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Wedding Expo even draws grooms
brides and 45
The Wairarapa Wedding Expo at
the Copthorne Solway Park once
again showcased the professional-
ism, variety and experience of
wedding providers in the Wai-
rarapa with 40 exhibitors present.
It is no wonder the Wairarapa
is such a popular destination for
Brides and Grooms,'' says Wed-
ding Expo Organiser Robyn
Cherry-Campbell of Storm
Productions. The quality of
exhibitors was fantastic and their
stands were absolutely stunning,
The exhibitors were pleased
with the day. Robin Corbett of
Tranzit Coachlines and Tours
said: The Wairarapa Wedding
Expo is always very successful for
We are often the first touch
point for people when they think
about weddings. Knowing that
your transport is sorted opens up
your venue options.''
Mel Waite, photographer
enjoyed her day. It was a fantas-
tic day, it was lovely to meet all
the Brides and Grooms coming
through,'' she said.
It was Storm Productions' first
year of running the Expo after
picking up the great work the
Copthorne Solway Park had done
for the previous eight years.
We had over 140 brides and 45
grooms which is unusual during
an Expo as they are often popular
with the ladies but not always the
men'' said Ms Cherry-Campbell.
We believe this was in part due
to the groom's prize draw donated
by Wairarapa Quads, Borderlandz
Paintball, Dean White Personal
Trainer and Tui. We'll be looking
to expand on this man's area for
next year as there is obviously an
appetite for it. Add the families
and friends to the numbers and
this proves the event to be great
exposure for the businesses who
attended.'' The major prizewin-
ners were announced on the Expo
Facebook page and on More FM
on Monday morning. Wairarapa
residents Amanda McGruddy and
Eugene Cribb won the Bride and
Groom's major prize draw. Valerie
Aull from Wellington won the Sur-
vey Quiz prize. Ms Aull said she
loved the expo and actually went
to visit two of our fantastic venues
while she was over in the Wai-
rarapa, one being Tui's wedding
venue in Mangatinoka.''
The morning was extremely
busy but numbers dropped off sig-
nificantly, later in the afternoon.
This has lead us to consider
shortening the day so the Expo is
finished by 3pm.''
A number of exhibitors received
solid bookings on the day with
many more leads to follow up.
We had one lady from Upper
Hutt who left the Expo having
actually booked four different
services,'' said Ms Cherry-
An A to Z of Green Dollars
makes exchange easier
New booklet: Wairarapa Green Dollars
The launch of a Green Dollar membership handbook
in Carterton this weekend is set to make trading an
easier process for new members to the exchange.
The Green Dollar Market has been operating
throughout the Wairarapa for the last 22 years pro-
viding a structure for local residents to sell their
goods and services either via a sequence of monthly
markets or by using the traders' website.
The handbook will explain the A to Z of how to
operate as a Green Dollars trader.
The Eastern and Central Community Trust came
up with some funding to enable local editor Antion-
ette Wilson to work on the text supplied by Catie-Lou
Manson, the exchange's membership support worker.
To continue the local theme, local graphic artist
AJ Hunter designed the cover of the handbook in
such a way as to represent the wealth of opportunity
provided by Green Dollars using the inter-connected
pieces of a jigsaw.
And it is this handbook that will be available for
the first time in public at the Carterton market as
Green Dollars members and non-members have a
chance to browse it.
What's more, Green Dollars is offering ten free
subscriptions to the exchange to the first ten
members of the public who decide on the day that
they want to sign up as a member.
Green Dollar Market:
Saturday 24 August, 9:30 and 12:30;
Carterton Events Centre.
Art auction for environment
Carterton preschoolers are using
their artistic talents to raise money
for environmental projects. Recently
they held an art auction at the Car-
terton Events Centre to raise funds
for the Carterton preschool
Mangatarere Stream art project. The
children have drawn pictures of
aquatic creatures such as: red fin
bully, blue fin bully, giant kokopu or
long fin eels. The children have been
learning about the plight of these
fish species from members of the
community such as Ra Smith of
Ngati Kahungunu. The funds raised
from the sale of the children's art go
towards hiring Rae Carter to paint a
mural backdrop with the children,
more art lessons and anything left
over will pay for native plants for the
children to plant along the banks of
the Mangatarere Stream.
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