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WAIUKU’s BLAST TO THE PAST 2017
This year’s event, at a new venue, promises a fantastic show, even bigger than before!
From 6pm enjoy live entertainment, a huge craft and food market and kids carnival.
The spectacular fireworks display will take place at approx 8.45pm
Gold coin donation per person.
Mark it on your calendar and don’t miss out on this fantastic evening of family entertainment!
This event is proudly sponsored by Waiuku Business Park “The better place to do business”, the Franklin Local Board, New World Waiuku, the Waiuku Business & Development Association and another local business who wishes to remain anonymous.
No dogs, alcohol or glass permitted at this event.
Limited parking available at the venue and at Waiuku college and street parking available around the perimeter.
Come and join us for the magical Waiuku NZ Steel Christmas Parade on Saturday 9th December.
From 11am the town centre will be full of festive cheer with live entertainment, local performers, the Christmas Market full of treats, Santa’s grotto and more! Entertainment will include Waiuku College band “Mind Over Matter”, Waiuku Community Combined Schools Kapahaka Group, ‘Punjabi Power’ dance group and the ‘Groovit’ dance crew. Have your photo with Santa, do some shopping and enjoy some delicious treats from the market or the local cafes. Find a good spot ready for the Parade at 2pm, we have a special surprise in store! This year’s theme is ‘Back to the Future!’
The Waiuku Rotary Club brings you their annual Sunset Coast Walk.
Less than an hour out of Auckland, the Awhitu Peninsula stretching from Waiuku to the Manukau Heads is an area of outstanding scenic beauty with extensive views along the West Coast, Tasman Sea and back over the Manukau Harbour.
Set on private farmland, the Sunset Coast Walk offers walkers the opportunity to enjoy a wider range of walks this year.
So if you thought you had seen it all in previous years come & find some more stunning views & interesting parts of this fascinating landscape to explore.
This year we have four walks: 5km, 7km, 8km or 11km.
Register on the day by Eftpos or Cash, any time from 7.30AM to 1.00PM
Cost: $20.00 adults – College students $10 – Primary School students and younger FREE.
The walk takes you through rolling farmland to the more rugged contour along the West Coast. Ranging from pushchair possible to more challenging hillsides. Sea & harbour views on some of the walks, cliff top views on the 3 longer walks.
Make your way to Waiuku then follow the road signs to the registration base.
There will be a complementary cold drink and hot sausage waiting for you when you return from your walk.
Bring your water bottle, good walking shoes and a picnic lunch, or purchase an extra sausage to enjoy in the shade of the trees. Also available is the mobile coffee van.
This is not a competitive walk but a chance for families to walk at their own pace and enjoy the surroundings. Sorry NO DOGS or PETS allowed.
Over 600 walkers enjoyed the day last year so with some small changes to the route
the Waiuku Rotary Club is optimistic of another top day.
The principal benefactors for this walk will be local community and youth projects.
From the car-park it’s worth a drive to Kariaotahi Surf Beach on the West Coast for a swim or explore further up the Awhitu Peninsular to the beautiful sandy beaches of the Awhitu Regional Park on the Manukau Harbour. Check the information tent for more details.
Don’t forget your camera and sun tan lotion and we’ll see you all on the 25th Feb.
As part of Sea Week, Awhitu Landcare and Franklin Local Board have organised walks in Waiuku and Awhitu.
Discover what picturesque surroundings and sea vistas we have in our own town for everyone to enjoy.
The Waiuku Walk will be from the Museum to Sandspit Reserve, then via Elsie foreshore to McCall Drive and back to Tamakae Reserve.
Meeting at the Tamakae reserve at 11am for the best harbour views.
This is a gentle walk and will take 60-90 minutes.
Bring a picnic & refreshments for lunch on the reserve after the walk.
ANIKA MOA is coming to Waiuku with “Chop Chop Hiyaaa!”
As part of the Auckland Arts Festival 2018, the very talented Anika Moa is bringing her show for kids to Waiuku!
Performing songs from her wildly successful “Songs For Bubbas” albums, “Chop Chop Hiyaaa!” is a rollercoaster ride of cheeky stories, fun family singalongs and lots of dancing!
For tickets and info go to the Auckland Arts Festival website- aaf.co.nz
General Admission $10, Family Pass $28 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 Adult and three children, 14 yrs and under)
Four hours packed full of adrenalin pumping action, displays and entertainment to keep you revved up! This event has something for everyone. Cars, Hotrods, Bikes, the Kumho Jet Car, NZ Freestyle FMX Motorbikes doing extreme stunts, the Armed Offenders Squad and NZ Police Dogs display, Fire Service display, Car Crush, V8 Bottle-O chainsaw & Harley chainsaw racing, Live bands including the ‘Hot Diggity’ Bluegrass band, ‘Mind Over Matter’ local rock band and the ‘Sunset Coast Big Band’, a Kids carnival, ‘Franklin Rockers’ rock n roll dancers, a huge Food & Craft Market, and much more! Bring the family for a fun filled day.
Gold Coin entry per person. Parking is available in the Waiuku Business Park opposite Z station on Kitchener Rd, at View Road School, Kevin Lawrence reserve behind the Library/Service centre on King St and in Victoria Ave. Disabled parking is available next to the St. John Ambulance headquarters in Constable Rd.
To register your vehicle click the Steel ‘N’ Wheels button on the Homepage.
To apply for a stall at the market, go to the Events tab on our Home Page, hover on ‘Waiuku Steel N Wheels 2018’ and in the pop up menu select ‘Stall Registration’.
For any other enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy. Remember your gold coins to ensure the continuation of this wonderful community event. See you there!
Steel ‘n’ Wheels 2018 is proudly supported by NZ Steel, SteelServ, Franklin Local Board, Blue Sky Community Trust and the Waiuku Business & Development Association.
The popular Blast to the Past event will be on Saturday November 10th at Waiuku Rugby Park.
(Rain save date Sun Nov 11th)
Promising to be even bigger and better than before!
From 6pm, family entertainment with live band “No Way Back”, carnival fun for the kids and a fantastic craft and food market with lots of yummy treats, followed by a spectacular professional fireworks display at approx 8.30pm.
Gold Coin Entry per person
Please remember your gold coins to support the continuation of this community event.
Mark it on your calendar and don’t miss it!
Parking available at View Rd School (View Rd) and Waiuku Business Park (off Kitchener Rd) a leisurely 10 min walk or shuttle available to the venue.
Limited parking and Disabled parking available at the venue.
This year’s event is supported by Sam Wulff of Waiuku Business Park, “A Better Place to do Business”, the Franklin Local Board, Waiuku New World and the Waiuku Business & Development Association.