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Fab five: Armistice Day

Armistice Day family concert

Let’s celebrate together! Hamilton City Council has an afternoon of family activities to commemorate the end of World War One in Memorial Park on Sunday. There will be a formal service starting at 10.15am followed by plenty of old fashioned garden games such as egg and spoon contests, sack races, face painting and much more. Everyone is welcome to both the formal service and the afternoon celebrations.

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Bridge to Bridge Water-ski Classic

Its back and better than before. The Bridge to Bridge Water-ski Classic is back this year and all competitors have put their best foot forward. On Friday night there will be a show n shine in hood where you can get up close and personal with these pristine machines. On Saturday and Sunday, each day will be jam-packed with both on-water and off-water action. It’s a free event on the beautiful Waikato River so bring your picnic and watch the racing from the river bank.

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Bat Tour

Waikato Museum are hosting an entertaining and informative experience at the Museum and in Hammond Park. You’ll use bat detectors to go bat spotting and hopefully see them hunting for their evening snack. The route will take you along the boardwalk, so you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled for other nocturnal animals. Children must be 5 years or older and booking are essential. This event starts at 6.30pm at Waikato Museum and ends in Hammond Park, Hillcrest. You will need to provide your own transport to Hammond Park.

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Spot the difference

Fresh from their stints in Wellington and Tauranga, Waikato theatre’s favourite brown guys Antony-Paul Aiono and Benny Marama are coming home to The Meteor Theatre for one last Spot. Featuring original music and terrible choreography, it is an acceptance and a celebration of the differences between us.

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Gourmet at the Gardens

The latest outdoor dining experience offering gourmet cuisine and gourmet products for the Waikato. Come and dine with us on picnic rugs, share platters of food with friends and family, while listening to the sweet sounds from local musicians. Ideal family evening in the sun, beside Turtle Lake enjoying the local flavours. Bring your favourite picnic rug and enjoy.

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