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Events in March

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 MarchYoga in the Park, Whakatāne Rose Gardens. Stretch, strengthen and breathe with Jane Steane at the park-based yoga class suitable for all.
Saturday, 16 MarchDance and Musical Concert, Wharaurang. 10am - 12.30pm
Saturday, 16 MarchOutdoor 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.

Earlier Event: January 28