Tasman Leader : April 16th 2015
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015 Bevan Hoult Dip F.S . Bridget Hoult (nee Day) Dip F.S . 57 High Street, Motueka email@example.com Golden Bay Motueka Funeral Services assists families to plan funeral arrangements that meet their specific wishes, style and location. For death notices visit www.gbmfs.co.nz Caring for Golden Bay and Motueka families since 1980 03 528 7787 Brides on bikes page 36 Fun at core of apple fair By HELEN MURDOCH Seven-year-old Maia Howuse of Nelson watches 14-year-old Josh Bongers of the Wakefield Scout Group bob for apples during Sunday’s Apple Fair in Wakefield. Photos: PATRICK HAMILTON Five-year-old Casey Powick of Brightwater bottles fresh-crushed juice watched by her three-year-old brother Jonty. Wakefield Apple fair organisers Silvia Huxtable, left, Meredith Rimmer, Christine Grieder and Amy Bucknall. Afree Apple Fair drew hun- dreds to a small replica historic village outside Wakefield on Sunday. About 600 people poured into the Willow Bank Heritage Village on Sunday to celebrate the apple harvest with sauces, juice making, vintage photography sessions, pony rides, stalls of hand-made goods and games. Willow Bank Heritage Village is run by a family trust headed by Christine Grieder. She said the response to the sec- ond fair held amid restored his- toric buildings, often saved from the jaws of demolition, drew ‘‘an overwhelmingly good response’’. Two bins of apples donated by Hoddy’s Orchards were juiced, bottled and taken home by those attending – many of whom also brought their own apples. And apples were bobbed, made into sauces and pies. The fair was largely free, except for some school and kindergarten fundraising stalls. Richmond’s Waverley St Kind- ergarten managed the colonial photographic studio where clients dressed in period costume were posed with wheelbarrows and baskets of apples. The weather held with the first smattering of rain appearing at festival close around 4pm, Christine said. ‘‘People had fun – that was my highlight. It was worth the work.’’ She said the fair wouldn’t be possible without the help of all the volunteers and donators. ‘‘It was exceptional what sup- port we received from the volunteers and helpers and I would like to thank them for that.’’ Willow Bank is not open to the public at this stage. But in the future its gates may be swung aside so people can catch an occasional glimpse of the region’s past, she said.
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