Waste-Free Wanda returns

Fun for all . . . Anna van Riel, in her character as ‘‘Waste Free Wanda’, will share great tips and ideas for the whole family. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

AOTEAROA’S environmental superhero Waste Free Wanda will return to the deep south for her first tour of the year.

The Waste Free Wanda show provided an opportunity for children and adults to take part in performing arts, while also learning ways to help reduce the use of single-use plastics on the planet.

The free show is being held at South Alive, South Invercargill, at 11am, on Saturday, and an adapted preschool show will happen at the Invercargill Library, at 10am on Tuesday.

Show creator Anna van Riel was born in Invercargill, and now lives with her husband and children in Lake Hawea.

As a children’s songwriter and performer, and with a passion for waste reduction, van Riel saw an opportunity to share her skills and give back to communities through the use of resources which are both engaging and memorable, she said.

“As a child of the 80s, I wanted to incorporate some of the fashion, themes and powerhouse anthems into the show.

‘‘Kids love it and parents and teachers crack up at the references that take them back to that time.’’

The show was supported by Invercargill City Council, the ILT, Community Trust South and the Creative Communities scheme.

Í For more details contact South Alive or head to www.wastefreewanda.com