Close to home: Under the stars

By Heather Ramsay

Watch movies beneath the stars at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. Photo / Hawke's Bay Today
Watch movies beneath the stars at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. Photo / Hawke's Bay Today

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.

Birthday milestone

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.

- NZ Herald

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