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An Xtreme Performance in the Rain

Around 2000 people sat through torrential rain and driving winds to see the first-ever Impact World Tour New Zealand show at the Awapuni Stadium in Gisborne last night.

Despite the unseasonal weather, Impact World Tour’s Team Xtreme put on a superb free show of strength and might as they smashed through stacks of concrete bricks, tore phone books in half with their bare hands and even flipped a car.

The open-air stadium was filled with a captivated audience of children, teenagers and parents, as Team Xtreme members shared their personal stories and messages of hope, between shows of strength.

“The rain was pouring down but it was a great success as everyone stayed”, said Rick Vannatta, Team Xtreme strongman. “It was a really good show and we just enjoyed ourselves!”

Tonight Island Breeze will be performing a high-energy, professional cultural show, dedicated to sharing the beauty, joy and authenticity of the diverse cultures of the Pacific.

Along with a narrative, multi-media presentation, Island Breeze performs the indigenous Maori dances of New Zealand as well as some of the dances of Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji and Samoa.

Finally, on Friday night GX International will astound and delight with their displays of skating and biking on an amazing array of specially built ramps, coupled with awesome breakdancing and hip-hop dancing performances.

The shows in Gisborne are part of a massive nationwide tour of New Zealand going to over 50 towns and cities over the next four months.

IWT NZ will be in Gisborne (January 19-25); Wanganui (Jan 26-Feb 1); Hawkes Bay (Feb 2-8); Hutt City (Feb 9-15); Wellington/Porirua (Feb 16-22); Nelson, BOP and Waikato region (Feb 23-29); Hamilton and Tauranga (Mar 1-7); Auckland (Mar 8-21); Christchurch (Mar 22-28); Dunedin and surrounding regions (Mar 29-April 4); Northland (April 5-7). (Visit www.iwt.co.nz for a complete Tour schedule.)

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