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Te Pae o Waimihia Summer Whanau Fun Day
Te Pae o Waimihia members enjoyed a massive event-filled day at the recent Te Pae o Waimihia Summer Whanau Fun Day held on Saturday 24 February at Wharewaka Point, Taupo. Rain almost threatened to cancel the event for the second year in a row but organisers managed a quick rescheduling which still saw the event attended by many.
Te Pae o Waimihia (TPoW) Trustees envisioned a free event that would bring together as much whanau as possible to enjoy a day of whanaugatanga. There were bouncy castles, a massive slip-n-slide, bike rides, paddleboards, kayaks, and an all-day barbeque. The kaumatua area had prime viewing to the main stage as David Wall performed two acoustic sets, the Misfits entertained with a dance number, and Timatanga Hou ran a morning hauora session. The MC, Hone Love-Henry engaged the crowd all day with mau rākau lessons, karaoke, and hula dancing! And if the tamariki ever left the water, there was candyfloss, popcorn, face painting and creative stations inside the tamariki tent.
TPoW Chairman Ngahere Wall said “being able to watch the next generation connect with their wider whanau and make positive memories, was what made the day a huge success”. The event concluded with a lolly scramble and the big draw of a $600 tamoko voucher gifted by Kingi Pitiroi Arts.
The Trustees wish to thank all whanau for attending and supporting the kaupapa. There was also an abundance of local support from suppliers and fundraising groups, and He Akina (Trust Office) did an amazing job of putting it all together.
Laughing Samoans - Kaumatua Evening
In 2016, Te Pae o Waimihia kaumatua were invited to nibbles and drinks followed by The Laughing Samoans, live at the Taupo Great Lake Center.