Photos: Te Arawa Games bring fierce contest

The Te Arawa Games were held at the weekend with competitors taking part in a range of sporting activities including netball, touch, table tennis, waka ama and traditional Tahitian games. Photographer Stephen Parker was there to capture the friendly rivalry.
Hundreds of people attended the Whakaue Whanau Day at Maketu on Sunday. The day aimed to get families together to enjoy themselves and it was themed around the water and the land. Ben Fraser and George Novak were there.
Aerialist Edward Clendon launches himself into his incredible silks performance at the Cirque Grande which is touring New Zealand. Clendon, who has performed all over the world with The Dust Palace circus theatre company, performs a series of acrobatic manoeuvres high above the ground while entwined in two long lengths of silk. Cirque Grande has just finished showing in Christchurch and is in Porirua from tomorrow.