During my stay, I had a Waitangi Day, which is a national day celebrated each year on February 6.
Waitangi Day marks the coming together in friendship of the Maori people and the white European settlers.
Dawn and I drove to Maori & Colonial Museum, which was inconveniently located an hour ride from Akaroa. There was a museum about Maori and I could see how Maori people lived in past years. And there were some attraction, school girl's song, Maori's traditional dance, traditional canoe show and hangi cooking demonstration. After those attractions I enjoyed traditional dishes!
A Maori house.
left, center:This is a Maori traditional dance.
The people in front of them are New Zealand Navy. Re-enactment of the signing of the treaty between Maori and English...?
right:New Zealand Navy, they were all good-looking and I had to take a picture!