Hot rods to roll up to fundraiser

16:00, Feb 18 2013
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HOT STUFF: (L-R) Whangarei Lions member Terry Ward, North Haven Hospice general manager Leonie Gallaher and Northern Street Rods members Sharon Paki and Bronwyn Panoho.

The hot rods are all ready to roll for this Sunday's People in the Park.

Northern Street Rods will be a unique attraction this year at Kensington Park from 10am to 4pm.

But the event will also have all the top attractions from last year, including games, on-stage entertainment, food stalls and market stalls.

One organiser Colin Twyman says the inaugural event last year attracted 8000 people and raised $12,000 for Project Promise. A similar amount was raised in an event at Toll Stadium the year before.

But this year the proceeds will go to North Haven Hospice and Colin expects even more will be raised, with hospice workers and volunteers collecting donations.

Entry is free other than a hospice donation and it is shaping up to be a great family day, Colin says.


Entertainment will be provided by an array of top talent, including Hikurangi Primary School kapa haka, Whangarei Rock ‘n' Roll Club, Fantasy Cheerleaders and reggae band Localize.

Demonstrations will also be done by police, St John and the Northern Nightmares roller derby girls.

Sports Northland is organising a sports expo with a chance to have a go at various sports.

There will be bouncy castles, about 40 market stalls and a wide range of food stalls. Money raised will help hospice provide care to the terminally ill.

Whangarei Leader