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Knitted with love
The newly installed 2.7 meter high, hand-knitted Christmas tree that stands tall at Pakuranga Park has added good cheer around the village as it is a true labour of love.
Hand-knitted and crocheted by the zealous village knitters, the project kicked off in late September.
The frame of the tree was made by a friend of the village out of timber dowels and fiberglass rods and is covered with 400 peggy squares.
All hands were on deck as the decorations were hand-made by villages staff and the Santa hats were created by Care Facility residents.
“This has been a wonderful project to be involved with and special thanks goes to Ann Mowles, Cornelia Depensar and Averille Schmidt for the hours and hours they put in stitching the Peggy squares together and bringing the tree to life,” says Chris Bull, Welfare coordinator at Pakuranga Park.