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Kawerau Woodfest 2016 is underway!

Around 12,000 people are expected to attend the Kawerau Woodfest, on right now until Sunday in Bay of Plenty.

Kawerau is steeped in its history as a mill town and with the Woodskills Competition as the jewel in the crown of Woodfest, it is the ultimate event encompassing all things wood.  This is New Zealand’s Premier festival celebrating all things wood!

During the weekend the outdoor activities are always present and offer the strolling public a full day of attractions with no shortage of entertainment.

The stock favourites of Chainsaw Carving and the Woodchopping teams demonstrate their skills in the Bull Ring; whilst the Dig Zone is the only place in New Zealand where you will witness children and adults shovelling woodchip, at speed in a race format!

There’s also chainsaw races, a new BMX and FMX freestyle show, Kawerau Amazing Race and Moto-X bike trials.

The Kawerau Woodfest, Bay of Plenty – on right now and this weekend.

See the weather forecast at the bottom of the page.

All the information – the times – and what is specifically going on today and across the weekend please visit their website:

Also – visit their Facebook page:

The forecast for Kawerau looks mild with daytime highs are in the late teens. However there are a few rain clouds – dry spells too – so check the forecast and weather maps to work out the best time!



Janet on 23/09/2016 8:45pm

What a fantastic site this is….very helpful and beautifully done. Thanks! 

WW Forecast Team on 23/09/2016 9:31pm

Thanks very much for the kind feedback Jane,


Phil, Aaron and the team 🙂 

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