Diwali 2013 a great success

Diwali Festival draws in the crowds

Last updated 08:43 21/10/2013

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Great food, plenty of colour and fantastic weather.

All combined to draw thousands of Aucklanders to one of the most successful Diwali Festivals the inner city has ever seen.

Aotea Square and parts of Queen St were transformed into an Indian bazaar for the two-day event over the weekend.

Among the star attractions was blogging celebrity Superwoman, aka Canadian born Lily Singh, who performed to maximum crowds at the Herald Theatre.

She also got to reach new heights with lucky fans Shivani Kumar, Harsharin Kaur Virk , Darshneet Matharu and Lucy Pack.

The four were all winners in a joint competition sponsored by Suburban Newspapers and Radio Tarana and got to meet Superwoman on a special guided tour around the outside of the Sky Tower.

Diwali is organised by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) in partnership with Asia New Zealand Foundation.

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