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

 


Events-packed Anniversary Weekend


Events-packed Anniversary Weekend

Wellingtonians will be spoilt for choice this coming Anniversary Weekend with a diverse range of events in and around the city.

Wellington City Council Sports and Events Portfolio Leader, Councillor John Morrison, says people will be spoilt for choice.

“Make a day of it on Saturday and head down to Civic Square and Waitangi Park to take in the annual gay and lesbian fair ‘Out in the Square’ and, just a short walk away at Waitangi Park, the Positively Pasifika festival. There’ll be great food, traditional performances and ‘have-a-go’ activities to celebrate our diverse Pacific cultures.”

The theme of this year’s Pasifika festival is ‘We Are The Ocean’, which celebrates Pacific Islanders’ voyaging cultures and connections.

Council Event Coordinator, Marisa Pene, says the Pasifika festival kicks off at 9.30am Saturday with a ‘We Are The Ocean’ procession.

“The sea is very important to Pacific Islanders and this year sustainability is part of the theme. In keeping with this, the festival will be plastic water bottle-free. Thanks to support from Bulk Water, there will be a 'Village Well' onsite that people can fill their drink bottles or cups from.”

The headline acts for Positively Pasifika are up-and-coming street soul funkstress Iva Lamkum, and Brownhill – a sunshine reggae band – featuring special guest Swiss. There will also be a talent quest – supported by Nui FM – and fun competitions like jandal-kicking, tug-of-war and a chop suey taste-off. Marisa says bring your own ukulele and learn an island ditty at the ukulele workshop, ‘island styles’.

To cap off the busy weekend, the ever-popular Capital E Great Scavenger Hunt is on Sunday between 10am and 4pm and the Birdman Competition on Monday, Anniversary Day, from 10am to 5pm on the waterfront. ASB Gardens Magic will also be continuing in the evenings at the Botanic Garden and there’s a kids’ concert on Sunday at 2.30pm.

Wellington Anniversary Weekend
Friday 18 January – ASB Gardens Magic: 7pm Kaivai, 8pm Data Hui
Saturday 19 January – Positively Pasifika 2013: We Are The Ocean – Waitangi Park, 11am–6pm
Saturday 19 January – Out in the Square – Civic Square 11am–5pm
Saturday 19 January – ASB Gardens Magic: The Nudge
Sunday 20 January – The Great Scavenger Hunt and Extravaganza – Capital E and waterfront 10am–4pm
Sunday 20 January – ASB Gardens Magic:2.30pm Gerry Pail – Tales from the Sea and an Elephant Tree (kids‘ concert), 8pm Amiria Grenell
Monday 21 January – Birdman Wellington – waterfront 10am–5pm

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Mt Albert Aftermath

Personality politics – Jacinda is great! Jacinda is not so great! – have dominated the coverage of the Labour Party’s fortunes this week...

Still, this is a relatively new and welcome problem for the centre-left. Labour has seemed so bereft of crossover talent for so long that it seems almost embarrassed by this latest development. More>>

 

Conservation: Central Govt Takes Over 1080 Regulation

“This new approach standardises the rules for using such poisons rather than the current system of different rules in different regions. This change will reduce costs and delays for operators, ensure consistent conditions throughout the country, reduce mistakes from misunderstanding rule differences and allow best practice approaches to be used." More>>

ALSO:

Election Entertainments: ACT Has Prison Plan, Greens Have Water Bill

Green Party launches Member’s Bill to protect our freshwater The Green Party has today launched a member’s bill that will keep water from underground sources, called aquifers, safe from pollution and contamination. More>>

ALSO:

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Clampdown On Rogue Employers Good First Step

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. More>>

ALSO:

Mayor: 750 New Social And Affordable Homes For Wellington (Over A Decade)

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. More>>

ALSO:


November Quakes:

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news