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Holy Guacamole - Oakura, Oakura

Bringing some good vibes beachside! Jamming with Evan Rhys And Band as we put live music back on the stage at Oakura this Sunday. Holy Guacomole will be serving up some mean Mexican kai and we'll be bringing the tunes.

This is a free event, but please bring a non perishable food item on the day, or give a koha to support the incredible work of our friends at the Taranaki Retreat.

Live music kicks off at 5:30pm. On the lawn opposite the camp ground office.

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Goodin Country Gardens, Mirikau Road, Warea

Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon at Goodin Country Garden, all while being entertained by theSlacks. It will be a great day out for all the family.

Sunshine, Music, Quick Fire Raffles, Food Stalls and Raffles... what else could you want on a casual Sunday in Summer?

All proceeds go directly towards funding the Life Education programme for children in Taranaki.

For more information about Life Education, please visit their website - For all enquiries, please contact

Tickets: $30. (under 16 free)

For over 30 years the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival has excited those who seek an adventure and there’s never been a better time to experience West Coast hospitality than at the Wildfoods Festival. Polish your gumboots and be part of our exclusive VIP experience.  Live Entertainment  Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)  Nibbles and Buffet  Spot prizes Over 40 stalls offering a wild variety of food to please even the pickiest foodie. In 2020 the wild food on offer will comprise the full spectrum, from glorious gourmet to wild morsels of feral feast! We dare you to tick off these delicacies:  Mountain Oysters (lamb testicles)  Huhu grubs  Snails  Electric Eel Don’t worry if your bucket list doesn’t include those goodies, we also have our favourite West Coast cuisine  Whitebait  Venison  Wild Pork  Lamb Topped off with some mighty fine refreshments  Beer & Cider  Wine  Soft drinks Get your flora and fauna on for Feral Fashion. This is now a huge part of the Wildfoods Festival with participants creating outfits for Feral Beauty, Feral Beast, Feral Flock and Wild Child that will WOW your imagination. Huge prizes to be won.  Feral Fashion  #wearyourwild  Photo frame The all-day long festival includes a line-up of top entertainment and performances running on three stages throughout the festival.  Main Stage entertainment featuring My Baby, Jason Kerrison, The Slacks, Katie Thompson and more...  Chef demonstrations  Homegrown talent  Roving entertainers  Massive kiddies corner We dare you to tick the #HokitikaWildfoodsFestival experience off your bucket list.

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King Beats Charity Festival

Kingston Station, Queenstown

King Beats Festival is on its 5th year running, in 2020 King Beats welcome everyone to Kingston Station on Saturday 1st February. King Beats welcome headliners, masters of roots, reggae, and rock – Kora! featuring at the festival is a loaded line up with “The Slacks” from Auckland, solo artist “Tullara” from Australia, local band “Turtle Funk” with their lead singer from Brazil and “Haven” local lads from Wakatipu High School who came second in 2019 Smokefree Rockquest national finals. The range of bands and music will ensure the summer vibes are felt throughout the event. As the day turns to night, DJ Jang from England kicks it off with some old school tunes filled with everyone’s favorites followed by an “Electric Rush” set. The DJs will be keeping the beats flowing throughout the night. It’s a family event with lots of games for children, youth and adults with great prizes to be won. Last year with overwhelming support from the local community, there were prizes ranging from a $50 restaurant voucher to a free skydive! Activities during the day will include yoga, a mini ramp, and professional bike jumps for freestyle riders to show us their skills. All tickets purchased include overnight camping at Kingston Station with food and drink available to purchase. Gates open for camping at 11 am, music starts at 1 pm! King Beats Festival has raised over $40,000 for kids all over NZ and this couldn’t be done without the help of local businesses donating money and prizes Earlybird tickets are strictly limited at the special price of $105 + booking fee, once they are sold or after December 15th, tickets will be $115 + booking fee. Don’t wait and miss out! This event has the capacity to sell out. Get in touch through facebook