Picnic just beats the rain
The picnic at Karehana Park last week was a success, despite rain putting an early end to festivities.
Karehana Park Project Group member Roger Johnston said the picnic was well- attended even though the weather forecast was grim.
‘‘ We had a good throng of people turn up,’’ he said.
The picnic, held on January 26, was the second of what Mr Johnston hopes will become an annual event.
He said there were fewer people this year, which he put down to the bad weather. ‘‘Last year we had the perfect day.’’
Activities included a tug of war, petanque, kite-flying and entertainment from the Mana Blues.
The picnic also celebrated the new picnic table and chairs put in as part of the Karehana Park Project.
Mr Johnston said the chairs and table would make it more comfortable for people to have picnics at the park.
The next stage of the project was to lay more pavers and to upgrade the stream, to make it safer and more accessible.
Picnic games: Tug of war was one of the games played before the rain hit the picnic in Karehana Park.