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Hāwea Youth Club help make the town look more idaffodyllic

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 10 Oct, 2019 | By Abby Costen newdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Thanks to kind local donations Hāwea Youth Club has planted $500 worth of daffodils in Hāwea Flat.

Dave and Sarah Millwater founded the club and began the annual daffodil guerrilla planting project three years ago.

Sarah Millwater said, “The thinking behind the project was for the youth to have pride in their surroundings and also to be able to look back each spring and know that they were a part of making Hāwea Flat look that bit more cheery”. 

The areas planted with daffodils include under the beech tree at Hāwea Flat Hall, around the Hāwea Flat sign at Windmill Corner and the triangular location where Kane Road and Hāwea Back Road meet.

Sarah Millwater added, “The group has also been very fortunate to be gifted grants from Hawea Business Association, The Hawea Fishing Classic and The Wanaka Pantomimers”.

Hāwea Youth Club meets every Friday at Hāwea Flat Hall between 6pm and 9pm and its members are aged between 11 and 16. 

Next month Hāwea Youth Club intents to run a ‘Battle of the Bands'-style fundraiser to raise money for a local skate ramp, and those wishing to volunteer can register their interest via the Hāwea Youth Club Facebook page.

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