Saturday 3rd October
A large regional market with a wide range of local arts, crafts, gifts, delicious artisan foods, plants and produce. 8:30am - 12:30am
Sunday 4th October
New World Club Triathlon & Duathlons
The New World Whakatane duathlons in winter and triathlons in summer are held on the first Sunday of every month. For athletes from seriously fit to social.
Low cost for visitors $3 kids, $5 adults, FREE for members.
The events are held on Harbour Road at Port Ohope opposite the Ohope golf club.
Kids race (2yr-10yrs) distances vary by age.
Enter before 9:40am start at 10am,
Short and long course options for adults.
Short course (for adults and kids 11yrs +) 200m swim, 8km bike, 2km run
Adults long course 350m swim, 12km bike, 2.5km run
Adults and kids 11yrs and older enter from 10:30 and start at 11am
Dog Party at Warren Park's Dog Park
Whakatane has a new Kuri (Dog) Club! All welcome (dogs and owners of any shape and size!) at Warren Park's Dog Park enclosure every Sunday at 2pm.
The playground at Bike Park is right there too - so bring the whole whanau down!
Kawerau King of the Mountain 2019
Early Bird Rate ends 31st August 2019.
This is a gruelling 8km race to the summit of Putauaki – 852 metres above sea level. Some athletes will complete this within an unbelievable 60 minutes.
Saturday 2nd November 2019
Entries limited to 200 competitors
Minimum age 14 on race day
School Relays – 9.00 am
Prince & Princess Race – 11.00 am
Main Race – Noon
Prize Giving 3.30 pm
Enter online at the Kawerau King of the Mountain website here.
The BeeGees ‘Night Fever’
The BeeGees will be strutting into the Bay this November at the Little Theatre. Tickets are on sale at 1XX for $69 each.
Sunday 24th November
Julians Berry Farm and Cafe Tois Challenge 2019
One of Whakatāne's iconic annual events this is a multi-terrain run or walk of an 18km loop on the beautiful coastal Nga Tapuwae o Toi track, organised by the Whakatane Athletic and Harrier Club. For more information head to their facebook page or their website:
A-OK NZ's national CUP Day
Come along to the Wera Aotearoa Charitable Trust - Whakatane from 3PM onwards to celebrate A-OK NZ's national CUP day!
A day for our people to come together and talk about mental wellbeing and how we can empower our people through uplifting conversations!
For more information phone 027 521 7070.
Saturday 6th April
Whakatane Kiwi Trust Bush Bash
The Whakatāne Kiwi Trust is proud to present the Bush Bash Charity Auction Fundraiser from 7pm on Saturday 06 April 2019 at the Ōhope Christian Camp. This will be a hoot of an evening, with live music - So dust off those old dancing shoes! A tasty supper of antipasto platters, hot and cold savories, and sweet treats is included in the ticket price and a cash bar will be available for guests to purchase alcoholic beverages.
Sisters of Swing
Remember Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Oh Johnnie, and In The Mood..? Sisters of Swing takes you on a journey back to the war era, to experience the music of the Andrews Sisters and the songs that made them famous. Tickets are $25 each from The Good Life on The Strand Whakatāne - get them early!
Sunday 7th April
2019 Underwood & Wilkins Charity Trail Ride
Round 1: Charity, Taneatua Squash Club, Sisams Farm, Fosters Road, Taneatua.
From Rotorua, go to Awakeri, then right into White Pine Bush Road (SH2) towards Taneatua, Come to Road / Rail bridge then turn right into Fosters Road follow arrows to site.
From Tauranga, come over the Whakatane bridge towards town, turn right at Firestation and follow road out towards Taneatua, turn right into White Pine Bush Road by the Squash Club, when you come over road / rail bridge turn left into Fosters road, follow arrows to site. Check out the Facebook page for more info or on www.silverbullet.co.nz
Friday 12th April
Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational new live show Earth, Life & Beyond in Whakatane. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who have passed over to the spirit world and the living. Through this interaction, she is able to deliver messages to loved ones and help them reach a sense of peace. Get your tickets HERE.
Saturday 13th April
Robinsons Law Monty's Revenge Multi Sport Race
The Robinson Law Monty’s Revenge is coming back. This fantastic multi sport event has a brand new course set in beautiful bush, the prestigious Ohope Beach, stunning farmland and the Whakatane River that winds you back to our start/finish line. For more info check out their website.
Thursday 25th April
ANZAC Day - Dawn Parade Service & Ceremony Whakatane 2019
Form up at Whakatane Fishing Club at 5.30am, march to Wairaka Marae for the 5.45am service.Civic Service service begins at 10am - Whakatane War Memorial hall in Short Street. We Will Remember Them....
Ōpōtiki’s second Ukulele Festival will be based at the Island View Holiday Park. Three Australian groups will be coming over the ditch. The programme will include a Māori welcome and hangi, a variety of workshops, open mic, organic playing wherever, possibly a street party, plenty of swims and a Grand Concert on Saturday night. Further information will be uploaded over the next few months to www.islandviewukulelefestival.com
For any accommodation enquiries visit islandviewholiday.co.nz
The Whakatane Seafood Festival is on Jan 19th at the Heads Whakatane, There will be a great line up of live entertainment through out the day and of course there will be plenty of seafood!
100% of the profits made at this event will be donated to the Whakatane Coast Guard.
The Beacon Business and Leisure show- Where you’ll find Inspiration and lots of conversation - to help you shop Local! The Beacon Business and Leisure show at the War Memorial Centre, Whakatane, 17th till the 19th of August. Just for visiting youll go in the draw to win a trip for 2 to Melboune thanks to Helloworld Whakatane. Head to bbls.co.nz for more information
To help connect local people with upcoming film career opportunities, Bay of Plenty Film will be delivering a series of free Film Industry Pathways workshops bay wide, targeted at anyone interested in working in the film industry, to help them develop their career paths in the wider film industry. 7-9pm at Whakatāne Information Centre.
Lights, Cameras, BIKES! Don't miss The Big Bike Film Night on 13 August 2018 at Whakamax.
We're riding into town and showcasing our 2018 collection of short movies with everything a cycling centric audience craves- action, drama, plenty of humour and loads of inspiration- in a word it's undeniably Bike-alicious! Tickets are $25 Adults from the website or door sales ON THE NIGHT (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY). All profits from this screening go to the Bike Whakatane Trust