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Te Anau children Ari Horwell (5, left) and Isaac Wairau (3) look for strawberries during the opening of the Fiordland Community Garden at Te Anau recently. About 70 people attended the opening at the Te Anau Memorial Park last week with Fiordland Community Garden trust president Andrea Staben officiating.

Fiordland Community House community, family and youth worker Dale Wairau gave a large pounamu (greenstone) to the garden and performed a karakia (blessing).

Mrs Staben said plenty of interest had been shown from the attendees in utilising the garden and requests for how to help.

“Our team are grateful for the generosity and support from the local community.

“We look forward to next year as we work to further develop the garden and hold workshops on various gardening topics.”

The garden was open for people to look and enjoy the space, she said.

For more information, email fiordlandcommgarden@gmail.com.

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