The Raglan West community did not let a little rain ruin its fun when it came together for its second annual street party recently.
Held on the last Saturday in March, the street party was a great success among families in the area, despite rain closing it down early.
Children and adults took part in some good old-fashioned fun games, including three-legged, balloon and sack races, finishing with a tug-o-war.
Sherie Gibson, Raglan West resident and one of the helpers on the day, said the races all had to be crammed into an hour because of the inclement weather. Residents were divided into teams according to their streets, with the red team, comprising Nihinihi Avenue and Tahuna Street families, taking out first place.
Later the residents enjoyed a bit of shelter and a cup of tea at the Vision Church hall, and some stayed on to enjoyed the water slide at the Raglan West park that had inspired the inaugural street party get-together last year.
“It’s all about whanau, community spirit,” Sherie said.