Rain fails to dampen Ngati Hine Festival

Heavy rain forced the cancellation of the first day of the biennial Te Ahuareka o Ngati Hine Festival on Friday but day two went ahead as planned at Otiria Marae near Moerewa. Attractions included kapa haka, music, wearable arts, debate and kai, much of it around the theme of He Kumara, He Tangata (‘Everyone is sweet like the kumara’). Photos by Peter de Graaf.