Northland Events Calendar

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8 Nov 16

Wellsford Promotions Assn Meeting

5.30pm at the RSA Matheson Road
Ph Stef 423 7642

19 Nov 16

Santa Parade ~ Wellsford

Wellsford Santa Parade to be held in conjunction with the Wellsford Show this year. Traditionally held on the last Saturday of November, this year will be on the 19th November and not down the main street. We welcome community input as to the new route, please get in touch at or ph 423 7642.

19 Nov 16

Wellsford Show 2016

Wellsford Show 2016, This years event is on again and will be combining the SANTA PARADE.... click on the link to be directed to the show website.

2 Dec 16

Paihia Christmas Parade

The Paihia Christmas Parade is always spectacular with plenty of effort going into the floats creating a fabulous festive atmosphere.
The theme this year is Paihia Under the Sea!
It is free to enter a float. You can enter under community or the business section. To enter email

Santa will be there with his famous lolly scramble, plus other kids entertainment going on. All the shops, cafes and restaurants open,& Friday night Food Market.

3 Dec 16

Christmas in the Gardens 2016

Family event - bring your blanket, picnic dinner, warm jumper and enjoy this popular community event with local talent entertaining from 6-8pm.

4 Dec 16


The Bay of Islands Singers, augmented by singers from other choirs north of Auckland, will present Handel's Messiah in the Turner Centre, Kerikeri on Sunday December 4 at 2.30. John Jackets will conduct, with soloists Elaine Wogan (soprano), Kate Spence (mezzo), Lachlan Craig (tenor)and Chalium Poppy (bass), Michael Bell (organ) and a guest orchestra. Adults $30, 18-and-under $12

31 Dec - 1 Jan 17

Paihia New Years Eve Fireworks!

n the strike of midnight an awesome display of pyrotechnics can be seen in the skies above Paihia, Russell, Opua, Haruru and Waitangi - the fireworks are on a barge in the centre of the Bay and are an awesome way to celebrate the start of the New Year - either join one of the many restaurants or bars that have excellent viewing points or grab a picnic and a blanket and enjoy this fireworks spectacular from any of the beaches surrounding the inner Bay - just remember this is a family friendly event - no alc

31 Dec - 9 Jan 17

The Biggest Littlest Circus

The Biggset Littlest circus is part of the Paihia Summer Festival of events schedule. An action packed, high energy colourful explosion, of circus street theatre! Featuring high skilled juggling, aerial acrobatics, fire and other death defying fun. With a small cast of three, this really is the Biggest Little Circus show. Fresh from a tour all around New Zealand this is a show that young and old will enjoy with a whole lot of laughs and kiwi charm. You can't miss their leopard print leotards, and you don't

7 - 14 Jan 17

Paihia Summer Festival

8 days of fun free events for families to enjoy, for locals and visiting families alike! Awesome fun for the whole family during the long summer holidays at no charge – Watch this space for a confirmed program of events including but not restricted to - Sandcastle competition, Fishing competition, Treasure Hunts, Classic Games, Beach Digs, Duathalon, mural painting, chalk drawing and more! Just rock up and join in - no need to register just come with a smile and kids bring an adult to supervise!

18 Mar 17

New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - Bay of Islands Classic

The Bay of Islands Classic provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities - an ‘I’m Going Long’ 3.3km swim from Russell to Paihia, a 500m swim off Paihia Beach and an ‘OceanKids’ 200m swim for children aged 7-12yrs old.

25 - 26 Mar 17

Mangawhai Walking Weekend 2017

Mangawhai Walking Weekend 25-26 March 2017

The Mangawhai Walking Weekend is a festival of events and glorious guided walks exploring our magical Mangawhai community. Register on our website for updated walk information or follow us on FB. Booking open 1 December 2016. Come walk with us!