Waitangi Day community picnic, Queenstown Gardens

After a chilly start to Waitangi Day, the sun made a timely appearance so hundreds could make the most of the public holiday at the Queenstown Gardens, enjoying a special community picnic. In addition to live cultural performances, including Queenstown Primary School and the Kiwi Haka group, visitors and residents were treated to poi and flax weaving demonstrations and a hangi. Tracey Roxburgh was there.