Every Playcentre has a story. Discover our many stories here.: April 2017
Those of you who participated in Canterbury Playcentre associations recent event The Greatest Game of Tag may have noticed the korowai, the ceremonial Māori cloak, being passed from one centre representative's shoulders to the next as the game proceeded across Canterbury. Intrigued by the korowais splendour and significance I asked its creator, Jackie Wadsworth from Kaikoura Playcentre, about it.
Talofa lava, kia orana, fakaalofa lahi atu, talofa ni, mālō e lelei, ni sa bula, greetings, tēnā koutou katoa!
Tag: a childhood game of playfulness, speed and cunning. Pouncing out from behind door frames and fences, bounding across open spaces, grass stained knees, all accompanied by screeches of laughter and cries of youre it. These are also things I associate with Playcentre.