Labour Weekend kicked off in Takapuna with the sunshine and colourful lineups of classic cars, bikes and pin-up fashion. The Repco Takapuna Rocks Festival filled The Strand and adjoining carparks with the vintage vehicles, shining brightly and proudly displayed as visitors meandered around admiring them, snacking on food from the food truck and enjoying a bit of Americana on the Shore. The stage hosted bands Boom Boom Deluxe and The Recliner Rockers while enthusiastic rock and roll dancers entertained the crowd. Later in the afternoon Shane Cortese hosted the Pin-Up Awards showcasing a very creative and colourful collection of 1950s style designs. This was a community fundraising event in support of Make-A-Wish NZ and YES Disability and there are big plans for 2020's festival.