Oromahoe lights up for Matariki

A record crowd turned out for Oromahoe School’s Light Festival on Saturday evening, an annual celebration of Matariki, the winter solstice and all things warming. This year’s attractions included music mediaeval and modern, a lantern walk full of surprises, kapa haka and light poi, with lots of kai and blazing braziers to keep festival-goers warm on a crisp mid-winter’s night. Photos by Peter de Graaf.