The Annual Great Barrier Island New Year Picnic.
Family day out and fundraiser for Aotea Family Support Group. Showcasing the local community, music & culture that exists out on Great Barrier Island.
Huge bouncy castle, food stalls, art, heritage, water slide, face-painting, nail drive, kids races, tug of war, gumboot throw, charity auction, huge raffle drawn at 1:30pm, live music, natural therapies and loads more.
Get a picnic together and come along.
Please note this is an alcohol-free, smoke-free and pet free family event.
This iconic annual event has been raising money for local community charities for over 70 years. As well as a family day out, the picnic provides the opportunity for local and off-island businesses to advertise and sell their products to both locals and visitors alike.
The AFSG Charitable Trust has had the pleasure of organising this event since 1996. The Trust has been operating since 1988 and assists the community in a multitude of ways such as; providing home help for the elderly, new mothers and those recovering from illness; counselling services, Youth Group and School Holiday programmes, adult education workshops as well as maintaining a vehicle for community use.
This event is the most attended event of the Barrier Island year. It would not be possible without the help and support of local people and businesses, as well as those who have a connection to the Barrier via business, family, and friends or by being a regular visitor to the island.
Come along and enjoy a great day out on the Barrier.