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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Monday 24 April

The BOP Holiday Rugby Programme - Opotiki

Registrations are now open for the April School Holiday Rugby Programme but spaces are limited & last school holidays registrations filled up so you will need to get in early! The new Opotiki Programme takes place on 24 April, 9am -3pm. Age 6-12 - $20 each. Registrations close 1 week prior to course date. To register, http://www.boprugby.co.nz/community-rugby/junior-rugby/holiday-programme/ 

Tuesday 25 April

Kawerau ANZAC Day Dawn Parade & Ceremony

At Ex-Navalmen’s Club, Oslow St 0545hrs for the annual memorial service. The parade will return to the Rautahi Marae where the formalities will begin. 

Wednesday 26 April

The BOP Rugby Whakatane School Holiday Programme

Back in the Term 1 2017 Holidays on the 26 & 27 April. Our Steamers, Volcanix and Academy trainers will be there to take the kids through coaching stations, rugby tournaments and lots of games and activities! Age 6-12 $20 each per day. Spaces are limited, so get in quick! Register now at:http://www.boprugby.co.nz/community-rugby/junior-rugby/holiday-programme/

Friday 28 April

Kiwi Night Walks

Every Friday during April, May & June at Ohope Scenic Reserve 7-9pm. Numbers are limited – no more than 20 people per walk to bookings are essential. www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz or Erica 07 312 4536 

Sunday 30 April

Whakatane Sunday Market

At Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane 8am – 1pm. Fresh & local produce. Coffee & kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, second hand books & treasures. Ph Carol 07 304 8380 

Wednesday 3 May

Sue Nicholson – Answers from the Other Side

Prepare to be amazed & enlightened as Sue connects with both spirit & the audience in her uniquely compassionate & uplifting style. Restricted age group R13 to R18 accompanied by an adult. For tickets: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/sue-nicholson/whakatane/tickets

Friday 5 May

Kiwi Night Walks

Every Friday during May & June at Ohope Scenic Reserve 7-9pm. Numbers are limited – no more than 20 people per walk to bookings are essential. www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz or Erica 07 312 4536 

Saturday 6 May

Ohope Market

A large regional market with a wide range of local arts, crafts, gifts, delicious artisan foods, plants & produce. Held 1st Saturday of every month, and every 3rd Saturday over the summer, as well as special dates. 07 312 3339 for stall information. 

Saturday 7 May

Ohope Lions Bumper Garage

First Sunday of every month at Harbour Road, Ohope 9am – 12pm. Mens shed with larger furniture & tools. Ladies shed with crockery, books, linen & gifts, sports items. Sausage sizzle & drinks available. 

River Edge Park Miniature Railway Running Day

Take a ride around the park on a miniature train. Located next to the playground & skate park it makes for the perfect day out. At McAlister St, Whakatane 10am – 3pm. http://www.new.riveredgerailway.org.nz/ 

Whakatane Sunday Market

At Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane 8am – 1pm. Fresh & local produce. Coffee & kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, second hand books & treasures. Ph Carol 07 304 8380 

Wednesday 10 May

Seussical The Musical – Whakatane Theatre Company

A musical based on the works of Dr Seuss. Seussical incorporates elements of at least 15 or Dr Seuss’s books as well as many of his characters. Held at Little Theatre, Sort St until May 27 7.30-10pm. Tickets available from iticket.co.nz or Whakatane i-site Information Centre. 

Friday 12 May

Kiwi Night Walks

Every Friday during May & June at Ohope Scenic Reserve 7-9pm. Numbers are limited – no more than 20 people per walk to bookings are essential. www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz or Erica 07 312 4536 

Sunday 14 May

Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk 2017

Join us for a 5km run, walk or stroll 9-11.30am. All participants receive a Dick Frizzell designed event T-Shirt. Register before March 31 to receive early bird pricing. http://www.jennianmothersday.com/ 

Whakatane Sunday Market

At Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane 8am – 1pm. Fresh & local produce. Coffee & kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, second hand books & treasures. Ph Carol 07 304 8380 

Monday 15 May

Eastern BOP Careers Expo 2017

Hosted by Whakatane High School at Whakatane War Memorial Hall 8.30am – 3pm. The purpose of the event is to prepare senior high school students for post secondary opportunity opportunities. http://www.whakatanehigh.school.nz/ 

Friday 19 May

Kiwi Night Walks

Every Friday during May & June at Ohope Scenic Reserve 7-9pm. Numbers are limited – no more than 20 people per walk to bookings are essential. www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz or Erica 07 312 4536 

Saturday 20 May

Opotiki 3, 6 and 12 Hour Adventure Race

A team sport which involves running or trekking & mountain biking. Check points are collected along the way & you complete some exciting activities. It takes place at a secret location from 6.30am – 8pm. http://soakedinadventure.co.nz/opotiki-3-6-and-12-hour-adventure-race/ 

Sunday 21 May

Whakatane Sunday Market

At Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane 8am – 1pm. Fresh & local produce. Coffee & kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, second hand books & treasures. Ph Carol 07 304 8380 

Friday 26 May

Kiwi Night Walks

Every Friday during May & June at Ohope Scenic Reserve 7-9pm. Numbers are limited – no more than 20 people per walk to bookings are essential. www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz or Erica 07 312 4536 

Sunday 28 May

Whakatane Sunday Market

At Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane 8am – 1pm. Fresh & local produce. Coffee & kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, second hand books & treasures. Ph Carol 07 304 8380 

Friday 2 June

Kiwi Night Walks

Every Friday during June at Ohope Scenic Reserve 7-9pm. Numbers are limited – no more than 20 people per walk to bookings are essential. www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz or Erica 07 312 4536 

Saturday 3 June

Ohope Market

A large regional market with a wide range of local arts, crafts, gifts, delicious artisan foods, plants & produce. Held 1st Saturday of every month, and every 3rd Saturday over the summer, as well as special dates. 07 312 3339 for stall information. 

Sunday 4 June

Ohope Lions Bumper Garage

First Sunday of every month at Harbour Road, Ohope 9am – 12pm. Mens shed with larger furniture & tools. Ladies shed with crockery, books, linen & gifts, sports items. Sausage sizzle & drinks available. 

River Edge Park Miniature Railway Running Day

Take a ride around the park on a miniature train. Located next to the playground & skate park it makes for the perfect day out. At McAlister St, Whakatane 10am – 3pm. http://www.new.riveredgerailway.org.nz/ 

Whakatane Sunday Market

At Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane 8am – 1pm. Fresh & local produce. Coffee & kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, second hand books & treasures. Ph Carol 07 304 8380 

Wednesday 7 June

Queen It’s a Kinda Magic Whakatane

The Show recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour. Featuring over 20 of the bands greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’ & more. At Little Theatre, Short St 8-10.30pm. Tickets available from Radio 1XX, 267 The Strand, Whakatane. 

Friday 9 June

Kiwi Night Walks

Every Friday during June at Ohope Scenic Reserve 7-9pm. Numbers are limited – no more than 20 people per walk to bookings are essential. www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz or Erica 07 312 4536

Sunday 11 June

Whakatane Sunday Market

At Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane 8am – 1pm. Fresh & local produce. Coffee & kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, second hand books & treasures. Ph Carol 07 304 8380 

Friday 16 June

Kiwi Night Walks

Every Friday during June at Ohope Scenic Reserve 7-9pm. Numbers are limited – no more than 20 people per walk to bookings are essential. www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz or Erica 07 312 4536

Sunday 18 June

Whakatane Sunday Market

At Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane 8am – 1pm. Fresh & local produce. Coffee & kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, second hand books & treasures. Ph Carol 07 304 8380 

Friday 23 June

Kiwi Night Walks

Every Friday during June at Ohope Scenic Reserve 7-9pm. Numbers are limited – no more than 20 people per walk to bookings are essential. www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz or Erica 07 312 4536 

Sunday 25 June

Whakatane Sunday Market

At Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane 8am – 1pm. Fresh & local produce. Coffee & kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, second hand books & treasures. Ph Carol 07 304 8380 

Friday 30 June

Kiwi Night Walks

Every Friday during June at Ohope Scenic Reserve 7-9pm. Numbers are limited – no more than 20 people per walk to bookings are essential. www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz or Erica 07 312 4536 

Contact Julie to place a listing here: julie@thesun.co.nz

Contact Julie to place a listing here: julie@thesun.co.nz
Contact Julie to place a listing here: julie@thesun.co.nz

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