(Image: Stan Walker and Tofiga, Creekfest 2018)
Creekfest was started in 2004 in Cannons Creek car park to raise awareness of programmes and services available in the region to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes. Stage entertainment which includes local and national artist, sporting events, crafts and community food stalls are draw cards to attract attendees. Creekfest offers a platform to health, education and social service providers to showcase their programmes and services. Over the years we have seen some innovative methods to attract attendees into service provider tents which sets the scene to deliver serious key messages to a target audience in a fun environment. Creekfest is now an annual event known in Porirua City.