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June 2008
Matariki Exhibition
01 Jun 2008 - 14 Jun 2008
A Regional Event in the Bay of Plenty Region
An inaugural two week Matariki Exhibition to be held at the Creative Tauranga community art gallery that will present the works of local artists and their interpretation of this time of year.
Venue: Creative Tauranga
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: No 
Matariki Festival
01 Jun 2008 - 14 Jul 2008
A National Event in the Hawkes Bay Region
Join the Ngati Kahungunu tribe for their Matariki celebrations. Events include fine dining, Maori hand game competitions, Maori Music Awards, Fireworks, Fashion Shows, music and dance. 
Venue: Various
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: No
Website: www.matarikifestival.co.nz 
Winter@Waipu
01 Jun 2008 - 31 Aug 2008
A Regional Event in the Northland Region
Winter@waipu is a festival of events in Waipu over the winter season, showcasing what Waipu and the subtropical north has to offer as a winter destination.
Venue: Various locations around Waipu
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.waipu.co.nz/winter 
Matariki – Māori New Year
02 Jun 2008
A National Event in the Wellington Region
Matariki is a time of festivity for Māori, the tangata whenua, or first people of the land.
Venue: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: No
Website: www.tepapa.govt.nz 
Matariki Mauao (Mount Maunganui) trek
06 Jun 2008
A Regional Event in the Bay of Plenty Region
Trek Mauao to see the Matariki constellation among others followed by hot soup and rewana bread at the base.
Venue: Waikorire (Pilot Bay)
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
World Environment Day
06 Jun 2008
An International Event in the Wellington Region
On 5 June 2008, New Zealand is hosting World Environment Day 2008 in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Venue: Various locations around Wellington
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: No
Website: http://www.nzlive.com/en/world-environment-day
Te Kapa Haka O Ngāti Ranginui -Outdoor Matariki Concert
06 Jun 2008
A Regional Event in the Bay of Plenty Region
Outdoor Matariki Concert will offer kapa haka groups who will perform to celebrate Matariki
Venue: Huria Marae, Te Kaponga Street, Tauranga
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: No
Jazz in June
06 Jun 2008 - 08 Jun 2008
A Regional Event in the Northland Region
A full weekend of high quality jazz in one venue - Copthorne Omapere.
Venue: Copthorne Omapere
Event Type: Music
Admission Charge: Yes
International NAC Hella Rally of Whangarei
06 Jun 2008 - 08 Jun 2008
An International Event in the Northland Region
Part of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, competitors race streets of Whangarei in this annual event.
Venue: Town Basin
Event Type: Sports
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: http://rallywhangarei.co.nz
A Day of Chinese Traditional Sports & Olympic Beijing 2008
07 Jun 2008
A Regional Event in the Manawatu - Whanganui Region
While celebrating Chinese Festival of Duan Wu we have the honor of promoting the Olympics in Beijing 2008.
Venue: The Square
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: No
Winter Solstice Fire Festival
21 Jun 2008
A National Event in the Hawkes Bay Region
Creative Napier’s Solstice Fire Festival is a free midwinter celebration; a fun event for the whole community with a multicultural programme combining fire, excitement and tradition
Venue: Napier Soundshell
Event Type: Music
Admission Charge: No
Website: www.creativenapier.org.nz
American Express Queenstown Winterfestival 2008
27 Jun 2008 - 06 Jul 2008
A National Event in the Queenstown Region
The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival is a 10-day non-stop programme of over 60 events encompassing sport, art, music, comedy, food and wine.
Venue: Various locations around Queenstown
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.winterfestival.co.nz 
Women's Lifestyle Expo
28 Jun 2008 - 29 Jun 2008
A National Event in the Rotorua Region
A great day out for women! exhibitors featuring everything from jewellery,health products to business products,crafts, fitness,beauty products, food and wine sampling and much more!
Venue: Rotorua Energy Centre
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.expos.co.nz

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July 2008
Rhapsody Rotorua 2008
01 Jul 2008 - 06 Jul 2008
An International Event in the Rotorua Region
This is the foremost International Schools Music Festival in New Zealand . With hundreds of participants it offers 3 days of full on music involvement.
Venue: Rotorua Convention Centre
Event Type: Music
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: http://www.groupevents.com.au/eventsRhapsody.htm 
New Zealand Mountain Film Festival
04 Jul 2008 - 08 Jul 2008
An International Event in the Lake Wanaka Region
The New Zealand Mountain Film Festival brings a five-day action-packed programme of adventurous sport and lifestyle movies to the alpine resort of Lake Wanaka.
Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.mountainfilm.net.nz 
Women's Lifestyle Expo
05 Jul 2008 - 06 Jul 2008
A National Event in the Nelson Region
A great day out for women! Exhibitors featuring everything from jewellery, health products to business products, crafts, fitness, beauty products, food and wine sampling and much more!
Venue: Trafalgar Centre
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.expos.co.nz 
Russell Winter Festival
11 Jul 2008 - 12 Jul 2008
A Regional Event in the Northland Region
A 2-day festival of continuous events featuring birdman jump, a comedian act and readers & writers.
Venue: Various locations in Russell
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.russellwinterfestival.co.nz 
Fibre and Fleece
11 Jul 2008 - 13 Jul 2008
A Regional Event in the Eastland Region
Opotiki's Fibre & Fleece 2008 Design Award and Fashion Parade encourages crafts people, designers and artists to create garments, furnishings and art forms.
Venue: De Luxe Theatre and Opotiki College
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.fibreandfleece.co.nz 
Bluewater Hotel Deco Decanted & Jazz
18 Jul 2008 - 20 Jul 2008
An International Event in the Hawkes Bay Region
Deco Decanted is a smaller, more intimate celebration, to the famous February Art Deco weekend. It provides another opportunity to live the classic lifestyle of the Art Deco era.
Venue: Various locations
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.artdeconapier.com 
37th Wellington Film Festival
18 Jul 2008 - 03 Aug 2008
A Regional Event in the Wellington Region
The 37th Wellington Film Festival showcases the best films on offer...
Venue: Embassy Theatre
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.nzff.co.nz 
Scotland the Brave
19 Jul 2008
An International Event in the Wellington Region
Over 100 performers including live orchestra, rousing choir, pipe-band and drum corps, highland dancers and celtic fiddlers perform on stage.
Venue: Michael Fowler Centre
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.amckinnon.com 
Dunedin International Film Festival
25 Jul 2008 - 10 Aug 2008
An International Event in the Dunedin - Coastal Otago Region
The 32nd Dunedin International Film Festival will run from July 25 - August 10, 2008.
Venue: Various
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.nzff.telecom.co.nz

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August 2008
Bay Of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival 2008
08 Aug 2008 - 10 Aug 2008
A Regional Event in the Northland Region
Paihia, Waitangi and Haruru Falls host over 150 hours of quality jazz and blues during the three-day event. There are more than 50 acts featured.
Venue: Paihia, Russell, Haruru Falls, Waitangi, Kawakawa
Event Type: Music
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.jazz-blues.co.nz 
Women's Lifestyle Expo
09 Aug 2008 - 10 Aug 2008
A National Event in the Wellington Region
A great day out for women! Exhibitors featuring everything from jewellery, health products to business products, crafts, fitness, beauty products, food and wine sampling and much more!
Venue: TSB Bank Arena Queens Wharf
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.expos.co.nz 
Whitianga Scallop Festival
27 Aug 2008 - 31 Aug 2008
An International Event in the Coromandel Region
Whitianga Scallop Festival - a weekend long celebration of Coromandel seafood and cuisine.
Venue: Main Day Sat 30th at the Whitianga Marina
Event Type: Wine and Food
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.scallopfestival.co.nz 

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September 2008
Silent Film Festival
01 Sep 2008 - 03 Sep 2008
A Regional Event in the Eastland Region
Silent films, live piano accompaniment, era dress, special meals nearby
Venue: De Luxe Theatre
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Central Hawke's Bay - The Festival
04 Sep 2008 - 07 Sep 2008
A National Event in the Hawkes Bay Region
A three day festival extravaganza of Arts in beautiful central Hawke's Bay.
Venue: Pukeora Estate
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.thefestival.org.nz 
Hastings in Blossom
12 Sep 2008 - 21 Sep 2008
A National Event in the Hawkes Bay Region
A fantastic day in the centre of Hastings. Performers on the stage, food stalls and a craft fair plus a refreshment tent and the fabulous Blossom Parade!
Venue: Hastings City Centre
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: No
Website: www.blossomfestival.co.nz 
LIFE SYNERGY EXPO
20 Sep 2008 - 21 Sep 2008
A National Event in the Queenstown Region
South Islands biggest unique Spring health-fest.
Venue: Event's Centre
Event Type: Sports
Admission Charge: Yes
Architecture Master Class
21 Sep 2008 - 27 Sep 2008
An International Event in the Nelson Region
New Zealand Master Class 21-27 September 2008 at Awaroa Lodge, Abel Tasman National Park
Venue: Awaroa Lodge
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Boulevard Day
22 Sep 2008
A Regional Event in the Christchurch - Canterbury Region
Boulevard Day is an annual festival where both sides of Ashburton's main street are fill with over 100 sites full of bargains. All day entertainment, fun & food.
Venue: East Street, Ashburton
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: No
Website: www.ashbiz.co.nz 
Montana World of WearableArt Awards Show (WOW)
24 Sep 2008 - 05 Oct 2008
An International Event in the Wellington Region
The Montana World of WearableArt Awards Show is a non-stop spectacular!
Venue: TSB Bank Arena
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.worldofwearableart.com 
Historic Northland Cruise
26 Sep 2008 - 30 Sep 2008
A Regional Event in the Northland Region
A unique five day voyage on a tallship exploring the Northland Coast, in partnership with New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Venue: R. Tucker Thompson
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.tucker.co.nz

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October 2008
Kaikoura Seafest
03 Oct 2008
A Regional Event in the Christchurch - Canterbury Region
Seafest is an annual celebration of the abundance of the ocean and all it represents for the Kaikoura region.
Venue: Takahanga
Event Type: Wine and Food
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.seafest.co.nz 
Otago Festival of Arts
03 Oct 2008 - 12 Oct 2008
A Regional Event in the Dunedin - Coastal Otago Region
A two-week programme of music, theatre and dance, which combines national and international acts with the very best of Otago’s local talent.
Venue: Dunedin
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.otagofestival.co.nz
Kelt Capital Stakes
04 Oct 2008
An International Event in the Hawkes Bay Region
Bring your hats and frock up for a day at the Spring races! The $3.3 million Kelt Capital Spring Carnival is New Zealand's richest racing event and promises a great day out!
Venue: Hawke's Bay Racing
Event Type: Sports
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: http://www.hawkesbayracing.co.nz/Editable/spring_carnival.shtml 
Womens Lifestyle Expo
04 Oct 2008 - 05 Oct 2008
A National Event in the Christchurch - Canterbury Region
A great day out for women! Exhibitors featuring everything from jewellery, health products to business products, crafts, fitness, beauty products, food and wine sampling and much more!
Venue: Westpac Arena
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.expos.co.nz 
Historic Northland Cruise
10 Oct 2008 - 14 Oct 2008
A Regional Event in the Northland Region
A unique five day voyage on a tallship exploring the Northland Coast, in partnership with New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Venue: R. Tucker Thompson
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.tucker.co.nz
Women's Lifestyle Expo
11 Oct 2008 - 12 Oct 2008
A National Event in the Dunedin - Coastal Otago Region
A great day out for women! Exhibitors featuring everything from jewellery, health products to business products, crafts, fitness, beauty products, food and wine sampling and much more!
Venue: Edgar Sports Centre
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.expos.co.nz 

Nelson Arts Festival
16 Oct 2008 - 27 Oct 2008
A National Event in the Nelson Region
11 days of amazing theatre, dance, music, sculpture, and family events
Venue: Various
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: http://www.nelsoncitycouncil.co.nz/artsfestival 
ASB JazzFest Queenstown
18 Oct 2008 - 27 Oct 2008
An International Event in the Queenstown Region
ASB JazzFest features leading acts from throughout New Zealand and around the world. Jazz - from blues to contemporary grooves, creates something special for all music lovers.
Venue: Various venues around Queenstown
Event Type: Music
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.asbjazzfest.co.nz 
Hawke's Bay A&P Show
22 Oct 2008 - 24 Oct 2008
A National Event in the Hawkes Bay Region
The 2008 Hawke's Bay Show will be held at the Society's Showground's. This is the three days leading up to Labour weekend and encompasses Hawke's Bay Anniversary day on Friday 24th October.
Venue: Hawke's Bay Showgrounds
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.hawkesbayshow.co.nz 
National Dutch Festival
25 Oct 2008 - 26 Oct 2008
A National Event in the Waikato Region
A celebration of Dutch culture and heritage set amidst the Hamilton Gardens.
Venue: Hamilton Gardens
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: No
Website: www.hollandsfestijn2008.org.nz 
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup New Zealand 2008
28 Oct 2008 - 16 Nov 2008
An International Event in the Auckland Region
The inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be played in New Zealand in 2008. Sixteen teams will take part in the event, open to players born after 1 January 1991.
Venue: Various locations around New Zealand
Event Type: Sports
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.fifa.com 
Christmas Country Fete
30 Oct 2008
A Regional Event in the Christchurch - Canterbury Region
190 stalls, craft and art, top quality foods and wines al within a wonderful garden party atmosphere!
Venue: Culverden
Event Type: Wine and Food
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.thefete.co.nz 
The Dunedin Rhododendron Festival
30 Oct 2008 - 02 Nov 2008
A National Event in the Dunedin - Coastal Otago Region
The Dunedin Rhododendron Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2008 from October 30 - November 2.
Venue: Various in Dunedin
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.rhododunedin.co.nz 
Taranaki Rhododendron and Garden Festival
31 Oct 2008 - 09 Nov 2008
A Regional Event in the Taranaki Region
Featuring 49 stunning private and public gardens...
Venue: Throughout Taranaki
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.rhodo.co.nz 

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November 2008
Pacific Curling Championships 2008
02 Nov 2008 - 09 Nov 2008
An International Event in the Central Otago Region
This tournament will see the best male and female curlers from New Zealand, Australia, Chinese Taipei, Korea, Japan and China competing to gain entrance to the world curling championships.
Venue: Naseby Indoor Curling Rink
Event Type: Sports
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.curling.co.nz 
New Zealand Cup and Show Week
07 Nov 2008 - 16 Nov 2008
An International Event in the Christchurch - Canterbury Region
A unique time in Christchurch when racing, fashion, food and local lifestyles converge to create a festival atmosphere that is high action, high energy and high stakes.
Venue: Various venues in Christchurch
Event Type: Sports
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.nzcupandshow.co.nz 
Savouring the Source
08 Nov 2008
A National Event in the Northland Region
Savouring the Source, a food & wine festival is held in conjunction with the oldest agricultural show in NZ, the Bay of Islands P&I Show.
Venue: Waimate North Showgrounds
Event Type: Wine and Food
Admission Charge: Yes
Royal New Zealand Show
12 Nov 2008 - 14 Nov 2008
An International Event in the Christchurch - Canterbury Region
When Country Comes to Town..three days of indoor and outdoor exhibits, feature marquees and pavilions showcasing the very best of New Zealand farming and rural life, top entertainment and attractions.
Venue: Canterbury Agricultural Park
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: Yes
Geraldine Arts & Plants Festival
14 Nov 2008 - 16 Nov 2008
A Regional Event in the Christchurch - Canterbury Region
The 20th Geraldine Arts & Plants Festival is a 3 day event.
Venue: Geraldine - various locations
Event Type: Wine and Food
Admission Charge: No
Website: www.southisland.org.nz 
Toast Martinborough
16 Nov 2008
A Regional Event in the Wairarapa Region
Experience the Festival. Fine wine, food and music combine to make a great day out.
Venue: Martinborough Wine Village
Event Type: Wine and Food
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.toastmartinborough.co.nz 
Auckland Flower Show
20 Nov 2008 - 23 Nov 2008
A Regional Event in the Auckland Region
The Auckland Flower Show is an annual flower and garden show that will be held in Auckland every November.
Venue: Alexandra Park
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.theflowershow.co.nz 
Pohutukawa Festival
21 Nov 2008 - 07 Dec 2008
A National Event in the Coromandel Region
To welcome in summer we have over 20 events on the Coromandel Peninsula, timed to coincide with the flowering of our beautiful Pohutukawa trees!
Venue: Events in various location throughout the Coromandel
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.pohutukawafestival.co.nz 
Timaru Festival of Roses
22 Nov 2008 - 30 Nov 2008
A Regional Event in the Christchurch - Canterbury Region
The Timaru Festival of Roses is held annually to celebrate the arrival of summer.
Venue: Various locations around Timaru
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.festivalofroses.co.nz 

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December 2008
Caroline Bay Carnival
26 Dec 2008 - 11 Jan 2009
A Regional Event in the Christchurch - Canterbury Region
A family orientated carnival where holidaymakers are treated to fairground style rides, free daily concerts, along with a variety of fun activities.
Venue: Caroline Bay
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: No
Website: www.carolinebay.org.nz 

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January 2008
Blues, Brews and BBQs
09 Jan 2009
A National Event in the Bay of Plenty Region
Brightstone Blues, Brews and BBQs is an event with a difference with hundreds of people enjoying an afternoon/evening of live music, boutique beer and food.
Venue: Blake Park
Event Type: Wine and Food
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.bluesbrews.co.nz 
10th Adam Festival of Chamber Music
23 Jan 2009 - 07 Feb 2009
A National Event in the Nelson Region
A feast of glorious chamber music in a perfect setting.
Venue: Various
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Admission Charge: Yes

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February 2009
Champagne Picnic
14 Feb 2009
A Regional Event in the Coromandel Region
Coromandel Helicopters will take your breath away, an exclusive romantic escape. We will fly you and that special someone to an ideal location for a day to remember.
Venue: Coromandel Helicopters
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: No
Website: www.coromandelhelicopters.co.nz 

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March 2008
Ellerslie International Flower Show
11 Mar 2009 - 15 Mar 2009
An International Event in the Christchurch - Canterbury Region
The first Christchurch Ellerslie International Flower Show will be held in North Hagley Park from 11-15 March 2009.
Venue: North Hagley Park
Event Type: Nature and Outdoors
Admission Charge: Yes
Website: www.ellerslieflowershow.co.nz 
   
 

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