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    Natsu Matsuri Japanese Summer Festival

    Date: February 23, 2019

    Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    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 food, kids games, lollie roulette, face painting, home bakes, tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy. On the stage, live music, Kendo and Katate martial arts demonstration by Invercargill Kendo club and Queenstown Karate Club. To make the event more special, this year we have Taiko drum performance by O-Taiko from Dunedin. Please come with your friends and family to enjoy and experience the day of Japanese culture and foods. This is a free event, however, a fundraising event of Japanese Family Society of Queenstown, gold coin donation entry at the event would be appreciated. Please follow and like us:

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    King Beats 2019

    Date: February 23, 2019

    Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 am

    Feel the carnival vibes at King Beats 2019. Bigger, better and brighter than ever before! King Beats festival presents the headline act ‘The Black Seeds!’ lock in your spot and purchase your $69 early bird ticket today! As one of New Zealand’s finest acts, the band’s rhythmic jams will have you feeling nothing but sweet sensations in the Dust and Dirt of the festival. This great day out also offers activities for all ages including local bands and DJ’s playing into the night. With camping costs included in the ticket this epic day/night is perfect for all ages. Supporting local children’s charities and schools, the entire event is non-profitable; so feel good in knowing you are supporting the local community. Gates open from 11am – Festival begins at 1pm. Please follow and like us:

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    Milk and Honey Festival

    Date: March 8, 2019

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Milk & Honey Festival One night Four cities Five venues Over twenty artists In celebration of International Women’s Day Friday, March 8th 2019. To celebrate International Women’s Day in 2019, over twenty of Aotearoa’s finest female artists are gathering across four cities to perform a series of shows on Friday, March 8th. Milk & Honey Queenstown Line up: Mel Parsons Dana Sipos (Canada) Doors open: 7:30pm Show start: 8pm (sharp) Award-winning singer-songwriter Mel Parsons has just released her fourth album ‘Glass Heart’ to critical acclaim, written across continents and recorded in Los Angeles with legendary American producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Suzanne Vega, Elvis Costello, Missy Higgins, Randy Newman, Lindsay Buckingham/Christine McVie). Described as “slightly strange and completely mesmerizing,” (Gold Flake Paint UK) Dana Sipos is an acclaimed Canadian songwriter who inhabited the far north before going nomad. She tours extensively and internationally and often by alternative means; tall ship, bicycle, train, canoe. Her compelling new album, Trick of the Light, out on Toronto’s Roaring Girl Records, has received a Songwriter of the Year nomination at the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The team behind Milk and Honey are Lani Purkis and Teresa Patterson. The two have a wealth of music industry experience between them, from management, promotion, and booking, to performing, teaching, and mentoring. While working on other projects over the past 12 months, they all began thinking about how wonderful it would be to create a series of shows where the majority of musicians and crew were women and decided it was the perfect goal for International Women’s Day 2019. They have three key aims: 1. To celebrate the incredibly talented women who work in all facets of the New Zealand music industry; 2. To make female artists and crew visible to younger women, and encourage them to see many different possible roles they could find for themselves in the music industry; 3. To provide a safe, inclusive, respectful festival and gig environment. “We really wanted to create something where younger girls and women have someone to look up to and aspire to, and something where women are very clearly visible in all parts of the event.” Please follow and like us:

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    Wanaka A&P Show

    Date: March 9, 2019

    Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    One of New Zealand’s largest agricultural and pastoral events, the Wanaka A&P Show, celebrates its 82th anniversary in 2019. Attracting more than 40,000 people to the picturesque Wanaka Showgrounds each year, the two-day Show includes traditional drawcards such as equestrian and livestock events, as well as contemporary entertainment, live music and a jam-packed programme of family fun. More than 500 trade stalls are also set feature, along with a Kids’ Play Zone, a dedicated family picnic area and the GJ Gardner Life & Style marquee. The Show will again host the novelty Jack Russell race, as well as old-fashioned sheaf tossing and wood chopping competitions. Where town meets country, the Wanaka Show is the South Island’s premier lifestyle event. Gates open 8am and close at 5pm and tickets can be purchased at the gate. Please follow and like us:

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    Biophilia Festival

    Date: March 16, 2019 - March 18, 2019

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    The Biophilia Festival is a radically new gathering that brings us together to explore our human potential. We are a family of seekers and lovers of wanderlust. We come to be danced. We come to soak in the talents of our global community. We come to meet, explore, entertain, and enjoy this sweet life together. Expect yoga, mindfulness, dance, primal movement, AcroYoga, parkour, live music, art, slack-lining, peace sticks, clean living and a variety of workshops and talks. A diverse team of educators, practitioners, artists, and musicians will offer their gifts over the three days to guide us into playful practice and mindful connection within pristine nature. Feel, move, strengthen, hone, and rebalance yourself using the arts of natural living. Connect with the like-minded for a day or camp on site for the whole weekend. This is a family-friendly, drug & alcohol-free event. Come as you are, bring all that you need and leave no trace. And until further notice… Celebrate everything! Please follow and like us:

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    Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

    Date: March 26, 2019 - March 28, 2019

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Come and join us for three days of thrilling entertainment at Warbirds Over Wanaka in Wanaka, New Zealand. In The Air This airshow you will see some extraordinary flying acts with famous military fighter aircraft throughout the last 100 years through to modern jets of today. It culminates in a huge mock air battle complete with the best pyrotechnics at an airshow in New Zealand. All this set in one of the world’s most stunning airshow locations in the world, Wanaka. On The Ground When you’re not looking skyward there’s so much to see and do on the ground. Check out the sport aircraft, warhorses, vintage machinery and vintage tractors, regional wines, market and food stalls, home-built aircraft workshops, aircraft for sale and aviation trade stands Please follow and like us:

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    Food Lovers Masterclass – With Kate Meads

    Date: April 14, 2019

    Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Is your fridge bursting at the seams? Are you filling your compost bin quickly? Are your chickens fat? Perhaps you are wasting food… At this educational masterclass, learn lots about what Kiwi’s waste and how we can save money. Plus, lots of other interesting topics like the difference between “Use by” and “Best before” dates, and how much of what we throw out can be composted, or frozen for another day! What else? You will also receive a free pack full of food waste minimization products! This workshop is suitable for all households, flats, ages and stages. In fact, everybody should attend! About Kate: For over 10 years, Kate Meads has been travelling the country delivering waste minimisation seminars, with topics ranging from cloth nappies, right through to re-usable coffee cups. Kate is extremely passionate about her work and believes that education and the sharing of knowledge is one of the most powerful tools we have in the battle against waste. Kate strongly believes that “If everyone did just one small thing for our environment every single day, we will start to make a difference that will count”. Kate also prides herself on being “real”. She often jokes with her audiences about the fact that she isn’t perfect, nor does she expect anyone to be. The workshop is a great place to learn what you can do, however, and whether it’s big or small, any change in the right direction is a good change. “I took my 9-year-old daughter to a Foodlovers Masterclass last night! We both had a great time! Kate is clearly passionate about reducing waste and shared some astonishing facts and some really helpful tips! Miss 9 loved it! Thanks so much xx.” Sarah, a recent attendee. Ticket Info: The ‘Individual’ Ticket admits 1 person, and you receive 1 free pack of waste minimization products. The ‘Couples’ Ticket admits 2 people to the workshop, but you will receive 1 free pack. So, if you’d like to get a pack each, make sure you book individual tickets! There are limited spaces and packs available. Please note: We don’t need you to print off your tickets, as we have the ability to scan your ticket from your smartphone or device as you arrive at the workshop. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop start time, to collect your free pack and find a seat. Please follow and like us:

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    Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

    Date: April 23, 2019

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    The Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival is entering its 35th year and we aim to celebrate in style! Over the 5 days you can enjoy events such as the Official Opening Ceremony, children’s workshops, historic walks around Arrowtown, an outdoor movie, Kids Scarecrow Competition, the Art Exhibition Opening, the Parade and Market day, Pie, Pint and Pinot, the Fun Dog Show, Senior Citizens Afternoon Tea, plus much much more. There will be lunchtime entertainment on each day between 12-1pm so pop down to Buckingham Green and check it out. Some of our events are ticketed but most are free to attend. Last year many of our events sold out so don’t leave it too late to secure your tickets. Saturday the 27th will be the biggest day where we hold our Street Parade and Market Day. The town will be buzzing with people, street performers, musicians and an awesome market where you can purchase NZ made goods – this is not to be missed. You can also view a stunning array of vintage cars in Buckingham Street from 9am. See you all there! Please follow and like us:

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