Performers at the Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe festival in Rotorua in 2018. Photo: RNZ / John Boynton
By Pokere Paewai, RNZ
After a five-year hiatus the biennial Tūhoe festival, Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe, is set to return over Easter weekend.
The Hui Ahurei is the longest running iwi festival in Aotearoa. It marked its 50th year in 2021 but those celebrations have been pushed back till now.
Martin Rakuraku is the chairman of the local organising committee in Waimana, which will host this year's Ahurei.