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Cancer Society Daffodil Day / 28 August / NZ Wide

Daffodil Day symbolises hope for all New Zealanders impacted by cancer. Since 1990, this iconic event has inspired people to come together and support the Cancer Society’s work. Donations go towards providing a wide range of support services, education and awareness programmes plus fund vital research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer. daffodilday.org.nz

Whisky Masterclass /  7 August / Moraine Lodge, 
Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat

This whisky masterclass is a collaboration between Chef Tom and Whisky Galore. The event includes four courses matched with four whiskies chosen by Louis from Whisky Galore. A welcome dram on arrival and a social dram after dinner. mtcookretreat.nz

Ben Hurley & Friends / 15 August / Rangiora Town Hall

One of the most recognisable comedy faces to come out of New Zealand is coming back to Rangiora. Best known as a regular panelist and head writer for NZ’s top rating TV comedy 7 Days. The magical Logan Kitney will be your host and the brilliant Rosie Muir your opening act! eventfinda.co.nz

Friends! The Musical Parody / 11 September / Ashburton Trust Event Centre

Touring for the first time in New Zealand, Friends! The Musical Parody takes a hilarious look and remembers the TV phenomenon that ruled the ’90s. The fun begins at Central Perk when a runaway bride stumbles into the lives of five other friends and kicks the gang out of second gear. ateventcentre.co.nz

Sea 2 Sky Challenge / 13 September / Scarborough Park & Summervale Park

The Sea 2 Sky Challenge is a unique sports challenge based in Christchurch. The challenge comprises of an ocean swim, a stunning bike ride that climbs to the highest roads in Christchurch, before concluding with a hilly run along a scenic coastal trail. Open to individuals and teams along with a kids’ event. sea2skychallenge.com

Fabulous ’50s – presented by Operatunity / 16 September / Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru

Buckle up for a wild ride through the fast, fun-filled and fabulous ’50s! Featuring the freshest artists of the era. Starring Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Russell Dixon and Isaac Pawson, accompanied by a live band! operatunity.co.nz

Le Race / 19 September / Cathedral Square to Akaroa

Le Race is a 100 km road bike race from Christchurch to Akaroa. The event offers a number of options to enter including solo, as a team of four all completing the 100 km, tandem, relay, a shorter 53 km ride as well as a mountain bike challenge. lerace.co.nz

South Island Masters Games / 9–18 October / Timaru

Proving age is no barrier to participating, the Games hosts 30+ sports which attract thousands of competitors aged up to 95 and beyond from all over the South Island. The goal of the Masters Games is to encourage participation in sport where camaraderie and competition are equally celebrated. simasters.com

Lunch & Cooking Demonstration with the Two Raw Sisters / 13 September / Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat

Margo and Rosa from Two Raw Sisters are best-selling authors and incredible cooks. Their mission is to inspire, motivate and educate on the benefits of plantbased eating and create healthy, sustainable lifestyles. Tickets available from mtcookretreat.nz