New Years Picnic 2018

January 2, 2018

Great Barrier Island’s annual New Years Picnic showcasing the local community, music & culture

Family day out and fundraiser for Aotea Family Support Group.

Huge bouncy castle – food stalls – art – heritage – water slide – Face-painting – nail drive – kids races – Tug of war – gumboot throw – charity auction – huge raffle drawn at 1:30pm – live music – natural therapies and loads more!

Get a picnic together and come along!
Please note this is an alcohol-free – smoke-free – pet free family event.

This iconic annual event has been raising money for local community charities for over 70 years. As well as a family day out, the picnic provides the opportunity for local and off-island businesses to advertise and sell their products to both locals and visitors alike. 

The AFSG Charitable Trust has had the pleasure of organising this event since 1996. The Trust has been operating since 1988 and assists the community in a multitude of ways such as; providing home help for the elderly, new mothers and those recovering from illness; counselling services, Youth Group and School Holiday programmes, adult education workshops as well as maintaining a vehicle for community use.

This event is the most attended event of the Barrier Island year. It would not be possible without the help and support of local people and businesses, as well as those who have a connection to the Barrier via business, family, and friends or by being a regular visitor to the island.

Gold Coin Entry at Gate please 🙂

This is an Aotea Family Support Group fundraising event
Sponsored by the Great Barrier Local Board of Auckland Council.

Along with the generous support of Bike Barn, Sealink, Fly My Sky, Barrier ITM & Barrier Air and all our ever supportive on island operators

For more information or to book a stall text Johnno on 021 054 0349 or email