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Organisers of the Farmers Santa Parade face a last-minute hitch because the Chinese group Falun Dafa has gone to court for the right to take part.

The organisers say Falun Dafa is politically motivated and should not be allowed to join in.

Falun Dafa yesterday filed for a judicial review of the ban in the High Court at Auckland.

The parade is set to take place on November 30.