Hawke's Bay has plenty of activities and events for people of all ages to enjoy. We list 8 of the best on offer this weekend.
1. Truffle Hunt and Truffle Lunch
Come along for an exclusive truffle hunt and taste the delicious underground treats. Fresh truffles are in season only during June, July and August, so take this opportunity to treat yourself to this unique experience. The Manse, 3519 State Highway 50, Maraekakaho, Hastings. Today, 10am to 3pm. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/truffle-hunt-and-truffle-lunch/hawkes-bay-gisborne
2. Versus Talent Quest — Zeal HB
Versus is Hawke's Bay's largest talent quest, with more than $1000 of cash and prizes up for grabs. Lindisfarne College, 600 Pakowhai Rd, Hastings. Today, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/versus-talent-quest-zeal-hb/hastings
3. Nadia Reid High & Lonely NZ Tour
Don't miss one of New Zealand's finest songwriters live and catch a glimpse of some new songs before she goes into studio lock-down. Haumoana Community Hall, 51-53 Haumoana Rd, Hastings. Today, 8pm to midnight. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/nadia-reid/hastings
4. Robert Costin — Organ Recital
This is the second concert in the mid-winter series. Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, 28 Browning St, Napier. Tomorrow, 2.30pm to 4pm. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/robert-costin-organ-recital/napier
5. The Rude Boyz — Rocking the Room
Hawke's Bay reggae band The Rude Boyz are returning to "rock the room" at The Common Room. Their performances at the room are becoming legendary and bring a diverse crowd, always ready to party to the reggae vibes. The Common Room, 227 Heretaunga St East, Hastings. Today, 8pm to midnight. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/the-rude-boyz-rocking-the-room2/hastings
6. Castle Peak Forest Half Marathon, 12k & 6k Trail Run
Castle Peak Forest is a privately owned forest, located just 30 minutes from Napier.
This is trail running at its very best. Choose from a half-marathon, a 13km run or dip your toes in with the 6km run. Walkers are welcome in the 13km and 6km events. All distances take in the beautiful forestry trails, with the half-marathon having an added bonus of stunning views across Hawke's Bay. Castle Peak Forest, 1262 Taihape Rd, Napier. Tomorrow, 9am to 1pm. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/castle-peak-forest-half-marathon-12k-6k-trail-run/hawkes-bay-gisborne
7. Rodger Fox — Erna Ferry Deco Experience
Led by New Zealand's well-known band leader Rodger Fox and star vocalist Erna Ferry, this 6-piece band has played all over New Zealand to rave reviews. Hear the band play material from swinging classics to interpretations of well-known pop standards in a jazzy, danceable style. Dress up in your Art Deco costume and make a night of it. Napier Sailing Club, 63 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier. Tomorrow, 6pm to 8.30pm. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/rodger-fox-erna-ferry-deco-experience/napier
8. Taize Vespers Service
A candlelight contemplative service with songs, prayers and silence based on worship at the Taize Community in the south of France. St Paul's Church, Tennyson St, Napier. Tomorrow, 7pm to 8pm. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/taize-vespers-service/napier