Veg­e­tar­ian fes­ti­val brings crowds

Waihi Leader - - News -

The Waihi Leader vis­ited the an­nual Waihi Veg­e­tar­ian Food Fes­ti­val last Sun­day at the Waihi Academy, on Landlyst Road.

There were veg­gie de­lights aplenty at the fes­ti­val’s ground with live per­for­mances as well as art and craft, cook­ing, mar­tial art and well­be­ing demon­stra­tions and an art ex­hi­bi­tion com­bin­ing art groups and schools from the Waikato and Coro­man­del re­gions.

The Win­dow on Our Re­gion ex­hi­bi­tion, which lasted un­til Mon­day af­ter­noon, fea­tured paint­ings and pho­to­graphic work from Stu­dio Art Waihi, Waihi Art Club, Katikati Art Group, Arts Col­lec­tive Whanga­mata¯ and col­leges in Waihi, Te Aroha and Whanga­mata¯ Area School.

Waihi Art Club artist Ali­son Ace won the Academy award with her acrylic named Mayor Is­land Tu­atara cho­sen for best rep­re­sent­ing the theme ‘lo­cal land­marks, fea­tures and scenes of our re­gion’.

Most of the out­side food stalls were forced to pack up early due to the windy weather on the day.

PHO­TOS / ME­LANIE CAMOIN.

Tai Chi classes.

Waihi pot­ter An­drew Killick with his stall at the fes­ti­val.

Band singing in Chi­nese in the Kam­pung room.

Ji­aguwen or Or­a­cle Bone Script classes.

Parts of a flo­ral ar­range­ment.

Steamed taro cakes for sale.

Paint­ings from Stu­dio Art Waihi, part of the Win­dow onOurex­hi­bi­tion.

Ali­son Ace won the Academy award with her paint­ing (top), Mayor

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