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


New Brighton’s big Summer Sunday

Surf, save and soar at New Brighton’s big Summer Sunday

New Brighton Beach is set for its biggest Summer Sunday this weekend, 16 January, as the South Island Surf League champs plunge into action north of the Pier just as The Press Kite Day takes flight on the south side.

The Press Kite Day is an exciting new addition to the Christchurch City Council’s SummerTimes programme in association with The Kite Shop. Families will be treated to some spectacular international kite-flyer demonstrations as they enjoy flying their own kites on the beach.

World record holder for creating the largest kites, Peter Lynn, will feature in the big kite displays with a couple of surprises making their world-first kite flights. English kite-fliers are expected to thrill with mermaid and seahorse kites while Dutch kite-fliers plan to steal the scene with two-line freestyle trick kites of a calibre never seen before in New Zealand.

The Kite Day event will run on New Brighton beach from 11am to 3pm while the Surf champs are in full swing just nextdoor north of the pier from 10am to 4pm. Seven local and one Otago team will compete surf-side.

There is also good news on the weather front from the Met Service Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt, who forecasts a Sunday that is “fine with a northerly of some sort,”. Kite-fliers have their fingers crossed for a northeaster.

© 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