Tuesday, 16 December 2014

What a welcome

Kids from Rata Street and Pomare schools joined together to form a Kapa Haka group to perform with a Powhiri followed by entertainment at the recent Rotary International Zone 7b and 8 Institute and District 9940 Conference at the Michael Fowler Centre on Friday 5th December.

We (Rotary and the two schools led by Kaumatua Kura Moeahu) welcomed Rotary’s World President Elect Ravi Ravindran and his wife Varanathy, Rotary Director Guiller Tamanga, Rotary Trustee Jackson Hsieh and Rotary Past World President Bill Boyd and Lorna to the Conference.  There almost 600 attendees from Sri Lanka, Philippines, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.  Senior Rotary leaders, past, present and future Governors and their partners and the public were invited.  
It was a moving occasion.  Kids arrived in a red double decker bus and then did what they do best – entertain and endear.  They made sure our visitors got to their feet to dance with them.  Memorable for both kids and visitors.