Fes­ti­val to aid China re­la­tion­ship

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Maori and Chi­nese cul­tural bonds will be cel­e­brated on Saturday in the in­au­gu­ral Tani­wha and Dragon fes­ti­val.

The Auck­land fes­ti­val will hon­our the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two cul­tures and co­in­cides with John Key’s visit to China to cel­e­brate 40 years of diplo­matic re­la­tions with China.

Min­is­ter of Maori Af­fairs Dr Pita Sharples says the fes­ti­val will re­vi­talise re­la­tion­ships be­tween the cul­tures at a faceto-face com­mu­nity level.

The event will fea­ture Maori and Chi­nese cul­ture and food and en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing a tra­di­tional Maori and Chi­nese kitemak­ing work­shop.

The fes­ti­val is on April 27 from 9am till 4pm at Orakei Marae, Kupe St, Orakei Re­serve.

Visit tpk.govt.nz for more in­for­ma­tion.

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