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4thekidz Tedz Project Free Information Meetings

Where: Christchurch

Date and Time:
24th - 26th February

Description of event: 4thekidz Tedz Project provides New Soft Toys and Comfort Packs to kids undergoing forensic examination after trauma or abuse.


Saving Rose

Where: Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia - Free Bus from Hamilton

Date and Time:
26 February - 7pm Sharp

Description of event: A Variety Show with fusion fashion, food and entertainment. Includes Celebrity Chef, Sports Personalities, Kapa Haka, auction and more....


Clinton Flower Show (80th Year)

Where: Clinton Community Centre, Clinton

Date and Time:
Friday 27th February

Description of event: Doors Open to the Public at 3.00pm. Gold coin Donation entry fee. Contact Deanna for more information.


The River: Walk for Water

Where: Wellington

Date and Time:
Saturday 28th February

Description of event: A half-marathon on the Hutt River Trail in Wellington, on Saturday 28th February to support clean water projects in Asia


Chelty Speed Shear

Where: Cheltenham Hotel

Date and Time:
28 February at 7.00 pm

Description of event: World class New Zealand Shearers on their way to the Golden Shears Watch a Sheep being Shawn in under a minute . Great night out


Relay for Life 2015

Where: Canterbury Agricultural Park

Date and Time:
28 Feb - 1 Mar

Description of event: Do you know someone fighting Cancer? Join them in their fight by signing up your team to the Cancer Society's Relay For Life, an inspiring, overnight, fun, event for people of all ages and fitness levels. Relay is an opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have been affected by cancer, remember those we've lost, and fight back by raising funds to support the work of the Cancer Society. We urge your family, sports group or business to help fight back against cancer in your community by getting behind next years Relay, on Feb 28 and 1 Mar 2015 at Canterbury Agricultural Park. For more information go to


Mararoa School PTA Fundraiser Trail Ride

Where: The Key, Te Anau

Date and Time:
Saturday 28th February

Description of event: Mararoa School Trail Bike Ride, 28th February, go to for more info Facebook Mararoa School Trail Ride



The Wrap Party

Where: 2/2 Leacroft street Bishopdale, (Christchurch Parent Centre)

Date and Time:
28th February, 2pm

Description of event: FREE EVENT !!! Come check out our products to help you tone, tighten and firm to beauty.


Otautau Three Churches Flower and Quilt Walk

Where: Main Street Otautau

Date and Time:
11am-4pm Saturday 28th February


Kiara's Angel Walk

Where: Orewa Estuary

Date and Time:
Sunday 1st March

Description of event: In loving memory of Kiara this walk/cycle event around the estuary is to raise money for child cancer. There is a free fun day from 10am-1pm




Date and Time:
Tuesday 3 & 10 March at 6.30pm

Description of event: Calling all netball players of all levels - former, current and new players welcome. Grades Premier 1, Premier 2 and social grade.


Reunion: Te Kowhia School & District - 125 years (1890 2015)

Where:Te Kowhai School

Date and Time:
6 8 March 2015

Description of event:Te Kowhai Primary School will hold its 125th School Reunion in Te Kowhai, Hamilton on 6-8 March 2015. To register your interest please email or phone Te Kowhai School 07 8297860 or Facebook us at


Karapoti Classic Mountain Bike Event

Where: Upper Hutt, Wellington

Date and Time:
Saturday 7 March, 2015

Description of event: The 30th anniversary of the Southern Hemisphere's longest running mtn bike event!


Morrinsville A&P Show

Where: Morrinsville Recreational Grounds

Date and Time:
6 & 7 March 2015

Description of event: The A&P Show an annual event that bring farmers and townies together to celebrate all things farm, food, family & fun.


Arapuni Bowling Club 80th Jubilee

Where: Arapuni Bowling Club

Date and Time:
7 March 2015

Description of event: 80th Jubilee and reunion All members, ex Members,family's most welcome to attend for further information contact Jim Bain 02149022


Wanganui Cage Bird Club Annual Bird Sale

Where: Riverside Church Hall, Mathieson Street (off Somme Parade - City end)

Date and Time:
7th March

Description of event: Benching from 8.30 a.m. selling from 9 a.m. Admission $2 buying, selling or just looking. Further information ph.(06)345.6904


Rai Valley A & P Show

Where: Rai Valley, Marlborough

Date and Time:
Saturday, March 7th

Description of event: Local A & P Show - community event of the year with something for everyone in the family. Animals, Craft, Woodchopping, Vintage & loads more


Hataitai Plunket Reunion

Where: The Realm Restaurant, Moxham Avenue, Hataitai

Date and Time:
Monday 9 March from 4pm

Description of event: Join residents and ex-residents for drinks and/or dinner. Ring Frances 049721371 for more details.


"Give Indoor Bowls a Go"

Where: Avonhead Primary School, Christchurch

Date and Time:
9th March 7.30pm


2015 Ballance Farm Environment Awards - Horizons Region

Where: Awapuni Racecourse, Palmerston North

Date and Time:
Thursday 12th March, 6.30pm

Description of event: Tickets are on sale now and can purchased online at or by contacting Stella Rackham on 0274 197 587.


Wairarapa Balloon Festival

Where: Wairarapa Region

Date and Time:
12 - 15 March

Description of event: Fun for the whole family, the big kids too! Flying competitions, Trust House Night Glow, evening Burner Parade and much more!


Quilts Across the Ranges

Where: Kelston community Centre, cnr Gt North & Awaroa Roads Glendene Ak

Date and Time:
Friday 13 March to Sunday 15 March 10am - 4pm

Description of event: Western Quilters circle annual show, exhibiting members quilts and fabric arts.


Bombay Pioneer Settlers Fun Run

Where: Bombay

Date and Time:
14 March

Description of event: The Bombay Early Settlers Fun Run has a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Run or Walk plus we now have a 15k Nordic discipline.


Kumeu Show

Where: Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu, Auckland

Date and Time:
14th and 15th March

Description of event: This traditional A&P show is something that is part of New Zealand's rural traditions. "Udderly Great Family Entertainment"


Transport Show

Where: Pigeon Valley, Wakefield, Nelson

Date and Time:
14 and 15 March 10am - 3pm

Description of event: Modern and historic trucks and other transports displays. $5 entry, under 13 free. Free rides for kids, craft stalls, food and drink



Where: 524 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay

Date and Time:
15 March, 9.30am - 2pm

Description of event: Large collection of antiques, collectables, memorabilia and crafts. Proceeds to the upkeep of Armanasco Historic House.


Social Climbers

Where: Stables Theatre Cnr Main Highway & Arthur St Ellerslie

Date and Time:
19 to 28 March

Description of event:In this New Zealand comedy from Roger Hall, we watch five teachers and a rebellious art student trapped in a hiking hut .


Night market/ Gala

Where: Glenshea Park Putaruru

Date and Time:
Friday 20th March 5-8pm

Description of event: Gala & night market - fundraiser event for extending Rangirua rest home .Stalls, children's rides - donkey, horse, mini jeeps, games


The Club Huntly - 2 Day Open Fishing Contest

Where: Open Competition

Date and Time:
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March

Description of event: Adults & Kids. Prizes including Mystery Weight, these fish are kept and donated to Senior Citizens of the district. Phone 078287542


Turangawaewae Regatta

Where: Ngaruawahia

Date and Time:
20, 21 March 2015

Description of event: Held on banks of the Waikato river beneath Turangawaewae marae in Ngaruawahia. Featuring traditional waka taua (war canoe), marae tours, etc


Antiques Fair

Where: Bat Sports Pavilion, Harmony Lane, Waipapa

Date and Time:
Fri 20th March 12pm to 5pm & 21st March 9am to 4pm

Description of event: Bring your treasures for appraisal & valuation by professionals. $5 per item (max 3 per person) $2 for general admission to watch the fun.


Harbour Street Jazz & Blues Festival

Where: Oamaru

Date and Time:
20th - 22nd March

Description of event: Jazz & Blues Festival - A weekend of jazz, blues & art. Workshops for all those budding & seasoned musicians. with buskers & performances


Maungaturoto and Districts Rotary Club Grand Auction

Where:Maungaturoto Primary School

Date and Time:
Saturday 21 March at 10am

Description of event: We auction good quality donated items. The proceeds of the auction enable us to undertake activities within our community.


Dam to Pub Quest for Gold Cycle Race

Where: Roxburgh Dam to Beaumont Pub

Date and Time:
Saturday 21 March

Description of event: Roxburgh dam to Beaumont, part of the Clutha Gold trail, is a must on anyone's biking itinerary. The smooth, wide and well- formed trail is suitable for riders of most abilities and fitness. There is lots of variety, undulating to flat to meandering terrain. There is the odd tight corner, the odd long incline, some quick downhills that serve to keep you, excuse the pun "on track"! The area is steeped in gold mining history, discarded relics of that bygone era, orchards, farms with sheep and cattle , rugged stone outcrops and stunning vistas of the Clutha River. The 53km trail from Dam to Pub was tried and tested by 11 Rotarians from the Wanaka Club, at the end of January 2015 and was described by all as enjoyable, achievable and satisfying!


150 year anniversary celebrations

Where: Wesley Centre, 3 Henry Street, Blenheim

Date and Time:
21-29 March

Description of event: We are celebrating the 150 year anniversary of the Methodist Church in Marlborough. For more information phone 03 5780367


2015 Vintage Harvest Festival

Where: The Glenbrook Vintage Railway

Date and Time:
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March

Description of event: Features vintage tractors and equipment in action, steam-powered vehicles, haymaking, threshing, hay baling, Clydesdale horse ploughing and much more.


Waikato Childrens Literacy Charitable Trust Family Fundraising Event

Where: Elliot Park Field 2 at the Western Community Centre grounds in Hyde Av, Hamilton

Date and Time:
Sunday 22 March, 9.30am – 2.30pm

Description of event: Waikato Children’s Literacy Charitable Trust is having a Family Fundraising Event


Developing and Managing Staff/Volunteer Performance

Where: Rotorua

Date and Time:
Thursday 26 March

Description of event: Not for Profit Management Course Improve your skills in leading, managing or relating to organisations in the not for profit sector.


Kopane School 90th Jubilee

Where:Kopane School, Rongotea Road, Palmerston North

Date and Time:
27 - 28 March 2015

Description of event:Register and catch up with old friends on Friday night. Saturday activities along with class photos followed Dinner and Dance. Contact


FloravisioNZ-10th National Exhibition of Floral Art Society of NZ

Where: Rotorua Convention Centre,1170 Fenton Street, Rotorua

Date and Time:
26 March 2015 noon-4.30pm, 27 Mar 9.30am- 4.30pm, 28 Mar 9.30am- 1.30pm

Description of event: A 5 yearly event created by members from throughout NZ, showcasing the diversity and creativity of designing with plant material. Email:


Celebrating 80 years of Golf

Where: Kaitake Golf Club

Date and Time:
28 March 2015, 10am

Description of event: 80th Jubilee. All ex members are invited to attend. To register contact Raewyn Hawker on 06 7513391 or


Big Rides Day

Where: Gore - Southern Field Days site, Waimumu

Date and Time:
Sunday 29 March, 10am - 2pm

Description of event: A huge variety of "Big Rides" to experience: sileage chopper, fire engine, truck, digger, tractor and more! Fundraiser for Gore Kids Hub.


50th Jubiliee Celebration

Where: 238 Main Rd, Tairua

Date and Time:
Easter Weekend. April 3rd, 4th, & 5th.

Description of event: Friday Mix & Mingle. Saturday golf, bowls, croquet & Jubilee Dinner. Sunday golf, croquet B.B.Q. Registrations close 14th March. Ph 8648416


Henderson Valley School Centennial 1915-2015

Where: Henderson Valley School, West Auckland

Date and Time:
Easter weekend, Saturday 4th April and Sunday 5th April

Description of event: School is open Saturday afternoon followed by mix'n' mingle social evening with food and music. Family fun day and photos on Sunday


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


A Taste of Matarangi....Food, Wine & Music by the Beach

Where: Village Green Reserve, Kenwood Drive, Matarangi. Coromandel Peninsula

Date and Time:
11th April, 10am - 4.30pm


Poultry Auction

Where: Sports Hall, Tancred St West, ASHBURTON

Date and Time:
Sunday 19th April

Description of event: NZ'S Largest Auction of Poultry, Pigeons, Waterfowl etc Approximately 300 lots up for sale! Viewing from 11am and Auction starts at Approx.


Jumble Sale

Where: Napier Market, Marine Parade, Napier

Date and Time:
Sunday morning, 19 April

Description of event: If you have good quality items to donate for sale with proceeds going to the HB Multiple Sclerosis Society call Nicola on 06-835-8542



Where: Hollywood Cinema, Avondale

Date and Time:
Saturday, April 25th, 2pm and Sunday, April 26th, 2pm

Description of event: Saturday WINGS - 1927 silent movie accompanied by the Wurlitzer pipe organ. Sunday THE MUSIC THAT GOT US THROUGH THE WAR YEARS


An Evening With Graham Lowe

Where:Plimmerton School Hall

Date and Time:
Friday 8th May

Description of event: An Evening With Graham Lowe will provide valuable insight into what has guided one of NZ’s most successful sporting coaches.


Hamilton Arthritis Support Group

Where:St Clares Co-operating Parish 97 Tuhikaramea Road, Dinsdale, Hamilton

Date and Time:
The last Wednesday of each month from 1.30pm - 3pm

Description of event:Do you suffer from Arthritis? Or know of anyone who does? Our group meets every last Wednesday of the month where we have different speakers/ entertainers. Tea and Coffee is served afterwards.


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.


Morrinsville Intermediate Treasure Dome Market

Where: Morrinsville Intermediate Coronation Road Morrinsville

Date and Time:
From 22nd February - held on last Sunday of month.

Description of event: Collectables ,brick a brack and treasure stalls .Food teas and coffees available. All profits goes to school.


Communication and Cognition in People over the Age of 50

Where:At your home, your office or the University of Waikato

Date and Time:

Description of event:If you are worried that you are not as mentally sharp as you used to be and are willing to be a part of my PhD research, call me 0221998650