Next year’s Volcanic Rumble - Taupō’s homegrown transport festival - will be moving to February.
Organiser Marin Leusink said it would likely run late in the month with dates yet to be finalised.
“It will be the same format, a celebration of all types of vehicles and we’re looking forward to putting in place what we learned from last year - that people are very busy in the lead up to Christmas, but also to condense it and simplify the event.”
A highlight was the approximately 200 different vehicles on the Tongariro Domain on the weekend of the Christmas Parade.
Leusink and trustees Terry Kirkham, Craig Newman and volunteer Ray Ricks handed over the $5000 raised from December’s event to Shawn Vennell of Greening Taupō on Tuesday (July14) which Leusink thought was a solid community based objective.
An earlier thought had been to put the funds towards a pedestrian bridge to cross Tongariro Street.
Taupō Hospice was the other charity the Volcanic Rumble Trust supported with its Joy Rumbling - jaunts around town in a classic vehicle for children in difficult circumstances.
Leusink thanked local businesses for their support including major sponsor Malcolm Flowers Insurance and supporters like the Taupō District Council.
Craig Newman, Terry Kirkham, Malcolm Flowers, Kevin Taylor, Taupō Mayor David Trewavas and Ray Ricks with (in front) Marin Leusink and Shawn Vennell.
Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.
Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.
In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.
To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.