Queenstown Playcentre raised more than $3200 for resources
from the Waitangi Day community celebration in the Queenstown
However, the total is about the same as the first quote given
to playcentre staff for the replacement of the wooden fence
at the rear of the play area.
The fence was broken when a Chinese tourist lost control of
his rental car on the steep Malaghan St, Queenstown Hill, on
Waitangi Day at 11am. Fortunately, the playcentre was closed
on the public holiday.
Playcentre supervisor Marata Cooney, of Arthurs Point, said
staff were relieved no-one was hurt, but the broken fence
meant the centre was closed to children on Friday.
It was hoped to open today, if the repair could be completed
Hundreds of residents and visitors flocked to the gardens to
listen to reggae music and DJs, sample hangi food and browse
the arts and crafts stalls.