Christmas parades began in NZ about 1905, started by department stores promoting the arrival of Santa for shoppers to visit in their stores. George and Kersley Ltd’s
Samuel Duncan Parnell is the ‘founder of the 8 hour working day’ in New Zealand, celebrated first in 1890 with a Labour Day parade for the labouring classes.
Called erratic, eccentric, and “two-faced” the Petone Town Clock has survived 103 years. It has also survived the demolition of the Petone Municipal building, a