Upcoming Events

THE TARANAKI ARTS FESTIVAL 17 Aug 2017 – 3rd Sept 2017

For 3 weeks this festival celebrating diverse lives and cultures will fill venues in New Plymouth and surrounds with music, dance, theatre, literature and visual arts. Contemporary artists from across the world will rub shoulders with local artists.

There’s something for everyone!


A DIVINE DISCOTHEQUE CIRCUS 31 Aug 2017 – 3rd Sept 2017

Welcome to Wonderland … Boogie Wonderland!

As part of the Taranaki Arts Festival, VELVET arrives at the TSB Showplace in 2017.

VELVET is a raucous and seductive fusion of disco, dance, and circus.  It redefines cabaret.  VELVET is a fantastic sensory overload – funky, fresh, fun and sexy.

In the TSB Showplace for a strictly limited season from 31st August, don’t miss this opportunity to discover the disco inferno that is VELVET, where every second entices the audience into a world of fun, funk and glamour!

Winner of the Adelaide Advertiser Best of Fringe 2016 and the Bank of South Australia’s Pick of the Fringe 2016.


All Blacks VS Argentina – Yarrow Stadium 9th September 2017

It’s the Investec Rugby Championship, and it’s happening right here at Yarrow Stadium.

It will be the first time the world champions have played at Yarrow Stadium since 2013.

THE 13TH TALK LIKE A PIRATE PUB CRAWL – 16th Sept 2017 12pm – 11.55pm

Avast ye lads and lassies, salty seadogs and saucy maidens!

It will be that time of year again when we don our finest pirate gear and converge on New Plymouth for New Zealand’s finest pub crawl. We fill the bars with noise, we fill our bellies with booze and grub, and we fill the fine people of Taranaki with confusion and merriment

Please join us on the 13th annual talk like a pirate day pub crawl. New pirates are welcomed with open arms. Every year our crew gets bigger and we love meeting new pirates – young and old. Non-drinkers are also welcome! I secretly have done the last two pubcrawls sober and have had a jolly good time.

So invite ye mates, dust off ye pirate costumes, practice ye shanties and get ready for the largest gathering of pirates in the country.

We’ll draft up a map and schedule closer to September which we’ll post on to the event on Facebook, and hopefully, I remember to post it here too. We generally start at noon and go into the night, but ye can join us at any part of the day.


WOMAN’S LIFESTYLE EXPO – 14th – 15th Oct 2017

With more than 120 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & information, crafts, fitness, food & wine sampling and much more!

Expo includes a Hair Styling Lounge, Beauty Bar and a Champagne Lounge, Taste Zone, NZ Craft Zone, Fashion Zone, Goodie Bags plus more.

If women are your market then exhibiting at this expo is for you. Reach thousands of your target market under one roof in one weekend for around the same price of a small newspaper advert.