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Sculpture in the Gardens
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Big Day Out 2014
ASB Classic and Heineken Open
Movies in Parks 2014
Music in Parks 2014
St Jerome's Laneway Festival
Ironman 70.3 Auckland
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ASB Classic and Heineken Open
30 December - 11 January. Tennis Auckland plays host to two major international tennis tournaments. WIN tickets!
Big Day Out 2014
17 January. After a year off, the Big Day Out is returning to Auckland, this time at Western Springs. WIN tickets!
Christmas Parades, Carols and Festivals
November and December. Christmas parades, carol-singing events and festivals across the region.
Freedom Farmers: NZ Artists Growing Ideas
26 October - 23 February. Discover what's happening in New Zealand contemporary art at Auckland Art Gallery.
Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park
14 December. One of the biggest, happiest, most magical, musical extravaganzas on the Kiwi Christmas calendar!
Dare to Explore - Auckland Libraries Summer Reading Adventure
9 December - 19 January. Get reading and explore the world.
Ironman 70.3 Auckland - Asia-Pacific Championship
19 January 2014. Local and International triathletes will take on the Ironman challenge in the heart of the city.
MOTAT Nights Christmas Lights
13-24 December. Brighten up your nights at MOTAT with sparkling lights, live entertainment, Christmas displays and treats.
North Shore Summer Fun Events and Activities Programme
4 November - 15 April. Free family fun at North Shore parks.
Movies in Parks 2014
24 January - 22 March. Auckland Council's free series of weekend outdoor movie screenings and entertainment.
Music in Parks 2014
11 January - 23 March. Bringing Aucklanders free music and good times for the 21st year in a row.
Out and About
October - March. A great range of free fun family events and activities in southern local parks.
Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta
27 January. Float your boat on Auckland's birthday - it's great fun for all, participating or watching.
Queens Wharf Christmas Party
14 December. Get into the Christmas spirit with live music, a market, theatre, DJs, performances, installations and more.
Selling Dreams: 100 Years of Fashion Photography
6 December - 28 February. A major exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum - exclusive to Auckland Museum.
Stardome Auckland Anniversary Public Open Day
26 January. Calling all star gazers! Celebrate Auckland Anniversary Weekend with just $2 entry to Stardome.
St Jerome's Laneway Festival
27 January. Auckland’s favourite boutique music festival has a huge ensemble of local and international acts for 2014.
Sculpture in the Gardens
9 November 2013 - 16 February 2014. A free 2km sculpture trail through the magnificent Auckland Botanic Gardens.
9-21 December. Unwrapping Christmas returns with its unique celebration of theatre, music and dancing in Aotea Square.
Waitangi Day Celebrations 2014
6 February. An event filled with ceremony, culture, fun activities and music by some of Aotearoa’s top artists.
Wynyard Christmas Quarter
6-24 December. Auckland's waterfront is set to become the home of festive fun this Christmas.
Year of the Horse at Auckland Libraries
18 January - 1 February. Celebrate the Year of the Horse at Auckland Libraries.
Waiuku Christmas Parade and Market
14 December. Come and join in the fun at Waiuku's magical Christmas parade.
Weiti River Clean-Up Cruise
24 November. Jump aboard the cruise and help restore Silverdale's precious natural environment.
Until June 2014. European modern art by international artists and key works by New Zealand expatriates.
The Moa and the Mummy
6-31 January. Secrets and science - Auckland Museum’s summer holiday programme for kids is full of fun.
The Royal Variety Christmas Show
25 November - 19 December. A right royal Christmas variety show complete with laughter, song, fun and a touch of Christmas cheer.
Tami Neilson and the Neilson Family Reunion
25 January. This is a rare opportunity to see Tami Neilson performing with The Neilsons for the first time in NZ.
Te Atatu Peninsula Community Fun Day
22 February. A free event for the community with amusements, entertainment, prizes, giveaways, interactive art and lots more.
The Adults Meet the APO
30 January. The irresistible force of rock meets the immovable power of orchestra this summer.
Stroke and Stride
14 November - 12 March. The world’s most popular swim-run series - held at Mission Bay each summer.
Summer School 2014 at Corban's
13-17 January. Start the year off creatively with one a Summer School class at Corban Estate Arts Centre.
Stardome Summer School Holiday Space Explorers
Star Insurance Classic Bike Show
25-26 January. More than 300 classic motorcycles displayed for public viewing with exhibitors competing for awards.
State Beach Series
29 October - 18 March. A 17-event summer sports series on Tuesday evenings at Takapuna Beach.
State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - King of the Bays
12 April 2014. An ocean swim challenge for every ability.
Shakespeare in the Park 2014
18 January - 15 February. Love, intrigue, revenge - performances of Othello alternating with Much Ado About Nothing.
Sizzling Summer - School Holiday Programme
21-25 January. A fun summer art programme for children aged 5 to 12 years old.
6 December - 19 January. A contemporary realism exhibition of finely executed still-life oil paintings by Damien Kurth.
Realism - Annual Affordable Art Show 2013
6 December - 19 January. A 'cash and carry' style exhibition featuring a wide variety of artworks exploring realism.
Schools' Trash to Fashion Awards 2014
16 June - 24 August. An exciting opportunity for young talented designers to show their talent and arts.
6 December - 19 January. A contemporary realism exhibition by Ruth Cleland and Gary McMillan.
Ports of Auckland SeePort
25-27 January. Get a sneak peek behind the red fence to see the port at work this Auckland Anniversary Weekend.
Potters Park Splashpad Grand Opening
14 December. The grand opening of Auckland's first free public splashpad for all kids to enjoy.
November - February. Rescue exhibition at MOTAT brings to life the fire, search and rescue techniques that save lives.
Robin Hood at TAPAC
4-14 December. The Outfit Theatre Company's brand new, laugh-out-loud family adventure show.
Rosebank Motorcycle Speedway and KartSport Auckland
Throughout 2013. See some of the world's most thrilling sports.
Out and About - Summer Skate Series
October - March. Thirteen skating events for all ages and abilities, held throughout the south Auckland area.
Until June 2014. Works from the collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Pat Brassington: A Rebours
9 November - 9 February 2014. An extensive photography exhibition from one of Australia's most influential artists.
Peace Exhibition - Lest We Forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki
19 November - 12 December. A travelling photography exhibition.
Nathan Homestead Term 4 Classes and Workshops
October - December. A dynamic range of adult art classes, workshops and children's classes.
New Lynn Night Markets
Thursdays. Get set for a new treat - night markets are coming to New Lynn from 20 June.
Oriental Brush Calligraphy Exhibition
21-24 January. A beautiful display of traditional Oriental brush calligraphy, an ancient art developed over thousands of years.
Out and About - Amazing Race
16, 21, 23 January. See if you can solve the clues in order to find your way around your local park as quickly as possible.
Out and About - Art in the Park
September - March. Take part in free art activities such as face painting, flax weaving and painting in your local park.
Out and About - Beach Day
18 January. Come along and enjoy some free fun at Maraetai Beach this summer.
Out and About - Family Fun Days
October - February. Come down to your local park for some fun and games for the whole family.
Out and About - Glow Worm Walks
14 and 21 January. Come and see Totara Park by night as you search for eels and glow worms on this family friendly adventure.
Out and About - Kids Tri Training
October - February. Expert training for the upcoming Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon series.
Out and About - Park Run
Saturdays. Free 5km timed runs at Barry Curtis Park for people of all ages and abilities.
Out and About - Park Sport
October - December. Free weekly sport sessions for all ages and abilities.
Out and About - Park Yoga
October - March. Come and join in a free Monday evening yoga class in Barry Curtis Park.
From 2 September. Get your motor running with MOTAT’s newest exhibition, which explores New Zealand's love affair with cars.
Kohi Summer Swim Series
7 November 2013 - 13 March 2014. Open-water swimming events over 16 Thursdays of summer at Kohimarama Beach.
Len Lye: Agiagiā
14 December - 16 March. An exhibition of internationally acclaimed NZ born artist Len Lye at Māngere Arts Centre.
Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens Exhibition 2014
23 November 2013 - October 2014. An annual exhibition of 54 new sculptures by emerging New Zealand artists.
Kids' Holiday Programme at Uxbridge
28-31 January. Our fun-filled programme has a range of great activities for kids who enjoy art and creativity.
Until June 2014. 19th-century watercolours and photos by Reverend Dr John Kinder, exhibited alongside present-day works.
Harakeke weaving workshops
October - December. Learn to make your own woven harakeke (flax) gifts for Christmas.
Fullers Wharf2Wharf Waiheke Fun Run
18 January. Run the Waiheke Wharf2Wharf for The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ.
Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day 2014
18 January. Celebrate the Year of the Horse at this annual Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day at ASB Showgrounds.
15 December. Free live music in the beautiful surrounds of Windsor Reserve by the waterfront in Devonport.
Out and About - Doggy Days Out
Throughout summer. Get your dog's tail wagging with some canine socialising!
Elephant in the Garden of Gethsemane
13 December. A powerful, contemporary, ugly-duckling story of courage and unspoken truth.
Elvis in the Park
12 January. Come and join in this fabulous free family day and celebrate the 79th birthday of Elvis.
Emerging Pixels #3
30 October 2013 - 19 February 2014. Digital Art Live is pleased to present this interactive exhibition by AUT students.
Free Computer Training Courses
Every month. Learn basic computer skills for free, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, emails, Facebook, and using files and folders.
13-25 January. 360 offers audiences a unique theatrical experience.
Auckland Airport Outdoor Gallery
Visit the region’s newest open-air art gallery at Auckland Airport, open to the public seven days a week.
Auckland Choral - Handel's Messiah
16 and 17 December. Join Auckland Choral for this annual fixture of Christmas in the city.
Throughout 2013. Keynote speaker events to inspire, influence and inform.
Auckland International Buskers Festival
24-27 January. Auckland's 14th annual festival showcases some of the most spectacular street performers on earth.
Auckland International Cultural Festival
30 March. Celebrate Auckland's cultural diversity through food, craft, performances and sport.
Auckland Seafood Festival
25-27 January. A three-day extravaganza of New Zealand's best seafood, musical acts and live demonstrations.
Auckland Tourist Market
Sundays from 18 August. Food, produce, crafts and entertainment reflecting the many cultures of Auckland.
7 Days - Live!
21 December. The 7 Days gang bring their mirth of news and current affairs off the TV screens and into a live venue.
29 November - 21 December. Eight artists create brand-new site-specific works at Wynyard Quarter.
25-26 January. Mixit's young performers create their own stories, moves, characters and responses and it’s all about Access.
A Decade of Days - Robin Morrison
13 December - 1 April. This is the first time these Robin Morrison photographs have been exhibited in NZ.
Adult Art Classes at Corbans
9 October - 11 December. An exciting array of courses that will engage you in contemporary arts practices.
Affordable Art Exhibition - $200 and Under
2-20 December. A Christmas exhibition of arts and crafts, all priced under $200.
Affordable Art Sale - Under $500!
25 November - 14 December. Check out this selection of exquisite artworks under $500 - ideal for Christmas gifts.
A Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet, a Pawn and a King
31 August - 27 January. Auckland Art Gallery’s latest exhibition.
50th Sunburst Anniversary Weekend
17-20 January 2014. A Sunburst regatta to celebrate 50 Years for all old and new sailors of this great class.
As If You Were Bringing Back Dust From The Moon
14 December - 25 Janurary. An exhibition that counters the consumerism that characterises the Christmas period.
Car Boot Sale Fundraiser Orewa
Last Sunday of each month. Come and sell your unwanted treasures or come along to get those bargains.
Give and You Shall Receive
1-24 December. Visitors will have the option of donating a Christmas present from the gift shop as their entry into MOTAT.
Grey Lynn Farmers' Market
Every Sunday. A great selection of local produce, bread, honey, cheese, beverages, prepared foods and more.
in2it 40 Days of Summer
Summer 2013-2014. Free unstructured play sessions for families in public spaces across north and west Auckland.
in2it Street Games
Over 450 free unstructured play sessions for children and young people in public spaces across the Auckland region.
Devonport JETS Run
30 October - 26 March. Run 3km or 5km along Devonport's historic waterfront every Wednesday.
Kiwi Santa Comes to Kings Plant Barn
14-15 December. Santa’s ditched the winter woollies and donned the jandals and board shorts to celebrate Christmas Kiwi-style.
Mangere Bridge Village Boutique Market
Sundays. Boutique food stalls, crafts and entertainment for the children.
Pollok 150 Years
15-16 March 2014. A reunion to celebrate 150 years of Pollok settlement.
Sandringham Farmers' Market
Sandringham has a vibrant farmers' market on the second Saturday of each month.
11-12 April 2014. A biennial display of work by the Warkworth Quilters in a nautical themed setting.
Scrooge Christmas Musical Production
8-15 December. Equippers brings to the stage the Charles Dickens classic for you and all the family to enjoy.
Relay For Life
1-2 and 29-30 March. A unique overnight fundraising event to fight back against cancer.
Taiji at the Waterfront
Traditional Taiji for inner strength and harmony through concentration, coordination and relaxation.
The Bean Rock Swim
1 February. The opportunity to swim out to and around the largest navigational marker in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.
Triathletes Corner Swim and Run Series
6 November - 16 April. Swim and run your way around Takapuna Beach with the North Harbour Triathlon Club's annual series.
Wesley Community Centre Learner Driver Licence Programme
Thursdays. Learn the road code and prepare for the theory test.
West Auckland Hospice Christmas Stars
2-24 December. Visit your shopping area to support Hospice West Auckland and remember loved ones this Christmas.
22 October - 13 December. Holding up those who are healing - helping breast cancer survivors through support and exercise.
Waiuku Christmas Display
30 November - 24 December. All things Christmas set in a Christmas Wonderland - an amazing show of fun and laughter.
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