Kids Learn 2 Ride - Forrest Hill

Saturday 6 October - Saturday 4 May

Greville Reserve, Forrest Hill Rd, Forrest Hill

Auckland Transport's team of qualified instructors work alongside parents to get kids riding. Whether starting on a balance bike or making the transition to pedals the team is there to help.

If your child doesn't yet have a bike but is keen to give it a go, there will be bikes available on a limited basis. Sessions are weather dependent and run on a drop in basis. 

  • Saturday 6 October 2018, 10am to 12pm.
  • Saturday 3 November 2018, 10am to 12pm.
  • Saturday 1 December 2018, 10am to 12pm.
  • Saturday 2 February 2019, 10am to 12pm.
  • Saturday 2 March 2019, 10am to 12pm.
  • Saturday 6 April 2019, 10am to 12pm.
  • Saturday 4 May 2019, 10am to 12pm.

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Kids Learn 2 Ride - Avondale

Saturday 13 October - Saturday 11 May

Avondale Central Reserve, Racecourse Parade, Avondale

Auckland Transport's team of qualified instructors work alongside parents to get kids riding. Whether starting on a balance bike or making the transition to pedals the team is there to help.

If your child doesn't yet have a bike but is keen to give it a go, there will be bikes available on a limited basis. Sessions are weather dependent and run on a drop in basis.

  • Saturday 13 October 2018, 10am to 12pm
  • Saturday 10 November 2018, 10am to 12pm
  • Saturday 8 December 2018, 10am to 12pm
  • Saturday 9 February 2019, 10am to 12pm
  • Saturday 9 March 2019, 10am to 12pm
  • Saturday 13 April 2019, 10am to 12pm
  • Saturday 11 May 2019, 10am to 12pm

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Urban Bike Skills Workshops

Saturday 20 October - Saturday 23 March

Various dates and locations

Auckland Transport's Urban Bike Skills course is an introduction to riding safely in the suburbs for adults.

We have planned a four hour course, starting in school grounds where you can practice some basic skills before heading out to explore the local area by bike. You'll learn how to choose safe routes, bike handling skills and communicating with other road/path users. By the end of the session you'll have skills that will help you anywhere you ride in urban Auckland.

Course numbers are very limited.
Free to attend but registration required

  • Saturday 20 October 2018, 9am to 1pm - Waterview
  • Saturday 3 November 2018, 9am to 1pm - Devonport
  • Saturday 24 November 2018, 9am to 1pm - Mangere
  • Saturday 8 December 2018, 9am to 1pm - Te Atatu
  • Saturday 23 February 2019, 9am to 1pm - Bayswater
  • Saturday 16 March 2019, 9am to 1pm - New Lynn
  • Saturday 23 March 2019, 9am to 1pm - Grey Lynn

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Hub Zero at Silo Park - Creating from waste

Saturday 26 January - Sunday 10 February

Silo Park, Auckland City

Hub Zero is heading into the big smoke to join up with our great friends at Silo Park - we're keen to showcase our products for sale and also help people learn how to upcycle right then and there!

Sat 26th Jan ...for the kids, making stuffed heart key rings
Sat 2nd Feb ...something special making jewellery
Sun 10th Feb ...in the garden making pallet planter boxes

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Hands On at Silo Park

Saturday 26 January - Sunday 17 February

Silo Park, Auckland City

 

Silo Park is working with creative communities around Auckland to bring you fun, inventive, and immersive workshops for all ages!

Hands On is centred around encouraging you and your hands to learn and create resourceful, renewable, and sustainable skills that can be applied at home or in the wider community.

These workshops will operate every Saturday and Sunday throughout the Silo Park season. We will update the event page as workshops are added to the schedule! Check out who we will be working with and what we have planned for you below.

We hope to see you there!

SCHEDULE:

SAT 19/01 - Make your own beeswax wraps for the kitchen with Tara from Hub Zero NZ.
SUN 20/01 - Create sustainable bamboo forts for the garden with Ella from For the love of bees - a city bee collaboration.

SAT 26/01 - TBC
SUN 27/01 - TBC

SAT 2/02 - Special up-cycled jewellery making with Tara, Lucy and Sonya from Hub Zero NZ
SUN 3/02 - Learn how to make seed raising from scratch with Katrina Wolf from Blue Borage! This is a plastic free approach that involves composting and worm farming.

SUN 10/02 - TBC

SAT 16/02 - TBC
SUN 17/02 - TBC

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Henderson Adult Drop in Bike Skills

Saturday 2 February

Henderson Service Centre

Our Beginner Bike and Maintenance Sessions for adults are back with sessions in Henderson, Central Auckland, Mangere and Takapuna.
This session will be happening at Henderson Service Centre from 10am - 12pm.


At the session there will be separate ‘learn to ride’ instruction for anyone who has never ridden a bike.
If you can ride but lack confidence, our instructors will help with practicing skills such as changing gears, braking, bike control, signalling and more.
A mechanic will also be there to answer any maintenance questions including how to remove a wheel, how to adjust brakes and how to best look after a bike.

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Hare Krishna Food Festival

Saturday 9 February
4pm - 8pm

1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Kumeu

The Hare Krishna community has long been coined as ‘the kitchen religion’. If you have ever experienced Hare Krishna cuisine, then you will certainly know why!

The aim of this Festival is to provide that special food experience to the wider public in a food festival format on our beautiful property in Kumeu, Auckland.

For those of you who attend our Holi Festival of Colours - this festival is at the same location.

* Entry/parking is free - all welcome !
* All food will be Vegetarian / Vegan
* Family Friendly with activities for kids

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Home Composting Workshop

Saturday 23 February
9am - 9am

Whangaparaoa Community Hub, 707 Whangaparoa Rd

A hands-on workshop offering an introduction to the three basic composting systems that can be used in the home and garden: traditional composting bins, worm farms and bokashi buckets. Come and discover what suits you best!

Registered participants will receive a $40.00 discount toward the purchase of a composting system that can be redeemed online.

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