Top five things to do this weekend

STACEY OLIVER
Last updated 13:27 28/02/2014
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Colourful macaroons from My Sweet Things at last year's food and wine festival.

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FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

Yes, it’s finally here. The festival is returning to Claudelands Arena for two days of some primo local food, the finest wineries, darn good chefs and some sweet tunes - all the makings of an pleasant weekend. I'm sure there will be a few celebs around the place too. Check out ticket details here.

RELAY 4 LIFE

Teams will be walking or running - yeah right - around a track for 22 hours to raise money and awareness for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society this weekend. Dress up and go for it. Husband and wife Jimmy and Betty Dick, who have both beaten cancer,  walked their 10th annual Relay for Life last year. In 2012 Jimmy, complete with knee brace and walking stick, pushed Betty around the track in a wheelchair because they simply couldn't miss it. If they can do it, so can you. 

CHIEFS v HIGHLANDERS

Get excited for the future 2014 Super Rugby Champions first home game of the season against the Highlanders at Waikato Stadium this Saturday. Tickets are from $19 and kick-off is at 7.35pm. 

You've got this, Chiefs.  

CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL DAY

A free activity for the kids this Saturday which will include rides, entertainment, youth zone, sports activities, chalk fest, Honu Peka Trail, under 5s area, spray on tattoos, Excite, Planet Warriors plus $3 flat rate parking in Knox St, 10am - 3pm. It's taking place at Garden Place, the Garden Place Library, Waikato Museum. 

 NZ MOTORHOME AND CARAVAN SHOW

Enthusiasts will have no doubt begun cruising into Waikato today for the show at Mystery Creek. It began today and finishes on Sunday. It will showcase the motorhome and caravan lifestyle and have almost every new gadget and accessroy available to mankind. It's $15 for adults and children under 16 are free. 

ONE MORE THING

Don't forget about the Ironman New Zealand in Taupo

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