Photos: Kawakawa's Christmas parade

A train robbery, horse riders who looked like they’d galloped in from the Wild West and dogs in costumes — all that and more featured in Saturday’s Christmas parade with a difference in Kawakawa. In another departure from the usual, a response to controversy in Auckland about whether Santa could be a woman, was that the star of the parade wasn’t a bearded old man from the North Pole but local identity Tracey Wells. Photos by Peter de Graaf.