Kimi Jackson, 16, and Rihari Simeon, 13, of Aranui High School, with posters for the 8th New Zealand Polynesian Festival.
Jeannie Pera Mcing and introducing the Cook Island Community Group at the first South Pacific festival in Christchurch held at Cowles Stadium on Pages Road.
Fijian group on stage at the first South Pacific festival in Christchurch. The group was run by Tony Qalivutu, community leader at the time.
Cook Islands community group dancing. Tiare Rarotonga is the name of the song that the group is performing.
Cook Islands community group dancing. Tiare Rarotonga is the name of the song that the group is performing. Print of pariu (sarong) made by Pua Pera.
Cook Island drum dance. Dancers created their own costumes and are using ruru's made out of flower/seed sacks and the fans on their heads are made out of young leaves of coconut tree.
Children from Cook Island community dancing.
Fijian part of audience at the first South Pacific festival in Christchurch held at Cowles Stadium on Pages Road showing a full stadium.
Organising committee of the first Pacific Festival in Christchurch. From left to right: Kim Polata, ? (fijian lady), Christine Ifopo, Tamapua (Pua) Pera.
Top row left to right: Kim Polata, Tony Qalivutu, ?, ?, Vic Tamati, ? (Tongan lady). Front row left to right: Tamapua (Pua) Pera, Aimalala Puaavasi, Christina Ifopo, ?.
Emma Barrack, Patricia Proctor, Ross Ritchie and Stewart Taylor Hanging mobiles in City Mall.
Marjorie Coulson, G. Gibson and Margaret Wakeham at one of the New Zealand Farmers' Co-operative Association floral display for the store's inter-departmental competition.
Anaya performed a beautiful Bollywood dance for our Diwali celebration.
Lezim is a folk dance form, from the state of Maharashtra in India for which dancers carry a small musical instrument with jingling cymbals
Young dancers eagerly awaiting their turn
Pranavi performing Ananda Narthana Ganapati
Members played the Chenda drum, a traditional instrument from Kerala, India for a Diwali Celebration at Tūranga.
A couple admires the Terrace from across the Avon during the Lantern Festival.
I noticed that this camera man who was filming the live performance at the Diwali Festival was clearly enjoying the experience.
Children marvel at the ice sculptures on display at the Diwali Festival inside Horncastle Arena.
A child stops and wonders what the people in masks are protesting about during the Diwali Festival, held at Cathedral Square for the first time.