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

WHAT: Whanganui Summer Programme
WHEN: January 3-31
WHERE: Various locations
DETAILS: Contact the Whanganui i-Site, Taupo Quay, for more information.

WHAT: Marton Country Music Festival
WHEN: January 19-21
WHERE: Sir James Wilson Memorial Park, Rira Street, Marton

WHAT: Vintage Weekend Whanganui
WHEN: January 20-23
WHERE: Various locations


WHAT: Wanganui Motorboat Club 2018 Powerboat Regatta
WHEN: January 20-21
WHERE: Whanganui River near Motorboat Club
DETAILS: Racing starts 11am Saturday, 10.30am Sunday.

WHAT: Wanganui Water Ski Club Goldstar Tournament
WHEN: January 20-21
WHERE: Lake Wiritoa
DETAILS: Racing starts 8am.

WHAT: Whanganui Opera Week: Talking about Desert Island Discs
WHEN: 2.30pm
WHERE: Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School
DETAILS: Join world class opera singers Della Jones and Cesar Ulloa as they discuss their Desert Island Disc selection. Entry by koha.

WHAT: Whanganui River Traders and Farmers Market
WHEN: 8.30am-1pm
WHERE: Downtown Whanganui riverbank
DETAILS: Retro theme for Vintage Weekend.

WHAT: Whanganui Opera Week: Great Opera Moments 2018
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Royal Wanganui Opera House
DETAILS: Final event for Whanganui Opera Week featuring all students of the school. Book at Royal Wanganui Opera House.

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