It’s a whale of a Matariki parade

Isla Liddy (10, front) and Abigail Liddy parade their whale lantern as part of the Waitati School Puaka Matariki lantern parade last night.

The community gathering was originally scheduled for a fortnight ago, but the rescheduling worked out well, as a crisp, clear winter night greeted those who took part. 



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