Kihikihi community open day 

Te Awamutu Maori Women’s Welfare League vice-president Rangi Paraha, left, with Ngakau Harris, who was there to talk about her role with Para Kore, a free Māori zero waste organisation calling on communities to minimise their waste and provide information on recycling. 

Mum and daughter duo Sharee Olds, left, and Zoe Comer, came up from Wellington to sell their range of items sewn by Zoe. 

Commsafe community safety officer Mandy Merson at her stand, pictured with Kihikihi Lions Club member Bruce Barton.

An open day in Kihikihi hosted by the Te Awamutu Maori Women’s Welfare League last Sunday was welcomed as a return to normal by visiting members of the community.

The event, held on Turata Reserve, attracted several stalls as well as information stands manned by the Kihikihi Residents and Ratepayers Association, Waipā District Council’s community co-ordinator, Violence Free Waipā, Commsafe, the Health Hub, and others.

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