Esplanade Day is back for 2017!!
Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
Sunday 19 February 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm
Esplanade Day is back in 2017 in Palmerston North's most beautiful gardens.
Victoria Esplanade will once again come alive with a fantastic mix of live entertainment, activities, food, culture, and family fun!
We have some special performers this year namely Tanya Batt with her Belle on a Bike - A Caravan of Stories. Storyteller Tanya Batt and musician Peter Forster bring to you stories and music on the back of a bike.
Back by popular demand is the guys from Big Little Circus - this time they are doing a special Kiwi Circus BBQ show.
What should be simple method of cooking sausages and other meat based produce, soon turns into absolute mayhem!
PS: Vegetarian options provided
PPS. All food is hypothetical - BYO imagination! Again there will be three shows throughout the day, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for this - Not to be missed.
Not One More Acre: The Maori Land March 40 Years On
In 1975, a group set off from Te Hapua to march to Wellington to raise awareness of Māori land loss. Known as Te Roopu o te Matakite, the group was led by the redoubtable Whina Cooper and adopted the slogan ‘not one more acre’.
The impact of the march has been far-reaching - it raised the profile of land issues and influenced other developments regarding the Treaty of Waitangi.
Taking as its starting point Christian Heinegg’s comprehensive photographic record of the march, this exhibition considers its enduring significance and the status of the marchers’ concerns today.
In 2015, this photo exhibition was held at the National Library of New Zealand to remember 40 years since the Māori Land March.
It is on loan from the Alexander Turnbull Library and can be seen at Square Edge.
Viewing times are below:
| Thu 9 Feb 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm|| || |
| Fri 10 Feb 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm || |
| Sat 11 Feb 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm || |
| Mon 13 Feb 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm || |
| Tue 14 Feb 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm|
Sounds of Summer: Lunchtime Concerts
13th February: Monday
- 12:00pm - Daniel Webster
- 12:45pm - Dirty Lover
14th February: Tuesday
- 12:00pm - Soren Olson
- 12:45pm - Catch 22
15th February: Wednesday
- 12:00pm - String Fusion
- 12:45pm - Ripple Effect
16th February: Thursday
- 12:00pm - Grizz Smith
- 12:45pm - The Travelling Lounge band
17th February: Friday
- 12:00pm - Adam Gifford-Moore
- 12:45pm - Kokoa Nashi
Vodafone Warriors NRL Summer Smash!!
Family $50 - (2Adults/2Children)
Group 10 + $180
Gates open 11:30am.
Curtain Raiser Royal New Zealand Airforce v New Zealand Army Kick off 12pm
Main event: Vodafone Warriors vs Gold Coast Titan Kick off 2pm
Feel the love this Valentine's Day!!
Spend quality time with your loved ones. Go on a dinner date with your significant other, watch a movie with the whole family, or attend a single's dinner if you're looking for a whole new level of fun!
Valentine's Day is a day of appreciation for those you love......so go on and show someone just how much they mean to you.