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This Week in Hawke's Bay

Here is a look at some of the happening events taking place in Hawkes Bay the coming week:

* Friday, August 30, 2002

- The 26th Napier International Film Festival: Films are selected from the Auckland & Wellington Festivals which run in July. Location: Century Theatre, 9 Hershall St, Napier. Phone: 06 835 7781. Email: enquiries@hbct.co.nz

- Graeme Sinclair Celebrity Dinner: The Altrusa Service Club of Taradale & Napier, presents a fundraising dinner,with guest speaker Graeme Sinclair from TV3's "Gone Fishin" fame. Despite being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1996 he has achieved success because of his positive attitude. He climbs mountains, hunts and fishes while sitting in a wheelchair. The net proceeds of the dinner will go to HB Multiple Sclerosis Society. Location: War Memorial Function Centre, Marine Parade, Napier Phone: (06) 8340-967 Email: neval.wilson@paradise.net.nz

* Saturday, August 31, 2002

- The 26th Napier International Film Festival: Films are selected from the Auckland & Wellington Festivals which run in July. Location: Century Theatre, 9 Hershall St, Napier. Phone: 06 835 7781. Email: enquiries@hbct.co.nz

- Greenmeadows Market: Arts & crafts on sale with food stalls aswell as other offerings. Location: Tamatea Motor Inn, York Ave, Napier Phone: 06 844 9907

- Hastings Saturday Market: The inner city comes alive with this fun market which has a host of exciting stalls to look at and buy from. Location: Civic Square, Russell St, Russell St, Hastings Phone: 06 844 3808

- NPC Rugby at Maclean Park: Come along and support the Hawkes Bay Magpies as they go head to head with the visitors from Thames Valley. Location: McLean Park, Latham St, Napier

- The 2002 ICONS HB Marathon: Walkers start at 6.30am, Runner start at 8.00am. Wheelchairs starting at 7.59am. Entry closing date is 16 August. Location: Happy Tav Havelock North, Te Mata Road, Havelock North Website: www.geocities.com/hbaymarathon

- Napier Weekend Market: Arts and crafts plus so much more that you must see for yourself. Set beside the sea this market is not to be missed. Location: Port end of Marine Parade, Marine Parade, Napier Phone: 06 878 4272

* Sunday, September 1, 2002

- Hawkes Bay Farmers Market: Fresh is best at this popular weekly market. Fruit & produce plus so much more that the region has to offer. Location: Hawkes Bay Showgrounds, Kennilworth Rd, Hastings Phone: 06 877 1001

- Napier Sunday Market: Arts and crafts plus so much more that you must see for yourself. Set beside the sea this market is not to be missed. Location: Port end of Marine Parade, Marine Parade, Napier Phone: 06 878 4272

- Keirunga Railway: This scale size miniature railway will be operating today from 11am-4pm weather permitting. Location: Keirunga Gardens, Pufflet Rd, Havelock Nth

- Beaujolais Brunch: Help launch this brand new wine onto the market, enjoy and brunch prepared by Baywater caters, live music by the O'connors, photographic work by Ginny Graham and of course Gamay Noir A Jus BLanc 2002 from Lucknow Estate Winery. Tickets are limited so contact the winery for booking and details. Event Location: Casa Lavanda, Mangatahi, Hastings. Phone Number: 06 874 9007 Email: lucknow@xtra.co.nz Web Site: www.lucknowestate.com

- The 26th Napier International Film Festival: Films are selected from the Auckland & Wellington Festivals which run in July. Location: Century Theatre, 9 Hershall St, Napier. Phone: 06 835 7781. Email: enquiries@hbct.co.nz

* Monday, September 2, 2002

- Drum Wars 2002: Drummers compete to gain a place as Hawke's Bay's Top drummer in 3 different sections; Under 3 years playing, Under 18 years of age, Open. Gold coin donation. Judged by Local Drum Tutors, And Sponsored By Pearl Drums & Sabian Cymbals in association with Kingdom Music. Contact Malcolm for entry forms and additional information. Heats Monday August 19th,26th and Monday September 2nd. Final Monday September 9th. Location: Napier Municipal Theatre Foyer, Tennyson Street, Napier Phone: (06) 834 0900 Email: napier@kingdom.co.nz

- The 26th Napier International Film Festival: Films are selected from the Auckland & Wellington Festivals which run in July. Location: Century Theatre, 9 Hershall St, Napier. Phone: 06 835 7781. Email: enquiries@hbct.co.nz

* Tuesday, September 3, 2002

- The 26th Napier International Film Festival: Films are selected from the Auckland & Wellington Festivals which run in July. Location: Century Theatre, 9 Hershall St, Napier. Phone: 06 835 7781. Email: enquiries@hbct.co.nz

* Wednesday, September 4, 2002

- New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: Featuring Rachel Barton on violin. A night full of entertainment not to be misssed. Ticksts $20-55. Location: Napier Municipal Theatre, Tennyson St, Napier Phone: 06 835 1059

- The 26th Napier International Film Festival: Films are selected from the Auckland & Wellington Festivals which run in July. Location: Century Theatre, 9 Hershall St, Napier. Phone: 06 835 7781. Email: enquiries@hbct.co.nz

* Thursday, September 5, 2002

- The 26th Napier International Film Festival: Films are selected from the Auckland & Wellington Festivals which run in July. Location: Century Theatre, 9 Hershall St, Napier. Phone: 06 835 7781. Email: enquiries@hbct.co.nz

For the latest and most up-to-date information on Hawkes Bay please visit the Destination Hawkes Bay website http://www.hawkesbay.com/

Contact: Murray Potts murray@hawkesbay.com http://www.hawkesbay.com/ Destination Hawkes Bay

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