Photos: Christmas comes to Moerewa

Pamela-Anne Simon-Baragwanath wanted her mokopuna to enjoy the kind of community Christmas celebration she remembered as a child growing up in Moerewa – and because no one else was going to organise it, she did it herself. Hundreds of children turned out on Saturday for a day of games, entertainment, kai and a visit from Hana Kōkō (Santa). Everything at the event was free – from the ice creams to the bouncy castles, the Harley Davidson rides to the sausage sizzle – to ensure it was accessible to all. Photos by Peter de Graaf.