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The decorated vegetable and gumboot competitions were highly contested. Photo: JESS VAUGHAN

Pumpkin Festivities

The annual Pumpkin Festival was held at Turua School on April 1. There was pony riding, face painting, raffles, food, and of course the highlight of the day, the giant pumpkin weigh-in, with the winning pumpkin weighing in at 92.5kg. Other competitions included best decorated vegetable, and best decorated gumboots.

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Isobelle Fisher was the grand winner with the heaviest pumpkin. Photo: JESS VAUGHAN
Arya Sutherland took out 3rd place in the giant pumpkin competition. Photo: JESS VAUGHAN
Nikki McClunie was the senior decorated vegetable winner. Photo: JESS VAUGHAN
Anakin McDermott won the preschool decorated gumboot competition. Photo: JESS VAUGHAN
The pumpkins were plentiful, despite cyclones tearing through the region a month ago. Photo: JESS VAUGHAN
Charlotte Pepper gets her face painted. Photo: JESS VAUGHAN
Toby Vaughan enjoys a sausage. Photo: JESS VAUGHAN