WHAT’S ON IN HAMILTON TAUPO / TURANGI
WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH INTERNATIONALWOMEN’S DAY
Celebrating women in the arts. Emerging female artists and acclaimed performance tutors from the Conservatorium of Music in concert, 12.00-2.00pm. Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
THURSDAY 9 MARCH & THURSDAY BLUES OPEN JAM
Packed by lovers of great blues music. Open jams in the back room at Biddies with novice and experienced musos. Biddy Mulligan’s Irish Pub, 742 Victoria Street.
FRIDAY 10 MARCH BAT TOUR
Find out what creatures come out at night in Hamilton city. An entertaining and information experience at Waikato Museum followed by bat spotting at Hammond Park. 6.00-8.00pm.
SATURDAY 11 MARCH HAMILTON RECORD FAIR
From ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll to new wave to soul, funk, dance, folk, jazz and blues. Find that elusive record! Phoenix House Community Hall, 22 Richmond Street. 11.00am - 4.00pm.
SUNDAY 12 MARCH THE HAMILTON LAKE FUN RUN & WALK
4km, 8km or 11km run or walk. All ages. Hamilton Yacht Club, Innes Common Hamilton Lake.. 8.00am runners. 11km walkers, 8.00am. All other distances, 8.30am.
FRIDAY 17 MARCH – SUNDAY 19 MARCH NZ TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The pinnacle of the NZ athletics calendar. See multiple Olympic and Paralympic medallists including pole vaulter Eliza McCartney, shot putters Tom Walsh & Jacko Gill, and Paralympic superstar sprinter, Liam Malone. Porritt Stadium, Crosby Rd.
SATURDAY 18 MARCH HOOVES GROOVES & BBQS
Enjoy the last of the summer sun with outstanding thoroughbred racing, music, and Kiwi barbecue. Playground for kids. Gates open 11am. Te Rapa Race Course, Te Rapa Road.
WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH – SUNDAY 26 MARCH BALLOONS OVER WAIKATO
An amazing five-day experience with 20-30 hot air balloons. Sunrise ascension, free breakfast, an orchestrated basket burn to music, family activities, markets, live music, and the famous Zuru Nightglow.
TAUPO SATURDAY 11 MARCH LAKE TAUPO VINTAGE CAR RALLY
A one day Vintage Car Rally around the Lake Taupo region. Admission free, 9.00am – 3.00pm. Event starts at Vintage Car Club opposite Events Centre.
FRIDAY 17 MARCH AUSTIN-HEALY VOLCANIC PLATEAU NATIONAL RALLY
The Austin-Healys are in Taupo over the weekend for their Biennial National Rally – look out for them, listen for that rich growl of an Austin-Healy, and give them a wave! Admission free. 10.00am – 1.00pm. Tongariro North Domain.
SATURDAY 18 MARCH – SUNDAY 19 MARCH TAUPO WELL BEING MARKET
The Taupo Wellbeing Market is a free weekend with people who are passionate about making the world a better place through health, natural medicine, stress-free living and environmental wellness. Lots of amazing stalls for you to explore and enjoy! 10.00am – 4.00pm, Great Lake Centre, Taupo.
LAKE TAUPO VINTAGE CAR RALLY
HAMILTON RECORD FAIR