Happy New Year to all our readers!
2015 can only mean one thing….it’s almost Festival time and we’re on the final countdown with only 4 weeks to go until launch on 12 February.

There’s been a hive of activity in the office over the festive break with the finishing touches being made to the festival brochure this week. We’re delighted with the finished result and look forward to presenting it to you in February.
2015 Launch Event
Invitations to the launch event on 12 February will be sent out shortly to all patrons, benefactors, sponsors and media. Copies of the festival programme will hit the streets on Friday 13 February so make sure you grab yours and get planning your festival. Priority booking starts at the launch evening with public ticket sales commencing 8am on Monday 23 February either online or at the Lake Wanaka Centre box office.


Win a luxury week in Wanaka over the festival
For all our readers outside of Wanaka, make sure you pick up a copy of this month’s NZ Life & Leisure and have a peek at the competition we’re currently running to win tickets to all shows, return flights from anywhere in New Zealand, accommodation, hire car and to top it all off, a trip on the iconic TSS Earnslaw. What a prize! Thanks to Maple Lodge, Wanaka Rentacar and Real Journeys for supporting this competition. Enter online here

Sponsors of the week
Radio Wanaka considers it a privilege to be able to support the 2015 Festival of Colour. With its diverse themes and celebration of the arts the Festival of Colour is something we should all be proud of. Radio Wanaka is also proud to be one of the last independently owned and operated radio stations in New Zealand. Our focus will always be on the local community, celebrating Wanaka’s localness and being part of local events such as the Festival of Colour. We look forward to this year’s festival with great anticipation

Peak Accommodation is delighted to be a Local Business Supporter of the Festival of Colour.  We wish to extend the following offer to assist others to enjoy the fabulous performances and exhibitions.  All guests who mention Festival of Colour, when booking a stay during the period of 21st – 27th April will receive 10% off a 2 night stay or 15% off a 3 night or longer stay.  Also enjoy a lovely bottle of wine on us! Check out http://www.peakaccommodation.co.nz/wanaka/ for the full range of outstanding holiday properties.

Play a part in the Festival….

Each year the Festival of Colour offers fantastic opportunities for arts lovers, enthusiasts and students to support the festival performances, assist the artists, engage with the public and be the face of the festival! And let’s not forget…..you get to see some of New Zealand’s best cultural performances………perk! We’re on the lookout for over 50 exceptional volunteers to assist with a variety of roles. Prior experience isn’t essential but we do ask that you sign up for a minimum of three front of house sessions or the equivalent time on other festival jobs.

Please help us spread the word far and wide that volunteer registration is NOW OPEN!! You may even fancy trying something new and giving it a go yourself! We’ll be running an information evening  for anyone interested in finding out more, details to follow soon.

Please email Anna with any queries or drop into the office at 4 Helwick Street and introduce yourself.