TAURANGA FARMERS’ MARKET

Shop local. Support local. Shop at the Farmers’ Market.
Saturdays 7.45am-noon.
Tauranga Primary School, 26 Arundel Street, Tauranga
www.taurangafarmersmarket.co.nz

 

SMASHED AVOCADO COMPETITION

In celebration of the town of Katikati recently becoming the Avocado Capital of NZ and our upcoming Avocado Food and Wine Festival on January 12th, our cafes and restaurants are participating in a competition to find the best Smashed Avocado dish in town. Each establishment will design their signature version of this fabulous dish, run it as a special throughout the month of December through until January 6th and the public will vote to decide which Smashed Avocado is the best in Katikati. The winner will be announced publicly at the Avocado Food and Wine Festival. There are also 2 lucky diners’ prizes of $50 vouchers to dine at the establishment of your choice. Participating cafes and restaurants are as follows:
Café Nineteen at Fairview Estate
Central Park Bar and Kitchen
Chrome Café
Lighthouse on Lockington Café
Orchard House Cafe
Talisman Hotel

 

SUNDAY LUNCH

Ex Tauranga. Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua
16 December
www.tgatastingtours.co.nz

 

REAL HEALTH NZ SUMMER WORKOUT SERIES

The ladies from Real Health NZ are celebrating summer by delivering some FREE live workouts to ladies around the Waikato region.
Come join Ren and Jen for a fun, casual workout, learn some powerful tips and be inspired to think differently when it comes to your health and fitness:-

TE AWAMUTU 17 Dec
TAIRUA 31 Dec
TE AROHA 22 Jan
CAMBRIDGE 23 Jan
For more information and to register visit @realhealthnewzealand on Facebook

 

PYO BLUEBERRIES

Fun for all the family and a great way to stock the freezer.
Open every day (except Christmas) from 8am to 6pm
Ohaupo Orchard, 397 Jary Road, Ohaupo
Ngatea Orchard, a short drive south on Central Road South off SH2

www.blueberry.co.nz

 

A NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Home to the biggest Christmas party in town, Bethlehem will host its annual family event with entertainment galore, giveaways from the Bethlehem Town Centre, fireworks and lots of good cheer.  Free entry with something for everyone, this iconic event will host a wide range of the region’s great food and beverage vendors or you can take your own picnic – but no alcohol.
Saturday 22 December, 5.00-9.30pm
Venue: Bethlehem College Sports Field
www.anightbeforechristmas.co.nz

 

KATIKATI AVOCADO FESTIVAL

Enjoy live music whilst savouring excellent food and fine wine.
Saturday 12 January, 11am-6pm
Early bird tickets $20, otherwise $25 at the gate on the day
http://www.katikatiavofest.weebly.com

 

HAMILTON GARDEN ARTS FESTIVAL

The Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is the only outdoor event of its type in New Zealand bringing together a programme of local, national and international events and performances across all arts genres, in the award winning Hamilton Gardens
Wednesday 20 February to Sunday 3 March
Tickets via ticketek.co.nz

 

MEET THE MAKER

Hayes Commons series of dinners getting you up close and personal with artisan producers is back in early February. Follow them on facebook to find out more.
http://facebook.com/hayescommon

 

PURPLE WALK FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS

This annual fundraiser for Insight Endometriosis is a great excuse to get a team of friends together for a walk around the lake.
13 March 2019, 5.30pmInnes Common, Hamilton Lake
http://www.purplewalk.co.nz

 

THE GREAT PUMPKIN CARNIVAL

Competitions to grow the biggest pumpkin, pumpkin carving, pumpkin races and pumpkin cooking competitions all combine for this fun family day out.
31 March 2019
Rhododendron Lawn, Hamilton Gardens
www.thegreatpumpkincarnival.co.nz

 

CHRISTCHURCH AKAROA WINERY TOUR

Ex Tauranga
April 2019
Contact Tauranga Tasting Tours on 07 544 1383
www.tgatastingtours.co.nz

 

ONE WONDERFUL DAY

A boutique wedding fair full of inspiration, atmosphere & authentic connection with experienced and trusted local wedding suppliers.
Saturday 11 May
The Atrium at Wintec House, Hamilton
www.onewonderfulday.co.nz