Waitangi Day Festival in Te Anau

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Captain James Cook's party heads back to the Endeavour (MV Faith), (from left) Tupaia (Nepia Tauri), ship botanist Joseph Banks (Hunter Shaw), Captain Cook (George Batchelor), crew (Lance Shaw and Ken Bradley), and marine (George Garden). Photo: Julie Walls

THE Waitangi Day Festival was held in Te Anau last week.

Joe Slade (left) and Paora Adams, of the Nga Hau e Wha Kapa Haka Group in Invercargill, as Maori chiefs, re-enact the Tangata Whenua interaction and hongi with Captain James Cook (George Batchelor, of Te Anau) and Tahitian navigator, high priest (arioi) and translator Tupaia (Nepia Tauri, of Te Anau) at the Waitangi Day Festival in Te Anau. Photo: Julie Walls
The Cardboard Boat Race between (foreground) Fiordland Kindergarten’s Waka (crew Kiri Bell, Christine Woods and Harvey Sutherland) and the Department of Conservation’s Crested Grebe (crew Sinead Mulhern and Pania Dalley), with the waka having a strong finish. Photo: Julie Walls

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