What's on in Tairāwhiti Gisborne: Events, shows and festivals

There's a creative spirit in Tairāwhiti Gisborne that's grounded in traditional cultures.

It draws energy from the ocean, rivers, landscapes and sunlight.

The local wines and abundant food sources are rightfully celebrated at every opportunity and live music of all kinds draws appreciative audiences. In other words, Tairāwhiti Gisborne knows how to throw a good party and welcomes visitors with open arms.

Rhythm and Vines

Held annually from 29-31 December, this hugely popular three-day music festival has been bringing young people together to welcome in the New Year since 2003. The Rhythm and Vines location is on the beautiful rolling pastures at Waiohika Estate vineyard, and hosts an impressive line-up of top local and international acts. You need to book early to be among the 30,000 revellers who enjoy this spacious multi-stage site with food outlets, bars and a wide range of onsite and local accommodation options. To purchase Rhythm and Vines tickets you must be 18 years or older.