Good turnout for parish fair

The Wakatipu Anglican Parish Market Day was held on Saturday morning to raise money for family support in the area.

Hundreds turned out for the bargains, the flowers, the food and the entertainment. The money raised was all going to a worthy cause.

Queenstown's fast-growing population has meant a new family support worker is needed and so the church aims to raise an extra $15,000 for the needed part-time role.

Once hired, the support worker would help build a network between families and the Anglican Church, based on Church St in the centre of town.

Statistics New Zealand released population projections in October which predicted an additional 17,400 residents in the Queenstown Lakes district by 2031, and the population increasing at a rate of 2.2% a year until 2031.

This has meant the parish has to boost its support systems to meet the growing population.