From the Otaki Mail, February 22, 1935



The annual picnic in connection with the Otaki State School was held at Kaingaraki Park, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr and Mrs F Kilmister, on Wednesday. The day was most suitable, being fine with a gentle breeze. The spot proved an ideal one for the occasion, and children attended in full force to enjoy the outing. There were also a number of adults present. The committee with the school staff and others, did all possible for the children, and races, etc., were held at frequent intervals.