Some of you folks will no doubt holiday up in the Bay of Islands at some point. ?Just thought I would mention that for about ten days in Paihia they have the Paihia Summer Festival. ?This year it is from the 5th Jan to 14th Jan - certainly a good time to visit, though I would advise booking accommodation early.

Activities they have listed are:
- ?Monster Mural Paint; More FM BBQ
- ?Top Energy Water Safe Programme
- ?Sandcastle Competition; More FM BBQ
- ?Paihia Adventure World Challenge
- ?Paihia Dive Fishing Competition
- ?Funky Art Pavement Drawing
- ?Mystery Trail
- ?Fun on the Green - fun races etc; More FM BBQ
- ?Fun Sports Challenge; More FM BBQ
- ?DOC Twilight Walk
- ?Krazy Kayaking
- ?Anne of Caicor Wearable Arts
- ?Talent Contest
- ?Rotary Club Beach Dig; More FM BBQ ?

Have today visited the Sandcastle Competition. ?Most annoyed with ourselves that we did not turn up earlier with our buckets and spades! ?What competition though!