Top five things to do this weekend

Last updated 13:39 11/04/2014
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
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TRIUMPHANT: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, jokes with Sophia Gillatt, 8, Charlotte Burnett, 7, and Kate Burnett, 9, after they gave her flowers during their Blenheim visit.

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Tomorrow is D-day for the royal couple's highly anticipated Waikato visit. Cambridge is your best chance at catching a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess. Click here for the lowdown on where to see them, where to park as well as a map.


Project Echo, a local group aiming to raise awareness about the long tailed bat - some of which reside in urban Hamilton, has organised a free bat fun day this Saturday. The event will take place at the lakeside court at the Hamilton Gardens between 4pm-7.30pm. There will be a bat tour at sunset as well as face painting, bat art and craft activities, a sausage sizzle and a presentation. Perfect for your little intrepid traveller.


The Waikato-Bay of Plenty powerlifting champs will return to Hamilton this Saturday at the Uni Rec Centre. Entry is a gold coin donation and lifting starts at 11am. This is a drug free sport endorsed by Sport NZ and the International Powerlifting Federation. 


The Waikato show is held over three days, April 11 - 13, at the Claudelands Event Centre. Today it is open between 10am and 5pm. The late night carnival is open until 10pm.  On Saturday and Sunday it is open from 10am to 5pm. Admission is a fiver for adults while under-fives are free. There is a detailed map on the website, go check it out. 


The Recliner Rockers are playing at Diggers Bar on Saturday night at 9pm - entry is free. Their music is described as roots, rockabilly, blues and I hear they give one heck of a performance. The band played their first gig back in 2006 at the Whangamata Beach Hop and became crowd favourites.


The Chiefs are playing the Rebels at Waikato Stadium on Saturday at 7.30pm and the Fairfield Rotary Book Fair is being held at Te Rapa Racecourse from today until Sunday. 

If you know of an event or gig happening in the Waikato, email with the details before that week's top five is published. 

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