Monday, April 15, 2013

Mitai Maori Village, Rotorua, NZ

Lisa, Tony, Clare, E and I were picked up at the inn by a shuttle which took us to the village for the evenings events.  We were greeted  by a wonderful director who kept the evening moving.  He asked what "tribes" we all represented and greeted each nationality in their native tongue...quite impressive.  There was a cultural performance...
The Hangi Meal

 The blessing given by a Maori elder.
 Carvings on the Waka (canoe)

 The Sacred Spring

The performance and dancing plus an explanation and demonstration of the weapons.

Wai-O_Tapu (the thermals) tomorrow and then the tour of Aukland .  Two more days of posting and our travels are ended...for now!

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