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

 


Teddy Bears’ Picnics offer summer fun for kids

Media advisory
Teddy Bears’ Picnics offer summer fun for kids

Local teddy bears and their human owners will be putting on their best summer shorts and t-shirts for this weekend’s Teddy Bears’ Picnics in Queenstown and Wanaka, part of the Summerdaze festival.

The picnics have been a part of the Summerdaze calendar since the beginning and have proved extremely popular with parents, children and teddy bears of all shapes and sizes. Queenstown Lakes District Council arts and events facilitator Jan Maxwell says with fine weather forecast for this year’s events she’s expecting a great turnout.

“We’re encouraging families to pack a picnic, grab their sunhats and sunblock and come along for two hours of fun and games,” she said.

“Admission is free and there’ll be lots of entertainment laid on including games, storytelling, face painting, bubble blowing and a bouncy castle.”

There will also be food and drinks stalls onsite and at the Remarkables Park Town Centre Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Queenstown, Ronald McDonald will be making a special appearance.

“It’s a real treat for the local children and we’re looking forward to seeing lots of happy faces at the end of each event,” Mrs Maxwell said.

Wanaka Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Wanaka Dinosaur Park
11am – 1pm Saturday 26 January

Remarkables Park Town Centre Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Red Barn, Remarkables Park, Frankton
11am – 1pm, Sunday 27 January

The Teddy Bears’ Picnics are staged in association with More FM

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Teina Pora Wins Appeal: Gordon Campbell On The Privy Council Decision

The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a spotlight once again on a major gap in the New Zealand justice system.

To all intents and purposes, access by New Zealanders to the Privy Council has now been closed. Yet the number of times in recent years when the Privy Council has quashed the findings of New Zealand courts has demonstrated that we are regularly
(a) jailing the wrong person or
(b) arriving at guilty verdicts on grounds sufficiently flawed as to raise serious doubts that a miscarriage of justice has occurred. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Urgent Bill Planned: MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: MP Pay Rises, Solid Energy, Iraq

Prime Minister John Key answered questions in his Post-Cabinet press conference about the Iraq deployment, Solid Energy and National’s decision to overhaul the Remuneration Authority Act. More>>

ALSO:

Worksafe: MSD Charged Over Work And Income Ashburton Shooting

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured. More>>

ALSO:

Iraq: Ex-Hostage Says Government Not Putting NZers, Iraqis First

Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Statement: Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting

Prime Minister Key warmly welcomed Prime Minister Abbott and Mrs Abbott to New Zealand. The visit has enabled wide-ranging and substantive discussion that has underlined the strength, value, diversity and warmth of our trans-Tasman relationship. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: Peters To Stand In Northland By-Election

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has announced his intention to stand in the Northland by-election, citing his own links to the electorate and ongoing neglect of the region by central government. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)

Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza? More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news