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

 


Take The Kids For A Twilight Walk

NEWS RELEASE

18 January 2013

Take The Kids For A Twilight Walk

Give the kids a treat before they go back to school, and take them to a Greater Wellington Regional Council-hosted twilight walk above Lowry Bay in Eastbourne.

On Wednesday 30 January, East Harbour Regional Park Ranger Mark McAlpine will lead the annual Back of the Bay walk, part of the Regional Council's Great Outdoors summer events programme.

"We mainly get adults on this walk but we'd really like to see more kids this year - I reckon they'll enjoy having an evening adventure in the forest."

Mark says that the walk gets glowing feedback from participants. "They love the great views over the harbour and the beautiful native bush, which goes from podocarp to beech as we reach the ridgeline.

"The bush is very different in the twilight. The light is softer and the birds are more active. Hopefully we'll get a nice sunset for this year's event, weather allowing."

The walk requires a moderate level of fitness and does have a bit of a climb at the beginning, so is recommended for children aged 9 and over.

BACK OF THE BAY FOREST WALK
Wednesday 30 January, 6.30pm-8.30pm
East Harbour Regional Park, Lowry Bay, Cheviot Rd entrance
Join an evening walk through coastal forest behind Lowry Bay. Learn about local forest ecosystems and enjoy stunning views.
Max 30 people. Book your spot - 04 830 4041 or bookings@gw.govt.nz.


Wellington Harbour in the evening, viewed from the hills of Lowry Bay


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news