Hawkes Bay's annual outdoor film festival runs December 27-January 6 at the purpose-built amphitheatre at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. Movie-goers can enjoy wine and snacks from the in-house caterers or bring a picnic of their own.
Contact: (06) 877 7985
Everything on show
The Whangarei Summer Show brings town and country together with an exciting mix of equestrian events, farm animals and entertainment. It runs December 3-4 at Barge Showgrounds Events Centre.
Rhythms of the south
The award-winning Rhythm and Vines festival in Gisborne has a new sister act called Rhythm and Alps, which will be held December 28-29 at Terrace Downs Resort near Mt Hutt. The line-up includes 34 international and local acts.
To celebrate its 21st birthday this month, Taupo's Hukafalls Jet is offering anyone who turns 21 during November a thrilling ride to the base of Huka Falls for only $21. Photo ID must be presented on-site.
Contact: (07) 374 8572
Ride 'em cowboy
The annual Opotiki Rodeo takes place on December 28 and features horse, bull and bronco-riding events, as well as entertainment, food and drink. It's at the Opotiki Rodeo Grounds.