Demand for holiday programme

Russell: 'Best year'

Last updated 11:35 14/01/2014
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Zara Orr, 6, and Tessa Orr, 5, of Dipton, checking out the Huma bead creations made by the children attending the Southland District Council Holiday Programme held at Riverton on Monday.

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There has been high demand for the Southland District Council holiday programme with numbers increasing.

The programme is held each year in January in rural areas throughout Southland. 

Venture Southland events co- ordinator Laura Russell, who leads the programme, said this was the
best year yet since it began three years ago. 

"Numbers [attending] have been up just about everywhere. If they're coming back every year then you know you're doing something right, " she said.

The biggest day was in Te Anau on Wednesday, when 69 children attended the day full of arts and crafts, games and activities.

Thirty-two children attended the fun day at Riverton yesterday.

Starting at 10am and running until 3pm, the programme is in Riverton today, Winton for the rest of the week, then will be in Otautau and Wyndham next week. 

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