Waitangi Day in the Queenstown Gardens
Tuesday 29 January, 2013
Waitangi Day in the
Residents and visitors are being
invited to pack a picnic and come along to the Queenstown
Gardens on Wednesday February 6 for a community picnic to
celebrate Waitangi Day.
Queenstown Lakes District
Council arts and events facilitator Jan Maxwell says the
picnic, organised in tandem with the Wakatipu Whanau Group,
builds on the success of last year’s event.
held this event for the first time last year and the
response was brilliant,” she said.
“We had a great
mix of locals and tourists of all ages and nationalities
coming together to discover more about Maori culture and
history. The feedback we received universally supported
staging it again.”
Well known local musician Ned
Webster will be MC the event, introducing live music from
local performers and telling stories of the history of the
Wakatipu. There will be stalls offering Maori massage and
hangi food and people will also be able to try their hand at
People can bring a picnic or buy food on
Mrs Maxwell said she’s also hoping for a
repeat of last year’s weather.
“The sun shone last
year and we’re hoping for the same again. People should
pack sunblock and a hat as well as a picnic”
Waitangi Day Community Picnic runs from 1pm-5pm on Wednesday
6 February at the band rotunda in the Queenstown Gardens.
Admission is free.
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On The 2013 Budget
Among Thursday’s main talking points:
We are apparently on track for a margin-of-error $75 million surplus, now in sight for 2014/15. But this sickly creature is hobbling out of the lab on the basis of all kinds of facilitative conjuring: such as trimming by $200 million the amount of new spending next time around.
With this strictly nominal surplus in sight, the 1984-ish justification for eternal austerity will have a news talisman: namely, getting Crown debt down to 20% of GDP by 2020. More>>
Budget Report, Lockup Audio & Images: Budget Day 2013 As always and especially after the managerial mishaps of the past few weeks and months, (e.g. Aaron Gilmore, the Mighty River Power share float, the GCSB mishaps) Budget Day 2013 was always going to be a pageant of reassurance... More>>
Budget 2013 Comment: Plain Sailing, But It's No America's Cup Pattrick Smellie: Compared to the last four budgets, this year's reflects an economy moving out of recession and into calmer waters... Yet if the fastest annual growth rate we can expect over the next two years is 3 percent - with the Christchurch rebuild in full swing - then you'd have to say New Zealand's underlying low-growth problem is far from fixed. More>>
Auckland Discord: Govt’s Power Hungry Housing Approach A Threat - Labour
Last week the Government said this, ‘The Government commits not to use any proposed or existing powers ... to override the council's planning and consenting processes’. But its housing Bill says this; ‘If an accord cannot be reached in an area of severe housing unaffordability, the Government can intervene by establishing special housing areas and issuing consents for developers’. More>>
Extending Protest Ban, Relaxing Permit Rules: Govt Abuses Urgency To Extend Anadarko Amendment
The Government is trying to pass legislation under urgency which would make the Anadarko Amendment – which limits protest at sea – apply to an additional 1.7 million square kilometres, the Green Party said today. More>>