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Steam Punk Exhibition

Taking you into a world of science fiction, fantasy, technology.  Inspired by 19th century industrial steam powered machinery.

Aotea Art Gallery
See Schedule for
other exhibitions

Kids Art Exhibition
"What a Barrier Summer Means to Me"

Aotea Art Gallery
See Schedule for
other exhibitions
15th Apr




10.00am onwards

Stall bookings/more information
contact the Club.

Claris Club
Whangaparapara Rd

094290 260

Great Easter Rat Tale Competition
Write a tale or draw/paint a picture.  See poster for details.

Winners announced at the Great Barrier Environmental Trust stall at the Easter Fair where there will be games, colouring sheets, and a bird identification competition as well as information about the Trust.

Art Auction
Viewing from 2.30pm, Auction starts 3.30pm
Silent Auctions and Live Auctions
Food available from 4.00pm, Bar Open, Bake Stall
Tryphena Club

Mulberry Grove Shool Fundraiser

Retro Rock at the Retro Club
Live music from 7.30pm
Kitchen opens 5.30pm
$5 members $10 non-members
Under 15 free
Tryphena Club

Aotea Great Barrier Walking Festival

A two-day walking experience of spectacular scenery, mining and whaling history.  Our expert guides know all about the history, the nature and they have the stories to bring these magical places to life.  Walks from 2-6 hours long, graded from easy to hard and taking in hot pools to graveyards.  Places limited so book now.

Great Barrier
Black Jug Fishing Haggle
Land base and boat fishing.  All fishers must be entered. 
Open Competition.  Starts 12noon Friday. 
Weigh in Sat 5pm, followed by BBQ
Tipi n Bobs Waterfront Lodge
Ph: 09 4290550

Off the Grid

This years alternative energy festival is focussed on "Spark and Dark" discussing and showcasing battery technology and water waste solutions. Includes panel discussions, workshops, property tours and a field day.

See website
for details
7th Oct
Great Barrier Island Wharf 2 Wharf
Walk, Run or Bike.  Full or half marathon.
Port FitzRoy Wharf to
Tryphena Wharf
25th Nov Great Barrier Island Garden Tour
More details coming

Daylight Saving ENDS
Sunday 2 April

Aotea Radio 94.6FM
8am to 6pm 7 days a week


Regular Events
Monday Movie Nights. Every Monday at the Barrier Social Club, Tryphena.  Meals 6-7pm

Island Song - Tuesday afternoons 2.30 - 4.00pm at St Johns.  Summer 7.00-8.30pm
All welcome - phone Vicky on 09 4290 129 or txt 027 383 8300

INDOOR BOWLS Tryphena Hall at 11am Wednesday. Bring Lunch, All Welcome. Ph: 4290 457

'Open Mike' Jam Night. From mid-Sep. Thursday 8pm at the Currach Irish Pub, Tryphena

Stonewall VILLAGE CRAFT & PRODUCE MARKET 10.00am every Saturday at Tryphena

Sunday Night Quiz - at the Currach Irish Pub commencing mid-Sep. Teams of 1 to 4.

Community Networking Hui - bi monthly. Phone: 09 4290 386 for dates

New Zealand Events Calendar

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Public Holidays 2017

Good Friday Friday 14 April
Easter Monday Monday 17 April
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 5 June
Labour Day Monday 23 October
Daylight Saving ENDS Sunday 2 April
Daylight Saving BEGINS Sunday 24 September

School Terms 2017

1st Term Begins between 30 January and 7 February
1st Term Ends 13 April
2nd Term Begins 1 May
2nd Term Ends 7 July
3rd Term Begins 24 July
3rd Term Ends 29 September
4th Term Begins 16 October
4th Term Ends between 14 and 20 December




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