The crowd calls for more as Auckland covers band Hands Off wrap up their set. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Up to 5000 people packed Kerikeri's main street for the town's biggest event of the year, the annual Kerikeri Street Party.
Held every November on the evening after the Kerikeri Half Marathon, the party started in 2007 to encourage out-of-town runners to stay an extra night in town.
Since then it has grown into a major drawcard in its own right with live music, street performers and dozens of stalls offering food, crafts beers and wine.
Event manager Jackie Sanders said this year's party had a ''really good happy vibe'' and the number of children dancing to the bands earlier in the evening was testament to a safe, trouble-free event.