Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Double street parade fun next Friday!

NEWS RELEASE
15 September 2005

Double street parade fun next Friday!

Wellingtonians will have double the fun next Friday 23 September with two exciting street parades through the city – one welcoming 250 international athletes and the other celebrating the opening of the Montana World of WearableArt™ Awards Show.

“It’s going to be an amazing spectacle – only in Wellington can we have two parades to celebrate two world-class events in one day. This well and truly cements our status as the Events Capital of New Zealand,” says Mayor Kerry Prendergast.

World Mountain Running Championship athletes from 29 countries have already started arriving in the city, but the public kick-off to the event is the procession through the city streets at midday. The massive group of mountain runners will be led from Midland Park to Civic Square by the RNZAF Band. They will be welcomed by mana whenua and Mayor Prendergast in a formal welcome in Civic Square.

Meanwhile, the artistic and colourful street parade to celebrate Montana WOW® Awards Show will be gathering at Parliament ready for a wacky and outrageous procession through the central city.

Themed Excessive Accessories, this parade will showcase more than 50 works from community designers, Vincents Art Workshop, the Learning Connexion and Whitireia Design School.

“Some of these artists have taken the theme to an amazing level – there’s an incredible pair of crocodile shoes 1.5 metres long, giant Dame Edna glasses, a human-sized cell phone, ridiculously large hats – and a three metre square inflatable handbag on wheels!” says Council Parade Co-ordinator Jessica Garland.

The parade, starting at 12.45pm, is one of the key ways the Council is welcoming the Montana WOW® Awards to town. It will include some props and supporting costumes from the WOW® art department plus a host of way-out stilt walkers, performers and musicians.

The entire parade will then enter Civic Square where Mayor Prendergast and World of WearableArt™ representatives will congratulate participants and present prizes to some of the creators of the Excessive Accessories.

World Mountain Running Champs Parade Midland Park to Civic Square 11.55am start

Excessive Accessories Street Parade Parliament to Civic Square 12.45pm start

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news