Sum­mer fes­ti­val en­joyed

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Fam­i­lies, friends, lo­cals and out-oftown­ers alike joined in the fes­tiv­i­ties at the O¯ taki-Ma¯ ori Rac­ing Club for the In­ter­is­lander Sum­mer Fes­ti­val on Mon­day.

Fes­ti­val-go­ers were treated to a day in the sun with live mu­sic, de­li­cious lo­cal food of­fer­ings, and ex­hil­a­rat­ing races. The youngest race­go­ers were kept en­ter­tained with tug-of-war, sack-rac­ing, and face paint­ing.

“The races are a fam­ily favourite in O¯ taki and it’s been great to see so many O¯ taki res­i­dents out en­joy­ing them­selves to­day, soak­ing up the sun and all-day en­ter­tain­ment,” says O¯ taki-Maori Rac­ing Club spokesman Ben Jami­son.

This year’s In­ter­is­lander Sum­mer Fes­ti­val has 29 meet­ings this sea­son across the coun­try from Whangarei Rac­ing Club in sunny North­land to Otago Rac­ing Club in the south.

■ See ther­aces.co.nz for more de­tails about these and other ma­jor race days this sum­mer.

Fun for the kids at the an­nual Otaki-Ma¯ ¯ ori Rac­ing Club for the In­ter­is­lander Sum­mer Fes­ti­val on Mon­day, Jan­uary 7.

The O¯ taki Ma¯ ori Rac­ing Club’s an­nual In­ter­is­lander Sum­mer Fes­ti­val is very pop­u­lar with lo­cals and vis­i­tors.

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