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Fagan Waikato, 6, and Leah Pakoti, 5, share a joke.
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People gather around as Tata Makirere raises the Cook Island flag.
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Detective Inspector Sam Abrahama addresses the crowd.
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Brother and sister Adam and Raewyn Ioane.
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Inteegra Araia performs a traditional dance as part of the celebrations.
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Female members of the Cook Island community donnned wreaths.
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Eastern and Central community trust trustee Anna Hansen alongside Hastings District councillors, Jacoby Poulain and Henare O'Keefe cut the ribbon to t