12-18 April 2021

The Mayor's Pick of the Week: Have your say on the city's predator free mahi

We’re doing a survey to get more info on what Wellingtonians think and feel in regard to predator free work currently happening in our city. This info will help the Predator Free Wellington team to understand how they can do more, what they could be doing differently and how they can continue to work better together with Wellingtonians on this important mahi. Better still, have your say and you’ll go in the draw to win one of five $50 New World vouchers! Complete the survey here.

Let us keep the kids busy  

There's one week left to go before the school holidays. Why not leave it up to us to entertain the kids? There’s still time to book in to our school holiday programmes and activities at our sport and recreation centres, botanic gardens and pools. See what we’ve got lined up and book now on our website.

Calling all Māori artists

We’re calling for proposals from Māori artists to design a series of flags for the eight flag poles at Frank Kitts Park near Whairepo Lagoon as part of WAITUHI - the Matariki public art series, which is now in its seventh year. For more information, visit our WAITUHI webpageProposals are due on Monday 3 May.

Tickets to Seasons on sale

MON 19-SUN 24 APRIL | 10AM & 1PM

Capital E’s National Theatre for Children is bringing Seasons, a classic show back to the stage for tamariki these April school holidays! Seasons sees three friends embark on a trip through the four seasons. Embracing te reo Māori, English, and New Zealand Sign Language, Seasons is on at Circa Theatre from 19 to 24 April. It's $10 per person, and under 2s are free. To book seats for Seasons and to find out more about Capital E’s school holiday programmes visit Capital E's website.

Last chance to take the 'Red Rocket' to Space Place!

This week is your last chance to get 20 percent off general admission at the Cable Car and Space Place! Take advantage of the 'Red Rocket to Space' campaign, the last day of which is this Friday 16 April. Tickets can be purchased from the Cable Car website.

Get voting Tawa!

Voting papers to elect a new member to the Tawa Community Board are being mailed to all enrolled voters who live or own property in the Tawa area from Thursday. People can vote from Wednesday 15 April until 12 noon, Friday 7 May. Drop your completed papers into ballot boxes at handy locations spread across Linden, Tawa and the CBD. More info is on our Tawa Community Board by-election website.

Tips to help you get prepared

The Wellington region is an awesome place to live, but it’s a little wild. We often experience earthquakes, storms, flooding and landslides. We’re also at risk from tsunamis. These emergencies have similar impacts. It would be hard to get around, hard to communicate with loved ones and hard to get access to the essentials. See WREMO's Get Prepared website for some things you can do to help your household and community get prepared.

Rock music inspiring diversity

Girls Rock! Aotearoa is super excited to present To The Front Pōneke at Wellington High School from 12 to 16 July. Applications are now open to participants (aged 12-17), mentors and volunteers. Launched in 2018, Girls Rock! Aotearoa's kaupapa is to create a world which is more equal and inspiring by empowering young wāhine and/or intersex, transgender and gender non-conforming youth through music. More info about the holiday programme is on the Girls Rock! website.

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