East And Bays Courier | Wednesday, 14 January 2009
The Auckland Chinese Community Centre is holding its Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day to welcome in the Year of the Ox.
The event is on Saturday from 9.30am to 3.30pm in halls one and two at the ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West.
Prime Minister John Key will open the annual celebration at 10am.
There will be special acts by a troupe of folk art performers, traditional Chinese dances and songs.
A modern Chinese pop band will perform and there will be demonstrations of martial arts, tai chi, lion dances, hip hop dance and diabolo tricks.
More than 200 stalls will be selling traditional and exotic Chinese hot delicacies.
Arts and crafts will be for sale and there will be free games and rides for children.
No admission charge.