White Rib­bon events

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A White Rib­bon Fam­ily day will take place at Te Rau­paraha Park on Novem­ber 20.

Or­gan­iser Cathy Roa from Porirua Safer City Trust said while the event, which runs from noon till 3pm, had a se­ri­ous mes­sage, it was aimed at be­ing a fun event for the city.

‘‘Yes, we want to ham­mer home the mes­sage about vi­o­lence against women be­ing un­ac­cept­able, but it’s im­por­tant to at­tract res­i­dents to have a nice day out and have a few fun things to do.’’

The day will also fea­ture a ride, with more than 30 White Rib­bon Riders com­ing into Porirua at mid­day, headed by mayor Mike Tana.

En­ter­tainer Frankie Stevens will be MC on a stage set up at the park and will per­form with Maori Mu­si­cian of the Year Ranea Aper­a­hama.

There would be other acts, Roa said, along with ac­tiv­i­ties such as bouncy cas­tles and slides.

Sausage siz­zles, pop­corn, candy floss, food trucks and face­paint­ing will also be avail­able.

The West­ern Bay Street Rod­ders will be present with a se­lec­tion of hot rods, as well as riders from the Welling­ton Har­ley Own­ers Group.

Roa said many com­mu­nity groups will be present on the day, pro­mot­ing their own mes­sages.

‘‘It’s taken a lot to get to this point and it will be a very cool event. We hope many will get out to en­joy the af­ter­noon.’’

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