Santa Claus cel­e­brates Porirua’s mile­stone

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Santa Claus might live near the North Pole, but even he was aware Porirua turned 50 in 2015. ‘‘I de­liver a lot of presents to Porirua, be­cause my ‘nice’ list there is al­ways much longer than my ‘naughty’ list,’’ he told Kapi-Mana News. ‘‘I’ve al­ways had a spe­cial place in my heart for this won­der­ful city, and was very pleased to hear it had reached such a spe­cial mile­stone. ‘‘I wasn’t able to at­tend the 50th cel­e­bra­tion din­ner, be­cause Oc­to­ber is pretty busy for me and my elves, but I was there in spirit and of­fer my hearti­est con­grat­u­la­tions.’’ Santa did say he had heard about the won­der­ful ex­hi­bi­tions at Pataka, and was im­pressed to see how far the city had come in 50 years. Through his many com­mu­nity con­nec­tions in Porirua, Santa was able to get hold of some Porirua 50th mem­o­ra­bilia, in­clud­ing a watch, which he will use as his of­fi­cial time­piece as he races around the world de­liv­er­ing presents on Christ­mas Eve.

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