Te Anau Autumn Flower Show successful

Isla Excell, of Te Anau, with her cup for most points in the children's section.

TE ANAU’S 53rd Districts Autumn Flower Show was a success as a one-day event, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The schedule was the same as the two-day show so there was the opportunity to be able to enter classes including floral art, dahlias/roses, baking/preserves, handicrafts, photography, vegetables and a children’s section.

Te Anau Flower Shows spokeswoman Judy Matthews said the committee was pleased they made the decision to hold the show and bring a “bright spot” to the town.

“Thank you to all the exhibitors from Dunedin south, who brought entries and supported the event, especially the children who made some awesome exhibits. The display in the hall was just lovely and it was great to see those who took the time to come, looking at the varied items that were on show.”

The entries for the dahlia section of the show were similar to previous years, with a high quality of blooms, while the children’s and handcraft sections were down a little, she said.

Fiordland who greeted everyone who came to visit the show on Friday and to the Te Anau Scout group who assisted with the set up and pack away for the show”.

Winners: Most points, Rick and Robyn Hansen; outstanding entries floral art and public vote for floral arrangement, Lyn Kempthorne; cut flowers, Isla Howe; baking, M Sayers; dahlia bloom, Rick and Robyn Hansen.