New potluck lunch

There’s a new opportunity for Matakana residents to get to know each other this month, with the inaugural Community Midwinter Potluck Lunch on Sunday, June 30.

The free event will be held at the Matakana Hall from 12 noon and everyone is welcome, according to organiser Janis Grummit.

“The idea is to have some fun and meet others in our community,” she says. “Just bring some food and drink to share, plus plates, glasses and cutlery, as we want this to be a zero waste event.”

Tables, chairs, water, music and drawing and colouring for the kids will be supplied, and there are limited facilities for reheating food available.

“This is our first event of this kind, so we are learning for the future,” Janis says. “If people like it, we’ll do it bigger and with other events on the same weekend next year.”

She says the aim is to get local people together at an event that everyone can afford, and is part of a wider drive to make Matakana a more caring and inclusive community.

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