Manawatu Harvest Festival Cancellation

It is with regret that the Sustainable Living Trust has decided to cancel the 2014 Harvest Festival which was to be held on 1 November.  The trust is not in a financial position to deliver the event to its full potential.  Reduced funding has impacted on our ability to adequately promote the festival, pay for a high visibility keynote speaker and do justice to the trusts objectives.  This would have resulted in reduced patronage from the people we most want to attract i.e. those who would not prioritise sustainability.
Our major sponsors, supporting exhibitors, speakers, stallholders, demonstrators and of course the public and visitors would all be disappointed in a mediocre festival with reduced patronage.
The trust will now reassess its future options and objectives, including if the Harvest Festival is the best avenue to increase awareness of and buy into sustainable practices.
We thank everyone involved who shared our vision, especially our co-ordinator, who had been putting together a great event for this year.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Stewart Harrex
Sustainable Living Trust

The Sustainable Living Trust present

Manawatu Harvest Festival 2014

Saturday November 1, 2014, 10am to 4pm.

Te Manawa Museum of Arts, Science and History,

Main Street West, Palmerston North.


 Sustainability: Today’s actions for Tomorrow’s future

The Sustainable Living Trust presents, Manawatu Harvest Festival 2014. The festival to showcase sustainable living practices and values, sharing this knowledge in a fun and festive atmosphere, in the hub of the Manawatu, Te Manawa Museum of Arts, Science, and History.

“Wind, Water, Waste”

November 1 is getting closer, the Manawatu Sustainable Living Festival is gearing up. We have alot of exhibitors taking part in our themed area, Wind, Water, and Waste, our Enviro schools, community groups, Kidz Zone, key Exhibitors and Speakers.
You can even win yourself an urdan rain water tank, fitted to your property, supported by The Tank Guy. Check out our competitions page, and keep an ear on More FM to win even more prizes.
Out on the street from early October you will see our brightly signwritten Toyota Prius, hybrid kindly on loan from the local Manawatu Toyota, with signwriting by the Capture Signs team, design by Emmanuel Design.

Also this year we will be moving some of the event into the newly renovated Globe Theatre, opening up more threatre space for speakers, and demostrators, while creating a more virbrant outdoor and entrance areas.


exhibitors – demonstrators – speakers – entertainment

environment – gardening – alternative energy

building practices – bee keeping – farming

organics – health – food – crafts

harvesting knowledge

harvesting knowledge



making music

making music

food sharing

food sharing

Family Attractions

Family Attractions



3 Responses so far.

  1. Helena Slako says:

    Hi I am interested in a stall, could you please give me some details on price and perhaps a contact ph number. Thanks

  2. Maria, Philip and Erika Langenhoven says:


    would it be possible to book stallholders spaces for the festival?

    Kind regards

    Erika Langenhoven

  3. can you lease send me a price list of sites available.

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