Māori broadcasters continue to support long-standing family fun day

By Te Ao Māori News
Brothers Doug (Big D) & Wiremu (DJ Wiz) Te Moni - Funfest Auckland

Māori radio broadcasters, and brothers, Doug Te Moni (Big D), and Wiremu Te Moni (DJ Wiz NZ), say Trillian Trust's Funfest Auckland event continues to support whānau by providing a positive and safe environment with free fun activities, rides and stage competitions, as it enters its 12th year.

Thousands have already converged upon Alexandra Park in Epsom as day two came to an end this afternoon.  

The only free family event of its kind in NZ, Funfest Auckland can attract over 50,000 people during the four days it is held.

While the event is open to all ages and people from in and out of the Auckland area, a large portion of people who attend are struggling Māori and Pacific Island families who wouldn't normally have the opportunity to treat their children to such activities.

"Big D" says families have now become accustomed to using the Funfest event as a meeting place to host whānau reunions and gatherings.

He also pays tribute to Mr Robert Blake, the driving force and creator of the event, who has been bringing happiness and joy to families for 12 years.

With Trillian Trust as the main sponsor, the event has been able to further support their fundraising efforts for Middlemore's Foundation for Health Innovation.

"Big D" from Mai FM and brother "DJ WIZ NZ" from rival radio station Flava FM, say "it's all about the kaupapa of families having fun, and enjoying their time together before the summer holiday ends."

The event ends this Sunday at 5pm.  Check out the official Funfest Auckland facebook page for more information.