HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra, that can uplift your life. Singing HU provides a sense of calm, strength, and centeredness. Come and experience chanting HU and enjoy spiritual conversation with others of like heart at a Sound of Soul event. – Discover your inner guidance – Healing for body, mind, and spirit – A higher form of creativity – Spiritual self-discovery and growth Find out more at the Sound of Soul website above. For more information please contact Michael on 0275591401. To learn more about NZ Eckankar events please go to Eckankar NZ Events Site listed above.
Grab a book, pull up a seat and relax in Wellington’s outdoor reading room this summer! A five-week-long celebration of books is taking over Te Ngākau Civic Square from 12 February to 14 March. Browse through the regularly-updated range of books, newspapers and magazines or get creative with crayons and colouring fun from the City Gallery. The decommissioned books have been kindly donated by Wellington City Libraries, so you’re welcome to take them home if you find something you can’t put down. With comfy chairs, bean bags, outdoor umbrellas and a large activity table, this is the perfect space to spend a lunchtime or a sunny afternoon with a good read in hand. The Outdoor Reading Room will also be hosting a range of book related events over the next five weeks, including: Pre-School Storytime – Wednesdays 10.30am – 19 Feb, 26 Feb and 11 Mar Join us for stories and songs thanks to the team at Wellington City Libraries. Storytime runs for half an hour and is aimed at pre-school age children but younger siblings are always welcome! Baby Rock n Rhyme – Wednesday 10.30am – 4 Mar A fun and educational programme for parents and carers to interact with their babies through songs and stories. Rhyme, rhythm, repetition and music are the building blocks of language for babies. Grown-up Storytime – Fridays 12pm – 21 Feb, 28 Feb and 6 Mar Settle in and enjoy Grown-up Storytime with Jean Sergent. The local actor and author, well known for her work with The Bacchanals, in Burn Her at Circa Theatre in 2019, will be reading passages from a selection of Aotearoa and International books to coincide with New Zealand Festival of the Arts’ Writers programme 22 Feb – 15 March 2020. Bloom by Capital E – Friday and Saturday 10am – 13 and 14 Mar Is it a dinosaur, a spaceship, a chandelier, a cloud? The Capital E Bloom, consists of thousands of identical pink pieces that let children and big kids connect, construct and deconstruct 3D installations with no boundaries or rules. We’ll be open 10am – 3pm, Wed – Sat until 14 March, as long as the sun is shining! Follow our Facebook Event for regular updates and weather cancellations.
Presented by: One Love Charity Get ready for Tauranga’s biggest Festival of Love, New Zealand’s happiest event! Hop into Holi, of colour splash fun! Romp in the rainbows! Frolic and cavort with family and friends! Unleash inhibitions! Rejuvenate body and soul! Holi is one of India’s most cheered jubilees of light and love. Appreciated worldwide across age and race, this ancient-cum-modern fest of love and open hearts toasts the sublime play of Śrī Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. Jordan Park (Memorial Park) will rouse with music, entertainment, dance, vegetarian food, and vibrant colour-throwing at summer 2020’s Holi Colour Splash gala. Featuring performance, art and craft from the Bay’s ethnic communities, Holi invites locals to hail and hearten together in colours, sounds, and flavours of a timeless culture.
Japanese Summer Festival “ Natsu Matsuri” in Queenstown! The japanese community in Queenstown share their culture with you in a summer festival celebration. At the event stalls, there are Japanese foods, sake tasting, kids games, lollie roulette, face painting, home bakes, tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, and Kimono wearing experience. On the stage, live music, Katate and Kendo martial arts demonstration by Queenstown Karate Club and Invercargill Kendo Club. To make the event more special, we have amazing Taiko drum performance by O-Taiko from Dunedin. And don’t forget our famous raffle prizes and silent auction! Event admission is free, however, this is also fundraising event of Japanese Family Society of Queenstown, gold coin donation entry at the door would be appreciated. All the money will be raised go towards to the organization. And most of the stalls only take cash, please make sure to bring coins for children to enjoy the fun game site! Please leave your schedule open on Saturday 29 February, 2020 and come with your friends and family to enjoy and experience the day of Japanese culture and foods.
An afternoon of Family Volunteering suitable for all ages About this Event Is giving back a priority for your family? Are you looking to start a meaningful family tradition? Why not join us for a Family Volunteering Day! Get the whole family involved – children, teenagers, even grandparents! Come along to the Halswell Quarry Park (Kennedy’s Bush Road, Halswell) on Saturday 29 February 2020 from 1pm to 3pm. We’ll be mulching and weeding around plants within this beautiful recreational reserve. All tools and equipment will be provided, but please bring your own water bottle and gardening gloves. Drinking fountains and toilet facilities are available, and there is plenty of parking onsite. Please note: parents will be held responsible for their children at all times. In the event of bad weather please check our Facebook page for any cancellation notice.
Share the love! Bring your children along to a day of free games and activities to celebrate Te Ra O Te Tamariki – Children’s Day. Children’s Day is a special day set aside to celebrate children. It is a popular annual event for all children and families that celebrates the message that children should be treasured. Many countries in the world celebrate Children’s Day and New Zealand is one of them. In New Zealand Children’s Day is always on the first Sunday of March each year. On this day, New Zealand comes alive with activities and events designed to bring families together and show how important children are in our community. Come down with your picnic lunch and enjoy all the free children’s activities. This year, the event includes the performing arts, crafts, demonstrations, sports, activities and games. Getting there is easy, just catch the orange line bus to avoid all the hassle of traffic. If you need to bring a car the car park can be accessed from Mundys road.
unday 1st March is Te Rā o Ngā Tamariki (NZ Children’s Day). Home & Family and Action Indoor Sports have teamed up to put on a community day for little ones and their families. While football teams sweat it out on the indoor football pitches, bring the kids along to Inflatable World, raffles, face painting and a BBQ. Entrance to inflatable world is half price, with all funds raised going to Home & Family. *Inflatable World usually costs $8 for under 5’s and $15 for children over 5 and adults (www.inflatableworld.co.nz/stadiums/christchurchcentral/pricing/)
A weekly half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and fingerplays especially for children aged 0-2 years and their parent/caregiver. Building a foundation for literacy starts as soon as a child is born, and every story, song, rhyme or fingerplay strengthens that foundation. Help your child get a head start by joining other parents, caregivers and their little ones for companionship, fun and interaction. Join us at the Havelock North Library to help stimulate development of your baby’s body and brain. Dates: Tuesday 11 February, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 18 February, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 25 February, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 3 March, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 10 March, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 17 March, 10:00am to 10:30am2020 Tuesday 24 March, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 31 March, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 7 April, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 14 April, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 21 April, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 28 April, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 5 May, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 12 May, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 19 May, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 26 May, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 2 June, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 9 June, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 16 June, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 23 June, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 30 June, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 7 July, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 14 July, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 21 July, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 28 July, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 4 August, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 11 August, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 18 August, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 25 August, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 1 September, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 8 September, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 15 September, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 22 September, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 29 September, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 6 October, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 13 October, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 20 October, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 27 October, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 3 November, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 10 November, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 17 November, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 24 November, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 1 December, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 8 December, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 15 December, 10:00am to 10:30am Tuesday 22 December, 10:00am to 10:30am
Beach. BBQ. Bar. Band. This event ticks all the boxes! Join us for a lavish gourmet BBQ, with the first drink on us and fantastic selection of beverages from the cash bar, music by the extremely-talented Jinan Dodd, roaring bonfire and games. This is the first time the Gourmet Beach BBQ has been on offer, so make sure you snap up your spot at this festival highlight. The Air Chathams Sunshine and a Plate food festival is a Hospice EBoP fundraiser which celebrates the food, lifestyle and abundant sunshine of the Eastern Bay of Plenty. It’s about living every moment and enjoying all the Eastern Bay has to offer. All funds raised go towards providing free specialist palliative care services throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
oulful live music, artisan street food and pop-up licensed bar, topped off with cult, indie, arthouse, local, and classic films and documentaries for all discerning cinema lovers! Events commence from 5.30pm Lights down in Village Cinema from 7.30pm +18 licensed events (unless specified otherwise) Try something different and join us at our monthly events! Dates: Saturday, 11 January Saturday, 8 February Friday, 6 March Saturday, 4 April Saturday, 2 May Saturday, 30 May Saturday, 27 June Saturday, 25 July
The 2020 Beach Festival is our 5th birthday, and it’s looking to be bigger and better! Get the date in your diary, share with your friends and like our page for more updates. This is a fun interactive event for the whole family. This event gives the community time to spend at its natural community centre, the beach. From beach activities for the kids to local entertainment, all will be catered for. Bring your togs, bring a picnic or enjoy a wide range of food and activities on and around the beach. Also, come and learn about the community groups, clubs and services that Titahi Bay offers. For more information visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TBBFestival/ or website titahibaybeachfestival.com. Rain day will be the 8th of March.
Join us for The Little Big Markets SUMMER 2019/20 season! With a huge range of gourmet street food and food truck vendors, as well as a curated selection of stallholders for you to peruse … you won’t be short of things to do. There’ll be live music and lots of activities to entertain the small ones such a face painting and a petting zoo, it’s a day in the Bay of Plenty NZ the whole family can enjoy! It’s all happening down at The Little Big Markets, Coronation Park from 9am to 2pm. We can’t wait to see you all there!