Titahi Bay reunion big drawcard
A permanent memorial to the Titahi Bay community will be installed during this weekend’s reunion festivities.
More than 200 people have signed up for the reunion, which has been planned for a year by Henry Smith with a committee of Bay stalwarts. Forty people are coming from overseas for the occasion.
A centrepiece of the weekend will be the unveiling on Sunday morning of a macrocarpa bench commemorating the reunion. It will have the reunion’s motto ‘‘Love Never Fails’’ engraved on the back.
Celebrations will kick off on Friday night with a powhiri at Takapuwahia marae, after which the group will retire to the Onepoto clubrooms for ‘‘a few stories and lots of food’’, Mr Smith says.
On Saturday a bus tour led by Bob Cater and Taku Parae will illuminate the Bay’s history, before the big dinner and dance kicks off at Onepoto clubrooms that night.
Mr Smith, who is missing his own family reunion in Samoa for the Bay event, says he is really looking forward to meeting up with old friends.