Festival of the Elements a melting pot of colour and cultures

02:10, Feb 08 2012
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The African food stall, manned by Charlys Nganga and Barika Darboe.
Wellington band Poppy Dust performering at the Festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day.
At the Mana Coastguard display are Rachel Potter, Eddy and Charlie Rudkin, and Carolyn Jamieson.
Titahi Bay mum and son Tanya Balfour enjoy lunch at the Festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day.
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Puihi Timoti from Titahi Bay expresses himself at the Festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day.
Gary McCormick, master of ceremonies at the Festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day.
Atafu Tokelauan Community dancers at the Festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day.
Skaters jam at the Festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day.
There were plenty of colourful and curious stalls at the Festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day.
Trash Palace general manager Elizabeth Coluzzi takes it easy at the Festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day.
Titahi Bay sisters Ella and Michaela Paul in a spin at the Festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day.
Jimmy James drew a huge crowd with his pounding of traditional Japanese Taiko drums.
Joshua Prescott is all concentration as he puts creation together with a glue gun in the Kapi-Mana Art Action area.
Nicola Dench was one of the early birds at the sculpting contest in Te Rauparaha Arena.

Porirua's annual Waitangi Day event, The Festival of the Elements, offered a variety of sights and experiences.

The iconic giant flags dominated Te Rauaparaha Park as large crowds enjoyed live music and dance, sideshows, competitions and an array of food stalls.

The event is organised each year by the Porirua Community Arts Council. This year's elemental theme was earth.

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