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Hundreds of people converged on Otakou marae for Ngai Tahu’s Treaty of Waitangi Festival yesterday. Otago Daily Times photographer Peter McIntosh was there to capture some of the highlights.

Having a laugh during the powhiri at Otakou marae are (from left) Kuao Langsbury, of Dunedin, Sir Tipene O’Regan, of Christchurch, Edward Ellison, Tuari Potiki, David Ellison, all of Dunedin, David Higgins, of Moeraki, Rewi Anglem, of Gore, Paul Karaitiana and Lox Kellas, both of Dunedin.


Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell speaks during the powhiri.


Connor Eley (7), of Dunedin, manages to spin four  hula hoops.


Ngai Tahu kaumatua Edward Ellison speaks to the assembly with Otago Peninsula as a backdrop.


Members of the Royal New Zealand Navy were among those who filled the area in front of the marae.




Awesome - well done Otakou