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EVENTS 2022

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Island Bay Festival Day

Island Bay Festival 2022 kicks off with a special Festival Day & Variety Show celebrating our community and the beautiful Bay!

Shorland Park & Surrounds
CANCELLED

FREE

From Pyongyang to Island Bay

Award-winning foreign correspondent and editor of The Dominion Post, Anna Fifield, reflects on her years reporting from conflict-torn countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, her insights into North Korea’s dictator from her critically-acclaimed book, The Great Successor, and her take on where New Zealand journalism is heading over the next decade.

Island Bay Baptist Church
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

FREE

Darts, Farts & Missing Parts

Celebrate the magic of children’s books with three award-winning children’s book authors. All are winners of the national Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award!

Rimu Block, Island Bay School
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

FREE

Photography Walk with Chris McKeown

For all photography enthusiasts! Come for a walk with a local Island Bay photographer to learn his tips and tricks - how to get a good shot, settings to use on your phone or camera and some favourite spots around the bay to get good views.

Meet at the Band Rotunda at Shorland Park
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

FREE

Pilates at the Park with Faye Tohbyn

Head down to our lovely Shorland Park and be guided through a beginners Pilates session.

Shorland Park
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

KOHA

Nela's Chai - Cooking to Spice up your Health - Pakoras & Curry

Discover the health benefits of Indian spices in this cooking workshop with Island Bay food entrepreneur Nela Patel from Nela’s Chai.

Nela's House
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

$10pp

Island Bay Library’s Festival Storytime with Kiddiccino

Bring your toddlers, babies, pre-schoolers along for storytime, sing-a-long, free-play, and of course coffee for you!

Island Bay Presbyterian Church
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

$2 per family

eCycle/reCycle Open Workshop

Come meet the folks of Kiwi eCycle, test ride an e-Bike, drop off old/unwanted bikes. A wonderful South Coast social enterprise that’s good for you and the planet!

Kiwi eCycle
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

FREE

Curry Creations with Kavita's Kitchen

Island Bay’s multi-award winning chef and founder of Kavita’s Kitchen, Kavita Anand, invites you to a gourmet curry lunch and cooking demonstration.

Island Bay Baptist Church
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

$30pp (incl lunch + 2 tubs of curry paste valued at $8.95ea)

A Look Under the Waves - Taputeranga Marine Reserve - Hosted by Southern Bays Historical Society

History and nature lovers are invited to discover more about the Taputeranga Marine Reserve through an immersive virtual tour and presentation from Dr Nicole Miller.

Island Bay Baptist Church
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

FREE

Discover Paekawakawa, Tawatawa and Manawa Karioi Reserves

Guided walks through Paekawakawa, Tawatawa and Manawa Karioi reserves.

Meet at Paekawakawa Reserve entrance
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

KOHA APPRECIATED

Blessing of the Boats

Unique to Island Bay, the Blessing of the Boats ceremony has been adopted in Island Bay by its Italian community since 1933.

Island Bay Beach
CANCELLED

FREE

Artisan Cheese Affair - Hosted by The Cheese Wheel

This fun evening will include six remarkable cheese tastings, each paired with an equally outstanding wine or beer. Be regaled with fascinating facts about cheese; the cheese revolution and how it is playing out in Aotearoa. You’ll be guided through each cheese, its maker, and how its been matched.

Island Bay Bowling Club
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

$55 pp

Valentine's Day Ballroom Dancing Class

Add glamour to your life with Ballroom and Latin American dancing taught by international-level professional dancers

Island Bay Presbyterian Church
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

FREE

For Sale in Island Bay

Do you have a new product, used or unwanted items that deserve a second, maybe third, life? Get involved in the Garage and Pop-Up Sales- “For Sale in Island Bay’’

Various Locations
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

FREE

Nela's Chai - Cooking to Spice up your Health - Fritters, Raita & Curry

Discover the health benefits of Indian spices in this cooking workshop with Island Bay food entrepreneur Nela Patel from Nela’s Chai.

Nela's House
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

$10pp

Dig In! Island Bay Community Centre Gardening Bee

Do you enjoy growing flowers, vegies and the community? Lend a hand to spruce up our garden beds and help make some creative signage.

Island Bay Community Centre
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

FREE

Tapu Te Ranga Marae Documentary Screening and Q&A

In collaboration with Tapu te Ranga Marae, we welcome you to a second screening of the Tapu te Ranga Marae documentary. The screening will be followed by a kaputī and Q&A with Pare Sannyasi from the Marae.

Island Bay Community Centre
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

KOHA

En Plein Air Art Workshop

South Coast Studio invite you to indulge your creative side with a free art workshop.

South Coast Studio
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

FREE

A Backwards Glance - hosted by Southern Bays Historical Society

Travel back in time for a glimpse of the Bay as it once was. A must-see exhibition for history lovers.

Island Bay Marine Education Centre
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

FREE

Glorious Gardens Guided Tour

Ever wanted to meet the people behind some of the gardens in Island Bay? Come for a guided walk to visit some very different gardens.

Island Bay
POSTPONED - New date to be advised

FREE