Travel Insights

March 2015 - Wots on in Napier?

March 2015 - Wots on in Napier?

 

 

Motere Angus Otane Extreme Bullriding

 It's back!!! After a 4 year break the bulls will be rocking Buckin Acres for the Otane Extreme Bullriding.

www.facebook.com/buckinacresotane

Why not make a day of it, and check out the Otane Market 9.00am to 1.00pm before it!

 

12noon to 6.00pm Sunday 1st March

Buckin Acres

Cnr Racecourse & Elsthorpe Roads Otane

   Buckin Acres Otane Extreme Bull Riding
 Beat Girls  

 

Beat Girls

Imagine a hot balmy late afternoon sitting on the bank sipping a cool Askerne Rose (Pinot Gris, Chardonnay or Savvy), eating pizza and kebabs then dancing the night away.

A great family event - Not to be missed!

www.askerne.co.nz

4.30pm to 7.30pm Sunday 1st March

Askerne Winery

267 Te Mata Mangateretere Road

Havelock North

 

Masters Hockey Tournament

With 69 mens and womens master teams competing, there is sure to be plenty of exciting match ups.

www.hockeynz.co.nz/inside-the-game/masters

8.00am to 9.00pm Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th March

Park Island Hockey Turf, Napier & Unison Hockey Stadium, Hastings

 

   Masters Hockey Tournament
 Cricket World Cup  

 

Pakistan vs United Arab Emirates

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is being jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia with the world's best 14 teams doing battle.

This will be a must win game for Pakistan!

www.tickets.cricketworldcup.com

2.00pm Wednesday 4th March

Mclean Park, Napier

 

 

Sea Sky Bush Walks

Spend three days or just one or two, meandering along the walks and taking in the stunning scenery!

Day 1 - The sea walk - 14kms

Day 2 - The Bush walk - 13 to 14kms easy walking

Day 3 - The Sky Walk - 4 to 5kms short and easy

www.seaskybush.co.nz

7.00am Saturday 7th to Monday 9th March

Pukeora Estate, 208 Pukeora Scenic Road

Waipukurau

   Sea Sky Bush walks
 NZ Jet Sprints Crownthorpe    

NZ Jet Sprints (Round 4)

There's always plenty of thrills and spills at the Jet Sprints!

www.jetsprint.co.nz

 

Just 40kms or 44 minutes drive from Napier.

 

10.00am Sunday 8th March

Riverside Jet Racing Track

Crownthorpe

 

New Zealand Black Caps vs Afghanistan

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is being jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia with the world's best 14 teams doing battle.

Who will win the toss and bat first?

How many runs will they score?

www.tickets.cricketworldcup.com

11.00am Sunday 8th March

Mclean Park, Napier

   Cricket World Cup
 Japanese Drummers    

Japanese Drum Performance

A rare opportunity to kick back and enjoy the cool sounds of the IPC Kodama Japanese Drum Team and experience a slice of Japanese culture with Martial Arts demonstrations, Tribal Fusion Belly Dancing and delicious food stalls.

 

1.30pm to 3.30pm Saturday 14th March

Napier Sound Shell

Marine Parade, Napier

  

Beer Appreciation Day

Taste some of the best craft beers Hawke's Bay has to offer - HBIB, Zeelandt, Fat Monk, Brave, Giant, Godsown and Sneaky - plus others from around New Zealand.

www.beerappreciationday.co.nz

12.30pm to 7.00pm Saturday 14th March

Duart House

51 Duart Road, Havelock North

 

   Beer Appreciation Day
 Vintage Go Karts Roys Hill Raceway     

Vintage Go Kart NZ Grand Prix

New Zealand's first vintage Kart only weekend

Demonstration classes for 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's era Karts, with Super Class for 135 - 250cc

www.sportsground.co.nz/vintagekartnz

9.00am to 4.00pm Friday 13th to Suday 15th March

CHEMZ Roys Hill Raceway

Fernhill

 

  

Tremains Triathlon

The second largest multisport event in Hawke's Bay. Whilst the event is competitive, it is also a lot of fun with groups of co-workers and friends teaming up to challenge themselves.

www.tremains.co.nz/events/tremains-triathlon/

10.30am to 1.00pm Sunday 15th March

Esplande Domain,

Westshore Napier

 

   Tremains Triathlon
 Cricket World Cup     

West Indies vs United Arab Emirates

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is being jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia with the world's best 14 teams doing battle.

Who will win the toss and bat first?

How many runs will they score?

www.tickets.cricketworldcup.com

11.00am Sunday 15th March

Mclean Park, Napier

  

Farmlands Horse of the Year - it's more than a horse show.....

A celebration of all things equestrian!

The largest equestrian event in the southern Hemisphere with over 2,600 horses, 1800 riders, 28 arenas, 17 different equestrian disciplines and 200 trade sites.

Top riders and horses from New Zealand and Australia

www.hoy.co.nz

Tuesday 17th to Sunday 22nd March

Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings

 

   Horse of the Year
 French Film Festival     

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

The nineth annual Alliance Francaise French Film Festival is now one of the biggest French Film festivals outside of France showcasing the best in contemporary French language cinema.

www.frenchfilmfestival.co.nz

5.00pm Thursday 19th to 10.30pm Monday 23rd March

Cinema Gold

11 Joll Road, Havelock North

  

Napier Port Ocean Swim

Ocean swimming is fast becoming a popular summer sport, with races for all ages and distances.

Lots of spot prizes!

C'mon and give it a go!

www.napieroceanswim.co.nz

8.00am to 12noon Saturday 21st March

Perfume Point Reserve

East Pier, Ahuriri, Napier

   Napier Ocean swim
 Metallicover    

Metallicover

NZ's best Metallica covers band to play one show only at the River Park Event Centre - a fabulous country venue!

Buses available from Napier and Palmerston North and return.

Gates open 5.30pm

Overnight camping available

Bar and food available

www.riverparkeventcentre.co.nz

5.30pm to 11.55pm Saturday 21st March

River Park Event Centre, 797 Pourerere Road, Waipawa

 
  

NZ Autumn Awesome Foresome Golf Tournament

See some of NZ's top amateur women golfers drive and putt it out over 4 days on one of Napier's best golf courses.

www.napiergolf.co.nz

8.00am to 5.00pm Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th March

Napier Golf Club

Napier

   Awesome Foresome Golf Tourament
 Gentle Annie Cycle Race      

Gentle Annie Cycle Race

The iconic Taihape to Napier Road travelling through some spectacular countryside is a must-do for any recreational cyclist.

There are long climbs, steep climbs & long steepclimbs! The race distance is 132km with 2576 metres of climbing, making the Gentle Annie the hilliest race in the country.

www.gentleannieride.co.nz

Starts in Taihape 10.30am Saturday 28th March