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Impact World Tour Welcomed

Mayor of Hutt City Welcomes IWT

The mayor of Hutt City, the Hon. John Terris, was one of many on hand to welcome the over-200 members of Impact World Tour to the city during a powhiri ceremony held at Lower Hutt Town Hall at 3:30pm on Sunday afternoon, 8th February.

"We are delighted to have you in our midst," he said, and went on to express his confidence that the IWT events in Hutt City and Wellington will have a positive influence on the local community.

Other welcoming speakers included United Future MP Murray Smith, Director of Prison Fellowship Ministries Kim Workman and John Jamieson, the former police commissioner of NZ who is currently serving as co-chair of the IWT Wellington executive committee. Mr Jamieson greeted the team members with enthusiasm, saying, "We're looking forward to this tremendously."

Impact World Tour has already performed to over 35,000 New Zealanders across the country during the first stages of its nationwide tour. The free shows are a mixture of talented and fast-paced performances combined with multimedia displays. All three teams feature professional performers from countries around the globe, including New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, and the United States who share a positive message of hope and destiny with their audiences.

Now beginning its Hutt Valley leg, IWT will appear at various venues and stadiums this week, putting together a stunning, action-packed display for crowds.

Team Xtreme International will amaze crowds with their strength as they flip cars, shatter flaming stacks of concrete bricks, tear phonebooks in half and perform many other breathtaking feats.

Island Breeze is a cultural extravaganza, weaving together Maori and Pacific Island-influenced dance - from the strength of the Haka to the skill of the Samoan fireknife dance.

GX International brings together young men and women from seven different countries who perform aggressive skating and BMX manoeuvres, as well as the very latest in hip-hop and breakdance grooves.

Also part of GX International is the outstanding Freestyle Motocross Team who will perform daredevil stunts and displays, led by top New Zealand female motocross rider, Mary Perkins.

Dates, times and venues of performances in Hutt Valley next week:

Feb 10 – GX International are at Coastlands Carpark, Kapiti Coast, 8pm Feb 11 – GX International are at Harcourt Park, Akatarawa Road, Upper Hutt, 8pm Feb 12 – TX International are at Hutt Recreation Grounds, Hutt City, 8pm Feb 13 – Island Breeze are at Hutt Recreation Grounds, Hutt City, 8pm Feb 14 – GX International are at Hutt Recreation Grounds, Hutt City, 8pm Feb 13 – GX International are at Colin Pugh Sports Bowl, Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, 8pm. Feb 14 – TX International are at Colin Pugh Sports Bowl, Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, 8pm.

Dates, times and venues of performances in the Wellington region:

Feb 17 – TX International are at Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua City, 8pm Feb 18 – Island Breeze are at Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua City, 8pm Feb 19 – TX International are at Basin Reserve, Wellington City, 8pm Feb 20 – Island Breeze are at Basin Reserve, Wellington City, 8pm Feb 21 – GX International are at Basin Reserve, Wellington City, 8pm Feb 20 – TX International are at Easton Park, Foxton, 8pm

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