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Cuba St Carnival Upcoming Events And Notices

HELPERS WANTED FOR CUBA CARNIVAL CBC are constructing a float for the parade. We are having a working bee this sunday (17th) at Kensington Gardens (end of Kensington St, Te Aro) from 10am. If wet, it will be held at Thistle Hall (cnr Arthur and Upper Cuba Streets from 1pm). Bring paintbrushes, acrylic paint, craft knives, cardboard boxes, staplers, newspaper, old sheets and anything else you think is useful.

We also need willing volunteers to take part in the parade. For info about this, and the above, call Karen on 9735355.

BYPASS ACTION BENEFIT GIG this friday (15th) at Indigo from 9pm. Features The Hairy Lollies, Project and Imon Star. $5 on the door.

BIKE TO WORK DAY Wednesday, 20 Feb 2002, 7-9am Free breakfast will greet all who bike down to Civic Square. There will be stalls, entertainment, spot prizes and free bike checks. Organised by Cycle Aware Wellington Inc. in association with Wellington City Council. If you can volunteer to help on the morning, contact Marilyn Northcote (ph: 938 5885, email:

CRITICAL MASS Friday, 22 Feb 2002, 5:30pm Launch the Cuba Carnival with a big bang. Critical Mass will ride from Civic Square on Friday 22nd February. Bring your bike/scooter/blades/board or unicycle. We'll loop around the city and then head up to the Carnival.

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Cuba Carnival - HELP Required

CBC's Cuba Carnival crew have put together plans for the event which is just two weeks away BUT.... we need lots of volunteers.

This will be a crucial weekend for the bypass. There will be stacks of people around and the Carnival is the antithesis of all that the road will mean for Upper Cuba. AND a number of evictions are to occur in the following week. If you have some time... to take care of a stall, create some heritage plaques, make up a Technicolor bulldozer or anything else listed below (or not), this is the time. Otherwise next year's Carnival will be taking place in a building site.

HERITAGE TOURS We need volunteers who know the heritage of Te Aro to lead tours during the Carnival weekend. Contact Karen (Ph: 973 5355) if you can help. Can someone design/layout a heritage map for a flyer and create Heritage Plaques for each of the buildings. Contact Alan (Ph: 384 2201, email:

CBC STALL We need lots of volunteers for the stall during the weekend. If you have a some time, contact Alan (Ph: 384 2201, email:

TONKS GARDENING Tonks Gardens needs a haircut, to be organised closer to the date. Contact Kerryn (Ph: 801 6944, email:

NIGHT PARADE Next weekend (16-17 Feb) we need people to construct and paint a "cartoon bulldozer". On Saturday night (23 Feb) during the parade, we need lots of volunteers in costume to go on foot/bike/skate/scoot etc/ in front of the Bulldozer. Contact Alan (Ph: 384 2201, email:

SMASH-A-CAR For a gold coin to CBC, people can swing a sledgehammer at an old dunger. We have a volunteer car or two but does anyone have a spare sledgehammer? Contact Elise (Ph: 802-4314, email:

BANNERS. If anybody knows someone with a Cuba St. address that can host a banner for the weekend, please contact Alan (Ph: 384 2201, email:


The CBC Cuba Carnival Crew.

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