Top five things to do this weekend
The annual ANZAC Reflections will be held at 2.20pm today at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion. The programme includes the Cantando choir performing specially commissioned work, A Call to Arms, by David Hamilton. Hamilton is one of New Zealand's most widely performed composers. There will also be readings commemorating the fallen in conflicts throughout the world. Tickets are $15 for adults and children are free. Door sales only.
YE TAUPO MEDIEVAL FAIRE
History will be re-enacted this weekend at the Ye Taupo Medieval Faire at Tongiriro North Domain. The fair is held over Friday, Saturday and Sunday and boasts Knightly fights, historic arts and crafts, a medieval market and all-round merriment. Adults are $10 but children under 12 are free. http://yetaupomedievalfaire2014.webs.com/
VAGUE DE CIRQUE
Calling all Hamilton circus fans - a travelling troupe from Montreal will perform at the Clarence St Theatre this weekend. Vague de Cirque's show Carousel and Clothesline is performing on Saturday and Sunday. It promises grandeur and glitz with the daily grind of life from acclaimed acrobats. Saturday's show is at 8pm and Sunday's starts at 2pm. Click here for ticket information.
Hampton Downs Motorsport Park will be the home of New Zealand's first Tough Mudder event this weekend. Competitors will take on 20 kilometres of challenges, including mud, fire, ice-water, a greasy quarter pipe and live electrical wires. Wait, what? Electrical wires? I guess that's what happens when the track is designed by British Special Forces. It sounds awesome... in a spectator kind of way.
JUNIOR DISABILITY GAMES 2014
Head along to St Peter's School to support the Junior Disability Games this weekend - an annual Olympic style sports tournament for young people who have a disability. Sporting events begin today and end at lunch time on Sunday. The Games offer a range of sports, such as athletics, boccia, para-cycling, para-rowing, waka ama, water safety, swimming, triathlon and wheelchair basketball. The opening ceremony is being held at Avantidrome, with NZ Paralympian Nikita Howarth as the guest speaker.
Have a safe long weekend,anzac people.
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