Wellington Ocean Sports School Holiday Programme Greetings!!
Struggling to find activities for the kids to do these summer holidays??? Well there are still several places available in the Wellington Ocean Sports School Holiday Programme commencing on 13 January and it’s not too late to get involved.
The programme is open to all children aged 10 years and up and will see them experience a variety of ocean sports over a 5 day period including, Sailing, Kayaking, Waka Ama, Windsurfing and Stand Up Paddleboard.
You can choose either a morning or afternoon session in the weeks beginning 13 and 20 January 2014. Everything they need is provided and no experience is necessary.
So secure yourself some “children free time” these school holidays and let Wellington Ocean Sports do the minding. Our holiday programme will equip students with safe boating knowledge and sport specific skills that they will have for life. We also have a number of follow on opportunities for each of the sports that will allow children to participate beyond the holiday programme.
Further details and booking are available on our website.
The must-have guide to what’s on during Wellington City’s sizzling summer events season hits the streets on Tuesday. The Summer City brochure will give you the information you need for the Council’s festival of
free concerts and community, cultural and major events over the coming three months.
It all kicks off on New Year’s Eve with family-friendly entertainment including a kids’ countdown at 9pm and a five-minute fireworks display on the stroke of midnight.
The Council’s Events Portfolio Leader, Councillor John Morrison, says the ASB Gardens Magic series at the Botanic Garden will return to its traditional early-January start this summer, after organisers experimented with later dates last summer.
“Having learnt last summer that you can’t predict Wellington’s weather we’ve decided to shift ASB Gardens Magic back to 8 January. We’re also pleased to have ASB Bank back supporting this ever-popular event.”
Other highlights include an events-packed Wellington Anniversary weekend with the Positively Pasifika Festival, Out in the Square (gay and lesbian fair), The Great Scavenger Hunt and Extravaganza, and Birdman Wellington happening over the three-day weekend.
Fantastic films have been lined up for this year’s Films By Starlight, including a special Waitangi Day screening of Taika Waititi’s already ‘kiwi classic’, Boy (M), in Waitangi Park.
“Waitangi Day is going to be a real cracker,” says Cr Morrison. “It’ll be bigger and better than before, with more activities, variety and kai.” Award-winning singer Ladi6 will help Wellingtonians celebrate our national day with a free concert on the waterfront, supported by kapa haka groups and other local performers.
Other highlights include Chinese New Year festivities, the biennial Southeast Asian Night Market, circus shenanigans, the Hertz Sevens, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA skateboarding and much more.
Summer City 2013 is proudly presented by Wellington City Council and the New Zealand Community Trust.
Brochures are available from Council facilities such as libraries and pools, the railway station and Council reception on Wakefield Street. You can also check out Summer City’s Facebook page facebook.com/SummerCityWellington for up-to-date information – or download the new Summer City app.
Please click to view dates, information and Events.
New Look, New Feel: Celebrating "Newtown Park Apartments
Arlington tenants committee would like to invite the Arlington Community to a Christmas Party.
When: Sunday the 15th Dec 2013
Start time: 1:00pm
The Arlington tenants committee will be providing sausage sizzle with light refreshments.
To make it a real special day please bring along a plate of your favourite sweet dish to share with your neighbours.