We started at the Town Basin and the Chariot was pulled using people power through the centre of Whangarei stopping in the Town Centre for celebrations then continuing on to Cafler Park Rose Gardens where a delicious meal was provided for all comers.
Everyone was happy and friendly. After the parade bananas and water melon were passed around, then we all sat down on the lawn and the meal was brought to us. Lassi to drink and a delicious eggplant and tofu stew with steamed rice. I also saw what looked like a chickpea dish being served on the other lawn.