Thursday 7th
2015 Annual Ladies Fishing Tournament
Prizes include, a trip for two to Rarotonga, weekend breaks in Rotorua and Shimano fishing gear. Venue: Whakatane Sports fishing club, Muriwai drive Whakatane. Entry: From $40 – $60 Contact: 07 3070334 for more information.

Friday 6th Waitangi
Lake Rotoma Open Water Swim
Time: 9am – 2pm Venue: Lake Rotomā northern end, SH30 Contact: All ages, All levels race distance starting from novelty race 400m

Whakatane Golf Tournament
Shotgun starts at 12 noon Cost: $20 entry Contact: 07 308 8117

Warren Park Jam Time
6pm – dark
Venue: Eivers Rd Contact: Kim Van der Aa 021 053 1501 Who wants to be Warren Park King? Bring your bike and helmet for some sprint races, jumps, bunnyhop comp.

Waitangi Celebrations Kawerau
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue: Plunket St next to skate park. Brought to you by Te Wānanga O Aotearoa, bring the family along with a picnic and enjoy the entertainment

Saturday 7th February
Ohope Craft Market
Time: 8am – 1pm Venue: Bluett Rd, Ōhope Contact: Sue Coffeey 07 312 3339

Shakespeare in the park Bring a picnic and enjoy the evening. Venue: Riverside amphitheatre, if wet it will be held in the Whakatāne little Theatre, Short street.
Time: 7pm onwards. Price: Adults $5, Children free.

7th Annual Vibram Tarawera Ultramarathon & Relay
The event is an adventure and endurance event. Entries limited to only 1000 runners. Venue: Redwood Visitor Centre. Time: 6.30am – 5.30pm For more information see

Eastern Regional Junior Surf Champs
Starts 9am Saturday at the Ōhope Surf Club Mahy Reserve Contact: Karen Esterhuizen 027 278 6678

Sunday 8th February
Sunday Market
Whakatane Sunday market, every Sunday at the Whakatane War Memorial car park (unless otherwise specified) Time: 8am to 1pm Contact: Carol Harold 07 30

Waterwheel Live Day
Time: 10-4pm Venue: Spencer Ave, Kawerau Contact: Graham 07 323 7066 Sausage sizzle for sale, rides on the 15 seater wagon gold coin donation, 1930’s concrete mixer in action!

River Edge Miniature Railway
Time: 11am – 3pm Venue: Access via Mc Alister St Car Park Cost: $2 each (no eftpos)
Contact: 07 306 2740

Bay Fair Night Market Time: 5:30pm – 11pm Venue: Bayfair (Girven St Mt Maunganui) undercover car park every Sunday Contact: 022 5882 282 up to 150 stalls cooking up tasty street snacks and delicacies from around the world plus food fashion family fun