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

 


Government House to host upcoming Sport Wellington Buggy Wal

Government House to host upcoming Sport Wellington Buggy Walk

Hundreds of buggies are set to stroll through Government House on Thursday 3rd July for Sport Wellington’s monthly Buggy Walk.

Buggy Walks are a free event occurring on the first Thursday of every month. The walks take place at a different location every month and aim to provide parents and caregivers with the opportunity to discover some of the many buggy friendly walking tracks throughout the Wellington region.

This month’s walk will take place at the prestigious Government House, Wellington. While access is generally limited to pre arranged tours, buggy walkers are invited inside the gates to stroll through the grounds endorsed as a ‘Garden of National Significance’ which cover a total of 12 hectares. Some of the walk will take place on the flat gardens before venturing up the picturesque shrubbery lined hillside.

Built in 1908-1910, the grounds have a rich history and include several heritage features. Plaques mark trees planted by some of its more renowned guests including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the late Maori Queen, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, and former Governors-General and their spouses. It also has significance as a named Maori site known as Kaipapa and was the former site of the Mt View Lunatic Asylum. A remnant from that era known as "Convict's Wall" is featured inside the grounds.

Event organiser, Tania Atkinson of Sport Wellington says the past few walks have been a huge success and are growing in popularity each month with over 320 parents, caregivers and children in attendance at the June walk in Petone. “Our last walk was the biggest yet, with a mixture of familiar faces and first timers. It’s really great to see more and more people keen to come along and get active with their young ones” adds Atkinson.

Atkinson says she is especially looking forward to the Government House walk, “it’s a rare opportunity to check out the grounds that play host to a number of Wellington’s exclusive visitors and the walking track is great, it’s usually one of our more popular walks.”

The walks vary in length and difficulty but will usually take 45 – 60 minutes to complete. With no registration necessary, everyone is encouraged just to show up and take part. Participants can also take advantage of free Caffé L’affare coffee and a BBQ, courtesy of Southern Cross.

To find out more visit www.buggywalk.co.nz.


MEDIA RELEASE ENDS


Start time: Meet from 10am for a 10.30am start. Duration is approximately 1 hour.


How to get there: Head along Adelaide Road towards Newtown. Turn into Hospital Road and follow this around and up the hill. On the left is the entrance to Government House.


Meet: On the entrance lawn, inside the Hospital Road entrance.

Parking: There will be parking inside the grounds (around 50-60 parks), but we do encourage people to car pool or use public transport, as we can't guarantee there will be enough parks for everyone. Just down from the entrance to Government House (on the street and in the public car parking areas) is pay and display parking starting at $3.00 for one hour, $5.00 for two hours.


In the case of bad weather, please check the Buggy Walk website, www.buggywalk.co.nz, or Facebook page, Wellington Buggy Walks, from 8.30am on the day of the walk.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English, Abroad

Looks like you need to get the blurb yourself. Probably best to do that irrespective, actually.If David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common.

Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without much in the way of credible competition from their colleagues. Neither have yet been given a mandate to govern by the electorate although – in both countries – the Labour opposition is in less than robust shape. More>>

 

Pike River: Labour Bill To Override Safety Act For Mine Entry

“Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter the mine to recover the bodies might place the mine’s owner, Solid Energy Limited, and its directors in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future? More>>

Oxfam: 30% Of NZ Owns Less Wealth Than Our Two Richest Men

The research also reveals that the richest one per cent have 20 per cent of the wealth in New Zealand, while 90 per cent of the population owns less than half of the nation’s wealth. The research forms part of a global report released to coincide with this week’s annual meeting of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More>>

ALSO:

Hospitals: Resident Doctors Set To Strike Again

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Super Fund: More Burning Ethical Questions For Steven Joyce

Greens: Radio New Zealand reported this morning that the New Zealand Superfund has $77 million invested in 47 coal companies that the Norwegian Government’s Pension Fund – the largest sovereign fund in the world – has blacklisted. More>>

Activism: Greenpeace Intercepts World’s Biggest Seismic Oil Ship

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa... Greenpeace radioed the master of the Amazon Warrior to deliver an open letter of protest signed by over 60,000 New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Why Tax Cuts In 2017 Would Be A (Proven) Bad Idea

Ever since the world fell prey to the mullahs of the free market in the 1980s, no amount of real world evidence has managed dispel one key tenet of their economic faith. Namely, the idea that if you cut income taxes and taxes on small business, a wave of individual enterprise and entrepreneurial energy will thus be unleashed, profits will rise and – hey bingo! – the tax cuts will soon be paying for themselves ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news