Local performers will be hitting the Tokoroa Youth Park stage on Friday for a Waitangi Day concert.
The Signing, hosted by the Tokoroa Youth Leadership and Advisory Board (YLAB), is a chance to celebrate the cultural differences within the South Waikato, member Sina Tolovae said.
‘‘Hopefully, if it goes well enough, we’d like it to continue on.’’
The group has raised $2100 through grants and support from local businesses, Tolovae said.
‘‘We’re really impressed . . . it has meant that we can put this event on for the community with no cost to the ratepayer.’’
She said the idea to run the concert was developed at one of the group’s first meetings.
Tolovae said all 27 members decided the concert was the perfect way to give back to the community while celebrating the meaning of Waitangi Day.
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The free concert will run from 11am to 2pm, featuring local artists and bands including Birds of the Balcony and Our Soundz.
It will finish with an open mic session.