Kerikeri Christmas Parade 2016
A group of hairy-legged Christmas fairies of advanced age helped Oakridge Villas, a Kerikeri retirement complex, take out the title of best float in this year’s Kerikeri Christmas parade. Other entries in Saturday’s well-attended event featured dancers, a Dalek, dinosaurs, a cockatoo and truckload of mini firefighters, to name just a few. Second place went to Nurture by Nature early childhood learning centre and third to the Northland Stingrays inline hockey team. The annual parade, organised by the Kerikeri Lions Club, makes a circuit of the town’s one-way system then ends with a lolly scramble and kids entertainment at the Domain. Photos by Peter de Graaf.