Smashing crockery, throwing gumboots and straining against a
horizontal bungy were among the family fun activities at the
Upper Clutha Presbyterian Parish's annual holiday gala at the
Wanaka Showgrounds on Saturday.
Fierce winds which battered the event's many tent stalls did
not deter thousands of people from attending the gala.
Among them, was parish minister the Rev Diane Gilliam-Weeks,
incognito in full clown costume, as she entertained the
Also featured were live music, food stands, animals, dance
performances, second-hand bric-a-brac and many other
The event is part of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's
''Summerdaze'' festival programme.