Plenty of fun to come this month


What an ex­cel­lent time had by all at last week­ends an­nual Jazz Fes­ti­val.

I hope you had the chance to get out and ex­plore some of the events we have had re­cently. Below is just a taste of what’s to come this fort­night. For more events and in­for­ma­tion pop into Palmer­ston North City i-SITE in The Square, where one of the friendly staff can help, or visit

Don’t let the cold stop you from get­ting out and about. Pop along to en­joy a 5km run or walk along our beau­ti­ful river­side walk­way each Satur­day. Meet at the Fitzher­bert Av­enue bridge for an 8am start. Reg­is­ter at­is­ter for a per­son­alised bar­code to bring along with you. Use this to time your­self each week.

Keep warm this win­ter with your own hand­made win­dow blan­ket. Head along to this free work­shop at the re­claimed tim­ber traders on tip road near the Awa­puni re­source re­cov­ery park. Lo­cal eco de­signer Nel­son Lebo will demon­strate just how easy it can be to make your own win­dow blan­ket. No need to reg­is­ter — just pop along this Thurs­day, 3pm to 5pm.

Feild­ing is putting on a show this week­end with the an­nual Craft and Vin­tage Mar­ket. It’s all hap­pen­ing this Fri­day and Satur­day from 9am at Man­feild. En­try is $5 on the door to ex­plore New Zealand’s largest in­door craft and vin­tage mar­ket with over 250 stalls. It’s a shop­ping event not to be missed.

The Re­gent on Broad­way is host­ing Palmer­ston North’s first ever NZIFBB body­build­ing show this Satur­day from 11am. Tick­ets are avail­able through the NZIFBB web­site or door sales on the day.

Have you seen some of the yarn­bomb­ing through­out the city? Come along to the Palmer­ston North Cen­tral Library pop-up space on The Square this Satur­day, from 11.30am un­til 2.30pm to take part in the world­wide knit in pub­lic day with Wooly Riot. Knit, cro­chet or create some fes­tive bunting, which will be dis­played some­where through the city, for the next yarn­bomb­ing ex­hi­bi­tion.

The na­tional Poul­try and Pi­geon show is be­ing held at the Bar­ber Hall this week­end, Satur­day from 2pm and Sun­day from 9.30am. With tick­ets avail­able at the door you’ll be able to view some of the best birds in the coun­try and meet some of the best breed­ers. Birds will also be avail­able for sale.

The al­ways pop­u­lar an­nual Unity Singers Va­ri­ety Con­cert is tak­ing place at the Re­gent on Broad­way this Sun­day, from 1.30pm un­til 3pm. With loads of lo­cal guest artists per­form­ing, this free con­cert is guar­an­teed to en­ter­tain.

Feel like a laugh? Don’t miss out on one, or all four nights of the Na­tional Theatre­s­ports Champs at Cen­tre­point The­atre. Sup­port the Palmer­ston North team to de­fend their ti­tle of Grand Cham­pion against teams from across the coun­try. Heats are hap­pen­ing on Wed­nes­day June 13 to Fri­day 15 June, with the grand fi­nal on Satur­day June 16, all start­ing at 6.30pm. Pre-pur­chase your tick­ets from Cen­tre­point The­atre or call 06 354-5740.

An event for the sweet tooth — the na­tional Cad­bury Dairy Milk Share the Taste Road Trip is hit­ting Palmer­ston North on Thurs­day June 14, in The Square from 9am to 12pm. They will have choco­late give­aways and the op­por­tu­nity to per­son­alise your own choco­late bar on­site.

Cel­e­brate Ma¯ ori cul­ture with the an­nual Te Pae Ta­mariki event, an oc­ca­sion where pri­mary and in­ter­me­di­ate schools meet and per­form Kapa Haka. Held at the Re­gent on Broad­way Thurs­day June 14 and Fri­day June 15 from 8.30am to 3.30pm. En­try is free.

Feild­ing’s Manch­ester House So­cial Ser­vices is putting on a mas­quer­ade ball at the Feild­ing Civic Cen­tre on Fri­day June 15 from 7pm. A chance to ex­pe­ri­ence the glitz and glam­our of an evening out where the style is masks and for­mal wear. Tick­ets avail­able from the Feild­ing In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre or 06 323-3318.

Be ser­e­naded by Danny and the Di­vas at the Re­gent on Broad­way Satur­day June 16 from 7.30pm. This Night of Stars will in­cor­po­rate opera, mu­si­cal the­atre and pop­u­lar song, in a stel­lar event not to be missed. Tick­ets avail­able through www.tick­et­di­ or at the Re­gent on Broad­way tick­et­ing cen­tre.

Wheelchair rugby cham­pi­onships are com­ing to Palmer­ston North, held at the arena on Pas­cal Street Satur­day June 16 and Sun­day June 17 from 9am. Pop along to cheer on lo­cal teams and those who have trav­elled from around the coun­try, as they bat­tle it out for the top spot.

If you want to spend some qual­ity time with your furry friend, head along to the Dog Day Out at the Rail­way Re­serve on Main Street Sun­day June 17 from 10am to 2pm. En­try is free and you and your pooch will be treated to live dog agility demon­stra­tions, a fetch area, chew toys and pet food.

Sun­day June 17 sees a day full of mu­sic and dance cel­e­bra­tions. The Re­gent on Broad­way is host­ing lo­cal bal­let, jazz, hip-hop, con­tem­po­rary and tra­di­tional Ir­ish dancers and dance schools, at Dance 2018 from 3pm to 5pm. this event will be sure to en­ter­tain and inspire your toes to tap along. Door sales avail­able or pre­pur­chase at www.tick­et­di­ or at the Re­gent on Broad­way tick­et­ing cen­tre. Over in Feild­ing, the Civic Cen­tre will fea­ture an all day event of a va­ri­ety of bands from Manawatu¯ and across the North Is­land. Ev­ery­thing from school bands to brass bands, sym­phonic bands and con­cert bands will be on dis­play from 10am to 4.30pm, doors sales only.

Job Fest 2018 is be­ing held at Man­feild on Wed­nes­day June 20, from 10am to 8pm. This is an op­por­tu­nity for year 12 and 13 stu­dents to talk to em­ploy­ers who are look­ing for stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in new and ex­cit­ing busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties.

THE Dog Day Out will be held at the Rail­way Re­serve on Main Street on June 17.

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