Creek­fest should be a beauty

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

‘‘Our chil­dren, our taonga’’ is the tagline for Creek­fest this year.

Pa­cific Health Ser­vices Porirua and Porirua Whanau Cen­tre are work­ing through fi­nal de­tails to bring the fes­ti­val to Can­nons Creek Park on March 8.

From hum­ble be­gin­ning in a Bed­ford St car park, Creek- fest, now in its 11th year, is held over five rugby fields.

The fes­ti­val hosts health, ed­u­ca­tion, emer­gency man­age­ment and so­cial ser­vice stalls, along with mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ment and sports.

‘‘ To ad­dress the health dis­par­i­ties in some of our com­mu­ni­ties, Creek­fest pro­vides an in­for­ma­tion plat­form, rais- ing aware­ness of the pro­grammes avail­able lo­cally and in our re­gion,’’ Porirua Whanau Cen­tre man­ager Liz Kelly said.

‘‘Creek­fest is a fun, fam­ily day out that is fizz- free, smoke-free and al­co­hol-free.’’

In­ter­est in the event had been strong, with more than 100 stalls al­ready reg­is­tered.

Jamoa Jam is this year’s fea­ture act. Lo­cal en­ter­tainer Lapi Mariner, and X Fac­tor fi­nal­ists Whenua Patuwai and Maaka Fiso are also in the lineup.

There will be a com­mu­nity meet­ing at noon on Fri­day, at the Porirua Whanau Cen­tre to fi­nalise the de­tails for the big day. All wel­come.

Photo: KRIS DANDO

On March 8, Gear Wool­shed Fi­bre­crafts will host a ‘‘Fi­bre Fayre’’ at An­chor Church, Joseph Banks Dr, Whitby, from 10am till 3pm. En­try is $5, which in­cludes morn­ing and af­ter­noon tea, and vis­i­tors will be en­cour­aged to have a go at many ac­tiv­i­ties. Con­tact Sharon Fer­gu­son at sharo­nan­drod@hot­mail.co.nz. Spin­ning: Gear Wool­shed Fi­bre­crafts mem­ber Billee Mut­ton on her spin­ning wheel last week.

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