Public Events 2020



From 6.00pm 


“A night of Top-Tier Kickboxing Action”


Showcasing talent from all over NZ, with three belts on the line!


The John Turkington RED & BLUE BALL 2020

Saturday 9 May 2020

Silks Lounge, Awapuni Racing & Function Centre

Dress code: Cocktail

With the generous assistance of John Turknington Forestry and Creative Catering at Awapuni Function Centre, the combined Emergency Services within Manawatu are holding a fundraising Red + Blue Ball.

The ball celebrate thes role played by these essential emergency services as well as to raise funds for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.

The Philips Search & Rescue Trust Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter can be in the air within 10minutes and, in a life or death situation this speed and agility can make all the difference... The Rescue helicopter relies on community funding to remain rescue ready.

Come and join us for a fun night; including drinks, a three course meal, a charity auction and entertainment by Tom The Band.

Tickets are $120pp.
Tickets can be purchased individually or as a table (8-10 persons).

To purchase tickets email or phone 06 354 2780. 




 10.00am - 4.00pm 

$10.00 (pay on entry) 


For those dreaming of a traditional fairytale wedding, seeking more of a cutting edge and contemporary affair, or even planning a destination wedding, the Manawatu Wedding Expo is a must attend event for every bride and groom.

With Expo only specials, a fabulous bridal gown sale, spectacular Catwalk Show and an unrivalled exhibitor line-up, brides-to-be will be spoilt for choice when it comes to making those important decisions.

Companies from around New Zealand will gather together under the one roof to showcase every aspect of a wedding. From cakes and catering to gowns and suit hire, photographers, venues, music, invitations, florists and much more you will need several hours to see it all. The Expo offers ultimate inspiration for engaged couples nationwide planning their perfect day.