Check out the events below that Nation will be at in the coming months.
The 2016 Auckland Big Boys Toys features the latest & greatest in cars, motorcycles, electronics, tools and more. There will also be supercars such as the Ferrari F12 TDF and the Le Ferrari, some of the world’s top extreme athletes such as Levi Sherwood, Jed Mildon & US Star Kurtis Downs in the Milwaukee Action Arena, the BBT Garage featuring tools, hot rods and interactive displays, and the all-new Nations Bar
- The Driven Hall will feature an incredible array of vehicles from classic cars to super cars, motorcycles to marine craft
- World FMX Superstar – Levi Sherwood performs in the Milwaukee Action Arena
- A replica of the most iconic car in television history – K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider
- The Milwaukee Action Arena will feature NZ’s best extreme sport athletes
- The legendary Tui Public House
- The Garage @Big Boys Toys will feature amazing hot rods, interactive displays, and an array of tools
- See the big diggers in Auckland Excavator Operator Competition
- The major forklift competition in the country – The Big Lift
- The Automania Showcase will feature an array of vehicles ranging from race cars to street cars, D1NZ to super saloons, exotics to off roaders.
- Check out NZ's biggest lifestyle and entertainment event at ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
Sat10Dec2016Sun11Dec2016From 2pm Sat - 8am SunBruce McLaren Motorsport Park
What a way to kick off the domestic championship motorsport series! The spectacular volcanic setting of the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park just outside of Taupo and a mouth-watering line up of racing classes with something to suit every fan. Headliners will be the awesome V8-powered BNT NZ Touring Cars, ably supported on a packed line-up by muscle cars, super trucks, racing utes, GTs and Porsches…
The weekend’s action also includes twilight racing on Saturday evening and fantastic hospitality opportunities throughout the weekend, making it a great option for local and regional businesses looking to do something a little different, and a lot better, for their annual Christmas get together!
- BNT New Zealand Touring Cars
- Toyota 86 Championship
- Porter Group V8 Utes Championship
- ENZED Central Muscle Cars
- Ssangyong Actyon Ute Series
- TRADEZONE GT1 and 2
- TRADEZONE GT3 and 4
- NZ SuperTrucks
- Pirelli Porsche
Sat17Dec2016Sun18Dec2016Thu 18 Dec 2014, 9:00am–6:00pm Fri 19 Dec 2014, 8:00am–6:00pm Sat 20 Dec 2014, 8:00am–6:00pm Sun 21 Dec 2014, 8:00am–3:00pmFiber Fresh National Equestrian Centre, 136 Rapids Road, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Sat31Dec2016From 9am Taupo
Reggae By The River is now a regular feature in the Taupo summer season and this year will be the biggest yet. We have moved to New Year’s Eve and the concert will finish in time for fans to walk down to the waterfront and enjoy the spectacular fireworks display from Lake Taupo.
This concert will sell fast! Over 35,000 people enjoyed their popular brand of reggae in January with some shows selling out in hours.
L.A.B (KORA Brothers) will be bringing back their high energy to Reggae By The River. A massive crowd favourite last time and for good reason. Comprised of the popular KORA brothers Brad and Stu, plus talented soulful vocalist and guitarist Joel Shadbolt and Rory Macartney on bass, festival-goers will love their mix of electronica meets soul, funk and blues.
The award-winning Modern Maori Quartet will also join the bill with a special ‘reggae’ set they are developing especially for this show. This suave Maori showband are in the same vein as forebears such as the Quin Tikis and the Howard Morrison Quartet. Made up of accomplished musicians and actors James Tito, Maaka Pohatu, Matariki Whatarau and Francis Kora (bass guitarist and vocalist with major kiwi band KORA), who hail from different corners of Aotearoa and perform together as the core members of MMQ. Together this talented bunch will weave their musical and acting abilities into an evening of hearty humour and sweet music.
Tickets will go on sale to Jacman Entertainment and Eventfinda subscribers 9am Tuesday, 6 September. Subscribe at www.jacman.co.nz
General public sale commences 9am Thursday, 8 September via Eventfinda and My Music Taupo, and any remaining Earlybird tickets available for only $79+BF after which tickets will be $99+BF. VIP & Corporate Options and bus services to the concert will be announced soon.
The event is family-friendly with children 12yrs and under able to attend free of charge with a paying adult. A range of food and beverages will be available on site, but concert-goers may bring sealed water and non-commercial food.
UB40, featuring the original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, will return to New Zealand this summer with the enormously successful Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour that sold out venues across the country in 2016.
This summer they will be performing in two new venues: Martinborough’s Luna Estate on 2 January and at Villa Maria Estate in Blenheim on 7 January, as well as returning to Waitiri Creek at Gibbston, near Queenstown on 5 January.
Fans are urged to act without delay as these venues are expected to sell out. Over 35,000 people enjoyed their popular brand of reggae in January with some shows selling out in hours.
Tickets will go on sale to Jacman Entertainment and Eventfinda subscribers 9am Monday, 29 August. Subscribe at www.jacman.co.nz. General public sale commences 9am Wednesday, 31 August.
“The Red Red Wine Vineyard tour was a huge hit last summer" says promoter Jackie Sanders, "the band is thrilled to bring their massive 2 hour show to the Martinborough and Marlborough regions for the first time, as well as to return to Queenstown.”
The original line-up of UB40 with Ali, Astro and Mickey enjoyed huge success over a period of 30 years from 1979 to 2008, with #1 albums, multiple gold and platinum selling albums, Grammy nominations, 4 worldwide #1 hits and over 70 million in sales. Now reunited again, they continue to take their smooth yet rootsy blend around the world and their live performances never fail to uplift the audience.
UB40’s chart hits include Red Red Wine, Cherry Oh Baby, Kingston Town, (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You, I Got You Babe, One in Ten, Rat in Mi Kitchen, If It Happens Again, Homely Girl…and the list goes on!
These concerts will sell out so be quick!
Child 12 and under free (one child per paying adult) - note: Please bring ID if you think your child's age may be questioned
VIP options will be available very soon, please register with the JACMAN VIP CLUB for preferential bookings by emailing [email protected]
Fri27Jan2017Sun29Jan2017Bruce Mclaren Motorsport Park Taupo
The 2017 Taupo Historic GP will feature:
- Pre-1978 Formula One Cars, all but three of them from Europe, the USA and Australia; and
- Formula 5000 Cars (1968-1976). Some 8-10 cars from the USA and Australia are expected to join the local field of 20-25 cars. This means that we may witness some of the biggest F5000 grids ever seen, even in the 1970s – see www.f5000.co.nz for details.
The F1s and F5000s will combine for a revival of the Race of Champions that was held annually at Brands Hatch from 1965 to 1979. Bruce McLaren won the race in one of his F1 cars in 1968. A Formula 5000 beat the F1s only once (Peter Gethin in 1973) and the Chevron B24 driven by Gethin to that historic victory is expected to be entered in the Race of Champions Revival by current owner, Englishman Greg Thornton.
A coveted and historic title sought by young guns from New Zealand and all around the world, the New Zealand Grand Prix is the final race of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series. Some of the biggest names in motorsport have won the NZGP; come and see these stars in the making set the track ablaze in their state-of-the-art Toyota FT-50 single seaters.The most important motorsport event in New Zealand attracts a suitably stunning line up of support classes. The all-action BNT NZ Touring Cars are back, so too the PORTERGROUP V8 Utes, the Toyota 86 Championship, ENZED Central Muscle Cars, the awesome TradeZone GTRNZ series (GT1/GT2, GT3/GT4), Formula 1600 and the brilliant Pirelli Porsches. With two full days of on-track excitement, including racing into the twilight hours of February 11, it’s a “must see” weekend of racing action.Treat yourself to the ultimate track viewing experience. The NATION premium hospitality unit overlooking turn 7 of Circuit Chris Amon offers a full public bar and corporate hospitality optionsThe NZGP at Manfeild is the ultimate circuit event. This year is going to be the best one yet. Get your ticket now!Pre-sale weekend tickets are now available at www.ticketek.co.nz
Tue07Mar2017Sun12Mar20178:00 amA&P Showgrounds, Kenilworth Rd Hastings, New Zealand
Tens of thousands of people can't be wrong. The Farmlands New Zealand Horse of the Year Show is touted as one of the greatest equestrian celebrations on the planet by people all over the world.
It's a true celebration of all things equestrian that encompass all that is good about New Zealand and a shared love of horses.
Come and be part of one of the biggest sporting events in the Southern Hemisphere – you won't regret it for a minute!
•8,000 square metres of shopping
Sat25Mar2017Sun02Apr2017Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park
Mountain biking’s defining celebration descends on Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park for March 2017. Crankworx Rotorua brings the world’s downhill, slopestyle and enduro legends together with the Superfans, rising stars, industry innovators and the next generation of mountain bike riders for five days of competition, concerts, and mountain bike culture.
Enjoy 4 days FREE as the Enduro World Series returns to the Whakarewarewa Forest for the GIANT Toa Enduro. A 5-day pass is required to access the last half of the festival at Skyline Gravity Park. BUY YOUR TICKETS and join the action Wednesday, 29 March to Sunday, 2 April 2017.
Thu28Sep2017Sun01Oct2017WINDROSS FARM GOLF COURSE
The MCKAYSON New Zealand Women's Open is the first ever LPGA Tour event to be played in New Zealand. Join our tournament host Lydia Ko and golf fans from across New Zealand at the spectacular Windross Farm Golf Course in Auckland from 28 September to 1 October 2017.
Thu14Dec2017Sun17Dec2017Fiber Fresh National Equestrian Centre, 136 Rapids Road, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Tue26Dec2017Ellerslie Auckland Race Club
Running for over 155 years, this is an event where no one misses out on the fun.
Iconic to Auckland’s social calendar, the Boxing Day Races offer a winning trifecta of fashion, entertainment and some of the best thoroughbred racing on offer.