Whangaroa Cultural Festival – Term 4
We would like to acknowledge Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa and the Kaeoannes who sponsored our event. Nei rā te mihi maioha.
Despite the awful weather on Thursday 14 November (our originally scheduled Whangaroa Cultural Festival day), we were able to continue with the hangi. A big thank you to our kura whānau who battled the thunderstorm in the early hours of that morning to light the fires and lay the hangi!
On Monday 18 November, we held the rescheduled annual Whangaroa Cultural Festival at Whangaroa College. Our day would not have been possible without the support of whānau, community and especially our local schools. We would like to thank all the schools, who at very short notice were able to join us, mei kore koutou, ka ngaro atu te kaupapa.
We would like to acknowledge Jack Anderson and Whangaroa College staff and students, for generously offering us your school to host our Festival.
Finally, we would like to congratulate all the students who performed and who were not able to perform, for all their hard work and perseverance in preparing for the Festival. There were smiles a plenty and the sheer joy beaming. The showcase of talent and display of pride from all students make all the trials and tribulations worth the effort.
Te Kura o Hato Hōhepa Te Kāmura wish all of our schools, whānau and community a great end to the year and a very Merry Christmas.