Jan 8 Waihi Beach Summer Fair, 10am-4pm, Wilson Park, $3. See waihibeachsummerfair.com
Jan 8 Rat-trap Building Workshop, 10am-noon, Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park, Taupō, free. See tinyurl.com/yckjp5n6
Jan 9 Te Matapuna Wetland Walk, 9am-2pm, southern Lake Taupō, koha. See tinyurl.com/3nvv7uj3
Jan 11 Waipakihi River Helihike, from 7.30am, meet near Turangi, $146. See tinyurl.com/3hmrwybv
Jan 15 Avocado Food & Wine Festival, noon-6pm, Uretara Domain, Katikati. See katikatiavofest.co.nz
Jan 15 Tauranga Fringe Festival, 10am-5pm, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga, $10.
Jan 15 Guided Tour, 10am-3pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $40. See tinyurl.com/2p82kvmz
Jan 15 The Full Monty Gardening Workshop, 9.30am-3pm, Karangahake Gorge, $150. See fallsretreat.co.nz
Jan 19 Te Porere Redoubt Cultural Visit, 9.30am-noon, near Whakapapa, koha. See tinyurl.com/ypwdm8h6Jan 22 Waihi Dahlia Show, Memorial Hall, Waihi, noon-3.30pm. Ph Jennifer 07 863 7563.
Jan 22 Lake Rotopounamu Walk, 11am-2pm, between Taupō and Whakapapa, koha. See tinyurl.com/yw585kuu
Jan 23 Avian Aversion Training, 9am-2pm (each dog needs about 10 minutes), Whakaipo Bay Reserve, Taupō, $20/dog. Owners receive a family pass to the Ōtorohanga Kiwi House (valued at $65). See tinyurl.com/5ypxhv67
Jan 29 Morrinsville Dahlia Show, 11am-3.30pm, Campbell Hall, Canada St, Morrinsville.
Jan 29 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, Turangi & Taupō, free. See tinyurl.com/3f4v9wyx
Jan 29 Avian Aversion Training, 9am-2pm (each dog needs about 10 minutes), Tokaanu Rd, SH41, $20/dog. Owners receive a family pass to the Ōtorohanga Kiwi House (valued at $65). See tinyurl.com/mudnfmex
Jan 30 Farming like Grandad & Country Fair, 10am-4.30pm, near Kawerau, $10. See tinyurl.com/2p9f4mcz
Jan 30 Classics of the Sky Air Show, 8.30am-3pm, Tauranga Airport, $30. See tinyurl.com/2r8ctvpp
Feb 5 Summer Harvest Festival, 6-10pm, Hobbiton Movie Set, near Matamata, $250. See hobbitontours.com
Feb 17 Contemporary Korowai & Taaniko Weaving, 6-9pm for 8 weeks, Fraser High School, Hamilton, $110. See tinyurl.com/2s8wz55p
Feb 18-27 Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival. See hgaf.co.nz