Kites take flight at New Brighton festival

21:00, Jan 25 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
A security guard is attacked by a 30-metre stingray kite during the kite festival at New Brighton. The guard was uninjured and the kite successfully flown.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
A security guard is attacked by a 30-metre stingray kite during the kite festival at New Brighton. The guard was uninjured and the kite successfully flown.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
The Buskers in New Brighton, with kite day festivities overhead.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.
Kite Day in New Brighton, 2014
Kite Day in New Brighton.

Unicorns, stingrays, astronauts and turtles all took to the sky yesterday, as New Brighton once again played host to a raft of colourful kites at the annual Streets Kite Day.

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The Christchurch City Council were expecting about 6000 people to turn out to watch the kites and take part with their own.

Some of the kites got away from their owners, though a security guard who was "attacked" by a giant stingray escaped unharmed and the kite was later flown successfully.

The event coincided with the final weekend of the Buskers Festival, with a line up of buskers performing in New Brighton.

The line-up included Cirque No Problem, Ruby Rubberlegs, Derek Derek and Pancho Libre.

With kites hanging over the backdrop of the performers, it was a day of family fun in New Brighton.

The Buskers Festival continues today, with the New Brighton events starting at 11am on the basketball court next to the pier. It is the final day of the festival.

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