Government House Wellington – Free Visits and Programmes - All Year Levels
Government House Wellington offers free school tours and programmes for Y0–13.
If your class is studying civics and citizenship, NZ identity, service and leadership, history, or just wants to see the home of the Governor-General, you should book a tour.
Government House was opened in 1910 and is a category 1 heritage building. It is the Governor-General's home and workplace and we cannot offer tours every day, but we will do our very best to work with you to plan a visit.
Tours take 1.5-2 hours, and up to 2 classes can visit at the same time. For Wellington schools we can arrange a pre-visit session at your school.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (04) 382 0837 or visit our website www.gg.govt.nz/tours
Road Safety Week 4–10 May
Road Safety Week is an annual activity that engages hundreds of communities across the country in raising awareness of road safety.
The week is a great opportunity to kick-start road safety activities at your organisation, or to link existing activities to a national week. There are also lots of ways to meet curriculum goals whilst also learning about road safety.
It's free to register and thanks to QBE Insurance and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency you'll receive an electronic action pack with posters, worksheets, interactive resources and more.
For more information and to register for an action pack visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.nz.
NZ Sport Stacking Open Championships
The 2019 NZ Sport Stacking Open Championships are being held on Sunday 2 June (Queen’s Birthday Weekend) in Wellington.
This competition is open to everyone, with our novice section enabling those new to the sport to compete alongside seasoned stackers, facing the same thrill of a competition whilst striving for goals and records amongst those of equal experience.
This tournament doubles as trials for the NZ Black Stacks. Any competitor wishing to be considered for selection for the 2020 NZ Black Stacks team, representing NZ overseas, will need to attend this tournament.
Free entry for spectators and media.