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    Rhythm and Rhymes

    Date: March 3, 2020 - December 22, 2020

    A weekly half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and fingerplays especially for children aged 0-2 years and their parent/caregiver. Building a foundation for literacy starts as soon as a child is born, and every story, song, rhyme or fingerplay strengthens that foundation. Help your child get a head start by joining other parents, caregivers and their little ones for companionship, fun and interaction. Join us at the Havelock North Library to help stimulate development of your baby’s body and brain.   Dates: Tuesday 11 February, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 18 February, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 25 February, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 3 March, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 10 March, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 17 March, 10:00am to 10:30am2020 Tuesday 24 March, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 31 March, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 7 April, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 14 April, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 21 April, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 28 April, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 5 May, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 12 May, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 19 May, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 26 May, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 2 June, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 9 June, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 16 June, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 23 June, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 30 June, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 7 July, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 14 July, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 21 July, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 28 July, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 4 August, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 11 August, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 18 August, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 25 August, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 1 September, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 8 September, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 15 September, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 22 September, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 29 September, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 6 October, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 13 October, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 20 October, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 27 October, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 3 November, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 10 November, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 17 November, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 24 November, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 1 December, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 8 December, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 15 December, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 22 December, 10:00am to 10:30am

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    XRACE NAPIER

    Date: March 8, 2020

    TIMELINE ON THE DAY NIPPERS START TIME 1:30 P.M. SAFETY BRIEFING 1:45 P.M. XRACE START TIME 2:00 P.M. YOU MUST START IN YOUR START WAVE YOUR WAVE NUMBER WILL BE LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE YOUR RACE. XRACE FINISH TIME 4:00 P.M. +/- 15 MINUTES PRIZE GIVING STRAIGHT AFTER THE LAST TEAM FINISHES WHAT TO BRING • Comfortable athletic clothing – like shorts, running   shoes and cap • Sunblock • Water bottle (we have a refill station at the finish line) • Togs + towel • Pen • Picnic for team and family supporters for after XRACE • Your own medication if required WHAT TO WEAR You will be provided with an XRACE t-shirt which must be worn during the competition. You must also wear the provided timing chip (also called a transponder, refer below). XRACE challenges may involve water, mud and physical exertion, so we recommend you dress appropriately in old clothes, covered toe shoes and your swimming togs underneath your clothing in case you encounter water. Do not race with electronic devices including keys. These may get wet. BRING A PEN OR A PENCIL!! Your first challenge is to bring a pen or pencil. Teams that forget to could face delays on challenges trying to track down our spare supply of pens. So, pack the pen first!

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    Made for a Cause 2020

    Date: March 28, 2020

    It’s the Hawke’s Bay Indian Cultural Centre’s 5th Anniversary and we are celebrating it with the popular annual event “Made for A Cause 2020” at the Napier Municipal Theatre on Saturday 28th March. The event showcases classical and fusion dances from local artists and renowned national artists (from TV3 reality show “The Great NZ Dance Masala”) The event includes a three course Indian buffet followed by dance and music show. Supporting charity organisation “Heart Kids NZ”. Only limited tickets available and please note there will not be any door sales. Made for A Cause 2020 is proudly supported by the Creative NZ. Phone: 06 8351059

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    2020 Hawkes Bay Backyard Cricket Championships

    Date: April 4, 2020

    2020 Hawkes Bay Backyard Cricket Championships Petane Domain, Onehunga Rd, Bay View, Napier The Backyard Bash is back for 2020, and together with The Goodtime Pie Co. we are excited to once again head around the country, and find who truely is the best in the backyard! A age old Kiwi summer pastime, backyard cricket, has gone next level, and you can take part, with 4 other mates, in what is fast becoming one of the essential summer sporting events. The 2020 Backyard Bash will hold seven regional qualifying events where you get to take on the best in your region to see who is the best in the backyard! Win your regional qualifier and your off to the NZ Champs, set to be staged at the Ellerslie Racecourse during the Easter Day Races where $5,000.00 up for grabs! Register a team of 5 now at the website and get excited! Registration includes: – Beer on entry – Free pies all day courtesy of The Goodtime Pie Co. – Team registration pack including goodies and sweet ‘team kit’ from our partners. – Minimum four games of entertaining backyard cricket + finals format!

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    The Illuminator

    Date: April 4, 2020

    The Illuminator is a night time fun run and walk on Saturday, 4 April 2020 starting from the Napier Soundshell. This event has been deferred until 2021. The date is yet to be confirmed. Grab your glow sticks and choose from the 5km, 10km or 21km options – just make sure you’re prepared for a stop in the disco zone along the way! The course is a fast and flat loop along Marine Parade and back down the waterfront pathway.

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    Taradale Village Fete 2020

    Date: April 5, 2020

    The Premier Event on the Taradale Calendar for 2020. Over 50 high quality local and out-of-town Fete stalls. Selling a great range of handmade goods, excellent food to eat and take home, as well a tonne of great entertainment, with: – Coffee, coffee, coffee – an excellent range to choose from – Delicious hot food – chips, deluxe burgers, and a great range of cuisines – Baked goods – Cakes, slices, biscuits, breads and more – Fresh fruit and vegetables – Handmade products – Artwork – Women’s fashion – Jewellery – Wood works – Plants – Handmade lollies – Rides for the kids – Competitions – Raffles – Bouncy castle – Coffee It’s a fantastic day for all in the Hawke’s Bay sun.

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    PHONE MAP WEB The Big Easy 2020

    Date: April 11, 2020

    The Big Easy on the Hawke’s Bay Trails is the ultimate antidote to all those serious lycra laden cycling events held across the country. The Big Easy ride is a gentle ride and we encourage you to take all day and enjoy the many tasty Hawke’s Bay distractions along the way. Please make sure you register by 15 March. After this date, your preferred t-shirt size may no longer be available for selection during the registration process. Easter Saturday 11 April: The Big Easy  The 2020 event STARTS and ENDS at Church Road Winery in Taradale, with the full look course taking in approximately 37km of the Hawke’s Bay Trails. After a day of easy riding and tasty stops, you will return to Church Road Winery for the finale party and concert which starts at 1.30pm. If you take longer that’s OK – it means you are enjoying all the distractions along the way! The ‘Family Start’ features again, to help little legs (and some not so little legs) make it to the finish line. Starting at Farndon Park in Clive, the ride will cover approximately 27km, starting at 11am. Transfers will be available for the Family Start, at the start of the day only. This will transport you and your bike from Church Road to Clive. $10 per person. Adults $40 and Kids (15&U) $20. For that you get a top notch t-shirt, concert entry and access to the Big Easy deals on the route so you can sip, sup and savour your way along the ride.  If you have family and friends wanting to join you at the concert, they can purchase a ‘concert only’ ticket for just $25 – kids concert-only tickets are just $5 on the door.

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    Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge: Hawkes Bay

    Date: July 27, 2020

    The Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge at Clifton Station in Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay on Monday, 27 July 2020 is a chance for primary and intermediate aged kids to get involved in New Zealand’s biggest mud run series. The Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge will include many of the same amazing perks as adult version, such as outstanding goodie bags, challenging obstacles, incredible venues, hot showers and spot prizes. There is a 1.5km course for school years 3 to 4 and 3km course for years 5 to 8.

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    The Sleeping Beauty

    Date: November 28, 2020 - November 29, 2020

    In an enchanted kingdom, a princess was born. Blessed by fairies, Aurora grew into a beautiful young woman, protected by everyone who loved her from the evil beyond the castle walls. On her 16th birthday, Aurora’s world was shattered by the malevolent Carabosse, but, saved from certain death by the kindly Lilac Fairy, she and her kingdom slept for a hundred years, until woken by a brave and handsome prince. Restored to life and health, Aurora and her prince ruled over the kingdom with wisdom and kindness, in a happy golden age of love and beauty. The Sleeping Beauty is the quintessential classical ballet. The grandest of fairy tales, luxuriating in Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous orchestral score, it spills over with fairies, woodland sprites, handsome princes and, at its heart, an enchanting princess. This new Sleeping Beauty will unfurl like a fragrant summer rose, with all the radiance and joy that any ballet lover, young or old, could wish for. For Christmas 2020, we are delighted to present a magical new production by Australian choreographer Danielle Rowe, with beautiful traditional costumes designed by Spanish dancer-turned-designer Dores Andre and sets by master designer Howard C Jones, creator of the RNZB’s much-loved production of Giselle. All the hallmarks of the fairy tale classic will feature, including the iconic Rose Adagio in Act I and a spectacular wedding celebration, with grand pas de deux, in Act III. Share the joy of a timeless classic with the young and young at heart next Christmas.

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