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The week ahead…

 

Harbour Harvest Festival

4th & 5th April // 3pm – late
Living Springs Farm Park

Project Lyttelton collaborates with Living Springs Farm Park to bring the second Harbour Harvest Festival to Whakaraupo. With a focus on education and celebration, the Harvest Festival offers a community gathering with something for everyone. The Festival takes place on the 4th and 5th of April. Friday is devoted to the children of the harbour, while the Saturday invites the wider community of Whakaraupo, Banks Peninsula and Canterbury to celebrate the harvest amongst the beauty and stunning views available at Living Springs. The wider community is invited to Living Springs on Saturday April 5th for workshops and demonstrations, kids’ activities, a twilight harvest market, music, bonfire, line dancing and headline act Barry Saunders of The Warratahs. Gates open at 3pm. Official Website: www.lyttelton.net.nz

 

Jellie Park Skate Jam

5th April // 12 – 3pm
Jellie Park Skate Park, Greers Rd

Join the Cheapskates Skate Skool for their last Skate Jam of the Summer!!! This event is sure to be a fun filled day out for the whole family with free gear hire and coaching from the Skate Skool team of instructors. Best Trick and Big Air Competition with awesome prizes up for grabs! This event will be happening alongside the Summerz End Youth Fest happening right next to the skate park with live music and heaps of other cool things happening on the day! Official Website: www.skateskool.co.nz

 

Summerz End Youth Fest

5th April // 12 – 6pm
Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre

Summerz End aims to bridge the gap between youth from all walks of life and our communities, by creating a sense of belonging through connecting our common cultures. In order to give everyone a sense of belonging in Christchurch, this event will allow young people to showcase and share their identity, regardless of their ethnic background. The event will allow young people to connect and expose them to clubs, groups and volunteering opportunities in Canterbury, as well as expose them to key messages for their age group especially around health. Official Website: www.summerzend.co.nz

 

ChCh Mums Evening Get Together

10th April // starts at 7:30pm
C1 Cafe

Come meet up with other mums! Have a chat, a coffee, a drink, or something to eat. I will have a sign so that you can find us. Feel free to RSVP and we can look out for you. Or just show up!

 

Cashmere Carnival

12th April // 11am – 3pm
Holliss Reserve Park, Holliss Ave, Cashmere

Come celebrate the communities of Cashmere in this free family fun event! This event is organised by the loving neighbours at 16 Rossmore Terrace who are inspired by the Neighbourhood Week and think it is a piece of cake getting to know your neighbours! We would love to see the whole community involved! This day involves all the fun stuff of any carnival, great music, fun inflatables, face painting, temporary tattoos, great food vendors, cotton candy, popcorn, and so much more. Website & contact phone: 027 873 3329

 

Parklands Market

12th April // 10am – 1pm
180 Queenspark Drive, Parklands

Come along to the community market 180 Queenspark Drive, is opposite Queenspark reserve. Coffee, sausage sizzle and market stall bargains!! The regular market day is the third Saturday of the month from 10am to 1pm. Due to Easter the event is earlier. Next month the market will be on the 17th May. Contact Phone: 3831356

 

Akaroa Harvest Festival

12th April // 10am – 4pm
Akaroa Recreation Ground, Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

The third Akaroa Harvest Festival on Saturday April 12 promises to showcase even more of the Peninsula’s excellent produce. Added to the programme this year is a classic cake auction to raise money for the rebuild of the Akaroa Hospital. This includes cakes from the kitchens of renowned chefs Peter Gordon and Richard Till. Cakes are also being made by the head pastry chef at the Sugar Club in Auckland, and the head chef at Bellota in Auckland plus the Akaroa Cooking School and Vangionis Trattoria & Bar in Akaroa. Mussel fritters, crepes, berries, smoked salmon, olive oil, chorizo, lamb, cheese, and quince and local wines will all be available to taste and purchase on the day, and all from Banks Peninsula. Live music, egg-and-spoon and sack races will add to fairground atmosphere of the day, while the “best jam” competition will be judged by Lou Bentley from the Akaroa Cooking School. Website: http://www.akaroa.com/akaroa-harvest-festival