10 year celebration

We had a great event on Monday, 29 June 2015, celebrating our ten years. Feedback from the movie HERE.

Here are some photos from the fiesta and the film…

Margaret reviewing the artwork


Margaret Topzand reviewing the artwork – 4,500+ butterflies contributed by schools all over New Zealand, which was in the lobby of the cinema.

overwintering artwork


Some children had used very creative colouring for their butterflies and these looked spectacular in ‘Mama Loco’, the Mexican cantina where we had our fiesta beforehand.

Technicolour butterflies

The Bull at Mama Loco all dressed up

colourful butterflies at Mama Loco2

colourful butterflies at Mama Loco


The food was delicious and it was exciting watching it being prepared.

Fiery chef at Mama Loco

beautiful Mexican food at Mama Loco


chef at mama loco


Ah!! Sangria!!

sangrias at mama loco

The piniata was filled with little sparkly butterflies. Here’s our trustee Hugh having a whack!

piniata at mama loco


The cake with the monarch butterflies, one for each year.

Close up of cake


Fidel, who led the mariachi band. They escorted us to the cinema.

Fidel at mama loco

Cutting the cake: Margaret Topzand, Carol Stensness, Mary Parkinson and Jacqui Knight. Four of the earliest members.Cutting the 10 year anniversary cake