WHAT’S ON IN HAMIL­TON TAUPO / TU­RANGI

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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.

BAL­LOONS OVERWAIKATO

LAKE TAUPO VIN­TAGE CAR RALLY

HAMIL­TON RECORD FAIR

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