Ti­tahi Bay re­u­nion big draw­card

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

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.

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