New Zealand 16 March: Palmerston North - Masterton
Field Day and Torch-Bearer Award.
We arre very excited to be given tickets to the famous Central District Field Days in Feilding. A festival of farming and fun.
Raplor Rubs are so happy to see the Peace Torch and hear about the Peace Run that they give us some delicious spices to spice up our meals!
A very friendly and enthusiastic peace lover wishes us well and really appreciates what we are offering to New Zealand after the sad event in Christchurch yesterday.
A very deserving recipient of our Torch-Bearer Award, Haami Te Whaiti. Haami is a representative of Ngati Kahungunu and has worked selflessly for many years in fostering the understanding between Maori and Pakeha.
A formal welcome, the hongi, is a traditional Maori greeting in which two people press their noses and foreheads together. Our forehead reminds us of the crown of the great trees, our nose is the trunk.
We remember that we are interrelated and part of the oneness of everything that exists.
We plant two baby kawakawa outside the museum. The leaves of this tree have many medicinal and culinary uses so will self-givingly serve the community with a supply of leaves for picking.