A bit of gay culture will be thrown into the melting pot of entertainment that is on the boil for Mika's Aroha Mardi Gras. The event is among many around the country which are part of the Real New Zealand Festival, which aims to showcase the nation away from the sports field during the Rugby World Cup. The Manu Dolls and Miss Ribena will be part of the three-nights of shows and entertainment at Britomart from 21-23 September and the wrap-up party will be held at Family on K' Rd. There will also be Japanese Taiko drummers, a Tongan brass band, a Chinese choir, Bollywood and Polynesian dancers, including traditional Māori kapa haka crews and the Haka Punks at the free event. The final show on the Friday night will be recorded for Māori Television and screened as a TV special before the Rugby World Cup final.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Thursday, 25th August 2011 - 3:16pm
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