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Rongotai’s ethnic food fair welcomed back

Nov 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

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COMMUNITY BOND: City councilor Sarah Free, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, centre, and Rongotai College principal Kevin Carter

RONGOTAI COLLEGE’S annual ethnic food fair made a return last Friday evening after a year’s gap, to the enjoyment of hundreds of hungry fans.

Thanks to the earthquake-strengthening of the school’s hall, the school has been able to host the popular fair again.

Principal Kevin Carter said the annual event was all about bringing the community and the school together.

“It’s very good to see members of the community here, that’s what you want to see, the community and the school getting together,” he said.

Foods of different cultures,including Mexican, Indian, and Japanese, was made by students, teachers and parents and proudly offered for sale at the school fundraiser.

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, who attended the event with newly elected

“Wonderful food at Rongotai College; and that’s a wonderful curry,” Ms Wade-Brown said.Eastern Ward councillor Sarah Free, enjoyed a curry made by members of the Indian community.

Ms Free, whose son went to Rongotai College, enjoyed the Mexican food and the general mix of cultures.

“As usual, it’s a great school spirit here,” she said.

Rongotai College year 11 student Oliver Scott was also enjoying the event.

“It was really nice to have all the different kind of food to choose from. Everyone is really happy to be here,” he said.

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