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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


2014 Canterbury Amateur Dancesport League Garden City Festival

12th April // Doors open at 1pm
Templeton Community Centre

The “2014 Canterbury Amateur Dancesport League Garden City Festival” is a Ballroom and Latin American Dancing competition held in the Templeton Community Centre and organised by the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Amateur Dancesport League. This is a Class “B” Championship run in recognition of and under the rules of the NZ Dance and Dancesport Council. Come and enjoy the visual spectacular – vibrant, sparkling gowns, talented dancers of all levels of abilities from Juniors to Senior Competitors dancing to delightful music. Doors open at 1pm and the Competition is scheduled to run from 2pm to 7pm. Hot drinks and food available for purchase at the venue, also a Coffee Cart with real coffee from 1pm. Pricing: Adult $10, Children $5


Kaiapoi Winter Market

12th April // 9am – 2pm
Kaiapi New World Car Park

A mix of new and used stalls. Toys, Jewellery, Clothing, nic nacs and lots more. Stall bookings Ph. Linda 03 3274295. Cancelled if wet. Happening twice a month.


Washington Way Skate Park Opening

17th April // 4pm
Washington Way Skate Park

This official opening of the redeveloped Washington Way skate park sees the completion of the plaza-style layout, one of the biggest and most technically challenging in the country. The design introduces an urban-style street course on an extended site for skateboarders, BMX riders and inline skaters, and includes landscaping, seating and car parking. The extension also incorporates a bowl and cradle, additional street features and pump humps to give acceleration. Opening in time for the Easter break and the Autumn School holidays. Contact Phone: 03 9416233


Body in Action

18th April – 27th July // Doors open at 9am
Canterbury Museum

Body in Action opens at Canterbury Museum on Friday 18 April and promises to put your body to the test. Do you know that in one day your heart will pump all your blood around your body about 1000 times, or that every 30 days your body produces a totally new outer layer of skin? Body in Action at Canterbury Museum will explore how the body works from head to toe. Designed for children of all ages, Body in Action offers an amazing journey of discovery through the human body. The exhibition is full of highly interactive activities and amazing information on how the human body works. For example, children can venture through the giant human mouth and giant nose, have fun in the lungs and intestines, test their aerobic capabilities, explore how the brain works and learn about bones, blood, how we hear, taste and see plus much, much more. Toured by Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Body in Action opens at Canterbury Museum on Friday 18 April, entry is free; donations are appreciated. For more information see www.canteburymuseum.com


Meccano Roadshow 2014

18th – 20th April // 10am – 5pm
Cashmere High School Hall; 172 Rose St, Somerfield, Christchurch

Over Easter weekend 2014 the Christchurch Meccano Club presents model displays to enthuse children of all ages. As well as displays of Meccano there will be displays of Lego, K`nex, Torro, and Dinky Toys. Displays of Hornby Electric Trains and the Lego Electric Trains will be on Show. The popular “Build & Play” model making for the younger enthusiast will also be available. The Clubs Torro Construction Sets will be set up for younger model makers to enhance their model making skills. Eftpos will be available at the door and a selection of modern Meccano Sets will be available for sale. On-site parking available. Pricing: Adult $5, Chidren $2, Family $10. Contact Phone: 0274743744. Official Website: www.meccano-roadshow.info


Autumn scavenger hunt

18th April – 4th May // 10am – 4pm
Botanic Gardens

Pick up Scavenger Hunt bags from the Botanic Gardens Information Centre and see how many autumn treasures you can find and collect. Aimed at families with children aged between 3 and 12 years looking at spending some time in the Botanic Gardens during the school holidays. Contact Phone: 9418999.


Community Conversations

15th April // 7:30pm
St Marks, 150 Withells Rd, Avonhead

A new Quarterly Community event with topics of local interest. First event; Nathan Mikaere-Wallis; “Brain Development in Babies and Young Children”. ‘Nathan Mikaere Wallis is part of the Brain Wave Trust, and X Factor Education, Christchurch. He has been a lecturer at the Christchurch College of Education, lecturing in human development, brain development, language and communication and risk and resilience. Nathan has a background of working with children in counselling settings relating to domestic violence, sexual abuse and childhood trauma.’ $10 per person. Join after for Supper. Ph – 358 5443 (9-12 weekdays). For Bookings; e-mail – stmarks.communityconversations@gmail.com. Next event – Nathan Mikaere-Wallis May 2014 “The Teenage Brain”.


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