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Noddy and Beach Hop Team Honoured

Posted by on 25/07/2014

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The Thames Coromandel and Hauraki District Mayors joined together yesterday to congratulate Noddy and the Beach Hop team for the work they do to bring the iconic Beach Hop to the region.

A survey released yesterday afternoon showed the Beach Hop brought in over 100,000 people to the region in the space of one week and generated at least $7 million dollars for the local economy.

This is the first economic impact study of the event and results prove that the impact on the local economy is considerable.

More in-depth research and surveys will be carried out over future events to increase the robustness of the estimates and determine more accurately the event's significance, but the results of this first survey has everybody smiling.

Pictured: Mayors, Glen Leach and John Tregidga presenting Noddy Watts with trophies.

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