The annual Te Kopuru Performing Arts Festival was held on December 1 celebrating the diversity of the many cultures within the Kaipara with song and dance.
Around 500 people arrived to enjoy the day’s programme of events, and with the stage and sound set up in the hall, the weather had no major impact for visitors. Te Kopuru School spokesperson, Jessica Duxfield, said a couple of outdoor activities were unable to be held due to the wind, and the rain thankfully held off until the final performance of the day.
“There was huge community support of the event once again — the festival is growing stronger every year. It is a day of celebration and positive response from the audience, and the pride and confidence of our children are a credit to our community,” said principal of Te Kopuru School, Lee Anderson.
There were school performances of kapa haka, hip-hop and dancing displays, circus, ukulele and more — there was something to entertain everyone visiting.
The variety and high calibre of the performers were reported to be the highlights of the day.