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The Parnell Waiters Race


Sat 31 Mar 2012, 2:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Heard Park, Parnell Rd, Auckland East

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: RicardoSimich

The sound of Jazz will emanate from Heard Park as Parnell pays homage to its rich hospitality culture.

The tastes of Parnell will turn to the spectacle of the Waiters’ Race in Heard Park, where Parnell’s ‘best in service’ compete for the title.

In keeping with the wonderful dining/restaurant history of Parnell from the 70s, 80s and 90s, contestants have been invited from the hey days of old, Antoines, VBG, Metropole amongst them, to mix it up with staff from the current flourishing café culture and popular neighbourhood lounge bars. NSP Restaurant was the first to lead the charge to sign up this year. With Japanese and other Asian flavours fusing into the rise of Parnell hospitality offerings. The 2010 race saw Kimonos in the starting line up!

Waiwera Water, who have been dazzling Parnell with innovations in their new store, are sure to come up with something scene stealing on the day of the race.

Event schedule:
2pm - Contestant de-brief of race and safety rules at Heard Park;
2:30pm - Introduction by compare;
2:40pm - Heats begin;
3:40pm - Semi-finalists announced;
3:50pm - Semi-finalists heats;
4:20pm - Finalists announced;
4:25pm - Final heat;
4:45pm - Prize giving.

Spot prizes of vouchers to help you enjoy the service of Parnell will be happening throughout the event.

Join us near and around Heard Park, 186 Parnell Road, from 2.00 pm. Experience the different tastes of Parnell. Experience the sounds of Jazz mixed with the sounds of More FM. Book into your favourite contestant’s restaurant or establishment. You can be sure there will be one large party in Parnell on the night of Saturday 31st and that will be the establishment of the Winner of the 2012 Parnell Waiters’ Race.

More details 09 379 0606.

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