New Zealand Permanent Mission Geneva, Switzerland

Successful Waitangi Day celebration gives Geneva a taste of New Zealand’s unique history and spirit

London-based kapa haka group, Ngāti Rānana, showcase New Zealand’s unique bicultural heritage

The New Zealand Permanent Mission in Geneva celebrated Waitangi Day with a reception on Friday 14 February, which welcomed over 460 people from the diplomatic community, international organisations and New Zealand expatriates.

Ambassadors Amanda Ellis and John Adank welcomed guests and invited them to share in New Zealand culture and hospitality. Guests enjoyed a selection of New Zealand wine and food and a showcase of New Zealand art and music.

The highlight was a stirring performance by London-based kapa haka group, Ngāti Rānana , who helped showcase New Zealand’s unique cultural heritage. The group was hard-pressed to meet demands for encores, additional haka, and photos with guests!  We would like to thank our diplomatic colleagues and fellow Kiwis for joining us on this memorable occasion. 

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