Top five things to do this weekend

NEW VENUE: Competitors at the Avantidrome.
NEW VENUE: Competitors at the Avantidrome.

Cyclone Luci is bearing down on the North Island and some events will no doubt be postponed due to the weather. If you know of an event that has been moved, postponed or cancelled please let us know at so we can share it with our readers. So, with that in mind, here is this weekend's top five. 


The Avantidrome is hosting its first event over the weekend - the NZ National Elite & U19 Track Cycling Championships. It began on Thursday and cyclists continue to compete until Sunday. Building work started on the $28.5m project in June 2012 - the finished Avantidrome building is 120 metres long and as tall as a six-storey building at its highest point. Rumour has it as the talk of the cycling world.


Head over to the University of Waikato tomorrow with a team of three players for the 3x3 basketball tour. It's open for anyone who wants to play and there are four classes under-14, u-16, u-18 and open - available for men and women's teams and competitors can register between 8am-9am, with the entry fee $50 per team. 


The Chiefs will take on the Stormers at Waikato Stadium tonight. It promises to be one heck of a game with the Chiefs fieldingthe biggest forward pack yet as they go up against their first South African opposition of the Super Rugby season.  Click here for ticket information. Chiefs mana baby!


Sunday's event has been moved to Te Aroha Racecourse due to the rough weather forecast to sweep over the North Island this weekend. It starts at 9.45am and finishes at 4pm.  Sal Valentine and The Babyshakes, a ten piece rhythm and blues band from Auckland is performing, plus arts and craft stalls.


This Sunday, Cambridge's Victoria St will be lined with stalls, art, musicians, street entertainers and more. The carnival is part of the Cambridge Autumn Festival and includes an Autumn Art Market. 

If you know of an up-coming event, please email with the details.