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The week ahead…  

 

 Featured Event

 

Rudolf Steiner School Spring Fair

7th November // 10am – 3pm // Rudolf Steiner School

Come join us for an old-fashioned, traditional carnival fair! Indulge in scrumptious food for lunch from a range of diverse and delicious options, stock up on beautiful handcrafts for Christmas, let your little ones immerse themselves in the magic of our Fairyland and send your older children off to the carnival games to test their skills. Stunning Handcrafts, Organic food – with plenty of vegetarian options, Second-hand clothing, books and a huge White Elephant stall, Farmers Market with organic veggies, honey, flowers, plants and more. Carnival games, pony rides & face-painting, Fairyland – including a café full of small bites and a craft stall, with goodies priced for child-sized wallets.

 

Emmanuel Christian School Fair

7 November // 10am-2pm //322a Sawyers Arms Road, Bishopdale

Emmanuel Christian School is having a Country Christmas Fair consisting of various stalls including; crafts, white elephant, food, sweets, cakes and much more. Games and prizes to be won, music and fun for the whole family to enjoy. Bring a picnic blanket or chair and come join us! Enquiries: emcsfair2015@gmail.com / Jeanette 021 154
8009. Find Facebook page here.

 

A Sense of Christmas

8 November // 10am-4pm //Cust

Experience gorgeous Christmas themed venues in the Cust area. Enjoy festive food, live music, pony rides, stalls, workshops and Santa photos. Proceeds to the Cust School playground upgrade. Experience Cust hospitality with festive food and music, take part in wreath making and other workshops, and have your Santa photos taken
for Christmas. Featured venues include a Reindeer Retreat (with baby animals), Santa’s Grotto, Kiwiana Christmas and many more surprises. $15 Prepaid, $20 On the Day, Children Free. More info: www.visitwaimakariri.co.nz/events

 

Tuhaitara Coastal Park Open Day

8 November // 10am – 2:30pm // Woodend Domain

A chance to visit Tuhaitara Coastal Park, see whats been happening through displays and activities based around the beach and the lagoon. Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust is restoring the Tuhaitara Coastal Park to a working native ecosystem. Schools and community groups from North Canterbury are helping us do that. Come and see what they have been up to and what they have been learning. Music, food and coffee available. Event Website: www.visitwaimakariri.co.nz/events

 

Roydvale School Fair

8 November // 11am – 3pm // Roydvale School, 117 Roydvale Avenue, Burnside

Roydvale School Fair will be on Sunday 8th November from 11am – 3pm. There will be a live band, white elephant and other stalls, raffles, a bouncy castle and slides, face painting, food, rides and we have EFTPOS available! Woodford Glen and the Harewood Fire engine will also be visiting. Come along for a cheap, fun day out. Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/RoydvaleSchoolFair

 

Canterbury A&P Show 2015

11 – 13 November // 8am // Canterbury Agricultural Park

 Country’s Coming to Town for New Zealand’s largest A&P Show, the legendary Canterbury A&P Show. Every year 100,000 people enjoy the very best of rural life over three action packed days! Experience top livestock and equestrian events, live music, carnival rides, indoor and outdoor retail spaces, kids’ entertainment, excellent food and wine and so much more. The Canterbury A&P Show truly is a spectacular mix of colour, excitement and competition – a celebration of everything great in New Zealand and one not to be missed! Pricing: Tickets start from $10.00. Official Website: Click here

 

SCAPE 8 New Intimacies

03 Oct – 15 Nov // Official Website: Click here

A Public Art Walkway to help people create new memories and re-connect with the changed Christchurch landscape. SCAPE 8 New Intimacies, curated by Rob Garrett. The Christchurch Biennial will draw on the projects of both local and International artists; Antony Gormley, Pauline Rhodes, Hannah Kidd, Nathan Pohio, Fiona Jack, Peter Atkins and Judy Millar. The artists works will be accompanied by public participation project #ThatTimeYouHelped Our Portraits of People Reaching Out to One Another. These projects shape a Public Art Walkway, alongside a programme of artist talks, guided tours and public workshops throughout the six weeks of SCAPE 8 New Intimacies. SCAPE 8 Art Central Hub: Corner of Gloucester & Colombo Streets. The Public Art Walkway is mapped as a half hour walk to see the works or take as longer and enjoy the activities and atmosphere along the way. 

 

Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

Weekends during 7-29 November // 9am // Banks Peninsula

We have curated a diverse programme of quality walking experiences, all lead by experienced volunteer guides who have a passion for the land, ecology and communities of the peninsula. We are also proud to present several special events in this year’s programme, including the Rod Donald hut opening, Global Climate Mobilisation, overnight trip to the Packhorse hut for children and new walks at the Purple Peak Curry Reserve and Panama Reserve. Children under 10 free. The full programme is available now on our websitewww.lyttelton.net or in print from your local library (October-November). Official Website: Click hereFacebook Event: Click here