Monday, 3 August 2009

August Family Events in Auckland

Wednesday 5th (12th, 19th and 26th)

Library Pre-School Story Time

MOTAT Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland

10.30am - 11.00am. What better way to spend a cold and wet winter day than snuggled up on bean bags listening to captivating stories told by MOTAT's librarians! More info: 815 5810.

Friday 7th

Howick Plunket Seminars
- Jewellery Workshop

Boardroom, Westfield Pakuranga,
Level 4 Westfield Towers
(adjacent to Training Room)

11am. Gold coin donation. Brownsons Jewellers, in conjunction with Pandora, will provide a jewellery workshop explaining the Pandora product range. A great chance to preview the product for upcoming special occasions. Children welcome, morning tea provided. More info: Rochelle - 533 7852 or

Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th

The Big Night In Telethon 2009
- Giving to Kiwi Kids in Poverty

7pm on TV3. A spectacular 23 hour television event to remember. Proceeds go to the KidsCan StandTall Charitable Trust, dedicated to ensuring Kiwi kids less fortunate than others have a bright future. Money raised from the Telethon will provide New Zealand children living in extreme poverty with food, shoes and raincoats to keep them warm and dry in winter. To make a donation before The Big Night In visit:, call: 0800 BNI 2009 with your credit card details or visit your local ASB, who will take old coins and foreign currencies as donations too.

Saturday 8th August

Howick Plunket 6th Annual Quiz Night

Howick Pakuranga Netball Club Rooms, 451 Pakuranga Highway, Howick

7.30pm. $15. Entry includes nibbles and supper, plus a complimentary glass of wine or juice. BYO beer and wine. Get your team together now! More info: Laura - 576 5399 or

Pick & Mix: World Music Concert

Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive

11 am. Free. Zoh Zoh perform a fusion of Afro beat jazz and Reggae. Then it's your turn to learn some West African dancing! More info: 307 5435

Saturday 15th

Pick & Mix: NZSO

Auckland Town Hall, 303 Queen Street

11 am. Free. Discover the instruments of the symphony orchestra, then have a go at composing a brand new piece of music! More info: 307 5435

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Logan Campbell Centre, ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane Rd West

10am, 1pm and 4pm. Family Pass: $30. Live theatre exposes children to new levels of creativity and imagination. Exciting children's activities like face painting, freebies, photo session with the cast, etc… More info: 361 4500 or

Sunday 16th August

3rd Sunday of the Month at MOTAT

MOTAT, Great North Road, Western Springs

10am - 5pm. Visitors can get up close and personal with MOTAT's exhibits; take your pick from the endless array of activities - military vehicle rides, trip on a steam train or a guided tour of MOTAT's Aircraft Hanger. MOTAT's Lollymaker and Blacksmith will be demonstrating their traditional skills. You can also participate in a bookbinding workshop or take home a souvenir from MOTAT's operational printing press! More info:

Thursday 20th (runs until Sunday 23rd)

"Hello Music Land" Live Interactive Cinema Show

10.30am and 1pm, St Lukes - SKYCITY Cinema A magical mix of digital cinema animation movie and live stage show, coming to NZ after successful tours in Australia and Asia. Play the world's largest SNAP game, ride on a rainbow road, turn pages of a giant StoryBook, sing and dance in the aisles -fantastic family fun! More info: or SKYCITY Cinemas for bookings: 302 0002

Saturday 22nd

Pick & Mix: Calle Latina

Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive

11 am. Free. An exciting musical hybrid of Latin, Reggae, Salsa and more. Once the rhythm has got you, you'll learn the moves too. More info: 307 5435

Sunday 23rd August

Howick Plunket Baby Fair

Howick Recreation Centre,
563 Pakuranga Rd, Howick

10am - 12 noon. Entry by gold coin donation. Come along for great bargains on new and used baby/children's books, clothes, toys, nursery items and accessories and much more. More info: Laura - 576 5399 or

Saturday 29th(and Sunday 30th)

'Massive Company' Theatre Workshops

Corban Estate Arts Centre

10am - 5pm. FREE. Suitable for 15 - 25 years. The workshop will give an introduction to the techniques and exercises that Massive Company use when devising theatre. It will be highly physical and lots of fun. No previous experience required, just the willingness to try anything and to work with new people. More info: or 369 1864.

Sunday 30th

Po Kung Fu Panda Show

Centre Court, Westfield Manukau City Shopping Centre. Corner Wiri Station Road and Great South Road

11am and 1pm. Free. Great entertainment for all ages, heaps of prizes to be win. Don't miss the amazing characters live in action. More info: Monya van Wyk - 978 5310 or

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