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Patrick Tyman: 15 15 15
Patrick Tyman: 15 15 15
When: Monday, 10 Mar 2014 - Sunday, 18 May 2014
Location: Aiganitghe Art Gallery 49 Wai-iti Road Timaru

This exhibition showcases the colourful, vibrant and intricately detailed paintings of Patrick Tyman.

The title '15 15 15' represents the three geographical and cultural periods of the artist's life: born and raised for 15 years in India, then lived for 15 years in England, and Tyman has now lived for 15 years in New Zealand.

    Living in three different countries has influenced my work profoundly and my art has been shaped and developed in directions     related to each culture.

         - Patrick Tyman

Tyman's seventeen larger-than-life oil paintings on loose canvas will be on show in the Main Gallery until May 18.

Image Credit: Patrick Tyman. Tiger Attacking a Horse (after stubbs). Oil on canvas, 1989.


Rare and Collectable 
 York Street Gallery of fine art
Rare and Collectable - York Street Gallery of fine art
When: Friday, 28 Mar 2014 - Thursday, 1 May 2014
Location: York Street Gallery, 21 York Street, Timaru
Rare and Collectable is a collection worth viewing.

Open 6 days 11am - 3pm . Closed Sundays
VW Nationals Timaru Easter 2014
VW Nationals Timaru Easter 2014
When: Friday, 18 Apr 2014 - Monday, 21 Apr 2014
Location: Timaru
VW Nationals hosted by the combined Central South and Canterbury VW Clubs in Easter 2014. A festival of all Volkswagens, the culture and their owners.

Appox 350 participants and 160 cars will be involved .

Saturday 19th April  Pelle Show 'N' Shine  is being held at Port Loop Road , Caroline Bay between 9am - 3pm. Gold Coin entry with proceeds going to the South Island Ronald McDonald house.
'Kiwi the Engine and Friends'
'Kiwi the Engine and Friends'
When: Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 - Monday, 21 Apr 2014
Location: Pleasant Point
This Easter why not visit PLESANT POINT MUSEUM & RAILWAY (19kms west of Timaru), the only place in New Zealand you will see...'KIWI the ENGINE AND FRIENDS'.
Easter: Saturday, Sunday, Monday 19, 20, 21 April 2014 - 10.30-4pm.
Admission: Adults $10 Children $5.

Board 'Kiwi the Engine' carriages 'Polly Pukeko' 'Percy Penguin' and 'Tana Tuatara' at the Pleasant Point Station.
Lots of Fun.......'Funny old Stationmaster'
'Kiwi' will greet all children riding the train with an Easter Egg.

Buy Kiwi Books $10/copy

Kiwi wants to see all Kids!!
Its Gonna be wicked.

Mackenzie Highland Show
When: Monday, 21 Apr 2014
Location: Showgrounds, Gillingham Street, Fairlie. Parking available off of School Road, Fairlie.

The 116th Mackenzie A&P Highland Show will be held on the 21st of April 2014.  The Mackenzie Show is always held on Easter Monday.  It is the largest one day Show in Australasia with 12-15,000 through the gates.  We sell over 400 Trade Sites, have more than 2100 classes to choose from in our schedule of classes and, each year, offer the patrons many forms of entertainment, competitions and attractions.  Some of the standard classes held annually are: equestrian (from miniatures to draught), show jumping, sheep, wool, cattle, goats, poultry (chickens, ducks and pigeons), donkeys/mules, home and farm produce, wine and home brew, cooking, flowers, patchwork, needlework, art, crafts (card making, scrapbooking, jewellery, etc), photography and school industry to name a few.  Other, more unique classes include dog trials, local pet dog, highland dancing, piping and solo drumming, alpacas and wearable art.  The Schedule of Classes for the 2014 Show will be due in your mailboxes the first week of February.  Closing date for most entries is on March 14th which gives you plenty of time to prepare your entries.

Annual competitions include a NZKC Show (we are one of the last A&P’s to host a New Zealand Kennel Club Show), Wood Chopping, Mackenzie Shears (a Shearing Sports NZ competition- it is the last round to select the New Zealand machine and blade shearing teams to travel to Ireland.  These teams will be announced at the Show), Mackenzie Cowboy Challenge (a points approved NZCCA competition), Country Kidz Agricultural Challenge and a Gift Lamb Competition (average 30, judged on hoof on the day, and on hook at the works).  This year Beef + Lamb NZ will be show casing through a butcher’s demonstration and a cooking demonstration by an ambassador chef.  We will also host the Regional Final of the Young Farmers competition as well as the inaugural “Mackenzie Country Mile” running competition.  The “Country Mile” will be two races. One a celebrity race with invited guests.  The other race will be a competition between different farming, or farming support groups, putting up a runner for a separate one mile race- beef, crop, dairy, sheep, shearers, stock agents, truckies, etc. Other attractions this year include a fashion parade, vintage machinery, a band, a roving children’s entertainer and a carnival.  The theme for this year’s Show is “Better by a Country Mile”.

We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Manpower Australia
When: Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014
Location: Caroline Bay Hall, Caroline Bay, Timaru
Manpower Australia heads to New Zealand for national tour
Presented by MORE FM and Manpower Australia
For the first time in more than five years, the rumble of thunder will be heard Down Under when the Manpower Australia storm heads our way next April.
Direct from Vegas and a sellout tour in Australia, the No. 1 Male Revue Show in the World will bring their world class costumes, state-of-the art lighting and dynamic dance routines to venues the length of the country. The limited but intense season begins in Hamilton on the 9th of April and continues throughout the main centers and many of the provinces.
The handsome line-up includes our own home grown talents, Aiden and Dave. Aiden is recognizable as a Kiwi by the elaborate Maori tattoos that adorn his chiseled body. Dave has the lovable guy-next-door look about him and, given that he cites his Mum as his favourite person, his looks are not deceiving!
In the last 20 years, the ‘Thunder from Down Under’ has gone from humble beginnings in a Surfers Paradise nightclub on the Gold Coast to a residency at the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas.
Manpower Australia has worked in over 15 countries to over 8 million women.
The troupe has appeared on numerous TV shows including Ellen, The View, Project Runway, 60 Minutes New Zealand, Drop Dead Divas, Today Show (US), The Morning Show (Aus) Entertainment Tonight and was voted one of “The 12 Top Sexiest Jobs in Las Vegas” by the E! Entertainment Network. 


Twitter @Manpower_Au
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
When: Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 - Saturday, 26 Apr 2014
Location: Theatre Royal, Stafford Street, Timaru

The Jungle Book

58 talented South Canterbury children sing, dance and act out this  classic children's story bought to life on stage the April school holidays. Don't miss it, Get you tickets At  Newmans Music works, Stafford St, Timaru phone 03 688 5597 on sale now!

On Sunday 26th April 2pm Matinee

Director : Aaron Segar

Geraldine Anzac Commemorations
Geraldine Anzac Commemorations
When: Friday, 25 Apr 2014 - Saturday, 26 Apr 2014
Location: Rangitata Island Aerodrome South Canterbury
Vintage planes, car, traction engines. Ration books will be sold which will be tickets for rides in vehicles.  Period/military style memorabilia and entertainment/activities. Themed food.  Opihi Vineyard serving food in Ration Boxes. Fizzy drinks and hot drinks

The Skies will be buzzing along with the crowds at Geraldine’s inaugural Anzac Commemoration event . The weekend long event is being held at the Rangitata Island Aerodrome and there’s plenty on offer.

2014 marks one hundred years since the start of World War One and provides the perfect opportunity to acknowledge New Zealand’s military and aviation history.

An RSA day is to be held on Anzac Day itself, with the gates opening to the public at 11am. A service is scheduled for 2 pm followed by a fly over and the unveiling of a Pilot’s Memorial.

The 26th is set to be a “Family Fun Day” with the gates open from 9 am – 4 pm. Displays from RSA clubs, Museums and enthusiasts, free rides in vintage cars and traction engines , great food on site, entertainment, exciting aircraft displays and numerous great picnic sites make Saturday a day for the whole family..

The Drama Queens (photo attached) have prepared a special show with a variety of crowd pleasing songs from the War Years. With three part harmonies , dance moves and songs that will have you singing along , they will totally evoke a bygone era.

Russell & Lynda Brodie are opening their private haven to the public and within this fantastic space there will be plenty of room for everyone to relax, enjoy the sites, displays and excellent experiences to offer.`

NBL Basketball - Rams vs Jets
When: Friday, 25 Apr 2014
Location: Southern Trust Events Centre Timaru
NBL Basketball Game - Ram vs Jets
ANZAC DAY Dawn Service
When: Friday, 25 Apr 2014
Location: At the Cenotaph on Queen Street, Timaru.
The South Canterbury RSA will hold its annual ANZAC DAY Dawn Service at the Cenotaph on Queen Street (near Timaru Hospital) at 6 a.m. on the 25th April 2014.

The event is being organised by the Ex-Navalmen's Association in conjunction with the South Canterbury RSA and like all great military events will start sharp at 6 a.m.

This is a wonderful opportunity to take part in a tradition that extends back to 1916 when the RSA was first formed.

Bring your poppy (Poppy Day is Thursday 17th April 2014) as you will have the opportunity to lay your poppy down in remembrance of the men and women who have fallen in war and conflicts around the world whilst on active service for New Zealand.
ANZAC Day Civic Service
When: Friday, 25 Apr 2014
Location: The Soundshell at Caroline Bay, Timaru.
The South Canterbury RSA will hold its annual ANZAC DAY Civic Service at the Soundshell on Caroline Bay at 10 a.m. on the 25th April 2014.

The service, like all great military events, will start sharp at 10 a.m. with a two minute national silence to remember all the men and women who have fallen in war and conflicts around the world whilst on active service for New Zealand.

This is a wonderful opportunity to take part in a tradition that extends back to 1916 when the RSA was first formed.

Bring your poppy (Poppy Day is Thursday 17th April 2014) as you will have the opportunity to lay your poppy down in remembrance at the conclusion of the service.

Our guest speaker this year is the retired rector of Timaru Boys High School - Kevin O'Sullivan.  We also have the lovely Honor Mills, a student at Roncalli College, speaking.  Honor was a finalist in the RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition held recently and she will read her speech.

Afterwards everyone is welcome to return to the South Canterbury RSA on Wai-iti Road.  The Club is open to the public all day.  We have a wonderful restaurant (lots of gluten free options and nothing on our menu over $20 - check out our steaks, salmon and chicken parmigiana).  We have bands performing all day, and in the evening local band Solid Gold will keep you dancing in to the night.
Pleasant Points Back On Track
Pleasant Points Back On Track
When: Friday, 25 Apr 2014
Location: Keanes Crossing Rail Shed, Keanes Road, Pleasant Point
Pleasant Points Back On Track is a fundraising variety Concert benefitting the Pleasant Point Museum and Railway.  There are over 15 bands and artists performing, featuring Sha-Low, Jenny Harroway, Cam Scott, Boru Irish Band, Sarah Conlan, Royal July, Cheryl Blanchard, Kelly Blanchard-Makiha, Zoe Scott, Mya George, Amelia James, Ken Ward and many more...
There will be give-aways and a live auction on top of awesome entertainment, food and beverage on site as well as the fantastic "Night Train" running.
Come and support the Pleasant Point Museum and Railway and help get them "Back On Track"!
Children under 12 by gold coin donation, tickets $10 available from Legends Café, Pleasant Point Butchery and Point Of Beauty or Door Sales

Doors open 6:30 pm  - open to 1am
Flowers, Foliage & Produce at the Autumn Show
Flowers, Foliage & Produce at the Autumn Show
When: Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 - Sunday, 27 Apr 2014
Location: Caroline Bay Hall Timaru
Plot to Pantry display

Bonsai demo Saturday 2:30pm

Devonshire Afternoon Tea
Timaru Farmers Market
Timaru Farmers Market
When: Saturday, 26 Apr 2014
Location: Community House Carpark 27 Strathallan Street , Timaru

On every Saturday

Fresh seasonal produce, local growers, producers and farmers. Spray-free and organic produce, fruits, nuts, and veggies, free-range meats and eggs, fresh baking, gluten-free products and honey, herbs, flowers, and more. Free entertainment.


Global Astronomy Month  
 Observing the Sun with special telescopes
Global Astronomy Month - Observing the Sun with special telescopes
When: Saturday, 26 Apr 2014
Location: Geraldine Village green.
South Canterbury Astronomers Group and Astronomers Without Borders and its partners have a rich schedule of programs and events for Global Astronomy Month 2014 (GAM2014), all designed to inform and inspire the public throughout the world. Solar observing is an opportunity to view the Sun safely with specialized telescopes. This event is part of the Global Star party happening across the globe.

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