24 Mar 2016

Maori Catholics to celebrate in Whanganui

4:18 pm on 24 March 2016

The Maori Catholic community is coming together in Whanganui for a long weekend of kapa haka and choir competitions.

Thousands of people are heading to the annual Hui Aranga event, this year marking its 70th anniversary.

Each year a number of Catholic clubs compete in kapa haka, choir singing, speech and sports competitions.

They also take part in daily religious services.

The four-day event starts today and is being held at Whanganui Girls College.