The contemporary festivities in New Zealand spring from significant influences that are gifts from other cultures – non-Māori Polynesian and Asian.
The fesitivals celebrated on a grand scale include Diwali, Chinese New Year and Pasifika – the world’s largest Polynesian festival.
The Karakia are performed by Māori prior to important undertakings and the Kapa Haka is a popular song and dance combination. Also becoming increasingly popular is Waka Ama or outrigger canoe racing.
In fact, you can plan your holiday to New Zealand to witness Waka Ama that is now an international sporting event. Sports like cricket, soccer and netball are common indulgences in New Zealand.