Sunshine, good vibes, good music at Paihia festival

Just under 1800 people piled into Paihia’s Village Green on Saturday for a day of sunshine, music, food, wine and good vibes. This year’s It! Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival featured covers bands JPG and Automatic 80s along with award winning singer-songwriter Troy Kingi and 12-strong ‘‘super group’’ Fly My Pretties. The event, now in its ninth year, aims to lure people to the Bay for a weekend before the summer tourist season kicks off in earnest. Photos by Peter de Graaf.