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Dec 14, 2021

Repco Beach Hop 22 Postponed until 23rd – 27th November 2022

The Whangamata Beach Hop Rock’n’Roll Festival Committee met last night to discuss how Repco Beach Hop 22, scheduled for 23rd – 27th March 2022, can operate under the Covid Protection Framework commonly know as the Traffic Light System.

It is with regret that we have decided to postpone the Festival until 23-27th November 2022.

The Traffic Light System has 2 options for each colour – Red, Orange & Green. These options are events where the My Vaccine Pass is used for entry, and those events where they are not.

Under Orange or Green there are no limits on events where the My Vaccine Pass is used for people to attend. However if an event is in a public place, where the My Vaccine Pass can not be used, then restrictions apply.

Due to the nature of Repco Beach Hop 22 with car shows and events in public places, we can-not restrict entry to vaccinated people only under Orange or Green traffic lights.

Over the past few weeks, since the more detail about the Traffic Light System was made public, we’ve worked closely with the Thames-Coromandel District Council and DHB to find a way to adapt the Festival suit. Despite our efforts it just isn’t possible.

We have spoken to our major sponsors and key stakeholders who are in full support of this decision.

Those who have purchased vehicle entry tickets etc will be contacted in the New Year with the option to roll over the entry to the postponed November 22 event, Repco Beach Hop in March 2023, or apply for a refund if they can not make either of these events.

We are doing the same as what we did last year when we postponed Repco Beach Hop 20 from March to November 2020. Repco Beach Hop 23 will be 22-26th March 2023.

Please don’t panic – we want entrants to have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We will be in touch with all entrants early next year.

Best regards,

Noddy Watts
Whangamata Beach Hop Rock’n’Roll Festival