Whanau enjoy fun day

The slip and slide at the Dunedin police Whanau Fun Day at St Kilda’s Marlow Park on Saturday....
The slip and slide at the Dunedin police Whanau Fun Day at St Kilda’s Marlow Park on Saturday. PHOTOS: GERARD O'BRIEN
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Marlow Park in the Dunedin suburb of St Kilda was filled on Saturday for Dunedin police’s annual Whanau Fun Day, designed to flatten the curve of family harm incidents police attend at this time of year.

The event was launched last year to ease the pressure felt by frontline police officers, who typically attend more family harm incidents in the final weeks of the summer school holiday period.

Providing a free barbecue, a slippery slide, face painting, a tug-of-war competition, laser speed running, a lolly scramble and information from agencies including Civil Defence, Neighbourhood Support and Plunket was part of a police effort to ensure families had as much support as possible at this time of year, event co-organiser and family intervention team officer Constable Gary Dench, of Dunedin, said.

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