Birthday celebrations in Invercargill
Te Kohanga Reo Nga Hau E Wha celebrated its 30th anniversary today.
About 200 people from all of the Southland Kohanga Reo took part in the celebrations.
The day started with a powhiri at Nga Hau E Wha Marae, which was followed by activities for the children, a hakari (feast) and tree planting for kaumatua (elders) who had passed.
It took licensee Aimee Turner-Kawe three months to organise the event with the kohanga reo whanau.
''It's a great day to share and celebrate. It's lovely to see all the little smiling faces,'' she said.
The Southland Times