19 Sep 2023

Last hurrah for Hastings Blossom Festival veteran

From Nights, 10:35 pm on 19 September 2023

This year's annual Blossom Festival in Hastings being held over this Saturday and Sunday will be special for a couple of reasons. Not only is it being held as part of the city's 150 year anniversary celebrations, it's likely to be the last parade for one of it's biggest supporters. Kevin Watkins has been building floats for the annual parade since the 1950's but this year is likely to be the last time. He talks to Mark Leishman about why its time to sit back and enjoy the parade.