, 2023-02-02 10:00:00,
Stuff offers a few highlights of events in Ōtautahi Christchurch this weekend and beyond.
Disc golf South Island champs
This weekend will see Hagley Golf Course play host for Discmania, the three-day South Island championships for disc golf.
About 250 competitors, including two professionals from the United States are expected at the three-day event which kicks off on Friday.
Disc golf has broadly similar rules to traditional golf but instead of a ball and clubs, players throw a plastic disc into a standing metal basket, catches the chains in loose hanging chains. A course typically has 9 or 18 “holes” (fairways with tees and baskets).
This well-loved summer event returns to New Brighton beach tomorrow.
As well as an abundance of spectacular kites there will be sandcastles, games and other family-friendly entertainment.
Dogs are not permitted but do remember water and sunscreen as hot weather and cloudless skies are forecast.
Kite Day runs from 11am to 3pm at New Brighton Beach, Marine Pde, New Brighton, Christchurch
Hailed as a must-see historic and classic motor racing is on this weekend at Ruapuna.
The diverse range of motors involved include vintage racing cars, Formula 5000, classic saloons and historic sports sedans.
Tickets are $50 for the weekend, or $20-35 for a single day. Children under 16 are free with a paying adult.
The event runs from 9am to 5pm, Friday to Sunday, at Ruapuna Speedway on Hasketts Rd.
British writer Ben Macintyre
Celebrated columnist and historian Ben Macintyre is coming to Christchurch.
Tickets are now on sale for the WORD Christchurch event promoted as “essential for lovers of gripping tales of espionage, military history and breathtaking WWII nonfiction”.
Macintyre, a columnist and associate editor at The Times, has won numerous awards for his books including Cold War bestselling thriller The Spy and the Traitor.
He will be speaking at Christ’s College on March 1 at 6.30pm.
The path to a sustainable future
A public discussion on water, science and sustainability will be held in Ōtautahi on Tuesday.
Canterbury professors Bronwyn Hayward and Te Maire Tau will be joined by Stanford University professors Barton “Buzz” Thompson, and Peter Vitousek and Dr Mike Joy of Victoria University Wellington.
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