New Brighton Seaside Market –  Take a trip to the seaside and find yourself some bargains, organic food and great coffee. There is live entertainment to enjoy while snacking on some great food and artisan bread. Pick up a little something for yourself or some fruit and vegetables while the children get their faces painted and play on the bouncy castle. Head to the market between 10am and 2pm every Saturday at the Brighton Mall.

Linwood Village Market Fresh produce, plants, books, antiques, bric-a-brac, retro items, vintage clothes and household goods, jam, recycled and upcycled stuff, crafts, artworks and lots of bargains are on offer at the market. There is also refreshments available for purchase to enjoy while walking around the market. Saturday, 9am-1pm. Linwood Community Arts Centre, Eastside Gallery, 388 Worcester St. Free entry


Opawa Farmers’ Market It’s a new year and the market is back. Find some organic and delicious produce from local growers. Enjoy sipping on a coffee while wandering around the market and seeing all of the food on offer. From artisan bread and french pastries to fresh berries and local cheeses. 275 Fifield Tce. Free entry.

March 4
LYFE: Linwood Youth Festival Event  The annual event is back for 2017. Go to Linwood Park from noon to enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing, performances and activities. There are also community stalls and good food on offer to enjoy throughout the afternoon. Take a picnic blanket and spend the afternoon with family and mixing with the community. If you would like to volunteer or perform at LYFE or want more information email to find out more. The event takes place in Linwood Park, Linwood Ave. Free entry.

Seaweek at the Library 
Shellebrate Seaweek at the Library. Swim along for stories, songs and silliness. You could even wear your togs. Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. It’s about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea. This session is all about water safety. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd, Burnside. Free entry.

Knit and Yarn Take your knitting hobby to the library. This is a way of enjoying your craft in a social environment. Share your skills and tricks with other knitters or learn something new while you’re there. This is a weekly group but no pressure to attend every session. Fendalton Library, 4 Jefferies Road, Burnside.