Pic­nic just beats the rain

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON MCCON­NELL

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.

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