February 25 & 26: Putaruru, Tirau and Matamata Sheep Dog Trial, Kakahu Hills farm, 483 Kakahu Rd, Okoroire. Saturday, February 27: J Swap Contractors Breeders’ Stakes, Matamata Racing Club. Watch this space for new categories for Fashion in the Field. Sunday, February 28: Firth Tower Open Day. Gates open at 10am with entry by gold coin donation. Tuesday, March 1: Spud in a Bucket weigh-in, Railside by the Green, 5pm. Friday, March 4: The J Swap Tower Run, starting from Tom Grant Dr, up to the Firth Tower and back. A number of categories, both running and walking, available. Registrations open February 5. Sunday, March 6; Coaching Workshop with Dr Ralph Pim from 1pm – 4pm at the Matamata Memorial centre. Registration Essential; email email@example.com Thursdays, March 10, 17 and 24: After Work Golf Bootcamp for Women at Walton Golf Club 5.30 – 7.00pm, Register 028 85001327 Sunday, March 20: Piako Triathlon, Morrinsville Recreation Grounds from 8am ECHOWalking Festival 20 March – Wairere to Te Tuhi 25 March Pukemokemoke Family Friday 27 March – Waiorongomai – Mt Te Aroha 2 April – Historic Domain to Tui Mine 9 April – Pylon Peak and Waiorongomai Valley April 20-23: Matamata Festival of Flowers, Matamata Memorial Centre. Easter weekend, 2018: Matamata College centenary. More information to come, but register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.