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

 

What's on this week? Garden City Summertimes

Monday 7 January 2013

What's on this week?

Friday 11 January – Sunday 13 January
Elite Road National Championships
Friday time trial, 10am, Lincoln University
Saturday 12 January: 2013 Tineli Grand Prix Presented by Mainland Foundation Recreational Ride starts at 9.30am
Saturday from noon – Elite Women
Sunday from 10am – Elite Men
Centennial Park and Macmillan Avenue

Christchurch City Council Unit Manager John Filsell says the 2013 Calder Stewart Elite Road National Championships is the biggest event on the New Zealand cycling calendar. "This is the perfect chance to get out and see New Zealand’s top road cyclists in action, from Olympic medallists to Tour de France riders.”

In a first, all seven of New Zealand’s World Tour professional cyclists will take to the road to compete, including Julian Dean, George Bennett, Jesse Sergent, Sam Bewley, Greg Henderson, Hayden Roulston and Jack Bauer.

Please visit www.elitenationals.co.nz for more information.

Saturday 12 January
Beach Blast
North Beach, Marine Parade
9.30am–1pm
Free, cancelled if wet

This free event for 7–12 year olds showcases some of the fun activities kids can enjoy at the beach. Surfing, boogie boarding, bodysurfing, beach races, beach volleyball, cricket, music, a sandcastle competition and much more – all with experts from local surf lifesaving clubs and the North Wai Boardriders Club.

Sunday 13 January
Contact Tri Series
Pegasus
8am

This is a triathlon set against a beautiful backdrop, with the course taking in the clear lake, smooth roads and scenic lake paths offered by Pegasus. The 3:9:3 race (300m swim, 9k bike, 3k run) is the "give it a go" distance, designed for first timers. For something a little more challenging, there’s the sprint distance (750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run). For kids, the 1:2:1 race (100m swim, 2k bike, 1k run) gives them the option of racing individually or as a team.

Please visit http://www.triseries.co.nz/Events/Christchurch.htm for more information.

Ingham Lazy Sundays: Fledge
Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens
3pm–4.30pm
Free

Fledge is a showcase of material from a combination of musicians. Acoustic and folk artist Hera performs with Jed Parsons and is joined by the House of Mountain band (Moses Robbins, Kurt Preston, Ben Campbell and Jed Parsons) for some upbeat numbers. Happiness Stan (aka Kris Wilson) uses vocals and guitar to deliver a style fitting within the traditional country and dirt genre.

Harlequin Players: The Adventures of Robin Hood
Abberley Park, St Albans
Monday – Friday, 6.30pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11am & 2pm
Gate sales $7, children 2 years and under free

Come one, come all to this light-hearted musical adventure for the whole family written by Roger Hall, one of New Zealand’s most popular playwrights. Lively Celtic dancing, music, sword and stave fighting are included in the funny and boisterous antics of Robin Hood and his outlaws.

These events are all part of the Garden City SummerTimes festival. For more information please visit summertimes.co.nz.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Budget

It may seem like Oliver to be so bold as to ask the Finance Minister for more gruel – but what the Dickens, Steven Joyce… is this Budget really as good as it gets?

Supposedly, the public was going to receive significant rewards – an election year lolly scramble no less – for the eight years of belt tightening that they’ve endured, and for the rundown of essential public services.

Well, what Budget 2017 delivered instead in Education and in Health were allocations barely sufficient to maintain the current levels of service delivery More>>

Scoop Full Coverage: of Budget Announcements & Reaction
Latest: Scoop Search

 
 

Auditor-General Stands Down For Investigation: Gordon Campbell On (Not) Taking Responsibility

So Martin Matthews, our current Auditor-General wishes he could have detected “earlier” the fraud that occurred on his watch at the Ministry of Transport. Hmmm. But he could have detected it earlier, surely? That’s the point. More>>

ALSO:

NGOs Pleased: Govt To Halt Collection Of Client Data

Brenda Pilott, the chair of ComVoices and national manager of Social Service Providers Aotearoa, congratulates the government on its decision to call a halt to the collection of individual client data until the concerns of not-for-profit service providers have been worked through. More>>

ALSO:

Gosh: Blasphemy Law Repeal Struck Down

Chris Hipkins, the MP who tabled a Supplementary Order Paper to add our Blasphemy Law to the Statutes Repeal Bill, said this was a "sad day for freedom of speech, tolerance, and leadership". More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Navy’s Dealings With Fat Leonard, And Twin Peaks

At an official level, our “she’ll be right” attitude routinely spills over into a keen resentment of anyone who suggests the outcomes may be less than satisfactory… The Navy has now gone one step beyond. It won’t even ask itself whether it did a good job. More>>

ALSO:

NZDF: Fifth Rotation Of Troops Heads To Iraq

The fifth rotation of New Zealand Defence Force troops left today for a six-month mission training Iraqi soldiers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Demonising Of Iran

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now that US President Donald Trump has used his speech in Riyadh to single out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East? More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election