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post May 10 2009, 06:06 PM
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Winter Events:

Arts/Music –
Te Papa – http://www.tepapa.govt.nz
Toi Te Papa Art of the Nation (until 24 Sept)
Formula One – The Great Race – 4 July-1 November

Sky City Theatre Auckland – http://www.skycityauckland.co.nz
NZ International Comedy Festival – 1/24 May
Auckland Festival of Photography – 29 May/21 June

Maori New Year (Matariki) celebrating Maori New Year in Hawkes Bay
30 May/11 July – http://www.matarikifestival.co.nz

Rhapsody Rotorua – 30 June/3 July – http://www.rotoruaNZ.com/events
Country Comedy Festival – Civic Centre, Thames- 5 June – http://www.countrycomedy.co.nz
Lyttleton Harbour Festival of Lights – 5/14 June – http://www.lyttelton.net.nz/winter
Auckland International Film Festival – 9/26 July – http://www.aucklandnz.com
Wellington Film Festival – 17 July/2 Aug – http://www.WellingtonNZ.com
Bluewater Hotel Deco Decanted & Jazz Ball – 17-19 July – http://www.artdeconapier.com
Taranaki International Festival of Arts – 23 July/9 August – http://www.artsfest.co.nz
Christchurch Art Festival – 23July/9 August – http://www.artsfestival.co.nz
Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival – 8/10 Aug – http://www.jazz-blues.co.nz
Hastings Blossom Festival – 7/14 Sept – http://www.hastings.co.nz
World of Wearable Art (Wellington) – 24 Sept/4 Oct – http://www.WellingtonNZ.com

Food and Wine Festivals –

Bluff Oyster Festival – 23 May – http://www.bluffoysterfest.co.nz
Hot Red Hawke’s Bay Wine Expo – http://www.winehawkesbay.co.nz
Cadbury Chocolate Carnival – Dunedin 11/17 July – http://www.chocolatecarnival.co.nz
Whitianga Scallop Festival – 26/30 Aug – http://www.scallopfestival.co.nz
Hawke’s Bay Olive Festival – 19 Sept – http://www.telegraphhill.co.nz

Sports Events –
Rugby – All Blacks vs France – Dunedin/Wellington – http://www.allblacks.com
Netball – The ANZ Championships – http://www.netballnz.co.nz
Basketball – 2009 FIBA U-19 World Championships – http://www.basketball.org.nz
Horse Racing – http://www.nzracing.co.nz
Catlins Great Escape – http://www.catlins.org.nz

check also on http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/
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post May 11 2009, 06:36 AM
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The food and wine festivals sound awesome. If I were around I'd definitely check out the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.


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QUOTE(wakingdream @ May 11 2009, 06:36 AM) *

The food and wine festivals sound awesome. If I were around I'd definitely check out the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.

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