Feathers, fringe and finery; guests went all out for the most glamorous party at Restaurant Month.
It seems guests may have been having too much fun in the ball pit.
It was the first of more than 100 Auckland events planned for the Māori New Year celebrations.
For many NZers, it was a day to focus on the positive.
There's a banquet that beggars belief in the suburb of Avondale.
Te Waka Toi Awards recipients include ex-Māori All Black Fred Graham.
The fourth and final parade completed the Auld Mug's nation-wide journey.