Waitangi Day

On this (public holi)day, every year at the 6th of Feb, the signation of the Treaty of Waitangi is celebrated. It should settle differences between Maori and Pakeha (Not-Maori, mostly European), but still there seems to be quite an inequity about these two groups. Nonetheless, on this day, the Marae (Maori settlements) are open to visitors – in Nelson we attended a kai festival (all about food :) at the Founders Park, very special. Deep fried bread (like to Austrian Bauernkrapfen), filled either with sugar, marmelade or kina (kind of shellfish).

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