Tara is the founder of Tar’s Candle Co. and is currently a year 9 student at Te Awamutu College.
Tara was determined to travel to Scotland in 2019 to spend time with her Aunty, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
“We wanted to spend as much time with her as we could. She was really sick at the time, but is doing well now.”
Tara’s parents challenged her with the task of saving up her own spending money for their trip to Scotland. The young entrepreneur, 10 years old at the time, decided that making and selling beautiful homemade candles would be the way to go! After returning from her journey to Scotland, Tara continued making candles for her family and friends. Four years on, Tar’s Candle Co. is a thriving small business based out of Te Awamutu.