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

 


State La Grande Swim returns to Akaroa in February

6 January, 2014

State La Grande Swim returns to Akaroa in February


The State La Grande Swim is returning to Akaroa in February for a third year after the event attracted 800 entries last year.

Part of the national Ocean Swim series, it is Christchurch’s largest open water swimming event, with four races to suit all ages and abilities.

The State La Grande Swim starts on Saturday 22 February 2014 at high tide off Akaroa’s French Bay Beach with a 2.8 kilometre race, followed by a 1000 metre swim. A 300 metre course follows and the series ends with the 200 metre State OceanKids event. All entrants get a free swim cap, beach towel, certificate and goodies bag.

To help people get in shape for the big day, the Christchurch City Council has been running ‘Track My Swim’ at the Jellie Park, Graham Condon and Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre pools.

This free training programme allows State La Grande Swim entrants to enrol at one of the pools and start counting the laps they swim. Staff log the laps and when entrants reach target distances they go into a draw to win prizes.

Track My Swim is free and has been under way at Council pools since mid-December 2013. It ends on Sunday 9 February 2014 and winners will be drawn on Tuesday 11 February 2014.

To enter in the State La Grande Swim and find out more about the event go to: www.oceanswim.co.nz.

- ends -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news