New Zealand events for April

by Tom - 4/8/2011 4:56:00 PM
Enjoy the autumn weather in NZ and catch some great events around the country.

E Tu Ake Short Films - WELLINGTON
09 April to 10 April 2011
Admission: FREE
W: http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/
Te Papa celebrates the opening weekend of E Tū Ake with a screening of short films by some of New Zealand’s top Māori film makers. See Te Papa’s website for a detailed programme.

Rock Relief for Christchurch - BODEGA, WELLINGTON
09 April to 10 April 2011
Admission $15.00
W: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152341434827078
This is going to be an epic event. This event will begin at 8pm with the following acts playing for your pleasure: My Dear Watson, Everything Revs, Kobosh, Slur Tones, The Lost Boys, The Outsiders, Olmecha Supreme.

There will also be special performances by Vorn Colgan during the evening.There will be opportunities for everybody at the show to have their photo taken whilst holding up a message for the people of Christchurch. Please note that all proceeds of this event will be going to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal courtesy of The Red Cross. Come and support us supporting Christchurch, there's no better cause.

Amazing Maze - KARAKA, AUCKLAND SOUTH
09 April to 01 May 2011
Admission $12
W: http://www.maze.co.nz/
The Amazing Maze 'n Maize is a giant maze cut into a paddock of maize (animal feed corn). The maze takes on average 45 minutes to complete. There are over 8km of paths, with bridges in the middle to get your bearings or to watch your friends from. Trivia and joke signs are placed throughout the mazes, and visitors can choose to make it a competition or just take a walk in the corn.

Chartfest 2011 - CHRISTCHURCH
14 April 2011
Admission: $15.00
W: http://www.chartfest.co.nz/
Chartfest 2011, Christchurch's NZ Music Month live music extravaganza is set to return on Saturday 14 May at the new location of the CPSA Grounds at CPIT on Madras St.
With the generous support of CPIT, CCC and Smokefree, Chartfest in its fourth year moves in a new direction, with an exciting lineup and range of music related activities. Christchurch’s favourite local music festival presents an exciting array of live shows keeping the tradition of presenting the dynamic energy of the city's hottest emerging acts as well as honouring some of the NZ's most loved artists.

Club Penguin - AUCKLAND
16 April to 01 May 2011
Admission: $33.90
W: http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/
The inhabitants of Club Penguin waddle into Kelly Tarlton’s this Easter Holidays. Club Penguin’s first event in New Zealand is timed to coincide with Kelly Tarlton’s King Penguin Chick season, where visitors can welcome four super-cute chicks in their chilly crèche from our Snowcat ride and via the big screen. Kelly Tarlton’s will also be running special Life on the Ice talks every day, introducing our real life King and Gentoo Penguins.

Gypsy Travellers Fair - WARKWORTH, AUCKLAND
16 April to 17 April 2011
Admission: FREE
The Gypsy Travellers Fair features: art, crafts, intuitive tarot readings, crystals, incense, ethnic fabrics, henna tattoos, leadlight, paintball hot food and cold drinks, incense burners, belly dancing outfits/ jewellery, ornaments, natural massage oils, hairbraids, sarongs, bouncy castle, the most awesome facepainting, dolls, pet wear, poi, t-shirts, giftware, wokka fires, friendship bracelets, fabulous ladies' wear and much more. So come and enjoy the atmosphere.

New World Tour de Wakatipu - ARROWTOWN, QUEENSTOWN LAKES, OTAGO
23 April 2011
W: www.southerntraverse.com/tourdewakatipu
Mountain bike ride on the trails and tracks of the Wakatipu basin on exclusive course from Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown to Chard Farm Kawarau River. Music, food and wine at the finish line! The course covers 36kms for the recreational course, and 45kms for the full course used by the expert and sport riders.

Turangi Colours Art and Food Festival - TURANGI, LAKE TAUPO, WAIKATO
23 April 2011
Admission: FREE
W: http://www.turangi.org/
Our region inspires creativity! Turangi Colours will celebrate Turangi/Tongariro - our many talented artists, our regional food and a our colourful community. Set in the town centre of Turangi on Easter Saturday, the festival will include art exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations, a stage with a variety of performances, food stalls and entertainment throughout the town centre, and a gala dinner with Maori chef Charles Royal, using foods sourced from the land around us. There will be activities for the kids, including a chance to catch a rainbow trout at the Tongariro Trout Centre Come and we'll have the rare opportunity to offer tours of the underground Rangipo Power Station. Come and discover Turangi's true colours!

Berba Croation Harvest Celebration - AUCKLAND
23 April to 25 April 2011
Admission: Free
W: http://www.soljans.co.nz/
Each year Soljans organise their annual Croatian Harvest Festival based at the winery in Kumeu - either book for lunch and soak up the festival atmosphere, or go out to the winery between 9am and 5.30pm to take part in the many events:

  • Daily winery tours at 11am and 1.30pm
  • Free daily grape stomping at 2.15pm
  • Dalmatian Kolo dance group at 3pm (Sunday) and Croatian "Kralj Tomislav" ensemble 3pm (Monday)
  • Live music by Dean Te Paa 12-3pm (Sunday & Monday)

ANZAC Remebered - CHRISTCHURCH
25 April 2011
Admission: FREE
W: http://www.woolstonbrass.org/
Woolston Brass and the New Zealand Army band present a free commemorative concert on ANZAC Day. Full of ceremony, nostalgia and fun, the concert will features songs and music of war years past.

Raw Meat Comedy - THE FRINGE BAR, WELLINGTON
Until 25 April 2011
Admission: $5
Comics, poets, improvisers, musical comedians, all are welcome at the Humorous Arts Trust’s Raw Meat open mic comedy. Comedy gold and comedy coal, each night is a guaranteed gamble. If you’re trying out for the first time, Raw Meat is the best place to start.

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