Creek feast or famine?

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

It was my first time at the Creek­fest and de­spite the milling crowds and gen­eral re­laxed state of things I came away feel­ing dis­ap­pointed.

It could have been so, so much more. I felt that it was all about Can­nons Creek, and not about cre­at­ing some­thing amaz­ing to bring peo­ple into Can­nons Creek.

Was the com­mu­nity in­volved with this? Where were the stalls show­cas­ing the lo­cal eth­nic food from the area? There were a lot of in­for­ma­tion stalls which is fine, but not much of any­thing else.

Sug­ary drinks were banned, ob­vi­ously pro­mot­ing a health­ier life­style, but how about ac­tu­ally pro­mot­ing get­ting peo­ple mov­ing?

Apart from the free rides, there could have been some good old­fash­ioned free fun and games: egg and spoon races, sack races, run­ning races, and don’t for­get the adults, we all love that stuff. It’s silly, it’s free and it’s fun. And fi­nally, the stage was mas­sive. Any chance of at­tract­ing some Wellie bands up there next year?

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