Sat, Sun 10am-4pm
Trinity Rose Gardens open weekends. Enjoy the blooms at Otaki's renownwd heritage rose gardens, 202 Waitohu Valley Road. Entry $5. Rose plants, tea, coffee, snacks for sale.
8am to 4.30pm every day
Sculpture in the Gardens. 20 works along a 1.8km trail, indoor gallery, guided walks, activities. Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa. Free entry and parking.

Martinborough Fair. New Zealand made goods in a fantastic summer market that radiates out from the town square. First Saturdays in February and March.

Feb 21 10am-5pm Feb 22 10am-3pm
Gore Harvest Show. James Cumming Wing, Ardwick StreeGore Town & Country Club. Speaker Larnach Castle's Margaret Baker Fri 7.30pm, Sat 10.30am. Garden wildlife, photography, handcrafts, preserves and much more. Entry $5
Phone: 03 208 8191
Feb 22-23 9am-3pm
Bromeliad Society of NZ annual fiesta show & sale. Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 489 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland. Entry $5, free parking.
Phone: 027 605 7537
March 29
The Great Pumpkin Carnival, Hamilton Gardens. A free fun day for the whole family. Details of categories and classes on the website.

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