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.