The Summer Reading Challenge is back at the Library for the 2021 summer and there’s still time to enter. Complete a line of BINGO and enter to win a bundle of books. Each child who completes the challenge receives a new book.
The Library has a range of fantastic events happening in January and February. All our regular children’s programmes will be restarting after Waitangi weekend. Check out our Facebook page for details of all our events and activities.
Head down to the Hokitika Beach from Wednesday 27 – Sunday 31 January for the 18th Driftwood and Sands Festival.
Entrants of any age and skill are invited to join in creating sculptures from driftwood and any materials found at the beach. This year there are generous prizes for nine different categories. The registration caravan will be at the beachfront from 9 am, Wednesday 27 January, with public choice voting beginning on Friday 29 January. If want to learn ways to create a piece, a Natural Fixings workshop will be held on Thursday 28 January from 10 am – 12 pm.
Bring your family and friends to view the works as they’re created through the week and then join the artists and organisers on Sunday 31 January for Red Moki’s Treasure Hunt at 1 pm and the prizegiving at 2 pm.
See the website for more information and the programme, and follow them on Facebook.
You can see a rather shaky video of some of the sculptures from the 2020 event below.
Open until the end of Waitangi weekend
Hokitika Illuminated Exhibition
15 January 2021
Hokitika Illuminated has briefly returned to the Carnegie Gallery before the Museum is closed for earthquake strengthening. The free exhibition is open from Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 4 pm until 8 February 2021.
Pop in to see the exhibition at 17 Hamilton Street, Hokitika.
Waitangi Day 2021
15 January 2021
Nau Mae, Haere Mai
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae and Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio welcome residents and visitors to Westland to Arahura Marae to commemorate Waitangi Day 2021.
The day begins with a Powhiri at 10.30 am followed by family friendly activities, kai and guest speakers who will discuss Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the history of Te Tai Poutini from a Poutini Nga Tahu perspective.