Brain development expert to present insights into what makes children tick...
Revegetating for birds: Alexandra Thyme Festival and Clyde Railhead Community Nursery present a practical workshop. From 2 to 4pm on revegetating Central Otago’s woodland for our native birds. Bookings at REAP 03 448 6115 or thymefestival.co.nz
Remarkables Market: Food, wine and crafts. At the Red Shed, Remarkables Park from 9am to 2pm, every Saturday.
Alexandra Summer Markets: 10am-2pm every Saturday. Maniototo Markets: Village Green outside Ranfurly i-Site from 10am. Toddler story time: Kingston Library 10.30am to 11.30am. Entertaining neuroscientist Nathan Mikaere Wallis returns to Wanaka this month to explore why children think, feel and act the way they do.
Local community group Parenting4Life has organised his speaking tour of the district, with the support of Alexandra Youth Base, Alexandra Police and other entities.
At his community sessions he will discuss everything from the ideal conditions for babies to how alcohol affects teens.
Nathan will also provide professional development workshops for preschool staff, high school staff, and youth workers in Wanaka and Alexandra.
He’ll also speak with teenagers at Mount Aspiring College and Cromwell College.
Mikaere Wallis presents
The Nutcracker Ball: Ten Queenstown girls from the Queenstown Ballet Academy star in this show organised by teacher
Anna Gorobets, former principal ballerina from Russian Imperial Ballet. At Queenstown Memorial Centre from 4pm. To pre-purchase tickets contact 022 314 1938.
James and the Giant Peach: cast of 35 kids from Drama Queenstown are performing this Roald Dahl favourite at Wakatipu High School at 2pm and 5pm (5pm is sold out). Adults $10, children $5. Cromwell Farmers’ and Craft Market: Located in 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. 9am to
1pm. Contact Megan: 021 131 5125. Alexandra Croquet Club: Learn and play 1pm Sundays and
Tuesdays. Kenmare St, Green, Alexandra. New members welcome. Contact Carol on 448 6511. Petanque Cromwell: Every Sunday and Wednesdays 1.30pm at Old
Aresearch-based information and has a no-nonsense parenting approach.
He is an expert on brain development at all ages and explains the science behind children’s behaviour.
The director of X-Factor Education has lectured at Canterbury University and is a Brainwave Trust trainer, a teacher, counsellor, and parent.
Mikaere Wallis’ previous visits to Wanaka have been well attended by parents, educators, and caregivers.
See Mikaere Wallis: Lake Wanaka Centre 7.30pm - 9pm, November 7 (preschool and primary focus) and November 8 (teenage focus).
Doors open 7:00pm, $5 at the door.
Cromwell Town. Inquiries Margaret Ball 445 3678.
Queenstown Transport Forum: chance to join the discussion on Queenstown’s transport woes, based on the report compiled by the Shaping Our Future team. At Queenstown Memorial Centre 5.30 to 8pm.
Nathan Mikaere Wallis: Learn about brain development in your child. Monday preschool and primary children; Tuesday teenage focus. Both nights Lake Wanaka Centre from 7pm. $5 on the door. Wildlife Photographer speaks: Max Quinn from Natural History NZ speaks at Wakatipu U3A, 10am-noon at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Ross St, Frankton. $5. Visitors welcome. www.u3awakatipu.org.nz
Toddler story time: Queenstown library 10.30am to 11.30am.
Toddler story time and activity: Hawea library 10.30am to 11.30am. Queenstown Photography Club: Meet first Monday each month at 7pm at Goldridge resort . More info on firstname.lastname@example.org of
Wanaka Walkers: Pack a lunch and meet on the lakefront opposite the showgrounds, Mondays 9.30am. For more info call 021474904
Wanaka Playgroup: Meet at the Squash Club in Stone Street, 9.30am - 11.30am for 0-5 years and caregiver. More info Rachel 0211029 or 443 5147.
Hawea Library: 10am Wriggle and Rhyme 0-2 year olds
Art Group: Mondays 9.30am-2pm. Craft clubrooms 44b Inniscort St. Inquiries 4451359. New members welcome.
Age Concern Tai Chi: for arthritis and general wellbeing 9.30am10.25am at Anglican Church Hall. Contact Clare 4451291. Steady as you go: 10.30-11.30am, contact Gwenda 4450510.
Table Tennis: Cromwell Presbyterian Church hall 7-9pm. Contact Jim 022 187 3224.
Glenorchy Community Visioning Forum: Discuss the draft report developed by Shaping our Future following the community forum in
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 email@example.com. 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.
Coffee Chat and Craft: Every first Thursday of the month at 10am at St Peters Church Lounge.
Artists exhibition: rom visual artists throughout Central Otago at 2 Church St 10am to 4pm daily - Contact (03) 448 6230 - Entry by donation.
Wakatipu Senior Citizens: residents aged 60+ invited to Memorial St rooms for Tai Chi, cardmaking, big screen movies, plus a Friday hot lunch with tea/coffee, performances, games and entertainment. Tuesday: 12-3pm, Wednesday and Friday: 10.30am to 3pm. Contact: 442 9214.
Brainwave presenter Nathan Mikaere-Wallis.