People were lined up outside a central Whanganui hall before the food and performances of this year's Multicultural Night, an evening of celebration and colour.

Chronicle photographer Lewis Gardner was there.

Kulvinder Kaur (centre) was part of the Whanganui Punjabi Cultural Group performing at the Multicultural Night on November 16.
Kulvinder Kaur (centre) was part of the Whanganui Punjabi Cultural Group performing at the Multicultural Night on November 16.
Gautom Alka (front) leads women in a Punjabi dance.
Gautom Alka (front) leads women in a Punjabi dance.
Balwinder Kaur (centre) performs in Whanganui's Punjabi Cultural Group.
Balwinder Kaur (centre) performs in Whanganui's Punjabi Cultural Group.
Balwinder Kaur (centre) performs in Whanganui's Punjabi Cultural Group.
Balwinder Kaur (centre) performs in Whanganui's Punjabi Cultural Group.
Teacher Sunita Dwivadi sings at Whanganui's Multicultural Night.
Teacher Sunita Dwivadi sings at Whanganui's Multicultural Night.
Kimninder Bains (left) and Dinasha Batra hold vessels used in Punjabi wedding ceremonies. Whanganui Chronicle Photograph by Lewis Gardner.
Kimninder Bains (left) and Dinasha Batra hold vessels used in Punjabi wedding ceremonies. Whanganui Chronicle Photograph by Lewis Gardner.
Hundreds turned out to Multicultural Night at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre on Saturday.
Hundreds turned out to Multicultural Night at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre on Saturday.