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Rose & Cultural Festival 2003Rose Sunday

The culmination of this year's festival was Rose Sunday, celebrating "the time of the roses". An afternoon tea was held in a marquee next to Burchell Pavilion, with entertainment, art and music.

Rose Sunday

Te Awamutu Garden Awards

Meredith Hodgson, in her first official role as Miss Rosetown, presented the annual Garden Awards with Mayor Alan Livingston. A chuckle was brought to proceedings when Meredith presented the award for best large garden to her father Fraser.

Garden Awards


Award   Recipient
Best Street   Innes Place
Large Garden   Fraser and Janet Hodgson
    Sharon and Murray Barclay
Small Garden   Betty Cavanagh
    Nigel and Cindy Carrington
    Steve and Selina Harris
Home Unit   Mary van Groenedaal

Gracelands Community Fun Walk

Participants enjoyed great weather and friendly company in the fun walk around town. 5km and 10km options were provided, with spot prizes donated by local businesses.

Fun Walk

Rosetown Choristers

The popular vocal group "Rosetown Choristers" entertained with a selection of songs from around the world in Old St Johns Church.

Rosetown Choristers

Embroidery Exhibition

Members of the Te Awamutu Embroidery Group showed their skills and answered questions about embroidery technique. The exhibition ran from the 7th - 9th November.

Embroidery Exhibition