Kaumatua Dinner 2014
|Sheriff Richard Wallace with the line dancing.|
Cowboy hats, rhinestones and spurs - together with the occasional squaw - were the order of night at our annual Hakari Kaumatua, in Hokitika, yesterday. The country and western theme was a hit with our seniors, who enjoyed the chance to dress up, try out line dancing and sing the night away.
Squaw Helen Rasmussen, aka Pocohontus, took out the line dancing competition with a toe-tapping performance that even outclassed the leaders!
|Rachel Forsyth and Kori Mahuika - guarding the Saloon.|
The highlight of the night, as always, was the hakari itself - this year, starters were Bruce Bay whitebait, Makaawhio venison, followed by the main course, a hangi with the added attraction of a delicious traditional Christmas hot ham - and two desserts!
Thanks to all helpers, especially the Wallace whanau who spent all day cooking, and Marie and Julie-ann for transforming the Wests Clubrooms into a homely 'barn' for the night - complete with a 'Mahaki Jail' and saloon!