Short of ideas for today? Summer Day makes a few suggestions.
Where: Hutt Rd, Alicetown, Lower Hutt.
When: Friday, 6pm.
How Much: $60.
See iconic New Zealand band Shapeshifter at The Station Village Complex in Hutt Rd with Electric Wire Hustle. Shapeshifter recently took home the award for best group and best electronica album at this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards for their fifth studio album Delta. Get tickets at ticketmaster.co.nz.
Where: Jackson St, Petone.
When: Today, 4pm.
How Much: Free.
Today is the last day to treat the kids with a sense of adventure in the Jackson St Treasure Hunt. Meet at the Jackson St Programme office in the Old Police Station to receive the first clue.
Where: Railway Ave, Upper Hutt.
When: Wednesday to Sunday.
If summer is not holding up its sunny end of the bargain then take a trip to Upper Hutt to play at Wellington's only glow-in-the-dark mini-golf. Wear white or fluoro clothing to Get in the Hole mini-golf so you can glow in the dark too. Make sure you have cleaned your teeth, then they can glow too. Wednesday to Thursday 3pm to 7.30pm. Fridays 3pm to 9pm. Saturdays 10am to 9pm. Sunday 10am to 6.30pm.
FOR THE KIDS
Where: Level 2, Te Papa Museum, Cable St.
When: Today and tomorrow 11am-midday.
How Much: Free.
This year kids can help decorate Te Papa's Christmas tree. The tree for 2013 is inspired by the Aztecs to coincide with the exhibition Aztecs: Conquest and Glory, running until February 9. Kids can get creative and make an Aztec decoration to take home and one for Te Papa's tree.
OUT OF TOWN
How Much: $35
With a dozen wineries within 5km, bicycles are a convenient, environmentally friendly way to get around the vineyards of Martinborough. Bike on your own or bring a buddy and use a tandem. You will be set for a day's wine tasting with a bike, basket, cycle helmet and wine map. Booking is recommended. Call 0800 780909.
- The Dominion Post
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