Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Ngāti Kahungunu Waitangi Day festival

Ngāti Kahungunu Waitangi Day festival

Hawke’s Bay has a high Māori population – 24.2% compared with 14.9% for New Zealand as a whole. Festivals based on dates and events important to Māori, such as Waitangi Day and Matariki, are popular in the region.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23945/ngati-kahungunu-waitangi-day-festival (accessed 3 June 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015