Or­anges be­come cash crop for ru­ral school

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The or­anges, sup­plied by Gis­bourne Cit­rus Grow­ers, ar­rived in boxes of 100, which have been pre-sold by the box for $25 each.

Howard says it was such a neat sur­prise and they are thrilled that such a small school was se­lected from so many en­tries.

Wairere was nom­i­nated by a grand­mother of a former stu­dent and the school has gifted her with a box or or­anges.

The school will make $1000 from the fundraiser, which Howard says will be very wel­come.

‘‘We have plenty of projects com­ing up that the money will go to­wards.’’

The school holds fundrais­ers through­out the year to help with the gen­eral up­keep of the school and fund spe­cial projects.

This Fri­day, from 6.30pm the school is hold­ing a quiz night at Wardville Hall.

There will be spot prizes through­out the evening, which have kindly been do­nated by var­i­ous busi­nesses.

‘‘The town has re­ally got be­hind us, so we def­i­nitely are lucky,’’ says Howard.

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