DATE  ACTIVITY  TIMES  COST  LOCATION  CONTACT
Monday 5 to Friday 23 January Whakatāne Swim School – Learn to Swim Holiday Programme:Be in quick as numbers are limited. Five lessons available at selected levels. These lessons are for children 3-12 years. For more information, contact Nicola at the Whakatāne Aquatic Centre. Phone for session times $50 for 5 lessons or 15% discount ($37.50) on any week of the holidays if you book and pay for term 1 2014. Whakatāne Aquatic Centre, Short Street, Whakatāne 07 308 4192
Thursday, 8 January Iceman Fishing Competition:Kids get your fishing gear ready and head along for a fun morning of fishing. Lots of spot prizes to be won. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 9:30 am to 11:30 am Free The Wharf behind the Iceman Contact Jenny ph. 07 307 0218
Thursday 15, 22 and 29 January ‘Have-a-go’ ArcherySuitable for ages 11 years and older. Bring with you a water bottle, suitable footwear (closed shoes) and close-fitting top to be worn. Bookings essential, so be in quick!  All equipment provided. 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm $10 per person Whakatāne Archery Club, Golf Links Rd. Contact Moira Lavender-Ashburn, 07 308 0038 or 020 405 82797
Mondays and Fridays Beach FootballCome along and join us in a fun Beach Football games, suitable for all ages, mixed teams! Starts Monday 1 December to Friday 9 January. 4:30 pm for ages 6-11 years5:30 pm for ages 12-15 years6:30 pm for 16 years and older $5 per session Ōhope Beach To register contact Juan Propato by email:juan.p@waibop.co.nz or ph. 07 211 7365
Wednesday 17 to Wednesday 24 Dec and re-open Monday 12 Jan Anglican Childcare School’s Out Holiday Programme:  (WINZ subsides welcome) For more details, contact Anglican Childcare. Limited spaces available, so be in quick. 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday) Contact for details 30 Domain Road, Whakatāne Ph. 07 308 5839,0800 566 523 or email: anglicanchildcare@xtra.co.nz
Wednesday 17 to Wednesday 24 Dec and re-open Monday 5 to  Jan Bizzy Buddyz School Holiday Programme:(WINZ subsides welcome) For more details, contact Bizzy Buddyz to find out about their workshops. 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday) Contact for details 175 Commerce Street, Whakatāne Ph. 0800 084 314 orwww.bizzybuddyz.co.nz
Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 January Whakatāne Tennis CampGroups available. Suitable for all levels of experience from ages 5 to 16 years. Phone for session times $80 per child Whakatāne Tennis Club Paul Roberts ph. 027 900 2396 or email:paulcoachingwhk@gmail.com
Monday 19 to 30 January Edgecumbe Bluelight Holiday Programme: Programme filled with action-packed activities: fishing, sports, fun games and competitions, waka ama. Contact for more details on the various programmes available Contact for details Mike Lawton:Ph. 021 191 3915 or 07 3049 004 email:michael.lawton@police.govt.nz
Daily sessions available BY Salt Spray Surf School Offering surfing lessons or surf board hire. Suitable for ages 7 years and older. Bring with you togs, towel, water bottle (hot showers available after lessons). Bookings for groups and individuals are available. Available between 9 am to 4 pm (Bookings essential) $70 per person for group bookings, $120 for individuals Ōhope Beach West End Contact Beaver PorterPh. 021 149 1972, 07 3124 909 or email: beaver@e3.net.nz
Daily sessions available Paddle Boarding With Beaver from ‘By Salt Spray Surf School’ offering stand up paddle boarding lessons. Board hire also available. Available between 9 am to 4 pm (Bookings essential) $70 per person for group bookings, $120 for individuals Ōhope Beach West End Contact Beaver Porter
Ph. 021 149 1972, 07 3124 909 or email: beaver@e3.net.nz

 


Other events that may be of interest

Date Event Time Location Cost Contact info
27 and 28 December Summercross Motorcross racing extravaganza – come on out for an entertaining day of watching motorbike racing at the Awakaponga motocross track Check website Corner of Caverhill and Braemar Rd Matata Various www.bopmcc.co.nz or admin@bopmcc.co.nz
Tuesday 30 December Ōhope Top 10 Motor Camp’s Annual Camp to Club Race Run, walk, skip! Families, kids, teams, prams and dogs are all welcome. Great event for all the family. Heaps of spot prizes to be won 10 am start Registrations from 9am Assemble at Ōhope Top 10 Motor Camp, Port Ohope. Registrations start from 9am $5 per person or $20 for a family Karen Esterhuizen Ph. 07 312 4300
Friday 9 and Saturday 10 January Whakatāne Annual Touch Tournament Come along and see New Zealand‘s top touch players in action! Kicking off with a shootout tournament on Friday and social and competitive competition on Saturday Friday 5:30 pm and Saturday 9:30 am Rugby Park and Rex Morpeth Park Phone to confirm team costs George Rogers Ph. 07 308 5551
Saturday 10   to Tuesday 13 January New World Whakatāne Juniors Fishing TournamentThree day fishing competition held over 4 days with 1 lay day.  Phone or email for more detailswww.whakatanesportfishingclub.co.nz Contact for time Whakatane Contact club for details Whakatāne Sports Fishing Club Ph. 07 307 0334office@wsfc.co.nz
Friday 23  to Sunday 25 January Whakatāne One Base Tournament Three day fishing days.  Limited entries so register early For more information contact Whakatāne Sports Fishing Clubwww.whakatanesportfishingclub.co.nz Contact for time Whakatane Contact club for details Whakatāne Sports Fishing Club Ph. 07 307 0334office@wsfc.co.nz