Your guide to what's happening in our region this week. If you have an item for this column, please email details to The deadline for a free listing is noon every Wednesday.

International Women's Day
WHAT: Celebrating Women Breakfast
WHEN: 7 to 8.30am
WHERE: Grand Hotel, St Hill St.
DETAILS: Zonta hosts event with special guest Dr Wendy Saunders. $25

WHAT: La Fiesta Women's Festival
WHEN: Festival runs until March 11
WHERE: Various locations

WHAT: Whanganui City Guided Walking tours
WHEN: By appointment
WHERE: Depart from Whanganui i-Site
DETAILS: Cost $10 per person. Contact 06 349 3258


WHAT: Behind Closed Doors
WHEN: 7.30pm tonight - runs until Saturday March 10. Adult themes - 18 plus.
WHERE: Amdram Wanganui, 171 Guyton St.
DETAILS: In conjunction with La Fiesta. All proceeds go to Women's Network. Tickets at Royal Wanganui Opera House $18 to $20.

WHAT: Rado & Raybon Save the World
WHEN: Tonight at 7pm
WHERE: Royal Wanganui Opera House
DETAILS: Comedians Raybon Kan and Nick Rado will perform a two hour stand-up show solving questions posed by the audience. Adult $30, Senior / Student ID $25, Group 6+ $22.50

WHAT: Big Bike Film Night
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Davis Lecture Theatre, Watt St.
DETAILS: The best cycling short films from around the world. Tickets $16 Adults/
Under 17 year olds $12. Book your tickets at or at the door.


WHAT: Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui 2018 Arts Review.
WHEN: 5pm-8pm
WHERE: The Taupo Quay Gallery will be open for public viewing of artworks from 5pm and the awards ceremony will be at the War Memorial Hall Pioneer Room from 6pm. Light refreshments available.
DETAILS: Exhibition opening and awards ceremony.

WHAT: Introduction to Mindfulness
WHEN: 7-9pm tonight
WHERE: Quaker Meeting House, 256 Wicksteed St.
DETAILS: $5 - $10

WHAT: Ceroc Dancing
WHEN: 6pm (and Wednesdays)
WHERE: 82-92 Peat St
DETAILS: Liz Frith 021 0205 4038 or see Facebook Page

WHAT: Stargazing at Ward Observatory
WHEN: From dark
WHERE: Cooks Gardens, access from St Hill St
DETAILS: Entry is by donation (suggested charge of $2). Phone: 027 245 8066

WHAT: Whanganui River Traders and Farmers Market
WHEN: 8.30am-1pm
WHERE: Downtown Whanganui riverbank
DETAILS: Goods, produce, food

WHAT: Castlecliff Sunday Market
WHEN: 11am-3pm
WHERE: 5 Bryce St
DETAILS: Goods, produce and food

WHAT: Whanganui Film Society
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum, Watt St.
DETAILS: Wild: A chance encounter with a wolf is life-changing for the lonely young woman at the heart of this intense drama from Germany. Non-members welcome by donation (notes please)

WHAT: NZ Army Band in Concert
WHEN: Tonight 7.30pm
WHERE: Royal Wanganui Opera House
DETAILS: The performance will include many genres including classical, brass band and jazz. The band will feature several world class brass and vocal soloists throughout the evening including Whanganui's cornet sensation Kyle Lawson. Adult $25, child under 18 $10, Family 2A+2C $60.

WHAT: Tennis Club Nights
WHEN: From 5-30pm
WHERE: 3 Bassett St
DETAILS: Doubles and mixed doubles

WHAT: Grassroots Singers
WHEN: Wednesdays, 7pm
WHERE: Duncan Pavilion, Castlecliff Beach
DETAILS: Join an organic choir where all are welcome and enjoyment is paramount. $60 per term, discounted to $55 paid up front. Instalments are possible.