783 days ago

Free public tours at Watercare’s Army Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant

Maxine Clayton from Watercare

Saturday 16 November

Watercare is hosting free guided tours of the Army Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, located within Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparāoa Peninsular. This is a great opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at how a wastewater treatment plant operates. Each tour will be hosted by the plant operators themselves, who can provide a knowledgeable and interesting insight into what happens to wastewater ‘after you flush!’

Tour times: Every 45 minutes from 9 am until 12 pm

Bookings are essential: open.day@water.co.nz

Children must be over the age of 12 years old. Please wear flat, covered footwear (no heels or jandals). A reasonable standard of fitness is required as the tour involves some walking and stairs.

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5 hours ago

Uplands Kindergarten at Somervell Church

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

We have hung 2 of our 3 mosaic tiles in our entrance way to Uplands Kindergarten. We will treasure these, as our talented teacher Maggie, created them for us. Come and see them when you visit us at Uplands.
Our Christian identity is woven into our daily routines and provides a model of how we interact with our families and with each other at Uplands.


Uplands children are inspired by their own learning power, having fun while developing skills in co-operative problem solving, independent reasoning and reflection.

Watch this space for "Life".

12 hours ago

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

Let the Royal New Zealand Ballet transport you to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Choreographed by the late Liam Scarlett at the beginning of his short but blazingly bright international career, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was an overnight sensation at its premiere and is now available to watch online, for a limited time only.

This specially shot online performance will bring this enchanting ballet from theatre to your screens, with live stage footage enhanced by close-ups so you can experience the emotion and dance first-hand. This is ballet like you’ve never seen it before, a full cinematic experience.

Watch online from 3 Dec – 12 Dec 2021. Rnzb.org.nz/msndonline
Watch online

1 day ago

Pohutukawas are in bloom

Amy Rope from Remuera Rise by LifeCare Residences

You may have noticed the beautiful Pohutukawa tree flowers are in full bloom 🌺🎄

We all know this iconic Kiwi Christmas tree is an important symbol for New Zealanders at home and abroad. But did you know "Pohutukawa and its cousin rata also hold a prominent place in Maori tradition. Legends tell of Tawhaki, a young Maori warrior, who attempted to find heaven to seek help in avenging the death of his father. He fell to earth and the crimson flowers are said to represent his blood."

Find out more facts about the Pohutukawa tree by clicking the link