Napier Courier, Napier Hawkes Bay 05 Apr 2017
It’s been 20 years since Tamatea High School hosted a Food Festival fundraiser but that two-decade gap only seemed to further whet the appetite of those who came out to enjoy an evening of fare and fun.
The school is raising money to buy a new van and the festival served up $2500 towards the target of $45,000.
The weather gods smiled on the school as the Friday afternoon was warm and sunny. The high school’s students combined with staff and parents to run the stalls, which included curry, tacos, hamburgers, hangi, hot dogs, cakes and pancakes.
Local MP Stuart Nash assisted by selling tickets for the quick-fire raffles.
The Tamatea students enjoyed pitching in to support their school and worked solidly from set-up until the end of the evening when the clean-up was complete.
Board of Trustees chairman Mike Mackrill, who worked in partnership with Stuart on the quick-fire raffles, says it was a great evening which was well attended by the Tamatea community.
“There was a fantastic feeling in the school of people coming together and enjoying the food and entertainment,” he says.
Principal Robin Fabish acknowledges the work of the school staff and students, and the parents of the school.
“EIT continues to be a great support for the school while Napier City Council, Pakn’Save and Gilmours also made significant contributions,” he says. “It is wonderful to have our whole school community working together for the betterment of our students.”