Heather Fisher (left) and Bev Rodgers, of the Mid Otago Federation of Women's Institutes, show off a teddy bear to be displayed in the Otago Taieri A&P show. Photo by Gregor Richardson.
The Otago Taieri A&P show will be catering to royalty
this year as the Mid Otago Federation of Women's Institutes
compete to create all the items a young prince might need.
Prince George is the theme of the display by the federation,
following previous years' themes such as Plunket and the
''We like to keep it current,'' Mosgiel's Heather Fisher, the
institute's regional co-ordinator, said.
Five women's institutes are entering this year's competition
to create displays fit for a prince using floral
arrangements, singlets, feeders, booties, beanies and
Mrs Fisher has been participating in the A&P show since
the age of 3 and has been involved with the women's institute
since she was 16.
Now 70, she remains highly active both in the show and in the
''It's a lot of fun and can be very challenging.''
Mrs Fisher works together with Bev Rodgers, the federation
president, to create themes and judge the efforts of the
This year's entrants come from all over the region including
Green Island, Allanton, Abbotsford, Halfway Bush, and
This year's show takes place at the Taieri Showgrounds,
Mosgiel, on Saturday.
- Liam Macandrew