Whanganui City P & Kainga Sites
Monday January 4
Led by Huia Kirk, this new trip is to the p and kainga (village sites) within the city boundary. BYO cuppa.
Depart 2pm; return approx. 4pm. Adult $5; Child $3. Bookings at the i-SITE.
Evening Talk: Central America wanderings
Tuesday January 5
Ridgway Lythgoe talks about his trip last winter from Chichen Itza, near Cancun in Mexico, overland to Panama City and the Panama Canal. Seven countries in all, some quite small, but all tropical, corrupt and on the drug smuggling routes from Colombia to the United States.
Time: 7.30pm at the Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum, Watt St. Adult $4; Child $2. No booking necessary although numbers are limited to 200 attendees.
Rangitikei Heritage Houses
Wednesday January 6
On this trip we revisit some of our favourite houses in the Rangitikei: Pembroke Vale, Maungaraupi (where we have our BYO picnic lunch in the garden) and Woodleigh Farm, the only Chapman-Taylor-designed house in our region. Please note we do not have access to all of the house interiors.
Depart 10.30am; return 3.30pm. Adult $25; Child $18. Numbers limited; bookings essential at the i-SITE.
DIY Kaleidoscope Workshop
Wednesday January 6
Celebrate summer and light at the Whanganui Regional Museum. Make your own kaleidoscope using recycled materials and decorate it with drawings of cultural and natural history objects from the Museum collection. Appropriate for ages 7-plus.
Meet 1pm at the Whanganui Regional Museum, Watt St. $2 per person. Numbers limited; bookings essential at the i-SITE.
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT: They had some fun making the Waitahinga Trails in 2013. You can enjoy them on Saturday with the Wanganui Tramping Club.
Collections Tour - Natural History
Explore the treasures of the Whanganui Regional Museum collection stores in a one-hour tour. Head behind the scenes to the Natural History collection with the Curator of Natural History, Mike Dickison. Meet 1pm at the Whanganui Regional Museum, Watt St. $5 per person. Numbers limited; bookings essential at the i-SITE.
Historical Walk: Tour of Duty
How well do you know Whanganui's military and social history? Join military historian Kyle Dalton as he explores many of the monuments and memorials to those who have served in the military and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our country. This two-hour walk is easy going and suitable for all ages. Depart 3pm from the Whanganui i-SITE; return 5pm. Adult $4; Child $2. Bookings at the i-SITE.