Search Browse On This Day Map Quotations Timeline Research Free Datasets Remembered About Contact

Postponed fair attracts crowd to Civic Square

Sun 24 Jan 2010 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Wellington's stormy weather held off sufficiently today for the Out in the Square fair day to go off without a hitch, attracting a sizable crowd. Out in the Square: American ambassador David Huebner (2nd from left) meets Proud stallholders A shower of glitter and confetti from cannons marked the 11am start of the annual fair which was opened by Wellington mayor Kerry Prendergast who wore a vivid pink coat for the occasion. An entertainment stage, competitions and stalls and food outlets were spread across Civic Square to welcome a crowd which the organisers believe may have been a little smaller than last year due to the uncertain weather. Political parties and MPs including the Greens' Kevin Hague ensured a political presence at the event which was also attended by the newly appointed gay American ambassador David Huebner in a non-official capacity. Huebner was introduced to a number of the Capital's notable gays and lesbians including the venerable First Gay Couple of Wellington, Des Smith and John Joliff. Co-organiser Aaron Hailwood says he is very happy with how the day turned out after stormy weather yesterday forced a 24-hour last minute postponement. Today's fair day and party events last night marked the start of Wellington's two-week long Proud festival.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 24th January 2010 - 4:25pm

Rights Information

This page displays a version of a GayNZ.com article that was automatically harvested before the website closed. All of the formatting and images have been removed and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly. The article is provided here for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of PrideNZ.com. If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us