a spir­i­tual cel­e­bra­tion

Go Travel New Zealand - - Whanganui - by Lyn Cheyne

My first ex­pe­ri­ence of Puanga was mov­ing, in­cred­i­ble and re­sounded with the at­mos­phere and his­tory of Te Awa o Whanganui – the Whanganui River. Hav­ing moved to Whanganui eigh­teen months ago I had heard about this fes­ti­val and un­der­stood it to be the west­ern North Is­land’s equiv­a­lent to Matariki, the cel­e­bra­tion of the Māori New Year.

IMAGES: Whanganui Māori Re­gional Tourism Or­gan­i­sa­tion

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