Expo: Community comes together in Amberley
[caption for the above picture: String band from Vanu'atu entertaining the crowd (picture courtesy: Lee Lawrence)]
Recently, the local community of Amberley, led by the local community connector Lee Lawrence, got together to organise a community expo. There were 60 stalls of local and wider North Canterbury groups and organisations. Over 300 people visited to pick up information, find out more and enjoy afternoon tea and entertainment by local school groups. Vineyard workers from Vanu'atu finished the event on a high with their lively string band, which was a big help to the organisers for energising the final clean up and putting big smiles on everyone's faces. The guys are now back in Vanu'atu until next season but their contribution was much appreciated.
- Lee Lawrence, Amberley Community Connector