Thou­sands flock to Creek­fest

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The rain stayed away and thou­sands en­joyed the fun, food and fes­tiv­i­ties in Can­nons Creek and Plim­mer­ton on Satur­day.

At Creek­fest, the in­no­va­tive health mes­sages, sports, food and mu­si­cal acts im­pressed Health Min­is­ter Tony Ryall, who stayed for more than three hours af­ter open­ing the event.

Or­gan­iser Liz Kelly said the success of Creek­fest, which was nearly can­celled, was down to com­mu­nity involvement and an army of vol­un­teers.

‘‘We were really pleased with the num­bers, the amount of stalls were up and we’re cov­er­ing all six fields on the park now. It’s not just about the Creek, this is a city­wide event and peo­ple really pulled to­gether to make it hap­pen.’’

Mean­while, hun­dreds flocked to St Theresa’s School’s Ki­wiana gala, where Fred Dagg-looka­like par­ents and staff su­per­vised games like gum­boot ring- toss, jan­dal rac­ing in the school’s pool and real-life An­gry Birds, where a kiwi soft toy was cat­a­pulted at men­ac­ing rat tar­gets.

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Liv­ing art: Red­wood School pupil Jonathan Devine, 8, was trans­formed into a dragon at St Theresa’s fair, while his cousin Jor­dan Devine, 9, of Pare­mata School was a tiger. Too quick: Sekove De­laicau­tata is on the move in the fast-paced game of Ki o Rahi.

Yummy: Nir­vana Letele takes a lik­ing to one of the pop­u­lar Creek­fest food choices, wa­ter­melon and yo­gurt.

Take the pain: Makalio Vole-Har­ri­son from Na­tone Park School has to push through the pain bar­rier to fin­ish the Creek­fest youth fit­ness chal­lenge.

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