Demand for holiday programme

Tania Bull, 10, Davi Frew, 10, and Kea Bull, 10, all of Riverton prepare their domino track.
Tania Bull, 10, Davi Frew, 10, and Kea Bull, 10, all of Riverton prepare their domino track.
Poppy Jubb, 9, Bella Jubb, 7, both of Invercargill, Jamie Laurie, 10, of Makarewa, Courtney Manson 9, of Otautau, Renei Henderson, 9, Rhiannon Henderson, 10, Alex Laurie, 11, all of Makarewa, have a go with the dominoes.
Poppy Jubb, 9, Bella Jubb, 7, both of Invercargill, Jamie Laurie, 10, of Makarewa, Courtney Manson 9, of Otautau, Renei Henderson, 9, Rhiannon Henderson, 10, Alex Laurie, 11, all of Makarewa, have a go with the dominoes.
Bridget Adams, 7, and Marta Gorlitz, 8, of Riverton, attempt to build the tallest tower.
Bridget Adams, 7, and Marta Gorlitz, 8, of Riverton, attempt to build the tallest tower.

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. 

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.
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.

"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. 

The Southland Times