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Take a look below at the awesome events taking place during Get Outdoors Week 2020!
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Kiwi Sprocket Rocket Training Programme - Learn Bike Skills
Hamilton BMX Club offers training to our members & also invites new riders (non members) to participate in 3 training sessions before joining the club to learn new skills & see if BMX is your new family sport! Pedal bikes only! A exciting training programme to learn new skills, enjoy BMX as a sport & build confidence.
Runs on Monday nights from 5.30pm to 6.30pm for all ages & skill levels on pedal bikes only! Cost $2 per session.
Due to our current alert level 2, we can only have a maximum of 100 at any one time at an event, includes riders, volunteers, parents, spectators...
No hire available (no bikes, helmets, gloves).
Bring your own drinks, snacks etc.
Use QR code tracing app or complete attendance form.
Follow current requirements - distancing, hygiene.
Hand washing available inside club rooms.
Hand sanitiser will be readily available.
If you are unwell please do not attend.
Also to eliminate lining up to register, please register online:
Options for non members/new riders:
Non Members (new riders) via our website under 'online registrations' - use the online shopping cart to add rider attending or family & purchase online. Either do a bank transfer of amount due or the club will invoice you at the end of the month. Please ensure you add in the notes - date attending, name & age of rider registering & anyone else attending eg. parent...
Bike & Helmet hire available $2 per item.
Riders must be fully covered eg long pants, long sleeve top, covered shoes (we have gloves).
So if you want to try a new sport, give BMX a go enjoy learning new bike skills with our experienced riders/coaches in a controlled learning environment.
Any queries please email the club: email@example.com.
Flaxmere parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed events every Saturday at 8am at Flaxmere Park, Hastings, New Zealand. There's no time pressure. You can walk, jog, or run the course at your own pace with your littlies in prams and dogs on a short leash if you have either. parkrun is for everyone from the youngest to the oldest and in between. Register once for free at http://parkrun.co/nz/register to get your free barcode then join us every Saturday.
Banks Peninsula Walking Festival
Tickets are now available for this year's Banks Peninsula Walking Festival. Get off the beaten track, explore parts of the Peninsula not usually open to the public, visit local reserves and appreciate projects in progress. Our local guides will lead, inform and inspire you along the way!
The WAI running Festival
The inaugural WAI running festival is a new 3 day event in the Wairarapa. The event includes the WAI2K Ultra Marathon, The WAITRI kids Tri event, and the WAINOT Family fun day.
Whangarei Garden Discovery 2020
Whangarei Garden Discovery 2020 - Art in Gardens Tour
November 21st & 22nd
This year we bring you 16 gardens to explore over two days. Taking you from Kauri and Tikipunga, back through Kamo and town then out towards Maunu and Mangakahia Road. Weave your way from one end of town to the other, enjoying the different designs and styles that our wonderful home gardeners have lovingly carved into their backyards.
There is something on this tour for everyone. Large country gardens, vast lakes surrounded in lush plantings - to small urban gardens showcasing clever space saving techniques such as espaliering and layering plants to give height and dimension to their space. We have thrown in another element of interest by inviting local artists to exhibit their works in some of the gardens.
We are very thankful to all of the Gardeners for generously offering to participate in our tour, especially given the challenging circumstances we have all faced this year. All funds raised are going towards the Whangarei Quarry Gardens flood relief fund. Thank you for supporting our community event!
Tickets $30 available from Whangarei Quarry Gardens and Mitre 10 Mega Whangarei
Men's Group Overnight In the Wilderness
Sharing the stories around the campfire with an open and diverse group of local men 17+ who feel need to connect with self, group, mountains, river, night silence in the forest. Happy to have 14+ guys accompanied by father/grandfather/caregiver.
We meet every third Saturday of the month during the afternoon, walk about 20 minutes from our cars to the campsite, build our tents (if needed), make a fire (have current fire permit), share our stories, kai, maybe some music, experiences, swim in the river, sleep under the stars...
You can participate actively or just be present silently, with no pressure at all. Bring some food to share with others, warm clothes, sleeping bag and equipment for overnight staying in the forest, torch, maybe drum or any instrument.
Register by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org to get more details about the event. It is happening in any weather conditions! ..but let's keep the vision of generous weather.
Optional Koha contribution.
Facilitated by experienced leaders but the aim is to co-create more than facilitate.
No alcohol, no drugs! Come with a clear mind, please.
There is also monthly indoor version gathering every first Thursday of the month at Carterton Community Courthouse (Holloway St), 7-9 PM.
More info at email@example.com.
The Molesworth Run
The Molesworth Run is an ultra running event, starting at the Molesworth Cottage and finishing in Hanmer Springs. The distance of 84 km can be run solo, in a team of 2 or in a team of 4 people. This year's run is the 25th Anniversary of this event.
The Molesworth Road meanders through very picturesque, isolated, remote high country. Some of the course is at 1000m altitude. The weather can vary from freezing cold with sleet to a hot 28+ degrees.
Start of the run is at 8 am and cut-off time is 6 pm. The friendly rivalry between the teams is an extra attraction. There are prizes for winners and place getters.
All details can be found on the website: www.molesworthrun.com
Join us for the Wellington Walk event!
Get Outdoors Week is a national campaign that encourages Kiwis to get out and explore the great outdoors, safely. It’s the perfect opportunity to take the family on a local adventure and explore the natural wonders that Aotearoa has to offer.
There are heaps of opportunities for you to take part across all sectors of the recreation industry and all regions of Aotearoa. We're getting our Wellington-based staff and members together for a walk through one of our Green Flag Award winning parks; Otari-Wilton's Bush.
DATE - Wednesday 18 November 2020
TIME - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
PLACE - Otari-Wilton's Bush, 150 Wilton Road, Wilton, Wellington 6012
We'll meet at the information centre/Te Marae O Tane at 1:00pm and take on a couple of tracks, something a bit easier and something with steeper sections. Let us know if you plan to join us by RSVPing to firstname.lastname@example.org
LEARNZ "Get outdoors safely: with maps!" online field trip for schools
Go virtually to Wellington to find out how location-based technology works and how it helps you find your way in the city or the bush. Learn how maps and GPS can be used to plan your trip and help keep you safe, if something should go wrong. During the field trip you will: see smart technologies in use while driving on the road network, locate the LEARNZ team each day of the field trip, find your location using GPS on a mobile phone, plan a trip in the outdoors with help from people at Mountain Safety Council, go to the Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) and see how it operates, meet people from NZ Police Search and Rescue (SAR) and find out what they do to help those who run into trouble in the outdoors. Follow the fieldtrip on social media and online - see Shelley's tweets on twitter, follow the hashtag #learnztrips on Instagram, visit the LEARNZ field trip website.
Hamilton Lake parkrun
Free, timed 5km run or walk.
Ride the Wilderness
Ride the Wilderness is a mountain bike event on Saturday 14 November, taking place on the West Coast Wilderness Trail, giving riders the chance to experience the beauty of the Coast. This Grade 2 (easy) Great Ride and has everything from pristine lakes, rivers, creeks, boardwalk, singletrack, historic bridges, forestry, wetlands, reservoirs, water races, all backdropped by the majestic Southern Alps. You name it, it’s got it all!
This is a wonderful opportunity to race this world-class cycle trail.
Ride the Wilderness is made up of four magnificent events, all in one day:
1. The Epic – Ross to Greymouth (126km)
2. The Challenge – Hokitika to Greymouth (95km)
3. The Classic – Cowboy Paradise to Greymouth (59km)
4. The Cruise – Kumara to Greymouth (21km)
5km free walk or run
In this unique Wānanga participants will experience the incredible potential of Atua Matua as a framework to enhance the recreation and outdoor education opportunities for their communities.
Discover how the health of our people and places can begin with connections to the environment. Join us for a life-changing journey into Te Ao Māori and te reo - the world will never look the same to you again.
The 2020 Atua Matua experience is taking place at 3 locations over a 5-month period in different realms of the natural world, each location encompasses a two-day programme with overnight accommodation including all meals and activity costs.
Next event: Tāhuna/Queenstown, 16-19 November 2020, voyaging on waka through Piopiotahi/Milford Sound and running the Routeburn Track
Lights out: Dark Skies Down Under
Join Greater Wellington at the Wainuiomata Recreation Area for this FREE event to get a close-up look at the galaxy. It's a unique chance to explore our Southern Skies, looking for Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon through powerful optical telescopes with Wellington Astronomical Society guiding you through the journey.
Light pollution in the city washes out our view of the space, and only the brightest stars pierce the glow. Wainuiomata Recreational Area might be one of the most peaceful spots in the region, yet it has one of the busiest dark skies in the universe, making it a perfect location for stargazing.
Start the night off by checking out the moon. There will be a half moon in the sky, this is the best time to do a visual observing of the moon! After 9pm it will be dark enough to observe the planets.
Meet us at the carpark and the bus will take you to the ranger’s office for the welcoming hot drinks & biscuits. A bus will continuously loop between the carpark and the ranger’s hut so show up anytime between 8.30 – 10.00pm to take advantage of this.
Please bring sturdy walking shoes/boots and waterproof jacket in case of wet weather.
You can also bring you camera and tripod if you want to learn some basics of the dark sky shooting.
Getting there: https://goo.gl/maps/R3Mr3xXaiVf3PcdF8
This is a bookable event, please register by clicking here - https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/lights-out-dark-skies-down-under/lower-hutt?fbclid=IwAR3lJHQCIASaLMgjlsKzd492niWWDf99NnKZNNfQw1sNMfz5T9tZkEFkfMs
To ensure we can keep you inform on any updates on this event including cancelation due weather, we encourage that a mobile number is provided upon ticketing. We will also keep Facebook updated with any changes.
CK JUNK PLAY - LOOSE PARTS FUN
The Conscious Kids Social Enterprise is inviting tamariki to a 100% play-in-nature programme. Nature play free has proven physical, emotional and social health benefits. Our supervised programme allows kids to lead their own activities - mudslides, tree climbing, puddle splashing, hammock and hut building etc. Apart from the obvious safety restrictions and respect framework, there are few instructions for kids. Our number 1 'rule' is to have fun! Such child-led play enhances creativity, problem-solving, communication (including listening!), collaboration and many other 21st century skills.
Within our outdoor philosophy, we have our fantastic Junk Play Loose parts Programme, which aims to children aged 3-12 in partnership with local Recycling Centres in the Auckland region, and has the main goal to educate and engage the children and their families around the use of ‘large loose parts’, e-waste and building materials for learning. Junk Play exists to counter the ‘throw-away’ trends, repurposing junk (a.k.a. Loose parts) into resources for creative play and promoting a cultural shift towards reducing, reuse, recycle.