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The annual Pahi Regatta, 30 to 31 January. This 130-yearold Auckland Anniversary Weekend event is a highlight of the coast calendar. It's a throwback to the good old days, with boat, kayak and bathtub races, carnival rides and live music. Kai Iwi Lakes Triathlon, February. Swim, run and cycle to the bluest lakes in Northland for the annual Kai Iwi Lakes Triathlon. There are three different versions of the event depending on the level of skill, so first-timers can get their feet wet while experienced athletes circle the lake in the Tri+ course. Northland Field Days, 4 to 6 March. Since its humble beginnings in 1985, the Northland Field Days has grown to one of the most significant events of its kind in New Zealand. Hundreds of exhibitors and a menagerie of farm animals intrigue, inform and delight the thousands who pour through the gates over three days. Dargaville. BDO Cycle Tour of Northland, March. Why explore the Twin Coast Highway from a rental car when you could don a helmet and Lycra and tackle the roads on two wheels? This four-day event covers a 360km loop that starts and finishes in Whāngārei and includes the Bay of Islands, the Waipoua Forest and Dargaville.