January 8, 2020

Community Networks

Event Date: January 13, 2020

JP SERVICES are available at Community Networks, 34 McDougall Street,  every Tuesday from 1pm-2pm and Friday from 10:30-11:30am.  Please book your appointment by ringing Community Networks on 03 443 7799.

WHEELS TO DUNSTAN is a community “door to door” shuttle service available Monday to Friday to Dunstan Hospital or Alexandra specialist appointments, also linking with the St John Health Shuttle to Dunedin Hospital.  For bookings, please call Community Networks on 443 7799.

January 19, 2020

Hawea Playgroup Pop Up Session

Event Date: January 23, 2020

Hawea Playgroup are holding a pop-up session on Thursday the 23rd from 10-2. All are welcome and if you know anyone new to town, please pass it on! A gold coin donation would be much appreciated and a change of clothes if you’d like to play with water!

Normal Playgroup Sessions on Monday the 3rd of Feb.

January 21, 2020

Try a Tri Wanaka

Event Date: January 23, 2020

Try a Tri is a one off event giving you the chance to give triathlon a go in a fun, controlled and safe environment.

Held at the Wanaka Recreation Centre this event sponsored by Racers Edge, Torpedo 7 Wanaka and Outside Sports Wanaka, is aimed at juniors and adults taking their first steps in a multisport event or just wanting to ‘Try at Tri” – It’s a pool swim, a mountain bike and run around the track.

U7’s – 25m swim, 1km MTB, 400m run
U12’s – 50m swim, 2k MTB, 800m run
U16’s and Adults – 200m swim, 6km MTB, 2.4km run

If you enter online it’s FREE for all TriWanaka members and kids under 12 and just $5 for everyone else.

Click here fore more information –

January 6, 2020

Wanaka Artisan Market – every Thursday

Event Date: January 24, 2020

Every Thursday 2 until 6pm  with locally made crafts, home grown produce and beautiful artisan food products.

From Thursday January 16th trialing a new location at the Dinosaur Park. There’ll be plenty of space for stall holders to set up with shady tress for those hot summer days, more parking, good  seating, toilets and close to the bus parks, and the opportunity for food trailers to be located on the edge of the market.

January 21, 2020

Mount Aspiring College – office open this week

Event Date: January 24, 2020

The College office on Plantation Road is open this week for any new college student enrolments.

Also they have second hand uniform on sale – mainly soft-shell jackets and jerseys.

January 7, 2020

Wanaka Mental Health Peer Support group

Event Date: January 25, 2020

For anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, or in need of support, you are not alone in your struggle and there is hope!  Please join the Wanaka Mental Health Peer Support Group for either our monthly “Tea & Chat Meetup” on the second Wednesday of each month from 6-7pm at the Plunket Room on 51 Ardmore St OR our monthly “Walk for Mental Health Meetup” on the last Saturday of each month beginning at Edgewater Hotel Cafe at 10am.

We are a group of individuals committed to supporting each other and helping to abolish the stigma associated with mental health.  For more information or to confirm meetup dates, please visit our facebook page at “Wanaka Mental Health Peer Support Group – Public,” email, or visit the website at

All are welcome .

January 2, 2020

Wanaka Sunday Craft Market

Event Date: January 26, 2020

Handmade Art, Craft & Design direct from the artists to you, in a beautiful setting beside Lake Wanaka.

Pembroke Park Sunday 10am until 3pm

January 10, 2020

Tri Wanaka Swim Run Series

Event Date: January 31, 2020

Sponsored by Racers Edge Wanaka and Outside Sports Wanaka the Swim Run Series is all about having a go. Whether you’re 5 or 65, a beginner or a pro, there’s an event for you.

Every Friday (except Friday 24th January) until 14th February at the Stoney Creek corner of Roys Bay on the recreation reserve in front of the car park, by the Watersports facility.

Junior Under 7 – Swim 100m, run 500m
Junior Under 12 – Swim 200m, run 1km
U16 & Adults – Swim 400m, run 2km
U16 & Adults – Swim 800m , run 3km
U16 & Adults – Swim 1200m, run 5km (from Mid January)

Plus teams and a swim only option for U16’s and adults. Its FREE to TriWanaka Members – For more info visit

January 13, 2020

What’s On at the Library

Event Date: January 31, 2020

Summer Reading Bingo! – QLDC Libraries

QLDC Libraries Summer reading bingo challenge is still going … get your bingo sheets filled in and have them back to your local branch by Saturday 1st February.

We are regularly revealing prizes on our Facebook page, so far up for grabs is; The Cardrona Horse Trekking Tour, Earnslaw Family Pass and Walter Peak Farm Tour, Shotover Canyon Swing zip line experience, Swimming Passes & Icebreaker merino active wear.

So many great prizes are up for grabs so don’t miss out on going into the draw.

This is great way to keep the reading motivation going over the holiday break and if you need advice on what to read, ask the helpful librarians!

Need to know more – (03)443 0410 /

November 17, 2019

Breadtags for Wheelchairs – carrier to South Africa needed

Event Date: February 1, 2020

We have about 8kg of bread tags that need to be taken to South Africa for recycling and then to fund wheelchairs for those in need. There are drop off points all over South Africa so if you, or anyone you know is going soon, maybe for the Christmas holidays, then please ask them to get in touch.
So far over 11 kg of bread tags has been sent from Wanaka to South Africa with the help of amazing travellers who have taken some in their luggage. This is more than anywhere else in NZ, so thanks so much to all the wonderful people who have been and still are collecting bread tags. 🙏

Please keep collecting – we just need people to take them over there! Thanks in advance.

For more information on how the breadtags fund wheelchairs visit


January 16, 2020

Hawea Town vs Country – Waitangi Day Challenge

Event Date: February 6, 2020

The annual Town vs Country Challenge will take place in Hawea this Waitangi Day.

This is the 15th year this great community event has taken place with equal wins of 7 each for Town (Blue) and Country (Red), so  come along and join in the fun to see who can take the lead!

The fun and competition starts with Quiz Night on Weds 5th February at the Hawea Community Centre at 7.30pm. Teams of 4 and $5 per person, bring a prize for the raffle and wear team colours – blue for town and red for country.

Challenge Day is at Peter Fraser Park on Thursday 6th February – petanque, bowls, cricket, netball, water slide and tug o war. Followed by the Top Town challenge at 4pm with a lolly scramble and sausage sizzle – lots of fun, bring a picnic and enjoy this great community day out.

January 13, 2020

Challenge Wanaka – volunteers required

Event Date: February 15, 2020

Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka takes place 15th February and they would love your help top show of this beautiful part of the world and our local community to the athletes. They need volunteers to help out on the whole weekend, plenty of jobs from kayakers to mountain bikers, course marshals to aid station helpers. All ages and levels of fitness are welcome – you’ll be well looked after and get to attend the fun volunteers brunch on Sunday 16th.

For more information go to and become part of the Integrity homes Challenge Wanaka family.

January 8, 2020

Child Cancer Foundation Appeal Day – call for volunteers

Event Date: February 28, 2020

Child Cancer Foundation is calling for volunteers to help with its annual Street Appeal on the 28th and 29th of February. The appeal is the biggest annual fundraising event on Child Cancer Foundation’s fundraising calendar and depends on the support of volunteers nationwide to collect funds.

Every week, three children are diagnosed with cancer in New Zealand. Child Cancer Foundation is there for Kiwi kids with cancer and the people who love them, providing practical and emotional support throughout their child’s cancer. The Foundation does not receive any government support so every donated dollar counts.

Last year, approximately 600 volunteers took to the streets nationally to collect donations and raised over $230,000.

If you would like more information call Jackie Gray-Parker of the Child Cancer Foundation on 021 711 045 or visit their website


January 16, 2020

Hawea Hobby Show – Easter weekend

Event Date: April 11, 2020

Hawea Hobby Show to take place at the Hawea Community Centre – Easter weekend, Saturday and Sunday 10 till 4 – $10 per person

There’ll be model trains, dolls, model cars and much more.

If you are interested in participating please contact Dave Wardell 027 556 5511 or by email to: