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KAIPARA LIFESTYLER MAY 6 - 2014

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Good old fashioned fun  by Joanne Speechly

The top of the North Island region of Rural Women New Zealand is hosting a Family Fun Picnic Day to celebrate the UN International Year of Family Farming on Sunday, May 25. “Considering the drought that many Northland farming families have faced this season, our region has chosen to hold fun day off the farm to support this event,” says president of the RWNZ’s Aoroa branch, Kath Gillespie. “The programme offers something for everyone and most importantly, some light relief. Any profits from the day will go to the Northland Rural Support Trust, which will then filter back to farming families who need some extra assistance.” Held at the Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club, the day will be reminiscent of a traditional family day out, with old fashioned races and competitions for children and adults. Outdoor activities will include an egg and spoon, sack and three legged races, gumboot throwing, horseshoe quoits, an obstacle course relay, marbles, hopscotch and knucklebones. Miniature horse and cart rides and tractor and trailer rides will keep the children entertained and there will be vintage and static machinery displays, DVDs of historical interest and stalls with lots of interactive fun. Competitions

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include best date scones, photography and colouring in. “We’re asking people to bring along their best date scones to be judged and we will have photo competition for children and adults. The categories are funniest, historical, family, landscape, creative and animals, so we encourage people to bring along their 6x4 inch prints.” Families can bring a picnic to share and there will be BBQ food, billy tea and damper, tea, coffee and sandwiches available. All sales will be cash only. The Family Fun Picnic Day opens at 9-30am at Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club, adjacent to Dargaville Museum, Mt Wesley Coast Rd, Dargaville. $5 per adult, $10 per family. Entries for all competitions need to be in by 10am on the day. For further information or colouring in competition forms, contact Kath Gillespie on 09 439 7610 or kargill@farmside.co.nz, Fiona Gower on 09 232 9711 or fiona. gower@ruralwomen.org.nz or visit www.ruralwomen.org.nz or the RWNZ facebook page. 

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Kaipara Lifestyler, May 6 2014  

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