8 things to do in the Bay

By Linda Hall

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TRAVELLING IN STYLE: Wrap up warm in your Deco duds and have a ride in one of the magnificent cars from the Hawke's Bay Vintage Car Club this afternoon. PHOTO.FILE
TRAVELLING IN STYLE: Wrap up warm in your Deco duds and have a ride in one of the magnificent cars from the Hawke's Bay Vintage Car Club this afternoon. PHOTO.FILE

1 The Hawke's Bay Toyota Winter Deco Weekend

There will be a string of events taking place, including vintage car and train trips, music and fashion events, a touch of burlesque, high teas and red-hot martinis. Many events have sold out or are close to selling out. Check out what is available on the Art Deco Trust website: artdeconapier.com

2 Napier Winter Art Deco Weekend celebration Antique & Collectibles Fair

This event takes place today at Asher Hall, on the corner of Tennyson and Dalton streets. Dealers from throughout New Zealand will be selling a huge array of antiques and collectibles, from Victorian to retro. Free tea and coffee. The hall doors open at 10am and all ages are welcome. Adults $5, children free.

3 Vintage Car Rides

HB Toyota Winter Deco

Wrap up warm in your Deco duds and have a ride in one of the magnificent cars from the Hawke's Bay Vintage Car Club this afternoon. There is a gold-coin donation, with the proceeds going to the Napier Community Patrol. The drives start from the Art Deco Masonic Hotel on Tennyson St and all ages can enjoy a spin in something different and unique. It takes place between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

4 National Brass Band Championships

New Zealand's finest brass players and bands will perform in a contest environment. There will be solos and party events at the Eastern Institute of Technology. Band events will be held in the Napier Municipal Theatre today, from 10am to 6pm. All ages are welcome.

5 The Old People Are Revolting

This is Devon Williamson's hilarious comedy about seniors seeking revenge. Once the "makers and shakers" of their community, the residents of Sunshine Village are now largely ignored and relegated to the sidelines of life. However, the world is about to find out how bolshy car salesmen, hairdressers, farmers and a supposed High Court judge can be. Bursting with a cast of wonderfully eccentric and believable characters and crazy shenanigans, this play is great fun for the cast and is brilliantly funny entertainment for audiences from start to finish.

At the Aubyn Theatre, 815 St Aubyn St West, Hastings, today at 2pm and tomorrow at 4pm. R15 and tickets $25.

6 Brass Extravaganza

Enjoy a fun and foot-tapping afternoon's entertainment, listening to New Zealand's top brass soloists playing your favourite tunes from stage and screen. The event is being presented by the Brass Band Association of New Zealand and Deco Bay Brass. At the Napier Municipal Theatre on Tennyson St, tomorrow at 1.30pm. Something musical for all ages. Adult $15, senior $12, child $5, family pass (2 adults and 2 children), $35.

7 Vintage Railcar Shuttles

HB Toyota Winter Deco

This beautiful railcar, which entered NZ service in 1938, will take you on a trip down memory lane on this run to Hastings and back on Sunday. From the Napier Railway Station, Munroe St, and all ages are welcome to climb aboard. Tomorrow, 10.30am-11.30am, 1.15pm-2.15pm, 2.45pm-3.45pm

Adults $25, children under 12 $20.

8 Norsewood to Takapau Fun Challenge

Enjoy a fun, family and friends event tomorrow along scenic country roads. Starting from the historic Norsewood Village at 8.30am, take the back roads to Takapau on an undulating course, encompassing beautiful dairy country and passing the Southern Star Abbey " with the snow-capped Ruahine Range in the background. You do not need to be an expert to take part, as you can choose to participate in the challenge as either an individual or part of a team, as well as choosing whether to run/walk/ relay 21km or cycle 20km, 30km, or 40km. A new 10km section has been added this year for those entering as an individual. Event shuttle vans will transport those participants to the halfway mark to commence their section at 10.30am and make their way to the finish line at Takapau School. From 8.30am to 1.30pm, all ages. Adults $15, school students $5. Buy tickets: Phone (06) 858 6253.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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