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


We wish you a Merry Christmas



14 November 2007

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Santa is on his way and Auckland City Council is celebrating with eight free community Christmas events for everyone to enjoy.

Families and friends are encouraged to share the spirit of the festive season with others in their local community.

There’s a twinkling start to this year’s celebrations, with the Onehunga Christmas Lights event on 30 November featuring local music groups, carol singing, face painting, a visit from the big guy and the lighting of Jellicoe Park’s Christmas tree.

A Christmas tradition in Auckland for decades, Carols by Candlelight events take place during December in Three Kings, Ponsonby, Waiheke Island, St Heliers and Balmoral – giving Aucklanders the chance to sing their hearts out to their favourite festive tunes.

Otahuhu celebrates Christmas on 15 December with brass bands, choirs and family entertainment along the main street and in Criterion Square.

Avondale Town Square will come alive on 16 December for the suburb’s own unique multicultural Carols by Spiderlight event featuring local performances, carol singing and more.

The council is proud to bring people more than 60 free events to enjoy this summer.

Visit www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/christmas for more information.


Note to editors

Christmas event calendar:

Onehunga Christmas Lights
Friday, 30 November, 7pm to 9pm
Jellicoe Park
Proudly supported by New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) and Solid Gold

Carols by Candlelight Three Kings
Sunday, 9 December, 7pm to 9.15pm
Three Kings Reserve, Mt Roskill
Proudly supported by New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) and More FM

Carols by Candlelight Western Park
Friday, 14 December, 7pm to 10pm
Western Park, Ponsonby
Proudly supported by New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) and The Breeze

Otahuhu Christmas Celebrations
Saturday, 15 December, 10am to 2pm
Criterion Square, Otahuhu
Proudly presented in partnership with Otahuhu Mainstreet & Commercial Association and Radio 531pi

Carols by Candlelight Waiheke Island
Saturday, 15 December (rain date: Sunday, 16 December), 7pm to 10pm
Little Oneroa Beach Reserve
Proudly supported by Sealink

Carols by Candlelight St Heliers
Sunday, 16 December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
St Heliers School
Proudly supported by New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT), The Breeze and Eastern Bays Community Board

Carols by Spiderlight
Sunday, 16 December, 7pm to 9pm
Avondale Town Square
Proudly supported by Avondale Business Association

Carols by Candlelight Potters Park
Sunday, 16 December, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Potters Park, Balmoral
(rain venue: Mt Eden War Memorial Hall)
Proudly supported by New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) and More FM


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>


Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>


Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>


Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>


Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>


United Future History: "All Good Things Must End"

'We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.' Mr Light told members on Monday. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Outcome, And The Hobbit Law

Somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory. More>>

Agreeing To Differ: Greens Maintain Opposition To TPPA
“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. More>>


Monitoring Report: A New Chapter For Children’s Rights In New Zealand?

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election