Star­ship wraps at­tract­ing selfie snaps

South Waikato News - - Community Cookbook -

Si­lage wraps are not usu­ally what peo­ple want to take self­ies with but when they are bright pur­ple with silly faces on them it’s a dif­fer­ent story.

Toko­roa dairy farm man­ager Danni Cal­lan­der has been shocked by how many peo­ple have stopped to take pho­tos with the wraps at the end of her Old Taupo Rd drive­way.

‘‘I didn’t think I would get any­thing out of it but I was stand­ing in my kitchen win­dow and I could hear yelling and scream­ing,’’ she said.

‘‘I thought there was a do­mes­tic go­ing on at the bot­tom of the drive­way so I came out and there were kids hang­ing out the win­dow try­ing to take pho­tos.

‘‘There have been hun­dreds of peo­ple stop­ping to take self­ies. I have even had a cou­ple of choco­late bars and nice notes left in my let­ter­box.

‘‘It seems to be the lo­cal at­trac­tion at the moment. Nor­mally you get para­noid about peo­ple stop­ping but now it’s just like yeah, I know why they are here now.’’

Cal­lan­der said the pur­ple wraps, which she has put sticker faces onto, are part of a Zeus Pack­ag­ing fundraiser for The Star­ship Foun­da­tion for Star­ship Chil­dren’s Health. From each wrap $10 is do­nated to the foun­da­tion.

‘‘The smi­ley faces are just a lit­tle bit ex­tra to make kids laugh when they are driv­ing down the road,’’ she said.

‘‘Last year we did pink wraps for breast can­cer but we did pur­ple this year be­cause I have an eight-year-old daugh­ter and by crikey if any­thing ever hap­pened to her so Star­ship seemed like the right way to go this year.’’

She said any­one was wel­come to go and see the wraps and take pho­tos.

‘‘I have had to take the power off the fence just in case kids climb over. Oh gosh, I’d get in trou­ble.

‘‘We are not in a hurry to use them, we have got plenty ev­ery­where else on the farm, so they will still be here for three or four months and I think by them ev­ery­one would have seen them.’’

Cal­lan­der said she hoped it would en­cour­age oth­ers farm­ers to wrap in pur­ple.

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