Western Bay of Plenty students are showcasing their kapa haka talents as the second day of the Ra-Whakangahau Festival at Bethlehem School gets underway.
Primary and intermediate schools in the area from Katikati to Paengaroa are taking to the stage to perform in the two day festival.
Greenpark Primary girls perform in the Bethlehem kapa haka festival. Photos Bruce Barnard.
A total of 30 schools will perform 40 acts during the festival.
Bethlehem School principal Brian Field says the festival is an opportunity for schools to showcase the groups and talents of their children.
Parents and supporters wanting to see the performances will have parking available to them at the Bethlehem Town Centre, the car park closest to the school’s southern boundary.
Whare Kura o Mauao is also allowing cars to park on their playing field and will provide access to the pedestrian crossing opposite the school for people to get across Bethlehem Road safely, says Brian.
One parent, who watched the performances yesterday, says the groups are amazing and the children put all their effort into the performances.
Brookfield Primary backstage about to perform.
Greenpark Primary boys.