The Great Outdoors & Bach Life Expo is organised by Hikuai School as its main fundraising event each year.
Now in its fourth year the idea came about when a team of parents got together to come up with a way to deal with the challenge of raising funds to support the small country school.
The team wanted to hold a one-off, annual event that would not only bring together the wider community, but would also provide a platform for businesses to showcase what they had to offer to the thousands of summer holidaymakers that visit Pauanui and the surrounding areas.
The Expo has become an annual event and proven itself to be hugely successful not only for Hikuai School, but for the participating businesses and the town of Pauanui.
Hikuai School is located approximately 15km from Pauanui and has been the local primary school for children of Pauanui, Hikuai and Tairua families for over 100 years.
The Great Outdoors & Bach Life Expo event raises funds to go towards resources for the school which in the past has included new computers and iPads, school excursions and additional activities which would otherwise not be possible.
To find out more about Hikuai School, check out their website www.hikuai.school.nz