Graeme Gannon at the Canterbury Rodeo, Mandeville, Waimakariri, North Cantebrury

Waimakariri has a fantastic variety of North Canterbury events held throughout the year - from sporting events, wine & food events to festivals and farmers markets that are distinctive and special to this country lifestyle district.

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Events in May 2015 (18) Submit an event >>
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The Changing Colours of Kaiapoi
Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Art
Dates: 20 Apr 2015 - 29 May 2015

Film and Photo Competition

Entries close: Friday 29 May 2015

DHSSD Improv Club - Theatresports Classes
Location: Rangiora
Type: Dance
Dates: 21 Apr 2015 - 15 Sep 2015

Do you like performing? Do you like team sports? This is just the thing for you!

Chamber Gallery Exhibition
Chamber Gallery Location: Rangiora
Type: Art
Dates: 26 Apr 2015 - 28 May 2015

Paintings by Kris Waldin

Art On The Quay
Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Art
Dates: 27 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015

"Passchendaele 1917 Remembered"

An exhibition of commemorative prints to remember the horror of the WW1 Battle for Passchendaele, where more NZ soldiers lie buried than in any other country

Oxford Museum WW1 Display
Location: Oxford
Type: Community
Dates: 28 Apr 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

Oxford Museum has a display of World War One memorabilia. It is a moving display and well worth a visit.

Rangiora Hockey Skills Programme
Location: Rangiora
Type: Sports
Dates: 02 May 2015 - 27 Jun 2015

Rangiora Hockey Club's popular Skills programme is back for 2015!

Kaiapoi Winter Market
Kaiapoi Winter Market Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Community
Dates: 23 May 2015

Lots of bargains - clothing, toys, jewellery, giftware and more.

Arts in Oxford
Arts in Oxford Gallery exterior Location: Oxford
Type: Art
Dates: 23 May 2015 - 07 Jun 2015

"Yard Studies"

Ryan McCauley
With workshops on pinhole photography

South Island Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament
South Island Golden Gloves Boxing Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Sports
Dates: 23 May 2015 - 24 May 2015

Featuring the best of the South Island amateur boxers. Hosted by the Waikuku Boxing Club.

Annual Ploughing Match
Horse Ploughing Competition Location: Swannanoa
Type: Other
Dates: 23 May 2015 - 24 May 2015

Vintage ploughing with single and double furrow ploughs.
Horse team ploughing with up to six horse teams.
Silver Plough competitions with modern reversible ploughs.

The 2015 Famous Annual Sefton Tug of War
Sefton Tug of War Location: Sefton
Type: Community
Dates: 24 May 2015

An annual fun event for teams of 8, with a grand prize of $1,500 for the winning team! Kids action on site includes the Seftonian Battles and Pedalmania. Best family day out in North Canterbury.

Art On The Quay
Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Art
Dates: 28 May 2015 - 25 Jul 2015

A Group exhibition from 10 local working artists. Ceramics, sculpture and paintings.
Artists includes Diana Gillanders, Joel Hart and Paul Smith

Oxford Area School Observatory Open Night
Location: Oxford
Type: Community
Dates: 29 May 2015

A great opportunity to view the night skies through big telescopes at the Observatory in Oxford.
Night looking at the Moon at first quarter phase.

Ohoka Farmers Market
Ohoka Farmers Market Location: Ohoka
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 29 May 2015

Every Friday year round from 9am - 12.30pm.
Superb artisan and every day foods in the Ohoka Domain.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Location: Rangiora
Type: Drama
Dates: 29 May 2015 - 13 Jun 2015

The most beautiful love story ever told - performed by the North Canterbury Musical Society.

Oxford Speedway
Oxford Speedway Location: Oxford
Type: Sports
Dates: 30 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

The Southern Stampeed

A Gig for Nepal
Location: Oxford
Type: Music & Theatre
Dates: 30 May 2015

An amazing night of entertainment from acoustic solo performances to rock and roll. There will be some amazing prize packs that will be raffled off on the night.

Chamber Gallery Exhibition
Chamber Gallery Location: Rangiora
Type: Art
Dates: 31 May 2015 - 02 Jul 2015

"Photography Exhibition"
Two Artists in Residence at CPIT

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