WHAT’S ON IN WHAKATANE CAMBRIDGE MATAMATA, TIRAU

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WHAKATANE SATUR­DAY 4 & 18 FE­BRU­ARY OHOPE CRAFT MAR­KET

One of the Bay of Plenty’s big­gest and most vi­brant mar­kets, with lo­cal crafts, food, plants and pro­duce. Held every two weeks over the sum­mer months. From 8.00am, Bluett Road, Ohope

SATUR­DAY 11 FE­BRU­ARY EBOP KAYAK FISH­ING CLUB AN­NUAL TOUR­NA­MENT

Get ready for the EBOP Kayak Fish­ing Club an­nual tour­na­ment. Lots of fan­tas­tic cat­e­gory prizes and drawn prizes. For de­tails visit www.kayak­fish­ingnz.com

SATUR­DAY 11 FE­BRU­ARY JAZZ IN THE PARK

Bring a pic­nic, sit back and en­joy the mu­sic or dance the night away to a live jazz band at the Whakatane Gar­dens. 5.00 – 8.00pm

SATUR­DAY 18 – SUN­DAY 26 FE­BRU­ARY SUN­SHINE ON A PLATE FOOD FES­TI­VAL

En­joy the week long “Sun­shine on a Plate” food fes­ti­val in Whakatane, cel­e­brat­ing sum­mer’s bounty and lo­cal del­i­ca­cies with friends and fam­ily. En­joy cook­ing lessons, demon­stra­tions, din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences and com­pe­ti­tions.

SUN­DAY 19 FE­BRU­ARY OHOPE SPRINT TRIATHLON

Held an­nu­ally in Fe­bru­ary, this is a great event for those want­ing to chal­lenge them­selves and for the more com­pet­i­tive who want to run hard to win. For de­tails visit www.sports­ground.co.nz

CAMBRIDGE SATUR­DAY 11 – SUN­DAY 12 FE­BRU­ARY HY­DRO-THUN­DER – GP HYDROPLANES

Two days of ex­cit­ing on and off the wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties. Grand Prix hydroplanes, For­mula One tun­nels, jet boats, ju­nior rac­ing, mod­i­fied hydroplanes, and land-based fun. 10.00am – 4.00pm, Lake Kara­piro, Maun­gatau­tari Road.

SATUR­DAY 4 MARCH CHOW & TIP­PLE FES­TI­VAL

The very best beer, wine and food on of­fer in the Waikato along with en­ter­tain­ment for the kids. 12.30pm – 9.00pm, Me­mo­rial Park Club­grounds, Tay­lor Street.

ALL MONTH MAUN­GATAU­TARI MOUN­TAIN

Ama­ture na­tive for­est home to some of NZ’s rarest na­tive birds. Kaka, hihi, takahe, gi­ant weta and popokatea in­habit this 3,400 ha pest-free moun­tain re­serve south of Cambridge.

MATAMATA ALL MONTH WAIRERE FALLS

In the beau­ti­ful Kaimai Ranges, the two sec­tion walk wends through groves of na­tive trees and pro­vides spec­tac­u­lar views of the falls and district. Start at Good­win Road, off Te Aroha-Okauia Road.

TIRAU ALL MONTH OKOROIRE GOLF COURSE

Nine holes of golf in the midst of stun­ning NZ coun­try­side, with hot pools to soak in after your round. Club hire avail­able. 18 Som­merville Road, RD2, Tirau

HYDROTHUNDER

OHOPE CRAFT MAR­KET

MAUN­GATAU­TARI MOUN­TAIN

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