at Te Kura-ā-Rito o Newton
Luke David Adams arrived about 2.30am alongside a number of parents and staff to get the fires burning for the kai.
"We've got two hāngi going - one for our umu kohukohu whetū, and the hautapu, which is the ceremonial one, and they've got four baskets that we wove.
"There's four stars all to do with kai - one for fresh water, one for salt water, one for kai above the ground, and one for kai below the ground. Each basket, we've put one of the different food groups in there, which we won't eat. We'll leave it ceremonially on the altar all day.
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