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


GW kicks off summer events programme

10 December 2007

GW kicks off summer events programme

Are you looking for opportunities get out and about this summer and enjoy what the region has to offer? Greater Wellington has an abundance of exciting events in the region’s parks and forests for all the family to enjoy as part of the 2008 Regional Outdoors Programme.

The popular programme is now in its eighth year with over 40 events, from a nature discovery treasure hunt in Kaitoke Regional Park’s low-land rainforest, to the Giant Rata Journey in the glorious East Harbour Regional Park.

“Our region is full of recreational opportunities for people of all ages and fitness levels,” says Cr Rex Kirton, Chair of Greater Wellington’s Parks, Forests and Utilities Committee. “Most of the programme’s events are either free or very low in cost, so I hope that people will get out there and explore our parks and forests.”

The programme has a particular focus on Belmont Regional Park, giving people a chance to enjoy the park’s special features. The park, between Porirua and the Hutt Valley, has spectacular views and great open space for recreation, as well as historical features like World War II ammunition stores.

The programme also includes flax weaving on the Kapiti Coast, gliding in the upper Hutt Valley, the Anything Vintage Festival in Queen Elizabeth Park, a beginner’s guide to fly fishing in the Hutt River, Lion Foundation buggy walks and much, much more.

The events take place from 29 December 2007 to 30 March 2008. You can view the programme on Greater Wellington’s website www.gw.govt.nz. For information and bookings, call 04 381 7735 or email bookings@gw.govt.nz


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Herd Immunity Isn’t A Valid Option, And What’s With Our Reluctance To Wear Masks?

Herd immunity has recently bounced back into the headlines as a tool for managing Covid-19, and as a supposed alternative to lockdowns. In the US, a group of scientists was recently brought together in the town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts by a think tank funded by the Koch brothers. The assembled scientists signed the so called Barrington Declaration, which promotes herd immunity as a rational means of re-opening US public schools and the economy at large... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On National Being Shafted By Its Own Creation

As it licks its wounds, let’s hope the National Party can still find time to look back with some pride at what it has achieved in Epsom. The Act Party’s nationwide success on Saturday night has been a tribute to National’s foresight, and to its ... More>>


Green Party: 'Fruitful Discussions ... Further Discussions To Have'

The Green Party says there is a negotiation going on with the Labour Party, but there are more discussions to be had. More>>


Border: No Changes To Border Exemptions After Fishing Crew Test Covid-19 Positive

The cases were detected after routine day three testing but the immigration minister and air commodore agree there's no need to change border exemptions. More>>

PSA: Labour-Led Government Has Mandate For Transformation, Equality And Transparency

The Public Service Association welcomes the progressive electoral landslide New Zealand voters delivered on Saturday, and the union says its members look forward to implementing policies that reduce poverty and inequality, support affordable housing ... More>>


Stats NZ: New Report Shows Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Climate

Climate change is already happening in New Zealand and could have a profound impact on future generations of New Zealanders, a new report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ says. Our atmosphere and climate 2020 , released today, includes analysis ... More>>


Judith Collins: Obese People Must Take Responsibility For 'personal Choices'

National Party leader Judith Collins has described obesity as a weakness and says people should not 'blame systems for personal choices'. More>>

Māori Party: Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory

John Tamihere’s election campaign is on the rise and on track to return the Māori Party to parliament, a new Māori TV poll has revealed. The poll released on 11 October during the seventh and final Māori TV Maori Electoral campaign coverage has Tamihere ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Four-Year Terms Of Parliament, And On How The US Courts Are Dismantling Democracy

Last week, the issue of four-year parliamentary terms surfaced again. Infuriatingly, it is being discussed purely in terms of its convenience for political parties. They’d get so much more time to enact their policies, free of scrutiny or sanction by voters ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels