WHAT’S ON IN WHAKATANE CAMBRIDGE MATAMATA, TIRAU
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
OHOPE CRAFT MARKET