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Here is a list of events happening in our Mainstay Hotel locations.

From the top of the North to the bottom of the South

 

Paihia

 

State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series Classic

7 December 2013

Nestled in the stunning Bay of Islands, Paihia and New Zealand’s first capital Russell set the scene once again for the State Bay of Islands Classic – the second of six events in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

Consisting of four different swim events, the State Bay of Islands Classic provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:

‘I’m Going Long’ - a 3.3km swim across from Russell to Paihia.

‘Step It Up’ - a 1000m swim taking place off Paihia Beach, an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience.

‘Give It A Go’ – a 300m swim taking place off Paihia Beach, a great introduction to open water swimming.

'State OceanKids' - a swim for children aged between 6-10 years old, consisting of a fun 30min safety activity session followed by a 200m shallow water swim along the Paihia beach shore line, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.

 

 

Opononi/Hokianga

 

Northfest Good Vibrations

31 December 2013

Northfest Good Vibrations

Celebrating New Years Eve 2013 in The Hokianga..

A.M.C & Twin bulls are proud to present Northfest Good Vibrations on behalf of The Horeke Tavern deep in the heart of the Hokianga, with an amazing view of the harbour right at the foot of the venue. Bringing back the grass roots home feel to the rohe.

We are honoured & blessed to have Cornerstone Roots headlining this event with the talented Mihirangi, Knights of the Dub Table, Tribal Conexionz & DJ Jammin-I showing their support & gracing our stage.

This will be an event that has been a long time in the making & is set to bring the upper north island together.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

 

 

 

Whitianga

 

Whitianga Health & Wellbeing Fair

28 December 2013 – 6 January 2014

The Whitianga Summer Fair 2014 is a fantastic free 10-day summer celebration held in the heart of Whitianga township at the iconic Town Hall.

With lots of stalls, market, seminars, demonstrations and live music entertainment to enjoy - you'll never run out of things to rummage through, bargains to find, pampering to indulge in and relaxing music to serenade you!

We very much love to support local artists, craftspeople and eco-friendly products and services. It's definitely a great time for the whole family and even better for the planet too!

 

 

 

Auckland

 

Mount Vibes New Years Eve Music Festival 13/14

31 December 2013

This is what you’ve been waiting for New Zealand - Flava FM in association with FAT BOYS RULE, present Mount Vibes New Years Eve Music Festival 13/14, with an unbelievable line up in beautiful Mount Maunganui with some amazing homegrown acts.

Mount Maunganui is an iconic New Years Eve location and this year we are going to kick into 2014 with Mount Vibes Style, beautiful beaches, outstanding weather and only a couple of hours drive from Auckland.

Mount Maunganui's ASB Baypark is located in the heart of the Bay of Plenty in one of New Zealand's fastest growing cities, Tauranga.

Traditionally known as a speedway and sports stadium with a devoted following, ASB Baypark has developed into an impressive 16 hectare multi-purpose site including a wide range of indoor and outdoor venues.

 

 

Rotorua

GLO Party in the Park

31 December 2013

Rotorua GLO Festival’s Party in the Park is back for 2013 at the Rotorua Lakefront with special guests Jackie Thomas and Whenua Patuwai!

There is also an amazing line up of local and national talent that will have you singing and dancing the night away!

This is an exciting show that will have a special fireworks display to end the show at 9pm. There will also be a bigger and better fireworks show than last year at midnight!

Rotorua GLO Festival is a three-day New Years celebration check out the website for more information www.rotoruaglofestival.co.nz

 

 

 

New Plymouth

Xavier Rudd with Little Bushman

29 December 2013

Xavier Rudd returns to NZ conjuring up three must-see summer shows with fellow blues travellers Little Bushman.

Joining Rudd will be his musical brothers-in-arms, Little Bushman, who will serve up their potent brew of heavy psychedelic soul at all three of Rudd’s New Zealand appearances, truly a union of roots music brethren.

This meeting of minds will take place in Waihi Beach, Oakura and Motueka, essential dates on this summer’s calendar of live music. Be sure to catch this historic coming together of two of Australia and Aotearoa’s most gifted and revered musical treasures.

 

 

 

Mt Ruapehu & Surrounds

 

No current event listings.

Looking for accommodation in Mt Ruapehu?

The Skotel Alpine Resort is the highest hotel in New Zealand, on magnificent Mt Ruapehu; the Skotel combines a superb location with excellent value. With rooms to suit every budget youll find something for everyone from bunks and cabins for backpackers to superior rooms for those looking for more luxurious accommodation. In winter youll be delighted by the comfort and ease of reaching the ski slopes, with a ski lift bus service operating from our front door and leaving on a regular basis. In summer youll be amazed by the beauty and accessibility of some of the most impressive walks in New Zealand including the world famous Tongariro Crossing. After all that adventure youll find our fully licensed restaurant and bar, the perfect venue to unwind with some excellent food and New Zealand Beer and Wine. If your body needs some help to unwind, come and enjoy our Spa pool and Sauna for that final touch.

 

 

 

Napier

 

The Elements

7 December 2013

Dance Express 2013 recital "The Elements" presents high energy, colourful and entertaining dance featuring Hip Hop, Tap and Ballet items. This will be a most enjoyable family show.

 

 

 

Wellington

 

Timeless - A Bond Evening

31 December 2013

The Wellington Live Entertainment Group

Invites you to the 1stannual New Years Eve Gala event

Ring in 2014 at Wellington’s most exclusive New Years Eve event. Dressed in your best James Bond attire, immerse yourself in the glamour and finesse that is only found in the world of 007. Walk down the red carpet into a night full of Bond entertainment, cocktails, and decor. Don’t miss Wellington’s top rated New Years Eve experience.

Its not just another party, its an experience.

 

 

 

Picton

 

No current event listings.

Looking for accommodation in Picton?

The Beachcomber Inn Hotel is situated on the waterfront of Picton, just a 2 minute walk from the main street, 800 metres from the Ferry Terminal, 400 metres from the train station. Picton Beachcomber Inn also has a licenced restaurant overlooking Picton Habour.

 

 

 

Nelson

 

Outdoor Recreation Expo 2013

1 December 2013

The Outdoor Recreation Expo will showcase how you can get involved with outdoor recreational pursuits, but on one condition, you return safely!

There is something for everyone with exhibits promoting walking and tramping, biking, kayaking, fishing, boating, paragliding and even flying! In promoting such activities it is important to understand how to participate safely, which is why we are promoting the AdventureSmart Outdoor Safety Codes on the day. The simple message of "Know Before You Go" will surely capture your attention!

 

 

 

St Arnaud

 

No current event listings.

Looking for accommodation in St Arnaud?

The award winning Alpine Lodge is situated at the edge of the Nelson Lakes National Park, only 5 minutes walk from Lake Rotoiti which offers a range of great outdoor pursuits.

The Alpine Lodge caters for all guests with 10 standard rooms, 10 family rooms, 4 superior rooms, 4 two bebedroom apartments and 4 studio rooms.

 

 

Kaikoura

 

No current event listings.

Looking for accommodation in Kaikoura?

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge opened on the 30th September 2005, we are the closest Qualmark Rated Motel Complex to the Town Centre. We offer 20 spacious, self contained units all with cooking facilities. We have 4 x 2 bedroom units, 6 x 1 bedroom units and 10 x studio/twin units. All units have TV/DVD in each bedroom. Some units have spa baths and air-conditioning. We have king/queen size beds, solar heated swimming pool, outdoor spa pool and sauna all on site to make your stay a pleasure.

 

 

 

Christchurch

 

Christchurch Wine & Food Festival 2013

7 December 2013

Over 40 wineries from across the five South Island wine regions will be presenting their wines, with top local chefs plating up their best culinary dishes to match. Artisan food producers & local food vendors will also give you a taste of the best in locally produced foods and food products.

 

The festival also provides a wide range of entertainment including cooking masterclasses with celebrity chefs, informative wine seminars with leading wine personalities, or you can simply soak up the festival atmosphere with a glass in hand and enjoy the sounds of some of New Zealand's most talented musical acts.

The Christchurch South Island Wine & Food Festival is a great way to celebrate the start the summer festive season.

 

 

 

Punakaiki

 

No current event listings.

Looking for accommodation in Punakaiki?

Punakaiki Resort is tucked into the northern end of Punakaiki beach, just 50 meters from the high tide mark, and 300 meters south of the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Few places in the world can offer such comfort so close to the wild action. The Resort has been carefully designed to blend into its natural setting and capture the essence of its beauty. A fan shaped lounge overlooks a natural wetland and from the dining room you can watch the changing moods of the untamed Tasman Sea, for hours until the sun sinks into the horizon. Designed in harmony with the local environment, our rooms are cleverly staggered for the best view, while maintaining privacy from one another.

 

 

 

Greymouth

 

Zirka Circus

13 December 2013 – 15 December 2013

Zirka Circus is proud to bring you its 3rd tour of New Zealand! Our new show "Send in the Clowns!" is funnier and better than ever before.

Yes, we still have amazing, awe inspiring, death defying acrobatics – they have to be seen to be believed… Magic, Contortion, Juggling, Balancing
And yes yes yes! We have clowns to the left and clowns to the right!
And yes, you are sure to love this show more than the last one!

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Hokitika

 

Kiwi Christmas Market

9 December 2013

The Christmas shopping event for those who like something different!

A boutique style market with all products being made in NZ by local crafts people & artists.

 

 

 

 

Fox Glacier

 

No current event listings.

Looking for accommodation in Fox Glacier?

Although there are currently no events on during April in Fox Glacier, High Peaks Hotel restaurant offers a great selection of cuisine including New Zealand beef, lamb, venison and salmon. The a la carte menu features mouth-watering cuisine that continues to delight guests from all over the world.

The bar offers a selection of the famous West Coast Monteiths ale on tap and a range of New Zealand wines. The deck area is an ideal spot to watch the sunset and a great place for pre-dinner drinks on a summer’s evening.

 

 

Ashburton

 

Ashburton Mitre 10 Christmas in the Park

15 December 2013

This is a free concert on December 15, 2013, 6.30pm – 9.30pm at the Domain Oval in Ashburton.
A concert featuring top performers from the region and finishing off with a Mega fireworks display.
Father Christmas will make an appearance and you are welcome to bring the whole family along with your picnic tea and enjoy the best entertainment that Mid Canterbury has to offer!
Visit our website for more information: www.christmasinthe park-ash.co.nz and our Facebook page is up too, these sites are updated regularly with more performers and news.

 

 

 

 

 

Oamaru

 

Oamaru Christmas at the Races

7 December 2013


Organising a Christmas party for friends, family or colleagues?

Simply select one of our fabulous hospitality options – Christmas at the Races will sort the rest! Leaving you free to enjoy the great atmosphere, fresh festive food and live entertainment while everyone toasts to your brilliant idea.

There are a range of hospitality packages designed to suit any groups size, style and budget.

 

 

 

Twizel

 

No current event listings.

Looking for accommodation in Twizel?

The MacKenzie Country Hotel is located in the town of Twizel which is in the very heart of the historic MacKenzie Basin, surrounded by both man-made and natural lakes and waterways. Only 30 minutes drive to Mount Cook Aoraki National Park and 3 hours drive from Christchurch or 2 hours drive from Queenstown. Twizel is the centre of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Way and in the heart of the Mackenzie Dark Sky reserve. Also a filming location for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies. The hotel offers 108 spacious guestrooms, including 80 standard rooms and 28 deluxe rooms, all offer shower over bath ensuites, with surrounding views of the spectacular Ben Ohau Ranges and Mount Cook. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant or bar by choosing from the hearty menus revealing local cuisine accompanied by a range of New Zealand wines. Relax by the large open fire during the winter months or Al fresco dining in the radiant warmth. Children's menu also available.

 

 

Omarama

 

No current event listings.

Looking for accommodation in Omarama?

Although there are currently no events on during April in Omarama, The Heritage Gateway Hotel welcomes you to dine & drink alfresco on their lawn. Soak up the sunshine or take a shade break under a sun umbrella, it's wonderful to dine outside amongst the garden setting. Located near our main restaurant and with views of the manicured lawns and surrounding mountains.

 

 

Wanaka

 

Rhythm and Alps

30 December 2013 – 31 December 2013

The South Island’s biggest and best music festival. Two days of cutting-edge music from all over the world, set against the stunning backdrop of NZ’s Southern Alps - Cardrona Valley, 15 minutes from Wanaka.

Rhythm and Alps is the only two-day music festival in the South Island, and due to popular demand, will run at the same time as its world class juggernaut Rhythm and Vines in Gisborne: 30-31 December. Rhythm and Alps will cater for up to 5000 campers this year, employ up to 100 local persons and involve local clubs.

 

 

Queenstown

 

Festive Family Fun Day

8 December 2013

Ride the Skyline Gondola for a fantastic family day out.

Heaps of fun activities including cookie decorating face painting, Luging and more.

Make your own Christmas decorations and look out for special appearances from Santa and our very own Captain Gravity.

Kids go free
Adults at child rates $16 per person

Proceeds to the Wakatipu Toy Library

 

 

Te Anau

 

No current event listings.

Looking for accommodation in Te Anau?

The Village Inn Hotel, Te Anau provides quality accommodation to suit every need. This modern and unique hotel creates a feeling of stepping back in time with its carefully recreated Pioneer Village facades and is within walking distance of the lake shore and town centre. All of the rooms are spacious and each one includes bath and shower, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator and electric blankets. There is also a laundry room for guest use.

 

 

Dunedin

 

Handel's Messiah

10 December 2013

City Choir Dunedin with the Southern Sinfonia, conducted by David Burchell, is pleased to perform this oratorio again this year. We are delighted to welcome home Jonathan Lemalu (bass) for this performance and together with Lois Johnston (soprano), Amanda Cole (mezzo), and David Hamilton (tenor), we will provide a fantastic opportunity for you to experience a world-class live delivery of this dramatic and passionate work. This will be a performance to inspire, uplift and enrich the soul.

 

 

 

Invercargill

 

Ascot Park Christmas at the Races

14 December 2013

Organising a Christmas party for friends, family or colleagues?

Simply select one of our fabulous hospitality options – Christmas at the Races will sort the rest! Leaving you free to enjoy the great atmosphere, fresh festive food and live entertainment while everyone toasts to your brilliant idea.

There are a range of hospitality packages designed to suit any groups size, style and budget.