Wallingford puts on mini Christmas

Railway, street lights and water features

AL WILLIAMS
Last updated 06:07 20/12/2013
wallingford mini christmas
JOHN BISSET/ Fairfax NZ

MINI CHRISTMAS: Raewyn Mehrtens finally has enough mini houses to put a village display on at Wallingford Home.

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Wallingford Home nurse manager Raewyn Mehrtens is mad about collectable village miniatures.

She has been stockpiling them for several years and has finally set them up as a working village - complete with railway, street lights and water features.

And it's all for a good cause. Residents of the home talked with her and came up with an idea to put the village on display to the public in exchange for a gold coin donation.

Residents wanted to help 9-month-old Noah Valentine, whose parents are trying to raise money so their profoundly deaf son can have a cochlear implant.

The village will be on display at Wallingford Home in Temuka between 7pm and 10pm tonight and tomorrow.

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