Arts Festival Out East 2014
Where: Howick Local Board region
Date and Time: 1 – 30 March
Description of event: Arts Festival Out East 2014 includes more than 30 events from the Howick Local Board district and Beachlands arts community. From March 1-30 wide-ranging exhibitions, dramatic performances, cinema, arts and cultural events are taking to stages, galleries, theatres and parks throughout the area. Events on offer include something from family entertainment to intrigue for serious art buffs. For more information and the full programme, go to www.artsfestivalouteast.org.nz.
22nd National Leisure Marchers Field Day
Where: Street March, Trafalgar Street and Trafalgar Park, Nelson
Date and Time: 7 – 8 March
Description of event: 7th: Street March of visiting teams 6.15pm start down Trafalgar St 8th: Trafalgar Park 8am start, displays from 76 leisure marching teams
Get UP Festival
Where: Huatoki Plaza, James Lane, New Plymouth
Date and Time: 7 - 9 March
Description of event: Taranaki’s first ever major street art festival. 40 artists 30 walls live painting over 3 days. New Plymouth CBD and surrounding suburbs.
Pukemiro School Centenary: 100 Year Jubilee!
Where: Pukemiro School, Waikato
Date and Time: 7 March - 9 March
Description of event: Calling all past pupils and staff of Pukemiro School. Return to the village for 3 days of fun, food, and memories. Registration required.
Music At The Point
Where: Pleasant Point Reserve, Pauanui Beach
Date and Time: Saturday 8 March, 3pm - 7pm
Description of event: A great family day out! BYO picnic, gold coin entry fee. Local boys playing first, followed by Overdrive. Don't forget your sunblock...
Mahana School Family Fiesta
Where: Mahana School, Tasman District, Nelson
Date and Time: 8 March, 3pm – 7pm
Description of event: Twilight Food and Music Fiesta with Live Music and Family Entertainment. Gold Coin Entry
Kaipara Cruising & Sportsfishing Club Inc Annual Fishing Competition
Where: Kaipara Harbour
Date and Time: 8 March
Description of event: Annual Fishing Competition
Opera in the Garden
Where: Kennaway's Operacado Orchard, 643 Ngunguru Road, Glenbervie, Whangarei
Date and Time: 8 March
Description of event: Join us with artist Shaan Antunovich and the Opera North singers for An Afternoon in Paris filled with French Opera and Musical Theatre song
Quilts Across the Ranges - Western Quilters Circle Annual Show
Where: Kelston Community Centre, cnr Gt North & Awaroa Roads, Glendene
Date and Time: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 March, 10am- 4pm
Description of event: Western Quilters 30th Anniversary Quilt Show - with quilts, wall hangings, art quilts. Also on show quilts from throughout NZ.
Kaukapakapa School Ritchies Fundraising Golf Tournament
Where: Helensville Golf Course
Date and Time: Friday 14 March
Description of event:A wonderful day of golf in support of Kaukapakapa School at the picturesque Helensville Golf Club.
Whangaparaoa Primary School Gala
Where: Whangaparaoa School, Ladies Mile, Manly
Date and Time: Saturday 15 March, 11am - 3pm
Description of event: Good old fashioned family fun, white elephant jumble sale, toy shop, book and cake stalls, lots of food and games plus great entertainment.
Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter Open Day
Where: Rescue Hangar, Tauranga Hospital
Date and Time: Sunday 16 March, 10am - 2pm
Description of event: Loads of fun for kids. Get your photo with the Rescue Helicopter. Police Dog and Armed Offenders displays, Fire Service, St John and heaps more.
Dairy Women's Network 2014 Conference
Date and Time: 19 - 20 March
Description of event: New Zealand's dairy farming women will come together for two days to discuss the industry's big issues and learn from the best.
Waterlea Summer Festival
Where: Waterlea School, 17 House Avenue, Mangere Bridge, Auckland
Date and Time: Friday 21 March, 5pm - 8pm
Description of event: Amazing food stalls including famous Mangere Bridge Hangi, performers, fun for kids. Wipeout course, bouncy castle, giant games. Entry by gold coin
Barfoot & Thompson Designer of the Year 2014 "In The Mood"
Where: North Shore Events Centre Glenfield
Date and Time: 21 – 23 March
Corran Cocktails - Corran School Reunion
Where: 119 Queen Street Northcote Point Auckland
Date and Time: Saturday 22 March, 6.30pm - 9.39pm
Antiques and Collectibles Show
Where: South School Hall, Queen Street, Timaru
Date and Time: Saturday 22 March, 10am - 4pm
Description of event: Sales, Raffles, Appraisals and food. Car Boot space available - Ph Carol 6883596
Elvis Presley Tribute Show
Where: Waihi Memorial RSA, Seddon Street
Date and Time: Saturday 22 March, from 5.30pm
Description of event: Come along and enjoy an Elvis Presley Tribute Show. No cover charge, dinner 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Courtesy van 4pm onwards. Contact (07)863-8860
Beach Haven Cultural Day
Where: Beach Haven Hall 336 Rangtira Road
Date and Time: Saturday 22 March, 11am-10pm
Description of event: See, smell, taste, feel and hear Beach Haven’s Ethnic community. Contemporary arts, music, traditional food, handicraft & performances.
PLSC RSA Laser Regatta 2014
Where: Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club, 100A Ireland Road, Panmure
Date and Time: Sunday 23 March, 10am
Description of event: The regatta is open to Laser Standards, Radials and 4.7s. There will be many prizes to be won and it will be followed by a friendly BBQ.
Mt Eden School Food & Fun Fair
Where: Mt Eden Primary School, Corner Sherbourne & Valley Roads, Mt Eden
Date and Time: Sunday 23 March, 11am - 3pm
Description of event: Huge food and fun fair!
Where: Massey University Campuses in Wellington, Manawatu and Auckland
Date and Time: 24, 26, 28 March
Description of event: Youth Smokefree festival days with guest speakers, bands, food, entertainment and activities.
Waihi's Warm Up Party For Beach Hop
Where: Downtown Waihi
Date and Time: Wednesday 26 March
Description of event: Hot rods, classic cars, live bands
Purple Day for epilepsy!
Date and Time: 26 March
Description of event: Purple Day (March 26) is an international effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th, you are all invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness! Register an epilepsy awareness or fundraising event online at www.epilepsy.org.nz.
Kawerau 60th Birthday Celebrations
Date and Time: 29-30 March 2014
Description of event: Music, dance and displays at Prideaux Park, dinner and show at Cosmopolitan Club and a performance by the 'Kawerau Kid' John Rowles.
Bach Musica NZ: J S Bach St John Passion
Where: Auckland Town Hall, Great Hall
Date and Time: 30 March, 5pm
Description of event: Music that touches the soul. Anna Pierard - Soprano, Stephen Diaz - Countertenor, David Hamilton - Tenor, Jared Holt and David Griffiths - Baritone
Shannon School 125th Jubilee
Date and Time:18 - 20 April - Easter
Description of event:
Time to return to school, meet up with old school friends and celebrate 125 years for Shannon School.
Kelburn Normal School Centenary
Date and Time: 16 – 18 May
Description of event: Kelburn Normal School is turning 100! Old girls, boys and staff are invited back to school to celebrate 100 years. Register now!
Hampden School 150th Jubilee
Where: Hampden School
Date and Time: 25 - 26 October (Labour Weekend)
Description of event: Past pupils, Staff, committee/BOT members come celebrate 150 years of Hampden School. To register contact email@example.com
Browns School Centennial
Where: Browns, Central Southland
Date and Time: Labour Weekend 2014
Description of event: Friday 24th: Evening informal get together. Saturday 25th: Photos, afternoon tea & dinner. Registrations close 1st May. Write P O Box 19 Winton 9741. Ph 03 2176977
Geraldine Volunteer Fire Brigade 125 Year Celebration
Date and Time: Friday 21 - Sunday 23 November
Description of event: The Geraldine Volunteer Fire Brigade is celebrating its 125th year, in November 2014. See our Facebook page for more details
Horowhenua College 75th Jubilee
Where: Horowhenua College, Levin
Date and Time: 3 April – 5 April 2015 (Easter weekend)
Description of event: Expressions of interest/current contact details needed
Timaru Farmers Market
Where: Strathallan Street, Timaru
Date and Time: Every Saturday 9am – 12.30pm
Description of event: Locally grown produce, vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, bread, salad ingredients, sweet treats, honey and more.