Hawke's Bay has plenty of activities and events for people of all ages to enjoy. We list 7 of the best on offer this weekend.
1. Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday — BOSTOCK New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival
A fantastic way to celebrate the first day of spring as the Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday launches Group 1 racing for the season, bringing the big guns of New Zealand racing to Hastings to battle at one of the country's stellar racing events. 300 Prospect Rd, Raureka, Hastings. Today, 10.30am.
2. Piece-Makers Market
This market is a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing wares from a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from throughout Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. Stall-holders vary each month and are often different from those online. All have made, designed or found gorgeous, high-quality products including children's clothing, fresh flowers, furniture, textiles, jewellery and objects. Hawthorne Coffee Roasters, 23 Napier Rd, Havelock North. Today, 9am to 1pm.
3. The Rolling Stones Experience
Get the legendary rock 'n' roll experience and revel in some of the finest Stones songs from the past 50 years, delivered as they should be: live and loud! Classics include Start Me Up, Brown Sugar, Honky Tonk Woman, Tumbling Dice, Can't Always Get What You Want, Beast of Burden, It's All Over Now, Last Time and many more. Paisley Stage, 17 Carlyle St, Napier. Today, 9pm to midnight.
4. New Zealand International Film Festival; New Zealand's Best, 2018
For this year's New Zealand's Best short film competition, NZIFF programmers Bill Gosden, Sandra Reid and Michael McDonnell viewed 84 submissions to make a shortlist of 12. Then director and cinematographer Leon Narbey selected six finalists. A jury of three will select the winner of the $5000 Madman Entertainment Jury Prize. MTG Century Theatre, 9 Herschell St, Napier. Today, 1.30pm to 3pm. Tickets: From Event Finda or MTG Hawke's Bay.
5. Cyclocross Hawkes Bay 2018
CycloCross Hawke's Bay and SuperVision Sports are offering 2 events per month for all ages and abilities — from littlies on balance bikes through to seasoned pros with all the gear. Roosters Brewery will hold a prizegiving at the conclusion of the events. Puketapu Park, 56 Dartmoor Rd, Napier. Tomorrow, 10am to 1pm. Registration from 9am to 9. 50am (can be entered online — https://www.webscorer.com/register?pid=1&raceid=133764&owner=1#wsbtnsec
6. Black Barn Toast to The First Weekend of Spring
Black Barn Vineyard is flinging open the doors, opening up the pathway between Cellar Door and the Kitchen Store, putting on the music, pouring the first of the 2018 rosé and inviting along Vagabond Jacks to keep you fed, replenished and happy. Bring along family and friends, sit and relax and raise a glass of the (very) pale pink stuff. Black Barn Vineyards, Black Barn Rd, Havelock North. Tomorrow, 11am to 2:30pm.
7. Napier Sunday Market
A wide range of stalls to peruse, including food, new and old trash and treasures. A perfect opportunity to stock up or simply have a coffee. 26 Marine Pde, Napier, by Ocean Spa. Tomorrow, 8am to 1pm.