I would love to see some kind of event to bring our community together and celebrate our extreme weather, namely our Spring winds. There are kite festivals all around and they look so much fun.
It could involve schools, local businesses and cultural groups entering kites they have made, almost like the Santa parade. There could be workshops during the event for individuals to make their own.
There is so much joy in flying a kite and it would be great that every child in Southland has an opportunity to do so, no matter what their home situation is. And it is not just kids that love flying kites. It is fun for all ages.