Birthday celebrations in Invercargill

01:34, Nov 16 2012
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Te Kohanga Reo Nga Hau E Wha celebrated its 30th anniversary today.
Southland Times photo
Te Kohanga Reo Nga Hau E Wha celebrated its 30th anniversary today.
Southland Times photo
Te Kohanga Reo Nga Hau E Wha celebrated its 30th anniversary today.

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.

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Te Kohanga Reo/ Nga Hau E Wha celebrated its 30th birthday today. Pictured at the activity morning enjoying the bouncy castle is Kieran Coleman, 1, of the Invercargill Te Aho Matua (in front left).

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.

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