April 8, 2021

Cat Rescue Wanaka

Event Date: April 9, 2021

Have you lost a cat?

Cat Rescue Wanaka have two adult cats in their care who were found as strays and want to be home with their own families.

One is a white cat found on King’s Drive near Plantation Road. The other is a blue grey tabby found on Mt Iron above the old garden centre. If one of these sounds like your cat, please phone Rachel on 021 1029 130.

And a kindly reminder to all cat owners – please microchip and register your cats on the NZ Companion Animal Register.

This helps reunite cats with their families in a matter of minutes.

April 6, 2021

Festival of Colour

Event Date: April 12, 2021

The festival programme starts on Monday 12th April for 6 days of music, theatre, dance, conversations and exhibitions – find a programme around town or check it out online at

An extensive range of free Street Theatre on Saturday 17th – fun for all the family and sponsored by Radio Wanaka. Check into the festival box office at the Lake Wanaka Centre for a programme of events.

April 7, 2021

Wellbeing Project Ukulele Class

Event Date: April 12, 2021

Join teacher Gilly Pugh on how to play the ukulele. no need to own one with 7 ukuleles on hand to use. Relaxed and social classes are open to everyone.

Every Monday at the Wanaka Community Hub between 2 and 3pm.

Free of charge thanks to funding from Central Lakes Trust and Upper Clutha Community Arts Council.

For further information contact Vicki –

January 27, 2021

Wanaka Library

Event Date: April 12, 2021

Wriggle & Rhyme Wanaka
Every Tuesday  10:30am. Music and Movement for babies 0-2yrs.

Wriggle & Rhyme Hāwea
Every Monday  10am. Music and movement for babies 0-2yrs.

Lego Club Wānaka
Every Tuesday & Thursday afternoon 3:30pm.  Lego club for school aged children and is free range.

 Preschool Storytime Wānaka
Every Wednesday morning  10am.  Stories and crafts for the under 5’s

Reading to Dogs Programme Wānaka
Every Monday & Wednesday afternoon from 3.30pm.  Book a 15 minute session with Linda and Hine our wonderful reading to dog volunteers.  Suitable for school aged children.


January 8, 2020

Community Networks

Event Date: April 12, 2021

*Free legal advice. COMMUNITY LAW visit once per month. Call Community Networks to make an appointment. 443 7799.

*Alpine Community Development Trust (the governance body for Community Networks Wanaka and LINK Upper Clutha ) AGM. Tuesday 13th April 5 pm at Wanaka Community Hub. All welcome to come and hear about our industrious year.

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

*WHEELS TO DUNSTAN is our community “door to door” shuttle service to Dunstan Hospital,  Alexandra specialist appointments, and links with the St John Health Shuttle to Dunedin Hospital. For bookings, please call Community Networks on 443 7799.

*The Food Bank is here to help the community. If you need a food parcel, please call Community Networks on 443 7799 or pop in and see us at the Community Hub, 34 McDougall St.

*The AA come to Wanaka every month for driving licensing and endorsements. They are next here Monday 12th April 8.30am-5.30pm and Tuesday 13th March 8am – 4pm. They take a lunch break between 12.45pm and 1.15pm. Wanaka Hotel 71 Ardmore St.

*Feeling a bit anxious, overwhelmed or just need someone to talk to? Free call or text 1737 anytime, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to or text a trained counsellor or peer support worker. You can talk about anything. Health/relationships/wellbeing. Call or text 1737 or visit 

May 5, 2020

Wanaka Artisan Market

Event Date: April 15, 2021

Local • Fresh • Handmade
Local produce, craft and food every week next to Bullock Creek and Speights Ale House Wanaka. Thursday’s  from 3-6pm and alongside the Wanaka Craft Market Sundays 10-2pm in Pembroke Park


April 7, 2021

The Successful Covid 19 Response in Aotearoa – Royal Society Talk

Event Date: April 15, 2021

The Wanaka branch of the Royal Society invites you to the following presentation by Professor Michael Baker:



Thursday 15 April at 6.00pm, at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wānaka.

Professor  Michael Baker,  Department of Public Health, University of Otago

Cost – $5 per person.

April 12, 2021

Wanaka Squash Open Night

Event Date: April 15, 2021

The Wanaka Squash Club are having an Open Night Thursday 15th April. 5.30pm start.

Come and enquire about joining and playing this season.

See the latest demo rackets to try for the 2021 season.

All welcome – this is a free event.

Keep listening for information regarding Business house Squash.  Get your team organised for six weeks of fun squash.  Starting date to be advised.

April 12, 2021

Poppy Day Collectors needed.

Event Date: April 16, 2021

Poppy Day is on Friday 16th April, and collectors are needed.

If you can spare some time to be a collector, please contact Lyal Cocks on his mobile 027 438 1443.

April 7, 2021

The Gypsy Fair

Event Date: April 17, 2021

For over 25 years The Original Gypsy fair has been travelling around NZ and they will be back in Wanaka at the showgrounds.

An expansive range of handcrafted products that are sold exclusively at the fair. Food and drink and fun for the whole family.

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April.

April 7, 2021

Cat Rescue Wanaka Fundraiser

Event Date: April 17, 2021

Cat Rescue Wanaka have joined forces with the amazing team at Cork Bar to bring you an evening filled with delicious cocktails, food by Tiritiri Kitchen, music with DJ Yo!Rudi and heaps of fun!!!  They are hoping to raise some much needed funds to put towards  Vet Bills and caring for foster kittens before they get adopted.

This event will be open to the public too – the more the merrier, so bring everyone, Saturday 17th April from 5pm onwards, FREE ENTRY!

It’s our first event like this so pop on down even just to say hi and support the PAWSOME cause – dress up is not mandatory but cat puns are!!

July 6, 2020

Wanaka Park Run

Event Date: April 17, 2021

Weekly free timed, 5km runs. Starting and finishing at Wanaka Station Park, briefing at 8:55am for a 9am start – join us for a walk, jog or run, followed by coffee at Edgewater.

See to register if you are new to parkrun.


April 7, 2021

Hawea Playgroup – Social Night

Event Date: April 22, 2021

Mammas! Dust off your heels and join the other Playgroup mums for for a wine and adult conversation!

A great opportunity to finish that conversation you started or to meet some other mums in our great community.

Hawea Store & Kitchen – upstairs Thursday 22 April 7pm

February 25, 2021

Wanaka Toastmasters

Event Date: April 22, 2021

Do you want to develop your public speaking skills?  Wanaka Toastmasters  provide a supportive and positive learning environment to develop your communication and leadership skills. Your growth and self-confidence will flow into all areas of your life.

New guests are welcome any time. Meetings are every 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at St. John’s room, Link Way, 7.15 – 9pm.

Call in to see what it’s all about.  You can keep up to date with meetings on their Facebook Page @WanakaToastmasters


January 12, 2021

Free fundraising BBQ – Mitre 10 MEGA

Event Date: April 30, 2021

Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka has a brand new community BBQ available for fundraising purposes free of charge.

If you are fundraising for your school, club or community group then contact them to reserve your spot – o3 443 MEGA(6342) or email

December 29, 2020

Bread Tags for Wheelchairs

Event Date: April 30, 2021

Collect your bread tags and they are reused to make beautiful whale tail earrings by Christchurch designer and environmentalist Michael Fox. You can buy the earrings at and a portion of the proceeds is donated to the Breadtags for Wheelchairs charity. This is then used to fund wheelchairs for those in need in South Africa.

 See for more info and like us on Facebook

You can drop off breadtags at Radio Wanaka, 9 Cliff Wilson St between 9 and 3 weekdays. Please sort by colour beforehand.

April 7, 2021

Wanaka Swaps

Event Date: May 1, 2021

Following on from its success last year Wanaka Swaps is back!

Women’s, Men’s & Childrens Clothing Swap at the Lake Wanaka Centre on Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd – 10am to 4pm.
$5 entry with clothing donation. $10 without.

Fill a bag with new to you clothing.
Amazing fundraising raffle. Non profit charity event and all funds raised go to a community group. Voting currently open to nominate which community group via Wanaka Swaps Facebook page. last year they raised over 42300 for Food for Love.

April 7, 2021

Wanaka Wastebusters Winter fair

Event Date: May 1, 2021

Get sorted for winter! Skis, snowboards, boots, ski gear, clothes and much more at the Wastebusters annual winter fair.

Plus food stalls, coffee cart, face painting, kids zone and a few surprises!

Saturday May 1st 9am to 5pm at Wanaka Wastebusters, Ballantyne Road

March 30, 2021

Central Otago Sports Awards

Event Date: May 4, 2021

The Central Otago Sports Awards will be held in Wanaka on Tuesday, 4 May, 7pm at the Wanaka Golf Club.

This years award looks like having the most illustrious sporting names for several years. Names like Dougal Allan, Braden Currie, Alice Robinson, Nico Porteous and Zoi Sadowski – Synnott come to mind.

Nomination forms and guidelines can be found on the Sport Otago website –

For further information contact Jo Knight at or phone on 0272329390

April 13, 2021

Stars In Your Eyes AGM

Event Date: May 6, 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Wanaka Musicians Society Inc. will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021 at 7 pm at the Luggate Community Hall on Hopkins Street, Luggate.

Interested Persons, who would like to contribute to the on-going success of the show, are encouraged to attend.

April 8, 2021

Yami Sounz Summit – Public Performances

Event Date: May 8, 2021

Two fantastic public performances part of the YAMI music summit

Winner of Best Roots Album and Best Māori Artist (2019 VNZMAs), Troy Kingi is nearing the mid-point of his aspirational 1O 1O 1O Series (to release 10 albums in 10 genres in 10 years). Supported by the extraordinary talents of Delaney Davidson, Anderson Rocio and Kylie Price, this will be one unforgettable night in Wanaka. Saturday 8th May at 7.30pm

Tickets $54 at Ticket Fairy

And on Sunday 9th, wrapping up the YAMI (Youth & Adults in the Music Industry) weekend, P Digsss performs with students and tutors in a magical night of unbelievable NZ music, new and old. This year’s Kiwi Legend has been fronting Shapeshifter for more than 15 years and also produces, MCs and DJs with The Peacekeepers. P Digsss will be joined by upcoming solo and group acts, producers, songwriters and DJs, who have honed their skills with professionals in a crash-course weekend. Door sales available up until 9pm.

Tickets $44 at Ticket Fairy.

All ages – under 18 yrs must have guardian accompaniment

March 15, 2021

Winter Indoor Market

Event Date: May 9, 2021

Indoor markets are back for Winter at the Lake Hawea Community Centre. Everyone welcome.
Tables $10 each. Sellers must pre-book their table(s).
Winter Sports is the theme for May and half of the tables will be for the sale of Sports & Ski Wear or Equipment. The balance of tables are open for anything (except pets and firearms!).
Public entry is free.
Coffee, tea and warm food available. Email to book a table –
Following on will be
Sunday June 13th – Arts & Crafts
Sunday July 11th – Food & Drink
Sunday August 8th – Home, Furniture & Garden

February 2, 2021

Prime Timers

Event Date: May 13, 2021

A great way for Wanaka’s older people to meet. Prime Timers is a community group which gets together on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 2pm at the Presbyterian Church Hall, and travels around the Upper Clutha for a mystery trip and lunch on the 4th Thursday of the month.

Meetings in the Presbyterian Church Hall are welcoming, informative and often inspiring with a variety of local interesting speakers. Afternoon tea is provided and you can mix and mingle with your peers.

$20 for the year. Day trips are optional and are only $5 per trip,

Further information Helen Millar – 021 0431 054 or email