1 Feb 2010

Growing strength of Ngapuhi reflected at festival

9:10 am on 1 February 2010

The presenter of a recent Maori Television series on Ngapuhi says a weekend festival in Kaikohe showed the growing strength of the tribe.

Quentin Hita says 45,000 are reported to have attended the Ngapuhi festival featuring, food, music and korero.

He told Waatea News it's hugely significant this year's festival was attended by as many as five times more than last year, as Ngapuhi has not always been seen to be united.

He said he expected Ngapuhi to move forward in the next few years.