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SCIRT’s last laugh with the World Buskers Festival

SCIRT’s last laugh with the World Buskers Festival

SCIRT’s construction partners are bringing the SCIRT World Buskers Festival to Christchurch as sponsors for the fifth and final year in January 2016.

SCIRT ‘s delivery teams: City Care, Downer, Fletcher, Fulton Hogan and McConnell Dowell have completed 81% of the SCIRT programme and are heading towards their final push for completion by the end of 2016.

The sponsorship funding for the SCIRT World Buskers Festival does not come out of the SCIRT programme budget but is funded independently, directly by each of the construction companies that form SCIRT’s five delivery teams.

The construction partners say they sponsor the Festival to give an opportunity for Christchurch people to relax and enjoy themselves with their family and friends.

Executive General Manager of SCIRT, Ian Campbell, says, “SCIRT’s festival sponsorship is a much needed reminder that people are at the heart of this rebuild and that we all need to keep enjoying our city as the work continues around us.

“Fixing infrastructure isn’t as exciting as performing onstage and the work we do often challenges people and disrupts their lives; but it’s vital work that is really making a difference.

“Sponsoring Buskers is our way of saying thank you to the people of Christchurch. The Festival is an event that gives everyone a chance to recharge as we work through the city’s rebuild together.”

Festival Director, Glen Pickering, says, “SCIRT has been integral to the World Buskers Festival’s success and progression over the last 5 years. 2016 is going to be a celebration, not just of the Festival, but also of our partnership with SCIRT and for all the incredible work they have done to rebuild Christchurch.”


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