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Summer fun already booking up

 
This page contains information about great events happening around the Town Basin this summer.
Updated: 10/10/2018 12:00 a.m.

​Whangarei’s Town Basin and Hātea Loop are becoming the destination of choice for lots of summer events, with 11 groups organising about 40 events between 13 October this year and Easter next year so far. 

“It’s proving so popular we are having to do quite a bit of juggling to keep everyone happy, but that’s our aim,” said Council’s acting Venues and Events Manager, Lesley Ashcroft. 

The Artisans Markets, every Saturday from Saturday 20 October to Saturday 26 January then fortnightly from Saturday 9 February to Saturday 23 March and one over Easter weekend are a pretty well-established tradition. 

“We are also working with the owner of the Night Markets that started last year and with other hospitality providers in town to work out a good schedule for the Night Market. 

“The other events organised there and on the Loop during the summer will include our Christmas Tree (due to go up by 30 November), awareness days, fund raisers for charities and fun walks.

Here’s the line up so far - with more sure to be added in weeks to come: 

  • Saturday 13 October
    Mental Health Awareness week NGO
  • Saturday 20 October - Saturday 26 January
    Artisans Markets every Saturday
  • Saturday 9 February - Saturday 23 March
    fortnightly one over Easter weekend
  • Sunday 21 October
    Pink Loop Walk Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Support Northland
  • Sunday 27 October
    InnoNative Markets at Reyburn House Lane
  • Sunday 11 November
    Walk 2 D’Feet MND
  • Wednesday 14 November
    Diabetes fun run/walk
  • Friday 30 November
    Christmas in the Town Basin (Christmas tree will be set up by 30 November)
  • Thursday 6 December
    Sport Northland workplace fun run/walk
  • Friday 7 December
    International Day of People with Disabilities 
  • 10 - 21 December
    The North Haven Hospice tree will be up opposite Steve Haywood Jewellers
  • Saturday 23 February
    Twilight Fundraising walk for Polio

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