Entertainment & Events
The best thing about this great little country is you’ll never get bored! And some of the best entertainment is free…. Local Farmers Markets are a big hit – and it’s much more than buying fresh produce - the whole community comes together, chatting, drinking coffee, meeting friends and welcoming visitors. This is a great Kiwi experience – most markets are al fresco and have wonderful local musicians playing everything from Latin American music to Country & Western and Jazz. Free concerts in the park are also a unique feature of Kiwi life. Bring a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere.
The choice is yours 24/7 – a ticket to an international sports match, ballet or show or a relaxed outing at your own pace. Local i-SITE visitor centres are great places to start with for information on markets, music, and events in the area.
From 20 August, 2013. The National Theatre of Great Britain and Global Creatures present War Horse.
"Brilliant, bold, moving" www.theage.com.au
A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself in no man’s land.
But Albert cannot forget Joey, and still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
"The theatrical event of the decade" The Times
Feb - Jul 2013 Cheer on The Blues rugby union team at their home ground.
Angels & Aristocrats 23 Mar - 16 Jun
8 - 10 Nov 2013 Catch all the action at this high-speed, high-octane event.
1 - 4 Aug 2013, Taste local and international culinary delights and see live cooking demo’s with superstar chefs.
19 - 20 Oct 2013 Stimulate your senses at this vibrant cultural festival packed with food, music, dance and more.
From 17 Sep 2013, Discover the magic in the untold story of the witches of Oz.
2 - 8 Sep 2013. Soak up the glitz and glamour of the country’s hottest fashion event.