I can now say I’ve had the Waitati School Friday enviro-lunch experience.
Students yesterday welcomed us onto the school grounds with the waiata Toia Mai. These same students grew the veges we ate for lunch. The baked potatoes were good, the apples were tastier than any I’ve had in a while, and I reckon the salad was world-class. Pete Hodgson, my family and I enjoyed the hospitality and were thoroughly impressed with the students’ gardening efforts.
A few weeks ago I attended a function marking another step towards sustainable energy production in Waitati, Warrington, Purakanui and surrounds. There is always plenty going on at Waitati. Today it’s the Blueskin A&P show. Waitati continues to be an interesting and busy place. It highlights what can be achieved through the vision, pragmatism and persistence that accompanies the deliberate building of community.