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Dandenong Market was transformed into a South Pacific island paradise on Sunday 5 February when New Zealand and Pacific culture were out on show.
The Waitangi Day celebration saw food, live performances, activates and heaps more for visitors to the market.
Waitangi Day commemorates a significant day in the history of New Zealand and is named after Waitangi, where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on 6 February 1840.
The Treaty of Waitangi made New Zealand a part of the British Empire, guaranteed Maori rights to their land and gave Maoris the rights of British subjects.
The celebration saw members of the Dandenong public get a taste (literally) of island culture and a chance to learn about Australia’s neighbours.
Briony Walker from the Dandenong Market said there were more than 26,000 visitors to the Waitangi Day festival.

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