Thursday February 4, 2016
GIVEAWAY: Stonehenge Concert Fans of Pink Floyd are in for a treat this summer with two opportunities to see the Eclipse Pink Floyd show in the Wellington region. On February 20, the show is performing in the spectacular grounds of Stonehenge Aotearoa just outside of Carterton and Greytown. With a backdrop of the Tararua ranges and the spectacular giant stone adaptation of Stonehenge lit up to full effect
with lasers and special effects, this is one show not to miss. The show is also coming to the Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua on March 19 for an indoor performance. Readers have the opportunity to win one of five double passes to the Stonehenge concert in Porirua. To enter, send an email to ihprizedraw@eclipseband. co.nz by 10pm on Saturday, February 28.
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Locals are encouraged to take a closer look at the city they live in. Seven ‘hidden gardens’ have been planted across the capital as part of Wellington City Council’s hidden gardens initiative. Each of the seven gardens have been designed and planted by budding horticulturist apprentices working within the council. Project coordinator, Ali Whitton, said the idea came following an internal competition set up within the Parks, Sport and Recreation Department at the council, which encouraged people to share their bright ideas. This year as part of the Hidden
Gardens initiative, the seven selected apprentices had to come up with a concept, then design and plant their very own garden to “brighten dark corners of Wellington”, Ali said. They were each given $500 to spend on their gardens from a training and development fund. “They have been in charge right from conception of an idea and they have each been given a mentor from within council.” Apprentice Kate Sevicke-Jones has used succulents and cacti to create a “coral reef” themed garden. “It is just a visual thing I wanted to do, something kind of fun. I have a creative background with an arts degree.” She said the garden was assembled
last week and then transported to its secret location. “There were aspects of it that were harder than I thought it would be, but towards the end it was enjoyable seeing it come together. “It has been nice to revisit a creative aspect within my current job,” she said. From Monday, Wellingtonians were invited to decipher a series of riddles and uncover the locations of each of the hidden gardens. “I feel really good about it and I hope other people can get some enjoyment out of it as well,” Kate said. For more information, head to www.wellington.govt.nz/recreation/enjoy-the-outdoors/gardens/ hidden-gardens
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