What’s Happening

There’s always plenty going on in Whangarei Heads and further afield, here you’ll find loads of reasons to get amongst things:


PARUA BAY FARMERS MARKET – A seasonal market with local fresh and artisan products. Always looking for new growers and producers, email paruabayfm@gmail.com if interested.
WHERE: Parua Bay Community Centre.
WHEN: 7 May 2017. Last market for the season will be Sunday 21 May, returning in December 2017.

PARUA BAY TAVERN QUIZ NIGHT – A local favourite happening each week.
WHERE: Parua Bay Tavern.
WHEN: Wednesdays from 7pm.



BRITISH & IRISH LIONS vs. NEW ZEALAND PROVINCIAL BARBARIANS – The DHL New Zealand Lions Series kicks off at Toll Stadium in Whangarei. Why not enjoy the game and explore Whangarei Heads? Check our accommodation providers as there are still some great places available to stay. Not going to the game? No problem, the Parua  Bay Tavern will have all the action on screen and a great local atmosphere.
WHERE: Live game at Toll Stadium, Whangarei. Watch it at Parua Bay Tavern.
WHEN: 7.30pm Saturday 3rd June

PARUA BAY SCHOOL ARTS, CRAFT & FOOD SHOW – A mainstay on the Northland arts and crafts calendar, attracting artisans from all over the region and beyond. Fantastic fun for the whole family.
WHERE: Parua Bay Community Centre
WHEN: Queens Birthday Monday, 5th June 9am – 2pm.




The Wild Kiwi multisport is an event that invites adventurous kiwis from all over the country participating in a number of amazing off-road events. Expect amazing beaches, tracks and trails that will knock your socks off! There’s fun for all ages and abilities and still time to enter. Check out the website for all event info, registration details and highlights from last years event.


The Whangarei Heads Arts Trial is fantastic annual celebration of the vibrant arts community in the area. During Easter weekend each year up to 40 Artists, all located on Whangarei Heads, stage simultaneous studio and community venue exhibitions so that visitors from around the country can take in the spectacular scenery whilst browsing through the amazing selection of work available. Visit the website for all the artists and locations planned for this year.


Family fishing and diving competition at Whangarei Heads. An awesome family day organized by Whangarei Heads School and Community Library, happens in late Summer each year. Check out their website for more information.


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