This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Tuia 250 flotilla sail into Waitohi/Picton harbour joined by waka crewed by our local iwi. It will be visible from 10am on Friday, November 22.
Join us in a huge community welcome to the crews from Tahiti, Aotearoa and Australia and stay on for the entertainment and civic welcome by the mayor (12pm to 2pm). Get to the foreshore early to secure a good vantage point.
Join the ukuleles in singing Ko Te Waipounamu:
Ko Te Waipounamu
Maranga mai ki runga
Ē ngā iwi o te motu ē tau nei
Kaua ē tukua
Kei ngaro te whenua
Ē ngā iwi o te motu
Maranga Te Waipounamu
Pōwhiritia ngā iwi
Te reo karanga
Te reo pōwhiri
Ē ngā iwi o te motu
Families are encouraged to take an evening walk along the foreshore to experience a mesmerising 3D light installation projected onto the War Memorial, sponsored by Interislander.
Witness the great battle between Kupe and Te Wheke o Muturangi (the giant octopus) on the waters of Tōtaranui/Queen Charlotte Sound, forming New Zealand’s longest coastline. Watch as the Endeavour circumnavigates Aotearoa, marking the first encounters between Māori and Pākehā.
Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.
Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.
In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.
To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.
My little cat went outside on the evening of August 31st from Arthur Street in Blenheim and hasn't come home since. I'm desperate to have her back and I'd really appreciate it if you could keep an eye out for her. Her name is Dumpling and she's a tabby. Her tail goes all the way over her back when it's up, she's a bit timid and not very bright, but she's my heart.
Dumpling is 18 months old now, she's microchipped and de-sexed. She has a very round sounding meow. She's a kind of yellow possum-coloured tabby cat with spots on her belly. If you've been feeding a cat that sounds like this, who's been around for the last few weeks, I'd really, really appreciate it if you could get in touch, or catch her and take her to a vet or the SPCA.
If you've had a tabby cat pass away on your property in the central Blenheim area I'd really like to be able to put her body to rest in the garden that she loves so much.
Please help me find her. Thank you.
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