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depARTment, exhibition opening

Sun 21 January 2018 - Sat 24 February 2018
Open daily 10am-4pm Wednesday until 7pm
Ashburton Art Gallery
depARTment is an exhibition which draws together the artwork of current and post-secondary school students. It aim to highlight the value of the art programmes in our school curriculum.
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Heather Sarin, Forever Young

Sun 28 January 2018 - Sun 04 March 2018
Open daily 10am-4pm Wednesdays till 7pm
Ashburton Art Gallery
A lively exhibition of new work by local artist Heather Sarin
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The Michael Jackson HIStory Show

Thu 22 February 2018
8pm
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
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The Valetta Country Market

Sat 24 February 2018
10am to 3pm
'Valetta'
A delightful country market located on one of Mid Canterbury's historic farms, 'Valetta' near the foothills of Mid Canterbury. Offering quality stalls and refreshments in a relaxed park-like setting.
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Ride the Rakaia

Sat 24 February 2018
8.00am - 2.00pm
Rakaia Domain
Traffic R Us Ride the Rakaia. This amazing event is different than any other bike race because you can't do what you can in this event any other day of the week.
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Relay For Life 2018

Sat 24 February 2018 - Sun 25 February 2018
4.00pm (24 February) - 10.00am (25 February)
Ashburton Showgrounds
Mid Canterbury's Relay For Life supporting the New Zealand Cancer Society
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Discover Mt Hutt

Sat 03 March 2018
10am - 4pm
Mt Hutt Ski Area
Discover Mt Hutt is a community fundraiser with members of the Methven Lions Club, Mt Hutt Ski Area staff, and the bus drivers of Methven Travel all giving their time to welcome visitors to the mountain. All proceeds are distributed to local community groups and causes by the Methven Lions Charitable Trust.
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South Island Dragon Boat Champs

Sat 10 March 2018
10:00am
Lake Hood
Come and watch the South Island's best Dragon Boat teams compete against each other for the 2018 title.
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Methven A&P Show

Sat 17 March 2018
from 8:00am
Methven A&P Show Grounds
2018 Methven A&P Show
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Kelvin Cruickshank Live

Thu 22 March 2018
7pm
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
Come & experience his amazing gift for yourself.
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Land Rover 70 year Anniversary

Sun 25 March 2018
10:00pm - 4:00pm
Methven A&P show grounds
Join us at the Methven A&P show grounds to celebrate 70 years since the launch of Land Rover
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Ride That Train

Fri 06 April 2018
7.30pm
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
Paul Ubana Jones: NZ Tui Award Winner and Internationally Acclaimed Acoustic Solo Artist In concert with The Mid Canterbury Choir.
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Olive Copperbottom - Arts on Tour NZ - Open Hat Night!

Thu 19 April 2018
7:30pm
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
A new musical by Charles Dickens and Penny Aston.
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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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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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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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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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