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October 2016

“it!” Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival 2016

October 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Paihia Township, 1 Williams Road
Paihia, Northland 0230 New Zealand
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 "it!" Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival 2016  - Saturday 1st October Headline Act - Dragon! 5k .....The Hipstamatics.....JPG.....Charlottes Web Along with mouthwatering food, award winning vineyards, beer and cider - we have lots of fun going on around the place - there are real kiwi competitions such as “Kina Sucking”, “Oyster Shucking and Eating” and of course “Pie Eating!” - we are in Pai-hia after all!! There is a kids area - it's fun! You have a bouncy…

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Bay of Islands Walking Weekend

October 7, 2016 @ 6:00 am - October 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Russell, Bay of Islands New Zealand + Google Map

Bay of Islands Walking Weekend - Based in Russell, there are over 18 walks to choose from, all walks leave from Russell and for the more adventurous among us, you can take a trip on a boat out to some of our fabulous islands where some of the walks are based. This is going to be a great weekend not only for the beauty of the bay but the cultural and historic elements that are unique to this part of the…

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March 2017

New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – Bay of Islands Classic

March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Paihia

Nestled in the stunning Bay of Islands, Paihia and New Zealand’s first capital Russell, set the scene for the Bay of Islands Classic – the sixth of seven events in the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. Consisting of three different swim events, the Bay of Islands Classic provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:  - ‘I’m Going Long’ - a 3.3km swim across from Russell to Paihia.  - ‘Give it a Go’ – a 300m swim taking…

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April 2017

Bay of Islands Weet-bix TRYathlon

April 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon gives Kiwi kids a chance to be a part of a major event, complete a significant challenge, have fun and feel a real sense of accomplishment. The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in the Bay of Islands is located at Waitangi adjacent to the Treaty Grounds. The event will start with a swim in the ocean at Te Tii Bay. Tryathletes are generally able to stand-up during the short swim; however, we do encourage everyone to give swimming a go!…

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Bay of Islands Waka Festival 2017 – Waka Ama and Waka Tangata Regatta

April 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Waitangi Holiday Park, 21 Tahuna Rd
Waitangi, New Zealand
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Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th     Waitangi Kaihoe Waka Ama Clubs’ First regatta - We welcome you to a festival of Waka involving Waka Ama and traditional Waka paddlers. This is a 2 day event, with races for all ages - sprints, short distances and a long race.  There are races for the novice, intermediate and experienced paddlers.  All the races are Waka Ama - and on Sunday while the long race is on there will be demonstrations…

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July 2017

The Fullers Greatsights Bay of Islands BEAST

July 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8th July 2017 The Fullers Greatsights Bay of Islands BEAST is a super tough 7km course over rolling countryside; navigating swamps, river crossings, a little bit of mud, some very steep hills and traverse rugged uneven terrain. For more details - https://www.runningcalendar.co.nz/bay-of-islands-beast/

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The Bay of Islands Beast Community Street Party

July 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Paihia

Bay of Islands Beast Street party

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The Russell Birdman Festival

July 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Russell, Bay of Islands New Zealand

Its wild, wacky and so much fun!! Lots of fun leading up to the Birdman jump which is on Saturday. Some of the fun activities on are The ITM Corflute Boat Building, The Drag Race, The Wok Cook Off, Fancy Dress, spaghetti eating and more! The Birdman Jump itself is at 2pm. We also have Captain Festus McBoyle and his motley crew entertaining us all day! To enter the Birdman competition visit the website. There are lots of different categories…

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August 2017

Fun Trivia Night

August 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, Tau Henare Drive
Waitangi, Northland 0200 New Zealand
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Fun Trivia and Quiz Night! Great prizes, fundraising auctions, raffles and plenty of fun and games! Tickets only $25 per person to include a complimentary drink and finger food on arrival. Bar meals are available for purchase throughout the evening. Teams of 8, or individual tickets, we can team you up! A fast moving lively night with crazy auctioneering by Frank Leadley and Mayor John Carter. All proceeds go towards building a new railway complex in Opua, which we are…

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September 2017

Tastes of the North

September 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, Tau Henare Drive
Waitangi, Northland 0200 New Zealand
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$20

A fabulous new festival will be held in Waitangi! There will be a variety of stalls there - showcasing food, wine and craft beer from all over Northland. Look for the wow factors in this celebration of Tastes of the North festival with local hero dishes, indigenous food and all that Northland has to offer from its seabed, rivers, farms and fields. Treats from Duke of Marlborough Oyster Bar including Hapuka Sashimi and Scallops form the Bay, Venison and Horopito…

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