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Dress up and make a splash!

20 August 2013

Dress up and make a splash!

It’s time for Aucklanders to glam themselves up and take an icy dip at the annual Mission Bay Winter Splash!

This free and fun family event takes place on Sunday 25 August and the theme is Glitz and Glamour.

Once again, there will be prizes in various categories for the best fancy dress costumes.

Winter Splash has become an institution on the local events calendar and Orakei Local Board wants Aucklanders to show they are as brave as the 600 or so southern souls who took to the water at Dunedin’s Polar Plunge in June.

The challenge has already gone out to schools, students, local companies, retailers and other groups to put together a team and compete for the title of ‘best dressed’ on the day.

The best school team will win a visit to radio station More FM, which is again a key partner and will be on-site to provide entertainment and MC the event.

There will be plenty of activities for children – including face painting, a special visitor from Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World – plus hot drinks and a sausage sizzle.

Spectators are also welcome at Selwyn Reserve to cheer on entrants and also support local businesses.

Surf Lifesaving NZ will be on hand to watch over all entrants in the Winter Splash and there will be an opportunity to make a gold coin donation to this important volunteer organisation.

Registration takes place on the day, but for more details, go to or visit

WHAT: Winter Splash 2013
WHERE: Selwyn Reserve, Mission Bay
WHEN: Sunday, 25 August (registration 11am, swim approx. 11.40am)
THEME: Glitz and Glamour!


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