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2015-2016

Summer Holiday Attraction Guide

2015-2016

Includes: Puzzles Places to visit Attractions Holiday destinations


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Pencil it in Summer fun Summer Pools Saturday 19th December - 12pm - 3pm Jellie Park Sunday 17th January – 11am-1pm Lyttleton Norman Kirk Memorial Pool Saturday 6th February – 12pm-3pm Halswell Pool Make a splash at summer pools with More FM! There will be heaps of fun activities and games with plenty of pizes and Streets Ice Creams to be given away too.

Spectrum Street Art Festival

12 December - 17 April, 9.30am - 5pm, YMCA and city Seven exhibition spaces, 10 big city centre walls and 15 of the world’s best street artists.

family. Take in some fantastic music from a talented array of musicians in the stunning and beautiful Botanic Gardens.More details are on the Be There website at www.bethere. co.nz.

The Goodnight Film Festival

Weekends 23 - 24, 30 - 31 January, PreShow 6pm, Movie 7m Halswell Quarry Park Price: Gold coin donation to Scirt World Buskers Festival Emergency Care Foundation 14-24 January Hagley Park and various An outdoor festival of movies for all the locations family with a splash of animation, a sprinkle With 65 amazing street performers, of comedy, a drop of action and a dusting of including comedians, fringe artists, musicians drama. Live music prludes from 6pm and visual artists.

Linwood X-Games

Saturday 12 December 12pm – 3pm Linwood Park Free skateboarding and BMXing event, all welcome! Learn to Skate with the Cheapskates Skate Skool. Free Gear Hire Available Competitions, inflatables, Free BBQ.

Ingham Lazy Sundays

Every Sunday from 03 January 2016 3pm – 4.30pm A Christchurch favourite, Ingham Lazy Sundays is the perfect way to relax and while away your Sundays with friends and

Kite Day

Saturday 30 January 1.30pm – 4.30pm New Brighton Beach, South of the Pier Spectacular kites of all varieties and sizes will flutter and soar over New Brighton beach, delighting children and adults alike. Kite makers from around New Zealand and the world travel to partake in this popular event. Create and decorate your own kite or buy one from The Kite Shop on the day and fly it on the steady sea breeze. If you don’t have a kite sit back, relax and watch while enjoying an ice cream, cool drink or fish and chips for tea on the beach. The New Brighton Silver Band will perform on the promenade.

Maker Space

From 13th January, Various locations, check www. http://bethere.co.nz/ event/21861 for full details. Come and check out this cool maker space! There will be arts & craft, Lego, 3D colouring, clay, robots and more. So, get down to the Library and have a go! The Make Company will be the running the arts & craft activity at our Te Hāpua Learning Centre sessions, so make sure you don’t miss out. Bookings required.

The Pioneer Christchuch Day Ride

Sunday 31st January 11am - 11pm North Hagley Park This is your chance to ride the same course as the Pioneer prologue, and then some! Open to anyone, the Christchurch MTB Day Ride on the dedicated Mountain Bike Track network in the Port Hills. Take either the 37km or 53km distance. There will be limited spaces so besure to enter early at thepioneer.co.nz

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Summer adventure at Orana Wildlife Park

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xperience the ultimate animal adventure at Christchurch’s Orana Wildlife Park. Set in 80 hectares, Orana is New Zealand’s only open range zoo. Orana is now home to New Zealand’s only gorillas! Visitors can view our stunning three western lowland gorillas in a recently completed Great Ape Centre – the single biggest development in the park’s 39-year history. Orana specialises in providing amazing wildlife encounters, getting you up close and personal with the animals. Visitors can hand-feed majestic giraffe, get face-to-face with mighty white rhino, see New Zealand’s

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national icon, the kiwi, and travel through the Lion Habitat for immensely close views of the ‘King of the Beasts’ (costs and conditions apply). Scheduled animal presentations occur throughout the day, enabling visitors to enjoy the antics of Tasmanian devils, tigers, cheetah, monkeys, meerkats and much more. Orana has an extensive native fauna section, including one of the most comprehensive public collections of native geckos. Visitors can view ancient tuatara and immerse themselves in two large walkthrough aviaries for close encounters with kea, kereru, kakariki, whio and other native

birds. The farmyard enables people to pet a range of friendly domestic animals. Guided tours operate daily. A café and wildlife-themed gift shop are located on-site. Orana Wildlife Park is involved in a range of zoo-based breeding programmes. When you visit, you are directly supporting our conservation work. There is something to entertain people of all ages for the entire day at Orana Wildlife Park. Located at McLeans Island Road, Christchurch (15 minutes’ drive from the airport). Check out their website www.oranawildlifepark.co.nz.

Experience the ultimate animal adventure at NZ’s only open range zoo!


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Serious fun:

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ith over 30 years of “Serious Fun” under our belt, we sure know how to make your experience at Timezone the best you’ve had! Established in 1978, Timezone was the first family-oriented video amusement facility. This family emphasis is still a key focus of the brand today. Customers get to win fabulous prizes from the extensive range of unique and branded quality products from its prize counters. Equipped with the latest and classic games,

Timezone offers its customers a truly fun-filled experience. Timezone is all about fun and excitement. No matter what age or gender, there’s always a game for everyone in the whole family, and you never have to worry about the weather or getting enough exercise – some of our games are a real workout, and it’s all indoors! From enjoying a little family or friends competition on the basketball or fishing season games to the stress relief that comes from zapping evil mutants or smashing fruit,

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escape your everyday humdrum and be a pirate, race cars, become a ninja or play rock guitar! You’ll be surprised how much fun it is! Timezone Hornby on Chalmers St, just down from McDonalds, is the home of the Laser Frenzy Maze, and Timezone Riccarton Mall on Rotherham St is where we showcase the latest offerings and games in New Zealand. Birthday parties are a blast at Timezone, and we even offer an awesome fundraiser option for those needing to raise funds for schools, clubs or sports trips.

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We’ve even hosted corporate Christmas parties and stag and hen visits, and everyone has had a blast! Timezone Games offer fun and excitement for all ages with prizes, VIP loyalty rewards, special Double Dollars days, weekly deals like Half-Price Thursdays, awesome value timed play offers for when you only have a little time, and you can enjoy awesome school holiday bonus deals every school holiday. We take fun seriously at Timezone because everyone needs some fun everyday! See you soon!

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t has taken some time, longer than many of us may have liked, but the rebirth of Christchurch’s central city has been gradually gaining a momentum that now appears to be forging ahead with an irrepressible fervor. The heart of the city is pumping harder than ever with glorious shiny, new buildings repopulating the cityscape and filling up with an abundance of excellent new cafés, restaurants and bars. Cuisine has never been more diverse, running the gamut from hearty home-cooked, European-style fare on the go available from the conglomerate of container foodies on Victoria to the new craze for South American fare found at Casa Publica on New Regent Street, there seems to be new and unexpected hotspots to discover every week and never run out of new hangouts to spend

your days and weekends. Art is making a spectacular comeback into the inner city with the opening of SPECTRUM Street Art Festival on December 11 at the YMCA, where there will be seven exhibition spaces plus the opportunity to see artists at work, painting massive murals on walls at 10 sites around the city by some of the world’s most talented street artists. Following close on its heels is the longawaited reopening of the Christchurch City Art Gallery on December 19, which will welcome art lovers back with a range of family-friendly activities with the return of last year’s pop-up exhibition hit Imagination Playground, and the return of Michael Parekowhai’s bull on the grand piano and Bill Culbert’s Bebop sculptural installation from the 2013 Venice Biennale. Whatever your plans this summer,

there is always something to do and new places to visit, and the best way to do this is on foot or two wheels. Rediscover the latest developments within the four avenues by hopping on one of the Spark Bikes. With the first 30 minutes free

and only $4 per hour thereafter, you can pick up a bike and helmet from any of the five central city locations and pay by credit card. Find out more at www.nextbike.co.nz and enjoy summer in the city.

Chipmunks Cranford St “Where kids have awesome fun” Be Sunsmart these holidays and have fun INDOORS at Chipmunks Cranford St

• Train Rides • Bumper Cars • Large Slide • Ball Battle • Café 472 Cranford St, Papanui. Ph 352 4476 chipmunks@snap.net.nz


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RICCARTON PARK Sat 30 Jan

The Dudley Park Aquatic Centre in Rangiora is a stunning indoor complex offering a range Pack of pool the facilities. It features a 25m on eightyour lane heated pool, and a separate chilly bin, pop jandals getteaching set to pool, a spa, a recreational pool with a lazy river and bubble pit.

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The Oxford Community Aquatic Centre in Oxford, is an outdoor heated pool with a four lane training pool and childrens pool. A relaxing place to enjoy activities in the water.

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JANUARY HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 11th-15th, 18th-22nd, 25th-29th

• Forest rides • Jumping • Dressage • Cross Country • Games • Treasure Hunt • Movies (if wet) • Lollie Scramble Age limit 7 years • $350 full week / $80 per day 10am till 3pm daily • Bring warm jacket Swimming togs/shorts (if hot) for sprinkler fun! e-mail: arion@nta.co.nz for more information • (03) 360-2192 or 021-770-264

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activity with rafting on the Rangitata River, boating and fishing at the hydro lakes, fishing and hunting safaris or tramping the Four Peaks High Country Track. You can walk, mountain bike or horse trek in Peel Forest, take a scenic flight or enjoy a serious soak in the hot pools at Tekapo. South Canterbury is a destination of scenic diversity with a range of attractions, activities and events to interest visitors of all ages and a variety of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets.

Boxing Day - January 10th

Entertainment Programme 1.30pm & 6.30pm

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Melting Pot Band The Warratahs The Lady Killers Brendan Thomas & The Vibes Oxo Cubans Band Sha-Low Band (8.45 - 10.45pm) LA Social Club 1st Jan L A Social Club 2nd Jan Rebecca Wright & Michael Murphy 3rd Jan Benny Tipene & Band 4th Jan Jason Kerrison 5th Jan Into the East & Sarah Conlan 6th Jan Kaylens Rain 7th Jan Steve Broad & Kayla Mahon 8th Jan Talent Quest Junior Section - Auditions 9am 1.30pm Junior Section Afternoon Concert Talent Quest Intermediate Section - Auditions 3pm 6.30pm Intermediate Evening Concert 9th Jan Talent Quest Senior Section - Auditions 9am 1:30pm Senior Section Afternoon Concert withChristmas the Pub Charity Fireworks once with againthe to see the Fireworks Pub in Charity display once again to see in the s you plan your Christmas holidays, be sure stoyou include plan your holidays, be suredisplay to include 6.30pm Talent Quest Finals - Junior, Intermediate & Senior New YearBay at midnight. visiting the Caroline Bay Annual Carnival. With a great visiting the Caroline Annual Carnival. With a great New Year at midnight. 10th Jan 1.30pm - 90 Minute Concert getconcerts underway eachday, dayitwith Minibe Golf and its 18get holes are Things underway each day- with Mini Golf and its 18 holes are lineup of talent and free concerts each day, itlineup shouldofbetalentThings and free each should Beau Monga & Ardijah

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Turn Yellow This January

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ellow Fever is spreading to Christchurch – this January, the Wellington Phoenix hits town, giving local sport lovers the chance to see them in action against the Central Coast Mariners. Formed in March 2007, the Wellington Phoenix is the only football club in the world to compete in a league of a different confederation and replaced the Auckland-based New Zealand Knights in the Australian A-league. There have been changes of ownership and coaches, but the passionate fan base has remained loyal throughout. Known as the Yellow Fever, they were founded just one day after the team was announced in the A-league. Now, they organise a football scholarship, have an established range of rituals and traditions and raise money for charity. Pointing out that fans are a “key aspect of football”, David Cross recognises “the high quality fans the teams in (the A-League) have.” The Nix had their best season in 2010 when they reached the A-league preliminary final in – not bad for a team and fan base both only 7 years old. However controversy currently surrounds New Zealand’s only professional football team after the Board of Football Federation Australia’s recent decision not to grant an application from the Wellington Phoenix for a 10-year licence extension to compete in the Hyundai A-League. Comments from the Board’s Chief Executive David Gallop explained that they believed the decision was made in the best interests of Australian football. He cited “the role and contribution of the Wellington franchise in terms of game development, player pathway, commercial factors, broadcast rights and the long-term strategic outlook,” as factors in the Board’s

decision. “The application for a 10-year extension to the licence does not meet the requirements we see as fundamental to the future growth of the Hyundai A-League.” Instead, a 4-year license extension has been offered. If this offer isn’t accepted by Welnix, the Nix’ ownership group, it could mean that the current season may be the last for the Phoenix and their fans in the Hyundai A-League. The team’s passionate supporters certainly aren’t taking the decision lying down. They are backing the recent boycotts of other supporter groups such as Sydney FC’s the Cove and Western Sydney’s Red and Black Bloc, and spokesperson David Cross has said that “with such a strong push from the FFA against our club’s license extension we feel continuing our fight against that decision is a priority for the Wellington Phoenix fans at this time.” Further support for the team has come from New Zealand Football President Deryck Shaw who recognises the pivotal role they play in shaping football from grassroots level through to the national team. Confirming New Zealand Football’s endorsement of the Wellington Phoenix, he said they “are 100 percent behind the Phoenix and their presence in the A-League.” The current All Whites squad features several Phoenix players such as Michael McGlinchey and Alex Rufer, as well as former international players like Blenheimborn Ben Sigmund who was part of the squad who competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Interest in football continues to be strong following the successful hosting of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the strong showing by the Football Ferns on an international stage. The match on 30th January 2016 is more

than an opportunity to see some quality football; it’s a chance for local Wellington Phoenix fans to show their support. The main event is preceded by a curtain raiser between the Phoenix Reserves and our own Canterbury United, currently mid-table in the ASB Premiership. It’s been a long wait between matches for Christchurch-based Phoenix fans. They last played in the Garden City over 2 years ago, when they drew a crowd of not far short of

10,000. That game resulted in a 1-1 draw against Perth Glory, and they have yet to lose at match played in Christchurch, but there’s more at stake than a winning result this time. It’s a chance for football lovers to join the campaign to support the Wellington Phoenix. Tickets cost from just $5 per person and are available from Ticketek.co.nz. Get the family together and head down to the AMI Stadium this January, and catch Yellow Fever.

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Holiday oasis at Aaron Lodge

Holiday oasis at Aaron Lodge

his Top 10 Holiday Park in Dunedin is located in a residential neighbourhood within easy reach of the CBD. Offering a garden setting and discreet Kaikorai Valley hideaway, Aaron Lodge is a traveller’s oasis for anyone visiting Dunedin. A range of accommodation options is available, from tent sites, powered sites for caravans and motorhomes to comfortable cabins, self-contained tourist flats and spacious 4-star motel units for those who enjoy their creature comforts. The well-maintained grounds also feature a stream and walkway, barbecue, swimming pool, spa, playground, park golf and a petanque piste. In addition, there is a TV lounge, under-5 playroom,

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internet facilities and a reading room. As well as toilet, shower, family bathroom and laundry facilities, additional services include a car wash, dump station and convenient grey water disposal. On-site management ensures a quiet, well-run holiday park and has a reservations system for all local attractions, activities, tours and events. Local shops, medical centre, restaurants and bus routes are right outside the gate.

Aaron Lodge is located at 162 Kaikorai Valley Rd, Phone:03-476 4725

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his Top 10 Holiday Park in Dunedin is located in a residential neighbourhood within easy reach of the CBD. Offering a garden setting and discreet Kaikorai Valley hideaway, Aaron Lodge is a traveller’s oasis for anyone visiting Dunedin. A range of accommodation options is available, from tent sites, powered sites for caravans and motorhomes to comfortable cabins, self-contained tourist flats and spacious 4-star motel units for those who enjoy their creature comforts. The well-maintained grounds also feature a stream and walkway, barbecue, swimming pool, spa, playground, park golf and a petanque piste. In addition, there is a TV lounge, under-5 playroom,

internet facilities and a reading room. As well as toilet, shower, family bathroom and laundry facilities, additional services include a car wash, dump station and convenient grey water disposal. On-site management ensures a quiet, well-run holiday park and has a reservations system for all local attractions, activities, tours and events. Local shops, medical centre, restaurants and bus routes are right outside the gate.

Aaron Lodge is located at 162 Kaikorai Valley Rd, Phone:03-476 4725

Enjoy Dunedin with us

Aaron Lodge TOP 10 • Pentanque Court

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Inner CIty Hospo Hubs Hip cafés are popping up all over the city faster than you can down a short black, so we compiled our favourite hotspots and hangouts within the four avenues that won’t disappoint.

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t Asaph St is one of the city’s hotbeds of growth in hospitality with new establishments opening at what seems like breakneck speed over the past few months. Opening at the start of 2015, hip downstairs dance club Merchants and rooftop bar and restaurant Engineers is a great place to enjoy many a summer night. A great place for after-work drinks and eats, and the ideal hotspot to dance your cares away into the wee hours. Just a few doors down is Coriander’s latest incarnation, offering exquisite Indian cuisine within modern surroundings and a grand saloon terrace where you can watch the sun go down. Pop around the corner to Manchester St for sizzling new restaurant, bar and lounge Mish Mash, with its sister espresso bar and café Tap N Grind right next door. Infused with a healthy dose of edgy street kudos, Mish Mash is just that – a mash up of ingredients for both your tastebuds and your eyeballs. Urban grit and vibrant ethnic charm, champion with street art murals. Begin your night at Mish Mash with one of their delectable cocktails and tasty edible offerings, and chill out to the funky lounge

music with DJs rocking the house on Friday and Saturday nights. Head north on Manchester to Latimer Square for a taste of Mexico that packs a punch with its vibrant decor and equally bold flavours from south of the border. Take a stroll down Colombo St where you’ll find a swag of new cafés and eateries inside the brand-new Bus Interchange, including Zuzu’s Gelato – perfect timing for an icy sweet treat over summer. The return of the popular Friday Night Food Trucks to Cathedral Square provides a great opportunity to witness the ever-changing cityscape and unwind from the working week. Hard working professionals, overworked construction workers and highflying socialites needn’t skip mealtimes or resort to guilt-inducing drive-through takeaways any longer. Eating healthy when things get hectic is now a breeze with Fine Fare Kitchen on Victoria St. Enjoy slow-cooked food that’s delicious, nutritious and convenient. Dining alone or sharing with family or colleagues a bistro-style lunch or dinner is no longer reserved for those with time on their hands.

Take a stroll down Colombo St where you’ll find a swag of new cafés and eateries inside the brand-new Bus Interchange,


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Culinary Delights on regent Joining the handful of boutiques, cafés and eateries down New Regent St, there are a couple of new restaurants to add to your list for your next night out.

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f you ever had the pleasure of dining out at Akaroa’s The Little Bistro, then you’ll be thrilled to hear the creators have launched a brand-new dining experience right in the heart of Christchurch’s historic New Regent St. Rubbing shoulders with fellow restaurants and bars, Twenty Seven Steps (named after the number of steps to the first floor restaurant) will quickly become your new favourite haunt. Bringing their love of fresh, seasonal produce to the table, Twenty Seven Steps owners Paul Howells and Emma Mettrick have created just the right blend between contemporary casual and homegrown goodness in the cuisine and ambience. Culinary creations showcase the best of local produce with a fresh and innovative approach to rustic European fare. Coming into summer, the menu will change to incorporate fresh, seasonal treats, such as a delicious witlof salad with almonds, hazelnuts and blackened mandarin. Enjoy a glass from their selection of regional New Zealand wines, a cocktail or a craft beer, and whet your appetite with Robinsons Bay Olive Oil and homemade bread before an evening of dance or theatre

at the Isaac Theatre Royal, and return for a night cap and a decadent dessert to end your evening. Another newcomer to inject a new lease of life into the area is Casa Publica. The hip new hotspot is located in the former Flying Burrito Brothers building on the corner of New Regent and Armagh streets. Just the place to experience all the trappings of South America’s old-world style, cuisine, liquor and live music, Casa Publica invites you to boogie to Christchurch’s best DJs six nights a week. Chill out over a quiet dinner to the sounds of smooth soul and jazz on Monday evenings, shake off the stresses of the week with house music on Saturday nights, and unwind on Sundays to the soulful strains of live Latin guitar. Tacos, homemade guacamole, salsa dips and tortillas, cured fish appetizers and crispy polenta fries make great starters or something to nibble on with weekend drinks, or enjoy a leisurely dinner with a distinct Southern twist and end with a tempting array of traditional South American sweet treats, with the likes of the Venezuelan chocolate pancakes with a dollop of pistachio cream and sprinkled with toasted pecans or some decadent Churro Choc Balls with caramel dipping sauce.

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Relax indoors or soak up the sun in the downstairs courtyard or up on the roof, which is also the perfect location for private parties. Up the ante and swan through to the Emerald Room for sophisticated drinks. Decked out in luxurious emerald and silver velvet stools and club chairs, this is the place for eloquent socialising. Or slink next door to the Poplar Social Club, a refined 1920s style cocktail lounge, for something a little more intimate later in the evening. For tasty Chinese street food, pop in to Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar on the corner of Lichfield St.

Complete the exercises in the Kiwi Ranger activity booklet and receive an awesome Kiwi Ranger badge! Start exploring Otamahua / Quail Island today! The Black Cat ferry departs daily from Lyttelton Harbour at 10.20am and 12.20pm Dec-Feb and 10.20am April-Oct. No bookings required.

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“Culinary creations showcase the best of local produce with fresh and innovative approach to rustic European fare.” Casa Publica

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Summer socialising in the city has never looked so appetising with the magical makeover of Poplar Lane’s one remaining building, housing three bars and a dumpling bar.

he re-emergence of the beloved Poplar Lane is finally here. Three bars under the umbrella of Dux Central have brought the restored and restrengthened former Twisted Hop building to life. Old brickwork reveals a sliver of Christchurch’s history, and exposed steel beams point towards a new future. The Brew Bar is dedicated to the beer buff, offering 175 global craft beers. Soak up the liquor with a tempting selection of gastro-style bites like mussel fritters, arancini balls, duck croquettes, beef empanadas and crispy chicken tacos.

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da vinci’s creations to adorn canterbury MuseuM By Chelsea Daniels

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eonardo Da Vinci has been recognised as one of the greatest thinkers of all time and from tomorrow some of his most amazing creations will be on display at the Canterbury Museum. Artisans of Florence manager of travelling exhibitions, Thomas Rizzo, tours with the collection. This year it’s been shown in China, the the United States and Australia – and the exhibition is now starting its New Zealand tour. “A lot of these machines and inventions have never actually been built before, even in Leonardo’s time they were concept designs,” he said. Of the 10,000 drawings in Da Vinci’s (above) collection, 60 have been brought to life thanks to the Artisans of Florence. For more than 500 years Da Vinci’s research and drawings have been studied by scholars, and some of his designs predicted modern technology used every day like scuba diving and the bicycle. Da Vinci is widely considered as one of the most curious minds of the

renaissance and the painter behind paintings like the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. His interest in flying machines and the human body has pinned him as the father of anatomy drawing and also credited him with the inventions of the parachute and helicopter. The exhibition will stay in the city until the February 8.

Da Vinci is widely considered as one of the most curious minds of the renaissance and the painter behind paintings like the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper.

“A lot of these machines and inventions have never actually been built before, even in Leonardo’s time they were concept designs,”

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Summer Time Fun With Black Cat Cruises

Black Cat Cruises have something for everyone heading out on the water this summer, to turn your holiday into a lasting memorable experience. Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise Voted #1 wildlife spotting activity by local New Zealanders. This award winning 2 hour cruise departs daily from the main wharf in Akaroa at 11.00am and 1.30pm. See beautiful rare friendly Hector’s dolphins, seals, penguins and more. Check out the majestic clis at Scenery Nook. Swimming With Dolphins Getting up close and personal with dolphins in the wild is an experience most people can only dream about, Hector’s dolphins are in Akaroa harbour all year round so what are you waiting for? All equipment is provided just bring your togs a towel and of course your camera! Swim cruises depart daily. Check the website or call 0800 436 574 to book.

Early bookings essential as this is a very popular activity and space is limited. Quail Island and the all new Kiwi Ranger program Hop on a 15 minute ferry to Quail Island from Lyttelton Harbour, B Jetty. Pack a picnic and your togs, the swimming is safe and the beach fantastic No need to book. Ferry departs Lyttelton at 10.20am and 12.20pm daily in December and January and returns at 12.30pm and 3.30pm the choice is yours. Grab a Kiwi Ranger booklet on the ferry for fun activities which will take you on a journey of discovery around the island. You can even earn yourself a cool badge. Do you have a special occasion coming up and need a special venue? Turn our boats in Lyttelton or Akaroa into a PARTY with a private charter. Call us today for more information.

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