Lighting of the Osmanthus Gardens

Cornwall Park Tomoana Road, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Hastings Lantern Festival is back after 3 years. The beautiful annual Osmanthus Gardens Lantern Festival is back and better than ever, being held once again this April for the first time since 2021. Running from April 8 to 14, this year’s event will feature more lanterns, a larger festival, food trucks – and world class […]

Dr. Natalia Murray

Havelock North Function Centre 30 Te Mata Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Dr. Natalia Murray was born in St Petersburg where she gained BA and MA in the History of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts before taking the PhD course at the Hermitage Museum. In 2015 she has been awarded PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art. At present she works as an independent curator […]

Apollo Projects NZ Swimming Champs

Hawke's Bay Regional Aquatic Centre 42 Percival Road, Frimley, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Don’t miss any of the action as our top NZ swimmers meet at the Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre from Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 April as they try to Unlock Their Greatness and qualify for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. There is no better place to soak up the atmosphere than […]

Pecha Kucha

MTG Century Theatre 65 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Pecha Kucha - “Chit Chat” - 20 images, 20 seconds of talking about each one, 6 minutes and 40 seconds hearing about  ideas, passions, stories. We have a wonderful lineup of local folk willing to share what really floats their boats! Always surprises, always hugely animated conversations during the intermission and afterwards. A wonderful, enthusiastic, […]

Six Inches of Soil film

Focal Point Cinema 126 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Six Inches of Soil is a story of three new farmers on the first year of their regenerative journey to heal the soil and help transform the food system - Anna Jackson, a Lincolnshire 11th generation arable and sheep farmer; Adrienne Gordon, a Cambridgeshire small-scale vegetable farmer; and Ben Thomas, who rears pasture fed beef […]

Forest & Bird Monthly Speaker – Mick Courtnell

St. Andrews Hall 206 Market Street South, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Mick Courtnell, On Scene Commander for the Maritime Pollution Response Service, will be talking about his role and who cleans up the mess after a major maritime pollution event.

Event Series Flaxmere Parkrun

Flaxmere Parkrun

Flaxmere Park 45 Wilson Road, Flaxmere, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

What is Flaxmere parkrun? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00am. Where is it? The event takes place at Flaxmere Park, Swansea Road, Flaxmere, 4120. See Course page for more details. What does it cost to join […]

Hīkoi Haere with Charles Ropitini

Hastings Civic Square 209 Railway Road, St Leonards, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Join us for a talk & walking tour of Hastings' Art Deco buildings with Charles Ropitini, co-curator of the Foundations and Additions: Plans for the Heretaunga 100 Block exhibition. The talk will commence at 11am with the presentation ‘A Whakapapa of Architecture’ followed by Hīkoi Haere Go for a Walk at 12pm. Free, no booking […]

A day on the Green

Havelock North Domain Te Mata Road, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Join us for "A Day on the Green" on Saturday, April 13th, from 1-4pm on the Havelock North Village Green! Kick off the school holidays with a delightful afternoon of family fun. Grab your picnic blanket, pick up a coffee on the way, park up, and watch the kids revel in the excitement! We have […]

Event Series Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Hawke's Bay Showgrounds Kenilworth Road, Hastings, New Zealand

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 fruit & vegetables, freshly baked breads, meats, cheeses, preserves and […]

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