FAMILY & COMMUNITY
Botanic Garden, Glenmore Street, Wellington. Glow-wormtours, July 1 and August 5, 7.30pm, $5. Capital E, Queens Wharf. Term-time events, visit capitale.org.nz for details. Discover Dance with Java Dance, Thursdays, 10am, $5 per child. Cara’s Crafts, Wednesdays, 9.30am till 3.30pm, free. Clark’s Cafe, Victoria St. Wellington Newcomers Network Coffee and Conversation, June 30, 2.30pm. Cobham Court, Porirua. Matariki Night Market, Maori craft market, June 30, 5.30pm till 8:30pm. Food Truck Night Market, June 30, 5.30pm till 8pm. Government House, Rugby St, Mt Cook. Free public tours, including exhibition, movie and guided walk through the house, bookings essential phone 382 0837 or visit gg.govt.nz. Karori Cemetery, Old Karori Rd. Cemetery Tour: Murder & Mayhem, 90min easy walk, Saturdays and Sundays, 1.30pm, weekdays by request, karoricemeterytour.com. New themed weekend tour, Gum Gully Gambols, 10am and 2pm, $10. Money Saver Building, Hartham Place. Miromoda Fashion Design Exhibition, June 30, 5.30pm till 8.30pm. Ngatitoa Domain Hall, Mana. Ngatitoa Badminton Club social badminton, Mondays, 7.30pm till 9pm, $7, all welcome. Odlins Plaza, Wellington, Resene Cool Colour Wellington Ice Rink, July 2 til July 31, 10am till 10pm daily. Paremata School Hall, Paremata. An Evening with NZ Authors, features Bernard Beckett, Kate De Goldi, Anna Smaill and Harry Ricketts, includes supper, June 29, from 7pm, events starts 7.30pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket orders. Pataka, Parumoana St. Market, beginning June 19 and then third Sunday of each month, 10am till 3pm, for inquiries, email email@example.com. Police Museum, Papakowhai Rd, Porirua. Junior Detective Trail, free admission, runs daily. Porirua Library, Parumoana Street. Story World for Preschoolers. Every Wednesday and Friday during term time, 10.45am. Story times featuring New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, July 12, 14, 19 and 21, 10.30am, story times will be followed by craft activities. Porirua RSA, McKillop St, Porirua. Tai Chi, weekly each Monday, 11am till noon, for all ages and ability. Indoor bowls, Tuesdays, 1pm till 3pm. Seniors Social Club, monthly, first pension Tuesday of the month, 11am till 1pm. Visitors welcome. For information, phone 237 7695. Redwood School, Tawa. Redwood School 50th anniversary, all past staff, students, school committee and parents welcome, July 1 and 2, for more information 232 7704. Space Place at Carter Observatory, Salamanca Rd. Matariki Night Sky Presentation, weekdays hourly 5pm till 9pm, weekends hourly 11am till 9pm, until June 30, $12.50-$8. Te Rito Gardens, Porirua Hospital Grounds. Plant sale, Saturdays, 10am till 12.30pm. Te Rauparaha Arena, Parumoana Street. Hypnotist Andrew Newton, July 14, 7.30pm, tickets $20. Titahi Bay Intermediate, Kahutea Tce. Building Awesome Whanau with Pio Terei, July 4, 7.30pm till 9pm, free. Waitangirua Mall car park, Waitangirua. Lions Club of Titahi Bay’s Porirua Saturday market, 4am till noon. Wellington Chocolate Factory, Eva St. Weekend tours, Saturdays, 11am, Sundays, 2pm, $15 from eventfinda.co.nz. Wellington Museum, Queens Wharf. Ship ‘n’ Chip Tour, voyage through Wellington Museum’s nautical history, then take a trip to Matiu Somes Island for a fish and chip lunch. Tour runs daily, weekdays, 11am till 3.45pm, weekends, 11am till 2pm, $49 adults, $37 children.