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The week ahead…


Rudolf Steiner School Spring Fair

8th November // 10-3pm  // Rudolf Steiner School, 19 Ombersley Terrace, Opawa

Fairyland, crafts, music, games, books, clothes, flowers, organic food and much more. Come along for a great day of family fun and enjoy all we have to offer. Contact Phone: 033370514.


Summer of Fun – New Brighton

8th November // 10-2pm  // New Brighton Union Church, Corner Union Street & Collingwood Street

A Community Fun & Health Day – including bouncy castle, face-painting and balloons for the children. An op-shop gala, community group expo – including the community choir and Scottish dancing group! – community health information, BBQ and brass band.


Hillmorton Nest Spring Fair

8th November // 9am-11am  // 52 Tankerville Road, Hoon Hay

Join us for our first annual Hillmorton Nest Spring Community Fair. A wide range of stalls including: vegetables, bake sale, sausage sizzle, clothing, market stalls, Headbands for Little Petals, Holy Smoke Smokehouse, activity stalls for children, and much more!! Contact Phone: (03)3388888


Motukarara Fireworks Display 

8th November // Gates open at 5:30pm  // Motukarara Domain, Park Road

Gates will open at 5:30pm and the display will be at approximately 9pm. Entrance fee is $20 per car of 5, $5 per person thereafter. Walk-ins $5 each Live music, lolly scramble, bouncy castle, pony rides, sausage/bacon sizzle, espresso coffee, cold drinks and ice cream, hotdogs and chips, candy floss, free hay rides. Postponement date is Saturday 15th November.  For any enquires phone: Fiona 325 2300 or Adele 329 7818.


2014 Cheapskates Canterbury Skateboarding Regionals

8th November // 10-4pm  // Washington Skatepark, Cnr Washington Way/Moorehouse Ave

Cheapskates proudly present the 2014 Canterbury Skateboarding Regionals. Watch Canterburys finest skateboarders battle it out at the newly upgraded Washington Skate Park for qualification to the NZ Skate Nationals later in the year. Divisions include 13 & Under, 16 & Under, Open Mens and Womans with over $3000 worth of prizes up for grabs! $10 Entry fee for competitors / Free to watch. Official Website:


Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

8-9th November // Banks Peninsula

Over forty exciting walks make up the Banks Peninsula Walking Festival – this year running over four weekends in November. Highlights include the new Rod Donald hut, Onawe Pa, and the family overnight camp on Quail Island. Book now to avoid missing out.  All walks are lead by experienced volunteer guides. Numbers are limited. For a full programme, see or follow on facebook – Banks Peninsula Walking Festival.

Tuhaitara Coastal Park Open Day

9th November // 10-2pm  // Woodend Beach Domain

A chance to visit Tuhaitara Coastal Park, see whats been happening through displays and activities.  Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust is restoring the Tuhaitara Coastal Park to a working native ecosystem. Website:


CTK School Fair

9th November // 12-4pm  // Christ the King School, 92 Greers Rd, Burnside

Held every two years, the CTK School Fair is their biggest fundraising event, and money raised goes towards the landscaping of the school grounds, following extensive earthquake repairs and drainage work, and the development of a new recreational space for the kids. Look out for – craft, baking, sweets & fudge, plants, produce, clothes, books, toys, raffles, silent auction, mystery bottle, $1 coin toss, face painting, lucky dips, kids entertainment area, live music, café and a range of hot food. A great day out for the whole family! For additional info email


Canterbury A&P Show

12-14th November // 8-5:30pm  // Canterbury Agricultural Park, Wigram Road

Country comes to town for New Zealand’s largest A&P Show, the legendary Canterbury A&P Show. See the very best of rural life with three full days of livestock and equestrian judging, plenty of entertainment and attractions, indoor and outdoor exhibits, plus excellent food and wine. Highlights for 2014 include Salmonella Dub performing on all three days of the Show! A spectacular mix of colour, excitement and competition – a true celebration of everything great in New Zealand and one not to be missed! For pricing and additional info, see website:


Summer of Fun – Aqua Saturday Summer School Party

15th November // 7-9pm  // Dudley Park Aquatic Centre, 47 Church Street, Rangiora

Come along – 6 week summer pool party – taking place every Saturday from 15 November – 20 December. This program will provide music, inflatables and a free BBQ.


Qwacker Cup Rubber Duck Race & Family Picnic

16th November // 12-4pm  // Trousselot Park, Charles Street, Kaiapoi

A day out at the Races with a difference. See the fastest Rubber Ducks in Canterbury. Bring a Picnic or prepurchase one. Fashion show, pimp your Duck colouring competition & create ducky fascinator. Cost is $2 per duck. For more info visit


Rutherford – Full Steam Ahead!

9th September–19th November // 9am to 5pm  // Canterbury Museum

In 1935, when only eight-years-old, Patrick Fowler was given a model locomotive as a surprise gift after taking part in a train-naming ceremony at St Pancras Railway Station, London. The train was named after his world-famous grandfather, New Zealand physicist and chemist Ernest Rutherford. See it at the Canterbury Museum. Contact Phone: 366 5000. Official Website:


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