Thursday March 24, 2016
Kids Can cyclists meet kids before trip
Council calls for communities’ priorities Residents are being asked to give feedback to Wellington City Councillors after they sign off on the 2016/17 Annual Plan consultation document next week. The annual plan is part of the second year of the council’s Long Term Plan which aims to deliver a $5 billion budget for the next decade. The Long Term Plans aims to provide no service reductions and add $800 million of new economic development.
By Colin Engelbrecht WHITIREIA JOURNALISM STUDENT
Preserving the past Eleven heritage sites across the capital have each received a share of $274,600 to help with seismic strengthening and conservation. The money came from the council's built heritage incentive fund after heritage buildings made their applications to the council’s transport and urban development committee. Councillor Andy Foster said all the successful applicants made convincing cases for the funding.
War Memorial light show The much loved light and sound event at Pukeahu War Memorial in Wellington is returning this year for another showing. The ‘WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show’ was viewed by tens of thousands of people in 2015. This year it will run from April 21 to 25, between 7pm to 10pm. The show will play on a 15 minute loop. The show, presented by the Wellington City Council, highlights New Zealand’s enormous contribution to the war during 1916 and 1917.
Gary Baird, Chris Nicholls and Tim Fulton, with children from Mt Cook School.
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A group of cyclists paid Mt Cook School students a very special visit last week, before embarking on a cross country journey of the South Island. The Fat Fathers Club is a group of 34 riders who cycled 700 km, from Christchurch to Queenstown over the last few days, in a bid to raise $150,000 for Kids Can. Kids Can provides food, clothing, shoes and healthcare to over 114,000 kiwi kids in 530 schools across the country. Last Thursday, three riders from the Fat Fathers Cub visited Mt Cook School, one of the first schools to receive help from Kids Can. While there, riders Gary Baird, Chris Nicholls and Tim Fulton talked about their upcoming ride and handed out drink bottles to students donated by their major sponsor,
Meridian energy, who provided clothes and shoes for the 34 riders ahead of their trip. Gary said Meridan had been hugely generous in supporting them. “Meridian is absolutely the cornerstone,” he said. Gary said the group had been planning the trip for nearly a year and visiting the kids was a highlight and “made it real”. The team began their cycle last Saturday and aimed to finish by yesterday afternoon. So far, the team has raised over $110,000 between them, with both individual pages and a shared page on the website Givealittle. With the money they hope to provide support to two Wellington schools through the Kids Can programme. If you would like to donate to the team, go to https:// givealittle.co.nz/event/ffcrideforkiwikids
The Hurricanes vs. Kings rugby game at Westpac Stadium is on this Friday, starting at 7.30pm. Adult tickets start from $25 and children under 16 from $10.
Easter Weekend is coming up and Wellington is packed with lots of events to keep the family busy over the four day break.
The Great Zealandia Easter Egg Hunt is on at the Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary this long weekend. Pop in between 9am and 5pm and collect eggs to win special prizes. Admission is free. The Great Kiwi Egg Hunt will take place at Wellington Zoo on Saturday, between 11am and 1pm. Visitors are invited to find Whittaker’s chocolate eggs that have been hidden around the zoo. Normal entrance fees apply.
Wellington Free Outdoor Cinema is back this Saturday. Starting at 7.45pm, Wellingtonians can see a free classic movie at Lagoon Lawn, outside St John’s bar on 5 Cable Street, Wellington.
No partner required - no special gear $6 per night (Fridays) BUT
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Wellington Botanic Gardens will host an ‘Easter Fun Pace Egging’ between 2pm and 4.30pm on Sunday. At the top of the cable car there will be best decorated boiled egg, egg rolling and raw egg throwing “pace egging” competitions. Entry is free and entertainment will be provided by the Wellington Morris Dancers.
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