Cost of stag­ing health fes­ti­val to be re­vealed

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The cost of stag­ing Creek­fest is likely to be known this week.

The event’s co-or­di­na­tor, Liz Kelly, says she will have a clearer pic­ture on costs to hold the health fes­ti­val, which took place on March 9, af­ter a report is pre­pared.

The fes­ti­val was nearly can­celled af­ter fund­ing sources dried up, but the Whanau Cen­tre Trust came to the res­cue last month, agree­ing to un­der­write it.

Ms Kelly is await­ing the out­come of two fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tions. A fi­nal report on the over­all cost of the event, which was ex­pected to need at least $65,000 to stage, is due this week.

Thou­sands of peo­ple poured onto Can­nons Creek Park and the event was a success, she says.

‘‘The Whanau Cen­tre have been in­stru­men­tal in mak­ing it hap­pen, I’m hop­ing the bur­den on them will not be great.’’

A dis­cus­sion will also be held in the near fu­ture, with com­mu­nity in­put, on whether Creek­fest will con­tinue to be an an­nual event or be staged once ev­ery two years.

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