Colouring competition winners get best seats in the house at Santa Parade

Thursday 11 November 2010, 12:41PM
By Barfoot & Thompson


Two young Aucklanders have won the best seats in the house at the upcoming Auckland Santa Parade – the best seats in the Gingerbread House that is!

Claudia Smallman (11) of Waiwera and Donny Ung (8) of Manurewa are the winners of the annual Barfoot & Thompson Christmas colouring competition, and as their prize, they will get to dress up in theme and ride on the company’s Gingerbread House float during the Auckland Santa Parade on Sunday 28 November.

Barfoot & Thompson received nearly 500 colourful and creative competition entries this year.

Talented runners-up from around the Region have each received a gift voucher to purchase a book or art supplies, and their entries will be displayed at their local Barfoot & Thompson branch office.

The competition finalists were:

  • Jaxon Winterstein (7) of Point England
  • Kokoro Frost (8) of Otaki
  • Briar Robinson (8) of Devonport
  • Kennedy Smith (8) of Remuera
  • Josef Engle (9) of Remuera
  • Raymon Hill (9) of Howick
  • Aaron Lew (9) of Manurewa
  • Hettiarachchige Tissera (9) of Mt Eden
  • Annie Wu (9) of One Tree Hill
  • Martin Allen (10) of Murupara
  • Lewis Coulson (10) of Sandringham
  • Sade Goldsmith (10) of Huapai
  • Jak Hartley (10) of Pukekohe
  • Paris Killgour (10) of Torbay
  • Anthony Ong (10) of Kohimarama
  • Natalie Parks (10) of Henderson
  • Toshiko Frederiksens (11) of Grey Lynn
  • Suhayla Khan (11) of Manukau
  • Maria Ratihi (11) of Panmure

This is the seventh year Barfoot & Thompson has supported Auckland’s annual Santa Parade, now in its 76th year.

For more information about this year’s Santa Parade, visit