Freebies ‘spoiled expo’ – Diddums

Manawatu Standard 29 Feb 2012
The controversial Erotica Expo and Boobs on Bikes parade will no longer be held in Palmerston North – but organiser Steve Crow has fired some parting shots. Mr Crow confirmed the expo, which first came to Palmerston North in 2005, would not return after door sales were down 50 per cent on previous years. He blamed the city council for scheduling other, free events on the same weekend as the expo. “I suggest that Palmerston North City Council should be embarrassed and ashamed of themselves,” he wrote online. “We help them out by moving our show dates because they originally clashed with the 2011 Santa Parade … then they put on a number of free events on the same weekend they rent us a venue for our event.”