Waitangi Day on the waterfront and at the SPCA’s new home

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Twitter photo by Grant Robertson

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The City Council and the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust organised a Waitangi Day celebration on the Wellington waterfront today.

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Twitter photo by Celia Wade-Brown

Entertainment included Whiri Tū Akā, a five-strong wahine Māori a capella group, and Chocolate Box – consisting of DJ Ayesha, Vanessa Stacey and Lisa Tomlins – with a mash-up of vinyl, soul, funk and hip-hop sound.

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Twitter photo from Grant Robertson

The main attraction was Herbs, the pioneers of Pacific reggae, who were formed in 1979 and whose ‘Homegrown’ is featured on the soundtrack of Once Were Warriors.

Starting at 6.30pm, Films by Starlight will present Whale Rider (rated PG) on a big screen in Odlins Plaza.

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Photo from SPCA

In another part of town, the Governor-General this morning officially opened the new home of the Wellington SPCA in the old Fever Hospital in Newtown.

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Twitter photo from WildbayNZ

The mayor was another speaker. An open day continued till 4pm.

 

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