Hawke's Bay has plenty of activities and events for people of all ages to enjoy. We list 9 of the best on offer this weekend.
1. Hine Kihāwai
Taki Rua present a free te reo Māori theatre performance for the whole whānau. The show is entirely in te reo Māori but uses gestures and movement so even non-speakers can follow along. Pukemokimoki Marae, 191 Riverbend Rd, Napier. Today, 2pm to 3pm.
For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/hine-kih-wai/napier
2. Taylor Hawks v Taranaki Mountain Airs
This is the Taylor Hawks' last home game. Tickets $2 at the door, thanks to Taylor Corp.
Pettigrew-Green Arena, 480 Gloucester St, Taradale. Today, 7pm to 9pm. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/taylor-hawks-taranaki-mountain-airs2/napier
3. Fabulous/Arabia in A Tour Called Henry
After performing at Auckland City Limits earlier this year, Mike Fabulous (Lord Echo) and Lawrence Arabia, with their band of "Boogie Boys" — featuring Tom Watson and Hayden Eastmond-Mein from the Lawrence Arabia band, Riki Gooch (Cave Circles/ex-Trinity Roots) and Toby Laing (Fat Freddy's Drop) — were desperate to relive the experience.
The Common Room, 227 Heretaunga St East, Hastings. Today, 8pm to 11.55pm.
For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/fabulous-arabia-in-tour-called-henry/hastings
4. The Rude Boyz — Reggae Party
The Rude Boyz are bringing their new mix of reggae classics, NZ reggae favourites and reggae club originals to The Cabana. Don't miss out on this party. The Cabana, 11 Shakespeare Rd, Napier. Today, 8pm to midnight. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/the-rude-boyz-reggae-party/napier
5. The Ossian Street Vintage Market
Hawke's Bay market specialising in vintage and collectables. F.G Smith Eatery, 9A Ossian St, Ahuriri, Napier. Tomorrow, 8am to 2pm. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/the-ossian-street-vintage-market/napier
6. Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
The events are open to competitors 13 years of age and older. Challenge yourself on a course that includes swamp crossings, a spider's web net climb, a crawl under barbed wire, beautiful native bush trails, tunnels, hurdles, a climbing frame and plenty of mud.
Clifton Station, 459 Clifton Rd, Hastings. Tomorrow, 11am to 2pm. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/loaded-tough-guy-and-gal-challenge/hastings
7. Food & Wine Lovers' Lunch
Ormlie Lodge has teamed up with Petane Station to bring you four unique courses matched to four stunning wines, curated and introduced by winemaker Philip Barber.
Ormlie Lodge, 17 Omarunui Rd, Napier. Tomorrow, 12.30pm to 3.30pm. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/food-wine-lovers-lunch/napier
8. Black Barn Bistro x Dante Moren Asado Lunch # 2
Argentine chefs Daniel Pistone (Black Barn Bistro) and Dante Moren come together to put on round 2 of the open fire (Asado) Sunday lunches, adapted to New Zealand produce and conditions. The entire feast will be cooked outside over and open wood fire, starting with canapes, then locally sourced vegetables, fish, lamb, beef and wild game, ending with dessert. Black Barn Bistro, Black Barn Rd, Havelock North. Tomorrow, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/black-barn-bistro-dante-moren-asado-lunch-2/havelock-north
9. Twin City Stompers, Blue Champagne
The band take their name from the twin cities of Hawke's Bay — Napier and Hastings. Formed in the mid-90s, it wasn't until the late-90s that the band became serious about using the style of music to complement the Bay's Art Deco theme. Napier Sailing Club, 63 West Quay, Ahurir. Tomorrow, 5.30pm to 8.15pm. For more information, visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/twin-city-stompers-blue-champagne/napier