Take the most out of the festive month. It’s time to get out and do something fun! Here are the events not to be missed.
OROKAWA TO WAIHI BEACH 2 KM OCEAN SWIM
Waihi Beach Surf Club, Waihi Beach
Every Bay of Plenty local is familiar with the spectacular 40-minute walk from Waihi Beach to Orokawa Bay. But have you ever tried swimming there instead of walking? A brightly coloured swim cap and a $20-$30 entry fee is all you’ll need to participate!
KATIKATI AVOCADO, FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
Uretara Domain, Katikati
Great food, the best wines and lively entertainment are waiting for you! One of the Bay’s most experienced and widely travelled chefs, Shane Yardley, will be doing a cooking demonstration, while headline act The Beat Girls, supported by the amazing Late 80’s Mercedes and local favourite Sarah Spicer, will have you on your feet dancing.
TWS WORLD INVITATION SUPERSTOCK CHAMPS
Paradise Valley Raceway, Rotorua
The sheer speed and permission to hit the opposition is an adrenaline rush, and with competitors from New Zealand, UK and the US competing in the World Invitation Superstock Championship, it’s sure to be action packed. New Zealand’s top women stockcar drivers will also be vying for the Aotearoa Ladies Crown.
FATBOY SLIM SHOW
Claudelands Arena, Hamilton
Six years after his last sold-out New Zealand show, award-winning and critically acclaimed UK producer and musician Fatboy Slim is touring the country again. Funky beats and catchy melodies are back!
Tauranga Domain, Tauranga
Listen to Ky Mani Marley, son of Bob Marley, at the fifth annual One Love Festival in the heart of Tauranga. Other headliners include the chart-topping, multi-platinum reggae-pop group UB40, as well as British legend Maxi Priest, Hawaiian reggae Kings Kolohe Kai and US soul singer LaTasha Lee.