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Current notices are listed below. Old notices from the last month (if any) are listed below them.

13 December 2018 - 13 February 2019

SWIMMING LESSONS - Easyswim Swim School Ltd

SWIMMING LESSONS - Easyswim Swim School Ltd is now taking bookings for Term One and also Holiday courses during the upcoming January School holidays.

To book call: 2347946,

8 November 2018 - 31 January 2019

Christmas Holiday Programme

Christmas Holiday Programme @ Adventure School, 20 - 21 Dec 2018

DAY TRIP TO BROOKFIELD CAMP – Thursday, 20th December 2018

Flying fox, Kayaking, Games, Smores around the camp fire and more. 

CHRISTMAS FUN DAY – Friday, 21st December 2018

Make a Star Suncatcher and Christmas goodies to eat or to take home. Then relax and enjoy the latest blockbuster movie @ Lighthouse Pauatahanui. 

Summer Holiday Programme @ Adventure School, 14 Jan – 5 Feb 2019 

OUT NOW! You can view and book online:

3 weeks of popular and exciting activities await your child (e.g. Trip to Awesome Bounce, Laserforce, Rock Climbing, Day trip to Eastbourne, Brookfield Outdoor Education Centre, Movies @ Lighthouse Cinema and much more). 

BOOK ONLINE NOW: or for more information e-mail or call 027-454-6975. 

Holiday Programme @ Adventure School 

10 December 2018 - 10 February 2019

Bush Sprouts Holiday Programme

We are also running a free 'Go Girls' day these holidays, on 18 Jan, funded by the Zonta club of Mana.  This is for girls around 8-10yo and is all about giving them a go at the Bush Sprouts programme in a super supportive, empowering environment.  Anyone interested in this can enquire to 

5 December 2018 - 5 February 2019

A long hot summer festival - Porirua Library

3 December 2018 - 3 February 2019

CodeCamp - Summer Holidays

CodeCamp - Summer Holidays

Dates & Venues:
Samuel Marsden School:  7th-10th, 14th-17th and 22nd-24th January 2019

Thorndon Primary School:7th-10th, 14th-17th and 22nd-24th January 2019

Petone: 17th – 20th December 2018, 7th-10th, 14th-17th and 22nd-25th January 2019

Porirua: 17th – 20th December 2018, 7th-10th, 14th-17th and 22nd-25th January 2019

CodeCamp allows kids from the ages of 7-12 to develop 21st century skills in a fun and action packed environment. Develop confidence & initiative through design, creativity, solving problems & collaboration. Create games, apps & work with robots and electronic building blocks.
Book Now at

3 December 2018 - 3 February 2019

Artrageous Kids

Artrageous Kids Creative Christmas: Mon 17 – Fri 21 Dec 2018

Venue: Poneke Dojo, Prince of Wales Park, Salisbury Tce, Mt Cook, Wellington  
8.30am–3:00pm $69 and after care 3:00pm-5.15pm $15

Come and join our magical pre-xmas Artrageous Holiday programme!!!
We will be exploring many exciting Christmas crafts including baking, decoration making, ornaments, and creating love filled handmade gifts. Our trusty favourites will also be on hand like paint, paper, clay, stone, collage, construction and of course the "glue gun table" will all be available.
BOOK NOW: Artrageous for younger kids    |    BOOK NOW: Olderageous

Artrageous Kids Programme: Mon 7 Jan – Fri 1 Feb 2019  BOOK ARTRAGEOUS JANUARY

Venue: Poneke Dojo, Prince of Wales Park, Salisbury Tce, Mt Cook, Wellington  
8.30am–3:00pm $69 and after care 3:00pm-5.15pm $15

Aimed at children aged 5-12 years. Our classes provide a space for all children to explore at their own pace; chaotic or careful, gingerly or with gusto, tiptoeing or tromping. Our aim is to draw out their creativity, not stuff things in! Bookings essential.

22 November 2018 - 22 January 2019

Guardians of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve

Guardians of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve have launched their state-of-the-art webcam on Kāpiti Island in the hopes it will deter people from illegally fishing in the Reserve.  Anybody can view time-lapse images of the Marine Reserve and also view a 360 degree webcam live feed from the area by going to  Please visit and help us protect this precious taonga.  To find out more about the group go to the Guardians of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve Facebook page
21 November 2018 - 21 January 2019

School Holiday Computer Classes

School Holiday Computer Classes
Classes for ages 5 – 15 in Minecraft, Learn to Code in Scratch, Python or Java, Create 3D Games, Web Design, 

Video Editing, Build a PC and if young, the Discovery Computer Class.  For further information call 499-2211 or visit 

21 November 2018 - 21 February 2019

Music video - be a part of it!


If you think you've got what it takes and want to be a part of a magical day recording the first ‘Feel Brave’ song in a studio with some fabulous musicians and being part of a music video that will get exposure all around the world, please send a video/video link of you singing to   The recording studio is on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand so you'll need to be able to get there on Sunday the 20th January 2019 and also be available for an audition in person on the 16th Jan and participate in a rehearsal a few days before the recording on the 20th Jan. It doesn't matter what age you are, your voice just needs to sound like characters who are around the 8 to 10 year old range. 


25 October 2018 - 25 October 2019

Parent Helpline

2 July 2018 - 2 July 2019

Before/after school/holiday care for primary school children

Before/after school/holiday care for primary school children

I offer child care in a safe, fun and family environment.  Medically trained and a mum of two boys we spend our after school time at the beach, playing outside, baking and making!

Availability for two children.  Holiday care and term time before/after school care.

Helen Beswick-Cousins

021 338130

7 June 2018 - 7 June 2019

Gardening Services

 $80 per day

Contact Eugene on 02041506704 


21 May 2018 - 21 May 2019

Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe

8 March 2018 - 8 March 2019

Brand new personal training studio on Mana Esplanade


BodyLean is a brand new personal training studio has opened along the Mana Esplanade down by Dive HQ

Get fitter, healthier, leaner and have greater energy.

I offer 2 main services:

Semi-Private Personal Training: 45-60min individually tailored training according to goals and specific nutrition strategies to maximise results.

Small Group Classes: 30min classes on Mon/Wed/Fri and Saturday
(contact Andrew for specific times and availability)

There are early morning classes, after school drop off and lunchtime available.

I always encourage anyone who is interested to come along for a complimentary trial.

Please feel free to contact Andrew on the following:

Phone: 04 2139690 or 022 677 9398

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