2 March: Closing ceremony – Tai Tumu, Tai Pari, Tainui

Following the Poutuu Poukai, Kiingi Tuheitia travelled down to Whanganui-a-Tara to attend the closing ceremony of Tai Tumu, Tai Pari, Tainui exhibition at Te Papa. The ceremony was a very moving experience. After the formalities the delegation sat down to a breakfast hakari and entertainment.

After being on display for two and a half years, and being seen my hundreds of thousands of people from all over New Zealand and the world, Shane Te Ruki, Kaiwhakahaere for the Tainui exhibition is now overseeing the return of some 1500 priceless taonga to their homes.

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