Looking for something to do? Whether you’re a local, new in town or just passing through, we’ve rounded up the best things happening across New Zealand – from neighbourhood parties to restaurant pop-ups, boutique festivals and more.

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Gather Midwinter Market

Saturday 13 July
11:00am – 3:00pm

Wānaka
$10 Entry

Rug up and head to The Venue in Wānaka for a Saturday market that brings together a handpicked collection of premium stallholders showcasing their craft, from paintings and ceramics to garden kits, natural household goods and more. Great food, drinks and tunes included.

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Toret x Del Mundo: Donnafugata Wine Dinner

Saturday 13 July
6:00pm

New Plymouth & Taranaki
$180pp

The team at Toret will be joined by Lucas Monge from Del Mundo to showcase the wines of Donnafugata Wine, one of the best and most popular wineries in Sicily. The evening will include six delicious courses paired with five wines. Return bus from New Plymouth available.

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Mid-Winter Morning for Mental Health

Sunday 14 July
8:00am – 12:30pm

Downtown Tauranga
$42

Join Mitchells Nutrition for a mid-winter morning of movement, mindfulness, and connection, in support of Stefan Ozich. Includes a walk/run led by Public Runners, brekkie by Soul Boul, ice bath and sauna, a wellness goodie bag, and a Q&A with Stefan Ozich as he speaks about his inspiring story of loss, hope, and upcoming record-breaking attempt to run the length of NZ and back.

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Table Bloom: Edible Garden High Tea

Sunday 14 July
2:00pm

Christchurch & Canterbury
$68pp

Join Table Bloom at Ilex for an immersive journey through a whimsical, edible garden filled with both sweet and savoury delights. Featuring multiple award-winning chocolatier Nel from Mind Your Temper, executive chef Simon Suffolk and Table Bloom's patisserie chef Julie Han.

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Riverside Market: Mid-Winter European Christmas

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July

Christchurch & Canterbury

Enjoy a taste of winter in Europe as Riverside Market turns into a wonderland of cosy delights, including special Christmas-inspired menus, festive tunes, mulled wine, free activities for kids, and even an appearance from the red jolly guy himself.

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Wonder Journal Winter Pop Up

Saturday 20 July
10:00am – 2:00pm

Auckland

Wonder Journal is inviting Swade Vintage and Yumso baking into their outdoor space for a pre-loved clothing and baked goods pop up.

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Ladyhawke x The Church

Sunday 21 July
Doors Open 6:30pm

Christchurch & Canterbury
$65

As a part of The Church Pub's first birthday celebrations, the team welcomes Ladyhawke, one of New Zealand's hottest touring artists, to the stage. With support from Holly Kimber and Missy G.

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Flowers by Jasmine: CREATE DATE

Sunday 21 July
10:00am & 3:00pm

Christchurch & Canterbury
$35 Single/$60 Double Pass

CREATE DATE is the newest workshop from Flowers by Jasmine, located in Boxed Quarter. Come solo or bring your bestie for a Sunday of decorating your very own trinket tin and keychain.

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The Spinoff x Boring Oat Milk: Boring Breakfast

Thursday 25 July
Starts 7.45am

Dunedin

Head along to the next instalment of Boring® Breakfast in Dunedin to discuss the bread basket of Otago, focusing on food security and sustainability. Guests include Miranda Mirosa (Head of the Food Science Department at University of Otago) and Rory Harding (Founder of George Street Orchard). RSVP to [email protected] by July 22nd.

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Margot: Pop Up for Palestine

Sunday 28 July
2:00pm – 8:00pm

Wellington

Margot is hosting Mike from noloplus bar for a cocktail (and mocktail) pop up, alongside a menu of Palestine-inspired snacks. All funds raised will be donated to Palestinian families struggling to escape from danger across the Egyptian border (find out more here). Walk ins only.

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Auckland Zinefest Market Weekend

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July
11:00am – 3:00pm

Auckland

To kick off the 15th annual Auckland Zinefest month, over 120 zinemakers, indie publishers and artists will be taking their one-of-a-kind creations to Auckland Art Gallery for the Zinefest Market Weekend.

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Gatherings Market

Sunday 28 July
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Christchurch & Canterbury

Celebrate winter and the creative community at the Gatherings Market, bringing together a mix of arts, crafts, food, music and mulled wine (obviously).

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Karangahape Road Restaurant Month: Eat It

The Month of July

Auckland

Welcome to the first ever edition of Karangahape Road Restaurant Month. Eat It’s schedule of 20 food and drink driven events throughout July will cater to every foodie kink and fantasy. Expect one-off culinary and cocktail creations from the likes of Bar Magda, Bar Céleste, Gemmayze Street, Candela, PICI and more K'Road legends. Vouchers from $200 to $1,000 up for grabs.