Paradise Homestead ashes picnic

Photo by Christina McDonald.
Photo by Christina McDonald.

Paradise Trust chairman Tom Pryde (third from left) updates the community on the trust's next steps at an ashes picnic held at the site of Paradise Homestead on Saturday.

With him are (from left) trustee Paul Ferris, Marijke Miller whose family formerly owned the property, property managers Daman and Mandy Groshinski and Mandy's sister Chrissy.

The historic homestead - the main source of income for the trust - was destroyed by fire last month.

Trustees are now focused on fundraising to help meet expenses until a new building can be constructed.