Events in Northland

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Bay of Islands
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12 - 28 Aug 16

Art exhibition - huge display of contemporary and abstract art

Huge display of contemporary art by Bay of Islands Painting Group starts Friday 12 August in The Lanes, Paihia Mall. All work for sale at affordable prices. Free admission. Opening hours 10am to 5pm daily.

30 Aug - 1 Sep 16

The Central Northland Science & Technology Fair

Forum North, 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei
Koha Entry

Some of Northland’s best and brightest young minds as well as humanoid robot “Baxter” will be on show at the Central Northland Science & Technology Fair (CNSTF) in Whangarei from August 30 to September 1.

Celebrating 37 years of science and innovation, this year’s CNTSF will play host to cutting-edge science projects by intermediate and high school students from across central Northland.

31 Aug 16


New group for Parent & Toddlers at Kaikohe Baptist Church, every Wednesday from 10.00 Songs, bible story, morning tea and lots of fun.
All welcome. See you there.

4 Sep 16

The Bay of Islands Singers Spring Concert

The Bay of Islands Singers, conducted by John Jackets and accompanied by an instrumental ensemble, present Bach's Peasant Cantata and music of Victorian times.
The Victorian music includes excerpts from Oliver and The Pirates of Penzance, popular songs of the time and the Cries of London.
The concert will be held at 3.30 on Sunday 4 September in the Kerikeri Baptist Church, Hobson Avenue Kerikeri. Adults $18, 18-and-under $5. Tickets will be on sale at the door (no eftpos) or from Paper Plus Kerikeri.

25 Sep 16

Kaikohe Rotary Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse

A Fun Event for All Ages

9km run/walk
14km run/walk
21km run or walk

The finish is at the Kaikohe Pioneer Village where there will be prizes, refreshments and entertainment for all the family. Bus transport available from the Kaikohe Pioneer Village to the start.

The event takes place on the Twin Coast Cycle Trail - Te Pou Herenga Tai. Easy contours (former rail corridor) except for a very short steep section near the start.

Go to the website to register and for detailed event information.

1 Oct 16

it! Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival

Boutique food and wine in the stunning Bay of Islands with headline act Dragon. Tempt your taste buds with all Northland has to offer this October at the annual ‘it!’ Food and Wine Festival in the Bay of Islands. The popular festival boasts mouth-watering Northland food and seafood, award winning NZ wine, beer and cider that is not to be missed!
Saturday 1st October 2016, 11am – 6pm
Paihia Village Green, Adult $49. Child $15 (under 5 years free), Family Pass $120.

19 Nov 16

Wellsford Show 2016

Wellsford Show 2016, This years event is on again and will be combining the SANTA PARADE.... click on the link to be directed to the show website.

19 Nov 16

Santa Parade ~ Wellsford

Wellsford Santa Parade to be held in conjunction with the Wellsford Show this year.
In the past has been on the last Saturday of November, but this year will be on the 19th November and not down the main street. Please contact us for information re the new location of the route, which is as of August, is still just being finalised. We shoud know the final decision re the location of the parade soon.
Please get in touch at if you would like to have input as to the new location.

3 Dec 16

Christmas in the Gardens 2016

Family event - bring your blanket, picnic dinner, warm jumper and enjoy this popular community event with local talent entertaining from 6-8pm.

18 Mar 17

New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - Bay of Islands Classic

The Bay of Islands Classic provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities - an ‘I’m Going Long’ 3.3km swim from Russell to Paihia, a 500m swim off Paihia Beach and an ‘OceanKids’ 200m swim for children aged 7-12yrs old.

25 - 26 Mar 17

Mangawhai Walking Weekend 2017

Mangawhai Walking Weekend 25-26 March 2017

The Mangawhai Walking Weekend is a festival of events and glorious guided walks exploring our magical Mangawhai community. Register on our website for updated walk information or follow us on FB. Booking open 1 December 2016. Come walk with us!