What's on this weekend: March 10 - 12

Sam Cane is back for the Chiefs this Friday night against the Hurricanes at FMG Waikato Stadium.
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Sam Cane is back for the Chiefs this Friday night against the Hurricanes at FMG Waikato Stadium.

HAMILTON RECORD FAIR: Sat, 11 March

What's a record you ask? Well, if you struggle to remember a time before iTunes​ kids, then you won't know. However, there are still many people who collect, play and listen to records. At the Phoenix House Community Hall this Saturday there will be stalls dealing and collecting a range of records from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, covering rock 'n' roll, soul, funk and jazz. $10 ticket on the door from 11am - 4pm.

CHIEFS V HURRICANES: Fri, 10 March

The Chiefs dominated the Blues last weekend 41-26, but this week will be a lot tougher. Chiefs at home are hard to beat, but the Hurricanes - who won the Super comp last year - are looking sharp this season too! Nehe Milner-Skudder is back for the Canes, while the Chiefs welcome back Sam Cane. Chiefs fans: get to the game this Friday and ring those cow bells! Last Friday's game brought in a great crowd, so here's hoping this week is the same. I'm backing Chiefs 12 under. 

HAMILTON RIVER MARKET: Sun, 12 March

Another market to add to the list over the weekend. Held every Sunday along the Waikato River in Hamilton from 8am - 1pm. The Hamilton River Market is set among the trees, operating from the Sonning Carpark on River Rd next to Claudelands Bridge. Great coffee, fresh bread and pastries, free range eggs, plants, flowers, and produce! 

BAT TOUR: Fri, 10 March

A bat tour in Hamilton sounds amazing! Waikato Museum have invited all ages to join them for a night of information and experience at the museum before going out and bat spotting. You then have to head to Hammond Park in hopes of hearing some bats before exploring the boardwalk looking for other nocturnal animals. The tours costs $15 for adults, $6 for kids under 14 and family passes for $35. It runs from 6pm - 8pm, children must be over five and accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather! Raining = suitable footwear and raincoat. More information on Waikato Museum website.

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC: Sun, 12 March

Hoping the weather holds over the weekend - bring the kids, their favourite teddy and dressed up as their favourite character or superhero at the Children's Day Teddy Bears Picnic day in Taupo. Register your teddy for a gold coin donation at 10am, and be in to win spot prizes. Starts at 11am - 1pm, with games, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, ice cream, balloons, face painting and more. Held at Riverside Park & Unison Amphitheatre, Taupo. 

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