Big Day Out
I wish to correct a statement of mine reported in the Auckland City Harbour News on September 11.
I was wrongly advised that the Big Gay Out was moving from Coyle Park to Western Springs when it is in fact the Big Day Out moving there.
I sincerely apologise for any confusion this has caused, and for raising anybody’s hopes.
That said, the board and council officers will again work with the organisers to minimise any disruption caused by an event that we have always been pleased to host in our area.
In recent years the board has given a grant to the organisers to assist with cleaning up and rubbish disposal, and been vigilant in stipulating conditions around crowd behaviour etc.
The organisers have responded very positively and we have seen great improvements as a result.
At this time it continues to be the case that a Music in the Parks event will not be held at Coyle Park next summer.