Saturday skinny dip at New Brighton

VICKI ANDERSON
Last updated 14:58 25/01/2013
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Iain McGregor

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GO full 'moon'

Undies, undies, togs, togs . . . er, no undies or togs. The annual Skinny Dipping Down a Moon Beam run by Free Beaches New Zealand Inc on the night of the full moon is this Saturday. Meet at the Beatty St beach entrance, South Brighton, at 8.45pm for a 9pm skinny dip in the sea. See freebeaches.org.nz

GO - Win a mobile phone

The worldwide touring sensation, Nitro Circus Live returns to Christchurch on Sunday at AMI Stadium at 4.30pm. The action sports crew come to New Zealand directly after a 13-date tour across Europe. Headlining the tour will be the Nitro Crew, from the hit MTV series and the 3-D movie. See nitrocircuslive.com, for tickets see Ticketek.

Skinny, which sponsors two of the Nitro daredevils Luke Smith and Jed Mildon are giving away phones to readers.

The Skinny Mobile INQ Chat phones will each come with a $50 Skinny credit.

To enter the draw email GO@press.co.nz with Nitro Circus in the subject line by 5pm today. Winners will be notified.

GO Cliff

On Thursday, British superstar Sir Cliff Richard, OBE, 72, hits the CBS Canterbury Arena as part of his Still Reelin' and A Rockin' tour. Tickets $99.90-$139.90 plus booking fee, from ticketek.co.nz

GO Pallet-able

Check out the Pallet Pavilion on the corner of Kilmore and Durham streets. . See Keith "the numbers" Preene offer Golden Goose Bingo (R16) as part of the World Buskers Festival at 8pm tonight and Saturday. Suggested donation $15. On Monday see the unique combination of a Bike fix- it and film night. See palletpavilion.com

GO gassy

Gas & Fractures is an interactive board game outlining the impacts of hydraulic fracturing. Participants play as oil or gas company owners and compete against one another to produce methane gas. Free and suitable for all ages.On Saturday it's part of the Artbeat Series in Re:Start mall over the summer.

GO see the buskers

What a great festival it's been. It offers theatrics, laughs, juggling and acrobatics until Sunday. North Hagley Park, Re:Start Mall, New Brighton. See worldbuskersfestival.com

GO auto-muscular

Popular event Muscle Car Madness is on at the Rangiora A&P Showgrounds on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. American muscle cars, hot rods, classics alongside a burnout pad, fair and live music. Adults $15, children 5-15 $2.

GO cheesy

The Great Christchurch Cheese Heist is on at Riccarton House on Saturday from 11am- 5pm, with cheese, cider, wine, sours and jazz music, cheese- making, wood turning, and New Zealand's longest cheeseboard (20m)will be unveiled at 1.15pm.

Door sales $20, under 14 free with an accompanying adult. See feastofcanterbury.co.nz

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GO skate jamming

St Albans Park hosts the Skate Jam suitable for all levels on Saturday from noon-3pm. Get lessons, learn tricks, watch demonstrations, plus free sausage sizzle on site. (Sunday, if wet). Free.

For more information ph 941 5409.

GO fly a kite

Summertimes' ever-popular Kite Day is on Sunday from noon to 3pm at New Brighton Beach. Watch the top pilots fly their kites, bring your own or buy one on the day.

GO sculptural

A Music, Sculpture, Wine and Food Festival is on at Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Park, 707 Ram Paddock Rd, Amberley, Sunday 10am- 6pm. The event includes local food, wine, art, demonstrations and live music. See raymondherber.com. Tickets at the gate, adults $20, under 16 years free.

GO get tickets

Kiwi Beer Fest, the South Island's largest beer festival, returns to Hagley Park on February 23 with a stellar lineup of premium and craft beers and international imports, matched to culinary fare. The Craft Beer Academy returns, with 50 New Zealand craft breweries offering their wares alongside 40 gourmet food producers. Live music. R18, general admission $34.50, Hoptimized tickets $49.50, VIP experience $135, designated driver $25. Go to greatkiwibeerfestival.co.nz 

- The Press

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