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March 2017

New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – Bay of Islands Classic

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

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 Bay of Islands Beast Community Street Party

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

Bay of Islands Beast Street party

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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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October 2017

“it!” Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival

October 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

 Awesome bands   Avalanche City....Tiki Taane....5k.....Ranitane Riots   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 castle, magican and face painter. The Bay of Islands is a top holiday destination…

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December 2017

Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series – BAY OF ISLANDS CLASSIC – SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER 2017

December 16, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a summer break in the ‘eternally sunny’ Bay of Islands with our crowd favourite ‘Bay of Islands Classic’. For the first time in the event’s 9 year history, the 3.3km ‘I’m Going Long’ course will be in reverse (starting at Paihia Beach, finishing in Russell) and as a Series first, a twilight swim! Russell will play host to the event, with the main event site there and the ‘Step it Up’ 1km, ‘Give it a Go’ 500m and ‘Banana…

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January 2018

Paihia Summer Festival

January 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Paihia Township, 1 Williams Road
Paihia, Northland 0230 New Zealand
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Enjoy a range of family friendly free events during the long summer holidays - watch this space for a full schedule!

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March 2018

Bay of Islands Music Festival

March 31, 2018

The BAY OF ISLANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL is serving up an amazing mix of international and New Zealand roots, soul, funk and blues this Easter. The event takes place on Sat 31 March 2018 at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort, a stunning waterfront location adjacent to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The first announcement features roots superstar JIMMY CLIFF (JAMAICA), the Island-style soul of BOBBY ALU (AUSTRALIA) and the absolute cream of Aotearoa roots, soul and funk including KATCHAFIRE, TEEKS, LOUIS BAKER…

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April 2018

Bay of Islands Weetbix TRYathlon

April 8, 2018

8th April 2018 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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