New Zealand 10 May: Masterton - Hutt Valley
Many thanks to Kylie Bell (pictured above) and Mark Wellington of the Highwayman Motel for the wonderful accommodation.
Jo (pictured) and Craig Edwards were our kind hosts at the very comfortable Discovery Motor Lodge. Many thanks for our lovely stay.
Tina Te Tau-Brightwell representing Rangitane, accepts a certificate of appreciation as one of the Maori groups who initiated the long history of peace in the region.
Prints of the artwork 'Plant a Tree for World Harmony', by Sri Chinmoy, are presented to Tina Te Tau-Brightwell representing Rangitane, and PJ Devonshire representing Kahungunu, acknowledging the long history of Wairarapa as the "Bloodless Province".
Mayor Lyn Patterson welcomes the Peace Run team to Masterton, and accepts a beautiful painting by Sri Chinmoy entitled 'World-Harmony'.
Those present touch the Maori Peace Statue while a karakia is offered. Hoani Paku, MDC Maori Liaison Officer is front left.
We are welcomed to Masterton Intermediate School by four athletes, one from each of the four syndicates that represent Wairarapa rivers.