Kaikohe's Christmas parade
The circus came to town for Kaikohe's Christmas parade on Friday afternoon when Broadway was taken over by hundreds of clowns, stilt walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and kids dressed as animals. The circus-themed parade culminated with carols and the ceremonial switching-on of the lights decorating Northland's tallest Christmas tree, a towering Norfolk pine on Memorial Ave. Winning floats in the education category: 1 Nga Purerehua o Matauranga; 2 Hillcrest Kindergarten; 3 Kaikohe East School. Non-profit category: 1 Kaikohe Speedway; 2 St John Ambulance; 3 Kaikohe Lions. Business category: 1 Passion8; 2 Hidden Treasures; 3 Tobin Plumbers. Photos by Peter de Graaf.