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Kaipara Cultural Festival marks its 21st year

Monday 30 September 2013, 9:47AM
By Jane Finch
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WHANGAPARAOA

This year's Kaipara Cultural Festival is set to provide whanau all around the Rodney District with a fun filled cultured day out.

The festival is open to all schools in the Rodney District with children from pre-school to College participating.  Schools from Kaipara Harbour, north of Wellsford right down to the Peninsula come to the festival to participate.

"The Kaipara festival is a good kaupapa now in its 21st year.  Not only is it great to see the talent in our district but the participation of schools and the commitment of teachers and tutors to the kaupapa also needs to be acknowledged" says Kereama Nathan from Te Herenga Waka o Orewa.  

The hosting schools, Whangaparaoa Primary and College in association with Te Herenga Waka o Orewa, will perform a powhiri to open the event at 8am.

Details
Date:  Saturday 19th October 2013
Time:  Powhiri 8am - finishes 6pm
Venue: Whangaparaoa Primary School, Ladies Mile

Festival goers can expect a large range of food stalls including hangi, mussel chowder, mussel fritters, Maori fried bread, cakes, biscuits, subway sandwiches, sausage sizzle, bacon and egg rolls, drinks, candy floss, ice cream, sweet treats.  Eftpos is available on the day.

It will be a fun day for the whole whanau with wonderful performances from our tamariki, loads of good kai and fantastic Maori art and kiwiana stalls.

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For more information on the festival, contact:  Debra Brewer, 021 116 3907