On my walk today I saw... by nickspicsnz

On my walk today I saw...

...something a bit different:
~lots of waka (canoes)
~lots of ta moko (facial tattoos) - some real and some drawn on for the waka parade - the two men in my photos had real moko
~hongi (Maori greeting where noses are pushed together)
~part of Turangawaewae Marae
~waka hurdling (first time I've seen this)
~my fellow photographers @thrumylenz, @yorkshirekiwi and @alfredrico
We went to Turangawaewae Marae Regatta today where there was waka racing; a parade of ceremonial waka taua (war canoes); kapa haka (Maori performances); wood chopping competitions; information, craft and food stalls; and rides and inflatables for the kids. Turangawaewae is the Marae of the Maori King. The waka were rowed passed the king and other dignitaries and the men in the waka bowed as they went past. The parade was quite a spectacle.
Nice images
March 17th, 2018  
Great collection of images!!
March 17th, 2018  
Cool collage.
March 17th, 2018  
How cool to see this! Great images and collage!
March 17th, 2018  
Excellent 👍
March 17th, 2018  
Very nicely put together, well done.
March 17th, 2018  
Looks like a great day was had by all!!!
March 17th, 2018  
Awesome photos to showcase Turangawaewae Regatta
March 17th, 2018  
Another great collage!
March 18th, 2018  
Wow, exciting day. Great collage.
March 18th, 2018  
what a superb montage nick
March 18th, 2018  
Goodness, what a great series of shots for your walk.
March 19th, 2018  
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