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Email: For the full low­down: kapi­ On to­day ITI BITY – Toys From the Pataka Col­lec­tion. Over 1000 minia­ture toy fig­ures, from cow­boys, knights, soldiers and sa­mu­rai to roy­alty and politi­cians. Suit­able for chil­dren with plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties. Un­til Fe­bru­ary 12.

JU­BILEE/ HAPU, Ex­hi­bi­tion cel­e­brat­ing 25 years of Whi­tireia Poly­tech­nic’s art depart­ment with a small se­lec­tion of work by past stu­dents. At Pataka un­til Fe­bru­ary 6.

SAMOA & GER­MANY, Ex­hi­bi­tion in­ves­ti­gat­ing im­pact of the his­tor­i­cal re­la­tion­ship be­tween Ger­many and Samoa be­tween 1900-1914 and its last­ing legacy. At Pataka un­til Fe­bru­ary 19.

SIA­MANI SAMOA, Michel Tuf­fery’s new suite of paint­ings, sculp­ture and mul­ti­me­dia in­stal­la­tion. Evokes the depth and tex­ture of the story of Ger­many’s brief his­tory in Samoa. Un­til Fe­bru­ary 19. Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 22 SPIRIT OF CHRIST­MAS, at the Angli­can Parish Cen­tre, Plim­mer­ton. The morn­ing will in­clude a sto­ry­teller recit­ing sto­ries, in­clud­ing the tra­di­tional Christ­mas story, craft, face-paint­ing by Lollipop and morn­ing tea. For ages 3- 12, kids un­der three must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Free event from 9.30am-noon. Spa­ces lim­ited to a max of 65. Please reg­is­ter chil­dren in ad­vance, call Tues­day or Thurs­day morn­ings, 10am-12pm, 233 9781. Satur­day, De­cem­ber 24 CHRIST­MAS EVE fam­ily ser­vice at St An­drew’s, 3.30pm. Join to­gether and cel­e­brate this spe­cial time of year with the Christ­mas na­tiv­ity fol­lowed by af­ter­noon tea in the parish hall. Satur­day, Jan­uary 28 EAT, DRINK & BE CRAFTY, Qual­ity crafts and gourmet grub make for an en­joy­able day at Bat­tle Hill Farm For­est Park. Plenty of fun, old fash­ioned ac­tiv­i­ties, from gum­boot throw­ing to sack races. 150 stalls ex­pected. There is still space avail­able for bud­ding craft peo­ple to dis­play their wares. Con­tact. info@eat­ Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 6 FES­TI­VAL OF THE EL­E­MENTS, Arts, crafts, en­ter­tain­ment, food and fun at Te Raua­paraha Park. A cel­e­bra­tion of Porirua’s cul­tural di­ver­sity and Wai­tangi Day. Thurs­day, March 8 THE BARE­FOOT DI­VAS, Walk A Mile In My Shoes, Whir­i­mako Black, Emma Dono­van, Mere­nia, Ngai­ire and Maisey Rika are the Bare­foot Di­vas – five proud in­dige­nous women of di­verse cul­tural back­grounds and ex­cep­tional vo­cal tal­ent. Ac­com­pa­nied by their in­ter­na­tional band, the Aus­tralian and New Zealand en­sem­ble com­bines reg­gae, roots, R& B and Latin- in­fused mu­sic with sto­ries of strug­gle and scan­dal from their lives on the road and in the stu­dio. 8pm, Pataka. Tick­ets $36/$15 from Tick­etek. Tues­day, March 13 JAMES HILL, Cana­dian ukulele mae­stro Hill is joined by cel­list and singer Anne Dav­i­son for a per­for­mance of cre­ativ­ity and un­pre­dictable fun. Ar­guably the best player on the planet, Hill’s un­usual tech­niques, humour and vir­tu­os­ity have seen him build a global base of fans. 8pm, Pataka, $36/$15 from Tick­etek.

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