Whanau Gathering for All Ages

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Easter egg hunt, activities, shared pot-luck picnic lunch 12 noon – 3pm Easter Sunday 4th April.

Join us for our first Whanau Gathering for 2021 on Easter Sunday 4th April, after the Sunday Service.

This is an intergenerational gathering. We welcome children and people of all ages to attend. Please invite your friends and their children to join us.

There will be a craft project, an Easter egg hunt – children will hunt for plastic eggs
and then exchange them for “real” chocolate ones, and we ask everyone to bring picnic food ready to eat for a shared pot-luck lunch..

The chocolate eggs will be slave free.

Child slavery is a huge problem in the cocoa industry; you can read more about it here

The big 3 chocolate companies – Nestlé, Hershey and Mars – are prime offenders. In Aotearoa, Whittakers is well on its way to becoming certified slave-free for all products.

Here https://justkai.org.nz/blog/2020-03-14-just-kai-easter-list-2020/#other-eggs is a list of chocolate NZ Easter products that are UTZ https://justkai.org.nz/blog/2016-02-24-utz-certification/ certified slave-free. A few Nestlé products are also listed here as UTZ certified
https://justkai.org.nz/blog/2016-02-24-utz-certification/ (scroll to the

After the Service, we will walk or ride share to Viv and Jos’s home and gather in the park behind their house. This is a beautiful small park, very contained and suitable for the Easter egg hunt.

Wet Weather Plan:

If it is a rainy day, we will remain at the Unitarian Church and hold activities, the Easter egg hunt, and the pot-luck lunch inside the Church.

Kia ora from the Children’s Committee:
Judy, Tess, Joel, Alex, Isabel, and Ann