Author: Party Animal

Harcourts – proud sponsors of this year’s street party

Hi there party goers. The Labour Day long weekend is over. Time to focus on more important matters like your training for the Kerikeri 2016 Half Marathon AND the STREET PARTY afterwards. It may surprise people to know that it actually costs money to stage this event. So why no entry fee? Because we have lots of great supporters  who donate time and money to ensure its a free, family-friendly event.  We are a non-profit, and we plan to keep it this way.  This year we are PROUD to announce Harcourts Kerikeri as our prime sponsor.  Please give them...

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Get ready for Street Party 2016

We’re past the shortest day of the year, which means the Kerikeri Street Party committee starts to ramp up organisation for street party 2016. Yes, that’s us in the rather fetching photo attached to this news post. Each year the number of attendees continues to increase – something that we are really chuffed about.  Not even the threat of inclement weather keeps visitors and locals away.  Of course, it means that each year we need to find something fresh and new to keep you all entertained! So this year we have a few irons in the fire and we think...

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Street Party Stalls – 2016

The annual Kerikeri Street Party is a fantastic opportunity for local food and wine producers to showcase their produce to both locals and visitors from all over the country who have travelled to Kerikeri for the Half Marathon. Foodies wishing to express interest in participating in the 2016 street party should organise to register early. Each year demand for the limited spaces to hold a stall only continues to increase! Most stalls occupy the equivalent of one car parking space. There are limited opportunities for larger vans and stalls, and you need to indicate the space you require when registering, along...

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How to run your own street party

So you want to run your own street party?  Well it’s pretty straightforward really, so we’ll tell how the Kerikeri street party works as an example. We’ll skip the preparation and planning bit.  That’s the part where month’s and month’s before the street party committee gets together to plan funding for the event.  And registering and organizing the dozens of foodies.  And entertainment. And planning assistance from road & security professionals to safely close the road, erect and monitor barriers and look out for public well being.  Oh! and St John’s and the local fire volunteers help with a...

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Meet the Tweetles!

Meet Tweetle Dum and Tweetle Dee!  Our two fine feathered friends will be encouraging young and old to TWEET whilst you’re partying at this year’s Kerikeri Street Party.  The Tweetles kick off the evening entertainment, greeting youngsters at the gateway and around the party grounds for the early part of the evening.  Make sure you have your youngsters do a boogie and tweet along with the tweetles! Our fantastic band line up this includes ska/reggae/dub band Strangely Arousing performing their eclectic approach to different genres and musical styles on stage central (opposite the clock),  last year’s hit The Legacy Band...

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