Kite Day jazzes up sky

18:49, Jan 26 2014
New Brighton kites
STING IN THE TAIL: A security guard is attacked by a 30-metre kite at New Brighton.

Horses, stingrays, astronauts and turtles all took to the sky on Saturday, as New Brighton played host to a raft of colourful kites at the annual Streets Kite Day.

The Christchurch City Council was expecting 6000 people to come 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 lineup included Cirque No Problem, Derek Derek and Pancho Libre.

The kites provided a colourful backdrop for the performers.

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