IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT WOMAN
Wanakafest this year. Starts Pembroke Park, 10am. Includes stalls, a Bike’vember collection, and Kahu Youth activities, including the Polar Plunge from Wanaka’s jetty after lunch.
Deans Bank 10 Hour: The classic Bike Wanaka Deans Bank 10 hour MTB enduro is back, raced just outside Wanaka with solo and team entries. A chance to push yourself on a purpose built mountain 12km loop track. More info bikewanaka.org.nz Great Glenorchy Getaway Day: ‘‘Getting Outdoors for Summer’’ themed day at Mrs Woolly’s General Store with fresh seasonal market stalls, a car boot sale, face painting and balloons, family races, workshops, artists, wine, live blues music, helicopter rides and The Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
Cuisine at Clyde: Wine and food match dinner at Olivers 6.30pm with Sam Kim (wine judge and writer) and Alan Brady - Tickets available from Olivers - call Shirley for more details on 03 449 2962 or 021 506 219 or facebook.com/cuisineatclyde. New Release Tasting: Alexandra Basin Winegrowers. Olivers Garden, Clyde, 1-4pm. The tongue-in-cheek Perfect Woman Competition returns to Wanaka this Labour Weekend, with a new sponsor.
Competition founder Stew Burt and Stonewood Homes Wanaka area owner Mark Harry announced this week that entries are now open for a weekend of laughs and hi-jinks.
The event has become a major fundraiser for The Canlive Cancer Trust, which the Burts set up after they visited The Gawler Foundation in Australia.
See it at the Wanaka Bullock Bar, October 22 – 23.
The Gator Boys: at Chatto Creek Tavern playing music from 2-6pm. Cromwell Farmers’ and Craft Market: Located at Cromwell Heritage Precinct, with a wide range of regionally supplied produce and crafts on offer, including fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, wine, meat, baked goods, fresh flowers, soap, candles and crafts. Every Sunday 9am to 1pm. Contact Megan on 021 131 5125.
Wanaka Lake Swimmers: First lake swim swim of the season. Meet
Gentle yoga: Lake Hawea yoga collective presents weekly yoga classes. Rotating teachers. Every Monday 5.45pm - 7.15pm and every Tuesday 9:15 to 10:45. Cost $15/$12. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Hawea Playgroup: 9am-12.30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays during school term, in the pink and yellow building opposite Hawea Flat Hall on Camphill Road. Pop in for a coffee and a play. You don’t have to live in Hawea.