Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Calling Rugby World Cup tourists

Janet Frame wears her blue-and-yellow Otago supporters scarf

More news from the Janet Frame Eden Street Trust:

The Janet Frame Eden Street Trust has received funding to open Janet Frame's childhood home at 56 Eden St Oamaru during the duration of the Rugby World Cup 2011.

The funding comes from the REAL New Zealand Festival 2011: "a nationwide celebration of all the things we love most about New Zealand, with events and experiences throughout the country."

The aim of the  REAL New Zealand Festival is to enrich the experience of the many Rugby World Cup tourists who will be visiting New Zealand in September and October: "to bring your Rugby World Cup 2011 experience alive with a nationwide celebration of New Zealand arts, food and wine, heritage, culture, entertainment, business and lifestyle."

What a great idea!

And Frame was a rugby fan, supporting her local Otago/Southland team the HIGHLANDERS.

Eden Street chairwoman Carol Berry said the trust was looking forward to welcoming world cup tourists in October, as they sought to "engage with the real New Zealand".

Photo credit: Reg Graham

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