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The week ahead…

We seem to be in a mid-winter slump! Thankfully the regular term time activities are happening. But if you know of any activities going on next week, please feel free to add a comment on the website post so that we can know about it. Thanks!

At the Botanic Gardens both the historic Cuningham House and Townend House have been reopened. Great “new” places to check out!


JD Duathlon #3

3rd August // Ruapuna Speedway, Christchurch

Race #3 in this popular series. Events for all ages from 9 years. Enjoy riding without traffic on the Ruapuna Raceway track. Contact Phone: 03-6692216. Official Website:


The Great Oxford Garage Sale Trail

3rd August // 9am //  Oxford Township

An extravaganza of new, recycled, second hand, vintage, treasures, odds & ends PLUS local business sales tables in and around the Oxford Township. Venue maps will be available on the day from 8.30-9am at both ends of the Township and the Farmers Market carpark, Main Street, Oxford (near the big pine tree). Official Website:


NZFF: Animation for Kids 2014

9th & 17th August // 9am //  Hoyts Northlands

NZIFF recommends this programme for children aged 7–10 years (and up). The best animation is a colourful, oddball kind of vehicle capable of the most unlikely journeys. There are plenty of animators who see kids less as an audience and more as a band of fellow travellers on these expeditions of the imagination. The very best of these excursions will encounter worlds that blend the fantastical, the apparently impossible and the audaciously improbable with clever animals, magical ideas, pure fun and just maybe a couple of slightly rude bits. Responding to the vivid imaginations of children is what makes putting these two programmes together such an inspiring challenge for us. If we got it right, there is likely to be laughing, finger pointing, silent ‘wow’ moments and even a few moments of thoughtful contemplation – followed by more laughing, finger pointing and noisy ‘wow’ moments. — Malcolm Turner 

Various pricing. Check website for more details:…


Canterbury Red Devils

9-10th August // 4:30 – 7pm //  Alpine Ice Sports Arena, 495 Brougham St. Opawa

Come out and add your voice to the Red Devils when we play Dunedin Saturday and Sunday at Alpine Ice in Christchurch. Puck drop is 4.30pm both days. Adult: $15.00. Child: $10.00. Family (2 Adults + 2 Childred U16): $45.00. Official website: