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NZHotspots HOLIDAY Summer 10-11 What’s Kia Ora and a warm inside welcome to our latest issue NZ Holiday Hotspots SUMMER 2010-2011 of NZ Holiday Hostpots PORIRUA 3 Totally Cool. ON THE WAY TO TAUPO 4-5 The biggest, brashest and best medieval tournament. EAST COAST 6 Spectacular horse and western events. ON THE WAY TO MT COOK 7 South Island wonderland. WHATS ON 8-9 MARLBOROUGH 10-11 New Zealand is a wonderful place over the summer months. with you as it will give you many options and choices for that Classic ﬁghters. Wonderfully vibrant with a diverse landscape to enjoy and of special time you are after. wonderful array of outdoor activites to enjoy in the sunny and Please also retain a copy of NZ Holiday Hotspots as a reference TOP OF THE SOUTH 12 warm climes which will prevail over the next six months. guide for the future. Golden Bay Cultural Food This issue brings to you a selection of our favourite Have a great summer and Wine Festival 2011. destinations . Areas renowned as holiday hotspots where a HAWKE’S BAY 13 relaxing or action packed holiday – whichever you prefer - is a Stunning entertainment. certainty. Whether you are a tourist in our country or a kiwi enjoying KAPITI/HOROWHENUA 14-15 a holiday in this wonderful country of ours take this publication Golden Bay Cultural Food and Wine Festival 2011. Front cover: main photo: Taupo Joust Tournament. Wrights Hill Fortress Circles: Harvast Hawke’s Bay Festival, Foxton Fair, Red Baron Triplane at the Omaka air show, photo by Gavin Conroy. Karori NZ Holiday Hotspots is produced by Special Open Day Presstige Community Newspapers Ltd, Tues 28th December PO Box 50 102 Porirua and Waitangi Day p: (04) 237 3203 f: (04) 237 9249 Take a free tour of Parliament Buildings with a knowledgeable tour guide who e: firstname.lastname@example.org. will guide you through the historic buildings, stunning art collection and talk you through the parliamentary processes. Visit the historic World War Two Editor: Gerald Ponsford. Public tours are free of charge Tours operate every day including most public holidays Tours take 1 hour Wrights Hill Fortress in Karori. Production Manager: Peter Hatten. Self guided tours. Lots of fun for the family. Advertising & sales enquiries: Bush walks, panoramic views. please contact Frances King. From Karori Rd, turn left into Campbell St, to Wrights Hill Rd. Follow the signs. Plenty of free car parking. For further information visit: Family Pass: $15 ( 2 adults+3 children under 15) Contact the Tour Desk for more information: www.pcn.co.nz Phone; 04 817 9503 Fax: 04 817 6743 Adults: $5 Children: $3 ( Sorry, no EFTPOS) Email: email@example.com ISSN 1177-312X Check out: www.parliament.nz for times and security procedures before you come. ENQUIRIES Mike Lee: (04) 476 8593 FAX (04) 476 8595 Porirua City Laundrette W BE R RA Kilkerran Place, Porirua Ph 237 5010 & Riddiford Laundrette Newtown Ave, Wellington Ph 389 8156 ST FARE RY Self Service & Service Wash available We are open for pre- performance dinners & light meals Invites you to a great day out for all the family 147th Annual Highland Games Saturday 29th January 2011, Turakina Domain, Turakina 25 KENT TERRACE PHONE 385 2551 06 327 3861 KPC Laundry & Hire Services Ltd EMAIL: STRAWBERRY.FARE@XTRA.CO.NZ HOURS: WEEKDAYS 5PM TILL LATE SATURDAY/SUNDAY 9AM TILL LATE www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER AND Kindly sponsored by Rangitikei District Council SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE PERFORMANCE Porirua 3 The Elements Festival – Totally Cool! The power and life of water is the primary of the attractions that they love and may also be element integral to celebrations at the 2011 Festival surprised by several items new to the Festival. of the Elements this Waitangi Day, February 6, at Te Margaret Armour, Festival Coordinator, Rauparaha Park, Porirua. says that “we have such an exciting line up of The Festival is a fantasia of arts culminating to talented artists and different shows – it will be celebrate the cultural diversity of Porirua, made outstanding!” possible by the Treaty of Waitangi. Earth, wind, The day begins with an opening ceremony fire and water are significant to all people and are at 12 noon and continues through to 7:30 elements of unity in celebration. Tangata Whenua pm. It is the best FREE family day and Tangata Tiriti will rejoice together by way of the out on Waitangi Day on offer arts on this special one day festival. anywhere. The Porirua Arts Council are proud to present yet For more information about another unique collection of performers, from story the Festival of the Elements tellers, dancers and musicians to wickedly talented 2011 check out the website ice sculptors. Regular festival goers will find many www.elementsfestival.org.nz. Start with i-SITE TITAHI BAY TOURS & CHARTERS LTD discover beautiful We have 5 x 45 seater Luxury Tour Coaches available for charter - Mystery Trips, Explore PORIRUA PORIRUA CITY Picnics, Weddings, Funerals, Golf, Corporate, Wine trails, Conferences, Work Functions, Races, Senior Citizens, Sports Clubs, School Camps & Trips. Also 9, 19, 33 & 41 Seaters available. 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Come and see a host of wonderful events in Porirua and stop to shop in the Canopies. 12-16 January • Community Services Summer concert series at Aotea Lagoon • Government Services Fri 28 January • Professional Services Outdoor Movie at Te Rauparaha Arena • Financial Services Sun 6 February • Health & Beauty Festival if the Elements • Hospitality Sun 13 February • Education & Family Wheels Day & Pound the Employment Pavement Walk • Retail Sun 6 March Children’s Day @ Aotea Lagoon Sun 3 April All members, their guests and aﬃliated club members welcome The Porirua Grand Traverse Multi Sport Event Phone: 237 6143 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information check out www.discoverporirua.co.nz please check out our web site for other information: www.poriruaclub.co.nz The Porirua Library has a huge wealth of knowledge waiting to be discovered - local history, newspapers, historic photographs, magazines, DVDs, access to online information databases and over 140,000 books. It also provides access to an extensive Maori & Paciﬁc Island book collection, and is the centre for genealogical research in Porirua. More information about the Porirua Library collections can be found on the library online catalogue http://library.pcc.govt.nz and via the Porirua City Council website - http://www.pcc.govt.nz Main Branch On the way toTaupo 5 This be the biggest, the brashest and the best medieval tournament in New Zealand Held this year for the last time at Spa Park, the siege engine in action. On Friday 21st we Taupo; the Taupo Joust is New Zealand’s premiere open the tournament to the public with a day of medieval event. Come and see armoured Knights workshops, displays and activities guaranteed to battle for supremacy in the Knight’s Challenge; put you ‘hands-on with history’. There is indeed and visit a medieval soldier’s camp and hear something for everyone. the clash of battle call you to the field. Witness The Tournament is fun for the whole family, pitched battles, knightly single combats, siege with special entertainments for kids of all ages. artillery, archery and so much more. This is indeed It’s fun, it’s educational and it’s affordable. The a weekend of Very Dangerous Entertainment. event is open to the public between 10am and Be part of the spectacle. Step through the 5pm from Friday 21st January through Sunday gates and enter a world like no other. Visit the 23rd January, 2011. We will also be open on Friday historic encampment and see what medieval night for an evening Ceilidh and Fireshow. life was like, or witness the awesome power of Come to Taupo and see History come to Life. Daily year round, scenic flights: Taupo, Tongariro and the Volcanic Plateau A range of Floatplane tours over New Zealand’s World Heritage Tongariro National Park, Volcanic Plateau, Lake Taupo and White Island. Enjoy spectacular scenic ﬂights in our high wing Cessna Floatplanes. Lake Front, Boat Harbour, Taupo. Ph: 07 378 7500 Email: email@example.com Web: www.tauposfloatplane.co.nz Easy parking and friendly personal service in an historic and scenic rural New Zealand setting. This vibrant district museum contains an array of exhibits with everything from Maori treasures to a ‘cute as’ Kiwiana caravan celebrating Taupo holiday heritage. There’s a children activity area and also a special ‘living’ TAIHAPE Men’s women’s and children’s clothing Quality Giftware, NZ Cosmetics exhibit now on permanent display in Taupo - it’s the ‘100% Pure New Zealand Ora - Garden of Wellbeing’ Quality Clothing and Giftware: winner of a coveted gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show • NZ Made Merino and Possum Merino in 2004. • Cashews •Black Pepper • Canterbury View the changing exhibitions of contemporary New Zealand artwork in the art gallery or join a one-hour • Fabia Shoes • French Country Giftware guided walk of the historic park right and much more outside the museum All general clothing items and work wear including outdoor wear, (Sundays at 2pm). thermal wear. Manchester and homewares. Ph. 07 376 0414 Hunterville Trading Company www.taupomuseum.co.nz 16 Bruce Street, Just oﬀ state Highway 1, Hunterville Open daily from 10am to 4.30pm Ph/fax: 06 322 8205 Story Plade, Tongariro Domain, Taupo Ph: 06-388 0118 Fax: 06-388 0148 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.taupovenues.co.nz 3342853AA www.huntervilletrading.co.nz 112-114 Hautapu St, Taihape 6 East Coast Spectacular horse O Beach hope BAY OF PLENTY and western events It’s the 28th of December and you and your family are It features spectacular Absolute beachfront, set amongst 23 acres of mature trees. twiddling their thumbs wondering what to do next. The horse and western We are a family orientated holiday park that offers accommodation options suitable for every budget, including shops in town are closed and it looks deserted and like it events and competitors beachfront power & tent sites, luxury 5 star beachfront has been overrun by cowboys. Everyone has flocked to the label it as one of the apartments, park motels, self-contained units, kitchen & Opotiki Rodeo Grounds in St best in New Zealand. standard cabins. John Street. A 700kg bull Parents can sit back and 367 Harbour Road, Ohope Beach bred especially for bucking, a enjoy, kids can get their very W H A K ATA N E $1000 purse (prize money) and first taste of the Opotiki rodeo. A John Key riding his own blue day of wacky cowboys and email@example.com Ph 07 312 4460 www.ohopebeach.co.nz bull, what more could you want? Okay maybe we are joking about that last bit, but you haven’t visited a rodeo till you’ve been to Opotiki. Giddy up boys and girls and come on down. There’s just something that you can’t quite put your finger on about a cowgirls, post Christmas rodeo. Count your adrenaline, lucky stars you’re even invited as treats, getting this is one of the highest paying down and dirty events on the national circuit! and much more. At a The 2010 Opotiki Rodeo will be held on Tuesday It attracts around 200 bargain $40, a family of competitors four can sit back, relax in the 28th December 2010, with a start time of 10am. from sun and be entertained. The Admission charges $20 per adult, only thing we cannot guarantee is fantastic weather – though we $5 per child and $40 per family. do get high temperatures here all for further information summer round. The annual Opotiki Rodeo, on the Ph: 07 315 6212 Cell: 027 523 1051 28th December 2010, sponsored by Whakatane Hunting & Fishing is not to be missed. throughout New Zealand and What kid (or grown up) has not at some Australia and over 4,000 spectators. time wanted to be a Cowboy or Cowgirl? Manawatu Ashhurst Domain Camping Ground Manawatu is not just Peaceful rural setting at the edge of Ashhurst Village, Windfarm and wetland viewing, Manawatu Gorge walks, River and Native Bush. another dot on the map 10 min to Palmerston North. As you enter the Manawatu region you will notice restaurants, cafes and shopping. Pick up a book and browse Ideal base for exploring the Manawatu the flat plains spanning out to the horizon the windmills the art and architecture of Palmerston North City Library or and Tararua Districts gently turning over at the Te Apiti wind farm. The region is take the family through some gentle walking tracks to ease friendly, the people are easy going and carefree and there back into exercise after Christmas. Manawatu is also an ideas • Low rates • Campers kitchenette (no cookers) • Powered and unpowered sites • BBQ is a lot to see and do in Manawatu. It’s a place full to the shop, home to some switched on entrepreneurs with nifty • Shower and toilet facilities • Café in Domain brim of hard working, down to earth people, in touch with ideas and inventions, and a grand University with students its environment and surroundings. Manawatu is not just who showcase the region’s groundbreaking academic another dot on the map it is a place to stop at and allocate discoveries. It strives to be the best and punches far above 1461 Napier Rd, Ashhurst a generous amount of time to. It has its rural side with its its weight. It’s a two hour drive from the country’s capital Ph 0-6-326 8203 farms, but also offers its city side with social bars, quality and extremely handy to other towns and cities. * Skills Active New Zealand CLM Wave Rave ($5.50 every Fri night for 8-16 year olds) Facility of the Year 2010. On the way to Aoraki Mount Cook 7 South Island right at home. Stay the night or week at Donegal House in Kaikoura “the little Irish hotel in the country” and this wonderland couldn’t be more accurate. The traditional Irish hospitality includes a complimentary wholesome bite to eat in the morning and is just what you need to replenish and get out and do some more exploration. Down the road a few hours further, you will be Take the Ferry across the cook straight and take a chance to explore amazed at your first sight of Aoraki Mount Cook. Aoraki the beautiful back yard of New Zealand that we call the South Island, Mount Cook is an area known for its crisp air, skiing and the or Te Wai Pounamu. Pack the family into the sedan, hop aboard the outdoors, but it is a serene, untouched location to visit during Ferry and drive leisurely through the towns full of character and life. summer. Take an opportunity to get away from the beaten track Pounamu is the Te Reo Maori term for greenstone, a precious stone and explore tricking waterfalls, luscious bush and be at one with found in the land of the South Island. Town’s within Te nature. Aoraki Mount Cook is a private spot to get away from Wai Pounamu are equally as treasured. the stress of life. In the day you’re adventuring amongst the Kaikoura is a must visit town. It is a lovely township natural wonders of New Zealand but at night you want a touch and a tourist destination due to the presence of of luxury – let’s be honest. The Hermitage Aoraki Mount Cook is whales and dolphins in their waters. It has a friendly synonymous with Kiwi adventure since 1884 and understands vibe where you really feel like one of the locals. After exactly where you’re coming from. It is the perfect base an exhausting day out whale watching, you’ll want to and retreat after a long but wonderful alpine time. find comfortable accommodation that make you feel like Donegal House, Kaikoura the little Irish hotel in the country Reservations Freephone: 0800 346 873 * Bar - Rural Irish hospitality * Restaurant - Extensive menu * Accommodation - 30 quiet private ensuite rooms Tarriﬀ: $120-$150 (1-2 persons) includes breakfast * Tranquil gardens & lakes * Campervans - Free overnight parking School House Road, (3km north of Kaikoura). 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Phone 03 319 6993 - Mobile 027 224 3345 NZHHautumn0923 firstname.lastname@example.org www.clarenceriverrafting.co.nz THE NEXT ISSUE OF NZHotspots HOLIDAY OUT APRIL 2011 Interested? phone Frances 04 237 3203 What’s on 8 NZ Holiday Hotspots Bay of Plenty 3 January 2011 FMX Battle, Wharepai Domain, Hawke’s Bay Haka Festival 2011, Waiohika Estate Vineyard, Gisborne. 28 December 2010 Tauranga. 29 January 2011 6 March 2011 Opotiki Rodeo, fun for all the 8 January 2011 Hawke’s Bay Wine and Food CJ Pask Winery Great Long family, the complete show with Whakatane Berry Town Festival, held at the picturesque Lunch, Marine Parade Gardens, all the your cowboy and cowgirl Festival, Main Street, Roy’s Hill in the Grimblett Napier. favourites. Whakatane. Gravels winegrowing region near 26 Mar 2011 1 January 2011 8 January 2011 Hastings. Hunt & Fish Expo, Pettigrew Waihi Beach Antique & Natural Earth and Holistic Fair, 17 February 2011 Green Arena, Napier. Collectables Fair, Waihi Beach Waihi Beach Community Centre, Te Matatini National Kapa Community Centre, Waihi Beach. Waihi Beach. Manawatu Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North. Taupo 15 -16 January 2011 Epic Swim Festival, Lake Taupo. 26 December 2010 16 February MORE FM Winery Tour 2011, 29 December 2010 21-23 January 2011 80th Anniversary + Manawatu Arena Manawatu, Palmerston Taupo Rodeo, 10am, Taupo International Jousting Sidecar Champs + Ramp Derby, North. Intersection of Centennial Drive Tournament, Spa Park, Taupo. and Broadlands Road. New Zealand’s premiere 30 December 2010 Medieval Tournament. Kapiti / 12 February 2011 Manukau Medieval Market, Interislander Summer Festival Taupo Races, Gates open at 29 January 2011 Horowhenua Horowhenua Events Centre & Taupo Flying Proms, 3.00pm – 9:30am, races start at 12:30pm, 22 & 23 January 2011 Showgrounds, Levin. 9.30pm, Centennial Park. Taupo Racecourse. Oxford Finance Horowhenua 6 March 2011 AP & I Show, being held at the Kapiti Expo 2011, Southward Showgrounds Events Park in Levin. Car Museum, Paraparaumu. 29 & 30 January 2011 24 April 2011 Waikanae Lions Super Garden Foxton Easter Sunday Fair, Trail, Ticket Kiosk, Waikanae. Easton Park, Foxton. What’s on NZ Holiday Hotspots 9 Porirua Porirua. 12 March 2011 Marlborough Valley Golf Club, Blenheim. 19 March 2011 28 January 2011 Creekfest 2011, Cannons Creek, 11 January 2011 The Havelock Mussel Festival Outdoor Movie at Te Porirua. The Topp Twins - Hoe Down, 2011, Havelock Domain, Rauparaha Arena, Porirua. 20 March 2011 Forrest Estate Winery, Blenheim. Marlborough Sounds. 6 February 2011 Whitby Walkfest, St Marys 16 January 2011 2 April 2011 Festival of the Elements, Porirua Church, Whitby, Porirua. Interislander Summer Festival Forrest Graperide, Forrest Estate Community Arts Council, Porirua. 3 April 2011 Marlborough Trots, Waterlea Winery, Blenheim. 6 March 2011 The Porirua Grand Traverse Raceway, Blenheim. 22 April 2011 Children’s day @ Aotea Lagoon, Multi Sport event, Porirua. 20 February 2011 Classic Fighters, Omaka Aviation Nude Golf International, Wairau Heritage Centre, Blenheim. Top of the South at Kowhatu Estate Winery is a celebration of all the food, wine Aoraki Mt Cook Rowing Championships, Lake Ruataniwha Twizel. Show 29 December 2010 and culture of Golden Bay. 12 February 2011 your support as the countries Woollaston Estates Music 27 January 2011 Country and Western Family best rowers battle it out for on the Lawn - Money 4 Jam, Luminate Festival 2011, Canaan Disco and BBQ, from 6pm, Fairlie the national titles at Lake Woollaston Estates, Waimea. Downs, Golden Bay. Village Green. 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The Day Skipper yachts, launches and powe kayaks and waka. also applies to jet skis, sea ding venues and dates visit For more information inclu 0800 40 80 90. www.cbes.org.nz or call o All accidents must be reported to te Ensure that you can communicate with somebody ashore. HARBOUR MASTER We recommend a VHF as the PH: (03) 520 7400 best option. email@example.com www.marlborough.govt.nz Marlborough 11 Classic Fighters at Omaka air show Held over Good Friday to Easter Sunday it is set to go off with a bang. The main show days are Saturday and Sunday, and the programme will the ground act out their roles using military vehicles, artillery and blank-firing run from approximately 10am-4pm. Classic Fighters is more than your average weapons, all supported by pyrotechnics, which this year promises to be the best air show, it’s a sensational weekend of family entertainment with a unique yet. Even this far out it is possible to say that if all the plans come to fruition, Marlborough flavour. the line-up for the 2011 Classic Fighters event will be unlike anything we’ve Certainly the aviation theme dominates, but the flying is combined with ever been privileged to host before. ground theatre, vehicles, pyrotechnics and set pieces to create a spectacle that all The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre currently houses a remarkable collection of will enjoy. Back from the action, visitors can take a break from the action and seek aircraft and memorabilia from the Great War. These icons of early aviation have been out a bargain in the trade stalls or be tempted with a glass of Marlborough wine brought to life in an exhibition that is amongst the best in the world. and sample the delicious food on offer, while the children explore the playground Past air shows have included ‘locating’ the action in North Africa, France and Italy, attractions. as well as one year’s ‘Aviation and the Movies’ theme which offered a broad spectrum Classic Fighters of entertaining options. This always keeps the props team busy, as they have prides itself cheerfully taken on such ambitious projects as a pyramid and sphinx, Eiffel Tower, on presenting Arc de ‘Triumphe, a section of the Forum, gondolas and even the monastry at Monte the public with Cassino on a nearby hilltop! attractions they have What will they get up to next? never seen before. For more information about Classic Fighters, our wicked aircraft or to book 2011 is no exception and tickets please visit our website http://www.classicfighters.co.nz or check in fact this event is even out our Facebook page. more keenly anticipated due to the stunning line-up of international aircraft debuts! But it isn’t just the individual aircraft that will hold spectators spell bound. Our theatrical scenarios are internationally famous for their creativity and spectacle and are designed to provide a context for the aircraft of both the Great War and WW2. The props team always meets the challenge of building something exceptional, while re-enactors on 12 Top of the South Golden Bay Cultural Food and Wine Festival 2011 Golden Bay is located between two national parks of New Zealand, the Abel Tasman National Park and the Kahurangi National Park. The area is renowned for stunning golden sanded beaches, excess sunshine and an idyllic location for a family holiday. Only one and a half hours out of Nelson, Golden Bay is the region’s hidden treasure. Over the summer period the area is home to holiday makers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. The natural beauty of the area is astonishing. You can’t visit Golden Bay this summer without going to the Golden Bay Cultural Food and Wine Festival 2011, A celebration of all the food, wine and culture of Golden Bay on a stunning site above Pohara Beach for the festival on Sunday the 23rd January 2011 from 11am-6.30pm. The festival at Kowhatu Estate Winery, Richmond Road, Pohara which overlooks a view of Golden Bay and out to the the Tasman Sea. The festival will have some of the very best produce from around the region. Terry Knight, Festival Organiser, says, “We’ll have everything from homemade local treats to the gourmet, treats of all shapes and sizes to bring back to your little corner of New Zealand. But it won’t all be strictly food and wine, there will more than 50 stalls including hand-crafted jewellery, art from talented locals, designer clothing and tasty local beer.” Experience the vibe from local music artists, meet Te Radar and other attractions. “Indulge in the food and wine of the region and we’ll show you what our region is all about,” says Terry. “If you love food and you love wine you’ll love the Golden Bay Cultural Food and Wine Festival 2011.” Golden Bay Air has regular flights direct from Wellington to Takaka so come and run your toes through the golden sand. The festival is only a fraction of what Golden Bay has to offer. Festivities will be hosted by Te Radar and the gorgeous Martine Boullair. Tickets cost $16 are available from Everymans, Schnapp dragon & Isite in Takaka or a phone call to (03) 525 9899. They can also be purchased for $20 on the day. C AV E S N G A R U A TAKAKA HILL SH60 on the way to Golden Bay A middle earth experience Sunday 23rd January 2011 Kowhatu Estate Winery, Richmond Rd, above Pohara over Features looking Golden Bay. COME TO GOLDEN BAY. This is the chance to share all the fabulous local food along with art clothing and all the vibrant colour that makes Golden Bay special. Just a one and half hour drive from Nelson, to a festival sighted on a fabulous elevated position over looking all of Golden Bay with wonderful music wine beer and special treats from the Kowhatu Estate Winery The Mussel Inn and Schnapp Dragon Distillery along with regional food great local jewellers designer fashion clothing, artisan creations of CAVES OPEN DAILY many kinds and other treasure. Tours go on the hour from 10am Hosted by Te Radar and The Gorgeous Martine Bouillir T Inquiries: Phone Caves 03 528 8093 We welcome you along to sample some of the delights of the Bay! 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NZHHsummer0722a www.schnappdragon.co.nz Hawke’s Bay 13 January 22 2011 Stunning entertainment 3pm - 10pm gates open at 2.30 line-up announced Phil Edwards Band, Devils Elbow Afternoon Raj, Dukes, Naked Gun Hitchcock Railway Band Dodgeball Competition (Win tickets to NZI sevens) Food stalls, brewery stalls & more! www.bluesbrews.co.nz/hastings From NZ’s hottest DJ to Aussie jazz singer/songwriter to a Kiwi soul classic Top New Zealand DJ Dick (Magik) Johnson will mix it up with Australian fashion show by Degas of Napier. jazz singer/songwriter Vince Jones, and old school soul favourites Ardijah at the There will also be entertainment from the Ryan Edwards Band, the six Hawke’s Bay Wine and Food Festival on January 29, 2011. piece Lindisfarne Reggae Band, “Rutsu” and the Soulers to provide all day Tickets Available from Ticket Direct Festival organiser Carol-Ann Stubbs said she was thrilled with the range of artists entertainment for the festival. For more information contact 027 297 0238 secured for the region’s biggest celebration of local wines and food at the picturesque This year’s Festival is set to be bigger than last year with 24 wineries Roy’s Hill in the Gimblett Gravels winegrowing region, near Hastings. confirmed for the event including: Askerne, Ash Ridge, Bilancia, Beach House “With a total of six bands, a fashion show, food and wine workshops Wines, CJ Pask, Clearview, Craggy Range, Esk Valley, Frizzell, Hawkes Ridge, and 24 wineries the Hawkes Bay Wine and Food Festival will be back to back Lime Rock, Lindauer, Matariki, Mission, Moana Park, Sacred Hill, Trinity Hill, entertainment,” Ms Stubbs said. Tukipo River Estate, The Grail, Vidal, Unison and Wild Rock. Ms Stubbs welcomed the return of Ardijah to Hawke’s Bay where they have There will be an increased focus on seafood and wine with seafood been warmly welcomed by audiences in the past. workshops and a large marquee offering a wide range of seafood, including “Everyone knows Ardijah and they have a new look, a new album, (The Best crayfish, from Hawke’s Bay Seafoods. Polyfunk), and are really looking forward to coming to play in the Bay - their laid back There will also be 4 fun and informative workshops including; a syrah soul sound will really suit the Festival feel,” Ms Stubbs said. workshop with leading winemaker Tony Bish from Sacred Hill, a food and wine Ardijah are famously known for the song Gimme Time, but have also topped match showcasing the ‘essence of Clearview with winemaker Tim Turvey and charts over the decades with Time Makes the Wine , Your Love is Blind, Give me head chef Kerry McKay, and Jeremy Rameka of Pacifica will host a seafood Your Number, Love so Right, and others. workshop with wine matched by Gordon Russell from Esk Valley. Ms Stubbs said Vince Jones, who has headlined the majority of wine A workshop titled “The seed of life – Caviar, Quail, Chook and Ostrich” festivals across the Tasman, would be new to some Kiwis but he was sure to be promises a new look at eggs with the Omelette Guy - Ian Thomas, Lime Rock welcomed by all lovers of superb jazz. Wines and the Manurau Quail Egg farm. “There’s no doubt that Vince Jones is at the top of his genre and Local food producers will be showcased in a Festival Market and children contemporary jazz lovers are sure to be won over the Australian musician’s will be well catered for with a fully equipped play area, complete with merry sublime talent,” she said. Based in New South Wales, Vince Jones is well known go round, bouncy castle and giant sandpit. The event has attracted high profile as a leading vocalist, songwriter, trumpet player and composer however he has sponsors including Mercedes Benz and TSB Bank. rarely toured in New Zealand. Mercedes Benz are opening a new sales showroom and a service centre in Hugely popular New Zealand DJ Dick Magik Johnson is renowned as being one of Napier early next year and are tipped to showcase some of the new range of New Zealand’s most successful DJ’s and is also a radio host on Auckland’s George FM. Mercedes Benz cars at the Festival. Johnson will set a faster pace for the Festival and a funky back beat for the Tickets are available through www.hawkesbaywineandfoodfestival.co.nz RockHaven on the Coast ONGA ONGA 36 Kuku Street, Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay. Lake Waikaremoana Motor Camp Considered one of New Zealand's best kept secrets, the lake and its surrounds, offer many different activities - ALL-DAY tramping and fishing to hunting and waterskiing. 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Very stable catamaran which seats 24 people in comfort & warmth A celebration of our regions great wine & food The Great Walk – Taxi Service • Return Trip – Drop Off and Pick Up, Onepoto & Hopuruahine or where you desire • Gear Delivery Wineries, winery restaurants, boutique food producers, workshops, from Hut to Hut • Lake Cruises fashion, children’s playground and entertainment all in one stunning venue. Group Concession Available Roy’s Hill, Gimblett Gravels, Hastings (next to the Kart Club) GAME PLAN 2010. 004/10x11W Individual Requests Available by Negotiation www.hawkesbaywineandfoodfestival.co.nz Lake Waikaremoana Motorcamp Freephone: 0508 946326 (0508 wineandfood) Phn 06-837-3826 email@example.com Hawkes Bay HASTINGS HEART OF HAWKE’S BAY www.waikaremoana.co.nz 14 Kapiti/Horowhenua A must do summer event… Sunny Foxton is the place to be this Easter Sunday with the Foxton Fair. There’s plenty more to see and do in this historic Horowhenua township. Now in No fair would be complete without plenty of yummy its 21 st year food and family entertainment and there’s plenty of the annual both including performances by In like Flynn and HOROWHENUA COLLEGE F o x t o n The Cattlestops so why not bring a chair Fair is eagerly or rug and settle down in front of the stage Our Vision – “Success for all Students” anticipated by for a great afternoon’s entertainment. We believe that motivation is the key to success and that all students are locals, visitors and The Festival of Foxton Murals is another capable of succeeding given the right stimulus and support. We strive to artists. It is an event that draw card, now in its 5th year. All the murals provide the opportunities to develop potential within a caring and draws large crowds from all are sold and prominently displayed in the supportive environment. over the lower North Island. Foxton community. At ‘NUA’ we aim to Never Under Achieve The fair has become a bit There is still a great sense of of an institution and is always community in Foxton and the held on Easter Sunday every year residents all rally to help the going from strength to strength Foxton Promotion Group make with larger numbers of stall Easter Sunday a fun and holders signing up to sell their memorable day out. wares. All funds after expenses Easton Park is where it’s are given back to the local Our College’s motto is “Essayez’. all happening which is just off community. “Try, give of your best”. SH1 and with lots of parking 10am-3pm Sunday April in the town and close to the 24, 2011 rain or shine! PO Box 544, Levin 5510 park. Entry $2 a person Phone: 06 368 6159 This year over 200 with free entry for pre- stalls are expected schoolers. Inquiries Fax: 06 367 9210 selling quality goods and stall bookings www.horowhenua.school.nz ranging from jewellery, to Val Hayes phone crafts, plants, pottery (06) 363 8897 or woodwork, herbal remedies to Christina on knitwear and clothing. (06) 363 6656. FOXTON E ASTER SUNDAY EASTER SU EA R ASTER FAIR IN LIKE THE FLYNN Cattle - Cattle C l Fun for all Open daily (except Christmas & Boxing Days) Guided tours between 10am and 3pm Main Road South (SH57), Shannon. MUSEUM CAFÉ Welcomes you to the Murrayfield Experience tourist & educational centre Just 5kms north of Levin HORSES, CAFE/RESTAURANT, MUSEUM and GARDENS Ph 06 367 8166 State Highway 57 ! ONLY CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY Ph/Fax: 06 362 7872 s Stops E: firstname.lastname@example.org www:owlcatraz.co.nz ~ www.murrayfield.co.nz ~ ~ email@example.com ~ MAIN STREET, recapture NZ ÕTAKI Õtaki Museum the romance DEFENCE FENCE (06) 364 6886 - ENTRY FORCE TE HORO Hyde Park Museum the Kapiti Coast museum trail experience $2.00 DISPLAY & RECRUITMENT OVER (04) 298 4515 (per head) PRE- Schoolers 200 OTAIHANGA ROAD FREE Stalls Southward Car Museum (04) 297 1221 www.thecarmuseum.co.nz ELIZABETH STREET 24th April 2011 Kãpiti Coast Museum KÃPITI ROAD, www.kapiticoastmuseum.co.nz PARAPARAUMU Museum of Aviation N all ages (04) 905 2322 10am - 3pm QE PARK, MACKAYS CROSSING A great tour for Easton Park Tramway Museum www.wellingtontrams.co.nz PAEKÃKÃRIKI Paekãkãriki Railway Museum C t t Contact: 06 363 8897 06 363 6656 Steam Incorporated Find out more at S (04) 292 8662 www.steaminc.org.nz www.kapiticoast.govt.nz FOXTON PROMOTIONS GROUP Kapiti/Horowhenua 15 Showtime comes to Levin again With the 2011 Oxford Finance Horowhenua AP & I Show being held at the Showgrounds Events Park in Levin on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd January. The Sideshows provide the “fun of the fair” with carnival rides and games throughout the whole of the weekend. Don’t miss “Happy Hour” from 10am- Woodchopping and Dog Trials will be a highlight on Saturday with the top NZ shearers competing in the Shearing competitions on Sunday. Last years final was as exciting as the Golden Shears, so don’t miss this event. Entertainment on stage will include “Shamus & Son” with his juggling, Jan Sparrow 11am both days when you get double the fun – pay for the 1st ride and get the fire-eating, magic show, and the “Robinson Sisters” will have you signing and “Two neighbours came REAA 2008 2nd turn free. In this area is the chance to purchase the usual Showtime treats dancing along to their music. Jim Banks with his performing ponies and dogs past on their four wheelers – hotdogs, candy floss, waffles, to name a few. is back by popular demand, a must see for the children and don’t forget to look - up goes the glass of wine - Indoor and Outdoor Trade Space will display a range of products which are out for the “Stone Man” around the grounds. and they joined in.” sure to tempt and Eftpos is on site to assist with your purchases. The Sports The 2011 Show will see the return of a Saturday night Show with entry Stadium will include a display from local Clubs highlighting their activities being a gold coin donation and all proceeds going to the Levin Waitarere Surf together with local businesses promoting their products. Lifesaving Club. Also in the Stadium will be the “Cosmodome” – a portable igloo with gives The “TopGlass Top Team” competition will commence at 5.30pm where teams a galactic experience – an astronomy experience not to be missed. perform a number of games. The NZ Army are on site and will judge this competition. Equestrian events will operate in the Oval from Friday through to Sunday, At 7pm the highlight of the evening will be on stage with the “Oxford Finance Its in with the finale on Sunday being The Pony Grand Prix and the Cathay Pacific the Showbag”. Local identity Bob Wood will compere this show, with 12 bags on offer, Jan sells lifestyle blocks in Horowhenua and Grand Prix around 2pm. Dairy cattle, beef cattle, pigs, sheep, alpacas and some cash to tempt and fantastic prizes up for grabs. Entry is on the night by a process lives on one herself. “I’ve never put up a curtain miniature horse judging will take place throughout the weekend. of elimination. The Sideshows will operate throughout the evening so you can finish in my life - I can’t stand being inside and The Home Industries section will display cooking, jams and lots of your night with a thrill and some yummy food. shutting myself in. I’m really happy here with my work. I love talking handwork and the Levin Model Railway Club display is back in the Kilsby Hall. The Grand Parade at 2pm on Saturday is a highlight, with the official but my strength is I can listen.” The Horowhenua Vintage Farm Machinery Club’s theme is “Hay” and will opening conducted by Steven Wyn-Harris from Waipukurau, rural reporter, include haymaking demonstrations from yesteryear throughout both days. farmer and member of the Farmlands board. 06 368 8449 / 027 2433 506 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.harcourts.co.nz Kapiti’s endless opportunities for walking in the Great Outdoors There are many wonderful walking drink and weather checks. Further north why not try the Weka Park opportunities in Kapiti Coast – ranging from easy Remember too, to consider your own fitness to Kapiti Road walk in Paraparaumu via the strolls for the relaxed adventurer to genuinely level in relation to your walk. Wharemauku Stream. With a travelling time of challenging hikes. The variety of walking For beginners, why not start with a nice just under an hour each way the walk crosses the opportunities is not surprising given that Kapiti is simple walk at the southern end of Kapiti – the footbridge from the northern end of Weka Park and nestled between the Tasman Sea and the gorgeous Fisherman’s Table to Paekakariki walk. The walk upstream along the Wharemauku Stream track. Tararua Range. begins just north of the iconic restaurant in State This track turns right at the airport and follows But before hitting any of the tracks about to Highway 1 and is a one hour round trip north the Wharemauku stream to Rimu Road and the be mentioned, people should remember to be through bush, out at Ames Street in Paekakariki Paraparaumu Town Centre. By turning left you can prepared before they enjoy their chosen walk. This then back along the beach – tide permitting of skirt the airport and homes, crossing temporary means taking care with clothing, footwear, food, course. stiles to exit at McGrath Avenue and Kapiti Road. • CAR MUSEUM • SOUVENIR SHOP re- re-Constructed CLOSES 23 JANUARY 2011 Oxford Finance Horowhenua AP & I Show Showgrounds Events Park, Levin • PICNIC IN THE GROUNDS ANNE NOBLE, by light, Photographs1982 - the present • ONSITE CAFÉ GREAT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CLOSES 23 JANUARY 2011 HOURS: 9 AM UNTIL 4.30 PM Just some of the many attractions: the Art of the Garden TEL: 04 2971221 29 JANUARY - 6 MARCH 2011 ADELE YOUNGHUSBAND EMAIL: email@example.com 13 MARCH - 1 MAY 2011 – Entry to Showgrounds from OTAIHANGA ROAD, PARAPARAUMU Mahara Gallery 5pm – gold coin donation - proceeds to Levin Waitarere Surf Lifesaving Club (APPROX 45 MINUTES NORTH OF WELLINGTON) Become a member now for $35.00 and get your 20 Mahara Place, Waikanae, Ph: 04 902 6242 Tues-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun1-4pm, closed Monday family concession tickets value $90.00 OPEN 7 DAYS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Visit the website for further information : www.levinapishow.co.nz (EX CEPT FOR CHRISTMAS DAY AND GOOD FRIDAY) for xmas and new year opening hours, visit our website or telephone Mary on 063686539 e-mail email@example.com www.maharagallery.org.nz TRADE SPACE & CRAFT STALL SITES AVAILABLE www.thecarmuseum.co.nz WALKING ON THE KÃPITI COAST www.naturecoast.co.nz Connecting People to their Community and People to the Land take your time to experience the Kāpiti Coast on foot, by bike or on horseback. Kāpiti history lies in the land and some Waikanae Paekakariki of the Kāpiti tracks are associated with Waikanae River North Bank (5.1km / round trip 2½ •Coastal dune track (Fishermans Table to Aimes hours). Waimeha and Waimanu Lagoons (2km / 1 hour). Street 25 minutes return.) •Queen Elizabeth Park significant events or landmarks in (From Mackays crossing. Inland and coastal track • North Waikanae to Peka Peka along beach (3km / 1 Maori and Pakeha history. ¼ hour). • Hemi Matenga (5.4km loop / 3½ hours). networks) •Campbell’s Mill Road (5.5km easy walk, Kohekohe Track (1.3km loop / 30 mins). • Mangaone cycle & bridleway access up to Akatarawa Forest. Walkways on the Coast Access via Maungakotukutuku Road) •Akatarawa walkway, off Mangaone South Road, Rekiorangi or Raumati, Paraparaumu & Waikanae Forest (Pedestrian and 4WD access from Maungako- Mangaone North Road, Otaki (4km / 3 hours one way). • Mataihuka Walkway on the Raumati Escarpment, tukutuku Road) Waterfall Road to the June Rowland Lookout, 10 mins, or Ōtaki Bill Moxon Cairn, (2kms / 1 - 1½ hours return). •Ōtaki River walkway North Bank (3.9km SH1 to Kāpiti Island • Wharemauku Stream (2km / 45 mins). • Kaitawa beach). • Ōtaki River walkway South Bank (from SH1 Its Maori history and environmental significance makes this Island one of Kāpiti’s greatest treasures. Reserve & Pathway Network (1½km various tracks). west for 1½km). • Ōtaki Forks. (Access to tramping Climb to the summit, on the refurbished McKenzie • Mazengarb Reserve (2km various tracks). • Waikanae tracks including the Southern Crossing via Ōtaki Gorge Track commune with the birds or explore the recently River Estuary - Scientific Reserve (2km loop / 1 hour). Road) •Chrystalls Walkway and Lagoon (Ōtaki River opened northern end. To visit the island you will • Nikau Reserve (0.7km / 45 mins) Waikanae River - North Bank SH 1 to Chrystalls Lagoon 2km return.) need a visitors permit from DOC. South Bank (4.6km / 1½ hours one way). Access restrictions apply during working hours. Phone 04 472 5821 or www.doc.govt.nz Please contact the Kāpiti Coast District Council on 04 296 4700 or visit the website www.kapiticoast.govt.nz to obtain a brochure on walking and cycling in Kāpiti. New Zealand by rail. Simply stunning. Discover some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery, only accessible by rail. 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