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Brace yourself Waimakariri, there is more on the way!
And no, we're not talking bad weather. Rather events, with the upcoming Rangiora Winter Festival following hard on the heels of the stunningly successful Kaiapoi Arts Expo.
The 12th edition of the Expo, held two weekends
ago, was its most successful yet, drawing an estimated 4000 visitors, which
helped drive one of Kaiapoi’s busiest days of commerce for the year.
This week, it should be Rangiora’s turn to see the benefit
of hosting a large-scale event in its business district.
The town’s Winter Festival was first held last year to
celebrate the end of major work in the town centre, including the re-opening of
The event proved such a success that there was never any
doubt of a repeat ‘screening’.
‘Episode II’ kicks off on Thursday night, with the events
and activities running through until Sunday.
Council Business and Centres Manager Simon Hart says that
events like the Festival and Art Expo are representative of the community-desire
to build vibrant town centres that are full of activity.
“Events such as the Winter Festival bring thousands of
people into the town centre, many from outside of the district,” Hart says.
“The experience that is provided will hopefully bring them
back, whether they are locals, visitors from Christchurch or further afield.”
Hart says large-scale events such as the Winter Festival
play an important role in helping to grow the local economy, thereby supporting
the district’s retail and hospitality sectors.
“We have a number of town centre plans that are designed
both to bring local residents together in our centres, but also to attract
people from beyond, by showcasing all that Waimakariri has to offer.”
The success of these events support job growth and
sustainability by helping to maintain and expand the retail spend within the
“By supporting our local events, they will continue to
grow,” Hart says.
“And that will allow our district to continue to develop as
a great place to live, work and play.