New Zealand has celebrated Waitangi Day with glorious weather around most of the country.
Waitangi Day got off to a peaceful start in the Bay of Islands, with an estimated 1500 people attending the traditional prayer service on the Treaty Grounds.
The day also included the Royal Navy big band and variety of performances from New Zealand.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden has spent 5 days in Northland preparing for Waitangi Day.
She said while the atmosphere at Waitangi this year had been more positive and peaceful than in recent years, she also said that she did not think people should shy away from challenging the government.