TAURANGA FARMERS’ MARKET

Shop local. Support local. Shop at the Farmers’ Market.
Saturdays 7.45am-12 noon
Tauranga Primary School, 26 Arundel Street, Tauranga
www.taurangafarmersmarket.co.nz

BALLOONS OVER WAIKATO

Over 130,000 spectators over 5 days will enjoy the amazing site of balloons ascending through the Waikato sunrise from 7.00am every morning and Hamilton’s biggest night out at the Zuru Nightglow, where the balloons glow to orchestrated music, finishing with the best fireworks display in town!

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 March
www.balloonsoverwaikato.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.
Sunday 29 March
Hamilton Gardens – Rhododendron Lawn
www.thegreatpumpkincarnival.co.nz

MEDIEVAL FAIR 

A day of family fun showcasing medieval times. Food – Music – Costumes – Games – Creative arts – Spit roast – Jousting

Sunday 22 March
Governor’s Green, Hamilton Gardens
Entry by gold coin

COOKING CLASSES WITH WAYNE GOOD

Class includes demonstration, delicious food and recipes to take home.
French High Tea and Flowers with Wayne Good and Julia Empson
1pm, 22 March
Chutneys and Preserves – Using the Autumn Harvest
9.30am, 28 March 28

To book phone 021 898 909 or wayne@arkanda.co.nz

FEAST WAIKATO

Dishing up a wonderful weekend in the Waikato. See what’s on the menu and to buy tickets to some of the great events go to www.waikatofoodinc.com/feastwaikato
2 – 5 April

 

TAURANGA TASTING TOURS

Zealong Estate (Gordonton) High Tea
15 March
Blewden Lilies, Shopping Cambridge & Tirau
26 March
South Island Winery Tour
31 March – 8 April
Pirongia Craft Fair
27 September
Hawkes Bay Winery Tour
8 – 11 October
Taranaki Powerco Garden Festival
30 October – 2 November
For more information www.tastingtours.co.nz
tgatastingtours@xtra.co.nz Ph: (07) 544 1393

 

FALLS RETREAT GARDENING WORKSHOPS

Edible Gardening for Beginners
Saturday 28 March, 9.30am
$75pp

Composting & Worm Farming
Saturday 28 March, 1pm

$60pp

Growing Healthy Vegies
Saturday 18 April 18

$75pp

The Full Monty
Includes morning tea, full day interactive workshop with Nicki Murray-Orr of VitalHarvest, notes to take home and a delicious shared lunch.
Saturday May 2, June 6
$125pp

The Educated Gardener
Saturday 9 May, 9.30am
$75pp

 

THE GREAT NZ FOOD SHOW

Showcasing the best in food, wine, delicious edibles and innovative products including cook-offs, chef demos and classes.
2–3 May, 9am–5pm
Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton
Tickets and more details at www.greatnzfoodshow.co.nz

 

MEYER CHEESE MELT CHALLENGE

Who makes the best cheese toastie in the Waikato? Taste your way through the entries to find out.
18 May – 7 June
www.waikatofoodinc.com/melt

 

NOURISH VIETNAM HOLIDAY

Join us as we travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City enjoying the delights of Vietnam.
Limited space, get in quick to secure your spot.
11 – 23 September
www.nourishmagazine.co.nz
or email vicki@nourishmagazine.co.nz