Omarama school is an hour and a half away from Wanaka but it is appealing the broader district to help them out. The small school needs a third teacher but their roll is not quite large enough to qualify for full government funding. So, they are hosting an art auction and dinner on August 23 and hoping that people who understand the struggles small rural schools face, will show their support by coming along.
“It's $50 per ticket which gets you three-course meal with a complimentary drink at the heritage gateway hotel in Omarama,” said Fiona Bochel who is organising the evening event. “You can expect a fantastic night out with live music, good food, and some brilliant art to bid on and the best thing is it's all for a great cause... a third teacher for Omarama school.”
Tickets can be purchased by ringing Fiona Bochel on 0210384046.