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Food a sure-fire draw at college gala

Tuesday August 29, 2017 Written by Published in Local
Year 7 students Tevai Heather and Piri Matapo helped run the drinks stall. 17082533 Year 7 students Tevai Heather and Piri Matapo helped run the drinks stall. 17082533

Funds raised during the all-day Nukutere College gala last Friday will go towards much-needed resources and supplies for the school.

 

The event drew crowds of school supporters, parents and visitors to the college grounds where a range of tasty island food favourites were on sale.

College teacher Tatari Mitchell said there was high demand and even early morning pre-orders for barbecue and umu dishes.

“Sales began at 8am but we had people pre-ordering food the day before.”

Mitchell said the school teachers, parents and students had three weeks of preparation for the event.

“We only have a school gala every two years, so we wanted to make sure we were organized for it.”

Year 7 student Tevai Heather said her group had prepared a huge array of drinks that were almost all sold by 11am.

“We had nu, fruit smoothies, can drinks, water, milkshakes, tea and coffee, and customers were wanting them all.”

Mitchell said they received fabulous support from the community, with floods of people going to and fro.

“Food always wins. The queues for some of our dishes have been super-long, and it just shows that people are willing to wait and support the school’s initiatives.”

The school’s Green House also provided gala-goers with an energetic cultural performance that received a warm applause from the crowd.

Nukutere College extends a big thank you to the community and all the gala day sponsors for their support.

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