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Lawrence Lantern Festival

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Wondering what to do these school holidays?   Check out these engaging workshops and events, designed to introduce kids to new discoveries and skills.

  • Fri, 19 Apr
    Golf Clubhouse
    19 Apr 2024, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Golf Clubhouse, 27 Waipori Road, Gabriels Gully 9591, New Zealand
    19 Apr 2024, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Golf Clubhouse, 27 Waipori Road, Gabriels Gully 9591, New Zealand
    Bugs and Bubbles
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  • Anzac Day Service 2024
    Anzac Day Service 2024
    Thu, 25 Apr
    Lawrence Peace Garden
    25 Apr 2024, 7:30 am
    Lawrence Peace Garden, 37 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    25 Apr 2024, 7:30 am
    Lawrence Peace Garden, 37 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    Join us for a short wreath-laying service in the Lawrence Peace Garden.
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  • Uncle Walter's Letters
    Uncle Walter's Letters
    Thu, 25 Apr
    St. Patrick's Parish Centre
    25 Apr 2024, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
    St. Patrick's Parish Centre, 13 Colonsay Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    25 Apr 2024, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
    St. Patrick's Parish Centre, 13 Colonsay Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    This Anzac Day join local thespian Kirsty Garner as she reads from her Uncle Walters letters, written between 1917 and 1918.
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  • Tie-Dye Workshop for Kids
    Tie-Dye Workshop for Kids
    Sat, 27 Apr
    St Patricks Parish Centre
    27 Apr 2024, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
    St Patricks Parish Centre, 13 Colonsay Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    27 Apr 2024, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
    St Patricks Parish Centre, 13 Colonsay Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    Join us for a fun session of tie-dying and ice dying.
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  • Grazing to Goldfields Museum Tour
    Grazing to Goldfields Museum Tour
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 18 May
    Tuapeka Goldfields Museum
    18 May 2024, 10:30 am – 11:00 am
    Tuapeka Goldfields Museum, 17 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    18 May 2024, 10:30 am – 11:00 am
    Tuapeka Goldfields Museum, 17 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    A free guided tour of the Tuapeka's agriculture & mining past!
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  • Grazing to Goldfields Museum Tour
    Grazing to Goldfields Museum Tour
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 18 May
    Tuapeka Goldfields Museum
    18 May 2024, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Tuapeka Goldfields Museum, 17 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    18 May 2024, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Tuapeka Goldfields Museum, 17 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    A free guided tour of the Tuapeka's agriculture & mining past!
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  • Wednesday 27th March 2024 - 1pm Start
    Tuapeka West
    Wednesday 27th March 2024 - 1pm Start
    Tuapeka West, 1167 Athenaeum Road, Tuapeka West 9591, New Zealand
    Wednesday 27th March 2024 - 1pm Start
    Tuapeka West, 1167 Athenaeum Road, Tuapeka West 9591, New Zealand
    Introduction and farm tour, focus on economics of small block harvesting. Guest speaker including our MPI Forestry Advisor.
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  • Pick A Path - Narrative Writing Workshop for Kids
    Pick A Path - Narrative Writing Workshop for Kids
    Thu, 18 Apr
    St Patricks Parish
    18 Apr 2024, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    St Patricks Parish, 13 Colonsay Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    18 Apr 2024, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    St Patricks Parish, 13 Colonsay Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    Create your own Pick-a-Path story! In this creative writing workshop, Game Writer Edwin McRae will teach you how to create short, branching stories where your reader has to make nail-biting choices that will lead them to multiple mysterious endings.
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  • Live Music with NICK V
    Live Music with NICK V
    Sat, 06 Apr
    Goldpark Campgrounds
    06 Apr 2024, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Goldpark Campgrounds, 1 Harrington Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    06 Apr 2024, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Goldpark Campgrounds, 1 Harrington Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    A mix of blues, country and pub tunes
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  • Lawrence 1/4 Mile Drags 2024
    Lawrence 1/4 Mile Drags 2024
    Sat, 06 Apr
    Weatherstons Straight
    06 Apr 2024, 12:00 pm
    Weatherstons Straight, Wetherstons Road, Gabriels Gully, New Zealand
    06 Apr 2024, 12:00 pm
    Weatherstons Straight, Wetherstons Road, Gabriels Gully, New Zealand
    Satisfy your need for speed at the annual quarter mile drag race
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  • St Patrick's Day Quiz
    St Patrick's Day Quiz
    Sun, 17 Mar
    Goldpark Campgrounds
    17 Mar 2024, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Goldpark Campgrounds, 1 Harrington Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    17 Mar 2024, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Goldpark Campgrounds, 1 Harrington Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    Get ready for a shamrockin' good time at Wetherston Creek Food Truck this St. Patrick's Day!
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  • Cheese Making Workshop
    Cheese Making Workshop
    Sun, 17 Mar
    14 Boyldon Street, Waitahuna 9593, New Zealand
    17 Mar 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    14 Boyldon Street, Waitahuna 9593, New Zealand
    17 Mar 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    14 Boyldon Street, Waitahuna 9593, New Zealand
    Learn the art of cheese making including Brie, Feta, Labaneh, Cottage and variations of these.
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  • Rural Community Get Together for Tough Times
    Rural Community Get Together for Tough Times
    Fri, 15 Mar
    Lawrence Gymkhana Grounds
    15 Mar 2024, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Lawrence Gymkhana Grounds, 5 Wetherstons Road, Gabriels Gully 9591, New Zealand
    15 Mar 2024, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Lawrence Gymkhana Grounds, 5 Wetherstons Road, Gabriels Gully 9591, New Zealand
    Come along and enjoy a BBQ and drinks (provided). Have a yarn. Local speakers including Mark Patterson MP. Enquiries to Sarah Swinbourne 027 2285272 or Phil Cummings 0274 919608
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  • Live Music Evening Featuring Keily Smith
    Live Music Evening Featuring Keily Smith
    Sat, 24 Feb
    Lawrence
    24 Feb 2024, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Lawrence, 1 Harrington Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    24 Feb 2024, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Lawrence, 1 Harrington Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    Wetherstons Creek Food Truck - Delicious Kai, beverages, atmosphere & some sweet tunes to fill your Saturday evening.
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  • Tuatara 1000
    Tuatara 1000
    Sat, 24 Feb
    The Gore Brown Trout
    24 Feb 2024, 7:00 am – 03 Mar 2024, 8:00 am
    The Gore Brown Trout, Main Street, Gore 9710, New Zealand
    24 Feb 2024, 7:00 am – 03 Mar 2024, 8:00 am
    The Gore Brown Trout, Main Street, Gore 9710, New Zealand
    A bikepacking adventure around the Deep South of New Zealand.
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  • Prime Lamb Competition
    Prime Lamb Competition
    Fri, 23 Feb
    Simpson Park
    23 Feb 2024, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Simpson Park, 1 Thurso Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    23 Feb 2024, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Simpson Park, 1 Thurso Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
    Ravensdown in conjunction with The Lawrence Rugby Football Club present their annual Prime Lamb Competition. Contact Sean Roughan on 027 3056367. Judging starts at 4pm with prizegiving and BBQ at 5pm.
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  • Lawrence Lions Trail Ride 2024
    Lawrence Lions Trail Ride 2024
    Sat, 17 Feb
    Tuapeka West
    17 Feb 2024, 8:00 am – 18 Feb 2024, 3:00 pm
    Tuapeka West, 391 Bush Road, Tuapeka West
    17 Feb 2024, 8:00 am – 18 Feb 2024, 3:00 pm
    Tuapeka West, 391 Bush Road, Tuapeka West
    Fun, family day - Trail ride at Tuapeka West - New location Bradfield Farm, 391 Bush Road, Lawrence.
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  • Chinese New Year Festival
    Chinese New Year Festival
    Sun, 11 Feb
    Lawrence
    11 Feb 2024, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Lawrence, 116 Beaumont Highway, Lawrence 9591, New Zealand
    11 Feb 2024, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Lawrence, 116 Beaumont Highway, Lawrence 9591, New Zealand
    Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at the historic Lawrence Chinese Camp.
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