The picnic was sponsored by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) and featured egg-and-spoon races, sack races and a lolly scramble.
The event is part of Cera's series of pop-up picnics and movie screenings, which will show New Zealand classic films on inflatable screens, including Under the Mountain and Boy.
The picnics will be held in parks in suburbs such as Aranui, Dallington and Brooklands from January 1 to 15.
"We want it to be sort of informal, a bit of fun in the local park with a picnic, tug-of-war contests and face painting," said Cera chief executive Roger Sutton.- Fairfax NZ News
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