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Cuba Carnival Fantastic Success

It was fantastic Large crowds, trouble-free entertainment and clear weather today have delighted organisers of the Cuba Carnival.

As weather cleared today and for last night’s Night Parade, crowds packed in to see the spectacle. Traffic through the city slowed today but nevertheless major snarl-ups were avoided.

Director John Page says the carnival has made a successful return to Wellington’s summer. Planning is already underway for carnival 2005.

“Today’s audiences were magnificent and Wellington turned out even in the rain on Saturday to make the carnival a success. The highlight for me was the colour and energy of the Night Parade.

“The generous support of partners and sponsors - especially New Zealand Community Trust, 91ZM and Wellington City -- has made possible one of the most important annual events in the city.

“Two thousand people worked on the carnival, from security to staff, to performers. Many other organisations provide support and sponsorship, and they have all earned thanks for making the carnival fantastic.”

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