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Gingers gather to make whero the hero

On the second day of the NZ Irish Fest in Wellington, redheads are asked to assemble in Cuba Mall for a Ginger Gathering that will celebrate and share the love for all things whero.

There’s a parade at 4:30pm from the Bucket Fountain, with prizes from 5.00pm on the Cuba Stage for Most Freckles, Youngest Ginger, Longest Redhair, Palest Ginger, Best Ginger Beard, and Real Gingerella and Gingerfulla.

After the Redhead Photo Shoot at 6.00pm, action moves inside to JJ Murphy’s, 119 Cuba Street, with good drinking and dancing music, provided by Celtic and Country band In Like Flynn, with fiddles, mandolins, guitars, drums and bass playing until 8.30pm.

And bring some cash: there’ll be a collection for The Cancer Society of New Zealand.