Saturday, February 6, 2010
Waitangi Day in Akaroa
This is where I am today - in the pretty harbourside village of Akaroa on Banks Peninsula, an hour's drive from Christchurch. I'm attending the Ngai Tahu Waitangi Day celebrations at Onuku Marae, which sits on the edge of the harbour about five minutes from the village. (I'll be presenting photographs from the celebrations on my other blog, http://maorilifestyles.blogspot.com tomorrow). Akaroa will probably be swollen with visitors today - the many who arrive in town for the Waitangi Day celebrations, along with the usual throng of tourists, who fill the streets at this time of year. I will report back with more in the coming days.