Graduation parade cancelled due to weather

Last updated 11:32 12/12/2013

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Victoria University's traditional graduation parade has been called off due to bad weather.

Hundreds of the nearly 1200 students graduating from the Wellington university this week were due to gather at the Law School at noon and walk through the CBD to Civic Square where mayor Celia Wade-Brown would address them.

The university had planned to go ahead with the parade this morning, but announced the cancellation about 11am.

Students expressed disappointment on the university's Facebook page, with some asking why it wasn't postponed and questioning organisers' assessment of the weather.

"We all don't mind walking in the rain. It would be more classic," said one student.

Graduation ceremonies will still go ahead as planned.

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- The Dominion Post

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