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Uawa festival revamped

If you fancy an enjoyable autumn day out this weekend, head to Tolaga Bay for the revamped Uawa Harvest, Flower and Craft Festival.

All sorts of things created by hand, or grown in nature, will be on display at St Andrew’s Parish Hall, Solander Street, between 1pm and 4.30pm on Saturday.

The festival used to be called the Flower and Craft Show. It was held in Tolaga Bay for many years before going into recess in the early 2000s.

Anyone who would like to enter a floral, craft or harvest arrangement for judging should contact Joanne Atkins at Te Aitanga a Hauiti Hauora on 862 6629 or e-mail her at joannea@hauiti.co.nz.

Entries must be in for judging by 11am on the day.

Mrs Atkins said the idea for the festival came from the hauora wanting to promote and celebrate what Tolaga Bay has to offer, and to support community involvement in activities around the town.

They thought the former Flower and Craft Show in a new format would be a great initiative.

Mrs Atkins said it should be an enjoyable day out and they hoped it would be well supported by people from Gisborne and up the Coast.

As well as the entries in the festival, people are welcome to set up a stall outside under the trees. as long as they are selling something home-made.

CELEBRATING UAWA’S AUTUMNAL HARVEST: An abundance of Tolaga Bay goodness on the table in front of Bessie Eyles is an example of the homemade products people will find at the Uawa Harvest, Flower and Craft Festival this Saturday. Picture supplied