Step on! The Breeze Walking Festival 27 September to 5 October

Springtime is perfect walking time. The Breeze Walking Festival begins on Saturday 27 September, and brings you a range of events to get you walking, talking, and enjoying the sights of Christchurch, the Waimakariri and Selwyn.

Here are a few of our picks, go to The Breeze Walking Festival website for lots more.

Tou Olo o Saele – Let’s walk let’s bounce

Saturday 27 September 9am to 2pm.
Meet at Linwood North School, 221 Woodham Road, Linwood North.

It’s Tuvalu language week. Let’s celebrate the diversity of Pacific communities with our Pacific youth, families, nanas and poppas by going on a fun, interactive walk. Information sharing, health checks, great entertainment, celebrity guests, food and music completes this big day out.

Bookings required – phone Pacific Trust 3663900, email info@pacifictrust.co.nz or register on the day.

  • Search the library catalogue for Tuvalu

Pukeko Stomp

Wednesday 1 October 10.30am-noon.
Meet at Burwood Plunket Rooms, 149 Burwood Road, Burwood.

A perfect outing for babies in buggies, young walkers and their families. Experience Travis Wetland including surprise guests, story  telling and fruit kebabs along the way. Return to the Burwood Plunket rooms for more fun and information about preschool children programmes and services.

Walking Festival 2014 Angus  Giant Pukeko reading WF booklet IMG_3010

Harbour Rockhop

Thursday 2 October, 2 walks, 1pm and 3pm
Experienced guides from Adventure Specialities Trust are taking 80 lucky walkers free rock hopping coasteering adventure around the shoreline.  Limited to 40 per walk. Must be 8 years old+ Get in quick! Bookings with CCC 941 8999.

Child of the Transitional City

Saturday 4 October, 2 walks, 10am and 2pm
Sense the cityscape with a child’s eyes on a guided walk through the transitioning central city.  Finish with fluffies.
Limited to 15 per walk. Must be under 5 years old. Get in quick! Bookings with CCC 941 8999.

The NRG+ Great Dog Walk

Saturday 4 October 9.30am-12.30pm
Meet: Roto Kohatu Lakes Carpark, Sawyers Arms Road, Harewood
Whistle up your dog and head to Roto Kohatu Lakes to take part in a dedicated walk for our canine friends. Celebrity dogs, information and
demonstrations by dog clubs and services will inform and entertain you. Dogs must be on a lead and under control at all times. All entries go into a
draw to win great prizes. Registration on the day: 9.30am-10am.

All Right? Amble

Sunday 5 October 11am to 3pm.
Meet at Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Botanic Gardens, Central City.

Part treasure hunt, part orienteering this is a walk with a difference. Pick up your map from the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and find five hidden
delights. Collect a stamp at each one and return for a prize! Last map available at 2.30pm.

Cover of Walk AwayMore walking stuff

“For Later” lately (3)

In an attempt to tame her ever-growing For Later list,  Robyn has decided to share with us on a regular basis the titles that she has recently added to her list. The theory being that, even if she doesn’t ever get round to reading them, she can perhaps do so vicariously through you… So please do share your opinions of her picks – are they worthy, do you think, of inclusion in that lofty list?

Some things I have put on my For Later list recently:

Cover: Virginia Woolf's GardenAltman by Kathryn Altman because Robert Altman made some of the most interesting films of the 20th century.

Nora Webster because it’s by Colm Toibin and a new book by Colm Toibin is a major event.

Virginia Woolf’s Garden because it’s fascinating how the last drop is being squeezed out of the Bloomsberries.

The First World War Galleries by Paul Cornish because it has a picture of a uniform with one sleeve missing on the cover.

History of 20th Century Fashion by Elizabeth Ewing because no fashion book can be allowed to escape my attention.

Secrets of the National Archives because archives are anything but dusty.

The Scraps Book by Lois Ehlert because I’m hoping it will have some real scraps featured.