Another huge Thank You to everyone involved in presenting this year's Otaki Kite Festival - our international guests, Mikio Toki (Japan) & Tony Rice (Australia), NZKA kite fliers from around New Zealand, Yvonne de Mille, our Otaki kite master, Otaki Street Scene, Riverstone Cafe, Otaki Surf Lifesaving Club, Otaki Community Patrol and all the volunteers who put in many, many hours of work before, during and after the weekend, smiling all the while - we quite simply could not present an event such as this without you all - thank you.
To our funders - Asia New Zealand Foundation and Wellington Community Trust - thank you; your contributions made a big difference.
To Kapiti Coast District Council - thank you for your recognition of this event and your support to make it happen - particularly Jennie Gutry, Tania Parata & Linda Kenny.
And finally, my sincere thanks to our stunning Otaki Promotions Group team - you are few in number but your aroha for our Otaki community and commitment to making this Otaki Kite Festival something very special for everyone to enjoy is humbling indeed. I thank you all for the fun, friendship and achievements over the past three years. Thank you.
Be sure to check out our 2016 photos!
See you again in March 2017!!