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Tips on Making a Parade Float

27 August 2018

We love having lots of amazing, colourful floats in the Trustpower Christmas Parade and so we are encouraging as many schools, kindy’s, businesses, groups and clubs to participate as possible. To help get you started we thought that we would give you a few quick tips on what to think about to make it as easy as possible.   There are five simple rules; Start with a good design - Brainstorm ideas and decide what you want your...

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    Naming Sponsor & 2018 Parade Date Announced

    18 April 2018

    We are thrilled to announce that Trustpower have agreed to once again be the naming sponsor for this year’s Christmas parade.  We love their amazing team and are very excited to be working on the parade with them again. So, we can now confirm that the Trustpower Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday 1st December 2018 and we have plans to make it even bigger and better than last year.  Put a note in your diary now, help...

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      And The Winners Are....

      18 December 2017

      We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the participants in the 2017 Trustpower Christmas Parade.  Every entrant spends time planning, rehearsing, building and organising ready to entertain on parade day.  Without your contribution we quite simply would not have a parade…so thank you. Of course, we think everyone who entered was a winner on the day and because the entries were so good it was a mammoth task for the...

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        Richard Parker You Are Amazing

        5 December 2017

        Whenever I want something made for the parade my first call is to Richard at Black Chilli Design.  He has an amazing way of taking an idea and turning it into something incredible.  But not only can he create something from nothing he will look beyond it's look and consider the function that it needs to fulfil.   Take the princesses float not only did this evolve from the original concept into something...

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          Bright & Colourful Thanks to Resene

          4 December 2017

          So many colours to choose from, sparkly and bright, bold and cheerful.  We had a ball choosing paint for this year’s two new floats, thanks to Resene.  What a fantastic company to work with.  The local Resene branch made Richards job so much easier with their helpful advice and no request was too big or too small. Resene you were amazing! And did I mention that they did this all for FREE.  Yep, free paint for the...

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            Face & Beauty Academy's Amazing Talents on Disp...

            3 December 2017

            We have some amazing people in our Downtown Tauranga community and the lovely team at Face & Beauty Academy started early on parade day to do the makeup for the characters on the Downtown Tauranga floats.  Joker, Batman, Mad Hatter, Alice and Elsa were made over and got into character quickly with the help of the Face & Beauty Academy team. I think you will agree that they did an amazing job on all the characters but by far the...

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