Parade a 'roaring' success

19:42, Dec 09 2012
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Southland District Mayor Frana Cardno and her Save Fiordland team during the Te Anau Santa Parade on Saturday afternoon. Pictured, from left, Claire Shaw, Des Cooper, Frana Cardno, Christoph Zink Ray Willett, Alina Suchanski and Hunter Shaw.
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Santa drives a ride on lawn mower during the Te Anau santa Parade on Saturday.
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Waimatuku piper Ann Robbie puffs up during the Te Anau santa Parade on Saturday.
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Neil Collinson drivers his 1931 International grader during the Te Anau Santa Parade on Saturday afternoon.
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Paula Collinson drivers her 1926 McCormick-Deering tractor the Te Anau Santa Parade on Saturday afternoon.
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Ray Willett and pony Honey making young friends during the Te Anau Santa Parade on Saturday afternoon.
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Fiordland College Save the Kepler group during the Te Anau Santa Parade on Saturday afternoon.
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Te Anau Schools Lorax production team during the Te Anau Santa Parade on Saturday afternoon.
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Te Anau Schools champion Hip Hop team during the Te Anau Santa Parade on Saturday afternoon.
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Lex Lawrence along with Emma Dickson 5, and Meg during the Te Anau Santa Parade on Saturday afternoon.
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The crowds follow Santa riding a lawnmower towards Lion Park during the Te Anau Santa Parade on Saturday afternoon.

Te Anau's annual Santa Parade was a roaring success on Saturday as a week of wind and rain cleared up and the sun shone down on the floats and crowd.

Organiser Leona McCracken said this year's parade included eight floats, including a 16m long Real Journeys boat towed by a Northern Southland Transport truck.

The organisers had been worried the massive boat would not fit down Te Anau's main street, but in the end it did, she said.

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Five-year-old Sophie Wright enjoying the Te Anau Santa Parade on Saturday afternoon.

There were also classic cars, animals and Santa riding in on a lawn mower.

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