Lotto NZ Excited to Support AK’s Diwali ‘Festival of Lights'
Lotto NZ Excited to Support Auckland’s Diwali ‘festival of Lights’
Lotto New Zealand is gearing up to celebrate Diwali in a big way this year. Partnering with ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) and Asia New Zealand Foundation as a sponsor of the Auckland Diwali Festival, Lotto NZ will help welcome thousands of visitors to central Auckland to mark the Indian ‘festival of lights’ on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October.
Aotea Square and part of Queen Street will be transformed into a colourful and lively hub of activity including live entertainment, delicious Indian food stalls and performances from artists, some flown in from India especially for the event.
Lotto New Zealand will be adding to the festivities with an interactive stand offering games, photos and lots of chances to win fun prizes. In addition, on Saturday 19 October at 8pm there will be a live cross to the Lotto draw on TV2. Presenter Matt Gibb will link live from the celebrations to wish “Happy Diwali” to the nation!
Lotto New Zealand’s General Manager Marketing, Val Green said, “This is such a wonderful event and a great opportunity for us to connect with the public and celebrate New Zealand’s cultural diversity. It’s so important for us to play our part in helping New Zealand to build strong and sustainable communities. The Auckland Diwali Festival is exciting and inclusive and we are very proud to be a sponsor this year.”
ATEED General Manager Destination & Marketing Rachael Carroll remarked “We are delighted to have the support of Lotto New Zealand for this event which is enjoyed by so many Aucklanders, not just the Indian community but the wider community as well. Our valued sponsors enable us to sustain and grow events of this nature that help to make this city such a vibrant and dynamic place to live.”
Lotto New Zealand is a long-term supporter of local communities and has been awarding grants via the NZ Lotteries Grants Board to community, sporting, arts, recreation, heritage, culture and environmental groups throughout New Zealand for over 26 years. In 2013 alone, Lotto New Zealand transferred over $200 million to New Zealand communities.
Notes to editors:
Auckland’s Diwali Festival is organised by ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) in partnership with the Asia New Zealand Foundation.
The Auckland Diwali Festival is an alcohol and smoke free event.
To find out more about Auckland Diwali Festival