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 mik@splice.org.nz be­fore May 24.


The Fei­joa Fes­ti­val hopes to bring peo­ple liv­ing in the city to­gether and make it an an­nual neigh­bour­hood event.

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