Street car­ni­val back

Napier Courier - - News -

Have­lock North will come alive on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24 with this year’s Vil­lage Street Car­ni­val promis­ing fun, food, shop­ping and en­ter­tain­ment for all.

Have­lock North Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Jane Mack­ersey says once again a huge amount of ef­fort and sup­port from mem­bers and re­tail­ers has gone into plan­ning the event which gets big­ger and bet­ter, year on year.

“With only four weeks un­til Christ­mas, this is a fab­u­lous time to en­joy an ul­ti­mate fam­ily day out in Have­lock North, where ev­ery­one in our vil­lage com­mu­nity comes to­gether.

“Our Vil­lage Street Car­ni­val is a widely an­tic­i­pated an­nual event, which is now at­tract­ing more than 10,000 peo­ple from across Hawke’s Bay and we’re mak­ing sure there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one to en­joy,” Jane says.

Event man­ager Alice McKin­ley says a spe­cial high­light this year will be the in­au­gu­ral Have­lock North New World Trol­ley Grand Com­pe­ti­tion.

“All you need to do is turn up on the day and dec­o­rate a su­per­mar­ket trol­ley which will then be pa­raded around the Vil­lage. There are plenty of prizes to be won.”

The Puppy Pa­rade at 11am will in­clude a grand en­trance by Dogs on Bikes to help raise funds and aware­ness for SPCA Hast­ings and Napier.

Lo­cal Brazil­ian band Bay Batu­cada will start the day off at 10am. There will be plenty of free chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing crowd favourite Bas­ket­ball Jones and Fairy Rose Bud, face paint­ing and bouncy cas­tles.

Porters Ho­tel is host­ing mem­bers from lo­cal group Boom Funk Va­ri­ety which per­forms a show and an hour’s dance class to fun and friendly mu­sic.

The ded­i­cated Eat Street is back and will also in­clude spe­cial des­ig­nated “chill out” zones for adults with an ex­tended al­co­hol li­cense out­side of DIVA and Wright and Co.

Lo­cal art will be on dis­play along with me­chan­i­cal birds and a num­ber of char­ac­ters dressed up adding to the car­ni­val at­mos­phere.

Have­lock North High School stu­dents will be cheer­lead­ing and dance, along with lo­cal mu­si­cians Tam­syn Miller and Men in Black and a DJ will be out­side Re­sort.

Bas­ket­ball Jones per­form­ing at last year’s car­ni­val.

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