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Rain can’t dampen Christmas fun

By Chelsea Boyle

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The littlest visitors at the Rathkeale College Christmas Fete enjoyed mini truck rides around the campus on Saturday.

A two-carriage truck was driven by arguably the most knowledgeable tour guides – the Rathkeale College students.

The Fete remained outdoors despite the odd sprinkling of rain.

Development manager Grant Harper said the fete went remarkably well.

New faces had joined the fete all the way from Auckland, Manawatu and Hawke’s Bay, Mr Harper said.

Last year the fete had raised about $30,000 and “hopefully it will be close to that again”, he said.

“[It was] certainly a successful day.”

“The food was excellent.

“People enjoyed the music, a lot of students performed.”

People enjoyed the opportunity to start thinking about Christmas gifts, Mr Harper said.

“There was something there for everyone,” he said.

“Thank you to those who supported it and came to it, the weather wasn’t fantastic but it didn’t spoil the day.”

 

The Green Team truck ride proves a popular attraction. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
The Green Team truck ride proves a popular attraction. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Mel Williams (Masterton) picks a bunch of peonies. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Mel Williams (Masterton) picks a bunch of peonies. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Brianna Billing (Kapiti Coast) with her orchids preserved in resin. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Brianna Billing (Kapiti Coast) with her orchids preserved in resin. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Rathkeale College Christmas Fete, Saturday, some stallholders took shelter indoors. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Rathkeale College Christmas Fete, Saturday, some stallholders took shelter indoors. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Stallholders set up under the verandahs to get out of the heavy drizzle. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Stallholders set up under the verandahs to get out of the heavy drizzle. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Vicki Jackson (Masterton) checks out the roses for sale. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Vicki Jackson (Masterton) checks out the roses for sale. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Rathkeale College Christmas Fete, Saturday. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
Rathkeale College Christmas Fete, Saturday. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
5 yr old Sophie Porten (Carterton) gets protection from the corrugated guard dogs. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD
5 yr old Sophie Porten (Carterton) gets protection from the corrugated guard dogs. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD

Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland is Wairarapa’s Local Democracy Reporter, a Public Interest Journalism role funded through NZ On Air. Emily has worked at the Wairarapa Times-Age for seven years and has a keen interest in council decision-making and transparency.

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