Maui Dolphin Day and the Recycled Raft Race 2014
Popoto or Maui’s Dolphin. Working together to celebrate and protect our unique environment, Whaingaroa Environment Centre (WEC) and Xtreme Waste have teamed up again this year to bring you this event featuring the Xtreme Waste Recycled Raft Race.
This will also be our second year running the upcycled “Project Maui Fashion Show.” Contestants can register ahead, and then just show up on the day! They’ll be given a pile of good quality rubbish and must create upcycled fashion pieces, which will be competing on the runway just a couple hours later!
Remember last year’s aerial photo? It’s happening again, and this time we’re hoping to get more people involved by holding it earlier in the day! We’ll all get together to create a ‘human’ Maui’s Dolphin on the beach and have Aeronavics (formerly Droidworx) take an aerial photo. Come check out the photo from last year’s event at the Environment Centre.
The event will also include performances from local musicians and schools including Twisted Timber, The Smokehouse Band and Whaingaroa Youth Movement. Fundraisers from local groups will offer sausage sizzles, treats and more. Environmental awareness activities and stalls will give everyone a chance to learn more about their local environment. There will be loads of things to do and lots of prizes and fun!
Our local Raglan businesses are always so generous, donating all the prizes for the raft race and fashion show. Ray White is already in as a major sponsor this year for the raft race prizes, including cash prizes for our winners, and we hope to find one more major sponsor! And here’s a huge thanks to Sky City and Raglan Community Board, our funders for the event.
Contact WEC to participate or volunteer. Raft race and Fashion Show registrations now available! 07 825 0480 or drop in to see us at the Environment Centre in the Town Hall.