County Fayre

County Fayre – August 2022

“County Fayre is the creative, social and historical heart of the Pohangina Valley”

Open Sundays 1:00pm to 4:00pm

We are excited to announce that our major fundraising event “The Pohangina Downhill Walk” will take place again this year and is booked for Saturday, 12th November 2022. Take a shuttle bus ride to the top of Ridge Road for an easy walk down The Branch Road Walkway through 6kms of farmland and native bush, back to the Pohangina township and to County Faye, there a light lunch will await you, all included in the ticket price. Tickets cost Adults $30, Children $15 (5-15) and Family $100 (2 Adults & 4 Children) with under 5’s free. Shuttles will leave County Fayre every 45 minutes with the first departing at 8:00am. To find out more and to book your tickets email

County Fayre sponsored a community gathering on Saturday, 18th June, which was held in the Pohangina Community Hall. A big thank you to Paul Geange and Vicki Pask for organising this, what a fantastic event. This was very well attended and it was great to see and meet new families. Craft and colouring activities kept the children entertained while entertainment was provided by Emmanuel and his guitar and a local group “Take Your Pick”. In addition, a special performance was provided by Cole Buchanan on his bagpipes. Keep an ear open for future performances from Cole who plans to busk outside County Faye during the warmer months. These gatherings are a perfect opportunity to get back into the community spirit and get to know others in your neighbourhood, let’s hope there will be more in the future.

One of County Fare’s aims is to provide an outlet for high quality craft work, we are very proud to display and sell work produced by our local artisans. Are you looking for an alternative place to display and sell your creations, your work would be displayed alongside NZ award winning cheeses, honey producers, authors, artworks, skin care products and many different crafts all produced by locals. If this is you, please contact us by emailing

County Fare is a charitable organisation and as such donates funds back into our community to local Not-For-Profit Organisation. Are you a sports or social group in need of funds for a particular activity or equipment? Know of a family whose child would love to join a group but cannot afford the fees? Write to us at and tell us how we may be able to help you.

County Fare applied to Central Energy Trust for a grant for the purchase and installation of 2 heat pumps and are pleased to announce that we were successful in our application and have been granted 75% of the cost. The remainder will be funded by County Fayre. These are still to be installed due to delays in shipping however once received will be installed in the main area and in the library, keeping County Fare warm during those cold months and cool during the summer. Many thanks to Central Energy Trust for the funds.

The new skylight window is ready to be installed. We are waiting on the builder and good weather to come together. Many thanks to Manawatu District Council for funding this upgrade.

Community BYO Drinks & Nibbles are held at County Faye on the 3rd Friday of each month providing a venue and opportunity for friends and neighbours to get together in a social environment. The next two evenings are planned for Friday’s, 19th August and 16th September, running from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Bring along your own drinks and nibbles to share as well as your friends and neighbours for a long-awaited social gathering. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Its Father’s Day on Sunday, 4th September 2022, and we are celebrating our fathers by providing a small gift to all fathers who venture into County Fayre and we will be open from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF HELP! We rely fully on volunteers, people who generously give up their time to ensure County Faye continues to function and thrive. We are currently open Sundays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and are seeking new people to join us. Duties would include: preparing afternoon teas, serving customers, clearing tables, washing dishes and cleaning after closing. One afternoon once a month from 12:30pm to 4:30pm helping in the tea room is all that would be expected. If you would like to be part of this volunteer team, drop in on Sunday, enjoy a Devonshire tea and have a chat with the volunteers or email us at and check out our Facebook page

Did you know there is a public library in Pohangina Village? It is located in the County Faye building. If you would like to become part of this library, which functions under the umbrella of the Feilding Library, make contact and we can help you join up. If you already belong to Feilding Library and would like to access books outside the hours of County Fare, keys are available at the cost of $10, which covers the key cutting charge. Contact us at We also run a ‘swap a book’ here too, come in and browse the shelves, there are lots of good books to choose from.