cash prizes for the #1 runners and mt bikers:
- Fantastic new terrain and trails - never used in the event before
- New management team for 2018 - Richard Mills and Emma Buttle from Bennelong MTB Club in Havelock North