Lisa Carrington parade on Today

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The Whakatāne High School Kapa Haka Group will  perform at the parade to honour gold medallist Lisa Carrington today.

The parade will take place at midday today and will begin at the Whakatāne Visitor Information Centre and progress down The Strand and Richardson Street to Margaret Mahy Court by the Civic Centre.

Members of the Whakatāne Kayak Club and Surf Life Saving Club will be a part of the parade, and it will be welcomed at Margaret Mahy Court by a powhiri and His Worship the Mayor Tony Bonne.

Ms Carrington will also speak, but the public are advised that due to time restrictions she will be unable to sign autographs or pose for individual photographs.

Those wishing to celebrate and welcome home Ms Carrington should line The Strand from 11:45 am. The parade will start at 12 pm and conclude at Margaret Mahy Court by 12:20. The public are also invited to attend the Civic Centre ceremony, and it is expected that the event will be concluded by 1 pm.

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