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'Tomorrow as it used to be' in full glory

Waitaki App

Arrow Koehler

03 June 2024, 8:56 PM

'Tomorrow as it used to be' in full glory Hoards of people watched the Steampunk Grand Parade held on Saturday. Photo: Arrow Koehler

Hundreds of people transcended time and space to attend Ōamaru's annual Steampunk NZ Festival, held at King's Birthday Weekend.

Visitors and locals alike revelled in the sights and sounds of this year's Botanical Mechanical theme, and the sunshine also came to the party.

Waitaki App roving reporter Arrow Koehler got amongst the fun, and captured some of the weekend's activities.

Grand Gate Opening Ceremony

David Wilson was the Master of Ceremonies.

Wellington band Crash Bandihoot provided music and entertainment over the weekend.

Iain Clark prepares to open the gate.

The Botanarium of Earthly Delights

Mandy Mayhem hosted the show.

Jennine Bailey sings a ballad.

Steampunk Grand Parade

Roscoe Dangerfield and Peter Fleury strut their stuff.

Tracey Vickers wears the huia headdress of her World of Wearable Arts costume.

Lea Campbell helps to push the large terrarium.

Parasol Duelling

Angele Beesley-Mackenzie tests out the duelling.


Iain Clark hosts a workshop on how to make copper roses.

Altered keys workshop.

Learning about the hat-making process.

Have-a-go teapot racing.

And a few extras...

Martin Horspool watches over his Buggyrobot Gallery.