Anniversary weekend brings crowds and sunshine

Auckland Anniversary Weeekend bought one of the warmest days of the new year so far, perfect timing for all the visitors in town for the annual Raglan Arts Weekend and Little Food Fest.

“We had a very successful weekend with the wonderful weather doing its bit to attract 350 visitors from Hamilton and further afield. The days picked up slowly as I’m sure everyone was enjoying leisurely breakfasts around town first,” said Jane Galloway from Palm Prints.

“It was very rewarding for us to talk to people who knew our work but hadn’t met us. With my latest New Zealand Flora print series being popular I even had a couple of botanists visit to say how much they appreciated my work.

“A very successful weekend! Now we need a lie down!” Said Jane.

The annual arts and food event is getting increasingly popular every year with over 33 artists taking part in this year’s weekend.