What: Ngaruawahia Primary School Gala

When: Thursday 23rd March 2017, 3:30pm onwards

Where: Ngaruawahia Primary School Gala



What: The Burmese Cat Club of NZ

When: Saturday 25th March 2017, 10:30am – 4:00pm

Where: Barber Hall, Waldegrave Street, Palmerston North

The Burmese Cat Club of NZ Inc (Central Region) is holding their 40thshow.  The show is open to all shorthair pedigree breeds, as well as domestic and companion cats.
Six Judges from around NZ and Australia will be officiating at the show.  All cats will be up for the chance of winning a Top 10 award in their class.  There will also be Supreme awards for Best Pedigree, Best Companion and Best Domestic.  Also this year there will be a Moggie of the Year award voted by public choice.



What: Fusion Festival

When: Saturday 25th March 2017, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Where: 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu

Set in the heart and hub of Kapiti at Te Newhanga Kapiti Community Centre, Fusion is a one-day event that celebrates the best of Kapiti ethnic culture, food and music. Fusion Festival is an amazing event drawing on all ages, ethnicities, sharing and growing cultural diversity in Kapiti.  Up to 20 Cultural/Ethnic Performances and Stalls including Kapiti College/Paraparaumu College and Otaki College!!

Fusion shares and embraces the significance of Neighbours Day Aotearoa (25/26Mar) and Race Relations Day (23Mar).



What: The Rotary club of Plimmerton Book Fair

When: Saturday & Sunday 1st April 2017

Where: The Kennel Club , Prosser St, Porirua

Proceeds are towards the Te Ara Piko pathway and Life Education Trust North Wellington. Large number of books for sale at very reasonable prices.



What: Mt. Victoria Annual Treasure Hunt

When: Sunday 2nd April 2017, 2:00pm – 5:30pm

Where: Mt Vic Hub, 24e Elizabeth St, Wellington

Join us for a fun-filled day of activities around the beautiful suburb of Mount Victoria! Grab your passport, and head out to solve the clues given at various locations and discover all sorts of treasure! We have lots in store for participants this year including a BBQ at the end of the Treasure Hunt so bring your walking shoes, grab your friends and whanau and meet us from 2pm to register and get your Treasure Hunt map. At the end join us for a Community BBQ from 4pm at Innermost Gardens, 31 Lawson Place (top of Majoribanks St). If you would like to know more contact us at [email protected] or ph 021 765 525 or just turn up on the day!



What: Open Arts – Annual “Almost an Island” Exhibition

When: 6th – 17th April 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm daily

Where: Macandrew Bay Hall Dunedin



What: Bay of Plenty Symphonia

When: Sunday 9th April 2017, 3:00pm

Where: Baycourt, Tauranga

Bay of Plenty Symphonia is Tauranga’s only community orchestra. Our concert of opera favourites features Chalium Poppy (bass baritone) and Elisha Hulton (mezzo) alongside orchestral overtures and interludes.



What: Bays Patchwork Group Quilt Show 2017

When: Saturday 22nd April 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where:  East Coast Bay Leisure Centre, Bute Road, Browns Bay, Auckland

Quilts on display; merchants; raffles; demonstrations; refreshments; trading table



What: Annual Iris Seminar

When: Saturday 6th May 2017

Where: St Patricks Hall, Corner Craigie Avenue and Browne Street, Timaru

Commencing 9.30 am with morning tea
Speakers, Workshops on bearded, pacific coast, sibericas and beardless
Raffles and Sales table
Morning tea and afternoon tea and lunch provided
All Welcome
Cost $5.00 per person, pay at the door
Please register to Lynda Crossen by 20 April 2017
[email protected]    ph 03 686 4813



What: Mid Canterbury Choir Concert

When: Sunday 14th May 2017, 2:00pm

Where: St Stephens Anglican Church, Park Street, Ashburton

Musical Director:  Kathy McKimmie (rehearsals until mid April); Martin Setchell (final rehearsals and concert)
Accompanist:  Stephen Diedricks
Tickets:  $15 available from a Mid Canterbury Choir member or at the door.