Beach car­ni­val back on track

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It’s been more than 40 years since Hon­goeka Marae held a beach car­ni­val. But the way this Satur­day’s event is gear­ing up, it will be­come an an­nual fix­ture again, says or­gan­iser Bob Smith.

The Hon­goeka and Plim­mer­ton com­mu­ni­ties have ral­lied to­gether in prepa­ra­tion for the Fe­bru­ary 2 fes­tiv­i­ties, with dozens of stalls and at­trac­tions booked.

Mr Smith says he de­cided to re­vive the event as a way to fundraise for the marae and bring to­gether its com­mu­nity and neigh­bour­ing sub­urbs.

The car­ni­val will run from 9am to 4pm.



Har­ley David­son mo­tor­bike rides, a hot rod dis­play, pony rides, a me­chan­i­cal bull, waka ama, power boats and a water dis­play from Plim­mer­ton Fire Bri­gade.

There will be loads of ac­tiv­i­ties to keep chil­dren en­ter­tained, live mu­sic, tal­ent quest and a plethora of stalls.

Mr Smith says marae kau­matua Dick Grace will do a karakia at 9am, be­fore Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett opens the car­ni­val.

A hangi ‘‘done the old way’’ is at 1pm. A few stall sites are still avail­able, says Mr Smith, of­fer­ing a three­me­tre by six-me­tre space for a ta­ble/ gazebo or tent and car.

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