Twi­light mar­ket fun for ev­ery­one

South Waikato News - - Motoring - LUKE KIRKEBY

There will be no wolves or vam­pires but Te Wananga o Aotearoa Toko­roa is still promis­ing plenty of ex­cite­ment dur­ing its up­com­ing twi­light mar­ket.

Se­nior ad­min­is­tra­tor Gay­lene Roberts said stall spa­ces are al­ready fill­ing up fast for the adult ed­u­ca­tion provider’s first twi­light mar­ket of 2017.

It’s set to take place on Fe­bru­ary 17 from 6pm un­til 8pm out the front of the cam­pus in Ash­worth St.

Along­side food and arts and craft stalls, Roberts said there will also be en­ter­tain­ment from var­i­ous groups such as lo­cal kura and ko­hanga reo, spot prizes, kids ac­tiv­i­ties, and a bouncy castle.

‘‘It’s around mar­ket­ing the pro­grammes at Te Wananga o Aotearoa which start in the first week of March but also about help­ing the com­mu­nity to fundraise for dif­fer­ent events that it’s do­ing,’’ she said.

‘‘A lot of peo­ple are fundrais­ing for dif­fer­ent rea­sons, such as schools and waka ama, so they come and have stalls and we can take around 12.’’

‘‘A lot of peo­ple en­joy com­ing across be­cause it is a com­mu­nity thing.’’ Gay­lene Roberts

‘‘It doesn’t make a huge dif­fer­ence to fundrais­ing but it still helps as it’s not easy to fundraise now as ev­ery­one is out there do­ing it,’’ she said.

She said the ed­u­ca­tion provider will run an­other one later in the month and then again at the end of the year.

‘‘We ran two last year and we had a good turn out for those,’’ she said.

‘‘A lot of peo­ple en­joy com­ing across be­cause it is a com­mu­nity thing and the com­mu­nity can help one an­other.’’

‘‘Peo­ple also love it be­cause we get the kura and ko­hanga reo to per­form. A lot of them of­fer to per­form which is re­ally good and peo­ple like it be­cause they can watch their lit­tle ones,’’ she said.

Roberts said peo­ple will also have the op­por­tu­nity to look into the pro­grammes the cam­pus, which has over 400 stu­dents, of­fers.

‘‘The good thing about Fe­bru­ary is kids have gone back to school and par­ents are all look­ing for some­thing to do,’’ she said.

‘‘You are never quite sure what your chil­dren are go­ing to do be­fore then but once you have got them set­tled back into school you can worry about your­self. Trans­for­ma­tion through ed­u­ca­tion is our main fo­cus.’’

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