XMAS DAY LUNCH in The Square: Re­lax un­der a po­hutakawa, share in a Christ­mas feast. Gather near the big Christ­mas tree by Palmer­ston North i-Site, 12noon. Bring some­thing to share if you can, and enjoy good con­ver­sa­tion or play some back­yard cricket. Enquiries Dar­ren or Cheri 353 8935. ES­PLANADE SCENIC RAIL­WAY: De­cem­ber 26 to Jan­uary 31, 11am - 5pm, seven days a week, $2.50 per per­son, weather per­mit­ting. Vic­to­ria Es­planade. TUNES UN­DER THE TUI TOWER: Toast in a New Year, Tui Brew­ery Gar­den Bar, SH2, Man­gatain­oka, 10am, De­cem­ber 27. Free en­try. Cafe, tours and shop open. Enquiries 06 376 0815, tu­ibrew­ FARM­ERS MAR­KET NEWYEAR Edi­tion: De­cem­ber 31, 9am – 2pm, Manch­ester Square, Feild­ing. NEWYEAR’S EVE in the Square: Live en­ter­tain­ment and count­down to 2016, 6pm – 12.15am. Kids count­down 9.30pm. WAGON WHEELS Coun­try Mu­sic Group: New Year’s Eve hill­billy hoo­ley – jeans, braces and a straw hat, 7.30pm – 12mid­night, West End School Hall, Botan­i­cal Rd. Adults $3, chil­dren (up to 14) free. All wel­come. Enquiries Ian Franklin 358 4993 or FOX­TON BEACH NEWYEAR FAIR: Daw­ick Street Re­serve, Se­abury Ave, Satur­day Jan­uary 2, 9am – 3pm. En­quiriesMike Smith 021 0868 5886, or weca.newyear­ SOUNDS OF SUM­MER Es­planade Sun­day Con­cert: Manawataki, Ceol Manawatu, This­tle & Weeds, The Jake­land Band, Vic­to­ria Es­planade, Jan­uary 10, 2 – 5pm. Enquiries ac­cess­man­ SU­PER SEV­ENS SE­RIES: Great fam­ily ac­tiv­ity. Starts Tues­day Jan­uary 12 over seven con­sec­u­tive Tues­day nights. 3km and 7km course. Vouch­ers & spot prize. Free sausage and ba­nana at the end. $3 in­di­vid­ual en­try fee. YMCA, Park Rd (adjacent On­g­ley Park) 6.15pm. Enquiries info@man­awa­tustrid­ SOUNDS OF SUM­MER Es­planade Sun­day Con­cert: Libby Of­ford, Strunk Fu­sion, the Pa­paioeia Funk Ensem­ble, Truly Made, Vic­to­ria Es­planade, Jan­uary 17, 2 – 5pm. Enquiries ac­cess­man­

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