Pauatahanui’s big day a hit
Hopes and prayers were answered on Saturday, when the sun shone for the Pauatahanui School Lamb & Calf Day.
Organiser, Lauren Kennedy, said she had been on edge for weeks as to how the weather would turn out.
But there was no need to worry. The annual event, run since 1946, drew at least as many people as last year – 6000.
‘We were quite blessed with that,’’ Kennedy said.
This year’s show was a bit different, with events spread out more.
‘‘ It gave people a lot more room to move around. Families were sitting and eating food in the sun and enjoying themselves, rather than being squashed in with a crowd.’’
While the exact total raised will not be known until later this week, Kennedy estimated more than $50,000 was raised.
Donkey day-care: Emily Carroll, 11, helped look after
Super day: Felix, 5, with his brother Asher Thomas, 4, who dressed up for the
Woolly hug: Eoin Ryan, 6, with his lamb Batlamb.