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Chinese New Year celebration, 2008

Chinese New Year celebration, 2008

These giant paper lanterns, specially made in China, flew above the participants in the 2009 Lantern Festival in Auckland's Albert Park. The festival, held annually since 1999, marks the end of two weeks of Chinese new year festivities. It is organised by the Asia New Zealand Foundation in partnership with Auckland Council. Ethnic groups such as the Chinese, who are visually and culturally distinct from Pākehā or Māori New Zealanders, are increasingly prepared to celebrate those differences as part of a more diverse and vibrant society.

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Robert Consedine, 'Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism - Government and community anti-racism organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/26682/chinese-new-year-celebration-2008 (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Robert Consedine, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 28 May 2018