Creekfest should be a beauty
‘‘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.
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 email@example.com. Spinning: Gear Woolshed Fibrecrafts member Billee Mutton on her spinning wheel last week.