Without our volunteers there would be no Twilight Concerts.
We have a wonderful band of men and women: accountants, farmers, electricians, life-stylers, retirées, horticulturalists, teachers, bus drivers: you name it, we have them, but obviously over the years some people drop out, for various reasons, so we are always on the look out for additional helpers.
We now put on three concerts every summer on the Haiku Reserve in Katikati. On the morning of the concert – we start at 8am – the trucks and crew roll in and we start to build our stage.
It takes a huge effort, but we have a lot of fun too. All sorts of new skills are learnt and shared, from how to build with kiwifruit bins to rigging the concert lighting.
After the concert on the Saturday evening, as the audience departs, the crew set to dismantling their work and the whole reserve is left clear that same night. Yes, sometimes we are working in the dark – but car headlights and torches abound.
Three times now we have been honoured by the TrustPower Volunteer Awards, which gives us all a great sense pleasure and a reason to go out as a group and celebrate.
So – why not come and join in with us – it’s only three Saturdays during the year and it will give you a great sense of achievement and belonging to the Katikati community.
Please contact us on: 07 549 2566 if you are interested– we would be delighted to talk to you.
Allan and Isobel Thomson
Katikati Twilight Concerts
Photos from past twilight concerts
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