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Celebrating Matariki – Whangamata Hangi and Concert

A concert and hangi in Williamson Park were a feature of the Matariki celebrations In Whangamata.  This was a generous, well-planned gift to the community. 
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Everyone could buy a meal for $5. An army of volunteers served 500 hangi meals complete with steamed pudding and custard. There were also vegan meals – Kumara curry and rice and another stall with raw fish chowder and other choices – all for $5.00.

With entertainment from local artist on the stage, people sat on their picnic chairs and blankets and enjoyed their meal and the extremely calm and clear weather. The blanketed park full of people of all ages was the best piece of scenery.

A big thank you to Community Services and all those who made such a community meal for Matariki possible.

Pipi Carr, Fern Evans and Horiana Perawiti enjoying their hangi

500 servings of steam pudding and custard were served as part of the hangi