by John Hart, Pūkenga Manāki (Whānau Navigator)
Due to the bad weather, many of the whānau that were meant to come decided not to attend our Christmas BBQ. The decision was made to go ahead as planned, with help from Viveyan, Ricky, Robyn and her husband, we managed to get the food picked up from New World and West Meats, and set up for a very tasty lunch. The whānau that were able to come were well fed and many laughs were had while playing in the light rain. Ricky Carr had a chance to meet some of the whānau that both Robyn and I work with.
Because the turnout was slightly smaller than expected there was an excess of food of which was all donated to John’s kitchen who were setting up for their Christmas dinner the same day on Redwood Street.