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Napier inner city -- team quarters. The inner city will be divided into
French, Japanese, Canadian and Kiwi Quarters and decorated
accordingly. For all Rugby World Cup events in Hawke's Bay, see
Takitimu Festival, various Hastings venues, runs until September 18.
Team arrival -- Canada, HB Airport, 5.30pm.
Mountain Chain + guests, The Cabana, doors open 8pm.
Team arrival -- France, HB Airport, 2.45pm.
Silky Oak Floral Festival, Silky Oak Chocolates, Links Rd, Waiohiki,
10am, runs until September 19. Entry $2, proceeds to Brain Injury
Trust, also quilt display.
Too Much Cuz, family band from Wairoa, spreading their love of
reggae, R'n'B, funk and soul. The Cabana, doors open 8pm.
Blossom Festival, Hastings City, from 10am. Festival runs until
Blossom Festival Parade, 1.30pm.
HB Racing, Spring Racing Carnival, from 11am, Hastings Racecourse.
Deco Party @ The Soundshell, from 3pm. Free event.
RWC 2011 France v Canada, McLean Park, kickoff 8.30pm.
Rugby, Haka, Hangi Festival, various locations, see rugbyhaka.co.nz
Pacific the star of show
Performers at the
Takitimu Festival in
The Hawke's Bay Opera House
will be the central point of an
entertainment precinct for more
than 500 performers from
around the Pacific during the
four-day international Takitimu
Festival this week.
The festival begins at 10am on
Thursday with a powhiri at the
Regional Sports Park before
attention turns to the Opera
House, which will run five
stages simultaneously, provid-
ing up to 12 hours of entertain-
ment during each day of the fes-
There will be 14 food stalls
and 24 expo stalls and nightly
musical performances from
Thursday to Saturday from acts
including NRG Rising and Pure
Opera House manager Roger
Coleman believes the festival
will turn the west end of Hast-
ings city into a massive enter-
tainment precinct'', with the
Opera House at the centre of the
And when you think about
how many people are coming --
between 5000 and 6000 -- into
the heart of Hastings, it's going
to be a nice injection into the
city at the end of winter.''
Performers will run a number
of programmes and shows to
share their culture, art, food and
entertainment with the public.
Many of those attending the
festival are expected to be
visitors in town for the Rugby
Feature events will include a
Pacific music expo, the inter-
national Takitimu Indigenous
Peoples Business Conference,
and a Pacific fashion show.
Outside the opera house, a
100-metre marquee will be set
up on Hastings St to provide
multiple outdoor entertainment
It will include a Pacific food
market, children's entertain-
ment and a stage for bands and
kapa haka groups to perform.
In the evenings, the outdoor
venue will be used for
until about 9.30pm. Mr Coleman
says seeing the road being
turned into a venue is exciting.
I don't think people realise
how big this is. There are people
coming in at the same time as
the festival for the Rugby World
Cup, but this is going to be as
big as that.''
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