The Expo
The Great Outdoors Expo is organised by Hikuai School as its major fundraising event. In its fourth year running, 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 come up with a one off annual event that would bring the wider community together, but also provide a platform for businesses to showcase what they had to offer to the thousands of summer visitors 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 also for the participating businesses and the town.
Hikuai School
The school is located 15km from Pauanui and is the local primary school for children of Pauanui and Hikuai resident families. The Expo event raises funds to go towards resources for the school which has included new computers and iPads. To find out more about Hikuai, check out the website https://www.hikuai.school.nz