Chch - What's on this weekend? March 7
Thursday 7 March 2013
What's on this weekend?
Saturday 9 March
Noon – 4pm
Ray Blank Park, Maidstone Road
Cancelled if wet
Experience the world and celebrate cultural diversity! Be entertained by more than 50 cultural performances and demonstrations, a huge variety of ethnic foods, art and crafts for sale and fun activities for the whole family. Children's activities including Amac Bungy, bouncy castles, stone- and soap-carving, origami, face-painting, Plains FM recording booth and more. BYO rug or chairs and make a day of it. Limited parking is available. Listen to Plains FM and Newstalk ZB for cancellation notice.
Noon – 1.30pm
Canterbury Caledonian Royal Stewart and Balmoral Pipe Bands
will be playing at
Daffodil Lawn, Botanic Gardens
Woolston Concert Brass will be playing
Scarborough Reserve, Sumner
Ingham Lazy Sundays: Mandy
Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens
Radius provides 'instrumental fire for your soul' with Harry Harrison drawing on his Scottish roots and immersion in Americana, as the 'Celtic Cowboy' of Aotearoa on guitar, dobro and banjo. Justine S evokes sonic sounds using voice, alto saxophone and flute, creating cross-cultural streams from around the globe. Together their infectious rhythms and soulful melodies interweave, producing a richly-textured instrumental wonder.
Farewell to the Godwits
Southshore Spit Reserve, South New BrightonHelp farewell Christchurch’s iconic and much-loved visitors, the Bar-tailed Godwits (kuaka), as they take off on their long trip back to Alaska.
The champion long-distance flying birds are seen off towards the end of summer with a brief and informative ceremony at the Southshore Spit. The Godwit makes the longest non-stop flight known for any bird and the longest journey without pausing to feed by any animal – more than 11,000 kilometres along a route from Alaska to Christchurch to escape the northern winter.
After resting up and filling out under the protection of park rangers and bird lovers in Christchurch, the birds are ready to return to their Alaskan breeding grounds.
This unique and very special event is presented by the Christchurch City Council, its Regional Park Rangers team, the Ornithological Society of New Zealand and the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust.
Free BBQ sausages. BYO binoculars. No dogs please.
Roadworks to Bridge Street meaning that it only runs one-way, access into South New Brighton is recommended via Pages Road. Visitors can catch the route 5 bus and limited off-street parking is available
These events are all part of the Garden City SummerTimes festival. For more information please visit summertimes.co.nz.