Close to Home: Cool day out

By Heather Ramsay

Christchurch's International Antarctic Centre. Photo / Christchurch Star
Christchurch's International Antarctic Centre. Photo / Christchurch Star

Antarctica - Yours for the Day is a new all-day pass offered by the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch giving unlimited access to on-site attractions. It costs $48 (adult), $36 (child 5-15 years), under 5 free. Discounts apply for families, seniors and students.

Contact: (03) 353 7798
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Northern creativity
Some beautiful, creative gardens will be open during the Far North Garden Safari, November 14-15. As well as open gardens, there'll be a dinner and guest speakers.

Contact: (09) 406 1631

Just rewards
The Fullers Kerikeri Half Marathon on November 21 goes from Okaihau to Kerikeri and offers a run, casual and competitive walks, and race chair categories followed by a street party from 5pm to 9pm.

Contact: (09) 470 3200
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Island time
Waiheke's Sealink Jassy Dean Trust Garden Safari on November 7-8 features 16 delightful gardens with live music, a plant sale and outdoor artwork. Tickets sold before October 31 cost $20, and a $170 early bird special with Sealink covers two people, their car and two tickets.

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Big bang
The Waikato Fireworks Fiesta on November 7 is a family gala at the Ohaupo Rugby Club with a haunted house, stalls and live entertainment. Gates open at 5pm.

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- NZ Herald

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