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

 


Petone Winter Carnival set to fire up again

Petone Winter Carnival set to fire up again

Planning is well underway for this year’s Petone Winter Carnival, which is expected to attract about 50,000 people to Petone Foreshore.

The event is on Saturday 2 August from 12noon – 8pm.

It kicks off at 12noon – so come for lunch – then watch (or join) the hardy souls doing the Mitre 10 MEGA Petone Polar Plunge.

As well as great stalls, rides and entertainers we’ve got the best market and food stalls in town and music to get you tapping your toes on The Hits Main Stage. There’s also the acoustic stage, the carnival stage and the youth stage.

A new event this year is The Kitchen Shed where four local MasterChef contestants cook off in a challenge eaten and judged by ticket holders. Tickets will be available to buy on the day.

The Rotary Club of Hutt City has organised teams to build large wooden sculptures on the beach during the Carnival – these are set on fire at 6.30pm.

The Carnival’s culmination is at 7.30pm with fireworks off Petone Wharf.

Petone Winter Carnival is free to enter, most rides are $5 for five rides and there is a heap to look at – it’s the best day out this winter.

Petone Winter Carnival scheduled events
12noon
Carnival starts
1pm
Mitre 10 MEGA Petone Polar Plunge
3pm
The Kitchen Shed MasterChef cook-off
6.30pm
Burning of the fire sculptures
7.30
Pelorus Trust Fire Show
All day
Food stalls, market stalls, bands, performers, Petone Settlers Museum Photobooth, Secret Level Youth Village

Find details on our website www.petonecarnival.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Ombudsman’s Verdict On Paula Rebstock And Ian Rennie

Unfortunately, the brave and damning report by Ombudsman Ron Paterson on the “flawed” and “unfair” inquiry conducted by Dame Paula Rebstock into events at MFAT pulls back the veil on a far wider issue. More>>

ALSO:

Charities' Report: Stressed Families - Overstretched Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress. The support demanded from desperate people in communities is far outreaching the resources available.” More>>

ALSO:

Detention: Wellingtonians Protest Treatment Of Refugees

Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More>>

ALSO:

Diver's Alarums: Breach Means Training Provider Must Repay $1.47 Million

The New Zealand School of Outdoor Studies is to repay $1.47 million (GST-exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) following an investigation which showed that some student enrolments between 2009 -2014 could not be validated and that courses were under-delivered against their agreement with the TEC. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Government Plans Suggest Bulk Funding Return

Plans by the Government to return to bulk funding are likely to see increased class sizes and schools most in need missing out on much-needed resources, Labour’s Acting Education spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Auckland Looks Long Term To Pay-Per-Km Road Pricing

Aucklanders can expect to be paying variable rates per kilometre to travel on the city's most congested roads under an emerging transport strategy being formulated by the government and the Auckland Council. More>>

ALSO:

Despite Promises: Government Extends Iraq Deployment

Cabinet has agreed to extend New Zealand’s contribution to the joint New Zealand-Australia mission to train Iraqi Security Forces until November 2018. More>>

ALSO:

On The 'Terrorism' Card:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news