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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

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