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Something Local

Something Local

Beach Blast

Surf's up! This hugely popular, free event showcases some of the fun activities children (7-12 yrs) and their parents can enjoy at the beach.

The North Beach Surf Life Saving Club and the North Wai Board Riders' Club demonstrate surf activities including boogie boarding and surfing and then children are encouraged to have a go under their expert tuition.

Supported by Burwood/Pegasus Community Board.

Saturday 22 January, 11am to 2.00pm Postponement date: Saturday 29 January, 10am to 1pm, Meet in front of North Beach Surf Club. For more information phone 941 6840.

Christchurch Ethnic Soccer Festival

Experience the passion of soccer with the countries where soccer rules!

This exciting event is back with 24 teams and three days of full-on football. Bring the family, adopt a team, and cheer them on! Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January, 9am to 4.30pm preliminary play. New Brighton Soccer Club, Bexley Reserve, Pages Road.

Saturday 5 February, Semi Finals 10am, Bexley Reserve
Final 2 pm Sharp, English Park
For more information phone 941-6840

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Heathcote River Event

A local favourite! Home-made rafts, canoes and all sorts of watercraft journey down the Heathcote River from Waltham Park Pool to Hansen Park.

Pre-registration is encouraged - forms are available from South Christchurch Library/Beckenham Service Centre.

Supported by the Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board.

Saturday 29 January 11am Waltham Park Jetty, Fifield Tce/ Waltham Rd intersection.Cancellations on The Breeze. For more information and a registration form click here or phone 941 6840

The Friends of Edmonds Factory Garden - Garden Party

Bring a chair or rug and relax while listing to music. Enjoy the ambiance of the lovely garden, buy some plants and treat yourself to a Devonshire tea. Limited car parking on site.

Supported by the Hagley, Ferrymead Community Board.

Sunday 13 February, 10am to 4pm Edmonds Factory Garden, 355 Ferry Road. For more information phone John Hoskin, 389 3584.

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Go By Bike Breakfast

Christchurch is one of best places in New Zealand to go by bike!

So, get on your bike and celebrate national bike-wise week by meeting up with hundreds of cyclists on Wednesday morning for a free outdoor café style breakfast and coffee.

Wednesday 16 February, 7am to 8.30am Victoria Square, Central City. For more information visit or phone 941 8666.

Barrington Big Fun

Lots of fun is to be had at Barrington Park with food stalls, performances, activities for children and so much more.

Supported by the Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board.

Sunday 20 February, 11am to 2pm Barrington Park, Barrington Street.For more information phone 941 6840.

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Bottle Lake Forest Family Orienteering Day

This popular, free event introduces the challenge and fun of orienteering to anyone who wants it! The Peninsula and Plains Orienteering Club plan the courses through the forest and assist budding orienteerers on the day. Mountain bike orienteering is also available on the day.

Supported by Burwood/Pegasus Community Board

Sunday 20 February, Staggered starts between 10am and 12 noon Bottle Lake Forest Park, Waitikiri Drive. Cancelled if wet, listen to Newstalk ZB. For more information phone 941 6840.

Bromley Carnival

Bromley Carnival has it all - music, entertainment, free stuff, family events, stalls and much more. Supported by the Hagley, Ferrymead Community Board.

Saturday 26 February 10am to 2pm Bromley Park, Buckleys Road. If wet, postponed to Saturday 5 March. For more information phone Karen East, 389 5566.

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Avice Hill Arts & Crafts Fair

This Art & Craft Fair with free have-a-go workshops including Oamaru stone carving, jewellery and kite making, and raku pot firing.

Enjoy live jazz and food stalls at a great family event in the beautiful surrounds of the Avice Hill Reserve.

Sunday 27 February, 11am to 3pm Avice Hill Reserve, 395 Memorial Avenue. For more information phone 941 6840.

Family Fishing Day

Calling all children! Find your fishing rod, organise some bait and get your family ready for the annual Family Fishing Day. There will be a face painting and a spot prizes to be won, including the major prize - a fishing rod. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supported by Burwood/ Pegasus Community Board and Powerhouse Youth Ministries.

Saturday 5 March 2005, 2pm to 4pm Avon River at Owles Terrace, downstream from the New Brighton Bridge. Cancelled if wet, listen to Newstalk ZB. For more information phone 941 6840.

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Innercity East Multicultural Festival

A festival of multicultural activities, food, exhibition, performances and cultural groups. Supported by the Hagley, Ferrymead Community Board.

Saturday 5 March 2005, 11am to 3pm Linwood Community Arts Centre, 388 Worcester Street, Linwood. If wet, event postponed to Saturday 12 March. For more information phone Linwood Community Arts Centre, 981 2881.

Culture Galore Festival

Experience the world and celebrate cultural diversity by dancing to the beat of a different drum! Over 50 different ethnic groups offer cultural performances and demonstrations combined with a huge variety of ethnic foods and even some Kiwi kai, art and craft for sale and loads of fun activities for the whole family.

Bring a rug or a chair and make a day of it!

Saturday 19 March, 12 noon to 4pm Ray Blank Park, Maidstone Road, Ilam. For more information phone 941 6840.

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Avonhead and Linwood

Movie in the Park

Bring your family and friends, spread out a rug for a picnic tea and enjoy a magical night at the movies under the stars.

Please leave dogs at home.

Avonhead: Sunday 20 March 2005, 7:30pm. Crosbie Park, Avonhead Park Entrance, Apsley Drive. If wet, postponed to Monday 21 March 2005, 7.30pm. For more information phone 941 6840.

Linwood: Wednesday, 23 March 2005, 7:30pm. Linwood Park, Linwood Avenue. If wet, event postponed to Thursday, 24 March 2005. For more information phone 941 6840.

Linwood Community Art Centre Classes Workshops

Floral Art: Wednesday 2 February 10.00am-12noon

Photographic Journalism: Friday, 4 February 10.00am-2.00pm

Drama Skills: Wednesday, 9 February 6.00pm

Jazz Dance: Saturday, 12 February (10 week term) 2.00-3.00pm

The Art of Creativity: Wednesday, 16 February 10.00am-Noon, (12 week program)

For more information on any of the above events phone Averil Drake, 981 2881 or email

Garden Gala

Enjoy a social afternoon of free entertainment and performances in a lovely setting at the grounds of Riccarton House. Try a variety of leisure activities from floral art to dancing.

Bring a picnic lunch or choose from an assortment of refreshments on site.

Riccarton House Thursday 24 February, 11.00 to 3.00pm For more information phone 941 6840.

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