What's On IN Napier

Whether you’re planning your next visit to Napier to coincide with one of the region’s many great events, or keen to find something to take in while you’re here, there are many terrific options, whatever the season.

For the full listing of Napier and Hawke’s Bay events visit the Hawke’s Bay Tourism events page. Below are our recommendations for the coming months:


International Film Festival Napier - 2019

29 August -15 September
International Film Festival Napier - 2019

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is a celebration of film on the finest screens in New Zealand. The event is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities and is one of the longest running annual festivals in the country. NZIFF makes a great occasion out of movie-going by presenting the latest and best films from around the world. This year NZIFF will screen in the Century Theatre Napier from 29 August to 15 September.

Run by a charitable trust, NZIFF maintains a rich tradition of diverse choice in a curated selection of expertly crafted films – features, documentaries and short films too – that deserve to be experienced with an audience. Every presentation is a New Zealand premiere or retrospective celebration, with NZIFF returning a percentage of the box office revenue back to the filmmakers.

Festival tickets will be on sale at MTG, every day from 10am-5pm and in the hour before screenings. Phone sales available on 06 835 7781.

Why not pop into our award winning restaurant Emporium Eatery & Bar before or after the film.  We're just across the road! 

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