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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

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