Whanganui Vintage Weekend

8th Sep 2021


On a day we start to look at a bit more freedom under the lowering of the Covid-9 restrictions to Level 2, we can look forward with enthusiasm to next year and Whanganui's premier annual event, WHANGANUI VINTAGE WEEKEND.

And today they announce that they have a new event manager - SHANTI SIBBING. That's exciting given what she has achieved with WHANGANUI WALLS and LIGHTS ON BIKES!

Best wishes Shanti ... I'm sure our community will get behind you with their support and can't wait for it to happen again.

Press Release -

Planning is underway for Whanganui Vintage Weekend in January 2022 and it’s going to be an extra special occasion as the event celebrates its 10th birthday.

This means that there is even more reason for you to plan your vintage outfits and to celebrate your favourite era this upcoming Wellington Anniversary Weekend.

The Whanganui Vintage Weekend Trust (WVWT) are delighted to announce that our Event Manager this year is Shanti Sibbing, well known in the Whanganui event scene as the person behind
Whanganui Walls – street art festival and Lights on Bikes.

She will be working alongside the Trust to bring another action-packed event to our district. from the 21st -24th January.

Shanti Sibbing said, “I am super excited to be on board. I have big boots to fill following Heather Cox’s great work over the past 3 years, but I am up for the challenge and excited to get the ball
rolling. I am also looking forward to working alongside all the amazing organisers who shape this program of wonderful events.

Photo credit -Rodney Donaldson.jpg

With over 30 events expected to run over the 4 days there will be a lot to keep everybody busy, so make sure you save the dates and invite your friends and family over, for a weekend to remember.

Some will be the regular favourites and some will be new, and we look forward to providing details of these as soon as possible “

Bruce Jellyman, who chairs the Trust, asks that any group who wants to hold a vintage themed event during the event weekend, and hasn’t yet made contact, does this by emailing Shanti at
info@whanganuivintageweekend.nz before the end of September to discuss your idea.

“We are very keen to ensure the full program of events is able to be provided as early as possible to enable visitors to plan their weekend, and also note there are still opportunities for local businesses to sponsor events, “said Bruce Jellyman.

Image Credit - Rodney Donaldson