Most people recognise the work the Maori Wardens do by their highly visible presence on the streets and supervisory duties at functions they are called upon to monitor.
Last Friday night they exhibited skills of a very different nature.
Ngawai Busby and Peter Harris personally greeted more than 100 patrons who were then entertained at a cabaret-style evening where haute cuisine in Kaikohe reached a new level of excellence.
Under the watchful eyes of maitre d's Kathy Ahpene and Emily Herewini Hona, guests were ushered to their seats by a talented group of young people who clearly enjoyed demonstrating their role, and the new experience.
They then waited on the guests.
The musical entertainment was provided by Robbie Martin and Raemon Parkinson, supported by vocalists Erana Haketu and Esther Rakete.
Floral displays graced the foyer and the tables with each woman receiving a nosegay.
A great evening's entertainment was capped off by demonstration dances by the young waiters and waitresses and a performance by dance group Co-Creators, choreographed by Teriwhiti Morunga and Leah Hohaia.
Mid North Kaikohe and Districts Wardens Association chairman Kiriwai Hohaia wishes to acknowledge the help and donations that a great number of people provided to make the event a success.
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