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A cultural taste for Commonwealth goers

  • Australia

Peoples of the world are not only coming together on the sports field but on the performance stage too.

Last night crowds gathered at Kurrawa Park for a night of cultural celebration.

Kaihaka and Cook Island dancers were amongst the performers.

Gold Coast-based Māori Kaihaka Whakamataku Borell and Ivan Marino say they hope to keep their traditions alive here on the Gold Coast despite living far away from home. 

A flashmob haka was also held at the event.

Masses of kaihaka took part in Te Rauparaha's world-famous haka "Ka Mate".