Fab five things to do


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9 February 2018

With so much going on in Hamilton this weekend and next week, we have collated our fab five things to do:

1. A Revealing Thyme – Friday 9 February to Sunday 11 February – Hamilton Gardens

As colonist Mary Best describes the properties of medicinal plants she reveals aspects of her life, weaving in stories of love as sweet as a rose, and loss as bitter as an artemisia. As the petals fall from Mary’s story, it appears all is not quite as it seems. A Revealing Thyme is written and performed by Hamilton writer, actor and researcher, Joanna Bishop. Joanna is based in one of Hamilton’s oldest homes where she completed her doctorate on the history of medicinal plant use in colonial New Zealand.

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2. Nationals Banked Track Championships - Saturday 10 February and Saturday 11 February - Melville Park

The Nationals Banked Track Championships are going to be held in Hamilton at the Hamilton Roller Skating Clubs International Banked Track out on Melville Park on the 10th and 11th of February.  Competition starts at 9 a.m. and the Public are most welcome to come and watch.   There will be some exciting racing with all grades very competitive.

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3. Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon – Sunday 11 February – Waikato University

This iconic annual event is part of the world’s largest U16 triathlon series and has inspired Kiwi children for more than two decades to get moving in a friendly and supportive environment where the emphasis is on enjoying an active lifestyle.

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4. The Topp Twins Kids Show – Sunday 11 February – Hamilton Gardens

New Zealand’s favourite twin sisters, Lynda and Jools Topp are bringing their wildly successful kids books and songs to the stage in a special live family show for one performance only. These beloved entertainers will deliver a memorable classic Kiwiana family show with a farmyard theme.

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5. Furry Valentine's Day – Sunday 11 February – Hamilton Lake

Furry Valentine's Day will be a chance to spend some quality time with your dog, have your photo taken together and take part in a mass walk around the lake. Valentine's photos with your dog start from 9am and are $5 with bookings essential. The event will be concluded with a mass walk around the Hamilton Lake starting at 10.30am.

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Page reviewed: 09 Feb 2018 3:57pm