Pi­ako Fete fun

Grab your girl­friends and head to the best ladies’ day out this sum­mer.

Matamata Chronicle - - What’s On -

The Pi­ako Fete is be­ing held on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19 at Dal­tons Plantation. There you will find an eclec­tic mix of high qual­ity stalls along with demon­stra­tions, food and drink, a pam­per tent with the new ex­cit­ing game – Bra Pong run by the Waikato Brest Can­cer Trust and live mu­sic en­ter­tain­ment.

‘‘Pi­ako Fete is all about ladies hav­ing a great day out. We’ve rounded up fash­ion, beauty, cui­sine, gar­den­ing and shop­ping against Dal­tons Plantation’s back­drop of 10 acres of beau­ti­ful land­scaped dis­play gar­dens,’’ or­gan­iser Lynsey Cham­pion said.

Among the en­ter­tain­ment for the day are gar­den tours of the Dal­tons Plantation gar­dens con­ducted by award win­ning land­scape de­signer Xan­the White.

The day will also fea­ture Sue Lyons from World Or­gan­ics Skin­care who will in­tro­duce the new makeup range and the ins and outs of sun­screen.

High teas will be avail­able at the Plantation home­stead and French Toast, the three piece band, will en­ter­tain with a reper­toire of au­then­tic French chan­sons, along with Paul Vin­cent Cam­bridge mu­si­cian.

Dozens of stall hold­ers will of­fer ex­clu­sive shop­ping op­por­tu­ni­ties in­clud­ing plants, cloth­ing, crafts and art for sale.

Event or­gan­is­ers Lynsey Cham­pion and Michelle Lewis started plot­ting their ideal preChrist­mas day out when the Eller­slie Flower Show moved to Christchurch, leav­ing a void for a North Is­land ladies day out.

Ad­vance tick­ets are $19, avail­able from eventfinder.co.nz or $20 at the gate.

Satur­day, Novem­ber 14:

Sun­day, Novem­ber 15: Mata­mata Aero Club fly in, 10am-3pm at the Mata­mata air field, State High­way 27, Wa­haroa. See lo­cal planes and meet lo­cal pi­lots. Great in­tro­duc­tion to the fly­ing hobby. En­try is free. Novem­ber 17-28: Mata­mata Mu­si­cal Theatre stages The Jazz Club, a trib­ute to the 1950s. Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 18: 7 Days’ Dai Hen­wood at the Re­doubt. Tick­ets on sale now from the Re­doubt. Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19: Pi­ako Fete, Dal­tons Plantation from 10am3pm. Tick­ets avail­able from Eventfinder. Sun­day, Novem­ber 22: Carol ser­vice in the Tower church, 2pm. Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 25: Gig­gles for Harry. A fundraiser com­edy night for Mata­mata toddler Harry Hen­nessy. Fea­tur­ing Urzila Carl­son, 6.30pm, Mata­mata Club. Tick­ets, at $60 in­clud­ing a two course buf­fet din­ner and silent auc­tion, are avail­able from Mata­mata Club now. Thurs­day, Novem­ber 26: Mata­mata Rose Show, Mata­mata Me­mo­rial Cen­tre. Satur­day, Novem­ber 28: Mata­mata Twi­light Fair, Headon Sta­dium/Pohlen Park, 5pm-9pm, en­ter­tain­ment, stalls, food, free en­try. Fun for the whole fam­ily. De­cem­ber 3-6: Mata­mata Christ­mas Choir Con­cert, Angli­can Church, 7.30pm daily. Sun­day from 1.30pm. Satur­day, De­cem­ber 5: Mata­mata PRA Christ­mas Pa­rade, 11am. Satur­day, De­cem­ber 5: United Mata­mata Sports 7s Open Tour­na­ment fea­tur­ing in­ter­na­tional teams, Bed­ford Park, first kick-off 10am. Sun­day, De­cem­ber 6: Christ­mas at the Park, held at Bed­ford Park. The fair starts from 3pm, with the pro­gramme kick­ing off around 6.30pm. The spec­tac­u­lar Hob­biton fire­works dis­play starts at 9.15pm. Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 16: Twi­light Christ­mas at the Races, Mata­mata Rac­ing Club, first race ap­prox 3pm.

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Award-win­ning land­scape de­signer Xan­the White.

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