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Weather fine for Zoo and Big Gay Out days

Sat 13 Feb 2010 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

1.00PM: Slightly less than perfect weather is not affecting two open air Ourfest events scheduled for today and tomorrow. Almost fifty glbt people, some with their children and most wearing green for easy identification, have gathered at Auckland Zoo and are making their way around the animal enclosures under a cloudy sky in warm conditions. Around thirty will be staying on for the public Zoo concert this evening featuring internationally renowned lesbian singer/songwriter Anika Moa and Sola Rosa. Early preparations for tomorrow's Big Gay Out Meanwhile, volunteers and NZ AIDS Foundation staff are currently at Coyle Park in Pt Chevalier erecting attractions, stages and marquees for tomorrow's huge Get It On Big Gay Out day. The Foundation is optimistic that the largest annual glbt gathering in New Zealand will proceed as planned. Although the current Auckland forecast includes mention of showers tomorrow, the NZAF is expecting "maybe a slight drizzle" later in the afternoon and "brilliant sunshine" for the major part of the day. Temperatures of up to 25 degrees are forecast. "We are not expecting to postpone," says an NZAF spokesperson. First thing tomorrow morning will provide a live official report on whether weather will or will not affect the Big Gay Out.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 13th February 2010 - 12:41pm

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