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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our Exciting News is finally out of the bag


They say good things take time and that has definitely been the case with Waitahuna Schools ‘Exciting News’.

This week we were presented with a Garden Grant from Rural Women New Zealand and Farmlands. We were fortunate to be one of the 10 schools selected nationally from 58 applicants to receive the $2000.00 grant. The children have plenty of ideas on how to spend the money and we look forward to updating you as our dreams become a reality.

Thanks to our local Rural Women members Margaret Healy and Raewyn Bray and Simon Walker our Farmlands Technical Field Officer for coming to school to make the presentation.

Rural Women NZ national president, Wendy McGowan, says “This is the fourth time Rural Women New Zealand and Farmlands have worked together to distribute the proceeds from the popular Farmlands Ladies Nights.”

“There’s a real focus in schools on children learning the value of eating fresh food and understanding where it comes from, and we’re very pleased to be able to support this, especially as we celebrate the UN International Year of Family Farming.”

Farmlands’ Events and Sponsorship Manager, Helen Shrewsbury says “Farmlands is proud to continue its support of Rural Women New Zealand and the rural school garden grants. As a rural co-operative, it just makes sense for us to support the schools that make up the hubs of the rural communities we service.”

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