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Barfoot & Thompson celebrates the Lantern Festival

_21 February 2008

Media release

Barfoot & Thompson celebrates the Chinese Lantern Festival

Barfoot & Thompson celebrates the cultural diversity of Auckland City this weekend by sponsoring the Chinese Lantern Festival, Friday 22 – Sunday 24 February.

The 2008 Chinese Lantern Festival is part of Chinese New Year festivities which this year celebrates the Year of the Rat. The three day event includes family entertainment, overseas performers, colourful lanterns, delicious food stalls and crafts.

Director Peter Thompson says Barfoot & Thompson is pleased to reinforce its commitment to Auckland’s ethnic communities.

“Auckland is home to New Zealand’s most ethnically diverse population and Barfoot & Thompson is proud to have a similarly diverse team of salespeople representing at least 37 different ethnicities. Of our top 10 salespeople, seven were born outside New Zealand.

“Not only has Barfoot & Thompson helped a number of new migrants establish very successful real estate careers, we have also helped countless migrant families find their first home in our city.

“We have a clear goal to maintain our position as the real estate company of choice in Auckland and that includes being the real estate company of choice for the city’s many ethnic communities.”

Barfoot & Thompson looks forward to being part of this year’s Chinese Lantern Festival and will have a marquee in Albert Park for people wishing to find out more about selling or buying a home.


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