Ellerslie horse racing Christmas and New Years Day

Welcomes you to the thrill and excitement of racing at Ellerslie!

Boxing Day Races

Monday 26th December 2016

Running for over 150 years, The New Zealand Herald Boxing Day Races is an iconic landmark on the Auckland Racing Club’s Calendar and initiates the New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival with a winning trifecta of fashion, entertainment and some of the best-thoroughbred racing on offer.

Summer Raceday

Thursday 29th December 2016

A day to relax and unwind after the Christmas festivities! Soak up the beautiful summer weather and join us for a great day out for the whole family.

New Year’s Day Races

Sunday 1st January 2017

Dust off the night before and continue the New Year celebrations as we toast to the first day of 2017 in racing fashion! The best of the best will be battling it out on the track with the elitist thoroughbreds performing in six black-type races, a promise of sensational racing!

Auckland Super Sprint Racing 2016

Auckland Super sprint racing

Adrenalin-pumping race action

Experience the adrenalin-pumping action of the ITM Auckland SuperSprint (formerly V8 Supercars) this November. Go trackside and experience the raw sound of V8 engines as their drivers carve up Auckland’s Pukekohe Park Raceway. With practice sessions on Friday and two 100km races on both Saturday and Sunday, it’s set to be three days of no-holds-barred sprint action for all ages.


Auckland Marathon 2016

auckland marathon 2016

Auckland Marathon: Run the City

Take on the ASB Auckland Marathon this October and #runthecity!

The ASB Auckland Marathon is New Zealand’s biggest road race in New Zealand’s biggest city and you want to join in the buzz! Take in the sights and conquer the bridge, from Devonport to Downtown, the streets are yours to enjoy. There are options to suit everyone from a kids marathon to the full marathon, so grab your running mates, lock in the date and commit to your chosen distance today!

There are options to suit everyone from a kids marathon to the full marathon, so grab your running mates, lock in the date and commit to your chosen distance today!


We are very proud to be a sponsor of the Marathon and are offering a weekend race package for all runners. Including accommodation, express breakfast and convenience.


Auckland Diwali Festival

​​Auckland Diwali Festival highlights

Come and celebrate

It’s a celebration of Auckland’s ethnic diversity and a chance to enjoy and experience traditional and contemporary Indian culture in its many exciting forms.

The festival is free to attend, alcohol-free, smoke-free and family friendly. It offers festival goers the chance to see live dance, music, puppet and theatre performances, and attend workshops, including workshops for kids, along with storytelling, amusement rides and games. This is Auckland’s largest vegetarian festival, where people can sample the flavours of India fresh from a host of street food stalls.


Auckland on Water Boat Show

Auckland on Water Boat Show

Something for all boat lovers

Whether you are looking to buy a boat, get a boat built, buy some new accessories or research professional services, the Auckland On Water Boat Show has your needs covered.

The Auckland On Water Boat Show is the show for everything marine and boating. Everything from a wide range of inboard and outboard engines, solar technology, electronics, navigation, safety devices, specialist marine services alongside great fishing equipment, kayaks, paddle-boards, and much more.

The show provides up-skilling opportunities for experienced boaties and those new to the water, with a comprehensive seminar programme to meet the needs of old hands and encourage new participants into on-water activities.


Auckland on Water Boat Show

Auckland Restaurant Month

Auckland Events

With special menus at more than 100 participating restaurants and 25+ foodie events on during Auckland Restaurant Month, there’s never been a better time to try something new.

There’s more than 100 special menus – with $25, $40 and $55+ options – which means you could literally try something new for lunch and dinner every day.

Once again the line-up of special events is spectacular, from the enormously popular Street Eats and Taste of Federal Street in the first week, to The Big Cheese and Dinner in the Dark wrapping the month up.

NZ Opera presents: Sweeney Todd

NZ Opera presents: Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller.

Deliciously scary, Sweeney Todd is a meaty night out at the opera, in more ways than one.

Bringing this musical thriller to life, we are delighted to welcome back to our shores one of New Zealand’s most beloved operatic sons, Teddy Tahu Rhodes. The haunted intensity of Teddy’s Sweeney meets its match in Antoinette Halloran’s seductively manipulative and very funny murderess, Mrs Lovett.

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Bach Musica NZ presents: Mozart Feast

Bach Musica NZ presents: Mozart Feast Auckland

Come along for a beautiful evening of Mozart presented by Bach Musica NZ.

The ensemble consists of a 40 voice choir and a professional orchestra dedicated to performing a wide range of music from classical (Baroque to 21 Century) to jazz under their Music Director Rita Paczian.

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