|8 March 2000|
Team New Zealand to Hit the Tracks
Friday March 10th 2000 beginning 12noon at the Arts Centre
On Friday March 10th Team New Zealand will be transported around Christchurch City in style.
After being winched onto a huge transportation vehicle and bought into town, the historic open cage double-decker trailer number 74 will make its first ever trip around the city tram system creating a fitting tribute to the Americas Cup winners.
Number 74 was built in the 1880s and was originally a horse-drawn trailer. Over 130 years later after being salvaged and restored at Ferrymead, the tram will be carrying crew of one of the most technically sophisticated water sports in the world.
Team New Zealand representatives attending Fridays celebration have now swelled to around 65, and there will be ample viewing opportunities for the tens of thousands of viewing public expected to join in the celebration.
The Team will leave by tram from The Arts Centre at 12noon, travelling along Rolleston Avenue, into Armagh Street, right into New Regent Street, and along Worcestor Street into Cathedral Square. Mayor Garry Moore will host a civic ceremony between approximately 12.40 and 12.55.
For more information please contact:
Michelle Beckett, Events Team Manager 9418 842 or 025 740 585