Check out what’s going on in our region!
MASSEY SPCA DEXEXING CLINIC
This is a new initiative run by the Massey Vet School in collaboration with the SPCA, which is run by veterinary students and veterinarians. Discounted cat desexing and microchipping for those who hold a community services card or a gold card. You can register for the service at masseyspcadesexing.org.
$20 for females
$10 for males
Microchipping is included
Facebook, Massey SPCA Desexing Clinc
TOITU TE REO
Fun Free beginner Te Reo Maori language sessions for Tamariki and whanau. Explore the language and Māori culture in a welcoming environment with our amazing kaiako.
NO registrations required
021 037 2230
SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING
Break out your dancing shoes, every Thursday from now until early December there’ll be social Ballroom Dancing for anyone interested at the Kelvin Grove Community Hall. Plus, they’ll break out a little rock and roll music too.
Thursdays, 7.00 - 9.00pm
Kelvin Grove Community Hall
Kaimanawa Street, Palmerston North
027 340 7557
PALMERSTON NORTH ATHLETICS CLUB NIGHT
Athletics every Tuesday evening, from October through to March.
Run, jump throw - a fun event for 4-6 year olds
7 year old and up - all track and field events including sprints, long distances, shot putt, long jump, discus and high jump.
Run Jump Throw from 4.45pm
Track and field from 5.45pm
Manawatu Community Athletics Track, at Massey University
Cost: An annual membership, from $20-$60 depending on age
021 567 172.
DANNEVIRKE CHRISTMAS PARADE
Dannevirke Mitre10 Christmas Parade Prep is in full swing, not only will there be the parade itself, from 10.30 there’ll be some pre-parade entertainment including a Magician and Bouncy Castle.
Saturday 7th December, 10.30am
Make Christmas even more magical for your family this year by attending Christmas Spectacular; The Journey on the 7th and 8th December at 7pm. Through song, dance & stunning visual displays this family friendly & free event will inspire and uplift you this silly season. After the show there will be a petting zoo, snow machine & Santa will make an appearance! It always sells out - so make sure to book your free seats!
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December, 7pm
237 Tremaine Avenue - Vision Complex
Free - book online at www.visionchurchnz.com/visionchristmas
SUZUKI COAST TO COAST MOTORCYCLE RIDE
The Woodville Lions presents the 27th Annual Suzuki Coast to Coast Motorcycle Ride.
Saturday 14th December and it is the 27th year, to raise funds for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.
Rides from Himatangi Beach on the West Coast to Akitio Beach on the East Coast.
9:15am register at Himatangi Beach. $20 Entry.
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NATIONAL TERTIARY NETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
A full two days of top netball on the 28/29th of December where teams take on each other in the battle to be crowned the top university for netball in New Zealand
Saturday 28th December - Sunday 29th December
9.00am - 4.00pm
Massey University rec centre
Massey University rec centre
HIMATANGI VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE’S ANNUAL FIREMAN’S FOOTBALL COMPETITION
This is the Annual Fundraiser for the Himatangi Beach Volunteer Fire brigade and there will be a Sausage Sizzle, Hot Chips, hamburgers and Drinks available on the day for sale.
Teams consist of four members and there are three grades, kids, teens and Adults, depending on numbers of teams registered on the day, and in the adults grade there is a trophy to play for. The idea of the game is to get the big swiss ball into the goal at the end of the pitch. It is a bit like Soccer but with a Swiss ball and Fire Hoses squirting water to move the ball. There are few rules so just all round fun. This is always a fun day out for all ages and as you can see kids and adults alike can play so no one is left out.
Sunday 29th December, 9.30am
Himatangi Holiday Park
Chief Fire Officer Wayne Dear
027 232 4518
INTERISLANDER RACE DAY
A fun-filled day out trackside at the Interislander Summer Festival at Awapuni Racing Centre from 10:30am Saturday 4 January.
Live music, great food and drink, free kids entry and entertainment, and exciting racing action.
WALK THE NEW HIGHWAY
Woodville School and Woodville Lions Club invite you to “Walk The New Highway”
(Hikoi o Te Ahu a Turanga)
It a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk the Manawatu-Tararua Highway before construction begins.
Saturday 18th January Two walks available:
- Ashhurst to Woodville 13km
- Cooks Road to Woodville 7km
This is for walkers only. No strollers, babies in backpacks or wheelchairs.
No dogs or horses permitted
Ages 10+. Children under 14 accompanied by an adult
Purchase Tickets $25 per person by 10 Jan from Tararua i-Site. firstname.lastname@example.org
MANAWATU ART & GARDEN TRAIL
Come and explore some of the finest gardens, artists and craft people in the Manawatu.
Relax for lunch and support Rotary and Lions groups providing Devonshire Tea at two venues.
Sit and enjoy the vista with friends and admire the artistic talent of large country gardens, small and newly developed town gardens or buy plants and honey while talking to the talented gardeners.
A ticket will make a great Christmas gift!
Palmerston North, Feilding, Colyton, Kairanga, Aokautere, Bunnythorpe
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January 2020
9.00am - 4.30pm
027 227 6523
GRAVEL AND TAR FINISH LINE FAMILY EVENT
Gravel & Tar cycle racing is on again Saturday 25th January 2020. 9am-7pm.
Palmerston North City Council will host the finish line event down at Memorial Park. There will be live music, awesome competitions, food trucks, bouncy castles, face painting and more. Free entry, the more the merrier, bring everyone down to this family-friendly event.
FUNDRAISING FOR MANAWATU REUNITING REFUGEE FAMILIES TRUST
Manawatu Reuniting Refugee Families Trust have served refugee families in the Manawatu for over 3 years now.They’re aiming to raise $10,000 to raise money for one family to be reunited with their loved ones in the Manawatu, so they’re hosting a golf tournament fundraiser at Palmerston North Golf Club. There’ll be the tournament, goodie bags, food & drink, a silent auction, and a tonne of prizes to win.
Friday 21st February 2020, 11.00am
Palmerston North Golf Club
Teams of 4, $50pp
Fiona at email@example.com
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