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Playground Progress

The playground construction is progressing well and is on schedule and on budget. Thank you to Infinite Landscapes for donating some of the project materials. The weather has been kind and the areas of play can now be identified in the ground works. By the time you read this the concrete pads will have been poured. 

There will be a short period of time, when work moves to the existing play area, when the park is completely inaccessible. We will keep you informed and will be working hard to make sure this time is kept to a minimum. 

The team have talked to the original Martinborough Tree Committee with Kowhai, Flowering Cherry and Ornamental Pear trees to be planted. Our thanks go to M & N Thomas, H Kirk, J & P Kirkup, Down to Earth Gardening Group, Wairarapa Building Society, Kebbell Family, M & S Guscott, J & A Brodie, M & D Hill and J Paterson for your tree donations. We would also love to add some Chinese Elms into the mix if we receive any more tree donations (see our website: waihingacentre.nz for more information). Gardens will be a mix of native grasses, small shrubs and perennials. All of these new trees and gardens will be served by an irrigation system. 

The overflow from the water play hand pump and the drinking fountain will go in to a reed garden which will filter the water and sits over a soak pit. It is exciting to see some of these details coming together.

Water Play Fundraising takes a Colourful Turn

It is all action at the park but we have saved the best until last on the fundraising for the water play.

We are so excited to announce the first Martinborough Colour Run coming this November!!

This fun family event will be hosted at Considine Park from 1pm on the 2nd November. The emphasis is on family fun with 7 colour stations bombing all entrants with coloured powder paint as they dash around the course.

As well as the colour run we are hoping to build the theme and create a colourful vibe in the village. The plan is to work with businesses to decorate windows, host a colour event or offering of their choice. This really is the chance to get creative and get involved in this final fundraising effort.

The finale will be the Community Fireworks so we will finish off with a bang, as we bring this much loved community event back.

If you are keen to support, by way of sponsorship, hosting an event or volunteering for the day get in touch with Charlotte on 021 949 049.

Grab your tickets to the run on Evenfinda online or at the ISite. We have family tickets for $40, Individual adult $20, individual child up to 13 years $10.

Find out more and get involved

Visit our website: waihingacentre.nz for more information or e-mail info@waihingacentre.nz to volunteer, donate services or materials or make a financial contribution. We would love to hear from you.

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