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Oxfam volunteers work around the clock whilst thousands dance in the New Year at Rhythm & Vines

15,000 people danced in the New Year at Rhythm & Vines in Gisborne. 182 musicians and performers including Shapeshifter, Kora and the soulful Hollie Smith wowed the crowds and international acts Crazy P and Mylo raised the bar and rocked the Vines stage…

Oxfam campaigners braved the rain to collect hundreds of signatures for the Big Noise petition to Make Trade Fair. Oxfam was invited up onto the stage to present all the petitions they collected to the crowds and C4 presenter Clarke Gayford made a call for everyone to support the campaign to Make Trade Fair in 2007.

HUGE thanks to all volunteers!

And behind the scenes, 100 Oxfam volunteers worked around the clock to make sure the festival ran smoothly, directing parking, checking tickets and helping out the Rhythm & Vines management. The big-hearted volunteers all signed up not just to enjoy the music but to make unique start to 2007 helping raise over $10,000 for Oxfam!

 

Oxfam volunteers ready for action following a safety and logistics briefing.
Photo: Mary Wareham/Oxfam
Paying for parking helped raise money for Oxfam.
Photo: DJ & Tali
Soaking up the atmosphere.
Photo: DJ & Tali
Party-goers sign up to the Big Noise petition to Make Trade Fair.
Photo: Mary Wareham/Oxfam
Oxfam and C4 presenter Clarke Gayford present to Big Noise sign-ups to the crowds.
Photo: Mary Wareham/Oxfam
Oxfam volunteers get a much-needed coffee boost.
Photo: DJ & Tali
And well-deserved rest at the volunteer's tent city.
Photo: DJ & Tali
Happy New Year everyone and best wishes for 2007!
Photo: DJ & Tali

 

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