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Turangawaewae Regatta, New Zealand. Maori war canoes and Kapa Haka performers

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by markoneswift, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    Well, we attended the Turangwaewae Regatta today at the Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia - it's only 15 minutes down the road from us and is one of the most culturally significant Maori festivals in New Zealand. The war canoes were a pretty awesome spectacle and the kappa haka performers were among the best that there are. Here are some shots taken with the NEX C3 and mostly using a Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 with a Vivitar 2x teleconverter. I'm not a fan of TCs, but I don't have any long lenses and I was quite far from some of the action.

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  2. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Very cool. NZ is next on my places to visit.
    The empty canoe is my fav, beautiful.


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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Neat event, well shot.
     
  4. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    Thanks both for commenting - Jose, we are constantly finding new places here as we have only been living here for a year. It's certainly a diverse and beautiful place and we can't wait to explore further especially to the south island.
     
  5. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    I'll have to ask you for some recommendations come the time I make it there!


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  6. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    You can certainly ask mate, no worries. The Coromandel Peninsula is lovely, especially the Pacific coast side with lots of really nice beaches and coastal towns. It's really rugged too with lots of great scenery. It's easy to get to and if you are in Auckland ( which most visitors are at some point ), it's only a short ferry crossing to it. Here's a shot of a Coromandel beach -

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  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    That's a big canoe! Nice shots :)