Mother Nature's woes the inspiration

By Nicki Harper

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Marakihau - Sea Taniwha of Aotearoa, made by Jessica Grant of Tamatea School, won both the Years 9 to 11 category as well as the supreme award for the children's section.
Marakihau - Sea Taniwha of Aotearoa, made by Jessica Grant of Tamatea School, won both the Years 9 to 11 category as well as the supreme award for the children's section.

A garment inspired by humans' destruction of the natural environment took out the supreme award at this year's Wearable Creations event held at the CHB Municipal Theatre in Waipawa last weekend.

Organised by the CHB branch of the Business and Professional Women's network, the event attracted 47 entries from throughout the North Island tailored to fit this year's theme, Mother Nature.

Categories for adult entries ranged from Fantasia to South Pacific and Trash to Treasure and there was also a students' section that was well supported.

This garment titled Gaia's Grief and made by Waipawa's Debbie Hart won both the Lamb Country category as well as the overall Supreme Award in the adults' section.
This garment titled Gaia's Grief and made by Waipawa's Debbie Hart won both the Lamb Country category as well as the overall Supreme Award in the adults' section.

More than 300 people attended the event that showcased a wide array of creative endeavours, with the supreme award, and wool category section going to Debbie Hart of Waipawa with her piece titled Gaia's Grief.

Tamatea School's Jessica Grant won the supreme award in the students' category, as well as the Years 9 to 11 section with her piece Marakihau - Sea Taniwha of Aotearoa.

Lead organiser Rosemary Rendle said the event, which is now in its third year, was very successful with the standard of entries continuing to top that of previous years.

The money raised from the event is put towards second chance educational opportunities for local women.

The Years 7 to 8 student section was won by Brooklyn Grant of Tamatea School with this piece, titled Bug Lover.
The Years 7 to 8 student section was won by Brooklyn Grant of Tamatea School with this piece, titled Bug Lover.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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