FUN EVENT: Fred Bulsey snr and his son, Fred Bulsey jnr, from Palm Island near the toilet truck steps.
FUN EVENT: Fred Bulsey snr and his son, Fred Bulsey jnr, from Palm Island near the toilet truck steps. Alf Wilson

What's so popular about this truck?

A MOBILE toilet truck proved popular at a big sporting event in Townsville attended by more than 10,000 people.

The DAF CF 75/310 was at Waitangi Day celebrations, held at Western Lions Rugby League Club grounds, in the suburb of Heatley.

It was an alcohol, drug and smoke-free community event which featured cultural performances, amusement rides, water slides, face painting, dancing and men's and women's rugby league matches.

It was held in February and car parking was difficult to find with 1km of the venue.

The DAF trailers had men's and women's toilets, which were appreciated by the crowd.

THE TOILET TRUCK: Front and side view of the toilet truck.
THE TOILET TRUCK: Front and side view of the toilet truck. Alf Wilson

Numerous spectators I spoke to said these were far better than the usual single person toilets you see at many sporting or cultural events.

Former Cowboys NRL star Matt Bowen lined up for North Queensland Murri Indigenous side which lost 32-30 to the Paikea Kiwis Maori team.

In the curtain raiser, a NQ Murri women's side scored a 38-4, seven tries to one victory over the NQ Kiwis outfit.

One of the undoubted highlights of the afternoon was when the Maori men performed the Haka near the Indigenous men.

War haka were originally performed by warriors before a battle, proclaiming their strength and prowess in order to intimidate the opposition.

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