Bay reunion will be ‘awesome’
The Titahi Bay reunion event is on track for Easter weekend, with organisers calling for last registrations.
Organising committee chairman Una Hyland says the venue is locked in, along with activities for the weekend. The base will be the North Wellington indoor bowling club at Onepoto Domain, which will host the meet-and-greet on March 29 and a dinner the following evening.
‘‘Things have moved on really well, we had a fantastic get-together on Waitangi Day at the [Titahi Bay] bowling club, with people sharing memories on growing up in the Bay.
‘‘We’re going to run some of those on a slideshow during the dinner. The organising committee have done a lot of work, including sorting out the hall decorations, and we’re really pleased how everything’s come together. It’s going to be an awesome time.’’
Schools and businesses have expressed an interest in the event, Ms Hyland says, while the golf and bowling clubs will be busy over the weekend.
Registrations have topped 160 so far, with attendees coming from Australia and further afield. The main activity on March 30 will be a history tour through the suburb, with Bob Cater talking about places of significance.
A large painting by Bay artist Maggie Hazlewood will be raffled at the dinner, then on Easter Sunday there will be a memorial service on the beach and a final farewell at the surf club.