This is a kite flown at the 2011 Manu Aute Kite Day at Ōrākei marae, Auckland. The annual event is part of celebrations for Matariki, the Māori New Year, held at mid-winter when Matariki (the Pleiades) first appear in the sky. From the 1970s there was a revival of making and flying traditional Māori kites. Modern kites featuring aspects of traditional design also became popular, encouraged by events such as the Manu Aute Kite Day.
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