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The week ahead…


Go Wild

12th & 13th October // 10:15 – 4pm
Botanic Gardens

10 animals have gone wild in the Botanic Gardens. Pick up maps from the Botanic Gardens Information Centre and find where they are hiding. Contact Phone: 9418999


The Body Festival 2013 – last day

27th September – 13th October // Various times & venues

The Body Festival is back for 2013! The Body Festival, Christchurch’s annual festival of dance and physical theatre, is a showcase and celebration of New Zealand’s dancing talent. Ranging from professional shows to amateur productions, the festival covers a variety of enjoyment for all audiences and participators. Focusing on the community aspect of dance, the Body Festival also incorporates a number of workshops and participation events. Find all the events on their website.


Rolleston Playcentre Book Fair

13th October // 10am-2pm
Rolleston Playcentre, in the Rolleston Reserve, entrance from Moore Street

Come along and buy, sell or swap your books. Ticket Info: Rachel (or ph. 347 2430). Pricing: $5 per stall to sell your books.


Take a Kid Fishing

13th October // Starts at 9am
The Groynes

A great, free, fun morning for children up to 12 years old.  The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust has once more generously donated hundreds of young salmon which will be released into the lakes at the Groynes, along with a small number of very large trout. Bring your family and enjoy a fun kids’ fishing day. No registration or fishing licence necessary (Fish and Game provide a whole-of-site licence for the day). Adults may assist but are not permitted to fish. There will be caravans on site with food and drinks for sale.The morning session is set aside for children 12 years and under, with one lake especially for the under-8s where each child has a short one-on-one session with an expert angler (there is sometimes a queue for this). There will be loan rods and tackle in the morning, and worms and artificial bait too, so don’t worry if you don’t have gear. Contact Phone: 027 295 4299


Community Market

13th October // 2pm
St Lukes Union Church, 438 Halswell Road

Halswell Community Project in conjunction with St Luke’s Church are holding 3 market days in 13th October 2013, 24th November 2013 and 16th February 2014 starting at 2pm and finishing around 5pm. Get ready to have some fun. As well as the market, there will also be games for the children, and some music. Contact info: communitymarket.halswell@gmail.com or 0211757645.


Children’s Market

19th October // 8am – 2pm
Riccarton House & Bush, 16 Kahu Rd, Riccarton

Christchurch Farmers Market – 8th Birthday Party! Have your very own Kid’s food stall! Children have the opportunity to bake or produce their very own unique local product and have the chance to sell to earn some pocket money! Be creative and have fun! Stalls are only $10! And you get to have a stall amongst the usual busy Christchurch Farmers Market. The Market starts at 9am but we ask the stall holders to be there an hour before to set up there stall and make it look fabulous! To register your child or for more information please contact Stacey at; Riccarton House – 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton
T 03 348 6190, E info@tasteevents.co.nz, W www.tasteevents.co.nz


Kiwiana Spring Festival

19th October // 11am – 4pm
Pallet Pavilion, Corner Durham Streets & Kilmore Streets

Kiwiana Spring Festival is here to bring you Handicraft made by Christchurch City Community, Kiwiana Craft is known throughout the World, fine craftsmanship gives its name the edge people remember it by. This Festival is a family Event and will have many Stalls that you can enjoy with your children. 1 Pair of Jeans Will Be Given Away Hour On the Hour Be There to Win, Special Story Telling for New Book – Mother Earth and the Quakeia Babies will be for Children of all ages 12pm. RebornThreadznThingz will be showcasing Jeanz, Jewelery, Shirts and other things that are Revived, Revamped, Recycled, Refashioned, Restyled, Reused, Remodeled. There will be a good selection of crafts to enjoy, food will also be sold on this day. Check website for more info.


Bishopdale Community Preschool Car Boot Sale

19th October // 10am – 12:30pm
Breens Intermediate School, 85 Breens Road

Fundraising to build a new preschool! Book a site for $20 (you keep the money from your sales!) or come along and see what is on offer! Support our not for profit preschool! Contact Kate at k8collinsnz@gmail.com or phone 360 2651 if you are interested in booking a site.


Community Fair

19th & 20th October // 9am
St Christopher’s Church, 244 Avonhead Rd

Entertainment & bargains for the whole family including:  plants, books, sweets, vintage items, cakes, craft, fruit and vege, toys, white elephant, china, linen, games, music & more! Let the kids get their photos taken with our cohort of Storm Troopers while you relax in our cafe or at one of our many food stalls. For information about donating to our fair Phone: 358-8780.


The St Marks School Fair

19th October // 10am – 3pm

Presenting the famous St Marks School Fair,  a very special Community Event! Carnivale atmosphere for kids! Giant flowers. Awesome games – shoot aliens, race snails, smash jaffas! Ooky spoooky themed room. Bargains. Free Kids Workhops with Leearna from Xpression Dance Studio. Indulge in good times, good food, good people – all while your kids play! Dont miss out on the fun – cos kids need quality gigs too! Contact Phone: 0212650876