Amelia, 5, Libby, 6, and Makeda, 5, had a great time at the Newtown Apartments Neighbours Day.
The successful event was held on a sunny day last Saturday (5 December), with five-year-old Makeda so excited she was up, dressed and ready to go at 6am.
“Today is the best because we can play and eat in the sunshine,” Makeda said on the day.
There were games, activities, and sporty play for all ages, as well as music and food at Newtown Park, and there were even special guests, with some members of the Hurricanes and Pulse teams giving out flags and rugby balls and signing autographs.
Makeda’s family moved from Ethiopia to New Zealand three years ago. Her mother, who also has a one-year-old and is studying nursing fulltime, says her life is so busy with study and kids that she rarely gets time to sit back and enjoy the company of friends and family.
“In Ethiopia we played like this all the time so today reminds me of my childhood.”
The Newtown Apartments Neighbours Day was a collaboration between Wellington City Council’s City Housing, Libraries, Community Support, and Parks, Sport, and Recreation teams, along with many other community agencies.