Images: Wiremu Grace, Linda Lee, Sophie Jerram and Mark Amery
The final weekend of TEZA 2015 saw the rain wash things clean overnight to bring on a sparkling weekend at Hongoeka Marae for the Conscious Roots festival, overlooking the heads of Porirua Harbour.
Manuhiri were welcomed in the morning at powhiri before the programme got underway with manifold activity around the marae, great kai and company.
Jessica Hutchings was one of the many speakers in the wharenui.
And flags made by the tamariki of Kaiapoi from the TEZA 2013 Kaihaukai project in Te Wai Pounamu joined those at Hongoeka.
Kaia Hawkins led the ever busy yet chilled tamariki zone.
At lunchtime some of us traveled back to the Porirua CBD for the launch of the Young Visionaries project at The Old McDonalds (which continues to be exhibited) with the principals, teachers, students and their families of Discovery and Russell Schools. Here Sose Annandale from Russell School speaks.
Then back to the pa, where after nightfall we followed navigation by the stars with Toa Waaka. Here’s Linda Lee doing poi whilst Matiu Te Huki plays.
Andy Dolling and tamariki in the teepee.