THURSDAY JANUARY 26 - FRIDAY 27: The January Buzz School Holiday Programme, Year 1 – 9. Fun, games, crafts, challenges, food included. OSCAR approved. WINZ subsidy may apply, St Albans Presbyterian Church, 339 Albert St. Enquiries thebuzz.org.nz/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ 357 9411. THURSDAY 26 - MONDAY 30:
Kiwiburn - ‘‘The robots are coming’’, The Paddock, 136 Cooks Rd, Hunterville. Enquiries kiwiburn.com
THURSDAY 26: Summer of DIY - Weta Hotels for Kids, Reclaimed Timber Traders, 4 Matipo Lane, 2.30 - 5pm. Materials free. Enquiries Nelson Lebo 356 8199/ email@example.com
FRIDAY JANUARY 27: Nitro Circus Live with quadruple BMX backflipper, Jed ‘‘TheWarrior’’ Mildon and FMX World Champion, Levi Sherwood, Central Energy Trust Arena, Pascal St, 7pm
FRIDAY 27: New Zealand National Youth Brass Band presents Structured De/constructured, Spiers
Centre, 7.30pm. Tickets via Eventfinda and at the door.
SATURDAY JANUARY 28 -
SUNDAY 29: Woodville International Moto-X Grand Prix, Woodville end of the Manawatu Gorge with the Manawatu Orion Motorcycle Club.
SATURDAY 28: 153rd Turakina Highland Games - stalls, clan displays, food & drink, cash bar. Gate fee $10 adults, children under 15 free parking free, evening ceilidh with Bowmore, Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd, Turakina.
SATURDAY 28: Waiata on Waitangi age-group heats for finals at Te Manawa onWaitangi Day, 9am - 11am (8 - 12yrs), Youth Space, Coleman Pl. Enquiries Youth Space Facebook.
SATURDAY 28: Ashhurst Pohangina Lions Smallholders Auction. Drop off Friday, 12midday - 7pm; Saturday, 7 - 9.30am. Auction commences 10am, craft and food stalls, Macdonald Farm, 682 Pohangina Rd, Ashhurst. Enquiries Ron Farrugia firstname.lastname@example.org/ 326 9639.
SATURDAY 28: Summer in Highbury - Aqua Day, Farnham Park, 11am - 2pm.
SATURDAY 28: Kimbolton Backyard Bullride, from 1pm, Parklee,
402 Junction Rd, Kimbolton, cash only, no eftpos. Enquiries 06 328 5881/ Facebook ‘‘Parklee Bucking Bulls’’. SATURDAY 28: Trio Bella Concert of Favourites - a uni fundraiser for Joanna Dann and Nathan Pinkney, St Andrews in the City, 6pm. SUNDAY JANUARY 29: Coaltown
Blues by Mervyn Thompson, performed by Chris Green, Marton Players Theatre, 366Wellington Rd, Marton, 2pm. Bookings 06 327 7343.
SUNDAY 29: Sounds of Summer - Chill Out, with Soren Olson, Jeff & Sheree, Kokoa Nashi and Unexpected Crossroads, 2 - 5pm, Victoria Esplanade. Enquiries email@example.com/ 357 9340. TUESDAY JANUARY 31: Free screening in The Square of classic movie Casablanca, on the CET Arena big screen. Food trucks, live music 5.30pm, screening 6pm. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1:
Waitangi Day at City Library - Nga taonga takaro (traditional Maori games) with Laureen Ruwhiu 10 - 11.30am - mezzanine; docudrama Waitangi: What really happened,
5.30pm and 7.30pm. Dr Catherine Knight author of New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history,
2nd floor, 6pm.
WEDNESDAY 1: Free talk: Why meditate? Simple meditations to relax and to help cope with the stresses of day to day life with Gen Demo, 7 - 8pm, Amitabha Buddhist Centre, 174 Albert St. Enquiries 355 3524/ meditateinpalmerstonnorth.org
WEDNESDAY 1: Manawatu Property Investor Association with Shane Storey on property investment and demographics, 7.30pm, PN Bridge Club, Cook & Cuba. Members free, visitors $20. Enquries Pauline Beissel 027 471 9192. WEDNESDAY 1: Stamp Club with Sandy Johnson on ‘Chocolate’,
7.30pm, Val Kenward Room, Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Neil 354 4449/ firstname.lastname@example.org.