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July 2015 - Wots on in Napier?

July 2015 - Wots on in Napier?

Winter is a great time to experience Napier's unique shops, museum, galleries, cafe's, and restaurants all gathered together in a heritage precinct that is unique in the world! 


Hawke's Bay Farmers Market mid-winter christmas

Have a jolly good time at the Mid-Winter Christmas Hawke's Bay farmers market with giveaways, competitions, stallholder discounts.

Live music and fun for all ages!

There's nothing fresher or finer than a barrow load of food from the Hawke's Bay Farmers market. Shop for a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, eggs, pickles and perserves straight from the producer.

8.30am to 12.30pm Sunday 4th July

Hawke's Bay A&P Showgrounds

Kenilworth Road, Hastings






NABBA Body building competition

Have you done the hard yards, eaten the right food, been to the Gym?

Are you competing in the Hawke's Bay 10th Annual NABBA New Zealand body building competition?

The entries are rolling in and it's going to be another fantastic turn out for the NABBA Hawke's Bay bodybuilding championships.

More info email Andrew Murray

Judging rounds 1.00pm

Evening show 6.00pm Saturday 11th July

Taradale High School Hall, Napier


Norsewood to Takapau fun challenge

Starting in the historic Norsewood Village, enjoy a fun, family event along undulating scenic country roads passing the Southern Star Abbey, with the snow covered Ruahine Ranges in the background, to Takapau.

Free shuttle buses

More info

8.30am to 1.00pm Sunday 12th July

Takapau School, Charles Street, Takapau







Fruitfed supplies raceday

Come on down and enjoy the final race day of the 2014-2015 racing season in style! 

Free admission to the grounds and the members stand.

Gates open 10.30am Thursday 16th July

Hawke’s Bay Racecourse, Hastings



Art Deco – mid winter

Napier’s mini winter Art Deco festival, an intimate weekend featuring the best Deco events.

It’s all about the roaring 20’s and 30’s and celebrating Napier’s unique heritage.

Friday 17th , Saturday 18th Sunday 19th July

Various events and venues, Napier





Kiwi 6 hour adventure race

An authentic adventure race with the core disciplines of mountain biking, walking/running, rope skills and navigation with both physical and mental challenges, while covering a picturesque course. 

8.00am to 2.00pm Saturday 18th July

Secret start location announced at race briefing 6pm Friday 17th July at Revolution Bikes Havelock North


Elvis - One night with you – the studio sessions

Witness the earth-shaking impact of one man's journey from the floor of a Memphis recording studio to the make-or-break glare of the '68 Comeback Special.

Grab a ringside seat among the bright lights of Vegas, and a privileged perspective on the poignant final studio sessions at Graceland on Elvis Presley Boulevard in 1976. 

8.00pm Saturday 18th July

Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier





Hammer Nutrition Hawke’s Bay Trail Run Series

The winter months are when most of the world hibernates, but not here in Hawke's Bay! Winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun – just like the summer sun, only a little cooler.

The Hawke's Bay Trail run series gives you the chance to see parts of Hawke’s Bay you may not ordinarily get to see, while experiencing the joys of running off road. 

9.30am to 1.30pm Sunday 19th July

Pan Pac Eskdale Forest Eskdale Mountain Bike Park, Taits Road access, off SH 5 the Napier to Wairoa Road

Cyclocross – Round 3 Paritua Winery

Come and have some muddy fun this winter in CycloCross Hawke's Bay 5 race series. 

CycloCross is the future of cycling - family, fun and health – come and have a go at this fun sport!

10am (Registrations from 9.00am) Sunday 19th July

Paritua Winery, Maraekakaho Road






Alan Davies – Little victories

A stand up veteran of 25 years, Davies virtuosic storytelling and whip-smart funny bones combine to make the all new “Little Victories" a must see.

By the end of the show, your jaw will hurt from laughter!

8.00pm Wednesday 22nd July

Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier


Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

This is a chance for kids to experience the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge in a version tailored especially for them with the same amazing perks as the original adult Tough Guy and Gal, such as outstanding goodie bags, lots of mud, unique courses, incredible venues, hot showers and spot prizes.

10.00am to 1.00pm Friday 24th July

Clifton Station, 459 Clifton Road, Clifton






The Big Comedy Show

Two of New Zealand’s best-known comedians, Ben Hurley and Dai Henwood - stars of TV3’s Seven Days, will perform a one-off show. 

Guaranteed to be a brilliant two-hours of stand-up chock-full of laughs and great stories - a totally awesome night 

8.00pm Friday 24th July

Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier


Loaded Tough Guy and Gal challenge

The original Mud Run series, the Tough Guy & Gal Challenge, is back! 

Challenge yourself on a course that includes swamp crossings, a spiders web net climb, crawl under barb wire, beautiful native bush trails, a range of natural and man made obstacles, and lots of mud.

11.00am to 2.00pm Saturday 25th July

Clifton Station, 459 Clifton Road, Clifton






Melborune Storm vs St George Illawarra Dragons

Rugby league at its finest!!! 

Come and see Storm Kiwi internationals Jesse Bromwich, Kevin Proctor, Matt Duffie and Hawkes Bay local Tohu Harris go up against the Dragons Kiwi internationals Benji Marhsall, Gerard Beale and Jason Nightingale. 

A match not to be missed! 

7.30pm Saturday 25th July

McLean Park, Napier


The Laughing Samoans - Fink about it

Don’t miss one of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts  - The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai with all their Samoan characters. 

A show the whole family will enjoy!

8.00pm Saturday 25th July

Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier






Friendly Dental Duathlon Series

The Duathlon series is designed for all categories from beginners to advanced. 

There are 3 different distances at each event, so you will be able to achieve what is comfortable for you.

10.00am to 12.00noon Sunday 26th July

Haumoana School, Haumoana

 PLUS! PLUS! PLUS! There's so much more to see and do in Napier!!!!