Plenty of fun over the Easter break

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Make-A-Wish re­u­nion, the char­ity is hold­ing an Easter re­u­nion event for past and present Make-A-Wish chil­dren at Okahu Bay on April 3, 1pm to 4pm. Car­ni­val games, face­paint­ing and more. Easter at Eastridge Shop­ping Cen­tre, free fun day for fam­i­lies on April 4 from 10am to 2pm. Arts, crafts, prize wheel, games. Child min­ders will be on hand to look af­ter the kids. Green­woods Cor­ner Easter mar­kets, from 10am to 1pm on April 4, hand­made arts and crafts made by lo­cal res­i­dents, email green­woods.cor­ner­mar­kets@ gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion. Lu­nar eclipse at Star­dome, we won’t see an­other lu­nar eclipse un­til 2018, so the ob­ser­va­tory is host­ing a spe­cial night for those want­ing to learn more about lu­nar eclipses from 8pm on April 4. En­trance is $5. Go to star­dome.org.nz for de­tails. Cad­bury Eg­gstrav­a­ganza, at Okahu Bay on April 4 and 5 from 10am to 5pm. Gi­ant in­flat­able Easter Maze, the Cad­bury Easter Bunny and prizes. En­trance is free with dona­tions to Make-A-Wish. Good Fri­day Con­cert, at St Matthew-in-the-City from 5pm to 6.30pm. Koha of $10 on the door, St Matthew’s Voices to per­form ac­com­pa­nied by cham­ber or­gan. More de­tails at stmatt hews.org.nz. Beach clean up at Goat Is­land, join vol­un­teers and friends of the Goat Is­land Marine Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre and help clean up the beach on April 4 from 2pm. Email ma.goode@auck­land.ac.nz for more in­for­ma­tion. Wai­heke In­ter­na­tional Jazz Fes­ti­val, the best of jazz from New Zealand and around the world will be on show this Easter week­end. Go to wai­heke­jaz­zfes­ti­val.co.nz for pro­gramme de­tails. Easter egg hunt, free event around One­hunga Mall and Dress-Smart be­tween April 4 and 6. Find 10 and go into a ham­per prize draw. Forms avail­able in ev­ery One­hunga store. Visit One­hunga Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion at 149 One­hunga Mall for more in­for­ma­tion. Fun Days at High­wic, the her­itage build­ing in New­mar­ket is host­ing a raft of Easter ac­tiv­i­ties. Be­tween 10.30am and 3.30pm on April 9 and 16 Easter-themed games, both in­door and out­door, will be held. An arty Easter eggs day will be held April 8. A Peter Rab­bit Trail will run daily, April 5 to 17. Places are limited for some ac­tiv­i­ties. Go to her­itage.org.nz/places for de­tails. Egg-splor­ers at Auck­land Zoo, from 9.30am to 3pm ev­ery day be­tween April 3 and 19. Prizes to be won. Nor­mal ad­mis­sion fee ap­plies. Friends of the Zoo get in free. Dino dig­ging at But­ter­fly Creek, from noon to 2pm on Easter Mon­day kids can take part in But­ter­fly Creek’s hol­i­day pro­gramme. The daily dino dig con­tin­ues through­out the school hol­i­days un­til April 17. Prizes to give away. Go to but­ter­fly­creek.co.nz or call 275 8880 for in­for­ma­tion. Tales of Ta­maki, chil­dren of Auck­land will cel­e­brate their his­to­ries and sto­ries through per­for­mance at Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum. Free en­try. Comic work­shops and pup­pet shows also to be held. Runs April 4 to 17, be­tween 10am and 5pm. Go to auck­land­mu­seum.com for de­tails. Free Play­mo­bil Day, com­pete in school hol­i­day build­ing com­pe­ti­tion at St Lukes mall on April 7 be­tween 11am and noon, and April 13 be­tween 1pm and 2pm. Prizes to be won. Free en­try. De­tails on toyco.co.nz. Sto­ry­time at One­hunga Li­brary, ev­ery Tues­day from April 7 to May 26 from 10.30am to 11am. Free ad­mis­sion at 85 Church St. Ideal for chil­dren be­tween the ages of 3 to 5. APO 4 Kids, two ses­sions at 10am and 11.30am at Auck- land Town hall on April 11. In­tro­duc­tion to orches­tra for preschool­ers. Hosted by Kevin Keys. Tick­ets are $15 from apo.co.nz. Find­ing Scotty Sky Tower’s evil twin, from Good Fri­day to April 19, 10am to 3pm daily at cor­ner Fed­eral and Vic­to­ria streets. Plenty of other ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing a Best of the West photo sta­tion to take pic­tures in. Sky­Tower ad­mis­sion fee ap­plies.

Plenty of free Easter ac­tiv­i­ties will be held at Eastridge on April 4.

Mu­si­cian Ni­cole Jo­han­nt­gen will per­form at the Wai­heke Jazz Fes­ti­val this Easter Week­end.

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