Tuurangawaewae Royal Regatta pics

The Tuurangawaewae Royal Regatta took place on Saturday 22 March in perfect weather. The day began with a poowhiri to welcome the distinguished guests of Kiingi Tuheitia on to his Marae. VIPs included the High Commissioner from South Africa HE Ms Ntombizodwa “Zodwa” Lallie, the High Commissioner from Canada HE Ms Caroline Chretien, Hemana Manuera (Ngaati Awa), Rikirangi Gage (Whaanau-aa-Apanui), Kahui Ariki representative Tukoroirangi Morgan and rowing legend Rob Waddell and his whaanau. Te Atiawa were also guests along with their waka. Pio Terei dropped by forĀ a chat with our King as part of a new television series he is starring in, and joined in the fun had by all who attended this fantastic event.

Poowhiri
Poowhiri

 

HE Zodwa Lallie, Makau Ariki Atawhai, Kiingi Tuheitia & HE Ms Caroline Chretien
HE Zodwa Lallie, Makau Ariki Atawhai, Kiingi Tuheitia & HE Ms Caroline Chretien

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Tuku Morgan & HE Zodwa Lallie
Tuku Morgan & HE Zodwa Lallie
Mayor Alan Sanson with Mayoress and Pokaia Nepia
Mayor Alan Sanson with Mayoress and Pokaia Nepia
Ngaire Lasika, Deidre and Dr Ranginui Walker, 'Aunty Mere
Ngaire Lasika, Deidre and Dr Ranginui Walker, ‘Aunty Mere
Receiving the salute: HE Ms Zodwa Lallie and Tania Simpson
Receiving the salute: HE Ms Zodwa Lallie and Tania Simpson
Rikirangi Gage and Che Wilson
Rikirangi Gage and Che Wilson

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