Taste Tasman goes down a treat

Fun event revived after four-year absence

Last updated 10:50 05/05/2014
Taste Tasman
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VERY FINE: Helen Kircher, left, Heather McKenzie, and Deb Fish at Taste Tasman, Tasman School.

Taste Tasman
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TASTY TREAT: Nine-year-old Jasmyn Bailey takes her first bite into her chocolate chip cookie made by Anne Bennett from the Chewy Cookie Company at Taste Tasman

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The revival of Taste Tasman was marked in fine style with mild May weather, great music and fine fashion and food.

Organisers were happy with the audience of about 1500 who attended the show at Tasman School yesterday.

The numbers were down on previous events, but organisers said that was to be expected after a four-year break.

School principal Pip Wells said the money raised from the event had yet to be finalised.

She said the public feedback had praised the laid-back atmosphere, superb music and diverse range of stalls. The show also featured a winter range fashion show from ICE, designer Donna Robertson's new Nelson store.

Wells said it was a big effort from the school, with a roll of 80, to put on such a big event but it highlighted the community's "big heart".

Singer Aly Cook, who helped organise the event and whose country group the Sou'Westers headlined the entertainment, was thankful for the superb weather that was a backdrop for a fine family day out.

A ukelele "flash-mob" performance from Stoke's Sun City Ukes also went down a treat.

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