• Napier City warms up this winter

Napier City warms up this winter

Napier City Business District is warming up this season with its Winter Series from June to August.

Napier City Business General Manager Pip Thompson says it is a time to rug up, get out, enjoy Hawke's Bay's seasonal sunshine, and "our great little city with family and friends". 

This June get creative with the kids with free winter workshops by Meerlo Creations. 

On June 11, you get the chance to make your own winter bug motel to take home. While on June 25, it is make a furry letter day. 

The workshops are open for an hour and suit four to ten-year-olds. Reserving a spot via Meerlo Creations Facebook Page is recommended, and if your child is under school age, it is recommended you stay and play too.

"We are delighted that the landlord of 265 Emerson Street, Beta Development Ltd, has kindly offered their premise for these free Workshops in lower Emerson Street," Thompson says.

"We are pleased to support Hawke’s Bay Big Brother Big Sister programme, so please bring a gold coin koha on the day and don’t forget to reserve your spot beforehand - even I’m keen to try a bug motel."


June will also see the start of the Winter Series of Easy Eats. Seven local eateries will be offering the option of street food or an easy eats in-house on a Thursday night once a month. 

Pop in after work or meet friends for an early eat treat. Find something special @ Rogue Hop, Hunger Monger, Matisse, Vincis, Faith, Hope Love, Market St, Portside (Three Wise Birds Napier).

Roving entertainment and an interesting mix of cuisine styles to choose from.

“Go on make those early winter nights that little bit more convivial, it will be the first winter in a while due to Covid - where we can get out and about." 

Save the dates; June 30, July 28 and August 25. 

Thompson says a spring series will be held if it proves popular.

Don’t forget FAWC’s winter series through June too.

July will also see the Art Deco Winter Festival from 18-19. The Napier City Business Inc will be supporting with the Art Deco Fashion Winter Walking tours on Friday, July 17 between 10.30am and 2.00pm and Saturday, July 18 at 10.30am.

The fashion tour takes in retailers who specialize in all things art deco or art deco inspired. Register by emailing admin@napiercity.co.nz or text 021 898 082.