INVITATION - Peterborough Village / pita kāik end-of-year event
In a Village – City Council partnership, a transitional parklet is developing in the street fronting Peterborough Library. Our community is furnishing it as Pete’s Landing, launching tomorrow, Saturday afternoon, 30 November 2013.
The informal event involves ‘Pete’s Boat’ arriving up the Avon at 4pm to Cambridge Terrace at the eastern end of Peterborough Street, then a noisy procession 3 blocks along Pete St to install the boat on the parklet platform amidst crates, lockers, ducks and eels at 4.30 pm.
Refreshments will be provided, plus The Flying Cup coffee cart will be opposite.
The parklet signals a change to the less car-dominated – the more people and cycle-friendly – streetscapes sought in local redevelopment. Pete’s Landing is for the community to casually enjoy -kids in boat, stories conjured, bring coffee over, don a sunhat, sit ‘n read a mag from a locker – plus ‘Pete/Pita stories are anticipated.
Centuries ago, the parklet site adjoined kahikatea wetland forest. Our village includes the site of the Tautahi kāinga on the banks of the Ōtākaro / Avon, and of the first pakeha settlement on the plains that established opposite. Pete’s Landing is inspired by this heritage and these river-associated and spring-fed lands, where tributaries flowed and groundwater remains close below.
A special thank you to:
• Sylvan Demolition (native timbers); bike shops (tubes);
• David Brailsford (kanuka pole); Resene (paint, hats & sunblock);
• Working Ideas (flag design); Adgraphix (flag printing);
• Lucas Associates (design, manage); Will Robinson (image)
• Sam Rooney (building); & heaps of Peterborough Village folk
See you at 4pm by the Avon (east end of Pete St) & on to Pete’s Landing at 4.30pm – all welcome.