The town has both ancient and modern Tikis in a
park created for the cultural festival.
Are we sure aliens didn't land here
Caroline's first good look at the traditional
For our evening entertainment we went to the local
folk dancing competition. All of the main 3 islands have a team competing. While
videoing the dances Murray managed to miss the lady who's grass top had slipped.
These girls really knew how to move those hips.
The first round involved the troupe sitting on the
ground and singing with the hands telling the story. The second round was a
traditional Haka, more like the All Blacks challenge dance, with the girls and
boys taking turns or interweaving the dances, while singing too. If we can get a
decent WIFI signal, we'll try to put some vids on You Tube.
The Polynesians seem to have a very high proportion
of good singers, dancers and sculptors.
And it was a great way to show off the traditional