Size really doesn't matter when it comes to putting on successful arts festivals.
Wanaka's biennial Festival of Colour is into its 8th year of bringing national and international acts to the town and harnessing local artistic talent.
These days numerous smaller centres host their own arts festivals, often offering visiting artists a circuit.
But Wanaka was one of the first and more than anything, it's proved that involving the community and putting on a programme created with it in mind means it will be both supported and treasured.
Standing Room Only's Lynn Freeman is in Wanaka for her 5th Festival of colour and joins us live.