There was an axe to grind following Party in the Park - in
fact there were many.
That was because Otago Axemen's Club and axemen from
Southland put on a wood-chopping display for the public.
Otago Axemen's Club secretary Jackie Walls said she was
pleased with support.
''Everyone's happy with the day and the event,'' she said.
Twelve axemen displayed their skills, including New Zealand
under-21 representative Bradley Pako (17), of Cromwell, who
was performing his ''last chop'' in New Zealand before moving
It was hoped the event would raise the profile of
wood-chopping, Mrs Walls said.
Party in the Park organiser Bill Feather said the
wood-chopping had ''added an extra dimension'' to the annual
He estimated between 1000-2000 had come to Mosgiel Memorial
Gardens Park to enjoy the day.
The event was ''well supported'' despite a cold wind.