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

 


Kids Toy Exchange Market


Press release 17/12/12

Kids Toy Exchange Market

Aro Valley Community Centre, 10am – 1pm, Saturday 5 January 2013

Now that the kids have got some new toys for Christmas, it’s a great time to encourage them to sort out their surplus old toys, and get them all along to the Aro Valley Kids Toy Exchange Market, where they can sell, swap, or buy. New life for old toys; more shelf and cupboard space for your house!

The Kids Toy Exchange has cheap stalls for kids, $5 and $10, and trestle table hire for a further $5. Anyone is welcome to bring their toys and kids along. There will be an outdoor barista cafe all day, and a waterslide if the weather is good. Dads, kids and the visiting relatives are all invited to join the Backyard Cricket tournament from noon to 2pm; and have a go at Ultimate Frisbee between 2-3pm. Aro Valley hosts Bike Polo every Saturday from 3pm, an interesting version of polo played while riding a bicycle. Bikes for public use are provided. Only in Aro Valley! There’s even musical entertainment featuring a children’s band and others from 3pm.

Organiser Martin Wilson says, “this is a great way to kick off our Aro Valley Summer Fun community activities throughout January. Everyone, from anywhere in Wellington, is invited to bring their kids and their old toys along, and have some fun while here.”

“The Toy Exchange Market is a great idea – teach the kids to clear their old toys, learn some commerce, and have a good time while doing it.” Aro Valley trialled the idea last summer and it proved popular and successful. This summer, it is hoped the idea will continue to grow and eventually become a fundraiser for the local preschool. For now, it’s just a lot of fun. People are also invited to bring any of their own fun games, including side-show type games like wet sponge throwing, and bowling games, and set them up to raise funds and for the public to try.

Wilson says, “the timing is good, immediately after Christmas. People are still in holiday mode, the kids will be keen to clear some of their old toys, and there’s a bunch of fun stuff to do on the day after the market.”

Other stalls with any suitable goods are also welcome, although they pay the “adult” stall prices of $20 small, $40 large. There should also be a range of BBQ food for sale.

No registration is necessary for the Kids Market; you can just turn up and be allocated a site, or start browsing.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Open Source // Open Society - Full Coverage

Gordon Campbell:
On The Reserve Bank And Auckland Housing

The ‘crisis – what crisis?’ response by the government to the Auckland housing price bubble is no longer acceptable.

So says Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer – who used unusually frank language in his speech and subsequent interviews yesterday to call for a capital gains tax, and to generally chastise central and local government for their inaction on a threat to the country’s economic health and financial stability.

That threat has been real for some time. The housing price bubble has already created a currency bubble... Undaunted, the government keeps calling this situation a success story. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Bangladesh: GCSB Dragging NZ Into Human Rights Abuses

The New Zealand government should stop providing intelligence assistance to Bangladeshi security agencies that are known to systematically engage in human rights abuses, said the Green Party today. More>>

ALSO:

Troops Heading To Iraq: Government Must Come Clean On Deployment

New Zealanders deserve more than to hear about their troops’ deployment overseas from Australian media, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “News from Australia that Kiwi troops are on their way to Iraq this week is another example of the culture of secrecy and unknown protections around the deployment.” More>>

ALSO:

Image: Strikers And Protestors Join Outside McDonald's

A group of protestors took to McDonald’s Manners St today as a part of the international fast food workers day of action to end zero hour contracts. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Special Education Funds Not Spent

More than $32 million of funding for children with special needs has not been spent by the Government, despite families of children with special needs complaining for years that they’ve been denied the support they deserve. More>>

ALSO:

John Key: Pre-Budget Speech To Business NZ

So this Government will remain relentlessly focused on improving the competitiveness of our economy... We will continue to give businesses a platform to invest, grow and create jobs in the knowledge they will be backed by a clear and consistent government policy programme. More>>

ALSO:

Multimedia: Andrew Little’s Response To John Key’s Pre-Budget Address

Labour Party leader Andrew Little spoke today on John Key’s pre-budget address this afternoon in Wellington. Little said National has had seven years to achieve a surplus and Kiwis have “fufilled their end of the bargain.” More>>

Surplus Baggage: Key Backs Off ‘Artificial Target’

John Key’s attempt to redefine his cornerstone promise of two election campaigns as an artificial target suggests his other promises are works of fiction, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On UE Pass Rates And University Dropout Rates

Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been especially steep among Maori students and also a problem with (b) the failure rates for Maori students among those who reach university... Unfortunately the two problems seem related. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news