Tokoroa turns out for Santa
When Santa came to Tokoroa on Saturday he had to brave conditions a whole lot warmer than what he would be used to at his North Pole home.
Several thousand people turned out on a scorching day to watch the annual Tokoroa Christmas parade.
Floats showcased many aspects of the community, from schools to clubs and businesses but the man in red was the most anticipated spectacle.
Te Awhi Mai Te Kohanga Reo won the best overall float award as well as winning the school section.
Second in the school section was Ata Marie Te Kohanga Reo with Cargill Open Plan third.
Tokoroa Pippins won the community and club floats section with Mainly Music second and Paraonui Sea Scouts third.
Raukawa’s waka was voted the top business float. New World was second while third equal were McDonalds and Raukawa’s second float.
Strathmore School won a special ward for best walking group.
Putaruru’s Christmas parade is on Friday from 6pm.
HO HO HO: Santa kept cool behind his sunglasses.
TU MEKE: Raukawa were among the float award winners on Saturday.