Taniwha Dragon Festival

My social debate image inspiration –  the world’s first Taniwha and Dragon Festival,  a celebration of the bonds between Maori and Chinese people.

Auckland’s Chinese community were formally welcomed with a pòwhiri on to Òràkei Marae by Ngàti Whàtua warriors and whànau, and accompanied by a a dancing Chinese dragon. I was a witness for this wonderful event and took lot of photos.

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