Waitangi Day Waka Builders

Tēnā koutou and thanks to those of you who came to visit the library display and activities that we organised for the recent Te Rā o Waitangi celebrations. One of our activities started after the two waka entered the lagoon as part of the opening ceremony.  Children were invited to come and make their own waka from driftwood and leaves and to use harakeke (flax) string to bind them together. Once the waka were made they could then test float them in the lagoon. It was great to see the creativity of the kids (and some of the adults) and each waka made was a one-of-a-kind creation. Ka mau te wehi tamariki mā!  How amazing are these creations!