Kite Day is on again on Sunday 16 March, at Harbourview, Orangihina Park Te Atatu Peninsula, between 10.30am and 1.30 pm. More than 1,000 people, most in family groups, flocked to the first event last year for a day intended to re-introduce today’s youngsters to the sheer fun of making and flying kites while celebrating West Auckland’s smoke-free parks. Kites in a multitude of colours, shapes and sizes filled the sky as people joined in the fun, enjoying the free refreshments and activities, without a cigarette in sight.
“The day was just as I had imagined it last year and I’m keen to make it bigger and brighter this year,” she says. ”It was a fantastic coming together of many different parts of our community, which is exactly what’s needed to build understanding and create a sense of pride and belonging.”