Whakaatu Trust- Calling all rangatahi aged 15-24 who are looking to discover and develop an employment,education or training pathway. Join us at future fit for activities and opportunities to help you become ready for work, Fridays from 10am-1pm at YWAC Cafe, 25 Elliot street, Opotiki Contact Jess 027 544 9034
Opotiki Athletics Club- Held at the memorial Park fields from 4pm-5pm. Cost is $5 for 5 year olds and under, 6 year olds and above the cost is $15. For more information contact Mike Corboy on 027 734 5638
Alcoholics anonymous. 7pm at the Whakatohea building, 128 church street beside hiona St Stephens Church. For info contact Kevin 027 488 8298 or 0800 AAWORKS
Dance lessons at Waiotahe Hall- Social, Old time and sequence dancing. Monday evenings 7pm - 9pm, onlu $3 a night, Waiotahe Hall, Contact Fred 07 312 3577
Opotiki Bridge Club- Meeting every Monday night at the Opotiki Golf Club, new players most welcome and lessons are available, any enquiries please phone Carole 315 6775
Advanced and beginners Te Reo Lessons. - Heartlands centre on Church Street. classes are 6pm till 8pm. Contact Chip Apanui 027 2431 866
Sunday 17th March
Belly dance taster
interested in giving belly dancing a try? Join Jane Steane for a fun introductory class in the Whakatane Rose Gardens at 11am. Cancelled if wet.
11-17 March 2019
Tsunami Hīkoi Week
Save the date for Tsunami Hīkoi Week practice your tsunami evacuation hīkoi if you live or work in a tsunami evacuation zone.
Parks Week 2019 takes place March 9 - 17 2019,
with councils and other organisations in New Zealand and Australia running engaging events to raise awareness of the value of parks and open spaces. Helping to get people out of their living rooms and enjoying the outdoors.
The Whakatāne Community are invited to join in the celebrations with a series of activities and events planned across the Whakatane District. Some of these events include:
Friday, 15 March: Yoga in the Park, Whakatāne Rose Gardens. Stretch, strengthen and breathe with Jane Steane at the park-based yoga class suitable for all.
Saturday, 16 March: Dance and Musical Concert, Wharaurang. 10am - 12.30pm
Saturday, 16 March: Outdoor Movie Night, Warren Cole Walkway Amphitheatre. Join in for a free movie outdoor experience. Bring a blanket for a fun family movie, at 7pm Smallfoot and at 9:15pm, The greatest Showman.
Sunday 17th March, 11am
at the Whakatane Rose Gardens, interested in giving belly dancing a try? Join Jane Steane for a fun introductory class in the park. Cancelled if wet.
Edgecumbe Colleges Annual Coast to College
event will take place on Saturday the 30th March 2019. Registration from 7am for a 9am start. The annual Coast to College from Thornton Beach to Edgecumbe College. Competitors can Run/walk/ kayak or cycle the 9km to the College. Entry will be $10 and medals for the first 250 finishers with spot prizes at the prizegiving. A mini gala will be held at the college for people to buy food.
Skate & Scooter Comp
Saturday 30th March, at the Whakatane Skate Park 10am-3pm. Entry $5, 4 different divisions: 10 under, 14 under, 17 under & open
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.
10am- 3pm at the waterwheel show ground, 2349 state highway 30 Kawerau. Clydesdale horse plowing, sheep shearing, vintage tractors and farming machinery, cowboy challenge, animal corner, wagon rides, traditional crafts and food stalls. Bring a picnic along, dress up in vintage style and be in to win a prize! Adults $5, Children are free.
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