Hawke's Bay Tourism

45 cool events on in Hawke's Bay this weekend.

Extra tickets released for UB40 Hawke's Bay concert.


Organisers have today announced a larger venue for the UB40 Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour concert in the Hawkes Bay. The Black Barn Vineyards event, which sold out in under 4 hours, will be relocated to a nearby venue, Black Barn Offsite in the stunning Tuki Tuki Valley.

"Demand for the concert has been extremely high and we have all been inundated with requests for tickets," explains promoter Jackie Sanders of Jacman Entertainment. "Black Barn has worked hard to ensure we can accommodate disappointed fans whilst looking after the supporters who did book early. We are confident that this new venue will satisfy everyone and still be an amazing experience."

Black Barn Offsite is situated on Kahuranaki Road, on the banks of the Tuki Tuki River. Those who purchased tickets for the original concert will be recognised as ‘Premium’ ticket holders and will have access to the area closest to the stage. Part of this area will be set aside for those who bring chairs and bean bags. Original ticket holders will also have an express queue at the gate and will be wrist-banded to allow access to the Premium area.

"This is a great opportunity for Hawke's Bay" Black Barn events manager Francis de Jager added, "the Amphitheatre will always be the focus for our Black Barn concerts but it is great to also be able to introduce larger events with international acts to the region on an ongoing basis. The Black Barn Offsite venue will still have great views, the same great atmosphere, the same great wine and even closer parking"

The additional tickets go on sale at 9am, Friday 19 June via Eventfinda.co.nz. Bus services to the venue will be announced shortly.

UB40’s Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour takes place at Black Barn Offsite on Friday 8th January 2016 and gates will open at 5pm. The concert will finish approx. 10pm.


Additional capacity released via www.eventfinda.co.nz until sold out

Ticket Details:

Adults $99+BF

VIP $199+BF

Children 12 and under FREE (One free child per paying adult)

Book at www.blackbarn.com or www.eventfinda.co.nz or call 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)

Venue Details:

Black Barn Offsite,

Kahuranaki Road,

Tuki Tuki Valley

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Tel: 06 877 7985


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For one night only, eat on the street with Food Alley in Havelock North.


For one night we’re closing off Napier Rd in the Heart of the Village so you can eat on the street. It’s street food, Village style – a celebration of artisan takeaways and food truck classics. We’ve assembled the Bay’s best food vendors and, for a few hours, they‘re all in one place at the same time. All you need is plenty of cash and a big appetite. This is a walk up event aimed at the whole family. So wrap up warm, bring your friends, and join the fun. Groove to the tunes from the DJ booth, wander the street, and eat till your eyes pop. You’ll never want to leave. 

Winter F.A.W.C! - This June, we are bringing you four fabulous Winter F.A.W.C! weekends to celebrate the seasonal goodness winter brings. Hunker down in cosy locations with roaring fires, musical notes and endless lashings of local lamb, venison and sumptuous earthy produce prepared in a multitude of warming ways. Glasses of rich, full bodied Hawke's Bay Reds will be flowing as the region's food and wine heroes strut their stuff at 45 delicious events.

When: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 5:00pm–8:00pm

Where:Havelock North Village, 12 Napier Road, Havelock North

Restrictions:All Ages

Ticket Information: Admission: Free

Website: www.fawc.co.nz

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Celebrate 30 years with the Napier Art Deco Trust Grand Anniversary Ball.


It’s time to celebrate! The Art Deco Trust is in its 30th Year so let’s put on our dancing shoes and make a night of it! The official opening of the Winter Weekend will be held at the Napier War Memorial with music by the popular Jazz band the Dave Atkin Group. Complimentary drink on arrival, light supper served at 8.30pm. 

When: Fri 17 Jul 2015, 7:30pm–11:50pm

Where:Napier War Memorial Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information: All: $65.00Buy Tickets – 0508 484 253Additional fees may apply



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Comedy duo head to Napier


Two of New Zealand’s best-known comedians will perform a one-off show in Hawke’s Bay in July.

Ben Hurley and Dai Henwood are heading to the Bay for The Big Comedy Show at the MTG Hawke’s Bay Century Theatre in Napier on Friday 24 July at 8pm.

Big rugby league fans, the stars of TV3 show Seven Days had been asked by Melbourne Storm to ‘warm-up’ the crowd for the Melbourne Storm vs St George Illarwara game the following night at McLean Park, so decided to squeeze in a gig for their local fans the night before.

"It will be a big weekend in Napier for fans of comedy and league," says Napier City Council communications manager Robyn Mclean.

"Last time Ben and Dai performed at the Century Theatre, tickets sold like hotcakes so we are expecting the same this time around."

Tickets for The Big Comedy Show are on sale from today and can be purchased from Ticketek.

Also, there are still tickets remaining for the Melbourne Storm vs St George Illawara game, but those planning on going to the match are advised to get in quickly as some ticket categories have already sold-out.

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Hastings Māori brothers remain steadfast despite burglary

Brothers Waireka and Rowe Te Meihana aren't letting a burglary get in the way of their musical aspirations.

Late last year, all their instruments were stolen from their Hastings home, so they've decided to perform their first gig tomorrow night to raise funds to get some new gear.

Waireka says, "It was pretty difficult because my sister had cancer then and we kinda used our music to help us cope with our adversity."

Their sister made a full recovery and their journey through adversity has seen them receive some much needed help along the way.

"A couple friends realised that they don't use their music stuff and so they donated to us which is very nice of them," says Rowe.

In hope to rebuild what was lost, the brothers will be performing covers from their favourite artist’s tomorrow night at Clearview Estate Winery in Hastings from 7pm.

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