We asked people on the street if the Bay of Plenty should have its own anniversary weekend or continue to fall under the Auckland Anniversary Weekend.

Taniora Hesp said the Bay of Plenty was different to Auckland so should have its own anniversary.
Taniora Hesp said the Bay of Plenty was different to Auckland so should have its own anniversary.

Yes, we don't really come under Auckland so I think we should have our own.
TANIORA HESP, 35
Fordlands

Zane Greer said sharing the anniversary meant people would visit from out of town.
Zane Greer said sharing the anniversary meant people would visit from out of town.

No, it's good having it the same week because there might be other people like us who have relatives in Rotorua so we visit.
ZANE GREER, 70s
Visiting his son in Hamurana

Sam Moffit, 28, said the Bay of Plenty should have its own anniversary.
Sam Moffit, 28, said the Bay of Plenty should have its own anniversary.

Yes, We should have our own anniversary weekend because we are in our own jurisdiction.
SAM MOFFIT, 28
Kawera

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Glennis Hose from Pukehangi thinks Rotorua should remain with the Auckland Anniversary weekend.
Glennis Hose from Pukehangi thinks Rotorua should remain with the Auckland Anniversary weekend.

No, I think it's good that we're under Auckland but it shouldn't be called Auckland Anniversary.
GLENNIS HOSE, 50s
Pukehangi