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Wednesday October 11 2017
News The Akaroa French Festival took place on the weekend with hundreds venturing out into changeable weather for the event. The three-day festival kicked off on Friday night with a family-friendly street party. The biennial event celebrates Akaroa’s French heritage with entertainment, food, culture and history. A theatrical drama took place on the beach on Saturday, re-enacting a French and Maori exchange in 1840s. There was also a parade from the beach to the recreation ground where the market day took place with stalls, games, food and live entertainment.
AUTHENTIC: Staff from the Blue Pearl Gallery won the best dressed competition.
BIG CROWDS: Official speeches and a flag raising ceremony.
REPLICA: One of the event’s main sponsors, Renault New Zealand, shipped this Eiffel Tower to Akaroa from Auckland.
MUSIC: There were several live entertainment acts at the festival
DRESS-UPS: The Little Bistro staff who won third prize in the best dressed competition.
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