Big-name Kiwi bands and musicians headline at the lakeside Rippon Vineyard. It's held in even-numbered years on Waitangi weekend (around 6 February).
Held every second Easter (in even-numbered years), this incredibly popular international airshow attracts upwards of 50,000 people. Individual day tickets can be purchased separately.
This mid-October event has the feel of a small-town fair. Street parades, live music, wacky competitions and fine regional produce get the locals saying 'g'day' to the warmth of spring.