WHAT’S ON IN WHAKATANE CAM­BRIDGE MATA­MATA, TIRAU

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WHAKATANE SATUR­DAY 18 MARCH – SUN­DAY 19 MARCH PORT OHOPE GEN­ERAL STORE AND CAFÉ SUP FES­TI­VAL

This stand up pad­dle board event re­flects the Eastern Bay style – re­laxed and fun. Cat­e­gories range from novice to masters, and the pre­mium event will be held on Sun­day. Come and join the fun! For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.por­to­hope.co.nz

SATUR­DAY 25 MARCH – SUN­DAY 26 MARCH OX­FAM TRAIL WALKER

Chal­lenge your­self and chal­lenge poverty. This 100km and 50km Whakatane course will fo­cus on show­cas­ing iconic places within the town, Ohope Beach, Ohiwa Har­bour and sur­round­ing ar­eas. For more in­for­ma­tion visit ox­fam­trail­walker.org.nz

SATUR­DAY 25 MARCH – SUN­DAY 26 MARCH GYPSY EX­TRAV­A­GANZA

Arts, crafts and in­ter­est­ing stalls – her­bal reme­dies and nat­u­ral per­fumes, heaps of funky cloth­ing in­clud­ing re­vamped and retro, jew­ellery, crys­tals, mas­sage, open “tiny home” and so much more. Open from 9.00am at the Marae­to­tara re­serve, Po­hutukawa Ave, Whakatane.

SATUR­DAY 1 APRIL CREEDENCE CLEAR­WA­TER RE­VIVAL

A pro­fes­sional band de­liv­er­ing a top qual­ity mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence cel­e­brat­ing the mus­ing of Creedence Clear­wa­ter re­vival (also known as CCR). This act has toured the coun­try and de­liv­ers an au­then­tic and en­ter­tain­ing show cov­er­ing all the top hits of this time­less and ever-pop­u­lar band. 8.00pm, De­tour Bar & Lounge, 84 The Strand, Whakatane.

SATUR­DAY 6 APRIL OHOPE CRAFT MAR­KET

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

CAM­BRIDGE SATUR­DAY 11 MARCH CAM­BRIDGE TWI­LIGHT CY­CLING FES­TI­VAL

Cham­pi­oned by Sarah Ulmer; a unique event show­cas­ing NZ’s best cy­cling tal­ent in a fast-paced mind-blow­ing for­mat. 6.00pm – 10.00pm, Vic­to­ria Street.

SATUR­DAY 25 MARCH BLOOM TWI­LIGHT MAR­KET

An eclec­tic mar­ket fea­tur­ing qual­ity crafters, de­sign­ers, col­lec­tors and makers. Gourmet food and live en­ter­tain­ment. 6.00pm – 10.00pm Leam­ing­ton Do­main, Wordsworth Street.

FRI­DAY 7 APRIL – SATUR­DAY 8 APRIL NA­TIONAL DRAGON BOAT RAC­ING

One of the fastest grow­ing sports world­wide. Mod­ern dragon boat­ing is com­pet­i­tive, so­cial and fun, with its roots deeply imbed­ded in Chi­nese cul­ture. Mighty River Do­main, Lake Kara­piro, Maun­gatau­tari Road.

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.

CREEDENCE CLEAR­WA­TER RE­VIVAL

OX­FAM­TRAIL­WALKER

NA­TIONAL DRAGON BOAT RAC­ING

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