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Splore festival

Splore was a music and arts festival held at Tapapakanga Regional Park, near Auckland. The festival was established in 1998 and incorporated international musical acts, with arts, dance and circus performances in a beach setting. An important aspect of the festival was sustainability; festival goers were encouraged to reuse, to compost and to take away all their rubbish. This is Australian band The Bamboos playing on the main stage in 2014. 

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Splore Festival
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Marguerite Hill, 'Arts festivals - Music festivals from the 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Marguerite Hill, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Aug 2016