What's on in South Canterbury: 14 - 17 April, 2017
Exhibition: Pat White's Gallipoli, and Jane Powell's Fluidity. At the Aigantighe Art Gallery on Wai-iti Rd. Until May 21. Free entry.
Saturday - Sunday
Fundraising for Lily and Abby: 8am at Caroline Bay Hall. The Timaru singers are running a food stall at the Southern Alps Country Music Awards to raise money for their trip to New York.
Southern Alps Country Music Awards: Auditions all day Saturday at Caroline Bay Hall and Caroline Bay Community Lounge, then Saturday evening at the Timaru RSA on Wai-iti Rd. Auditions all day Sunday at Caroline Bay Hall. Cost to watch auditions $6 per day or $10 for both days, children under 12 free. The amateur country music contest for performers young and old sees competitors compete in 24 individual sections before overall winners are decided in each age group, junior 12 and under, intermediate 13 & under 18, senior 18 and over. Grand final to be held Sunday evening. Phone Andrew Nelson for further details 027 3699 247.
Easter Hunt: 10am - 4pm at Famlan Farm Park, 19 Rosebrook Rd. Easter prizes, pony cart rides, feed and get up close to the animals, ride on toys for pre school children and areas to enjoy a picnic. For further information see famlan.co.nz or contact Richard 021 458 583.
Moana Maniapoto sings: 7.30pm at the Geraldine Town and Country Club. The celebrated singer/songwriter is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black's Paddy Free and Karlos Tunks Saunders in a heartfelt tribute to moana - the ocean - in My Name is Moana. Funded by Arts of Tour New Zealand, the show combines the art of songwriting with storytelling to focus on the fundamental relationship that we all have with moana - the ocean. With plenty of song, harmony and a few tall tales, it promises to be an intimate, entertaining and compelling night. Tickets $25 from Louk Clothing (no eftpos).
Southern Alps Country Music Awards Grand Final: 6pm at Caroline Bay Hall. Children $5, senior citizens $10, adults $12.
Mackenzie Highland A&P Show: From 7am at the Mackenzie A&P Showgrounds, Fairlie. Adults $15, children $5. The show is the largest one-day Agricultural and Pastoral Show in Australasia. Competitions are held in sheep, cattle, horses, wool, dog trials, kennel club, donkeys, alpacas, llamas, goats, poultry, produce, photography, wood chopping, highland dancing and piping, wearable arts and more. Food stalls, entertainment, trade displays.