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NORTH HARBOUR NEWS, JULY 15, 2011
Whats On At...
Tickets available from any Ticketmaster Outlet.
In person from the BMC Box Offce. By phone on (09) 970 9700.
Online at www.ticketmaster.co.nz.
Ticketing fees will apply
Mums & Kids Magical Story Time Every Tuesday & Friday
@ 10am during the school ter m. Our stories and characters change every
show, Kids $5 / under 1s free with a paying child. Story Time will take
a break from Monday 18th July & will commence again Tuesday 2nd
Festival of Brass 2011 Wednesday 20th July Sunday 24th
July @ various times For all those who loved the movie Brassed
Off , here is the National Brass Band contest right on your door step!
Wednesday 20 July 7.30pm - KBB Music Invitation Slow Melody
Thursday 21 July 7.30pm - Besson Brass Champion of Champions
Friday 22 July 9am
- Band Events (General Admission)
Saturday 23 July 9am
- Band Events (General Admission)
Sunday 24 July 2pm
- Scenic Hotels Band of the Year
The Afrikaans Club of NZ presents Kurt Darren 30 July
2011 @ 7.30pm The Afrikaans Club of NZ presents Kurt Darren 30
July 2011 @ 7.30pm.
Ticket Prices: $49.99, $40 and $30
The Three Little Pigs - Tuesday 26th to Sunday 31st July
2011 @ 10am & 12pm daily - The Three Little Pigs is a vibrant,
upbeat production which promises the usual music, mayhem and magic!
There is a host of comic characters who will have your toes tapping, your
sides splitting and your ribs tickling! Of course the big, bad wolf is there
too, and he is as bad as ever!
Tickets: Adult/ Child: $14+booking fee
Dont forget join in the fun at Phineas Phrogs 9th Birthday celebration.
Dress as your favourite three little pigs character and be in to win some
great spot prizes every day!
The fun doesnt stop there, do something extra special these school
holidays and join us for The Farmyard Feast, $25+booking fee includes
your ticket to the show, mor ning or after noon Tea plus fun and games with
some far m yard friends in a fully themed party room! Parents you only
need a ticket to the show $14+ booking fee and may join your child in the
Intensive Swimming Lessons
Boost your child's swimming progress
with our experienced teachers and burn
off energy in the school holidays at our
indoor heated pools!
Monday 18th -- Friday 22nd July
Monday 25th -- Friday 29th July
The lessons run every day for 1 week
Pre School, School Age and Stroke Classes
Albany (09) 414 5484
Volkner Place, (off Bush Rd) Albany
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Places
Ride the Rain Forest Express
Board our locomotive for a fun ride through the Waitakere
Ranges in West Auckland. You'll travel through 10 tunnels
and come face-to-face with glow worms and cave weta.
Climb to the top of the Upper Nihotupu Dam and hear the
story of how it was built in the early 20th century.
Fares for regular trips are $25 for adults and $12 for children
- with special rates for families and senior citizens.
For bookings and more
information, call (09) 302 8028
or email email@example.com.
There is also information on our
Take the kids on a holiday adventure
The holidays provide a
perfect opportunity to
take the kids exploring
two of Auckland s iconic
islands. Rangitoto Island
is Auckland s youngest
volcano at 600 years old.
Its landscape is incred-
ibly unique. Rugged lava
rock forms the landscape
and supports more than
200 different species of
moss, plants and tree.
Rangitoto Island is
also home to the world s
largest pohutakawa for-
est. The walk to the sum-
mit is easy to follow and
takes about an hour. You
can stop and enjoy spec-
tacular views of the city
and other islands in the
Take a torch with you
and explore the lava
caves which are located
near the summit.
If a walk isn t for you,
you can also catch a ride
on the Volcanic Explorer
Tour -- a 4WD road train
tour which winds around
the island with full com-
mentary from knowl-
Pack a picnic and hop
on a Fullers ferry for an
amazing day out. Or
your can spend a day
Matangi Island -- one of
the world s most success-
ful wildlife sanctuaries.
There are various
walking tracks so you
can grab a map and dis-
cover the island and its
inhabitants at your own
pace, or you can take a
guided walk to learn
about the exquisite bird
life, natural surrounds,
re-vegetation and history
of Tiritiri Matangi.
It truly is a paradise
island right here in our
very own backyard.
Bookings for Tiritiri
Matangi Island and the
Volcanic Explorer Tour are
essential -- contact Fullers
on 367-9111 and 360
Discovery on 0800
for more information.
Get creative with lollipops!
Sweet attraction: School pupils
watch on as a lolly-maker prepares
Once again in the school holidays,
you can book in to make your own
lollipop, at The Old Lolly Shop
Suitable for toddlers to grown-
ups, everyone can have a go and
make their own lollipop!
Each session runs for about 30
to 40 minutes.
First you watch the lolly-maker
preparing the taffy, changing the
mixture from boiling hot liquid to
warm soft taffy, ready to be made
Each person is then given a
piece of taffy to shape their lolli-
pop and put in the stick. They will
then put your lollipop into a
sealed bag so you can take it home
While in-store you can also
check out the fantastic range of
handmade lollipops, fudges and
other confectionery, as well as
English sweets, Dutch licorice,
American candies, European
chocolates, sugar-free and gluten-
Check the holiday timetable
(see the advertisement this page)
to find the dates and times when
you can book to make your own
Booking are essential! Sessions
may fill up quickly but they will
add more sessions when they can.
Check the website events page
for updated available session
Maritime holiday fun
Voyager Maritime Museum s July school holidays
activities are it s most innovative to date.
The activities are themed around discovering new
wonders through the eyes of a sailor.
With a few hands on activities the kids are sure to
make their own discoveries and have a great time.
Not only that, they will take away some new know-
ledge of our remarkable maritime history.
The Land Ahoy holiday activities will take their
museum visit to a new level.
Voyager s objective is to bring to life for each child
a very special aspect of the sea, be it its past, its
sailors, its creatures, its landfalls or its people.
As well as the existing interactive attractions,
Voyager has the following activities on offer.
Four of the museum s galleries will hold treasure
chests packed with themed costumes relating to that
For example, in Children of Tangaroa there s the
option of being a real or mythical sea creature.
In Hawaiki one could morph into a Pacific Island
dancer. Make sure to bring a camera to snap a
picture of the new you in the giant porthole photo
The Stamp and Discover activity will take kids on
a journey through the galleries. Using their specially
created map, children solve the riddle to find an
object that is related to maritime exploring. When
they have discovered the object they stamp their
map with the themed stamp provided.
There will also be a competition that kids can
enter to win a Voyager Crew family membership for
a whole year.
Entry to the museum is free for Aucklanders. You
pay only $3 per child to participate in all Land
Or you can purchase a special pass for $16. This
includes activities for up to four children and a com-
plimentary parking pass in the Downtown carpark.
Land AHOY! new school holiday adventures at
Voyager Maritime Museum are on from July 16 to
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