Venue is­sues

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

Huge bouqets to all the chil­dren, tu­tors, helpers and schools that par­tic­i­pated in this year’s Poly­ne­sian Fes­ti­val.

The per­for­mances were out­stand­ing and it was ob­vi­ous the chil­dren had worked very hard to achieve the level that was show­cased.

Un­for­tu­nately the venue was sorely in­ad­e­quate. We were be­ing told that once you left the hall you could not come back in.

I, for one, en­joy watch­ing all the per­for­mances not just my own child’s and there were many who did miss see­ing their child per­form.

Hav­ing worked so hard, I’m sure the chil­dren would love for the wider com­mu­nity to see their per­for­mances too.

Thank you to the Maori War­dens who tried to po­lice a dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion. I’m sure they wore the brunt of some frus­trated and an­gry par­ents and fam­ily mem­bers.

Please or­gan­is­ers, give the venue more thought when plan­ning next year’s event. C Hawkins


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