Tawa celebrates spring
The rain didn’t stop hundreds from springing into Tawa on Saturday.
Spring into Tawa organiser Ron Baker said the market day had been an overall success.
A last- minute disaster turned out to be the highlight of the day when the organised entertainment pulled out and a group of children played instead.
‘‘They were particularly good – a crowd pleaser,’’ Baker said.
Tawa’s main street was lined with 62 stalls selling everything from cakes and curries to plants and toys.
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Matching sisters: Clara Bowden, 6, and Emilia Bowden, 2, had their faces painted.