Thursday March 8, 2018
Sunday’s street fair brought up to 80,000 people to the main street of Newtown.
PHOTOS: Jamie Adams
Newtown Festival The sun shone on Newtown for its annual street fair, the largest one-day event in Wellington, on Sunday. Bands rocked the stages, merchants did a roaring trade and there was even a Latin American-style parade that got all the punters dancing behind them. Two tonnes of waste was diverted from the landfill thanks to the recycling coordinators.
Leaflet distributors Raven Maeder and Tadhg Connolly of Oil Free Wellington, which is planning a Rally for Climate Justice later this month.
Wellington psychedelic pop band Onono perform at the south stage.
Samba Dancers of the Wellington Batacuda percussion group make their way down Rintoul St.
Defini Tai and Lomekina Paama were helping the Red Cross collect funds f o r To n g a following the devastation of Cyclone Gita.
Amanda Senior of Amandala Photography plays an accordion at her printed fabric stall.
Eight-piece “party punk ska” band Dimestore Skanks get the crowd rocking.
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