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Your high five for the weekend of 1 and 2 September

Spring into Spring by stationary cycling, getting your PC a free tuneup, embracing healthy living, interacting with bees, and celebrating Vietnam Day.

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation’s annual Breathe Better September campaign kicks off on Saturday with Bike for Better Breathing. Ride stationary bikes in Cuba Mall from 6:30am to 6:30pm, creating awareness around respiratory conditions and encouraging healthy lungs! Ride for three minutes, or for half an hour. Find out more at the website. http://www.breathebetterseptember.co.nz/launch-event.html

The  7th Annual Computer Fix-it Day is on Saturday at the Wellington South Baptist Church, 284 The Parade, Island Bay between 9:00am and 3:00pm. If you’re having problems with your computer but can’t find a solution, take along the “box” (not the screen, keyboard, mouse or cables – unless you are having an issue with one of those items- but don’t forget the charger for your laptop) for examination by qualified IT engineers. All expertise and software will be free, but if it turns out you have a hardware problem, spare parts will not be on hand to fix this type of problem. For more info, contact the Wellington South Baptist church office on 3836 888.

From 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, the Wellington Allergy Free & Healthy Living Show will be at Te Rauparaha Arena and Aquatic Centre, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua. This new lifestyle show will cover everything from healthy eating to healthy living, covering allergies, intolerances, selective dietary needs, lifestyle choices, health and wellness, beauty and personal care. Door sales are $5:00, with children under 16 free (like the parking).

September is Bee Aware Month, and the Wellington City Council and Apiculture NZ are partnering for a focus on bee health, and what communities can do to help keep our bees healthy so they’ll be better able to fight disease and thrive. The bee population in New Zealand contributes about $5 billion to our economy annually and supports about one third of everything we eat, so helping preserve bees is vital. Join Wellington Beekeepers and the WCC for an Interactive Beekeeping Demonstration on Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Begonia House, Botanic Gardens, 101 Glenmore Street, for giveaways and the opportunity to learn from the beekeepers.

Saturday is also Vietnam Day, and the Vietnamese Student Association at Wellington aims to introduce the Vietnamese culture to international friends and to interact with New Zealand culture. The theme of the show Dreaming of Vietnam is “dreaming come back home away from home, and will feature comedy, dance, singing and haka. It’s happening at the Memorial Theatre, Student Union Building, Kelburn campus, Victoria University from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Saturday, and the $15:00 tickets include a light meal. For more information, contact: [email protected]