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Wednesday 2 August 2017 | Published in Local

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Rain couldn’t dampen Te Maeva Nui spirit
Pukapuka's ura pa'u (drum dance) brightened the stage with their blue kiriau that represented the richness of food from the sea. The performance was about food presented as offerings from one tribe to another. There were four parts to the amazing performance. The first part signified a call going out to the tribe that another tribe was arriving and to prepare the offering of food. The second part told the tradition that men would fetch from the sea and women would harvest the abundant richness of the land. Part three was taking the food to the visiting tribe and part four was the celebration with the visiting tribe. 170780113/Photos by Lawrence Bailey

Flocks of event-goers flooded the National Auditorium despite horrible weather during the opening night of Te Maeva Nui 2017 on Monday.

Flocks of event-goers flooded the National Auditorium despite horrible weather during the opening night of Te Maeva Nui 2017 on Monday.


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