WHAT’S ON IN WHAKATANE CAMBRIDGE MATAMATA, TIRAU
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
NATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACING