Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Children’s Day 2003 – Coming Soon

Media Release
15 October 2003

Children’s Day 2003 – Coming to a Leisure Centre near you

October 26 is National Children’s Day. This year Manukau City Council’s leisure centres are co-ordinating the event supported by Manukau Youth Centre and Te Ora o Manukau – Manukau the Healthy City.

Children’s Day Co-ordinator Catherine Manning says that Children’s Day, which is held on the last Sunday in October each year, is about celebrating children and encouraging adults to give their time to them.

“The key message is for parents, care-givers and communities to “give time” to our young, as well as love and affection, praise and encouragement, listen and talk to them and provide them with new experiences.

“We want families to spend the day together, whether it is at one of the leisure centre events where they can make the most of the free, fun activities we have on offer, or just at home”, says Catherine.

Families can join in activities such as tug-of-war, kayaking, treasure hunts and other aquatic games. A clown will also be visiting each of the centres.

Marketing Co-ordinator for Manukau Leisure Centres, Philip Dobson says, “We are really thrilled that our leisure centres are hosting Manukau’s Children’s Day celebrations this year.

“I invite all Manukau residents to celebrate the day with us. The philosophy of Children’s Day is one of giving time to New Zealand’s children, and sits well with the vision of Tomorrow’s Manukau – the need for people to feel healthy, safe and secure within themselves, with their families and their communities”, says Philip.

This is the fourth year that Manukau has celebrated Children’s Day. Previously the celebrations have been held at Hayman Park.

More information on Children’s Day can be found at www.childrensday.org.nz



Papatoetoe Centennial Leisure Centre 12.00 – 5.00 pm

Manurewa Swimming Leisure Centre 12.00 – 3.30 pm

Norman Kirk Memorial Leisure Centre 12.00 – 3.00 pm

Moana Nui A Kiwa Leisure Centre 11:00 – 3.00 pm

Lloyd Elsmore Leisure Centre 1.00 – 3.00 pm

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election