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What’s on this weekend October 3-5, 2014

Hastings Horse race

Discover what exciting events are taking place around New Zealand this weekend.

Book-reading

Wellington: The Wellington Slow Reading Club takes place every Sunday at Library Bar in Wellington from 5.15pm. The hour-long event encourages busy individuals to sit down with a book and beverage and enjoy a quiet hour of uninterrupted reading. For more information, see slowreadingco.com

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Colour Run Tauranga

Tauranga: The 5km Colour Dash run or walk takes place at the Tauranga Racecourse this Sunday, 2pm. The race is for all ages, shapes and sizes, with contestants splashed in coloureful dust as they make their way around the course. For more information, see colourdash.co.nz

The Sound of Music Auckland

Auckland: Sing along to all your childhood favourites at The Sound of Music musical at The Civic this weekend. The London production received rave reviews when it performed in Wellington last month. For more information, see ticketmaster.co.nz

Hastings Horse Race

Hastings: Pin on your fascinator and prepare for an exciting day of fashion and horse racing at the JB Organics Spring Racing Carnival at the Hastings Racecourse on Saturday, 11am. General admission is from $25, with the first race starting at 12.15pm. For more information, see hawkesbayracing.co.nz

Great War-exhibition

Dunedin: Dunedin’s Great War 1914-1918 exhibition at the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum marks 100 years since soldiers from Dunedin left to go fight in the Great War. The exhibition explores enlistment stories as well as the horrors of war. For more information, see toituosm.com

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