Ti­tahi Bay Play­cen­tre kids en­joy new deck

Kapi-Mana News - - SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - STAFF REPORTER

The chil­dren at Ti­tahi Bay Play­cen­tre now have some won­der­ful new things to dis­cover in their play­ground af­ter a large up­grade.

Rob, Buzz and Cam from Sey­mour Con­struc­tion came into the cen­tre and built a new deck around the sand­pit and a fence with colour­ful per­spex shapes to pro­tect the chil­dren from the wind, teacher Abbe Holmes said.

‘‘They cre­ated a wa­ter wall with drift­wood our whanau col­lected from Ti­tahi Bay beach and in­stalled a wa­ter pump that ac­cesses our rain­wa­ter tank,’’ she said.

‘‘We also have new steps, cup­boards and our old ‘rocket ship’ has been jazzed up with win­dows and a post box.’’

Holmes said the new deck was an in­stant hit.

Chil­dren were run­ning along, look­ing over the fence, jump­ing up and down, and check­ing out the dif­fer­ent colours and shapes.

‘‘Then one by one they dis­ap­pear as they qui­etly dis­cover the se­cret open­ing that lets them slip be­tween the trees.’’

The new play­ground was al­ready show­ing signs that it will be well-used and loved, she said.

Con­nor Turk­ing­ton checks out the new pump built in an up­grade to Ti­tahi Bay Play­cen­tre.

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