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Easter Egg Hunt

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand

Hunt through the Treaty Grounds for colourful plastic eggs. Once you’ve found as many as you can, bring them back to the table on the boardwalk outside the Visitor Centre […]

Waitangi Day Festival – 2018

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand

Bring the kids along for some creative activities with our Education team!
Morning session: 9.30am – 11.30am / Afternoon session: 2pm – 4pm
Ask our staff on the day where the activities will be taking place. All children must be accompanied by an adult

FREE

Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival

The Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival features good music and friendship in the stunning setting of the Bay of Islands of New Zealand - one of the top tourist spots of the country. Each year the festival features more than 50 acts from New Zealand and Australia performing at multiple venues. Street music and line dancing are also popular features.

Photographic Exhibition: Puaki

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand

Photographer Michael Bradley has spent over two years photographing New Zealanders with tā moko using both modern digital, and wet plate collodion techniques. Puaki features well known New Zealanders in an exhibition about expression and the reclamation of tā moko.

Paihia Power Paddle 4 June 2018

We are very excited about the Paihia Half Marathon and Bay of Islands Festival for 2018. The Team at MaD Running have been hard at work to bring you the biggest and best event using the whole Queens Birthday weekend and we have something for everyone.

$30

Winter Quiz Nights at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Monthly quiz nights during winter! Come and enjoy a pub-style quiz and special menu at Whare Waka Café with your team of four once a month during winter. Win some prizes, have some fun, and have some great food.

Matariki – Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

Free

The Human Rights of Young People Vs. Old People

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand

What score would we give New Zealand for its human rights on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Professor Judy McGregor, a former human rights commissioner, discusses New Zealand’s human rights triumphs and current failures in light of recent research.

Winter Quiz Nights at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Monthly quiz nights during winter! Come and enjoy a pub-style quiz and special menu at Whare Waka Café with your team of four once a month during winter. Win some prizes, have some fun, and have some great food.

School Holiday Activities

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand

To coincide with the Puaki exhibition, July’s school holiday programme is all about the language of marks. Each day take part in a different activity and have fun learning about using language and images for communication.

Free

The King Family Samplers – Lecture by V. Caughley

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand

The two embroidered samplers made by Jane Holloway King and her sister Elizabeth Marsden King acknowledge the lives and activities of women in the early Bay of Islands Mission stations. Join Vivien Caughley as she reveals some of the long-silent voices of women at this pivotal moment in New Zealand history.

Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival

The festival - 10th, 11th and 12th August 2018
Every year jazz and blues musicians gather from all over New Zealand and overseas for the annual Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.

The venues in Paihia and Russell host over 150 hours of quality jazz and blues during the three-day event. There are more than 45 acts featured. Street performances each morning add to the atmosphere of the festival. Find out more about our great line up of performers here and our venues here.

Winter Quiz Nights at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Monthly quiz nights during winter! Come and enjoy a pub-style quiz and special menu at Whare Waka Café with your team of four once a month during winter. Win some prizes, have some fun, and have some great food.

Introduction to Chocolate Decorating

Join Kayla Jonas from Piece of Cake and decorating enthusiast Bernice Dingwall for an introduction to decorating using everyone’s favourite ingredient – chocolate! Enjoy a free drink on arrival and watch the demonstration, then try the techniques yourselves and eat your creations

$30

Winter Quiz Nights at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Monthly quiz nights during winter! Come and enjoy a pub-style quiz and special menu at Whare Waka Café with your team of four once a month during winter. Win some prizes, have some fun, and have some great food.

“it!” Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival 2018!

Paihia Village Green Village Green, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

This years headline act is iconic Kiwi Band Flying My Pretties who will be led by frontman Barnaby Weir, who will be bringing a 12-person strong cast to Paihia for this performance. The full cast will be confirmed in the coming weeks." Leading up to Fly My Pretties we have all day entertainment with Troy Kingi, Automatic 80’s and JPG!

$60

Jewellery Making Workshop – Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2019

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

Free

Raw food class – Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2019

Whare Waka Café 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

Free

Raranga Matihiko – Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2019

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

Free

Tastes of the North – Garden Party

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

$40

The Biggest Littlest Circus

Paihia Village Green Village Green, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Daily performances 2:00pm – Zane and Degge 7:00pm – Biggest Little Circus 9:00pm – Dream Garden Zane and Degge Zane and Degge combine their world class juggling skills with their unique flavour of comedy! They have been performing side by side as a brotherly duo since the were small bald and round. Since hitting 6ft […]

Free

Paihia New Years Eve Fireworks!

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

Free

The Great Paihia Gnome Hunt

We need you the track down all the gnomes, take a festive photo of you and the all the gnomes (from outside the window), upload to #gnomesofpaihia, tag @discoverpahia and tag the location and to be into win great prizes.

Free

New Years Eve Fireworks

On the strike of midnight an awesome display of fireworks can be seen in the skies above Paihia, Russell, Opua, Haruru and Waitangi – the fireworks are on a barge […]

Summer Sounds of Rehua

The Cicada chorus is loud, the Pohutukawas have bloomed, our Kai Gardens are lush, the Kingys, Stripey & Snaps are on and the Kinas are fat! Help become a Kaitiaki, […]

Craigs Investment Partners – Kerikeri Summer Jazz Festival

Bay of Islands Golf Club Golf View Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand

Craig's Investment Partners in conjunction with the Kerikeri Jazz Club and Our Kerikeri Community Charitable Trust invites you to the inaugural Kerikeri Summer Jazz Festival on Sunday 5th March 2023 […]

Paihia Rubbish Blitz

The Ecohive Collective 30 Selwyn Rd,, Paihia, Northland

Hello! Have you heard about our town-wide PAIHIA RUBBISH BLITZ? I thought it would be a great community activity for our town to join in - If there is any […]

Harcourts BOI – Gumboot Friday

Harcourts Kerikeri 74 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri

BBQ hosted by Ken from BOI BBQ Fun public auction Gumboot Throwing Street Collections

BOIYC Trivia Night

Bay of Islands Yacht Club Ti Point,, Waitangi, Northland, New Zealand

Hello, trivia enthusiasts and sailing historians! It's that time of the year again when we come together for an unforgettable evening of fun, camaraderie, and maybe a dash of friendly […]

Kerikeri Street Party

The Barfoot & Thompson Kerikeri Street Party is guaranteed great fun, a fantastic way to unwind if you participated in the Kerikeri Half Marathon and chance to get your friends […]

Russell Christmas Parade

Russell Beach See website for details

The annual Christmas Parade is back for another fun filled and colourful outing. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Bay of Islands New Years Firework

Across the Bay of Islands See website for details, New Zealand

On the strike of midnight an spectacular fireworks display can be seen from the skies above Paihia, Russell, Opua, Haruru and Waitangi – the fireworks are on a barge in […]

Tall Ships Regatta

Russell Boating Club 46 Matauwhi Road, Russell, New Zealand

The Russell Boating Club Tall Ships Committee are thrilled to announce that the iconic Tall Ships Regatta and Hangi will be back again in January 2024. The Regatta will include […]

Bay of Islands Sandcastle Competition

Paihia Beach Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand

Bay of Islands Sandcastle Competition CHILDREN, FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BRING YOUR BUCKET AND SPADES OR HANDS AND SHELLS FREE ENTRY, ALL WELCOME ) LET'S GET CREATIVE SAUSAGE SIZZLE & AWESOME […]

Waitangi Day

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand

New Zealand's national day. Every year on 6 February – Waitangi Day – people of all communities and backgrounds gather at Waitangi to commemorate the first signing of New Zealand’s […]

Foil Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Yacht Club Ti Point,, Waitangi, Northland, New Zealand

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled spectacle as the Foil Bay of Islands takes centre stage at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club from February 22nd to 26th, 2024. Renowned as […]

Sea Week Moana Exploration Day

Aroha Island Northland

We have SO much for families to come and explore, including ocean games, underwater VR, marine science activities, ocean artwork, SeaWeek colouring contest, flax fish weaving, coastal clean-up, an island […]

Bay of Islands Rotary Colour Run 2024

Paihia Village Green Village Green, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The BOI Rotary Club Colour Fun Run Smiling ear to ear, you’ll be laughing your way to the finish line in a frenzy of colourful happiness. Along the journey, you’ll […]