Festival to aid China relationship
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.