New Zealand 4 March: Cape Reinga - Matauri Bay

The Peace Run Officially Starts...

A welcome at Cape Reinga and our first school.

The morning sun on Cape Reinga.

The lighthouse at Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua (The Flying Spirit).

Abbey Brown from Ngatikuri receiving the Peace Torch.

Abbey Brown, a minister with the Ratana Church, blesses the Peace Torch.

Looking towards Cape Maria Van Diemen from Cape Reinga.

The start of the Peace Run at the iconic Cape Reinga lighthouse.

The run begins.

The Peace Run team running into Te Kao Primary School.

We were welcomed with a haka.

We share the message of peace.

The children feel peace in their hearts.

And the teachers too.

The students join in the World Harmony Song with actions.

Presenting Matua Hemi with artwork.

Making a wish for peace.

The peace tree will show the names of all the schools the Peace Run visits. As more schools add their names and wishes for peace the tree grows.

A boy from Te Kao adds the first leaf bearing his school's name to the peace tree.

Running for peace.

Hemi holds the Peace Torch high.

Having fun.

Matua Hemi receiving artwork and a certificate of appreciation.

Te Kao school farewells us with a waiata.

Back on the road.

Sandro meeting the locals.

Sandro with a farmer.

Natabara taking video of Sean.

Nurari holding the Peace Torch.

And running for peace on a hot afternoon.