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See the lights and the River by night

See the lights and the River by night

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  • Sun 7 Mar, 7:45pm – 10:30pm


He Ara Kotahi , Ruha Street, Palmerston North


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $5.12
  • Family 2 Adults & 2 Children: $12.30

See the lights and the River by night

Track Grade: Flat
Duration of Event: 2 – 3 hours

BOOKINGS CLOSE 5pm Saturday 6 March 2021

See the lights and the River by night from He Ara Kotahi to Tini whetu nui ke te rangi (Like the myriad of stars in the sky Ko Rangitaa ne nui ki Whenua

So are the people of great Rangitaane upon the land)

This is an evening to night walk along the Manawatu River upstream from the new walking/cycling bridge to the new kowhaiwhai patterns opposite ANZAC Park and the Te Arapiki a Tane. (The Steps of Tane)

Named after an old proverb of the Rangitane the kowhaiwhai contains small stones which absorb the light during the day and then glow at night. By the time we return to the start point the night lights on the bridge should all be doing their best to provide a great visual experience.

Subject to the weather the walk will use both banks of the river crossing downstream on the Fitzherbert Bridge.

Date: Sunday March 8th 2021

Meeting Place: Walk up area to He Ara Kotahi off Dittmer Drive

Briefing Time: 07:45pm (1945 hrs)

Start time: Immediately after briefing

Expected duration: Two to three hours.

This walk would be suitable for wheel chair bound persons to join in. However, in terms of overall safety and ease of movement it is necessary that non ambulatory participants have their own dedicated helper in case of need.

Participants are asked to bring suitable walking foot ware and warm clothing as needed. A flashlight or torch may also be useful.

Cost: $5 per head

Family with two children) $12.00.

Depart: He Ara Kotahi bridge off Dittmer Drive, Palmerston North at 7.45pm

Limited to 20 people, book now to avoid disappointment.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – no ticket sales on the day.
BOOKINGS CLOSE 5pm Saturday 6 March

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