Kiwi festival returns to Rockingham

Arran MortonSound Telegraph
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Performers from across the ditch will join forces for a celebration of culture next weekend as the Kiwi Festival Multicultural Family Day returns to Rockingham for the third year running.

Festival organiser Jake Moanaroa said Dixon Road Reserve would pulse with the eclectic sounds of musicians from New Zealand, Australia and further afield next Saturday, in a bid to promote learning and understanding of our differences.

Mr Moanaroa said the main objective of the all-day event was to achieve community awareness of the vast multicultural presence within the city and embrace each different culture with openness.

He said the line-up included performances from musical acts Standard Works, Happy Cannibals, Jess 'n' Josh, Hideaway, Myke 'n' Amanda, A.J, Wolf 'n' Willows, Melissa Gosslin, Cook Island Hula Magic and Jericho, and dancing and singing from Endeavour Schools and Warnbro Community High School students.

Standard Works vocalist Stephanie Port said the four-piece band each had strong connections to New Zealand and planned to deliver a set of upbeat and old-school tunes.

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