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TENNIS: So­cial Dou­bles 9 - 11am, Manawatu Lawn Tennis Club, Fitzher­bert Ave next to PNGHS. Mem­bers free, ca­sual $5. En­quiries Jenny 354 6271. PARK ROAD PLAY­CEN­TRE: Huia St Ex­ten­sion (PNGHS) Thurs­day, Fri­day, Mon­day, Tues­day 0-6yrs, Wed­nes­day 31⁄ 2- 6yrs, 9am - 12noon. Winz sub­si­dies avail­able. 3 free ses­sions. En­quiries 357 0791, - In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer. HEAR­ING HELP: In­de­pen­dent sup­port for the hear­ing im­paired. Mi­cro-suc­tion ear wax re­moval, Hear­ing As­so­ci­a­tion Manawatu, 435 Church St, 9am - 3pm. En­quiries He­len 357 8708. HOKOWHITU CLUB (for­merly Probus): For re­tired pro­fes­sional and business peo­ple, guest speak­ers, trips, din­ners, ac­tiv­i­ties; Com­mu­nity Leisure Cen­tre, 569 Fer­gu­son St, 9.30am. En­quiries 354 7609. PLUN­KET: Plun­ket Puz­zle Li­brary, 27 Franklin Ave, 9.30 - 10.30am. Hokowhitu Baby Sign Play­group, 27 Franklin Ave, 9.30 - 11am. Roslyn Un­der 1’s Cof­fee Group, Roslyn Plun­ket Rooms, 177 Vo­gel St, 9.30 - 11am. Ash­hurst Cof­fee Group, 63 Cam­bridge St, 9.30 - 11.30am. Un­der 1’s Cof­fee Group, 9.30 - 11.30am and Con­nected Cof­fee Group, 10am -12mid­day, Fam­ily Cen­tre, 42 Al­bert Street. En­quiries Le­an­dra 021 808 340. LIT­TLE GROOVERS: Music and move­ment for pre-school chil­dren, par­ents & care­givers, 9.30am - 12noon, yel­low gate, St David’s, op­po­site Me­mo­rial Park, Main St. MOE ap­proved. Koha. En­quiries Pam 358 1964. MANAWATU TOY LI­BRARY: Bor­row new toys, Thurs­day, Satur­day & Mon­day 9.30am - 12.30pm, Su­per Cen­tre, 200 Church St. Newmem­bers wel­come. In­fo­text: 027 364 6911/ MAINLYMUSIC: Chris­tian Com­mu­nity Church, 54 Pas­cal St, 10am. Mu­si­cal fun for pre-school­ers fol­lowed by morn­ing tea & play. $3 per fam­ily, first visit free. En­quiries 357 8925. EX­HI­BI­TION: Se­lected works by print­maker De­siree Singer, Mar­ton Bar­bers Art Gallery un­til Septem­ber 3, 26 High St, Mar­ton, 10am - 3pm, Tues­day - Satur­day. ST JOHN OP­POR­TU­NITY SHOP: Qual­ity cloth­ing, books, fur­ni­ture,

toys at com­pet­i­tive prices. Open week­days 9am -4.30pm, Satur­day 10am - 3pm, 304 Broad­way Ave (opp Melody’s New World). Do­na­tions al­ways ac­cepted, free pick up. En­quiries 353 8698. TE REO KUKI AIRANI: Cook Is­land Reo Week; play group launch 10am - 12noon, Bill Brown Park. Quilt­ing, lan­guage, his­tory, cook­ing, games, singing, danc­ing, drum­ming work­shops, and prizes, Thurs­day & Fri­day, 7pm: Te Maeva Nui (Con­sti­tu­tion Day), Satur­day 6, 6.45 - 10pm, Bill Brown Park Hall, Have­lock Ave. Bring a plate please. ART EX­HI­BI­TION: Works by Gaye Down­ing and Don Hill, Mar­ton Bar­bers Art Gallery, 26 High St, Mar­ton, 10am – 3pm, un­til Fri­day 15. RED CROSS BOOK SHOP: REaD Books 245 Main St, Thurs­day, Satur­day, Tues­day, Wed­nes­day from 10am. Books, puz­zles and games, music, jig­saws. Sup­port­ing Red Cross hu­man­i­tar­ian pro­grammes. En­quiries 356 8152. PRIME TIMERS: En­ter­tain­ment, talks and af­ter­noon tea - a friendly group for se­nior cit­i­zens. PNBHS Stage Band & OK Cho­rale , 1.30 - 3pm, Cross­roads Church, cnr Church and Cook St. Gold coin koha. Af­ter­noon tea in­cluded. En­quiries Cross­roads 357 6677. HEARTWALK AND SUP­PORT: For peo­ple liv­ing with a heart con­di­tion, 2pm Vic­to­ria Es­planade by the chil­dren’s play­ground carpark. En­quiries Adri­enne Kennedy, Cen­tral PHO 354 9107/ Sally Dar­ragh, Heart Foun­da­tion 358 7745. OVER 50’S DANCE: For fun, fit­ness and friend­ship - folk, tap, jazz and mu­si­cal comedy. Thurs­days and Mon­days 2 - 3pm. En­quiries Joyce 358 7463, Val 021 059 2157. GRAND­PAR­ENTS RAIS­ING GRAND­CHIL­DREN: Ac­tive Grand­par­ents pro­gramme for

mokop­una and kin car­ers, 3.45 - 4.45pm, Som­er­set Cres­cent School, Som­er­set Cres. En­quiriesMartha 027 266 2653. TE REO: Te Ataarangi Maori lan­guage classes, High­bury Whanau Cen­tre, 6 - 9pm. En­quiries Tahi 022 431 9354. HOKOWHITU SCOUTS: Scouts (Year 6 – 10), 6.30 – 8-30. Hokowhitu Scout Hall off Ayr Pl. En­quiries Chris 356 2635/ . AL-ANON: To sup­port fam­i­lies or friends con­cerned about some­one’s

drink­ing, 7 - 8pm, Plun­ket Rooms, Vo­gel St. En­quiries 0508 425 266.


TWIN­KLE TOES: Music and move­ment for pre-school­ers, par­ents and care­givers, Mil­son Com­bined Church Hall, cnr Mil­son Line and Pur­die Pl, 9.30am. $3 ca­sual per fam­ily. En­quiries Anne 355 3128. MANAWATU FAM­ILY MI­CRO-AD­VEN­TUR­ERS: Got young kids? Join us every Fri­day rain or shine, for lo­cal, out­door ad­ven­tures, Free and in­for­mal. See for lo­ca­tion

and time. BIG LATCH ON: Global com­mu­ni­ty­based event for breastfeeding mums. CCC, 54 Pas­cal St. Doors open 10am, Latch On 10.30am, morn­ing tea 10.40am. En­quiries Liz 021 023 44806/ PLUN­KET: Car Seat Ed­u­ca­tion & Ad­vo­cacy, 10 - 11.30am; Cloth­ing Swap Shop, 10 -11.30am; Fam­ily Cen­tre Play­group (MoE Cer­ti­fied), 10am — mid­day Fam­ily Cen­tre, 42 Al­bert St. En­quiries Le­an­dra 021 808 340.


RED CROSS CUR­TAIN BANK: Free cur­tains for Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Card hold­ers, Fri­day & Wed­nes­day 10am – 2pm. En­quiries Red Cross 356 8152. PN LUNCH CLUB: Crime Pre­ven­tion with con­sta­ble Phil Robin­son, Clover­lea Tav­ern, 301 Tre­maine Ave, 11.45pm. Vis­i­tors wel­come. En­quiries Don 357 4872. HOKOWHITU IN­DOOR BOWLS: All wel­come Fri­days & Tues­days, 1pm , Hokowhitu Bowl­ing Club, Al­bert St. IN­DOOR BOWLS: Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall, Main St, opp the Globe 1 - 3.30pm, Fri­days & Mon­days. En­quiries Mick 357 8156. 500 ON FRI­DAYS: A fun evening of cards, 6.45pm, PN Bridge Club, cnr Cuba/Cook St. $5 in­cludes light re­fresh­ments. All wel­come. En­quiries Joanne Burmeis­ter 357 4910. RENDEZVOUS Coun­try Music Club: 7 - 10pm, Ran­giora Ave Com­mu­nity Hall. Mem­bers $2, non mem­bers $3. En­quiries 357 8950. SEA SONGS: Set sail, me hearties to the PN Folk Music Club, 8pm,

Theo­soph­i­cal Hall, 304 Church St. All wel­come. $5 non-mem­bers, school age and un­der free. En­quiries 355 9076, pn­folk­club.wee­bly.com/ MS QMANAWATU: Women’s LBGT com­mu­nity monthly so­cial get to­gether. En­quiries 022 451 6617/ mal­gra_les­bian_­sup­port@hot­mail.com, 24 hours info and con­fi­den­tial sup­port.


AL­BERT STREET MAR­KET: Sea­sonal fruit, veg­eta­bles, bread, bak­ing, flow­ers, fish, eggs, honey, pre­serves, hot break­fasts and cof­fee, eth­nic food, bric-a-brac, col­lecta­bles, cloth­ing and more, 6 - 11am, cnr Al­bert and Church St. En­quiries: Brian 022 364 6151. YOGA: Satur­days yoga and med­i­ta­tion 9-10.30am; Wed­nes­days yoga 6 - 7pm, Manawatu Com­mu­nity Trust meet­ing room, 100 Awahuri Rd, Feild­ing. All wel­come. Reg­is­ter An­drea Ni­cholls 022 649 5590/ WA­TER-BASED EX­ER­CISE: PN Arthri­tis Sup­port Group ses­sions, Hos­pi­tal Star Cen­tre heated pool, 9.30am full; 10.05am only; Tues­day

4.30pm full; 5.05pm only, $3 a ses­sion. Reg­is­ter Katharine 356 3615. DI­A­BETES: Free Healthy Liv­ing Di­a­betes Man­age­ment course, PN, 9.30 – 11.30am. Reg­is­ter MHT Di­a­betes Trust 357 5992/ ad­min@di­a­betestrust.org.nz MANAWATU POT­TERY SOCIETY: Cre­ate your own ce­ramic art­works, 10am - 4pm, Feild­ing Rail­way Sta­tion, Ao­rangi St, Feild­ing. All wel­come. En­quiries Shalome 021 157 3135/ John 323 6828/ Lu­cia 021 065 3667. PRENATAL PI­LATES: Breath­ing and re­lax­ation tech­niques, pelvic floor ex­er­cises, and gen­tle ex­er­cises, Ano­maly Dance Stu­dio, Level 1, 310 Ran­gi­tikei St, 12:30pm to 1:30pm. No pre­vi­ous Pi­lates ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. Reg­is­ter Paula , 356 3462. ES­PLANADE SCENIC RAIL­WAY: Train op­er­ates weather per­mit­ting, 12.30 - 3.30pm, Satur­day & Sun­day. $2.50 per per­son, Vic­to­ria Es­planade. SO­CIAL TENNIS: Adult play­ers of all ages. Awa­puni Park, New­bury St, 1.30pm. En­quiries Bill, 355 2290. CHEER-UP MUSIC ON BROAD­WAY: 2pm. Open mic, sing, play, speak out, near Re­gent on

Broad­way. En­quiries Tomo 021 176 9711 SO­CIAL DANCE: With the Manawatu Danc­ing Club, Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall, 309 Main St., 7.30 - 11pm. $7, sup­per pro­vided. En­quiries Adri­enne & Tom 356 9620.


RAN­GI­TIKEI STREET MAR­KET: Fresh fish, plants, pick­led onions from 7am, 78 Ran­gi­tikei St. Shel­tered sites avail­able $10. En­quiries Belinda 021 263 3586. CLOVER­LEA & PALMY FARM­ERS Mar­ket: 7am - 1pm, Clover­lea Tav­ern carpark, 301 Tre­maine Ave. Fresh fruit and veg­eta­bles, plants, rewena, dough­nuts, fried bread, hot food, cloth­ing, col­lectibles, electronics and more. En­quiries Erana 027 441 2028 or 356 9345. SAN­SON SUN­DAY Mar­ket: 7.30am - 2pm, Main Rd, San­son. Fresh fruit & veges, plants, gar­den items, food, col­lectibles, cloth­ing, books, tools, crafts etc. En­quiries Mike 027 450 5646. RA­DIO CON­TROLLED MODEL PLANES: Spur Road, Coly­ton, fol­low signs from Taonui Road from 9am, all wel­come. En­quiries p SE­NIORS TENNIS: For play­ers over 35yrs. All grades wel­come. Manawatu Vets Tennis at Awa­puni Park, New­bury St, 9.30am. En­quiries Roger 027 555 6447. SMALL MIR­A­CLES Play­group: Pre-school chil­dren and their par­ents/care­givers, 9.30-11.30am, yel­low gate, St David’s Church opp Me­mo­rial Park, Main St. MOE ap­proved. Koha. Ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able for older chil­dren. En­quiries Pam 358 1964. FEILD­ING SPIR­I­TUAL & Aware­ness Cen­tre: 10.30am, Feild­ing & Dis­trict Cale­do­nian Society Hall, 55 Weld St, Feild­ing. All wel­come. TOY COL­LEC­TORS FAIR: 11am - 2pm, Sun­day, Com­mu­nity Leisure Cen­tre, 569 Fer­gu­son St, 11am - 2pm. Ta­ble book­ings, Bernie 353 7475. YOUNG WIDOW andWi­d­ow­ers Club: Sup­port and so­cial group for peo­ple of all ages who have ex­pe­ri­enced a loss. Lunchtime meet­ing. En­quiries Pat 354 3654/ Lor­raine 354 6420. MANAWATU MICROLIGHT Club: Fly­ing les­sons, Taonui Air­field, Feild­ing. En­quiries 323 9861 (Sun­days). PEPPYCHICWORKSHOP: Cel­e­brat­ing well­be­ing and suc­cess. Make healthy nutty treats. Learn why good bac­te­ria are your friends. Discover how well-fit­ted un­der­wear im­proves your con­fi­dence .2 - 4pm, Hokowhitu Vil­lage Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Tick­ets $15 from Dana 021 187 0331. No door sales. AL­CO­HOLICS ANONY­MOUS: Fox­ton Beach Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 7.30pm. En­quiries 363 6126/ 0800 AAWorks.


PUSH PLAY AER­O­BICS: Mon­days and Wed­nes­days, 9 - 10am, Barber Hall, Arena 5, Walde­grave St. $3. En­quiries Sport Manawatu 357 5349, MAINLY MUSIC for Preschool­ers: Feild­ing Bap­tist Church, Bowen St, 9.30am - 10.30am. En­quiries Sandy 328 8558. UKE JAM/TE REO FU­SION: Know ba­sic C-F-G uke chords? Join Te Reo Ma¯ori & Wa­iata fu­sion, 10 weeks un­til July 11, 9.30 -11.30am, Han­cock Com­mu­nity House, 77-85 King St. Num­bers limited to 20. Weekly koha/do­na­tion. En­quiries Claire 027 867 4686.


OR­GAN & KEY­BOARD Club: All levels and styles of play­ers and lis­ten­ers wel­come, Manch­ester Unity Hall, 26Wald­ing St, 1pm. Small door charge in­cludes af­ter­noon tea. En­quiries Bev 358 5769/ Tri­cia 357 5518 even­ings. DI­A­BETES: Free in­for­ma­tive and in­ter­ac­tive Healthy Liv­ing Di­a­betes Man­age­ment course, Feild­ing, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Reg­is­ter MHT Di­a­betes Trust 357 5992/ HOKOWHITU SCOUTS: Keas (year 1-3), 5 – 6pm, Cubs (Year 4 - 6), 6.15 – 7.45pm, Hokowhitu Scout Hall off Ayr Place. En­quiries Chris 356 2635, . AC­COUNT­ING AD­VICE CLIN­ICS: Free and friendly per­son­alised ac­count­ing ad­vice and sup­port for com­mu­nity groups and clubs, 5.15pm. Reg­is­tra­tions re­quired c or , 354 3809. DI­A­BETES: Free in­for­ma­tive and in­ter­ac­tive Healthy Liv­ing Di­a­betes Man­age­ment course, Feild­ing, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Reg­is­ter MHT Di­a­betes Trust 357 5992/ BAD­MINTON: Ju­nior Club, first night free, PNBHS New Gym, Welles­bourne St, 6 - 7:30pm. Ca­sual play­ers $5 per night. Yearly subs $70. En­quiries Steve, PN Bad­minton Club 021 027 53825/ pnbc.org.nz TA­BLE TENNIS: Manawatu Ju­nior Ta­ble Tennis Club, 5-18 year olds, 6 - 7.30pm, Walde­grave Lounge, Cen­tral Energy Trust Arena. Ca­sual fees $5 per night. En­quiriesMatthew Ball 027 341 2246 or TE AWE AWE SCOUTS: Cubs (Year 4-6), 6 - 7.30pm; Keas (Year 1-3),Tues­day 5.30 - 6.30pm; Scouts (Year 6-10), Wed­nes­day 6.30 - 8.30pm, Te Awe Awe Scout Hall, 11 Huia St. En­quiries Shaun 027 482 0544/ . AIKIDO ACADEMY: Friendly, suit­able for ages 12+, 6.30 - 8pm, Mil­son Scout Hall, JFK Drive. En­quiries Pete 353 8227, CHIL­DREN’S SCOT­TISH COUN­TRY DANCE CLASS: Manawatu Scot­tish Coun­try Dance Club class for pri­mary-aged chil­dren. No spe­cial gear needed just soft shoes, Scot­tish Society Hall, Ber­ry­man’s Ln off Princess St, 6.45 - 7.30pm. En­quiries Ni­cole 027 766 1461/ He­len 355 2665. PN CHORAL SOCIETY: New singers wel­come for this 4-part unau­di­tioned com­mu­nity choir, St Peter’s Com­mu­nity Hall, Ruahine St. En­quiries Karen Hall, 021 707-440 MEG EMBROIDERS: Beginners to ad­vanced wel­come. speaker, li­brary and sup­per af­ter­wards, The Lynch­way, Roy St, 7pm. En­quiries Tr­ish Mart­ley 3571862.


HOUSIE TUES­DAYS: 40 games, su­per house, keno, 10am, Ter­race End Bowl­ing Club, Sum­mer­hays St. All wel­come, plenty of park­ing. En­quiries Jac­quie RSAWel­fare Trust, 356 7673. MAINLY MUSIC: Par­ents and preschool­ers music, danc­ing and fair-trade cof­fee, cor­ner Feather­ston and Kingswood St, 10am. Gold coin koha En­quiriesMar­garet Barsanti 027 406 6315. OSTOMY SOCIETY: Monthly meet­ing at Sosky’s Cafe, cnr Napier Rd and Lim­brick St, 10am.En­quiries Len 021 101 6346/ 357 5799. BREASTFEEDING SUP­PORT: Free Head Start Par­ent­ing Ses­sions - baby ba­sics, car seat safety, baby­wear­ing & den­tal hy­giene for you & your baby. Af­ter­noon tea pro­vided. Com­mu­nity Birth Ser­vices, West­side Cham­bers, 151 The Square. En­quiries 354 6455. IN­DOOR BOWLS: Three games and a cuppa, North­ern Bowl­ing Club, 1.15pm. En­quiries Be­van 354 7466. TUES­DAY CON­CERT: Come early for raf­fles. All ages wel­come, 1.30pm, Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall, 309 Main St (op­po­site Globe Theatre), gold coin koha. En­quiries Elsie 358 0994 (even­ings). WHAKARONGO IN­DOOR BOWLS: Whakarongo School Hall, 7.30pm. All ages wel­come. En­quiries Shirley 356 2930/ Roger 353 3850. FOR­EST & BIRD: ‘‘The Plight of our White­bait’’ with Stella McQueen, 7:30 pm, PNCC Li­brary, George St. See EVENING FLORA: A friendly, in­for­mal flo­ral art club, 7.30pm Awa­puni Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. New mem­bers and vis­i­tors wel­come. En­quiries Liz 356 7654/ Colleen 357 2185.


PLUN­KET: Roslyn Un­der-1s Cof­fee Group, 177 Vo­gel St, 9.30 - 11am. En­quiries Le­an­dra 021 808 340. MANAWATU NURSES GROUP: Reg­is­tered Nurses work­ing or re­tired monthly meet­ing for friend­ship, so­cial­i­sa­tion, and guest speak­ers, Bridge Club, Cuba & Cook St, 9.30am - 11.30am. En­quiries Jan Yax­ley 357 8327. FITZHER­BERT REBUS CLUB: (for­merly Probus) Re­tired or semire­tired newmem­bers wel­come. Ac­tiv­i­ties, out­ings, friend­ship, speak­ers, 9.45am, PN Golf Club, Bright­wa­ter Tce. En­quiries Der­rick 357 6630/ Al­lain 358 5632. SELAH: Com­mu­nity cafe, Legacy Cen­tre, cnr High­bury & Brent­wood Ave. Good prices, en­joy­able com­pany, great cause - sup­port­ing Just Hope free com­mu­nity meal, 10am - 2pm. HEAL­ING ROOMS: The heal­ing power of prayer, All Saints on The Square, Wed­nes­day 12 – 2pm, Thurs­day 7.30 - 8.30pm. OR­GAN POWER: Roy Tanker­s­ley plays Bach, Bux­te­hude, Lefe´bu­reWely. Koha con­cert, tea, cof­fee and fruit juice pro­vided, St An­drews in the City, 12.15 -12.45pm. CADETS: Feild­ing Cadet Unit for young men and women aged 13-18. Must en­joy the out­doors, ad­ven­ture and per­sonal de­vel­op­ment. Gain NCEA cred­its and meet new peo­ple, 6.30 - 9pm, Old Tote, Man­feild Park, South St., En­quiries Karen Browne 027 358 0064.


MIL­I­TARY HIS­TORY: The Falk­lands War byMaj Tom Wood­man, El­liot VC Cen­tre, Lin­ton Army Camp, 12.05 – 1.15pm, Thurs­day, Au­gust 11. En­try $3. En­quiries MANAWATU BUSINESS AWARDS: Nom­i­na­tions close Au­gust 12. Gala Awards Night, Novem­ber 11, Silks Lounge, Awa­puni Race­course. See man­awatubusi­nes­sawards.com STAR KNIGHT DANCE: Mix­ture of so­cial dance styles, incl the Gay Gor­dons. Music by DJ Jazzy Jeff. Light sup­per, BYO, $12, Maori Bat­tal­ion Hall, Satur­day, Au­gust 13, 7.30 - 11pm. En­quiries Brian Ax, 0800 788 837. ‘TAHI 80’: Vir­gini­aWar­brick (voice and shruti box), War­renWar­brick (nga taonga pu¯oro) Morva Crox­son (piano) Roy Tanker­s­ley (harp­si­chord). Pre­miere of new work by Pepe Becker, Pur­cell, Rub­bra, Par­sons, St An­drews in the City, 7.30pm, Satur­day, Au­gust 13. Adults $20, con­ces­sion $15, 18 and un­der – free. Sup­ported by the Earle Cre­ativ­ity Trust. 125TH CEL­E­BRA­TIONS: Wan­ganui Girls’ Col­lege re­union en­rol­ments for Oc­to­ber 21 - 23, 2016 close Au­gust 15. En­quiries Faith 357 4775/ Mar­garet 323 8041/ POLIOPLUS GALA DIN­NER: A meal and panel of peo­ple with per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence of po­lio with Ter­race End Ro­tary Club, Whar­erata Staff Club, Massey Univer­sity, 5.30pm, Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 17. En­quiries Dr Bob Ste­wart 355-5736/ ste­wart@sbpMEET THE CAN­DI­DATES: City Coun­cil can­di­dates, Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 17, 7pm. Cen­ten­nial Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. AGE FRIENDLY CITY FO­RUM: PNCC cham­bers, 10am - 12pm, Thurs­day, Au­gust 18. En­quiries Robyn Baker Age Con­cern Manawatu 355 2832. MEET THE MAY­ORAL CAN­DI­DATES: May­oral wannabes Tues­day, Au­gust 23, 12 mid­day, Cen­ten­nial Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. DAF­FODIL DAY: Vol­un­teer col­lec­tors wanted for Fri­day, Au­gust 26. En­quiries 356 5355, cen­trald­is­tricts.can­cernz.org.nz TURBO TIME: Manawatu Tur­bos v South­land Stags, Fri­day, Au­gust 26, Cen­tral Energy Trust Arena, 5.45pm. OFF ROAD RUN­NING: 25km North Road Tra­verse from top o’ the Pahiatua Track through the Te Rere Hau and Tararua wind­farms to the Bridge Cafe, Bal­lance, 9am. The Hall Block Humdinger, 5.5km up and 5.5km back, Bridge Cafe, 10.30am, Satur­day, Au­gust 27. Pre-en­try by Au­gust 22 in­cludes bus to Tra­verse start and aid sta­tions. En­quiries REDWALK: Cure Kids 5km & 10km fun run/walk, Ashurst Do­main and Manawatu RiverWalk­way, Au­gust 28. En­quiries lau­rel.rnffd@gmail.com CAN­DI­DATES EXPO: Lo­cal body hope­fuls, Mon­day, Au­gust 29, 5 - 7pm, Cen­ten­nial Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. JO SEAGAR: Cel­e­brate the re­lease of Jo’s new book El­bows off the ta­ble, please. Aro­hanui Hospice fundraiser and raf­fle, 7pm, Manawatu Golf Club, Cen­ten­nial Dr, Thurs­day Septem­ber 1. Tick­ets $45, Aro­hanui Hospice and aro­hanui­hos­pice.org.nz; Tay­lor Road, Ter­race End; House of Travel, The Square and Broad­way Ave. BRIDE OF THE YEAR: Som­er­set Kinder­garten ma­jor fundraiser, Mon­day Septem­ber 5. En­quiries RISE FILM FES­TI­VAL: The an­nual fly fish­ing film fest, 7.30 - 9.30pm, Thurs­day, Septem­ber 8, Cin­ema Gold. De­tails

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