What's on this weekend
The best of what's on this weekend in Auckland for Kids: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
Maori Language Celebration Day at Auckland Museum
Saturday 15 September 2018: 10:00am to 1:00pm
He Taonga Māori – the Māori Gallery, will reverberate with Te Reo through music and dance. There will be a great free public line-up of performances with Te Whānau Āwhina (Clendon Park School), Kahurangi ki Uta (Papakura High School) and featuring one of Aotearoa’s top recording artists, Ria Hall!
Mauku Country Life Day
Saturday 15 September2018: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Disney’s Moana Reo Māori
Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Drive, Oratia, Waitakere, Auckland
Saturday 15 September 2018 11:00am to 1:30pm and 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Arataki Visitor Centre
Don’t miss these free screenings of the Māori language version of Disney’s Moana, in celebration of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Māori media company, Matewa Trust produced the very first reo Maori version of a full-length Disney animation film, using the talents of Māori artists including Jaedyn Randall and Te Kaea host, Piripi Taylor.
Rated: PG. Please note: No English subtitles. No booking required, limited space.
Rhymetime at Waitakere Central Library
Saturday 15 September 2018: 10:30am to 11:00am
Plunket’s New and Nearly New Sale
Saturday 15 September 2018: 10:00am
East Coast Bays Plunket
Half Day Sail aboard Spirit of New Zealand
Saturday 15 September 2018: 9:00am to Noon
Muriwai guided ranger walk
Saturday 15 September 2018: 10am to Noon
Arataki Visitor Centre
Join park ranger Van Haresnape as he shares his knowledge and stories about caring for Muriwai. Each year during spring the gannets come home to Muriwai to nest and raise their young. After months spent at sea, they return to rekindle their relationships. Immersed in the beautiful surrounds of Muriwai, watch these sea birds soar, dive and build their nests.Suitable for all ages interested in conservation. Wear sturdy shoes and suitable clothing for coastal environment – weather changeable. Booking mandatory or for more information call the team at Arataki Visitor Centre: (09) 892-4777.
Auckland Hobbies Fair
Saturday 15 September 2018: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Facebook: Auckland Hobbies Fair
Good as new Spring Pre Loved Kids Market
Saturday 15 September 2018: 9:00am
Good as New Pre Loved Kids Markets
Saturday and Sunday Events
Enjoy Magical September at Ellerslie Village. Join in the Fairy Door Trail & Pirate Treasure Hunt, Fairy & Pirate Morning Tea, Fairy Mail Box and Colouring Competition.
Cost: FREE event
Secret World of Butterflies
Saturday 15 September 2018 onwards
Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns as new exhibition Secret World of Butterflies takes flight. View thousands of butterflies from the Shannon Collection, on display for the first time. Be amazed by these stunning insects in this family-friendly exhibition that reveals unbelievable butterfly facts and is packed full of interactive activities. Zoom in on nature’s designs or create your own butterfly and unleash it into a magical digital garden.
Conservation Week at Butterfly Creek
Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 September 2018: 9:30am to 5:00pm
– Butterfly Creek’s role in the Wētāpunga breeding programme
– Ideas to increase the Tree Wētā population in your garden (including shelter design and food sources)
– General information about Wētāpunga and Tree Wētā
– This talk will include an encounter with a live WētāpungaConservation Week Butterfly Encounter at 3pm includes:
– Information about New Zealand butterflies
– How to enhance your garden to encourage NZ butterflies
– This talk will also include an encounter with the tropical butterflies.
Battle of Britain Parade
Sunday 16 September 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Join Auckland Museum and the Royal New Zealand Air Force Association to commemorate the Battle of Britain and all those who have fallen in the Air Forces. A parade and service accompanied by a flyover by the Warbirds will take place on the Court of Honour.
Ellerslie Village Magical September – Union Post Little Pirate Kids Zone
Enjoy lunch at Union Post while your kids are looked after by the Captain, with entertainment from the Friendly Pirate.
Cost: Regular menu prices apply, kids babysitting while you at the Union Post is FREE.
Meet the Villagers
Sunday 16 September 2018: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Howick Historical Village
Today the living museum bursts to life with costumed villagers going about their day to day tasks as if they were living in the 19th century. Join in the many activities on offer including attending a victorian school lesson (this will make you laugh out loud), making butter, sampling food cooked on a coal range, watching demonstrations by the 65th Regiment Soldiers and much more.
Conservation week guided ranger walk – Arataki Nursery
Sunday 16 September 2018: 10:00am to Noon
Arataki Visitor Centre
Join the Park Ranger Brendan Mackie as he shares his knowledge about the plants in the Waitakere Ranges, what makes them unique and why planting native trees is important for conservation.Suitable for all ages interested in conservation. Wear sturdy shoes and suitable clothing for coastal environment – weather changeable. Booking mandatory or for more information call the team at Arataki Visitor Centre: (09) 892-4777.
Mitre 10 Cup: QBE North Harbour vs Bay of Plenty
Sunday 16 September 2018: 7:35pm to 9;30pm