Events

New Zealand’s Oxfam Trailwalker 2020 cancelled

New Zealand’s Oxfam Trailwalker 2020 cancelled

We are fortunate to be able to host the New Zealand Oxfam Trailwalker in an iconic part of New Zealand. Chances are you will be taken aback not only by its beauty and astonishing landscapes, but also the hospitality and welcoming nature of the local community. Teams...

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Sun to Surf Half Marathon

Sun to Surf Half Marathon

If you’re looking for a new challenge at an idyllic ocean-side location then the Sun to Surf Half Marathon presented by Surf & Sand Beachfront Resort is a must-do event. Starting from the scenic township of Whakatāne and finishing on the stunning white sand of the...

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The Whakatane SUMMER SEAFOOD FESTIVAL January 18, 2020

The Whakatane SUMMER SEAFOOD FESTIVAL January 18, 2020

Three of our favourite things – Seafood, Summer and Celebration. Everything you love about the summertime in Whakatane. Indulge in the variety of delicious local seafood on offer paired with a glass of exquisite New Zealand wine. Enjoy the chilled line-up of...

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Summer library programme jam-packed with events

Summer library programme jam-packed with events

Local residents and visitors alike will be treated to an assortment of summer events at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi – Whakatāne Library & Exhibition Centre during the next couple of months. From escape rooms to reading challenges, there is a fixture for everyone...

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October is KIWI MONTH!!!

October is KIWI MONTH!!!

As if you didn't know?!!  Well, this is just a wee reminder about what we have planned to celebrate Kiwi Month and how you can get involved.  So, please grab a pen and mark these dates in your calendar (or put them in your phone if you're that clever!).  Whether you'd...

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WHANGAMATA WELCOMES BACK SHAPESHIFTER FOR NEW YEARS EVE 2019

WHANGAMATA WELCOMES BACK SHAPESHIFTER FOR NEW YEARS EVE 2019

Festival favourites SHAPESHIFTER return to welcome in 2020 on the stunning paradise coast of the Coromandel this New Years Eve! The five-strong line-up of PDigsss (vocals), Sam Trevethick (guitar/synths/sampler), Dan McGruer, Nick Robinson (bass/synths/MPC) and Darren...

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Bay Dreams – close to selling out + new acts added!

Less than 24 hours after going on sale, tickets for New Zealand’s biggest summer festival,Bay Dreams, are already close to selling out. Bay Dreams will be held at Trustpower Baypark Stadium at The Mount on January 2, 2020 and Trafalgar Park in Nelson, on January 4,...

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Business and Leisure Show 2019

The Business and Leisure Show will be on Saturday 10 August, 2019 through until Sunday 11 August 3pm with spot prizes, entertainment, live demos and much more. With free entry to the public, you can check out the incredible businesses and organisations that are...

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RMHC New Zealand Family Appeal Street Collection Day

RMHC New Zealand supports families when their child is in a hospital away from home. In 2018, RMHC New Zealand provided 4,300 families accommodation and support to help relieve some of the everyday stresses they face. It’s the RMHC New Zealand Family Appeal Week...

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Wildfood Challenge returns!

Whakatāne will hold its fourth Local Wild Food Challenge on the 2 February 2019. The challenge will be held at Mahy Reserve in Ōhope, right on the shore of New Zealand’s ‘Most Loved Beach’. The event has a Wild Food Festival on the outskirts of the challenge and...

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