Upcoming events in the Bay of Islands

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  • Astrophotography with Mark Russell
    on 25 June, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    Learn the basics of Astrophotography, take full manual control of your camera, and make beautiful images of our night sky this Puanga Matariki! Taught by Mark Russell, a New Zealand photographer, who has been taking ...Russell | Tuesday, 25 June 2024

  • Kōpū
    on 25 June, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    The Turner Centre and Matariki Pewhairangi Festival are proud to present Kōpū on the week of the Matariki public holiday. This kāhui whetū of multi talented performers weave live music, performance, poetry, and poi ...Kerikeri | Tuesday, 25 June 2024

  • Matariki Film Festival
    on 26 June, 2024 at 9:00 am

    The Matariki Film Festival showcases and celebrates the work of New Zealand’s indigenous creatives. Encompassing films that have been acted, directed, produced and filmed by our Māori creatives, we have selected ...Kerikeri | Wednesday, 26 June 2024 - Wednesday, 3 July 2024

  • Matariki For Families at Puketi Forest
    on 27 June, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    Head to Puketi Forest for a great whanau Matariki experience! Walk through the kauri forest and hear stories about Tane Mahuta and Matariki from our mangai (speaker). We will have heaps of activities including ...Kerikeri | Thursday, 27 June 2024

  • Puanga Matariki Dawn Cruise
    on 28 June, 2024 at 5:00 am

    Head out into the sheltered Bay of Islands to experience Matariki rising at dawn! Our on-board guides and tohunga will tell you about the traditions behind this significant event in Aotearoa, what it means to Te Ao ...Paihia | Friday, 28 June 2024

  • Matariki Hangi at the Honey House Cafe
    on 28 June, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Come and celebrate Matariki with us on Friday 28th June, by enjoying Hangi, especially prepared for you by our Honey House Café Team at Kerikeri's historic Kororipo Basin. It’s an enchanting scene: a sleepy ...Kerikeri | Friday, 28 June 2024

  • The Manu Masters
    on 29 June, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Calling all Manu masters! This is your time to make a splash with the world famous (in New Zealand) bombing championships this Matariki long weekend. Do you have what it takes!? Grab your mates and head to Russell ...Russell | Saturday, 29 June 2024

  • Drag B-I-N-G-O Paihia - with Anita Wigl'it
    on 29 June, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    Join Anita Wigl'it (from 'RuPaul's Drag Race') as she plays with her balls! Enjoy three competitive Bingo rounds, a drag show and lots of laughs over an hour and a half! Doors 7pm Balls drop 7:30pm - approx 8:30/9pm. ...Paihia | Saturday, 29 June 2024

  • The World of Musicals
    on 1 July, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    Following a sell out 2022 New Zealand tour - The World of Musicals in Concert Returns to New Zealand in 2024 featuring an all new show. The World of Musicals in Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a ...Kerikeri | Monday, 1 July 2024

  • Bone Carving Workshop
    on 6 July, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Spend the day at Waitangi Treaty Grounds this Matariki and create your own whale’s tooth out of bone in this tikanga based contemporary workshop! Presented by Aotearoa Bone and Stone, participants will be ...Paihia | Saturday, 6 July 2024

  • Fourth Annual Tohunga Tumau: Puanga Matariki Dinner
    on 6 July, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    Tohunga Tumau returns for the fourth year with an all-star cast of Maori master chefs that includes the Hangi Master Rewi Spraggon, Duke of Marlborough Executive Chef Tama Salive, Charlottes Kitchen Head Chef Liam ...Russell | Saturday, 6 July 2024

  • Pounamu Toki Workshop
    on 7 July, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Learn about the practices associated with Māori arts whilst creating a Toki/Whao (Chisel/adze) taonga in this full 1-day workshop at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Presented by Aotearoa Bone and Stone, participants will ...Paihia | Sunday, 7 July 2024

Bay of Islands upcoming events

by | Aug 8, 2014