Fes­ti­val gets our sup­port

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE -

It’s one of the big­gest cul­tural ex­trav­a­gan­zas Auck­land has to of­fer.

And that’s why we’re thrilled to climb on board as a ma­jor me­dia part­ner.

This year’s Di­wali Fes­ti­val on Oc­to­ber 19 and 20 is proudly sup­ported by Sub­ur­ban News­pa­pers, pub­lisher of the Auck­land City Har­bour News.

The event is de­liv­ered by ATEED and the Asian New Zealand Foun­da­tion and is also known as the Fes­ti­val of Lights.

It in­cludes a smor­gas­bord of In­dian food, mu­sic, art dance, fash­ion and the­atrics.

Parts of Queen St and Aotea Square will un­dergo a rad­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion from noon till 9pm as thou­sands of peo­ple en­joy two days of colour and en­ter­tain­ment, capped off on Sun­day by a grand fire­works fi­nale.

‘‘More than 70 per cent of this coun­try’s In­dian pop­u­la­tion lives in Auck­land,’’ Fair­fax North­ern Re­gion man­ager David Penny says. ‘‘The In­dian com­mu­nity is ex­traor­di­nar­ily di­verse and its range of cul­tures are now an in­te­gral part of our city’s land­scape.

‘‘Di­wali brings it all to­gether and is a cel­e­bra­tion of yet an­other great rea­son to be an Auck­lan­der. It’s some­thing the whole fam­ily can en­joy.’’

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