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Celebrate Children’s Week in Manukau

Media Release

22 February 2007 


Celebrate Children’s Week in Manukau

Te Ora o Manukau – Manukau the Healthy City’s Child Advocacy Group invites all parents, caregivers and grandparents to celebrate and honour the city’s children during Children’s Week 2008.

Members of the group have organised a great line-up of family-friendly events throughout the city including the South Auckland Caregivers Children’s Day Celebration at the Dingwall Trust, aquatic games at Manurewa Aquatic Centre, a Family Fun Fest at Tupu Library, Manukau Parks’ beach day at Maraetai Beach and family picnic at Totara Park.  A full list of events, times and dates is attached.

Child Advocacy Coordinator Clare Moss says, “We encourage all Manukau families to spend some time together during Children’s Week.

“If you can’t make it to one of our events then spend quality time with your kids by walking to the local park, baking a cake, making a daisy chain or reading a book.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show your children how much you love and appreciate them,” says Clare.

More fantastic ideas for celebrating Children’s Day at home, with family/whanau, friends and neighbours are available at www.childrensday.org.nz.

Tupu-Fest Family Fun, Tupu Youth Library, 102R Dawson Road, Otara, 1 March, 11a.m - 3pm
Activities include games, stalls, storytelling, balloon blowing, henna and face painting, book sale, competitions, giveaways, music, refreshments and much more.

Manurewa Leisure Centre, Sykes Road,  Manurewa
Fun Experience Day, 1st March, 10am - 1pm

Arts and crafts, bouncy castle, wacky games, free salsa lessons

South Auckland Caregivers Childrens Day Celebration, 10am - 2pm, 2 March, in the beautiful grounds of the Dingwall Trust,  8 Dingwall Place, Papatoetoe,  
Great fun activities for the whole family including; Farmer Paul, simulated cars, bouncy castle, TeenPower, Rock Up, Active Amusements, displays from Fire Service, Police and other community agencies.  Contact: Chris Kelly, http://www.hrs.org.nz/fostercare/

Manurewa Aquatic Centre, Sykes Road, Manurewa
2 and 9 March, 1pm - 3pm

Aquatic activities including aqua run, relays and kayaking

South Auckland Family Violence Prevention Network
Family Picnic at Totara Park, Manurewa. 7 March, 5pm onwards. 

Bring your outdoor sports equipment, togs and picnic, free sausage sizzle. RSVP: to info@savpn.org.nz . Manukau Parks Beach Day, Maraetai Beach,
9 March, 10am - 2pm

Celebrate Seaweek with fishing competition, water safety presentation,

Beach volleyball, big dig and sand sculpture competition




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