NPDC gets people moving and grooving this summer

09 February 2018

NPDC’s See it in the City has a new and free event to get people moving and grooving in the central city called Shape & Sounds. 

“It’s been a fantastic summer so far with thousands of people enjoying our free six-week TSB Festival of Lights and Shape & Sounds will keep the summer vibe going. See it in the City is all about creating a thriving central business district through events and connecting with retailers, to support the local economy,” says NPDC External Relations Manager Jacqueline Baker. 

Shape & Sounds is running for the next two Saturdays and there will be free yoga as well as live music.

From 11am-1pm on Saturday, 10 February there’s free outdoor yoga sessions with The Wellness Project NZ and Sanctuary Hill – Yoga & Retreats at Puke Ariki Landing. On the same day, songstress Tess Goodwin and the unique electronic/hip hop compositions of Yoko-Zuna will keep the entertainment going from 5.30pm-8pm at The Mayfair on Devon Street West. 

The following Saturday (17 February), there’s another free yoga session from The Wellness Project NZ and Dubarray – prana session. From 5.30pm-8pm New Plymouth’s Stephanie Piquette will take to the stage followed by the uplifting, soulful and euphoric sound of Dubarray. These are both at Puke Ariki Landing. 

Other See it in the City events have included the taste of NZ Tattoo & Art Festival, a market day and this week’s Waitangi Day celebrations. Upcoming city centre events include the Americarnival on 24 February, the Velo Deus 20 old-fashioned bike race on 2 March and the Escapefest street skate competition on 10 March.  

More information about events can be found here: