A queue formed outside the Queenstown Primary Hall ahead of
the 10am opening of Plunket's Trash to Treasure, the
numbers dropping only during the latter half of the event.
Photos by Christina McDonald.
Mums and mums-to-be rushed to the Queenstown Primary
School hall on Saturday morning to buy baby goods.
The annual Queenstown Plunket "Trash to Treasure" fundraiser
had people queueing outside the hall 20 minutes before
Queenstown Plunket receptionist and fundraiser organiser
Belinda Ricketts said the change of venue from the Queenstown
Memorial Hall while it was being refurbished meant there were
plenty of car parks.
Stallholder Natalie McAuliffe (left) and Belinda Ricketts
stand behind one of the 23 stalls
The event featured 23 tables of sale items and
information on subjects such as homebirths and car seats.
During the first hour of the event the hall was packed with
shoppers, Ms Ricketts said.
The money from this year's event will go towards finishing an
outdoor area, including a "huge" sandpit, at the Queenstown
A coffee cart directly outside the hall's entrance ensured
shoppers remained well hydrated and the coffee business would
be donating 10% of the morning's income to Plunket, Ms
Arrowtown Plunket held their Trash to Treasure fundraiser in
June, as "that way there's one every six months", Ms Ricketts