Home > News > Archive > 23rd October 2003

Rose & Cultural Festival 2003Programme of Events
2003 Waipa Networks Rose and Cultural Festival

23 October

Combined School Concert. Te Awamutu College hall, 7.30pm

23 October – 9 November

Te Awamutu Museum. “No.8 Wire Competition” Finalist entries on display during Museum opening hours.

23-26 October

Te Awamutu Light Operatic Society. Presents “The Sound of Music” at The Woolshed Theatre, Mahoe Street, Te Awamutu. Contact Ray Spence 07 871 4820.

25 October

Temple Cottage. Havelock Street, Kihikihi. Olden day cottage open for viewing with displays 11.00am – 3.00pm. Entry by donation.

26 October

Castlerock Open Day. Explore Castlerock, home of rockclimbing, abseiling and mountain biking and view their 4 star backpackers accommodation, pool, and spa and then take a ride on NZ’s longest flying fox for $10 per person and or take a Bike for hire for $10/hr or BYO and experience any of the three tracks available. Phone 0800 225 462.

29 October

Temple Cottage. Havelock Street, Kihikihi. Olden day cottage open for viewing with displays 11.00am – 3.00pm. Entry by donation.

30 October

Amateur Poets night. The Redoubt, 8pm

31 October

Keep Te Awamutu Beautiful Society presents the unveiling of the “Sound Sculpture”at the Sculpture Park, Albert Park Drive, Te Awamutu. 1.30pm, everyone welcome.
Waipa King Country Rural Women “Walking NZ” Promotion. Burchell Pavilion, Te Awamutu Information Centre, Gorst Ave. Walk part of the Heritage Trail and listen to Jim Mylchreest speak on the Maungatautari Project , followed by a walk to the Sculpture Park to plant native trees
Miss Rosetown.The Woolshed, 8pm. Contact Dean Taylor 871 5151 extn 705.
Off The Wall Theatre Co. presents “Mock Wedding”. Held at Out in the Styx Café, 2117 Arapuni Road, Pukeatua, Rd, Te Awamutu. Phone 0800 461 559 to book, $40.00 per person includes Dinner and Show. An evening of Love, Intrigue, Humour, Lie and Deceit….Experience the most Scandalous Wedding of the Year!

1 November

“Torchsongs” Jazz and Blues Concert. The Woolshed, 8pm.
Xtreme Pool Party. Livingstone Aquatics, Trust Waikato Te Awamutu Events Centre. Parents/Caregivers welcome as spectators, Live DJ!, heaps of prizes and giveaways, BBQ, come dressed in theme. 7.00-9.00pm. Age Group 8-14 year olds, $5.00 per person and pre purchase of tickets are recommended.
Contact Te Awamutu Events Centre 871 2080.
Skate Competition. Trust Waikato Te Awamutu Events Centre Car Park,
Awesome prizes for each category. Warm up 4.30pm, competition runs between 5.00 & 7.00pm, age group under 16 open, $5.00 per person. Contact CBR 870 4467
Te Awamutu Business & Professional Women Literary Dinner. Marilyn Waring – Guest Speaker, 6.00pm onwards with tickets available. Phone Bev harker for any details 871 2188.
Te Wananga o Aotearoa Apakura Campus Family Fun Day. Factory Road,
A fun filled action packed day for all the family, innovative rides, stage entertainment, food, Wave Tsunami Slide, Bouncy castle, Face painting and loads more.

1 – 2 November

Garden Art Festival. Ngaroto Nurseries gates open to public 8.30am – 5.00pm, 208 Ngaroto Road. Range of goods for sale, hypa tufa pots & products, mosaic products, garden statues, tools, furniture, bonsai display, pottery, art – paintings and much more…. We have approx 30 stalls and sausage sizzle.
Art Exhibition. Come and view artworks from Waipa Artists at the St Patrick’s Hall 10.00am – 4.00pm. Phone 870 1831 for details.
“McDonald’s” Rosetown Lifestyles Craft Fair. Selwyn Park, by Te Awamutu Information Centre, Gorst Ave, Te Awamutu. 10.00am – 3pm. Arts & Crafts, pottery, plants, food, Wood turning, jewellery and lots more…. Sunday will also include wine tasting, food halls, children’s activities, clown and tricks with stock whips and rope spinning displays and stage entertainment.

2 November

Altrusa House & Garden Ramble. The Club presents their popular and interesting annual event around the Te Awamutu District.. 9.30 – 5.00pm
Contact Verna Hollobon 07 871 6234
Temple Cottage. Havelock Street, Kihikihi. Olden day cottage open for viewing with displays 11.00am – 3.00pm. Entry by donation.

3 November

Tribute to Te Awamutu Jaycees (1945-1997). Past members meeting 6pm, Taylor’s Restaurant. Past Jaycees and public invited. Guest speaker “Nz’s air-crew’s contribution in the battle of Britain and after”. Tickets including meal $16.00 and available from the Te Awamutu Information Centre.

5 November

Temple Cottage. Havelock Street, Kihikihi. Olden day cottage open for viewing with displays 11.00am – 3.00pm. Entry by donation.

6 November

Comedy Night. Backstage Pass and Redoubt Comedy Club present Comedy Night at The Woolshed, 8pm till late

7 November

“By George” production. Te Awamutu College Music department production, Te Awamutu College Hall, 7.30pm. Door Sales.

7 – 9 November

Te Awamutu Embroidery Group Exhibition. Burchell Pavilion, Gorst Ave, Te Awamutu. 10.00am – 4.00pm daily. Free entry with members on hand to answer any questions on the samples of techniques used on the beautiful works on display.

7 - 8 November

Rose Show. Te Awamutu Rose Society presents the annual Te Awamutu Rose Show. St Patrick’s School Hall, access from Rewi Street, Te Awamutu. View a touch of what Te Awamutu is famous for their ulimate best. Viewing times Fri 1.00pm – 6.00pm and Sat 9.30am – 4.00pm. Entry $3.00 and Children free.

8 November

Rosetown Rhapsody Ball. Te Awamutu College hall, 8pm, featuring Bay Big Band and supper. Bar provided.
Temple Cottage. Havelock Street, Kihikihi. Olden day cottage open for viewing with displays 11.00am – 3.00pm. Entry by donation.

8 – 9 November

Mitavite Horse Trial. Kihikihi Domain, Oliver Street, Kihikhi. Saturday 9.00am start, Dressage and Show Jumping. Sunday 9.00am start, Cross Country. Spectator Admission Free. A “must see” for any equestrian enthusiast as well as a great day out for the family! Sunday’s Cross-Country action includes the ‘Super 12’ of Eventing with regional teams from all over New Zealand doing battle.

9 November

Gracelands Fun Walk. Our theme this year is on “Disability Awareness” so come along, participate and celebrate the diversity of our society, enjoy the walk, the company, win spot prizes and most of all have fun! PS. You can buy a t-shirt in support of disability awareness. Starts at Gracelands Service Centre, 48 Teasdale St, Te Awamutu. Registration from 9.00am. Start times, 9.30am (10km walk), 10.00am (5km walk). 5km $10.00 p.p., 10km $10.00 p.p. NB $ 2.00 late registration fee if registering on the day. Enquries phone 07 871 6410
Rosetown Choristers. Old St John’s Church, Arawata Street, 1.00pm. Free entry to listen to choir singing songs from around the world.
Waipa Wranglers Line Dancers. Line Dance Social, Te Awamutu Workingmens Club, 1.00 – 5.00pm. Dance, eat, dance more dance! Including visitors from top and central North Island.
$5.00 dancers, spectators free.
Rose Sunday. Te Awamutu Rose Gardens and Burchell Pavilion, Gorst Ave, Te Awamutu. 10.00am – 2.00pm. A special day and civic affair celebrating the “Time of Roses” including Art and Poetry in the “Roses”, Rosetown Choristers in Old St John’s Church, Embroidery Exhibition in Burchell Pavilion, Floral Art displays, Alphra Lavender farm products and join in the Tea Party in the Marquee in the Park with Entertainment, tea and coffee and cakes with entertainment. Phone or call into the Information Centre, Gorst Ave for a copy of the programme. Phone 871 3259.