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NORTHLAND - Bay of Islands Farmers’ Markets

12.30pm - 3.30pm

8.30am - 12 noon

Post Office Carpark,
Hobson Ave, Kerikeri

Fresh, Local, Authentic! At the Bay of Islands Farmers‘ Markets we grow what we sell!

Open every Thursday afternoon in Paihia on the Village Green from 12.30 - 3.30pm, and every Sunday morning in the Post Office Carpark on Hobson Ave in Kerikeri from 8.30am - 12pm, rain or shine.

Come on down, take a seat, enjoy the relaxed vibe and live music. Grab your weekly fresh, seasonal produce, artisan foods and beverages at the Bay of Islands Farmers‘ Markets.

HAWKE'S BAY - Sustainable Backyards 2020

1st- 30th November

The Environment Centre Hawkes Bay is proud to host Sustainable Backyards 2020 this November. There’s over forty different events throughout the Bay to help you make sustainable choices, including tours, talks and workshops. Visit, Facebook or Eventfinda to find out more!

AUCKLAND - Piha Preschool Labour Day Market

9.30am - 2pm
Monday, 26th October

Barnett Hall
2 North Piha Road

This key local event has been running for 10 years, but often our dedicated market-goers don't realise that the market is an essential fundraising event for the Piha Community Preschool.

The market is run by parents and teachers, and funds raised go to much-needed resources for our little pupils who come from around Piha and Karekare. Each year we bake, BBQ and book 50 stallholders that come from far, wide as well as down the road, with local organisations such as the volunteer fire brigade and surf club. 

This year, in particular, has been tough for everyone and we are pleased we can run the market in alert level 1, bringing good vibes to the local community and attracting visitors to our unique neighbourhood to enjoy themselves safely with us.

Other market activities are a bouncy castle and pump track. A free shuttle will be running from the Piha Domain (by the campground) down to the market as parking by the market is extremely limited.

WAIKATO - Pedal4Prostate

Sunday, 8th November

Hampton Downs

Race as fast as you can to complete as many laps as possible while manoeuvring the twists and turns of the track. It’s a race against time, strategising how you or your team will take the chequered flag.

Pedal4Prostate is an exciting and fun 4-hour endurance cycling event at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand as part of Blue September. An event not to be missed, it’s a rare opportunity to hit the track under your own horsepower.

By taking part and raising funds you’ll be helping the Prostate Cancer Foundation to raise public awareness of this disease; provide peer support for men, and their families, who are living with prostate cancer every day, advocate on their behalf, and fund New Zealand-based research to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes.

Visit for more info.

Bikers in Blue

Sunday, 22nd November 2020

Auckland, Waikato, Wairarapa, Wellington, Christchurch & Invercargill

The Bikers in Blue motorcycle ride is a symbol of support for the many people who have been affected by prostate cancer. Bikers ditch their traditional black leathers for wacky blue outfits to raise funds to help with prostate cancer research and support those living with the disease. This is a great opportunity for fellow bikers to come together to enjoy a day of fun for a great cause. We are calling for all bikers to register and come together in support of Kiwi men.

Visit for more info.

NORTHLAND - Ōtaki Healing and Wellbeing Expo

Ōtaki Healing and Wellbeing Expo with a sprinkle of Spirituality
Ōtaki Memorial Hall

Saturday 28th November, 10am-4pm
Free Entry

What a year we've had! It’s time to embrace the opportunity to nurture your wellbeing. We have a wide range of dedicated local & regional stallholders for you. Come along to the Otaki Memorial Hall to find unique gifts, or simply treat yourself to healing, wellbeing, and spirituality.

DUNEDIN - Annual Fundraiser Book Sale

10am - 2pm
Saturday, 24th October

Karitane Community Hall
Coast Rd, Karitane, Dunedin

Annual Fundraiser Book Sale - to raise funds for Karitane School
Saturday of Labour weekend (24th) 10am -2pm.
Held at the Karitane Community Hall.

Food, BBQ, Hot Beverages, Bouncy Castle, and fabulous raffles along with a great selection of books and puzzles/games.

Eftpos or cash only.

TAURANGA - Barbershop Singing Concert Fundraiser

1st November 2020

Wesley Church,
100, 13th Avenue

$25 per adult, children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free
Eftpos at door or
Direct credit to our bank account: 03 0435 0562416 01
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Come and enjoy an afternoon of unaccompanied singing in four part harmony. There is something here for everyone, the sweet sounds of the ladies Keynotes Chorus, the medal winning mens chorus and joining together for one, big, mixed chorus, all singing in harmony as only barbershop singers can. We are also fortunate to have the Chorus from Hamilton, Mighty River Harmony who will perfom a number of their own songs before joining with the Tauranga groups to make an even bigger group for a mass sing off.

In addition to the three larger groups we will have a number of quartets entertaining us, male female and mixed voices.

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon! And, children accompanied by a ticketholding adult can come along for free.

NAPIER - Tutira Farmer's Market

14th November

Tutira School
9 Matahoura Road, Tutira

Tutira Farmer's Market are also looking for stallholders! For just $15, you can have your own stall. Gates will open at 8.30am for stallholders.

Visit their Facebook page for more info.

HAWKE'S BAY - Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteers needed!

Volunteer mentors can be aged from 18 to 80. You will spend an hour
or more a week providing support to a child who needs a friend.

Mentors are interviewed, references taken, we carry out a police
check, and if cleared mentors are then trained then matched with a
child. You will need a vehicle. Children come from a variety of
backgrounds, with different needs. Volunteers will act as positive
role models to the children. Mentoring is about experiencing fun
activities together and forming a trusting bond with a child.

Open, reliable, must relate easily to children between the ages of
6-12, have a sense of fun.

Mentoring is a rewarding experience. Watching a child grow in
confidence, and form trusting relationships is a very rewarding

Email for more info or visit

AUCKLAND - Vauxhall School Centenary Celebrations 2020

Friday and Saturday, 6th - 7th Nov
Vauxhall Primary School,
Narrow Neck, Auckland


Past pupils,staff and friends of the school are invited to attend the celebrations
On Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November,2020.

For information contact