Whanau fun free for all

by Andy Bryenton

Dargaville’s Kaipara Tamariki Collective has assembled some big names to assist them with hosting their annual Silver Fern Farms Whanau Fun Day at the town’s swimming pool complex, with games, challenges, activities and attractions for all ages on December 7.

Getting involved are Sport Northland, the Kaipara District Council, Silver Fern Farms, Te Ha Oranga, the Whanau Focus Centre, Oranga Tamariki, Te Uri O Hau, Circus Kumarani, and of course, this year’s hosts, the Kauri Coast Community Swimming Pool.

As Sport Northland’s Roxanne Kelly says “it’s all about bringing families together and celebrating some good times. Get outdoors, get active, create some good memories.” It’s a sentiment shared by another organiser. “You can’t go wrong with the sun above, family around, music playing, food to eat and a pool to cool down in! So bring the family along and enjoy a day of fun.”

The event is free of charge from 1 until 4 pm, directly following the Dargaville Santa parade. Organisers advise bringing a towel and swimming-approved clothing.