This year is the first time in many years that we have had a Kapahaka and Pasifika group entered in the Canterbury Cultural Festival. Their performance night is tonight.
I've watched a few of their sessions over the last few months and yesterday I was astonished by their transformation. They had a full dress rehearsal yesterday and several staff and parents had a little weep. Me too. It was very moving and magical to see the growth in these children.
Our costumes are all thanks to a generous grant from the Red Cross. Our teachers designed the costumes.
I'm so proud of the staff, volunteers and children and the work they have done to get to this level of excellence.