Oamaru cancels family NYE event over Covid uncertainty

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 24 November 2021

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Turn out the lights, the party's over before it even started, in Oamaru at least. The council has cancelled its family friendly New Year's eve "Party at the Gardens" because Covid has apparently made it just too complicated.

And things are looking dim for the "Light up the tree" event too - that's been moved online.

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher talks through the details with Lisa Owen.