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The Water Project

Thu 12 April 2018 - Fri 22 June 2018
daily 10am-4pm
Ashburton Art Gallery
The Water Project is an exhibition which engages with the complex realities of water in the 21st century.
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The Wonder of Water, a drop-in School holiday programme

Sat 14 April 2018 - Sun 29 April 2018
Daily 10am-4pm
Ashburton Art Gallery
Discover the world of water these April School Holidays at the Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Centre. View the Art Gallery’s significant new exhibition, The Water Project and take part in a unique programme which explores the creative, scientific and historical aspects of fresh water.
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Methven Scarecrow Trail 2018

Sun 15 April 2018 - Sat 28 April 2018
Starts 10am on the 15th - Ends 2.30pm on the 28th
Methven
This year’s theme of Nursery Rhyme Characters should prove popular with everyone!
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LEST WE FORGET Run & Walk

Wed 25 April 2018
1.30 pm
Cricket Pavillion Walnut Ave, Ashburton
Ashburton Domain - ANZAC Day 25th April 1.30pm
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Foster & Allen - Golden Years

Fri 27 April 2018
7pm
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
Legendary Irish folk music due Foster & Allen are number one stars across the globe, having 30 new-release charting albums over a 40-year career, the only act in the world to do so.
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Hororata Night Glow

Sat 28 April 2018
3.00 PM - 8:30 PM
Hororata Domain
Experience hot air balloons firing up the night sky!
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Hopetoun brown & The Genius of Finn Scholes - Arts on Tour nz - Open Hat Night!

Fri 04 May 2018
7:30pm
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
Horn-heavy duo Hopetoun Brown are joined on stage by arguably the country’s finest trumpet player Finn Scholes.
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Autumn Ball

Sat 12 May 2018
7.00pm
Trotts Garden, Marquee
Join us for a fulfilled evening to help raise money to host the New Zealand Highland and National Dancing Championships.
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Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk

Sun 13 May 2018
10am - 12.30pm
Ashburton Domain
The nationwide Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk returns this year, offering women the chance to have fun, get active and support a worthy cause.
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McDonald's Ashburton 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race

Sun 13 May 2018
Racing from 10am-4pm
Ashburton River Trail
Our annual fundraising 6 hour race on the River Trail Loop.
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High Tea Style Me Fashion Show

Sun 13 May 2018
2pm - 5pm
Trotts Garden, Wedding and Function Venue
Treat Mum out this Mother’s Day & join us at our ‘Ashburton high tea style me’ event & fashion show.
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Mamma Mia - Variety Theatre Ashburton

Fri 18 May 2018 - Sat 26 May 2018
18th-19th & 21st-26th May-7.30pm, 20th & 26th May-2pm
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
A mother. A daughter. Three possible Dads! And a trip down the aisle you will never forget.
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Seed - Arts on Tour NZ - Open Hat Night

Sun 22 July 2018
7:30pm
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
IVF isn’t fool proof and IUDs aren’t failsafe.
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No Holds Bard - Arts on Tour NZ - Open Hat Night

Sat 18 August 2018
7:30pm
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
Driven to the brink by the infidelity of his wife and a lack of acting opportunities, an aging thespian confronts his demons in what he hopes will be a final “dark night of the soul”.
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Adam McGrath and The Roaring Days - Arts on Tour NZ - Open Hat Night

Sat 22 September 2018
7:30pm
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
Adam McGrath is a folk singer stationed where ever he lands.
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Jackson Holmes Salmon Run

Sat 13 October 2018
9.30am - 1.30pm
Rakaia Domain
With seven events and several categories there is plenty of choice from competitive and non-competitive, individual or teams. Events are staged around the splendor of the Rakaia River and its riverbed, with every event starting and finishing at the Rakaia Domain.
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Seven Deadly Stunts & The Messy Magic Adventure - Arts on Tour NZ - Open Hat Night

Thu 01 November 2018
7:30pm
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
Seven Deadly Stunts & The Messy Magic Adventure (2 shows)
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Methven Summer School

Sat 05 January 2019 - Thu 10 January 2019
9am-4pm
Methven
Courses aimed at involving, informing and inspiring . Choose from Arty Farty, or Eat Bake Drink or Lifesyle courses.
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