"Before this street party, I didn't know any of my neighbours," said a woman to one of the organisers of the Riccarton Street Party last Sunday. The woman has now attended every one of the nine annual events, and says people who were once strangers are now friends.
The annual street party was hosted by Riccarton Community Church, and staff member Auriole Cattermole says there was a real buzz in the community. "It was very affirming."
Local MP Megan Woods and members of the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board were among those who joined in on the beautiful sunny day. The large crowd enjoyed free entertainment and food, rides, and competitions, as the photos below show.
Photos courtesy of Newell Grenfell Hon PSNZ.
And here's a video of the event made by Wal Cattermole.