Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Otahuhu schools' cultural festival

Some not-very-good photos from the local schools' cultural festival. I'm not a great photographer, and the camera has started to have hissy fits.

A Tongan cultural group performing


















An Indian group from Panama School 



















A little guy in traditional costume

























Pacific princesses in white feathers



















Costume inspired by Papua New Guinea ceremonial masks


















(Here's the original)













It is often taken as a truism by many (pakeha) New Zealanders that Pacific parents are hard to engage with their children's education. Maybe not as hard as we think?
 

















A grandma standing outside in full regalia. As Otahuhu rapidly gentrifies it is likely that sights like this will become less common, which is a shame.
























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