Event Guide

Powered by:

Pear Tree Easter Carnival

Pear Tree Easter Carnival

Sorry this event has been and gone


  • Sun 8 Apr ’12, 9:00am – 2:00pm


Pear Tree Restaurant & Bar, 215 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Don’t miss all the fun at the Pear Tree Easter Carnival, held at the Stone Store Basin in Kerikeri on Easter Sunday from 9am.

The action starts with the Placemaker’s Raft Race. First prize is a whopping $500 cash. Best raft construction will win $100 cash and fastest kids team takes home $50 for their effort.

Raft registration starts at 9am and racing commences at 9.30am. Entry cost is $5 with proceeds to Coastguard BOI who, barring any rescue requirements on the day will be there to hose competitors down and tow in any sinking vessels.

The rules:

1: Rafts must have at least 2 and not more than 4 crew.
2. Rafts must be propelled manually using poles, oars or paddles.
3. Crafts may not be constructed using inflatable buoyancy devices such as blow up rafts or lilos, and no part may consist of kayaks, canoes, outriggers, surfboards, wakas, dinghies or any commercially crafted vessel.
4. Best constructed raft will be decided by the race sponsor and no correspondence will be entered into.
5. Each crew must have a separate raft.
6. Flour bombs, water balloons and the use of water pistols is strictly encouraged however no team may physically restrain another raft or intentionally impede its progress.

After the mayhem on the water ends, it'll be all go in the New World free Easter egg hunt. This should be at approximately 10.30 am but we recommend that you are onsite from 9.45am to be on the safe side. You’ll have to be quick because last year's crowd took just 20 minutes to find 500 Easter eggs.

Please remember parking is limited so allow enough time to walk down the hill. Or grab a lift in the Pear Tree van which will run back and forth from 9am till 9.30, departing outside Northtec.

After that there will be an Easter egg decorating competition, egg and spoon races, a tug of war and much more. A more detailed program of events will be published shortly on www.thepeartree.co.nz

This event will go ahead wet or fine!

Related Events

How to get your Event listed

To have your Event appear on NZHerald Events, go to www.eventfinda.co.nz who supply the event listings for this site.

Click here to add your Event now!
Powered by:

© Copyright 2019, NZME. Publishing Limited