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Fundraiser for Merino Muster

The Merino Muster and Snow Farm Sup­port­ers’ din­ner is on June 25 at the Lake Bar from 6pm. Pro­ceeds will go to­wards pro­grammes to en­cour­age par­tic­i­pa­tion in cross coun­try skiing and the Merino Muster race. The fundraiser in­cludes a meal, chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment and an auc­tion. Chil­dren can also dress up as merino sheep and win some great prizes. Tick­ets are $50 per per­son or $120 for a fam­ily of four. To book call Mary Lee on 021766910 or email her on maryh­

2015 Fes­ti­val of Colour rated ‘‘best ever"

Ngai Tahu artist Priscilla Cowie (left) and Fes­ti­val of Colour vol­un­teer Max­ene Cranston put the fin­ish­ing touches on Cowie’s com­mis­sioned art work of swimming eels dur­ing Wanaka’s art fes­ti­val in April. Cowie was one of three vis­ual artists who pre­sented Ahi Ka – Fires of Oc­cu­pa­tion at the au­tumn event. The fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers hope a mod­est profit will en­able it to com­mis­sion more works for fu­ture fes­ti­vals. Fi­nan­cial re­sults are not yet avail­able, but a sur­vey re­veals the au­di­ence thought the sev­en­day arts fes­ti­val was ‘‘the best ever’’. More than 10,800 tick­ets were sold.

Food­bank needs help

Com­mu­nity Net­works Wanaka has put to­gether 50 food parcels for needy fam­i­lies in the past three months and has now run out of funds to pur­chase sta­ple items such as meat, frozen veg­eta­bles, but­ter, milk, eggs, rice, and flour. The or­gan­i­sa­tion is seek­ing sup­port, through its news­let­ter, for cash, vouch­ers or a food do­na­tion. Com­mu­nity Net­works has a big freezer and can store plenty of frozen meats and veges. Cash or vouch­ers can be dropped off at the Com­mu­nity Net­works of­fice in Brown­ston St. Welcome items in­clude home bak­ing suit­able for chil­dren’s lunch boxes, home-grown fruit and veg­eta­bles.

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