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December 2019

Paihia Christmas Parade

December 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday 6th December - 5.30pm The Paihia Christmas Parade is always spectacular with plenty of effort going into the floats creating a fabulous festive atmosphere. The theme this year is Dr Seuss! It is free to enter a float. You can enter under community or the business section. The whole aim of the day is just to have fun and celebrate our lovely town and Christmas. All the shops, cafes and restaurants open. A great night out! The Paihia Christmas…

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March 2020

Bay of Islands Waka Festival 21st and 22nd March

March 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Te Tii Beach Waitangi

Nau mai piki mai haere mai. This is a 2 day event, with races for all ages – sprints, short distances and a long race. Novice midgets through to serious paddlers! On the Sunday the 25km "Kris Kjeldsen Memorial Race - Te Taiawhio o Ipipiri" race was founded in the Bay of Islands 27 years ago by the late Kris Kjelsden, a father of the sport in New Zealand. The base is Te Tii Beach Waitangi Bridge end, a spectacular…

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August 2020

The Fullers Greatsights Bay of Islands BEAST

August 29, 2020

Saturday, 29th August 2020 The Fullers Greatsights Bay of Islands BEAST is a super tough course over rolling countryside; navigating swamps, river crossings, a little bit of mud, some very steep hills and traverse rugged uneven terrain. The Bay of Islands Beast is designed to be tough but FUN, so have some fun by participating in an awesome fancy dress costume - just make sure it can handle hills! As you are likely to be wet, cold and sapped of…

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October 2020

Bay of Islands RUN/WALK

October 18, 2020
Paihia Township, 1 Williams Road
Paihia, Northland 0230 New Zealand
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The Jennian Homes Bay of Islands Run/Walk (previously known as the Jennian Homes Mother's Day Paihia Run/Walk) is the second event in the Sport Northland Run/Walk Series that is hosted by Sport Northland Events and is situated in the picturesque Bay of Islands. This iconic event offers a choice of two run or walk distances – 6km & 8.7km which start and finish in the heart of the coastal town of Paihia. The scenic course encompasses some stunning views across the Bay…

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December 2020

The Paihia Christmas Parade 2020

December 4, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Paihia Township, 1 Williams Road
Paihia, Northland 0230 New Zealand
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THE PAIHIA CHRISTMAS PARADE   The Paihia Christmas Parade is always spectacular with plenty of effort going into the floats creating a fabulous festive atmosphere. The theme this year is "Under the Canopy!" – think bush, birds, rainforest, monkeys – there is so much under the canopy.  It is free to enter a float, and there are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Community and Business Float. It is with great pleasure we are carrying on with the prize for…

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The Biggest Littlest Circus

December 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - January 11, 2021 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy the colourful antics of the circus in Paihia this summer - bring a blanket or chairs and watch the circus perform for you, don't forget some coins - they are busking for your pleasure! Two shows a day!

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New Years Eve Fireworks Extravaganza 2020

December 31, 2020 @ 12:00 am - January 1, 2021 @ 12:15 am

  On the strike of midnight an awesome display of pyrotechnics can be seen in the skies above Paihia, Russell, Opua, Haruru and Waitangi - the fireworks are on a barge in the centre of the Bay and are an awesome way to celebrate the start of the New Year - either join one of the many restaurants or bars that have excellent viewing points or grab a picnic and a blanket and enjoy this fireworks spectacular from any of…

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February 2021

Waitangi Day 2021

February 6 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 pm

Every year on 6 February – Waitangi Day – people of all communities and backgrounds gather at Waitangi to commemorate the first signing of New Zealand’s founding document: Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Treaty of Waitangi, on 6 February 1840. Waitangi Day is recognised as New Zealand’s national day and is the most important marker in the country’s history. Ongoing recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi as the nation’s founding document will continue to keep this celebration alive, as the…

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Forward WIP Foiling Bay of Islands 2021

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 5:00 pm
Bay of Islands Yacht Club, Waitangi
Waitangi, New Zealand
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After the success of the inaugural Bay of Islands Foiling week, lock into your calendar the dates for Foiling Bay of Islands 2021 - dedicated to all types of foiling craft. This will include a variety of racing from banging the corners sprints, timed runs, windward / leewards and destination races. This is an event where you can come and have fun and swap ideas at an amazing venue. Come and be a part of the Bay of Islands Yacht Club's third…

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April 2021

Bay of Islands Weetbix TRYathlon

April 11

11th April 2021 The Bay of Islands Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is located at Waitangi, adjacent to the Treaty Grounds. The TRYathlon will begin with the swim leg at Te Tii Bay in the ocean. TRYathletes are generally able to stand-up during the short swim, however we do encourage everyone to give swimming a go! The Transition area is located opposite the Waitangi Copthorne Hotel. The bike leg is across the bridge towards Paihia and on the roads surrounding Te Tii…

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