On the 24th January Kiingi Tuheitia, accompanied by a sizeable contingent from Waikato, travelled to Ratana Paa. to attend their annual celebrations. The weather was beautiful, the crowds were happy and the hospitality very welcoming. This year’s celebrations saw the followers of Pai Maarire, Ringatu and Ratana all attending together, for the first time. The politicians were also out in force, with Kiingi Tuheitia sharing a few words with Leader of the Opposition Hon. David Cunliffe.