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Feilding Flight Centre
25 Manchester Square, Feilding
Allison Fairless joins the team at Flight Centre as
an International Travel Consultant.
Allison is a well known face in Feilding and now
having made the decision to embark on a new
career is delighted to be able to take you through
the steps for your journey.
Making arrangements to ensure you have the
holiday of a lifetime. An experienced traveller in
her own right, she will have every
Feilding Flight Centre
welcomes Allison Fairless
to the team
We are collecting toys and
food for Feilding Families
75 Fergusson Street, Feilding.
Please ensure toys are clean and placed under the
Feilding Herald Christmas Tree before
Wednesday December 21, 2011
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The force that fuels an Evento show
Amanda Street devotes hundreds of hours of her own time to organising the Feilding High School Evento wearable arts show at Manfeild
stadium. She spoke to Massey University communications student and former FHS student Kristin Svendsen about why she does it.
the event to
Q: Why did you initially involve
yourself with Evento Wearable Art?
I was involved in my daughter Holly s
wearable art at primary and intermediate
When she reached high school I got
involved with Evento.
I had been to the very first show which
was held at Feilding High School 15 years
ago and have been involved with nine or 10
My inspiration for wearable art came
from a lack of money.
I used to play around with different
designs when I was a teenager because I
had no money to buy clothes.
Q: What does your role with Evento
I head a very small group who put the
whole event together.
I don t see myself as being in charge.
My role is to keep everyone on track and
to ensure that everything gets done.
This year I ve been assigned the task of
promoting the new Evento calendar we
have created to raise money for the
It s also my job to get out into the com-
munity and find sponsors for the show.
I m the general dog s body.
Q: How much time and effort do you
dedicate to the show each year?
Hundreds of hours are put into the organ-
isation of it. And if you re not thinking
about it, you re talking about it.
When the show is near, I stop
volunteering at the [Manchester House] op-
shop and take all my annual leave from
ASAP [After School Activity Programme --
her day job], because I simply cannot fit it
We are already thinking about next year
before this year s show has finished.
Q: Why is so much emphasis put on
It s a huge training ground for them.
Feilding is the only place in the country
running a show like this by high school
They are involved with the lighting, stage
setup, hosting, photography and many
This opens up a range of opportunities for
them once they leave school.
We have students going on to study
design and gain jobs in the fields they
specialise in during the show.
It s investing in youth.
Q: How is Evento funded?
All the money comes from sponsorship,
ticket sales, grants, and merchandise.
The first show was held at Feilding High
School and was worth $15,000.
It is now at Manfeild stadium and worth
Each year we try our best to raise funds
for the show so that we don t lose money
from it, but we re not gaining a profit from
it.Q: What does the future hold for the
Each year we try to make the show differ-
ent. From the stage, to the music, to the
We also try to encourage more male
designers to enter each year.
Manfeild gives us a blank canvas to work
I did seriously think this year, how many
years can you keep going?
But as long as there is interest from kids
wanting to enter, there s a need for a show.
However, there is a lack of willing
volunteers to take over from us.
Volunteers put in huge amounts of hours
for free, but it still surprises me that other
people aren t busting a gut to be
on the committee.
Q: Why do you enjoy
Manchester House op-shop?
Volunteering is just something
I ve always done. But the real
reason I am passionate about the
op-shop is because of the
rewarding programmes that are
funded by its annual profit.
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