Want to entertain the children during the school holidays?
Head along to Henderson Heroes, a free family event at WestCity, Waitākere on Friday 29 September.
Tamariki can meet local community heroes and first responders at the Edsel Street entrance of the mall’s Oratia carpark. From 11 am to 2 pm, family-friendly activities, live music, face painting and food trucks will keep the whanau occupied.
A range of emergency vehicles and demonstrations will be featured. These include members of the police, St John, Fire and Emergency, Surf Lifesaving Northern Region, and Auckland Emergency Management.
There are also free first aid kits for the first 200 households thanks to The Trusts, along with the opportunity to give your community a boost. Write down your favourite charity in The West, at our marquee. Your chosen organisation will enter the draw to win a $1000 donation from The Trusts.
Other organisations joining the event will include:
- EaseUp Youth Service, Emerge Aotearoa - EaseUp is a youth service for 12-24-year-olds who need mental health and addiction support.
- Hoani Waititi Marae - Wrap-around support services for whanau experiencing trauma and distress.
- Employnz West Auckland- Find out about employment preparation and upskill services in Westgate Helensville Henderson to get sustainable roles.
- Auckland Regional Dental Service -Mobile Dental Bus.
- Henderson Massey Local Board members will be there to answer your questions.
- West Auckland Community Patrols.
Please note there will be no parking in this area during event times. Eventgoers are encouraged to take public transport.
If the event is postponed due to rain, an announcement will be made here at 8 a.m. on the day. A rain date has been set for Friday, 6 October.
For more information, go to the Henderson Heroes Facebook page.