This year we were honored to be invited to an ANZAC celebration at the Flaxmere Marae, known as the Te Aranga Marae, which has its own Facebook page if you're interested in seeing more pictures. The party we attended was given by a landowner who was thanking his many seasonal fruit pickers (over 300) from the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, and Vanuatu (a French republic in the South Pacific). It was such an entertaining afternoon with cultural performances by all the countries, plus Maori entertainment and songs to honor the military, followed by another huge feast (hangi). Here are a few pictures featuring some of the wonderful sites we saw that day.
The above pictures were all performances from the Indonesian workers, such a variety. The third performance was amazing...this is a man doing an Indonesian ballet.