Fun, fire, feasting
16th January 2008
Auckland's Chinese community will be celebrating the start of the Year of the Rat and the Chinese New Year at the Showgrounds on Saturday. The free community event will be a day of colour and cultural entertainment. Highlights include a fire-eater and flame-thrower, facechanging artists (rarely seen outside China), a lion dance group of 4 to 15 year-olds, and guest MC Caleigh Cheung, star of the TV2 drama Ride with the Devil. Two halls at the Showgrounds will be transformed into a lively market. As well as a market and exhibitions, visitors have the chance to win return trips to Hong Kong.
Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day, ASB Showgrounds, January 19, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm.