Matariki Maori New Year

After hosting a successful festival in 2008, Matariki have already started planning next year’s event, so keep an eye out for programme details. Maori New Year is celebrated nationwide with a host of events spread throughout the region including Art Festival, Celestial navigation tours on the land and sea, Food Festival, etc. Matariki is celebrated … Read moreMatariki Maori New Year

Country Rock Festival – Bay of Islands

From 9th May to 11th May you have a weekend full of live music, street entertainers and line dancing in 9 venues around Paihia & Russell. This year the Festival features overseas artists from Australia, Nashville and USA. There is a total of 60 plus acts throughout the weekend. There would also be a free … Read moreCountry Rock Festival – Bay of Islands