Top five things to do this weekend

Competitors in the 2014 Turangawaewae Regatta looking fierce on the Waikato River.
Bruce Mercer

Competitors in the 2014 Turangawaewae Regatta looking fierce on the Waikato River.

TURANGAWAEWAE REGATTA

The regatta is an integral part of Ngaruawahia's history and this Saturday the event will celebrate 120 years of showcasing the Waikato River and wider community.

It has survived two world wars and according to organisers, is the second oldest regatta in the South Pacific.

Organisers have brought woodchopping back into the mix, among a range of other activities such as waka rides, pole jousting, kapa haka performances and much more. 

When: Friday, 9am - 3pm

Saturday, 9am - 5pm (the big day)

Where: Turangawaewae Marae, 29 River Rd, Ngaruawahia.

Door sales only.

READ MORE: Ngaruawahia celebrates 120yrs of regatta

KITE DAY

Ad Feedback

A family fun day of kite flying in Te Awamutu on Saturday. Bring a picnic and enjoy the afternoon.

Where: Albert Park, Park Rd

When: Saturday, 1 - 3pm

Entry is free.

TE TOTARA PRIMARY SCHOOL GALA

Grab the family and head along to Te Totara Primary School's gala day on Saturday.

There will be a bouncy castle, slippery slide, bumperballs, horizontal bungee, entertainment, lollies, funky fashion, cake stalls, Mamma's donuts and raggles. Lots of family fun to be had.

When: Saturday, 9am - 1pm

Where: Te Totara Primary School, Hector Dr, Rototuna.

LARK IN THE PARK

A fun-filled doggy day for your best pawed pal on Sunday with exhibitors, competitions, demonstrations and activities. 

Where: Hamilton Gardens

When: Sunday, 11am - 3pm

Entry: It is free to attend but registrations and entry into competitions and raffles is $15

TO MARKET

Putaruru Night Market and Gala, Friday, 5 -pm, Glenshea War Memorial Park, Park St

Crafts Under Cover, Saturday, 9am - 1pm, Frankton Hotel

Tamahere Country Market, Saturday, 8.30am - 1pm, St Stephens Anglican Church, corner of Airport and Tamahere Dr

ONE MORE THING

Hamilton Fringe Festival continues this Friday and Saturday with an array of weird and wonderful acts. Check out Hamilton Fringe 2015 for event details.

 - Waikato Times

Ad Feedback
special offers
Ad Feedback