What's New

Children celebrate diversity in Takapuna fun day

Flagstaff Team

Traditions honoured… Petra Wehrle (centre) performs with the Aru Waihirere kapa haka group at a Takapuna event that shared diverse cultures.

Cultural performances were part of a family fun day held in Takapuna last Saturday.

The Japan Kauri Education Trust singing group perform.

More than 250 people of all ages attended the event on 24 August, which was devised shortly after the Christchurch terror attack as a positive way to celebrate cultural differences, Takapuna North Community Trust manager Sarah Thorne says.

Julie Ang enjoys the facepainting.

Seven different cultural groups, including a Maori group, performed and offered activities from trying out costumes or dances to origami and creating a Ninja rocket.

It’s ‘cheers’ from Yuji Shah.

Photos by Keeley Watson.

This article originally appeared in the August 30 edition of the Rangitoto Observer. Download PDF.