Three free things to do this weekend


Is your calendar looking as empty as your wallet? Don’t despair! There’s plenty of fun to be had in the City of Sails, without having to part with your hard earned cash.

Weaving circle

Get some tips on how to spin that harakeke into something beautiful with artists from the When can I see you again? exhibition at Fresh Gallery, Otara. If your fingers aren’t feeling nimble, then why not hop on the White Night bus, departing from Fresh at 5pm, for a free tour of some of the best art hot spots in South Auckland.

Fresh Gallery, Shop 5, 46 Fairmall, Otara, Auckland. Book your seat for the weaving circle by calling 09 261 8030 

Find out more about the White Night by visiting

Park Yoga

A gentle way to stay active, yoga is fun, relaxing and good for your heart and hamstrings. Thanks to the Eco West Festival, you can try it out for free at Olympic Park, New Lynn, every Sunday at 10.30am until 2 April. Not feeling very active? Eco West have a whole host of other events on around the city, including a butterflies fun-day at Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve on Saturday 18 March at 1 pm with games and activities for kids, and a budget cooking class at Kelston Community Hub on Thursday 23 March at 11 am.

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Papatoetoe night market

Every Friday in the carpark beneath Hunter’s Plaza, this amazing night market is a feast for the senses with colorful clothes, buskers, magicians and dance troops and of course, the street food that has made it famous around Auckland. Worth a walk through, from 7pm.