Events Calendar


April 18

Cape Brett Challenge
The Cape Brett Challenge will be back on Saturday 18th April 2015 !
The Toughest Race in the North!
A trail running & walking event at Rawhiti, Russell, in the beautiful Bay of Islands.
Three event options:
- Trail Marathon 42.2K run
- Whangamumu 17K run/walk
- Kauri Ridge 13K run/walk
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Entries open in spring 2014


Paihia Fun Walk
Part of the Run/Walk Series organized by Sport Northland. Both the 8km run and the 6km walk distances start on Marsden Road (adjacent the Paihia Village Green and on through the beautiful Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Lots of great spot prizes. Phone: 09 437 9600 Email: /


Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival
The Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival features good music and friendship. Each year the festival features more than 34 acts from New Zealand, Nashville and Australia performing at multiple venues. Street music and line dancing are also popular features. You pay about $50 and we give you more than 50 bands to watch perform over the three days of the festival. Contact Shirley May 09 404 0163.


Russell Birdman Festival
Over three days of crazy fun grown men and women try to achieve flight with very little success! Prizes and events for all ages! Spaghetti Eating, Beach Dig, Drag Race, Musical Chairs, Cook off, and the Birdman Jump.

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Heritage Dinner at Kemp House
Hungry for something different? The Kerikeri Mission Station is hosting a delicious dinner at the gorgeous Honey House Cafe. The menu is inspired by missionary wife Marianne Williams' "first dinner on the shores of New Zealand", which she enjoyed in August 1823 in the dining room of Kemp House. Local seasonal produce features in the four-course dinner with wine included in the $75 ticket price. Dine by candlelight in front of the fire while a special guest provides entertainment between courses. Email for tickets/info.


Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival
Over 40 bands in great venues, with top acts from NZ and Australia come to play at the Bay of Islands Jazz Festival. The Bay of Islands comes alive with the sounds of smooth jazz and sultry blues. During this three days of music, there will be around 150 hours of quality jazz and blues at six fantastic venues and in the streets of Paihia, Haruru Falls and Russell.
Last updated 20 February 2015
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