* Christmas


* Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Annual awards which celebrate cinematic excellence and the cultural diversity of the Asia-Pacific region. Usually held in November or December.
* Festival of Cycling
Cycling event held annually in Christchurch in early December.
* Homebake festival Sydney
Annual music, film and arts festival in Sydney featuring Australian and New Zealand artists.
* Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
An icon of Australia's summer sport.
* Summertimes Christchurch
A festival of free outdoor entertainment which runs from December to March.
* Tinman Triathlon
Annual triathlon at Mount Maunganui.
* Turner Prize
Widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe. Winner announced in December each year.
* Volvo Round The World Ocean Race
The next race will take place from October 2014 to June 2015.