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West Auckland Moon Festival

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Planning for the 10th West Auckland Moon Festival on the 21 September, at the New Lynn Community Centre suggests the event will be even bigger this year than last.

The Moon Festival is celebrated throughout Asia in the northern autumn (hence the 21 September date).

The event organised by the West Auckland-based Cantonese Opera Society and Auckland Council/The Whau Local Board, has been developing a distinctly New Zealand flavour.

The traditions of Asia remain at its core but Maori, Pacific Islands, Scottish, Irish, Kiwi and Latin influences have expanded the programme in recent years.

Plans for the day include closing Totara Avenue for food and craft stalls and children’s entertainment, two stages running throughout the afternoon and evening and a spectacular fireworks finale.

Anyone wishing to participate can email Audrey Chan QSM at audschan@gmail.com