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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For the full lowdown: kapimananews.co.nz 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. email@example.com 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.