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North Canterbury Food & Wine Festival, Waipara, 7 March. Foodies and families gather beneath oak trees for a long summer's day full of eating, drinking, dancing and good-natured revelry. ncwineandfood.co.nz Kaikōura Hop, 16 to 19 September. Classic-car enthusiasts rev their engines for a five-day event that includes cruising around town (and to Blenheim), drive-in movies, live music, a car show, markets and stalls, and the crowning of Miss Kaikōura Hop. kaikourahop.co.nz Kaikōura Adventure Race, 24 to 26 April. Adrenalin junkies gather in teams to compete in a range of courses (ranging from three to 24 hours) that combine trekking, mountain biking, kayaking and navigation. The location is kept secret until the event and all proceeds go to Kaikōura High School. nextgenerationadventure.com Kaikōura Races, 31 October to 1 November. Horses, caravans and hats worthy of the Queen's admiration make their appearance at this two-day event held over Marlborough Anniversary Weekend. Hosted by the Kaikōura Trotting Club. kaikouraraces.co.nz