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"Spring into Tawa will turn 20 years old in 2020"

ABOUT US

Spring into Tawa is Tawa’s annual community event, bringing together a wide range of local and regional stallholders, food trucks, entertainers as well as many in the community.

It is a not-for-profit event, hosted by the Tawa Residents Association. Stallholders are charged to help cover the costs of the event.

As well as drawing on residents from the suburb of Tawa (Tawa had a population of around 13,000 people at the last census), Spring into Tawa draws people from Porirua, Aotea, Whitby, Churton Park, Johnsonville, Newlands and Khandallah, and is now a regional ‘must do’ event!

The event is funded through stallholder fees, sponsorship and donations and grants from local trusts and organisations.

Over the past few years, we received grants from the Hutt Mana Community Trust, the Tawa Community Board, Trust House and the Wellington City Council Events Fund. This generosity enables us to provide free activities for children and families at the event - including bouncy castles, face painting, entertainers and rides.

We would like to sincerely thank the Wellington City Council for their ongoing support of our event.

The event would not be possible without the generous sponsorhip of The Borough and Tamsin Davidson - One Agency Real Estate.

Organised By

Spring into Tawa is organised and run by volunteers on behalf of the Tawa Residents’ Association. The Tawa Residents Association is a volunteer committee that is focused on connecting people in Tawa and strengthening the community. The Association runs events, supports community connections and works with key groups and organisations in the area on joint projects.

The Spring into Tawa organising committee is led by Stacey Richardson and includes Miranda Denton-Smith, Damian Hewitt, Karen Taylor, Tracey Morton, Jan Baker, Stacy Scott, Joanna Langford and Peter Bowers. We would love to have more people involved, organising this cool event. Get in touch if you are keen to join us - spring.into.tawa@gmail.com

History

Spring into Tawa started in the year 2000, established by local business owners keen to have a market day in the main shopping area. By around 2010, the event was being run by the Tawa Ratepayers and Progressive Association and members of the Tawa Community Board.

In 2016, the Ratepayers and Progressive Association rebranded as Vibrant Tawa and sought to refresh the local market day. An organising committee was formed to grow the event. For the first time, the Main Road of Tawa was closed in the main shopping area, allowing the event to grow.

Spring into Tawa will turn 20 years old in 2020.

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