Maclean Park kiosk reopens
The Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach kiosk damaged by fire a year ago will reopen this Saturday 29 November.
The building has been fully restored following a community call for it to be saved and the occasion will be marked with an open day from 9am to 12 noon. This will coincide with anniversary celebrations for the Paraparaumu Beach market.
The event is an opportunity for people to have a look at what’s been done to restore the kiosk and to engage in the process of deciding the best use of the kiosk, says Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board Chair Fiona Vining.
“Given the huge public interest in the repair of the kiosk the Community Board wanted to give the public a chance to come and look inside the kiosk, as many people have only ever seen it from the outside.”
The Community Board is also keen to hear from community groups interested in using the kiosk.
“We’d like to use the open day to begin discussions with the community as to the best uses of the kiosk in future.
“We will be talking to community volunteers previously based in the kiosk and other interested groups. We believe the kiosk could be used for a number of purposes to provide the best benefit to the community. It’s quite possible more than one group could use it.”