Twilight market fun for everyone
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.’’