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

 

Regional Outdoors takes to the skies

16 February 2005

Regional Outdoors takes to the skies

On Saturday 26 February, Greater Wellington’s summer Regional Outdoors Programme takes to the skies.

In association with Heli-flight and Upper Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington is running helicopter rides over the Upper Hutt Valley as part of their summer programme.

Chair of the Landcare Committee Chris Laidlaw said “This is a fantastic chance to enjoy a spectacular bird’s eye view of the Upper Hutt Valley.”

“You’ll see everything from parks, forests, rivers, gorges, high ridges to the original railway route from Wellington to Wairarapa. It’s a rare opportunity not to be missed.”

Flights take off from Totara Park Road, fly over Cannon Point, the Karapoti Gorge, Tunnel Gully, Mt Climie towards the upper Pakuratahi Forest between Wellington and Wairarapa.

Two helicopters will carry a total of nine people for every ten-minute flight. The cost is $50 per person and flights depart every 15 minutes. To make a booking phone 04 526 5330 or email bookings@gw.govt.nz. Reservations are essential.

Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm Date: Saturday 26 February Venue: Totara Park Road, Upper Hutt How to get there: From Wellington, turn off SH2 onto Totara Park Road. Flights leave from the Awakairangi Park sports field on your right just after the bridge. Parking is available in the carpark adjacent to the sports field.

A full listing of Regional Outdoors events for March is online at www.gw.govt.nz or call 04 526 5330 for further information. Copies of the programme can also be obtained from any Greater Wellington office, local council office or visitor information centre.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need.

And I’m hedging with the ‘could well’ only because the Ardern government hasn’t yet spelled out whether the name change it has announced will also involve a rejection of the controversial use of Big Data to try and predict those children deemed to be at highest risk of inter-generational reliance on welfare support. More>>

 

Principals' Federation: End Of National Standards

Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended. More>>

ALSO:

Public Good: People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media, was crowdfunded and was informed by an extensive consultation, seeking the views of both those working in Media as well as gathering input both online and in person from ordinary Citizens. More>>

ALSO:

RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’. More>>

ALSO:

'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages