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

 


Come on Auckland, do ‘The Locomotion’

Media release

Come on Auckland, do ‘The Locomotion’

KiwiRail is encouraging Aucklanders to join in its celebrations of 150 years of rail in New Zealand by dancing ‘The Locomotion’ at the Strand Station in Parnell this Sunday, 29 September, at 11.30am.

Auckland Mayor, Len Brown, will be there to kick off the dancing and 91 ZM’s The Black Thunder crew be playing Kylie’s rendition of the memorable song, and lead the crowd through the dance challenge.

‘The Locomotion’ challenge is part of ‘Keeping NZ on the Move: Exhibition Express’ Open Day, a free family-friendly exhibition showcasing the evolution of New Zealand’s rail industry with scenic carriages and educational displays.

KiwiRail Chief Executive, Jim Quinn, says “We thought what better way to celebrate the milestone than encouraging the local community to come along and make a song and dance about it!”

“Doing ‘The Locomotion’ is a fun way to celebrate the contribution rail has made to New Zealand’s growth and evolution over the last 150 years. We want to make a commotion about ‘The Locomotion’ and create the largest Locomotion dance – and
also challenge all New Zealanders to get involved at the other Open Days as the exhibition moves around the country.”

“We really hope a lot of people get behind the challenge this weekend, and bring the kids down to enjoy the fun. I might even put on my own dancing shoes,” Mr Quinn says.

Everyone who comes along to the Open Day will be able to enter a competition to win a KiwiRail family travel prize by guessing how many milk bottle lollies are in a container. The competition is a tribute to the hundreds of millions of litres of milk
KiwiRail transports every year.

The winning entry will win a fantastic KiwiRail family travel prize of a scenic journey for two adults and three children on the Northern Explorer. The winner will be announced at 2pm on the day.

Come on Auckland! Do ‘The Locomotion’

Where: The Strand Station
Ngaoho Place, Parnell
Auckland

Date: Sunday 29 September

Time: 10am – 4pm (Locomotion dance at 11.30am)

ENDS

Notes to the Editor

KiwiRail’s ‘Keeping NZ on the Move: Exhibition Express’ Auckland Open Day runs at the same location on Sunday 29 September, from 10am – 4pm.

The Exhibition Express is a free, family-friendly exhibition packed with fascinating displays about rail in New Zealand.

It will feature four individually-themed educational containers hauled by a locomotive representing KiwiRail’s journey from 1863 to today, KiwiRail’s scenic journeys and contribution to New Zealand tourism, rail safety, and the vital role KiwiRail plays in moving New Zealand’s economy.

www.150yearsrail.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

#Kexit: Prime Minister John Key Announces Resignation

Prime Minister John Key has announced that he’s resigning as Prime Minister in seven days’ time. He made the unexpected announcement at a 12.45 press conference at Parliament, called with less than an hour’s notice.

“It has been an enormous privilege to be Prime Minister of New Zealand, and these last eight years have been an incredible experience. Throughout these years I have given everything I could to this job that I cherish, and this country that I love...“ More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

 

Q+A: Labour's Michael Wood Wins Mt Roskill

Labour’s Michael Wood, who last night won a 6,000 vote majority in the Mt Roskill by-election, says the reason for the win was simple, clear messaging... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Anne Tolley’s Callous Folly

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

ALSO:

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS News AlertsNews Alerts
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news