Rescheduled festival celebrates all things South Dunedin

Thousands of people came together to enjoy the festival. PHOTOS: PETER MCINTOSH
Thousands of people came together to enjoy the festival. PHOTOS: PETER MCINTOSH
It was second time lucky for the organisers of the annual South Dunedin Street Festival on Saturday.

The street festival was originally planned for last November, but high winds and heavy rain forced its postponement.

This time around, organisers only had to contend with a slightly chillier start to the day, as a blue sky and sunshine welcomed thousands of festival-goers.

King Edward St was transformed into a tapestry of candy floss, street performance, face-painting as the thousands of South Dunedin residents came together to celebrate their community.

Members of the Queen's and King's kapa haka group (from front) Whetu-Marama Hava-Bartlett (17),...
Members of the Queen's and King's kapa haka group (from front) Whetu-Marama Hava-Bartlett (17), Taysha Sangster (17), Serena Evile (17) and Monique Tahere (16) perform at the South Dunedin Street Festival on Saturday.
Co-convener Eleanor Doig said the day had panned out brilliantly and she was pleased by size of the crowd.

"It's really good to see all the different sorts of people here today, not just the families and younger kids, but also there seems to be a lot more older people here than last time, which is absolutely brilliant."

The event was organised by South Dunedin residents for others who live there, Mrs Doig said.

"The main thing is about getting the community together here to meet each other and do fun stuff together. It's really that simple," she said.

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