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

 


One month to register for the Grand Parade

Media Release - Mayor Sheryl Mai
One month to register for the Grand Parade

3 September, 2014

People have just one month to register a float or group for Whangarei City’s Grand Parade.

The Parade takes place on 1 November, culminating in a ‘60’s party at the Town Basin. We have a pleasing number of entries so far, however space is limited and we don’t want anyone to miss out.

“The Parade is part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, so we want as many as possible to participate,” Mayor Mai says.

“They will need to register by 4 October to take part, with registration forms and information available on the Council website.”

The Parade starts at 10am and makes its way down Walton St to the Town Basin. Groups from around the district and as far away as Auckland have already expressed their interest, including local businesses, community groups, bands, classic cars, schools and service organisations.

“The optional Parade theme is ‘Dress, dance and dazzle like they did in ‘64’, and that includes the spectators,” Mayor Mai says.
“The best or most creatively dressed people and floats have the chance to win prizes at the Town Basin party following the Parade.”

The party kicks off at 11am and finishes at midday. It features a local band, dancers, entertainers, a fashion parade and much more ‘60’s fun. The Artisans Fair will also be in full swing on the Canopy Bridge.

“And, the fun doesn’t end there,” says Mayor Mai.

“Two major events on the same day will add to the party atmosphere.”

The Strand Arcade is celebrating its 20th anniversary on 1 November with a market day and entertainment. Then, from 1.15pm when the gates open, Toll Stadium will be hosting a big sporting event set to attract rugby league fans from all over Northland and Auckland.

“The New Zealand Kiwis are playing Toa Samoa in a match that will enhance Whangarei’s standing as a host of top level international sporting fixtures, and top off a day of fun and festivities,” Mayor Mai says.

“The stars seemed to have aligned to give Whangarei an outstanding range of events for our 50th birthday, so let’s make the most of them.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Team Behind Trump's Throne

Forget the Putin factor. Daily, the team of charlatans, bigots and stunningly ignorant crackpots that Trump is appointing to head key federal agencies is just as alarming. These are positions with vast power and budgetary discretion over policies that stand to affect tens of millions of vulnerable Americans. Sad! More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English, Abroad

If David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common. Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without much in the way of credible competition from their colleagues... More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Labour Bill To Override Safety Act For Mine Entry

“Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter the mine to recover the bodies might place the mine’s owner, Solid Energy Limited, and its directors in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future? More>>

Oxfam: 30% Of NZ Owns Less Wealth Than Our Two Richest Men

The research also reveals that the richest one per cent have 20 per cent of the wealth in New Zealand, while 90 per cent of the population owns less than half of the nation’s wealth. The research forms part of a global report released to coincide with this week’s annual meeting of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More>>

ALSO:

Hospitals: Resident Doctors Set To Strike Again

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Super Fund: More Burning Ethical Questions For Steven Joyce

Greens: Radio New Zealand reported this morning that the New Zealand Superfund has $77 million invested in 47 coal companies that the Norwegian Government’s Pension Fund – the largest sovereign fund in the world – has blacklisted. More>>

Activism: Greenpeace Intercepts World’s Biggest Seismic Oil Ship

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa... Greenpeace radioed the master of the Amazon Warrior to deliver an open letter of protest signed by over 60,000 New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Why Tax Cuts In 2017 Would Be A (Proven) Bad Idea

Ever since the world fell prey to the mullahs of the free market in the 1980s, no amount of real world evidence has managed dispel one key tenet of their economic faith. Namely, the idea that if you cut income taxes and taxes on small business, a wave of individual enterprise and entrepreneurial energy will thus be unleashed, profits will rise and – hey bingo! – the tax cuts will soon be paying for themselves ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news