A fitting celebration

02:11, Feb 07 2014
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RAPAKI FLAGS: Michael Parata-Peiffer putting NZ flags up at Rapaki Marae this Waitangi Day.
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CITIZENSHIP: Yamin 3 and Leena 5 Daradkeh from Jordan at the Waitangi Day citizenship ceremony at Rapaki, Canterbury.
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ONE LOVE: New Citizenship celebration at Rapaki Marae on Waitangi Day Te Amo Rangi aged 2 greets Osas Ogbah 16 months from Nigeria.
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THEATRICS: Waitangi Day - Family Celebrations at Kaiapoi, Canterbury.
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DUCHESS: Kaiapoi Waitangi Day, Canterbury. Self appointed, the Duchess of North Canterbury Janett McIsaac graced the day with her presence.
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THEATRE GROUP: Waitangi Day - Family Celebrations Kaiapoi, Canterbury.
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TREATY SKIT: Kaiapoi Waitangi Day - Family Celebrations.
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FAMILY DAY: Waitangi Day - Family Celebrations Kaiapoi, Canterbury.
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KAPA HAKA: Waitangi Day - Family Celebrations Kaiapoi, Canterbury. Kaiapoi North School Kapa Haka group.
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SHAKE ON THAT: NZ new citizens ceremony on Waitangi Day at the Rapaki Marae. Mayor Lianne Dalziel with Christian Ogbah from Nigeria.
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NZ new citizens ceremony on Waitangi Day at the Rapaki Marae Cultural exchange. Te Amo Rangi aged 2 embraces Osas Ogbah 16 months, whose family is from Nigeria.
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HONGI: NZ new citizens ceremony on Waitangi Day at the Rapaki Marae Christian Ogbah from Nigeria in a hongi with Donald Couch of Ngai Tahu.
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NZ new citizens ceremony on Waitangi Day at the Rapaki Marae. Mayor Lianne Dalziel and visitor being welcomed onto the marae.
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NZ new citizens ceremony on Waitangi Day at the Rapaki Marae Welcoming the visitors in.

Rain may have fallen on Waitangi but a fitting sunrise heralded celebrations across Canterbury. Hundreds of guests attended Waitangi Day events, including those in Rapaki, Kaiapoi and Okains Bay. PRESS photographers caught the action.

 

See also Waitangi Citizenship Ceremony

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