Kim DotCom turns on the Christmas lights

Kim DotCom turned on the Franklin Road lights last night. The community, as well as the media, turned out to welcome him, though at least one local MP was at pains not to be seen with him.

The Herald reports that the internet mogul says he wants peace and happiness for all, including his family.

Radio New Zealand reports that he was surprised by the public’s friendly response. Many of them were photographed with him.

While the Franklin Road crowd numbered just a few hundred, NewsTalk ZB reported that thousands turned out to see the interactive lights on the Telecom Christmas tree in Victoria Park.

RadioLive reported lots of listener curiosity about the Franklin Road lights, and sent a reporter to take photos of some of the highlights.