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Polynesian festival, 2004

Polynesian festival, 2004

Large numbers of Pacific Island immigrants, including people from the Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and Nuie, came to work at the Kinleith mill, and their descendants still live in Tokoroa. This Polynesian heritage is celebrated at an annual festival.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Tokoroa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015