TV1 News 6pm Bulletin (First Segment)
Next America’s Cup Underway - Auckland Parade - Village Parties - Prada Also Celebrates - Message From The Queen - Canterbury School Linkup - Marty The Monkey
NEXT AMERICA’S CUP UNDERWAY: On Team New Zealand the guard has changed already in the bid to defend the America's Cup a second time. Russell Coutts is likely to head the syndicate this time around, and leave Race 5 winner Dean Barker at the Helm. Sir Peter Blake leaves to head the Cousteu Sociey. Plans for the next America’s cup are underway and races are likely to start in under three years time. Italy, Japan, Australia, The United States are all likely to post contenders. An American spokesperson for the New York Yacht Club said the United States were likely to only field one challenger in the next race consolidating the range of experience on their side.
AUCKLAND PARADE: Meanwhile, Auckland city prepares for the parade down Queen Street celebrating the victors, which starts on Saturday. Parades in Wellington Christchurch, Dunedin are also possible.
VILLAGE PARTIES: Last night crowds flocked to the America’s Cup Village, with more than 50 people ending up in police cells after partying too hard. Fireworks lit up the sky and a good time was had by all.
PRADA ALSO CELEBRATES: Meanwhile Prada partied last night too, unveiling an Italian motor scooter and side car – their entry into the Parade on Saturday.
MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN: The Queen has congratulated Team New Zealand on their successful defence of the America’s Cup.
CANTERBURY SCHOOL LINKUP: Children in a small mid Canterbury school got to talk to the winning Team in a telephone linkup.
MARTY THE MONKEY: A north Island school also entertained a VIP, a soft toy, Marty the Monkey of Martin, who went on a tour of duty with New Zealand troops in East Timor.