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Community Open Day at Pūkaha

Enjoy a fun day out with the whānau amongst nature as Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre opens its doors to the community.Everyone is welcome. Koha entry.We are delighted to confirm Westpac Ambassador and All Blacks legend, Richie McCaw will be joining us on the day! Come and meet your Kiwi icon and see what he gets up to at Pūkaha!Discover wildlife, native forest walks, ranger talks, fun kids activities, market stalls, food, Whare Whakairo (carving studio) and much more.Delicious, quick food is available at Kākā Café.Please bring cash for koha entry, food and market stalls.Please no pets or alcohol.Limited carparking available. Free buses will be available from Dannevirke to Pūkaha; stopping at Woodville, Pahiatua and Eketāhuna. Bookings essential via pukaha.org.nz.Additionally there will be a free shuttle bus running between the Eketāhuna Community Centre, Haswell Street and Pūkaha on the hour, every hour. No bookings required.Buses operated by Danelines and generously funded by Tararua District Council.Monies raised will be used to support native forest restoration and the captive breeding-and-release of endangered native species into the wild.

Location: Eketahuna

Mangatainoka Motors - Hot Rod Day

Are you the owner of vintage, classic or Hot Rod? Do you have a V8 that sets hearts quivering and gets heads turning? Are you team blue or team red and have a sweet ride that represents your loyalty? Or perhaps you think two wheels are better than four? Well, our Toki Motors Shows will get your motor humming. Well known by all kiwi engine enthusiasts as a fabulous day out, these shows give you the chance to display your sweet ride for other car lovers and the general public to enjoy, and you can compete to win some epic prizes while you're at it! Now we bet that got your attention. While you are here, enjoy the live music, delicious food, a cleansing ale, jump on a brewery tour, take a look at our Histui Museum or do a bit of shopping on merch at the Tui Shop. Or simply kick back, relax, and catch up with family and friends while others check out your ride.

Location: Pahiatua

Regulating Emotions in ECE

We are seeing a rise in children struggling with their emotions in Early learning sessions. Early Childhood teachers are invited to join the East Team, Learning Support, Te Mahau, Ministry of Education to explore He Māpuna te Tamaiti and how it can help children regulate their emotions.Fully subsidised. Dinner provided

Location: Dannevirke

27September
2022


Dannevirke High School Talent Quest

What a great lineup of talent! Tickets are for sale at the door and only $20.00 per family or $10.00 single

Location: Dannevirke

29September
2022


Dome-Scape Workshop

Back by popular demand! This is a wonderful workshop!Create beautiful nature-inspired glass dome-scapes in the studio with us. All materials provided to make a delicate botanical scene in your very own glass dome.Delicious treats from Thicket’s Gourmet Pantry will be provided as well as complimentary mimosas!Once everyone’s designs are complete, we will head over to the staging area where we will capture your dome on our spinning barrel (which has become a Thicket Motif)!This workshop will run from 6-8pm, Thursday 29 September 2022.If this is a gift, please include the name of the recipient. We will email you a bespoke reservation voucher for you to print and gift to your loved one.Images for inspiration only, dome style will be subject to availability.About our workshops

Location: Pahiatua

29September
2022


Ross Shield Rugby Tournament

Daily Monday to Friday

Location: Dannevirke

03October
2022


First Aid Course

Red Cross has a large range of courses so everyone in the community can gain first aid skills. Be equipped to react quickly and safely in a medical emergency - whether it's at home, work, on the sports field or in public places.

Location: Dannevirke

04October
2022


Junior Rangers School Holiday Programme

Bookings are required. This is for all the young nature loving tamariki aged 5 - 11 years to experience hands-on learning in the Pūkaha Reserve. Spend the day exploring the forest, getting to know the manu (birds) and watching them being fed, especially the cheeky kākā and tuna (long fin eels)https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/pukaha/items/403908/calendar/2022/10/Book at

Location: Eketahuna

04October
2022


Eketāhuna Super Market

Lots of food, music, art, veg, craft & more. Held the second Sunday of each month

Location: Eketahuna

09October
2022


Spring Market in the Gardens

Enjoy this Spring Market at Little Gem Garden Centre in Dannevirke. There will be artisan stalls, food & beverage, live music and kids activities.

Location: Dannevirke

09October
2022


Girls year 7 - 12 Self Defence Programme

This will cover basic physical techniques, reinforces assertiveness, boundary-setting skills and verbal techniques, also offering age-appropriate information about levels of abuse. Girls to bring their own lunch.Year 7 & 8 on Monday 10 OctoberYear 9 - 12 on Tuesday 11 OctoberFully subsidised

Location: Dannevirke

10October
2022


Women's Self Defence Programmes

This course will empower and build confidence in women and provide options for increasing personal safety in a wide range of situations

Location: Dannevirke

10October
2022


The Great Community Free Clothes Drop N Swap

Clothing swaps are considered not only a good way to refill your wardrobe, but are also considered good for the planet!The great part is this is a FREE event.Looking to participate? It’s done in a couple of easy steps:Step one: Bring in your gently used clothes to Tararua Coommunity Services BEFORE the event.Step two: Attend the event and start shopping! Take what you need, want, or anything that catches the eye. There is no expectation of how much you should bring vs how much you should take.

Location: Pahiatua

14October
2022


Women's Institute 71st Handcraft Show

A wonderful display of handcrafts including competition sections, machine sewing, handcraft, knitting, crochet & homespun and woven.Hall is open on Friday 2:00pm - 4:00pm for entries, public viewing is Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm with prize-giving on Sunday at 2:00pm

Location: Dannevirke

14October
2022


Cottage Quilters Biannual Show

Come along to see the wonderful quilts in display. Free entry

Location: Dannevirke

15October
2022


SHB Federation of Women's Institutes Handcraft Show

A fabulous exhibition of handcrafts. Entries from 2:00pm on Friday. Open 9:00am - 4:00pm , free entry

Location: Dannevirke

15October
2022


Dannevirke 150 years celebration

There will be a Church Service at 10:00am at St Johns Church followed by a High Tea at the Fountaine Theatre , Ward Street, Dannevirke at 2:00pm. RSVP to gloriarossmacdonald@gmail.com by 3 October.

Location: Dannevirke

16October
2022


Woodville Street Market

Check out the range of crafts on offer at the local monthly street market.

Location: Woodville

16October
2022


Huge Betacraft Sale

A fantastic sale of outdoor clothing for all the family.

Location: Pahiatua

19October
2022


Dannevirke Market Day

A wonderful market in Dannevirke and a great opportunity to get in some early Christmas shopping.

Location: Dannevirke

21October
2022


Norsewood Country Festival

A fantastic weekend featuring live music, a market, vintage machiner, axe throwing, horses, archery. shooting games and scandinavian food.A fun family day out.$10.00 per person, Family 2ad2ch) $25.00, kids under 12 years free, over 12 years $5.00

Location: Norsewood

22October
2022


Pahiatua Trout Fishing Carnival - 50th

All participants must be registered. Registrations will be done from Monday 17 October - Friday 21st October (cash only)Weigh in's daily from 6:30pm - 9:00pm at the Post Office Hotel with the final weigh in on 29 October at 12:00pm. All anglers must have a current fishing licence. Registration fee: Child/Youth - $5.00, Adult $15.00. Categories - Adults 17 years+, Junior - 12 - 16 years, novice 5 - 12 years

Location: Pahiatua

22October
2022


Shires Fruiterers Centennial Celebrations

Come along and celebrate this special occasion.

Location: Dannevirke

22October
2022


Dannevirke Theatre Company present 'Juke Box'

TBC

Location: Dannevirke

28October
2022


Dannevirke Market

Come check out the locally produced, crafts, food and gifts. Bring the family and enjoy the festive atmosphere

Location: Dannevirke

29October
2022


Pahiatua Market

Come along and check out the array of awesome crafts and food. Held last Saturday of each month at 46 Main Street, or if weather is bad, the Town Hall.

Location: Pahiatua

29October
2022


Railcar trips though the Manawatu Gorge & return

Once again these popular shuttles return on Saturday 29 October 2022Experience rail travel from a bygone age and join us on board our Standard Railcar RM31 “Tokomaru” for a return journey through the scenic Manawatu Gorge.Departing Woodville, we head towards the wind turbines sitting proud on the hills then as we snake our way through the Manawatu Gorge you get a feel for how quickly nature takes over. Nearing the Ashhurst you will see the extent of the construction works forming part of the new Te Ahu a Turanga – Manawatū Tararua Highway.Arriving at Ashhurst we stop briefly for the driver to change ends for the return journey.Seats are limited, bookings essential!Departs Woodville: 10:00am, 11:10am, 12:45pm, 1:55pm & 3:05pmFARES: Adult $30, Child $25, Family (2A2C) $90

Location: Woodville

29October
2022


Mangatainoka Motors - Two Wheels Day

Are you the owner of vintage, classic or Hot Rod? Do you have a V8 that sets hearts quivering and gets heads turning? Are you team blue or team red and have a sweet ride that represents your loyalty? Or perhaps you think two wheels are better than four? Well, our Toki Motors Shows will get your motor humming. Well known by all kiwi engine enthusiasts as a fabulous day out, these shows give you the chance to display your sweet ride for other car lovers and the general public to enjoy, and you can compete to win some epic prizes while you're at it! Now we bet that got your attention. While you are here, enjoy the live music, delicious food, a cleansing ale, jump on a brewery tour, take a look at our Histui Museum or do a bit of shopping on merch at the Tui Shop. Or simply kick back, relax, and catch up with family and friends while others check out your ride.

Location: Pahiatua

30October
2022


Old Gorge Cemetery Tour

This tour of the historic Cemetery includes Police and associated burials. So interesting, all welcome to attend, meet at the upper gate.

Location: Woodville

30October
2022


Trades Bowls Tournament

This is a Triples Team event with at least one non-bowler in each team. Entries may be for a mixed team, men's or ladies team. This is to encourage new bowlers. Registration starts at 9:30am. All welcome

Location: Dannevirke

30October
2022


Defensive Driving Course

Open to everyone including those on a Learner Licence, although it is recommended that 50 driving hours have been completed prior to attending the course. At the end of the classroom sessions a practical test will be held with the tutor. You must attend the whole course to get your certificate. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays until 21 July

Location: Dannevirke

31October
2022


2022 Tararua District Funders Forum

Are you looking for funding for your group or project? Tararua District Council is organising the 2022 Tararua District Funders Forum – a free-to-attend evening event for anyone in the community wanting to connect with funders or learn more about the various funding opportunities available. @Te Awa Community Foundation is partnering with us to deliver this event. The day will include a funding panel, quick-fire presentations from funders and a networking hour. More details to be announced in October (including funders that have confirmed their attendance) – in the meantime, make sure to mark this one down in your calendar!

Location: Pahiatua

03November
2022


Dannevirke Theatre Company inc. "Juke Box"

Being held at the Fountaine Theatre, Ward Street.

Location: Dannevirke

04November
2022


Bobby Sox & Winklepickers 50's Festival

A fantastic day in Woodville, The day starts with market stalls, entertainment and retro cars in Fountaine Square. In the evening there will be a dance and supper with a 50's dance band, DJ plus entertainment. Dress up and enter the 50's costume competition. Eftpos only Bar, this is a R18 event and ID is required at the door.

Location: Woodville

05November
2022


Norsewood Flower Show

Com along and 'smell the roses'..amongst other beautiful flowers.

Location: Norsewood

12November
2022


Dancing Queen - A Tribute to ABBA

The world's premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand. This is a full scale concert featuring more than two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle. Child $36.75 available 9 JuneEarlybird $50.75 available 9 - 19 JuneAfter 19 June $60.75. Groups of 6+ $55.75

Location: Dannevirke

20November
2022


Helen Carvers Modern School of Music Pupils Concert

St Johns Anglican Church 176 High Street, Dannevirke

Location: Dannevirke

20November
2022


Community Colour Fun Run in Pahiatua

Together with Tararua Collage and Tararua Community Services we are EXCITED to announce the Community Colour Fun Run held on Sunday 27th November 2022 at 12pm.The theme is "White ribbon" to bring awareness to this worthy cause. SO WEAR A WHITE T-SHIRT!!What is it all about?The Colour Fun Run is a family friendly event suitable for all ages. The aim is to make your way around the stadium grounds and having colour powder thrown at you along the way.We recommend dressing up in white clothing to fully experience the colour powder (you can also wear fancy dress!). For small children, we advise wearing goggles to protect their eyes from paint powder.The Colour Fun Run is a FREE event opening at 12pm held at the Bush Multi sports stadium on Huxley Street Pahiatua.Grab your family, friends and colleagues and make the most of this great day supporting a GREAT cause!

Location: Pahiatua

27November
2022


Dannevirke Viking Choir Spring Concert

Being held at Fountaine Theatre, Ward Street. Door sales only,

Location: Dannevirke

27November
2022


Dannevirke Night Market

Check out the crafts and food night market at this wonderful night market. There will be crafts, coffee and great food!

Location: Dannevirke

13March
2023