North Island Events

Electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t the stuff of science fiction, they are very real and they are here to stay! 

If you haven’t seen an electric vehicle for yourself, come along to a Leading The Charge event.  At these events, you will be able to talk to some of the owners or read information about the current EV situation in New Zealand and what steps are being taken to increase uptake.  

  • Saturday, February 06, 2021 at 08:00 AM
    Martinborough Town Centre in Martinborough, New Zealand

    Martinborough - 6 Feb - Fair

    SATURDAY February 6th, 2020, 8AM – 4PM

    SATURDAY March 6th, 2020, 8AM – 4PM

    The country's Premiere Craft Fair, sponsored by South Wairarapa Rotary. Interesting and varied array of goods, services and activities for our fair-goers.

    Electric Vehicle information and display and test drive car.

    Entry and parking: Free

    Further Paid parking is available around Martinborough

    Child-friendly. No dogs.

    Hosted by Martinborough Fair Trust

     


    EVolunteer Information TBC

    • 7am setup, be ready by 7:30am;
    • packdown 4pm
    • Location Ohio Street.
    • Contact: Sigurd Magnusson/Donald Love (electric vehicles stand only)

     

    Watch a promotional video about the Martinborough Fair

    Watch a promotional video about Electric Cars at Martinborough Fair

     

  • Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Jackson Street in Petone, New Zealand

    Petone - 20 Feb - Petone Fair

    SATURDAY, February 20th 2021, 10AM – 4PM

     

    Hutt Valley's Biggest Summer Event.

    A highlight of the summer season, held every year in historic Jackson Street in Petone.

    EVs will again feature at the Fair, in an effort to educate and promote this environmentally friendly transport option.

    • Child friendly. Not dog-friendly.

    • Free entrance. Outdoors.

    • Parking: on-street, Britannia Street 3 x paid private carparks, Park & Ride at Petone Station, cnr Bouverie & Udy Sts paid parking, disabled at Buik Street.

    Hosted by the Rotary Club of Petone   This annual event is the Rotary Club's biggest fundraiser of the year.


    Saturday 20 February EVolunteers (times TBC)

    • 9am setup for 10am public opening,

    • 4pm packdown

    • Stall site TBC but likely to be near Fitzherbert Street

    Contact Sigurd Magnusson to volunteer

     

     

  • Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Okura Forest Festival in Auckland, New Zealand

    Okura Forest Festival 2021

    Celebrate our natural world and enjoy amazing music with your family and friends at Auckland's largest environmental awareness music festival!
    As well as a full afternoon and evening of dazzling main stage artists, you can get involved in a fascinating range of workshops, browse our delightful eco-friendly and enviro stalls and sample a sumptuous range of local food!
    This year your tickets and donations will support Friends of Okura Bush's exciting new project — a boardwalk to protect our ancient coastal forest & rare wildlife!
    Over the past 7 years Okura Forest Festival has raised over $100K for protecting our natural environment. This year we aim to have the biggest and most incredible festival ever and raise over $35k!
    Will be a display of Electric Vehicles include an e-NV200 and electric motorcycle. 
    Saturday 20th Feb 2021
    From 11am till 11pm
    LIVE MUSIC & WORKSHOPS: TBA
  • Saturday, March 06, 2021 at 08:00 AM
    Martinborough Town Centre in Martinborough, New Zealand

    Martinborough - 6 Mar - Fair

    SATURDAY February 6th, 2020, 8AM – 4PM

    SATURDAY March 6th, 2020, 8AM – 4PM

    The country's Premiere Craft Fair, sponsored by South Wairarapa Rotary. Interesting and varied array of goods, services and activities for our fair-goers.

    Electric Vehicle information and display and test drive car.

    Entry and parking: Free

    Further Paid parking is available around Martinborough

    Child-friendly. No dogs.

    Hosted by Martinborough Fair Trust

     


    EVolunteer Information TBC

    • 7am setup, be ready by 7:30am;
    • packdown 4pm
    • Location Ohio Street.
    • Contact: Sigurd Magnusson/Donald Love (electric vehicles stand only)

     

    Watch a promotional video about the Martinborough Fair

    Watch a promotional video about Electric Cars at Martinborough Fair

     

  • Sunday, March 07, 2021 at 08:30 AM
    Newtown Street Festival in Newtown, New Zealand

    Newtown - 7 March - Festival

    SUNDAY, March 7th, 2021, 8:30AM – 5PM

     

    Discover a fabulous world of food, arts, crafts and Electric cars in the heart of vibrant Newtown.

    An eclectic mix of performers will play on 15 stages spread out along Riddiford and surrounding streets.

    Amongst the stands, electric vehicles will be showcased. (near Rintoul Street) EVolunteers welcome. Contact Sigurd Magnusson.

    • 420 stalls
    • Over 120 different acts
    • 15 stages
    • Music, Dance, Comedy

    Programme of Performers will be posted closer to the time.

    Child friendly and free to all.  A family-oriented public celebration in the heart of Newtown – this is Newtown’s community party to which all of Wellington is invited.

    Hosted by Newtown Festival