To celebrate Waitangi Day the New Zealand High Commission hosted an event in Canberra/Queanbeyan, featuring the ACT Maori Performance Inc kapa haka group on Saturday 3 February 2018.
The official date for Waitangi Day is Tuesday 6 February 2018.
Along with good kiwi-style cooking (including hangi packs and afghan biscuits), there was beautiful singing and performances and fun activities for the kids including a lolly scramble.
The ACT Maori Performance Inc group performed some of the old favourites.
There will be another opportunity in the next few weeks to experience more Maori music at the Seventh Australian National Kapa Haka Festival at Exhibition Park, Canberra on 9 and 10 March 2018.
Waitangi Day is celebrated each year in New Zealand to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840. This day is a public holiday in New Zealand.