Festival dedicated to feijoas in CBD
If you’re a lover of feijoas and live in Auckland’s city centre, there is a festival just for you.
The Feijoa Festival has been organised by inner-city community group Splice’s Guild of the Feijoa as a way to bring Auckland’s CBD apartment-dwellers together and to connect over their love of feijoas.
The guild was established in 2015 and it planted the neighbourhood’s first forest of six feijoa trees at the bottom of Constitution Hill near Anzac Ave.
Feijoa Festival organiser Mik Smellie said they hoped to raise awareness that city living wasn’t primarily for business but was also a place that people called home.
Organisers of the Feijoa Festival hope to make theirs an annual neighbourhood event.
‘‘It was born to some extent out of the idea that access to free feijoa is something akin to a customary right for many Kiwis.
‘‘Also as more of us take up apartment lifestyles, this does not mean a total loss of active engagement in outdoor activity,’’ Smellie said.
The Feijoa Festival begins at 6pm at TABAC on Mills Lane.
Residents can submit photos of feijoas in a city centre landscape as part of a competition to be judged on the day.
Entries for the photo competition should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 24.
The Feijoa Festival hopes to bring people living in the city together and make it an annual neighbourhood event.